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Finally, we ask that you refrain from sharing or "curating" the articles of others in this Hive. If you are not the original author of an article, please do not post it here, because we want the author(s) to be available to engage with readers and questioners.
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  1. ProducerPaul Netscher

    Paul Netscher

    27/11/2016
    Avoid the unexpected in construction
    Avoid the unexpected in constructionProject Managers and contractors in general must be some of the most optimistic people on earth. It won’t rain during the project, materials will arrive on time, equipment won’t break down, our teams will produce the production expected of them for...
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  2. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    30/11/2016
    10 Things That Can Hurt Your Business, And You Probably Don't Even Know You're Doing Them.
    10 Things That Can Hurt Your Business, And You Probably Don't Even Know You're Doing Them.Just time for a short one today. We're off to St Catharines to do legal stuff and find some flooring for our new house. This is a listicle I put together a while ago for a small business network group I was talking to. Since there are a lot of...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    30/11/2016 #3 Lisa Gallagher
    Will be tweeting, I think this one will gain traction!
    Lisa Gallagher
    30/11/2016 #2 Lisa Gallagher
    Excellent points.. short and to the point. Sharing!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    30/11/2016 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    @Jim Murray Good, beneficial points that speak about how sluggishness, haste, unmindful greed and recklessness can mar business as well as a person's image.
  3. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    30/11/2016
    Differentiation Thru Conversation: BeBee and the Quest for Market Share
    Differentiation Thru Conversation: BeBee and the Quest for Market ShareTHE LION'S SHARE OF ANY MARKET GOES TO THE FIRM THAT BEST DIFFERENTIATES ITSELF FROM THE COMPETITION...Preface:  This piece could have been titled "With Some More Help For My Friends", as it is, in many respects, a natural sequel to "With a Little...
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    Jim Murray
    02/12/2016 #104 Jim Murray
    It's official. It takes 12.7 time longer to read the comments than it does your post. Why the hell you are not an Ambassador for this site is one of the really big mysteries.
    Lynda Spiegel
    01/12/2016 #103 Lynda Spiegel
    #72 completely agree Phil Friedman; you said it better than I did!
    Lynda Spiegel
    01/12/2016 #102 Lynda Spiegel
    #82 I think given the global reach and the incredible camaraderie of the folks on beBee, the site could become a valuable job search tool, even if it's not the site's core mission, @Javier beBee. If you decide in the future to put more focus on it, I'd be happy to help.
    Robert Bacal
    01/12/2016 #101 Robert Bacal
    #94 Exactly like egroups did, making it possible for group owners to be compensated, some 15 years ago. Before Yahoo bought them. The business model failed, despite egroups being one of the few places one could run a group from, besides using a listserv. The reason it Failed? .... An expert such as yourself would need no explananation.
    Phil Friedman
    01/12/2016 #100 Phil Friedman
    #98 Gerry, it doesn't matter where ultimately the money came from. The point is that they guys who did the work did not have to let their children go without shoes and they did not live on beans and gruel in order to bring the service of the internet and the worldwide web to fruition. If what you are saying is that you are personally prepared to put out the enormous effort and large amount of time required to build and manage a major group of the type I've referred to, the more power to you. Personally, I still have to work to make a living, and so do not consider it building a major group a real possibility, without some way of monetizing the effort, at least to some extent.
    Phil Friedman
    01/12/2016 #99 Phil Friedman
    #96 Ian, if I understand you, you are suggesting that you have materials (courses, texts, etc.) that you want to market through beBee. I think you can do that now, except you have to do your own marketing or hire an independent to do it for you. I also understand that you want beBee to endorse your material (a kind of peer review, although not quite) and market them to the beBee user base. Correct me if I've misunderstood.

    First, I am not at all sure that the expertise exists in-house to evaluate and "certify" such products for sale, and even if there were, I bet the costs would add prohibitively to the retail price of the products. Second, I think what you are proposing would move the platform away from "volkspublishing" and create conflicts of interest that would undermine the openness and universality of beBee.

    I personally think that beBee can very well remain a neutral vehicle. For example, I recently launched a writing improvement program, which I am marketing on various social media platforms, including beBee. ( http://www.learn2engage.org ). BeBee has not evaluated it, and does not endorse it. I depend entirely on testimonials and my own experience and work samples to legitimize it. And I think that is the way it should be.

    But hives (groups) are to my mind another matter entirely. Note that my suggestion to create a path to monetizing the creation and management of large groups does not involve beBee in judging which groups to "endorse", but only to provide a level playing field for development and promotion, and a structure for monetization. BeBee could then let the audience (the market) decide which hives it wants to join, and leave it to, for example, the advertisers to decide which space is worthwhile buying. As I said, pretty much like the situation with special-interest magazine publishing. Thanks for reading and commenting. Some very interesting thoughts.
    Gerald Hecht
    01/12/2016 #98 Gerald Hecht
    #94 @Phil Friedman the paychecks were ultimately from DARPA ---height of the Cold War ...What are they are calling "it" now...."rapidly shifting world order"...self righteous...or righteous...what paycheck?
    Gerald Hecht
    01/12/2016 #97 Gerald Hecht
    #94 @Phil Friedman I've seen this movie before
    Ian Weinberg
    01/12/2016 #96 Ian Weinberg
    Here's a thought @Phil Friedman There are many talented individuals contributing to beBee at the present time. I would suggest that beBee consider establishing a platform where individuals could contribute their expertise (courses, texts etc) to a captive market (the beBee community) sharing those interests. The managers of the platform would review the individuals and their products for value and authenticity. As an extension, the platform could control the flow of revenue - payments into beBee Product Trust Account and release once product successfully sold/implemented. From a personal perspective I would trust product reviewed by the beBee Management and would be happy to pay in. Conversely I'd be happy to sell my online program at a preferential rate through beBee and pay the management/administration fee. This would be a giant step towards a University of Life, mutually beneficial with organic growth possibilities. This is honest, value-based revenue befitting the zeitgeist of this moment.
    Phil Friedman
    01/12/2016 #94 Phil Friedman
    #87 You know, Gerry, this always seems to crop up with working academics, who get paid not only to teach, but to "think and write". Believe it or not, owning and properly managing a major independent group or hive requires a huge investment in time and effort. And without some ability to generate some modicum of revenue, you will not see such groups growing up. Instead, you will see only the hidgepodge you see now, or groups run by marketers for their own non-transparent purposes. Simply seeking to support some valuable, but otherwise uncompensated material work is NOT to worship at Mamon's feet, as you seem to imply. It is only to recognize the reality of what it takes to nurture repositories for meaningful content. Even the "volunteers" who founded the Internet did so while supported by pay checks from universities and other public institutions. So please, drop the self-righteous pose. Cheers, buddy.
    Gerald Hecht
    01/12/2016 #93 Gerald Hecht
    #85 @Robert Bacal Thank you --I have an exemplar of the code --This stops now
    Gerald Hecht
    01/12/2016 #92 Gerald Hecht
    @Phil Friedman When did they get to you? Are they holding you against your will? Threats about "planting stories in the press?"...don't worry--I got their data centers monitored.
    Gerald Hecht
    01/12/2016 #91 Gerald Hecht
    #70 @Lynda Spiegel We need to prioritize our "revenue stream increase emergency 🚨 plan"...ASAP!! Time is money...and the clock shows 2 seconds
    Gerald Hecht
    01/12/2016 #90 Gerald Hecht
    @Phil Friedman We must get to work at once!!! Strike while the iron is hot! This planet is already dead!!! Ha Ha...oh...btw; this piece is extremely well written; to the extent that I feel tremendous guilt for having read it without purchasing any ad space....could I trouble you to send me an itemized bill?
    Gerald Hecht
    01/12/2016 #89 Gerald Hecht
    @Claire Cardwell We must work quickly to maximize the revenue stream from our ADVERTISING PROGRAM--at once; first we must destroy the "First Nations Protests" in Alberta and North Dakota! Billboards on Mars! Those who lack the resources for The recolonization of the human species will be sent to our special camps (as described in the holographic advertising --subscription only!!!; No "Undesirables" ALLOWED!!!) You are brilliant!!! You're game will rival Cleopatra!!! Your Empire will exceed Princess Leah on Cocaine and Qualuudes!!! Honey = Money...how can anyone not marvel at the GENIUS?
    Gerald Hecht
    01/12/2016 #88 Gerald Hecht
    Money -"INFRASTRUCTURE"! More wine haaaaaa haaaaa!
    Gerald Hecht
    01/12/2016 #87 Gerald Hecht
    #85 @Robert Bacal $$$$$& More Ads!! THROW MONEY!!!! HAAAAAAaaa HAAAaaa!!! Suckers HONEY = MONEY ---THERE'S Gold in that there HONEY!!! Screw the earth ....JUST PAY The QUEEN!!!! Pay, Pay, Pay !!!! Money ....More, More....ADS! WE NEED MORE ADS!!!! Flashing!!!! BLING BLING BLING !!! Take it out of the ground....burn it !!!! Screw the Earth!!! Haaaaa...suckers!!!
    Gerald Hecht
    01/12/2016 #86 Gerald Hecht
    #84 @Phil Friedman no ...it's a brilliant idea! Ads!!! Pay to Play!! Step right up and get your Trump-Aid...sell ads!!! Blinking, Flashing ADS!!! FRIGGIN' GENIUS!!! More, More!!!! Pay, Pay, Pay!!! MORE BUSINESS --NOW!!!
    Robert Bacal
    01/12/2016 #85 Robert Bacal
    #84 Look at the underlying code for BeBee pages to find clues about their monitization plans, and Javier's et al's history to get a sense of their longer term plans for BeBee.
    Phil Friedman
    01/12/2016 #84 Phil Friedman
    #80 Thank you, Claire, for reading and commenting. Your remarks are always on point and truly appreciated. I hadn't thought about a couple of ads, but that might not be a bad idea, say in a right-side vertical banner. Rates could be set according to hive membership (similar to what is done elsewhere in the publishing industry).The ad space could be sold by the hive owners or offered through a beBee-based clearing house service, with a split of revenue between the hive owner and beBee. There are group owners who could bring literally tens of thousands of users to their hives, which as a readership, compares favorably with the readerships of many special-interest magazines. I doubt that really big dollars would be involved, but perhaps enough to make it worthwhile to actively build and maintain a major hive (group). Thinking out loud. Cheers!
  4. ProducerRandy Keho

    Randy Keho

    29/11/2016
    Bad Reputations Can Be Quite Favorable
    Bad Reputations Can Be Quite FavorableThis is the ninth in a series of buzzes entitled, "Rage Against the Machine." It recounts my experiences as a maverick manager working withing the constraints of corporate America. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and wonder how the hell we made it this...
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    Randy Keho
    30/11/2016 #9 Randy Keho
    It pays to be a badass @Jim Murray. There was no need to negotiate my raise today. I was graded exceeding expectations in all categories and received a 4.5 percent increase. Highest available is 5 percent. I'll accept it.
    Randy Keho
    30/11/2016 #8 Randy Keho
    #6 You get it, Robert. If I'd done some of these things outside of corporate American, I'd be considered a criminal and sent to prison, where I would receive advanced training and, probably, teach the professionals a thing or two.
    Randy Keho
    30/11/2016 #7 Randy Keho
    #5 Everything I talk about in this series happened just as I recounted it, Jim. You couldn't make this stuff up.
    Coincidentally, the boss wants to talk to me about a raise this afternoon. I just completed another year's service.
    If I hadn't taken nearly two years off to care for my father, I'd be in my 17th year with the company.
    When a position opened up locally (where I started), they called me back. I've been overseeing a new account, which is our second-largest.
    My new boss knows my track record. I worked with him at our South Chicago facility when we were equals.
    He knows he's in for a lively negotiation. I've already softened him up for a frontal assault.
    I've exceeded expectations and my customer contact considers me a God, having saved him more than the projected $150,000 in the first year.
    However, I know that raises top out a 5 percent, which no one other than top-level corporate executives receive (actually, their annual bonus is often three times their annual salary). I'm shooting for 3 percent, which is more realistic.
    It's usually a 2.5 percent across the board increase for managers. Your performance doesn't really matter, although you're supposed to get an annual review.
    I didn't, which surprised our HR manager. I had to tell her it was time and she alerted the boss-man.
    You gotta love corporate America.
    Robert Cormack
    30/11/2016 #6 Robert Cormack
    Hm, "Confessions of a Bad Ass." I like it, Randy. Now I'm going outside to see if the tires are still on my car.
    Jim Murray
    30/11/2016 #5 Jim Murray
    Are you really a bad-ass or do you just play one on beBee? Good story.
    Randy Keho
    30/11/2016 #4 Randy Keho
    Thanks for commenting @Franci Eugenia Hoffman @Kevin Pashuk @David B. Grinberg. I've made a career out of circumventing and/or changing the system without hurting anyone.
    There's always a way around stupid rules and they usually end up benefiting you, your co-workers, and the company. Problem is, they often make the powers that be look like fools. They don't like that, so they make more stupid rules. That's the corporate mentality.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    30/11/2016 #3 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    I agree with Kevin. There are rules and there are stupid rules. I worked for a company that had some useless rules. What a waste of productive employees. Too many useless reports, too many managers and not enough workerbees. Nice buzz, Randy.
    Kevin Pashuk
    30/11/2016 #2 Kevin Pashuk
    There are rules, and there are stupid rules. A good leader knows the difference and keeps the core objective in mind.
    David B. Grinberg
    30/11/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Randy. I've shared in three hives. Keep on trucking and buzzing!
  5. Juan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    28/11/2016
    Juan Imaz
    Are 'business dates' a new way of networking? - BBC News
    www.bbc.com A crop of apps want to use the methods of dating apps like Tinder to transform the world of business...
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  6. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    26/11/2016
    Advertising Copy vs Digital Content. Tomato vs Tamato.
    Advertising Copy vs Digital Content. Tomato vs Tamato.This is another post in my Hindsight…Insight…Foresight Series. I know this because it says so on the graphic below. This is one of those old school/new school issues that hopefully I can convince you are about no school in particular.If you are...
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    Claire Cardwell
    29/11/2016 #5 Claire Cardwell
    You are right @Jim Murray re buying timeshares on the moon! There is rather a lot of information overload out there, but if you don't write well then people won't bother to read your posts or your companies posts in the future.
    Jim Murray
    28/11/2016 #4 Jim Murray
    #2 Thanks @Jerry Fletcher. Anybody who has been on both sides of the digital divide knows this to be true.
    Jerry Fletcher
    28/11/2016 #2 Jerry Fletcher
    Couldn't agree more, Jim. Having run Ad agencies, Direct Marketing and PR firms the facts don't lie. A salesman in print, broadcast or digital will always build Brand and the trust that goes with it.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    26/11/2016 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    There's tremendous difference with the transition from advertising copy to digital content. In the former, everything worked out within a set of rules and precautions, and in the latter there's more disruption with either information overload or ineffective information. @Jim Murray Thanks for making things clear.
  7. Jim Murray

    Jim Murray

    23/11/2016
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jim-murray/bits-of-marketing-wisdom-part-2-on-digital-advertising-on-content-as-a-driver-of-brand-experience
    Jim Murray
    Bits of Marketing Wisdom, Part 2: On Digital Advertising & On Content As A Driver Of Brand Experience
    www.bebee.com This is the conclusion of a two-part series that serves as a bit of a followup to the post that @ Phil Friedman and I did recently on Content...
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  8. Jim Murray

    Jim Murray

    21/11/2016
    It's going to be a little crazy this week with real work, so I probably won't have time to do anything original. So I will be reposting a couple of my earlier beBee articles. Since I have pretty much quadrupled the number of followers I have, this might all be new to them.
    Jim Murray
    5 Tips From The World’s Best Business Coach….Bob Dylan
    www.bebee.com Back in another lifetime, I was fortunate enough to have met and talked one on one with Bob Dylan for about half an hour. This was back in the...
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  9. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    19/11/2016
    Bits of Marketing Wisdom, Part 1: On Storytelling & Engagement
    Bits of Marketing Wisdom, Part 1: On Storytelling & EngagementThis is a part 1 of a two-part series that serves as a bit of a followup to the post that @ Phil Friedman  and I did recently on Content Curation and Management.
 We have slightly differing points of view on this subject. 
But the thing we both...
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    Gert Scholtz
    20/11/2016 #7 Gert Scholtz
    @Jim Murray I find this very insightful. Especially the importance of how company stories are derived from the company origin. The concept of "intrigue" is well illustrated with the ad examples. Thanks for the learning Jim.
    Jim Murray
    20/11/2016 #6 Jim Murray
    #5 @Elizabeth Bailey. Thanks for the comment. This is why I write this stuff in the first place. Nothing more gratifying than being responsible for an aha moment for someone.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    20/11/2016 #5 Elizabeth Bailey
    Thank you. You have finally explained the concept of storytelling in a way that is relevant to my business. I finally get it. I'm off now to tell my own story, the prelude to the rest of my "book".
    Harvey Lloyd
    20/11/2016 #4 Harvey Lloyd
    I enjoyed this post. All too often we cast out the old just because of its age. Many great things happened in history that established today's processes. The pictures of ads really made the connection you were describing in your post.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    20/11/2016 #3 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Couldn't agree more with you dear Jim, having been a participant in the ad industry since the times of Letraset... Illustrations done by hand... Rotring pens....and then Aldus Pagemaker made an entry sometime in the early 90s over here. The Art departments continued to work with compressors and spray paints for days to get the desired vignette background for a creative...dozens of rubber solution tubes (smelling ohsogood) squeezed out to mount artworks on boards and chartpaper...and so on. That wasn't all a Dinosaur! That was the real deal. What should have become the online reflection of an offline paradigm, has since become The New Paradigm in digital space. What should have been positioned as Evolution was perceived as Disruption. Driven by ''cost rationalisation, ROI, instareach, etc). Spawning a new breed feeding off search engines and wikis, and the resultant mediocrity and no-value content that people are getting tired of fast. Am not hinting at the rise of print media but of the rising need for meaningful, original content creators online. I sense an increasing sense of dis-content! ;)
    Jim Murray
    20/11/2016 #2 Jim Murray
    #1 Thanks David. The move actually a two partner. Once we take possession there's some flooring and other wrok we would rather do with the house empty. Out official moving date is December 14
    David B. Grinberg
    19/11/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Jim, your words of wisdom on marketing, advertising, communications, etc., are always enlightening, educational and a pleasure to read. Thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge with the rest of us.
    Also, on a personal note, I hope your move went well. Keep buzzing, my friend!
  10. ProducerGary Ravetto

    Gary Ravetto

    07/11/2016
    Power Distance and a Repeating Refrain of Kumbaya
    Power Distance and a Repeating Refrain of KumbayaWhat is the power distance at your organization? At one time the universally accepted workplace culture had power concentrated among a few. The ruling elite set the rules, policies, direction and made all relevant decisions within their closed...
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  11. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    28/05/2016
    Five MORE Myths Perpetuated on Social Media About Small Business
    Five MORE Myths Perpetuated on Social Media About Small Business A SECOND RUN AT MYTH BUSTING IN REGARD TO SMALL-BUSINESS...Preface: This is a second go-round in debunking myths about small-business that are fomented on social media. Therefore, the numbering of these five myths begins at six. If you missed our...
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    Harvey Lloyd
    04/11/2016 #20 Harvey Lloyd
    In seeking earlier posts that are interesting this one came up in my search. This really laid out the myths of starting your own business.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    28/08/2016 #19 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #18 An honour dear @Phil Friedman to be in such hallowed company...need to nurture the professional side too i know...I joined ALL BUSINESS earlier in the day today...gatecrashed into it more like it;) Thank you.
    Phil Friedman
    28/08/2016 #18 Phil Friedman
    #17 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli - 100% wise words. You are right on top of it. Thank you for joining the conversation. I will be following you, and look forward to seeing more of your opinions. Consider, please, joining us in the ALL BUSINESS hive. Thank you for reading and commenting. Cheers!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    28/08/2016 #17 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    These are the Ten Commandments for Small Biz & Startups dear @Phil Friedman! Geography agnostic too. Locally, I know young IT pros here who are investing in a Car (Car loan) or two and then enlisting into UBER through a proxy driver, making enough to pay the instalment and split the profit with the driver 40-60...but already one too many cabs on the road...and customers are feeling the pinch of arbitrary peak times; there are others who are teaming up with a few colleagues, pumping in a little cash, creating an app at cost, and engaging a Sales exec to go running around to sell to a prospect or to pitch for some VC funding from Angels of youknowwhat. Get rich quick schemes and the me-too ventures have gone virtual and will meet the same fate of the real world schemes in a matter of time. The delusion that anyone with a few days of googling can become an SME and potential entrepreneur will take its toll but by then would investor faith / loyalty be the same? I can see some survivors...surviving as small time small businesses with a local focus.
    Phil Friedman
    23/08/2016 #16 Phil Friedman
    #14 @Gert Scholtz - Thank you for reading and commenting, and for the kind words. I'd put #9 up alongside "Set your rates at what you think you're worth, " and "Don't worry that you're losing a little bit on each unit sold; you'll make it up in volume". The former is told you by your competition who wants to eat your lunch on bids, and the latter only holds true for Amazon. :-)
    Gert Scholtz
    23/08/2016 #14 Gert Scholtz
    @Phil Friedman Incisive and wise post Phil. To my mind especially no 9 is true - that passion for what you do will sort out income and all the rest. A myth so often perpetuated in the motivational industry. I am saving this post and the one preceding to give to MBA students.
    Phil Friedman
    23/08/2016 #13 Phil Friedman
    #11 Oh, and @Randy Keho, the guy in the paper hat and striped shirt is not me. He's the owner of a Chicago candy store, and the reason he is smiling is that his store is actually a drop for a numbers runner and a couple of bookies. (The photo was taken before off-track betting was legalized; now he's a sour old guy mugging old ladies for a few bucks a week.) Can anyone spell Damon Runyan?
    Phil Friedman
    23/08/2016 #12 Phil Friedman
    #11 @Randy Keho - No, I did not have to learn ALL of these lessons personally, thank the gods. A few I learned by watching friends, acquaintances, and members of my immediate and extended family, most of whom were small-business people. Through the years, I've seen success and joy at times, at others, failure and disaster. And I've worked for myself, and been a serial small business owner, for the greater part of my adult life. As to talking about entrepreneurs, I formed my observations and opinions through a decade of one-on-one with Andy McKelvey, he Founder and Chariman of Monster.com and Monster Worldwide, Inc. who was for a number of years my client, then my boss, and always my friend. The best -- and worst -- gig of my entire working life was several years as president and CEO of a major world-class shipyard that built and refit luxury motor yachts. The firm had two major shipyards, one in the midwest, one on the US east coast, some 600 employees, and grossed annually (in today's dollars) about $150 million. And I have to tell you that facing a payroll every month of more than a million dollars quickly drives any fantasies out of your mind very quickly. I trust that explains. And I will tell you that story about my wife and me nearly being swept out to sea, anyway. Cheers and thanks for reading and commenting.
    Randy Keho
    23/08/2016 #11 Randy Keho
    I hope you didn't learn all of this the hard way. If you did, you don't have to tell me the story about how you nearly got lost at sea with your wife.
    I think I know how it happened. You're never too old to learn, stubborn, maybe, but never too old.
    Is that you in the paper hat and striped shirt?
    Your raw-info is refreshing. No hypotheticals in your world or mine.
    Aurorasa Sima
    23/08/2016 #10 Aurorasa Sima
    #9 You are damn right, @Phil Friedman and I would not recommend naivety as a business strategy. I´m just one of the lucky ones. Always was - always grateful.
    Phil Friedman
    23/08/2016 #9 Phil Friedman
    #8 You are spot on, @Aurorasa Sima. Except sometimes The Force is asleep at the switch, and the earnest, but naive end up losing a pile of hard earned and hard saved cash by not understanding what they face, or by thinking it is all going to be so easy. Thank you for reading and commenting.
    Aurorasa Sima
    23/08/2016 #8 Aurorasa Sima
    Great article, @Phil Friedman. I´m the type that learns painfully from experience. Luckily, there seems to be some special force protecting the naive ones - this was my saving grace. I´d like to add: Especially new "Online Entrepreneur"´s (Grrrrrr you´re not an "entrepreneur" or "leader" just because you attempt to replicate a proven system) seem to fall for two traps: Shiny object syndrome and evaluating "best twitter tools" and such until they lose focus of their business.
    Ken Boddie
    29/05/2016 #7 Ken Boddie
    Myths 7 and 8 are so true, @Phil Friedman. You need to be able to market yourself and your business, file and bookkeep, look after creditors and chaise debtors, select and keep staff, maintain quality of service and/or products, be aware of WHS requirements and various levels of legislation, and that's all in addition to looking after your core business, the one that used to be your dream hobby. No surprise that so many small businesses don't survive the first year and many more are gone within two or three years after start-up. But the few who make it work ..... now there's a story!
    Paul Kemner
    29/05/2016 #6 Paul Kemner
    #4 Yes- in 17th & 18th c. Europe musical amateurs were high status- they had the time to dedicate without giving music lessons or playing background music. "amateur" is one of those words that has reversed its connotations ("artificial" and "aweful" being others)
    Milos Djukic
    29/05/2016 #5 Anonymous
    #4 Great @Phil Friedman. Then, I myself am an amateur.
    Phil Friedman
    29/05/2016 #4 Phil Friedman
    #3 Yes, Milos. The etymology of "amateur" is actually a highly skilled craftsman who works for the love of it. I think dating back at least to Aristotle. Cheers!
    Milos Djukic
    29/05/2016 #3 Anonymous
    #2 Therefore, there is lucrative hobby.
    Phil Friedman
    29/05/2016 #2 Phil Friedman
    #1 Your are absolutely correct, Paul. What many people who talk about "amateurs" forget is that the true amateur is an enthusiast who has the luxury of doing absolutely magnificent work. The problem as a professional is that you cannot afford to do something so carefully, or over and over again until perfect, because you are usually constrained by a contract price. Thanks for reading and commenting..
    Paul Kemner
    29/05/2016 #1 Paul Kemner
    Myth 7- If you make something as a hobby and want to turn it into a business, that's often a recipe for disaster. For instance, if you're doing woodworking in America your standards for quality are going to be MUCH higher than your customers. Which means you either churn out crap (not fun) or you do a lot of extra work that you don't get paid for (not fun).
  12. ProducerRandy Keho

    Randy Keho

    30/10/2016
    Meeting Results in Flaring Tempers, Flying Laptop, Compromise
    Meeting Results in Flaring Tempers, Flying Laptop, CompromiseThis is the eighth in a series of buzzes entitled, "Rage Against the Machine." It recounts my experiences as a maverick manager working withing the constraints of corporate America. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and wonder how the hell we made it this...
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    Paul Walters
    31/10/2016 #2 Paul Walters
    @Randy Keho Hire the tall one who packs heat!!!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    30/10/2016 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    In corporate politics, when things go blurring and people behave weirdly, then the safest measure is to keep yourself aloof and, if at all, you are abused, stuck then be smart and bold enough to play your righteous role, without flaw and hesitation.
  13. Jared Wiese

    Jared Wiese

    26/10/2016
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/how-to-be-the-best-business-analyst
    Jared Wiese
    How to Be the Best Business Analyst
    www.bebee.com Let's look at some common definitions and resources that define a Business Analyst (BA). Then we'll cover roles, competencies and diversity...
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  14. Jared Wiese

    Jared Wiese

    26/10/2016
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/burn-your-resume-for-bebee-or-linkedin-not-so-fast
    Jared Wiese
    Burn Your Resume for beBee or LinkedIn? Not so Fast...
    www.bebee.com Steve Blakeman wrote a great post, " Burn your résumé... LinkedIn has made it obsolete ". He made a compelling case for companies dropping...
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  15. Jared Wiese

    Jared Wiese

    24/10/2016
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/how-daily-questions-create-a-quality-life
    Jared Wiese
    How Daily Questions Create a Quality Life
    www.bebee.com This post shows you how the right questions can create a quality life. Benjamin Franklin answered two questions every day. Could it be that easy?...
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    Jared Wiese
    30/10/2016 #3 Jared Wiese
    Hello all,

    I felt my article needed to evolve a bit more, so I added the following:
    - more on on Benjamin Franklin's routines
    - a section on The Magic and Value of Questions (Goldsmith)
    - how to get the Goldsmith's 32 questions (see Want All 32 Questions?!)
    - why the 32 might help (although, like you, I'm thinking it is probably overkill ;)
    - WHY each of the questions is important (see Here are the morning questions and their reasoning) - especially the Gratitude one
    - an Example Template with brief prompts
    - a little more on motivation from the likes of Robbins and Oprah
    - A lot more on Making the Routine a Habit

    Enjoy! Now, GO make this a habit :)
    Jared Wiese
    26/10/2016 #2 Jared Wiese
    Thought I would share my original post, that pertains to business, as well as many aspects of life.
    Jared Wiese
    24/10/2016 #1 Jared Wiese
    CC: my fellow BAs, for something that ties to Agile...

    For more information on agile results, see http://gettingresults.com/agile-results-overview/.

    Also see the following quote from the FREE book sample!
    Getting Results the Agile Way is a simple time management system for achievers.
    http://sourcesofinsight.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/GettingStartedWithGettingResults.pdf
  16. Javier beBee

    Javier beBee

    24/10/2016
    Javier beBee
    How failure is success in the making for your small business
    smallbusiness.co.uk Here, Javier Cámara discusses the steps to take to ensure your small business can be the one in ten that succeeds and bypasses...
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    Keith Bare
    26/10/2016 #14 Keith Bare
    #13 the beauty of this platform is, here I am in Boulder ,Colorado......and I've been to China and Pakistan today on Bebee......and never thought about """marketing"" in Egypt......the Pyramids......life is about opportunities to expand borders
    Mohammed Sultan
    26/10/2016 #13 Mohammed Sultan
    #12 Keithe Bare,I agree with deb's assessment.The move to the US is a good step in the right direction ,not only because they are early adopters seeking high quality and genuine service but also because they are innovators seeking added features that beBee planned to offer.
    Keith Bare
    26/10/2016 #12 Keith Bare
    #11 I've been on for 3 days and seen amazing growth in 3 days!!! #EarlyAdapterHydrogen #EarlyAdapterBebee
    Deb Helfrich  🐝
    25/10/2016 #11 Deb Helfrich 🐝
    #10 The US/Canada market was right after the Spanish speaking ones. Germany and Russia are just entering the platform. @Keith Bare, you are part of the early adopter wave - we will see amazing growth in 2017.
    Keith Bare
    24/10/2016 #10 Keith Bare
    Just curious, the delay in rolling out to the USA, what was the strategy behind rolling out to USA last??
    William Dykstra
    24/10/2016 #9 William Dykstra
    This is very important information
    Mohammed Sultan
    24/10/2016 #8 Mohammed Sultan
    #7 Aristole the Greek Philosopher also said"Excellence is a state concerned with choice ,laying in a mean,relative to us ,this being determined by reason and in the way which the man of practical wisdom would determine it."
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    24/10/2016 #7 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” - Confucius
    Mohammed Sultan
    24/10/2016 #6 Mohammed Sultan
    Javier beBee thanks for sharing your creative thoughts.Successful entrepreneurs never fail,but may regress toward mediocrity then bounce back very quickly .They see an opportunity in every setback and positivity in a sea of bad news..Their natural tendency is to fail forward.The challenge facing most successful entrepreneurs who achieve initial success in a short period of time is to have the right people with broad management skills.To sustain success,a start up must be not only built but also managed,and to deliver growth it must be controlled..Successful management of any start up,and beBee is not exception, will require integration of the creativity of marketers(who can manage their contents) together with the rigorous analytic of researchers through an innovative process.Those are considered the "engine" of value creation inside any company.
    Lisa Gallagher
    24/10/2016 #5 Lisa Gallagher
    @Javier beBee discusses the steps to take to ensure your small business can be the one in ten that succeeds.
    Cahil A. Converse
    24/10/2016 #4 Cahil A. Converse
    Need more -*grit*-!
    Matt Sweetwood
    24/10/2016 #3 Matt Sweetwood
    You haven;t failed until you are dead and haven't succeeded. So as long as you are alive, Buzz On - Always!
    Christine Stevens
    24/10/2016 #1 Christine Stevens
    Great perspective on why you should never let a failure stop you from moving forward!
  17. ProducerRandy Keho

    Randy Keho

    23/10/2016
    Employing Safety to affect change: Don't Give Up Without a Fight
    Employing Safety to affect change: Don't Give Up Without a FightThis is the seventh is a series of buzzes entitled,"Rage Against the Machine." It recounts my experiences as a maverick manager working within the constraints of corporate America. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and wonder how in the hell we've made it...
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    Aurorasa Sima
    24/10/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    Good that you listed all prior installments, I missed a few. You possess the ability to make topics appealing and interesting I would not otherwise gravitate towards.
  18. ProducerFranci Eugenia Hoffman
    Hive Talk Special Feature - Business Hub
    Hive Talk Special Feature - Business Hub Business Hub, administered by Phil Friedman and Randy Keho, was previously known as All Business.The guidelines for the hive have been set forth in the hive description.Examples of articles currently shared to Business...
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    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    23/10/2016 #4 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #2 You're quite welcome, Javier.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    23/10/2016 #3 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #1 Thank you, Milos. I like to make them stand out so they will be remembered. Adding details pertinent to the hive makes it special, IMO. With that said, I never interject my personal opinion, only the information reflected in the hive.
    Javier beBee
    23/10/2016 #2 Javier beBee
    Thanks @Franci Eugenia Hoffman for let us know ! :)
    Milos Djukic
    23/10/2016 #1 Anonymous
    @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, Your promotion of some of the best hives is really perfect. Thank you.
  19. ProducerGraham Edwards 🐝
    Ideas, prototypes and Murphy's Law...
    Ideas, prototypes and Murphy's Law...To this day I remember a "moment" between a sales professional and a hardened General Manager (hGM)... it went something like thisSales Professional: "I think we need to do this... I would do it this way... It would be great for the company and I...
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    Phil Friedman
    21/10/2016 #1 Phil Friedman
    Welcome, Graham Edwards, to the BUSINESS HUB. And thank you for the solid insights you share here. Cheers!
  20. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    05/10/2016
    Helping The Business Intelligence Professionals at RCMBT Build A World Wide Brand
    Helping The Business Intelligence Professionals at RCMBT Build A World Wide BrandHistorically, the best way to get people to understand what you do is by sharing actual experiences. This is one of the more memorable from the hundreds I have had since starting my creative services business in 1989.RCMBT is a very good...
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  21. ProducerPeter Morscheck

    Peter Morscheck

    01/10/2016
    168 Hours
    168 HoursThere are 168 hours in the week. Are you maximizing yours?I’ve been reading a lot lately on Medium about productivity hacks.This makes sense, as we live in the age of instant information, an age defined by the relentless pursuit of optimization.The...
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    James O'Connell
    07/10/2016 #22 James O'Connell
    OR leave the bullshite and get 47hours + the 7hrs = 54 hrs to put toward your own dreams and not those of others!
    OK its not an easy road but certainly more fulfilling & fun if you like the ride & with best wishes you may not end up like the 'boss' who drove you to take the plunge into being the master of your own life. May you be successful enough to cut the hours back in favour of a more balanced work/family/life. May you lead those you employ to the same happiness you discovered from dropping devoting 47hrs p/w toward someone else's dream!

    Personally I have taken the plunge big time. However I am lucky to have the support of my Mrs mainly. I've switched it to 47hrs to my dreams and 7hrs to part time gigs to help me along. In reality that 7 hrs can be more in a week but averages over time to 7. One day I will get that 7 back and hopefully too some from the 47. My quandary is that by the time I achieve such, my kids will have fled the nest etc

    But i agree with your overall point about realising or being aware of our TIME budget and how we spend it. I fear many dont (' ' .)
    Jared Wiese
    07/10/2016 #21 Jared Wiese
    #19 #20 Searching from the home page goes to https://www.bebee.com/groups

    Entering "productivity" yields: https://www.bebee.com/group/productivity. You could share it there too, Peter.

    I already shared your article in https://www.bebee.com/group/life-hacks:
    Per Wikipedia, "Life hack (or life hacking) refers to any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life."
    Phil Friedman
    07/10/2016 #20 Phil Friedman
    #19 Yes, you can go to your home page. Search All Hives. Unfortunately, they are not sorted by topic, so you'll need to scroll through all of them, opening those that appear promising. You can filter for English. Or for business. Although if the hive title doesn't include the term "business", it won't get through the filter. Cheers, and thanks for the kind words.
    Peter Morscheck
    04/10/2016 #19 Peter Morscheck
    #18 Thanks Jared and Phil. While I'd been following his work on LinkedIn for awhile, it was Phil's post on my blog that convinced me to start posting here!

    I didn't know about All-Business. Is there an index page of all the hives so I could determine best fit? This one seemed like "productivity," but I didn't see a dedicated hive for it.
    Phil Friedman
    03/10/2016 #18 Phil Friedman
    #17 Yes, Jared. The author of a post that meets the topic-filtering requirements of All Business is invited to copy the link to that article and post it in the All Business hive. I encourage such authors, as well, to join All Business as a member... because I believe if one seeks distribution for one's work, one also should be willing to play at least a small role is helping to distribute the work of others. Anyone having any difficulty posting into the All Business hive as described above should simply contact me or Randy Keho directy, and one of us will seek to solve the problem. Cheers!
    Jared Wiese
    03/10/2016 #17 Jared Wiese
    #16 Thanks for clarifying, @Phil Friedman.
    Many bees post honey to three shares and cannot share the original any more than that. Regardless, I presume you are suggesting that the author copy and paste a link to their honey or buzz as a "new" buzz in this hive. Correct?
    Phil Friedman
    03/10/2016 #16 Phil Friedman
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley, thank you for pointing out the posting policies of All Business. The reason for allowing shares only be by the original author of a post is that we want the author to be aware of the share and committed to engaging actively. There are plenty of "open" hives in which to share the work of others, so we do not feel that our restriction in All Business is detrimental to anyone, and is actually advantageous to our members. We do not want to be a mini version of the main feed. Cheers!
    Harvey Lloyd
    03/10/2016 #15 Harvey Lloyd
    #14 You are correct I find myself saying the "8" habits, but there were originally 7. I haven't gotten into the new series but a little. Thanks for the correction.
    Jared Wiese
    03/10/2016 #14 Jared Wiese
    #11 Also, I believe you mean Covey's 7th habit as Sharpening the Saw. That's a great one! Renewal in all areas. You pointing out the 8th Habit reminded me that he had written another book. Lo and behold, it ties right in to the reason I am on beBee!

    See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_8th_Habit. I am VERY intrigued just after reading this and the 2 review/summary links:
    http://www.thesimpledollar.com/review-the-8th-habit/
    http://www.johnbippus.com/?page_id=960

    From the last link:
    'The world today is different, with more challenge, ambiguity and complexity and while the 7 Habits form a strong basis upon which to start, it is this next step – the 8th Habit –that will take us to true fulfillment in what Covey describes as the age of the knowledge worker.

    The book’s synopsis promises that The 8th Habit is the answer to the yearning for greatness, the organization’s imperative for significance and superior results, and the human’s search for its “voice”. I believe there are some handy tips to be found in the book, but it is a much less intuitive read than his previous works.

    The book is divided into two sections. The first focuses on “finding your voice” and the second on “inspiring others to find theirs”. '
    Jared Wiese
    03/10/2016 #13 Jared Wiese
    #11 Hi @Harvey Lloyd. I agree, "budget" is right up there with DIEt for many ;) Nobody wants either. I once bought a book, Money Diet. Talk about about a double wammy! The book "draws a clever analogy here: budget dollars saved are like diet calories cut. Noting that many Americans have no budget but know how to diet, she offers advice for achieving financial fitness."

    Covey's the "Big Rocks" of time from the 7 Habits was Habit 3, Put First Things First. I am finding it more relevant 20 years after reading the book! In fact, I am realizing we might be best to leverage the first "hour of power" of the day. And then choose 1-5 (best may be 3) things to focus our time on. Or as covey would call it, Quadrant II (Important, non-urgent :) All else is busy-ness and time wasting. Eisenhower Box is the same idea. (For more on that, see The Miracle Morning have: https://www.bebee.com/group/themiraclemorning)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    03/10/2016 #12 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #9 Yes, that's a guideline for that hive..it's established by Phil @Phil Friedman...you can check it out.
    Harvey Lloyd
    03/10/2016 #11 Harvey Lloyd
    You call on folks to take inventory of their time and evaluate their resources within. I know the Dave Ramsey process and have taught his DVD series a few times. Some of the stories we heard from participants were amazing. Folks would actually hide from bills, avoid discussions about finance and many others. So your review of the time "budget" may hold just as many fears as the financial budget.

    I do agree though. We act as though their is never enough time, to the point of stress. If we took an inventory of time usage i believe we all would find time. The one i always find time for is Steven Covey's 8th Habit. "Sharpening the Saw"

    Loved the pie chart, looks a lot different in a chart than it did in my mind.
    Jared Wiese
    03/10/2016 #10 Jared Wiese
    Sorry, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I just re-read the All Business posting guidelines. I see what you mean, per the last paragraph. My bad!

    Perhaps @Phil Friedman or @Randy Keho can remove it and @Peter Morscheck can post a link if he so choses.
    Jared Wiese
    03/10/2016 #9 Jared Wiese
    #8 Hi @Donna-Luisa Eversley. He already had 3 shares, so thought I would. Of course, he could have by pasting the link as a Buzz.
    Is that a rule in All Business? Only authors can buzz/post there?
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    03/10/2016 #8 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #6 Jared @Jared Wiese, only the author can post his article in All Business Hive.
    Jared Wiese
    03/10/2016 #7 Jared Wiese
    Note, I buzzed a couple related items in All Business:
    “40-Hour Work Week Is Linked To Cognitive Decline, Study Says https://t.co/7NmWUl3Pr9 View more
    Note, I buzzed a couple related items in All Business:
    “40-Hour Work Week Is Linked To Cognitive Decline, Study Says https://t.co/7NmWUl3Pr9 #lifehack” BY EVELYN HILL

    It's Time to Kill the 9-to-5 - And the 8-to-6, too.
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-19/it-s-time-to-kill-the-9-to-5
    by Rebecca Greenfield, bloomberg.com. Close
    Jared Wiese
    03/10/2016 #6 Jared Wiese
    Sharing in All Business
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    03/10/2016 #5 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Let's start having a four day work week. It work well in France.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    03/10/2016 #4 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Peter Morscheck..time management or maximizing your time in the best way possible is a conscious action. I like how you have broken it down. Looking at it like this makes time even more valuable. This is a post you can possibly share in the All Business Hive. ☺
    Peter Morscheck
    02/10/2016 #3 Peter Morscheck
    #2 Thanks, Jared! I'm still familiarizing myself with the different groups on Bebee but this most likely fits best in "Life Hacks." Now to go read some other folks' stuff there!
  22. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    26/09/2016
    Cutting to the core (values)
    Cutting to the core (values)Years ago, and I mean years ago, I sat through a professional development session at my work. Now these things were not nearly as exciting as they are today, but at least we didn't have to suffer through 'death by PowerPoint'.In between all the "I...
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    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #23 Kevin Pashuk
    #22 Philosophies are pretty rigid, but can be changed. I would put 'partisanship' in this mix. Garrison Kiellor of Prairie Home Companion fame once stated (and I paraphrase) on the radio show. "My grandfather was a Democrat. My father was a Democrat. Therefore, if the Democrats ran a blind, three-legged dog named Lucky as their candidate, I'd have no choice but to vote for the damn thing." If something ultimately challenges your philosophies, and you agree there is truth to the argument, you can certainly change, or 'evolve' as you put it.
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/09/2016 #22 Harvey Lloyd
    #10 Better stated than I. But i do see Values and Philosophies interchanged under the guise that this is my evolving value. Values are pretty hardcore as you stated. They are truly absolutes. The other two are evolutionary in nature, that coincides with our wisdom development.
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #21 Kevin Pashuk
    #20 A great list Vincent.
    Vincent Andrew
    27/09/2016 #20 Vincent Andrew
    Staying true to myself - I do things that I am comfortable with without compulsion from others. Once I was asked to give a grade A to a colleague but I refused because it was against my principle of fair appraisal. The colleague did not deserve that grade, yet.
    Give more than you should - I call this value added and people love this. Giving more than people expect just adds that extra quality. I find that people remember you more and thank you more after that.
    Always be good to your clients - Make them feel comfortable even if they are unhappy. Find out why if there are troubles. Help them as much as you can.
    Great buzz @Kevin Pashuk!
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #19 Kevin Pashuk
    #18 Great quote Laurent. It is similar to something my wife has repeatedly said (I do listen to her sometimes @Ken Boddie) "If you want to see where someone's priorities are, check out their Daytimer (or Calendar for the iPhone gen)".
    Laurent Boscherini
    27/09/2016 #18 Anonymous
    "Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are."- José Ortega y Gasset. #14
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #17 Kevin Pashuk
    #16 I think my wife says the same thing, but I wasn't really listening.
    Ken Boddie
    27/09/2016 #16 Ken Boddie
    #10 Well, Kev, the wife says I never listen, or something like that, and the local tradies just love to come and finish my home handyman disasters. Does that make it simple for you?
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #15 Kevin Pashuk
    #9 I'm trying to figure out with one of the three you are referring to Sir Ken...
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #14 Kevin Pashuk
    #8 Organizations and Corporations seem to have way too many 'values' in my experience... and in my experience, they are put there for show, rather than to state things that are uncompromisingly firm in the way they conduct themselves.

    In my post, I am talking about personal values... things you would be willing to risk your career over rather than cross the line. As an example, I was asked by the President of a company I worked for to call a client and tell him a substantial portion of the work was completed, which was a complete falsehood. I asked him why I should call instead of him. His reply? "They trust you." My reply to him was "{his name}, if I lie for you, I will lie to you." and refused to call. I went back to my office fully expecting to be handed a cardboard box. Instead, we were able (later, after the anger cooled down) to have a solid meeting around a path forward. We are still connected on social media today.
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #13 Kevin Pashuk
    #7 Great values @Rene Dansereau.
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #12 Kevin Pashuk
    #6 May I live to annoy you in perpetuity Paul. The world needs more thinking, (as well as learning to take a restorative rest once in a while, but that's a topic for another post).
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #11 Kevin Pashuk
    #5 You have achieve my goal with this post Jim, to have people 'think out' what their core value or values is/are. Being human can mean so many different things to different people. I'm glad you clarified yours.
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #10 Kevin Pashuk
    #1 Thanks for the well thought out comment Harvey. I would disagree that core values are a floating platform. If they change based on the situation, then by my definition above they would be either a belief, or a philosophy.
    Ken Boddie
    27/09/2016 #9 Ken Boddie
    Keep it simple, do it well and be a good listener. One out of three's not bad, eh Kev?
    Laurent Boscherini
    27/09/2016 #8 Anonymous
    Thank you @Kevin Pashuk for sharing your insightful and experienced post. There are many core values easily affordable, such as courtesy, confidence, ingenuity, thrift, and so on. The trouble is more how to prioritize them with efficiency than to list them, regarding the business context and its expectations. They will support, most of the time, a corporate culture shared, to drive a brand value targeted, directly profitable into the customer approaches and its interactions : Integrity - Accountability - Diligence - Perseverance - Discipline...As beBee seems to do. ;)
    Renée Cormier  🐝
    27/09/2016 #7 Renée Cormier 🐝
    Great insight, @Kevin Pashuk My core values: Integrity, Service to others, Education (it's a two way street. I teach others and I continually learn) and Expression. Life is too short to never say the important things. Express love, stand up for what you believe in, defend the defenseless...
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    27/09/2016 #6 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Kev, my friend, you have the annoying habit of making me think. Right now, though, I don't want to think anymore. I'll save this to my readinglist and digest it more fully tomorrow when I'm not quite so foggy.
    Jim Murray
    27/09/2016 #5 Jim Murray
    Interesting, but I do get tired of telling you that. So let's make it a blanket assumption from here on out. I thought about your core values question and doing so made me realize that I have only one core value and that its to be human. And by that I mean, speak the truth as I perceive it,, criticize constructively and trust my own instincts. That last one is admittedly quite difficult because in some cases the situation gets in the way. Thanks for waking me up, because it's almost time for the ball game.
    Don Kerr
    26/09/2016 #4 Don Kerr
    It's all pretty simple when you boil it down isn't it @Kevin Pashuk? When I was Managing Director of a large, international design firm I had a very simple instruction manual for my team: I trust you. You have accountability and authority. Please don't surprise me especially if something comes off the rails. Tell the truth. Done.
  23. Jim Murray

    Jim Murray

    25/09/2016
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jim-murray/my-hat-collection-it-s-not-big-but-it-means-a-lot-to-me
    Jim Murray
    My Hat Collection. It's Not Big. But It Means A Lot To Me
    www.bebee.com When I was a young wharthog. I had lots of hair. I wore it long and took good care of it. But as I grew older, and my headtop acrage started to...
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    Jim Murray
    07/10/2016 #2 Jim Murray
    To everyone who has been expecting some sort of spectacular Live Buzz from me, don't hold your hands on your head waiting. As surprising as it may sound. I don't have a smart phone. I have a very dumb phone, which I despise. If I tried to upload an app to it, I am sure it would would do a Samsung on me. So until I get one you'll just have to be happy with a series of stills.
    Phil Friedman
    26/09/2016 #1 Phil Friedman
    Thanks for post this here, @Jim Murray. This is pro marketing at its best. In my book, anyway. Cheers!
  24. Jared Wiese

    Jared Wiese

    25/09/2016
    From @lifehackorg's Tweet:
    Jared Wiese
    Lifehack on Twitter
    twitter.com “40-Hour Work Week Is Linked To Cognitive Decline, Study...
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  25. Jared Wiese

    Jared Wiese

    25/09/2016
    by Rebecca Greenfield, bloomberg.com...
    Jared Wiese
    It's Time to Kill the 9-to-5
    www.bloomberg.com And the 8-to-6,...
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