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  1. ProducerBrandon Marshall
    You've fallen 99 times? You're hired!
    You've fallen 99 times? You're hired!This post first appeared on The Good Idea Exchange, a blog about leadership and self-improvement.--Who would you prefer to hire?Someone who has tried something 100 times and never failed or someone who's tried 100 different things, failed 99 times,...
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    Phil Friedman
    28/10/2016 #12 Phil Friedman
    One of the things I tell my prospective consulting clients is that it is not that I am so smart, but that I've already made virtually all of the mistakes they might make, and so can help them avoid most of the pitfalls. The tagline on my marketing collateral is, "Because experience always matters ..."
    Kevin Pashuk
    28/10/2016 #11 Kevin Pashuk
    My scars and callouses are the credentials I need to make what I do appear effortless. Nothing beats experience (coupled with passion).
    Allison Obrien
    28/10/2016 #10 Allison Obrien
    Great share @Brandon Marshall
    Javier beBee
    26/08/2016 #9 Javier beBee
    and ... welcome to the hive !
    Javier beBee
    26/08/2016 #8 Javier beBee
    great stuff !!! thanks for sharing @Brandon Marshall
    Bobga Ronard
    19/08/2016 #7 Bobga Ronard
    When you fall its give you the advantage to re-strategize ....if there exist no possibility of failure....then victory is meaningless
    Mamen Delgado
    19/08/2016 #6 Mamen Delgado
    You are hired!!! 😉 Love your arguments and the idea @Mohammed A. Jawad has pointed about "gut feelings". It's funny, but I assure you I like to fall down. Every time I have fallen, afterwards I have advanced so much the fall was worth.
    Henri Galvão
    18/08/2016 #5 Henri Galvão
    nice point, and it reminds me of that sentence from The Alchemist: "the secret of life is to fall seven times and get up eight times". I also liked a lot how you differentiate between doing good things and doing great things.
    Brandon Marshall
    13/08/2016 #4 Brandon Marshall
    #3 "I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan
    Donald Hull
    12/08/2016 #3 Donald Hull
    Yeah, but it depends on one's profession. If it is a once in a lifetime event — there can be no failure!
    Brandon Marshall
    12/08/2016 #2 Brandon Marshall
    #1 I agree, Mohammed--you have to feel right about the people you entrust to join your team. You have to be confident that they will grow and inspire the rest of your team to be their best.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    11/08/2016 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    When you have gut feeling, you are always a winner!
  2. ProducerBrandon Marshall
    Curiosity may kill cats, but it gives birth to innovation
    Curiosity may kill cats, but it gives birth to innovationIf you've ever spent time around a young child, you're probably going to be asked a lot of questions like:"Why is the sky blue?" "What causes lightning?""How do birds fly?"You may eagerly answer a few of these questions, but after a lot of them in...
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  3. ProducerBrandon Marshall
    Your career isn't a timeline... it's a story
    Your career isn't a timeline... it's a storyThis stuff doesn't even begin to explain what kind of worker I am.That thought crossed my mind as I was loading my work experience into my new bebee.com profile. My experience was thorough and well-written, mind you. (It should be since I've been a...
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  4. ProducerBrandon Marshall
    The toughest kid I ever met
    The toughest kid I ever metI once volunteered at a party for families of young cancer patients. These people had come from around the world to the local children's hospital searching for cures. Just a few decades ago, four out of every five of those families would lose their...
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  5. Javier beBee

    Javier beBee

    20/10/2016
    I will be writing on Virgin.com
    Javier beBee
    Javier Camara
    www.virgin.com Javier Camara is the co-founder of...
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    David B. Grinberg
    21/10/2016 #28 David B. Grinberg
    Wow, this is a huge honor and very well deserved @Javier beBee. Just don't let Sir Richard Branson recruit you to Virign, as bees need you.
    Jim Cody
    21/10/2016 #27 Jim Cody
    Congratulations Javier!
    Irene Hackett
    21/10/2016 #26 Anonymous
    Great opportunity!
    Sara Jacobovici
    21/10/2016 #25 Sara Jacobovici
    Great guest blog @Javier beBee! Wishing you continued success!
    Lisa Gallagher
    21/10/2016 #23 Lisa Gallagher
    #22 @Matt Sweetwood from what I've seen in photos, their first class is SO cool on Virgin Atlantic!
    Matt Sweetwood
    21/10/2016 #22 Matt Sweetwood
    This is way cool. I say free 1st class tickets should be payment!
    Lisa Gallagher
    21/10/2016 #21 Lisa Gallagher
    Awesome, agree with @Mamen Delgado, your the man! Hey could you please ask Virgin if they will expand their territory for flying lol? I'm not asking too much, right? (teasing of course) but they are one of the top rated airlines.
    Mamen Delgado
    21/10/2016 #20 Mamen Delgado
    You ARE the man... 👏 👏 I guess Branson felt in love with the beBee Gees video... 😂
    Ken Boddie
    21/10/2016 #19 Ken Boddie
    Does this mean we'll be welcoming newBee Branson to our honey pots? Would be good to have a knighted Sirbee. 😊
    Matt Sweetwood
    21/10/2016 #18 Matt Sweetwood
    This is very cool. Buzz On!
    Javier beBee
    21/10/2016 #17 Javier beBee
    #16 First time I saw Richard Branson was in San Francisco (2008, DMA - Direct Marketing Association). He is smart and I really was paying attention to him. Great moments overthere after selling our previous venture. But that is history. We are seeking to make history by creating the best professional networking platform... it is coming soon... BUZZ ON !!!
    Gert Scholtz
    21/10/2016 #16 Gert Scholtz
    @Javier beBee Congratulations Javier! (And watch out Richard Branson)
    Javier beBee
    21/10/2016 #15 Javier beBee
    Aurorasa Sima
    21/10/2016 #13 Aurorasa Sima
    I use this for politics (: (: (:
    I think we should keep the readers in mind when we share. Neutral = stronger. Nobody cares about the names of our Ambassadors.....or who likes to be tagged and who not. Let´s be less self-centered and more reader-centric... let´s share great content (:
    Don´t be mean to me, people, I mean well.
    My personal opinion does not represent the law and even less the opinion of beBee (:
    Aurorasa Sima
    21/10/2016 #11 Aurorasa Sima
    #8 Shared the article from Virgin to LI and tagged you.
  6. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    12/10/2016
    Are you a Boomer or a Senior?
    Are you a Boomer or a Senior?Boomers have always seen themselves as a unique group, we try to defy labels that define us by age or by any other term. The early boomers have reached 70 years and we see the it as the new 50. A friend of mine said that his doctor told him that a...
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    Robert Booker
    14/10/2016 #4 Robert Booker
    #1 Cool answer. I retired and un-retired myself. Yes, boredom is a big thing when you retire. Like you I found something else to do
    Robert Booker
    14/10/2016 #3 Robert Booker
    Liked the Boomer or a Senior? But I think what I read is what are you doing with your time. Keeping busy is something we all must do, and yes, as we get older that gets harder. I find the reason for this is because we sit around more.
    As a 70-year-old man I never did that. 7 years ago I volunteered with a grown that works with children that are in the “court’s system” call CASA. I worked with the number of children allowed by our stated so I was busy most of the time. However, you can take as many children as you can handle. You are their voice, in court, to other children agencies, and you voice is powerful. In El Paso for has the power of the court that appoints you.
    This does not take away from my time as a pastor. AT 70 I find that I still do the things I want to do, but what I want to do is help others and get the word of God out to all. This might not be what others want but that is okay. Do what you enjoy, what makes you happy.
    As you said, as you drilled deeper, you found out people who have not retired want to be free to do what they want to do. I have always thought to volunteer meant to work when you wanted too, not when the institution wanted you to. Volunteer means something different today than it did only a short few years ago. I think the institution who use volunteer should take a look at what the word “volunteer” means.
    Royce Shook
    14/10/2016 #2 Royce Shook
    #1 Thanks Paul, I retired in 2006, and went back to work again the next day. By 2013 I was finally fully retired--except I deliver workshops on Health and Wellness to Senior groups once a week, write a blog, and golf.. I also suffer from procrastination as I have so many things I am doing that I find it hard to decide what to do next. Life is great!
    Paul Walters
    13/10/2016 #1 Paul Walters
    @Royce Shook Cool article, I don't believe there is such a thing as retirement! I was fortunate enough to sell my company at 50 and "retire' to Bali. Within 3 months I was boring myself into an early grave ( or a funeral pyre as they do here) So I re - invented myself as a writer of books, articles and trivia. I help people out where I can but am not involved in 'organised volunteering as I suffer from acute sloth and procrastination.... . I liked your piece ...rock on.
  7. ProducerDavid Chislett

    David Chislett

    12/10/2016
    Get Creative Or Die
    Get Creative Or DieIt’s been a few weeks of a lot of work and interesting interactions with a wide range of people. This is in itself not unusual. But the specific depth of some of these interactions is.It’s not often that you get into the deep murky stuff that makes...
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    David Chislett
    13/10/2016 #6 David Chislett
    #5 And that's pretty much exactly what I mean in this piece Brain.
    Brian McKenzie
    13/10/2016 #5 Brian McKenzie
    I have a well enough grasp on reality that I have no intention to change my gender designation in the name of 'enlightenment'. P.S. ISIS was founded, funded, trained, launched, armed, protected and produced while Hillary was at the helm of of the State Department. Across the planet, people are well awake and aware to what she, State, CIA, DIA, NED, & SOROS did in the names of Arab Spring, Color Revolutions, Maidan, Regime Change and the current 'immigrant crisis' ~ America, not so much.
    Paul Walters
    13/10/2016 #4 Paul Walters
    @David Chislett Thanks for a fabulous piece . But let us not fall into despair !!!
    Harvey Lloyd
    12/10/2016 #3 Harvey Lloyd
    #2 I am reminded of the Asian graphic of the snake eating its tail.
    David Chislett
    12/10/2016 #2 David Chislett
    #1 Thanks Harvey, glad you enjoyed the read. I do find the current loop very frustrating!
    Harvey Lloyd
    12/10/2016 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    What a great read this morning @David Chislett. We live in a symbiotic world. Each action is felt by many as we walk on our journey. Even the caveman experience, as simple as the needs were, they were buffeted by each other. Somewhere along the way our communications have awakened a dark side of the human experience. My on opinion is that we have left some core values behind in the name of success. Existence is such a blessing and we tend to waste it on some very meaningless dialogue that only serves to heighten our lower functioning brain.

    I have always thought that knowledge takes away the darkness of fear. I am amazed that with 2+trillion of student loan debt that we would be motivated by a media that thrives on triggering our lower brain function. I watch citizens who become destructive over events, religious values stretched to include mass murder and people who would grab all that they could at the expense of others, in shear frustration. These along with other actions only serve to broaden the self destructive behavior we are experiencing.

    The larger question that looms, how can we reverse this process of madness? My thought, one person/family at a time. Thanks for sharing your journey this morning.
  8. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    11/10/2016
    Patterns Are the Mirrors of Future
    Patterns Are the Mirrors of FutureThose who think too much of the past have no time to think of the future. What is gone is gone. Forget about the past and enjoy the present. Are the above statements correct? Or, do we need to challenge them? If we think within patterns...
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    Ali Anani
    18/10/2016 #55 Ali Anani
    #54 Very deep thoughts and we become what we keep saying and doing as we progressively get ingrained in their "muddy clay". You are very correct dear @Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC
    Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC
    18/10/2016 #54 Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC
    #25 - So true Ali. Once people begin to utilize bad behavior, on a regular basis, psychologists say it slowly becomes accepted behavior by family, friends and co-workers, for example. When someone rails against this behavior - as suspect or 'bad behavior' - the individual often begins to defend this behavior - we've all seen this happen in the political world. Eventually this individual becomes known for this behavior and even those new to their lives, learn from others, 'this is just how they are' and accept. Sad but very true.
    Ali Anani
    13/10/2016 #53 Ali Anani
    #52 Yes, it is the smile of my gratitude to you for your endless support dear @Sara Jacobovici
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/10/2016 #52 Sara Jacobovici
    #49 Thank you for bringing a smile to my face @Ali Anani. With much appreciation.
    Ali Anani
    13/10/2016 #50 Ali Anani
    #48 Yes, the exchange of comments fuel our minds @DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    Ali Anani
    13/10/2016 #49 Ali Anani
    #47 I learnt from you yesterday, I am living what I learnt from you and have therefore greater hopes for tomorrow @Sara Jacobovici
    DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    13/10/2016 #48 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    #34 thanks professor. I wonder we are more confortable with pattern than with the aleatory conceptions. Nice times readimg all of the inspirated comments your readers shared with us
    Sara Jacobovici
    12/10/2016 #47 Sara Jacobovici
    After reading the comments from your readers @Ali Anani, I remembered the following quote: "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning." Albert Einstein Sounds like questions cross the boundaries of time.
    Sara Jacobovici
    12/10/2016 #46 Sara Jacobovici
    #19 Glad to hear we're on the same page @Harvey Lloyd. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. Your comment is very insightful and well written.
    Ali Anani
    12/10/2016 #45 Ali Anani
    Dear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli- I published today Nuggets of Wisdom and you are mentioned in it.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    12/10/2016 #44 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #40 As always obliged to you for inspiring the desire to share our perspectives and for your invariable encouragement dear Ali! Merci!
    Ali Anani
    12/10/2016 #43 Ali Anani
    #42 And that what makes you accept the pain of delivery that your daughter suffered because after that pain brought a new and charmful baby to this world @Lisa Gallagher
    Lisa Gallagher
    12/10/2016 #42 Lisa Gallagher
    #41 One memory that is the best a woman will ever experience is giving birth. At first the memory of the pain a woman endures causes her to think, "I will never go through this again." But not long after (timing can be different for each woman) they only remember the sheer love they felt after giving birth. That love continues to grow and because of those good memories, women go on to have more children even though they endure such pain to do so. Love for a child negates the pain. That's just one example I can think of. Thanks Ali!
    Ali Anani
    12/10/2016 #41 Ali Anani
    #39 @Lisa Gallagher- fantastic and very well-expressed "Even good memories serve a purpose". I said and repeat my pattern that you are a wonderful thinker and human
    Ali Anani
    12/10/2016 #40 Ali Anani
    #38 Beautiful and lovely comment @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. You do introduce new thinking. Life is nothing but an unfolding of situations that manifest these tendencies and test the individual. In particular I find this deep "Life is nothing but an unfolding of situations that manifest these tendencies and test the individual". Brilliant
    Lisa Gallagher
    12/10/2016 #39 Lisa Gallagher
    Its been said not to dwell on our past but there are many lessons we can learn from our past. With lessons learned we can change our present and future outcomes. We could not move forward if not for our past. Even good memories serve a purpose, some make us smile again and again, this is healthy.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    12/10/2016 #38 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Dear Ali, I have often heard it said that every soul, garbed in a veiled pattern of persistent tendencies called Vasanas, enters the corporeal embryo in the 3 to 9 months prior to delivery, post conception. The family, locality, society and location of birth, and the nature of one's physique and character is determined by the pattern downloaded by the body. Life is nothing but an unfolding of situations that manifest these tendencies and test the individual. This cycle/pattern is repeated ad infinitum over many lifetimes until the tendencies are neutralised through experience (non-habit forming); understanding, acceptance and total surrender to a higher will. The pattern finally evolves to unity. Just another perspective that a pattern is also a framework of reference that denotes a particular state of being. :) Thank you Sir.
    Ali Anani
    12/10/2016 #37 Ali Anani
    #32 True, @Brian McKenzie, but the irony is that patterns have their force and they repeat without those people realizing it. This is a case of "compounded unawareness".
    Ali Anani
    12/10/2016 #36 Ali Anani
    #31 @James O'Connell- I love this part of your comment "You can't live in the future but you can live in the past. Similarly, you can't change your past but you can change your future". This is a very astute writing. I wrote once on situations that are not reversible. For example, if it is sunny and clear sky we can be sure it shall not be a rainy. In contrast, if it is cloudy it shall nor be equally certain it shall rain. Your comment provides a very interesting example. A lot to ponder on.
    Ali Anani
    12/10/2016 #35 Ali Anani
    #30 I agree in full with your concise comment @James O'Connell
  9. ProducerChristine Baker

    Christine Baker

    10/10/2016
    The Bias Against Introverts
    The Bias Against IntrovertsThere's always been an undercurrent of bias against introverted people. They are mis-labeled as shy, withdrawn, and not people-oriented. I read an article recently that claimed some people are "ambiverts". I think those who relate to this are more...
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    Christine Baker
    10/10/2016 #10 Christine Baker
    #9 So many yes's, Phillip!
    Phillip Hubbell
    10/10/2016 #9 Phillip Hubbell
    INTJ here. I have found that while I am not particularly adept at sales, I am very adept at support. Of course this is just from a phone perspective. I can take incoming calls where I am supposed to be the expert, just not very good at outgoing calls to instigate the conversation, except in cases where I am returning them. Being introverted to me, says more about how I process the world internally and where I find my inspiration to learn stuff. As a Project Manager, something I have done for a living, the key has always been knowing my processes cold for running meetings and such, innovation comes in the quiet time, if I can find a place to think.
    Christine Baker
    10/10/2016 #8 Christine Baker
    Thank you, Javier!! #7
    Javier beBee
    10/10/2016 #7 Javier beBee
    @Christine Baker welcome to the hive !
    Christine Baker
    10/10/2016 #6 Christine Baker
    Yes, Deb!! My thoughts exactly! Although I'm an introvert, I'm far from anti social or un-communicative. With the exception of a few jobs like public speaker or outbound sales, an outgoing personality won't make a better employee (and I'm willing to bet it's a rare occasion that introverts would even apply for those positions!) I agree that the biggest qualifier should be whether you can do the job, and it's unfortunate that introverts are expected to change their behavior or overcome their "weaknesses" just to be on a level playing field. Great response!!
    Deb Helfrich
    10/10/2016 #5 Deb Helfrich
    Funny how we were just having this conversation elsewhere.... the gist being that introversion and shyness are not synonymous.

    The problem with using personality characteristics is that people are very multi-layered and even a very very introverted person like myself will react to different situations in different ways based on a number of criteria. My own opinion is that job interviews need to be focused on something they mostly ignore right now - can the person do the job. Forget about background, personality, and hypothetical situations. Define questions to ask all the candidates about the work that needs to get done in the next month, 90 days, six months, etc. Ask them how they would accomplish x or contribute to y. Compare apples to apples.

    Nice to meet you @Christine Baker - Welcome to beBee - keep on buzzing!
    DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    10/10/2016 #4 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    #2 one more here
    Franciane Nunes Paciência Torres
    10/10/2016 #3 Franciane Nunes Paciência Torres
    Introverts has a number of qualities that certainly make a difference in the workplace. Recruiters should pay attention to the introverts in job interviews.
    Aurorasa Sima
    10/10/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    #1 Ambivert here
    John Valledor
    10/10/2016 #1 John Valledor
    As a repetive scoring INTJ in countless Myers-Briggs instruments, I can relate. Still, sometimes your social environment forces you to negate your default personality setting. For example, as an INTJ I had to express E-NTJ tendencies because my job--infantry officer--required that I lead and communicate often. Especially in front of crowds of soldiers. So, in spite of my natural anxieties in front of crowds, being a leader meant pushing my boundaries and suppressing shyness.
    Thank you for championing introverts.
    Pssst...we rule!
  10. ProducerWilliam De Voe

    William De Voe

    03/10/2016
    Serenity & The Awakening
    Serenity & The AwakeningSerenity & The Awakening Anticipation for a successful ELK bow hunt was exciting! Who cared it was a 16 hour drive to Idaho driving straight through! Was with a close friend and enjoyed the country through the mountains in Northern...
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  11. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    06/10/2016
    I Don't Get No Respect!!!
    I Don't Get No Respect!!!Rodney Dangerfield made a great living by claiming "I don't get no respect!".His typical one liners included such quotes as:  "When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them." "I could tell that my parents hated...
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    Kevin Pashuk
    07/10/2016 #42 Kevin Pashuk
    #39 Thanks Ken. I find it's not retrospect I get, but more looks of pity and/or mild amusement.
    Kevin Pashuk
    07/10/2016 #41 Kevin Pashuk
    #38 Thanks Paul.
    Kevin Pashuk
    07/10/2016 #40 Kevin Pashuk
    #37 Thanks Jared. Life's 'rules' are pretty straightforward, regardless of how your chromosomes go... but that doesn't make them easy.
    Ken Boddie
    07/10/2016 #39 Ken Boddie
    One thing I find about getting older, Kev, is I tend to get more retrospect than respect. ☹️
    Paul Walters
    07/10/2016 #38 Paul Walters
    @Kevin Pashuk As always a highly entertaining post !!! Bravo!
    Jared Wiese
    07/10/2016 #37 Jared Wiese
    Nice work, @Kevin Pashuk. I can respect it ;)

    I loved your Golden Rule essence:
    "When I show respect... I find that the respect I so innately crave is returned. Amazing how some things are so simple, yet so difficult."
    Yes, another of life's paradoxes.

    I wonder what the world of respect would be like if we applied the Platinum Rule? One might see it as the right thing to do, Karma, etc. Forget the X or Y chromosomes!

    All the Buzz, -Jared
    Ken Boddie
    07/10/2016 #36 Ken Boddie
    Rodney Dangerfield's quotes and Aretha Franklin's R-E-S-P-E-C-T are great ways to illustrate this post, Kev. I used to listen to the former on the Qantas flight comedy channel, and who doesn't love the latter? Taking a tip from Rodney, in retrospect, I also love respect, but all I seem to get around here is rejection. You see, my boomerang won't even come back to me! 😢
    John White, MBA
    06/10/2016 #35 John White, MBA
    @Kevin Pashuk: Nice work on this one. You had me at the picture of Rodney Dangerfield! The team at beBee has shared your post out to a very wide network on social media including beBee's official Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter pages. Buzz on, my friend!
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/10/2016 #34 Kevin Pashuk
    #32 #33 Thanks so much for commenting and sharing Sarah. It's amazing how the really important things were taught to us as kids... "Treat others in the way you want to be treated." Keep spreading the message!
    Sarah Elkins
    06/10/2016 #33 Sarah Elkins
    "Why do so many people feel that giving someone respect is the same as surrendering to their ideologies?" Indeed. I've written a couple of articles along these lines, one was Respect vs. Being Respectful, acknowledging that we can treat someone respectfully (taking the high road), without respecting him/her. Behave respectfully, and your relationships will improve - and you'll be happier. Really.
    Sarah Elkins
    06/10/2016 #32 Sarah Elkins
    This is such an important concept, @Kevin Pashuk, and you presented it beautifully. "Why do so many people feel that giving someone respect is the same as surrendering to their ideologies?" Indeed. I've written a couple of articles along these lines, one was Respect vs. Being Respectful, acknowledging that we can treat someone respectfully (taking the high road), without respecting him/her. Another one was about being respectful and good ambassadors/role models for our children. If we are rude and inconsiderate to others, especially to our children and partners, we cannot expect them to be polite and considerate to anyone, especially us! Good reminders here, Kevin, sharing for sure.
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/10/2016 #31 Kevin Pashuk
    #30 Thanks Phil. I'm certainly in agreement that real respect is more than back pats... Constructive truth is a foundation of love and respect in action.
    Phil Friedman
    06/10/2016 #30 Phil Friedman
    #17 #16 - So as not to disappoint you, Kevin, or Jim, or for that matter Don, I agree one 125% with everything you've said here. And I think what you've said is important. I am, however, moved to add --- here it comes, the ubiquitous proviso --- that respect often involves treating others as equals, as much in your expectations of them as in your willingness to tolerate their foibles.

    To my mind, that means not letting friends express half-assed ideas and opinions, without at least calling for them to discuss and defend them. The obverse of this is, for me at least, that simply patting everyone on the back (or head) and saying great job, independent of the facts, is a form of disrespect.

    We love our children (at least when they are very young and cute) and we nurture them with an abundance of the kind of positive reinforcement intended to build their senses of self-worth and self-respect... but we do not in doing so "respect" them. It is only later when they grow into capable adults, worthy or our questioning of, and disagreement with them that we exhibit true respect for them as fully capable adult persons.

    My point: love and caring are not synonymous with respect. Witness that we can, or should be able to respect people we don't like. Great post... with all due respect.
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/10/2016 #29 Kevin Pashuk
    Thanks for the share and comment Franci.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    06/10/2016 #28 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    sharing to Respectfully Yours
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    06/10/2016 #27 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    This is a good reminder of how it should be. I love this statement "Amazing how some things are so simple, yet so difficult.". and your link to R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Nice post, Kevin.
    David B. Grinberg
    06/10/2016 #26 David B. Grinberg
    Excellent message, Kevin. Respect and empathy are both critically important for the human condition and positive interpersonal relationships. Also, FYI, I'm a big fan of the late/great Rodney Dangerfield.
    In my younger days, I attended one of his comedy shows and visited his comedy club in NYC ("Dangerfields"). Not sure if it's still there. His movies are hilarious too. Actually, I recall that when I attended his comedy show as kid on Long Island (NY), one exuberant fan/heckler yelled out: "Hey Rodney: where's the beef?" (per the popular Wendy's TV commercial back then). Without missing a beat, Rodney automatically responded to the fan/heckler: "Not in your pants!"
    Good memories. Buzz on!
    Renée Cormier
    06/10/2016 #25 Renée Cormier
    #22 It's all in the science, Kevin!
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/10/2016 #24 Kevin Pashuk
    Well said Harvey.
    Harvey Lloyd
    06/10/2016 #23 Harvey Lloyd
    Thanks @Kevin Pashuk a good reminder that we require feedback that acknowledges our existence and value. I believe one of the blinders to respect these days is the right and wrong internal debate. I can respect someone and not agree with their opinion. What ever journey they have taken has lead them to a place. I can respect their journey while not agreeing with their position.
  12. ProducerRandy Keho

    Randy Keho

    05/10/2016
    Inspiring Collaboration to Take Social Media by Storm
    Inspiring Collaboration to Take Social Media by Storm Please allow me to introduce an exciting new collaboration between Aurorasa Sima and myself, Randy Keho, entitled "You Don't Say?"It's a blatant rip-off of the popular series, "He said, He said," developed and produced by Phil Friedman and Jim...
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    Aurorasa Sima
    07/10/2016 #25 Aurorasa Sima
    #23 #22 The proven team of you was not only inspiration, you´ll also be our first choice if we expand (:
    Aurorasa Sima
    07/10/2016 #24 Aurorasa Sima
    #20 Here´s a way to look at "failed" relationships. Were they good for a while? Maybe even years? If so they were a blessing and not a failure.

    Most of us have "failed exits" in our history. When we knew it was time to leave and we didn´t.
    Dean Owen
    07/10/2016 #23 Dean Owen
    These jam sessions look to be a whole lotta fun!
    Gert Scholtz
    06/10/2016 #22 Gert Scholtz
    @Aurorasa Sima @Randy Keho Superb initiative - I look forward to the first You don't say?
    Robert Bacal
    06/10/2016 #21 Robert Bacal
    #18 We'll just keep "that" comment between just you and I, @Randy Keho Now I have to hide the screen when my wife walks in. gotta run....
    Randy Keho
    06/10/2016 #20 Randy Keho
    After two failed marriages, I finally learned the secret to sustaining a loving relationship. Can you guess what the secret is? I'm not telling. I'm in enough trouble already.#19
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/10/2016 #19 Kevin Pashuk
    #18 Years ago someone gave me a little book of 'Cowboy Wisdom' One of my favourite quotes?

    "There are two things a man can know about a woman, and they are both wrong."
    Randy Keho
    06/10/2016 #18 Randy Keho
    Great idea @Robert Bacal I can guarantee you at least one "relevant" and a comment. But, wouldn't that be like arguing with a woman? You can't win. (Oh, boy, I'm going to pay for this one.)#17
    Robert Bacal
    06/10/2016 #17 Robert Bacal
    I was thinking I should join this trend with Me Said....Me Said where I argue with myself. Good? Bad Idea? Again, good luck
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/10/2016 #16 Kevin Pashuk
    #11 You can always retreat to your 'nothing' box Randy.
    Randy Keho
    06/10/2016 #15 Randy Keho
    #14 Consider me the sand.
    Aurorasa Sima
    06/10/2016 #14 Aurorasa Sima
    #12 Which one would you prefer to be?
    Aurorasa Sima
    06/10/2016 #13 Aurorasa Sima
    #10 We keep it 3Hunna, we aint no fufu
    Randy Keho
    06/10/2016 #12 Randy Keho
    #10 Which one am I? @Phil Friedman Intelligent or charming? Don't answer that.
    Randy Keho
    06/10/2016 #11 Randy Keho
    #9 Are you trying to get me electronically castrated @Kevin Pashuk I'm out on a limb as it is. Consider it on the schedule.
    Phil Friedman
    06/10/2016 #10 Phil Friedman
    As one might hear said on the streets of Chicago, if intelligence and charm was sand, you guys be da Sahara Desert. Looking forward to watching you mix it up. Cheers and best wishes!
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/10/2016 #9 Kevin Pashuk
    Perhaps you could start with this topic? https://youtu.be/Qvu0J-gaJ50
    Aurorasa Sima
    06/10/2016 #8 Aurorasa Sima
    #5 Thank you, Robert, much appreciated!
    Aurorasa Sima
    06/10/2016 #7 Aurorasa Sima
    #4 We aim to please. Thanks for assuring us of your support, Sir, it´s an honor.
    Randy Keho
    06/10/2016 #6 Randy Keho
    #1 You've obviously had a positive impact on this wayward son. Hopefully, through you, we can be of service to others by discussing a wide variety of contemporary subjects. However, bad habits can be hard to break, so I'm not guaranteeing anything on my end. Consider yourself warned. I'm still generating testosterone. @Aurorasa Sima
  13. ProducerKristen Begley

    Kristen Begley

    03/10/2016
    Gratitude
    GratitudeOver the past few years, I’ve been on a journey of spiritual and self-exploration. In the recent past, I've written a bit about what an Energetic Lifestyle is and how I came to form a brand around that idea. One of the major concepts from my...
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    Kristen Begley
    11/10/2016 #14 Kristen Begley
    @Emilia M. Ludovino Thanks so much for your lovely comment. Your article is great, also! I love the 4 points you bring up defining gratitude.
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    04/10/2016 #13 Emilia M. Ludovino
    Congratulations @Kristen Begley for the beautiful article and for using gratitude in your daily life. I share your idea of being grateful and the importance of Gratitude, that's why I wrote about it in my book - The Seven Laws of Emotional Intelligence. I've a workshop on - Build your Emotional Resilience - and I point Gratitude as one of the five pillars to built emotional resilience. When I joined BeBee I also posted an article about this subject - WHAT IS GRATITUDE and WHY CARE ABOUT IT?. I'm leaving the link of the post just in case you'd like to read it https://www.bebee.com/producer/@emilia-ludovino/what-is-gratitude-and-why-care-about-it?bblang=en_US&utm_source=bebee&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=internal. It would be a pleasure to me to have your feedback. Welcome to BeBee. Have a wonderful day!
    Kristen Begley
    03/10/2016 #12 Kristen Begley
    @Matt Sweetwood - what a lovely video- it certainly echoes my sentiments on the importance & power of gratitude! Thank you so much for sharing! I hope you have plenty to be grateful for today!
    Kristen Begley
    03/10/2016 #11 Kristen Begley
    @Mark Anthony Thanks so much for sharing! Hope you have a lot to be grateful for today!
    Matt Sweetwood
    03/10/2016 #9 Matt Sweetwood
    #4 Good to see Kraus on the job ;-)
    Matt Sweetwood
    03/10/2016 #8 Matt Sweetwood
    Having gratitude about even the simplest things, breathing, seeing, living in NY, and about the big things like being healthy, successful kids... transformed my life to happy! I recorded a video on this echoing what you wrote https://youtu.be/JoEUGvRZy10
    Kristen Begley
    03/10/2016 #7 Kristen Begley
    Thanks so much, @Andrew Goldman!
    Kristen Begley
    03/10/2016 #6 Kristen Begley
    Thanks so much, @Aurorasa Sima! Your positivity shines through your comment!
    Mark Anthony
    03/10/2016 #5 Mark Anthony
    Hi Kristen. Thankyou for the lovely breakdown of gratitude , I couldn't agree more . A gratitude list is something I do many times throughout the day , have tried to for many years now . Thanks again
    Lisa Gallagher
    03/10/2016 #3 Lisa Gallagher
    Great tips and buzz @Kristen Begley, and welcome to beBee!!
    Andrew Goldman
    03/10/2016 #2 Andrew Goldman
    Hello, Kristen. Those are great points. And it is real. Thank you!
    Aurorasa Sima
    03/10/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    ... "for even the smallest things in life" and for the biggest gift of being alive. Thank you for your post. I am a strong believer in the LOA and the other Universal Laws and enjoyed your post a lot.
  14. ProducerCharlie Accetta

    Charlie Accetta

    30/09/2016
    Castaway
    CastawayIf a man should stand upon a rock facing the sea and if he should speak to the foaming, wide expanse that gave birth to the sandcrawlers and swallowed them whole whenever they returned, what should he say? How does one speak to a denying mother?...
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    Chas Wyatt
    07/10/2016 #18 Chas Wyatt
    There is a safe harbor in Gwynedd on the edge of Snowdonia where the ancestors of the Ordovices still dwell near to Bontnewydd and Caeathro. May you always be as steadfast and resolute as Llywelyn ap Gruffudd.
    Irene Hackett
    03/10/2016 #17 Anonymous
    #13 How exciting! 😄 Thank you @Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Charles David Upchurch
    03/10/2016 #16 Charles David Upchurch
    Poetic prose, @Charlie Accetta. I hope this is not your last call to Carnarvon. You have so much left to share with us!
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    03/10/2016 #14 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Very enjoyable @Charlie Accetta. Welcome to beBee.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    03/10/2016 #13 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #11 Adding Sanctuary hive to next Hive Talk.
    Deb Helfrich
    02/10/2016 #12 Deb Helfrich
    @Charlie Accetta - I don't specialize either. I am captivated by the phrase "wearing what was left of me" Poignantly evocative.
    Irene Hackett
    02/10/2016 #11 Anonymous
    @Charlie Accetta - simply splendid! Sharing in 'Sanctuary hive'!
    debasish majumder
    02/10/2016 #10 debasish majumder
    lovely insight Charlie Accetta! enjoyed read. thank you for sharing the post.
    Javier beBee
    02/10/2016 #9 Javier beBee
    Exactly, you can join and enjoy how many hives you like :)
    Javier beBee
    02/10/2016 #8 Javier beBee
    #3 thanks @Lisa Gallagher for your help
    Nick Mlatchkov
    02/10/2016 #7 Anonymous
    #2 That's not correct , u can join as many as u want! FYI.
    Charlie Accetta
    30/09/2016 #6 Charlie Accetta
    Thank you all for your help.
    Lisa Gallagher
    30/09/2016 #5 Lisa Gallagher
    #4 You can also share it to your followers as many times as you'd like too. We are adding layers @Charles David Upchurch ;-) Thanks!
    Charles David Upchurch
    30/09/2016 #4 Charles David Upchurch
    #2 Adding to @Lisa's correct comment, if you produce your own honey (write an article in beBee Producer) you can share it, yourself, to 1, 2, or 3 hives. Then OTHER PEOPLE can re-share your article to virtually unlimited additional hives.
    Lisa Gallagher
    30/09/2016 #3 Lisa Gallagher
    #2 @Charlie Accetta, you can join as many hives as you'd like. You can only post a buzz you produce to 3 hives. :))
    Charlie Accetta
    30/09/2016 #2 Charlie Accetta
    #1 If I can join only three, I'd rather not make the subjects too narrow. I don't specialize.
    Nick Mlatchkov
    30/09/2016 #1 Anonymous
    Charlie u should join the Universe & Space hive!
  15. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    02/10/2016
    Thinking on the Edge
    Thinking on the EdgeWould you like to be in the middle or the extreme ends? Is there a simple and scientific approach? How answering these questions will help us improve our thinking and hence our actions? I promise the reader a soft sailing in attempting to answer...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    09/10/2016 #64 Sara Jacobovici
    #62 #63 Your kind words @Ali Anani and @Irene Hackett, encourage me to keep at it. Thank you.
    Irene Hackett
    09/10/2016 #63 Anonymous
    Dear @Sara Jacobovici - here's where I am finding the absolute brilliance in your thinking more deeply on this idea "a duality holding a triad containing the integrated area formed by the internal side of the edge." This "integrated area" is intriguing me and I am so looking forward to more! I am in full agreement with @Ali Anani - "you are hitting a treasure..Great thinking." Indeed!
    Ali Anani
    09/10/2016 #62 Ali Anani
    #61 Dear @Sara Jacobovici- what a great insight "So we are not just discussing being on the edge but whether we are on the internal or external side of the edge". I can't wait to read about your thoughts. My intuition you are hitting a treasure. I was thinking of @CityVP Manjit last buzz on which I commented and I feel this ideas takes us even a step further. Great thinking
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/10/2016 #61 Sara Jacobovici
    Dear @Ali Anani and @Irene Hackett. I have not forgotten the encouragement to develop the concept of being on the edge of a triad. I'm working on it and studying the comments from you both. I was working on something focusing on duality and integration and thought of the possibility that the duality of the edge, one side connected to the sides that enclose the triad, the internal side facing the triad and the external side, although connected with other edges, the external side faces away from the containment produced by the triad. Could this external boundary be the edge of integration formed in the contained internal area, or integrated area, where we do not experience the integration? So we are not just discussing being on the edge but whether we are on the internal or external side of the edge; a duality holding a triad containing the integrated area formed by the internal side of the edge. Just updating you both with some of the thoughts going through my mind. I hope I am not travelling too far beyond the original concept. Please let me know.
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/10/2016 #60 Sara Jacobovici
    #59 Great @Irene Hackett! Thanks
    Irene Hackett
    05/10/2016 #59 Anonymous
    #58 Dear @Sara Jacobovici - what rises to the surface as I think more deeply about what it may mean to live on the edge is to face our fears: to 'free fall' into the deep, expansive spaces we resist in order to feel the intensity of aliveness; in ourselves, in others, in all the universe. Ironic that to live on the edge may mean non-resistance.
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/10/2016 #58 Sara Jacobovici
    #56 Dear @Irene Hackett, I'm not forgetting for a moment that the idea comes from you. If you wish to expand on it...after all we believe that good things come in threes.
    Irene Hackett
    05/10/2016 #57 Anonymous
    And of course honored to have been mentioned in this fine collaboration 😍 @Ali Anani @Sara Jacobovici
    Irene Hackett
    05/10/2016 #56 Anonymous
    Ah, how I love witnessing idea collaboration of such great minds ❤️ @Ali Anani and @Sara Jacobovici
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/10/2016 #55 Sara Jacobovici
    #54 I trust your intuition @Ali Anani. @Irene Hackett's idea worth exploring.
    Ali Anani
    05/10/2016 #54 Ali Anani
    Dear -@Sara Jacobovici- the previous comment of dear @Irene Hackett inspired me with an idea for you. On the edges of triads. I haven't thought much about it, but my intuition is that it might interest you.
    Ali Anani
    05/10/2016 #53 Ali Anani
    #52 "...On the edge in order to live fully and love deeply"- stunning quote from your comment dear @Irene Hackett- Yes, avoiding being on the edge is a recipe for missing many beauties in our lives. Thanks to this 'edge" that brought this super comment from you my dear sister.
    Irene Hackett
    05/10/2016 #52 Anonymous
    Dear brother @Ali Anani, although I am late in arriving, I am happy to read the lively discussions that have transpired. The 'edge' is an interesting word; it implies risk. To live fully is to risk much. The risk in accepting all that is may be the most peaceful journey. Ideas flow freely as that fall amidst a spacious backdrop. I aspire to stand in peace, and yet on the edge in order to live fully and love deeply.
    Ali Anani
    05/10/2016 #51 Ali Anani
    So in the cups one cup should have an edge between head and heart and you edge me out with your solid comment dear @Melissa Hefferman
    mohammed khalaf
    04/10/2016 #49 mohammed khalaf
    I hope this to you to spread honey around the world#47
    Ali Anani
    04/10/2016 #48 Ali Anani
    Enjoy your salad dressing dear @Susan Botello over the weekend
    Ali Anani
    04/10/2016 #47 Ali Anani
    #44 I feel I have the wings dear @mohammed khalaf
    Ali Anani
    04/10/2016 #46 Ali Anani
    #43 I wouldn't say scary as much it is a blessing dear @Sara Jacobovici. I have read a lot of your writings and I sense what interests you
    Susan Botello
    04/10/2016 #45 Susan Botello
    Oil and vinegar don't mix but when shaken it becomes my favorite salad dressing. Hope everyone is having a great week!
    mohammed khalaf
    04/10/2016 #44 mohammed khalaf
    when you come to the edge of all that you know ,there will be ground to stand on ,or you will be given wings to fly
  16. ProducerKazi Najib Ashraf
    The Art of Persuasion - 7 Steps to a Successful Story Telling
    The Art of Persuasion - 7 Steps to a Successful Story TellingThe biggest challenge to human intelligence and confidence was the advent of "Microsoft Power Point" - Master 10 Cents of Utopia 2025. I mean seriously! This tool has ceaselessly produced masterclass boring sessions of slides galore. Dull brown,...
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    Jared Wiese
    01/10/2016 #1 Jared Wiese
    Many great ideas, Kazi!

    I also like to remember communications 101:
    1) say what you are going to tell them, short and sweet points;
    2) tell them (yes, with stories they can relate to) ;
    3) tell them again what you just told them!

    Careful on the stories. The more you talk, the less they listen. People only take away 10% of what they heard.
  17. ProducerJavier beBee

    Javier beBee

    29/09/2016
    Does Social Media Have a Future — Or Is It Just a Stepping Stone to the Next Big Thing?
    Does Social Media Have a Future — Or Is It Just a Stepping Stone to the Next Big Thing?Preface: Jim Murray and I have been credited by some with pioneering the two-writer conversational format on LinkedIn and later on beBee. Which is gratifying, if admittedly somewhat of an exaggeration. This installment sees a further...
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    Gordon Pye
    29/09/2016 #1 Gordon Pye
    Perhaps Social media is as big as revolution as Math (( as a tool ) for the enlightenment of the masses and as insurance against mass deception. Allows anyone to tell their life story and record history based on their life experience and indigenous folk lore. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gordon-pye/uk-knight-of-the-road-safety-culture even if like Math sime abuse it !
  18. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    Many Mentors on My Road to the White House - Part 1
    Many Mentors on My Road to the White House - Part 1Miguel de Cervantes, the 16th century Spanish novelist, poet and playwright, once said: “Believe there are no limits...” That's exactly the type of positive mindset one needs to achieve big goals in life which may at first appear insurmountable....
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    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    08/10/2016 #29 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    Thanks for sharing your inspiring story David Grinberg.
    David B. Grinberg
    01/10/2016 #28 David B. Grinberg
    #25 @Brian McKenzie, funny you should mention that because -- while I can't speak for "graft" -- there was, in fact, a hidden connection within this high-profile Congressional office that helped me get the gig. I did not know him, so it was one of those intangible factors (luck and timing). Read more about it the next post...
    David B. Grinberg
    30/09/2016 #27 David B. Grinberg
    Just a note of thanks for all of your valuable feedback and thoughtful comments, which are always most appreciated. Part 2 is on the way for those interested. @Gerald Hecht @Brian McKenzie @Franci Eugenia Hoffman @debasish majumder @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira @Larry Boyer @Donna-Luisa Eversley @Juan Imaz @Milos Djukic @Ben Pinto @Lisa Gallagher @Deb Helfrich @Mamen Delgado @Gert Scholtz
    Gerald Hecht
    30/09/2016 #26 Gerald Hecht
    #25 @Brian McKenzie "ever since the British burned the White House down; there's a bleeding wound in the heart of town; your mother left ya; your father too --even death has washed his hands of you --it's a long road; it's a long and narrow way" -Bob Dylan
    Brian McKenzie
    30/09/2016 #25 Brian McKenzie
    Nice to hear that Washington was once a town where merit and hard work mattered over connection and graft, I don't believe the same could be said of it today.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    30/09/2016 #24 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Very interesting @David B. Grinberg and important to know the value of mentors. Their value is worth every moment spent if they are helpful.
    debasish majumder
    29/09/2016 #23 debasish majumder
    lovely insightful post @David B. Grinberg. enjoyed read. thank you for sharing the post.
    DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    29/09/2016 #22 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    Mentors always important in our lifes
    DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    29/09/2016 #21 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    thanks for sharing your experiences
    Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    29/09/2016 #20 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    @David B. Grinberg for this and other reasons my dear, I consider you one of my mentors, thank you for bringing your experience is a great help when we feel lost. =)
    Larry Boyer
    29/09/2016 #19 Larry Boyer
    Excellent points show how you never know how your experiences will come in handy. The more you have, the more chances you'll have to use them. I'm looking forward to the next installment!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/09/2016 #18 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @David B. Grinberg a leap of faith is a courageous thing, and proves your desire and willingness to go out to achieve your goals. Looking back is good when these memories are there as a reminder of what can be done. Your story is very
    Inspiring😊Thank you for sharing
    Juan Imaz
    29/09/2016 #17 Juan Imaz
    interesting writing @David B. Grinberg!
    Milos Djukic
    29/09/2016 #16 Anonymous
    #12 Abslutely @Ben Pinto. It is about mentors.
    David B. Grinberg
    29/09/2016 #15 David B. Grinberg
    #10 Thanks so much for commenting, Ben, you're too funny. While I can't definitely answer the question of whether Hillary has the stamina to the President, I can say that I most certainly don't -- nor would I ever want that position. For one thing, I lack key prerequisites such as having a pretty face, good hair and being telegenic. I got my share of national politics early in life and that was more than enough for me. That's why I became a registered Independent shortly after leaving the WH (and have been so ever since then). But, fear not, YOU have my vote and I'll even be your campaign press secretary. Now, how can you turn that down, Ben?
    David B. Grinberg
    29/09/2016 #14 David B. Grinberg
    #8 Thank you, as always, @Lisa Gallagher. No, you're not off the mark about Paul Begala, In fact, you're spot on! I have a separate section about my interaction with him as a mentor in a forthcoming post in this series. I'm glad you enjoyed my telling tales about those "glory days" of yesteryear. More to come...
    David B. Grinberg
    29/09/2016 #13 David B. Grinberg
    #7 Thanks for reading and commenting, @Deb Helfrich. Not only was there no assurance of success, but even my parents tried convincing me to seek more gainful and stable employment. Campaigns don't pay well to begin with. Thus, with all the time and effort one puts into it, you can still end up with nothing if the candidate loses. In fact, I still recall eating cans of tuna fish when I began working as a volunteer on the Clintin-Gore 1992 campaign. I'm glad I can at least afford salmon now!
    Ben Pinto
    29/09/2016 #12 Ben Pinto
    Milos you posted this from David in Fractals forever because it is just part of the bigger picture, right?
    Ben Pinto
    29/09/2016 #11 Ben Pinto
    Pollinating these hives:
    Politics
    US politics
    And any others I can find. Great story, @David B. Grinberg
    Ben Pinto
    29/09/2016 #10 Ben Pinto
    David Grinberg for write-in Prez.
  19. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    29/09/2016
    Does Social Media Have a Future — Or Is It Just a Stepping Stone to the Next Big Thing?
    Does Social Media Have a Future — Or Is It Just a Stepping Stone to the Next Big Thing?Preface: Jim Murray and I have been credited by some with pioneering the two-writer conversational format on LinkedIn and later on beBee. Which is gratifying, if admittedly somewhat of an exaggeration. This installment sees a further...
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    Gerald Hecht
    30/10/2016 #114 Gerald Hecht
    #113 @Phil Friedman I almost passed reading class --D+ it not a grade they like to give out, I can tell you that
    Phil Friedman
    27/10/2016 #113 Phil Friedman
    #112 Thank you, Gerald, for the kind words, all the more gratifying because you are A member of the reading class. :-)
    Gerald Hecht
    27/10/2016 #112 Gerald Hecht
    @Phil Friedman Whoa; simply speechless!! Amazing work; more importantly --food for thought!
    Don Kerr
    27/10/2016 #111 Don Kerr
    #110 I've always had trouble following instructions.
    Phil Friedman
    27/10/2016 #110 Phil Friedman
    #109 Don, I told you several times we should not have fooled around with that Vulcan mind-meld thingie... but you just wouldn't listen.
    Don Kerr
    27/10/2016 #109 Don Kerr
    #107 See @Phil Friedman's response. He beat me to the punch. Again. I should be getting used to this. @Robert Cormack
    Phil Friedman
    26/10/2016 #108 Phil Friedman
    #107 Robert, being a writer and an editor, I have a ingrained aversion to the "Live Buzz" in which one cannot polish up that which is sent out. There may be something to say for spontaneity, but in my experience very little. You either practice first up the wazoo, which means the spontaneous "Live Buzz" is heavily rehearsed, or you blabber and drivel. I know almost no speakers who are good at cold extemporization. Now if you're talking about the increased use of video, as in edited, I agree entirely with you. Thank you for reading and commenting.
    Robert Cormack
    26/10/2016 #107 Robert Cormack
    Interesting discussion, lads. Social media is here to stay, and the introduction of videos will make users more "vocal." Does being more "vocal" add a dimension to discussion? Hard to say. Considering we'll spend more time setting up for a video cast than we will reading a post is a bit frightening. I'm also worried we'll stop writing and just blab. I guess that's where social media started (in the villages, etc.).
    Phil Friedman
    22/10/2016 #105 Phil Friedman
    #103 Karen, I am always pleased to have been of help, however small. It is interesting that you mention "trust" because I have been working on a piece that takes up that very issue. Watch for it this weekend, if you have the time. My best to you and your daughter. Thank you both for reading and commenting.
    Phil Friedman
    22/10/2016 #104 Phil Friedman
    #102 Maria, I cannot speak for anyone other than myself, but my comments are always real. Sometimes they are wrong, sometimes they are in bad taste, but they are always mine... and I own them. I may occasionally apologize for being harsh or disrespectful, but I never, ever try to slide out from under by pleading that they were an inadvertently bad choice of words. Thank you for reading and commenting. I wish my Spanish and German were as good as your English. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    22/10/2016 #101 Phil Friedman
    #99 Thank you, Karen Anne, for reading and for the kind words. I am not sure about the circumstances that you refer to, but my experience with social media is that many people are on a platform like this strictly to be seen and secure what they see as positive reinforcement for their self-images. Which is their prerogative. What troubles me is when there grows up an almost mob mentality that rejects legitimacy to polite criticism and dissent in any form --- when like-mindedness strengthens into closed-mindedness. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    22/10/2016 #100 Phil Friedman
    #96 Yes, Mohammed, sometimes a metaphor or a simile is used to clarify an idea or give it more force, but it is a mistake to think that because one part of a metaphor can be taken to represent something else, that the entire metaphor is congruent with the reality of that which it is taken to represent. For example, we could use the game of baseball as a metaphor for life, but it would be a mistake to think that we all go around carrying bats. Thank you for reading and commenting.
    Phil Friedman
    09/10/2016 #98 Phil Friedman
    #97 Thank you Prakashan, for reading and taking the time to comment. Cheers!
    Prakashan B.V
    09/10/2016 #97 Prakashan B.V
    @Phil Friedman...Enjoyed reading this.
    Mohammed Sultan
    02/10/2016 #96 Mohammed Sultan
    #93 Yes,Phil Friedman,you are absolutely right.To be more naturalistic can dissemble the medium.Instead of using metaphors to call attention to an issue you distort it.
    Don Kerr
    02/10/2016 #95 Don Kerr
    #88 Yeah, my, my such a sweet thing
    I wanna do everything
    What a beautiful feeling
    Mark Anthony
    02/10/2016 #94 Mark Anthony
    I think the simple answer is yes social media does have a future. And even if it were a stepping stone "to the next big thing", that big thing would be social media in some form. Perhaps the question should be , what will social media look like in the future. perhaps you guys can discuss that one at length?
    Phil Friedman
    02/10/2016 #93 Phil Friedman
    #92 Thank you, Mohammad, for reading and commenting. In the main, I agree. However, there is always a danger of taking the metaphor too seriously. For example, in the case of beBee, if we focus too much on the metaphor, it will end up looking and feeling around here like the Borg collective, Cheers!
    Mohammed Sultan
    02/10/2016 #92 Mohammed Sultan
    Dear @ Phil Friedman,thanks for sharing.When you click for beBee you feel that the world is not so empty as many people could think.Those who think only of a common language will have a different feeling.As a marketing principle you can reach people with the same language ,but to approach readers whose perceptions,thinking and feeling like be Bees requires modifications of your communication strategies.You need several manipulations;metaphors and images to have several impressions in readers and writers mind.They,then,will get it because they understand it in their terms.
    Mark Anthony
    02/10/2016 #91 Mark Anthony
    I have heard Red = Brodmann area 17 although I must confess I don't know much about these things, Psychophysics. Thank you @Gerald Hecht for firing up my interest, perception is an interesting thing . 87
  20. ProducerDon Kerr

    Don Kerr

    27/09/2016
    Grinding it out and being embraced
    Grinding it out and being embracedThe following is an update I posted on Kickstarter today: This Kickstarter experience is new to me. I came into it with enthusiasm and frankly few expectations. I just didn't know what kind of reaction we'd get to this initiative. Now, with 16 days...
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    Don Kerr
    30/09/2016 #28 Don Kerr
    #27 Speaking of which....visited your site. Looks interesting and relevant to my kids. How do I get your book(s)?
    Jena Ball
    30/09/2016 #27 Jena Ball
    #26 Isn't that how good messages, creative projects and people find their way into the world? I'm sure you'll return the favor when I start talking about my global reading, writing and creativity challenge for kids and will be just as happy to help. Hugs!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    30/09/2016 #26 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #21 Gosh @Jena Ball thanks soo much for your kindness
    Don Kerr
    30/09/2016 #25 Don Kerr
    #24 thank you!
    Jena Ball
    30/09/2016 #24 Jena Ball
    #23 Yes, of course :-)
    Don Kerr
    30/09/2016 #23 Don Kerr
    "This book needs to be written for a whole host of reasons, not the least of which because it will help us remember that sometimes the greatest gift we can give is love." @Jena Ball May I quote you?
    Don Kerr
    30/09/2016 #22 Don Kerr
    @Jena Ball Thanks for the share!
    Jena Ball
    30/09/2016 #21 Jena Ball
    @Don Kerr @Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Shared across my SM streams. Your journey has touched me, bringing up old memories that still sting even after 40+ years. I was 17, and still hoping to qualify for the Olympic swimming team, when my aunt was dying from cancer. My mother, grandmother and uncle's agony was palpable. I was sent out to play with my cousins to "take their minds off of it." The stark contrast between my reality and what my aunt as going through was more than I could take in. Now that I am grown and more able to deal with mortality I wish I had been able to help more, to console my uncle, and "be" there with my aunt so she didn't feel so alone. This book needs to be written for a whole host of reasons, not the least of which because it will help us remember that sometimes the greatest gift we can give is love.
    Jena Ball
    30/09/2016 #20 Jena Ball
    A wonderful book about a touching and important is trying to be born. Please help if you can.
    Don Kerr
    30/09/2016 #19 Don Kerr
    #16 Você contribuição de interesse e compartilhamento é muito bem-vindo e muito apreciada. Desejo-vos bem com a sua saúde e a esperança de que vai encontrar um resultado saudável.
    Mamen Delgado
    30/09/2016 #18 Mamen Delgado
    Wow @Don Kerr, impressive job the one Katie and you are doing! Shared in the outside space, and the best for you, your family and all the people fighting cancer. 💖
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    30/09/2016 #17 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #16 @Ivan Campos, obrigado, voce e muito gentil.Eu aprecio seu apoio meu amigo..😉😘🤗☺🐝🐝🐝💐💐
    Ivan Campos
    30/09/2016 #16 Ivan Campos
    Irmanarmos em torno das necessidades de nossos semelhantes é uma grande gesto de humanidade. Não poderei contribuir financeiramente ,porque estou muito doente, mas tenho certeza que ao compartilhar em meu perfil em diversas redes sociais em que participo ,dará enfase á campanha.
    Don Kerr
    29/09/2016 #14 Don Kerr
    #13 bless you my island friend
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/09/2016 #13 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Friends, and this includes those not tagged I'm not sure if you have seen this, but I am gonna ask you to help get this message out, ..@Vincent Andrew @Andrew Books Andrew @Andrew Porter @Laura Mikolaitis @Laurent Boscherini @Julie Hickman @Renée Cormier @Jena Ball @Ken Boddie @Chas Wyatt @Michele Williams @Fatima Williams @Ivan Campos @Jim Cody @Franci Eugenia Hoffman @Milos Djukic @Mamen Delgado ... Thanks very much 😘😍🤗
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/09/2016 #12 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Shared on Facebook, doing twitter and sending via email ... @Don Kerr ...I'm lost for words but thinking ...I will be back !!
    Don Kerr
    28/09/2016 #11 Don Kerr
    #8 Shares much appreciated @David B. Grinberg
    Don Kerr
    28/09/2016 #10 Don Kerr
    #9 Really appreciate your interest @Lisa Gallagher
    Lisa Gallagher
    28/09/2016 #9 Lisa Gallagher
    So impressed @Don Kerr! I signed up for a reminder so I can help- cancer affects so many and as you pointed out- caregivers are sort of left on the sidelines, and we don't hear enough about male caregivers. Kudos to you for this. Sharing again!
    David B. Grinberg
    28/09/2016 #8 David B. Grinberg
    Keep up the great work, @Don Kerr, which is very inspiring. I've shared this in the "English" and "Inspiration" hives. I wish you all the best with this endeavor.
  21. ProducerJosh LeBlanc-Shulman
    1 Reason Why We Don't Agree on Anything
    1 Reason Why We Don't Agree on Anything1. We think that the opposite of rational thought is irrational thought. It isn't. There is no such thing as irrational thought. Unless your brain is significantly damaged and sick, and that happens. Otherwise, the human psyche is...
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    Deb Helfrich
    27/09/2016 #2 Deb Helfrich
    Hey @Josh LeBlanc-Shulman looking forward to continuing our conversations here - Welcome to beBee. This is an incredibly useful buzz. Sometimes we do need to work towards agreement and I think you've nailed the right strategy:

    "Acknowledge your humanity. Acknowledge their humanity. Acknowledge the emotions involved. Acknowledge the facts involved. Find a solution."
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/09/2016 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    @Josh Leblanc-Shulman you are on point. Steven Covey describes this process as "Seeking first to understand, then be understood" Everyone has their emotional triggers. To assume yours are the only ones that matters usually makes for some cold coffee conversations. Great post.
  22. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    26/09/2016
    Cutting to the core (values)
    Cutting to the core (values)Years ago, and I mean years ago, I sat through a professional development session at my work. Now these things were not nearly as exciting as they are today, but at least we didn't have to suffer through 'death by PowerPoint'.In between all the "I...
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    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #23 Kevin Pashuk
    #22 Philosophies are pretty rigid, but can be changed. I would put 'partisanship' in this mix. Garrison Kiellor of Prairie Home Companion fame once stated (and I paraphrase) on the radio show. "My grandfather was a Democrat. My father was a Democrat. Therefore, if the Democrats ran a blind, three-legged dog named Lucky as their candidate, I'd have no choice but to vote for the damn thing." If something ultimately challenges your philosophies, and you agree there is truth to the argument, you can certainly change, or 'evolve' as you put it.
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/09/2016 #22 Harvey Lloyd
    #10 Better stated than I. But i do see Values and Philosophies interchanged under the guise that this is my evolving value. Values are pretty hardcore as you stated. They are truly absolutes. The other two are evolutionary in nature, that coincides with our wisdom development.
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #21 Kevin Pashuk
    #20 A great list Vincent.
    Vincent Andrew
    27/09/2016 #20 Vincent Andrew
    Staying true to myself - I do things that I am comfortable with without compulsion from others. Once I was asked to give a grade A to a colleague but I refused because it was against my principle of fair appraisal. The colleague did not deserve that grade, yet.
    Give more than you should - I call this value added and people love this. Giving more than people expect just adds that extra quality. I find that people remember you more and thank you more after that.
    Always be good to your clients - Make them feel comfortable even if they are unhappy. Find out why if there are troubles. Help them as much as you can.
    Great buzz @Kevin Pashuk!
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #19 Kevin Pashuk
    #18 Great quote Laurent. It is similar to something my wife has repeatedly said (I do listen to her sometimes @Ken Boddie) "If you want to see where someone's priorities are, check out their Daytimer (or Calendar for the iPhone gen)".
    Laurent Boscherini
    27/09/2016 #18 Anonymous
    "Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are."- José Ortega y Gasset. #14
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #17 Kevin Pashuk
    #16 I think my wife says the same thing, but I wasn't really listening.
    Ken Boddie
    27/09/2016 #16 Ken Boddie
    #10 Well, Kev, the wife says I never listen, or something like that, and the local tradies just love to come and finish my home handyman disasters. Does that make it simple for you?
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #15 Kevin Pashuk
    #9 I'm trying to figure out with one of the three you are referring to Sir Ken...
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #14 Kevin Pashuk
    #8 Organizations and Corporations seem to have way too many 'values' in my experience... and in my experience, they are put there for show, rather than to state things that are uncompromisingly firm in the way they conduct themselves.

    In my post, I am talking about personal values... things you would be willing to risk your career over rather than cross the line. As an example, I was asked by the President of a company I worked for to call a client and tell him a substantial portion of the work was completed, which was a complete falsehood. I asked him why I should call instead of him. His reply? "They trust you." My reply to him was "{his name}, if I lie for you, I will lie to you." and refused to call. I went back to my office fully expecting to be handed a cardboard box. Instead, we were able (later, after the anger cooled down) to have a solid meeting around a path forward. We are still connected on social media today.
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #13 Kevin Pashuk
    #7 Great values @Rene Dansereau.
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #12 Kevin Pashuk
    #6 May I live to annoy you in perpetuity Paul. The world needs more thinking, (as well as learning to take a restorative rest once in a while, but that's a topic for another post).
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #11 Kevin Pashuk
    #5 You have achieve my goal with this post Jim, to have people 'think out' what their core value or values is/are. Being human can mean so many different things to different people. I'm glad you clarified yours.
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #10 Kevin Pashuk
    #1 Thanks for the well thought out comment Harvey. I would disagree that core values are a floating platform. If they change based on the situation, then by my definition above they would be either a belief, or a philosophy.
    Ken Boddie
    27/09/2016 #9 Ken Boddie
    Keep it simple, do it well and be a good listener. One out of three's not bad, eh Kev?
    Laurent Boscherini
    27/09/2016 #8 Anonymous
    Thank you @Kevin Pashuk for sharing your insightful and experienced post. There are many core values easily affordable, such as courtesy, confidence, ingenuity, thrift, and so on. The trouble is more how to prioritize them with efficiency than to list them, regarding the business context and its expectations. They will support, most of the time, a corporate culture shared, to drive a brand value targeted, directly profitable into the customer approaches and its interactions : Integrity - Accountability - Diligence - Perseverance - Discipline...As beBee seems to do. ;)
    Renée Cormier
    27/09/2016 #7 Renée Cormier
    Great insight, @Kevin Pashuk My core values: Integrity, Service to others, Education (it's a two way street. I teach others and I continually learn) and Expression. Life is too short to never say the important things. Express love, stand up for what you believe in, defend the defenseless...
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    27/09/2016 #6 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Kev, my friend, you have the annoying habit of making me think. Right now, though, I don't want to think anymore. I'll save this to my readinglist and digest it more fully tomorrow when I'm not quite so foggy.
    Jim Murray
    27/09/2016 #5 Jim Murray
    Interesting, but I do get tired of telling you that. So let's make it a blanket assumption from here on out. I thought about your core values question and doing so made me realize that I have only one core value and that its to be human. And by that I mean, speak the truth as I perceive it,, criticize constructively and trust my own instincts. That last one is admittedly quite difficult because in some cases the situation gets in the way. Thanks for waking me up, because it's almost time for the ball game.
    Don Kerr
    26/09/2016 #4 Don Kerr
    It's all pretty simple when you boil it down isn't it @Kevin Pashuk? When I was Managing Director of a large, international design firm I had a very simple instruction manual for my team: I trust you. You have accountability and authority. Please don't surprise me especially if something comes off the rails. Tell the truth. Done.
  23. ProducerMohammed A. Jawad
    Be Bold or Stay Behind Like Silent Spectators
    Be Bold or Stay Behind Like Silent SpectatorsEvery flourishing company takes pride of its senior workers…some who’ve remained loyal since their early start to passing times, some who, like historians, vividly remember company’s beginning, ups and downs and pathways to prosperity and some who...
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    Mohammed A. Jawad
    27/09/2016 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad
    @David B. Grinberg Thanks for your thoughtful comments. The fact is that where companies pump millions in technology enhancements and diverse developments fail to realize how important is to have a healthy, balanced and engaging corporate culture. Either upper echelon of management sideline its priority or employees, with their own ways, mess up the whole work environment.
    David B. Grinberg
    27/09/2016 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz @Mohammed A. Jawad. I agree that a good/ethical company work culture boosts office morale and employee engagement -- which leads to greater productivity, performance and profits, plus more company loyalty and job satisfaction. It's too bad not every employer gets it.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    26/09/2016 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #1 @Javier beBee So quickly you've responded. Yea...let every bee at beBee be bold enough to live a cheery life! :)
    Javier beBee
    26/09/2016 #1 Javier beBee
    Be bold , move fast , be open, be a bee :)
  24. ProducerAurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    15/09/2016
    Alfred Herrhausen - A Leader Ahead Of His Time
    Alfred Herrhausen - A Leader Ahead Of His TimeGermany´s Most Powerful Manager Broke TaboosPh.D. Alfred Herrhausen (1930 - 1989) was a leader way ahead of his time. He was a German banker, and he polarized the German nation as well as the banking sector. In his lifetime, he had a lot of critics....
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    Ali Anani
    26/09/2016 #14 Ali Anani
    #12 To have bold and non-conventional ideas is to go almost naked in this world and face problems and punishment. It is not easy to hold burning charcoal in your hand and holding hot issues is demanding. I appreciate what this man has done and his dreams to do more. Those who go higher see what those people underneath can't see. May be communication skills is of paramount importance in these cases.
    Aurorasa Sima
    26/09/2016 #13 Aurorasa Sima
    #11 It´s an idea of greatness to suggest debt relief for poor countries. Perhaps not the safest suggestion.
    Aurorasa Sima
    26/09/2016 #12 Aurorasa Sima
    #11 That´s why I wanted you to read it, dear Ali. I knew you would understand. Thank you for the empathy, it´s good to know that someone else is moved by this person too. Yes, the ideas have extended times. I would not know a manager, especially a bank manager, that people trust and look up to nowadays.

    Thank you for your comment ... and again, thank you for being touched.
    Ali Anani
    26/09/2016 #11 Ali Anani
    Reading this buzz moved me beyond what words can describe. Courageous people with bold ideas are few, and the value of their contribution surface out only long times after heir death. Their ideas have extended lives because they stand the test of times. I shared this buzz proudly and I am very grateful for your lovely contribution. This is a must read buzz. The "electrician" electrified our minds, but also the grudge of people who cared only for their own and financial interest. I see beBee and @Javier beBee and the whole team as a revival of values in business. Too moved to write more.
    Aurorasa Sima
    16/09/2016 #10 Aurorasa Sima
    #8 Very well stated, @Harvey Lloyd. We need more leaders that have a broader spectrum of motive than just profit.
    Aurorasa Sima
    16/09/2016 #9 Aurorasa Sima
    #7 Truth, @Pascal Derrien. Yet, there is no obvious conclusion.
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/09/2016 #8 Harvey Lloyd
    I can only imagine that when one determines a higher calling than just the balance sheet it may be seen as "arrogance". We need more thinkers like this today. Thanks for the read.
    Pascal Derrien
    16/09/2016 #7 Pascal Derrien
    An interesting journey in our almost immediate past, being different is not a passport to safety and this does not only apply to bankers :-)
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/09/2016 #6 Aurorasa Sima
    #4 Seems like it sometimes ..
    Randy Keho
    15/09/2016 #4 Randy Keho
    The quote Billy Joel, "Only the good die young."
    Gert Scholtz
    15/09/2016 #3 Gert Scholtz
    @Aurorasa Sima What a remarkable person was Alfred Herrhausen. An excellent in depth post on leadership - thank you Aurorasa.
    Kevin Pashuk
    15/09/2016 #2 Kevin Pashuk
    A great example of leadership via @Aurorasa Sima!
  25. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    26/09/2016
    Close Encounters On The Wallace Line
    Close Encounters On The Wallace Line For the last few years I have found myself in the rather privileged position of having an opportunity to spend extended periods of time on the exotic island of Bali. This small dot is part of the greater Indonesian archipelago and has, in...
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    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    30/09/2016 #19 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing in Creative Writers
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    30/09/2016 #18 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    A repeat of the word fascinating but this article is all of that, undoubtedly. Thank you for this journey to such a beautiful part of the earth.
    Deb Helfrich
    30/09/2016 #17 Deb Helfrich
    There is almost always a Sclater for every Wallace.... a deep Java Trench of the psyche that separates those who conceive of an idea and those that popularize it. I enjoyed learning about this tidbit, @Paul Walters View more
    There is almost always a Sclater for every Wallace.... a deep Java Trench of the psyche that separates those who conceive of an idea and those that popularize it. I enjoyed learning about this tidbit, @Paul Walters. Fascinating it is indeed. Close
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    29/09/2016 #15 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Fascinating indeed dear Paul! Must be the magnetic fields and the composition of the soil etc that sustains the great divide! Thanks for letting us hear something new. And here's cheers to the Sclater's Line, if only on beBeeland, if only among those who so acknowledge! :)
    Gert Scholtz
    29/09/2016 #13 Gert Scholtz
    #9 @Paul Walters Thank you Paul. Would love to visit your exotic 'hood.
    Lisa Gallagher
    29/09/2016 #12 Lisa Gallagher
    #5 You can find it in a flea market when you travel back in time @Dean Owen. ;-) OK, maybe a very expensive pawn shop.
    Lisa Gallagher
    29/09/2016 #11 Lisa Gallagher
    Very interesting @Paul Walters. I was amazed to hear of the different types of species on each side of the geological fault. Crossing to Lombok over water that is 2500 ft deep, no thanks! Is it tough to cross that area? Thanks for the geography lesson ala~Sclater!
    Paul Walters
    28/09/2016 #10 Paul Walters
    #3 Thanks @Ken Boddie Monkeys were 'introduced' onto Lombok many of them as pets although I have seen them in the wild. Food is a problem for them though
    Paul Walters
    28/09/2016 #9 Paul Walters
    #4 Thanks @Gert Scholtz you will have to swing by one day !!! Would love to show you around. How are things at UCT ? I hear not so good and currently closed. may sanity prevail!!
    Paul Walters
    28/09/2016 #8 Paul Walters
    #5 Ah @Dean Owen we purchase things that can do more than we can!!
    Paul Walters
    28/09/2016 #7 Paul Walters
    #6 Thank you @Don Kerr
    Don Kerr
    26/09/2016 #6 Don Kerr
    I always enjoy your posts @Paul Walters. Informative, entertaining and exotic. Thank you.
    Dean Owen
    26/09/2016 #5 Dean Owen
    Perceptive fellow this Sclater. I have a watch that can go down 2500ft. Pointless really as I never break 30 meters. But nice to think if I dropped it in the Java Trench, someone might pick it up centuries from now, and give it a shake to start the hands rotating ...
    Gert Scholtz
    26/09/2016 #4 Gert Scholtz
    @Paul Walters Wow - what an interesting post Paul. Ring of fire, Java trench, The Wallace Line. Thank you for tagging me on this post - I love these info-travel articles.
    Ken Boddie
    26/09/2016 #3 Ken Boddie
    Certainly is fascinating, Paul. I really enjoyed this educating post. And to cap it all, Wallace et al didn't have access to Google back in the day. I can ascertain, however, that there are indeed monkeys on Lombok. Perhaps they were very recently introduced? By the way, I wonder if these early explorers had the same 'ring of fire' problem I encounter every time I overindulge in sambal from the Spice Islands? 😰
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/09/2016 #2 Lisa Gallagher
    I will be home Tues @Paul Walters, certainly don't want to miss one of your buzzes, saving this to my hive!
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