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This is an engagement hive.. Goal is to ask questions to help inspire posts, when you can't think of what to write about.

Feel free to tag others in your comments, as well as links to posts you or someone else has made, to further the engagement and the sharing of posts that may have been made months ago.
  1. Michael Hillebrand
    Michael Hillebrand


    Lada Prkic
    12/08/2016 #119 Lada Prkic
    #118 Dear Manjit, my quick due diligence of social media, if I may use this term in such a way, has shown me which social networks are the serious social media platforms, and these I use on a regular basis. Like you, I use online space mainly for learning (with the exception of sharing music, which I think is so important in our lives). It is a rich resource for learning if we know how to use it, i.e., what information can be taken as relevant, or who can be considered as a true mentor from whom we can learn.
    CityVP Manjit
    11/08/2016 #118 CityVP Manjit
    #114 Dear @Lada Prkic there is a phrase used in business and in particular mergers and acquisitions that we do not use in social media and that phrase is "due diligence". Even with objective due diligence mergers are failing because does not take into account the subjective nature of culture and assumes a rational universe. I welcome due diligence in social media, in that regard I am more conservative than liberal, but in my expressions I am more liberal than conservative. Due diligence for me is a circle, within that circle is the world I seek to explore and learn from online and outside that circle is the viscous, cruel and hurtful existence. I have sufficient pain to build up my personal resilience without wanting more from social media - so I have made a conscious decision to bite the bullet or not take the bait. Bite the bullet and take the bait are two more expressions - and they are a part of my due diligence. I do not care for social media to become an intellectual boxing ring. We have enough fights in our own life to choose the fights we need to pay attention to, so what is left for me - but use the online space for learning. I am not a brand here so no recruiter is buying me - this is a learning lab and what I learn is with the few and not the many.
    Phil Friedman
    11/08/2016 #117 Phil Friedman
    #115 @Joel Anderson - True, it would be fascinating to hear what Gutenberg thinks of digital typesetting -- not only moveable, but completely change-able. I will await further developments.
    Lada Prkic
    11/08/2016 #116 Lada Prkic
    #112 Thanks for that @Phil Friedman I also appreciate this exchange of opinions. I have to admit that every comment I made on your post or comment is a challenge for me because you’re such an authority. Hope we will continue our friendship.
    Joel Anderson
    11/08/2016 #115 Joel Anderson
    I am sure he isn't on beBee but Johannes Gutenberg would be an interesting one to pick his brain.
    Lada Prkic
    11/08/2016 #114 Lada Prkic
    #109 Dear @CityVP Manjit, as I said in my previous comment, there is always something new to learn every day by reading interesting posts or following discussions. Your posts and your comments can be considered as the fount of knowledge, dear Manjit. Thanks also for enriching my knowledge of the English language with the new word „fair-weather friend“. Until now I have used only its synonyms. By the way, I like the song and the lyrics!

    What I meant to say by my comment on misunderstanding is related to the social media friendship, a relationship that we make online. I've witnessed many bitter debates between social media friends caused by misunderstandings. A few misinterpreted words, or the words written in haste, can affect the friendship that has no firm foundation like those we make on socials with people that we don’t know well.

    On the other way I’ve also witnessed some virtual friendships which grew into actual real-life relationships, and even love, such as the case with Deb and Gary. I’m on the social media only recently (about three years). I have been lucky in establishing some real-life friendship at the personal and professional level. I also hope to create such true friendships on beBee.
    Randy Smith
    11/08/2016 #113 Randy Smith
    #87 Thank you, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, my dear friend, for the mention. I am honored. It has been a pleasure to get to know you for the unique person you are, molded by what you have been through and what you are going through. I have the greatest respect for you, and you are one of my most trusted and valued friends -- ever. You are a true friend, the likes of which only come along a few times in life.
    Phil Friedman
    11/08/2016 #112 Phil Friedman
    #103 @ @Lada Prkic - I disagree. Friendship, bolstered by respect and trust, is not undermined by misunderstanding. I value our exchanges. Cheers!
    Gerald Hecht
    10/08/2016 #111 Gerald Hecht
    @CityVP Manjit thank you for the link; checking it out #109
    Fatima Williams
    10/08/2016 #110 Fatima Williams
    #98 I am in agreement with @Ali Anani :)
    CityVP Manjit
    10/08/2016 #109 CityVP Manjit
    #103 Dear @Lada Prkic and @Gerald Hecht if a friendship can be pruned or obliterated through a misunderstanding, what name do we give to this friendship that has no foundation to begin with? IMHO Friendship as a relationship is the lasting test of time but today it seems merely to be a reminder that loyalty is skin-deep at the personal level and short-term at the professional. How do define friendship which is transient to distinguish it which is a relationship? The only answer I can think of in this given minute is the expression "fair-weather friends".https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWf1heSlTb4
    David Grinberg
    10/08/2016 #108 David Grinberg
    @Lance Scoular please...
    Gerald Hecht
    10/08/2016 #107 Gerald Hecht
    @Lada Prkic ...agreed; like a "Tower of Babel 2.0" #103
    Michael Hillebrand
    10/08/2016 #106 Michael Hillebrand
    Also, as a note, the Question and Answer graphic questions like this one, are open to anyone to reply to. It became clear after doing the interviews, through comments and messages, that the questions allow members to get to know each other better, while still sharing their content and opinions, and it is quite appreciated and valued. I have made it clear that I am not a professional interviewer, so keeping the quality going without repeating the same interview repeatedly, is becoming difficult. The questions posted in this way are for me to test the responses to potential future questions, but also allow those already interviewed to continue interacting with members by answering questions they did not get, and also allow others to interact with one another in an open interview type of way. These questions are also to serve as an easy way for new members who have not yet begun to post on Producer, to comment and share thoughts, and get comfortable with the replies from members, and hopefully encourage them to begin writing their own posts.. I appreciate all of your comments and engagements.
    Michael Hillebrand
    10/08/2016 #105 Michael Hillebrand
    Thank you for all of the suggestions on who to interview next. It is very clear there are some great people here that you would all like to get to know better and it was great seeing names from hives I do not participate in, and would not have seen without something like this.. I can not get to everyone quickly, due to parenting and work, but I will start putting together my list and start working my way through it.
    CityVP Manjit
    10/08/2016 #104 CityVP Manjit
    #80 I am of that persuasion which questions our familiarity and thus invariably end up being the black sheep of my family, yet I know kinship is an important glue, especially if it repeats like a mosaic a million times over in a million different ways and places.
    Lada Prkic
    10/08/2016 #103 Lada Prkic
    #102 Misunderstanding can kill friendship! It's obvious that we agree, but sadly we do not understand each other.
    Phil Friedman
    10/08/2016 #102 Phil Friedman
    #100 @Lada Prkic - I understand that is your approach, but I was referring to the suggestion made by the originator of this thread, which suggestion was very specifically that if you are tagged here by someone, that you contact that person for further engagement. And my comment is very simply that if someone should, for whatever reason, feel motivated to engage me in conversation, they need only contact me directly. And vice versa. Speaking bluntly, I personally don't care for threads like this one because, as @Randy Keho points out, they tend to create mutual admiration exchanges that smack of adolescent cliques. There are a number of writers whose work I respect and enjoy, and I express that admiration in comments on their work, by sharing their posts, and in direct conversation. I do not need to add them to a list which by its very nature will exclude or overlook some writers who deserve to be on it. You and Everton else have the right to proceed as you see fit. I am not, however, required to buy into the activity. Not to go on much further, I do not see what being on social media for professional reasons or itherwise has to do with any of this -- but I allow that I may be misunderstanding what you are saying in that regard. Cheers!
    Chas Wyatt
    10/08/2016 #101 Chas Wyatt
    Excuse me if I am incorrect about this, but, I was thinking that the reason Michael Hillebrand put this out there was to garner feedback on whom he should interview next. That is the reason I responded in the first place.
    Lada Prkic
    10/08/2016 #100 Lada Prkic
    #79 Phil, I know I am correct.😉 Now, it’s my turn to get up on the soap box. My view on social media is perhaps different than yours, possibly because I do not use social media for business. Fortunately, I am not looking for a job, not sell anything, and not offering any services. I simply use socials to socialize with people who share the same interests as me. On LinkedIn, those are mostly the persons who are within my field of work and who share my passion for technical achievements in the construction industry and everything related to that topic. We simply exchange our experience and knowledge in the field.

    On beBee, those are people who love, other than engineering, mathematics and nature, or the same music as me.

    I could say I’m an observer and a learner on social media. There is always something new to learn by reading interesting posts or following discussions. I wish I could participate more in these discussions, but it takes time to write a meaningful comment and not just banal one. Unlike your opinion, I always start commenting with some kind of a compliment, followed by my opinion, because I’m sure the authors would like to “hear” the praise for their effort.

    About tagging, in a thread like this people are tagging each other to show respect to a tagged person. It's simple as that. I'm personally not thrilled with such kind of posts, but if someone tags me I will respond. I tagged you only because I quoted your previous comment with which I agreed. I didn't expect any discussion on it.

    All the best.
  2. Michael Hillebrand
    Michael Hillebrand


    Gerald Hecht
    07/08/2016 #9 Gerald Hecht
    @Deb Helfrich ahhh!! I was engaging upside down cause my cat was about to jump in the whatchyamacallit #7
    Gerald Hecht
    07/08/2016 #8 Gerald Hecht
    @Deb Helfrich we used to have one of those thingies...its scheduled to reopen!! #6
    Deb Helfrich
    07/08/2016 #6 Deb Helfrich
    #4 You know there is a Flow Dojo, right?
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    07/08/2016 #5 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    The best part of my job is engaging in conversation because I like people.
    Gerald Hecht
    07/08/2016 #4 Gerald Hecht
    A "Thinking Gym" or an "Engagement Dojo"
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    07/08/2016 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    The best part of my job is writing because it boosts my mind to unfold ideas!
    Charlene Burke
    07/08/2016 #2 Charlene Burke
    The Best Part of My Job/Work Is: continuous learning of something new...Because: I LOVE to know things, am always asking Why? or Why Not? or What If? and the bulk of the work I do is research for businesses - so I get to learn about people, places, things on a regular basis.
    Andrew Porter
    07/08/2016 #1 Andrew Porter
    The best part of my job is…..working outdoors, because I deem myself very fortunate of being able to have worked for all these years on an up close and personal basis in all aspects of horticulture and nature, in what must be one of the most relaxing stress free environments possible.
  3. Michael Hillebrand
    Michael Hillebrand


    Lisa Gallagher
    09/08/2016 #18 Lisa Gallagher
    The water... ANYWHERE water. Ocean is my first choice.
    Fatima Williams
    09/08/2016 #17 Fatima Williams
    A long drive to an unfamiliar destination :)
    Irene Hackett
    06/08/2016 #16 Anonymous
    I like to take long walks outside, preferably where there are lots of trees and open spaces. I also enjoy my patio overlooking the small pond with duckies - and my birdfeeders. It is calming and peaceful.
    Max Carter
    06/08/2016 #15 Max Carter
    On a long drive to nowhere on particular for no apparent reason. On purpose I leave the cell phone at home so I can get away from all the noise that the web produces that can't always be heard but can be felt from a mile away.
    Dean Owen
    06/08/2016 #14 Dean Owen
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    06/08/2016 #13 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Sitting in the Boro Inn in Blue Ridge, Ga sipping on a glass of red wine.
    Juan Imaz
    05/08/2016 #12 Juan Imaz
    Very nice way of thinking. Thanks for sharing @Michael Hillebrand and @Kevin Pashuk
    Randy Keho
    05/08/2016 #11 Randy Keho
    Thinking is highly overated. Drinking, now that's a whole different story. A few cocktails and I can solve any problem.
    Deann M. Harrity
    05/08/2016 #10 Deann M. Harrity
    5am I wake up and take my dog to the park when it's completely empty as the sun is rising. I sit and just take it all in as she runs around chasing squirrels and sticks. It's the most peace I've ever had.
    Gert Scholtz
    05/08/2016 #9 Gert Scholtz
    @Michael Hillebrand Taking my dogs for a long walk in the Johannesburg Botanical gardens which is just around the corner from my house. But then, paraphrasing the saying: "Sometimes I walks and finks, but sometimes I just walks".
    Brian McKenzie
    05/08/2016 #8 Brian McKenzie
    Off grid, dirt road, as fast as traction, tires and throttle will let me go.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    05/08/2016 #7 Tausif Mundrawala
    Marine Drive's promenade which is also known as queen's necklace. I always take a stroll there, by relieving stress and let my creative juices flowing by observing all sorts of people and smashing tides on bunches of tetrapods.
    Phillip Hubbell
    05/08/2016 #6 Phillip Hubbell
    I try to get away to not think...to turn it off for a while. I like the ocean most for that. Living in Nebraska, oceans are hard to find, but there is the Missouri river that just flows by.
    Andrew Porter
    05/08/2016 #5 Andrew Porter
    1 Hours drive down the motorway to a secluded beech on the west coast, its great not many people know about it... we take the dog and just chillax all day!!
    Jim Murray
    05/08/2016 #4 Jim Murray
    It's not so much a place as an activity. On my bike. Doesn't matter where. Preferably a bike path where I don't have to deal with cars or jaywalkers.
    Kevin Pashuk
    05/08/2016 #3 Kevin Pashuk
    Thanks @Michael Hillebrand for being inspired. My 'other office' always seems to have water involved, a lake, river or stream. A fountain will do in a pinch. Even in the winter, I'll bundle up and go down by the lake. Here's a shot of one of my favourite benches in winter. www.flickr.com/photos/kwpashuk/24995088751
    Michael Hillebrand
    05/08/2016 #2 Michael Hillebrand
    There is a park by my house with a trail that goes all the way around it. It's almost 5 miles long and goes around a pond, several creeks, and sports fields. It's quiet (except evenings when games and practices are going on) and and really nice to be in the middle of a city, but surrounded by nature. The sunrises and sunsets are amazing, and it's a great place to clear my mind, and get some exercise at the same time. Favorite place, without a doubt.
    Grant Chamberlain
    05/08/2016 #1 Grant Chamberlain
    On the North Ridge of Tryfan in North Wales, the view out on to the lake and across the valley is so relaxing...