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  1. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    Collectives vs Individuals: A Stand Alone Comment
    Collectives vs Individuals: A Stand Alone CommentIS INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM AN OBSTACLE TO DEVELOPING GROUP STRENGTH?Preface: This post began in my mind's eye as a comment on an article I read recently, but grew in the writing to a length that made it impractical to post in the comment thread of that...


    Phil Friedman
    28/04/2017 #82 Phil Friedman
    #53 Harvey Lloyd > "I have also made an assumption that @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee is searching for humanity through the reflection of nature."

    Me too, Harvey. My point, though, is that the choice of metaphor (really conceptual model in this case) is less than optimal for several pretty obvious reasons, including the difference between sentient and non-sentient life. As one commenter in effect put it on Dr. Anani's post, bacteria are bacteria, not people. Thank you for joining the conversation. Cheers!
    Jim Murray
    28/04/2017 #81 Jim Murray
    #30 @Phil Friedman I believe that you are actually skilled enough to make it both satirical and genuinely meaningful. And I believe one enhances the other. I too, like fellow Beezer @Don ๐Ÿ Kerr, have grown weary of all the attempts at homogenizing points of view I see here. Blogging, at least for me, is the last bastion of criticism in social media. I refuse to be herded, catagorized, homogenized, tranquillized, freeze dried and or otherwise narcotized. Who would actually read me then?
    Phil Friedman
    28/04/2017 #80 Phil Friedman
    #60 Yes, Sara, I agree that there is no necessity to lose one's individuality when joining a community whose member share a set of common objectives and goals. And that is precisely my point. Namely, we should be careful in terms of choosing a metaphor to explore in the conceptual examination of group formation, infrastructure, and internal interaction. Moreover, that taking collectives such as biofilms and bee colonies as our exploratory metaphors will lead us astray in terms of conclusions we might be led to draw about human communities. I agree with you about the robustness of the discussion here. Cheers!
    Milos Djukic
    28/04/2017 #79 Anonymous
    #77 Who is a scrum (scum) master here ? :) Yes, we have here a self-organizing team composed of some great thinkers (bacteria).
    Phil Friedman
    28/04/2017 #78 Phil Friedman
    #63 Seriously though, Milos, if what you mean is that leadership is a skill or natural ability that can be put either to good or evil purpose, I agree entirely. Which is why I believe we must look beyond the call for de-emphasis of the "individual" in favor of the "collective", to the motives and effective goals of those calling for such a shift. As various political systems and religious cults have amply demonstrated, it's easy to give up one's individuality, much, much harder to regain it... ever. Thank you for rejoining the conversation, my friend. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    28/04/2017 #77 Phil Friedman
    #61 Which goes to prove, Milos, that some scum is always just that, scum. Cheers! :-)
    Phil Friedman
    28/04/2017 #76 Phil Friedman
    #49 I agree, Praveen, at least in the main. I think. (How's that for intellectual tap dancing?)

    Seriously, you are correct that totally selfish expression of individualism is inevitably destructive. However, submerging the individual's interests in those of an emergent collective entity is NOT the only alternative. I believe that historically the apologists for true collectives were ultimately elites seeking to protect their privileged position in a social order -- or anti-elites seeking not to eliminate elitism, but simply to replace and take the place of those elites in the established social order.

    @Gerald Hecht makes an interesting point in mentioning Israel's Kibbutzes. They were (are), to my mind, more correctly seen as "co-operatives", not true collectives such as honey bee colonies. And if one doubts that, he or she knows little of Jewish culture. For I defy anyone to find even three Jews who will agree with one another on any issue of substance. When years ago I had to undergo a Jewish divorce, a 30-minute ceremony took seven hours because the Rabbinical Court in Toronto, composed of three Rabbis, plus a Scribe and a Proxy, could not go more than a couple of minutes at a time without breaking into an argument concerning some extraneous political or religious issue. :-)

    Thank you for reading and commenting, and for your kind words and expression of wisdom. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    28/04/2017 #75 Phil Friedman
    #50 Sara > " Whereas, I am continually trying to navigate reality in the only way I am biologically designed to do; subjectively. And that is why metaphors are an important language for me."

    Sara, there is a difference between believing that we, of needs, navigate reality subjectively (true) and believing that reality is subjective (self-contradictory). Each of us individually and all of us, as a group, can only seek to know and understand objective reality through the filters that are imposed by our individual and separate minds, but that does not mean that objective reality does not exist. It is often stated, or at least implied, that Einstein's theories of relativity were directed at establishing the "relativity" of reality -- but nothing could be further from the truth. Einstein's Special Theory is actually directed at reaching beyond observational relativity to a place of simultaneity. Like finding a place to position the fulcrum of the lever of knowledge. If that metaphor isn't over the top.

    I'd also point out that metaphors are not much like languages, but more like conceptual models. We can, I think, speak of the language of myths or parables or science fantasies, but not IMO metaphors. I acknowledge the expression "speaking metaphorically" but believe that expression is misleading if taken literally. For we don't actually "speak" metaphorically but rather use metaphors to illustrate or explore ideas. Either way, the conceptual danger remains in relying too slavishly on a metaphor, once chosen, because the metaphor may not be, indeed rarely is, entirely isomorphic with that which is being illustrated or modeled.

    Thank you and all for making this one of the most interesting conversations I've had to date on beBee.
    Milos Djukic
    28/04/2017 #74 Anonymous
    Now that I have come back from nowhere...
    Milos Djukic
    28/04/2017 #73 Anonymous
    #71 Yap @Gerald Hecht, the flow of goods, humanity and services. And still something: understanding and acceptance of differences.
    Milos Djukic
    28/04/2017 #72 Anonymous
    It's not chaos. It's complexity. Once you understand even the basic principles, you get better predictions.

    "You need to study biggest things first, and then go to smaller scale. The idea here is not a cutthroat competition of teams (or individuals) but a competition with rules that incorporate some cooperative activity with a mutual goal." - Yaneer Bar-Yam

    Prof. Yaneer Bar-Yam:
    Gerald Hecht
    28/04/2017 #71 Gerald Hecht
    #67 @Milos Djukic "imperatives of coexistence"/"supply chain logistics"..."tomayto/tomahto"
    Gerald Hecht
    28/04/2017 #70 Gerald Hecht
    #61 @Milos Djukic You present us with a very chilling prospect --of that there can be little doubt. That not withstanding, the human biofilm in my camera lucida seems to be oozing its way toward a future of warmer winters in Bortown as well as a "Lost City of Atlantis type" museum in the Gulf of Mexico to be called "Bayou Shallows" or "Big Easy Bay".
    Gerald Hecht
    28/04/2017 #69 Gerald Hecht
    #60 @Sara Jacobovici ahh the economic realities of keeping the shelves stocked, etc...I believe it was Steven Wright who once said: "It may indeed be a small world; still, I wouldn't want to be assigned the task of repainting it!"
    Gerald Hecht
    28/04/2017 #68 Gerald Hecht
    #62 @Phil Friedman Yes must @Don ๐Ÿ Kerr with the originality of his contribution.
    Milos Djukic
    28/04/2017 #67 Anonymous
    "The imperatives of coexistence".
    Gerald Hecht
    28/04/2017 #66 Gerald Hecht
    #59 Good Lord @Milos Djukic...we are speaking of individuals ...the priceless and unique dignity of a human being man!
    Gerald Hecht
    28/04/2017 #65 Gerald Hecht
    #63 @Milos Djukic and what of a parasitic leader...or the pre-viral era protoprion king; as the legend goes: the value of his vehicles as well as service/maintenance of same "could not be beat"
    Gerald Hecht
    28/04/2017 #64 Gerald Hecht
    #56 @Phil Friedman The "Kibbutz Model", experience teaches us, doesn't scale...this is already known, of course, to most citizens of the people's republic of China; anybody who remembers a nation state that was known as the Soviet Union...and anyone within ICBM range of North Korea.
    Milos Djukic
    28/04/2017 #63 Anonymous
    A bacteria leader knows everything about leadership. A human leader don't need to know all the answers. Common interests are important and they must not endanger anyone, including bacteria :)

    "Leadership is not about getting people to understand and believe in your vision and to work with you to achieve your goals. Under the leadership of such leaders the most beautiful and also some ugliest - the most tragic episodes in history have happened.
    Leadership is about social influence, mutual support and organizing of people in order to achieve a common goal. Yet, common goals can be very different: correct or incorrect, very material and social, but also immaterial (spiritual)." - from "Leadership Glossary, Principles and Future Trends", LinkedIn long-form post, published on July 9, 2015.
  2. ProducerVincent Manlapaz
    Indefinite success is the result of better ideas
    Indefinite success is the result of better ideasAs we grow and find meaning to the enviroment we are working on, I could say that we have seen the best and the worst of both worlds.According to one study, "the presence of chaotic systems in nature seems to place a limit on our ability to apply...


    Paulo Castro
    26/04/2017 #1 Paulo Castro
    Realmente รฉ dificil desenvolver ideias ! www.fundacity.com/ptharso
  3. ProducerLynda Spiegel

    Lynda Spiegel

    How to Avoid Resume Rejection for Online Applications
    How to Avoid Resume Rejection for Online Applicationsโ€œIโ€™ve applied to so many jobs, but I never hear back!โ€Clients call me every day, frustrated about high rates of resume rejection when they attempt to apply for jobs online. The reason that most online submissions are rejected when you apply online...


    Brian McKenzie
    27/04/2017 #7 Brian McKenzie
    #6 Over 300 applications over 6 years with less than a 10% rate (most of those were auto bot form letter reponses) doesn't appear to indicate such. Performance, Precedent and Evidence over Hope, Blind Optimism or Hand Snappy Emoji Expectations.
    America values their 'process' entirely too much, even Howard Hughes knew it during the 30's.
    Lynda Spiegel
    27/04/2017 #6 Lynda Spiegel
    #4 It may well be where you belong, Brian. You may just want to re-think how you apply - the ATS is indeed the BLack Hole
    Lynda Spiegel
    27/04/2017 #5 Lynda Spiegel
    #3 Thank you, George. I appreciate you sharing my post
    Brian McKenzie
    26/04/2017 #4 Brian McKenzie
    October is my next iteration test of the ATS Black Hole - just to reaffirm that corporate America is not where I belong.
    George Touryliov
    26/04/2017 #3 George Touryliov
    Brilliant advice! Thanks for the post Lynda! Going to share it with my network.
    Lynda Spiegel
    26/04/2017 #2 Lynda Spiegel
    #1 thank you so much, Phil!
    Phil Friedman
    26/04/2017 #1 Phil Friedman
    Excellent advice, from someone who obviously has the weight of experience to back it up. Cheers, Lynda!
  4. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    A New Business Study About Competition (By Me)
    A New Business Study About Competition (By Me)I don't know how I ended up thinking about writing a business post but you should consider yourself lucky, it could have been worse it could have been an article about content marketing.In front of anything else there is one thing I want to stress...


    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    28/04/2017 #51 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #50 My husband and son worked and played together through out my son's younger years and teen years. They don't work together now but they are still the best of friends.
    Pascal Derrien
    28/04/2017 #50 Pascal Derrien
    #48 nearly 12 @ this stage @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher :-)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    28/04/2017 #49 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #47 The comments played well into this buzz @Pascal Derrien!!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    28/04/2017 #48 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Businessgasms, OMG... that's one for the books, loved it and it made me laugh. I like your approach to a business analysis. @Dean Owen's Pepsi vs. coke comment also had me laughing, even though it's true. If I could only be this creative with regards to my own credentials and lack of a major degree vs. on the job training and my life experience. You have done well @Pascal Derrien, I could see you and your son owning a biz together! How old is he now?
    Pascal Derrien
    28/04/2017 #47 Pascal Derrien
    #46 thanks for joining @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher the comments are pretty good on that one read them first :-)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    28/04/2017 #46 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #30 I'm reading the comments now Brian. I decided there has to be a good convo going on since I'm late to the party ;-)
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    28/04/2017 #45 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #44 I was already beginning to laugh out aloud before I had even clicked the youtube link but I can't say anything funny about it because I have a couple of Chilean friends who love that music. I can introduce you to Gringolandia because it has a bit in it citing Macchu Picchu is in Chile and not Peru. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI5HC89X1V4

    I want to show solidarity with my Chilean friends by linking to the penalty shootout in the Copa America. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oxSasbIybo but now to keep my friends happy in Argentina, I will enjoy about 50 minutes from the Pampus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt1HnKB5WEc of course, while I rest in my bed and meditate with my superior Nikola Tesla like telepathic mind.

    As for my Brazilian friends I give them the reaction to the Germany game https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9G4w3pXGAE because when it comes to lamenting, Brazilians are the most dramatic and the best !
    Pascal Derrien
    27/04/2017 #44 Pascal Derrien
    #43 ah ah now I am starting to understand .....but how come did you know I would defrost Bolognese for tonight (which is true), I can only bow to your superior telepathic mind and I encourage the bee clan to sing to @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit View more
    #43 ah ah now I am starting to understand .....but how come did you know I would defrost Bolognese for tonight (which is true), I can only bow to your superior telepathic mind and I encourage the bee clan to sing to @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit incantation & lament !!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSkYpzikcdM Close
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    27/04/2017 #43 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    I know exactly why you thought of writing a business post. I had already imagined the two cars and the actual result of your findings are not science based but can be fully attributed to the genius of my telepathy. Not only did I engage in subversive mind control but I planted the kind of seed that Napoleon Hill wrote about, the secret. There are two parts to the secret that you will find within every comment. Once you see that secret for yourself, you will divine my true telepathic genius, as featured in the library book I read it from a.k.a. "telepathy made simple". I can reveal the third part of the secret, which is you must engage telepathy while commanding your own family to make spaghetti bolognese. You may think this is pure bolognese but it is not.
    Pascal Derrien
    27/04/2017 #41 Pascal Derrien
    #39 Thanks @Robert Cormack I accept it is a very binary sample :-) People are competing with their neighbours too :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    27/04/2017 #40 Pascal Derrien
    #38 oh yeah that one is for the business experts who get emotional when reading the stock exchange for example, @Aaron Skogen I am glad I made you smile :-)
    Robert Cormack
    27/04/2017 #39 Robert Cormack
    Good to hear competition isn't one-sided, @Pascal Derrien. There are cases where the competition has no competition. We know them as monopolies, but that's a tough term to define anymore with the global village. I guess it's safe to assume we'll always have competitionโ€”even in our back yards.
    Aaron Skogen
    27/04/2017 #38 Aaron Skogen
    You had me laughing my butt off at "businessgasm" @Pascal Derrien.

    Funny how when we focus too intently on the competition and what they're doing we become blind to our own line of sight.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    27/04/2017 #37 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #35 That's part 2 of the Tarzan principle... You always need to keep an eye out for new vines, lest you be left hanging
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    27/04/2017 #36 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    AIWA had great audio players too I remember, but it was AKAI that emerged a huge disruptive player in India. They brought down the prices of colour televisions by almost 40% (maybe even more) in a fresh wave of product launches some years ago...2011. I am a Panasonic person these days.
    Pascal Derrien
    27/04/2017 #35 Pascal Derrien
    #33 when I left in 97 we had completely missed the boat on digital and focused on niche such as DAT and other stuff , the PlayStation division was bridging the gaps in terms of revenue and Aiwa was declining after a decade of double digit growth . the R&D minds were not sharp as they used to be or they went elsewhere.....
    Pascal Derrien
    27/04/2017 #34 Pascal Derrien
    #31 thanks @@Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez for reading the share and adding your own take :-)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    27/04/2017 #33 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #28 Yup, aint nuthin the same (even 33% growth on net revenues) without Pascal ;)
    Pascal Derrien
    27/04/2017 #32 Pascal Derrien
    #30 thanks for dropping by Brian it all makes sense I must say :-) even to me
    @Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    27/04/2017 #31 @Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    Our variety of competition was "get your ass up and put the car back in its place".
    The reference is always important.
    Shared in this hive https://www.bebee.com/group/amigos-del-slot View more
    Our variety of competition was "get your ass up and put the car back in its place".
    The reference is always important.
    Shared in this hive https://www.bebee.com/group/amigos-del-slot
    Thanks @Pascal Derrien Close
  5. ProducerMeera ๐Ÿ Nair
    How to Write โ€˜Eye-Catchyโ€™ Product Descriptions?
    How to Write โ€˜Eye-Catchyโ€™ Product Descriptions?A product description can be best defined as a set of information regarding a particular product. It consists of the introduction about the features, quality, and level of performance of a product. An amazing product description can increase the...


    Meera ๐Ÿ Nair
    28/04/2017 #8 Meera ๐Ÿ Nair
    #5 @David Martรญn Alonso: Thank You so much :)
    Meera ๐Ÿ Nair
    28/04/2017 #6 Meera ๐Ÿ Nair
    #3 @George Touryliov: Sure! Will do my best :)
    David Martรญn Alonso
    27/04/2017 #5 David Martรญn Alonso
    Great post and useful tips, thanks a lot
    Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    27/04/2017 #4 Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    Sharing to my other platforms :)
    George Touryliov
    27/04/2017 #3 George Touryliov
    #2 Write more Meera. Will wait for awesome content like this.
    Meera ๐Ÿ Nair
    27/04/2017 #2 Meera ๐Ÿ Nair
    #1 Thank You so much @George Touryliov
    George Touryliov
    27/04/2017 #1 George Touryliov
    Good practical advice! Thanks for share @Meera Nair !
  6. ProducerMilos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

    Fractals Forever
    Fractals ForeverBe BRAVE,provide something NEW and magnificent for the others,then the whole WORLD is yours.Love is the essence of time. The moment when we start to believe that we are influential is at the same time the final moment for our own rigorous...


    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    28/04/2017 #142 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Damm it "I am the one" yayyy! great reminder @Milos Djukic. Just saw this again and Yes!
    Gerald Hecht
    01/04/2017 #141 Gerald Hecht
    @Milos Djukic you are the thanked ;-)
    Milos Djukic
    01/04/2017 #140 Anonymous
    Thank you @Gerald Hecht, my friend.
    Milos Djukic
    13/02/2017 #139 Anonymous
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    11/02/2017 #138 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Be Brave, thus take Action. This buzz is very simple, yet so powerful. Thanks.
    Milos Djukic
    06/01/2017 #137 Anonymous
    #136 Be Brave @Lyon Brave :)
    Lyon Brave
    06/01/2017 #136 Lyon Brave
    Be Brave!
    Ben Pinto
    27/11/2016 #135 Ben Pinto
    าŒO Is for yatO
    Read this by Dr. @Milos Djukic...
    Ben Pinto
    27/11/2016 #134 Ben Pinto
    Dr. @Milos Djukic has started a thing...
    Ben Pinto
    27/11/2016 #133 Ben Pinto
    Join the...
    yatO (าŒO) movement.
    "you are the ONE"'
    าŒO is the symbolic icon created by Ben Pinto.
    Gerald Hecht
    31/10/2016 #132 Gerald Hecht
    @prabhakar rajarapu how brace do think you really are? Will you like prison?
    Gerald Hecht
    31/10/2016 #131 Gerald Hecht
    prabhakar rajarapu I believe your time on this wheel has ended ...no worries though; yo have been reported to Javier beBee John White, MBA Deb Helfrich David B. Grinberg and they shall determine how to dispose of you and the record of harassing me which you have so thoughtfully left behind
    Gerald Hecht
    31/10/2016 #130 Gerald Hecht
    @prabhakar rajarapu I believe your time on this wheel has ended ...no worries though; yo have been reported to @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee @John White, MBA @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich @David B. Grinberg and they shall determine how to dispose of you and the record of harassing me which you have so thoughtfully left behind
    Gerald Hecht
    31/10/2016 #129 Gerald Hecht
    @Pranhakar Now you beg me to kill you but you seem unable to actually die! This is very exciting!
    Gerald Hecht
    31/10/2016 #128 Gerald Hecht
    @prabhakar guess what happens to you next? I'll give you a hint FCC...Fraud..SN newcomer leaks personal information on thousands of users
    Milos Djukic
    26/10/2016 #127 Anonymous
    #126 :) #FFF
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    25/10/2016 #126 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #125 :) #BFF
    Milos Djukic
    24/10/2016 #125 Anonymous
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    23/10/2016 #124 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Be BRAVE,
    provide something NEW and magnificent for the others,
    then the whole WORLD is yours.
    @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher I'm not sure why all buzzes I've been reading are showing me the above message. I see a sign #FractalsForever
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    23/10/2016 #123 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    You're welcome @Milos Djukic :))
  7. ProducerHarvey Lloyd

    Harvey Lloyd

    OMG, is it Serious, Maybe
    OMG, is it Serious, MaybeBig data and the use by marketing (or spin if you count politics) is fudging the line of concern and serious. ย From healthcare, ย national security and the deodorant we use, high emotion is now attached and would have you believe something is wrong...


    Jerry Fletcher
    27/04/2017 #14 Jerry Fletcher
    And so it goes.
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/04/2017 #13 Harvey Lloyd
    #10 I believe the effort to remove the emotion from the substance becomes laborious. I agree controlling our emotions in a sincere way that allows us to live is the point.
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/04/2017 #12 Harvey Lloyd
    #9 I think your thoughts a reflective of the post. By the time you scrape the emotional heap off of the banana split you are left with the napkin and no use for it. Thanks for the comment @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/04/2017 #11 Harvey Lloyd
    #8 well said. That should be a quote on a tee shirt
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    27/04/2017 #10 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    " I no longer assume something is โ€œseriousโ€ because someone has attached a heap of emotions on top. The boy that cried wolf comes to mind". I agree and therefore welcome the lovely comment by @Sara Jacobovici View more
    " I no longer assume something is โ€œseriousโ€ because someone has attached a heap of emotions on top. The boy that cried wolf comes to mind". I agree and therefore welcome the lovely comment by @Sara Jacobovici. However the question is how to regulate our emotions? In the stock market it is fear and greed emotions that are the two forces moving stock prices up and down. If I judge emotional decisions by their results then I go all the way in support of your buzz @Harvey Lloyd. Close
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    26/04/2017 #9 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    I am also a little numb with the emotional vigor always attached to issues. Everything has an emotion attached to it and I'm really tired of it. Because emotions make me vulnerable and I dont like being vulnerable. I want to think clearly and would never want emotion to get in the way if it did I'm probably down a different route than I would like to be.
    Feeling emotional is different to deciding while experiencing that emotion. That's why I believe one can never understand how one feels even if one has been in the same place. Whoa I just got emotional I guess.
    Pascal Derrien
    26/04/2017 #8 Pascal Derrien
    Emotion is OK , prostitution of feelings is not :-)
    Harvey Lloyd
    26/04/2017 #7 Harvey Lloyd
    #6 I appreciate your straightforward approach, as i share some similar sentiments. Unfortunately these emotional methods of tying incongruent situations to our limbic system is working on the general population. Most of it is benign. Ok by a Subaru to bring your baby home from the hospital.

    The problem lies where we need to make lessor of two evil decisions. We can't do that with the limbic system.
    Brian McKenzie
    26/04/2017 #6 Brian McKenzie
    Facts over 'Feels' ~ everytime, doubly so in economics, insurance, healthcare, military intelligence and foreign policy.

    The only time I pander to emotions is when I am selling.
    Harvey Lloyd
    26/04/2017 #5 Harvey Lloyd
    #4 Yes i do believe we need to appeal to folks emotions but through their intellect and not the back door. Your point is good. I was being a little slapstick in thinking about commercials on tv and how Subaru is part of procreation and a family heirloom, along with nutrigenix pils i will have a six pack stomach and lots of dates.

    I believe in the end this fudges the real science and presentations of any subject. The clutter is obscuring the advantage.

    Thanks for the comment and stopping by @Jerry Fletcher
    Jerry Fletcher
    26/04/2017 #4 Jerry Fletcher
    I use emotion daily in presentations of advertising. I use the power of story when speaking. I consciously try to trigger that older part of the brain that generates response. That's expected. but what you're talking about Harvey is the unexpected, non-thinking kind of emotional approach to any subject. I agree that we are indeed parked tandem. the answer may simply be just to not engage.
    Harvey Lloyd
    26/04/2017 #3 Harvey Lloyd
    #2 I agree emotions are an integral part of who we are and how we express ourselves but salt is also a part of our existence. A little goes a long way. I see commercials and posts where it appears we can't get our point across without invoking emotion. Certainly in some cases the emotions are appropriate. Appealing to my good sense and me applying my emotions is the better way. Emotion matching never ends well.

    Thanks for stopping by i appreciate your time and comments.
    Gert Scholtz
    26/04/2017 #2 Gert Scholtz
    @Harvey Lloyd Perhaps more indirectly related to your post: I see emotions in terms of understanding and spurring action. To really understand something, emotions may get in the way of concentration and here I include positive and negative emotions. To spur action, positive emotions can help in getting to a first step, but often emotions fizzle and cannot sustain action. From there it becomes a cycle of discipline, action, and the positive emotion of being energized through the action itself. Sad emotion can detract from taking action and overt will and discipline is them required.
  8. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    City VP Manjit  "Why I love beBee"
    City VP Manjit "Why I love beBee"Sometimes the greatest testimonies are hidden in the comments to a post. City VP Manjit made one of the best remarks about beBee that I have read in quite a while. ย It came about from a poem that Chris Guest posted in honorย of Ali Anani. First the...


    mohammed khalaf
    28/04/2017 #39 mohammed khalaf
    Ali Anani inspires me because of his immense optimism and positive outlook. Ali said in one of his posts: "Stories are powerful and shape both those who tell them and those who are themselves shaped by the story tellers."
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    28/04/2017 #38 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #33 I watched it the evening you shared it and I found it just up my strolling alley!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    28/04/2017 #37 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    The poem is excellent! Short yet deep! Great comment by @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit and testament to beBee. I agree, I don't write anti-linkedin articled. I also gave up blogging on LI when I left here. Not because I held a grudge towards LI, because I decided to spend my time and energy on beBee. No one forced me to do so, it was by choice. I found beBee to be a breath of fresh air and still do. City, you rock- you're always so positive as is @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. @Gert Scholtz great mix of two buzzes, they compliment one another. I'd like to thank all of you who have stood by me during some difficult times in my life and you still treated me no less than anyone else, with compassion and respect, which I find is the core of beBee.
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/04/2017 #35 Sara Jacobovici
    Well done @Gert Scholtz. Nice piece of writing by @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit that deserves to be shared. And I will continue to do so.
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/04/2017 #34 Sara Jacobovici
    #25 Dear @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, you never cease to amaze me; your creativity, your energy and generosity! Thank you so much!
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    28/04/2017 #33 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #30 There is another movie with the word WALK in it and this one I tried to get my kids to watch. They nearly watched it except after 15 minutes they went to sleep. I actually loved it, and you will know that I am talking about MINDWALK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uec1CX-6A38
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    28/04/2017 #32 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Dear Gert, you continue to put others in the spotlight and give them a well-deserved appreciation. I have to say that @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit 's comments often stimulate my little grey cells, which I consider to be desirable brain exercises. :-)
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    28/04/2017 #31 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #11 #21 I say lets dedicate Louis to all bees https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyLjbMBpGDA
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    28/04/2017 #30 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #28 Nobody drops unforeseen references like you do - you are a master tangent spinner. So I must ask you this? "Do you only watch movies whose titles include the word "walk"? I'd be up for another movie night in mid-May....
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    28/04/2017 #29 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #25 Dear @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman I fully agree with the special energy that Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and Sara Jacobovici bring to beBee and here energy unfolds into energy, giving rise to new energy. I will be most happy at beBee when I see a billion people here and we merge as brothers and sisters - as energy that begets energy.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    28/04/2017 #28 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #26 Put it this way @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich I am a man who watches tearjerker movies and I have had women tell me to "get a grip". Members of my family cannot believe that I was gripped by a Mandy Moore movie called "A Walk to Remember". Even one of my kids said "Really Dad! Really?" when I watched a re-run of it with a tissue box.
    Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA  ๐Ÿ
    28/04/2017 #27 Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA ๐Ÿ
    @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee is brilliant. I never saw him on LinkedIn but I am glad that I have found him here.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    28/04/2017 #26 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Well, I tried to do a 'roast' and find three unrelated source links that would expand the line of thought in this buzz, but alas, encountering the phrase "moving more towards fainthood" had me wondering when we are going to have an official beBee code word for mic drop when someone just slays a comment?


    Four cheers for a man who has repainted the dewey decimal system into a colorful learning catalogue!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    28/04/2017 #25 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit is a great asset to beBee. His comments, as well as those from @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and @Sara Jacobovici, are buzz worthy within themselves.

    CityVP, our sainthood bee!
    He and Sara and our beloved Ali
    Their thoughts so wise and no surprise
    Artfully penned from beginning to end

    Undoubtedly, a powerful way to teach
    Creativity in its truest form
    Information extending its reach
    Fractals in motion, ideas being born

    What better way to be selective
    Our special bees are most effective
    By bringing learning in perspective

    Yogesh Sukal
    27/04/2017 #24 Yogesh Sukal
    #23 everything is great and I like posting and getting interpretation of bees here and interactive discussions here. Thanks to bees.

    But at this moment I cannot control smile on face to the @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit View more
    #23 everything is great and I like posting and getting interpretation of bees here and interactive discussions here. Thanks to bees.

    But at this moment I cannot control smile on face to the @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit words moving towards faintwood :) Close
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    27/04/2017 #23 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    This buzz sure is testing my humility, I don't know about sainthood, but I am moving more towards fainthood such is the quality of people that express what for me is a very humbling appreciation. Thank you all.
    Gert Scholtz
    27/04/2017 #22 Gert Scholtz
    @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit Further testimonial in your comment to this post: "It is great to reflect upon personal value and one of my greatest values is to be part of any group that I refer to as a "magnet for magnificent minds" Thank you Manjit.
    Gert Scholtz
    27/04/2017 #21 Gert Scholtz
    @Paul Walters @Pascal Derrien Thank you kindly. Sainthood? Actually I wanted to be part of โ€œthe hoodโ€ but my thick Afrikaans accent kept me out :) Appreciate your comments honoring @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/04/2017 #19 Harvey Lloyd
    Thanks @Gert Scholtz i had missed these exchanges and @City VP Manjit captured my interest in beBee. I am glad that i joined as my first foray into social media. LI was my first venture into any social online space. The business dogma of which i think i have heard most of, left me wanting. Finding @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and @Sara Jacobovici along with @Ian Weinberg restored some credibility back to social media for me. Your post here is further evidence.

    The essence of the poem by @Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA) and the posts of @City VP Manjit reclaim humanity.
  9. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Contribution to the society is the responsibility of everybody
    Contribution to the society is the responsibility of everybody Many people assume that contribution to the society is the responsibility of those who are already well settled in life and have nothing else to do; because, even if the average person tried to contribute to the society, it wouldnโ€™t make much...


    Victor Chertkov
    10/11/2016 #25 Victor Chertkov
    Pues eso: sรฉ responsable de tu vida, sรฉ dueรฑo de tu vida, poco a poco, cada dรญa un poco mรกs, sin resignarte, aportando valor, siendo tu mismo, creciendo por dentro y tallando el diamante de tu alma...

    Los acontecimientos diarios, las dificultades (reales o percibidas), incomodidades y fallos, son esas piedras esmeriles que hacen que el diamante brille cada vez mรกs. Tambiรฉn pueden estropear el diamante, ocurre, claro que sรญ, pero, una vez mรกs, de ti depende lo que haces con la piedra.

    Sรฉ responsable de tu vida...
    debasish majumder
    05/11/2016 #24 debasish majumder
    extremely relevant and inspirational post. thank you for sharing such lovely insight@Javier ๐Ÿ beBee.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    05/11/2016 #23 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #21 I missed this too @Irene Hackett and @Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado, luckily Javier posted this to Facebook and thats how i found it.
    Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    05/11/2016 #21 Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    #18 I feel the same @Irene Hackett, how could I miss this Producer??
    Love the idea of the drops and the ocean. I feel like a little drop taking care and enjoying with the drops around me, cycling all together in the same direction.
    Thanks again @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee and @Juan Imaz for creating beBee!! ๐Ÿ’ซ
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    04/11/2016 #20 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Very moving @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee. You spirit shines in all that you do and it's contagious! This is why I love beBee because I know Juan, Javier and their entire team are truly authentic. I will continue to cycle with you, literally soon!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    04/11/2016 #19 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Thanks everybody for your comments !
    Robert Cormack
    19/10/2016 #17 Robert Cormack
    I like this Javier. I think building relationships here based on common interests and beliefs demonstrated how "together" we can be. Something tells me that's a strength we can build upon, hopefully to help others. I'd like to think we can make social media a platform for helping as opposed to showing pictures of ourselves.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    17/10/2016 #16 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Dear Jav, you have very rightly hit upon the complacency that creeps in from a personal sense of inadequacy in many. It could be due to any reason - poor health, money, work pressure, lack of time, etc. But yes, anybody can make a difference. Even without moving mountains. A random act of kindness a day, a smile, a hug, a cheerful attitude, a word of praise, an unasked raise ;) ...can and do make the world a better place! You express so well! Keep writing Amigo!
    Vincent Andrew
    16/10/2016 #15 Vincent Andrew
    A simple yet powerful message!
    Milos Djukic
    16/10/2016 #14 Anonymous
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee, fractals forever. Kudos and thank you.

    You Are a Social Leader, definitely. The Butterfly Effect ("Every person can make a difference to the society if they have the will to do so." - Javier Cรกmara Rica). The Fractal Revolution in Society, beBee affinity network is the first social media because of all members, affinity concept and high degree of awareness of management.
    Gert Scholtz
    13/10/2016 #13 Gert Scholtz
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee Thank you for an uplifting post Javier. I like your last line the most: "Quantities should not become an excuse for inertia." A very wise insight.
    Harvey Lloyd
    13/10/2016 #12 Harvey Lloyd
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee your concept is timely. But i would offer up a perspective that negativity is a symptom not an outcome. I have read here and other places about "negativity" and it truly has become an emotional concept. I have had staff say, I wanted to say something but i didn't want to appear "negative".

    Being negative is a matter of perspective. Steven Covey of Seven Habits fame talks about this as a bank account. Sometimes we withdraw and others we deposit. The balance is what is important, not the deposits or withdrawals. If you have made deposits with the team, negativity is a withdrawal but, no one sees it that way. Lacking deposits then one must be withdrawing from the team on a consistent basis.

    I encounter negativity as a learning experience. Now i am not referring to the acute stages of negativity brought on by psycosys. But rather folks who express misunderstanding in a negative way. They apparently have a a different perspective, and i would like to hear it. I might try and discuss the presentation of the perspective so the person can express themselves and make a deposit rather than withdrawal.
    Ken Boddie
    13/10/2016 #11 Ken Boddie
    It's always good, Javier, to walk around the office with a calm demeanour, a broad smile on your face and a positive patient attitude. If nothing else, it drives people crazy wondering what you've been smoking! โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ™ƒ
    Brian McKenzie
    13/10/2016 #10 Brian McKenzie
    I have no inclination to join society or civilization again. "TEAM" is something I would consider, but when the machine spat me out - I am not overly excited about plugging back into it, no matter what siren song it sings. Hell, I quite enjoy pouring gas on the smoldering embers for fun and profit.
    Debesh Choudhury
    13/10/2016 #9 Debesh Choudhury
    Avoiding negative people is not difficult, but avoiding negative thinking is a challenge .. If we can face that challenge with positivity, everything becomes easy. Thanks @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee for reinforcing positivity .. yes, our society is in need of that.
    David B. Grinberg
    13/10/2016 #8 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you JAVIER for those words of wisdom. It never pays to be negative. And it's just as easy to be positive. ๐Ÿ˜‡โœŒ๏ธ๏ธ๐Ÿ
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    13/10/2016 #7 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Important message and one we should all try to live up to. We all need to project a positive attitude and be the besy bees we can be.
    Paul Walters
    13/10/2016 #6 Paul Walters
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee Wise words as always. Now about that bike in the pic. I want one and 10 friends to pedal( hate to say it, I think I would sit at the back...less work on the hills if you get my drift! )
    Prakashan B.V
    12/10/2016 #5 Prakashan B.V
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee : Very relevant article, ..How true..."It is the little drops of water that make the mighty ocean"..Can't agree more with you on this.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    12/10/2016 #4 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Cycling is a great metaphor, Javier. If we keep our eyes in front of us, focus on our own balance, we will inevitably end up helping to draft those behind us.
  10. ProducerDunja Rado

    Dunja Rado

    The Story of Ego and Unfulfilled Expectations
    The Story of Ego and Unfulfilled ExpectationsYou know what hurts you most? Unfulfilled expectations! And the emotions tied to them and the drama that Ego ads and feeds off of. This is in short a lesson I learned from a completely unsuspected teacher, the landlady I am renting my apartment...


    Robert Cormack
    27/04/2017 #5 Robert Cormack
    We must all learn "approach" eventually (even if it isn't perfect), @Dunja Rado.
    Donna Wood
    27/04/2017 #4 Donna Wood
    I've spent the last five years learning to live soul over ego. My ego has about 30 years of strength and experience over my ego, but when compassion and understanding move with the soul, the ego always loses.

    A thought to take with you when you finally find that dream apartment to buy and renovate. Remember how much the noise in the old sage of a building bothered you. Renovation is a noisy endeavor, and it will affect those living around you. It will be a challenge in balancing their needs before your own.

    You seem to have a lovely landlady. Many are not so privileged to gain the wisdom of the elders so easily. Beautiful post.
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/04/2017 #3 Harvey Lloyd
    An amazing journey of understanding. I would love to meet your landlady. You express a wisdom that only years could bring from her. You are fortunate to have crossed paths with this wisdom. Thanks for the insight and post.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    27/04/2017 #2 Tausif Mundrawala
    Sometimes we assume and presume as if we know everyone well but it turns out something different. I am glad that you shared this wonderful buzz with us, @Dunja Rado
    Pascal Derrien
    27/04/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    ''EGO was getting fed while my heart was STARVING'' that is summing it all :-)
  11. ProducerJudy Caroll

    Judy Caroll

    The Ultimate How to Guide for BeBee
    The Ultimate How to Guide for BeBeeFor those who arenโ€™t yet familiar with BeBee, it is basically a social networking service for individuals who want to share their brand to the world.If you are one of those espresso-sipping millennials powered by an endless stream of startup ideas,...


    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    28/04/2017 #10 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Wowza Great post and so very well done!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    28/04/2017 #9 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Shared to the beBee Cheat Sheet Hive where we collect all helpful posts like this one.

    About your statement re: Ambassadors and their job description. That's simple. We don't have one. We were selected because we promote beBee and help other Bees find their footing (wings?). Basically, we just keep doing what we did in the first place.

    If the Bees-in-Chief take exception to what we do, they can delist us. It's their brand. It's their choice.

    We are not told what to do or when to do it. We may get an email pointing out a particularly good post. We can support it or not as we see fit. I tweet some out, I ignore others. At that point, it's my brand, my choice.

    The only "special" thing about Ambassadors that I can think of has nothing to do with beBee.

    I created a Twitter account, @beBeeEmbassy where I collect and tweet Ambassadors' posts. It's just my way of furthering the cause using some excess capacity at https://www.myTweetPack.com

    The worst thing about being an ambassador is having to turn the other cheek when some T$%*$^*&% starts screaming, "BIAS!!!"

    To them I'd like to say . . .

    Are ambassadors biased? Really? You need to point it out? No poop, Sherlock. Of course, we're biased...if we didn't like and support beBee they wouldn't want us as ambassadors and we wouldn't want to be their ambassadors.
    Gerald Diana
    28/04/2017 #8 Gerald Diana
    Very helpful. *thumbs up*
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    28/04/2017 #7 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Fantastic beBee buzz @Judy Caroll buzz on :)
    George Touryliov
    28/04/2017 #6 George Touryliov
    Brilliant! Thanks for post Judy!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    28/04/2017 #5 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    This is great, I knew it appeared familiar @Judy Caroll, thanks for posting this buzz. I'm going to share it to twitter where it appears many people are finding beBee VERY appealing!
    Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• Ochoa
    28/04/2017 #3 Anonymous
    Love this guide!
    Meera ๐Ÿ Nair
    28/04/2017 #2 Meera ๐Ÿ Nair
    @Judy Caroll: Being a new bee, this piece was really helpful for me! Just Loved it! Crisp and easily understandable!
    Kiran S Kannolil
    28/04/2017 #1 Kiran S Kannolil
    Great article.Thanks for share@Judy Caroll โœŒ
  12. ProducerLucy Norton

    Lucy Norton

    Interior Decorating Projects You Can Do In One Hour Or Less
    Interior Decorating Projects You Can Do In One Hour Or LessMajor interior design projects can turn your home into a construction zone for days or even weeks at a time, but it doesnโ€™t have to take forever to do some interior decorating. Here are a few simple projects that you can tackle in one hour or...
  13. ProducerMeera ๐Ÿ Nair
    All That You Need to Know About Data Processing
    All That You Need to Know About Data ProcessingWhat do you understand by Data Processing? Data Processing is a process of collecting and manipulating the data, to produce a meaningful piece of information. You can easily retrieve, transform, or classify the information, with the help of...
  14. ProducerJuan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    Boost Your Social Selling
    Boost Your Social SellingLong gone are the days when we could only purchase through offline channels. With the rise of online retail, businesses and services came social selling. As the internet provides us access to countless products and services from around the world, we...


    Juan Imaz
    28/04/2017 #9 Juan Imaz
    #6 not yet @Lenzy Ruffin but it will come in the future for sure!
    debasish majumder
    28/04/2017 #8 debasish majumder
    Great insight @Juan Imaz! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Simone Luise Hardt
    28/04/2017 #7 Simone Luise Hardt
    #6 hi Lenzy :) why not just tell that ;) "we only can deliver within 50 miles of -name of the town/city/region/country etc.... lol :) and all the other people who can view your "post"/"article"/"product" etc again hahahah is great mouth-to-mouth promo if "they" liked what they saw/read.... heard..... and even if they donยดt like "it" (?donยดt know which product you mean) people will start talking ;) (and you can use hashtags too at several platforms to "encircle" your "wanted" "segment".... or draw the attention to a certain group/location and so on.... here at beBee hashtags ((sub) groups ;) wonยดt work, neither at LinkedIn.... Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Instagram, and ? have those "sub groups" so thatยดs all I know (for now ;) to give you a bit of "pollen" (Blรผtenstaub) to "collect" :) you are in charge of turning that into honey ;) lol :)
    Lenzy Ruffin
    28/04/2017 #6 Anonymous
    This is a very helpful methodology, @Juan Imaz. Do you have any tips on how to apply this geographically? Specifically, I'm talking about businesses that have a product or service that they can only deliver within 50 miles or only in this region or that region. How does BeBee facilitate geography-based engagement for those businesses that can only service customers that are physically near them? It's great to be able to produce content for the world to see, but some of us need to engage the world "and especially people in this little corner of the world."
    Simone Luise Hardt
    28/04/2017 #5 Simone Luise Hardt
    #1 lol Juan :) thatยดs it ? your personal touch ;)
    Simone Luise Hardt
    28/04/2017 #4 Simone Luise Hardt
    #2 great marketing ;) Javier :) I need to check some hives ;) more closely :)
    Simone Luise Hardt
    28/04/2017 #3 Simone Luise Hardt
    "Social selling is all about that personal touch. You should take pride in talking and connecting with others to build strong relationships based on honesty and trust."
    =fact ;)
    and btw. great article :)
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    28/04/2017 #2 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    I love it @Juan Imaz.

    Building relationships and connections with your customers based on interests is a huge benefit. By sharing common interests and learning more about each other you can strengthen your relationships which enable loyalty and referrals. Hives facilitate you in finding your potential customers. I love to learn from others.
  15. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    The Great Marketing Divide. Understanding It And Bridging It
    The Great Marketing Divide. Understanding It And Bridging ItIโ€™ve been thinking a lot about digital & social media these days.And I have to tell you I have mixed emotions about it. On the one hand, as a blogger, itโ€™s been pretty good to me. I have solid followings on beBee, Facebook and even over in the...


    Jerry Fletcher
    28/04/2017 #3 Jerry Fletcher
    I concur. I'll take it even further. Businesses are built one contact at a time. One jewel of a contact plus another and yet another until you have a string of them...like a string of pearls. Anything a business owner can do to connect with a customer and build a relationship will, in the long term give her/him the insight needed to extend a hand to the next customer more easily. And the more you understand your customers the easier it will be to figure out how to find and touch more of them. Go talk to a customer. And another. And another. String some pearls. Then ask media to help you find a crowd of them.
    Jim Murray
    27/04/2017 #2 Jim Murray
    #1 @Pascal Derrien...You're right and it all underscore the need to thing through and devise the right approach for your business.
    Which is really all I preach.
    Pascal Derrien
    27/04/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    ''Donโ€™t Abandon Digital...But Understand Where Itโ€™s At '' is a good way to see things it also really depends on one sector's of activity or field of expertise
  16. Laura Mikolaitis
    Thursday thoughts. This is one of my favorite respites. A place where my heart is content. As the water caresses my soul I am reminded of the little things and drawn into a moment of bliss and solitude. It is here I find balance and it is here that a broken heart can heal. It is here where friends meet and laugh and simply be. #bytheriver

    Do you have a place too? Where is your respite, your favorite place to be?
    Laura Mikolaitis


    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    28/04/2017 #1 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    I am definitely a water and sunset aficionado, as well, Laura. But I am looking forward to observing how the sun rises on the opposite side of the country!
  17. Dominique Petersen
    I love taking photos of food! Here's my pot of vegetable soup with noodles shaped like letters of the alphabet. Do you have this soup where you live? Dominique Petersen


    Dominique Petersen
    22/04/2017 #2 Dominique Petersen
    #1 LOL, Paul! โ˜บ
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    22/04/2017 #1 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Oh Yeah!!! My mother would get angry when I would write out "bad words" with the noodles.
  18. Dominique Petersen
    Check it out; click here:
    Dominique Petersen
  19. ProducerVirag Gulyas

    Virag Gulyas

    What happens when a Christian enters a Shabbat service? Tears!
    What happens when a Christian enters a Shabbat service? Tears!I was thinking which pants to put on: the dark leather one or that black one that isnโ€™t so tight on my body. I went with the second one.It was a chilly Spring eveningย asย I walked through Central Park, up until 68th Street. Turned left, walked a few...


    Virag Gulyas
    27/04/2017 #3 Virag Gulyas
    #2 thank you so much for reading my post and for your kind comment. I'm not believing in coincidences either. And I am just about to look up your post about the Muslim service.
    Aaron Skogen
    26/04/2017 #2 Aaron Skogen
    @Virag Gulyas, I simply loved this! I wrote a while back about an experience I had while attending my first service at a mosque. I just published it here on beBee today and then I find this Buzz from you! And I don't believe in coincidences!

    In that post I shared my experience. Unfortunately it was for the funeral of a friends wife. Yet, to that point I had never set foot in a mosque, and did not really know anything at all about the Muslim faith. My experience, simply put, was a gift. A gift that shattered perceptions and brought me to a greater level of understanding. It was called "A Sobering Experience, or Was It. . .?

    We may not know the "Why" in the moment. Be at peace with that and know that God was working in your heart and that is enough. I think you too, were given a gift by way of your experience at this Shabbat Shalom service.
    Aaron Skogen
    26/04/2017 #1 Aaron Skogen
    What happens when we step outside of our comfort zone? It's usually pretty amazing! @Virag Gulyas shares her recent experience in this great read!
  20. ProducerJoyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    DeceptionIโ€™m not driven to tears often. I see myself as staunch and stoic. Last night, however, I found my face bathed in that salty fluid as I listened to myself assure a victim of a crime that justice would now be done. โ€œThey know about him now,โ€ I...


    26/04/2017 #20 SANDRA CORREA VASQUEZ
    โœจ โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒŠโ™ฅโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’™ beauty note. ;)
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    25/04/2017 #19 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #14 Actually--there were many children. This man was a powerful serial predator protected by several communities. I have more material than I could add in here.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    25/04/2017 #18 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #13 Thank you, Debasish.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    25/04/2017 #17 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #12 I paid a very heavy price for all the work I did here. Looooooong story.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    25/04/2017 #16 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #11 Unfortunately, our laws are being neutered all over the country. It is now far easier for perps to attack Mandatory Reporting. One of my buzzes addresses it in detail.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    25/04/2017 #15 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #10 So sorry to hear. I'm glad my buzz had meaning for you. I will keep you in my thoughts.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    24/04/2017 #14 Tausif Mundrawala
    This heart wrenching story of a little girl spoke volumes. A little girl meant to enjoy her childhood was subject to such a heinous act. What would such men achieve by hurting these little angels. I can't say much because such disgusting acts deserves strict punishment.

    I am glad that you shared with us my friend, @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    debasish majumder
    24/04/2017 #13 debasish majumder
    Great and relevant share indeed @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee! read and shared. thank you for the post.
    Cyndi wilkins
    24/04/2017 #12 Cyndi wilkins
    Pedophiles are not particularly popular in prison because a very large percentage of those incarcerated have been molested at some point in their own lives...usually during childhood when they were most vulnerable...of course not all offenders retaliate by offending others, but many resort to violent crimes in an effort to vent the fury they feel as a result of being violated. Throw a pedophile into the snake pit with a bunch of angry and heavily burdened souls and you will have a blood bath for sure...Seems a fitting demise for those who would hurt children who are already suffering in their lives with dysfunctional families...Makes me sick to my stomach that so many so called 'professionals' would turn a blind eye to protect their own sorry ass...I have one word for them all...KARMA...It'll get you every time;-) No one gets out of here alive...and karma makes sure you pay your dues before you leave.
    Joanne Gardocki
    23/04/2017 #11 Joanne Gardocki
    Thank you for your courage and brave heart, @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee . Your story is a sad statement of failure to protect children. We are seeing change now. People are coming together and standing up, requiring prosecution of predators. May those who suffer finally find safety, trust and the road to complete healing. Your compassionate listening and willingness to act is a shining example in a dark place. I know it is not enough but thank you.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    23/04/2017 #10 Lisa Vanderburg
    As small kids, me and my sister were left in the care of a Monsignor Thomas Feeney, Iowa. Later in life, unable to quell a concept that had stayed in me and one sister's minds, we looked up this priest - sure enough, he was part of a large ring of pedophiles. Even though I was only 6 when we left Davenport - that name had stuck with me all my life. I don't know what happened - never will, I guess. http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news2005_07_12/2005_08_06_McGlynn_OutOf.htm
    Thank you @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee for sharing this discovery - takes courage! Only because you have, am I emboldened to do so. You should feel proud - the shame belongs to these soulless perps.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    23/04/2017 #9 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #8 Check back in a day or so. If you think these pieces ar emotionally draining to read, imagine writing them. I flesh it out online because there is pressure to complete. I've added things--conversations and the like. Hard to condense 30 years of research into a 2-minute read.
    Todd Jones
    23/04/2017 #8 Todd Jones
    #5 He got off easy. I understand that pedophiles are not particularly popular in prison. #scumbag.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    23/04/2017 #7 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #4 Fear is a beast that needs to be defeated. When we sacrifice our littlest charges to the beast, hell hath no fury...
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    23/04/2017 #6 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #2 agreed and thank you
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    23/04/2017 #5 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #3 He probably died in his bed. He resigned his license to practice medicine in order to avoid prosecution. Believe me when I tell you the locals would not prosecute because it would have revealed their complicity in hiding this dangerous predator. It's why I linked the documents. Proof.
    Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    23/04/2017 #4 Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    Society is quick to harm others out of fear, and even quicker to surrender responsibility of the fear comes true.
    And yet , it could be worse if you behaved like society.
    Todd Jones
    23/04/2017 #3 Todd Jones
    Is Friedman in jail now Joyce?
    Pascal Derrien
    23/04/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    a monumental collective failure or the art (anagram rat) of dismissing the obvious :-( powerful write up
  21. Producerdebasish majumder
    ENIGMA OF SHADOW!Earth has no dearthSpecies of myriad, initially in lurchLater with favorable conditionsNature provides with grand renditionsBees, birds, flowers and numerous livesEntwine with a unique vibesWhat a fabulous ambianceOur planet Earth only bears the...


    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    25/04/2017 #15 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Very nice @debasish majumder. I agree, a tough past will either make us or break us. I see so many thrive after going through so much! Maybe one day I will write about my husband's life. He's a true survivor. I just haven't written because I don't think he'd like me to share. I may write about him in 3rd person!
    Juan Imaz
    24/04/2017 #14 Juan Imaz
    well written!
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    23/04/2017 #13 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    I always find your writings to be respites.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    23/04/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    I adore the core message, it creates hope for all humans! thank you @debasish majumder
    debasish majumder
    23/04/2017 #10 debasish majumder
    #8 thank you very much @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee for your warm commendation. i am privileged and honored. i try to draw only images through poetry out of the reflections i receive madam.
    debasish majumder
    23/04/2017 #9 debasish majumder
    #5 i guess, all people use to draw images our of their genetic code where carbon plays the essential role, copying his or her lineage sir @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! The shadow which propound on him or her, guiding or enabling to lead a life accordingly. no wonder, changing external circumstances to impact on him and that too being copied and eventually endowed to the forthcoming generations. in my poem i tried to draw the picture and its impact on us.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/04/2017 #8 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Wow you are such a prolific poet! Have you ever drawn images with your poetry?
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/04/2017 #5 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    "Life only rolls on with a mystic synopsis"! Brilliant dear @debasish majumder. I just wonder if you were to describe people by their shadows what would you say! I find your short-lines are more effective and I strongly advise you of writing shorter lines because they are more effective. That you can embed so much wisdom in few lines is truly admirable.
  22. Producersiraj shaik

    siraj shaik

    Related to privacy and personnel information - Awareness Raising
    Related to privacy and personnel information - Awareness RaisingAwareness RaisingDue to the "phenomena of willingness which is in everyone's DNA - a willingness Not to Do (or) To Do" and that's present in every life form existing ....Author in Source Titleย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  And humans are superior physical visible...


    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    28/04/2017 #2 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @siraj shaik you are like Dr. Dolittle but with Data..(Hahaha) Keep sharing!
    siraj shaik
    27/04/2017 #1 siraj shaik
    Thank you friend for adding value by picking the pollen to share. And lucky me to follow you. @Donna-Luisa Eversley you are one those wonderful person with positive attitude.
  23. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Content Marketing For Non-Believers
    Content Marketing For Non-BelieversContent MarketingContent Marketing is a type of marketing that involves the creation and sharing of online material (such as videos, blogs, and social media posts) that does not explicitly promote a brand but is intended to stimulate interest in its...


    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    26/04/2017 #31 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #30 I agree @david frick! producing content is not an approach for immediate impact! It is a medium-long term investment but it is very powerful !
    david frick
    26/04/2017 #30 david frick
    #28 You bring up some great points @Anne Thornley-Brown. My experience has been that producing content is neither a hobby nor an approach for immediate impact. I like how other colleagues refer to it as a long-tail approach that integrates well with social selling, digital marketing, SEO, email programs, and enterprise-level CRMs. I still have people reading and commenting on article I published three years ago!

    One of the challenges leaders have with with implementing content strategy is that it is a specialized combination of art and science (kinda like advertising was back in the 6o's). We know that it works, but it is still new in execution and has lots of kinks to uncover. Unlike big media approaches of yesteryear, today there are infinite channels, strategies, keywords, and opportunities for results. There are LOTS more variables, but the good news is that we can test and interact with them easily.

    Lastly, my direct contracts have been less than $100K and the B2B2B contracts have likely been 2-5x that size. Companies like HubSpot, Buffer, and Hootsuite (and plenty more) are making much larger investments into developing platforms that serve this specific industry. It lets me believe it is very effective at all sizes of business transactions.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    25/04/2017 #29 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    B2B marketers are indeed finding success with content marketing: 62% of B2B marketers in North America say their organization's overall approach to content marketing has been much more or somewhat more successful than a year ago, according to B2B Content Marketing: 2017 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trendsโ€”North America.

    Probably this can help
    Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA  ๐Ÿ
    25/04/2017 #28 Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA ๐Ÿ
    #26 @david frick The difference between producing content as a hobby and producing content for business is that expected R.O.I. Why would any business want to invest a lot of time in any activity unless it was a charitable endeavour if there is no expectation of R.O.I. Have the contracts been with large companies? What is your focus?
    Sabrina Cadini, Live Streaming Wedding Entrepreneur
    25/04/2017 #27 Sabrina Cadini, Live Streaming Wedding Entrepreneur
    Excellent post! I'm all about content marketing. It reinforces your brand and it creates solid relationships that are useful for: 1) Collaboration (this will amplify your message / visibility / authority); 2) Converting followers into clients / customers
    david frick
    25/04/2017 #26 david frick
    #24 Hi @Anne, I work in a variety of ways in the B2B space and have earned several contracts from the content I post. Content is a way of becoming a trusted advisor with your audience while they figure out that they are ready to make a move. I have also been able use content strategies to help clients do the same with new distributors. I suppose this would be a B2B2B relationship.

    The bottom line is that content can be a very effective tool. Too often people rush to attach an ROI on it to 'justify the investment'. I believe this is a bigger mistake than having NO content at all.
    Phil Friedman
    24/04/2017 #25 Phil Friedman
    Big companies, Anne, or big projects? I just recently completed a $6M project (not revenue to me, of corse) that derived directly to my publishing activities in LinkedIn.
    Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA  ๐Ÿ
    24/04/2017 #24 Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA ๐Ÿ
    Is there anyone operating in a B2B space who can trace business directly to content they shared? I am not talking about coaches or consultants serving entrepreneurs but those with big companies as clients.
    Robert C. Stern
    24/04/2017 #23 Robert C. Stern
    Thanks for the mention @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    24/04/2017 #22 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Seems that someone en jefe did a lotvof research before shooting this excellent article into the blogosphere. THUMBS UP @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    24/04/2017 #21 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Bravo! @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee. Your buzzes are always professionally written and POSITIVE! Your sincerity in making beBee a success is above the top. I'm proud to be a beBee bee.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    24/04/2017 #20 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    beBee, the collaborative publishing platform:
    Gert Scholtz
    24/04/2017 #19 Gert Scholtz
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee Wow, this is exciting! I look forward in particular to the beBee eBook platform. Thank you Javier.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    24/04/2017 #18 Tausif Mundrawala
    A complete guide to build one's personal brand. You have always stayed true to the mission and vision of this wonderful platform. According to me the competitive advantage of beBee is the engagement of our very own @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee View more
    A complete guide to build one's personal brand. You have always stayed true to the mission and vision of this wonderful platform. According to me the competitive advantage of beBee is the engagement of our very own @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee by sharing., liking. commenting, welcoming and encouraging all the bees here to produce more honey. Even @John White, MBA, @Juan Imaz, @Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood and the entire beBee team has been supportive. I never felt an outsider here and have always believed in taking this brand to new heights. I am confident that we would reach new heights.

    Thank you for this wonderful gift . Close
    Charlene Norman
    24/04/2017 #17 Charlene Norman
    Awesome content! Thank you
    David B. Grinberg
    24/04/2017 #16 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you, Javier, for another brilliant buzz. You make so many excellent points about the importance of content marketing. Any non-believers are sure to change their minds after reading this masterpiece.
    Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    24/04/2017 #15 Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    Great post, Javier... Thanks for the mention too! Sharing...
    @Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    24/04/2017 #14 @Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    Thank you @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Great honey, with imagination, originality and quality the possibilities are enormous.
    Rafael Garcรญa Romano
    24/04/2017 #13 Rafael Garcรญa Romano
    #9 Not bad :-P
    Great content + beBee = WIN
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    24/04/2017 #12 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    ๐Ÿ‘ฅing ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿค๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿšฒ
  24. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    The Mother Of All Musical Experiences
    The Mother Of All Musical ExperiencesIโ€™ve been very lucky throughout the course of my life as a writer to have have had interactions with a lot of extremely talented people.Over the past few years I have been writing stories about them, and what do you,โ€ฆhere comes another one...


    Jim Murray
    25/04/2017 #11 Jim Murray
    @Jerry Fletcher. Most of the people I met were very human. Except Bill Murray. He has always been insane. I also used to do a lot of commercial work with people like Martin Short, John Candy, Catherine OHara, Andrea Martin and Eugene Levy. They were all performing at Second City and had lots of time during the day.
    Jerry Fletcher
    25/04/2017 #10 Jerry Fletcher
    Jim, I'm at once envious and satiated. Somehow, all the great ones have a humility and a rare sense of the worth of others.
    Jim Murray
    24/04/2017 #9 Jim Murray
    #8 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. My wife worked for Attic Records and I got to meet a lot of people through her. Including Anne Murray, who was really cute and smart.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    24/04/2017 #8 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #5 Do you have to rub it in Sir? ;) Am so green right now and it has nothing to do with World Earth Day! Gordon Lightfoot...Anne Murray...whew! Lucky lucky devil you!
    Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA)
    24/04/2017 #7 Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA)
    #3 I loved "Edmund" Kevin...lol always been a sucker for the ballad story-in-song!
    Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA)
    24/04/2017 #6 Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA)
    Lovely reminiscence @Jim Murray..Gord is one of my all time hero's and ranks right up there with Neil Young, Dylan and Morrison.Sundown went to the top of the South African charts...must have been late 78."Trilogy" is still my favorite followed by "Edmund Fitzgerald"
    Jim Murray
    24/04/2017 #5 Jim Murray
    #2 I actually shared a 600 dollar bottle of Chateau Lafitte Rothschild with him one Christmas. It spoiled me for wine for years after that. @Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    John Vaughan
    24/04/2017 #4 John Vaughan
    #3 Gordon Whitefoot (annoying feline) demonstrates The Incidental Kitty Door in "EveryDay UX" https://jcvtcsblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/29/everyday-ux-the-incidental-kitty-door/, @Kevin Pashuk
    Kevin Pashuk
    24/04/2017 #3 Kevin Pashuk
    Gordon Lightfoot, and specifically the Canadian Railroad Trilogy, became a model for a slightly pudgy teenager from Northern Ontario to aspire to. Much of my acoustic playing shows his influence and I've almost forgiven him for the earworm Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Perhaps he should have used your lyrics.

    Another fascinating story Jim. Keep them coming.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    24/04/2017 #2 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Not just gold...Gord's Gold Jim! Wow...such quality time with GL...would have presumed you had a glass or two of that Blackberry Wine...but well, he took you higher ;)
    Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    24/04/2017 #1 Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    As always, I love reading these type of stories from you. In a way, you have inadvertently blown the cobwebs off some of my memories.
  25. ProducerAli Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Reputation Survival
    Reputation Survival The idea of this buzz was triggered by a comment made on my last buzz by Sara Jacobovici. In my response to Sara's comment I found myself introducing the term "Reputation Survival". This is a topic that interests me. We talk about life survival...


    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/04/2017 #43 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #41 Rich experiences may result from poor relationships. Or better, "Life can teach us tough lessons but it also gives us the opportunity to grow without regrets". You now how to move hearts and minds @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    25/04/2017 #42 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Sorry for typos below, my phone keyboard and i dont get along
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    25/04/2017 #41 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #40 I think we gain inner strenght when we learn that no matter how good our intentions may be and/or some people are just not reasonable, well we can either allow them to kerp hurting us or stand on principle even if it mesns cutting ties. Life can teach us tough lessons but it also gives us the opportunity to grow without regrets. I have many flaws, I can only hope they keep me grounded, loving and never bitter or revengeful. โ˜บโ˜บ
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/04/2017 #40 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #39 Nobody can be daring as you are @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher in sharing her personal stories and sharing her real experiences. My friend Lisa this is a paradox: our expected friends turn out the least supportive people. Sad to read your story, but equally sure of your inner strength.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    25/04/2017 #39 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #34 I have to share @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee that my sister in law and brother in law were horrible to me in the months that followed the passing of my mom. They go to Church every Sunday, preach it on Facebook but they don't walk the talk! My sister in law became passive aggressive with me and my brother in law wrote me less than a year after mom passed, "I know it hurts but it's been YEARS since your mom passed and it's time to move on." This was AFTER I deleted both of them from my facebook friends list. They came to my mom's memorial but I never heard one word from them after the fact. I gave them 6 months in my mind (because my sister in law wrote me a nasty letter) about missing their wedding anniversary party 4 months after mom passed. I actually wrote her first to let her know we missed them, explained why we couldn't be there... it was 3 weeks before my daughter's due date and my daughter developed a few medical problems. My sister in law knew this and shrugged it off (she doesn't have grandchildren yet) and they live 3 hours from me. Needless to say, I didn't want to be out of town while my daughter was ill and so close to delivery. As it was, she delivered 2 weeks early People can be cruel, even those we 'call family.' They eventually apologized but not for their actions per se. I forgave but I can tell you this, I will never forget. My husband on the other hand, wont have anything to do with them anymore. It's sad, they even make it clear that their church family comes first. I can sleep at night!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    24/04/2017 #38 Tausif Mundrawala
    #37 Actually I lost that buzz but now here it is. Why I prefer to look smaller is the one, right. I am exhilarated by your kind words, Sir @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/04/2017 #37 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #36 My dear @Tausif Mundrawala- I can copy and paste your comment and exchange our names and your comment shall still be valid. You are a wonderful learned and humble human. I may suggest for you to read my buzz of today so that you may know what I think of people of your high caliber.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    24/04/2017 #36 Tausif Mundrawala
    As an individual or a company we should not belittle others as all have their own self-respect. We bees are a great example to begin with. We produce honey after toiling for hours sometimes days to get our buzz right. I have observed in your buzzes where you have respected everyone's opinion by answering them spontaneously but with their self-respect in mind. Folks reading your buzzes would have learned a lot from you, the way I did. I agree with you on all aspects that it takes few words to tarnish our image and a lifetime to build one. If a person respects his relations well I think he/she would know how it feels when someone's sentiments are hurt. Then that person would like his relations would respect everyone and his good personal reputation would remain intact.

    Sir what do you think of my opinion. Awaiting your reply, Sir @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/04/2017 #34 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #33 Again I agree with you @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher. You wrote "There are rare cases where I won't do that if I know I wasn't wrong". I would say that it is wrong to apologize for a mistake that isn't. Wrong doings may make things worse. It is the responsibility of the wrong person to say I am wrong. Agai, we need the correct actions always.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    24/04/2017 #33 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #31 I like that saying, "We don't have erasers to clear mistakes other than this one." Couldn't agree more. I would rather admit fault that be so stubborn that I turn others away. I find it fairly easy to say, "I was wrong, please forgive me." There are rare cases where I won't do that if I know I wasn't wrong and the other person will continue negative behavior just because I thought it would help to say, sorry first. Life is short, I don't want regrets.
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/04/2017 #32 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #24 -Great and please tag me to your forthcoming buzz @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/04/2017 #31 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #30 Thank you @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher. I appreciate greatly your sincerity in giving personal examples to communicate your ideas. This makes your comments highly credible. I am on the same boat. Nothing shall change a mistake except admitting it. We need to be able to be responsible for our mistakes and have the courage to correct for them. We don't have erasers to clear mistakes other than this one.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    24/04/2017 #30 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Great points @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee . We all make errors in judgment from time to time, that's called being human. To admit our faults is an attribute. People are much more forgiving if a person or company is able to rectify a wrong. I can't tell you how many times I had to go into one of my children's rooms after a disagreement. I will happily admit I jumped the gun or over-reacted more than once. But, I would go into a quiet place and think about the incident that just took place and if I knew I was wrong, I'd go in and apologize along with talking about the incident. My mother did the same and I believe that taught us an invaluable lesson. Same can be said about Social Media.
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/04/2017 #29 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #22 @Ned McDonnell- thank you Ned for making an important comment. Yes, I agree with your comment " is that digital reputations are usually easier to repair because digital anything does not have the sticking power of more traditional media (particularly print and word-of-mouth)". However; not always the digital media may couple with traditional media. I have witnessed news over an issue on the internet being carried to me through the word-of-mouth. It is when the two media combine that the effect is multiplied.
    I agree with you 100% on "...Swiss corporate giant had the integrity to admit the mistake and make amends for it". Yes, this is the correct way. People admire courage and making mistakes and will tend more to tolerate them this way. WE can't correct a mistake by another mistake.
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/04/2017 #28 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #25 @siraj shaik- please don't "deprive" us of your comments and we need voice. "sharing voices through various ways became a methodology of approach". Very true and very-well said.
    Ned McDonnell
    24/04/2017 #26 Ned McDonnell
    Dear Dr Ali Anani (@alianani15; https://www.linkedin.com/in/ali-anani-phd-15305319/),
    This post is important and timely. One difference I have, however, is that digital reputations are usually easier to repair because digital anything does not have the sticking power of more traditional media (particularly print and word-of-mouth). Nevertheless, there are instances where, in the present culture of humiliation rampant in the United States, where an innocent lapse in taste can bury an individual in recriminations from people whom he or she does not (or never will) know, sufficient to make that person's life miserable. In fact, there is a whole and wholly profitable digital niche for 'reputation management'. Coveniently (for me, of course), I wrote about this subject (bi-lingually, of course) two years ago for my failed digital advert agency.
    As always resources--both financial and characterological--help. When a twidiot at Nestlรฉ's-Mรฉxico made a dark joke about the abduction and mass incineration of 70+ students in a crime-laden region of that country, the Swiss corporate giant had the integrity to admit the mistake and make amends for it; then it had the money to bury the tweet with all kinds of feel-good messages. In the old days, people cut a little more slack -- one bad day fishing did not condemn the angler to newfangled disparagement. But when the reputation was lost, it was lost forever. Just ask your American doppelgรคnger, James Olcott (@plusplusjames; https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-olcott-mba-1757b0/)
    siraj shaik
    24/04/2017 #25 siraj shaik
    @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee sharing voices through various ways became a methodology of approach. When occurrences occur within people and are triggered by anyone it maybe the affects and effects of multiplier effectiveness is seen past some years. Now with handy devices and having access to keep oneself active online.. Of all there are 180 latitudes, 360 longitudes plus the Equator and every coverage area has it's ways of environmental effects affecting the climate. And the saying "in Rome do as Romans do" still carries the expression of perfection.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    24/04/2017 #24 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #23 This will be incorporated in a buzz I still have not written which will be called "Image and Being".
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/04/2017 #23 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #22 Thank you Mr. @Jerry Fletcher for writing a deep and thoughtful comment. Your two examples are spot on. It takes courage to correct for a mistake. I recall Toyota withdrew a huge number of cars because of a problem in tires. Other companies raise slogans, but work against them. In a way yes we discuss brands reputation as well has personal branding (even though there are some strong objections to using this term). I believe @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit would be interested in revealing his standing on this issue.
    Jerry Fletcher
    23/04/2017 #22 Jerry Fletcher
    Mr. Anani, you do know how to spark a discussion. Whether it is Personal or Product what is being discussed here is brand in my opinion. There are cases that demonstrate the good and bad of how to handle it. A few years ago poison was discovered in an over the counter headache cure in the USA called Tylenol. The company recalled all product currently in distribution, reworked the packaging to prevent pilfering, paid all expenses for those injured and ws tranaparent through all the actions they took. The product was reintroduced and is today, a major brand in the category.

    On the other side of the equation, we have the recent illustration of how not to operate at the edges of the company--United Airlines removal of a paying passenger from an overbooked flight to generate space for a deadheading crew. This one reeks of bad behavior. First, overbooking. Most airlines do it. They claim it is because statistically they know a certain percentage of passengers won't show. That is true a very high percentage of the time but when it doesn't happen, some passengers are usually willing to delay their trip for an appropriate incentive. (One friend who flies internationally tells me he always plans an extra day on both ends of a trip, "just in case" to get the incentive and or enjoy a day in a transfer city at airline expense). In this case, no incentives were offered. The staff at the airport may have been trying to get the flight out on time or just never learned that United is supposed to be the "Friendly Skies."

    Videos on social media went viral. Headquarters defended the staff instead of publicly disciplining them. if the core has no values how can the edge?
    Social media in this case provided the power for a wronged individual to have his "day in court."

    Two cases. One brand trusted now more than before. One brand in disrepair due to a lack of trust.
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