- Producer15/05/2017EXTRAPOLATION OF SUCCESS!‘What you are writing Ramesh?’ Ramala asked. Ramesh replied,’ you won’t be able to realize.’ ‘If I cannot realize then what is the point of writing? Uselessly wasting time! Do something, out of which I along with our kids could understand and...
Comments15/05/2017 #9 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.@debasish majumder you are a book of honey bee, what a wonderful post. Thank you for your gift.15/05/2017 #8 Chas ✌️ Wyatt"We live under clouds, which sometimes close and make us gloomy, and sometimes open to give a glimpse of the glory beyond. It is vain to be impatient and angry with this; resentment will never scatter the mist or disperse a cloud, whether it be in the world revealed by the sense, or by the spirit." ~Alfred Rowland, "The Clouds: God's Angels of the Sea," in The Sunday Magazine (London), 1884.15/05/2017 #7 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@debasish majumder- you wrote in this compelling and heart-saddening story "Few weeks later, out of Ramesh’s best novel, which eventually appeared to the stand, helping Ramesh to emerge as a new star in the domain of country’s literature". I can safely tell you that you are equally qualified t be the same. March on
- Producer11/05/2017The choice to be "in" balance.Image credit: Pinterest Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee phrased the core question of his buzz, Going to the Extreme Effect, in the following way: "Why then go to the extreme when we could...
Comments11/05/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici#1 #2 Thank you for your added value to this discussion @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and excited to see where you are heading with this. Just a quick gut feeling note (may be out of context to your questions); movement continues to take place in stillness and as long as we continue to sense the vibrations connected to movement, we can continue to move.11/05/2017 #2 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeePart 2
Of special interest to me is also the quote of Roger Cole "Being stuck means there is no movement; we have stopped making choices. They only "way" to get us moving out of the stuck place is to choose to move".
Now, you bring a new issue dear Sara and I think this is the theme of my next buzz. The issue of plants for they don't move. Do they have choices? Are there choices in stillness? Do we move if we lose our senses? If so, are plants also senseless? If not, when can we have choices in stillness?
You provoke my mind again. I see the Ideas Natural Polymeric Chain forming up.
I am honored not only to be mentioned in this great buzz; but also for the way you connected my three of my buzzes together. You make me feel that you were the author of these buzzes. Sara, you are truly amazing.11/05/2017 #1 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeePart 1
@Sara Jacobovici- I shared this buzz on three hives and to my followers. This isn't because I am mentioned several times in this terrific buzz. This is honorable to me; more honorable is to be mentioned in such a high quality buzz.
Some people think that being in balance means death. This untrue in dynamic balances because they allow for choice and movement. The tendency is calling for going to extremes so that disruption would occur. I repeat here that we can have emerging solutions in a dynamic balance. This is more feasible and less destructive option than going to the extreme. This is what I tried to explain in my last three buzzes. Therefore, your writing "Balance, on the other hand is a process rather than a place in which we strive towards equilibrium; we are more in alignment with our responses, we have more options available to us, and our responses are less impulsive and less destructive". This is reinforced in your writing towards the end " Possibilities are created when we are in the process of balance, when we are open to seeing that we are in a place of choice".
- Producer09/05/2017ENIGMA IN EXTREMES!Pigs are amazing creature in natureThey fight among themselves with sharp teethThey themselves break it to existBy virtue of nature’s selectionThey eventually exist with jubilationThey adapt themselves to avoid from extinctionThus extreme of nature...
Comments10/05/2017 #15 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI am not the one to write on pigs dear @debasish majumder> I want to welcome the comment of @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee and her writing " give yourself the best conditions so you grow strong and beautiful, and if your conditions have not been good, change them". This is very true.09/05/2017 #13 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeyes deep in ourselves are seeds waiting to germinate - these seeds will grow no matter what conditions, they may grow stunted and weak and still have beauty, or strong and resilient, - give yourself the best conditions so you grow strong and beautiful, and if your conditions have not been good, change them - a late bloomer is just as beautiful as early bloomer, and those who have struggled have great strength.09/05/2017 #11 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.that is soul beautiful @debasish majumder, wise and true. We are all human. One tribe.
- Producer06/05/2017The One Line DetectorI recall my publishing a presentation titled "New profiling approach for employees" in which I addressed the issue of deriving some revealing information about employees by asking one same question. I wished here to try a similar approach by...
Comments08/05/2017 #34 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#33 Thank you dear @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee for expressing your difference with me. You raise a hugely important issue. My answer is knowledge and senses feed each other. IT think it was dear @Sara Jacobovici who wrote that knowledge is one of our senses. By feeding our knowledge we feed our senses.
I had an Arabic editor in the office who was a master in editing. One day he slipped two grammar mistakes. I talked to him and found out that he had no control of grammar except for his senses. Whenever he wrote something that it didn't make sense to him he changed it. His senses were very high, but knowledge was almost nil. Amazing yes, but sometimes we need our knowledge just to enrich our senses.
In English you say, Had before before and had after after. Sometimes my senses fail me, but going back to this rule and my knowledge of it help me.08/05/2017 #33 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeInteresting analysis! But dear @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I wonder why you used the headline analyser ? What is happening that we defer to an IT program to give us information about whether we sense words are empathic or not? So the headline analyser says x% empathic etc? I would love to have seen more of your personal analysis of the headlines, which you did a little when you were surprised by the result in some cases. I just see an importance for us to keep developing our own sensory acuity. If we use IT programs as one source of information, but not the only source of information . I wonder whether we are giving away our power and our sense of seeing patterns ourselves the more we defer to IT programs. Asked with curiosity.07/05/2017 #28 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI checked out http://www.aminstitute.com/cgi-bin/headline.cgi and ran some headlines through it. Does provoke thinking about how we go about creating a headline for attracting interest. The one line power that is absolute is that which is packed with meaning. Sometimes it is just one memorable line in a sea of average, but really bright people can summarize thought to the quintessential point. That this site is a marketing sight speaks to the one-line world we have inherited and values this.07/05/2017 #27 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Jerry Fletcher- You are spot on, Jerry. I tried the same using different titles for one of my presentations and which one to use. Here is the link:
The effort is worthy.07/05/2017 #26 Jerry FletcherAli,
Thanks for bringing the headline analyzer to my attention. I ran several headlines through it that I have track records on and do not completely agree with the findings as the supreme test of any headline is whether the reader stays with you and then takes the desired action. However, one headline that generated so much demand for the product that capacity had to be tripled proved a winner in the analyzer as well. I think it might be an interesting way to refine a selection of headlines and will try that over the next month or so.07/05/2017 #25 Jerry FletcherAli,
Thanks for bringing the headline analyzer to my attention. I ran several headlines through it that I have track records on and do not completely agree with the findings as the supreme test of any headline is whether the reader stays with you and then takes the desired action. However, one headline that generated so much demand for the product that capacity had to be tripled proved a winner in the analyzer as well. I think it might be an interesting way to refine a selection of headlines and will try that over the next month or so.07/05/2017 #24 Jerry FletcherAli,
Thanks for bringing the headline analyzer to my attention. I ran several headlines through it that I have track records on and do not completely agree with the findings as the supreme test of any headline is whether the reader stays with you and then takes the desired action. However, one headline that generated so much demand for the product that capacity had to be tripled proved a winner in the analyzer as well. I think it might be an interesting way to refine aselction of headlines and will try that over the next month or so.07/05/2017 #23 Jerry FletcherAli,
Thanks for bringing the headline analyzer to my attention. I ran several headlines through it that I have track records on and do not completely agree with the findings as the supreme test of any headline is whether the reader stays with you and then takes the desired action. However, one headline that generated so much demand for the product that capacity had to be tripled proved a winner in the analyzer as well. I think it might be an interesting way to refine a selection of headlines and will try that over the next month or so.06/05/2017 #20 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#17 I don't disagree with you dear @Fatima Williams. The clarity of writing and making what we write understable requires different set of tools. For me, I care foremost to improve my understanding through the process of writing. In addition, if I can also make my buzz more attractive then this is a bonus.06/05/2017 #19 Gert Scholtz@Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee This is really interesting Ali. I looked at the site and saw a score of 30% is actually a high score. Ultimately the site analysis might be too generic - good headlines depends much on the reading audience and type of piece in my view. Thank you for an interesting buzz and for the mention!06/05/2017 #17 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsImprove the content of the attraction of what we write. Quite an interesting analysis @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeanani Do these analysis take into consideration the message the writing intended to deliver. Attraction and understanding fall under two different categories. If attraction is the cruz understanding may or may not be achieved but forgive me I may be wrong I am more concerned with authenticity with understanding in writing than attraction with understanding. I don't know if I’m on the same page here. You talk about intellectual, spiritual, and empathetic. Which catergory does authenticity and understanding fall under. I’m quite confused with this analysis.
- Producer07/05/2017FAUX PAS WITH SUCCESS!Ramen is hurriedly going out of his room towards the garage to board his car, as already he is late for his office. Before closing the door, he said,’ dear Ramala, please don’t forget to attend the doctor’s chamber in time. The appointment is fixed...
Comments07/05/2017 #3 debasish majumder@Milos Djukic, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., @Melissa Hefferman, @Melissa Hughes, @Paul Walters, @David Navarro López
- Producer03/05/2017DECEPTIVE CHANGE! A CONUNDRUM!Long time back, there was a boy, named Aloke, and out of his weird character, still he remained vivid in our memory. Since his childhood, he possessed a unique behavioral pattern unlike us, for which people in and around his neighborhood used to...
Comments03/05/2017 #9 Antoinette Capasso-BackdahlYes, if we could only get the male machismos to accept that females have the same issues. It is not always about hormone imbalance. It is about the desire to have the same economic opportunities. Especially when males have created offspring they've abandoned or were forced to leave either by nature or war.03/05/2017 #6 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.I say yes to change and transformation! You let us reflect once again @debasish majumder with your posts, thank you!
- Producer30/04/2017OSMOSIS OF AVARICE!Five years old daughter of Aloke, Ritu is craving to her Dad, ‘Dad, you please come little early. Without you how I will celebrate my birthday? My all friends are invited. They equally want the company of my dear Dad. I don’t want to buy any...
Comments01/05/2017 #14 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanIt seems some decision makers don't have the human race nor our beloved planet in their best interests, no matter where we live. The selfish desire for wealth and power is increasingly alarming. What is so unfortunate is we don't know about the corruption until a disaster happens.01/05/2017 #13 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.mmmmmm, sad @debasish majumder, sad stories remind us that it is not evident when everything goes well, gratitude is the answer for that!01/05/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 GallagherVery sad stories of the two families indeed. Making cuts to save money on behalf of human lives happens throughout the world sadly. I think of all the fracking that takes place in the US and they have proven there's been an increase in Earthquakes in the areas that do fracking yet nothing has been done. Oklahoma is one such state that was not prone to Earthquakes but that's changed since fracking began, not to mention all the poisons that spill into the soil which travel to the water that people use and consume. We need to take better care of mother earth. My heart broke when I read of that poor gal losing her father (on her birthday, no less) and even for the entire family that was killed in the accident.01/05/2017 #10 Ian WeinbergThanks for a screenshot of life in its multi dimensions. Indeed there are much more complex and timeless systems in play that influence every aspect of our existence. The question is - has mankind reached a threshold level of presence wherein the very source-files of the system may be corrupting? Thanks for this thought-provoking buzz @debasish majumder01/05/2017 #7 David B. GrinbergNice buzz, Debasish. It's very unfortunate that many politicians in the USA and elsewhere are climate change deniers despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. That age-old saying is really ringing true: "You can't fool Mother Nature."
To wit: decades of environmental degradation caused by greedy corporations, Big Oil, and carbon producing industries worldwide have only contributed to a host of already alarming problems, including: unclean air, polluted water, record-setting temperatures, rising sea levels, super storms, melting ice sheets and ozone layer depletion (in and over Antarctica), etc. It's a long and ugly list on the road to ruining the only planet we currently call home. A sad story indeed.
- Producer29/04/2017INTRIGUING BLUE!Anirban Mitra is a teacher by profession who teaches Mathematics privately. He is not a teacher of any school. So there is always a sense of insecurity engulfs him in terms of his earnings. However, out of his adeptness in mathematics he earned lot...
Comments30/04/2017 #11 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeSImply your best buzz and I enjoyed reading it with sorrow filling my heart for the father and his loss. You reminded me dear @debasish majumder of my brother who passed away because of brain tumor. Life is chaotic and who she picks to test is her choice30/04/2017 #10 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee"By losing his only endearing son, Anirban is engulfed with immense pain. He is champion of solving mathematical problems, but, in real life he is entirely flummoxed by the mysterious game of life, not knowing at all how to solve such complex problems". Agret read29/04/2017 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.mmmmm it is terrible that the son died, and this happens in reality, we really must enjoy the now and make the best of it @debasish majumder
- Producer27/04/2017CONTRADICTION BETWEEN FAITH AND DOUBT!Doubt keeps us in bout Though we claim to be stout Out of our faith, we resolutely state This grows from the hyacinth Nature’s wreathe engulf us in succinct! Sounds and colors flummox us Faith and doubt are the products...
Comments27/04/2017 #11 Qamar Ali Khan#10 This is an amazing work @debasish majumder, very closely correlated with @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.'s today's post. You explained it in a magnificent way. Really inspiring! Keep it up!27/04/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.poet bee @debasish majumder on doubt and faith
- Producer26/04/2017STARS OF SOLACE!We live in a place called Joy Land, where I along with my friends used to enjoy a healthy life, an intense bonding we feel among ourselves by virtue of celebrating various social activities in our local club. Precisely, the Science Club is very...
Comments26/04/2017 #9 Cyndi wilkinsOnly in our darkest hours do we truly see the light...awakening to the eye in the sky...I remember that message as well...those nearest and dearest to God will be spared a long journey in the flesh...I'm sure it is meant to sooth the families of the youngest souls to depart...However, I believe we are all near and dear to our source...be it good, bad or indifferent...We are one in the same with the all seeing "Eye." Beautiful piece @debasish majumder;-)26/04/2017 #5 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.love your post, and it glows as a true star @debasish majumder thank you
- Producer24/04/2017Why I Prefer to Look Smaller?The story of this very rich man puzzled me. He suddenly had a PhD even though his mental capabilities were quite limited. He got his degree six months after failing miserably his master degree qualification exams from another university. One day...
Comments26/04/2017 #47 Edward Lewellen#39 Yes, Ali, it is a lack of confidence, but the problem goes much deeper. When people don't have a clear "Core Identity", they flounder in all of the roles they play in life. They put so much emphasis on a role, or roles, they play that they lose who they really are. Then, it becomes important for them to find validation that they are playing their role(s) well, again, by verbal accolades, titles, awards, etc. People who know their Core Identity also appreciate accolades, titles, awards, etc., but, those things don't make-or-break them, as it did with the person in your post.26/04/2017 #46 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#45 I echo the advice of your senior Director @Asesh Datta. The other dayI was invited to the wedding of a man in his mid sixties (his wife passed away a year ago). The bride was in her thirties. The man died his her and had a haircut of young people. He danced like a young man. He wanted to look young. I leave it to your imagination what comments I heard.26/04/2017 #45 Asesh Datta@Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee There is popular saying, If you want to be young, look young. We color our hairs, dress with jazzy stripes, put on sun glass and put on fairness creams. Your article on 'Why I prefer to look smaller?' is also quite similar. This smallness is youth, innocence, ignorant, foolish, simple and energetic. One very senior Director advised me "Asesh, Imitate like a fool, you will be successful." I can see a lot of significance in that advice. Regards26/04/2017 #44 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#43 One think is inescapable is that that your denominator gives you a high value f self-respect @Lada 🏡 Prkic. I love your comment and the ration you give between what we w are and what we think of ourselves. Very-well said "No matter how much we want to look bigger, we can't escape of what we really are". In life unfortunately people tend to forget the obvious.26/04/2017 #43 Lada 🏡 Prkic#35 Ali, I am not surprised at all. People do many things in order to gain prestige and look bigger in other's eyes.
Furthermore, how many people we know who are doing a job they are not capable of, not in terms of academic degrees but in terms of their abilities. Many of them sit in various steering committees or, even worse, they are part of the government.
They don't understand that this is not the way to look big, it's a lack of self-respect.
“A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction.”
No matter how much we want to look bigger, we can't escape of what we really are.25/04/2017 #42 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#38 The beauty of your comments is that we don't need to comment much on them dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit because they are crystal clear. You wrote a great point which merits our attention and is a worthy buzz on its own. I mean " When thoughts about humility become a groupthink, it is not humility but a categorization to good and bad". Great thinking here25/04/2017 #40 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#33 Dear friend @Aaron Skogen- you have the right mentality and that is why you learn. Yes, we should seek self-respect and with it comes good work. If I have self-respect I don't behave badly. What a self-respect does a person have with a faked PhD have? This person will spend his life doubting himself and others for fear of being found out. If he had self-respect and a PhD degree is his ambition he should work hard to achieve his goal. Living a life based on lies shall only make things worse.25/04/2017 #39 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#32 Dear friend @Edward Lewellen- you are a wise man. "Because many don't give value to their worth, they find their importance in titles and degrees". Yes, you are correct and these are the people like your singer example get their worth from people. Is it because of self-doubt? Why a good singer would think he isn't if some people told him so? Is it lack of self-confidence? You raise an important issue- what are the root causes of such behaviors? This would be interesting to explore. What do you think?25/04/2017 #38 CityVP 🐝 ManjitSometimes life becomes like Donald Trump talking about his hands, and at that point if we are devoid of reality big and small become mere illusion. When thoughts about humility become a groupthink, it is not humility but a categorization to good and bad. Possessing humility is more good or bad than possessing ego. When Marianne Williamson says "Your playing small does not serve the world." http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/928-our-deepest-fear-is-not-that-we-are-inadequate-our it brings balance to the frame we may have set about identifying with small vs. big. Context then becomes relevant for the healthy of big is a different context to the unhealthy of small. If the context is health then the sizing is healthy and sizing of humility becomes a contextual intelligence.25/04/2017 #36 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#30 I feel bigger and truly bigger not because I stretch my arms dear @Alan Culler, but because I am connected with people with your caliber. My understanding in life is that we grow in value and not in cosmetics and appearances. A person with a fake degree lacks self-respect and spends life in doing the wrong things. If I put a doctorate degree on a donkey it shall remain a donkey. I wish those people would learn your wisdom.25/04/2017 #33 Aaron SkogenIT sounds to me like the man in your story had a very low opinion of himself, did not see his own value and felt the need to "cheat" the system for outside validation. How unfortunate!
I have said it before and I'll say it again. I WANT to be the dumbest guy in the room! I say that because that is where my opportunity for growth lies, in learning from others. I'd say you are saying the same dear @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I'm not sure that makes us large or small, but I know it makes us eager to learn, collaborate and share, and that my friend can only benefit everyone in the room. I enjoy spending time in your room Ali.25/04/2017 #32 Edward LewellenDear friend, my experience working with people who have low self-esteem relates to your post. Because many don't give value to their worth, they find their importance in titles and degrees. When working with people, including corporate executives, I often find that they have a high self-ego, but low self-worth. They have accomplished much and they are proud of those accomplishments, however, they feel no value in them unless the value comes from others. I recently saw a contestant in a singing competition being interviewed. The person made the statement, 'I'm so glad people are voting for me. It let's me know that I'm a good singer.' I instantly wondered, "So, if those people don't think you are, does that mean you're not a good singer?" I'm sure there are people who don't think that person is a good singer, but, does that mean he's not? To me, it was if he couldn't be a good singer unless someone else told him he was. And, this is how many people live, needing and wanting endorsements and approval from outside of themselves. I believe this is why so many people want the title of Assistant Manager, Manager, VP, President, CEO, PhD, etc. Those are external sources which give people validation of their internal worth. How sad. My guess is that was the case with the person in your post.25/04/2017 #30 Alan Culler@Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
Very engaging insights, Ali, as always. I do so look forward to your posts.
When faced with a grizzly bear on a hiking trail -the usual park ranger advice is to spread your arms wide to appear bigger and shake your body so all the hanging paraphernalia on your pack makes noise to make you sound bigger. I've not met a grizzly yet -but it seems a good strategy is such circumstances.
However, most of life is unlike meeting a grizzly bear on a hiking trail. I find that I am attracted more to those who are humble, i.e. not so blinded by their puffed up size that they will not be able to empathize with "'l'il' ol' me" :-)
I experience you through your writing as a humble man -but certainly not small in any sense -big ideas -highly visible on social media -a giant, but. . .
open - -receptive -definitely NOT a puffer fish.
Please keep sharing your insights - they make me think BIGGER.25/04/2017 #29 Lada 🏡 PrkicWhether we admit it or not, we all tend to look bigger because we live in a competitive world. This is particularly evident in the world of science.
For some people getting a doctoral degree is a means of elevating themselves over others. The rich man you mentioned in the buzz is not the only example.
Indeed, a very relevant topic to discuss, @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.
- Producer26/04/2017DEPLORABLE HOLIDAY!Arup, a soldier by profession, serving in the National Army, is keeping his life at stake almost regularly with his fellow soldiers to combat against insurgents groups. Arup’s family comprising of his parents, a younger brother, who is in his...
Comments26/04/2017 #13 Brian McKenzieThere is no holiday from war, just reloading and waiting for the next farcus to go get killed or do the killing in the grand names and lies of "Freedom", "Liberty", "Democracy", "Americana" or whatever f'n hashtag they dream up this week. Luckily, we get another big one this year - I am thinking it is my last.26/04/2017 #11 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.well said and a post that reflects reality in specific parts of the world where peace is lost, I adore the core message in the picture as well, thank you @debasish majumder26/04/2017 #10 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsI agree to this "One thing became evident from this sordid incident that lack of adequate employment, financial insecurity, basic educational and health amenities and nutritious foods, State failed to provide with the majority, triggering the youth to go for astray" A very important message, a story with alot of emotions. Happiness and death seem to not be a choice one can make but that which comes naturally at it's own pace.26/04/2017 #7 Ian WeinbergThanks for sharing @debasish majumder This is indeed a great problem world-wide. There are less jobs and resources available for increasing numbers of youth. They are easy prey for organizations with evil agenda's since they offer some 'purpose' . And even though it is destructive, it provides some affiliation and 'meaning' which is better than nothing.26/04/2017 #4 debasish majumder@Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., @Milos Djukic, @Melissa Hughes,@Melissa Hefferman
- Producer25/04/2017FAUX PAS OF HONOR KILLING!Suman and Amina, a boy and a girl of their mid-twenties, are from different economic, social and religious back ground. They love each other since they are in their teens and studied in the same college. Later, both are pursuing their PhDs in a...
Comments26/04/2017 #13 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThis is such an angering story. I agree with Jan, there is NO Honor in killing another human being. I have to question if those families truly know what it is to love. It sickens me when I hear of stories like this. About 10 years ago in Canada a young gal met a man from a different religion, they were just dating. One evening when she arrived home her mom and dad stabbed her to death, their OWN DAUGHTER. That is NOT LOVE, that's just down right evil. They were rightly put in jail for life (the parents). This is why I consider myself spiritual. Religion can be a form of brainwashing (no offense to anyone that is religious). But, I see it within Christianity too... people become so brainwashed that they become detached from Society and even feelings. They justify every action or inaction through God! How horrible some humans can be in the name of religion.25/04/2017 #12 Qamar Ali KhanSad, what else @debasish majumder! I'm a religious man. Our religion doesn't allow to have a life partner from another religious belief, it's understood. In my opinion, every religion follows the same principle. But taking a life is totally something else. No religion ever allows anybody, except through proper legal ways, to fix a death penalty to anyone. If the couple decided to ignore their religious beliefs and married. The most appropriate way for their families was to disassociate them from the couple. They had no right under any religion and law to take their lives. Under both the religion, it's a cold blooded murder. The human life is the most precious asset on this planet.25/04/2017 #6 Harvey LloydA tragic story of pride gone wrong. Honor killing is an oxymoron. There is no honor in killing, even when justified as self defense. When i read the post immediately i had to wonder what state of mind does a family member have to get to that this ok? I see the journey of pride and discussion the religious law or feudal law that is dredged up and hung at the altar of pride to build the soul into justification.
This is not my culture so i will probably never understand.
The sad part of the story is that the killers succumbed to a belief they didn't have a choice. The act of one dictated the act of another. The virtue of being human is that we can choose.
- Producer24/04/2017TECHNOLOGY ENABLES PROGRESS OR REGRESS?Sima is a girl of her early teens from a low middle class peasantry family back ground of a quite unfamiliar place of rural India. She is having a dream on her eyes to become a successful one in her life, economically a self-reliant and...
Comments25/04/2017 #14 Lisa 🐝 GallagherA very sad story @debasish majumder but it's wondeful that you brought light to this matter. So many young girls are lured online and end up being kidnapped and sold into prostitution rings, even gals from the US. This is sadly a growing crime and many people are working behind the scenes to stop human trafficking. We would only allow our daughter to use our PC with our password. She knew that when she used it, we had the right to monitor everything she did. I had friends who didn't agree with me but it was our home, our PC and she was a naive young girl. Too many were preying on young girls even when she was in middle school and HS. She didn't like that we did this but she now understands fully since she became an adult and a mother. I feel for Sima's parents and all parents who lose their children to crimes! Thanks for sharing this, a very important topic.24/04/2017 #12 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt#10 if there is anything to be gamed we game it. With tehnology it can be done remotely and the cycles of misery become more frequent.
But so does our indifference. The only trouble here is this, we have never really emerged from the ills of the past while the onslaught of modern evils pounds us.
In times to come the same dilemma would hurt the west which is migrating from tools of oppression to tools of manipulation.24/04/2017 #10 Lisa VanderburgThis wonderful world we now inhabit, where we can grow, learn, exchange ideas, concepts, knowledge; explore new lives, new beings new ideas we never thought possible from the invisibility cloak we sit behind: The internet-of-all-things will be our undoing @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt. How do I know that? Because I'm human. Sad, aren't we?24/04/2017 #6 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.beautiful and meaningful thank you @debasish majumder
- Producer23/04/2017ENIGMA OF SHADOW!Earth has no dearthSpecies of myriad, initially in lurchLater with favorable conditionsNature provides with grand renditionsBees, birds, flowers and numerous livesEntwine with a unique vibesWhat a fabulous ambianceOur planet Earth only bears the...
Comments25/04/2017 #15 Lisa 🐝 GallagherVery nice @debasish majumder. I agree, a tough past will either make us or break us. I see so many thrive after going through so much! Maybe one day I will write about my husband's life. He's a true survivor. I just haven't written because I don't think he'd like me to share. I may write about him in 3rd person!23/04/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.I adore the core message, it creates hope for all humans! thank you @debasish majumder23/04/2017 #9 debasish majumder#5 i guess, all people use to draw images our of their genetic code where carbon plays the essential role, copying his or her lineage sir @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! The shadow which propound on him or her, guiding or enabling to lead a life accordingly. no wonder, changing external circumstances to impact on him and that too being copied and eventually endowed to the forthcoming generations. in my poem i tried to draw the picture and its impact on us.23/04/2017 #5 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee"Life only rolls on with a mystic synopsis"! Brilliant dear @debasish majumder. I just wonder if you were to describe people by their shadows what would you say! I find your short-lines are more effective and I strongly advise you of writing shorter lines because they are more effective. That you can embed so much wisdom in few lines is truly admirable.
- Producer21/04/2017WHY POETRY?Why poetry? When the world is blazing with animosity Numerous innocents are becoming worst victims, no mercy What a turmoil our world is experiencing! Even we are unware of celestial debris Our dear world is being threatened by...
Comments22/04/2017 #21 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#19 you are most welcome @debasish majumder22/04/2017 #19 debasish majumder#16 thank you very much for your continuous support and warm appreciation @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. i am privileged and honored.22/04/2017 #16 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.super well done poet of poets on beBee @debasish majumder!22/04/2017 #10 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeePoets can draw a picture of impending disaster
That is why they make their emphatic effort with a positive gesture
yes, and poets can move hearts and I agree with the comment of @Donna-Luisa Eversley View morePoets can draw a picture of impending disaster
That is why they make their emphatic effort with a positive gesture
yes, and poets can move hearts and I agree with the comment of @Donna-Luisa Eversley. This you for sharing your beautiful poem dear @debasish majumder Close
- Producer19/04/2017OUR OBSESSION WITH 'I'!I, I and I Always reverberating and making a camouflage In our eye We are confused How we adduce How insignificant is ‘I’ Having no identity unless it glare on our eye Still we bang on to ‘I’ Aspiring it to carve a...
Comments20/04/2017 #16 Preston 🐝 Vander VenGreat Buzz and Image. "I" has become a dictator of people's lives through Pride and Ego. Pride is a spiritual cancer that eats up very possibility of love, contentment or even common sense. Ego is the Pride when share with the world. Real Pride is what keep hidden to ourselves and the real dictator and cancer.20/04/2017 #15 Harvey Lloyd"I" has become a word of sensitive thought. I believe__________. The letter I can send you down many paths. So now "I" has become unanchored to anything as once you anchor I then you become a target for your beliefs.
The reality is that success begins with "i". If our fundamentals, internally, are not correct then we cant be successful outside ourselves. We discuss perspective, mindfulness and also Emotional Intelligence, these are all fundamental I wisdom points.
Your picture captured some good thoughts. But in our post modern world we no longer carry any absolute truths to anchor us, truth is relative to "I".20/04/2017 #14 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#9 Nice one @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. and @David B. Grinberg I did laugh for the joke of your's LOL.
We have to work earnestly to avoid "Enabling ‘I’ to emerge as a tyrant " - As Liesbeth says an I catching master piece.20/04/2017 #12 David B. GrinbergNice buzz, Debasish. You make some good points about "I" -- therefore, going forward it's only "me" and "myself." I will try to forget about "I" and not ask why, LOL! Yes, this a veiled attempt at humor, although usually the one who laughing at theses jokes is just me (not "I"). Keep buzzing, my friend...20/04/2017 #11 Deb 🐝 HelfrichYou have discussed the conundrum so well, @debasish majumder
"I, I and I
Always reverberating and making a camouflage "
The human condition comes with an "I" obsession, as it is the only voice rattling around within our mind. Yet, we are not designed to see ourselves clearly.
We have to work earnestly to avoid "Enabling ‘I’ to emerge as a tyrant "19/04/2017 #10 Joris PlaatstaalWe are not ants. They have no "I".... We are human, humans do have "I". Become an ant, or deal with "I". And for that matter, deal with "them", who tell you what your "I" should look like. Why does it seem to be SO HARD just being who you are for so many people? Becoming an ant to me, is giving up freedom in order to survive. Several steps back in evolution. Humans discovered the concept of "I". Do not run away from it, deal with it. We are not there yet, I agree.
"I" is me, that is what separates me from an ant. I do not see that as a curse. The ant has no notion of "I'. The ant will just survive. The ant will experience no joy and happiness, nor hardship and pain . Is that Elysium, nowadays? I have a feeling it is.........19/04/2017 #9 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc."WE" are blessed with your I-catching poems @debasish majumder!!!19/04/2017 #8 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeBeing gravitated by others appreciation
‘I’ proves to be potentially an element of destruction
You always have few lines that capture my attention dear @debasish majumder. I wish many people would be more alert to self-destruction. SOmetimes, we eat too many sweet "compliments" till our teeth gets decayed and only when it is too late to do something.
- Producer17/04/2017ENIGMA IN BRAIN!Human cerebral Supreme its character, sheer phenomenal It alone can perceive The rare capacity, hardly any creature can conceive It receives the signals being sent by five senses It synthesize with its overbearing presence...
Comments18/04/2017 #12 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeYour poem is consistent with what once I described you @debasish majumder- the scientific poet of beBee. I wonder if you were a teacher of science how often you would use poetry in teaching science. This poem is rich in ideas and creative imagination.17/04/2017 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.I want to see all your gems in a book @debasish majumder
- Producer14/04/2017Friction of IdeasFatima G. Williams wrote recently a thought-provoking buzz, which attracted very interesting discussions. I suggested the acronym of KUBE Loop to Fatima, which she accepted. This loop basically says the following summarizing the thoughts of...
Comments16/04/2017 #48 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee16/04/2017 #47 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#46 good and the moment your buzz is ready, you keep me informed, I am curious now! @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee16/04/2017 #45 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#44 just do it @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, what are you waiting for? I look forward to your yellow creation!16/04/2017 #44 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeYou bring a new buzz idea "The colors of comments". What color would you give a comment? This is communication in colors. How about this idea @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.16/04/2017 #43 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#42 sending you yellow sunlight for that charming answer @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee16/04/2017 #42 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#41 You know your way out @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.- I give you the yellow color of creative answering16/04/2017 #41 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#39 separation of couples @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee green when both are better of apart, red when love never really left.16/04/2017 #39 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#38 Having just commented on your lovely buzz Rock and Roll I am not surprised @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. What color would you give to separation of couples?16/04/2017 #38 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#37 I would decorate them with red lipstick ;-) that color has something special ;-).16/04/2017 #36 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#35 well it is Sunday @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, first look for all the delicious Easter eggs ;-).16/04/2017 #35 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThank you dear @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. and I wish you too happy holidays. I know yoy published a buzz and I shall read later today.16/04/2017 #34 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.happy to read that, joyful Easter to you and your family @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee16/04/2017 #33 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#31 Thank you @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. and I couldn't agree more with you
- Producer15/04/2017LEADERSHIP CLINIC! AMAZING!Of late, I came across an Advertisement regarding “LEADERSHIP CLINIC!” Leaders are ailing, failing to comply, their skills needed to be honed. So that they can deliver effectively and manoeuver the crisis they are confronting, locally, nationally...
Comments16/04/2017 #12 John RylanceThe Charge of the Light Brigade had no backup plan and look what happened to them.
Actually I suspect plan A, includes alternatives to cover all possibilities. Not to do so is foolish. You can't always predict what someone else is going to do. Their actions may need plan B, if you've only got one approach then your plan you will fail.
Winning formulas need to be flexible, changing them at any stage. Isn't a sign of failure it's proof you are reacting to ever changing situations.16/04/2017 #9 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeIn an advanced version of the tortoise and hare story is that at the end they decided to share responsibility and found a common ground on which they could elaborate. One to carry the other onland and the other to carry the mate in water.Leadership can find creative solutions instead of conflicts.
Thank you @debasish majumder for your interesting read. Sharing16/04/2017 #8 Wayne Yoshida@debasish majumder - Interesting you selected the picture of Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos for this post. She is not one of my heroines. She is one of my examples of how **not to lead** and how not to make decisions and I disagree with her about not having a plan B.
Take look at this story, you may find it interesting....
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/09/elizabeth-holmes-theranos-exclusive16/04/2017 #7 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.very inspirational @debasish majumder 'nothing is impossible in the dictionary of man' true!
- Producer13/04/2017Producing the best!Image credit: Paroxysm on Human Resource Management In his buzz, Why the Best Make the Worst?, Ali Anani challenges us with the following question and statement: “Why the best fail to produce the...
Comments13/04/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWe don't often do the simplest thing which is to deal with people as a human being, instead we have policy makers and then we force fit the human being through a prescribed prescription, and often my angst at human resource practices is at this most simplest level. Human as a resource then stops being human as a being and meaning flies away, leaving the mean, and thus our organizations actually contribute to a mean world, rather than a meaningful world.13/04/2017 #5 debasish majumdera tool being designed and developed out of the observation being made by one in an ambiance nature facilitate him to exist. for example, taking notice of the beck of a bird, an idea of forceps being triggered in ones faculty and accordingly a tool being come into effect, precisely with an intention to do the work comfortably and conveniently in accordance to ones requirement, unlike the dispensation of a bird. however, we cannot undermine ones skill how to gain expertise by utilizing the concern tool. though it could be an approximate idea, but surely an abstract one which usually accelerate the pace of civilization enormously and of course beyond any tentative assumption. in the same soil texture we can observe in nature mango and citrus fruits both produced simultaneously! so, i guess, it is pretty difficult from apparent presentation, what quality is hidden on one or in what condition, how one may emerge, giving a new dimension to the produce itself. however, intriguing insight indeed @Sara Jacobovici! enjoyed read. thank you very much for the share.13/04/2017 #2 Mohammed A. JawadAn excellent, thought-provoking post. Perhaps, we ought to realize that it's in the right knowledge that makes us sensible to cultivate chiseled culture, and this in turn make everything clear and easy to give best outcomes. Indeed, investing time in people with sound teachings and mentoring is the best initiative.13/04/2017 #1 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Sara Jacobovici- I shared this buzz on three hives not because I am only honored to have a mention in it, but also of its deep meanings. You completed the Golden Circle by writing "But if you define the criteria as, the individual can demonstrate that he or she is able to take initiative, then you are able to produce the best because you understand how and under what circumstances the individual can thrive". The why is answered promptly by the understanding how and then what to extract the best out of people. It is not only the simple rule; now, I also believe it is the simple rules of asking as well.
This is a buzz you can be proud of for long times.
- Producer13/04/2017A Stand Alone CommentI am sure you can relate to my experiences of being drawn into dynamic posts and discussions. It is great to be able to share these posts but often just "liking" a comment doesn't feel enough. A few times in the past I shared comments off the...
Comments15/04/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#11 The other part of this accelerated change is the lens that I see through personally. If the accelerated change is a dystopian conversation about the future, that will increase my expertise in dystopia. I actually want to increase my expertise in a utopian future with practical outcomes. Modern news is a graduation in dystopia but a starvation of utopia. When I look at accelerated change I want to see where there is evidence of acceleration towards renaissance, rather than an acceleration to traditional revolution. I do believe that a litmus test of renaissance is to embrace accelerated change that is a bloodless revolution, one that is empowered through collaboration rather than traditional catalyst of competition. Collaboration has more power and humanity than does "survival of the fittest" - I am not interested whether nature will produce a more efficient beak, I am interested is spiritual and cognitive evolution. All our thinking in the past has solely been about physical and social evolution - which starts off with ideas of revolution and ends in nihilism of one sort or another.15/04/2017 #12 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#11 I can understand the biomimicry component but what is hidden here that "surely an abstract one which usually accelerate the pace of civilization enormously". That is a very powerful statement. Emergence is something that is not time bound, the hidden part of DNA can change the beak design of a bird over a great period of time, and the first animal that emerged from the sea evolved flippers to feet if we view this in a Darwinian context. Yet pace, accelerated change, enormous effect on civilization that is the bit I am wrestling with. I don't see people in en-mass embracing this way of seeing the world, so for me the future is a slow burn evolution when it comes to nature - unless we are driven to blend with machines and this "accelerated change" is altogether a different thing when it comes to machines. That form of accelerated change is not a utopia but a dystopian future - one that some leading technologists voice concern.15/04/2017 #11 Sara Jacobovici#10 All the power to you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for searching and asking. I will let @debasish majumder respond in his way, as the author of the comment, but I will offer my subjective interpretation; an interpretation that I will not attempt to back up with any links or references. My meaning comes from the metaphors I experience and awarding the author with poetic license.
The design of a tool can come from my ability to observe nature; how things exist in nature, nature’s designs. If I was to observe how a bird uses its beak, it may inspire my imagination to develop a tool that can either mimic the bird’s beak or expand on that for other purposes. I cannot assume to know how the bird uses its beak and therefore cannot duplicate that design or function but, at the same time, I can achieve to create a tool with which I can be skilled at utilizing in my own way. As in nature, I may not know all the different species of plant life that can emerge just from looking at the similar ground, but can be inspired by what does come through and aspire to allowing my imagination to flourish at the same time as others around me, in the same environment, and watch what happens!15/04/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI tried reading this several times and I did not understand it. I could not relate to how a beak of a bird relates to forceps or how mango and citrus fruits grow simultaneously when they are distinct in what family of fruits see
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It went from a bird to expertise, to civilization and then to soil but in all these steps I could not make a meaningful linkage. I need help to know what is being said here? The only thing I do find hidden is the actual meaning and I struggle to find it.13/04/2017 #3 Tausif MundrawalaThis is such an innovative platform where each bee appreciates talent, skill and the approach of a person. Your buzzes have always stood apart from what we read usually, Madam @Sara Jacobovici. You have always highlighted excellent comments being made by our fellow bees on varied topics which one would like to reflect upon. This comment of my friend @debasish majumder had depth which got explored by all of us as readers.13/04/2017 #1 debasish majumderi am extremely and honored for your humble interpretation, giving my a leverage which perhaps i am not entitled @Sara Jacobovici! you and sir @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee are not only an axiom to be enamored with, but at the same time the sense of humility you render is phenomenal and sure entice other to emulate as you constantly striving to enrich us and extend our horizon with wide vistas. thank you very much madam for your enriching post.
- Producer09/04/2017Why the Best Make the Worst?It surprises me sometimes to have experienced the following: · A notable trainer giving training on time management. The trainees distracted him to the extent that he discussed many business issues, but not time management. · A famous...
Comments15/04/2017 #73 Sara Jacobovici#70 Thanks again for the tag @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. My gut reaction on this one is to say that I am not quite comfortable with the "manager" relationship between mind/spirit. Each has its own unique reality and influence. As well, I don't imagine it being a static relationship. My sense is that there is more of an ebb and flow quality in the relationship, rather than one of managing.14/04/2017 #71 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#70 People generally see meaning in existence as important but often it is betrayed by their practice - what can live and breathe in the mind, expires, evaporates and retires in the cold air of reality. Harvey has included an OR when this is one thing which is integral within us and only an OR when we are making the actuality of a choice. That is when that OR can betray us.
Otherwise the body-spirit or spirit-body aspect is CMYK - i.e. just a four colour printing produces the actual picture, so it is as I view the four core intelligences. You know that I am engaged in PHYSICAL INTELLIGENCE which is more than just physical fitness, but that intelligence is just one colour layer. Overlaying that is SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE, SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE and COGNITIVE INTELLIGENCE. Bring all those four into harmony and the single colour dream becomes a four colour reality, but we must learn to become great printers of that existence.
Unfortunately we are not great printers. That is what young people are finding out - they want meaning and existence (which I totally agree with Harvey about) but that is not how things end up being for young people when reality strikes. I find that they don't want to acknowledge that reality if it is pointed out, indeed my experience here is no comforter - because they have not lived that experience and they don't have enough trust bridges to make the leap of faith.
So a few live anxious, distrustful and naive even though their social projections are one of absolute sure footed existence, marvelous shows of "living life" and of being an "interesting person". I have made that mistake of peeling that facade away at times and I am learning that this is actually learned THIS WEEK that this is a cruelty and not a help. It is insufficient for me to say to a young person "you can't handle the truth", it is more important that I too become young - and that means engaging the spirit of starting over - with beginners mind.14/04/2017 #70 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#69 This is a great comment and quote @Harvey Lloyd "Do we have a body that manages our spirit or a spirit managing the body". I have to tag both @Sara Jacobovici and @CityVP 🐝 Manjit to enjoy it.
Mindset is the steerer and stirrer my friend- it steers us and generates our thoughts from which our actions starts. This quote comforted my heart. I am blessed to be connected with you.14/04/2017 #69 Harvey LloydA few days vacation and a small piece of the world has moved forward on your great thoughts and writing @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I heard a comment the other day that really did give the head a spin. Do we have a body that manages our spirit or a spirit managing the body.
Academia would have us think that the spirit is something personal and with education you can manage your physical world. From a lay view though i would say our younger generation is rebelling against this mindset. They seek meaning in existence not just diplomas. Yet academia tends to keep meaning at arms length.
Many great comments here and have enjoyed the reading.10/04/2017 #68 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#67 I am heavily indebted to you both friends @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA and @Harvey Lloyd for your appreciation and unfailing support. I say the same things about you and I am proud of my connection with you.
Yes, we can only give what we have. No trainer can pass info that he lacks. It is up to trainers to develop their knowledge unceasingly.10/04/2017 #67 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAI, as with thousands of others, appreciate your unique 'take' on life and work, Ali Anani. And look forward to your regular sharing of ideas which can take shape as fuel for life and business. Harvey Lloyd's comment is an apt description of the knowledge, suggestions and science you magnanimously share with us- "The rules from your previous posts and comments are the foundation of spreading our seeds. More importantly the rules help us explore new places of planting". Regarding training - As a trainer our job is to improve the capabilities, productivity and performance of our trainees. To do this we must continue to learn and improve ourselves, daily, in order to present, share and arm our trainees with the appropriate information to help them flourish in todays competitive and changing world.10/04/2017 #64 Louise Smith#60 AND I totally agree with you about free thinking. Intelligence does not depend on privileged background or prestige or status and neither should right to education. When a Liberal government is in power in Australia, they slash funding to social services, old age and disability pensions, refugees, childcare, education, university places, police, health, the Arts, NGOs under the guise of reducing the deficit and balancing the budget and give mega companies - tax breaks ! It's about supporting the status quo and their $$$ and their prestige to the detriment of the ordinary people without whom the country would NOT function.10/04/2017 #63 Louise Smith#60 And yes as you have stated @David Navarro López, society has been rapidly changing and the Education system and Government oversight of - it are not. For the last 10 years, I worked teaching Secondary School Japanese online with shared computer software and conference phone. No Cable - the Education Department could not afford it !
This program was hugely expensive and not really sustainable educationally.
Some of my students were more than 1000 kms away.
NOTHING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING beats face to face teaching and learning.
Queensland Area: 1.853 million km² Population: 4.691 million
North Rhine-Westphalia Area: 34,098 km² Population: 17.84 million
See comparison of area of Germany and Australia
http://www.ifitweremyhome.com/compare/AU/DE10/04/2017 #62 Louise Smith#60 After spending 3/4 life in school or teaching it and being a thinking person, I don't think that what you are saying sounds revolutionary. I agree the funding system badly needs addressing. In the same area of suburbs in Sydney, there is a private boy's school that receives more funding than an "ordinary" state school.The private boy's school has a cohort of extremely rich parents who support the school unlike the ordinary state school. Is this equity?
I have this on a tea towel (dish wiping)
"It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need, and our air force has to have a bake-sale to buy a bomber." - Robert Fulghum10/04/2017 #60 Anonymous#50 It is obvious you have a lot to say in this matter. I am sorry if I sound too "revolutionary", but it is not only the way of teaching which is obsolete. the funding itself is based as well an obsolete model. Governments are getting taxes and distributing them to their premises. In a society which has increased so much the longevity of its components, and the children mortality has been reduced so much, together with the fact of investing more and more on weapons, which are more and more expensive....this is not a sustainable model anymore.
To implement a Montessori system (I know it well as my daughter went to such a school) has two threats for the people in power. One, is more expensive, but this could be managed. The second is, that it would produce free thinking people, and that is precisely what they don't want.10/04/2017 #58 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#56 Your point about using the Internet to learn is what I consider education to be, after all what I think here is a part of my learning journey. We don't have to reform the education system and its rotten test culture that makes good teachers into rubric robots - as we use resources outside the class and students use their mobiles - the school boards may wake up in the spirit of this buzz to ask themselves a self-reflective question "Why do the best make the worst?".10/04/2017 #56 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#52 Here students who go to private schools have better opportunities because of their language skills and exposure to addressing audience through theater plays and other social activities.
However; again it depends on the individual. My daughter Sara speaks fluent Turkish and she has never taken a single class to formally study tis language. She won one semester scholarship at the prestigious MIddle East Technical University in Ankara.The university reaches in English, but all students have to attend language Turkish courses. My daughter passed all levels and isn't taking any course. She is a student of the German Jordan University and yet her Turkish is better than her German. There is passion for the Turkish language because it is for ladies much more than German is. That is her opinion. So, we learn more when we have passion.
The role of schools changed and school teachers should realize this fact. Students can use the internet to learn a lot. Teachers may find their job increasingly replaceable by technology. What isn't replaceable is the guidance of teachers. This guidance must be accompanied by many other skills.10/04/2017 #54 Louise Smith#35 I learnt to teach Science in an experimental method - students were given a question, materials and some guidance.
Then they had to come up with their own hypotheses and test them. It wasn't teacher led follow the steps to get the right answer.
But it took time - about 2 hours ! Well you can guess what happened to the experimental method !
- Producer10/04/2017The Hidden Aspects of Toxic EmployeesSo many people wrote about toxic employees and whether they are genetically poisonous or became so because of the environment they live in. Are there hidden aspects of toxic employees? I revert to the metaphor of toxic plants in seeking of new...
Comments14/04/2017 #98 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#97 Dear @Harvey Lloyd- toxic employees need to grow inside or outside the organization. What a great thought this is! To be living is to be growing and toxic employees are a living reality. I love your comment and we shall incorporate it in the coming buzz on toxicity.
Dear @David Navarro López- please take notice of this living comment14/04/2017 #97 Harvey LloydToxic employees is a broadly defined group, generally described as those who present a negative flow of energy within their environment, and is contagious. I believe the toxic employee is clearly in the purview of leadership's responsibility. Your final statement though is the ultimate view we must take. Piousness plants don't survive within an environment purposefully maintained.
I wanted to bring the toxic employee into two categories. The "Maverick" or rule breaker who gets the job done at all cost, and the "Predator" or promotion and self centered achievement at all cost. I have worked with many "Mavericks" in sales. They can really bring in the business but refuse to follow rules that reduce the risk. The risk exposure is usually felt by the part of the team that is following the rules. Managing these great sales folks is exhausting and challenging in maintaining a corporate culture.
The "predator" is somewhat a more difficult beast to root out. A leader is exposed to the smiling face of this toxic employee while the organization is exposed to the hidden agenda. The word choices of the "predator" is usually very telling. I, me and the use of pronouns are usually used to express their success, while risk exposure is displayed as peoples actual names. With all reports we should always be conscious of motives not the points being given alone. Motives will always expose the predator before they can damage your organization.
With each of these types of toxic employees there are management techniques to help them grow. They can grow into your organization or out. But the growth is a must.14/04/2017 #96 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#91 We need your knowledge and rich experience @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA. I hope you would consider joining our effort by joining the hive Toxicity at Work mentioned below.
I enjoyed your analysis and your mentioning of the "'get on your good side'. This is huge observation. The Harvard Business School study has many interesting aspects which you highlighted beautifully.
I mentioned to @David Navarro López in one of my comments the need to first prevent toxicity and the observations you mentioned that characterize toxic people is very relevant to the intended work of the hive.14/04/2017 #93 Anonymous#91 Your comment is a gem. I am allowing myself to share this comment in the new buzz we are about to write here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/new-hive-toxicity-at-work View more#91 Your comment is a gem. I am allowing myself to share this comment in the new buzz we are about to write here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/new-hive-toxicity-at-work.
I am sure you have a lot to say about the issue, so please feel free to share the post or to add further thoughts/comments, which will be highly appreciated. Close13/04/2017 #92 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman#87 I just posted a Hive🐝Talk special for your new hive - https://www.bebee.com/producer/@franci-hoffman/hive-talk-special-toxicity-at-work-note-april-21st-deadline-date13/04/2017 #91 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAHarvard Business School scholar Dylan Minor and Cornerstone on Demand exec Michael Housman dealt with toxic employees described in your post, Ali, in their 2015 working paper "Toxic Workers". And your 'take' and experience with this topic is 'spot on. While this type of individual can be harmful to an organization's performance and can - with their toxic performance say Minor and Housman, can also be - interestingly - your top producing employee. Interviewing 50K workers, in 11 different firms in their research, they discovered a variety of aspects and characteristics of 'toxic workers' some which you point out in this article. As those of us know, who've worked with this type of individual, they can easily cause major organizational cost, including customer loss, loss of employee morale, increased turnover to name a few negative outcomes of their toxic behavior.
In my own 30 years of management I've discovered not only can behavior of this individual negatively impact other employees, these individuals can also be unethical and prone to misconduct which can affect the entire company; also corroborated in Minor and Housman's report. I also discovered this toxic type of individual can creatively and verbally try to turn the situation around by blaming others and/or trying to - as they say - 'get on your good side'; in effect asking for forgiveness for their transgressions without specifically spelling that out.
Minor and Housman suggest you try to identify this type of individual during the interview and hiring process. Here's several of their characteristics to bear in mind - * They overly self confident; nothing is too difficult for them; * They are overly self-involved, usually putting themselves first in almost all situations; * Testing may show an inclination to break the rules to stay a high-producer or reach goals. In short, say Minor and Housman - and certainly in my own opinion - avoid them if you can.13/04/2017 #87 Anonymous#86 What about this idea? I have created a hive https://www.bebee.com/group/toxicity-at-work on which we could share all the related buzzes.
After sharing and reading them, we could both "iron out our experiences".
Of course, other bees are invited.
If you want to share a buzz but you have already done it in 3 hives, let me know and I will do. And vice-versa.
I look forward to your suggestions about the definition text for the hive13/04/2017 #86 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#84 You bring a hugely important point dear @David Navarro López. Yes, I recall your post. I also wrote on this topic before. It would be interesting to compare what we wrote before with what we write on same topic again. I compared and I found that I tended to blame the employee more than the environment in which h/s was placed in. My invitation for a great discussion is to do similar comparisons and draw The Thoughts Path and how our ideas changed over time. I shall write one to iron out my experience. I am not ashamed to say loudly that I changed my thoughts and why. I think this shal be an interesting area to explore.13/04/2017 #84 Anonymous#70 I will, dear Ali.
BTW, toxic employees is a matter it has long time had my mind busy.
You might recall my buzz https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/sacred-cows-the-ceo-s-bullies
- Producer12/04/2017Opportunities in CrowdednessDeb Helfrich made a superb comment on my last buzz. She started her comment by "You had me at the picture of the foxglove, @Ali Anani. Out of nowhere her comment had me at the picture of plants with animal names jumped to my mind. I sensed this...
Comments15/04/2017 #15 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee#14 I look forward to your answer. And does it have something to do with awareness itself? and power? and maybe an unconscious drive to keep things as they are? and maybe fear of change and what it would bring of people had the capacities we talk about? or fear about what it would mean to the decision makers and their self worth considering they have been advocating different things. and ?????14/04/2017 #14 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeYour comment is precious to me dear @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. It extracted the main point for me to write this buzz and you are the first one to highlight it. I am relieved. My answer to your question is by asking why don't we teach? I have to think of an answer.14/04/2017 #13 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI love your buzz's @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I love the ay you look at what we all look at with new eyes, seeing the same things with newness and curiosity, making parallels between people, nature, plants and animals. You ask the question: Are the aggressive movements of many illegal parties worldwide and indiscriminate killing of innocent people is a result of what we made them feel?-" - My question is: What stops us from making it a priority to teach children in schools better self-awareness, emotional stability, inter-personal awareness, kindness, etc? What stops us teaching adults in our universities and workplaces the same things? We keep prioritising technical skills when we can gain much technical awareness ourselves, but many people need education on self-respect and respect for others.13/04/2017 #10 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#9 @Sara Jacobovici- would any person be able to extend oneself, go outside oneself or exist in for other people without having serious discussions with other people? I doubt and I find that one major source for me developing is the interactions I have with beautiful minds and hearts. I don't need to go far to fins a great example and that is you.13/04/2017 #9 Sara JacoboviciYour writing is moving into difficult territory, @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. You are bringing us closer and closer to our organic essence and having us look at ourselves and ask the important questions. This latest buzz reminded me of a quote from one of my favorite authors, Milan Kundera: "The worth of a human being lies in the ability to extend oneself, to go outside oneself, to exist in and for other people." You are a great example of this Dr. Ali.12/04/2017 #6 debasish majumderGreat insight indeed sir @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! i wonder, in corroboration of your post, why the plant being named as 'touch me not'? is the plant could envisage that alone human can extinct the entire world of flora out of their greed? their invasion is inevitable and surely they are detrimental to them alone? however, wonderful insight! enjoyed read. thank you for the share sir.12/04/2017 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#1 I love this topic - and now I have had an idea prompted that requires some research..... You are the quintessential idea-stimulator, @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! For a taste, my mind went to zucchini blossoms from the way those foxglove flowers are dangling!