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  1. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Successful at School, Failing in Life
    Successful at School, Failing in LifeA friend of mine complained the other day that his son was top of his class all his life. Everybody expected him to be successful at work, but disappointingly he fell miserably. This isn’t a rare incident and happens frequently. We all need to...
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    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    16/10/2017 #48 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #47 great dad you have @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA as he is still living in your memory and in experiencing life. Yes reading books on different subjects enriches our minds. When reading becomes a habit we keep in the flow because we are not stressed by exams. We read to discover and later on we cross pollinate ideas that we stored in our minds. Relaxation in reading is surely a great way to develop and succeed.
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    16/10/2017 #47 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    I want to pick up on the important comments of Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar on the value of reading and sound parental influence in creating the basis for sustained success in both academic studies and life in general. These resonate deeply with me on a personal level.

    My late dad (RIP) never finished high school.When he turned 17 the priority of the day was to get a job and help support his family. After service in WW2 he went into selling cars and did this for all 40 years of his career. At the same time he had more innate wisdom and practical common sense then anyone I've ever known.He intuitively knew his boys had to achieve more than he did and theat reading was the key

    As @Ali mentions life was simpler back then..we did not even have tv until I was 13...listening to the radio was our nightly ritual !Some of my earliest memories are of watching dad reading the newspaper cover to cover each and every night..by age 7 I was dong the same and by age 9 I was writing letters to the editor! When I started winning academic awards my reward was Saturday morning trips to the bookstore with dad to get a few new books (Hardy Boys, Famous Five etc.). By 12 I had progressed to the great thriller writers of the day (Hammond Innes, Alastair McClean, Desmond Bagley) and by 14 to the huge James A. Michener 1,000 page epics (Hawaii, South Pacific, Chesapeake). I arranged my books in alphabetical order, kept lists and scanned the bookstore windows for new arrivals. I became an obsessive reader!

    My dad never had an education but he produced an chemical entrepeneur,a tax expert and a post graduate certified accountant. I firmly believe that his example and his focus on encouraging reading was the basis for all my achievements.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    16/10/2017 #46 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #45 thank yoou @Puneet Srivastava. Sounds an interesting idea
    Puneet Srivastava
    16/10/2017 #45 Puneet Srivastava
    Nice write-up. We address similar questions using meditation as the support mechanism.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/10/2017 #44 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #43 ok three weeks dear @Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar. Still a great accomplishment
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    15/10/2017 #43 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    #31 three weeks, mister @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    almost 3000 pages between the three books, the last of them has more than 900
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/10/2017 #42 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #40 Prior to reading your comment I addressed my previous comment to my friend @Vincenzo De Florio. If his answer is yes then surely I shall write at more depth on this topic. I salute you and your very friendly and words thst are real boosters for me.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/10/2017 #41 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    A question to dear @Vincenzo De Florio- do you think this buzz on antifragility of education would be suitsble for your forthcoing symposium? Please let me know.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    15/10/2017 #40 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #39 Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee you know how much I love your writing. Your writing is education to me.
    The ideas from your treasured mind will/should be shelved in libraries and e-books for generations to come. I would be very happy if you write a buzz with this message as the purpose of your buzz. Our purpose on education shall then find us.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/10/2017 #39 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #37 dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams- if I wanted to write the purpose of this buzz I surely would steal your writing "The day schools equip children to draw education from everything they see, hear, their activity, interactions, friendships, failures, success etc etc is the day when true education dawns"!
    Thank you for drawing my attention to the post of @Milos Djukic. He is a great thinker.
    More than resilience we need antifragile educational systems. Antifragility means ckoming out better than we started when exposed to stress. Who else but dear @Vincenzo De Florio would reflect on this?
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    15/10/2017 #37 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Education is to bring progress. To help us evolve in better version of ourselves. To train our minds. To prep us to be equipped for the future. Sadly today's education fails to equip the younger generation. Education should teach us resilience, kindness, generosity and courage to face our fears. Education doesn't end after high school. This post by Prof. Milos is education (https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6325405137745645568)

    This article by Dr @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

    The day schools equip children to draw education from everything they see, hear, their activity, interactions, friendships, failures, success etc etc is the day when true education dawns!

    This comment was posted on Prof Mikos post as well.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/10/2017 #36 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #35 yes and I agree fully.
    Your comments and the rest of comments here make me wonder if we need disruptive thinking in education. I wonder what you think @Harvey Lloyd
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/10/2017 #35 Harvey Lloyd
    #29 There truly isn't a universal fit of education. My thoughts would be to assist our children in exploration, they can find their fit. Great focus and understanding.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/10/2017 #34 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #30 Yes, and I truly enjoyed your comment @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal. You wrote "Which in turn causes them to be negative, depressed, and perpetually upset/complaining". I could not agree more. One of my closest friends who was an A student committed suicide. He left a message that he did so because he felt so depressed that his performancce at work sluggished behind his academic achievements. He could not contain his frustration.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/10/2017 #33 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #29 thank you @Aaron 🐝 Skogen. Success in education is linked to grades but grades failure to be matched with work performance is still way behind.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/10/2017 #32 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #27 yes, but to varying degrees. The rate of schools drop out is the proof
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/10/2017 #31 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #24 in three days only. Amazing
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    15/10/2017 #30 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    One thing that I feel is occuring frequently in the current day/generation is appreciating children to much for their achievements. And the manner of appreciation, too is focused on how smart they are, how intelligent they are , so on and so forth. Soon, when they are exposed to the larger world, they start feeling inadequate and not in sync with what they believed themselves to be. Which in turn causes them to be negative, depressed, and perpetually upset/complaining.

    One way of handling this issue, is starting at a young age and appreciating the child for things which are truly an achievement, truly being key here. Also the words that's should be used should be such as, "you put in a lot of hard work to this test so you got good grades." In this case, the child is not led into believing how smart they are but that it was their hard work that brought them their success.

    Excellent buzz, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! This is something that should be brought to notice of more and more people. Sharing. Thank you!
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    15/10/2017 #29 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    Ah, Dr. @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, yet, how do we define success? While I agree, life has its own chaotic rhythm, and we should be preparing our children for it, i am not certain there is a universal definition of success. That, my friend, is a very individual definition.

    As always, good food for thought and conversation!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/10/2017 #28 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #25 I don't think you are biased in your perspective @Harvey Lloyd. This is well reflected in your writing "Unfortunately the scores do not reflect generalization of the material. They explain knowledge and my ability to memorize certain areas that will be tested". The other day I met with a graduate in electrical engineering and he didn't know Ohn's Law. Yes education should improve the quality of learning as well as qualification for understanding life and its challenges.
  2. ProducerMaría Álvarez Fernández
    The Gift of Reading
    The Gift of ReadingFinding the time to read can often be a strenuous task. In the midst of the chaos that is life, one can easily forget to take a time out. To find a moment to breathe. To think. When you do, however, the sense of liberation that comes with reading...
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    María Álvarez Fernández
    15/10/2017 #18 María Álvarez Fernández
    #13 I also love how you extended this reflection to other kinds of art. Although I have a soft spot for books Visual art can also be super expressive.
    María Álvarez Fernández
    15/10/2017 #17 María Álvarez Fernández
    #13 I believe such dialogue exists and its ongoing with characters and author. There are many instances in which this connection will be more noticeabe or obvious depending on style. But even when, lets say, an indirect style or a self effacing style is being used in which the author is making an active effort to not be noticed in the text, there is always a connection. I was actually going more for the connection you experience when reading certain lines in a book which reflect your sate of mind very Well (regardless of whether this is done purposedly) 😊
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    15/10/2017 #15 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    #13 #14 I love it, read your thoughts, talk to you is enriching.
    Pedro J. Estébanez
    15/10/2017 #14 Pedro J. Estébanez
    To add a nuance, certain best-sellers of today are no more than a very commercial movie, only in words and their reach for creating experiences is therefore as limited as that of those. (Not necessarily bad; sometimes you may want exactly that.)
    However, even those are magic in the sense that something as boring as words over paper sheets tied together become a full five-sense Universe the moment you start reading.
    Pedro J. Estébanez
    15/10/2017 #13 Pedro J. Estébanez
    #9 I read somewhere about some kind of dialogue you establish with the writer when you are reading.
    And I can notice it; I can almost perceive him talking to me "from the other side".
    And I would extend that to any form of art, whether plastic or audiovisual.
    You can definitely feel the author's presence, sending a message to you.
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    14/10/2017 #12 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    #11. Paso a modo español.
    I actually like it better when its raining, si está genial, cuando llueve, (creo que no habia hecho alusión a eso, y miro mi comentario)
    Is it really sunny when you read?
    ¿Realmente es soleado cuando lees?. ¿Pero qué...? Yo no habia puesto eso, me la ha jugado el traductor.

    La frase que yo queria decir es ¿estás realmemte sol@ cuando lees?. Are you really alone
    when you read? (hay diferencia entre sunny y alone, la proxima vez estaré más atenta 😅).

    Afortunadamente ese concepto lo has captado y conectamos.
    Buén finde linda.
    María Álvarez Fernández
    14/10/2017 #11 María Álvarez Fernández
    #9 I actually like it better when its raining 😜 And yes, I think you can have a connection with both characters and author. In fact, they're very often one and the same or a reflection of each other!
    John Rylance
    14/10/2017 #10 John Rylance
    Books are like ice cream; there is a flavour for everyone. K Lamb
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    14/10/2017 #9 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    "The feeling of intimacy -the connection you experience when you read- is often enough to make you feel cherished and content. There is a sense of community in reading".

    Is it really sunny when you read? has anyone thought that you are socializing with the author or the author of the book, in addition to the character or characters? I love to read, you get answers and new questions glow in your mind. Stephen King my favorite writer. Thank you @María Álvarez Fernández, for such a pleasant reading.
    Paz🐝 Hueso Luque
    13/10/2017 #8 Paz🐝 Hueso Luque
    Great, María! Thank you!😉
    Isabel 🐝 Díaz   Durán
    13/10/2017 #7 Isabel 🐝 Díaz Durán
    I agree with you María!! I love read!! Have a great weekend!
    Jerry Fletcher
    13/10/2017 #6 Jerry Fletcher
    Nicely done Maria.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    13/10/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Reading books can cover a lot of bases. Learning, relaxing, researching and exploring, to name a few of the advantages by reading books.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    13/10/2017 #4 Javier 🐝 beBee
    A great read. ¡ Grande @María Álvarez Fernández !
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    13/10/2017 #3 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    Read read and read. Good or bad, one learns to know the difference. Great buzz. Have a great weekend... reading :)
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    13/10/2017 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Reading good content refreshes one's mind for great reflection!
    Sadman Ishrak
    13/10/2017 #1 Sadman Ishrak
    Reading books is like breathing for me. Great article! Thank you for sharing.
  3. ProducerTimothy welch

    Timothy welch

    28/09/2017
    Information control... Who owns it ?
    Information control... Who owns it ?I am sitting at home watching CNN talk about the  current crisis in San Juan, Puerto Rico. While I cannot jump on a plane and go help, I can take a moment to send off a prayer maybe even some funds to help  in some limited way.This is a call to...
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  4. Elia Mihuta

    Elia Mihuta

    21/09/2017
    Check out this article: Fall of Man in Wilmslow – how did homophobia kill a genius -
    Elia Mihuta
    Fall of Man in Wilmslow - how did homophobia kill a genius
    readingbadger.club I first heard about David Lagercrantz when the fourth volume of the Millennium series got out. I must admit that I have it in my bookcase for over a year, and I didn't dare to read it because I loved so much the first three books written by Stieg...
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  5. Elia Mihuta

    Elia Mihuta

    21/09/2017
    Before it was Stanley Kubrick's movie, it was Anthony Burgess's book: A Clockwork Orange -
    Elia Mihuta
    A Clockwork Orange
    readingbadger.club Many times, my friends and I tried to think of movies based on books, better or at least as good as the book. I can say for sure say that A Clockwork Orange the movie is just as good as the book. That being said, the book allows you a deeper...
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  6. ProducerTimothy welch

    Timothy welch

    02/09/2017
    How to conduct business and negotiate in other Solar systems
    How to conduct business and negotiate in other Solar systemshttps://youtu.be/fchC0Dscm9I  Hopefully,  the  video from you tube went through it has more impact that the picture. Remember this scene in the later movies of the Star Wars Trilogy  when out trusted Jedi Knight  tries to convince Watto, the  junk...
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  7. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    What are you reading?
    What are you reading?I had some rare "alone time" this long weekend, so have been holed up in my girl cave glued to my Kindle. Here's what I've been reading:#1: The Widow - Fiona Barton I do like a good psychological thriller along the lines of 'Gone Girl' or 'The Girl...
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    Geoff Hudson-Searle
    03/09/2017 #3 Geoff Hudson-Searle
    Just started to read 'You're okay it's just a bruise by Rob Huizenga - an interesting read. Happy Sunday @Sandra Smith
    Paul Walters
    29/08/2017 #1 Paul Walters
    @Sandra Smith my finger has roamed over the 'purchase' button for Dan Lyon's start up novel several times but now perhaps I shall avoid it after your excellent review. I liked him as he writes for Silicon Valley which as you know has excellent dialogue. Anyway, thank you and here comes a shameless plug for someone who enjoys a good thriller. Next long weekend do try one of my thrillers...apparently they are not bad!!! Totally shameless!!!
  8. Producerstephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Breaking News - beBee ranked up from 352nd to 292nd worldwide Start-up ! Q3 - 2017
    Breaking News - beBee ranked up from 352nd to 292nd worldwide Start-up ! Q3 - 2017Q3 - 2017 beBee takes on 60 start-ups worldwidePress releases? Communication strategy from NYC HQ?  Where does the recent growth come from? Who are these early adopters running to register on the Beebe's personal branding platform?Many questions...
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    Lyon Brave
    18/09/2017 #104 Lyon Brave
    It's my favorite platform thus far. Well, i really like Instagram.
    Yogesh Sukal
    13/09/2017 #103 Yogesh Sukal
    @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador That's amazing news. Just bee awesome :).
    Puneet Srivastava
    04/09/2017 #102 Puneet Srivastava
    Thank you @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador for tagging. Good wishes to the entire team beBee. Guys, keep growing. :)
    Jason Baudendistel
    31/08/2017 #101 Jason Baudendistel
    It's exciting to see BeBee's growth I was a very early Myspace user but didn't actually get the hype with Facebook in hindsight maybe there was a reason :)
    Jason Baudendistel
    31/08/2017 #100 Jason Baudendistel
    #70 Impressive John, that much tweeting would give me carpal tunnell lol
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    29/08/2017 #99 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #98 Done.
    I will set my ⏰😊
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    29/08/2017 #97 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #96 That's what I was indicating.

    Your Thursday times are my Friday times in Sydney. (14 hours difference)

    Let me know what Quebec time Thursday suits you.
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    29/08/2017 #96 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #95 Thursday works best.
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    28/08/2017 #95 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #94 Best time:
    Thursday Quebec Time
    3-9pm
    =
    Friday Sydney Time
    5-11am
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    28/08/2017 #94 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Hey @Lance 🐝 Scoular how about thursday, what is the best schedule for a videoconference?
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    28/08/2017 #93 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #90 gracias por la mapa de empatia!
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    28/08/2017 #92 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #90 lol we are all beBee! Let's see who and how many will help! Jajaja...
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    28/08/2017 #91 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    @David B. Grinberg and @Lance 🐝 Scoular my wisest buddies, I am sure you know what I mean talking about. Analytics team! Can you do an history background check on communication strategy on Strava a produce an article related to the one. Anchors points are in the scores dashboards of both Strava and beBee. (BTW, it is a test for showcase for you for the next board, program and policies chapter...keep your eyes on the prize)
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    28/08/2017 #89 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    One of my call to action was at least brand ambassadors participation to the competition analysis process. I feel overwhelmed for the article performance and all the warm congratulations. Read again the content, my call to action is pointed at the collective Business Intelligence we can gather for @Javier 🐝 beBee @Juan Imaz and @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín. As BAs for beBee we have a role of think tank too. Use your power of suggestions, not to get personally what you want but collectively what we could take benefit of beBee's innovation process.
    Jim Murray
    27/08/2017 #85 Jim Murray
    Movin' up the food chain.
  9. Lynne Black

    Lynne Black

    10/08/2017
    Lynne Black
    Best Summer Book List Recommendation - LRB & Associates
    lrbandassociates.com As an avid reader, today's post is about the best Summer book list recommendations. Whether you're looking for a good beach...
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  10. ProducerJohn Barton

    John Barton

    13/06/2017
    4 Strategies for Winning over Gatekeepers
    4 Strategies for Winning over GatekeepersAs SDR’s we’ve all been there before. We have an account that our boss wants us to get a foot in the door with, but when we call into the account we come in contact with the dreaded gatekeeper. The person expertly trained to spot sales reps while...
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    Timothy welch
    14/06/2017 #2 Timothy welch
    solid advice !!
    Tannis Liviniuk
    14/06/2017 #1 Tannis Liviniuk
    Fantastic article, John! These are great sales stategies, and for someone who doesn't have a great deal of cold calling experience these are gold. Thanks for sharing!
  11. ProducerTimothy welch

    Timothy welch

    23/05/2017
    What type of writing best reflects your brand and identity ?
    What type of writing best reflects your brand and identity ?Let us, the Bebee community take a walk down memory lane and forge a list of inspired writers who have inspired, challenged, and taught us to reach for the stars. These people may be family, friends,  a former teacher, or someone who we have...
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    Timothy welch
    24/05/2017 #2 Timothy welch
    #1 thats good to know thanks for stopping by to comment
    Vincent  🐝 Manlapaz
    23/05/2017 #1 Vincent 🐝 Manlapaz
    Good read. I liked Novel too, you have mentioned few of the books I have read especially the writing of Dan Brown. However, I found myself more inclined to business, motivational, leadership and creative writing. Keep buzzing @Timothy welch
  12. Javier 🐝 beBee
    The power of reading Javier 🐝 beBee
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    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    18/05/2017 #2 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    I love to read and tell a story at every group presentation
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    17/05/2017 #1 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    This comic is so true. I didn't start daily reading til I was in my mid twenties. That was the turning point of my life. The books I choose help change my mindset, and thus everything else.
  13. ProducerTimothy welch

    Timothy welch

    11/05/2017
      The Ratatouille Experiment
    The Ratatouille ExperimentIn 2007, Brad Bird and Pixar Studios took Hollywood and the film industry by storm  when it whipped together this incredible ensemble of talent and created nothing short of a masterpiece that could be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.Hold the...
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  14. Daniel 🐝 Campos
    This book is awesome!!!! Daniel 🐝 Campos
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    Stages of the reader. Daniel 🐝 Campos
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    John Rylance
    09/05/2017 #2 John Rylance
    I agree with the stages except I have gone straight from 5 to 7. Having never been without books. The thought of no books gives me nightmares re Ray Bradbury's Farenheit 451 and the burning of books.
    Stage 9 is the most important and should lead back to Stage 1.
    Perhaps it should be the reading/book circle.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    09/05/2017 #1 Tausif Mundrawala
    I have been a firm believer in the phases and process of being a reader and then passing on to the future generations. Well the reasons are many as by the time a reader becomes wise in his/her old age being a voracious reader then he/she realizes of becoming an institution. The future generation then has access to such an open university. Thanks for sharing this my friend, @Daniel 🐝 Campos
  16. ProducerTimothy welch

    Timothy welch

    08/05/2017
    A Diamond in the Rough
    A Diamond in the RoughMarilyn Monroe knew how to brand herself. And if she was still  with us today, I would bet my  bottom dollar she  would have  a huge following on Bebee as  well as other social media outlets.The internet is wonderful  resource for  browsing and...
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    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    08/05/2017 #2 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    And I would follow her. Let's be diamonds, even if it takes time. Thank you @Timothy welch
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    08/05/2017 #1 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Yes, a clear, concise message it a marketer's best friend!
  17. ProducerMaialen Alonso

    Maialen Alonso

    08/04/2017
    Flower of Nightfall
    Flower of Nightfall BookTrailer Mina never thought that her life would lead to something so beautiful and yet so tragic.Mina woke up in the middle of a stormy night and her world is forever darkened. Drawn by her family’s screams, she walks downstairs where a...
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  18. ProducerMaialen Alonso

    Maialen Alonso

    03/04/2017
    Melodies Of Blood -Maialen A-
    Melodies Of Blood -Maialen A-Do you like illustrated novels?Well, this is going to charm you, of course! I wrote it# MelodíesofbloodMyBook.to/melodiesofblood1 Book I/IIIllustrated NovelA love is born when a rebellion rises and war is near. After, participating in a...
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  19. Flavia Toro Rodriguez
    😜 Flavia Toro Rodriguez
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    Javier 🐝 beBee
    23/03/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    LOL this is great !!! buenísimo!
  20. ProducerDeb 🐝 Helfrich
    Still Life with a Million Words
    Still Life with a Million WordsBooks are a Girl's Best FriendsActually, this image conveys almost a billion words for me. The most important is that Martha Beck is one of my favorite human beings, who happens to write the most life-affirming books.She is wise, funny, truthful,...
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    Ella de Jong
    03/04/2017 #46 Ella de Jong
    #45 Hi Deb 🐝 Helfrich, finally here with a tiny answer .. I am such a "bad" reader over the last years :-(
    This is one of the BIG authors: Herman Koch -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Koch View more
    #45 Hi Deb 🐝 Helfrich, finally here with a tiny answer .. I am such a "bad" reader over the last years :-(
    This is one of the BIG authors: Herman Koch -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Koch
    she is also a big name: Connie Palmen-- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connie_Palmen
    and I love the short animal story writer Toon Tellegen a lot -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toon_Tellegen
    smile, Ella Close
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    22/03/2017 #45 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #44 Thanks for giving me a glimpse of your teacher's world, @Ella de Jong. I am struck by the 'changing' frequency. I am certain that our impatience in the digital world is adding to our lack of focus in the physical world. And maybe young brains will adapt in ways I don't let comprehend, but it seems to me that we will hit a biological hard stop to this lack of attention in just a handful of years.

    I am really glad, though, that there is still a chance for the joy of turning pages to resonate, although I am resigned to their being a historical legacy at some point.... books are inefficient when it comes to weight and space and are very susceptible to water and insect damage, among other things.

    So, I'd love to be introduced to a contemporary Dutch writer of fiction, if you can point me in that direction.
    Ella de Jong
    17/03/2017 #44 Ella de Jong
    @Deb 🐝 Helfrich#43 I can only tell you what I see happening while I'm the temporary teacher in class. I've been in 7 schools since February 1rst and what I saw was this: large differences in classes regarding children reading books, physical books. In classes where there are a lot of books, on places where the children have easy access, where there is serious 'taking care of / respect for' the books, in those classes I've seen a lot of children reading and enjoying it.
    In other classes there was time for reading but a lot of children didn't liked it and kept on 'changing' their book. "I don't like this one, I want to find an other one" and then hanging around the books hoping to have a chat with someone ..

    I've seen quiet a bit of schoolwork on tablets, but no reading books on their tablet, so I cannot say anything about that. My guess is they really like to turn the pages, see an actual book, feeling it, touching it. Being busy a lot of hours per day looking at a screen, only touching their tablet or the school laptop with their fingertips ... it's a very positive sensation to read and hold a physical book is my guess!
    At home I've spoiled my kids: they want to HAVE the books... None of us read e-books (certainly not the one Ive written :-) )
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/03/2017 #43 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #34 @Ella de Jong, I would love to hear your teacher's take on whether electronic books are lacking something when it comes to engaging youth, is there a richness in getting to turn a page. Or do they find screens and pixels as or maybe more captivating?

    I do certainly 'envy' the access that the digital formats provide. I only had access to the books physically present in my small town, I think I would be changed in some unknowable way if I'd had a broader access to online search functionality rather than definitively limited to the stroll through the stacks.
    Melissa Hefferman
    13/03/2017 #42 Anonymous
    #39 The feeling is mutual! One day I'll travel up the coast in my RV and we'll write a new page in our Life books. :)
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    13/03/2017 #41 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #33 I agree, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, books are a great way to celebrate life. I love that you remember the book that revealed true love to you. There are just so many for me, that it really is hard to even start to pull together a list.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    13/03/2017 #40 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #31 I sort of figured you would be a book person, @Lada 🏡 Prkic. I'd would to see a virtual book club blossom in the hives, it is especially fertile ground for authors themselves to create a lot of deep engagement and a way for readers to participate with others around a book that means a lot. I hope to participate in a lot of discussions around books in the future.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    13/03/2017 #39 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #30 It is a gift that you are a central member of my virtual book club, @Melissa Hefferman. My life is richer for knowing you!
    Cyndi wilkins
    13/03/2017 #38 Cyndi wilkins
    #13 "I never had you tagged as one of the 'billion' sheep, Deb. I see you rather as a border collie, nipping at their heels and cajoling them to go in your direction."
    Excellent metaphor @Ken Boddie View more
    #13 "I never had you tagged as one of the 'billion' sheep, Deb. I see you rather as a border collie, nipping at their heels and cajoling them to go in your direction."
    Excellent metaphor @Ken Boddie...Deb is the sower of seeds...And it is Sowing Season;-)

    "Nothing gets so bad,
    A whisper from your father couldn't fix it.
    Your whisper's like a bridge, he's a river span."

    "Take all that you have,
    And turn it into something you were missing.
    Somebody threw that brick, shattered all your plans." Close
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    12/03/2017 #37 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    #15 I don't know how many times I have had to backtrack a chapter or two, to refresh my recollection of a story @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, that is the wonder of getting lost in a tale. Love it!
    Chris Spurvey
    11/03/2017 #36 Chris Spurvey
    #35 Thanks so much @Deb 🐝 Helfrich :) I very much appreciate you.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    11/03/2017 #35 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #29 I have to say that your book falls in the category of one that I will turn to again and again, @Chris Spurvey. You weave a fantastic story that changed my relationship to sales in a major way. In fact, I am starting to work on partnering on a Business Development project - and Your Personalized Sales Plan was the first thing that came to my mind as I start to plan out my work stream.... I'd really recommend "It's Time to Sell: Cultivating the Sales Mind-Set" for anyone pivoting into a role that requires a healthy mindset towards sales!

    https://www.amazon.com/Its-Time-Sell-Cultivating-Mind-Set-ebook/dp/B019D70NHA
    Ella de Jong
    11/03/2017 #34 Ella de Jong
    Thank you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich for reminding me of the importance of books and how I ALWAYS take picture books with me when I'm going to school and teach (for one day as a temporary teacher, like my current situation). I'm used to it, I'm not sure how many other teachers do the same :-)
    Even for the 12 year olds there are interesting, fun and beautiful warm picture books about emotions!
    I adore the book: "Rose and the midnight cat. by John Brown; Illustrations Ron Brooks" for it's story about jealousy and the beautiful fine art illustrations!
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    11/03/2017 #33 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    @Deb 🐝 Helfrich aren't book's man's best friend. I remember my first book. The one that made me fall in love with reading. Pride and Prejudice By Jane. I loved the book so much and reading became a thing after that. I have alot of books that are up the loft cause nobody reads at home apart from me.And I'm not home. 🙄

    This emotions has a purpose video was such a great experience to watch you transform the book to reality. I love the idea of a emotions journal. I've gone back to the habit of writing a daily journal and it's going good so far. Thank you Deb. I look forward to our conversations.

    Finally Books help our celebrate our life So it can be well-lived. Stay awesome always.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    11/03/2017 #31 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    I am a book lover and a definition of books as a girl's best friend is close enough to what books really mean to me. Although I don't read the life-affirming books, I enjoyed the video and find the whole concept of a virtual book club very interesting.
    What a great idea of a double buying some titles! Some of my books which I revisit often are pretty battered.
    Deb, I really enjoyed your excellent article that celebrates the art of reading.
    Melissa Hefferman
    11/03/2017 #30 Anonymous
    Virtual book club! Worlds within networks of articles and connections, love that descriptive thought. :)
    Chris Spurvey
    11/03/2017 #29 Chris Spurvey
    Love this Deb! Books decorate a well-lived life.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    11/03/2017 #28 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #27 Now you're Talking Heads!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    11/03/2017 #27 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #25 Well, @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, nothing reminds me more of the bliss of reading & college than these 3 words in a row "Stop Making Sense" .....this ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no fooling around.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    11/03/2017 #26 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #13 There may be a touch o' the Irish, @Ken Boddie, but mostly I descend from the land of the printing press - at least that is my excuse for being a kindle refusnik. I read ebooks on my monitor and type up notes and quotes, but 'reading' is something I cannot divorce from sitting in a comfortable position, most likely with a blanket around my feet, beverage at hand, book propped just so for easy page turning.

    Now about my flock..... I typically just do what I do, but when someone stops to ask for directions, they tend to realize I think pretty exhaustively about any position I care enough to espouse. I save the heel nipping for when someone tries to get the sheep all confused over specious claims, then I can run around and bring some clarity to the fields.

    And Producer could indeed be christened with the nom de plume 'virtual emotions journal' just between us and our hundreds of worldwide followers and hive-mates.
  21. 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    The Devil's Children The Silver Bard: In the Beginning - Kindle edition by Max J Carter. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
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    Milos Djukic
    20/02/2017 #20 Anonymous
    #19 You re welcome @Max🐝 J. Carter, my friend. Good luck!
    Andrew Ledford
    19/02/2017 #16 Andrew Ledford
    For the reading list
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    18/02/2017 #14 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    This is awesome and super cool @Max🐝 J. Carter Virtual High five :)
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    18/02/2017 #12 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Congratulations @Max🐝 J. Carter. Make your dreams come true. We are dreaming big On beBee
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    18/02/2017 #11 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    #10 This is not slander it is an observation. You don't get to tell me how I feel or think about your work. Which also goes against your "principles".
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    18/02/2017 #9 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    Pretty much goes against your principles in your "The Book of Khaos Majick" book. Trust factor ZERO. - fiction or not.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    18/02/2017 #6 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    I cant help but remember Deep Thought, Douglas Adams and the number 42 :)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    18/02/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Downloaded to my Kindle Fire. :) I'll let you know my thoughts once I get a chance to read your story,
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    18/02/2017 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Congratulations on pulling this together and putting it out in the world, Max. Let the rippling commence.
  22. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    09/02/2017
    Like Reading a Book
    Like Reading a BookThere is a quick way I find out more about a person. I go to their bookshelf or in some cases, their library and look at what they read. A five minute glance around their shelves tells me what they are interested in, curious about, and gives a...
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    Vincent  🐝 Manlapaz
    05/07/2017 #71 Vincent 🐝 Manlapaz
    I like the way how you put in a profound context - Books transform, mind and heart. Not each and every read. Reading sometimes changes our views, sometimes changes us. Good read.
    Natalia Sáenz Puerta
    05/07/2017 #70 Natalia Sáenz Puerta
    I cannot be more agree!
    Rebecca Matias
    05/07/2017 #69 Rebecca Matias
    Agreed! The easiest way to gain knowledge is reading and it is really a great help in our lives.
    Timothy welch
    18/04/2017 #68 Timothy welch
    very true
    Claire L Cardwell
    23/02/2017 #67 Claire L Cardwell
    I agree @Gert Scholtz that checking out someone's library is very illuminating. @Kevin Pashuk is very right in saying that truly interesting conversations are with people who are avid readers not just watchers of TV etc.
    Claire L Cardwell
    23/02/2017 #66 Claire L Cardwell
    #56 I agree @Lada 🏡 Prkic that books can open our minds ! I am also running out of shelf space in my cottage!
    Sara Jacobovici
    12/02/2017 #65 Sara Jacobovici
    Just came across this link and thought you might find it of interest @Gert Scholtz. http://www.bbc.co.uk/culture/story/20160819-the-secret-libraries-of-history?ocid=fbcul
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    11/02/2017 #64 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #63 Thank you again, Gert. You are one of the kindest beBee bees. -) I forgot to mention what I am reading now: Entropy-A New World View by Jeremy Rifkin, and Conversations with Goethe by J.P. Eckermann.
    Gert Scholtz
    11/02/2017 #63 Gert Scholtz
    @Lada 🏡 Prkic Like you I also like to read books about books, and about writing. Bought or borrowed. Thank you for reading and for your friendly words Lada.
    Gert Scholtz
    11/02/2017 #62 Gert Scholtz
    @Dean Owen Liar's Poker is a classic, especially if like the both of us, one works in the finance sector. I find Wolfe's writing unique in his portrayal of characters and context. Thanks for stopping by Dean.
    Gert Scholtz
    11/02/2017 #61 Gert Scholtz
    @Sandra Smith Thank you for the friendly comment Sandra and what a pleasant surprise to find another who likes Disgrace by JM Coetzee.
    Dean Owen
    11/02/2017 #60 Dean Owen
    I didn't like Tom Wolfe's "Bonfire". I just find not many people can write about Wall St unless they have been through it (like Michael Lewis has). But for books in that sphere I highly recommend Liar's Poker, The Predators Ball, Den of Thieves, Flash Boys, Vendetta: American Express and the Smearing of Edmond Safra. For fiction, I am addicted to Anne Rice.
    Gert Scholtz
    10/02/2017 #59 Gert Scholtz
    #57 @Mohammed Sultan Quite true - one cannot judge a book by its cover, as the saying goes. Better to scan some parts, look at the content pages and read the cover flaps to get and idea of it. And never confuse public relations with family relations :) Thanks Mohammed.
    Mohammed Sultan
    10/02/2017 #57 Mohammed Sultan
    On buying books,the desire to pick up a book with an attractive dust-jacket is irresistible,although this method of selection ought not to be followed ,as you might end up with a dull book and wake up on a call from the bookshop salesperson greeting 'Can I help you sir?we should not take books for granted.it's very easy to enter a shop looking for a book on,say,public relations and to the sudden come out carrying the latest best-selling novel on family relations!
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    10/02/2017 #56 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Great topic, Gert, and nicely written post! Love to read books but also read about books. I have many books but unfortunately not enough space for shelves. We live in a small apartment and many of my books are stored in the boxes. Therefore I decided several years ago to buy only the necessary technical literature. Other books that interest me I borrow from the library, usually 1-3 books per month. Bought or borrowed, books can open our minds and hearts.
    Gert Scholtz
    10/02/2017 #54 Gert Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie @Emilia M. Ludovino @Mohammed Sultan @Kevin Pashuk Thank you for adding to the post with your extensive comments. I appreciate your stopping by. Happy reading!
    Gert Scholtz
    10/02/2017 #53 Gert Scholtz
    #52 @Ian Weinberg Dankie Ian. Ek sal so maak - solank ek nie n met "Freudian slip" lees nie !
    Ian Weinberg
    10/02/2017 #52 Ian Weinberg
    #45 Nee Gert, hy gaan vinnig. Jy moet net a bietjie minder slaap!
    Kevin Pashuk
    10/02/2017 #51 Kevin Pashuk
    Thanks for the tour of your library Gert.

    I fully subscribe to the idea that in order to better know a person, check out their library. All of the truly interesting people I have met in life were readers, who would bring in such wonderful perspectives gleaned from their reading. I can't say I've had the same stimulating conversations with those who only use media (esp. television) to form their worldview.

    I shared some of my library in previous posts, I would hope that more Bees would follow.
    Mohammed Sultan
    10/02/2017 #50 Mohammed Sultan
    Bertrand Russell on his definition of good and bad,better and worse said"A thing is good ,if it's valued for its own sake,and not only for its effects.We take nasty medicines because we hope they will have desirable effects ,but a gouty connoisseur drinks old wine for its own sake ,in spite of possible disagreeable effects.You must do right because it's right ,and not because it's the way to get to heaven .You must save because all sensible people do,and not because you will ultimately secure an income that will enable you to enjoy life."

    Pleasure in not defined by whether to read or not ,but by our ability to differentiate between the means and ends.Thank you @Gert Scholtz for sharing a great article.
  23. ProducerRandy Keho

    Randy Keho

    16/01/2017
    From Boxes to Bookcases: The Resurrection of a Library
    From Boxes to Bookcases: The Resurrection of a LibraryI don't read as much as I used to and,  looking back, it's probably a good thing. Good or bad, my personal library is a snapshot of who I am and what I've become.. I read a lot during my formative years, which explains a lot.In fact, I was...
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  24. Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Just received my book, Riding Shotgun in the mail from @Don 🐝 Kerr last weekend and I must say, his book is like a bible for male caregivers. This book is also a very moving and inspiring story. A journey, so to speak... about caring for his wife who had cancer. I highly recommend Don's book! Thank you Don, my husband is reading this too. Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
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    Don 🐝 Kerr
    04/01/2017 #1 Don 🐝 Kerr
    So grateful for your continuing support @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
  25. ProducerAmilcar Pasos

    Amilcar Pasos

    24/11/2016
    Pandora’s Box
    Pandora’s BoxPandora’s Box The opening of Pandora’s Box, which released the ‘evils of the world’ into existence, is perhaps one of the most well known of the Greek myths. However, much of the original meaning has been subject to cultural variations and...
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    Paul Kemner
    24/11/2016 #1 Paul Kemner
    I was just reading another article on Pandora, by Neoplatonist Scholar Edward Butler:

    http://polytheist.com/noeseis/2015/11/24/mythological-hermeneutics-pandora/
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