- Producer23/04/2017ENIGMA OF SHADOW!Earth has no dearthSpecies of myriad, initially in lurchLater with favorable conditionsNature provides with grand renditionsBees, birds, flowers and numerous livesEntwine with a unique vibesWhat a fabulous ambianceOur planet Earth only bears the...
Comments23/04/2017 #5 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee"Life only rolls on with a mystic synopsis"! Brilliant dear @debasish majumder. I just wonder if you were to describe people by their shadows what would you say! I find your short-lines are more effective and I strongly advise you of writing shorter lines because they are more effective. That you can embed so much wisdom in few lines is truly admirable.
- Producer21/04/2017WHY POETRY?Why poetry? When the world is blazing with animosity Numerous innocents are becoming worst victims, no mercy What a turmoil our world is experiencing! Even we are unware of celestial debris Our dear world is being threatened by...
Comments22/04/2017 #21 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#19 you are most welcome @debasish majumder22/04/2017 #19 debasish majumder#16 thank you very much for your continuous support and warm appreciation @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. i am privileged and honored.22/04/2017 #16 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.super well done poet of poets on beBee @debasish majumder!22/04/2017 #10 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeePoets can draw a picture of impending disaster
That is why they make their emphatic effort with a positive gesture
yes, and poets can move hearts and I agree with the comment of @Donna-Luisa Eversley View morePoets can draw a picture of impending disaster
That is why they make their emphatic effort with a positive gesture
yes, and poets can move hearts and I agree with the comment of @Donna-Luisa Eversley. This you for sharing your beautiful poem dear @debasish majumder Close
- Producer19/04/2017OUR OBSESSION WITH 'I'!I, I and I Always reverberating and making a camouflage In our eye We are confused How we adduce How insignificant is ‘I’ Having no identity unless it glare on our eye Still we bang on to ‘I’ Aspiring it to carve a...
Comments20/04/2017 #16 Preston 🐝 Vander VenGreat Buzz and Image. "I" has become a dictator of people's lives through Pride and Ego. Pride is a spiritual cancer that eats up very possibility of love, contentment or even common sense. Ego is the Pride when share with the world. Real Pride is what keep hidden to ourselves and the real dictator and cancer.20/04/2017 #15 Harvey Lloyd"I" has become a word of sensitive thought. I believe__________. The letter I can send you down many paths. So now "I" has become unanchored to anything as once you anchor I then you become a target for your beliefs.
The reality is that success begins with "i". If our fundamentals, internally, are not correct then we cant be successful outside ourselves. We discuss perspective, mindfulness and also Emotional Intelligence, these are all fundamental I wisdom points.
Your picture captured some good thoughts. But in our post modern world we no longer carry any absolute truths to anchor us, truth is relative to "I".20/04/2017 #14 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#9 Nice one @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. and @David B. Grinberg I did laugh for the joke of your's LOL.
We have to work earnestly to avoid "Enabling ‘I’ to emerge as a tyrant " - As Liesbeth says an I catching master piece.20/04/2017 #12 David B. GrinbergNice buzz, Debasish. You make some good points about "I" -- therefore, going forward it's only "me" and "myself." I will try to forget about "I" and not ask why, LOL! Yes, this a veiled attempt at humor, although usually the one who laughing at theses jokes is just me (not "I"). Keep buzzing, my friend...20/04/2017 #11 Deb 🐝 HelfrichYou have discussed the conundrum so well, @debasish majumder
"I, I and I
Always reverberating and making a camouflage "
The human condition comes with an "I" obsession, as it is the only voice rattling around within our mind. Yet, we are not designed to see ourselves clearly.
We have to work earnestly to avoid "Enabling ‘I’ to emerge as a tyrant "19/04/2017 #10 Joris PlaatstaalWe are not ants. They have no "I".... We are human, humans do have "I". Become an ant, or deal with "I". And for that matter, deal with "them", who tell you what your "I" should look like. Why does it seem to be SO HARD just being who you are for so many people? Becoming an ant to me, is giving up freedom in order to survive. Several steps back in evolution. Humans discovered the concept of "I". Do not run away from it, deal with it. We are not there yet, I agree.
"I" is me, that is what separates me from an ant. I do not see that as a curse. The ant has no notion of "I'. The ant will just survive. The ant will experience no joy and happiness, nor hardship and pain . Is that Elysium, nowadays? I have a feeling it is.........19/04/2017 #9 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc."WE" are blessed with your I-catching poems @debasish majumder!!!19/04/2017 #8 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeBeing gravitated by others appreciation
‘I’ proves to be potentially an element of destruction
You always have few lines that capture my attention dear @debasish majumder. I wish many people would be more alert to self-destruction. SOmetimes, we eat too many sweet "compliments" till our teeth gets decayed and only when it is too late to do something.
- Producer17/04/2017ENIGMA IN BRAIN!Human cerebral Supreme its character, sheer phenomenal It alone can perceive The rare capacity, hardly any creature can conceive It receives the signals being sent by five senses It synthesize with its overbearing presence...
Comments18/04/2017 #12 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeYour poem is consistent with what once I described you @debasish majumder- the scientific poet of beBee. I wonder if you were a teacher of science how often you would use poetry in teaching science. This poem is rich in ideas and creative imagination.17/04/2017 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.I want to see all your gems in a book @debasish majumder
- Producer14/04/2017Friction of IdeasFatima G. Williams wrote recently a thought-provoking buzz, which attracted very interesting discussions. I suggested the acronym of KUBE Loop to Fatima, which she accepted. This loop basically says the following summarizing the thoughts of...
Comments16/04/2017 #48 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee16/04/2017 #47 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#46 good and the moment your buzz is ready, you keep me informed, I am curious now! @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee16/04/2017 #45 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#44 just do it @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, what are you waiting for? I look forward to your yellow creation!16/04/2017 #44 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeYou bring a new buzz idea "The colors of comments". What color would you give a comment? This is communication in colors. How about this idea @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.16/04/2017 #43 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#42 sending you yellow sunlight for that charming answer @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee16/04/2017 #42 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#41 You know your way out @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.- I give you the yellow color of creative answering16/04/2017 #41 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#39 separation of couples @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee green when both are better of apart, red when love never really left.16/04/2017 #39 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#38 Having just commented on your lovely buzz Rock and Roll I am not surprised @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. What color would you give to separation of couples?16/04/2017 #38 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#37 I would decorate them with red lipstick ;-) that color has something special ;-).16/04/2017 #36 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#35 well it is Sunday @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, first look for all the delicious Easter eggs ;-).16/04/2017 #35 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThank you dear @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. and I wish you too happy holidays. I know yoy published a buzz and I shall read later today.16/04/2017 #34 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.happy to read that, joyful Easter to you and your family @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee16/04/2017 #33 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#31 Thank you @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. and I couldn't agree more with you
- Producer15/04/2017LEADERSHIP CLINIC! AMAZING!Of late, I came across an Advertisement regarding “LEADERSHIP CLINIC!” Leaders are ailing, failing to comply, their skills needed to be honed. So that they can deliver effectively and manoeuver the crisis they are confronting, locally, nationally...
Comments16/04/2017 #12 John RylanceThe Charge of the Light Brigade had no backup plan and look what happened to them.
Actually I suspect plan A, includes alternatives to cover all possibilities. Not to do so is foolish. You can't always predict what someone else is going to do. Their actions may need plan B, if you've only got one approach then your plan you will fail.
Winning formulas need to be flexible, changing them at any stage. Isn't a sign of failure it's proof you are reacting to ever changing situations.16/04/2017 #9 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeIn an advanced version of the tortoise and hare story is that at the end they decided to share responsibility and found a common ground on which they could elaborate. One to carry the other onland and the other to carry the mate in water.Leadership can find creative solutions instead of conflicts.
Thank you @debasish majumder for your interesting read. Sharing16/04/2017 #8 Wayne Yoshida@debasish majumder - Interesting you selected the picture of Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos for this post. She is not one of my heroines. She is one of my examples of how **not to lead** and how not to make decisions and I disagree with her about not having a plan B.
Take look at this story, you may find it interesting....
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/09/elizabeth-holmes-theranos-exclusive16/04/2017 #7 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.very inspirational @debasish majumder 'nothing is impossible in the dictionary of man' true!
- Producer13/04/2017Producing the best!Image credit: Paroxysm on Human Resource Management In his buzz, Why the Best Make the Worst?, Ali Anani challenges us with the following question and statement: “Why the best fail to produce the...
Comments13/04/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWe don't often do the simplest thing which is to deal with people as a human being, instead we have policy makers and then we force fit the human being through a prescribed prescription, and often my angst at human resource practices is at this most simplest level. Human as a resource then stops being human as a being and meaning flies away, leaving the mean, and thus our organizations actually contribute to a mean world, rather than a meaningful world.13/04/2017 #5 debasish majumdera tool being designed and developed out of the observation being made by one in an ambiance nature facilitate him to exist. for example, taking notice of the beck of a bird, an idea of forceps being triggered in ones faculty and accordingly a tool being come into effect, precisely with an intention to do the work comfortably and conveniently in accordance to ones requirement, unlike the dispensation of a bird. however, we cannot undermine ones skill how to gain expertise by utilizing the concern tool. though it could be an approximate idea, but surely an abstract one which usually accelerate the pace of civilization enormously and of course beyond any tentative assumption. in the same soil texture we can observe in nature mango and citrus fruits both produced simultaneously! so, i guess, it is pretty difficult from apparent presentation, what quality is hidden on one or in what condition, how one may emerge, giving a new dimension to the produce itself. however, intriguing insight indeed @Sara Jacobovici! enjoyed read. thank you very much for the share.13/04/2017 #2 Mohammed A. JawadAn excellent, thought-provoking post. Perhaps, we ought to realize that it's in the right knowledge that makes us sensible to cultivate chiseled culture, and this in turn make everything clear and easy to give best outcomes. Indeed, investing time in people with sound teachings and mentoring is the best initiative.13/04/2017 #1 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Sara Jacobovici- I shared this buzz on three hives not because I am only honored to have a mention in it, but also of its deep meanings. You completed the Golden Circle by writing "But if you define the criteria as, the individual can demonstrate that he or she is able to take initiative, then you are able to produce the best because you understand how and under what circumstances the individual can thrive". The why is answered promptly by the understanding how and then what to extract the best out of people. It is not only the simple rule; now, I also believe it is the simple rules of asking as well.
This is a buzz you can be proud of for long times.
- Producer13/04/2017A Stand Alone CommentI am sure you can relate to my experiences of being drawn into dynamic posts and discussions. It is great to be able to share these posts but often just "liking" a comment doesn't feel enough. A few times in the past I shared comments off the...
Comments15/04/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#11 The other part of this accelerated change is the lens that I see through personally. If the accelerated change is a dystopian conversation about the future, that will increase my expertise in dystopia. I actually want to increase my expertise in a utopian future with practical outcomes. Modern news is a graduation in dystopia but a starvation of utopia. When I look at accelerated change I want to see where there is evidence of acceleration towards renaissance, rather than an acceleration to traditional revolution. I do believe that a litmus test of renaissance is to embrace accelerated change that is a bloodless revolution, one that is empowered through collaboration rather than traditional catalyst of competition. Collaboration has more power and humanity than does "survival of the fittest" - I am not interested whether nature will produce a more efficient beak, I am interested is spiritual and cognitive evolution. All our thinking in the past has solely been about physical and social evolution - which starts off with ideas of revolution and ends in nihilism of one sort or another.15/04/2017 #12 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#11 I can understand the biomimicry component but what is hidden here that "surely an abstract one which usually accelerate the pace of civilization enormously". That is a very powerful statement. Emergence is something that is not time bound, the hidden part of DNA can change the beak design of a bird over a great period of time, and the first animal that emerged from the sea evolved flippers to feet if we view this in a Darwinian context. Yet pace, accelerated change, enormous effect on civilization that is the bit I am wrestling with. I don't see people in en-mass embracing this way of seeing the world, so for me the future is a slow burn evolution when it comes to nature - unless we are driven to blend with machines and this "accelerated change" is altogether a different thing when it comes to machines. That form of accelerated change is not a utopia but a dystopian future - one that some leading technologists voice concern.15/04/2017 #11 Sara Jacobovici#10 All the power to you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for searching and asking. I will let @debasish majumder respond in his way, as the author of the comment, but I will offer my subjective interpretation; an interpretation that I will not attempt to back up with any links or references. My meaning comes from the metaphors I experience and awarding the author with poetic license.
The design of a tool can come from my ability to observe nature; how things exist in nature, nature’s designs. If I was to observe how a bird uses its beak, it may inspire my imagination to develop a tool that can either mimic the bird’s beak or expand on that for other purposes. I cannot assume to know how the bird uses its beak and therefore cannot duplicate that design or function but, at the same time, I can achieve to create a tool with which I can be skilled at utilizing in my own way. As in nature, I may not know all the different species of plant life that can emerge just from looking at the similar ground, but can be inspired by what does come through and aspire to allowing my imagination to flourish at the same time as others around me, in the same environment, and watch what happens!15/04/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI tried reading this several times and I did not understand it. I could not relate to how a beak of a bird relates to forceps or how mango and citrus fruits grow simultaneously when they are distinct in what family of fruits see
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It went from a bird to expertise, to civilization and then to soil but in all these steps I could not make a meaningful linkage. I need help to know what is being said here? The only thing I do find hidden is the actual meaning and I struggle to find it.13/04/2017 #3 Tausif MundrawalaThis is such an innovative platform where each bee appreciates talent, skill and the approach of a person. Your buzzes have always stood apart from what we read usually, Madam @Sara Jacobovici. You have always highlighted excellent comments being made by our fellow bees on varied topics which one would like to reflect upon. This comment of my friend @debasish majumder had depth which got explored by all of us as readers.13/04/2017 #1 debasish majumderi am extremely and honored for your humble interpretation, giving my a leverage which perhaps i am not entitled @Sara Jacobovici! you and sir @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee are not only an axiom to be enamored with, but at the same time the sense of humility you render is phenomenal and sure entice other to emulate as you constantly striving to enrich us and extend our horizon with wide vistas. thank you very much madam for your enriching post.
- Producer09/04/2017Why the Best Make the Worst?It surprises me sometimes to have experienced the following: · A notable trainer giving training on time management. The trainees distracted him to the extent that he discussed many business issues, but not time management. · A famous...
Comments15/04/2017 #73 Sara Jacobovici#70 Thanks again for the tag @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. My gut reaction on this one is to say that I am not quite comfortable with the "manager" relationship between mind/spirit. Each has its own unique reality and influence. As well, I don't imagine it being a static relationship. My sense is that there is more of an ebb and flow quality in the relationship, rather than one of managing.14/04/2017 #71 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#70 People generally see meaning in existence as important but often it is betrayed by their practice - what can live and breathe in the mind, expires, evaporates and retires in the cold air of reality. Harvey has included an OR when this is one thing which is integral within us and only an OR when we are making the actuality of a choice. That is when that OR can betray us.
Otherwise the body-spirit or spirit-body aspect is CMYK - i.e. just a four colour printing produces the actual picture, so it is as I view the four core intelligences. You know that I am engaged in PHYSICAL INTELLIGENCE which is more than just physical fitness, but that intelligence is just one colour layer. Overlaying that is SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE, SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE and COGNITIVE INTELLIGENCE. Bring all those four into harmony and the single colour dream becomes a four colour reality, but we must learn to become great printers of that existence.
Unfortunately we are not great printers. That is what young people are finding out - they want meaning and existence (which I totally agree with Harvey about) but that is not how things end up being for young people when reality strikes. I find that they don't want to acknowledge that reality if it is pointed out, indeed my experience here is no comforter - because they have not lived that experience and they don't have enough trust bridges to make the leap of faith.
So a few live anxious, distrustful and naive even though their social projections are one of absolute sure footed existence, marvelous shows of "living life" and of being an "interesting person". I have made that mistake of peeling that facade away at times and I am learning that this is actually learned THIS WEEK that this is a cruelty and not a help. It is insufficient for me to say to a young person "you can't handle the truth", it is more important that I too become young - and that means engaging the spirit of starting over - with beginners mind.14/04/2017 #70 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#69 This is a great comment and quote @Harvey Lloyd "Do we have a body that manages our spirit or a spirit managing the body". I have to tag both @Sara Jacobovici and @CityVP 🐝 Manjit to enjoy it.
Mindset is the steerer and stirrer my friend- it steers us and generates our thoughts from which our actions starts. This quote comforted my heart. I am blessed to be connected with you.14/04/2017 #69 Harvey LloydA few days vacation and a small piece of the world has moved forward on your great thoughts and writing @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I heard a comment the other day that really did give the head a spin. Do we have a body that manages our spirit or a spirit managing the body.
Academia would have us think that the spirit is something personal and with education you can manage your physical world. From a lay view though i would say our younger generation is rebelling against this mindset. They seek meaning in existence not just diplomas. Yet academia tends to keep meaning at arms length.
Many great comments here and have enjoyed the reading.10/04/2017 #68 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#67 I am heavily indebted to you both friends @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA and @Harvey Lloyd for your appreciation and unfailing support. I say the same things about you and I am proud of my connection with you.
Yes, we can only give what we have. No trainer can pass info that he lacks. It is up to trainers to develop their knowledge unceasingly.10/04/2017 #67 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAI, as with thousands of others, appreciate your unique 'take' on life and work, Ali Anani. And look forward to your regular sharing of ideas which can take shape as fuel for life and business. Harvey Lloyd's comment is an apt description of the knowledge, suggestions and science you magnanimously share with us- "The rules from your previous posts and comments are the foundation of spreading our seeds. More importantly the rules help us explore new places of planting". Regarding training - As a trainer our job is to improve the capabilities, productivity and performance of our trainees. To do this we must continue to learn and improve ourselves, daily, in order to present, share and arm our trainees with the appropriate information to help them flourish in todays competitive and changing world.10/04/2017 #64 Louise Smith#60 AND I totally agree with you about free thinking. Intelligence does not depend on privileged background or prestige or status and neither should right to education. When a Liberal government is in power in Australia, they slash funding to social services, old age and disability pensions, refugees, childcare, education, university places, police, health, the Arts, NGOs under the guise of reducing the deficit and balancing the budget and give mega companies - tax breaks ! It's about supporting the status quo and their $$$ and their prestige to the detriment of the ordinary people without whom the country would NOT function.10/04/2017 #63 Louise Smith#60 And yes as you have stated @David Navarro López, society has been rapidly changing and the Education system and Government oversight of - it are not. For the last 10 years, I worked teaching Secondary School Japanese online with shared computer software and conference phone. No Cable - the Education Department could not afford it !
This program was hugely expensive and not really sustainable educationally.
Some of my students were more than 1000 kms away.
NOTHING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING beats face to face teaching and learning.
Queensland Area: 1.853 million km² Population: 4.691 million
North Rhine-Westphalia Area: 34,098 km² Population: 17.84 million
See comparison of area of Germany and Australia
http://www.ifitweremyhome.com/compare/AU/DE10/04/2017 #62 Louise Smith#60 After spending 3/4 life in school or teaching it and being a thinking person, I don't think that what you are saying sounds revolutionary. I agree the funding system badly needs addressing. In the same area of suburbs in Sydney, there is a private boy's school that receives more funding than an "ordinary" state school.The private boy's school has a cohort of extremely rich parents who support the school unlike the ordinary state school. Is this equity?
I have this on a tea towel (dish wiping)
"It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need, and our air force has to have a bake-sale to buy a bomber." - Robert Fulghum10/04/2017 #60 Anonymous#50 It is obvious you have a lot to say in this matter. I am sorry if I sound too "revolutionary", but it is not only the way of teaching which is obsolete. the funding itself is based as well an obsolete model. Governments are getting taxes and distributing them to their premises. In a society which has increased so much the longevity of its components, and the children mortality has been reduced so much, together with the fact of investing more and more on weapons, which are more and more expensive....this is not a sustainable model anymore.
To implement a Montessori system (I know it well as my daughter went to such a school) has two threats for the people in power. One, is more expensive, but this could be managed. The second is, that it would produce free thinking people, and that is precisely what they don't want.10/04/2017 #58 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#56 Your point about using the Internet to learn is what I consider education to be, after all what I think here is a part of my learning journey. We don't have to reform the education system and its rotten test culture that makes good teachers into rubric robots - as we use resources outside the class and students use their mobiles - the school boards may wake up in the spirit of this buzz to ask themselves a self-reflective question "Why do the best make the worst?".10/04/2017 #56 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#52 Here students who go to private schools have better opportunities because of their language skills and exposure to addressing audience through theater plays and other social activities.
However; again it depends on the individual. My daughter Sara speaks fluent Turkish and she has never taken a single class to formally study tis language. She won one semester scholarship at the prestigious MIddle East Technical University in Ankara.The university reaches in English, but all students have to attend language Turkish courses. My daughter passed all levels and isn't taking any course. She is a student of the German Jordan University and yet her Turkish is better than her German. There is passion for the Turkish language because it is for ladies much more than German is. That is her opinion. So, we learn more when we have passion.
The role of schools changed and school teachers should realize this fact. Students can use the internet to learn a lot. Teachers may find their job increasingly replaceable by technology. What isn't replaceable is the guidance of teachers. This guidance must be accompanied by many other skills.10/04/2017 #54 Louise Smith#35 I learnt to teach Science in an experimental method - students were given a question, materials and some guidance.
Then they had to come up with their own hypotheses and test them. It wasn't teacher led follow the steps to get the right answer.
But it took time - about 2 hours ! Well you can guess what happened to the experimental method !
- Producer10/04/2017The Hidden Aspects of Toxic EmployeesSo many people wrote about toxic employees and whether they are genetically poisonous or became so because of the environment they live in. Are there hidden aspects of toxic employees? I revert to the metaphor of toxic plants in seeking of new...
Comments14/04/2017 #98 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#97 Dear @Harvey Lloyd- toxic employees need to grow inside or outside the organization. What a great thought this is! To be living is to be growing and toxic employees are a living reality. I love your comment and we shall incorporate it in the coming buzz on toxicity.
Dear @David Navarro López- please take notice of this living comment14/04/2017 #97 Harvey LloydToxic employees is a broadly defined group, generally described as those who present a negative flow of energy within their environment, and is contagious. I believe the toxic employee is clearly in the purview of leadership's responsibility. Your final statement though is the ultimate view we must take. Piousness plants don't survive within an environment purposefully maintained.
I wanted to bring the toxic employee into two categories. The "Maverick" or rule breaker who gets the job done at all cost, and the "Predator" or promotion and self centered achievement at all cost. I have worked with many "Mavericks" in sales. They can really bring in the business but refuse to follow rules that reduce the risk. The risk exposure is usually felt by the part of the team that is following the rules. Managing these great sales folks is exhausting and challenging in maintaining a corporate culture.
The "predator" is somewhat a more difficult beast to root out. A leader is exposed to the smiling face of this toxic employee while the organization is exposed to the hidden agenda. The word choices of the "predator" is usually very telling. I, me and the use of pronouns are usually used to express their success, while risk exposure is displayed as peoples actual names. With all reports we should always be conscious of motives not the points being given alone. Motives will always expose the predator before they can damage your organization.
With each of these types of toxic employees there are management techniques to help them grow. They can grow into your organization or out. But the growth is a must.14/04/2017 #96 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#91 We need your knowledge and rich experience @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA. I hope you would consider joining our effort by joining the hive Toxicity at Work mentioned below.
I enjoyed your analysis and your mentioning of the "'get on your good side'. This is huge observation. The Harvard Business School study has many interesting aspects which you highlighted beautifully.
I mentioned to @David Navarro López in one of my comments the need to first prevent toxicity and the observations you mentioned that characterize toxic people is very relevant to the intended work of the hive.14/04/2017 #93 Anonymous#91 Your comment is a gem. I am allowing myself to share this comment in the new buzz we are about to write here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/new-hive-toxicity-at-work View more#91 Your comment is a gem. I am allowing myself to share this comment in the new buzz we are about to write here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/new-hive-toxicity-at-work.
I am sure you have a lot to say about the issue, so please feel free to share the post or to add further thoughts/comments, which will be highly appreciated. Close13/04/2017 #92 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman#87 I just posted a Hive🐝Talk special for your new hive - https://www.bebee.com/producer/@franci-hoffman/hive-talk-special-toxicity-at-work-note-april-21st-deadline-date13/04/2017 #91 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAHarvard Business School scholar Dylan Minor and Cornerstone on Demand exec Michael Housman dealt with toxic employees described in your post, Ali, in their 2015 working paper "Toxic Workers". And your 'take' and experience with this topic is 'spot on. While this type of individual can be harmful to an organization's performance and can - with their toxic performance say Minor and Housman, can also be - interestingly - your top producing employee. Interviewing 50K workers, in 11 different firms in their research, they discovered a variety of aspects and characteristics of 'toxic workers' some which you point out in this article. As those of us know, who've worked with this type of individual, they can easily cause major organizational cost, including customer loss, loss of employee morale, increased turnover to name a few negative outcomes of their toxic behavior.
In my own 30 years of management I've discovered not only can behavior of this individual negatively impact other employees, these individuals can also be unethical and prone to misconduct which can affect the entire company; also corroborated in Minor and Housman's report. I also discovered this toxic type of individual can creatively and verbally try to turn the situation around by blaming others and/or trying to - as they say - 'get on your good side'; in effect asking for forgiveness for their transgressions without specifically spelling that out.
Minor and Housman suggest you try to identify this type of individual during the interview and hiring process. Here's several of their characteristics to bear in mind - * They overly self confident; nothing is too difficult for them; * They are overly self-involved, usually putting themselves first in almost all situations; * Testing may show an inclination to break the rules to stay a high-producer or reach goals. In short, say Minor and Housman - and certainly in my own opinion - avoid them if you can.13/04/2017 #87 Anonymous#86 What about this idea? I have created a hive https://www.bebee.com/group/toxicity-at-work on which we could share all the related buzzes.
After sharing and reading them, we could both "iron out our experiences".
Of course, other bees are invited.
If you want to share a buzz but you have already done it in 3 hives, let me know and I will do. And vice-versa.
I look forward to your suggestions about the definition text for the hive13/04/2017 #86 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#84 You bring a hugely important point dear @David Navarro López. Yes, I recall your post. I also wrote on this topic before. It would be interesting to compare what we wrote before with what we write on same topic again. I compared and I found that I tended to blame the employee more than the environment in which h/s was placed in. My invitation for a great discussion is to do similar comparisons and draw The Thoughts Path and how our ideas changed over time. I shall write one to iron out my experience. I am not ashamed to say loudly that I changed my thoughts and why. I think this shal be an interesting area to explore.13/04/2017 #84 Anonymous#70 I will, dear Ali.
BTW, toxic employees is a matter it has long time had my mind busy.
You might recall my buzz https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/sacred-cows-the-ceo-s-bullies
- Producer12/04/2017Opportunities in CrowdednessDeb Helfrich made a superb comment on my last buzz. She started her comment by "You had me at the picture of the foxglove, @Ali Anani. Out of nowhere her comment had me at the picture of plants with animal names jumped to my mind. I sensed this...
Comments15/04/2017 #15 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee#14 I look forward to your answer. And does it have something to do with awareness itself? and power? and maybe an unconscious drive to keep things as they are? and maybe fear of change and what it would bring of people had the capacities we talk about? or fear about what it would mean to the decision makers and their self worth considering they have been advocating different things. and ?????14/04/2017 #14 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeYour comment is precious to me dear @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. It extracted the main point for me to write this buzz and you are the first one to highlight it. I am relieved. My answer to your question is by asking why don't we teach? I have to think of an answer.14/04/2017 #13 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI love your buzz's @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I love the ay you look at what we all look at with new eyes, seeing the same things with newness and curiosity, making parallels between people, nature, plants and animals. You ask the question: Are the aggressive movements of many illegal parties worldwide and indiscriminate killing of innocent people is a result of what we made them feel?-" - My question is: What stops us from making it a priority to teach children in schools better self-awareness, emotional stability, inter-personal awareness, kindness, etc? What stops us teaching adults in our universities and workplaces the same things? We keep prioritising technical skills when we can gain much technical awareness ourselves, but many people need education on self-respect and respect for others.13/04/2017 #10 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#9 @Sara Jacobovici- would any person be able to extend oneself, go outside oneself or exist in for other people without having serious discussions with other people? I doubt and I find that one major source for me developing is the interactions I have with beautiful minds and hearts. I don't need to go far to fins a great example and that is you.13/04/2017 #9 Sara JacoboviciYour writing is moving into difficult territory, @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. You are bringing us closer and closer to our organic essence and having us look at ourselves and ask the important questions. This latest buzz reminded me of a quote from one of my favorite authors, Milan Kundera: "The worth of a human being lies in the ability to extend oneself, to go outside oneself, to exist in and for other people." You are a great example of this Dr. Ali.12/04/2017 #6 debasish majumderGreat insight indeed sir @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! i wonder, in corroboration of your post, why the plant being named as 'touch me not'? is the plant could envisage that alone human can extinct the entire world of flora out of their greed? their invasion is inevitable and surely they are detrimental to them alone? however, wonderful insight! enjoyed read. thank you for the share sir.12/04/2017 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#1 I love this topic - and now I have had an idea prompted that requires some research..... You are the quintessential idea-stimulator, @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! For a taste, my mind went to zucchini blossoms from the way those foxglove flowers are dangling!
- Producer12/04/2017NEWS TO BE ONLY BEMUSED?Past propounds on future Death propounds on living Share propounds on giving Amazing! Where we are exactly heading? News are now only aiming to create sensation T.R.P. and profit is our only intension Devoid of reality...
Comments13/04/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.without trees no bees, thank you for again a gem of a honey delicious post that reminds us to be grateful for what nature offers @debasish majumder12/04/2017 #6 Gerald HechtThank you kindly for tagging me @debasish majumder thought provoking. A lot of truth seems (in this world) to be missing or something; yet the number of graduating broadcast/journalist majors keeps increasing; as do the number of green screens, cameras and microphones...and (I guess) they gotta say something...
- Producer09/04/2017LOVELY LIFE WITH ITS VIBE!Birds are chirping Conveys the advent of spring with their mellifluous humming Cuckoo is the most appealing Reenergize us with delightful rhythm Thus seasons have immense impact on our cerebral mechanism Making our faculty with...
Comments10/04/2017 #17 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThough we cannot literally see in our naked eye
Still we dare to vie out of our intellectual cry
If all are in motion, moving at random
Why should we take pride in humdrum?
You have the flow and ability to energize our hearts dear @debasish majumder10/04/2017 #15 Gerald Hecht#11 @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. I know right; whoa! Thanks @debasish majumder !10/04/2017 #13 Gerald Hechtahh thanks for the tag @debasish majumder...personally, I'm still ashamed at how upset I allow myself to become when my expression of the first signs of (the "mysteriously" ever earlier) spring arrived
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/i-just-bee-spreadin-a-little-sunshine10/04/2017 #11 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.a poem that blossoms as a flower, more and more, @debasish majumder, wow!
- Producer08/04/2017INTRICACIES OF LIFE, A CONUNDRUM!Three in oneIn every event we noticed their intriguing accumulationIf you point one finger on meRepudiating rationality to fleeExpressing your vexation, annoyance or intoleranceWith adamancy and arroganceTo produce an ambiance of anathema and...
Comments09/04/2017 #13 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.seeds of JOY09/04/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.life is simple: seeds of good create more good, the inverse is also true, your poems (seeds of joy) create more of beauty in this world @debasish majumder, thank YOU09/04/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher"Check and balance is necessarily needed to kindle the ethical flavor of humanism" This is so true @debasish majumder! Right now when I think of humanity, I get reminded of the children who were gassed in Syria. My heart just breaks. I will never in my life understand how any human could harm another human, let alone children who are innocent. Well done!
- Producer07/04/2017COMMUNALISM, A DEVISE OF DEHUMANIZATION.Jhalawar is a small town, where people from all religions and sects used to reside with peace and harmony. Little outskirts of it, dwells a Muslim family, who are economically weak. Abdul, aged about fifty with his two sons, Rahim and Rahaman,...
Comments09/04/2017 #17 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#16 I rarely invite people to read my buzzes dear @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. This time I am inviting you to read my just-published buzz on "Why the Best Make Their Worst? May be you find the answer there.
When we reach a stage to kill innocent children then we are our of our human skin. These are the worst actions by people who are supposedly reached their best.09/04/2017 #16 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#12 @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, it's so sad that the news preys on those who do kill. If they took the time to showcase the many (majority) who do care about human life maybe things would begin to change. I have to admit, when I saw the news this past week after the Serin gas attack, I cried my eyes out. I saw the faces of my grandchildren on the faces of the innocent babies/children and it just made me want to vomit, literally. I often wonder when people make a choice to live to KILL if they are soulless at this point?08/04/2017 #15 Sara Jacobovici"...lying in the fetus of future." What a powerful line and way to bring your heartbreaking story to an end @debasish majumder. I want to thank @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for bringing my attention to your tragic story. Dr. Ali is right, I do say and believe that only humans tell stories and you are the teller of important stories debasish majumder. The sad reality is that no matter how advanced we become technologically, we are still emotionally primitive as a species. Although we are sophisticated enough to distinguish between killing and murder, between self-defense and premeditation, we still have good alongside evil and beauty alongside ugliness. Some choose to create, some choose to destroy, and some choose to repair. By continuing to tell these stories, debasish majumder, you are doing much repair work. Thank you.08/04/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 ManjitFrom a National Geographic article, it asserts that 60% of animals in the animal kingdom do not show signs of killing each other, but 40% do and among them are violent and tribal tendencies we inherited from primates. The article concludes that do descend from a strain of killers in animals. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/human-violence-evolution-animals-nature-science/ Among the primates there are differences, the article points out to the peaceful primate of bonobos compared to the group violence dished out by chimpanzees. The percentages the article offers are interesting http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/human-violence-evolution-animals-nature-science/
I agree that communalism is a scourge and awful thing, but just because communalism expresses itself in an Indian village, does not mean that the savage beast does not exist in well developed urban communities. In the area I live it is highly orderly, but if I drive a couple of hours I enter community groups that not even the police like entering. The death rate in certain areas of Chicago are obscene and when I visited Detriot, our hosts warned us not to go out at night. The communalism expressed here is replaced by tribal gang behaviour in Chicago http://www.npr.org/2016/12/29/507436720/what-s-driving-the-violence-in-chicago. When the fire of tribalism is fanned in dire economic circumstance - it is then we get exposed to the savage animal fear within us, an orderly society submerges the savage self.
The article however also has optimistic view of what makes our species humane and this expression "humanity" has value. It is the economic system in well-to-do areas that makes us civilized coupled with the kind education and governance. There are well-to-do areas in India that are safer than Chicago and Detroit, but we don't focus on that and the grotesque does not nurture our humanity unless we have it as we curb our tribal animal response. Our humanity is still evolving.08/04/2017 #12 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeA sad story and depressing one this is dear @debasish majumder. I echo the voice of dear @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher that killing other humans is only legitimate to save ones' own life. As our friend @Sara Jacobovici keeps saying only humans tell stories; I may add also telling stories of mass killing. Why do we care for our lives and not also for the lives of others is a sign of a long way we to walk to be in peace with ourselves first.08/04/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThis is a very sad story and one too common even though the theme may differ. I will never be able to comprehend how one human being can kill another for any reason other than to fight for their own life. This story was very moving and it's a reminder of what we still see worldwide, religious and political intolerance. We see human intolerance in general if some dares to look or act different. I pray one day this will change.07/04/2017 #9 Ian Weinberg@debasish majumder indeed a very important issue of out times - when will Mankind be able to transcend negative and destructive emotions and create a respectful space? If not now, with our technology, knowledge and understanding, then when? Perhaps this is our endemic state - to re-live the cycles of destructive emotions and prejudice and give rise to a handful of persons in each generation with sufficient respect, sensitivity and awareness to transcend and make it all worthwhile!07/04/2017 #8 Cyndi wilkins"He lives a humble life, but he enjoys immense happiness by spending quality time with his family whom he loves passionately. His hard work seems giving him sheer ecstasy by keeping his family happy. A healthy bonding he enjoys with sheet euphoria which cannot be translated in words and despite poverty, this rich values are imperative of immense gravity to the conventional life."
This passage reminds me of my own father...Rich we were not...but he was spun of pure gold...We were blessed to have him in our lives...RIP dad...Poverty is for those without passion. Thank you for the tag on this @debasish majumder...07/04/2017 #7 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.yes, we humans need to be aware of a number of things @debasish majumder
- Producer05/04/2017FALLACY IN IDEOLOGY!Babri is a lovely place, a small town in the outskirts of rural India, where people from various religious beliefs live in absolute harmony and peace. It is a perfect example of unity in diversity, keeping the colorful fabric with an essence of...
Comments06/04/2017 #17 Devesh 🐝 BhattMiscreants, religious leaders, politicians only trigger the undercurrents of anger.
Have you ever wondered why there is no communal violence in Delhi or Hilly areas, forest outskirts or certain non transferable lands.
Our society is greedy and desperate, it gets compounded by socio economic strains built by politicians as well as micromanaging proxies in society, to trigger all this for profit or power.
We let the anger grow inside, this does not happen overnight, it is built up over centuries of mutual contempt and it is not hard to trigger such events for miscreants.
People just need an excuse to kill each other, peace is often just a pretence while people struggle to survive.06/04/2017 #15 Susan 🐝 RooksI can't fathom that kind of hatred, @debasish majumder! Just can't. What a horror for both the family and the community -- on both sides. I guess the hate must make some feel more powerful, more in control, less afraid. I just don't know, and I'm so sorry for anyone involved.
Thank you for a powerful and sad message.06/04/2017 #14 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanDebasish, you do an excellent job of sending a message. I believe the most thought-provoking question for these times is WHY? It seems those that hate and spread hate don't know the WHY, nor do they care. Tunnel-visioned beliefs with no light at the end of the tunnel.05/04/2017 #11 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThis is a sad story in which a small pebble grew into a big stone and sent the river of peace into agony. Small acts may grow and diminish long-standing cooperation. Nature truly favors disorder and we help in accelerating and increasing the disorder.
Thank you dear @debasish majumder for writing on a hugely important issue.05/04/2017 #8 Robert CormackIt's a common theme of fables, @debasish majumder, that hatred and change occur without reason. Something happens, a small incident, and suddenly otherwise peaceful communities show fear and violence. It remains an area of great interest for historians, trying to understand how this happens. Whole civilizations have been destroyed, yet nothing seems to explain the root cause. Yet there must be a root cause—just not one that carries through history like the events themselves. Interesting piece. Thanks for posting.05/04/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 ManjitYou sir are a 21st Century Indian, addressing the India that live in the past and the systems of politics that has learned not one thing from divide and rule and the independence of India from British rule. The sectarian nature of the political fuse of extremism in India is the one thing that endangers what is otherwise has been a far more multicultural country than America can ever pretend to be.
The danger of perverse politics is that it is rather easy to awaken the savage side of being and thus lose the human being. The culture I am from as already seen atrocities created in the name of politics and this is the orchestrated murder of thousands of Sikhs after the assassination of Indira Gandhi and at that point it is not a fallacy in ideology, it is a fallacy in this idea of being "Indian".
This ideological fallacy is as always the work of the few that uses the emotional poison of fear to turn the many against each other. The good news is that India has resisted a grave inter-communal bloodbath and that says that the minority is not succeeding - but nationalism is poisoning the fabric of India as we speak and the extremes of populism in India are just as rife as they are in Europe and America.
That is why it is important to find the Ashoka spirit of India and even here (the very symbols used in the Indian Flag and passport) are being questioned by extremists, and if they were ever to win, then the world loses. As it is, India does have an emerging middle class that is being educated with 21st Century skills, the politics of India needs leaders who will educate a nation to develop a 21st Century heart.
- Producer03/04/2017A give on a give Preston Vander Ven wrote a great buzz on Top Ways to Market Yourself on beBee. Javier beBee wrote a buzz in response to this buzz titled "Give without expecting anything in return". In his buzz Javier wrote "Give. This is important to do on any...
Comments05/04/2017 #78 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#77 You are very correct dear friend @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA. If we help in educating people we may be removing the root causes of many troublesome issues.
I assure you I am the product of learning from you and many great bees here on beBee. Thank you05/04/2017 #77 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMARegarding giving Ali, we should also remember in giving - and sharing positive ideas, comments and posts - we are also educating others. "Education", says Nelson Mandela, "is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." You, my dear Ali are educating us daily. Thank you for your tireless effort in trying to educate us all.05/04/2017 #75 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#73 Exactly dear @Donna-Luisa Eversley as I experienced this joy while reading your comment. I loved the depth of you saying "Imagine how great it feels knowing you are a small part of a great thing, because you give". Actually, I don't need to imagine because your comment is enough to live this joy.05/04/2017 #74 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#68 Yes, this is a very good idea - I am looking to produce this by Friday or at least by the weekend. A fellow student has asked for my help in the area of Agile which I am also studying and I also want to write a buzz about a couple of people and their personal brand which I had aimed to do last Sunday. The title of the buzz on disruptive approach to giving will be entitled "The Mistake of Take" and naturally it will be another Paradox Wisdom linked to this buzz. I look forward to putting that together.05/04/2017 #73 Donna-Luisa EversleyGive before you take. Yes. Just imagine how good it is to share and make some one happy. Imagine how great it feels knowing you are a small part of a great thing, because you give. @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View moreGive before you take. Yes. Just imagine how good it is to share and make some one happy. Imagine how great it feels knowing you are a small part of a great thing, because you give. @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee life is worth much more when we give happily. Always the reward comes in the joy of helping others - if someone gives you something unexpected, you have a greater appreciation for the unexpected. Ok, and if no one gives you anything in return, you have already received by the joy in your heart the blessing of happiness in giving. Close04/04/2017 #70 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanI'm a little late in reading this valuable post but so glad I didn't miss it. I enjoyed this immensely, Ali, and the comments, as well. IMO, taking is the reward received from giving. And yes, Ali, the reaction to this buzz proves that it's not take and then give.04/04/2017 #68 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#63 "This means we should contemplate a disruptive approach to giving"
I feel this line on its own deserves brainstorming among bees. I wonder if you would initiate this discussion my friend @CityVP 🐝 Manjit View more#63 "This means we should contemplate a disruptive approach to giving"
I feel this line on its own deserves brainstorming among bees. I wonder if you would initiate this discussion my friend @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. If for any reason your answer is no, and I hope not, then I shall be happy to initiate it. Close04/04/2017 #65 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Sara Jacobovici has just published a buzz on this buzz titled "Purpose; do we have a choice"?
I have just commented on this great buzz by Sara. I invite dears @Harvey Lloyd and @CityVP 🐝 Manjit to read her buzz because they shall find it extremely illuminating in view of your comments here. It is a must read.04/04/2017 #64 Harvey Lloyd#63 AI has no expectations, for the moment. Your comment speaks to the circle of existence. We all give with an opportunity to take at the most advantageous times. These times are when the circle itself is rewarded because of the giving. Your question within the comment is when and how does the circle get broken?
What happens when someone or entity begins to take from the circle prior to the reward of giving? I believe this question gets to the crux of our current status socially. I hate to generalize but sense it applies, i must be fulfilled prior to giving. On the surface not a bad scenario until we look at the whole of the circle. Its no longer a circle but rather a linear group of dominos that can't line up.
These are societal, fundamental belief system discussions. Challenging at best and drives war at its worst. The individual is always faced with the burning question of leaning on the circle or adjusting their domino for self interest. These represent the dichotomy of choices.04/04/2017 #63 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#35 Robots have not yet passed the Turing Test so Robots don't take income from people, the conventional mindset of people do. The disruption that robots and artificial intelligence cause is driven by a mindset. Artificial intelligence simply supercharges that resident mindset. This mindset resides because it is the prevailing orthodoxy. A constructive but disruptive mindset creates creative long-term effects
We in turn give in a very conventional way and a conversation about giving touches our conventional sensibilities - and thus we engage in a conversation that is a feel good conversation about giving. It then essentially becomes the converted talking to one another about the benefits of giving. What disturbs us is that if giving alone was the solution to poverty, we would see much greater effects. This conversation allows us to prosper more than the poor.
This means we should contemplate a disruptive approach to giving. The conventional way is that we give and then we get. The disruptive way is that giving as a disruption is what it does to the overall system and that means we follow the money. We are not concerned here about the money we give, but the process of receiving - because there is an entire industry built around giving that combines with a culture which executives use to get promotions, while the effort of giving is directed at their employees. There is power involved in giving and we won't touch that and there is a black box in giving that tests our own mindset. Otherwise we have a rather nice conversation about giving.
So what gets effected through artificial intelligence also becomes way of looking at giving also, a more integrated way, a way that allows us to give but also question the entire process of giving and then we can make use of disruptions for creation and not even more destruction - unintended consequences.04/04/2017 #62 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#59 You open complete lines of thinking. I feel that "The Tree of Discussions" started new branches with your very thoughtful comment @Harvey Lloyd. You introduce what I consider "degrees of freedom". For example, you wrote "In other words does give get applied based on the others statements/actions"? This is a conditional statement and therefore we have a less degree of freedom. In fixed rules that nature follows such as flocking of birds or branching of trees so that they don't deny each other sunshine and humidity, they apply regardless of the extrinsic conditions. So, I see that nature.
You leave me with a lot to think about. For example, some trees do break the rules to get more exposure to light. To what degree fixed is fixed? I need a pause for more serious thinking.04/04/2017 #61 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#43 sugar sweet soul ;-) @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee04/04/2017 #60 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#45 thank you @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee04/04/2017 #59 Harvey LloydThe complexity of this concept is very broad, but ties back to your recent post concerning "rules". When we look onto (Extrinsic) a situation we see give and take, when we ourselves are involved in choosing to give or take (Intrinsic) is this conditional on the extrinsic? In other words does give get applied based on the others statements/actions?
This is where the rules you suggested within the intrinsic realm would apply. Dr Jung and the subsequent Myers-Briggs test suggests that one of the two last letters of the test's outcome is either P (Perceiving) or J (Judgement). The judgement definition in the case of understanding Jung's theory, is a high J person needs to bring things into a right or wrong argument before they can proceed with their choices. Not judgement of someone's character.
I am a "J" i have to work at and develop skills to allow for things that are not always in the right and wrong category. The "rules" you suggested are what keep my J in check, most of the time.
We cannot give unless our rules secure us in our own person and allow, unconditionally, the take of others. This sounds like the benevolent society rule set. We all fall short of this action. My hope is on the day i fall short you are courageous enough to allow my shortcomings and bring me back to give.
With each interaction where give and take might happen, each party wants something. Giving is understanding what each party needs from the encounter. Taking is the act of telling the other what they want, how it will be. Always enter with, "Seek first to understand", Steven Covey.
- Producer03/04/2017Why I really didn't leave beBee?My memory takes me back to the early seventies of the last century. That time I was a fresh PhD graduate. My first job was a lecturer at the chemistry department of the University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia. I had great times and...
Comments04/04/2017 #57 Lada 🏡 Prkic#56 Always a genlemen! :-) Besides beBee I am active only on LI, but far less than I was before. Social networking takes too much time and it is important to spend that precious time engaging with people who enrich us personally and professionally, like you do. :-)
As you said, the choice is up to us.04/04/2017 #56 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeClosing doors leaves no choices. This is not a very wise thing to do. Pausing to clear the mind cache is welcome. So, not only I admire your sense @Lada 🏡 Prkic, but also I apply it. I am not nearly as active as I used to be on both LI and Twitter; yet I left the choice to visit them and participate occasionally. We have always to remember that we have a choice with whom to connect and what posts to read. So, why delete an account?
I appreciate your good words about my writing style; but I am equally an admirer of yours.04/04/2017 #55 Lada 🏡 PrkicI enjoyed reading your post, @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I admire the ease with which you approach writing on all topics. It’s a pleasure for the eyes and mind. 😊
On social media, there is a difference between deleting the account and not being active for some time, but still be a member. I will always choose the latter, or stop using social media. But, that's me. From time to time I take a short break from almost all social media activities when they start to be a nuisance. This is the time to reset my mind and focus on other things.
But sometimes I just need to shift away from accumulated negativity on the platform. When I come back, I look at the same stuff (and people) with fresh eyes.
As in real life, sometimes it's really necessary to step back and look at the problems from a different angle. Perhaps, then they would not seem so dreadful and worthy to burn all bridges behind us.
**As far as I can see, Anes is still a member of beBee, just like many others who are not active but not cancelled their membership.04/04/2017 #54 Luizia🐝 PatrícioHi Ali Anani! You colored my day first. Yes, in beBee Portuguese, this hive is referring to South America, especially to Brazil. Portugal land of my late father. I also want to visit "two now". Thank you Ali Anani. Have a very colorful exelente day.Você Vai Ficar Parado !? https://www.bebee.com/producer/@luizia-patricio/voce-vai-ficar-parado04/04/2017 #53 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#52 Thank you dear @Luizia🐝 Patrício for beautifying my day with your rose-like words. I am greatly indebted to you. I noticed that you shared this buzz in the Portuguese Hive. That is a new exposure for me. I have to admit that I have been to every single West European country except for Portugal (even my family did). Now, I want to visit Portugal.04/04/2017 #52 Luizia🐝 PatrícioThank you for sharing your experience @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, reading your honey, a conclusion to the bees, interact with the buzz Polonize the beehive "this is network"! This is beBee! You have sweetened many with this honey. While I was reading, I believe you are here. That's really good. Thank you have a great day. #ilovebeBee04/04/2017 #47 Ravi RanjanI enjoyed reading this post. I'm lucky to get myself registered in beBee & connect with great enthusiast people.
I am not sure if i am right or wrong to confess that LI seems boring for me after getting myself here. No doubt, People are addicted to Facebook, Twitter , Instagram but addicted to beBee is worth.03/04/2017 #44 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeMy dear Friend, supporter and integrator
You are most welcome on beBee. I feel a breeze in my heart to find you on this platform. You deserve a special welcome from all bees here. I am sure @Javier 🐝 beBee View moreMy dear Friend, supporter and integrator
You are most welcome on beBee. I feel a breeze in my heart to find you on this platform. You deserve a special welcome from all bees here. I am sure @Javier 🐝 beBee shall be equally pleased. You are the example of give, give and give without taking or even bothering to take, You are an expert in linking different posts together. Your presence is hugely welcome. All those bees who interacted with you know I am speaking the truth and truth only. I am overly joyful to welcome you here. A standing ovation for you. Close03/04/2017 #43 Ned McDonnellMy dear Dr Ali,
God works in mysterious ways, truly. Had you fled Linked-in at the first impulse, I would never have known of you. As a rationalist, you stayed to accumulate evidence to confirm that your exit was right for you, as indeed it was. That confirmation lag, thank God Himself, permitted our cyber-paths to cross. Honestly, this time in my nadir, as I answered to the Quora-query of 'Have you ever lost everything?':
"I am there now. There is a positive to it. I am learning what my core substance is - or ‘¿who am I? - when every external attribute I could lean on is either obsolete or discredited. On balance, I like what I see; I am a profounder, wiser man. But, honestly, I really want to quit learning and start earning...."
You, Sir, have been a very significant part of that deepening. One needs others when turning inward and deepening, lest that person drown. And, so, I thank you for your wisdom -- that rare quality of pursuing reason with an openness to mystery.03/04/2017 #41 debasish majumdersocial networking platforms are great to interact and even explore unknown and eventually it enable to evolve a bonding more precious than anything what a man may never thought of. he carved a niche in hearts of many by virtue of his quality and even contributing a lot to extend one with wide vistas. he is surely a gem and gems are itself too scanty and needed to be preserved with care, lest they will erode or lost or may be decay out of its inherent characteristics! Great share sir @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! you are too precious to us and we do not want to lose you under any circumstances as it will cost heavy to us. our faculty will surely lost its needed fuel to be ignited by virtue of your enriching post.
- Producer03/04/2017ALMS, AN AMAZING BALM!I crave for alms I have no qualms I know, I need to survive I am dedicated to serve mankind People render their precious attribute Gracious they are! For which they deserve sincere tribute. In alms, L silent, though it...
Comments06/04/2017 #28 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman@debasish majumder, you express the woes of the world very well. I have probably used this quote several times on beBee and elsewhere but it seems to apply in many situations: “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”― Maya Angelou05/04/2017 #23 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt#22 keeping it small for the now. Trying for the big against all odds but it is no use talking about it now.
The minority has ruled the majority for a very very very long time. I doubt it would change in my lifetime but yes through word or through work one has to try.
Not for the greater good or any sich thing. But because nothing else is worth the time and effort because all else would eventually be sucked down this sinkhole.05/04/2017 #22 Joris Plaatstaal#21 Devesh, keeping it small... It is a good thing to do, I agree. But, I have a feeling it does not work. I think looking at history proves that. Throughout history the minority of power loving beings dictated the world. Fear and repression were the first tools. In many cases it did not work out for a long time, it frequently resulted in up rises and revolutions, swapping one ruler for another. And remaining the status quo.
Modern power loving beings dictate the world by the same fear and repression, but in a much more intelligent way. They evolved.
I hate to say it, but I am able to produce a blueprint of how to control the mass. Social media helps them more to stay in power. Fear and repression is cloaked by the illusion of freedom.
"I grand you the illusion of freedom and in return you do what I want you to do. I will tell you what is important for you. Obey my rules and I will enforce the illusion of freedom in your mind. Do not care about others, your world revolves about YOU. Try to become me, I give you this freedom, take it. The people that suffer are not your problem. It is their problem, self inflicted. I tolerate small intentions to better your world. I even reward you with a price. But do not ever touch my authority by becoming a big movement. I will react accordingly."
A few fortunate ones are able to see the illusion of freedom, many others need help, I think.
How can a minority rule 7.000.000.000 beings? 7.000.000.000 seconds is more than 200 years. See the power we have.05/04/2017 #21 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt#20 a majority of the 7 billion still suffer. Only a few fortunate ones like us cannot convince the majority that they allow people to exploit their suffering.
We all suffer because we presume our own pain to be the greatest, even the fact that we realise someone elses suffering, we presume to understand it better than anyone else.
I cannot possibly save the child in the picture or those like him. I can save the children in my village though.
I can help a few farmers against injustice here , empower them with knowledge and action.
As far as poetry or writing is concerned, i have seen people hold great meaning in them and get inspired to do good. Somewhere, someone just decides to something good while the majority just read through and forget.04/04/2017 #20 Joris PlaatstaalThat child is a symbol. Poor child. The child drowned despite all our good intentions. All those good intentions could not change the fate of this child.
For those who want to stop this, stop talking about it, start doing something about it. If not, think it is just a picture........
This little kid died, nothing we can do about it. Nor does sharing or poetry. Are we 7 billion good people? What are we afraid for? Do we not want this? What do we DO?04/04/2017 #19 Lisa VanderburgShame on us for hardened hearts; compelled to look away.
Immature sclerotic we whose footfalls leave decay.
Agonal screams are wasted on determined forward stares
as if anyone mistakes our coldness for a missing care!
Shame on us who watch; we wait for others cleave to 'duty'
we cannot see the love as we've squandered all the beauty.
Soulless creatures view the caring human plight
as nothing more than animals seeking out lime-light.
Shame on us, humanity. We've ground our rights to dust.
How Godlessly our blood runs cold with rust.
Beautiful sorrow, sweet @debasish majumder04/04/2017 #18 Mohammed A. JawadAh, the misery of wretched souls is that they are helpless and remain too bold and estimate not any risks. As the world goes on, their agony stretches and the world audience takes popular pride to paint their sufferance, with themes and words. Isn't that strange?04/04/2017 #17 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez#16 @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. @debasish majumder
That image is not real, it is even worse than real. Much of his family also died with him and there are rumors with photographs provided that that shot of camera was prepared.
That's why I say, it's worse than real.
Very sad04/04/2017 #16 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.sad image but reality @debasish majumder04/04/2017 #12 Gerald Hechtyeah...I know. I wonder what is wrong with us... FWIW, the only conclusion/wall I keep hitting is that nature/evolution has pretty much had it with our species...and one of the reasons is the sheer number of individuals who don't/refuse to believe that our species is as expendable as any and every other one...other reasons include the propensity of individuals of our species to believe in, engage in, take seriously, and even automate to the point of setting as the highest goal a "self correcting, AI based Algorithm" to spew their sacred "personal brands via hypocritical memes" that will "autospew" while said individuals take their kids out to dinner, or have sex with their (both "official" and "extracurricular") partners...how long oh lord? how long?
I may be just another hypocritical member of our species as well...but a couple of differences have been brought to my attention...when I do stuff with my kids, or am having sex...there will be no trace of me online...unless somebody is surveilling me or my phone is being phoned by its creator... similarly as of now, I keep the grown up activities separate from doing stuff with my kids.
I don't think it will matter in the end...when we've done more damage to 1)the planet, 2) the other species, and 3)our own species than nature is willing to tolerate...we will go into the fossil record for possible future discovery by ?
- Producer01/04/2017Simple Rules Are the Anchors for EmergenceWhile reading a quote by David O. McKay my mind started nagging me. The quote reads: We sow our thought>>>> we reap our actions We sow our actions>>> we reap our habits We sow our habits>>> we reap our...
Comments03/04/2017 #66 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#65 This comment of yours @Savvy Raj reflects your depth and maturity. I don't want to interrupt the dialogue between you and @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I want to register my appreciation of your comment and to give a promise to read your two buzzes very soon.03/04/2017 #65 Savvy Raj#63 Thank you @ CityVP Manjit for bringing me here and for the kind mention and share of my todays buzz on Subtlety Consciousness Although it has yet to receive some views if it has a purpose as to why I must have created it it certainly it will fulfill it in time! Like through your kind share of it here for instance 😊
@ Ali Anani thank you for inviting me here in your very purposeful buzz as well as for these amazing writers who have shared their heartprints of wisdom and goodwill.It will certainly be a treat to read their comments as much as this 'successful buzz' ! It is certainly a joy to read your insights here.
Well you have essentially captured the manyessential elements towards emergence...And I do beleve that the depth of purpose is one of the paths leading to successful emergence .And success is an interesting journey and not a destination . Success is truly sensed when we find the purpose and in working towards it passionately.
The more you sense the bigger picture ... you lovingly loose yourself in something that is bigger than yourself... the greater your energy and the closer you are to where you want to be ..
Success in such an evolving emergence is within each of us ... waiting for us to make a move towards it.
And perhaps if you find time , you would like to read two of my poems that I sense an interconnect here .One on the Subtlety of Consciousness. and then Emergence. Would be happy to read your reflections to it.03/04/2017 #64 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#63 I am just "listening" now to this wonderful exchange of comments. Revolve and evolve- only one letter (r) makes so much difference. Even letters show a butterfly effect. I hope that @Savvy Raj adds her wisdom to the pile of wisdom that is building up here. Thank you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit and I have no doubt tat @Harvey Lloyd will have something to share us with.03/04/2017 #63 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#58 The world revolves and all life including human life evolves. It is not too challenging a word if we realize that there are parts of our DNA that have no apparent function, they are dormant and doing nothing - and here something is transmitted or transformed and there is new code operating within us.
What is frightening about tech and synthetic biology is how it is tampering with our inner code and trying to splice into our human code. No wonder some technologists fear that we are creating the end of our own species as we tamper with life.
Accelerated change at the individual level has allowed us to do something here that would have required much time in days of letters - which is deposit thought that is immediate and be able to draw in thoughts at a rate that human beings have never done before - and that must surely be triggering something in the dormant parts of our DNA - because our mind and body is now responding to something new, in ways I assume our DNA is already encoded to expect.
Take @Savvy Raj latest buzz "Subtlety of Consciousness" https://www.bebee.com/producer/@savvy-raj/subtlety-of-consciousness the way it is read is how we have evolved to read it or where our code is in terms of maturity and how we will evolve once new inputs permeate us. The impact of evolution here is personal, it is what evolves within us - and that is why I think revolutions have limited impact and often return us back to what we originally revolted from.03/04/2017 #61 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#60 You walk the talk my friend @Aaron Skogen and therefore your words resonate strongly with me. You live the experience of giving service to others as testifies very well in your last buzz. So, I love your adding "May we sow gratitude, and reap the greatest of all gifts. I sow now the seeds of gratitude to your deeds for the needy and you reap the respect and hearts of all of us.03/04/2017 #60 Aaron Skogen#20 I am humbled that you would so kindly share and reference my buzz @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.
I absolutely love your conclusion here, "Peace in the heart starts by loving for others what you love for yourself." This implies service to others, which I believe is a gateway to living a life of gratitude. May we sow gratitude, and reap the greatest of all gifts.
I am reminded of a quote,
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” ~ Melody Beattie
Thank you for this wonderful Buzz my friend.03/04/2017 #59 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#58 I am sure @CityVP 🐝 Manjit shall respond to your great comment @Harvey Lloyd. You both raise hugely interesting discussions and I don't want to interrupt the flow.
"Can we put the cat back in the bag"? Would love to hear the answer of Manjit.03/04/2017 #58 Harvey Lloyd#53 "Evolve". This is a very challenging word as it implies the mass change to a society in a direction. Today it would appear that we can reach a state of evolution of serving others only after we have ventured past our own right of passage. This right of passage is defined by our narrative of home, community and education. The real conundrum is when we realize that everyone is seeking this right of passage. The friction begins.
Your comments ring with truth. Our struggle to establish security within our existence comes at a cost, when we take our own we may be removing someone else's.
This would establish that each individual would need to evolve into a greater set of "rules" as @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee has presented here. This is what the 60's were all about, breaking free of these rules. Can we put the cat back in the bag?
This discussion, as with all of Dr. Ali's, are intriguing and deserve some time in the sun. Your thoughts are always illuminating.02/04/2017 #54 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#53 This is a treasure of a comment dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I think this comment reinforces the great comments here by @Harvey Lloyd. Every line of this comment is a wisdom on its own.
I commented an hour ago on a buzz bt our friend @David B. Grinberg in which he highlighted the unfortunate practices of nations spending so much on wars, but so little on healthcare. Instead of bringing brains together we are separating them, if not killing them. This is accordance with your writing Manjit " Once we are at this point of evolution, our humanity beings to form with a new map and new means of translation and peace emerges from that. If war emerges from that, we are still using the old map and yet calling ourselves 21st century".
Your comment truly reflects your writing "What you are exploring here is at the forefront of human evolution in the full meaning of what evolve means". I can easily replace you with Manjit and this is the value of this splendid comment.02/04/2017 #53 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWhat you are exploring here is at the forefront of human evolution in the full meaning of what evolve means. This is the domain of the few and not the many because the language of buy-sell see this thinking as a cost rather than a value. The traditional buy and sell is a traditional market and trade routes and tribal culture are a part of that deep history.
I don't assume the word emergence as a form of positive thinking, after all emergence is rooted in the word "emergency". When we move to a more evolved state, we stop relating emergency to view it as a danger, but start seeing emergency as in "emerge". Once we are at this point of evolution, our humanity beings to form with a new map and new means of translation and peace emerges from that. If war emerges from that, we are still using the old map and yet calling ourselves 21st century.
Now we are beginning to see new ways of exchanging value but in systems that value the traditional ways. It is ancient and historical legacy that fuels the modern marketplace and not evolution of our core humanity. As we evolve in our collective humanity, this value will be seen by us as highly reasoned and the way things are but what is so obvious and good for the future of humanity. This is not what a vast percentage of the world has either learned to see or are still not being taught how to see.
We will eventually get there, but just because we have open forms of networks, does not mean that networks are yet evolved.02/04/2017 #50 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#49 In the draft copy of this buzz I included a corroded image of a bolt holding a ship on water. The bolt was corroded. I opted to remove this part. Now, I wish I didn't. You idea @Harvey Lloyd "We may state a value but as we move from elementary understanding to wisdom we must remove the corrosion through learning". Yes, we may deal with the corroded bolt. We learn as we act.02/04/2017 #49 Harvey Lloyd#48 Values are something that require maintenance. We may state a value but as we move from elementary understanding to wisdom we must remove the corrosion through learning. No anchor of values is fully understood by us as in the flexibility of execution we learn, we evolve.
Yes each encounter with you is one of burning synaptic challenges. I enjoy the interface as we seek wisdom in existence.02/04/2017 #48 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#47 "We cant know the future but we can enter the future with anchored values and a flexible style of executing the present". This is my gem of the day. Somehow you remind me of my experience of insulation materials. The components are the same; the application by spraying, moulding and mixing of ingredients from two containers vary with the construction being insulated, wind (no to blow off sprayed materials), heat, wind speed are variables and dictate what insulation application to employ. Yes, we may have fixed and anchoring values , but their application may differ.
One idea that pops up what id the anchor is corroded? Oh, I feel burning charcoal falling on my head.02/04/2017 #47 Harvey Lloyd#46 An anchor is designed to be inflexible and to stay rigid. The application of the anchor can be flexible or semi-flexible. Values are something that anchor our patterns of behavior in flexible situations. I have seen values that were good but inflexible in application. This is when we get that feeling of tyranny in our group.
We cant know the future but we can enter the future with anchored values and a flexible style of executing the present.02/04/2017 #46 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#45 It was your comment @Harvey Lloyd that was the spark for me to write this buzz. So, as greatly as I appreciate your writing "One of the greatest compliments one could receive is, another can quote what you would do or say in a given situation. @Ali Anani this one swung for the fences and i believe you produced a home run" You share the pride as well.
I am moved by your insight of having positive and negative anchors. Your writing " drift. This presents us with two styles of anchors. One that clearly attaches us to a set of values and doesn't change; Another that allows the drift of these values so we may meet the needs of the moment" is hair-raising. It is fixed rules of genuine advantage that we may anchor positively. Sometimes, we tend to let the values (anchors( drift for one reason or the other. Some people would rather be killed and not compromise on them. We have many examples. May be the idea of semi-fixed enter into play. Like semi-flexible materials. I need to think more on this one. You stretch my mind again with your challenging ideas and nothing pleases probably more than finding myself in tis situation. Here I miss the feedback of our friend @Sara Jacobovici. I long for her input.02/04/2017 #45 Harvey Lloyd"They are the anchors to our development and the emergence of new habits, solid characters and opening of new horizons." "Anchors" is a boring and challenging word in a fast pace society where the need of the moment is stronger than our fundamental "purpose".
I caught a post here on a new technology that would help safe large ships that have lost power. Basically it applied a Sea Anchor, an anchor that is a underwater sail, that keeps the bow of the boat into the wind and slows the drift. This presents us with two styles of anchors. One that clearly attaches us to a set of values and doesn't change; Another that allows the drift of these values so we may meet the needs of the moment. Drifting values, after a few cycles, catches up to us, as the folks in our circles begin to see the values are customized at each setting. This raises questions from the different members of our social group concerning our real motives.
Anchored values can also offer positive or negative results as your post indicates. Good anchored values offer us a fresh start with each situation that our motives can not be explained as service to others. Our motives may not be liked but non the less will be accepted as they are consistent, focused on the success of others and represent a path that all can participate.
One of the greatest compliments one could receive is, another can quote what you would do or say in a given situation. @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee this one swung for the fences and i believe you produced a home run.
- Producer02/04/2017NATURE'S CONFUSING CLAMOR!What is eternal in nature? Production and distribution in a grand accentuate gesture The basis of social relations to evolve In a complex network, epoch after epoch New synthesis of social fabric Where we are confused of our...
Comments03/04/2017 #10 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.@debasish majumder poems grow like flowers blossoming in the garden of beBee, again a creme de la creme piece of art02/04/2017 #7 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeHumanity’s choice
Which we overwhelmingly rejoice
With a hope to obliterate discrimination
Chaos, blood-shed and unequal distribution
The primary elements responsible for all abhorrence and conflictions
I feel your words dear @debasish and cry for less discrimination and more of justice. It is a legitimate call and so I shared your buzz.
- Producer29/03/2017ENIGMATIC CONTRADICTION IN NATURE!Nature appears as weird to us Intriguing its manifestation with ruckus Rock, Sand, Frost and Ice Soil and toil makes it resplendent to us with surprise All are in moving phenomena Amazing and bemusing us with its grand panorama...
Comments30/03/2017 #11 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.nature is so inspiring @debasish majumder beautiful product that poem of you30/03/2017 #9 Gerald Hecht#8 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman we are a part of her...we mustn't waste energy contemplating her in anthropomorphic terms; she will eliminate our species via extinction if it turns out that we indeed have exceeded her allosteric restorative capacity for reversing damage to functional dynamics of the Gaia system --taken as a whole.
We needn't worry, in either case ,she has engaged in extinction of persistently disruptive species and instituted needed restorative changes in the biosphere resulting from the sequelae of residual damage caused by same...countless times over many epochs.
Anecdotally, the warning has already been issued --God gave Noah the rainbow sign: "no more water; it'll be fire next time".29/03/2017 #7 Gerald HechtThank you kindly for the tag @debasish majumder ...how do we know if "it" changeth or if it be but ourselves which hath transformed against an eternal context...indeed; what if both changeth albeit at different rates, directions, magnitudes...or synchronized in perfect dynamic harmony? What if we are merely being asked to unask our (though it be illusory in the first place) our query; "unasked", "unasked"...from where...from whence...is it eternal --yet asymmetrical; within us AND without us; INDEED!
Is it possible to ponder the machinery generating the queries With said machinery as our only tool? http://psiwebsubr.org/SUBR/studyguides/381/psyc381exam1studyguide.html
- Producer28/03/2017The butterfly effect of collaborationWhile preparing a lecture on complexity the idea of showing examples from nature popped up. Two examples from nature that seemed distant from each other proved to be related. I refer here the complexity of sand dunes and ant's colonies. It amazes...
Comments30/03/2017 #58 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#55 I am truly elevated by your comment my dear friend (and I mean it faithfully). In fact, you changed my writing plans and my next buzz shall expand on our exchanges of comments here with you and @Sara Jacobovici View more#55 I am truly elevated by your comment my dear friend (and I mean it faithfully). In fact, you changed my writing plans and my next buzz shall expand on our exchanges of comments here with you and @Sara Jacobovici, @Robert Cormack and other comments.. In fact, i shall discuss purpose in a new format. I am thrilled.
You wrote "The rules would have to establish that my brand is based on the communities success". I shall discuss the viability of this line in detail in my next buzz. You made my day, Harvey. Close30/03/2017 #55 Harvey Lloyd#54 I enjoyed your presentation @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. That word again "purpose". The ants serve the queen, without fail, with their lives and without the self gratification mentioned by @Robert Cormack. The duality you and @Sara Jacobovici have discussed is the challenge to purpose. The ants do not engage in such duality. They have a singularity of purpose. The ant serves the community and the community serves the ant.
If i am building my brand and you are building yours, can a higher purpose really be served?
The rules would have to establish that my brand is based on the communities success. Most animals require a habitat and the basic elements of existence. Humans have the same but we also have a higher level of social need. This social need requires us to exist cohesively within a community, yet personal brands are sometimes in direct conflict with this need. When a community loses touch with its purpose as a whole then our personal brands become the filler. Creating a self fulfilling prophecy of social deprivation. This can be seen in history many times over. However there is a self correcting mechanism that always comes along that brings the community back to its purpose. One would hope that this will be civil discourse and intellect. In history it typically involved major conflict.
Interesting discussion.30/03/2017 #54 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#53 @Harvey Lloyd- your comment stirred my mind to the extent I couldn't respond to it in a timely manner.
You reminded me of a presentation that I wrote almost three years back titled "The Three Simple Rules ARe Everywhere":
I wonder if you have two minutes to read it because I give many examples of the three simple rules that lead to complexity. Meanwhile I am still thinking about the three simple rules that would lead to generating a binding or gluing purpose. I promise to comment again, but I need to firm up my mind first. May be you could help me.29/03/2017 #53 Harvey Lloyd@Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee ants are an amazing social group when you watch them. Humans cant get three people in a room to agree and commit to something 100%. Yet ants, in the hundreds, operate without verbal discussion and attack a goal with their whole self.
I drew a point of reference from your post. The point is at that transaction where choice has to be made. Where do i put my grain of sand in ant world, or how would you like for me to interpret the report in human world.
Ants seem to have some very clear yet complex understanding of what to do in each situation and execute. The task from the single ant perspective is seen as pretty elementary, but from a social structure is quite complex. The rules are simple in execution but there is no feedback loop within the choice. Meaning the choice once executed is not compared to another ant.
What does this tell us as individuals when we face a choice of execution? Our choices seem to be challenged by variables that have no bearing on the impending goal or milestone.
In making choices at the transaction level within humans what three rules would be necessary to cut through the variables that don't apply? Can it be that simple? Keeping in mind, there are two things going on, a person speaking and a person hearing. Both or all would need to adhere to the three rules.
Challenging stuff.29/03/2017 #51 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAHumans, say scientists, are poor multi-taskers. And managing our time is critical to improving not only our lives but productivity. That said, we can certainly learn much from ants - who clearly are a highly highly productive group. And interesting to know ants can choose work they enjoy. Perhaps we should be more like ants Ali!.29/03/2017 #49 Robert CormackAnts are amazing at working together, @Ali Anani, but we'll never know if any ant stood out or distinguished itself in any form of sand collection. As long as ants are willing to accept the anthill as it exists, there never will be a distinguishable ant. Maybe nature is telling us something.29/03/2017 #47 debasish majumderthe distance between two waves or ripples are also being made by virtue of self communication in the sand dunes? i wonder, how this exactly construe? so far, our knowledge is concern, it is primarily determined by the surface on which wind blow. however, lovely insight. enjoyed read. thank you very much for the share sir @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.
- Producer26/03/2017Be Transparent, or NotI was writing a buzz on senses when the idea of this buzz interrupted me and I found it so capturing that I decided to write this one first. The birth of the idea came from olive trees and oil. Olive tree needs sunlight to carry...
Comments28/03/2017 #48 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#47 "everybody loves sausage, but no one likes to see sausage made."How about if we change the word sausage for the word transparency my dear friend @Alan Culler?
I wonder too if the Sea Salp depend on transparency to hide and on luminosity to scare others while finding its way. The fact Sea Salp may live individually as much as with other Sea Salp for better illumination?! I may have used this in my subsequent buzz (which you commented on deeply) on The Butterfly Effect of Collaboration. The Sea Salp must have a great purpose to self-organize the way we witnessed them in the video.28/03/2017 #47 Alan CullerEngaging thoughts @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.
As always your buzz causes me to stop and reflect. Then I read the further development by @Sara Jacobovici and @Harvey Lloyd.
The paradox of the olive tree and the olive oil leads me to conclude that in different circumstances transparency could have either positive or negative value.
In politics -people often cry for more transparency -but when a particularly messy legislative process occurs they quote the old saying, "everybody loves sausage, but no one likes to see sausage made."
In business, we often ask for more transparency so that people will understand the "why" of certain decisions that affect us. As I have been known to say to clients, "business isn't a democracy, but it does require the consent of the governed."
The luminous Sea Salp video is beautiful. Does their transparency or their luminosity repel predators?
Would sufficient transparency help a leader attract followers -for example if the leader explained her decision process enough for followers to say "I may not always agree with her, but I trust her judgement." Does a similarly transparent culture deepen the bond such that we retain members and repel competitors?
Thanks for the continuing adventure.
Alan28/03/2017 #46 Harvey Lloyd#44 I was speaking from the receiving end. You point out the execution end which i concur that our character and its visual presence to others should be transparent. Unfortunately, today, i sense that folks feel they are outside the transparency loop so therefore assume something is not transparent until proven otherwise. Sounds like an OK position on the surface. In reality though any person or situation can be seen as being less than transparent. Not because smoke and mirrors were deployed, just because the information had to be whittled down to conclusions and then purveyed.
When we delve into the deeper aspects of executing around our character in an effort to be transparent, as you stated, it is difficult to achieve.28/03/2017 #45 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDears @Edward Lewellen and @Harvey Lloyd- just to bring to your attention that @Chris 🐝 Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA) tagged you in the previous comment. Yes, transparency in humans is concept that is hard to measure. I agree with your concluding lines that "openness and lack of a hidden agenda". However; I must add that sometimes we may not disclose the objective for a variety of reasons.28/03/2017 #44 Chris 🐝 Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA)@Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, Edward, Jean and Harvey..great insights which expand and enrich the topic discussion. I do feel that transparency, from a corporate perspective has become a rather jaded buzzword often meaningless in it's messaging and intent as in "our processes are completely transparent", "we will deal with audit in a transparent manner" et. al. Since transparency cannot be truly measured or quantified it seems clear that a condition of full transparency is not attainable (interestingly the organization Transparency International does release annual Corruption Perception Indices which rate the relatively transparency of nations according to certain leading indicators!).
My view is that transparency in it's purer sense is rather more closely aligned to personal qualities like integrity, "walking the talk", openness and lack of a hidden agenda. Therefore it would follow that, whilst we cannot achieve full transparency, we can certainly strive for incremental increases in our levels of transparency on an interpersonal level in our dealings with one another.28/03/2017 #42 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#41 You know how happy I feel whenever I read a comment or buzz by you my friend @Edward Lewellen. Your comment here gives a perfect example of the sunshine that harms like sunshine harming olive oil. I find this example very relevant and to the point. That transparency is also unattainable is highlighted very well in your comment "as human nature would have it, we distort and delete any information that goes against our generalization so that we can go on our merry way. A lovely comment indeed27/03/2017 #41 Edward LewellenDear friend, generalizations always (there's one right there!) make me smile. People tend to generalize in order to conserve mental energy because it requires thought to consider when certain things are true and when they aren't. Then, as human nature would have it, we distort and delete any information that goes against our generalization so that we can go on our merry way. This way of thinking causes us many problems, such as with transparency. Companies, in particular, seem to think transparency is all-or-nothing. As an example, I was a Sales Manager for a start-up company and the owners felt it important to be transparent. After the owners overspent on a new office, cash-flow was tight. As I was holding my weekly sales meeting, one of the owners came in and, right in front of the sales team, said, "I don't think we're going to make payroll this week." I could see on the faces of the salespeople the reaction of, "Well, I'm getting my resume sent out today!" There was no benefit to the sales team having shared that information and it caused quite a few problems for me afterward. This was a situation that the owners and I should have worked out behind-the-scenes with the salespeople continuing to do their job in blissful ignorance, which would have helped the situation turn around much quicker.27/03/2017 #40 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#39 Your restaurant example is very relevant dear @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA. It is also valid on the other end of the scale. This happened here recently in which a customer found a fly in a soft drink packaged in glass bottles. Transparency here is double-edged.
Do people see hygienity or what in our "packaged glass bottle"? Transparency has many faces and even some transparent plastic packages may make things look bigger. If transparency is to increase the size of our ego then it is not a genuine transparency.
You opened my eyes to new possibilities Jean. Thank you27/03/2017 #39 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAI believe transparency does have different faces; depending up the individual and company you're working or dealing with. In the past transparency has often been considered sharing too much, too often. And could easily open up a company to a variety of legal issues best not discussed. Furthermore, transparency has been utilized more often when company-wide customer and related business issues arose and there appeared no other option but to be transparent. Times when it was almost too late for it. Behaviorists and business psychologists strongly suggest transparency be embraced rather than run from.
Recently Harvard Business School decided to study restaurants and whether diners appreciated the ability to watch cooks prepare meals ordered or prefered to be kept in the dark about food prep. Turns out restaurants who chose to open up the food prep area for diners to view experienced a 17%+ increase in business and customers actually appreciated the transparency. The idea of seeing what went on behind the scenes freeing people to better enjoy their food knowing how it was prepared. Thanks, Ali, for another interesting post; as always, they are appreciated.27/03/2017 #38 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#37 I am truly blessed to have comments of this quality @Harvey Lloyd. You seek out your mind and with great wisdom. Starting from your writing "I feel sometimes we provide the endgame within our transparency where the finding of the endgame is the experience" and to the last line. Transparency isn't in offering the outcome but in "I typically think of the Chinese proverbs that initiate the courage to take the next step without offering the outcome". Yes, and this allows room for the growing of our experiences and learning from our trials. In complexity who knows the outcome anyway? Being transparent isn't giving or explaining the outcome; more it is in going in small steps of trying and learning. You invoke new meanings of transparency Harvey and I am grateful to you.27/03/2017 #37 Harvey Lloyd#36 "Do we need to be less transparent for a reason?" I would say yes. Experience is the teacher of wisdom. I feel sometimes we provide the endgame within our transparency where the finding of the endgame is the experience. Somewhat like a friend giving the punch line to the joke before you finish.
I typically think of the Chinese proverbs that initiate the courage to take the next step without offering the outcome. Full transparency would take away the experience of someones journey. More importantly it would be me introducing my bacteria into their waters of life. I can only offer transparency from my perspective, water.
As to professional transparency.....Can i really seek this? A person of your accomplishments, journey and life narrative can be transparent yet i would still not have the experience to measure the transparency. This would apply to a lot of the media coverage of world affairs. Leaders are in the thick of decision making and i get a 5 minute debrief of interpretation on the news. I cant know what they know or i would stop my life and have theirs.
I can draw conclusions from outcomes. If their decisions are having a negative affect or positive affect, then i can conclude with a perspective. This i can measure and understand. Screaming for transparency is merely one of the buzz words various groups use to incite emotions in group think. Ever read an economic tomb. I have and i still don't get the details. So being transparent with me in the area of deep economic theory would be pointless. But i can get angry about transparency because someone didn't give me every last detail that i still don't understand.27/03/2017 #36 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#35 AN overwhelming comment with its depth and weight this is @Harvey Lloyd. Transparency serves purposes. As you outlined "...where with a little transparency, we can encourage others to take risk and learn along the way through experience". I fully accept and concur with this thinking.
A much as transparency may deceptively seem a simple thing, in reality isn''t. gain, you pictured this wonderfully in your comment "Two mechanical engineers can be transparent, but me talking to a totally transparent mechanical engineer would not render the same outcome". This is not a reversible process and being so adds to the complexity of the issue.
The evolutionary process gave organisms the reason to be transparent or semi-transparent. For us, we may use aesthetics as an excuse to store materials such as live oil in transparent bottles, but only to be degraded by light and heat. Do we need to be less transparent for a reason?
Thank you Harvey for making the discussions worthy and interesting.27/03/2017 #35 Harvey LloydFrom the natural world perspective i would say that the triggers of transparency between species is their adaptation to the evolutionary process. When we speak to the metaphoric conditions of transparency within human relationships its not necessarily an evolutionary process, but maybe also includes self preservation.
I am typically guided within transparency by the growth needs of others. A hard lesson for me was to know that others require the experiential aspect of learning and not just the knowledge. Transparency can often times remove barriers for others to move forward with an over zealous confidence, where with a little transparency, we can encourage others to take risk and learn along the way through experience.
Transparency is a topic that seems to be in the news concerning everything from politics to family living. The idea of transparency is certainly noble, but in the end next to impossible. I cant know what you know. In your writings i get a sense of transparency through a window of "Who you are" but i also know that i am reading conclusions of a lifetime of learning, experiencing and wisdom. Transparency would dictate you would need to give me all of the experience in order for me to understand what your conclusions really mean outside of your paradigm.
With this concept being next to impossible, i must take transparency and assume a lot. Within this assumption i form an opinion of your narrative and through back and forth dialogue grow the relationship and remove assumptions.
Two mechanical engineers can be transparent, but me talking to a totally transparent mechanical engineer would not render the same outcome.27/03/2017 #34 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#33 I am so pleased with the new angles the comments on this buzz are opening. THis comment of @Chris 🐝 Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA) is exemplary of what I mean. The cost of transparency- I doubt if this topic has been discussed in any dept. Yes, transparency can be costly and I wonder if you Chris has done any research on this issue. Worthy of following up27/03/2017 #33 Chris 🐝 Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA)@Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...Thanks for the illuminating buzz Dr. Ali. Agree that transparency is a relative concept and it's perception may indeed mean different things to different people. I am wondering about the connection between transparency and vulnerability..to exercise transparency requires a certain vulnerability; openness and exposure sometimes come at a cost. What is the benefit v the cost of transparency in any given situation - the various Wikileaks revelations might provide a classic example.27/03/2017 #29 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#27 Great to read your comments again dear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. I enjoyed reading comment and the introduction of the matrix idea. So, transparency has boundaries within which it is operable. It is also bound by other factors such as age. Transparency isn't then static concept; more it is a dynamic one. Thank you my friend for refreshing my mind.
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Buzz on :)27/03/2017 #46 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#36 You always speak your heart out through your words Deb "beBee is like real-life. Fascinatingly complex, full of marvelous souls just waiting for a chance to speak their minds and hearts to their tribe" I echo this quote :)
Just look at the different kinds of people who share their minds and hearts and change the way we look at life. Inspiring indeed !27/03/2017 #43 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#33 Thanks @Ken Boddie I agree there is too much nectar for niche restriction, both in the reading and writing.
Re-sharing this poem I once wrote :)
To read beyond the lines ; To learn beyond our time
To fill our empty cup with honey ; To have an open mind
To kindle our senses ; To explore our abilities
To be on beBee ; Is the Above to me