- Producer25/02/2017Because I loved you so much I stopped loving youWe experience the fast passing of time and we need to pause to think and make choices. However; there are few quotes that make us pause frequently because they cut deep in our emotions. One quote is that of my daughter Sara shown below: "Dad,...
Comments26/02/2017 #18 Jeet SarkarInteresting and intriguing post sir @Ali Anani ! Great share . The equations of emotions are quite interesting. I just recall a simple experience when I was in school, first time when I came to know about the photosynthesis , I read 6 molecules of carbon dioxide and 6 molecules of water in presence of sunlight produces 1 molecule of sugar and 6 molecules of oxygen. But interestingly, when I promoted to higher standards, I found that actually photosynthesis is not as simple as I read earlier. It is a bit complex equation where calculation of energy is an important part where Ferredoxin plays a key role after chlorophyll and water and much more. Similarly, the equations of emotions of your post as well looking a bit simple but in reality we must add the emotional stress (either bad or good) as well. However, a wonderful post. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Thank you for sharing this buzz.26/02/2017 #16 Devesh Bhatt#10 while my response is beig awaited i highly dislike the idea of giving oversimplistic responses to wonderful buzzes and comments filled with deep understanding and experience.
Still, what comes to mind is this,
We are actually being prepared for crisis and thr wrong emotions are part of the training and motivation.
We simply fail in the simulation and pass the tests. Problem is that simulation is for prolonged periods of time and hence we return to bad habits despite having achieved success. For now , here i stop.
On the other hand, no disrespect to dogs, i had written something about feelings a while back called "i do not follow". Pardon me for not posting the link as the format has changed and im operating on a touchphone.25/02/2017 #13 Ali Anani#9 You are the best to give practical examples of a theory or hypothesis dear @Sara Jacobovici. I loved your writing " Why else do we find parents going to their newborns to make sure they're still breathing'. i may now dare say the greater love is, the greater fear is.
Regarding your question "...asking the question, can we feel X without feeling fear"?- I say this was a prime factor in writing this buzz. My answer is most likely yes.25/02/2017 #10 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#2 #4 "somehow we are trained to chose even when their is no compulsion." Oh, @Devesh Bhatt, you have struck a vein of gold with this statement, because while having emotions is universal, the attachment to judging and the desire to only have a few while being fearful of many others is cultural based. We all just feel, but then we are taught how to assess what we feel. Our parents model for us what we do when name a feeling and we observe 'proper' reactions.
We can chose, and put in the necessary hard work, to greet each thought, each feeling as a visitor. We are not compelled to offer them room & board to stick around forever. We learn our habits in regard to our own internal states quite early and it can be nearly impossible to conquer, but we do have that capability.
And I think they way we change is to stop feeling a compulsion to attach permanence by attempting to stick a label on & judgement of any given feeling. And then we begin to notice how shifts occur, and what we might be able to do, such as take a walk, do a little movement, that may allow us entice a new thought or feeling to arise.
Which will lead me to the chart of equations....25/02/2017 #9 Sara JacoboviciHow can I comment on a buzz related to a father missing his daughter? Dear @Ali Anani, you incorporate all life events into your understanding of all aspects of your life. This is proof that emotions can not take place in isolation. It is only with someone as aware as you who can make use of this awareness. Marketing exploits our basic emotions to draw us in to their products. If I start with how I feel about my product or services, that is the emotion that will be used to draw my clients or customers in. I think they call it being "authentic". As far as the equations go, I agree with yours, "Love = Joy + Fear". Why else do we find parents going to their newborns to make sure they're still breathing. I am sure that we do the same from time to time with our loved ones. You have inspired me Dr. Ali to look at whether some emotions, like fear, are always present, asking the question, can we feel X without feeling fear?25/02/2017 #8 Yogesh SukalAmazing expression based on our characters, I would like to mention one of my old post here Goals – Doubts = Reality equations written by Ralph Martson but very well matched with my real life experience.
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/goals-doubts-reality-sukal-yogesh?trk=mp-reader-card25/02/2017 #6 Ali Anani#5 This is an amazing comment dear @debasish majumder. Surprisingly, only this morning I commented on a buzz by saying time has same supply, but increasing demands and so time is getting more precious. Your comment filled me with joy. I appreciate your sharing the buzz as other bees did. This is of very special value to me and touches my heart for Sara is away from home.25/02/2017 #5 debasish majumderabsolute phenomenal post sir @Ali Anani! i guess, demand and supply being sometimes designed in such a fashion, where supply is less, causing a sense of fear on customers, triggering them to acquire it fanatically, perhaps loving the product emotionally, attaching their mind with the said product. thus, by making a propaganda of a product, the producer try to exploit the emotions of the buyers. however, Great post sir. enjoyed read. thank you very much for the share.25/02/2017 #4 Ali Anani#3 "...and somehow we are trained to choose even when their is no compulsion". This is a great saying dear @Devesh Bhatt. Is a there a choice is another question? Can we have one without the other. It is the realization and acceptance of reality. You make me think and I thank you.25/02/2017 #3 Devesh BhattEmotions don't exist in isolation. Having them together isn't a bad thing as it is natural.
Choosing to deny or supress one for the other is what creates the problem and somehow we are trained to chose even when their is no compulsion.
Why cant we save our choices for the compelling moments and why can't we avoid equating allowance or acceptance with a grab it all?
- Producer23/02/2017Drowning in the River of TimeThe complexity of human behavior is evidenced by the controversial concepts we have on many issues. One issue is time. The definition of time varies. Another issue is our focus on the past, present and future times. What is gone is gone. Others...
Comments25/02/2017 #49 Ali Anani#47 @Paul Walters- very interesting idea- we may live the moment, but crowd our future. We see same thing happening everywhere. We may live the moment, but crowd our future. Yes, we may spend all our earnings today, but then we shall have our future crowded with demands that we can't meet. WOW! I feel this ideas can be expanded on a lot.25/02/2017 #48 Ali Anani#46 @Cyndi wilkins- so, based on your comment the supply and demand of time define the price of time. This is a special case as the supply of time is only 24 hours a day. So, demand increases and supply decreases from a fixed amount. THis is similar case to land. The supply of land is mostly constant (we may fill sea water to make more land) and the demand is always increasing. The result is bursting of land prices in many countries.25/02/2017 #47 Paul Walters@Ali Anani Once again a gem of a piece! After living on a tropical island for the last five years I discovered something from the Balinese. They live not for today but for the moment!!! Their philosophy is that , yesterday is gone and tomorrow is a mystery so live for the moment. All well and good and a philosophy I truly admire but perhaps the town planners should abandon this practise as with the increasing amount of traffic on the roads there is not a lot of 'forward planning' Oh well I guess we cant have it all!24/02/2017 #45 Ali Anani#44 Great observations are there in your comment. I loved the way you dear @John Rylance described the mirrors as possibilities of problems may attack us from all directions and the need to keep the mirrors clean. Yes, time doesn't move linearly if we consider it as a river.24/02/2017 #44 John RylanceTides ebb and flow, there are high and low tides, for this reason it might be a mistake to assume the tide of time is a constant forward movement. The flotsam and jetsam of life can stay with us, it may go never to return, or we may need to ensure we deal with it successfully if it does return. To pick up on your analogy of car mirrors, we need them all, problems or good things can come at us from any angle, so we need to see in all directions, so that we can embrace or reject them accordingly.
Yes we can't go back in time, but we can (with rear mirrors) stop the past catching up with us.24/02/2017 #42 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAYour comment, Ali, "If we only take the value of the present time things may look quite different from the future. When the future arrives it shall leave little room for correction" has value not only in our personal lives but in our businesses. Time after time we've seen companies planning only for profits today; failing to see the 'big picture' of tomorrow when those plans could eventually topple their organization. Abraham Lincoln said "You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today". As always, thank you for a thought provoking share, Ali.24/02/2017 #40 Jeet SarkarThe cars' window metaphor is just outstanding sir @Ali Anani! i loved it! Yes, past (experience) is something which triggers you to do much better than previous. Present help you to built the floor under your feet more strongly which ultimately leads into a good future. Overall, you can say it is a good development! Thank you for sharing this lovely buzz.24/02/2017 #39 🐝 Fatima WilliamsThank you dear @Ali Anani You are a very humble person and I have not seen such simplicity in the current world. To just be able to know an idol like you gives me the joy of being in the Now where I get to learn and know more from you. I am not a fan of movie stars anymore. I am a fan of my favourite bees on beBee.
I am not a master of time
But I am learning not to drown in time
And Now to move in time.
Thank you24/02/2017 #38 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#37 you made my day @Ali Anani, thank you. It is my pleasure to support a superb bee on its golden honey tour!24/02/2017 #37 Ali Anani#35 A grand ambassador of beBee should have your grandness dear @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. I thank you for writing such a grand comment24/02/2017 #36 Ali Anani#34 WOW! @🐝 Fatima Williams- you are truly a great person to connect with. Your comments stand out as buzzes on their own. You make me feel I am "moving in time". Can we define synchronicity as two souls moving together in time? If yes, I know why we move together in time. Your movement along the past, present and future times is admirable. Blessed you are.24/02/2017 #35 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.very inspiring and a very good reminder to be more present thank you @Ali Anani24/02/2017 #34 🐝 Fatima WilliamsDrowning in the river of time
As you go down
You feel the need to go back up
You realise the need to keep swimming
You start swimming upward
To stay afloat
To enjoy the present time
To plan for usefulness of the time
Time available in the Now and the future.
You see yourself drowning
You identify what's dragging you
Whats causing the weight
So you shake it off
You plan and swim against it
Finally moving in time
Thank you @Ali Anani for ride on the river of time through this intriguing buzz24/02/2017 #33 Ali Anani@Laura Mikolaitis wrote a splendid buzz which as @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman sees track with this buzz. The link is
Take my word. This buzz is worthy of your reading time. I invite all readers of this buzz to read also the buzz of Laura.
- Producer22/02/2017Sharing GloryYesterday was a glorious day for Phenomena Communications as it was rated as the number 1 creative agency. It won more prizes than any other agency. It is great to make clients happy and proud of you service them with. Clients expressed...
Comments22/02/2017 #42 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#35 The art of selling is the act of that quantum leap between emotion and imagination, reality and aspiration, merging fact and fiction.The purely logical and rational mind finds no place in the realm of creativity and passion; it is the inclusive, imaginative and the artistic mind that finds meaning and reveals meaning in such realms. The former can at best may write plodding user manuals and insensitive satire, but the latter always weaves wonderful stories and tells inspiring tales. Please continue to inspire those who would make an effort to wonder and wander with you...on this journey.22/02/2017 #41 Ali AnaniMy dear friend @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- with all honesty I feel the tears flowing not for what you said about me; mostly it is your warm congrats to the Phenomena Team. I truly sometime like to "nag" you in my comments to get more responses from you and learn more. This time I fail because I am overwhelmed by your outstanding and soul-promoting comment.22/02/2017 #40 CityVP 🐝 Manjit🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️
This is written in the stars - for the greatest is the Ali Anani Award since that which governs the cosmic order most assuredly can see that the "Ali Anani Award" is always TRIPLE A. In this world where darker forces try to curtail both the human and creative spirit, awards for imagination and craft become magnified in their significance - and it is with this sentiment and happiness I congratulate all who connected with Phenomena Communications and all who will be inspired and connect with Phenomena Communications, to make it that gift which keeps on giving for those who create and those who enjoy creation. Congratulations Ali Anani and congratulations Team Phenomena Communications
🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️22/02/2017 #32 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#31 Honoured as always by your encouraging words dear Ali! But honestly dear Sir, with your innate ability to connect the dots, and read the world around us through metaphor and meme, you would make a fantastic creative mentor to any creative agency worldwide.
- Producer19/02/2017More on Balancing ActsUse right brain or left brain or both? Be a manager or a leader? Be internally or externally motivated? To answer these deceptively easy questions and the like let me start with personal story. Recently, I visited an ear specialist. He...
Comments21/02/2017 #52 namita sinhaDear @Sara Jacobovici , I am so glad you could read my comment ...l.You have added tremendously by extending it to a more valuable insight , namely of us picking and capturing the right "information ".Indeed, that could mark the beginning of us registering the relevant inputs first, which ultimately guide us towards our intuition and ability to make the correct choices towards a state of balance... Always a pleasure to read your views !21/02/2017 #49 namita sinhaSir @Ali Anani thanks so much for acknowledging, apologies for the delay in replying , and as I always say, your buzz helps me to connect with great souls and read wonderful insights.I am the priveleged one to read the comments of dear @Sara Jacobovici and @Robert Cormack , as also some other great comments here as I resume after a day !20/02/2017 #48 Ali Anani#47 Sweet comment dear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. Momentum entails direction. But I love your mind and direction- leadership is electrifying and magnetism is pooling resources. You make me think now- when leadership is magnetic it also leads to electrifying. It is when we have no magnetism or electricity that we don't have the other. The two in one.20/02/2017 #47 Praveen Raj GullepalliLeadership ought to galvanise/electrify the endeavour while Management (magnetism) ought to bring the work resources together and provide the (right) direction. One is Momentum while the other is Direction perhaps, dear Ali? Only when the goals of both match, there is harmony, synergy and success.20/02/2017 #38 Deb🐝 LangeSo many wonderful ideas rich from our experience - I have about 20 drafts in beBee and another 20 in linked in as I jot down my ideas after reading a buzz like yours! I have to start a new habit of completing them - sometimes it is hard to go back and complete as the idea has moved on!20/02/2017 #37 Ali Anani#35 I had just responded to dear@Deb🐝 Lange before I respond to your comment my dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. It is amazing in view of what you wrote "If anything what other structure in our body resembles the brain. It is neither the heart or the lungs, but our stomach". Let me see if I can get any closer to your mind without trying to. We don't have to be similar (our brains and stomachs aren't), but te end result could be similar or close. It is like adding 5+2 and subtractingng 10-3 as both give same answer.20/02/2017 #36 Ali Anani#34 The conflict of writing- I decide to write a buzz and then a new comment arrives and draws my attention to a hotter topic. Do you experience this dear @Deb🐝 Lange? I amy be writing on a metaphor derived from the kitchen! We plan only to adapt and change course!!!😂😂20/02/2017 #35 CityVP 🐝 ManjitLeadership and management are the heart and lungs of an organization - the balance between flow and absorption. We tend to relate heart to mind because we mistakenly relate emotion to reason. All of this emotion and reason operates first in the brain.
If anything what other structure in our body resembles the brain. It is neither the heart or the lungs, but our stomach. The brain-gut relationship is only beginning to be fathomed and in organization life it is no different to the strategy-execution relationship.
Why do more eating on a daily basis than we engage in loving, but we base our society on many mythologies, that maybe our metaphors are misaligned. Should we create new patterns of association and explore accordingly or maintain the cultural beliefs that our ancestors imparted to us>?
If we see things in their traditional way - all of this has been thoroughly engaged down the ages, and is it worth dredging up the known when leadership is about the unknown and learning is either a refresh of existing knowledge or cultivation of new. The organizational body does have a certain similarity to the human body, so long as we notice that relationship and actively work it.
- Producer18/02/2017MOON, AN AMAZING MONIKER!Looking at a crescent Moon The beauty nature portray is an amazing boon Uniquely it appears to our vision Deflect us from our mission Moon, you are not our ultimate destination! The way it glows Gives us a strong blow...
Comments21/02/2017 #16 Lada 🏡 PrkicYou are a true poet, and poets are definitely cut from a different cloth, dear Debasish.
While I was writing this comment I watched the moon through the window, looking for inspiration. Although a worshiper of its beauty, I am not a poet and don't have this special ability to express feelings through poetry like you. But I can understand the feelings beneath the verses. Thank you for putting down on paper those emotions and showing us your wonderful gift.
- Producer17/02/2017Branded ApartheidIn the time of Ronald Reagan, Nelson Mandela was branded a terrorist. When we are branded like that we are branded and it used to be politicians who were masters at this branding. Today it is the professional, whether it be a marketer or an agent...
Comments18/02/2017 #26 Sara Jacobovici@CityVP 🐝 Manjit writes: "I wrote this to ask the most basic question of all "What is going on?" and it is a question that I must come to grips with, because each of us are responsible for our own digital journey, unless we surrender it to the social engineering...." A must read.18/02/2017 #25 Sara JacoboviciDear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, I have just come to this post and have read and "listened", to your voice, to the voices of Depeche Mode and their words, and to your readers. It encourages me to no end to hear what is being discussed. It gives me hope. Your post is timely and important and the discussion invaluable. I am trying to organize my thoughts. I will focus on three things that you said in your replies. 1. "I wrote this to ask the most basic question of all "What is going on?" and it is a question that I must come to grips with, because each of us are responsible for our own digital journey, unless we surrender it to the social engineering...." This is our Call To Action! You have done what needs to be done; asked the important question, are taking responsibility and regaining control over the process of figuring out who you want to be and in what to believe. 2. "The key factor here is ABUNDANCE...." One of the contributing factors to our identity crisis is being flooded/overwhelmed with this abundance; of information and exposure to hearing and seeing what is taking place on this planet. It is a sensory overload that our system is not setup to handle. And finally, 3. "...a single light watching each other candle light itself - because at the end of the day, none of us are a candle - we are human beings who can anthropomorphize a candle and then live that metaphor..." You have described a very powerful metaphor for dissociation; a defense response to trauma/threat. I know this will sound cliche but, when things get too big, bring it down to size. This brings me full circle to your message about branding. Before placing a brand on ourselves, let's first look into ourselves (we are the self-reflective species) and begin the narrative of who we are moving from inside out.17/02/2017 #23 Deb 🐝 HelfrichWe have hit this place in history when personal branding has become the rage precisely because we have given the keys to the planet to large agglomerations of cash - the legal structure formerly known as corporations - that should themselves be rebranded as inhumane overloads.
I don't see true evil intent, but evil has become possible via the unintended consequences of a world that now spins on virtual currency of unimaginable size.
As the species with the current mandate to think, analyze, plan, and execute for the future of the planet, we have to abdicate the total control given to corporations to care only for their own interests.
Right now, we are so blind to the damage of believing the corporate structure we created has some inherent supremacy that we are all now clamoring to deny our organic, messy, unpredictable, human brilliance and become a flashy, distinct, unchanging personal brand. The film poster version of ourselves.
Of course, this makes sense, the corporations have the money, they pay for the ads, and we think that they therefore have much to teach us in how to make money. But it is not because their way necessarily has intrinsic merit, it is because they are legally required to foot the bill on all the PR to make sure we believe how great they are at the one thing they are meant to do, which is be a framework for ever increasing profits, without ever inquiring as to whether the costs of this particular set of corporate laws may be jeopardizing the continued legacy of our species.
So now we all feel compelling to be the NEW, IMPROVED versions of ourselves, day after day after day, rather than honoring the cyclical nature of all living beings.17/02/2017 #22 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#21 That is why this matters because then we can go about designing 21st Century corporations, because the industrial age mindset whether it be Taylorism or the criticisms that Noam Chomsky has leveled at the 20th Century corporation. Sometimes just writing out our own baseline becomes the water-mark for our own imagination and that is where we begin as a new future.
Otherwise the traditional corporation will continue to inspire the new corporations like Google, Facebook and whatever else becomes a 800lb gorilla to continue doing the old things in a new but digital way. For whether it is the old and the new when their GOD is Greed-On-Demand it does not matter how they cite they are modern, they are simply making the old new again.
There is an old that should be new again and that isn't down to corporations becoming virtual equivalents, but the craft, the home and the ways of human life that were savaged and displaced by the industrial age machine and its off-spring the digital machine. Even if we get this, it is worth sharpening our own saws of meaning - otherwise life become an assumption were we only assume.17/02/2017 #21 Deb 🐝 Helfrich"The importance of recognizing the danger of a branded apartheid is to get our minds back on what and who people are - and the first is to repeal any suggestion or law that makes corporations identified under the law as people."
I also think that the driver of the cult of depersonalization came about when the structure of corporations was designed and that the first step back to honoring the distinct uniqueness of 7+ billion humans is to amended the corporate structure laws to ensure that being humane is the foundation obligation of any structure whose purpose is an amalgamation of capital.
The unintended consequences of large agglomerations of money being tied up in nothing but the perpetuation of large agglomerations of money is that the planet is dying across the animal, vegetable, mineral scales while a handful of people party.
Resources that should be a human's birthright are now asset tracked and stamped with a brand symbol, and corporations like Monsanto are perfectly willing to do harm to people, plants, and animals in order to do what they are legally bound to do - increase the value of a piece of digital paper known as a share.
Simplistic as this suggestion may be, I feel that requiring any business, as the basis of its charter, to do due diligence and expend reasonable effort to "First, do no harm." would start things along the complex process of putting humanity back in the drivers seat of our planet. Right now, all real decisions are being made by multinationals whose only allegiance is to self-perpetuation of the cash stockpile.17/02/2017 #20 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#19 Thanks Laurent, I have cued up the parts Louise published on Medium and I have your original link. I did not pay much attention to Louis on LinkedIn but this is brilliant and all of these parts to his thoughts about digital medium answers the question "What is the Cluetrain Manifesto" - as if there is one simple branded off-the-shelf answer to that or if there ever was. When people do ask me I just recite "Markets Are Conversations" in my best robot voice.
This link also tells me where you are at and this tells me totally where you are at and so I am delighted to read this and more importantly meditate it on this and so of course, I am absolutely delighted that you shared this with me. I can now see this is me saying to a fireman that the reason a house burns is because of fire :-)
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Rebirth of Digital Media (for some reason this link was deleted online) but features in Google Doc
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I do remember someone (I think it might have been @Aurorasa Sima ) that you should write more. There is brilliance in them hills :-)17/02/2017 #19 Anonymous#18 Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, Let me invite you to read this link which can be relevant : https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DOMfM61jl8a2kDainWmF4MGKdEgkf5XqUtQ2xa9t3wk/pub17/02/2017 #18 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#17 Excellent Siraj. This much I know, we brand ourselves as much as we brand each other and thus I cannot separate the word branding from branded.
A branded existence may be the only viable existence for some, so it is important for me to acknowledge the needs of human survival. The first question I ask is "Is my life in flow?". If it is out-of-flow then I must learn and engage that which brings it back into flow.
If my life is in flow I can ask a bigger question "Is this leadership?" This question is based on the premise that was made (ironically) by Tom Peters "leaders create more leaders". When he wrote his book "The Brand Called You" it not only led to leaders creating more followers, but today followers that create more followers.
Leaders that create more leaders if we are focused on a life in flow, means a single light watching each other candle light itself - because at the end of the day, none of us are a candle - we are human beings who can anthropomorphize a candle and then live that metaphor [ and the Sage of Metaphor at beBee is @Sara Jacobovici ] - my greatest apology is that I like to think, that is all 😊17/02/2017 #17 Anonymous#13 Sir apologies, my mentions in comment "sir I am feeling lucky to get an opportunity to follow you both as well as there are few more indeed through the posted articles trying to learn the worldly matters" relates to myself. I am lucky to follow great personas and learn some subject matter by going through articles posted by you all.17/02/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#12 Dear @Ali Anani our DNA is different but our similarity is that both of us seek the explorable and in doing are wiser to the deplorable. The struggle that is within us is to emerge and be a life that is full of flow. In this is our own freedom where it does exist. Seeking freedom outside of ourselves is a fools errand, it is only found within us and if it is, then we break free of containers.17/02/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#10 In my case Siraj I am not trying to learn worldly matters, I am exploring what I see and living my life. When we try to see things as a tribe and a group, we are no longer observing what we are a part of. Once we engage in following others, what history proves is that this is what we have always have been doing. Agreement is a very different thing to learning - there is conflict in agreement and disagreement but there is harmony in learning unless of course, it is we who are conflicted within ourselves or we merely conditioning ourselves to a new condition. The best part of learning is the unlearning as I move into action learning. There is too much in history or science or politics or marketing or the thousands of disciplines we can find, but our DNA can tune into what allows us to engage our own flow - and if we are in flow then there is wisdom in our learning. If we are out-of-flow then it is we who did that to ourselves. The key factor here is ABUNDANCE and having a container or a mass brand does not add to it.17/02/2017 #11 AnonymousThe humans inhumane phenomenon harvest best practices are the ways we see it, as the dependencies depend on embracing and nurturing. And due to some reasons humans give lenience and either overlook or promote, only later it all becomes a factor of habit and further turns out as a must rules. Then it's impact is either revolting or revolutionizing. Why humans overlook the yester centuries ... History carries proof's and evidences.
- Producer16/02/2017The Forgotten Chemistry of ManagementWhat do I mean by the title? Don't worry as I shall be giving few examples below for your consideration. My exchange of comments on sugar solutions with the brainy CityVP Manjit resulted in a detour leading to the writing of this buzz. I know...
Comments19/02/2017 #63 Anonymous#58 Sir apologize for cross linking subject matter.. "reference to the sugar substitutes could be best expressed in your other article. Please see my reply to #4 of this super post https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/more-on-balancing-acts View more#58 Sir apologize for cross linking subject matter.. "reference to the sugar substitutes could be best expressed in your other article. Please see my reply to #4 of this super post https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/more-on-balancing-acts ". Close19/02/2017 #62 Ali Anani#60 Creating understanding and relaxing atmospheres at work need not be difficult or expensive to achieve. You show the way using simple activities that produce understanding at almost cost-free activities @Deb🐝 Lange View more#60 Creating understanding and relaxing atmospheres at work need not be difficult or expensive to achieve. You show the way using simple activities that produce understanding at almost cost-free activities @Deb🐝 Lange. Thank you so much for your contribution. Close19/02/2017 #61 Deb🐝 LangeSome organisations are recognising whole person and whole team wellness effects productivity so they are allowing people to implement such things as; gettingbup & moving every hour; dancing at work; walk & talk meetings; stand up meetings; meditation; yoga; stillness & quiet time; water always available; healthy food; creative outlets; relationship building - talking about things that seem
Not related to Work - but are !!; etc etc all these types of things keep our body/mind connection within ourselves and our inter- relationshios healthy.19/02/2017 #60 Deb🐝 LangeInteresting point - we have neglected to consider that we bring all of ourselves to work -& if we are taking care of our whole self we can act well as we work together - but if we imagine we at work to do a task and produce an outcome and neglect how our well being effects the choices we make, our interactions at work, conflict etc we limit our creative capacities & create the space for toxicity to arise #5318/02/2017 #58 Ali Anani#55 Thank you dear @siraj shaik for your comment. Yes, your point is valid and it has the "voice of wisdom and reasoning". I wonder where would you classify sugar substitutes> I mean sweeteners that produce sugary solutions in very small amounts. AN overdose of anything fires back and too much sugar is surely harmful.18/02/2017 #57 Anonymous#51 (continuation to #49) ... or allow something to skip thro' under the eyes at point blank... Pure extracted Sugar solution whether cane sugar or corn sugar mix with water "hydrocarbons >> glucose and fructose" breaks up and disintegrates easily by giving the sweetness into water (the concentration reduces as well as the sweetness). Similarly artificial sugar sweetener's whether it's sucralose, aspartame or saccharin carry high concentration factors.. But by natural some fruits are sour or not edible do carry sugar, also bee's gather nectar from variety of flowers also the Datura fruit, nectar extracted from flowers of (Momordica charantia) bitter gourd are included.. The involvement of extractions within human body results leading to hypo or hyper glycaemia related to sugar. Nectar been collected by bees from flowers of Datura & Bitter melon but syrups from these fruits has different properties and serves not same or similarity, carries other purpose individually. It's inhumane nature " a phenomenon due to reasons" make them to overlook and under or over estimate the caliber.18/02/2017 #56 Anonymous#50 @TausifMundrawala at times leaders who carry positive enactment mingle, inspire, motivate and work along with their team members and sometimes directly or indirectly the team forces to be controlled with asserting authority due to a hidden spoiler, mischief, arrogant whose acts (either for fun or specific reason) make the team to face hard time. I will share an instance: Once due to an emergency breakdown required some spare parts, for reason I decided to get them, on way to city from site met with an accident (vehicle was new and in routine use on site), after necessary's done later after three days I was inspecting upgrades required at a place. Lunch was ordered for the team (skilled & semi-skilled) as well as for me and driver with us Prince Tagafi joined along. After casual discussion with all, while signing the document for Bill of claims said "it was matter of your life, use the assertive authority let me know who's behind the accident. To pardon or not it's up to you. Before you ask to proceed the vehicle repair, handover this this letter to head at police station collect demand note traffic controller and give to workshop". I knew there was someone for the cause of accident. Prince support came as master key. Within short time it was unlocked. Two were deported, they were pardoned. As one had younger brothers and sisters. The other had old parents, spouse and two infants. This was 19years before while I was in Saudi Arabia.18/02/2017 #55 Anonymous#53 @Ali Anani sir after my comment, awaited for someone to pick the point "mixture of oxy-hydrogenated carbons which can be natural or artificial or blend of both have reasons for the extraction process. But it's inhumane to overlook or allow something to skip thro' under the eyes". Sugar directly or indirectly has a controlling part in vision. Sugar whether "Natural or Artificial or Blend of both' has effects on human body which has to be supplied as per "Demand Value" in management it's more of like "Voice of Reason". The requirement or the adequate dose when known or ruled out then the response is effective. Thanks @Donald 🐝 Grandy you pointed on one of the key point.. it's not just increase but also decrease in levels affects and effects response to dis-function of organs. Damage occurrence's occur in either ways.. balancing becomes the efficient methodology.18/02/2017 #54 Ali Anani#53 Thank you so much dear @Donald 🐝 Grandy for making a great comment. Yes, excessive sugar in our bodies is harmful as much as excessive salt is. Insulin -= voice of reason, poor eating habits = toxic team members and poorly functioning pancreas -= toxic team leader. What a great analogy! I invite dear @Deb🐝 Lange to enjoy your comment because she is bound to be interested in it as much as I am. I don't want to say to many sweet words to avoid the need for insulin, but this comment shall stay with me for long times .18/02/2017 #53 Donald 🐝 GrandyAs always @Ali Anani your posts are very creative and wonderfully written. I would like to add to your sugar analogy the management tool Insulin. As we are aware, an increase in sugar signals triggers your pancreas to produce the amount of insulin you need to manage the level of sugar in your blood. Perhaps we could introduce Insulin as the Team Leader "voice of reason" so when sugar levels become critical, Insulin comes to the rescue. As sugar levels occasionally spike quickly due to poor eating habits (toxic team members) or a poorly functioning pancreas (toxic team leader) there are checks and balances to keep the hive balanced. Thanks for sharing your post.17/02/2017 #50 Tausif MundrawalaI think the synergy with which the team works cannot replace it with anything else. I agree with you on all terms that a leader should motivate his team members rather than asserting his authority. As always one of the best buzzes you have ever produced, Sir Ali Anani.17/02/2017 #49 AnonymousSir @Ali Anani focusing on "Sugar Solution" giving a comparisons with the "Honey" both are sweet and are extracted nectars. These nectars can be from flowers or fruits, stem or seeds, roots or resources.. else from the mixture of oxy-hydrogenated carbons which can be natural or artificial or blend of both have reasons for the extraction process. But it's inhumane to overlook or allow something to skip thro' under the eyes..17/02/2017 #47 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAWhile it helps to have your 'sugary mixture' to keep employees stabilized and moving forward as a group, I see no harm in injecting a small amount of salt into the mix to stimulate groups who may have a) become used to the status quo or b) whose activity has dropped off. Thank you Ali Anani for continuing to add to the conversation on beBee; it's appreciated.
- Producer12/02/2017Family Dynamics in ActionThis buzz is about real life story of what started as a very promising family till… I am telling the story as it happened, but changed names so as not to hurt anybody. Lisa and David were classmates right from elementary school to attending...
Comments17/02/2017 #70 Donna-Luisa EversleyHahaha yes @Ali Anani, though many may consider it pessimistic to look at the negative what ifs up front, I think 'the bubble' of positivity needs to always have a dose of reality close by. I recall thinking many years ago, I had a business idea that could not fail... when it did I was crushed. So yes, even in circumstances which seem highly positive we need to use a bit of caution. Love though makes us all fools, so yes we will always need to face reality when it comes.#6817/02/2017 #68 Ali Anani#66 This is a beautiful idea dear @Donna-Luisa Eversley. "While it is always preferential to seek the better, one must prepare for 'worse', because it will come"- this is an eloquent way to look into risk management. Even in business- when a business is thriving it should also consider the possibility of cold water poured on them.17/02/2017 #67 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Ali Anani... to continue... It will be hard for any relationship to work with a spouse if there is not mutual trust and support. We can't get away from the intrinsic make up of men and women and the way most men may feel emasculated if their wives earn more, or for a woman if a husband is the one who is more adept at handling the home and keeping it in order. That is a controversial statement I've just made, but it is from years of observations and discussions. Though we progress as people with all similar abilities and capabilities, relationships are even more challenging if they are to be enduring and long-lasting. Having some clear discussions upfront may create breaking points, but better than spending years with anger being built. Just my opinion.17/02/2017 #66 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Ali Anani Relationships change and people change. In the case presented, sometimes you get the flip side of the marriage promise - for better or worse! While it is always preferential to seek the better, one must prepare for 'worse', because it will come. I was giving advice to a friend in a relationship and asked if she was prepared to stick it out if 'worse came around' in the relationship, and she said no. Thus, maybe when getting into a permanent relationship we should discuss our 'worse' with potential mates, and get the cold water poured on us. #4613/02/2017 #64 Ali Anani#63 I am waiting for the response of @Javier 🐝 beBee. Estimations range between 60%-80% of our bodies is water. What we throw in rivers we tend to throw in our bodies. This is a new idea emerging. For somebody to throw a pepsi can in water it is he who drank the bubbles and contaminated the water of his body. Careless to the environment is also careless for his own body.13/02/2017 #63 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#61 Better than that - we are made of water. We are not dry of humanity and in that sea we can drown. That is why home is no different to a single polyp of coral. Given the opportunity to grow tiny polyps can become great barrier reefs. As we become smarter about our ecology we will get smarter about our home. The daily practice of living is what is dynamic - that is the value of the link to This is Water - this is where David Foster Wallace was most brilliant, but David Foster Wallace also commit suicide, how does @Javier 🐝 beBee reconcile his particular theory of happiness with someone like David Foster Wallace?13/02/2017 #61 Ali Anani#60 🤦🤷 WOW! So, in big families with so many kids the possibilities become staggering. This is one reason when we have too many interactions on a buzz the possibilities become mind-bewildering. However; my dear friend @CityVP 🐝 Manjit View more#60 🤦🤷 WOW! So, in big families with so many kids the possibilities become staggering. This is one reason when we have too many interactions on a buzz the possibilities become mind-bewildering. However; my dear friend @CityVP 🐝 Manjit few great possibilities shall emerge out of large possibilities. One example is water solutions and because of you I am working on it. Close13/02/2017 #58 Ali Anani#56 There is a big difference in adding sugar to water than adding fat to same water. Sugar dissolves in water and we have a homogeneous solution. Fats don't dissolve and always float on the surface of water. It is up t us what to add to the waters of marriage. This thinking is due to your superb comment @Harvey Lloyd. You wrote "We can't describe the points of each in terms of equal but rather how one fills the others weaknesses and compliments their strengths". This is our choice: sweetening strengths and reducing weaknesses or add immiscible 'thoughts and actions" and sour the relationship.
As you wrote "The need for solidarity of family commitment has never been greater". Unfortunately, the waters are becoming salty and we make water saltier. The salting out effect takes place and wife and husband separate like oil and water do.
I greatly appreciate your comment, Harvey. It is worthy of pondering on for long times.13/02/2017 #56 Harvey LloydA very divisive subject matter. It is difficult to discuss this topic without discussing the values that sustain a marriage. A vowed relationship is different than just being friends. IMHO marriage is not a vow of equals but rather of complimentary. We cant describe the points of each in terms of equal but rather how one fills the others weaknesses and compliments their strengths.
In your story i wonder what the answer would have been, if early in the relationship, the wife had been asked, Would you trade your husband for a million dollars?
Families today struggle to meet relationship requirements as they serve to many masters. Work, finance and social all pull at the family. The need for solidarity of family commitment has never been greater. Husbands cant be husbands without a wife, nor can a wife be a wife without a husband. Sounds simple but when we make so many promises outside the marriage then what is left for the family?
Long before the outcomes you described, each party made a decision they couldn't go with the other, emotionally. They became competitive. Each responded differently to this choice, mentally. Each chose their corner and began the journey of competitive separation. The real outcome is neither chose the family.
When i fear my boss/career more than my wife/family, then separation has started.13/02/2017 #55 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#54 That indeed is the problem of underwhelm in organizations that have the potential to be even greater, pure water CEO's get frozen out, sugar water CEO's do not. Then again "This is Water" : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhhC_N6Bm_s View more#54 That indeed is the problem of underwhelm in organizations that have the potential to be even greater, pure water CEO's get frozen out, sugar water CEO's do not. Then again "This is Water" : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhhC_N6Bm_s
There is a big difference between a tree of knowledge and a tree of life. The monkeys on the tree of knowledge can eat what they want, the rare humans who find the Tree of Life is the Tree worth finding and that tree feeds our heart not our mental stomach. Close13/02/2017 #54 Ali Anani#53 My next buzz following today's buzz on New Insights on HUman Behavior (actually an eBook) will be on "Adapting to Increase our Tolerance Levels". Dear friend @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- one way trees adapt to cold weather and to stop water freezing and killing trees is to produce sugar water. Sugar water doesn't freeze as readily as pure water. So, I thank you for increasing my tolerance level. I see more synchronicity peeping between us.13/02/2017 #53 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#48 My dear Ali Anani, I am not in this world to oppose or dispose, I want to set my sights much higher visions than that. I only have two words for the limitations that stem from opposing in this regard before I get back to how the best minds make honey.
- Producer11/02/2017AN ODE TO LOVE!Darkness of night Dispelling its might Emerge in the sky full moon With a soothing bloom A balm to souls Eternal love thus engulf us with its mystic role Love, love, and for love alone Kings can afford to abdicate their...
Comments12/02/2017 #18 CityVP 🐝 ManjitBTW COSE (Chamber of Self-Expression) does form a part of the DNA of what I engage here "The Learning Journey") so I invite Sara Jacobovici and Ali Anani to look at the opening statement page at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Self-expressed/info?yguid=74425450
Likewise Debasish, I invite you also to take a look at it. Ultimately your journey might be a learning journey, it might be a self-expression journey, it might be a brand journey - that I don't know. One of the most helpful things I came across that helped me differentiate between a learning journey and a self-expression journey is Carol Dweck's distinction between a Growth Mindset and a Fixed Mindset
Here is the most important thing of all in the present context. I am not selling my vision of the world to you. I am exploring my own and this is why I am and will continue to write a flood of expressions that are currently informed by the words "successful personal branding" - because that not only is a rather mediocre conception but it BRANDS us. What that is saying is that we are all selling something - it defines human beings as constantly selling our ideas to others. It is also why I will file this poem into my GOLD LEARNING and not BLACK LEARNING - which are MY learning journeys.
I am not saying to you unfollow people and certainly not to follow me. Dweck's idea of growth mindset is what transforms my own self-expression journey into a learning one. I am glad that through this new map, I can continue my own learning journey and explore both utopia and dystopia as just one of the YELLOW LEARNING items on my learning journey.12/02/2017 #17 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#16 Dear Liesbeth, I am taking the liberty of using your comment "Love is a precious gift" to address my answer to Debasish's question as to my Darth Vader reference. So this is to Debasish.
What Liesbeth wrote in her comment is a single poetic line "love is a precious gift" - and if she wrote a poem about an Ode to Love, that would most probably be the starting point for her poet. This is not about right or wrong, but what is. The what is or present state of a Liesbeth poem would most likely be utopian. The present state of what is of a Debasish poem would be more likely from the dystopian view. So here the Debasish poem about an Ode to Love begins with "Darkness of Night", whereas I would not expect a poem written by Liesbeth to begin from that point - and thus I treat her comment as the first line of her poetry.
Now, when I engage online I am not particularly interested in my own present state. Each of us if we choose to engage future state development can choose to change. My future state won't be known to me until I get to look backwards to this time in the year 2020. A journey of self-expression is very different from a learning journey. In my early years I wasn't on a learning journey but a self-expression journey.
When I felt that my journey of self-expression was being threatened by a new concept at the time called Brand You that Tom Peters had introduced at the back-end of the 20th Century - I eventually decided that my self-expression journey would be branded "Mark Zorro". That is a great example of a dystopian choice, because the utopian choice would be to just accept "Brand You" ideology. So it is my first major dedicated Mark Zorro page was at Yahoo called Zorroist and I insisted on creating a group where the aim of the group is to unfollow. In the end I had managed to keep it down to 2 followers. "Mark Zorro" and me :-)
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Self-expressed/info?yguid=7442545012/02/2017 #16 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.love is thé precious gift12/02/2017 #15 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#14 Debasish you do not engage in flowery, pretty, delusional poetry about utopia's and happiness abound, instead your poetry draws much more on dystopia and you don't shy away from the problems of the world. Your poetry is naturally drawn to the dark side. You may be Anakin Skywalker but the poetry like your comment itself, focus on the dark side where you say "which is almost waging war against nature". Immediately you are questioning what is wrong, instead of what is right.
Your poetry is not John Lennon "Imagine" (though John Lennon actual life was informed by the dark side and like all genius his songs and his life were a constant contradiction). The Beatles were seen as very utopian (and Brian Epstein crafted that image, even though Epstein himself did not live a utopian existence), but the Beatles had their dystopian too and that has to be dug out from the utopian image Epstein shaped for them see https://offtherecordglobe.areavoices.com/2015/08/03/5-beatles-songs-that-showed-they-could-be-dark/ This is present even in your reflection of love where you are not talking about agape love, but a more primal kind of love. https://www.gotquestions.org/agape-love.html12/02/2017 #14 debasish majumder#5 am i seem to be a villain or rogue in poetry, as you mention me as Darth Vader @CityVP 🐝 Manjit? i just wanted to draw a sharp contrast which we observe in nature apropos to love, where in nature males adorn, but, perhaps in human world, women adorn to attract males, which is almost waging war against nature! i just shared the reflection of love i observe.11/02/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWhen I saw the subject "love" that is not a subject I connect with Majumder poem and I was about to bequeath the honour upon you of being the Darth Vader of Poetry. That honour is still intact because as the poem advanced, it contained more themes to erotic love, the surprise would have been if the poem was about agape love - then I would reconsider your emerging status for the dark side :-)11/02/2017 #1 Ali AnaniNice poem dear @debasish majumder. I don't want to repeat my words in that you are a grand poet. You have just sent me into a thinking time by your writing "I never feel fatigued with love'. My daughter Sara said to me while she was very young "Dad, because I loved you so much I stopped loving you". When I asked her to explain her response was amazing. Because I loved you so much and you travel a lot you keep me worried for fear something wrong might happen to you. You keep me worried and I am fatigued". LOve in her eyes made her feel fatigued. Only yesterday, Sara left for one semester in Turkey. She won a scholarship because of her achievements. Sara left me fatigued. I miss her. Her love is the cause.
- Producer09/02/2017TIME- THE ONLY PRIME!What is time? I am in dilemma Wasting time is a crime? Exploiting to its fullest and crate a value, which is prime Time you are truly an enigma An abstract icon, failing to utilize it causing an anathema! What is time?...
Comments11/02/2017 #11 David B. GrinbergVery creative and impressive buzz, Debasish. Time, for all practical purposes, is a manufactured and artificial creation to give order and structure to our lives. As you know, time is relative and moves at different speeds on Earth and in space. Scientists say the faster one travels in space, the more time slows down compared to Earth. Thus, by traveling near the speed of light for one year, a decade or more of time might have passed on Earth. Therefore, if one were to return to Earth after intergalactic travel near light speed, it would be similar to time travel to the future. Moreover, as Einstein theorized, space and time are one and form the fabric of the Universe (space-time). I hope the mysteries of time are solved during our time here on Earth. The wonder of the Universe awaits us.10/02/2017 #9 Joris PlaatstaalWhy do we seem to need capturing life in words and poems?
Time is relative, subjective and objective. That leaves time to obtain a freedom you can use or neglect.
Time (or life) is not something that is forced upon us. I see it as a gift.
Am I wrong in my perception that many of us experience that gift as a burden?
We are not obliged to endure life and time. It is a gift to us. Not a curse.
It only seems to be a curse, in our addiction to achieve wealth and power.
Please, don't let me be the only one that is able to be happy with the gift we received.
- Producer09/02/2017The Complexity of ChoicesWhere we stand has an important role in affecting our future. If we nudge a ball on a flat surface we may predict its next position. However; if we apply the same nudge on a ball standing on a peak with a rough surface who would predict its next...
Comments10/02/2017 #39 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#38 Exactly, @Ali Anani. We are squandering our time on hundreds of meaningless daily decisions and missing the crucial ways all of these choices are the root cause of the destruction we are doing to our own health and the demise of the planetary ecosystem.
"Time to pause and think and even if we don't have the time we should make it."10/02/2017 #38 Ali Anani#37 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich- your comment is timely, precise and brings new points to the discussions so far. You wrote "We are propagating drastically unintended consequences when so much human energy and potential is expended in so many varieties of products...". This is a valid point. Today I commented on a post on LI by @Sara Jacobovici about time. I mentioned in my comment that we have much less time to choose from a widening range of choices such as products. Tis leads to loss of focus and having less pause time to make choices wisely. Now, you even increase this tension by mentioning "In any big box store 80%+ will have dire warnings about swallowing for a product solely intended to be used in our mouth!?!? Where shall all build up of tension shall lead us? Time to pause and think and even if we don't have the time we should make it.10/02/2017 #37 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThis was a buzz worthy of letting roll around the bumpy incline of my brain overnight, @Ali Anani.
"As we increase the tension of having more choices or alternatives, the more likely we move towards chaos."
I feel this all the time, and really appreciate the story that @Steve Brady shared about toothpaste. IT IS ABSURD.
We are propagating drastically unintended consequences when so much human energy and potential is expended in so many varieties of products, mostly created by a handful of large companies, that are actually harmful despite the pretty packaging. In any big box store 80%+ will have dire warnings about swallowing for a product solely intended to be used in our mouth!?!?
Why are we allowing the marketplace to be about sustaining its crazy structure, rather than as a tool to enable humans to live fuller, healthier lives?10/02/2017 #35 Ali Anani#34 Again, this is a very relevant point, @Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS. I wonder if taxes were increased gradually in small doses would have ended differently. Unfortunately, decision-makers tend to prefer reactions and changes in noticeable percentages. That might yield to more disruption than ever imagined.10/02/2017 #34 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS#32 Glad you liked it and that it was relevant :)
Your post also got me thinking about the one-time tax rebate that Bush did after the 2008 Great Recession. Did it have the expected benefit, getting people to spend more? I believe it had the opposite effect - people saved it as they were stuck in homeostasis - afraid of losing their jobs and not having enough money.
"President Bush also authorized the U.S. Treasury to mail out a one-time tax rebate in 2008. It was unsuccessful in preventing the financial crisis."10/02/2017 #32 Ali Anani#30
Great comment, dear @Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS. I watched the first link- a 10 minutes video about motivation. THis is a timely video and adds support for this buzz. Monetary motivations work as expected, but suddenly they work in the opposite direction by lowering productivity. Human, human behavior is strange. Will check the other link today. I am full of gratitude to your comment, Jared10/02/2017 #31 Tausif MundrawalaIt is upto us how we see the situation ? Is it from the parallel axis or perpendicular axis, where this means this and that means that. We should always see the problem from the prism of founding solutions rather than spending time studying only the theories behind those problems. Again a mind stimulating buzz, Sir Ali Anani.10/02/2017 #30 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTSGreat post, Dr. @Ali Anani!
It inspires some good thought. And more thoughts.
One that came to mind was Dan Pink's DRiVE on worker motivation for the work that pays for those extra taxes - or anything for that matter:
Another thought was resetting our set-points:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/comfortably-being-uncomfortable10/02/2017 #26 Max🐝 J. Carter#25 Thank you @Ali Anani it's a lot of hard work to simply be me and do it the way I do it. And I use an orange lighter as a metaphor for orange being the color of communication as it is applied to the angelic metaphor and creativity for the Sacral chakra and a reminder to speak from the heart with wisdom.
I often say that the best art regardless of it's form is the art that is poured out from the soul and that's what touches their souls.10/02/2017 #25 Ali Anani#24 I am honest with people and I try to be as clear as possible. I have just commented one of your old buzzes on wisdom and understanding and I found the buzz quite an enjoyable read. Honestly, writing in simplicity reaches the heart faster. In your comments here and your mentioned buzz both "entered" my heart for the same reason. Great thinking expressed in simple words. This formula brings BOTH understanding and wisdom. You did it.10/02/2017 #24 Max🐝 J. Carter#22 #23 Thank you @Ali Anani I had a friend on Facebook say something today about the real Shamans of the world and the responsibility that goes with it. It's one I take very seriously as I allow what I say to come out with my greatest fear being giving the wrong guidance. Your words my friend show me that all the work I have been doing my entire life and do every day is worth it.10/02/2017 #22 Ali Anani#21 Dear @Max🐝 J. Carter- this time your comment is s clear, transparent, explanatory and truly deep. I agree with you on all fronts. You wrote "Their ups are small and their valley is low.
To truly improve tings for all one must think of all as one makes ones choices and think about the impact to the sum.10/02/2017 #21 Max🐝 J. CarterLife is a wave a sine wave. Peaks and valleys and for every up there is a down.
It's the same basic concept behind the Karmic law of reaping as you sow.
There is no control.
It's a shared reality and what one does or chooses will impact the sum.
Many have their choices taken away by others.
Their ups are small and their valley is low.
To truly improve tings for all one must think of all as one makes ones choices and think about the impact to the sum.
Without doing this one will make choices that will crush the lives of others regardless of intent.
The road to hell paved with good intentions often is the hell we create for others because we are to concerned with our own lives and the impact to us without caring or giving ourselves a list of excuses the most popular lie being we each are responsible only for our own lives that allows to be inhumane and inflict suffering in the name of our own life and success.
- Producer08/02/2017OUR OBSESSION FOR 'BRAND'!What is ‘Brand’? Is it appears from blue Act as glue And to flummox us with its strand? We are in dilemma How to retain its abstract value A sheer enigma! To make it sustainable We continuously strive. ...
Comments16/02/2017 #28 Tausif Mundrawala'Whom none dare to vie', Wow. This was a wonderful poem. I can't resist myself commenting on this great piece, my friend. This entire box would seem insufficient for me to comment on each and every line as it deserves close reading. Thanks for sharing this poem with us, @debasish majumder09/02/2017 #21 Gert Scholtz@debasish majumder Your poetry reflects the hardship of the everyday laborer - for whom brand has very different significance. You reach all the strands of the concept of brand and I like this line the most: Where ‘I’ is the product of majority’s ‘Eye’. Great, great poetry!09/02/2017 #16 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#14 Dear @Ali Anani so long as it creates metaphorical muscle and a stronger mind, I look forward already to 2020 because then that is the time to look back to today - if learning is easy, it is not learning - if reflection does not burn deep it is only a cheap orgasm and the word RUACH still means something much greater than any of us realize and it is certainly not an "orgasm" :-)09/02/2017 #13 Yogesh SukalAmazing Poem Debasish, Its like surfing. To make our own brand is getting on the wave , but to maintain balance & ride with tide needs the principles of physics.
cc @CityVP 🐝 Manjit @David B. Grinberg @John White, MBA @Ali Anani @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín @Gerald Hecht09/02/2017 #12 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#9 Dear @Ali Anani my views on mass personal branding are not a stand, they are a cry of pain, a cry of deep anguished pain, the kind of anguish citizens of the world are feeling right now because they are powerless in watching that marketer called Trump dumbing down America. I don't mind this kind of anguish or this kind of existential limitation because the net result is through it I am the one will get stronger. I will triumph from this pain, I am developing a smarter mind, spirit and body for encountering this.
When the very Presidency of the United States has been reduced to the level of a marketer, this is an excellent time for me to encounter this relationship with mass personal branding. Do you think that Nelson Mandela was weakened because he was put in jail. Once Mandela secured his baseline which was not to get killed by the Apartheid regime, then the years he spent in Ellis Island with the struggle, is what made him.
Once Mandela was released from a dumb political system, his captors had already negotiated their own survival with him and once they knew that Mandela would protect them, he walked out of his jail - thanking the people who imprisoned him. I likewise will thank those that imprison me - this is not a stand, just as Mandela was not making a stand, he was allowing the struggle to work on him, he embraced the struggle and when he was free, he thanked the struggle. As he said in his own words, it was the struggle that made ordinary men, extraordinary. By 2020 the dumb President of Marketing will be out and a new era begins in America - and the next three years are not definitely not a stand, it is merely an imprisonment - the best kind for a developing mind.09/02/2017 #10 Ali Anani#7 DEra @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- I know of your stand and I respect it fully. This is very consistent with your writing here "Personal brand is about being ADJUSTED, but I am maladjusted". In complex systems, small adjustments might lead to even more maladjustment. So, in practical terms I find myself on the same boat.09/02/2017 #9 Ali Anani#7 DEra @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- I know of your stand and I respect it fully. This is very consistent with your writing here "Personal brand is about being ADJUSTED, but I am maladjusted". In complex systems, small adjustments might lead to even more maladjustment. So, in practical terms I find myself on the same boat.
- Producer05/02/2017Small Today, Significant TomorrowIt is very unfortunate that we tend to associate the butterfly effect mostly to weather. Humans are affected equally with the butterfly effect. Managers and leaders need to grasp the extensibility of this effect to the human domain. This buzz is...
Comments09/02/2017 #78 Ali Anani#77 Dear @Deb🐝 Lange- I have just commented on your buzz of today. You know by now that I trust completely what you say here. You are correct. It is in taking small steps that we may eventually have a great change happening. If we go too fast we might miss the real value of change. It is like the logistic equation- if we go very fast we lose seeing the steps in between. I couldn't agree more with you.09/02/2017 #77 Deb🐝 LangeDear @Ali Anani yes - we often talk about all the changes we want to make in the world or in our lives and get overwhelmed. Once again, I "think & sense" when we do this we live in the world of ideas and abstractions rather than coming back into the physical world where we can take a fist step. If we take the first step, and the next first step, and the next first step - all those little steps begin to ripple out and the next minute we look back and say, yes we created change - and it started with the first act of kindness, or that first act of composting, or that first act of generosity. Thank-you again for a wonderful post.07/02/2017 #75 🐝 Fatima Williams#71 I admire the comments between you amazing intelligent and creative people. I just read them and reflect on them as they reflect real life experiences and I am thankful to you for being so generous in your choice to give which leaves me with a choice to receive.
When we make a choice some fail to consider the most important question.
A.How does this choice benefit me ? B. Will it add value to my life? C. Will the consequences of this choice be good for the people around me?
" Rather than the above we end up with the below questions?Will this choice benefit others ? Is it good ? What will he/she think of my choice etc "
I believe that an embedded choice for me is asking the questions A,B & C. You might call it selfish. But this is the lesson I've learnt from my experience with the people and MY choices in life so far.
Thank you @Ali Anani for tagging me to share and also read these great comments which I would have otherwise missed.07/02/2017 #73 Max🐝 J. Carter#60 I am not sure this has anything to do with what I said.
#67 @Ali Anani Who wants to go against the tide and lose popularity?
I do it daily and with nearly every piece I write.
That we let popularity dictate anything is part of the problem. It is again something that stifles growth and progress in society and in humanity.
Scientific studies on the herd or mob effect show that generally speaking the popular thing is usually the dumbest thing as when we gather in crowds we lose our intellect and become as intelligent as the least intelligent person or people in the crowd. It's one of the most damaging things we do as a species to allow ourselves to give in to popularity.
This is why I never really care who I am about to piss off because the ones who I usually piss off the most are more concerned with their popularity and showing off then they are with getting it right.
The thing I find interesting is watching the unpopular gaining ground against the popular for finally cutting through all the bullshit that every one is tired of seeing the results of the now we live in.07/02/2017 #70 Ali Anani#69 Yes, you are right @Harvey Lloyd as we have the keys to the executive wash room. I had my own experiences and I did affect change (For example, not segregating male students from male students in a conservative country). It is a story I am proud of because I used a simple creative idea to d that. I met huge challenges, but I was also ready for them. Like your catalyst idea assuming there is a chemicl reaction first. Who will start the reaction then my friend?07/02/2017 #69 Harvey Lloyd#67 I believe you have the key to the executive wash room. I contend that any choice that will change the path of existence will present the 50/50 polarized positions. My personal opinion is a catalyst will be needed to force change. I believe we can all conjure up the scope of many catalysts. I will leave that to your imagination.
@Sara Jacobovici discusses the individual efforts and the choices we make can have effect. I agree to a point, but my choices are offset by mere population growth. We will reach the tipping point where lifestyle change will be mandatory. This will not be a pretty time. I am not a doomsdayer. But do recognize a little change now in the path of existence at the macro level will go a long way for future generations to live comfortably.
A few years ago the "Cradle to Grave concept" was initiated, it fizzled. But implied you can't move forward unless you had a recycle plan. A case study by Caterpillar demonstrated that by beefing up their parts engineering, the end of life was now a rebuild opportunity and increased sales.07/02/2017 #68 Sara Jacobovici#62 Thank you for the mention @Harvey Lloyd. I confess, I am behind in reading the comments so I hope my response does not seem out of place (or out of line). I don't have a scientific backing for this but my attitude is; where there is a will, there is a way. From what I have been taught, we have the capacity to have clean technology. When it comes to lifestyle, we don't have to give anything up, I think what we have to do is adjust. It comes full circle back to choice.07/02/2017 #66 Harvey Lloyd#65 I agree in theory the 100 monkey scenario mentioned earlier is a process to look upon. I would contend though that in order to reach critical mass we would need a great many to make the change as you describe. This is why leadership within all areas is needed along a singular platform. In essence this theory is asking the tail to wag the dog. Clear and concise leadership that all can follow is what is needed.
This is difficult to find, as leadership must also contend with popularity, regardless of side. Key players in industry have the opportunity to present alternative plans of global success and many may have already done so. But i fear many are more for or against something as opposed to becoming solution providers.07/02/2017 #65 Ali Anani#62 I invite dear @Sara Jacobovici to respond first dera @Harvey Lloyd as Sara is the one who writes often about choices. However; I would add that taking a choice means taking a different position. In complexity, small changing in positions may take us into new paths that emerge.07/02/2017 #63 John RylanceAli , I think there are two concepts here re the sand and snowflake quotes, the first is the "straw that breakers the camel's back". That is taking the risk the outcome of your action won't cause problems, whereas the snowflake sees no correlation between its action and the possible likely outcome. #4407/02/2017 #62 Harvey LloydAhh, @Ali Anani, you and @Sara Jacobovici invite the elephant to the room with your thoughts. I can only take but small bites as the old wiring of my brain is slow these days.
I sit here and write a comment on a computer that was manufactured and the digits roll through our local network (copper and mined for the wires) to a server farm in hinter land. A site like beBee has engaged us in the butterfly effect you speak. In order for us to have a voice in social media we needed all the components to make it work. From the land to the professionals of design to the construction workers and many more.
I speak to our existence as the issue and not necessarily our choices. Can we get people to alter their lifestyles, i believe so, but lifestyles are not the cause, it is our existence and the need for advancement of our civilization. Are we willing to give up beBee for a reduction in our carbon footprint?
This is not to say that we cant return to sustainable living. I believe the butterfly effect can be used to make this happen. A few decades back, when this all began, we started a process of cradle to grave thinking. It stalled. I believe this is the process we need to consider for our sustainability. Cradle to grave design made entrepreneurs, capital investment and many other aspects of development include the planet in the ultimate design.
But we all need to be prepared. This will convert the resources that once were free into a cost center. This cost will raise our cost of living.07/02/2017 #61 Anonymous#59 "We need to be alert that a drop of kindness today may build the future of others" this is key aspect where there's a roller coaster ride taken and (doesn't imply to those with power pockets). But hurts the economy. Dig out the past a few decades back "what made some great persona(s) to say so and so countries will be aspiring after some years or will be under the category of highly developed. Where as the growth awareness aspects were part of those locales of great persona's". Yes, this was my first focused point delivering subject point perspectives with east Asians during 1990. And later connecting the dots expressed reasoning and referring the why's (in return the team told me to relocate to china travel along we will look into the needful, they were in a hurry not ready to wait for the crisis/recession to come and go, it was risky for investment returns). What has been told by East Asians (5 of them) in 1990 and the team (group of 50) never thought who or what I am but extended the reach. At some places some jump up to extend reach and be beneficial for both OR exchange in research to bag benefits OR engage in requirements gathering build businesses.. A times my spouse will say "you need to generate job opportunities for others not focusing on like others looking into profiting, maybe in journey of doing good to others you die with poverty".. I give a smile because often hear from many saying those words "don't think for others, think for yourself". There are many who think for themselves (one of the reasons of crisis, recession, sudden country growth, fear of attack, making variety of weapons and some instigating groups). At least if few countable people should step forward sharing awareness..07/02/2017 #60 Anonymous#54 Once on travel in transit, observed a couple were murmuring whispering eye and eye brow signs, tap on a phone and fingers pointing (many whether America or UK fav smartphone) were towards a roughly used mobile in my hand. (later understood they were originated from the country I was going to visit). I didn't hesitate to ask about the features of the phone they carried, gave a listen showed what they said along with proud feel of the cost and quality. In turn showed how comfortable I am using Nokia E90, the price is more and also it's authentic made, assembled, mfg in a place to view removed the back cover. Then showed another mobile with dual Sim, sleek and fancy having all the features of the same smart phone they were plus few more functions included came along a stylus. And with a smile gave my feedback this fancy phone is made, assembled, mfg and designed in China by removing back cover and told them for the cost of your smartphone in your hand I can buy a dozen of these, And I know what's behind the back flap of the smart phone. They took excuse, giving an ear to announcement about flights. Walked off hurriedly. I know the later consequences, while boarding American Airways flight ignoring their comfortableness, was seeing the flights across the panes on Heathrow. In some countries it's tough to play with customers, but need to be true. I agree people get carried away easily but not always (much to focus on this point). Without hesitation I salute your new president.
- Producer03/02/2017Embedded ChoicesMale bees waggle dance to attract the fit drone bees. The female bee shall watch the male bees dancing to select the fittest ones to mate with. It is her choice and whatever she chooses shall decide her chances of birthing healthy bees and change...
Comments07/02/2017 #37 🐝 Fatima Williams#36 It's a pleasure to share this buzz it was a embedded choice to share the lovely message you were conveying through this buzz.
#Whatever choice we take means we are changing our current position to another one. The starting position has changed and consequently the consequences shall change." !
When we make a choice we fail to consider the most important question.
A.How does this choice benefit me ? B. Will it add value to my life? C. Will the consequences of this choice be good for the people around me?
" Rather than the above we end up with the below questions?Will this choice benefit others ? etc "
I believe that the embedded choice for me is asking the questions A,B & C. You might call it selfish. But this is the lesson I've learnt from my experience with the people and my choices in life so far.
Are we sometimes less than bees in making choices? Sadly,Even my answer is yes.
But I'm learning to be Bee 🐝03/02/2017 #30 Ali AnaniPlants consume carbon dioxide and thus reduce the greenhouse effect my friend @debasish majumder. If it wasn't for the plants living on earth would be almost impossible. We are producing more carbon dioxide than plants can consume at the same time we suffer from deforestation. That is more carbon dioxide and less plants. This is our dilemma.Thank you for bringing this point to the discussion menue.03/02/2017 #29 debasish majumderi am afraid that, do we produce carbon di oxide out of our own choice? intriguing part is, how hydrogen plays a predominant role altogether for such exhale network of emission! are we beckoning our jeopardy out of our exhale mechanism? what about the plants, who are essentially depending for their existence, out of the exhale of carbon di oxide? besides, carbon, an essential element, is the result of our internal energy producing mechanism and even plays the key role for the replication of our historical sign of presence in this planet by virtue of D.N.A., copying our metamorphosis and evolving strategy! i am pretty confused that, how our choice plays any pertinent role in this context! a healthy cow can bear a healthy calf and unlike calf, we are utterly different out of our ability to think, perceive and make our choice out of our conscious effort, unlike other creatures, including bees! besides, order and disorder, both lies in the same constituent and the potential one will predominant as per the available condition. you mentioned about water, which is equally a constituent of immense gravity, determining the gravity and longevity of our existence, the basic ingredient for all creatures to survive. if the other name of water is life, than, the pollutant water is equally responsible for death. what an amazing duality lies in one! however, Great post indeed sir @Ali Anani! intriguing indeed! thank you very much sir for the share.03/02/2017 #28 Ali Anani#27 DEar @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- you amaze me again with your not only superb comment, but also for your ability to connect my buzzes together. I am endowed to have your comments indeed. Equally impressing is your metaphor and I know one thing for sure- " if consequences flow into an existing positive spiral then consequences may extend in a way that delights rather than scares us". You surely fit into this criteria. I told you I am blessed o read your comments on my buzzes.
I love your conclusion remark "Individual choice is impacted by our own individual capability to see choices from the larger context". It is through constructive dialogues that we may tune to the waggling dance of superb comments such as yours.03/02/2017 #27 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe ocean of consequences society faces begins with individual streams of choices. This little stream that is flowing with me is focused on the flow of a reservoir to my home rather than the flow of the stream to all the estuary of society, which in part is related to the sum and quality of homes.
Noting that an estuary is where the tide meets the stream, there are so many tides currently in action that it is exhausting to observe their wasted energy. The expression that is called a silver-lining is where we have an optimistic view of what presently feels horrendous. What extenuates consequences is also our immediate and visceral reactions which accelerate in the direction of change. If these consequences flow into an existing negative spiral, nature extenuates it - if consequences flow into an existing positive spiral then consequences may extend in a way that delights rather than scares us.
So what is in my reservoir that is not flowing into the unknown consequences of the estuary?
The "Ideas Waggle Dance" is still in my estuary https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/ideas-waggling-dance
Here you related an electron orbit with a waggle dance and a waggle dance to a butterfly. If we attain an ability to utilize our own information reservoirs and can make likewise relationships between three images, we are also capable of making smart life choices. Yet even the brightest person can make sub-optimal choices where either they just don't see the consequences or worse just don't care about the consequences. Usually it is due to not seeing rather than refusing to see.
The waggle dance from May 2016 is about human beings able to see more than what is presented and the waggle dance today is more binary in it's choice. Individual choice is impacted by our own individual capability to see choices from the larger context.03/02/2017 #25 Ali Anani#24 -I am so glad to have met with you here @James Olcott. You moved me with your linked post. I enjoyed reading it immensely. You have your authentic style of writing. I loved these parts:
Nevertheless, I did find many helpful folks along the way; it was just they were never in the right place to clear an obstacle for me.
But like watched pots that never boil, I couldn’t get my bacon to fly.
As for your comment on this buzz, I agree with you.03/02/2017 #24 James OlcottMany peeps don't realize that not making a choice is itself a choice. And typically a poor one.
I've had to make many difficult choices in my life: Stay in a fantastic family business or Leave a family business that left me spiritually pained: https://thebernardolcottstory.com/2017/01/05/murphy-and-his-law/03/02/2017 #22 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAThank you, Ali, for another thought provoking article. What most resonated with me was your statement "We need to choose and we need to also consider the consequences. We have another embedded choice here: to be selfish and think of ourselves or be unselfish and think of others and what consequences will result in the future". And, as always, fear limits your vision, your choices and your ability to have your best life.03/02/2017 #21 Ali Anani#14 #18 - This is a dilemma and I am truly looking forward to enhanced comments from all on this issue. I ask myself for now that governments collect huge taxes from cigarettes and alcohols. This need for taxes is contradicted with the task of the governments to provide health insurances for the population. How much of the proceeds of taxes go for treating illnesses resulting from cigarettes and alcohols? If I claim I have a ready answer I shall not be telling the perfect truth. Besides, as the governments increase taxes the smokers have less money to buy good food for themselves and the families. I dare say in some countries more than 20% of the income goes for buying cigarettes. So, are we trading an evil with an evil?
- Producer31/01/2017Better to Focus or not?To succeed you need to focus. To fail, just focus on one thing. Companies that focus on one niche may fail. This happened to many companies such as Kodak. These companies got so immersed in what they do well only to find their blindness to...
Comments02/02/2017 #98 Anonymous#94 Well said, we reached right customers in return got good customer response which gave ways-in for loyalty development.. I was like a cross-link to my friend, his employer and customers. On 5th day went and collected my documents, also it was good to see the employment confirmation duly signed "Mr ... appointed as Area Manager .....". In return as focusing on my loyalty I was offered assist region manager, had to refuse as I hadn't completed graduation some subjects were yet to finish to get my degree.. More my focus was to establish a small workshop, so as to generate provisioning a half dozen employment at least. "It's inhumane tendency of power packers to crush the larvae, else the caterpillar knows journey of transformation to Imago".02/02/2017 #97 Ali AnaniWhat a lovely surprise dear @Isabella M Wesoly to meet you here. You are most welcome to beBee as an outstanding thinker and person.
You read my next buzz before writing it. It is related to complexity. I appreciate your good words as much as I am happy to welcome you here.02/02/2017 #95 Isabella M WesolyThanks for this delightful read Ali. I feel that a willingness to view complexity from multiple perspectives can allow a greater understanding of emergence. We could all make time to focus on what's outside 'the box', even nothing is something.
Thanks again Ali, great to be here.. at last!02/02/2017 #93 Anonymous#62 from realties of life sharing an experience from early 1990's. One of my friend applied for a sales person job (matching as per qualification and experience), showed us the ad. Taking a peep on info, asked him why not apply for "Area manager or Team lead". Response from other friends to my suggestion was more negative. Following day I accompanied along, evening after the interview finding an opportunity greeted the General manager and asked if it's ok to share few words and evaluated the team tree maybe the sales in a month should be of this value? and if my friend fulfills the total sale equivalency (quantities equal to 16 sales persons "under the area manager 4 Team supervisors and under each team supervisor at least 4 salesman" then will they be willing to offer my friend Area Manger position? GM agreed and stated conditions (prove it and get placed in position along with an additional bonus. Else not a single Paise will be given nor expenses occurred will be paid). My friend signed the appointment took advance (gave copies of my license and moped document plus myself signed a promissory stamp paper as security). Later next day asked some friends to join us to accomplish sales, rather taking four weeks to lessen time in a week. Guided them with what and what not's, showed the market places. Within four weeks six months sales had been achieved. Used simple strategy by focusing on market. At that time I was just out of college and was working in a factory.02/02/2017 #91 Devesh Bhatt#80 true. In a company which has lived a few years I.e. survived and grown, it is true.
Here strategy mplemented within context of the vision and objectives.
But then we are back to focus. Vision and objectives as points of focus.
Many times within a year a person finds vision and objectives to be redundant eg Start-ups, new governments, even individuals.
Then it returns focus and spread of focus, embodied by points of focus.
True vision can be all encompassing, but everybody cannot apply it that way. Vision/objective is for the future, our capacity is in the present and often Vision and objectives are precieved with very few elements of the present, we delink micro and macro, the link is broken.
You and I already know our methods of application , here we look at a metaphorical context to seek replicable method.
Suppose if we were to define the vision and objectives of this buzz by @Ali Anani in one line each. How would that be?01/02/2017 #88 Gert Scholtz@Ali Anani To your excellent post I might add that I think the Pareto Rule is dynamic - what is the profitable 20% today may be part of the unproductive 80% tomorrow, and vice versa. So it is important that company focus oscillates between wide and narrow so as to keep up with the continuous change in the Pareto mix.01/02/2017 #80 Mohammed Sultan#63 You raised a good point on the justification(the why) of cross-linkage as a focus strategy(the how).Cross-linkage or the relationship among different businesses will be more credible and justified by the "synergy'' that might exist between their objectives and when the strategy is implemented within the context of the org vision and mission.Thank you @ Devesh Bhatt.I wish the answer would satisfy your thoughts.01/02/2017 #79 Max🐝 J. Carter#78 We are all as human as all of us are. i Might be an awakened human however it makes me no more human and makes no one else any less human.
It's a different state of being human.
The line you referred to is not opinion, it happens to be how it works. It's the only explanation as to why I can reach out to people on the other side of the globe and feel them instantly. It's why remote viewing works. There is a video from Russell Targ who worked n this for more than 2 decades with the CIA and was he was joined by physicists in this work. They proved it as scientific fact.
- Producer04/02/2017TYRANNY OF TECHNOLOGY!Tyranny of technology Engulfing us with its mighty cacophony Making us numb A sheer dumb Compelling to surrender us with its stunning presentation Dazzled us by its dispensation Accelerating us with its immense motion...
Comments05/02/2017 #7 Ali AnaniYou said it all at the end dear debasish majumder by writing "Where we lost our vision, but having no regret"? We are increasingly getting less responsible and this is brilliantly reflected in "When we observe a modern man hooked with his modern device
Crossing a busy road, not heeding to impending disaster in disguise".
Sadly true. I believe this is one of your best poems.
- Producer30/01/2017Human AppreciationBuzz Submitted by : Juan Imaz Buzz: 3 Steps to Building Your Personal Brand For me life is a play or as Michael Schrage described as "Serious Play", though he was talking about prototyping and not...
Comments31/01/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 Interesting that I saw the word DIGNA-TENTITY before I saw the word DIGI-IDENTITY. It is only on my second look that I saw portmanteau of digital identity and not dignity-identity. This is the same mind that is the providence of great marketers.
It is not the trend of personal branding that bothers me, it was being confronted by Tom Peters who launched BRAND-YOU at the end of the last century portraying the human being to sell themselves like Proctor & Gamble sell a box of soap.
When people read the original roll out of "The Brand Called You", it was a hit, but I did not focus on how we can Proctor & Gamble our own being or Unilever our soul, I just stared in amazement that this concept could be launched with an image of soap powder.
Here were on the eve of the 21s Century and someone was reducing the human being to a box of "Tide". Now add to that the feeling of being a product in a digital container, my reaction then was not the reaction of my peers. Immediately my gut reaction was to launch into posts such as Pathway to Authenticity. Yet that gut reaction was just as limited as "The Brand Called You".
That is how Mark Zorro came to be - initially a blog in 2003 where my rejection of "The Brand Called You" expressed itself as a blog of one-liners i.e. that we were becoming a soundbite society. In 2003 I created this blog at blogspot, founded by Evan Williams. In 2006 Evan Williams launched a co-founded a company that promoted guess what? One Liners - his group first called it TWTTR
A Brand Called "Mark Zorro" - One Line for Everything !!!
http://bit.ly/2km1wyU31/01/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich"...our capacity to be this thing we call "being human" This is not a facility that nature gave us, it is a potential we have but we need to nurture it. That nurturing did not begin with us, it begins with our guardians or parents and the nature of our society. "
@CityVP 🐝 Manjit - I have been slow-cooker-marinading on your series of thoughts on the wrong-side-of-the-bedness of succumbing to the trend of personal branding. I alternate between unease and 'oh, just an inapt metaphor' to extreme unease and then back to simmering confusion.
Are avatar, persona, profile thumbnail any better? What do we call this little slice of Deb that is portrayed in 2-D typing that is interpreted differently in each brain that chooses to read my arrangement of words?
Here is my basic problem. A corporate brand is meant to coalesce products and/or services so that hundreds of employees can talk to thousands of customers in a shorthand without misrepresenting a core component in the fluidity of language.
Being human is a state of constant change and of infinite complexity. Tomorrow you or I, or both of us, may awake and decide to "Do what we want to" > https://www.bebee.com/bee/melissa-hefferman-california?t=posts
- 30/01/2017Co-post Series: Time - Sara Jacobovici and Trent Selbredewww.linkedin.com Trent’s thoughts on how time is relative (I am no Einstein): Sara Jacobovici wrote a post about time. It got me thinking about time and I added...
Comments30/01/2017 #1 Ali AnaniI love this exchange of ideas between the two brains of @Sara Jacobovici and @Trent Selbrede. Trent's buzz raises a great point and to which Sara responded with great thoughts. Simply put, I feel that we have exchange of time. I mean if I feel I have plentiful time then I need to export it. This reminds of electricity grid whereby a country may export its surplus power to a connected country and at other times the importing country becomes exporter to the country..Is there such a thing- trade of time?
- Producer29/01/2017Open Minds Vs. Closed Minds- which is better?The questions that occupy my day are considering open vs. closed situations. Examples include: Do you prefer open-minded or closed-minded people? Do you opt for open systems, closed systems or both? Example: Windows vs. Apple Do you...
Comments20/02/2017 #106 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMARegarding thermostat-like managers/leaders: You can take this from the standpoint that a thermostat can produce heat (when you raise it higher) and cool when you turn it lower. Thus a leader or manager could be one moment hot (ready to share with employees), the next cold (distancing themselves from employees. If the thermostat method is the one a leader/manager employs, the group or department will be like spinning tops - one minute required to complete one project and the next moving on to another. In short, nothing ever is actually completed nor do they make any positive headway. Once again thank you for an interesting share my friend.15/02/2017 #105 Ali Anani#104 My dear friend and author @Edward Lewellen- first- it is my genuine pleasure to read your comments again. I hope your health is great as much as your brainy ideas are. Your example of open offices reflects on a real life experience and I share your point of view entirely. Yes, sometimes when we have only two choices we rush into selecting one without considering consequences, as your story example pointed out. I wrote in a later buzz that having choices may generate new choices. You again revealed a great example. You mentioned introverts started building walls of books.
You enrich my my mind my friend.15/02/2017 #104 Edward LewellenMy dear friend, @AliAnani, your ongoing use of nature to teach inspires awe of creation! You correctly write that we quickly jump to this binary decision, open or closed. I found myself doing exactly that! As in most things, to make a generalization of "all" or "none" seems to find exceptions to the rule. I recently became aware of a company that went to an open-space environment for most of their people. The executives thought, as you pointed out, that it would increase interaction, response time, camaraderie, etc. The executive I was speaking with asked me, "Do you know what happened?" I said, "let me get my crystal ball out and tell you. The people who are Extroverts loved it. They ended up engaging with each other more than before and wasting more time than before. The people who are Introverts started building walls for themselves with books, file hangers, pretty much anything they could find." His jaw dropped and he said I have pinpoint accuracy of the reactions from the employees. Unfortunately, executives have what they think is a great idea and then they generalize it into "one size fits all". People are too variable to make something good for all the people all the time.31/01/2017 #97 Sara Jacobovici#95 Thank you to @Ali Anani for bringing my attention to your comment @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I appreciate you saying that being open to one perspective does not close you to the existence of another. I like the way Dr. Ali worded it by saying that "open and close coexist." Maybe making a choice is often difficult when someone can not imagine being able to hold both that which has been chosen and that which was not.31/01/2017 #96 Ali Anani#95 You never amaze me with your sharpness @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I enjoyed your comment immensely. Your writing "I will relate open and closed to choices and how we share our point of view. If I am open to sharing good thoughts and kindness, I can't be closed off from the fact that bad, negative, and hate exist. For one to be highlighted the other must be present". So, open and close coexist. You are a pioneer in your thinking and your observation that hugging was accompanied with hate in some comments is the proof.
Because of @Sara Jacobovici is writing a buzz on similar issues I invite her to read your comment Donna. I have no doubt dear Sara shall enjoy reading it.31/01/2017 #95 Donna-Luisa EversleyWell I guess because I snore I will prefer open, Hahaha.. Quite an interesting topic. I will relate open and closed to choices and how we share our point of view. If I am open to sharing good thoughts and kindness, I can't be closed off from the fact that bad, negative, and hate exist. For one to be highlighted the other must be present. I shared a post on hugs and was surprised that it could elicit hate in some comments. Yet, there I was looking at the thoughts of another. I'm okay with choices once it does not become abusive or obscene. Thus by all means keep your mouth closed when sleeping, but I'll keep snoring with mine open and give you some earplugs 😊
Much food for thought @Ali Anani30/01/2017 #88 Ali AnaniLove your mention of the tipping point @Donald 🐝 Grandy. This gives the image that open/close are not on the opposite ends of a straight line; rather on a curve. This possibility opens my mind to many new thoughts and possibilities. I therefore greatly appreciate your illumination and sharing of the buzz. Thank you.
- Producer24/01/2017More on cross-pollinationSimple is both great and attractive. Only for a while as the simple may get complex or even chaotic. Ideas are indifferent. We start with a simple idea, project, relationship or whatever and they too tend to lose their simplicity. This can be...
Comments25/01/2017 #20 Ali Anani#19 @Tausif Mundrawala- you add one new dimension to the discussion- the quality of the container of ideas. If this container is expansive (such as our stomachs are), has halls in it or whatever then ideas' chances to pollinate shale vary. The quality of hives is detrermined by many factors.One example, if the number of members grows or stands fixed at few members. Also, the contributed buzzes shall also determine the quality of the hive. Yes, your point is valid.24/01/2017 #19 Tausif MundrawalaSometimes, in fact many times ideas in the form of balls settles in the hole or the bottom of the bowl but we allow the bowl to form cracks of procrastination which later held loose those ideas who were to see the light of the day. We need to work on those ideas rather than allowing them to slip. Thanks for this wonderful post, Sir Ali Anani.24/01/2017 #18 Ali Anani#15 Dear @debasish majumder- you are a creative poet and you know when you sense a new poem idea. It is like a dream that you hold in your hands and make it come true. When an Idea ignites your heart you feel its warmth. When the wind of an idea blows in your mind you feel its branches dancing in your mind. Abstract may be, but their physical effect may make our pulse go much faster. I feel I am in this situation having just read your lovely comment.24/01/2017 #17 Ali Anani#16 Dear @🐝 Fatima Williams- bright minds and passionate hearts such as yours do have the key. Even if they lose it they have a sense where to find it in midst of complexity. When ideas branch out, crosslink, change their morphology we search for patterns in the mid of chaos. You have the key to find the patterns and your way out. You really could expand this comment when what I believe shall be an outstanding buzz.24/01/2017 #16 🐝 Fatima Williams"The key to making use of ideas once they reach the complex stage is to find repeating patterns in them."
Often we have the key and keep searching around. The key is us. We have the power of using the key to open news doors in our mind where new ideas can come in.
Cross pollination helps in colliding of ideas. Yet another pollinating idea and an intriguing buzz. Thank you @Ali Anani24/01/2017 #15 debasish majumderlovely intriguing post sir @Ali Anani! i wonder, matter in its minute configuration neither can be seen, touched or captured, that means in its atomic configuration. only can be perceived. equally, ideas cannot be seen or touched, but could be perceived. so the cross pollination, unlike plants, how come ideas be expected with desired effect, as it is an abstract one too! there could be contradiction, enabling to evolve a new idea with a new qualitative approach, which is surely a fascinating manifestation of human unique quality, which obviously a distinct character and an intriguing one too! however, wonderful post sir. enjoyed read. thank you for the share.24/01/2017 #13 Ali Anani#12 Dear @Mohammed Sultan- you described very able the environment in which cross-pollination thrives by writing "Cross-pollination of ideas will give ALL people the feel that they ALL are consulted with no member IN and the other OUT". I couldn't describe it better. Cross-pollination is a chemical reaction or collision of ideas. It needs the right reaction conditions to happen. As with many chemical reactions we may be surprised with a new product, so are pollinations of ideas. You inspire me with an idea now- what kind of chemical reactions idea undergo. For now, some ideas are like carbon and carbon leading to so many products, polymers of different morphologies and so on. Others are explosive reaction and we may get ideas that explode our thinking. WOW! I have something to explore.24/01/2017 #12 Mohammed SultanWe can define cross-pollination of ideas as the way by which you bring people with different "core skills" who can see the problem from different angles to form a team of ONE "core interests" who may meet the situation from a different angle and take a decision that reflects the common interest of their company.By depending on the people's core skills only everyone will try to apply his or her own filter and thus creates different positions that distort the solution,while depending on cross-pollination of ideas can create a new position with a new common interest.
Cross-pollination of ideas will give ALL people the feel that they ALL are consulted with no member IN and the other OUT.Cross pollination of ideas always help us as consultants to examine who actually makes a difference in the team to make use of them in the future.No company will depend on one track -mind or on a single strategy,so cross-pollination of ideas will give the company more freedom than others and the power to rapidly innovate and to adapt.Thank you dear@Ali Anani PhD for creating paths and bowels of our thoughts.24/01/2017 #11 Ali Anani@Jeet Sarkar- I love the way you started your comment "where ideas are manufactured by mechanical way". This is the dilemma- not only we run organizations like machines, but also generate ideas mechanically. If ideas don't collide, nothing shall happen whether this is due to the mechanical barrier we create or for any other reason. We never know what ideas shall emerge from the collision of simple ideas; that is left to the mobility of ideas we allow, the force of their collision in a proper environment and in the right place. I also thank you for sharing the buzz.24/01/2017 #10 Jeet SarkarSelf pollination is something which is very common in our society, where ideas are manufactured by mechanical way. They build some strategy and plans by virtue of which the members execute their plans and fulfill the required target. But the companies , where cross pollination occurs, though rare , they can generate idea of various kinds keeping the base same. This is the actual labour by virtue of which along with profit some unique strategy are created, which allows the company to make more profit. In case of cross pollination we find that barrier causes a disturbance similarly, if any employee keeps a barrier in their mind it will create hindrance. Again, if the ideas are lucrative enough for other companies it will create some imbalance due to the entry of some undesirable characters, which is a similar problem of cross pollination as well. If one can manage this issues, i think cross pollination will be an easy tool for him inorder to make abundant profit. However, intriguing post sir @Ali Anani ! Lovely insight sir. Thank you for sharing it.24/01/2017 #8 Ali Anani#6 @Sara Jacobovici- Absolutely correct you are in saying "there are two crucial aspects of the cross-pollination of ideas process; movement and place". I tried to highlight the value of place and the way to make affinity hives attractors for more diverge ideas so that cross-pollination would be more productive. We don't want only simiar ideas to be attracted; ese the hives become like a plant pollinating itself. Once ideas interact forcibly we need to find the repeating patterns in their complexity. Your absorption of the ideas of the buzz are admirable.24/01/2017 #6 Sara JacoboviciI appreciate the mention of my buzz @Ali Anani. What you have done, as so often before, is to expand a concept, like cross-pollination, to its edges of possibilities. One of the take away for me is that there are two crucial aspects of the cross-pollination of ideas process; movement and place. In your buzz Dr. Ali, you have opened my eyes to the actual shape of the environment within which ideas can potentially interact in a meaningful way. Although nature makes the complex seem simple, the process involved in the cross-pollination of human ideas is a complex one that invites simplicity. Too often we unnecessarily complicate matters. I think you give us an insight by stating; "The keys to making use of ideas once they reach the complex stage is to find repeating patterns in them." This opens up a whole new window of opportunity.
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- Producer22/01/2017Should goals be announced?The topic of this buzz is challenging to me and I needed to pool my courage to write this buzz. The buzz goes against prevailing wisdom in that it promotes the idea of keeping goals hidden from employees and customers. So, why have SMART goals?...
Comments23/01/2017 #43 Ali Ananihank you dear @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA and in particular for your ingredients of success "Know, Like and Trust factors". I tried to highlight when the internal goals mad be hidden for a good cause. Te way you described how announced goals are developed in successful companies make the employees feel they own the goals. So, if goals are declared they should be owned by employees for them to be successful. I thank you Jean for your remarkable feedback.23/01/2017 #42 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAThank you, Ali, for this most interesting article. Regarding sharing company goals - while many companies do like to keep goals private, unwilling to share them with employees for their own unique reasons, not to mention fear those goals will be discovered by the competition, sharing is better from a variety of standpoints. Companies I've worked for, as well as top brands like Macys, Starbucks, Oracle, regularly share goals. Department heads meet weekly with employees to discuss those goals and query them regarding actions that department, or each employee, can take to help meet those goals; at the next meeting they share how they reached those goals; often refining them and putting them to use daily. This helps expand team effort, provides reachable goals, and further encourages employees to produce a better quality of work, for example. On the other hand, when you share your company's goals with your customer base, as do many fast food companies, and brands like Ford and GM do, you are continuing to develop the all-important Know, Like and Trust factors. Thank you once again Ali, for a share which encourages us to question accepted norms as gospel.23/01/2017 #41 Ali AnaniMy dear friend @Emilia M. Ludovino responded with a wonderful buzz to this buzz. Her buzz on "S.M.A.R.T. GOALS or NOBLE GOALS – What's yours"? is worthy of your quality reading time. here is the link:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@emilia-ludovino/s-m-a-r-t-goals-or-noble-goals-what-s-yours#c123/01/2017 #40 Ali Anani#39 I shall not dispute what you wrote "Although most of the resignations were addressed by "for personal reasons",in reality I discovered that they had left the company not only because of the rewards,but also the company's rigid rules and the emergence of circles of political influence around the CEO". I left a gorgeous job for the same reason.
I need not remind the reader that plants attract pollinators by providing them with a sweet stuff. As for CEOs who try to keep and attract talents by using repelling approaches and still hope to keep and attract talents is an example of lousy management. Bees go for flowers and not for garbage orgainizations.23/01/2017 #39 Mohammed Sultan#36 Nobody will know better about personal branding than creative marketers who know how to position themselves in the mind of the employers.The issue here is different.Personalities that leads to conflict or polarization rather than building common interests is a failure.Hidden goals that are always associated with motivation or perception is something else.In my career 30+ years in qualitative research I tended to uncover people latent demand and articulate consumers perceptions and behavior that are already exist,but are not either aware of or able to articulate.
As a facilitator concerned with org structures and the fit and balance between peoples core skills and core interests and the org cultures and processes,I tended to listen to many talents who quit their organizations "for personal reasons?"by digging down in their minds to find out the hidden reasons behind their decisions. I often was struck with answers more reflective to the culture of innovation,motivation and compensations.
In another situation I was asked by an electronic company to examine why many of its most talented engineers were leaving for their competitive companies.Although most of the resignations were addressed by "for personal reasons",in reality I discovered that they had left the company not only because of the rewards,but also the company's rigid rules and the emergence of circles of political influence around the CEO.23/01/2017 #33 Ali Anani#25 Thank you dear @Devesh Bhatt and your writing "...the alignment is uniform with seamless blend between vision, objectives, output and consumer perspective for the great ones".
I was reading a beautiful buzz today by dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit on personal branding. As you mentioned this issue in your comment I suggest that you read the buzz of Manjit.23/01/2017 #32 debasish majumdercalcium and magnesium are two important elements, enabling to convey signal to brain and determining hormone secretions, which eventually maintain a balance in the body politic. these are being derived from bones and teeth where it are being deposited. equally even in an organization, some apparently hidden instruments play the key role in order to determine and regulate the culture of an organization. however, intriguing post as usual sir @Ali Anani! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.23/01/2017 #30 Mohammed Sultan#27 I am not in a position to reply,the owner of the post @Ali Anani PhD can do .It seems that you are not following what I have already said in my previous comments on Linked in and beBee sites about creating an org "core interests"through enhancing people's personal brands.By integrating peoples both "core skills" and "core interests"you can build up a powerful engine of value creation and help them to become more proactive ,decide their destiny and the destiny of their organization.Personalities must not be used as a hang up to hide true intentions.In ethics one could be guilty if he thinks only of doing so.We need more of the ideals.23/01/2017 #27 Devesh Bhatt#26 personalities will always be involved. The processes balance it out provided we find our voice.
after months and years they always come back with a plea for help. You can judge instantly whether they are willing to do it right or just coming to you for free/cheap help and return to bad practices.
Problem is, people like you dont get the Leadership role in a timely manner, but when you do, the ones who endure shine casue they can influence and implement good practices. Reform the office23/01/2017 #25 Devesh BhattAS always, making people aware and guiding them to do it right. Thank you.
We already embed things , Hopefully the embedded are aligned for the good companies and the alignment is uniform with seamless blend between vision, objectives, output and consumer perspective for the great ones.
Even if it is not seamless, collective effort and resources of organisations can do the damage control effectively by embedding the solution, recover unapologetically.
As an individual who is contemplating Personal Brand, the embedding needs more thought, credibility is on the line. It is very easy as compared to organisations but can easily blindside a person.
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Comments20/01/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThese are powerful lines, @debasish majumder:
"We human in our society
Act in a weird way to promote our supremacy
Claiming to be superior only, out of all creatures
Continuously strive to combat with nature to express our stature
Molesting the nature, tormenting her for seeking our convenience
Not knowing, how nature could equally express her vengeance "
- Producer18/01/2017Why You Need a Mentor, and How to Find OneEvery successful person has a mentor. That mentor might be a teacher, parent, sibling, political hero or business associate. One mentoring organisation reports that 25 percent of high potential employees plan to resign within a year, so it becomes...
Comments18/01/2017 #6 Lisa 🐝 GallagherNice buzz @Ari Kopoulos, very informative. I think mentoring is a great idea. You wrote, " Finding a strong advisor can take your career to the next level and ensure that there’s always someone to guide you when you face difficult tasks. " I think it would also make a person feel less stressed knowing they have a mentor and make for a much smoother transition.18/01/2017 #5 Ali Anani#3 Indeed great insights from @Ari Kopoulos and I like the differentiation between short-term oriented coaches and long-term oriented mentors.
I fail to express my gratitude to you dear @debasish majumder and I am grateful that I have a person of your high caliber to talk about me like this. I supported you because it was so easy to spot your high quality writings which match your high manners.18/01/2017 #4 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.this is a wonderful post!18/01/2017 #3 debasish majumderGreat insight @Ari Kopoulos! i do have experience of a mentor, who alone can change the course of life and give you a magnitude and direction, enabling you to thrive with distinction. mentor is a vector quantity, as i personally experienced a mentor of distinction like @Ali Anani! and i am truly grateful for the social media enabling to interact with a true mentor who has changed my views and vision too! lovely post. enjoyed read. thank you very much for the share.18/01/2017 #2 Preston 🐝 Vander VenGreat Article. My first mentor gave me a to do list. Until I completed this list, I was not worthy of his time. This list was great. It has two main purposes: to help me find my goals so my mentor new what he what I was striving for, and of course, to see if I was commented. If was going to treat this opportunity as a hobby, he most likely would have given me similar advice yet just passed on a book to read instead of his time.18/01/2017 #1 David B. GrinbergAwesome buzz, Ari! I echo your sage advice about the critical importance of mentors to career advancement. I was fortunate to have many mentors to help guide my career when I was younger, which led to positions in the White House and Congress. Nobody does it alone.
I've shared this in three hives. Keep buzzing🐝🐝✌️️🇺🇸