- Producer07/04/2017This is why I really, really like beBee...Simply put... it is the fascinating people you get to meet.Today I met Renée 🐝 Cormier and Kevin Pashuk for coffee (I actually had diet coke but this isn't about my slight addiction). I have known Renee for a while now and we meet regularly, but...
Comments08/04/2017 #34 Anonymous#32 In Toronto @Renée 🐝 Cormier. Yes, I would love to!
"33 Moments That Prove Canadians Are So Nice It's Hilarious" on distractify.com :)
- 06/04/2017This is worth waiting for the ad to finish at the beginning. @Javier 🐝 beBee @Juan Imaz @John White, MBA, here's why the vikings left Canada so many years ago!Why did the Vikings leave Canada? | Canada 150 | 22 Minutes Long before John Cabot, the Vikings were the first Europeans to discover Canada. But why did they leave? Gordon Pinsent guides 22 Minutes through a history...
- Producer03/04/2017You know you're Canadian when...Another Installment of "Tales from Paradise", Pt.-3 "Paradise is a state of mind..." I've enjoyed competing in Culinary competitions for years so I was excited and preparing for the up and coming Cayman Islands Salon Culinaire in 2006....
Comments04/04/2017 #18 Randall BurnsThank You @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher , always great to hear from you. if you were hoping that it wasn't going to fall then you already knew that it was going to, (your intuition was already there). It is a matter of perspective but I don't think it would be as good of a story, or a message, if it didn't fall. Makes me think about how many great stories I've missed out on because everything went well and "as planned".04/04/2017 #13 Dean OwenI am in awe of your talent! I do hope you get a chance to see (or even participate) in the annual Harbin Ice Festival:
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/09/travel/harbin-winter-festival-china/04/04/2017 #12 AnonymousIce sculpting!!!! Awesome! My snowmen were sculptures to my young Canadian eyes. Oh home sweet home I miss you. Though I suppose home is wherever I am and really, San Diego's sunshine is its own slice of paradise for now for certain. Loved this!!! Your pen sculpts things too! :)04/04/2017 #11 Don 🐝 Kerr@Randall Burns Ah Jeez my son, what a beauty Husqy. You must have ripped it up some good! Great story again. Reminded me of my dad, he ran a sawmill, and the first chainsaw he introduced me to back in the early '60s. Seven freakin' hp!!! Sounded like a Zero diving on to the Indianapolis!04/04/2017 #10 Aaron Skogen#9 I remember watching! Yeah, from memory, I thought they opened Strange Brew with The Great White North in the background too . . .
Regardless, those guys were hilarious. I still LMAO when I watch that show. It never gets old.
Being from MN and knowing many Canadians, I always felt a sort of kinship with our friends to the north.
I may have to watch a few episodes of SCTV via the Internet tonight. A laugh would do me good 😉.04/04/2017 #9 Randall Burns#7 Thanks for the great feedback @Sara Jacobovici, @Kevin Pashuk, @Aaron Skogen
- Great version of "Oh Canada", I had to stand up in my office while watching. :-)
- Sthil's are excellent saws! The title photo is actually from the 'SCTV" show, Canada's answer to SNL, a regular sketch that they did, (Bob and Doug McKenzie), called "The Great White North", was the predecessor to "Strange Brew". Note, this was "back in the day" when they could still smoke and drink beer on TV, LMAO!! A lot of Canadian actors got their start on "SCTV", Martin Short, John Candy, Dan Aykryod, just to name a few, hilarious show.03/04/2017 #6 Sara JacoboviciYes, i agree with all, @Randall Burns; you are a great storyteller, mood music and all! Love your attitude towards your sculpture falling. Love your story of the beer encounter with a fellow Canadian, eh. Love the diversity of images and sounds and how you pulled it all together. Please keep sharing your stories. Hope you enjoy this Vancouver version of O'Canada. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fc3OO0IUPjE03/04/2017 #5 Aaron Skogen@Randall Burns, I'm a Sthil guy myself, but that Husky is a no doubt a good saw. The closest I've come to ice sculpting was cutting my dock free after leaving town for week at thanksgiving. I came home to find it locked into six inches of ice. . .
"My brother, he's a genuis eh!"
Being a Minnesota farm kid and one who's dad had a sawmill, I can relate to "haven't we all. . ." In both contexts 😉.
Loved the Strange Brew intro photo! Great story Randall!
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- 03/04/2017Strategic Choices Need to Be Made Simultaneously, Not Sequentially
The only productive, intelligent way to generate possibilities for strategy choice is to consider matched pairs of Where to Play and How to Win choices
Harvard Business Review has some excellent examples here of how this plays out. Some are from Canadian companies.
Can anyone else think of other examples?Strategic Choices Need to Be Made Simultaneously, Not Sequentiallyhbr.org All your decisions need to fit...
- 31/03/2017Great experience at Creative Mornings Toronto today. The speaker covered the topic, Taboo, we know that's an uncomfortable subject for most us. It was an excellent presentation, alot of engaging questions and conversation.
If you have Creative Mornings where you live then I would definitely recommend that you attend.
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- Discover beBee in your city ! Sign-up for this Hive: https://www.bebee.com/group/bebee-canada-047500 Bess, share it around you, and tweet it! Come on canadian, donThe city of dreams (Vancouver Timelapse) Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in Canada. Since the day I stepped foot there, the beautiful mix of the modern city with the breathtaking natural...
- 30/03/2017Know any Software Development Specialists in the West Toronto area? I am hiring for a new team member. Check out the position description and apply at the link below:Software Development Specialist at APPLEBY COLLEGEwww.workopolis.com Software Development Specialist Full-time A leader among independent schools, Appleby College delivers an outstanding education to its 750 boarding and day students in Grades 7 to 12 located...
- 30/03/2017Outreach to Corporate Executives, Editors, & Journalists - Who wants to join in?
beBee can differentiate itself by becoming a place where corporate executives as well as editors and journalists from major platforms gather and engage.
It would take a team of committed Ambassadors and bees to comb through their own contacts, generate a list and reach out to as many Fortune 500 executives, other executives, journalists, and editors as possible.
We can come up with some standard communication pieces, divide up the list, and assign individuals to leverage their existing contacts, reach out.
An alliance with CEO . com would be extremely helpful.
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Comments30/03/2017 #6 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador@Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA 🐝 why don't we co-write an interview with @Juan Imaz @Javier 🐝 beBee @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, i will make sure ceo.com have it reviewed.
Now a full package with co-produced infographics and showcased data , spiced by an edited video short format by my team will make it to the headlines and have impact and their attention30/03/2017 #5 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorI have an alliance with CEO.com...lol..even the publishing guidelines and recipes and automated articles submisstions... I posted The following:https://www.bebee.com/producer/@stephan-metral/want-to-publish-your-content-on-ceo-com @Sandra 🐝 Smith View moreI have an alliance with CEO.com...lol..even the publishing guidelines and recipes and automated articles submisstions... I posted The following:https://www.bebee.com/producer/@stephan-metral/want-to-publish-your-content-on-ceo-com @Sandra 🐝 Smith : i hope i wasn't perceive sarcastic....JUst want to help in an effective way..and to @Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA 🐝 I love your idea ! Always be a supporter for your initiatves! Close
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- 26/03/2017Wonder what Toronto has to offer for team building?
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- Producer21/03/2017Announcing new beBee ambassadors !SPRING is coming !!!! Enjoy beBee !Let's take the guitar and swarm the planet ! Picture By Pedro Castañera - A great Spanish artist.BACK TO THE 60s_casta_- - beBee for Android New ambassadors !! Sonia Quiles Espinosa Paula Pérez Toledo Phil...
- Producer17/03/2017Is Sales a Dirty Game or Are The Wrong People Trying to Do It?With news media chomping at the bit to deliver sensationalism and support causes that will endear readers and thus get them engaged, a disgruntle employee can do a lot of damage to a company's reputation.Currently, Canadian banks are taking public...
- 14/03/2017An interesting workshop on job search and networking techniques. March 23, 6-8pm in Downtown TorontoWorkshop: Job Hunt Demystified & The Art of Networkingwww.eventbrite.ca UnstoppableMe and Focus Inspired invite you to this awesome workshop where 2 topics will be covered: Job Hunt: Demystified - have you ever wondered what happens after you hit "submit" on a job posting? We walk you through the application screening...
- 07/03/2017If you're in Toronto this week & will be attending the annual Dx3 trade show, stop by booth #321 and say hi! In whichever language you prefer!Dx3 - Yappn About Translation, eCommerce & Other Cool Stuff - Yappn Corp.yappn.com The Dx3 Canada show is coming to Toronto this week. It's the largest conference of its kind here, and we of course will be Yappn about language...
- 19/02/2017By chance those living in GTA or Peel Region might have come across this person "a writer with passion": Meet Douglas Gardham, the hardest-working Canadian author and novelist you’ve never heard of (shared via @globeandmail)Meet Douglas Gardham, the hardest-working Canadian novelist you’ve never heard ofwww.theglobeandmail.com The self-published author has been travelling every weekend for the past three years, hawking his books to...
- Producer26/01/2017Why personal branding is a crucial part of being successful in today's connected worldCreating a strong personal brand for yourself establishes you as a strong professional leader and opens doors. Personal branding provides a clear focus for personal development while establishing yourself as a thought leader. It also works wonders...
Comments07/02/2017 #18 debasish majumderi guess, personal contributions with rich values and pertinent appeals are most significant in an affinity based platform, where the platform will become a 'Brand' of distinction. so the potentialities and sincere endeavor with rich constituents are essentially to enrich a brand's value. there only lies the gravity of a person. apart from affinity and associating skill, a brand cannot be popular. so personal brand, i guess is relevant, moment the person is having the capacity to contribute or share his skill to usher majority, and thus the platform on which he or she is sharing makes the platform a unique 'brand'. however, lovely insight @Javier 🐝 beBee! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.26/01/2017 #6 David B. GrinbergJavier & @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood I just pinned this to my Twitter home page for anyone who wants to retweet this brilliant buzz https://twitter.com/DBGrinberg
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- Producer17/02/2017Trending Home Renovations in CalgaryWhether you are building a new house, remodeling or ripping out a room, you need to understand the basics of interior design and having a home warranty. However, you must stick to your budget, otherwise you’ll might end up with an incomplete...
- 13/02/20177 Big Brand Social Media Strategies that Small Businesses Can Usewww.socialmediatoday.com As a small business owner, you've probably experienced big brand envy - that feeling you get when you see a big brand’s successful social media management or customer outreach campaign....
- 07/02/2017Big Data In Energy Industrywww.linkedin.com We have talked about role of Big Data in Healthcare and Startup/SME, previously. This article looks at Big Data’s impact in Energy industry....
- Producer01/02/2017Chasing Your Dream Without Having It Turn Into A NightmareA while ago I wrote a piece entitled ‘The Inherent Value of Doing Nothing.https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jim-murray/the-inherent-value-of-doing-nothingThis was essentially a treatise born out of the extreme fatigue that comes from packing up your...
Comments04/02/2017 #24 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Jim Murray.. Sometimes when I read your posts I imagine you're on a rocking chair and I'm sitting opposite, listening rapt with attention. Thanks for this advice.Ive had dreams go well and those which border on nightmares. I'm okay with both, once I don't stop dreaming 😊🤗04/02/2017 #23 Cyndi wilkins"A lot of people end up sacrificing their dreams. Frank Capra knew that way back in the day when he created “It’s A Wonderful Life”, and it’s a very common theme in both literature and film." It's a very common theme in life in general...What would it really matter to the world if I was not here? Well @Jim Murray...I have to share with you my "It's a Wonderful Life" moment...After taking several weeks away from my practice to care for my father at the end of his "Wonderful Life," the first client I treated upon my return came into my office and broke down in tears...Yes, she had sympathy for me and what I had just been through personally, but more than that, she missed ME...ME...This person she and her body had grown accustomed to seeing...week after week...for relief of her physical discomfort and calming of her mind. She is a kidney transplant patient from birth...thirty five years old and looks like my grandmother...and she missed our time together. I am certainly not working miracles for anyone like Clarence might have done...I am just a human being giving what I can offer...My Time...My Patience...and My Love...That is all I have to give...and I know now, that it is enough...Thank you for the reminder;-)02/02/2017 #15 Jim Murray#3 @Paul Walters. Sounds to me like you are the best qualified writer to create a treatment for it. The advice I have is simple: encapsulate the story. Don't think of it as anything that's going to be a movie, because the people who read it need to have room to imagine it as such. Don't indicate any camera moves or any sort of cinematic visions. Just break it down into scenes, describe the scenes, dimensionalize the characters and connect the story dots. If you like I can send you one of mine. I actually don't believe in them a lot, because it's just as easy to write the screenplay and a lot more fun. Message me an email address.02/02/2017 #11 Jim Murray#8 Thanks @Todd Jones. (will follow you soon). I started my business by gradually starting to freelances while I was still working. It wasn't a hassle because the account guy and my art director where both people I was working with in the agency and we were all on top of our game. But I didn't let go of the agency gig for more than 2 years. So that's where this idea came from.02/02/2017 #8 Todd JonesFinally, a voice of reason! Jim, this is hands down the best advice I've read on the subject.
25 years ago, with more balls than brains, I turned my back on a stable career to pursue impassioned dreams of fortune and glory. The failed venture left me broke and struggling with debt for more than ten years. I suspect that my experience is far more common than the triumph and satisfaction promised by the "Do What You Love And The Money Will Follow" snake oil peddlers.
Thankfully I was young enough that I had plenty of time to recover. This might not be the case for those passion seekers struggling through midlife burnout. The statistics are well documented. Nine out of ten business ventures fail within the first three years. Never cash out a retirement fund to pursue a dream. If you are gonna be dumb, you'd better be young.
Humans are a funny lot. This post should be garnering far more attention and engagement than it has. I suppose it's because of the mortal proclivity to only hear and see what we want to hear and see, and not what we need to.02/02/2017 #6 Kristen MaslankaThank you for sharing your wisdom. This was certainly something I needed to hear. I'm facing some similar issues as you'll read in my stories, so I'm excited to hear such a (for lack of a better term) Taoist approach to let things unravel as they will, and as you worded it- phase it into my life.
- 02/02/2017Our Tech Predictions for 2017www.linkedin.com This article was co-authored with Wolf Ruzicka 2016 saw momentum in many areas – DevOps, cloud technologies and big data, being at the thrust...
- 26/01/2017How Facebook Uses Data Analytics To Understand Your Posts And Recognize Your Facewww.linkedin.com After writing several articles intended to act as basic introductions to Artificial Intelligence such as Machine Learning and Deep Learning, I...
- 25/12/2016" Merry Christmas to all"
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