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Comments07/07/2017 #119 Aleta Curry#107 I understand, @Ken Boddie, but though I experience this I don't seem to be as frustrated by it as you are.
I just skim through quickly when I first browse in to beBee and put articles I want to remember (and those I don't have time to read right then) into my Aleta's Reads hive.
Of more concern is the fact that I miss so much from my favourites. There's so much coming in now that I get fatigued before I've read through every single title in my feed.
I have to rely heavily on being 'tagged' by people who've just published something (the reason I happened upon this post, for example). Trouble is, some of my faves simply don't tag people. I feel a little presumptuous doing it myself, but I decided that being thought presumptuous by some was better than having people who are interested in my posts miss them.
So, I would like to see improvement in the area of being able to follow the posts of certain bees. Don't ask me what that would be; happily, I'm a user here, I'm not at the pointy end!03/07/2017 #114 Lance 🐝 ScoularI must have missed the tag notifications on this @Javier 🐝 beBee and @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador for which I thank you.
I have invested more than a substantial amount of time, effort, resources and a wee bit of money (my Scotts heritage bubbling to the surface) in 5 digitally based start- ups in here in Australia over the last number of years. All 5 have fizzled or died.
That's business, that's entrepreneurship.
I understand the concerns expressed by some in the comments below. I have had my own, and questions, conveyed personally.
On the basis of this post and communications received, I for one will continue to support the promotion of beBee for the foreseeable future and look forward to the platforms update.
In the meantime, here are some wise words from some wise ones.
Innovation opportunities do not come with the tempest but with the rustling of the breeze. Peter Drucker
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. Albert Einstein
Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is timing; it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles. Fultong J. Sheen
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. Walter Elliot
Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon, not just on the bottom line. Warren Bennis
The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil. Thomas Edison03/07/2017 #113 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorHey @Javier 🐝 beBee, my StartupRanking article for July just been release....its full of honey....Fingers licking good ! Cc @Juan Imaz And @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín y @José 🐝 Jordán de Urríes - https://www.bebee.com/producer/@stephan-metral/bebee-startupranking-growth-for-july-2nd-201730/06/2017 #111 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#110 LoL, takes ironmen to run that ! But we have a few one like @Trainerglobal Oscar Álvarez , More than this, maybe some still do not get the applied mathematics big pictures of beBee's phenomenon...Socially, digitally...it is the dawn of a new Era. Who did precede the roman civilisation? Now LinkedIn is afraid that history repeats itself again.30/06/2017 #107 Ken BoddieI have been greatly impressed, @Javier 🐝 beBee, by the success of this great platform and cherish the many friends I have found here. I do, however, share some of the concerns of @Dean Owen (as set out in his various comments below) relating to the future. I continue to be frustrated by the increasing amount of time I have to spend trawling through posts with which I have little or no affinity, in order to find those I wish to read and pass comment on, and have tried many ways to limit my feed, but without much lasting success. I voiced my concerns in my posts of September and November last year as follows: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ken-boddie/fellow-bees-we-have-a-traffic-problem; and
From the subsequently received post comments it appears that many others are also having difficulty with their feeds and consequently are also missing posts from their favourite bees (Fbees). We were then, back in September, promised a great conceptual solution which you called the STING, but there has been very little more to come on this subject since, and the repeated promises of major change continue without fruition. Your above enthusiastic explanation is gratefully received, but perhaps this would be an apt time to reinforce, to your many devotees, a commitment to including the STING at the earliest possible opportunity? 🤔30/06/2017 #106 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz@Javier 🐝 beBee - As far back as our first Skype conversation, I have had no doubt that beBee will succeed in growing the platform. I am excited to see the new updates - but understand that it takes time to cultivate and grow any business with many peaks and valleys. I love how you keep us all included!30/06/2017 #105 Dean OwenEnjoy Namibia my friend. We are but a few travel writers in a sea of marketers so we are critical to helping the beBee feed attract your typical internet user who are simply here to enjoy and communicate. Writers and storytellers like you and the delectable Ken Boddie are precious and I will follow you both until the ink runs dry.30/06/2017 #104 Dean Owen#103 i would love to if I was certain beBee would still be around many years from now. I fear they have, and are making some major strategic blunders by focusing on building a platform with the content provider in mind where they need to focus on what your typical internet user needs and wants to see. I don't want to wake up some day and find my writings have dissapeared because the plug has been pulled. I need to feel confident that my articles will be there for my children to read many years from now. I hope they prove me wrong. I need beBee to succeed. As such, I sent them an email detailing all my concerns yesterday, but it seems to have fallen on deaf ears.....29/06/2017 #102 Paul Walters@Javier 🐝 beBee I am deep in the Namib desert in Namibia and surprisingly I have a wi fi connection! Under a billion stars and a deafening silence I was able to read your innovative piece. I admire the company's decision to felay your launch until it lives up to your and your team' s expectation. I for one have enormous faith in beBee for through it I have made astonishing discoveries and met great people. Thank you29/06/2017 #101 Sandra SmithInspiring, and anything worth doing - and doing right - takes time! Can't wait to see the result of innovation - in the true sense of the word - on beBee! We can absolutely make it the premier platform on the 'net - but it's as much on the users' shoulders as the platform itself29/06/2017 #100 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorGuess what...we can wait as long as u need if we replace 1000$ a week by a 10000$/week, because we know that if Rafael Nada can win 10 x roland garros , podemos tambien ! Vamossssssssssssss ! cc @Raul Duque Montánez View moreGuess what...we can wait as long as u need if we replace 1000$ a week by a 10000$/week, because we know that if Rafael Nada can win 10 x roland garros , podemos tambien ! Vamossssssssssssss ! cc @Raul Duque Montánez, @Javier 🐝 beBee @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín and @Juan Imaz. Close
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- Producer10/02/2017The Day the Internet Lost its ImaginationThe image from fakeposters.com does not capture the moment that the Internet lost its imagination. That moment actually occurred within the first ten years of its arrival and no sooner as we had entered the new millennium the hope its founding...
Comments10/02/2017 #6 Brian McKenzie"Facebook" is also built on military technology - and you should look closely to their direct and published ties to NSA. Their interface does nothing more than put Cat memes and Girl Pics on software that the Military Intelligence used across the late 80's and early 90's known as 'Crime - Link' and 'LinkSys' - which gave a web like graphic note reference for organized crime and suspected spies - the info on your Facebook page, combined with your other social media footprints, is a spook's wet dream. Clueless, wandering, easily conditioned, unthinking, over-consuming under-living digitally connected consumers - aka Sheeple.10/02/2017 #4 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#2 What a great buzz this is dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. On a personal level, I enjoyed the synchronicity of my shared buzz tonight on bright hopes and your buzz. No question I agree with you 100% and if not then I shall be contradicting my own words.
I loved the way you highlighted imagination and the internet and the very "bright" summary of the history of the internet and two of its great founders.
Your writing "So the net result is that the chief blockage to revitalizing imagination on the Internet is ordinary people". This is an outstanding challenge for people to agree with you, but I again agree. The hope isn't in the hands of billionaires trying to multiply their wealth; more it is in the hands of ordinary people. Shared very proudly.10/02/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 Dear @debasish majumder the wisest thing I learned to do is pour my heart out, look at it and then eat it again to see what it really tastes like and the resulting digestion is a value called learning. We are virtually programmed to share but you may notice something that Debasish that this is not called a sharing heart, but a sharing economy. It is people like me that represent the hope that Tim Berners-Lee had in providing his discovery http://webfoundation.org/about/vision/history-of-the-web/
For sure the web has its place as the world's greatest shopping cart and selling tool but that is what separates joy from ploy. Remember the word PLOY is a part of the word EMPLOY.
If what I say brings energy into the heart of a man who knows joy then we do not have to contemplate the dimming of hope but the brightness of joy. The joy of learning in my heart will remain greater than the ploy of hope. Earn joy in the employ of hope.
So if a man wants to sell, then he makes a 100 cold calls to get 1 warm sale.
Then compare this with hope, he has 10000 hopes to get 1 moment of joy
Now my dear friend @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee must surely agree with me in absolute 100% agreement that hope is 100 times harder than selling !!!
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Comments01/01/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorWowsa, do I like this post! You have a shed a positive light on disruptors and how they can stir the pot, creating challenges for the competition. Complacency, idleness, and being stuck in your ways can lead to eventual destruction. I believe disruption is growing at a very fast pace and it is essential we recognize it for what it is and embrace it.
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Comments29/12/2016 #2 John Prpich#1 This is a very sad, but universal truth. Even in the Mid-East, they are opening up American restaurants, they are committing a slow suicide, they need to pay attention. In the US, we've over farmed the land and stripped the soil of most of it's nutrients. 50 years ago if you ate a bowl of spinach, to get the same nutrition today, you'd have to eat 50 bowls.29/12/2016 #1 Paul Walters@John Prpich I have lived in Indonesia now for 5 years ( bali ) and even I have noted the change in diet of Indonesians during this period. Diabetes is on the rise ( big time!) and yup locals are definatly getting fatter !! KFC becoming a staple diet yet it used to be a treat!
- Producer18/12/2016Static Concepts in a Dynamic WorldOur thoughts should help us surpass the static into dynamic action. We can discuss concepts until we fully understand, but if it doesn't lead to change in action then it is static. This wisdom from a comment by @Harvey Lloyd that he wrote on m...
Comments19/12/2016 #80 Mohammed Sultan#78 For developed imitation to succeed you should keep in tune with the times.It's not enough to be better as speed is also required.You must introduce your product before any of your competitors establish a real leadership. Thank you dear @Ali Anani for your thoughtful market insight.19/12/2016 #79 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#76 @Harvey Lloyd- you provoked my mind with this part of your comment "The combination of the 5 senses build a 6th sense called the life narrative from this discernment can emerge or not". Senses emerge- this is a lovely idea. I am sure I shall entertain soon.19/12/2016 #78 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#77 The future isn't extension of the past. Many companies fall in the trap of staying in the comfort zone of their successful past. Yes, as individuals and businesses alike we are mostly captives of the past as you mentioned dear @Mohammed Sultan View more#77 The future isn't extension of the past. Many companies fall in the trap of staying in the comfort zone of their successful past. Yes, as individuals and businesses alike we are mostly captives of the past as you mentioned dear @Mohammed Sultan.
Imagination is seeing the unknown. It is future looking.
I find that spending lots of energies on combating or imitating competitors is a declaration that we are inferior to the competitor. Yes, we need creative imagination and innovation for us to succeed and move out of the limitation of copying others. A copy shall never be the original or equal to it. Close19/12/2016 #77 Mohammed SultanDear,Ali Anani,PhD.When,all the time,we think of the past we will not be able to create any thing new.Most of us are usually captives of the past,but when we practice we can change this pattern.Our imagination depends to large extent on our ability to stretch our time horizon to practice,develop and evaluate.With limited time horizons we normally become static and governed by rigid rules, but when we expand them,we become able to stretch our thinking out side of the rigidity of rules and the time.I can also define imagination as a developed imitation ,when we give ourselves enough time to practice,develop and evaluate what we see we often open new windows of opportunities.Our fear of the market reality sometimes forces us to imitate our competitors, but with developed practice we can gain power over them;we often conduct simulation testing for our prototype products and pre-testing of advertising, in house,before we go further to a launching or a dynamic stage. This pattern of developed imitation is a formalization of the belief ;by good practice the battle is half won.No doubt the mimic hunt with good practice is also a battle half won too;in the same way ,a kitten plays with a ball of string to train itself for hunting a mouse is a birth of its imagination.19/12/2016 #76 Harvey Lloyd#75 In the training/learning of discernment, many stupid moments occurred. When venturing into new spaces of understanding you walk differently than in your youth. Having experienced the static mindsets of those in past adventures, you know they exist going forward. The wiser you become in discernment, the faster you can walk.
Discernment is a challenging sword. To wield the sword you now must see the target. Even when you put the sword down and need a break the targeting systems stays. The combination of the 5 senses build a 6th sense called the life narrative from this discernment can emerge or not. But once it does, you cant put it back in the box.
With discernment we can move forward with arrogance, vengeful or benevolence. I encounter folks who have turned their gift into many things. Within the challenges of sight we must choose our path. Often in my youth i would use the gift for personal gain. Practicing a win-lose concept. I realized over time that this concept came with future wars built in. When i learned the win-win concept i found that each win produced the next.19/12/2016 #74 Harvey Lloyd#64 "It's conquering the fight or flight response and creating a new neutral investigate first response as the natural instinct. " This is a compelling statement. We refer to this as our Auto Response. A response that contains our narrative and emotional ball that flows based on limited understanding or projected intentions.
Your statement is a challenge to most. To be investigative within ones own head in real time requires discipline and a core value set that allows for filtering out the auto response. Most of my experience within management and leadership is from construction and small business. When i encounter this auto response i would usually either hand someone a piece of paper with NO written or ask that they work from yes until they couldn't. The piece of paper was in their pocket and gave them courage to continue with yes.
In negotiations i could always tell when someone was working through their auto response and seeking understanding or when they new nothing but auto response. A few questions up front let me know which person i was dealing. The dynamic responses were full engagement the static auto responses were merely a challenge in manipulation.
Your statement is a transcendent statement. By transcend i mean you have to flow over your narrative to emerge into a investigative state. No easy task and is a journey of years. The gift of discernment is a gift, but is unwieldy in its birth and adolescence.19/12/2016 #69 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#66 Your examples are fresh and rich in meaning @David B. Grinberg. I agree and I enjoyed reading your assessment hat some people and leaders have an "hey usually have an over abundance it"- in your reference to imagination.
I don't believe this point has been discussed in any detail. We need imagination, but would an oversupply of it be hurting? In general, an over-supply can be harmful. I plan to write a buzz soon on this issue. I love comments such as yours that get me thinking.19/12/2016 #67 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#64 You are a brave person @Max🐝 J. Carter to write "It's conquering the fight or flight response and creating a new neutral investigate first response as the natural instinct}. You don't accept concepts of general acceptance by being yourself. Your authenticity is admirable.19/12/2016 #66 David B. GrinbergI concur, Aly, that great leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs most certainly don't lack imagination or vision. To the contrary, they usually have an over abundance it. Take Elon Musk or Richard Branson, for example.
I'm also reminded of some historic figures who fell into the category of your astute assessment regarding, "...examples in which new theories were shot down simply because they differed from the prevailing ones."
In particular, the world of science has some good examples: Stephen Hawking was initially laughed off when he proposed his radical new theory about Black Holes. Now science tells us that every galaxy in the universe, including our own, contains a Super Massive Black Hole at its center.
On the other hand, Copernicus, the leading astronomer of his day, insisted that Earth was the center of the Universe and everything revolved around it. This passed as conventional wisdom for many years until proven blatantly false.
This all reminded of that old adage, "Every dog has his day." Thanks for sharing more thought-provoking and quality buzz, Aly, which is appreciated!18/12/2016 #65 Harvey Lloyd#55 We work with non-verbal students @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I am more the business aspect of the school but do set in on enough of our operational meetings to understand.
These students are very difficult to help understand the vary basics of human existence. Just to say i am hungry, the concept of understanding they are hungry and then being able to know that you can ask for the problem to be solved. Seems foreign to someone who takes it for granted.
This is why i state "Only". These three dimensions are where we interface with each other and begin to form our knowledge into wisdom.18/12/2016 #63 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#62 @Max🐝 J. Carter- this is beautifully expressed and to which I agree "We solidify and stunt our growth to continue to refine who that is in order stay in our comfort zone. All growth takes place outside of our comfort zones".If we seek knowledge and growth we are bound to be in a state of instability and self-organizing. This is the way to go. Comfort zones should be for transient rest and breathing in preparation for more challenges.18/12/2016 #60 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#45 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich- your summation of the two points amazes me as you have the ability to read the authors' intentions and the message in whatever the author publishes. You are right. Sponging information isn't the way to learn and move ahead. SPonging informations to come up with ones own understanding is what we seek. We are like opal stone. As the stone reflects light of information every one of us sees the reflected light from his/her current position. Just by moving the opal a little we might end up differently as everyone sees now different reflections. Your comment is the opal stone and I am sure many people will comprehend it differently.18/12/2016 #59 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#52 Some comments are so poetic that responding to them takes away from their delight. This is the case with your comment @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. "The wheel of life is not a mousewheel, the energy of life is not a static zing. The dynamic is not a not but what is, if that what is fully alive and when life awakens us from captive sleep"- I feel a mouse wheel running in my head.18/12/2016 #58 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#51 @Savvy Raj- you are very wise. Yes, we don't have one without the other. Stillness and movement and all your examples are reflective of a basic fact that none exists without the other. If we don't see movement it doesn't mean it is not there. Thank you for sharing such an illuminating comment. Blessed you are.
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Comments12/12/2016 #23 Harvey Lloyd#22 I agree with your sentiments here. I realize though that the language of wisdom must transcend the ideological to the present of human existence. Social media is not bad but it has offered new directions that i don't sense will allow us to evolve as a species.
I share your insights with the group here that has been diligently discussing the tenuous situation of emotions and their outcomes. Like social media, emotions are not bad or good until we discern their value within the human dynamic. Although we can empathise with an individual and their needs, the results of their emotions as felt by mankind is another story. We can't merge the two.
This sounds like a harsh statement, and it is. My emotions and how they direct me should have two components, others and then myself, and in that order. Should i choose myself first, then i should be prepared for the consequences of my actions. I am ok with those who place themselves first within their emotional sphere but, bare in mind that i am referring to human existence within a large social group. (Not personal reflective self awareness styled self talk.)
Given this position, i would suggest that it creates interdependencies that propels mankind forward. Otherwise, with me first we create dependencies that separate us at the fundamental level. Your matrix is capturing the dichotomy.12/12/2016 #22 Sara JacoboviciPart 2/2: This leads me to what #19, @Harvey Lloyd captures when he writes: "The ability to carry in my hand technology that allows for total connectivity has allowed me to live virtually while losing my skills within the human experience." It's not so much technology that I am concerned about, it's the impact technology has on "re-wiring" who we are. We are sensory beings and if we are deprived of certain sensory experiences, the same people that imagined these new devices will no longer be able to see beyond their function.12/12/2016 #21 Sara JacoboviciPart 1/2: #14 #17 #18 Gentlemen, @David B. Grinberg, @CityVP Manjit and @Mohammed Sultan, your discussion is invaluable and I am excited to see it arise here. The depth of the comments; self-reflective, intelligent, informative and interpretative, and the questions that are raised, prove that it is emotion, especially fear, that distract from our ability to stay grounded in our human capacity. David, you who look out beyond the boundaries of earth, can not speak of limits and scope. Manjit proves that technologically based devices cannot replace humans when he says, "...explore flow with my learned capabilities to handle variety of information in a way that best represents my exploration. " Only a human (like Manjit) can think and express himself in this way. Another example comes from Mohammed Sultan when he differentiates between creative thinking which is binding to the moment and creative thinking that can also work in different boundaries. This can only come from a human source.12/12/2016 #20 Harvey Lloyd#14 I will have to go with you on this thought pattern. Although i understand the reply of @CityVP Manjit i believe we speak of two very different aspects of the discussions.
Our journey of technology is one aspect while the impact of current technology is another. The future of technology may promise many things, healthcare, human safety and productivity, but what does that world look like based on where we are now? Clearly technology is leading the way to a new society that i don't think we have thought through. Many consumers who once were our customers are now without work, so they cant consume. We will no longer be able to barter our time for money and consume. Technology is taking the value of our time from the barter equation.
I am not against technology, but am stating that if tech is going to change the barter system we have, then shouldn't we be working on that at the same rate as tech? If we think about it, i believe we can see tech at the center of the have and have not debate and the narrowing of the middle class.12/12/2016 #19 Harvey Lloyd@Sara Jacobovici you are continuing to shed light in dark areas. Our challenging emotions are typically our yield and stop signs. But like when we experience these signs in driving we are called to act a certain way, then so we should when experiencing these emotions. Emotions should not change the journey but rather enhance our experience on the journey. Just as the signs of the road keep us safe.
In our daily professional lives we have people we journey with and this causes these yielding emotions to come forward. Most importantly though we have to reconcile these emotions with each other. This is the human experience. Clearly, though there is a new kid on the block that i think you touch on. Technology.
I find technology foreboding. It introduces to each group of professionals a myriad of data sets that can overwhelm and can also be generated in such a way that replaces humans. In reviewing the outputs of technology we now create a third participant within the discussion You/Me/Data. But data is binary in the sense that it is right or wrong about the future as perceived. Also, data is subjective in its appearance and collection.
Although our imaginations did create the technology i don't believe we thought through the impact. I enjoy the impact up to the point my job, career, fiscal stability gets affected. The ability to carry in my hand technology that allows for total connectivity has allowed me to live virtually while losing my skills within the human experience.
Your tree and understanding of problem solving comes from your history without the technology. What of the new/next generations that all they know is tech? Will they or can they grasp the concepts presented here?12/12/2016 #18 Mohammed Sultan#17 Thanks for sharing your link.When we compare singularity or AI with what's been shared by @ Sara Jacobovici we at once will realize that both are talking about the creative thinking,but from two different angles.Sara is talking about creative thinking which is binding to the moment and can improve the current state of workplaces performance in the short term.Her creative thinking can also work in different boundaries anchored by the same rules,but can't be conceived for uncertain future.Whereas singularity is not limited to specific" time horizon" and can be conceived for the future and also in different boundaries.As a researcher I don't believe in the power of singularity or AI in which one can be vividly aware or see himself functioning a decade from now.Singularity of such kind that can tell the future or control it, is only owned by the power of God,otherwise scientists could have hurried up to clone it for the ordinary people.12/12/2016 #17 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#16 Dear @David B. Grinberg you do know what those limits and scopes are because that is the emotional response that Sara is talking about here, and thus when I am pursuing information in how I am able to receive it, whether it is relevant that I understand it now and to see what I can grasp immediately, without setting out acres of personal time trying to understand these things at a deeper level. That deeper level has one compass which is to know our own flow. If we become overwhelmed we know we have flown to high or engaged in too many areas at once, or if we are underwhelmed then we know we have room to explore more.
Take this proponent for singularity who wrote their thoughts about it, relating positive thinking with singularity - of course that is the opinion of this individual but this opinion is well within both of our limits and scope - of course all dependent on what else is occupying our field of attention at the time we attend to this material :
Singularity Defined and Refined by Singularity Utopia (2013 Blog)
I don't want to flood others with information, but explore flow with my learned capabilities to handle variety of information in a way that best represents my exploration. Learning is as unique as our own individual DNA. You cannot become me, and I cannot become you- but the abundance we share is this opportunity to explore the way that makes most sense for us to explore. There is network intelligence (not network stupidity) which is to welcome what you can welcome so long as it leads to flow, liberation and freedom of your own mind and being.12/12/2016 #16 David B. Grinberg#15 Many thanks for your thoughtful reply, CityVP Manjit, and thank you for sharing those web links too. I can tell you that my own "limit and scope" is, shall we say, limited in scope. I try to wrap my head around these mega concepts, but usually that just results in a mega headache. Thus, I appreciate your pointing me in the right direction.12/12/2016 #15 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#14 Dear @David B. Grinberg, you are asking here about something unfathomable. There are people who have tried to put a perspective around the movement to what you describe as the brave new world in life and one of those is Kevin Kelly, because Kelly has the abstractive ability to begin to knit together the thinking that is dimensions above where most of us are and emerge from this rarefied atmosphere with something that we can put our minds around, or at least begin to establish what this map of the unknown may potentially look like.
Here is Kevin Kelly talking about the Singularity as it applies to AI
This is no different to knowing we cannot think like Einstein but we can follow his example of imagining following a beam of light. We will only go so far in our own learning journey but it is sufficient enough to awaken our individual lives to the uncertainty and new possibilities emerging ahead.
One of the steps we can take our own awareness is then follow the leads that will make most sense to us because we each know our own limits of understanding and scope of imagination. I cannot say what this limit and scope is for David B. Grinberg - only you know that.
An example of a step I can take in my own learning journey in this particular stream of consciousness is simply to listen to someone like Vernor Vinge - because ideas he originated have been level set for the understanding of the earnest learner with basic curiosity.
Vernor Vinge - Foresight and the Singularity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tngUabHOea012/12/2016 #14 David B. GrinbergThank you, Sara, for such an informative, educational and enlightening read. As someone who considers himself an amateur futurist (rightly or wrongly), I'm concerned that the frenetic pace of technology will soon overwhelm human capacities. Some scientists say that the average laptop computer is currently equivalent to the human brain. Others say artificial intelligence will be smarter than humans by the 2030s. Thus, keeping pace with new and evolving tech -- let alone staying ahead of the curve -- is a substantial challenge which will likely grow more difficult over time.
According to "Moore's law" -- for example -- computing power doubles every two years (some say as little as 18-months). Additionally, many scientists and others predict that AI humanoid robots (or androids) will be capable of passing the so-called "Turing Test" as early as the 2030s as well. That means these AI androids will not only be much smarter than humans, but indistinguishable as well. Some fear they will replace humans altogether, not just jobs. As you know, many large companies are also adopting machine learning, AI and robotics in many aspects of their business operations to replace human employees. Thus, to coin a phrase, we indeed face a brave new world not only in business but in life generally. The subsequent challenges ahead of us are immense and historically game changing. THOUGHTS?11/12/2016 #10 Mohammed Sultan#6 When companies treat people motivation as strategy they will value people emotion over capital or equity, and will think of the ROE -as Return On Emotion not Equity. Researches on motivation have shown that people feel more satisfied when they get regarded rather than being rewarded,because their emotion has become more important than the salaries they are paid.When companies treat motivation as strategy they will come to a conclusion that; when they trust people they will trust their customers,and the higher the trust level the higher ROE will be.Businesses also are about feelings and when feelings are suppressed we expect the ROE to get lower .You can't imagine how pride people feel when they get regarded ,they will extend their creative domain and stretch their thinking beyond the norms and logic to creativity and imagination.11/12/2016 #7 Sara Jacobovici#5 I meant every word when I wrote that it was your work that inspired me @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I can't thank you enough. Thank you as well for your comment. I am grateful to see that your are satisfied with the outcome as it is an extension of what you started.11/12/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici#4 @Mohammed Sultan, personally, I am always so encouraged and flattered by your comments. Thank you. Your insights are always appreciated, as well as your writing style. The take away, for me, of this comment has to be, "When the employee motivation is treated as a strategy, people will work in harmony to achieve the balance between their internal actions and their external impact." Thanks again.11/12/2016 #5 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeHello @Sara Jacobovici- I am thrilled by your buzz and it deserves a welcoming waggling dance. You have shown in three examples how the initial emotional points may diversify into different patterns by different people and follow trajectories of their own.
The first three feelings were negative as it is well-established that it is easier to stay in one domain of negative emotions than to make a jump to the domain of positive emotions. That frustration developed into disappointment and irritation is in line with what has been experienced. It takes energy to make the jump and this is evident from the emotions branching out patterns in your worked examples.
You have now an emotions fingerprint-equivalent.
One of the pioneering IBM CEOs said that it is managing people and their emotions that counts. Your buzz explains this beautifully.
I am humbled for playing the role of a trigger in prompting you to write such a. thinking buzz on emotional patterns. I thank you for the mention of my name.11/12/2016 #4 Mohammed Sultan@Sara Jacobovici It's really a creative post .You either have the attitude of an expert consultant or had been trained in your childhood on how to fit pieces into a synergistic whole (JIGSAW) and enjoyed the beauty and measured the impact of this process.Fit and balance between both sides the human and the physical..between our personal and professional interests ..between knowledge and feeling are crucial to build an emotional corporate jigsaw.The emotional org culture has become a necessity because it reflects our thoughts and feelings.When the employee motivation is treated as a strategy, people will work in harmony to achieve the balance between their internal actions and their external impact.The shape and the beauty of the future corporate jigsaw will depend to large extent on how well the internal parts,the external impact and our actions can all be kept in balance and lead to strategic moves in the right time.11/12/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitHi Sara, first you will like this video interview with Eric Trist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEMaSTOrqBA View moreHi Sara, first you will like this video interview with Eric Trist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEMaSTOrqBA and then there is more here http://faculty.babson.edu/krollag/org_site/encyclop/socio-tech.html The use of "Branching Out Patterns" is a great way of advancing this way of thinking and introducing to entrepreneurs and the business world. Close
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