In search of Keith-built millionaires

In February 2014, SOP High Councilor and ESP coach Damon Brink made an astonishing revelation to SOP men, when he said:

For those of you that don’t know, our founder, Keith Raniere, has built more than 1000 millionaires in his life. He has built multi million dollar businesses in short amount of time and at one point was making more than $100,000 per hour coaching the highest level business executives in the world.

Damon Brink spent a lot of time with Keith Raniere, who, as most readers know, prefers to be called by his childhood made-up super-hero name of “Vanguard“. He invested an estimated $100,000 in cash and trade of his time and services to learn from Keith about the secrets of how executives get success.

Damon Brink, however, is apparently not executive caliber. He is not a millionaire.

Damon Brink said Keith Raniere built more than 1,000 millionaires in his life, but poor Damon, he was not one of them.  What inner deficiency does this man have to be surrounded by a sea of millionaires and have no money himself?

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A newspaper reporter once asked a mayor of a certain city why he was hiring only his friends for top paying city hall jobs. The mayor said, “Who should I hire, my enemies?”

Who should Keith build into millionaires? His friends and ESP students – or others who have never attended any of his Rational Inquiry-based training sessions?

Even though Keith has the ability to build millionaires – and has, in fact, done it more than 1000 times, he apparently could not do that for Damon. Is that because Damon has some  inner deficiency that makes him immune to Keith’s “golden touch” or are there actually limits to Keith’s powers?

If you had the ability to build 1,000 millionaires, who would you build into a millionaire?

It is not known if Keith built any millionaires when he was a child, or in high school or college. During his 20s,  he worked at a low level government job. He did not build himself into a millionaire. If he did build millionaires before he became one himself, we have no record of it.

There is no one I have spoken to who knew Keith in those days who Keith built into a millionaire. I have spoken to plenty of people and while they say Keith had sex with them when they were under age, that he lied to them and even swindled money from them and left them poorer, but no one has said Keith built them into a millionaire.

Keith doesn’t seem to have built millionaires during the time he was operating Consumers’ Buy Line  in the 1990s.  That business went totally broke – and Keith wound up owing money to members, employees and vendors.

Far from building anyone’s wealth, Keith took wealth away from thousands of people. Even his own father, James Raniere, had to sue him.  At the end, Keith stiffed everyone.

Keith borrowed $50,000 from a college friend to pay off the fines he owed New York State Attorney General to settle a lawsuit about Consumers’ Buy Line. Keith got the loan and decided to parlay the $50,000 into millions or more at gambling. He was going to build himself into a millionaire. Sadly, the bets went awry and Keith lost the entire $50,000 so he could not pay his friend back. Nor did he pay the fine until many years later when he convinced the Bronfman sisters to pony up another $50,000 for that purpose.

Keith went into a multilevel health foods distributions business. That too went bust.

No, he was not known to make any millionaires there.

I think we have to start looking for Keith-built millionaires from his friends at ESP.

Who should Keith build make into millionaires, his enemies?

In our next post on this topic, we’ll have a look at the best known ESP teachers, coaches, proctors etc.  Surely, we’ll find some Keith-built millionaires in that group!

After all, ESP is set up to teach executive success – and what represents more than obtaining millionaire status?

 

 

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Frank Parlato is the founder of the FrankReport, publisher and editor-in-chief of Artvoice, The Niagara Falls Reporter, Front Page and the South Buffalo News.

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  • […] November 15, 2018Artvoice Keith Raniere’s latest motion was filed on November 14. It is an attempt to get out of MDC on bail before he goes to trial. The motion is made before Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis who denied his earlier motion to be released on June 20, 2018.  The letter motion is signed by Raniere’s lead attorney, Marc Agnifilo. [My comments are in brackets and in bold] *** The Teachings of Keith Raniere and Nxivm   The work Keith Raniere and others, many of whom are his co-defendants, have done is a source of great pride. Executive Success Programs (“ESP”) was founded in 1998 by Mr. Raniere and Nancy Salzman, the predecessor to Nxivm which was founded in 2003. The company is a for profit business entity that sells professional success training programs. The programs Nxivm offers include, among others, ethics, logical analysis and problem-solving skills based on a patent pending system called Rational Inquiry. Nancy Salzman, co-founder and co-defendant [In the USA, Rational Inquiry is NOT patent pending. On September 25, 2013, the US Patent Office refused this patent.]  Rational Inquiry is a complex, essential concept to the Nxivm teachings. However, in the simplest terms, it is the Socratic Method of pointed questioning. As any law student knows, a law professor may call upon him or her during a lesson and ask well-placed questions to determine what the student believes about a certain topic and where, if anywhere, that belief comes from.  What the law professor does in a law school classroom, Nxivm does elsewhere regarding how we view ourselves, form relationships and make decisions for ourselves and others. [Nice touch comparing NXIVM methods to that of a law professor.] Just as Socrates challenged the young people of Athens to question sacrosanct beliefs of the time, and indeed was executed for his disruption of a closed-minded system of government, Nxivm challenges participants to question, rather than blindly accept, the fundamental content of their lives. [Socrates had the opportunity to escape the jurisdiction of the Athenian government but chose not to flee – and, instead, committed suicide by drinking hemlock. I wonder if Raniere – if released  – will choose, like Socrates, not to flee?] Did Marc Agnifilo really write this? . Why, for example, are we practicing the religion we are? Do we really believe its precepts or is it just easier to not disappoint our parents? Do we have the relationships with our parents or our children that we really want? If not, why not? What can we do to have better relationships with the people we love? Nxivm challenges people to ask these questions and challenge one’s own limiting beliefs that prevent attaining one’s goals. The fundamental premise is that people are not made happy or fulfilled by material items. [In NXIVM this is true, since most of the members are broke and the ones who inherited money or had a good career, are usually stripped of all their wealth after Raniere encouraged them to keep taking expensive NXIVM courses. See In Search of Keith Built Millionaires] […]

  • […] November 15, 2018 Keith Raniere’s latest motion was filed on Nov. 14. It is an attempt to get out of MDC on bail before he goes to trial. The motion is made before Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis who denied his earlier motion to be released on June 20, 2018.  The memo is signed by Raniere lead attorney Marc Agnifilo. [My comments are in brackets and in bold] *** The Teachings of Keith Raniere and Nxivm   The work Keith Raniere and others, many of whom are his co-defendants, have done is a source of great pride. Executive Success Programs (“ESP”) was founded in 1998 by Mr. Raniere and Nancy Salzman, the predecessor to Nxivm which was founded in 2003. The company is a for profit business entity that sells professional success training programs. The programs Nxivm offers include, among others, ethics, logical analysis and problem-solving skills based on a patent pending system called Rational Inquiry. Nancy Salzman, co founder and co-defendant [In the USA, Rational Inquiry is NOT patent pending. On September 25, 2013, the US Patent Office refused this patent.]  Rational Inquiry is a complex, essential concept to the Nxivm teachings. However, in the simplest terms, it is the Socratic Method of pointed questioning. As any law student knows, a law professor may call upon him or her during a lesson and ask well-placed questions to determine what the student believes about a certain topic and where, if anywhere, that belief comes from.  What the law professor does in a law school classroom, Nxivm does elsewhere regarding how we view ourselves, form relationships and make decisions for ourselves and others. [Nice touch comparing NXIVM methods to that of a law professor.] Just as Socrates challenged the young people of Athens to question sacrosanct beliefs of the time, and indeed was executed for his disruption of a closed-minded system of government, Nxivm challenges participants to question, rather than blindly accept, the fundamental content of their lives. [Socrates had the opportunity to escape jurisdiction of the Athenian government and chose not to flee but instead committed suicide by drinking hemlock. I wonder if Raniere – if released  – will choose – like Socrates  – not to flee?] Did Marc Agnifilo really write this? . Why, for example, are we practicing the religion we are? Do we really believe its precepts or is it just easier to not disappoint our parents? Do we have the relationships with our parents or our children that we really want? If not, why not? What can we do to have better relationships with the people we love? Nxivm challenges people to ask these questions and challenge one’s own limiting beliefs that prevent attaining one’s goals. The fundamental premise is that people are not made happy or fulfilled by material items. [In NXIVM this is true, since most of members are broke and the ones who inherited money or had a good career, were usually stripped of their wealth or Raniere encouraged them to quit their careers. See In Search of Keith Built Millionaires] […]

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