- Producer13/01/2017The Spark of Enlightenment by Mahatma GandhiHello, friends. Andrew Goldman here. Hope you've had an awesome New year and already started achieving your dreams in 2017. I took a break from social networks to travel to the North of Russia. Pretty cold and beautiful in there. I also had the...
- Producer11/01/2017Celebrate OneNew year. First Month. Eleven Days. Each day arrives as a precious gift. Gratefully following the mysterious river of life. Smoothly. In silence. Delivered easily at our address. Just like that. Each of us blessed with the possibility of a choice. A...
Comments12/01/2017 #1 David B. GrinbergNice buzz, Liesbeth. In my experience being positive and fostering a positive mindset almost always pays off in one way or another. Everyone has a choice whether to think positive or negative. Choose positive. Recommended reading: any of numerous books by Norman Vincent Peale...
I've also shared in three hives, "beBee in Engilsh" and "Lifestyles" and "bee Inspired."
- Producer11/01/2017The "White space" that so infrequently gets used...Whitespace seems to be one of those terms that is blessed with a wide array of definitions* - Who knew? White space is the empty space in a design. White space is used to separate disparate design elements and group similar ones. White space is the...
Comments12/01/2017 #22 Graham🐝 Edwards#12 Thanks for the comment and the compliment @Sara Jacobovici... I for one like to think in the car when I'm driving alone; I also love thinking with a "white board"... no pun intended : ) The question regarding boundaries is a great one... I think boundaries can be a great contradiction and many we create (both literally and figuratively) so that we can function and co-exist in groups greater than ten; the rub is we need to tear down or disregard boundaries to grow and become better. I haven't done justice to this so I am hoping people jump into this conversation as it speaks to how we co-exist, work together, stretch to be better and organize ourselves so we don't fall into anarchy.12/01/2017 #12 Sara JacoboviciAs always @Graham🐝 Edwards, you produced a very thought provoking piece. You've left me with much "to think about". Three things that stand out for me right now is, 1. "where" we choose to think is crucial. You offer an option. An important one. Your readers touched upon other "places" to think. So not only do we want to make time to think, we need to prepare that "space"within which we can think. And 2. (sorry, I am paradox obsessed) the idea of white as an "empty" space when one of its definitions is, "White is produced when all colors of the visible spectrum are combined." Finally 3., "White space is a process management concept described by Geary A. Rummler and Alan P. Brache in 1991 as the area between the boxes in an organizational chart; where, very often, no one is in charge." This leads to questions like; where do the boundaries come from, how were they defined and marked, what does take place when "no one is in charge"? This takes me in so many directions....have to find the place and time to think this through! Thanks Graham.12/01/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWhether it is the white space as design element or white space as for thinking, appreciation is central and over time it works on us, and even better when we are not trying to change but actually learning to appreciate (both in value and values meaning of the word - appreciation).
I will certainly vouch for this. The ages between 17 and 37 and 37 and next year when I reach 57 are vastly different 20 year development periods (night and day in difference). The earlier involved absolutely not an iota of reading and daydreaming rather than thinking and ultimately time passing rather than appreciation.
I would not be doing this today, if I did not see the difference it has made in my life - and continues to make as time flows forward.11/01/2017 #8 Aurorasa Sima#1 .... and visualizing a white wall is harder than one would think.
Great post, Graham, besides the interesting content I enjoyed your presentation. Poignant and well structured and written.
Here is a track, free for bees - everyone else has to "pay" with their email addresses or buy my mindfulness product (;
Thanks for bringing this article to my attention, Renée!11/01/2017 #7 Jared 🐝 WieseI loved "White space for thinking time" and "if you think something is important enough, you will find the time." Spot on.
Thank you for the reminder!
I heard Juliet Funt give a speach on your latter definition. It was a conference full of Business Analysts usually consumed with their Busy-ness.
It was a standing ovation. Please "think" about checking it out: http://www.whitespaceatwork.com/
Reminds me of how M. Scott Peck described how we can learn anything if we give it enough attention. He described how he helped a lady get her car out of emergency parking, despite his lack of mechanical skill.
"You can learn more in an hour of silence than you can in a year from books." -Matthew Kelly
Data to back it up? I bet in Edison failing 10,000 times on the lightbulb, that a - ahem - lightbulb or two of thought must have happened ;)
Ok, here's one I just had to part with: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/02/want-to-be-more-successful-try-thinking-about-death---study/11/01/2017 #4 Phil FriedmanGraham, I've been told that the "space" between my ears is a brilliant blue-white — and substantially unbroken by anything worthwhile. Of course, I don't put much stock in that because I've also been told to perform some physical exercises that are clearly anatomically impossible. Good post here. Pinpoints something we all should be taking seriously. Cheers!
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Comments11/01/2017 #3 Mamen 🐝 DelgadoWe are creators... Putting a rocket of desire out into the Universe... It's here, it's here, it's here... Like attracts like... Ask, Believe, Receive... Show Gratitude... Laughter attracts Joy...
Woww, thanks so much @Andrew 🐝 Goldman View moreWe are creators... Putting a rocket of desire out into the Universe... It's here, it's here, it's here... Like attracts like... Ask, Believe, Receive... Show Gratitude... Laughter attracts Joy...
Woww, thanks so much @Andrew 🐝 Goldman for this gift... Close
- 10/01/2017Notes for the New Yearblog.ycombinator.com I made some notes before my brother Jack interviewed me for How to Build the Future, where I mostly talked about how ambitious young people should think about their careers. I thought I'd clean those up to share for the New Year. Here they...
- Producer08/01/2017***'You Can't Have One Without The Other'***We are visiting another world. Are you ready? Ages away from now. Fasten your seatbelts. The flight takes off. Don't worry. It is safe to fly. Drop your luggage. Not needed. Just be you. As you are. Truly. The other world looks like our planet...
- Producer08/01/2017What's Luck Got to do with It? Nothing!By the end of this article, you might double think your next "Good luck" wish to someone. For most of my life, I've been told I have a horseshoe up my arse because I've been 'lucky'. One could say, many things have worked out for me, but I'm curious...
Comments09/01/2017 #36 Sarah ElkinsFunny, @Emily🐝 Bee, because I recently stopped wishing people luck for just those reasons! I wrote in a message just yesterday: I'd wish you luck, but you don't need it. Instead, I'll wish you adventure, joy, and just enough of a challenge to make you grow and thrive.09/01/2017 #34 Kevin Pashuk#18 That's certainly one way to consider it @Pamela 🐝 Williams... The context in which I gave the quote is usually around those 'lucky' career breaks...
... as for the situations you describe, they can be put down to 'luck', 'guardian angels', 'fate', etc. Sounds like fodder for another post @Emily🐝 Bee09/01/2017 #31 Gert Scholtz@Emily🐝 Bee Gary Player the golfing legend got to the top of his sport globally at a time when many would have said there were other more naturally gifted players competing. He famously gave the quote “the more I practice the luckier I get” when an onlooker suggested he may have been lucky by holing 3 bunker shots in a row whilst practicing in Texas. Nice post Emily!09/01/2017 #30 Mohammed A. Jawad@Emily🐝 Bee That's your true honesty and frank denial to accept the phrase 'Good luck'. Yea...what luck has to do when one's actions determine the outcomes. Perhaps, fortunate are those who are bestowed with celestial blessings. Presumably, to express good wishes to someone through encouraging words is the best.09/01/2017 #19 David B. GrinbergEmily, FYI, I tried several times to post this in the "beBee Buzz!" group on LinkedIn. However, each time I received a red error message stating, "Something went wrong, please try again later." This is a minor example of bad luck. Either that or LI finally infiltrated our group and is intentionally sabotaging it -- which I hope is not the case.09/01/2017 #18 Pamela 🐝 Williams#11 But, no matter how hard you work Kevin, can you prevent that nail/piece of metal in the road that causes a blowout, that makes you miss that important meeting, job interview, your child's school play, etc?
OR to look at it from the other side: No matter how hard you work does that stop the boss from calling just as you're rushing out the door to your child's concert and you're just sure you're going to miss her solo but just as you pull into the crowded parking lot another car is backing out right in front of the door, so you make it to your seat just as your little girl comes on stage?
There is an element of luck in life. :-) Ain't it grand09/01/2017 #17 David B. GrinbergNice buzz, Emily! A few thoughts:
1) I don't see anything wrong with wishing someone "good luck" as it's a positive message IMHO. It shows you hope good things come their way.
2) Luck and timing are both intangible factors which are beyond our control. However, both can play a pivotal role in life, including job attainment and advancement.
3) Saying: "The harder I work, the luckier I get."
4) To the last point, people can help themselves leverage good luck -- if and when if strikes -- by preparing for it. How? Work your tail off, set big goals, network, think positive, believe in your dreams, etc. On the flipside, if an opportunity luckily comes along but the individual is unprepared to seize it, then that's a big opportunity missed. Moreover, these luck-related opportunities don't come around too often (in my experience).
In essence, luck is one of many factors which may or may not contribute to one's success in work, relationships and life generally.
- Producer05/01/2017Create the World You Want“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” Sir John LubbockJohn Lubbock was born in 1834 and raised in the London Borough of Bromley. When John was 8 years old, his father came home with big news. Little Johnny thought that maybe it would be...
Comments05/01/2017 #5 Mamen 🐝 Delgado#2 It has been working for me during many years @Sarah Elkins. 30 years ago I had the lucky opportunity to attend a Silva Mind Control Course, here in Madrid. And one of the most important aspects in Silva Method are visualizations.
And it still works for little things, like for example finding a place to park in the center of the city o finding the way to go somewhere. And probably it works at this little level because I truly and deeply believe it is possible. The main point is what you say in your first comment about "truly believe it's possible, and ignore those internal messages that tell you it's not". And sometimes those internal messages are so internal that we don't even realize they are there.
Our subconsciousness has his own life...
Great Producer @Melissa Hughes!!05/01/2017 #1 Sarah ElkinsI've been using this technique for years, and I'm on the fence about its effectiveness, @Melissa Hughes. I think in order to implement this technique, you have to truly believe it's possible, and ignore those internal messages that tell you it's not. How many of us can truly quiet those questions about our competence and value? Is the ability to visualize and make things happen common? I don't think so. Can it be taught? That's the question.
What about you and your readers; those of us who are not superstar Hollywood icons, Olympic champions, and Nobel award winners, does this work for you?
- Producer04/01/2017Zig Ziglar – Attitude makes all the DifferenceArticle from Blog Freedom Zig Ziglar was one of my favorite authors. He died back in November of 2012, from pneumonia at the age of eighty-six.He was both a top-selling author and a great sales man. He also did traveled around taking part in...
- Producer04/01/2017Building confidence through better self talkI frequently say that self talk is the most important talk there is in life.It's the talk that defines us and our life. It's the perception we create of who we are and where our life is and where it has been and where it going. Self talk is the...
Comments04/01/2017 #3 Max🐝 J. Carter#1 I get the feeling that Henry has that kind of presence. In the interview I saw the guy interviewing him was taken back by him. He has intense energy that I am sure is not easy to hold ground in front of. The man attacks life with rage in every waking moment is how he put it. That has to have an effect on people.
- Producer22/12/2016Frame of Mind!We all need to take a step back from that big tree in front of us and realize there is a beautiful forest behind it. Let's truly take the time to be in a positive mood and influence everyone's behavior moving forward. We all can learn during the...
- Producer20/12/2016The Grander Purpose of WordsI love meeting new people online. Connecting is a rich reward when you find like minded people. Because here's the thing: In our world of uber online connection, many of us are still lonely. Reaching out can be a great healing tonic. Sharing who...
Comments22/12/2016 #11 Renée 🐝 Cormier"YOUR words...can change someone's Thinking, Feelings, Actions, Habits, Character, Destiny, and Legacy." This is something I believe completely and try to be mindful of. The words you tell yourself are as important as the words to speak to others. We live in a world where so many feel compelled to criticize, condemn and complain. People very easily slash at the character of others with their words but find it difficult to pay a sincere compliment or utter words of support, warmth and love.
A few years ago I was paying for my groceries and the lady behind me at the checkout was with a little girl about six years old whose face was deformed. I think this was a mother and her daughter, but I cannot be sure since the woman was so mean and cruel to the little girl. I remembered something I read in a book by Wayne Dyer which said we are all as perfect as we were intended to be. We tend to think of people with disabilities and chronic health conditions as being imperfect, and as a result we project that thought onto children and others. That is unfair since our true nature is one which is perfect and without limits. I asked the little girl if she was a princess and told her I thought she must be one because she was so beautiful. I hope my words gave her some peace that day and made her mother reconsider her behaviour. I often think of that poor girl. I hope she learns to temper the cruelty of this world with the knowledge that she is the only one who can truly define who she is.22/12/2016 #10 Preston Vander VenGreat Article. Our spoken words from our heart. I agree that connection is so important because I feel what is part of programming that is whom we associate will on a daily basis (in person, online, audios) and the books we read. All this go in to are subconscious. This "underwater iceberg" is the root our words in which triggers the rest of which you wrote.21/12/2016 #8 Deb 🐝 HelfrichWhat I take away, @Kwesi Millington, is that being in alignment with who we are is the best way to interact with the world. But it can be hard work to spend the time to know ourselves properly, because so much of modern life is about consuming what other people want us to want. And being who others want us to be. But joy and the power that comes from expressing positive energy is an inside job of meshing our thoughts and feelings.
"The World needs your Words."21/12/2016 #5 Henri GalvãoI like how you put it all in a sequence that really makes sense (at least it shows how much work we've got ahead of us!)
Your mother seems to be a wise woman. That quote reminds me of what Eckart Tolle said: "Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior", and "You are beneath the thinker."
- Producer19/12/2016TIME FOR CHANGE By avant-garde artist and peace activist Alexandra Francis.What is life? The ability to breathe? The ability to walk, to talk, to eat, to sleep? The ability to love? The ability to be positive? Negative? Confused? Neutral?Who can say that they can stand up in front of a crowd, and tell other people exactly...
- Producer14/12/2016How do people get promoted?I don’t know how people get promoted. I have been in corporate America for 20 + years and I don’t know how it happens. I know what I was told. I was told that you work really hard, more than anybody else, and you do your best! You give the best...
Comments15/12/2016 #4 Jennifer 🐝 SchultzAdam - I have been in your shoes. When I had been turned down for different promotions 3 different times, even after receiving awards like employee of the month and employee of the year - I decided to take my destiny in my own hands. I had been through 13 different managers in just 5 years. It was obvious that my employer did not understand their own employees.
So, I took my boss out to lunch - asked her what she thought of my performance, talked about ideas I had to improve revenue and asked what else I needed to do to be put in a leadership role. For me, that worked, less than 1 month later I was promoted. Working hard sometimes does not pay off for some of us if our employer does not recognize it. Some companies have bad management teams. Some think they need to go outside the company to bring in new ideas and yes, other times it's all about office politics.
Flash forward to now - I am an entrepreneur and own two companies - as I recognized that I was much more forward thinking and innovative than some of my industry could handle.
I speak to many job seekers and people in current companies in your position - yes, it is sometimes challenging for the "doers" and hardworkers to get recognized. That is part of bad managers who hire their friends and family over others who have paid their dues.
What advice I would give you is to start communicating with your boss - be open about your career expectations and don't be afraid to ask how to get there. If they don't recognize you as a leader - move on.
Your last comment about "stop trying to be good at your job" - DON'T stop doing that. Continue to be great at your job - because it's right for you as an individual - to learn and grow and take those skills to the next employer if necessary or your own company. :-)15/12/2016 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitSounds to me that you are a natural born entrepreneur. Here is the first thing to know about an entrerpreneur, some actually start companies because they love the entrepreneurial spirit of starting companies and then they sell them instead of managing them.
Now that is the presumption that one is solely entrepreneurial minded, but here there is a desire expressed for managerial mind. Other entrepreneurs do become the boss of the companies they founded because they want to scale what they founded.
At some point the aspect of promotion is going to come into play and either it shaped like an administrator minded succession planning process or something entirely new maybe conceived. The best way to change the system is to own the system and then if it devolves quickly into the political then that is one window as to how promotions come into being.
There was a time when Bill Gates paid no attention to K-Street and special interest. That is until special interest gathered like a dark storm cloud and hit Microsoft with anti-trust regulations - quickly Gates pivoted to the political, he had to because that was the nature of the beast at the size he led Microsoft to. So politics will seep in somewhere in the life of any organization.
There is a good reason why geeks and suits are called geeks and called suits. Bill Gates was a geek who became a major suit, and at some point the entrepreneurial, the technical, the managerial and the political need to be understood. Founders who sell the companies they founded want the entrepreneurial and technical but not the managerial and political. The long-game includes an appreciation of all four. Otherwise it is another kind of game called us and them. It comes down to playing that long-game.15/12/2016 #1 David B. GrinbergAdam, nice buzz. A few thoughts:
1) In an ideal work world everyone would be promoted based on their skills, talents, abilities and merit -- period. But this is not always the case.
2) A confluence of factors can results in a promotion, such as luck and timing. Even if someone is doing outstanding work, the employer might be downsizing, merging, or have related resource constrains.
3) We've all heard that saying, it's not always what you know but who you know. Thus networking can pay big dividends.
4) To the last point, that's what make beBee so unique: personal networking through passions and shared interests to build stronger business relationships. It works offline too.
5) Unfortunately, just as life isn't always far, neither is the workplace. Sometimes people get promoted due to an employer factoring in race, gender, ethnicity, etc., and giving extra weight to those groups of people due to diversity efforts or to check off a box for upper management.
Thank you for considering these thoughts based on my own work experiences. Keep buzzing!
- Producer14/12/2016What's Keeping You from Entrepreneurial Success?Two years ago I decided to become an entrepreneur and I was thinking about a few reasons why I didn't do it sooner and some of the obstacles I faced so far.I've been helping other entrepreneurs with Social Media strategies and noticed some of the...
Comments15/12/2016 #14 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat tips and observations @Adel de Meyer. My husband has been in business for himself for almost 14 years now. Through failures which happen to everyone he's learned and it motivates him to re-prioritize. If a person's ego is too large they will miss opportunities, so the ego must stay in check. Thanks, this is great info for those who are just beginning or are second guessing themselves.15/12/2016 #13 Sushmita Thakare JainThe road to success as an entrepreneur has enough barriers as it is. Don't let bad habits or bad people make it more difficult. Clean up your act and clean up your life.
Well summed up, cleaning up can surely help.
I understand it very well, thanks for sharing will be sharing it ahead! ☺14/12/2016 #10 Asesh Datta@Adel de Meyer. Thanks for the interesting post. Entrepreneurial success is not only what you have listed, but an attitude to 'start up' and be passionate about that. Today's entrepreneur do not need manpower as a board member but an all rounder to understand the business process with a concept. With the use of digitization our 'walk the walk' has become at the speed of light and still there are barriers and hurdles. Start up failures are more than the successes. Why and want went wrong? May be capital and preparedness before launch. Thanks and reagrds14/12/2016 #9 Renée 🐝 Cormier#1 When you have a resistant spouse, you need to find a supportive business partner. Not everyone has the courage and strength to be an entrepreneur, but all spouses like to eat, so find someone who complements your skill set and strengths and who fuels your ambition. That should help. @Graham🐝 Edwards you will like this post.
- Producer12/12/2016If you bring it to me I will try to break it...A disclaimerThe following does not refer to dishes, hearts, windows, fine china, or your grandmother's favourite gravy boat (although the picture is somewhat misleading... it's a classic bait and switch). What I am referring to is an idea... that...
Comments16/12/2016 #12 John Vaughan"It's a dirty job, but somebody's gotta do it" sez the Devil's Advocate, @Graham🐝 Edwards.
Interesting that it identifies a classic groupThink weakness within any organization (https://www.bebee.com/producer/@john-vaughan/the-emperor-s-new-clothes-epilogue)
As a BA-with-design-skills and ex-Documentation Manager, I agree with @Jared 🐝 Wiese's observations on the role. It may be self-serving, but UX is often at the cutting edge of making such 'critical' (in both senses of the word) observations ... and coming up with solutions. By the samed token, those unpleasant (but necessary) critical-as-in-negative observations often result in a big ole Target On The Back, thanks to protective Team Players.
Excellent article. Not exactly 'new news", but it needs to be repeated. And heard. Especially here at beBee.
Here's a radical concept:
beBee has a large investment in subsidizing 'branding advocates' (https://www.bebee.com/producer/@john-vaughan/priming-the-pump). Wouldn't it be swell if they also subsidized a Devil's Advocate?16/12/2016 #11 Tony 🐝 RossiPerhaps it is because there's so much true to it, or just because I'm one of those Millennials, but I live this often, @Graham🐝 Edwards. It's not just a generational thing, to be fair, but we often (especially at work) fail to disassociate the idea from the individual raising it. The idea is simply that - a thought - and may or may not be unique to the situation or the individual. If you can understand an idea it doesn't make it any more yours than the one who proposed it (sorry about that patent, Graham!). Credit should be given when due, of course, but ONLY after the idea turns into action (hopefully following @Sara Jacobovici's CTA advice...), but until that time, it hangs amongst the collective group discussing it. The progress (and general happiness!) we'd enjoy if we could take this approach more often...14/12/2016 #10 Jared 🐝 Wiese@Graham🐝 Edwards, you might want to check out Red Team, by Micah Zenko. I have not read it, but heard this about it:
"In order to spot catastrophic mistakes, organizations exposed to huge risks use red teams. A red team is made up of a collection of experts who try to break a system and expose its weak spots."
I loved the idea of being open enough to challenging an idea. I agree with Preston #3 on liking the phrase "Refine the idea."
For a more personal take, search "legs" on the following link too ;) Gotta love Tony Robbins. It comes from his amazing book, Awaken the Giant Within.
http://www.leadauthentic.com/change-your-viewpoint-change-your-beliefs/13/12/2016 #8 Renée 🐝 Cormier#6 No, my dear. You didn't invent it and neither did I! I did, however, mention in a post that I use it when writing marketing communications plans. The post is called, Is Social Media Marketing Enough? Here's the link if you are interested. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@renee-cormier/is-social-media-marketing-enough12/12/2016 #3 Preston Vander VenGreat Article. I like the phrase "Refine the idea." When we welcome constructive criticism, our idea is refined as silver is being passed through the fire. It takes the impurities out. I, myself, love to welcome constructive criticism.
"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." (Proverb 27:17) This is another proverb I love. There is mutual benefit in the rubbing of two iron blades together; the edges become sharper, making the knives more efficient in their task to cut and slice. The proverb also indicates the need for constant fellowship with one another. This is universal even with sharing our ideas.12/12/2016 #2 Renée 🐝 CormierWell done, @Graham🐝 Edwards! I find the 5Ws and How to be an excellent way to break down almost anything and turn it into something that matters. That's why it is the standard in journalism for writing any news piece. It's a way to make sure your work is relevant.
- Producer12/12/2016Knowledge is WorthlessWhen the actions created by your passions are greater than the obstacles created by your fears, then and only then will you succeed!I was up and out of bed at 6:30 in the morning with the intent to study and start to write my blog article. As I sat...
Comments12/12/2016 #3 Preston Vander VenGreat Article, I feel that your #3 on that list is the most important for me. After I found the right mentor, or accountability partner, everything began to fall into place. He was the one who kept me accountable to me daily reading, which I did not want to do at first. I was a person who wanted to blame my life on circumstances. They became a dictator over choices. After a lot of reading, and changing of my mindset, I naturally began to realize I was in control a put the rest of your list in my life.12/12/2016 #2 Renée 🐝 CormierThanks for this, @Paul Kearley. I know what you mean when you speak of people shooting down your ideas. I hate that and as a result, I have become very private about what I share with people. I have found a great business partner and friend in @Graham🐝 Edwards View moreThanks for this, @Paul Kearley. I know what you mean when you speak of people shooting down your ideas. I hate that and as a result, I have become very private about what I share with people. I have found a great business partner and friend in @Graham🐝 Edwards. We encourage each other and are accountability partners for each other. Having that kind of rapport and support is invaluable. Close
- Producer05/12/2016What Do You Do When Someone “Steals” Your Amazing Idea?The subject line read: “did you see this?” The message was from my editor Jen. “Nir, I saw the headline on this story and thought it might be written by you—but no!” she wrote. “Very weird.” I instantly clicked on the link she’d sent.It was uncanny!...
Comments12/01/2017 #5 Christine HomolkoWhat a fresh perspective on sharing/stealing ideas @Nir Eyal! Especially this resonated with me: "not sharing your insights frequently and widely means missing out on feedback."
Oh and then I HAD to read your Doppelgaenger article right away of course! Learned a lot about placebo buttons today...07/12/2016 #3 Lisa 🐝 GallagherHi @Nir Eyal, enjoyed this post and your raw honesty! I've had a few ideas that I've kept secret for fear of someone stealing them only to find out that what I thought was unique wasn't so! I loved reading that what Mele wrote to you, "@nireyal Very cool blog and post today. Sorry you got “scooped” but does not diminish the information you conveyed.” That had to make you not only feel good but more determined that your content can be unique. Inspiring post!05/12/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichVery timely post, @Nir Eyal. I really enjoy the irony of this quote:
"I’ve lost count of the times I’ve heard someone disparage an academic or an industry colleague as a hack, a charlatan, or an idea thief. As the political scientist Wallace Sayre has been credited as saying, “In any dispute the intensity of feeling is inversely proportional to the value of the issues at stake.” Hence, we argue most about the things that matter least."
Those that spend a lot of time arguing are diminishing their own brand-spanking-new idea generation time. Often for very trivial points that represent a Pyrrhic victory.
Comments03/12/2016 #11 Gerald Hecht#10 @🐝 Frans van Wamel I shall read it after getting out of the the Dow Chemical Plant's range...it just exploded...and the shelter in place isn't "doing it for me"...that darned chlorine gas is so irritating; my daughter took a pic --as I driving my kids home from school. The Good old Mississippi River Road...in good old Baton Rouge --in good ole' Louisiana...that reminds me... I should see if they got my resume...whoa; this stuff burns one's throat02/12/2016 #10 🐝 Frans van WamelThank you for viewing my whiteboard Gerald. Don't be confused, you are not the only one. I do however value your remarks as they have become entangled with my intentions to do anything at all, as to overcome my writers block by making a start anywhere. Pfft, I am glad I got that out of the way. Thank you again for challenging me my friend: I have just completed my latest buzz. #901/12/2016 #8 🐝 Frans van WamelI did not select any specific hive, it will find it's way where it wants to go. I merely wanted to throw my card on the table so as to start engaging a little more than what I have done so far. Lately, I have been a little absent as you may know. That is another story all together. My circumstances have prevented me to be as sociable as I have wanted to be. Over the last few weeks I have finally found a place where I can operate from to my satisfaction. I will expand my views of either side of the line soon, and regard this entry as a more realistic"opening move" into the beBee Community than what I did in my first article a while ago. My new design is a different theme of a concept that I have used before. #730/11/2016 #6 🐝 Frans van WamelIt is my way of depicting how to choose a path in the chaos of a complex world Gerald. We define our own moments of reality depending what filter we use at the time of observation. I appreciate your comment. We are often very quick to jump to conclusions. A picture is worth a thousand words. Thought in itself, creates conflict. Hence the question whether I AM neutral or not. I sincerely doubt if others are.#5