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  1. ProducerCharlene Burke

    Charlene Burke

    04/12/2016
    5 Reasons Why a Mastermind Group Might Be Right For You
    5 Reasons Why a Mastermind Group Might Be Right For YouNapoleon Hill wrote about the mastermind group principle as: “The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony.”The mastermind groups that I facilitate are designed to help...
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  2. ProducerTrouvus Blog

    Trouvus Blog

    01/12/2016
    8 industries you didn’t expect to be driven by recommendations!
    8 industries you didn’t expect to be driven by recommendations!Everyone who loves watching films, listening to music, traveling, or shopping online will agree that there is nothing quite as satisfying as finding new products or destinations that are “just right”. But not everybody is aware that behind pretty...
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  3. ProducerJesse Angeles

    Jesse Angeles

    01/12/2016
    Who is the hero of your business?
    Who is the hero of your business?Many companies understand that the importance of telling their story is very important. What they do that sets themselves apart from competitors, what their products or services do for their customers, where they started and why. These are the basic...
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    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    02/12/2016 #3 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Standing Ovation @Jesse Angeles...yes you have gotten it right on all counts. The superficial congeniality dished out by many companies are self serving and keeps their operations from optimizing... Unless they are monopolies. Great post.. Like your style 🐝🐝😊
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    01/12/2016 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    On occasions, taking counsel from your better half is a good, frugal move. Treat her well and ask her, she'll pretend a good consultant with witty and quick suggestions.

    Btw..good, insightful post.
    Max Carter
    01/12/2016 #1 Max Carter
    I love your direct approach. Great Buzz.
  4. Nicole Chardenet
    The distinction seems minor but if you don't understand the importance of one you'll not likely succeed at the other. As the world gets mobile it gets more global and that means optimizing your website properly not just for a great visual experience but also speaking your prospective customers' languages.
    Nicole Chardenet
    The Difference Between eCommerce and mCommerce - Yappn Corp.
    yappn.com What’s the difference between eCommerce and mCommerce? eCommerce is ordering online, and mCommerce is mobile commerce. Why is the distinction...
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  5. ProducerJesse Angeles

    Jesse Angeles

    29/11/2016
    Do we offer too much?
    Do we offer too much?Fastest turnaround times? We do that! Lowest prices? Yup that’s us! 24 hour support? How did you know? I list these due to the fact of what we hear in the market every single year. Sometimes we throw up on people (or have been thrown up on) about...
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    Jesse Angeles
    01/12/2016 #3 Jesse Angeles
    #1 thanks David for your kind words. Love buzzing in the hives.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    30/11/2016 #2 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Honesty and ethics make a good organization. If that's what they're made of, then good for them. If they go overboard in the name of greed, it eventually catches up.
    David B. Grinberg
    30/11/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Jesse, with good advice. I shared in three hives: "Business" and "Customer Service" and "Customer Experience." I'm also following you now. Keep buzzing onward and upward!
  6. ProducerJack Elmore

    Jack Elmore

    30/11/2016
    The Best Strategies For New Startups And Small Businesses?
    The Best Strategies For New Startups And Small Businesses?According to an article written by Peter S. Cohan in Entrepreneur, titled "Does Your Startup Have a Strategy?", big company strategy is not the same as startup strategy”.You would think this would be obvious as both situations require different...
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    Jack Elmore
    30/11/2016 #2 Jack Elmore
    #1 Thank you Lisa -
    I am glad that you find the information to be of use, and thank you for sharing ... much appreciated! :-)
    Lisa Gallagher
    30/11/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher
    Great info @Jack Elmore, sharing this!!
  7. 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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    debasish majumder
    04/12/2016 #11 debasish majumder
    stunning post @Randy Keho! corporate are all like birds of same feather across the world and thanks to social media, that we are now aware about their traits. they are detrimental by all means to the social style and fabric, hinder the natural growth of the society as well holistic approach of the society, where humans are being proven only rational beings. enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Phil Friedman
    04/12/2016 #10 Phil Friedman
    Randy, great post, great series. I don't know if eschewing corporate correctness for actually getting the job done right always brings one positive recognition or just monetary rewards, but... it does enable you to look in the mirror in the morning and not see a worm staring back at you. Which I personally rank high in the order of life's priorities. As I am sure you do, as well. Sharing this now. Cheers!
    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!
  8. ProducerMichael Bellina

    Michael Bellina

    29/11/2016
    Why conversion optimization is so important for your eCommerce business
    Why conversion optimization is so important for your eCommerce businessAccording to Wikipedia, conversion optimization, or conversion rate optimization (CRO) “is a system for increasing the percentage of visitors to a website that convert into customers, or more generally, take any desired action on a webpage”. If you...
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  9. ProducerLuisana Cartay

    Luisana Cartay

    29/11/2016
    5 Lessons And 5 Mistakes In ECommerce From 12 CRO Experts
    5 Lessons And 5 Mistakes In ECommerce From 12 CRO ExpertsAt Photoslurp we are constantly thinking of new ways to increase conversion rates (who isn’t, right?). How to improve conversion rates for our clients, for our company, for our blog… We are always reading about the latest findings in the field and...
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    CityVP Manjit
    01/12/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit
    #2 My big take away from Qualaroo is that they have thought their business through - they are not sharing a book as much as they have detailed their thinking - and that thinking is not reserved for the CRO world, it crosses over into other professions also, because it's basis is seeing value from the customer's eyes and knowing what value is.

    The value in writing that book is that it now free's up the Qualaroo people to think about what they have not thought about - and that means their minds are much more focused on what is working and listening to the value flowing into their business.

    For you the CRO part is more critical, for me it is valuing the applied process I see and my appreciation of the thinking that went into creating the fundamentals of their business. A competitor to Qualaroo cannot compete on learning the fundamentals, but what is being continously improved beyond that. When it comes to your five lessons, it is just another form of applied learning and I beginning to see that application informing your own professional insight.

    When your first buzzed, it was all about photopulse. Now you are exploring, testing the waters of your professional world and I see the convergence in that all the way back to Barcelona. That is a flow I enjoy because it is natural and it is real. I really dig it !
    Luisana Cartay
    30/11/2016 #2 Luisana Cartay
    #1 @CityVP Manjit thanks so much for your kind words! That book from Qualaroo looks very useful, thanks for sending it over. Cheers!
    CityVP Manjit
    30/11/2016 #1 CityVP Manjit
    This is the second buzz I have read from you. My conclusion, Photoslurp should feel very proud to have a Marketing Manager with your passion. I treat this as a different form of content marketing as one that is driven from your heart as a professional. There is so much content marketing which is from marketers who think sharing equates with engagement and so such efforts are wasted. The reason you have kept my interest is that I trust you.

    When it comes to Conversion Rate Optimization, Qualaroo has done a really good job with their online "book"
    https://qualaroo.com/beginners-guide-to-cro/

    I did not know of Photoslurp before the first buzz I read of yours and I did not know anything about CRO or even Qualaroo, all I can go by is my intuitive sense of trust, which includes the ingenuity in the naming of a business and how that business brands itself with purpose/meaning.

    If we look at trust barometer instruments like that of Edelman http://www.edelman.com/insights/intellectual-property/2016-edelman-trust-barometer/ you will soon see how relevant trust is in the 21st Century and more importantly where trust is broken. I am not a fan of average marketing or average PR or even average HR but I keep an eye open for those that have won my trust and so I look forward to your future buzzes.
  10. ProducerRenée Cormier

    Renée Cormier

    28/11/2016
    Battling Change and Sameness
    Battling Change and SamenessNothing new happens without change yet people are often slaves to sameness, and even after embracing change, they will revert to their old patterns of behaviour and thinking. Why is this? According to scientists, the reason we resist change...
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    manish kumar
    01/12/2016 #25 manish kumar
    yes
    Renée Cormier
    30/11/2016 #24 Renée Cormier
    #21 I agree completely! Thanks for sharing this post, Mohammed.
    Renée Cormier
    30/11/2016 #23 Renée Cormier
    Thanks for sharing this post, @Matt Blanchfield!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    30/11/2016 #22 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #16 Well @Randy Keho reading your comments I feel that oftentimes people who pose themselves as 'change managers' are rash, by their notions and decisions and try to implement random, baseless hiring and firing. Perhaps, a change leader ought to be a person who better builds healthy workplaces and integrated corporate culture while inspiring the workforce for growth and success.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    30/11/2016 #21 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Good post.

    I presume that when we think of change, we ought to think more about development and figure out what will be the drawbacks. When we seek major changes, it has to be smooth transition, not sudden disruption that resembles like unwanted deviations, .

    Moving ahead, with tactical initiatives, and disclosing when it is required and analyzing well to deal in a just manner is all counted. After all, change is the most rule of life, and we have to embrace it willingly because anything still or static becomes lifeless, dull and unimpressive.
    Jim Murray
    30/11/2016 #20 Jim Murray
    We're making a huge change right now as you know. It's very distressing and uncomfortable. Until it's done. And then it simply becomes your reality and you adapt to it. I work mainly for companies who want to change, and your stat on failing at change was quite telling. A lot of it has to do with accepting the inevitability of or the necessity for change. If you can embrace it enthusiastically, all the better. Obviously a lot of companies don't. Good stuff, Renee. PS I really loved your Burlington video too.
    Don Kerr
    29/11/2016 #19 Don Kerr
    #16 No kidding @Randy Keho Companies facing adversity so often revert to a position where the putative leaders have all the accountability and diminishing levels of authority. That is a mug's game at the best of times and deadly in times of challenge. Good and insightful piece @Renée Cormier
    Harvey Lloyd
    29/11/2016 #18 Harvey Lloyd
    #16 Randy your story is a and old one. One that i never could grasp either. Why would you beat the date that brought you to the party?
    Renée Cormier
    29/11/2016 #17 Renée Cormier
    #16 There is certainly no shortage of business executives who manipulate business results to increase their bonuses, surround themselves with yes men to protect their egos and run their agendas through their direct reports and conveniently use them as scapegoats when it suits them. That's why I love being my own boss!
    Randy Keho
    29/11/2016 #16 Randy Keho
    It has been my experience that imposed change within a corporate structure is often a knee-jerk reaction to reductions in the bottom line.
    Instead of taking a realistic look at the current environment, which is often the result of changes that have already been imposed by top-level management as opposed to a change in the marketplace., they return to the practices that got them in trouble in the first place.
    They raise prices without justification and reduce staffing levels to cut costs. Eventually, they begin to micro management the entire operation.
    Long-standing customers are fleeing as soon as their contract with us expires. We've lost our integrity and their trust.
    My facility has been ranked between #1 and #3 in the country for the past 20 years. It has been relied upon to offset the losses of other facilities.
    Our general manager, who was once well-respected in the organization, recently retired after 20 years of service. His authority to run our facility had been steadily whittled down to nothing. He was being told how to conduct business. He couldn't wait to retire.
    Now, our division president is coming to meet with our current general manager to ascertain why we are suffering staggering losses in revenue only two months into the fiscal year. Our third in command walked off the job yesterday. No notice. Just "Goodbye."
    Do you think our president will be told the truth? Not hardly. It wouldn't matter, anyway. To corporate, it's never the fault of their initiatives. It's always our failure to make them succeed. He'll probably order a bonsai charge and expect our general manager to commit Harakiri if it doesn't succeed.
    Renée Cormier
    29/11/2016 #15 Renée Cormier
    #12 Yes, that's it, @Robert Cormack. More often that not we have to make a personal agreement to push past our fears and do something different. I remember reading a book many years ago called, Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway. You can't let the "what ifs" in life deter you or you'll never get out of bed. Every step we take is the result of a quickly calculated risk that we won't trip and fall. Sometimes we fall and break something anyway, but we can't just lie in bed and allow ourselves to be paralyzed by fear or worry. Taking a chance and doing new things empowers us. Embracing the mindset of knowing that you will be okay and that you will find whatever resources you need to be successful helps a lot. This reminds me of a post I wrote called, Discovering Wisdom, Success, Fate and Truth. Here's the link, if you are interested. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@renee-cormier/discovering-wisdom-success-fate-and-truth
    Renée Cormier
    29/11/2016 #14 Renée Cormier
    Thanks for sharing, @Milos Djukic!
    Renée Cormier
    29/11/2016 #13 Renée Cormier
    #11 Good idea!
    Robert Cormack
    29/11/2016 #12 Robert Cormack
    When Dylan went "electric" at the Newport Folk Festival, he was booed until he said, "I don't believe you." Robbie Robertson could be heard saying in the background, "Shut up, Bob." Dylan forced change on a crowd that didn't want change. He made it happen, anyway, knowing in the end that it was inevitable. to some extent, we hate discomfort, hoping it will "take the other guy," but upon reflection—many years later—we realize that all we remember are the changes. Woodstock was an enormous alternation in consciousness, because it showed how 500,000 people could congregate in peace. We remember change because we know deep down it affects our betterment. Yet we fight it, just like we fight rollercoasters and ferris wheels. "I'm not doing that," you say, but once you're pushed to it, you discover something about yourself. You went up and down, you faced fear, and you still lived.
    Harvey Lloyd
    29/11/2016 #11 Harvey Lloyd
    @Renée Cormier another great post, your articulation of moving towards a goal in opposition to running from failure is great. Change is hard on staff and partners. A good leader can lead folks in a way that energizes and doesn't use fear as the motivator.

    I would add though, the leader still knows the consequences of failure as they courageously execute this style of leadership. Maybe a post about managing the duality of this concept would enlighten other leaders.

    Thanks
    David Ige
    29/11/2016 #10 David Ige
    Great article, Change should be a routine in our life
    Robin Barton
    29/11/2016 #9 Robin Barton
    Change is essential in business and life! I embrace it often!
    Renée Cormier
    29/11/2016 #8 Renée Cormier
    #7 Thanks, @David B. Grinberg!
    David B. Grinberg
    29/11/2016 #7 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for more brilliant buzz filled with awesome advice, Renee. First, change is the only constant in life and work, especially in today's fast evolving high-tech digital, mobile and virtual world/workplace. Second, you make a great point about why employers need to continually communicate their company values and culture -- rather than leaving them on a shelf to gather dust via an outdated employee handbook. I've shared this is three hives. Keep buzzing onward and upward!
    Renée Cormier
    29/11/2016 #6 Renée Cormier
    #5 Very true. We get what we accept in our lives, every time!
  11. Marjorie Reyes Fernandez
    Front-end Developer Marjorie Reyes Fernandez
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  12. Migdalia Burgos

    Migdalia Burgos

    28/11/2016
    "Digital transformation is one of the most important movements in business today." Brian Solis, Altimeter Group, San Francisco

    As with any type of change, you need three core things: a clear purpose, a well-defined vision, and people motivated to change and carry out the change
    Migdalia Burgos
    How to Be More Agile, Competitive & Innovative in a Digital Era
    www.cmswire.com You can keep doing business as usual — or you can future-proof your business by becoming agile rather than reactive and customer-centric rather than presumptive. In short, you can embrace...
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  13. ProducerAlan Culler

    Alan Culler

    27/11/2016
    A Continuous Improvement Initiative Roadmap
    A Continuous Improvement Initiative RoadmapContinuous Improvement Initiatives are hardly a new concept in business, but a couple of times recently I’ve been asked for my idea of how to run one, a roadmap of sorts. For many Continuous Improvement (CI) practitioners this article will seem very...
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    Alan Culler
    04/12/2016 #4 Alan Culler
    #3 @Jared Wiese Thanks for your comment. I appreciate the support.
    Jared Wiese 🐝
    04/12/2016 #3 Jared Wiese 🐝
    Great post, Alan! Very informative, even/especially if you've been pulled into CI in the past.
    Alan Culler
    03/12/2016 #2 Alan Culler
    #1 Thanks so much for your comment @AliAnani -Love CE (continuous effort)
    Ali Anani
    27/11/2016 #1 Ali Anani
    @Alan Culler- my friend you have packed up the basic knowledge on CI in such a simple, but comprehensive way. Your diagrams are self-explanatory. Yes, we need continuous effort (CE) to implement CI
  14. ProducerJohn White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    25/11/2016
    Here Are The Challenges Your Marketing Department is Facing Right Now
    Here Are The Challenges Your Marketing Department is Facing Right NowIt's no secret that marketing has changed. Millennials and digital-savvy members of other generations have had an undeniable impact on the way marketers approach campaigns, interact with customers and record customer preferences.To deal with today's...
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    Jim Murray
    27/11/2016 #8 Jim Murray
    As you know I don't write long comments on pieces I find excellent and relevant. Therefore I am done.
    Paul Walters
    27/11/2016 #7 Paul Walters
    @John White, MBA After a lifetime in advertising I simply got tired of being treated as an inconvenience and a 'cost' yhay was affecting the bottom line!
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/11/2016 #6 Lisa Gallagher
    Excellent tips and buzz @John White, MBA. It's great that some companies are finally getting it with regards to utilizing Social Media with their Sales Team and Marketing teams (together). Great job on your behalf that your company is doing this! One step ahead of many yet. Shared and tweeted!
    David B. Grinberg
    25/11/2016 #5 David B. Grinberg
    #4 Well, thank you as always, Ali. However, I must defer credit to John, as the marketing master via social media and otherwise.
    Ali Anani
    25/11/2016 #4 Ali Anani
    #3 @David B. Grinberg- I believe you outlined real marketing challenges. I wonder if sales and marketing are coalescing because the time available for marketing new products are diminishing. Look how many social media disappeared after a short while because of the advancement of new technologies. Human bahavior and habits are changing as well. May be the inoculation of marketing staff and sales staff in one team may help. I wonder.
    David B. Grinberg
    25/11/2016 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks, as always, John, for the excellent advice and guidance. I appreciate your words of wisdom, as usual.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    25/11/2016 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    @John White, MBA Truly said that 'marketing is still viewed as expenses'. Interestingly, people of finance who oftentimes deem themselves smart enough with manipulating balance sheets and untimely cost cutting strategies label marketing department as meaningless. Anything from marketing team...be it promo activity, outdoor events, incentive trip or campaigns are regarded as waste of money. On the other hand, marketing and sales ought to work with integrity and team spirit. One cannot be aloof from the other.
    Mohammed Sultan
    25/11/2016 #1 Mohammed Sultan
    @ John White,MBA.Nowadays,marketing is a race -day in and day out and marketers are the first to feel the heat of competition because they are closer to the market place.If the company does decide to put its weight behind the creativity of its marketers and effectively integrate it with the rigorous analytics through the innovation and tech expertise of R&D,there could be hard times a head for your competitors.The greatest challenge facing marketing executives is to know when and how fast to go to the market with an innovative strategy and what change to adapt to.In order to create and implement an efficient social media marketing strategy ,marketing executives need to work together with technical people in order to properly understand the offering of their company and what do they stand for.
  15. ProducerBusiness Ideation
    Looking for an Idea?
    Looking for an Idea?​Looking for a business idea and wondering how to go about it? Firstly, you need to understand why a business exists in the first place. The purpose of a business is to provide a solution to a problem. A successful business is one that provides a...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    26/11/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher
    Interesting read @Business Ideation, sharing!
  16. ProducerGabriel Bazzolo

    Gabriel Bazzolo

    25/11/2016
    Schiebel introducing #dron Camcopter S-100
    Schiebel introducing #dron Camcopter S-100Schiebel and Israel Aerospace Industries’ Elta subsidiary are performing demonstrations of the former’s Camcopter S-100 unmanned air vehicle equipped with the ELK-7065 3D HF communications intelligence (COMINT) payload. According to Igo...
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  17. Nicole Chardenet
    Non-English-speaking customers, or those who don't speak English very well, will likely avoid Black Friday as it's less likely they'll find a sales assistant who speaks their language. Instead, they'll query Google in their own language on Cyber Monday for the best deals.
    Nicole Chardenet
    Cyber Monday 2016 - It's Localized, Are You? - Yappn Corp.
    yappn.com Cyber Monday 2016 was trending on Google this week. Are you ready for all the shoppers who may visit your website, or just the English...
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  18. Melinda Brain

    Melinda Brain

    25/11/2016
    Strategy: When market monopoly hits the shelves
    Strategy: When market monopoly hits the shelves I'm at Coles in Wantirna, Victoria, Australia. The question is... which Coles. A look at market monopoly in...
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  19. ProducerSandra Crowe

    Sandra Crowe

    24/11/2016
    Challenges Faced By B2B Tech Startups And Ways To Overcome It
    Challenges Faced By B2B Tech Startups And Ways To Overcome ItEvery new business trying to start and establish itself faces a lot of challenges since its inception. However, B2B Tech Startups face some specific challenges, unlike other B2C companies.Though allure of launching a B2B tech startup is easy to...
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  20. ProducerRon Goddard

    Ron Goddard

    24/11/2016
    They all say they are 'CTi' but actually they are 'iTC'
    They all say they are 'CTi' but actually they are 'iTC'Which comes first, the employees needs or the companies? Here are a couple of questions to kick us off from the context of being the employee. (3min read) Author: Ron Goddard Founder & CEO TechVentures.LondonHow many of you know what your...
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  21. ProducerRon Goddard

    Ron Goddard

    24/11/2016
    Hiring a mentor, I’d die first! Why do I need to hire a mentor?
    Hiring a mentor, I’d die first! Why do I need to hire a mentor?‘I need to concentrate on reducing costs, increasing value or improving efficiency, not get all touchy feely about business and certainly not having a mentor.’I’ve heard this so many times. Business people across the globe hold those three Greek...
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  22. ProducerRon Goddard

    Ron Goddard

    24/11/2016
    So is it time for a new breed of consultant?
    So is it time for a new breed of consultant?Undoubtedly the matter of how we make a living now is quite different compared to even a decade ago. Consider this also: intelligent machines may well prompt a 30% loss of current jobs over the next twenty years. Is this a bad thing? Only, if you...
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    Bill Stankiewicz
    26/11/2016 #14 Bill Stankiewicz
    WOW, @Ron Goddard, great post of the day by another outstanding Bee!! I agree 100% with your 10 attributes & please do more honey here. Best regards, BillStankiewicz@SavannahSupplyChain.com, 1-404-750-3200, Bill Stankiewicz.
    Deb Lange
    26/11/2016 #13 Deb Lange
    #2 I agree with your 10 attributes - Creativity, Social Intelligence and Global Knowledge were identified by IBM as the 3 top 3 capabilities by 2020. These are different capabilities that require being with uncertainty, not knowing, seeing new patterns emerging in complexity. The old style Consultant, had known knowledge they shared with someone who didn't have access to that knowledge. The new Consultant is a co-creator and a collaborative problem solver who works with the present state and what emerges.
    Phil Friedman
    24/11/2016 #12 Phil Friedman
    #9 Irene, I agree, as well, that we are in the midst of a growing transition away from the historical model of long-term, full-time employment toward one of limited-term contractual employment. However, I think it a mistake to conflate the situation in respect of upper-level execs cast out of FT employment with that of middle and lower level people joining the ranks of unemployed. Highly paid top level execs often have the option of joining the ranks of business owners and entrepreneurs (not the same thing, BTW) whereas middle and lower level people will be seeking to reinvent themselves as consultants and contract workers. I submit that it is important to recognize and understand the differences and nuances. ( https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/tips-for-successful-consulting ) Thank you, Irene for expanding this important conversation. And thank you, Ron for initiating the discussion. Cheers!
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    24/11/2016 #11 Graham Edwards 🐝
    Very nice perspective in an ever changing world @Ron Goddard
    Brian McKenzie
    24/11/2016 #10 Brian McKenzie
    As long as people continue to kill each other - I will have a job. I see no danger of peace breaking out.
    Irene Hackett
    24/11/2016 #9 Anonymous
    @Phil Friedman - I agree. Many will also be involved at the Executive level - especially for start-ups.
    debasish majumder
    24/11/2016 #8 debasish majumder
    Great share @Ron Goddard! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Phil Friedman
    24/11/2016 #7 Phil Friedman
    You touch on an important topic here, and in so doing will hopefully encourage further conversation. I am somewhat confused to your reference to now as 2015. Perhaps a typo? And I do not see how the "FTEs" of whom you speak are going to transition to being instantiatins of your recommended model, which really amounts to being entrepreneurs with top executive authority and responsibility, including the provision of what you call "angel investment".

    I personally believe that the major transition will be from FTE to limited term contract employee -- which is not the same as being a consultant. Thank you for opening an important conversation. Cheers!
    Sara Jacobovici
    24/11/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you @Ron Goddard. I appreciate the timely focus of your buzz, the information you provide and the strategies you offer.
    Irene Hackett
    24/11/2016 #5 Anonymous
    As a Consultant I really appreciate this buzz. Your list is accurate. The trend in Corporate America is calling for more Consultant roles rather that additional FTE's. To be nimble in the face of change and adversity; to be confident not arrogant; to have insight to human nature; strong positivity and work ethic, but above all - common sense! Thanks for the recognition of this 'new' way to add value in the workplace.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    24/11/2016 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Great precepts for a fantastic change!
    Harvey Lloyd
    24/11/2016 #3 Harvey Lloyd
    I would say that the biggest change that has happened over the last fifty years is information float. From days or even months, information is now nearly instantaneous. This will pressure your "5th should". I would think that any leader seeking coaching, consulting or input from an outside source is probably wrestling with information overload. Your points give focus to an otherwise difficult process. I would say though that these points would work internally as leaders work through change management in their own organizations. Great insights, @Ron Goddard.
    Melinda Brain
    24/11/2016 #2 Melinda Brain
    I also believe that the Organisational Psychologist will become more in demand (think toxic cultures) and also highly qualified consultants will become important. I think there's plenty of charlatans out there, all talk and no action. By the way, great post
    Paul Burge
    24/11/2016 #1 Paul Burge
    Thanks for sharing this @Ron Goddard. A really interesting read and a great 10-point plan!
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    great info . thanks @Ron Goddard and welcome to beBee !
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    23/11/2016 #1 Paul Burge
    Hi @Ron Goddard. Welcome to beBee. Great, infographic, thanks for sharing. Looking forward to reading more from you.
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