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  1. ProducerAnders Liu-Lindberg
    Your Robot Accountant Has A Name, It’s Dixie
    Your Robot Accountant Has A Name, It’s DixieBack in June, I wrote a post titled “Have You Met Your Robot Accountant Yet?” and truth be told I hadn’t met mine at that time and the post was more based on the probability of it happening than actual real life examples. However, a few weeks ago I...


    Jared Wiese
    24/10/2016 #3 Jared Wiese
    Sharing in beBee in English
    Jared Wiese
    24/10/2016 #2 Jared Wiese
    Sharing in Business Accounting
    Jared Wiese
    24/10/2016 #1 Jared Wiese
    Sharing in Business
  2. Jared Wiese

    Jared Wiese

    Here's something most finance professionals are used to doing. Explaining variances. But do you stop at what and why the variance occurred or do you actually bring actionable insights to the tables? Being able to suggest solutions to business challenges is what separates average/good finance professionals from the great ones. So which one are you?

    Jared Wiese
    Variance is Finance’s Best Friend
    liulindberg.wordpress.com What’s the number one thing a finance professional can benefit from? If you only have to choose one word what would it be? I’ve made my selection! “Variance” Wherever there’s variance...


    Jared Wiese
    23/10/2016 #3 Jared Wiese
    The words and LinkedIn link above are from @Anders Liu-Lindberg
    Jared Wiese
    22/10/2016 #2 Jared Wiese
    CC: @Ivan Campos, @Breno Barreto, @Adriana Bevacqua García
  3. Lynne Black

    Lynne Black

    Lynne Black
    Upcoming Presidential Election Clinton v Trump - LRB & Associates
    lrbandassociates.com The upcoming Presidential election Clinton v Trump is Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  Young Voters are worried about the upcoming...


    Lynne Black
    20/10/2016 #2 Lynne Black
    Politicians have contributed to bringing the Nation down. Your statistics below are one of the reasons many people aren't voting and scared. Many friends have told me they aren't going to vote in this election as they don't like either candidate. Unfortunately, neither candidate is good. Trump is everything wrong about America's culture and Clinton is everything wrong with our government.
    Albert Gibel
    19/10/2016 #1 Albert Gibel
    Most Americans Are Angry, Scared and Broke!

    1970 to 2015 - In just 45-years through political lies, incompetence and greed our elected officials have effectively gutted or allowed to be gutted what was once the greatest nation this earth has ever known. Not only did America lead in manufacturing, aerospace and farming we also lead in research & development, education and healthcare.


    • Roughly 76% of the United States or 243-Million American men, women & children live month to month. One-paycheck and 30-days from being homeless.

    • More than half our Nation is dependent upon government assistance either through Obama Care or other programs.

    • Approximately 50-Million Americans receive Food Stamps or other food assistance.

    • The Unemployment and Underemployment Rate remains above 15%.

    • More than 10-million jobs have been exported since 1979. Applying an average Job Multiplier of 5 and you quickly realize that in fact 50-million jobs have been lost since 1979.

    • Roughly 80-Million Americans remain uninsured or under-insured thereby reducing or denying their ability to seek basic healthcare services.

    • America’s infrastructure is collapsing.

    • America has maintained a trade deficit since 1971.

    • Student Loan Debt exceeds $1.5-Trillion [our children are broke].

    • National Debt exceeds $20-Trillion or +-112% of GDP or +-$165,000.00 per tax payer [our Nation is broke].

    • There are more than 11.5-Million Illegal Aliens in the U.S.

    • More than 250,000 Illegal-Aliens were convicted of crimes last year.

    Out of 132 nations the U.S. ranks 70th in healthcare, 69th in ecosystem sustainability, 39th in basic education, 34th in access to water and sanitation and 31st in personal safety and 23rd in access to the Internet.

    Our Nation has never been more imperiled than at this very moment.
  4. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    Buying a Bookshop: Valuation of a Small Business
    Buying a Bookshop: Valuation of a Small BusinessThere is a quaint bookshop around the corner. The selection is not large; the latest non-fiction and timeless novels – my favorites. Coffee is served filling the place all day with the delicious aroma of ground coffee beans. It so happens that the...


    Irene Hackett
    17/09/2016 #29 Anonymous
    #28 so true @Gert Scholtz - and yet a solid understand of how financial statements work and what they mean is critical knowledge to have when considering any business investment. A lot of business managers will argue on this claim, but every truly successful business owner 'gets' this reality. And just like managing one's own personal finance - I would never leave it up to someone else to know how to use my money! It pays to study up on Accounting & financial statements if serious about investing.
    Gert Scholtz
    17/09/2016 #28 Gert Scholtz
    #26 @Irene Hackett The financials are indeed only a starting point and in a sense the glossy veneer. One further point to probe is exactly why the owner is selling. Does he/she see trouble coming for the business or are the reasons for sale bona fide. Thanks for reading and your valuable comments Irene.
    Irene Hackett
    17/09/2016 #27 Anonymous
    Typo: That's contracts - not contacts
    Irene Hackett
    17/09/2016 #26 Anonymous
    Ditto @Robert Cormack and then some! Having been a lead player in transitioning acquired Companies, I am familiar with some of what is involved in buying and selling companies. Don't forget the discovery process in doing 'due diligence' on the Company's books beforehand! This is where you dig into things such as pending law suits, income taxes owed, sales tax compliance, payroll taxes, and the current state of any open contacts they may have. The devil (or angel) is in the details which don't always get properly revealed on the financials - but you use them (financials) as a starting point from which to ask all the right questions so that hidden stuff comes to light. Many a fine looking deal gets squashed at due diligence!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    17/09/2016 #25 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Gert Scholtz I'm sure I could find you one in the Caribbean for a small fee. Or maybe we can barter services...you get the bookstore and coffee shop...I have lifelong rights to read and drink coffee 😊

    Excellent points raised in post. There is a lot to consider when valuing a business .
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    15/09/2016 #23 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Nothing better than coffee and books. Good location helps. Business plan, mission, vision and enough capital for at least three years.
    Phil Friedman
    14/09/2016 #22 Phil Friedman
    #21 Oh Gert, I understand that... completely. It's just that if I owned your fictional little bookstore, I would get down on my knees every night and pray that Microsoft got it into its head to add mini-Borders coffee and books stores to its repertoire. Better than winning the PowerBall lottery... and probably just as arbitrary. Cheers!
    Gert Scholtz
    14/09/2016 #21 Gert Scholtz
    #20 @Phil Friedman Thank you for the kind words of recommendation Phil. The post is intended to give some idea of how to go about valuing a small business. The ultimate price that may be agreed on depends on many factors and is in the final instance a function of willing seller and willing buyer.
    Phil Friedman
    14/09/2016 #20 Phil Friedman
    @Gert Scholtz is in banking, credit and risk assessment, in South Africa. Here he puts together a rather charming parable, with an underlying very serious, imporant message. I recommend you read this one.... and enjoy your way to a better perspective on the topic.
    Gert Scholtz
    14/09/2016 #19 Gert Scholtz
    #18 @Robert Cormack Thank you Robert - all very valuable insights. Should I really decide to do this one day can I have you as business partner? You might like exchanging Canada for SA and you can have as much coffee on the house as you want.
    Robert Cormack
    14/09/2016 #18 Robert Cormack
    The day a university agrees to buy their books from your shop, you have it made (but that's rarely the case—almost never the case). Even if it were the case, the increase in rent—even a ten percent increase—could reduce your profits to almost nothing. Imagine also that you're running a business through two profit centres, books and coffee. You're competing with chains in both instances. NEVER COMPETE WITH CHAINS, THEY'LL EAT YOU ALIVE. Also, beware of "growing neighbourhoods." Lots of neighbourhoods are growing and the rent will be increased accordingly. The smartest consumer Indie businesses find a "before-trendy" neighbourhood and lock in the rent for five years. You need at least two years to establish (you may make diddly in that time).
    Phil Friedman
    14/09/2016 #17 Phil Friedman
    @Gert Scholtz - very charming illustration, with s genuine moral underlying the fictional story. It does lead me, however, to suggest that you buy the bookstore at any price you can afford, than hire the guys who valued LinkedIn at $26 Billion for the MS purchase -- by any normal calculation about 100 times true value. Good luck with the flip. Cheers!
    Dean Owen
    14/09/2016 #16 Dean Owen
    #14 I would think a social media presence is critical to inform your regulars of - book readings, rare first editions, recommended reading, book reviews etc
    Gert Scholtz
    14/09/2016 #15 Gert Scholtz
    #9 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian Did I mention I also had a lawyer called Aphi David? Nice story on your motel purchase! Thanks Paul for reading and commenting.
    Gert Scholtz
    14/09/2016 #14 Gert Scholtz
    #8 @Dean Owen Yip, one day in a place like Cape Town.... There are two major book retailers in SA and strangely none have a significant social media presence. But now you've planted the idea for me for someday!
    Gert Scholtz
    14/09/2016 #13 Gert Scholtz
    #7 @Tausif Mundrawala I see it is common in stores to have a "recommended" shelf. And the shelf does not even have to say recommended by whom! Thanks for reading Tausif.
    Gert Scholtz
    14/09/2016 #12 Gert Scholtz
    #10 @Emilia M. Ludovino Thanks for the comments Emilia. Buying the shop is only imaginary. I wish I could be the proud owner of the one you are referring to! My idea with the post is to illustrate a way to calculate and determine the value of a small business.
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    14/09/2016 #11 Emilia M. Ludovino
    @Gert Scholtz your concerning with Amazon and other book retailers​ just reminded me of one of the first articles I publish on BeBee - leave you the link in case you'd like to read it https://www.bebee.com/producer/@emilia-ludovino/5-emotional-intelligent-tips-to-win-customers.
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    14/09/2016 #10 Emilia M. Ludovino
    Puig! That's great news @Gert Scholtz - especially if it's the same bookshop in the pictures of one of your posts - the one you talk about your neighborhood. That bookshop is beautiful and you're a smart man that know it's also a good business investment as you've to offer is unique compared to a big retailer like Amazon. A million ideas are crossing my mind already :).
  5. ProducerFernando Santa Isabel Llanos
    A teleinterpretation solution for each situation
    A teleinterpretation solution for each situationInterpreters available immediately as long as you have a cell phone or land line. Secure, professional and confidential. You will only pay for the minutes you use!Face2Face TeleinterpretationUsed when the speakers are present but not the...
  6. ProducerSean M Gray

    Sean M Gray

    The importance of Local SEO turnover to jump-start your business!
    The importance of Local SEO turnover to jump-start your business!Why Local SEO?If you have been dreaming of reaching the highest search rank, desires should be coupled with actions. Now is the perfect time to upgrade your strategies for search engine optimization. 21st century entrepreneurs should be familiar...
  7. Ilir Ibraimi

    Ilir Ibraimi

    Ilir Ibraimi
    The Brazilian billionaire who bought Heinz and Burger King could soon be able to strike a $100 billion deal
    www.businessinsider.com Kraft Heinz is poised to gobble up a big food company early 2017, according to Morgan Stanley...
  8. ProducerSean M Gray

    Sean M Gray

    Webedesk Review - Professional Digital Marketing Service
    Webedesk Review - Professional Digital Marketing ServiceWebedesk review - Webedesk is a company offering professional digital marketing service for your business. They have offices in India, Sydney and London with over 100 digital marketing professionals standing by ready to serve their clients.4 Main...
  9. Phil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    Business bees are cordially invited to check out ALL BUSINESS, the beBee hive for real-world business women and men. https://www.bebee.com/group/all-business Phil Friedman


    Phil Friedman
    31/08/2016 #6 Phil Friedman
    #5 Thanks, @Jim Murray, for your support. Cheers!
    Jim Murray
    31/08/2016 #5 Jim Murray
    Just posted a share with a little editorial on top over in the Lumpy Kingdom. Will be doing a business post today. Love this hive.
    Don Kerr
    26/08/2016 #4 Don Kerr
    Joined and shared.
    John White, MBA
    26/08/2016 #3 John White, MBA
    Check out this new business hive from @Phil Friedman. It's all business over there, so polish your dress shoes and come on in!
    Randy Keho
    26/08/2016 #2 Randy Keho
    #1 What he said.
    Phil Friedman
    26/08/2016 #1 Phil Friedman
    This is a good opportunity for business people like @John White, MBA, @Cory Galbraith, @Dean Owen, @Javier beBee, @Juan Imaz, @Matt Sweetwood, @Jim Murray, @Don Kerr and others to share their valuable real-world experiences with others who are particularly interested in understanding the realities of the business scene, not just what some Hollywood screenwriter says about it. Looking forward to helping build the business and professional side of beBee as a platform.
  10. ProducerKalesh Menon

    Kalesh Menon

    Groom Intrapreneurs… they can make money for you!
    Groom Intrapreneurs… they can make money for you!The start-up boom in India has reinforced a very interesting fact - Opportunities are always present, you need vision to sight it and attitude to execute and encash it.One of the common attributes seen in a start-up environment is a lean...
  11. Dave Bookbinder

    Dave Bookbinder

    A great lesson from an unexpected teacher.
    Dave Bookbinder
    What's In YOUR Contract?
    bit.ly How many contracts have you entered into recently? Did you download an app or subscribe to a website? And what happened when you were taken to the terms of service agreement? If you're like...
  12. ProducerLee Flynn

    Lee Flynn

    Managing International Checks and Currency for Your Business
    Managing International Checks and Currency for Your BusinessManaging your cash flow from regular transactions can sometimes be a chore, but handling foreign money can turn it into a nightmare. Between international currencies and international checks, you can spend a significant amount of time and lose a...


  13. ProducerDebbie O'Halloran
    Companies Can Treat Job Candidates Unprofessionally
    Companies Can Treat Job Candidates UnprofessionallyThis is amazing! Two jobs I interviewed for in the last couple weeks, but didn't get, apparently have not found their "perfect fit." One wrote me and said the position had been filled, then they re-posted the job the next day. Then it was re-posted...


    Aurorasa Sima
    23/07/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    #2 I mean .. there are many possible reasons. If it bugged me I would probably call them and ask. If they have a full-time person in personnel it might not cost extra resources. They might have purchased a set of ads in advance. Maybe they did not like your nose ... but if you google for "fake interviews" or something like that you find tons and tons of results so that I would think it´s not uncommon.

    Luckily, I did not have to look for a job very often my life. Now I have my own business and like you said ... 10 years ago the game was different and headhunters were after you. From posts I am seeing on LinkedIn I figure it can be pretty rough to apply over here.
    Debbie O'Halloran
    23/07/2016 #2 Anonymous
    #1I know that does happen, however, they would use their resources to actually interview people? If there wasn't a job, why keep re-posting job posts for the same job? If they are just collecting resumes, why would these companies want to clutter their servers for something that might happen in the future? Seems counter productive to me. Both positions were with smaller, but not small sized companies, not mega companies like a BP, Baxter Health, or Allstate Insurance. At the least, it's unprofessional. The job search has totally become a different animal than what it was even 10 years ago.
    Aurorasa Sima
    23/07/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    First of all: Sorry you had that experience and I am glad you found a position. Keep in mind that many companies post jobs that are not actually open. Sometimes for collecting CVs for when they are hiring again, sometimes to give the impression that they are active and growing.
  14. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza
    Entrepreneurship 101 Today's Lesson: Got about 20 minutes to tell your story? Here's How to Do It !
    Queen - Live at LIVE AID 1985/07/13 [Best Version] [60fps]
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  15. ProducerDr. Allen Brown

    Dr. Allen Brown

    Non Profit vs For Profit
    Non Profit vs For ProfitFor many of you reading these articles you will quickly discover that I will cut through the chase very quickly. Unlike many of my other articles these will be filled with a lot of fax not emotion. I am writing this article because of an...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    15/07/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #3 So sad. But I'm glad they kicked her out of the hospital, as she reportedly had unprofessional conduct on hospital grounds. No one gets to talk like that to any one@Cristian Randieri, PhD -President & CEO of Intellisystem.it @C_Randieri
    Randy Keho
    14/07/2016 #3 Randy Keho
    Unfortunately, we've reached a point where if it doesn't make cents, it doesn't make sense. I was astounded the other day, and that takes some doing, when I saw the news report about the doctor who told the police she was better than them because she was a doctor, people needed her to save their lives. She was illegally parked and obstructing traffic. She resisted arrest after becoming belligerent and hit an officer and his car with her car as she tried to escape. She did apologize, for her errant parking, but not for her disrespect of the police. At least the hospital canned her.That's the mentality of today. @Dr. Allen Brown @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    14/07/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Bravo! How about if the FP's helped the NP's...and then everyone would get tax benefits and benefit the world's poverty- and humanitarian-basic needs? And the Entrepreneurs themselves, the CEOs and Presidents...they can donate cars and get a tax write-off, for example, as well. So the capitalism side can benefit the NP side that way, as well as putting people in charge of NPs that have more than an ounce of business brains, like you @Dr. Allen Brown. Great article, simple, effective, and motivating as well. Just...Bravo!
    Pascal Derrien
    11/07/2016 #1 Pascal Derrien
    Good article , non profit companies also have the challenge to last, their operating model is sometimes an obstacle for scaling and reach and most NPF are struggling past 3 years but one can only trigger a range of applause when capitalism is responsible
  16. ProducerJuan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    beBee, the beginning
    beBee, the beginningIt was the year 1996. The very early days of the Internet in Spain.  I had just sold my first marketing company in Portugal and had some cash to invest.A former friend spoke to me about the Internet as a new media. I immediately saw the...


    María Teresa Redondo Infantes
    12/09/2016 #176 María Teresa Redondo Infantes
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    María Teresa Redondo Infantes
    12/09/2016 #175 María Teresa Redondo Infantes
    Me invit you add on me linkedin.


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    María Teresa Redondo Infantes
    12/09/2016 #174 María Teresa Redondo Infantes
    To you !! I am hope you like because me to like to much thank

    Frases de seguir tus sueños y metas en inglés

    * Maybe one day we'll find the PLACE where our DREAMS and REALITY COLLIDE.
    (Quizás un día encontraremos un LUGAR donde nuestros SUEÑOS y la REALIDAD se CONFUNDAN)

    * Don't let your DREAMS just be DREAMS.
    (No permitas que tus SUEÑOS sólo sean SUEÑOS)

    * DREAM as if you'll LIVE forever. LIFE as if you'll DIE today.
    (SUEÑA como si fueses a VIVIR para siempre. VIVE como si fueses a MORIR mañana)

    * DREAMS don't work unless you DO.
    (Los SUEÑOS no funcionan a menos que TÚ lo HAGAS)

    * FOLLOW your DREAMS, they know the WAY.
    (SIGUE tus SUEÑOS, ellos conocen el CAMINO)
    Ben Pinto
    18/08/2016 #173 Ben Pinto
    I really liked this story - thanks.
    Jianlan Li
    05/08/2016 #172 Jianlan Li
    I like this great picture so much!
    Lisa Gallagher
    31/07/2016 #171 Lisa Gallagher
    @Steve Brady are they buzzes you've written? Notifications will say, "So and so commented on your buzz," but at this time that can mean a buzz you shared as well. I'm not sure if that may be what's happening to you?
    Lisa Gallagher
    31/07/2016 #170 Lisa Gallagher
    #168 Hi @steve brady, not sure why that's happening. Any ideas @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian or @Federico Álvarez San Martín? Thanks in advance guys!
    Lisa Gallagher
    31/07/2016 #169 Lisa Gallagher
    #165 @Ali Anani, your such a creative thinker (understatement). I will be sure to watch for your buzz as I scroll through my timeline. IF I miss it, please leave a link for me :)
    Steve Brady
    31/07/2016 #168 Steve Brady
    #163 Hi! I'm using the iPad app and I'm having trouble finding the source buzzes that I've received notifications about that other bees have marked as relevant. Any suggestions? Thanks
    Steve Brady
    31/07/2016 #167 Steve Brady
    #83 Hi Lisa. I recently spoke, along with others, at a Symposium in Greece. To my digestive dismay they keep the same hours for evening meals. I'm now back in Australia, and have readjusted well!
    Gerald Hecht
    30/07/2016 #166 Gerald Hecht
    @Ali Anani ;-)#165
    Ali Anani
    30/07/2016 #165 Ali Anani
    I am writing a buzz on how to establish recurring social triads so that each triad will give its best dear @Lisa Gallagher. This is a fractal system as triads are scaled up to higher levels. I believe it is worthy to consider what makes a good triad. I am giving a metaphor to explain and beBee may find tis suggestion useful. The title of the buzz is "Love is to grow less".
    Lisa Gallagher
    30/07/2016 #164 Lisa Gallagher
    #160 Well said @Pamela L. Williams and couldn't agree more !
    Tiina Holli
    29/07/2016 #163 Tiina Holli
    Suggestions for beBee ·

    This hive is for those who have suggestions on how to improve beBee!
    Javier beBee
    29/07/2016 #162 Javier beBee
    #157 @Andrew Books, we will take care of you ! We are beekeepers :)
    Mamen Delgado
    29/07/2016 #161 Mamen Delgado
    #160 beBee has a magical touch @Pamela L. Williams... 💫
    Pamela L. Williams
    29/07/2016 #160 Pamela L. Williams
    #159 I think the slogan should be not only about feeling safe but about Humanity entering the social media arena. We aren't just finding affinity here, we are being allowed to be human again, to share the wholeness of ourselves, our strengths and our vulnerabilities. I don't know if @Javier beBee and @Juan Imaz fully understood what they were creating but it is more than a social site, be it personal or professional. It is truly a site for humanity, the core of who we are. It is changing people's lives as we read about this morning Lisa from Michael.
    Lisa Gallagher
    29/07/2016 #159 Lisa Gallagher
    #157 I just wrote a comment to @Pamela L. Williams, that feeling safe and surrounded by kind people on beBee @Andrew Books seems to be a common theme for beBee. We need a slogan and then that slogan needs to go viral. This is a very positive thing for the future of beBee's growth, it's a new movement!!
    Juan Imaz
    29/07/2016 #158 Juan Imaz
    #157 thanks @Andrew Books!
    Andrew Books
    25/07/2016 #157 Andrew Books
    Thanks @Juan Imaz and @Javier beBee. It's exciting to see the growth of Bebee. May of us have come here hoping for a change from the uncaring confines of LinkedIn. All I can say is to take care of your members, and they will most assuredly take care of you. WE're all pulling for you, and are ready to help as we can. Thanks for the post, and congrats on the high views!
  17. Sean McCauley

    Sean McCauley

    The Importance of a Great Customer Experience by Sean P. McCauley
    Sean McCauley
    How Important Is A Great Customer Experience
    www.linkedin.com Customer experience (CX) is the product of an interaction between an organization and a customer over the duration of their relationship. This interaction includes a customer's attraction,...


    Sean McCauley
    15/09/2016 #1 Sean McCauley
    How Important Is A Great Customer Experience - The customer experience has emerged as the single most important aspect in achieving success for companies in all industries. How important is CX for you, and your organization?
  18. ProducerMADHAN RAJ


    The Impact To Startups Of The LinkedIn Acquisition
    The Impact To Startups Of The LinkedIn AcquisitionThe acquisition frenzy continues in SaaS. This morning Microsoft announced it would acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, which prices the business at 8 .1x trailing 12 month revenues and 6.7x next 12 month revenues. In addition, Symantec announced...
  19. Dave Bookbinder

    Dave Bookbinder

    Dave Bookbinder
    Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion
    www.wsj.com Microsoft said it has reached a deal to buy LinkedIn, the professional social-networking company, for $26.2 billion in cash as it pushes to make its products more...


  20. ProducerDave Bookbinder

    Dave Bookbinder

    The New ROI: Return On Individuals
    The New ROI: Return On IndividualsHere's a story about a real company. This company provided doughnuts for its software development team every day.  Good doughnuts - and a great assortment of them. This company also had a cafeteria so the employees never needed to be inconvenienced...


    Dave Bookbinder
    22/06/2016 #5 Dave Bookbinder
    #4 Fantastic!!
    Ali Anani
    22/06/2016 #4 Ali Anani
    #2 And has extended an invitation to few of my mind-mates to join as well.
    Ali Anani
    22/06/2016 #3 Ali Anani
    #2 Requested to join and thank you for the invitation @Dave Bookbinder
    Dave Bookbinder
    22/06/2016 #2 Dave Bookbinder
    #1 Thank you @Ali Anani - I hope that you'll click through and join the group to be a part of the conversation!
    Ali Anani
    22/06/2016 #1 Ali Anani
    Quite interesting idea. It reminds me of my presentation titled Return on Time., which I published on SlideShare more than a year ago. Now, I have to see if the two concepts would merge. Thanks for this lovely sharing @Dave Bookbinder
  21. ProducerDave Bookbinder

    Dave Bookbinder

    In The Shark Tank It’s All About Valuation
    In The Shark Tank It’s All About ValuationUnless you do what I do for a living, “valuation” probably isn’t a word you hear every day… but it is a word you hear a lot on the TV show Shark Tank.  And it’s usually a point of controversy. Why do the entrepreneurs and the Sharks differ on...


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    Dean Owen
    12/06/2016 #7 Dean Owen
    #4 Obviously
    Dave Bookbinder
    12/06/2016 #6 Dave Bookbinder
    #1 Thanks @Javier beBee!
    Dave Bookbinder
    12/06/2016 #5 Dave Bookbinder
    #2 Thank you @NO one!
    Dave Bookbinder
    12/06/2016 #4 Dave Bookbinder
    #3 Once you get to the negotiations, it's a matter of weighing the need to raise capital without giving up too much of the company.
    Dean Owen
    12/06/2016 #3 Dean Owen
    At a major startup conference a couple of weeks ago I was asked what my valuation was and I responded at 50% of what I actually valued my company at, and naturally the response was amazing resulting in an invite for 4 follow up pitches. Had I gone with my original valuation, the door may well have been slammed in my face.
    NO one
    12/06/2016 #2 NO one
    Welcome to beBee Dave! Valuation is not a usual word, yes but thank you for explaining and showing bees here this great perspective!
    Javier beBee
    12/06/2016 #1 Javier beBee
    Thanks for sharing it ! Welcome to beBee !
  22. Producerhina dave

    hina dave

    Tradeshift Cloud Business Platform Raises $75 Million Series D Fund
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  23. ProducerCharles Wilson

    Charles Wilson

    Paper tiger builds up straw man defence over treatment of workers
    Paper tiger builds up straw man defence over treatment of workersIt comes as no surprise that the 800,000sq ft Sports Direct warehouse located on the outskirts of Shirebrook, Derbyshire in the UK has been dubbed by the locals as 'The Gulag', or at least I didn't to me by the time I had read 4 out of the long list...


    Charles Wilson
    08/06/2016 #4 Charles Wilson
    #2 #3 It's disgraceful to see read that these sort of work environments exist, whats more there are worse in other parts of the world. In this instance I believe allot of the silence amongst the workers is induced out of fear. As you said @NO one View more
    #2 #3 It's disgraceful to see read that these sort of work environments exist, whats more there are worse in other parts of the world. In this instance I believe allot of the silence amongst the workers is induced out of fear. As you said @NO one, allot of these people will be staying there for sheer need of the work and what little money it pays them regardless of the conditions. What's more terrifying is that the public in most cases will make remarks towards workers from outside of the UK taking jobs...those people should try a day in Shirebrook I think. Close
    Catalina Serrano
    08/06/2016 #3 Catalina Serrano
    #2 I agree. We should take the example of French People and the Revolutions, let's stand up for our rights and fight for what it's unfair
    NO one
    08/06/2016 #2 NO one
    It is hard to acknowledge that there is still companies directed by people like this and worst of all that there are employees accepting all these conditions for whatever reason they have (I suppose most of all the need to have a job economically speaking). This is wrong, but I'm sure that with more time and people taking action and standing up for their rights it'll change. What do you think @Charles Wilson
    Catalina Serrano
    08/06/2016 #1 Catalina Serrano
    For what I understood, he deserves to be an employee with a boss like him for a long long time...
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  25. ProducerDaniel Donachie

    Daniel Donachie

    Philanthropy of the Heart.
    Philanthropy of the Heart.Walking through York this weekend, my 8-year-old daughter Beatrice was captivated by a homeless person with ‘puppy dog eyes’. I didn’t have any cash but she was determined to find him the next day and 'make his life better'. The next morning in the...


    Lisa Gallagher
    31/05/2016 #19 Lisa Gallagher
    @daniel Donachie & @Deb Helfrich Thanks and appreciate the comments. Deb, yes my husband is a skeptic. It's a good thing one of us has strong intuitive skills.. he needs to work on his more. I think he has learned to tune things out for reasons only he understands.
    Daniel Donachie
    31/05/2016 #17 Daniel Donachie
    #16 Thank you @Deb Helfrich for your valuable and powerful words once again.
    Deb Helfrich
    31/05/2016 #16 Deb Helfrich
    #14 @Lisa Gallagher I am certain he meant well, but your husband's comeback demonstrates a form of talking without true listening that we are constantly presented with as our cultural norm. American's take pride in being skeptical & will actively bully someone who they deem doesn't have a high enough level of skepticism. We are taught to internalize this inner critic who always interrupts when we try to do something because it feels right - either at the heart or gut level. Not to pick on your husband, but he had absolutely no data & you had a feeling that you could be of assistance - the important thing here is to become aware of the subtle ways in which we talk ourselves out of our own intuitions and the way it is the norm to do so in our society. @Daniel Donachie's 2 stories are very important reminders of what life would be like if we dropped skepticism as our default operating mode.
    Daniel Donachie
    31/05/2016 #15 Daniel Donachie
    #14 Thank you Lisa Gallagher! You weren't scammed because your intention was pure and you gave away your heart without any desire for reward. My daughters name is Beatrice and this means 'she who brings joy". She was well named by the universe.
    Lisa Gallagher
    31/05/2016 #14 Lisa Gallagher
    @daniel Donachie, your daughter has such a pure and compassionate heart.. I'm sure with the guidance she has it will continue to grow. You wrote, "Giving attention outwards into the world is listening with every cell of your being to the person or situation you are in contact with." So very true. I remember once seeing an entire family standing at the edge of our mall parking lot near closing. They had 2 children with them and they were holding a sign that said, we need food and a place to sleep tonight. I stopped my car and handed them 20$. I later told my husband and he told me I was scammed. I will never know if I was but I slept better that evening knowing I might have helped a family if even in a small way. Great article, really enjoyed.
    Daniel Donachie
    30/05/2016 #13 Daniel Donachie
    #12 Thank you Deb Helfrich, I appreciate your wisdom.
    Deb Helfrich
    30/05/2016 #12 Deb Helfrich
    I like to think of the parallel with breathing. We can (and are modeled in modern culture) to breathe shallowly; but the deep, focused abdominal breaths bring us in line with calm, centered peace. When we listen shallowly with only our ears, just to parse together words and to rush to answer, we starve ourselves of full oxygenation. By dropping what we hear down into our hearts, then we can truly hear what someone is trying to communicate, regardless of the crude words begin spoken.

    I'm glad I had a few moments to listen to your written words, they were needed today, and I am very grateful that you shared them and that I can share my own thoughts even further through the beBee hives.
    Deb Helfrich
    30/05/2016 #11 Deb Helfrich
    In fact, listening seems to be the key to giving my self away completely." What an incredible gift this post is, @Daniel Donachie Even when we know this is true, we get so many messages from our western societies that obscure this truth that it is important to share the stories that refocus us on how to truly interact with our fellow travelers.
    Daniel Donachie
    30/05/2016 #10 Daniel Donachie
    #1 Thank you Jeffrey Boxer.
    Daniel Donachie
    30/05/2016 #9 Daniel Donachie
    #2 Thank you Oliver Moloney!
    Daniel Donachie
    30/05/2016 #8 Daniel Donachie
    #3 Thank you @Laurent BOSCHERINI, I appreciate it.
    Daniel Donachie
    30/05/2016 #7 Daniel Donachie
    #5 Thanks @Catalina Serrano. Social awareness is shifting. Leaders are becoming more aware of compassion and the power of teams.
    Daniel Donachie
    30/05/2016 #6 Daniel Donachie
    #4 Thank you @Don Kerr! I am blessed to know such people.
    Catalina Serrano
    30/05/2016 #5 Catalina Serrano
    Very inspiring attitudes. What I think that happens, is that we will be able to change things, only if we act like a team, like a group,... but sadly, there's no social awareness nowadays.
    Don Kerr
    30/05/2016 #4 Don Kerr
    Thanks for sharing this @Daniel Donachie. Great learning from simple observation and awareness. Good lesson here for many.
    Laurent Boscherini
    30/05/2016 #3 Anonymous
    Thank you @Daniel Donachie for sharing your insightful article so well expressed as sensitive.
    Oliver Moloney
    30/05/2016 #2 Oliver Moloney
    A really moving article, thats for sharing it with us @Javier beBee! and thank you penning the words Daniel Donachie.
    Jeffrey Boxer
    30/05/2016 #1 Jeffrey Boxer
    I think this is a very important message, thank you for sharing!
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