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Comments09/09/2016 #115 Gerald Hecht#108 @Milos Djukic I think we both have some stories; in Psychology/Neuroscience...the world is still so small it can downright rattle a person... I think I told you about this massive crowd-sourced endeavor called Neurotree; I don't know if you checked it out or not...but I think you would love it (if for no other reason than this conversation) even if not a Psycho! It's the idea of mapping the ENTIRE ACADEMIC FAMILY TREE for an ENTIRE BRANCH OF SCIENCE! Psychos and Neuros just happen to be "young enough" to have been thoroughly documented even before this interactive TREE!! It is such GREAT FUN!!! It also "EXPLAINS STUFF" in the same way that learning things about your "crazy aunt" in your "real family tree" does...real quick...I thought I was a rebel, who somehow got into a world class academic bloodline...exploring the tree; revealed the more mundane truth "they wouldn't have had me any other way", lol --couldn't have http://neurotree.org09/09/2016 #114 Gerald Hecht#112 @Phil Friedman it's something --you they that nobody really is gonna change anyone else's core beliefs with an argument and yh'a may well be true. It also becomes irrelevant when you are interacting with someone at the level...I mean it can't just be me; it matters not in the least if you agree or disagree with the idea(s) --I don't even know how to describe it coherently; I imagine it's like a boxer training with that perfect sparring partner (right and wrong don't even exist anymore) winning/losing/competition thingies go similarly bye bye...and afterwords (speculating with your interactions with Noam Chomsky)...something has changed! Something in Phil and something in Noam! Given the intensity of the discussions hear regarding "science" --I'm hesitant to bring up the word "alchemy" and I probably will vanish if a discussion about that topic ensues ( at least for a few weeks)... but umm...well actually nevermind09/09/2016 #113 Anonymous#112 You @Phil Friedman are correct. And then we have some article ghost-written (by some self proclaimed ghostwriter) by some self proclaimed or corporate interests motivated "influencer", phew. "Content marketing", It used to be sad, even comical. Which content marketing? By some self proclaimed ghostwriter or some self proclaimed or corporate interests motivated "influencer"? The agony of social media writing :)09/09/2016 #112 Phil Friedman#108 You, @Milos Djukic. and Gerald Hecht are correct about the power of meeting a great mind in person. I was fortunate that while I was in graduate school Noam Chomsky spent several months there as a scientist in residence, and i had the opportunity to attend a couple of his seminar style talks. Much different from just reading his work. Cheers!09/09/2016 #109 Anonymous#107 Yap @Gerald Hecht :) It's true. That is the reason why I wrote: "The moment when we start to believe that we are influential is at the same time the final moment for our own rigorous review, reconsideration and implementation of all necessary corrections." and @John White, MBA, my friend (oops Our friend :)) loves this quote. Glory and respect should be above the mist or any kind of mystification. First of all, it is a great responsibility. Ego is a very strange beast, which is often unreasonably hungry. Then we become futile.09/09/2016 #108 Anonymous#106 @Gerald Hecht, Yes it was him, Edward Lorenz. My mother knew Niels Bohr (Bohr model of the atom) Nobel Laureate. She was a metallurgist. Unfortunately, Prof Mandelbrot has never received the Nobel Prize. I've experienced him as a humble man of the utmost integrity. It is hard to explain that someone's lecture can influence someone's change in thinking, but it is true. I realized that his praise was the most genuine. He was a fractal. We should not have the slightest doubt that any breakthroughs were preceded by “creative chaos”. Of course, such a creative chaos certainly involves some very heated discussions, confronted opinions and disagreements. I also believe that you have the potential for "greatness", please do not ask me how :))) You're different, my friend, definitely ("not necessarily in a good way" :)) A great person deserves no less.. I recently also met Paul C. Paris (Paris' law), pioneer of fracture mechanics. These are important things for a scientist.
About your sense of humor:
"For some people, childlike behavior, after reaching maturity, can be an indication of emotional immaturity. I have a tendency for revert to "childish" behavior. Children love to play; their game is a fascinating evidence of commitment to truth. Children are inexhaustible source of some of the most wonderful wisdom. The problem is that most adults with years gradually lose the mind of a toy. Termination of playing is the ultimate sign of the beginning of stagnation. Of course, I believe that we will not fall into a dangerous trap." - from "Leadership and Successful Human Conversations", LI long-form post, March, 2015 (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/leadership-successful-human-conversations-milos-djukic?trk=mp-reader-card)09/09/2016 #107 Gerald Hecht#101 @Milos Djukic Interestingly, in a "pre social media world" , it was also Enrico Alleva who said to me (and I believe he was very serious), that: "in the academy, many of the most influential thinkers, go to their graves filled with regret that their ideas were never influential" (it's haunting in Italian, I remember that much --I don't remember his way of saying it BUT I wrote it down carefully and still have it in a box from that meeting; also in Latin...which isn't as "haunting"); I must dig those out.09/09/2016 #106 Gerald Hecht#86 @Milos Djukic was the it Lorenz who first coined the phrase "Butterfly Effect?" I know that when one has the opportunity to speak with thinkers of that caliber, it's extremely cool; because very often, this heretofore "hidden" (and human) aspect of the construct(s) for which they are known provides insights; for me, hanging out for two weeks (also in Italy) with the Neuroscientist Enrico Alleva at a NATO-ASI was kind of life changing...not necessarily in a good way; I distinctively remember him telling me that I had the potential for "greatness", if I could learn to let my sense of humor shine --"be crazy!"...I was one of about 6 or 7 American Scientists Invited...on the 2nd day they stopped serving pitchers of wine at lunch --because the "Americans couldn't handle it...he convinced me to stand up pond my fist on the table and say: "IT WOULD BEBA SIN TO SERVE FISH WITHOUT WINE!"...I did it! I have never been the same --we had wine at lunch for the duration!!09/09/2016 #103 Anonymous#100 @Phil Friedman, I use C-Butterfly and Fractal metaphors, but very carefully and not always. Metaphor sounds like fun and fellowship in search of the essence of something that is complex. Social networks are complex adaptive systems, as well as our interaction and the final results: common progress and prosperity.
"Interestingly, we find that the influence of the metaphorical framing effect is covert: people do not recognize metaphors as
influential in their decisions; instead they point to more ‘‘substantive’’ (often numerical) information as the motivation for
their problem-solving decision." - A quote from an article: Thibodeau PH, Boroditsky L (2011) Metaphors We Think With: The Role of Metaphor in Reasoning. PLoS ONE 6(2): e16782. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016782
(http://www-psych.stanford.edu/~lera/papers/crime-metaphors.pdf)09/09/2016 #101 Anonymous#97l @Phil Friedman, Thank you. My position is very clear: Аn aggressive influencer marketing will be marked soon as the dark age of social networking.
Once again here too, my comment:
I am here to learn and write about anything which is important, including conversations about influencer marketing. The concept that will be adopted is of a crucial importance for the prosperity of beBee network. I care about this network and i do not call that influencer marketing.
About real Influencers:
"The real Iinfluencer is the man who is mainly preoccupied with the people and not with its own status. His or her status is the result of mutual respect. Indeed, influential people do not have to be "leaders" (or to have an official title). In its essence, real influence and affectivity should be always a two-way street. The moment when we start to believe that we are influential is at the same time the final moment for our own rigorous review, reconsideration and implementation of all necessary corrections." - from "Leadership Glossary, Principles and Future Trends", LI long-dorm post (4,500+ views), July, 2015
Unfortunately, many people today have a tendency to unconsciously replace authenticity with an arrogance of influener marketing. Infuencer marketing is a lucrative and quite false business nowadays. All this is completely unnecessary and undesirable in social networks.The value of a "few paid influencers" is negligible compared to the army of satisfied users.09/09/2016 #100 Phil Friedman#93 @David Grinberg - Thank you for the very kind words. Vigorous discussion is often vigorous, but should not be mistaken for acrimony -- something that will never arise between you and me, as we go back too far on social media for that to happen. Not to mention that you are too much of a gentleman and a professional to allow that to transpire. (I would NOT make a similar claim about myself.) I understand your fascination with the bee and beehive metaphor. But, as scientists like @Gerald Hecht and @Milos Djukic will I am sure attest, most metaphors (models) break down at some point or points. In the case of beBee, that variance occurs when we consider the freewheeling nature of social media compared to the tightly structured society that bees inhabit. And sticking too closely to the metaphor can, INHO, lead to misunderstandings and misinterpretations. That said, my friend, I'm good, if you're good. Thanks for all YOU do, not the least of which is to smooth the rough edges off the rest of us. Cheers!08/09/2016 #98 Phil Friedman#94 @Milos Djukic - Milos, thank you for tagging me in your comments on an article about, actually a pitch for Influencer Marketing ( https://www.bebee.com/producer/@luisana-cartay/what-is-influencer-marketing#c7 View more#94 @Milos Djukic - Milos, thank you for tagging me in your comments on an article about, actually a pitch for Influencer Marketing ( https://www.bebee.com/producer/@luisana-cartay/what-is-influencer-marketing#c7 ). I am not comfortable in commenting in that thread because I have nothing good to say, either about the concept as delineated, or the article itself. But it is an important issues that has been alluded to here, so I will comment here.
The description of Influencer Marketing contained in that article differs somewhat from the LI concept. The article describes "influencers" as ordinary-appearing people who have distinguished themselves on social media, and built their own large followings, i.e., people whom they "influence". The article further describes "influencer marketing" as identitying such people and hiring them to associate with a company's brand and recommend its products. The article touts this approach as highly successful, because these "influencers" have built up a high level of trust and respect in their social media follower, and so are in a position to have major impact with their recommendations.
I object to the article on several counts. ... Cont. Pt II Close08/09/2016 #97 Phil Friedman#94 @Milos Djukic - Part II
1) There is no substantiating data for the claim that influencer marketing is highly successful. Like much of social media marketing claims about ROI are made but precious little, if any verifiable supporting data adduced.
2) As described, influencer marketing effectively uses hired shills to recommend for a fee specific goods and services, irrespective of the truth. Not only is this cynical and dishonest, but much worse than the practice of celebrity endorsements. At least with celebrity endorsements the public is well aware of the game, and if it chooses to believe at a gut level that wearing a particular brand of basketball shoes gives them affinity with the a particular star player, so be it. But when someone masquerades as just an "ordinary" Joe on social media who writes and whose opinions are respected, then secretly hires out to promote company's brand or product, that crosses the line into outright dishonesty, by a mile.
Thanks again, for giving me a heads up on the article in question. But as I am sure you knew, it did not change my mind one bit as to the ethical and preactical bankruptcy of influencer marketing. Cheers!
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Comments07/09/2016 #16 Donald GrandyThank you @Sara Jacobovici for this timely post. I'm excited to see how beBee @Javier beBee incorporate visual communication and video. beBee video recently created by @Teresa Gezze and her Team.and shared, has already been re-tweeted. When introducing beBee to large groups i.e. @Michele Williams Academic Professionals Annual meeting (10,000 delegates) and @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD Back Pain Conference, visual communication using graphics or video allows beBee to reach out to 1000's of potental beBees quickly and efficiently. Whether this comes in the form of an app or other platform it will be a powerful tool.07/09/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#14 This is awesome, @Javier beBee, as I'm looking at recruiting my Stanford MD peers to come over and join us here. There's a Back Pain Conference coming up and I'm writing an article to stimulate the bees to take flight! @Michele Williams, @Donald Grandy, @Randy Smith, @Ray Looker, @Victoria Lewin, @WILLIAM C BALLARD, @Stacy Hall, @RAVINDER VIJ, @Vincent King, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Lisa Gallagher, @Dean Owen, @David Grinberg, @Matt Sweetwood, @John White, MBA, @Tommy McElroy, MD, @Karyn Holley RN, BSN, MSHA, CHC, CPHRM, Imaz@Juan Imaz21/08/2016 #11 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#6 You're so frigging swinging rocking sideways on that! What a pillar of solid support you are! Thanking you for that! (...and I know I'm not the only one, esp since you're on Bully Patrol with @Ben Pinto View more#6 You're so frigging swinging rocking sideways on that! What a pillar of solid support you are! Thanking you for that! (...and I know I'm not the only one, esp since you're on Bully Patrol with @Ben Pinto!) ...and gosh, that reminds me...I need help on your Ap ~ where am I and what do I need to do, as I want to follow you and Tweet to my heart's content! ~💃🏻mags Close21/08/2016 #10 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#3 Honestly, @Sara Jacobovici, I must say once more that this piece was found just by chance by me as I looked through all your Buzzes...and so I tagged more people on it...so please feel free to include me in any 'tags/Inbox notices' to support you when you think you have valuable info (you always do)....I know it is easy to get lost in the crowd, but there's no need: the bees are a Team that stand proud! You make all women proud to be here as contributors! ~💃🏻mags20/08/2016 #7 Franci Eugenia HoffmanThank you for bringing this my attention @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. Visual can make a lasting impression more so than a bulleted list. Visual is more attention getting as well. I love your idea @Sara Jacobovici - put the visual to the test to see if it works as intended.19/08/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDJust wondering what others have to say, as this is a great post that shouldn't go by the way side. @John White, MBA, @Donald Grandy, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @debasish majumder, @Anees Zaidi, @Juan Imaz, @Javier beBee, @Federico Álvarez San Martín. (On a side note, I'm thinking we need a bigger server soon - my speed with my fingers is getting faster than the bebee response - and that says a lot about either my brain or the beBee Bot lol, so betting the Bot needs additions! 🐝19/08/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#1 Fantastic article, one that allows us to look at our 'society' here and see what we can see! Brings up the fine point that in 'real' business today, many meetings are held via Skype, G+ Hangouts, FB messenger, etc. (1) How many beBeeZ have met one another 'in person" on videocam? I've met @Leckey Harrison and many NewBeeZ and would like to meet more; (2) We should do Conference Meetings to drive the achievement of more goals (e.g., writing books together, etc.); (3) We should offer Courses (e.g., self-help, writing, art, etc.; (3) As with all aboriginal societies, I'm already 'bartering' the idiom of "You read my book and Review it, and I'll read yours, so how about I sketch you an image for ... Hmm? What? 🐝 Time for imagination (images). @Ali Anani @Sara Jacobovici. We have 'virtual' eyes and yet we still need to 'see' and to 'bee.' (Hugs!) Love this article - makes one pause!
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Comments06/08/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#2 #4 @Robert Bell: Seee what you started??? A hopping bunch of pure honey coming to beee at beBee! cow! I need that beer! Drats! It's still in the vats! 🍷Wine is like taking aspirin, contains salicylic acid in...hence the French consume creams, small portions and notions of fine dining instead of whining. 🍷 Maybe a sip is ok? If I sit? Hmmm.... Sht! Look at what you did! Where are my ruby shoes? Perhaps @Randy Keho, I can wear my 🎀pink bow. Oh MY!06/08/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#4 OH MY Gosh! "The Aranda Style" ..... my mouth is going to be a landing pad for a fly that says margarine is bad and wants butter and keeps muttering! Do you know there are actually funny jokes that poke about "The Aranda" this or that? OH MY! Ahhh! Now I was just going to take a cozy bee nap but drat with that to the vat! I have to write "The Aranda Style" now, and I'm not having a cow...but first I need a beer, no..I mean I need to bee a beer reader and see what you Buzzed about the BeeZ and the Beer! I'll find it, I will!....Bzzzz! P.S. And did anyone say, "I Love You!" to you today? Well, "I JUST Love You!" ~your mags06/08/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#2 @Robert Bell, Well..lots of thoughts trotting here. I need a beer 🍺 🍻((GULP!))🍺 🍻. Or 2. (I missed that Buzz by @Ali Anani on Beez and Beer! ~ just remembered!) Oh, it's TGIF & I'll be honest ~ I know no other way to say I'm a 'Failed Business' as I have no profit, no sales. I just give everything away, like Dr Anani, & have books that really don't sell. Let everyone think what they will...I don't care. Ah, yeah, I have my own sob story(s)(sss) ... but they don't matter, only other people do. To me. So truly, I have no idea how to start or run a small business. But I know when someone needs a hug. And I'd like to promote other authors along, that's great fun (can I have a Cosmo now? ~ and bring some more bread, as my stomach is deadly empty)! My Ex is jumping up and down, as are many to be found, for my failures are their successes. And I'm not the only one ~ I know, and no, I can't drink any more...lol. Traumatic brain injury x2...would put me back in the hospital zoo. This MD wants nothing to do with being an actual patient with another IV. Hee-Hee! ~ Having said that, and being perfectly sober always, I've got brilliant assets in my mind of faucets dripping but no one sipping. Piping that is ready for turning the handle to let the flow filleth the cuppeth to overfloweth. I just don't know.
- 01/05/2016English speaking bees are the most active on beBee. You take care a lot of your personal and professional brand. We - @Juan Imaz and me - feel being in debt with you guys. We want to share any success with you. Thanks . This is only the start of a nice story together.
Comments06/08/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#8 #12 So true. Cross-pollination is key, with no aversion but rather affinity to Team Efforts and friendliness to NewBeez, promoting one another 'inside' beBee, and for authors especially, getting our writing skills pulled up to limitless drills and exercises!29/07/2016 #12 Deb HelfrichWell said, @Gert Scholtz & @Emilia M. Ludovino. We are all united under the Orange Bee around here, no matter where we were born or happen to find ourselves residing today. I know the translate functionality is on the drawing board, so we can all interact based on affinity, without old constraints like borders, or language, or rigid constructs about who is part of our 'network'.29/07/2016 #11 Emilia M. LudovinoWell @Javier beBee and @Juan Imaz - what about all the other Bees that are producing high quality honey in English but aren't native English speakers or live in English speaking countries? So we aren't under any of this flags though we use English to communicate, produce honey and help yo grow your business and brand. Sometimes a good deed produces a bad outcome and I'm sure you don't want that for your honeybees.29/07/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#2 Haha great smiles to you! 💃/ #3 iy mucho mas tambien! iy tal vez yo hablo mucho y no estas bueno todo la tiempo! 👄#4 Wish I could understand more Australian, but somehow I 👏totally understand Russel Crow, Paul Hogan, Mel Gibson, and Hugh Jackman! lol / #5 👼You are so sweet! Love that you know the 'mi casa es su casa' benevolence of Latina culture! Muaaah! #6 i Hablas Español también! Mucho gusto👌!
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- 26/07/2016Woo~Hoo! Looking forward to ALL that is ahead for the beez and the hivezzz and the 🐝honeyzzz🐝, too! 🚀As Yoda says 🚀, "Said like that, I did."
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Comments25/08/2016 #2 Charlene BurkeI'm just going to say this: having now been a participant in this virtual writing group, focused on writing only...I'm loving it. My goal for the 1st meeting was to complete the outline of an ebook. I ended up completing the outline, introduction and first 5 chapters. Really. I'd forgotten the level of concentration and focus I am capable of and this group, with clear directives, help me attain it. Looking forward to tomorrow!26/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDThis is filled with truisms, as "writers" and "procrastination" seem to be self-described synonyms! I like the best advice that most writers have given in blogs: "KBIC: Keep Butt in Chair!" ~ On another note, love your 'write every day' algorithm, and WoW...I'll just unashamedly send interested parties over to my Author Challenge, MEMOIR MADNESS: Ages 1 - 31💃🏾: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/starting-line-writing-challenge-memoir-madness-is-on ~ wish to see you here, @Charlene Burke, as we are only on Age 4! Getting to know other beezzz is crazy hivin' stingin' fun, indeed!
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Comments26/07/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDSharing this with @Lisa Gallagher, @Sara Jacobovici, @Michele Williams, @Michelle Kosik, @Madeline Anderson-Balmer, @ROSANGELA SAMPAIO, @Selim Yeniçeri, @Deb Helfrich, @Don Kerr, @Cristian Randieri, PhD -President & CEO of Intellisystem.it @C_Randieri, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @debasish majumder, @Ali Anani as this article & these links simply ROCK💃🏾!25/07/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#1 I reviewed all the social media services, most of them Free, and am surprised that I never heard the names of most of them. Technology, like medicine, is increasing at such a fast pace that the professionals who have a profession should rely on a professional to optimize their social media for them. One has to respect the others' expertise in a niche that one simply will never compare. I love love love that you shared this most excellent site, @Renée Cormier, which just goes to show that you really Are all about people and relationships, not just the theatrics. Hat's off to you! And you've written a book, too! SOooo proud!