The Financial Matrix (pinned post)

The Financial Matrix, like the fictitious Matrix in the film, is a system of governmental money control designed to keep people in bondage to debt (control the flow of capital & you control the masses & a culture of borrowing).

This eight minute video peels back a few layers of the onion and, more importantly, offers real-time solutions.

The Financial Matrix 2


The Financial Matrix

Red or Blue

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LLR Corporate Subscription overview (pinned post)

LLR Corporate Development

The LLR Corporate Development Program (overview)

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Start with W H Y

“People don’t really buy WHAT you do – they buy WHY you do it!”

Pandas on Bikes

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Me & My BIG Mouth

This is a great sermon series!

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The Secret Sauce . . .

Turn what is harsh and hard into your ally.
~Rorke Denver (Navy SEAL)

Translated for myself: Intentionally Pursue BIGGER Problems.

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Knowledge & Data

Knowing your business (logistics as well as stats) anticipating competitive maneuvers  & being able to move quickly to the new reality of the marketplace (whatever that entails in your industry) are key essentials in the day-to-day arena of combat that is today’s entrepreneurial environment.

Those paying attention will be able to draw their own conclusions . . .
genpact Case Study
by genpact | Video

Dive Deep into Data to get Ahead

Finding winning insights hidden in plain sight

When fractions of a second separate the winners from the forgotten, it’s the team that knows how to approach every inch of the track and anticipate competitors’ moves Data + Knowledgethat has the best chance of a point-scoring finish.

Genpact is partnering with Envision Virgin Racing – a founding member of the world’s first fully electric, international, single-seater championship – to provide more granular and accurate insights into the team’s own drivers and its rivals. In just a few weeks, the partnership has used artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics to reveal insights that are helping to address challenges the team has grappled with for years.

Enabling peak performance

Without data, Envision Virgin Racing cars can’t leave the garage. It’s the bedrock of car design, strategy development, and race-day performance. And, as is the case for any business, accurate, actionable insights – on the team’s own performance and that of its competitors – provide a critical advantage. But the ability to find and analyze relevant data is a challenge.

Ahead of each city E-Prix, Envision Virgin Racing drivers Sam Bird and Robin Frijns spend hours in high-fidelity simulators, practicing for each race, learning the braking points, where to accelerate, and how to manage energy. The team could examine the data from the simulator runs, but would struggle to uncover deep insights into lap-time performance that the drivers could learn from.

And it’s not just insights into Robin and Sam’s driving strengths that the team needed. Predicting the tendencies of the other 20 drivers in the championship is even more difficult because data is at a premium. While GPS offered an available, alternative source of race data on every driver, the team had not used it to gain valuable insights. Until now.

New data discoveries

Genpact’s data science capabilities amplify Envision Virgin Racing’s expertise, providing detailed insights that had been hidden in data.

To help the race team get more from its simulator sessions, we used AI and analytics to reveal detailed results as to who performs best on each part of the track. Robin and Sam can now learn from each other’s strengths, take the best line, consistently deliver the best lap times, and win.

We also found a new way to add to the team’s intelligence on rival drivers with the previously unused GPS data. From our analysis we created profile cards with heatmaps to visualize the driving characteristics from each competitor, showing how opponents use energy, brake, accelerate, or approach turns in a race to help the team anticipate their moves.

Race-changing insights

Within weeks of starting the simulator analysis, Genpact’s data scientists uncovered new patterns and insights that now make it easier for Sam and Robin to learn from each other as they prepare for a race.

For example, in the lead-up to Robin’s maiden victory, our analysis of the virtual runs found that Sam would brake more aggressively going into a specific turn on the Paris track, and accelerate earlier when coming out of it. This insight contributed to the overtake that put Robin in the lead.

“For the past five years we’ve been looking for deeper insights from our drivers ‘simulator data so they can learn from each other ahead of every race,” says Gil Abrantes, strategy engineer at Envision Virgin Racing. “With Genpact’s advanced analytics skills and understanding of our needs, the team uncovered valuable competitive insights in just two weeks.”

Instinctive racing

Additionally, by working with the team to use and visualize GPS data, Envision Virgin Racing can see its rivals’ tendencies and weaknesses. In the Mexico City 2019 race, our combined approach enhanced a series of overtakes, including one where Robin strategically let Sam pass while defending against other drivers, allowing Sam to secure a point-scoring finish.

The combination of Genpact’s data-science skills with Envision Virgin Racing’s motorsport expertise brings the team a new, sharper edge in an ever-more competitive sport.

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In Your Toolbox


  1. Your Gut vs. the “Data”
    The map is not the territory. It’s a representation of the territory. As such, the Old Toolboxterrains of the 2 (map & actuality) are often different.
    The pitch may sound great – but does it match reality? We sometimes must go “off-road” & follow our gut . . . that is to say our instincts.
  2. A Focal Point: Your “North Star”
    Stephen Covey said: “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing”. Find your main thing.
    Shape it. Hone it. Stick to it!
  3. Other People: i.e. Relationships
    I own dogs – Springer Spaniels to be exact. I love ‘em . . . but I can’t work with them in my organization. The good & bad news is that the world revolves around people: trying to see things from their perspective, finding out what they want & helping them achieve it.
  4. Reframing Your Personal Best
    We ALL We ALL strike out. Not only DO we – but it’s a critical step along the way to success. No failure means no growth; no incremental change or improvement. If you employ the methodology PDCA (Plan, Do, Check & Adjust) – you’ll be able to self-correct & steer a better pathway toward your goals.
  5.  Eating the Frog
    What scares you? What don’t you want to do? Determine what that is . . . & then Do it (#JustDoIt). The old adage “feel the fear & do it anyway” works.
    Alice (she of Wonderland) said “Sometimes I believe in as many as 8 impossible things before breakfast” – which is sort of what we’re addressing here: Do something that scares you . . . every day!


You can move up to “six things before breakfast” as you gain experience & confidence!

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The Solo Marathon

This is a wonderful analogy by Seth – the day-to-day, unglamorous, often monotonous tasks we needs must undertake usually doesn’t garner a headline a crowd or a spotlight.

Yet, we perform them, under cover of relative darkness.


by Seth Godin

The usual marathons, the popular ones, are done in a group. Solo Marathon

They have a start time.

A finish line.

A way to qualify.

A route.

A crowd.

And a date announced a year in advance.

Mostly, they have excitement, energy and peer pressure.

The other kind of marathon is one that anyone can run, any day of the year. Put on your sneakers, run out the door and come back 26 miles later. These are rare.

It’s worth noting that much of what we do in creating a project, launching a business or developing a career is a lot closer to the second kind of marathon.

No wonder it’s so difficult.

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Think & Grow Rich, Redux

Re-reading #ThinkAndGrowRich; still in the first chapter & the text made me think of this:

Think & Grow Rich

The book is more about thinking than becoming rich.

It’s primarily about mental toughness discipline & emotional intelligence – and I can see a direct connection between it and Vince Posente’s book. ‘The Ant & the Elephant” (which deals with the conscious [ant] & subconscious [elephant] mind – & the process of getting those 2 aligned in the pursuance of goals.

One’s goals & dreams can be spiritual, lifestyle-oriented, financial, et al – but they usually don’t come easy or fall into our laps. There will be obstacles & struggle – you can COUNT on it.

Thus the process of disciplining oneself to align your conscious & subconscious thinking becomes a MAJOR plank within the strategy of achievement. In this instance (as in most of life) DISCIPLINE = FREEDOM.

You should go ahead & read the book. Or, if you’ve read it, re-read it! And, as you’re reading, begin to formulate your dominant thoughts, goals & dreams. Keep them foremost in your mind as you apply the principles outlined by Hill.

Taking your leadership to consistently higher levels is usually not an easy task – that’s why many quit trying along the way (it’s easier to think negatively than positively). An that’s also why you need the discipline component if you’re to succeed.

Define what you want.
Learn what you need to accomplish it.
and then DO it (#JustDoIt).

7For as [a man] thinketh in his heart, so is he;
~Proverbs 23:7

“Our doubts [thoughts] are traitors,
and make us lose the good we oft might win,
by fearing to attempt.”
~William Shakespeare


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