- Producer27/04/2017Collectives 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...
Comments28/04/2017 #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!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 🐝 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?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!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!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!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.28/04/2017 #72 AnonymousIt'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:
http://necsi.edu/faculty/bar-yam.html28/04/2017 #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".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.28/04/2017 #63 AnonymousA 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.
- Producer26/04/2017Indefinite 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...
- Producer26/04/2017How to Avoid Resume Rejection for Online Applications“I’ve applied to so many jobs, but I never hear back!”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...
Comments27/04/2017 #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.
- Producer27/04/2017A 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...
Comments28/04/2017 #48 Lisa 🐝 GallagherBusinessgasms, 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?28/04/2017 #45 CityVP 🐝 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 !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 🐝 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 🐝 Manjit incantation & lament !!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSkYpzikcdM Close27/04/2017 #43 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI 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.27/04/2017 #39 Robert CormackGood 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 competition—even in our back yards.27/04/2017 #36 Praveen Raj GullepalliAIWA 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.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.....27/04/2017 #31 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez LopezOur 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 moreOur 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
- Producer27/04/2017How to Write ‘Eye-Catchy’ 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...
- Producer20/07/2016Fractals 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...
Comments31/10/2016 #131 Gerald Hechtprabhakar 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 behind31/10/2016 #130 Gerald Hecht@prabhakar rajarapu I believe your time on this wheel has ended ...no worries though; yo have been reported to @Javier 🐝 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
- Producer26/04/2017OMG, is it Serious, MaybeBig data and the use by marketing (or spin if you count politics) is fudging the line of concern and serious. From healthcare, national security and the deodorant we use, high emotion is now attached and would have you believe something is wrong...
Comments27/04/2017 #10 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee" I no longer assume something is “serious” 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 “serious” 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. Close26/04/2017 #9 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsI 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.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.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 Fletcher26/04/2017 #4 Jerry FletcherI 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.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.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.
- Producer26/04/2017City 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. It came about from a poem that Chris Guest posted in honor of Ali Anani. First the...
Comments28/04/2017 #37 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThe poem is excellent! Short yet deep! Great comment by @CityVP 🐝 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.28/04/2017 #33 CityVP 🐝 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-6A3828/04/2017 #29 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#25 Dear @Franci🐝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.28/04/2017 #28 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#26 Put it this way @Deb 🐝 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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obBUZEKuAgM28/04/2017 #26 Deb 🐝 HelfrichWell, 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!28/04/2017 #25 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman@CityVP 🐝 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
Bravo!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 🐝 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 🐝 Manjit words moving towards faintwood :) Close27/04/2017 #19 Harvey LloydThanks @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 🐝 Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA) and the posts of @City VP Manjit reclaim humanity.
- Producer12/10/2016Contribution 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 wouldn’t make much...
Comments10/11/2016 #25 Victor ChertkovPues eso: sé responsable de tu vida, sé dueño de tu vida, poco a poco, cada día un poco más, 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 más. También pueden estropear el diamante, ocurre, claro que sí, pero, una vez más, de ti depende lo que haces con la piedra.
Sé responsable de tu vida...05/11/2016 #21 Mamen 🐝 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 🐝 beBee and @Juan Imaz for creating beBee!! 💫19/10/2016 #17 Robert CormackI 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.17/10/2016 #16 Praveen Raj GullepalliDear 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!16/10/2016 #14 Anonymous@Javier 🐝 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 Cámara 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.13/10/2016 #12 Harvey Lloyd@Javier 🐝 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.13/10/2016 #10 Brian McKenzieI 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.
- Producer27/04/2017The 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...
Comments27/04/2017 #4 Donna WoodI'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.
- Producer28/04/2017The Ultimate How to Guide for BeBeeFor those who aren’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,...
Comments28/04/2017 #9 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianShared 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.
- Producer28/04/2017Interior 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 doesn’t have to take forever to do some interior decorating. Here are a few simple projects that you can tackle in one hour or...
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- Producer28/04/2017Boost 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...
Comments28/04/2017 #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 don´t like "it" (?don´t 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 ;) won´t work, neither at LinkedIn.... Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Instagram, and ? have those "sub groups" so that´s all I know (for now ;) to give you a bit of "pollen" (Blütenstaub) to "collect" :) you are in charge of turning that into honey ;) lol :)28/04/2017 #6 AnonymousThis 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."28/04/2017 #2 Javier 🐝 beBeeI 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.
- Producer27/04/2017The Great Marketing Divide. Understanding It And Bridging ItI’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, it’s been pretty good to me. I have solid followings on beBee, Facebook and even over in the...
Comments28/04/2017 #3 Jerry FletcherJim,
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.
- 28/04/2017Thursday 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?
- 14/04/2017I 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?
- Producer23/04/2017What 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 isn’t so tight on my body. I went with the second one.It was a chilly Spring evening as I walked through Central Park, up until 68th Street. Turned left, walked a few...
Comments26/04/2017 #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.
- Producer23/04/2017DeceptionI’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. “They know about him now,” I...
Comments24/04/2017 #14 Tausif MundrawalaThis 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 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee24/04/2017 #12 Cyndi wilkinsPedophiles 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.23/04/2017 #11 Joanne GardockiThank you for your courage and brave heart, @Joyce 🐝 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.23/04/2017 #10 Lisa VanderburgAs 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 🐝 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.23/04/2017 #9 Joyce 🐝 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.23/04/2017 #5 Joyce 🐝 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.
- Producer23/04/2017ENIGMA 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...
Comments25/04/2017 #15 Lisa 🐝 GallagherVery 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!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 majumder23/04/2017 #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.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.
- Producer23/04/2017Related 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 Title And humans are superior physical visible...
- Producer24/04/2017Content 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...
Comments26/04/2017 #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.25/04/2017 #29 Javier 🐝 beBeeB2B 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 Trends—North America.
Probably this can help
https://www.slideshare.net/mobile/mprofs/2017-b2b-content-marketing-benchmarks-budgets-and-trends25/04/2017 #28 Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA 🐝#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?25/04/2017 #27 Sabrina Cadini, Live Streaming Wedding EntrepreneurExcellent 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 / customers25/04/2017 #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.24/04/2017 #18 Tausif MundrawalaA 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 🐝 beBee View moreA 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 🐝 beBee by sharing., liking. commenting, welcoming and encouraging all the bees here to produce more honey. Even @John White, MBA, @Juan Imaz, @Matt 🐝 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.
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- Producer23/04/2017The Mother Of All Musical ExperiencesI’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,…here comes another one...
Comments25/04/2017 #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.24/04/2017 #6 Chris 🐝 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"24/04/2017 #3 Kevin PashukGordon 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.
- Producer23/04/2017Reputation 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...
Comments25/04/2017 #41 Lisa 🐝 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. ☺☺25/04/2017 #40 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#39 Nobody can be daring as you are @Lisa 🐝 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.25/04/2017 #39 Lisa 🐝 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!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.24/04/2017 #36 Tausif MundrawalaAs 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 @beBee24/04/2017 #34 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#33 Again I agree with you @Lisa 🐝 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.24/04/2017 #33 Lisa 🐝 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.24/04/2017 #31 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#30 Thank you @Lisa 🐝 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.24/04/2017 #30 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat 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.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.24/04/2017 #26 Ned McDonnellDear 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 Nestlé's-México 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 doppelgänger, James Olcott (@plusplusjames; https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-olcott-mba-1757b0/)
https://thebernardolcottstory.com/2017/04/20/a-tale-to-embarass-even-the-fish/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.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 🐝 Manjit would be interested in revealing his standing on this issue.23/04/2017 #22 Jerry FletcherMr. 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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