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My 100th Post

Thanks to WordPress, I was informed that my last post was my 100th one.  This, I feel, calls for a mini celebrations..

I would, therefore, like to take this opportunity to say ‘Thank You’ to each and every single one of you.  Finding the time, words and energy (in my current busy lifestyle) isn’t easy but people like you, regular followers, readers and contributors inspire me, and thus I’ve grown the confidence and aspiration to continue.

I feel that I need to make a few changes, since 100 is a good number and a milestone (albeit a small one in the grand scheme of things) I’m contemplating a number of options to bring about a positive change to this blog.  The very least I can do is play with the design and theme – personalizing it a little more.  I can experiment with a new, refreshing, approach to blogging and alter the blog content to capture more about British Asians ethos: the spirit and culture of British Asians and how the era or community has manifested in its attitudes and aspirations. So all these ideas have suddenly engulfed me and are going around in my head.

Once again I’d like to Thank y’all for making this possible and all I can say is ‘stay tuned’ for another challenge I set myself and put this blog through its paces and re-energies it.

What a week

In general I’m a busy guy and it’s known amongst people who engage with me. My weeks tend to be busy, my diary or planner (whatever you call it) is often jammed with activities I need to be doing or involved in. This week, has been by far, one of the busiest this year and I’ve felt it more tiring towards the second half of this week. I’d be lying if I said “Thank God it’s Friday” since Friday isn’t end of the week for me, my weekend is just as busy (if not more) than during the week. Already I’ve had to prioritise my workload and engagements for this weekend, including cancelling a meal, a powerhouse meeting, a viewing of a business up for sale where sales and revenue have slumped but one time did extraordinarily good amount of business.

I do have, however, a relaxing few hours this evening with the crew. I use the word ‘relaxing’ loosely as with the crew we can reach one extreme to another. On the PhD front I am supposed to be reading through academic paper(s) my supervisor has recommended me to read but I think I’ll skip them till Sunday morning.

Anyway despite the unpredictable British weather this evening and a little lull in my busy week thus far – I’ll be making the most of this evening before the busy weekend kicks in.

The Wolf of Wall Street : You and Your Goal

(Just a rant) At times, I feel like I should, ram this quote and this picture down the throats of some people – who are simply not willing to put in the effort.

As the Wolf of Wall Street put it “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it” and damn me what an awesome quote this is.

Note:  If you haven’t seen this film or read the book – I instruct you to immediately stop whatever it is you are doing, go down to your local video/dvd store or book store and buy a copy and start to read it immediately when you leave the store – or – if you order online begin the second it drops through your letterbox.  This is important – this is how to do it.

 

Predicting Fifa Football World Cup 2014 in Brazil results

I was spot on in predicting Brazil 3 – 1 Croatia score yesterday.  To find out how I do it read my post here.

Today we have 3 games in action and my predictions for them, in order of play, are:

Mexico 1 – 0 Cameroon (Group A)

Spain 1 – 5 Netherlands (Group B)

Chile 4 – 0 Australia (Group B)

Predicting Fifa Football World Cup 2014 in Brazil results

Within a few hours, the first football game for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will kickoff. In light of this tournament and my love for Mathematics (as a hyperlexic) I have spent the last 26 months developing algorithms and mathematic formulas that will predict the outcomes for each game – thus predicting the winner for Football World Cup 2014.

It started off as bit of a laugh and something to do, but as I invested time, effort and concentration I realised this was taking shaping into something big.

Before I go any further I must state: I don’t work for any betting organisation, or have been asked by one to develop this and neither do I place bets to make money. This little project that I started was purely based on the love I have for numbers, mathematics, algorithms and statistics.  As a part time PhD research student and a entrepreneur I’m passionate about predictability with mathematical based algorithms.  By all means you don’t need to take my word for, I’ll prove it to you through my predictions before every game – right here on this very blog.

The last 26 months I have worked extremely hard in perfecting these algorithms as best as I could, and while the pre-tournament games leading up to the world cup 2014 qualifying were in progress I tried and tuned these algorithms and equations to ensure that when it comes to the world cup itself I’ll be ready, thus far I’ve got it tuned to 85% (with +/- 7%).

How have I done this? Well the truth of the matter is everything has a number, and it’s how you interpret that number into real meaning, something we understand. For example, if I said to you 28, this could mean anything. 28th of February, 28th can be my age, 28 can be my house number or it could mean I have 28 pairs of shoes – its finding out exactly what 28 mean that makes the big difference – and for this I’ve had to dig deep and analyse data from over an extremely long time.

So I’ve gone back to the drawing board and looked at everything:

-          Individual players statistics since turning professional

-          Each team statistics since records began

-          Team coach statistics for each game both national and international

-          Assistant coach statistics for each game again both national and international

-          Location/venue statistics

-          And many more

I’ve then used a total of 21 clever and extremely complex pieces of mathematical equations including The cardinality of the Continuum, The explicit Formula for the Fibonacci Sequence, Euler’s identity and The Explicit Formula for the Prime Counting Function but to name a few, and then modified them to serve my purpose – and bingo – I’ve got it to work.

So, before each game is played I’ll publish a new blog post. The blog post will contain the results from my system. It takes approximately 3 hours and 11 minutes for my machine to execute the algorithms. So you can expect the predicted results to be up on my blog any time from a few days to a few hours before the game.

Today in Group A it’s Brazil vs Croatia.

 My system predicts Brazil 3 – 1 Croatia.

 

 

11 June 2014: a short statement from The British Asian Blog

I fight on.