- Producer19/02/2017Censorship: To Cut Or Not to Cut, That Is the QuestionWHEN THE LANGUAGE OR THE DISCUSSION GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH KEEP GOING ... OR DO THEY?Preface: This marks the 24th installment of the ongoing verbal contretemps between Jim Murray and me. Here we've tackled a serious and complicated topic that should...
Comments19/02/2017 #48 Javier 🐝 beBeeAll issues about content that can disturb you , will be solved in the next platform. beBee team will do nothing manually. Only post's owners will be able to remove any comment, etc. .We are building a very smart and great to everyone platform . It is going to be unique (it doesn't exist in the other platforms). I am looking forward to it.Thanks everybody ! CC @Alberto Anaya Arcas @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín19/02/2017 #47 Pascal Derrienactive moderating is also a step or a mechanism that can help or prevent ? Not necessarily a report button which equals to intervention but a directional support now this is mot practical and cannot be scaled up and we should be able to auto moderate ourselves but it's wishful thinking it's like peeing in a voilin as we say in french but thats colloquial not an offensive insult to the voilin' ..........
on that note one should also take the cultural element Dutch people have the reputation to be very direct, the yank loud, the irish drunk, the french incomprehensible, social media users very condescending towards Indians or chineses users etc..... so it does also create frictions I am kind of thinking what steps could be taken to prevent censorship19/02/2017 #46 Brian McKenzieReminds me of Plato's Allegory of the Cave.....where one that released, and saw the real world, instead of the projected shadows - today he would be branded for Hate Speech for telling the other prisoners of the real world. For all our technology, we are the same as 500 AD19/02/2017 #43 Phil Friedman#41 Of course, Aleta. You go make dinner, I'll go climbs Ayer's Rock. Wait, I did that already... but before it was made well known that the Aboriginal people did not like us to do that. Anyway, on LinkedIn and later on beBee, I had an online friend, @Sou Abbas, but she seems to have gone on a Walkabout. I watch for her return, for she is wise and witty -- as are you. Cheers!19/02/2017 #40 AnonymousOne more example: "The future is all about what you do next and we’re excited to help you get there. Ready for your moonshot? You're closer than you think" by LinkedIn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_cz6Xt-SZM View moreOne more example: "The future is all about what you do next and we’re excited to help you get there. Ready for your moonshot? You're closer than you think" by LinkedIn
We must be very careful. Close19/02/2017 #36 Anonymous#26 #35 @Gerald Hecht, Free choice of dynamic system is beyond any doubt. Freedom of self-expression is something for which worth fighting for, it is the essential meaning of the self - similarity concept. As we get older the desire for freedom is growing. Our concerns is a sign that we are on the right track and far from "Escape from Freedom" that is self-imposed or imposed from the outside. Our future "Brave New World", despite some dogmatic principles and 'imposed globalization', could be a lot of different place, much better too and full of some glittering prizes for all of us. Even perhaps only on this micro scale where we have some influence, if not globally.19/02/2017 #35 Gerald Hechthttps://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-zuckerbergs-globalization-manifesto-sends-mixed-message-harsh?trk=v-feed View morehttps://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-zuckerbergs-globalization-manifesto-sends-mixed-message-harsh?trk=v-feed
Hopefully, this link I was referring to in several comments is not broken @Milos Djukic, @Phil Friedman, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman Close
- Producer18/02/2017A tribute to the Spanish guitarSpanish guitarA spanish guitar -also know as classical guitar -, is a six-stringed guitar with nylon strings. Spanish music is often associated with traditional styles such as flamenco and classical guitar. The guitar is considered the most...
Comments19/02/2017 #13 Aleta CurryWe are all shaped by events and conditions from our childhood, and besides the fact that it it is a splendid classical instrument, Spanish guitar has special meaning for me because it is the first instrument I remember my mother singing to.
It reminds me of a line from 'Eres tú' -
'Como una guitarra en la noche'. Such a warm, comforting sound; there's really nothing like it.19/02/2017 #10 Ken BoddieThank you, Javier, for your comprehensive presentation of the history of the Spanish guitar and some well chosen examples of how it may be mastered. I am in awe of those you can play this instrument seemingly effortlessly, whereas I have only ever learned the unsubtle art of strumming a few chords in basic rhythm to the odd tune.19/02/2017 #8 Gerald Hecht#7 @Javier 🐝 beBee I've noticed lately that Flurocarbon polymer classical guitar strings are in vogue lately --I must admit; that although that was the first (and only type of guitar that I took lessons on --from about ages 9-12 --and did manage to make to the "push through the pain part")...I haven't tried to play a Spanish Classical Guitar in MANY years!
I stick with my "skinny neck" '58 Gibson Acoustic...and even skinnier, necked Fender Mustang electric...with the lowest action possible, LOL!19/02/2017 #7 Javier 🐝 beBee#5 Classical guitar strings are strings manufactured for use on classical guitars. While steel-string acoustic guitar strings and electric guitar strings are made of metal, modern classical guitar strings are made of nylon and nylon wound with wire, which produces a different sound to the metal strings. Classical guitar strings were originally made with animal intestine and silk wound with animal intestine up until World War II, when war restrictions led Albert Augustine Ltd. to develop nylon strings. Nylon guitar strings were put into production in 1948. Strings made from Fluorocarbon polymers have since been developed and are the main alternative to nylon strings.19/02/2017 #6 Gerald HechtThey were originally catgut as I recall...they still have a very wide neck, and the action is high --once you can make barres on a real Spanish Guitar (whether Nylon or Gut); it makes playing any other guitar seam Ike child's play (if you can stick with it...and push through the pain ;-)
You will also be able to shake hands with anyone (left hand --if you are a "rightey"...and break every bone in the other person's hand --so be careful with that superpower!
- Producer17/02/2017beBee: A Place To GrowI’ve been looking for a home for a while now. I am a writer. I’ve been at LinkedIn since the last of October. Oh—I had a dormant account with them, but I never used it. In October I decided to put my writing to good use. I’m looking to parlay my...
Comments18/02/2017 #21 Chas ✌️ WyattWell put. @Joyce Bowen, I am glad you are here. For cyberspace, I feel that sense of 'community' more here, than any other platform currently in existence. I had never considered that it would be coming from Spain, a land that I had previously stereotyped from a North American perspective. I thank @Javier 🐝 beBee, and @Juan Imaz for expanding my world view and giving me a place to grow, as well.18/02/2017 #17 Joyce Bowen@Ken Boddie gentle prodding and poking of my professors did that. I remember being brought to task about stylistic transgressions and being brought home gently. PC is not always immediately helpful, but is not hurtful. Thank you John Nelson and Donnalee Rubin. Thanks to all for your comments @Paul Walters @Deb 🐝 Helfrich @Mohammed A. Jawad @Fran 🐝 Brizzolis and so on.18/02/2017 #16 Ken BoddieA succinct summary of the joys of beBee, Joyce. Our story telling becomes futile without a platform and an audience, and the fire in our bellies to keep going can only be rekindled by engagement. For me, writing is like throwing a boomerang. Follow a few basic rules and it'll come safely back to enable us to throw it out there again. But break the rules of polite engagement and the boomerang will either fall on stony ground or come back and hit us on the head. I see your throwing skills are well honed, Joyce.18/02/2017 #14 Deb 🐝 HelfrichPhenomenal, @Joyce Bowen!!! "BeBee represents diversity. Members join from all over the world. I can only imagine what’s to come. You see—beBee is a place for growth."
I am so glad to have you here and sharing your precious words with us.
We really are taking part in something special and it is in some way about separating humans from all the judging we participate in when dealing with people in our immediate vicinity. When a community is build on inclusion and celebrating humanity and the joys of being social, then growth factor is built right in, because we all spend our lives searching for the places we belong.17/02/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit"After giving up for over a year, these things have breathed new life into me. My mind is greedy for more."
This is a significant thing to say because the act of breathing in is exactly what the word INSPIRATION means.
We are normally seeking inspiration from others but that breathing in is what inspiration is. Inspiration is not a hope, it is an action and I do see that in you. My mother has a huge aneurysm in her head, the specialist we took her to recommended we operate immediately, but when we asked him what the prognosis is for recovery after the operation, it was hardly worth considering. Yet that was 12 years ago.
Engaging life this way also sends a message out to other people who have multiple sclerosis that the affliction does not define their lives, unless they want to be defined by it. That by itself is another form of inspiration - the breath those people with MS take in recognizing that while there is a new day, take one day at a time and make the most of that day - as well as one can and is able.
It also represents a great testimonial to beBee that you recognize (like I do) that this is a place for personal growth and in your case a place to develop a personal brand. These are individual life choices and not ideologies - what you write here is about a life in action. I applaud that attitude, that resolve and that awareness. We engage the things we control and remain free in and this is where the rubber meets the road.
The free in freedom is a blessing unless we buy into the curses that accompany life - the challenge is to keep our mind as focused on the blessings, as much as can be or as Doris Day sings que sera sera https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azxoVRTwlNg17/02/2017 #9 Emilia M. LudovinoDear @Joyce Bowen thank you for joining the hive. Thank you for let us delight with the great quality honey you're producing. The quality of your writings (with heart, soul and sarcasm) are an inspiration for me. I can relate with your "I face my mortality every day now. But shouldn’t we all?". I need it to face my mortality at the age of 14 yo - I am 42 now - still alive and kicking and with no intention of giving up during the next 200 years. :). Keep buzzing around girl. Have a beautiful evening!
- Producer16/02/2017Avoid Marketing Myths That BiteSMALL BUSINESSES CAN'T AFFORD TO BLINDLY ACCEPT MYTHS ABOUT MARKETING... Big businesses can often, if not always survive marketing mistakes. We've seen, for example, CocaCola and Netflix do it. However, big businesses can do it because, in large...
Comments19/02/2017 #19 Phil Friedman#18 @Gerald Hecht, a couple of decades ago, I read about a semi-secret retreat/conference of CEOs and Chairmen of a number of transnational corporations, the theme of which was that within a few decades giant transnational corporations would replace nation-states as the basic units of global economic and political division. If Zuckerberg and others in similar positions aren't directly aware of that conference, they are nevertheless walking down the same arrogant intellectual path and need a good smack in the back of their heads. Oh wait, isn't that the theme that brought POTUS to office?19/02/2017 #16 Gerald Hecht#13 @Phil Friedman yeah; to me, it's still has a (though not as fluid as it once was) "chicken/egg --ness" quality; part of that is due to (I've no doubt) the influence of the zeitgeist on the sociopolitical capital of the "mad" part of mad scientist.
Lately, the "Back to the future --Jekyll/Hyde thingie seems to be falling out of favor --meaning of course that it's not as useful for picking up chicks as it was --even a couple of years ago (this last part is also a flight test of the latest "He Said, He Said installment")...with a new crop of Ambassadors monitoring the proceedings.19/02/2017 #15 Gerald Hecht#12 @Phil Friedman exactly! I (not being schooled in customer service) just assumed that it was self-evident to the customer that the good or service which one is a customer --meets, and even exceeds the expected quality.
I remember that a journalist once asked Bob Dylan how he got his kicks --his rejoinder was that he found a person who was more skilled than anyone else...so he paid this person --and this person only to kick him.
He didn't seem concerned with any other aspect other than the kick quality; he was obviously a serious customer --not distracted by "bells and whistles" and/or "dog/pony shows"...fancy coffee, marbled restrooms, business card/brochure quality.
He was a customer in the market for the highest quality kicks available period.
The very model of what a customer is.18/02/2017 #14 Phil Friedman#7 Thank you, Alexa, for reading, commenting, and sharing. As you might guess by now, I'm with you in rejecting the notion that market segments can be defined by "generation". IMO, there was a temporary lag in acceptance of the "medium" by Baby Boomers and older because digital technology was introduced and advanced so quickly. And that, bolstered by special interest who were pushing the idea that social marketing to Millennials and younger was the only thing to do, distorted the view of how contemporary marketing needs to go. For example, I remember seeing marketing articles pointing out that Boomers like to hear stories and that Millennials like flash and interaction. Now, after wearing out that BS theme, many of the same marketing gurus are extolling the value of storytelling and the building of "relationship" to Millennials, X-ers, and Y-ers. Well, duh! Hence, my point that marketing principles pretty much stay the same, and it is only the "medium" that changes. And god help us all, if a truly McLuhan vision of marketing ever comes fully to be.18/02/2017 #12 Phil Friedman#9 Yes, Gerald, in the past I've used the same example as you. In a choice between a brain surgeon with a good bedside manner and a mediocre surgery record and a gruff practitioner with a nearly 100% success record, I'm not going with Mr. Personality. In the luxury yacht building business, the situation is mixed. Part of what a buyer is paying five to fifty million dollars for is the experience of building a custom yacht, the planning, watching and participating in (in a conceptual way) the process, and interacting with those who are carrying out the work. Like having a high-end custom house built and decorated. Consequently, a (big) part of the product IS the process, and the most successful companies are those who understand that.
In the case I referred to previously in this thread, the millennial customer was spending a few thousand dollars, and receiving more than full value, yet expected to be treated as though he was the King or Queen of England. And moreover that he was entitled to be rude and overly demanding to company employees who were genuinely trying their best to deliver fair value. And the final straw was his lecture on how "communication is everything". Even the customer spending millions of dollars doesn't believe that. Cheers!18/02/2017 #10 Phil Friedman#6 In fact, Milos, although I agree in part with what you are saying, part of my point is that the points you make are applicable only for particular market segments. For example, "crowdsourcing" do not, and will not play a significant role for market sectors in which high-end goods and services are sold to relatively experienced and knowledgeable consumers. For in such sectors, documented peer recommendations are important, but by definition, those do not include the kind of interchange you see in many cases of social marketing. Cheers!18/02/2017 #9 Gerald Hecht#4 @Phil Friedman yeah, I must be autistic or something; it really never occurred to me that there are actual people who would rather be misdiagnosed, and, by extension, killed --by a physician with a fabulous bedside manner...
...than have their disease cured, and their health restored --by someone like Dr. House (or me for that manner, if they have a drug problem).
There are actually "give me fabulous customer service/bedside manner; or give me death" people out there is what you are saying.
Well, this is a revelation; "give me exotic coffee, and regular status updates on my transatlantic yacht...
...over a yacht that can actually make a transatlantic crossing"
Now that I know this ; I have some "most excellent customer service oriented advice" for these customers:
"Yo Customer; YOU'RE A FUCKING MORON!!"
I think I'm now clear about this "personal brand thingie".
I also could not be more proud of mine.
Thank you again Phil (seriously).17/02/2017 #7 Alexa SteeleI use "under promise, over deliver" mostly as a hedge to keep myself from over-promising. For example, if I think I can finish a project in 3 days, I'll ask the customer for a week so that if the unexpected happens I've got a cushion. However, I can see how this, taken to the extreme, could be a problem.
Oh and thank yo for pointing out that "millennials, as a group, do not exhibit a uniform economic profile or demographic."17/02/2017 #5 Phil Friedman#3 Right on, Wayne. Receiving a birthday greeting doesn't make up for delivering a crappy product. And you can't pack customer service into an app. (Unless it is the app you're selling.)
BTW, Apple may falter somewhat now, because Jobs understood the the product remained central, even though the sales trappings also had a secondary impact. Thanks for reading and commenting.17/02/2017 #4 Phil Friedman#2 Well, Gerry, how naive can you be. I was told by a customer (a millennial) that he didn't care the firm I was helping delivered to him a great product with a high level of value. He felt his customer experience was lacking because of minimal communication - which meant it sometime took a day to get back to him when he was checking on progress, and he thought the firm should have bee much more attentive when he showed up without an appointment. He said, "communication is everything". He was horrified when I pointed out that even a dedicated communicator to stroke him twice a day would not make up for poor quality wirkmanship and materials. So "communication" was NOT "everything".17/02/2017 #3 Wayne YoshidaExcellent, @Phil Friedman. The best part is the obvious part, but what so many small companies miss: The core focus of a company must be the company itself and the goods or services they offer. Everything else is the "back end" of the experience. Crappy products or services cannot be "fixed" with - what - longer guarantees, a wonderful website or anything else.
But there is something else to consider -- big companies can "absorb" their mistakes - they can afford them in terms of their existing reputation and duration in business, small companies cannot afford that.
I think the Apple Watch may be in this category, but time will tell (sorry).17/02/2017 #2 Gerald HechtHere's my take (uh oh) on this: If the goods/services are delivered in a timely and expected way (things that were promised/contracted/guaranteed...actually occurred) --to me (as the customer) I DID have a "positive customer experience".
In fact, at the risk of revealing my stupidity, I thought that's what the phrase meant.
- 16/02/2017Excited and honored to be mentioned as one of the top 24 Social Media Managers in a #HuffingtonPost article written by #RachelPedersen
“JUST DO IT! Be transparent and be yourself.” - Glo Ochoa
Ok..it was just one sentence, but HEY..it's a MENTION!!!
Im becoming more vocal...thank you #beBee and
@John White, MBA @Javier 🐝 beBee @Terri Barr @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian24 Top Social Media Managers Give Their Best Advice | The Huffington Postwww.huffingtonpost.com Tweet, post, hashtag, relevance score... Even the basics of social media are enough to make your head spin. Thankfully there are social media...
- Producer16/02/2017Scratching The SurfaceOne life I'm gonna live it up, I'm takin' flight, I said I'll never get enough-Judas Priest – You’ve got another thing comin’-You remember I told you once about a school trip to the sea somewhere in Brittany. It had begun like any jolly all happy...
Comments17/02/2017 #15 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl#12 I meant "THEM" lol - I only knew two songs at the time. I got used to being teased about thinking he was Judas Priest then... some things haven't changed lol... I have to say that is the best show I've seen. I thought for sure I was going straight to hell for going too. Shhhh don't tell anyone.17/02/2017 #10 Antoinette Capasso-BackdahlSaw him in Los Angeles as a teen and he drove his Harley up on stage and waved to me and my boyfriend because we were lucky to have special seats off to the side on our own. My boyfriend teased me and told me "you know you still have to go home with me" lol17/02/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 ManjitScratching the surface of any human being is a privilege like opening the doors of perception, especially when we live among a multitude of souls who are as predictable as melting ice lolly, who are too busy knocking on the doors of the day-to-day.
There has to be fundamental depth to a human being, where removing the onion layer yields even richer layers underneath and then discovery is mutual, friendship is profound and humanity is renaissance.
What I read here is that and I enjoy scratching this surface.
Otherwise it is learning what the masses learn and that is never that much.
- 16/02/2017LinkedIn’s marketing team recently shared its top tips and practices for marketing on LinkedIn. In a new ebook called “The Secret Sauce: How LinkedIn uses LinkedIn for Marketing,” LinkedIn revealed some interesting findings that you can take advantage of in your own marketing efforts on the the world’s largest platform for professionals online.The Most Effective LinkedIn Marketing Methods – According to Sciencewww.business2community.com LinkedIn’s Marketing team just revealed the most effective ways to get your marketing messages noticed on the platform. Long story short: LinkedIn wants you doing more business on the...
- Producer07/02/2017The Week In Social Media Volume 17A whole very social week has come and gone, we have to admit, social media is a busy affair, too much information and too little time, but don't you worry, because we at The Week In Social Media are doing the hard work for you !!!Hope you enjoy...
- Producer21/01/2017Enhance your beBee ExperienceI am not a social media guru. I am however an old hand at beBee having made beBee my primary platform about a year ago. What I noticed, and this is true of many websites, is that keeping beBee an engaging venue for me does require constant...
Comments23/01/2017 #58 Cyndi wilkins#47 Agreed...I do not tag very often either...Only if something I am writing was inspired by a particular someone will I "tag" them...and I will promote the piece of their work that served as my inspiration...writers courtesy;-) This is a very helpful piece @Dean Owen...Thank you...(tag! you're it;-)22/01/2017 #52 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#27 & #42 An Interesting culture of personal respect and group dynamics. I looked this today to learn more about this here :
Japanese Name Suffix
http://senseis.xmp.net/?JapaneseNameSuffix View more#27 & #42 An Interesting culture of personal respect and group dynamics. I looked this today to learn more about this here :
Japanese Name Suffix
I can see the depth to these protocols provide a quite complex web of relationships and this shows me I can learn quite a lot from Japanese sensibility - for it is very different to my modus operandi or at least this is not the way I was manufactured when I was processed through an education system which speaks of diversity but is far more a commercial uniformity. Close22/01/2017 #47 Dean Owen#39 I don't often use tagging, usually only when I am promoting something or someone other my personal blog, but it needed to be in the article as it is a vital tool. I guess it is important to understand if the person you tag would be genuinely interested in your piece or if they think it is burdensome. I would hate to make someone feel somewhat obligated to read something I posted, and tagging does that.22/01/2017 #43 Dean Owen#29 The great thing about beBee is that you can tailor your feed and rely on your community, the beBee community to bring to light new users who will appear in your feed through their sharing. So I would go ahead and narrow the funnel if I were you. Ultimately you need to be enjoying a feed free what what you deem irrelevant. Thanks @Deb 🐝 Helfrich22/01/2017 #42 Dean Owen#27 It's my part Japanese heritage @🐝 Fatima Williams. I may write an article soon on the numerous suffixes that the Japanese add to the end of a name dependant upon age, profession, or standing in the community. Fatima-san would be used amongst people of equal standing, whereas Fatima-chan would be talking to a child, Fatima-sama an elder, Fatima-kun, Fatima-sensei etc. It is quite complex.
- Producer11/02/2017Valentine's Day: Beware of Cupid's Arrow at WorkIs love in the air at your office around Valentine’s Day? If so, remember this: it simply makes good career sense to proceed with caution when considering workplace romance. That’s because while work romance can potentially send you to the...
Comments17/02/2017 #47 David B. GrinbergFYI - Recommended Reading: New Pew Research Center study/poll, "Five facts on love and marriage in America."
Did YOU Know (DYK):
1) The top reason why Americans get married?
2) The percentage of Americans who are currently married?
3) The percentage of non-married adults who live together?
4) Whether the rate of marriage vs re-marriage is rising or falling?
5) The percentage of Americans seeking out love online?
Some of the answers may surprise YOU...
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/02/13/5-facts-about-love-and-marriage/?utm_source=Pew+Research+Center&utm_campaign=8c74db95b0-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3e953b9b70-8c74db95b0-39935091714/02/2017 #43 Lada 🏡 PrkicGood post, @David B. Grinberg. I'll repeat what I said in my comment on this thread:on LI.
There are no rules when it comes to love. I’ve seen some couples who have managed to keep their contact in the workplace at the professional level. It is unprofessional behaviour that causes problems. One of these couples got married and continued to work together. As you said, “People can’t always control where and when they meet or become romantically involved. Sometimes it’s just a matter of fate.“
As for Valentine's Day, my husband and I just don't see it as a special day, but as something imposed.13/02/2017 #40 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador#39 @David B. Grinberg the successful work relationships also remind me of the dangers to existing relationship that can come - Brad Pitt - Angelina Jolie, Newt Gingrich - Callista Bisek come to mind. Hard to say if these are "successful" given they also destroyed existing relationships.13/02/2017 #39 David B. GrinbergThank you so much @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador @Sarah Elkins @Aleta Curry & @Sandra 🐝 Smith for sharing your important insights. You all make excellent points and share valuable feedback. I also agree with Sarah that you should treat the "love of your life" like every day is Valentine's Day, at least in terms of affection and appreciation (although roses, chocolates, and wine/dining can put a dent in a guy's wallet - lol).
I also concur that sometimes the workplace is the most logical place (for better or worse) to meet someone, especially if you spend long hours in the office or on trips with co-workers with whom you have mutual attractions and interests. However, it could still get dicey when work romance takes a turn for the worse.
Nonetheless, as noted above, "I would be remiss without pointing out that some successful long-term marriages have been known to originate from budding office romance," and "may sometimes be unavoidable if cupid’s arrow strikes and sticks...People can’t always control where and when they meet or become romantically involved. Sometimes it’s just a matter of fate."13/02/2017 #37 Sarah ElkinsFirst, I cannot stand Valentine's Day. When we started dating, I told my (future) husband that I don't like the holiday. I said: "If you're waiting for a Hallmark holiday to tell me and show me that you love me, we're already done. I want to know, every day, why we're together." And here we are nearly 22 years later and he continues to show me, every day, why we're still together. I know, I'm fortunate, but it's not just luck. We use our words, share our needs with each other, and work through frustrations.
I think the same can happen with a workplace romance, IF you're both grown-ups about what you want. Use your words, keep things clear between you. No games, no drama, and you might just work things out! Like @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador mentioned, with our current working conditions, you may only meet people at work. If you meet at work, you're likely to have at least one thing in common, right? And you know how I feel about trying to keep your personal and professional lives separate. I just don't think it's possible.13/02/2017 #34 Aleta CurryI have to chortle, @David B. Grinberg. Around here, an office romance is a cause for celebration, if not downright amazement. That's because Martin and I are usually the only two in the office, and the routine conversation, such as 'Did you take care of that yet?' is more likely to inspire feelings of wanting to chuck things around than billing and cooing! ;)12/02/2017 #28 🐝 Fatima WilliamsSuch fun to read all the valentines day comments. And @Javier 🐝 beBee if you remember I'm the one who replaced beBee as my love so yes I am in Love with beBee too. ❤❤❤❤❤
And @David B. Grinberg I wish I had met you and read this buzz in 2009 Noone told me this ever not even in school. Anyways better to know now than never 🤗🤗🤗
No to Romance at work is my motto😊
But if time, water and air were to stand still when I see THE guy I won't miss the opportunity 😍😍
- Producer12/02/2017The ViewI write. It’s what I do. I’m no longer a critical thinker, per se. I weave real-life stories, and I strive to illustrate the damages child abuse levies through my life experiences. I’ve become a ‘bottom line’ sort of person. People tend to ignore...
Comments12/02/2017 #1 Todd JonesJoyce, I find this hard to read. Not because it's written poorly, but rather because it's that good. Your words literally bring me to a place of physical discomfort and anger. I want to know how much of what you write is true, but at the same time fear that knowing might lessen it's impact. So don't tell me. But please, continue with your work, for you are on to something very important.
- Producer10/02/2017Never put all eggs in one basket - Keep LinkedIn but Explore beBeeThis buzz is inspired by Jeremy Krier's comment on LinkedIn.Keep LinkedIn but Explore beBee, by Jeremy KrierI would say ..... Keep LinkedIn , Enjoy beBee! As we have all heard in the past, the common statement is “DON’T put all of your eggs in one...
Comments11/02/2017 #21 Lisa Jones#10 I totally agree with you about the hidden job market. As a resume writer for a decade now, I have learned about the many places job seekers are not aware of to search for jobs. I pass these out to my clients with hope they will utilize the sources I give them and not depend solely on job boards. I also give them a lesson on Applicant Tracking Systems and even give them six months of extended service where they can come back to me with a job posting and I will tweak their resume and cover letter (at no extra charge) to ensure they are meeting the needs for each particular job. I get very few who come back and have me tweak their resume and I really hope this means they have landed a job and not that they don't believe how fast an ATS will send their resume down a black hole if not written correctly.
Back to the main the subject Jeremy has written about, I believe it is essential to spread your wings and belong to as many different social media platforms that fit your interests.11/02/2017 #14 Ken BoddieI can't understand, @Javier 🐝 beBee, why so many make the effort to lay their eggs on many other platforms, including the Dark Side, where they, more often than not, disappear into oblivion without the excitement and reward of interactive engagement. I am particularly careful to conserve the majority of my egg laying efforts to the beBee platform, where I know my efforts receive true engagement. Other platforms are for my selected friends and family, as a way of keeping in touch. Besides, the eggs on beBee are so much more fertile and come pre-graded in affinity hives, wrapped in honey. 🍯🥚🍯11/02/2017 #13 David B. GrinbergExcellent advice, Javier. As I recently wrote here regarding blogging:
"It makes no sense to put all of your blogging eggs into only one or two social media baskets -- like LinkedIn and Facebook, for instance. However, on the flipside, it simply makes good sense for bloggers to leverage a diverse range of social platforms, especially ones like beBee in which engagement is high. Big social platforms are not always better for blogging. It’s social engagement that really counts. This is where beBee excels."
- Producer06/02/2017A How-To On Personal Branding: It Aint Bullshit"Personal Branding" will be the buzzword du jour for 2017. Will it be a non sequitur like "disruptive?" Will its original meaning be stretched to meaninglessness like "Millennial," or "Unicorn?"To the first question, I answer, "No."To the second,...
Comments08/02/2017 #39 Wayne YoshidaThanks @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian -- there are several great points -- especially the parts about controlling/being in control of your brand/reputation and the time/timing thing.
@Greg Johnson and I talk about this branding concept at our career workshops - so it's good to see others explaining it in different applications.07/02/2017 #38 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#37 Let's let sleeping dogs lie, shall we? The Phil vs. Robert vs Phil thing goes waaaaaaaay back.
I don't know how it started or why. And, I don't care. We have a bunch of strong personalities here. Some friction is unavoidable.
It's time to bury the hatchet, preferably not in each other's skulls.07/02/2017 #37 Jim MurrayI'm not sure but I think Robert Bacal takes a great deal of sadistic pleasure from attacking @Phil Friedman. This is pretty awful when you think about it, especially when you consider that is most of what hr does here on beBee. How the hell is that contributing to this site other than creating unnecessary friction? So you might say his personal brand is Phil Friedman assassin. Not something I would want to be. Not something anyone should be. It's just plain sad.07/02/2017 #35 Gerald HechtWhoa! Okay ...and you can also kind of drive them away from where you don't want them to go (based on the likely characteristics of the "guy").
I have to admit that this is an interesting effect...but it still "feels" like an effect; it's getting "smoother"...I'm guessing the most seamless deployments have, as a major variable, a pre-existing "guy authenticity"...the other thing, of course is that the world has to actually want the "guy"...because if not --the brand will default to "the guy nobody likes guy" --
There is a lot to think about here --this a very powerful "thingie".07/02/2017 #31 Praveen Raj GullepalliFantastic buzz dear Pablo! A great resource in itself in many ways.Building a personal brand or profile (as Rob-not-Bob puts it ;)...is for those who want to be noticed, acknowledged and contacted for what they bring to the table, in terms of their shared knowledge, responses and interactions, services on hire/offer, basis their capability and experience. This is a better way of connecting with relevance and becoming known to those who can relate. With those who matter (potential customers, employers, peers, partners, affiliates and so on). Both Individuals and firms/corporations can build their 'personal profile/ company brand' on a platform like beBee. I believe the word ''Personal'' denotes the individual self or the company identity/brand, respectively.07/02/2017 #28 Phil Friedman#21 my apologies, Paul.. As you well know, I try to make it a policy not reply or engage at all with the person involved. Unfortunately, I am human and occasionallly the constant personal attacks,, the purpose of which is transparent, get on my nerves. And although I should know better, I fall off the wagon and respond.
My apologies, as well, to @Robert Cormack, for any confusion. I should not have assumed that the initial member reference included in my comment was sufficient to make it clear to which comment I was replying.. I will try as well not to make that mistake again. Cheers!06/02/2017 #24 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanGood read, Paul. I believe one must build their personal brand before someone else builds it for them. Whatever the popular term is for reputation, persona, etc., one must ensure it works in their best interest. I mean ass-plunker would not be in one's best interest as part of their personal brand, IMHO :)06/02/2017 #21 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianC'mon guys, play nice First off, @Robert Cormack, I don't think you were the "Robert" @Phil Friedman addressed. That would likely be @Robert Bacal
Phil and Robert B. . . Much as I like you both, I would appreciate it if you guys would take your perpetual argument elsewhere. It's particularly ironic on a post about personal branding.
Thank you for your cooperation06/02/2017 #20 Robert Bacal#17 Phil, ONE percent, you say. And here's what I say:
1) You pulled that number out of your....ummm. thin air. Numbers means something. To some people. I challenge you to back up that quantative number with a reference or two (as you often ask others). Less than one percent? Or maybe 2 percent? Or 10 percent? Or are you trying to sound authoritative by using a specific number.
2) The fact that people misuse a term does not change the meaning of the term. That's the Trumpist, Alice in wonderland approach.
3) You belabor this point about curation because it's simply one of the pet peeves you have. As is the case with various things you hate. And since you have a position, you then make up numbers to support it. How is riding dead horses working out for you?
- Producer19/01/20178 Social Media Mistakes We Should All Stop Making in 2017It's the time of year where I like to reflect and make some resolutions to carry forward into the new year.I've recently embarked on a mission to bring back Thoughtful marketing. I'm tired of spam. Are you with me?If so, have a quick read of this...
Comments20/01/2017 #6 Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝Another way to see : 1) Don't be lazy , 2) LinkedIn Who? :) 3) Posting is not a smartphone sms !!!! 4) Nobody is ugly after 3AM do not be afraid to put your own picture on your profile 5) Don't automate B.Ss add value 6) Do your homework in your blog 7) Don't repeat yourself 8) Don't be an As###ole :) Great post @Sandra Smith
- Producer18/01/2017Explaining beBee to your friendsI live in the USA and beBee is on it's way to growing here and being the next big thing for Social Media trends in the USA. I forget that part about "on it's way" as beBee gets ready to make it's North America push. I am often talking to my local...
Comments27/01/2017 #54 Mohammed Sultan@ Max J. Carter-beBee has always stressed on demonstrating personal brands based on their passions and common interests ,this will help put culture differences in the back yards of our mind.You can reach A GROUP of people with the same language- that's easy,but to approach PEOPLE whose perceptions ,thinking and feelings like us on beBee,and make them closer to the values and spirits of your personal brand ,that's not easy and not within the power of other platforms except beBee.
On beBee there's no language constraints and culture differences are only imagined.23/01/2017 #46 Anonymous#45 @Max🐝 J. Carter, My entire professional career has been built on writing. The concept of networking in the field of science and technology has its own specifics that include mutual exchange of experience, expertise and knowledge. I support all dedicated writers, who have not yet earned well-deserved attention. What is important is the human interaction as an inexhaustible source of unusual and most valuable inspiration. "Helping Others Help Themselves". This is my vision of a fruitful networking.
- Producer21/12/2016Here's HopingThere is hope in the world, one individual at a time. There have been ongoing discussions here on beBee over 2016 about questions in general and the question why in particular. When why is used to try to answer something which seems beyond any...
Comments21/12/2016 #14 Tausif MundrawalaTo runaway from a situation which test your real being is like leaving the battlefield before striking at our worries. However hard we try we cannot avoid those situations, so why not face them with courageous intent. Though brief but this buzz was worth reflecting upon.21/12/2016 #10 Mohammed SultanDear@Sara Jacobovici.WHY has two dimensions ,one is related to our instinct that justifies our existence in life or in business,like that of F.Nietzche quote"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.",and the other one is related to people's attitude and used when attitudes to a number of items need to be investigated and compared.I see the second as a shadow of the first.Many people hold views that are genuinely contradicting or have a feeling that they are unaware of and unable to articulate.Here, we use the question "why" as a probing technique to uncover them.An example of a respondent who is unable to articulate his behavior ,the following probes seems most appropriate before we ask the question "why" or "what are the other reasons",in some situations several questions may be need;
an expectant glance
'ah hah',' mm',or 'yes'followed by an expectant silence
"what other reasons"or "Why do you say that"
"it's because of my.......etc."
Then respondent may have to be taken through a series of "why"or "what're the other reasons"before being asked about the issue itself.21/12/2016 #4 Max🐝 J. CarterYou got my support. It's hope that is needed more now than ever.
Hope can breed faith and faith can be a source of strength and endurance and is the why to live that quote you put it in there is talking about for so many. They live on a hope of better days. Hope that this to will pass and gives them a reason to hang on and keep on keepin' on.
Here's to hoping this new hive inspires a lot of hope Sara.21/12/2016 #2 Mohammed A. JawadThanks for this thought-provoking post. I would say that human hopes are like shimmering lanterns, which assure us that we can find pathways…no matter how long it takes. And, hopes emerges fervently where there's faith. Yes, with sincere hopes, miracles do happen. Perhaps, all you need is unwavering perseverance for the timely succor.
- Producer25/05/2016Not All Clouds Have a Silver LiningCLOUD-BASED SYSTEMS ARE ATTRACTIVE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, BUT THEY CAN BE THE WRONG CHOICE...I am not an IT person. I am, however, an experienced small-businessman and consultant, with considerable experience in purchasing, implementing, and using...
Comments26/05/2016 #13 Phil Friedman#12 @ @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman - That is true. But even if we ignore the risk involved in having some other than yourself hold important and sensitive data on your behalf, we need to understand that cloud-based computing will continue to fail at times when a robust internet connection is not available -- for example, most of the time while flying on a commercial airliner. To my mind, the situation with cloud-based computing is the usual one of marketing people running way out ahead of real-world fulfillment. Thank you for reading and commenting. Cheers!25/05/2016 #10 Phil Friedman#7 @ @Pamela 🐝 Williams - Yes, those of us who travel a lot know well the travails (travailia?) of cloud computing. If I were to rely entirely on cloud-based computing, every time I fly to Taiwan, I would lose more than a day's potential working time while in-flight. And BTW,don't believe for a minute that the airlines actually provide in-flight internet service. In my experience, fewer than 50% of planes have been fitted with the equipment, and of those which have, fewer that 20% of those are actually functional -- never mind the exorbitant fees for using it. Thank you for reading and commenting. Cheers!25/05/2016 #9 Phil Friedman#4 @ John Williams - I have no doubt that some people will find cloud-based computing satisfactory from an operational standpoint. But I doubt they are in areas of the world without reliable and robust internet services. And I doubt that such persons travel much. Security is another matter entirely, but of equal concern. Thank you for reading and commenting.25/05/2016 #8 Phil Friedman#5 @Donna-Luisa Eversley - This is not a technical issue. It is simply the case that that universal, reliable, and robust WiFi and internet service does not yet exist. So if you base all your programs and data in "The Cloud", there will be times that you will be unable to work or access those programs and data files. My recommended approach for most small-business is to 1) work only with software that keeps a functioning copy on your local drive, 2) keep your critical current working files on a local drive or auxiliary drive, and 3) keep a mirror of your data files in the Cloud (which mirror is synced at regular intervals with your local files). Thank you for reading and commenting.25/05/2016 #7 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsMakes 100% sense @Phil Friedman, and there is also the caveat of public access. At one company I worked for it disallowed accessing the internet on company owned laptops if the source was public. That immediately ruled out airports, Starbucks, or any other public WiFi. I tried to do some urgent 'updates' from a hotel while on vacation and ended up having to call and walk a teammate through the fixes because the laptop wouldn't allow me to access the company system or the cloud. Secure; yes. Conducive to working on the road, No.25/05/2016 #5 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Phil Friedman great obsevations.The biggest challenge for entrepreneurs with cloud computing storage is access and integration when you need it ...as internet access is never always foolproof. As secondary storage i think its great. For small businesses and entrepreneurs it may be best to really evaluate backup options, because it can be an embarrassing situation. I can recall years ago launching an interactive website and visiting customers trying to illustrate how easy access was on tablet, mobile, and computer... well , that day there was a problem with access in the area...something happened to a cell tower and we could not get online. To make the time valuable, i thought to review offline some information with client and had no access to get in...
@Shubhanshu Garg...can you share your expertise in this area with us please :-)
- Producer14/12/2016Blow Your HornsBlow your own horns because no one will do it for you.One of the most important items in your career management arsenal is a bank of quantified success stories that describe your skills and accomplishments in brief, one-line statements. Let’s call...
Comments16/12/2016 #13 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThis is a great buzz @Wayne Yoshida. I love that you used "It's a Wonderful Life," as an example to reflect. There are many of us that have a hard time targeting what our strengths are because many of us do underscore what we do or have done, agree! I love the exercises, very helpful to anyone seeking employment. Thanks for sharing the tips!16/12/2016 #11 Wayne Yoshida#10 Thanks Phil - and you are right - this technique is useful in many situations, including holiday - family - friends gatherings. Another exercise I suggest is to take the power stories and then simplify them so your grandma would understand what you do for a living. Too many people have a difficult time describing what they do to strangers - so how can people help them if they don't understand what the heck you do?14/12/2016 #1 Randy KehoSpot on, @Wayne Yoshida
This works. I've had a few interviewers comment that by emphasizing my particular accomplishments they were able to quickly compare them to their needs.
It also clearly shows what led to my being promoted from one position to the next. Now, if the employers would learn how to clearly present what the position their advertising actually entails, I wouldn't end up wasting my time talking to them.
- Producer28/08/2016So you want to produce a little Honey?There are those on beBee who are so adept at blogging and publishing that this little instructional post may seem a little elementary. But there are many Bees out there who have never written a long post or even a wordy Buzz and this post is...
Comments03/01/2017 #47 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín#45 The tag in Producer in the body of the article, are already active. Use @ with the name of the user.
About what you mention about updates to a Producer article, can you explain me in detail? If you want you can write me a private message or email.
Thank you very much for the feedback.
Best Regards.03/01/2017 #46 Pamela 🐝 Williams@Javier 🐝 beBee, @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín,
I was re-reading this blog and realized that it needs updating. For example: The profile link I point to on the image of Paul's profile has changed. When are the updates rolling out and will we receive an summary of the changes so honey like this can be updated to reflect those changes? This is currently a schedule Tweet so I want to make sure it's right. THANK YOU!03/01/2017 #45 Pamela 🐝 Williams#44 You have to be following them to tag them.
In comments: do an @Name of Bee, a list will drop down, and choose the Bee you want. Some are more difficult. For Instance (sorry Ali, you were the best example) When I want to tag @Ali Anani View more#44 You have to be following them to tag them.
In comments: do an @Name of Bee, a list will drop down, and choose the Bee you want. Some are more difficult. For Instance (sorry Ali, you were the best example) When I want to tag @Ali Anani I sometimes have to type his name as it appears on his profile (A..I...i...space...A...n...a.. and then he'll show up in the drop down. The reason being, for example, because of someone with the first name Alice. So when I type just Ali, it will show me Alice, or anyone else with a first name that starts A L I. It's only after I add the space and A N that beBee begins to recognize that Ali is the complete first name.
In a Producer Post
if you want to tag someone in the post I'm told you can also use the @ as in a comment, but I've not done this yet. You can link to their profile but I'm not sure if they are notified (@Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín, how does the tag work in the body of the Producer text? Is it working yet or is that in this month's roll out of updates?) When you have time to answer Fede, could you tag Lyon?
In a Buzz Update: in the text you can @ a Bee just like in comments. Close31/08/2016 #36 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#29 @Pamela 🐝 Williams: I mentioned it below but it didn't get noticed...we both wrote on this same topic on the same day! Perhaps, @debasish majumder, boxes of bees were dropped off at two different places on the same day! I wonder how often this happens - and our two articles really don't have overlap - that is statistically significant. So interesting...#22 #26 #25 #23 https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/sharp-check-in-dr-margaret-aranda-s-newbeez-be-a-bebee-producer31/08/2016 #32 Pamela 🐝 Williams#26 I read about the honey production in India. It does have a very beneficial side; bee populations are growing. If you have heard about Colony Collapse Disorder then you know that most of the world is seeing declines in bee populations. India could become the bee/honey capital of the world :-)
- Producer26/08/2016A Bunch Of Things You Can Do To Ensure Optimal Readability For Your Long Format Posts On beBeeI‘ve been writing op/ed stuff for a lot of years now and I got a good deal of advice and insight along the way.Not into the writing side so much, because you either have that or you don’t and you have to just work harder at it. But more on the...
Comments28/08/2016 #22 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsThanks Jim! I will be sharing a link to this post in a post I promised a NewBee and will publish today! I always appreciate the advice of those with such a strong background in writing and social media. I hear yours and Paul's voice in my head when I'm writing.27/08/2016 #17 Charles David UpchurchSome very good suggestions, @Jim Murray. I agree with your additions, also, @David B. Grinberg.
One question, Jim. While I am familiar with the desktop publishing terms "hard return" and "soft return" ('returns' coming from "carriage returns" on typewriters and on the old dot-matrix printers), perhaps you could explain that the "hard" return is when you hit enter twice as opposed to the "soft" which is created by hitting enter just once (and the latter does not always appear as a new line on the editing screen in Pulse, Wordpress, or Producer). Unless I have totally misunderstood, sir.27/08/2016 #15 David B. GrinbergGood advice, @Jim Murray. I would also add this to make long-form posts more reader-friendly: 1) Use compelling photos, images. 2) Use bullets to break up lists or make your main points. 3) Use sub-headlines to break up paragraphs. 4) Use the big point size and/or quotation readout on important messaging (which breaks up text). I always try to use all the aforementioned techniques. I hope they're working!
Comments08/04/2016 #5 Don 🐝 KerrStill a few bugs to work out (I understand you're already working on the ability to link directly from beBee home site) but overall impressed with my early experience. Especially appreciate #6 @Juan Imaz View moreStill a few bugs to work out (I understand you're already working on the ability to link directly from beBee home site) but overall impressed with my early experience. Especially appreciate #6 @Juan Imaz @John White, MBA Close
- Producer19/07/2016Getting Started on beBee: The Big - Assed ListAngus Grady messaged me yesterday, Angus seemed to remember that I once wrote a getting started guide for beBee. He couldn't find it.I actually wrote a few.I thought I would assemble them all here.I listed them in some semblance of what I consider a...
Comments24/08/2016 #21 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#20 Actually, Mags, opening up to more than 3 hives is not the best idea. The spam-potential is too high. You can always ask others to share in other hives. Come to think of it, if you wanted to post in, say, 6 hives, list the other three in a comment. Someone else will do it for you.24/08/2016 #20 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#18 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, not to bitch (i.e., "Paul makes tech my bitch!" ~why did I miss this until now?), but can we please Press the button: "Increase Hive" to more BeeZ by 'freeing it up' to more than 3 Shares? I'd like to post it to all my Hives / increase the #of LadyBeeZ. This is Pollen! @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani, @Aurorasa Sima, @Dr. Allen Brown, @Dr. Allen Miller, @Charlene Burke, @Michele Williams, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, @Sara Jacobovici, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, @Özge Yavas, @Prof. Mg. Rodrigo Ariel PRADIER, @Bill SerGio The Infomercial King, @Tracy Darchini, @Dr. Kristina Nelson, @Mamen 🐝 Delgado, @Juan Imaz🐝. :)24/08/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#16 Accolades for making our jobs easier in Welcoming in NewBeeZ! I was trying to do this 'Piecemeal' here and there, This is #1! Question (you know me lol): How will I get updates for Hive 🐝"Dr Margaret Aranda: My NewBeeZ"🐝? Can you track all who Comment & Request so you Auto-Buzz us in? I'd like to get Tagged on all future renditions, please! Mercí / Gracias / Abogado / 🌺 🌻!
- Producer27/07/2016beBee look in the mirror, you're starting to look a lot like LinkedinImage 1: Speaks for itself.I'm a Shaman which means the health of mind, body and soul is what I do. I rarely write anything on Producer and that should tell you the tone of this piece. In the last few months I have been using beBee I have been doing...
Comments26/08/2016 #76 Aleta CurryI'm not sure whether that lead-in image is *supposed* to be literary irony or whether it's just unintentionally ironic. To start an article with a title like this with one of those inspirational cards-cum meme thingies that are so prevalent on LI these days made me give a mental face palm.
I'm coming to the discussion rather late, thanks to an overpowering work schedule, so I'll just add my voice to the chorus of a) I didn't even know one could set one's feed to 'Producer only' (why would one even do that at this stage of the game? It's way too early and new people are joining daily and I'd like to hear from them) and b) I don't actually subscribe to a 'you do it for me and I'll do it for you' attitude when it comes to posts. Heck, it's fast getting to the point where I can't even keep up with commenting on stuff I really *want* to speak to (this post being a prime example; I had to put it into the 'read later' basket, and here I am, four weeks after everyone else, finally giving an opinion) Why on earth would I waste my time on posts that *don't* intrigue me or pique my interest?
In the Industrial West, we're pretty conditioned to quids pro quo (quid pro quos? whatever) but, happily one advantage to online relationships is that it's a little easier to just be yourself.
I believe you have some valid points, but what I would say is what @John White, MBA has already said in a better manner than I could, to wit: look, you've already been answered by beBee employees, including the founders, who have directly addressed your concerns.
I think your worrying might be a little premature.30/07/2016 #75 Max🐝 J. Carter#74 From the mind of Shaman and Reiki Master, Max Carter circa 2011 ad
If knowledge is power than wisdom in understanding.
The sword and the master meet and the sword stabs the hell out of the master to teach the master that the sword needs no master to wield it.
When you learn Phil how to make the sword and the master none than you will be your own master.29/07/2016 #72 Max🐝 J. Carter#71 Actually Phil I teach Reiki for free to anyone who wants to learn and the system any can learn to use and become their own Reiki master can be found here.
It's the system I have been teaching people for a few years now and every one has incredible results.
https://thechurchofrocknroll.org/2016/05/13/free-reiki-system-with-an-explanation-as-to-how-and-why-it-works/29/07/2016 #71 Phil Friedman#64 @Max Carter - I guess I missed the sticker in the upper right hand corner which prohibits questioning the meaning of what you're telling us. I believe that I've been civil and polite. But it is your post, so I will not trouble you further except to ask if you would recommend the Reika training at:
Thank you and cheers!29/07/2016 #69 Max🐝 J. Carter#61 #63 John I totally get what your saying and thank you, it is very much appreciated.
There are always growing pains and sometimes someone has to the one to say what no one wants to hear but might be needed.
beBee has great potential in its blending of aspects of more than one platform into the concept however there is always a danger when you start closing the off the community to what can feed the community ans sustain long term growth.
Think as the concept of diversity breeds diversity.
Giving equal weight to all content regardless of it's origin breeds diversity. Anything else kills diversity and it's a slow death and the decay is often not noticed until it is too late or it becomes a major thing.29/07/2016 #68 Gerald Hecht#59 @Jim Murray In all seriousness though... I've meaning to ask you about that kitchen sink (I don't have the literature at hand) --I told someone I know who likes it that I would try to find out for them (because they asked me) if there would be complications to (with) installing it in a slate countertop; since I don't even know what that means, I thought I'd ask you rather than some anonymous person at Home Depot, I'll message you...if the literature doesn't already address this...29/07/2016 #65 Max🐝 J. Carter#55 Hitler may have been as crazy as bat shit gets, however he was a long way from being stupid. He used marketing perfectly to rise to power and his use of the art is reflection of his marketing and branding skills. Great example @Gerald Hecht View more#55 Hitler may have been as crazy as bat shit gets, however he was a long way from being stupid. He used marketing perfectly to rise to power and his use of the art is reflection of his marketing and branding skills. Great example @Gerald Hecht. One that makes an impact because of who you chose. I dig that kind of thing. Thanks for sharing it. Close29/07/2016 #64 Max🐝 J. Carter#54 Phil What I see here in you latest comment is that you are telling us you don;t know what you are talking about in your first comment of challenging whether or not I am a Shaman and that you have nothing really of value to add and that you are not happy you got called out for the tactics of trying to use character assassination to discredit someone because they said something you didn't like.
Your second comment showed it even more.
It's basic psychological response when you identity is challenged and it is done in way that it makes sense so instead of accepting you find a way to discredit the source so you can ignore what was said.
In spiritual terms you believe you wield power and are powerful and have the right to use that power as you will regardless of who it harms without having to face any repercussions or without reaping all that you have sown.
In applying synchronicity to the engagement between you and I it would show maybe it's time for Phil to think about not talking shit about people when you disagree, maybe instead you should ask questions and remember that true learning happens in experience not in study.
I am master only of myself and I train people to be the masters of themselves.
Is there another level you want to connect on Phil, I can connect on all of them. It's what a Shaman does. Totem of the Frog or shifting levels of consciousness like most people breath.29/07/2016 #63 John White, MBA@Max🐝 J. Carter, thanks again! You have given us a lot to ponder. Despite being employed by beBee, I still really enjoy LinkedIn and am very active over there as well. However, since we are pointing out differences between the two platforms, I thought I'd mention the following. In 2014 and 2015, I wrote well over 100 posts that produced 2-million page views on LinkedIn. To say I went all in would be selling it short. Despite my many contributions and being a HUGE promoter of LinkedIn, I never once heard from a LinkedIn employee in the comments on my posts and most of the times I reached out to support I got ignored or a canned response, "this is a known issue. No ETA for resolution." Here on your post, you have heard from both founders of the company, one employee, and a brand ambassador. To me, that is a huge difference that is worth pointing out. On beBee, you will find the employees to be very engaged, and the executives to be in tune with user feedback whether positive or negative. I can't say I have seen anything like it on other platforms.
- Producer18/06/2016Believe in yourselfI just bought Kouzes’ & Posner’s latest book, Learning Leadership (Wiley). I have written in this space previously that they, along with other leadership experts, tell us that leadership is something that can be learned, that we are all born...
Comments27/07/2016 #14 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsJohn, I really like the wolf analogy in regards to values, very thought provoking. As I have looked back over my own career with an objective eye I was surprised by how few actual Leaders I've worked with, but were instead nothing more than managers. They didn't inspire me, more often than not, I inspired them. Too often it was about getting what they wanted out of their people rather than guiding their people. I guess I never realized just how often leadership was lacking.13/07/2016 #13 Ivan CamposThe answer to beautiful post with positive message about human behavior between what we are content of our existence, just us know the good precepts instilled in our essence, to both give you here is a practical example of my life has everything to do with the post in question. Through the chaos of human existence in the open to his fate, he was created without a father, without mother .Favelas, bridges, streets, basements, casinos, brothels, cable hoe, saw the trash to luxury and how to life in is a school, for good or for evil .Thanks will my stubbornness, persevered and worked hard, studied and graduated, I won my roof, I married, have two children formed, following their lives with all dignity.18/06/2016 #5 Anees ZaidiExcellent read John Whitehead with powerful message. There is always a struggle inside us between our two self. Our good 'self wins if we nurture it with love, compassion, empathy and similar other nutrients. And our good 'self' comes out stronger if we get these nutrients right since our childhood when our urge to consume and absorb is more.