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A hive for those much needed relations in our lives.
  1. ProducerNicole Chardenet
    No Dating Profile? Make An Effort, Dude!
    No Dating Profile? Make An Effort, Dude!Men work so hard on dating sites to go unnoticed and ignored. I’ve been on one we’ll call Spinal Tap, because midlife dating is about as much fun as getting one. I have a methodology to filter out the men I wouldn’t be interested in –...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/11/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Nicole Chardenet, you have a way of writing material that is truthful with the pleasurable addition of humor. Obviously, I'm not familiar with dating sites but I've heard some strange stories from others who do use them. Some stories have had great short-term outcomes others have been disasters. I've also heard there are now a married people masquerading as singles on dating sites. I would imagine, their profiles are slim too. I guess some people feel they are that hot, so a profile shouldn't matter ha ha. Oh and I noticed thanks to a friend pointing it out that they now have cheaters dating sites, WTH? At least you aren't naive and have a system in place to weed out the goofs!
    Nicole Chardenet
    07/11/2017 #4 Nicole Chardenet
    #1 You just KNOW they're going to die with their ding-dong in their hand :)
    Nicole Chardenet
    07/11/2017 #3 Nicole Chardenet
    #2 Hope I didn't make it come out your nose, Aleta :)
    Aleta Curry
    06/11/2017 #2 Aleta Curry
    Oh, that was funny. I was having ice cream in lieu of lunch because I can, and I choked on it laughing.
    Linna Marri
    06/11/2017 #1 Linna Marri
    I love the men who say they want a woman that is fit and thin when they look like the Pillsbury dough boy. Seriously???
  2. ProducerPreston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Resolve To Develop the Art and Science of Friendship
    Resolve To Develop the Art and Science of FriendshipGodly friendship is built on commitment to God and provides lifelong encouragement.I wanted to focus on one of the strongest friendship stories in the Bible. This is the bond between David and Jonathan. I will be getting this from 1 Samuel 18: 1-5,...
  3. ProducerAlex Wise

    Alex Wise

    Understanding The Cycle of Friends
    Understanding The Cycle of Friends“You’re lucky if you find one true friend in an entire lifetime.” Sure sounds familiar, but does this old adage still apply? For one thing, in recent years scientific researchers have advised us that more friends means a happier, longer life. We’ve...
  4. ProducerKevin Baker

    Kevin Baker

    What is a friend
    What is a friendThe value, is incomprehensible. The memories that never fade. The immortality of joined energy. Friend. We experience many relationships, encounter dynamics of all shape and depth. There is only one true joining of two human...


    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    02/09/2017 #13 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    One can never have enough friends.
    Kevin Baker
    29/08/2017 #12 Kevin Baker
    #11 Very kind of you to send an english version, although, the energy of the rumba version is so much better. I felt the english version was more forced and the intention of the words does not translate.
    Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    29/08/2017 #11 Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    .. #9 And here is the rumba version
    Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    29/08/2017 #10 Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    #9 Here is a version a bit more classy
    Kevin Baker
    29/08/2017 #9 Kevin Baker
    #8 send me a link to this tune if your of a mind to please
    Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    29/08/2017 #8 Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    There is a spanish " rumba " tune that comes to mind when seeing that pic...

    Amigos para siempre
    Means you´ll always be my friend
    Amis per sempre
    Means a love that will never end
    Friends for life
    Not just a summer or a spring
    Amigos para siempre
    ( Los Manolos )
    Now the rat...look like a character from a Disney movie
    Pascal Derrien
    29/08/2017 #6 Pascal Derrien
    #5 you bet my nickname is Kat and it is hard for the quadruped to get to know me :-)
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    29/08/2017 #5 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    #4 I guess it takes a while for this kind of friendship to grow, since felines are by nature quite cautious...
    Pascal Derrien
    29/08/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    Me and my cat have long conversations and understand each other :-) most of the time as I am temporarily a home maker at the moment, I spend quite some time at home when not running or cycling and the two of us keep other's company quite nicely, A discreet friendship build on trust and respect.
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    28/08/2017 #3 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    #2 Thank you for the encouragement :-)
    Kevin Baker
    28/08/2017 #2 Kevin Baker
    #1 The signal of energy your sending for what ever reason, tells the cat they have no chance. If you think it's possible, it will happen
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    28/08/2017 #1 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    I doubt I could ever be friends with a cat though. I mean, I'd love to, but I don't think the cat would like to be friends with me...
  5. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Packing My Ideas
    Packing My IdeasBees on beBee influence my ideas and make me that my capacity of holding them isn’t enough anymore. A recent buzz by my great friend and thinker Vincenzo De Florio shared a buzz that was the trigger for me to write this buzz. In his...


    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/08/2017 #41 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #40 What do I think my friend @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA is that your friend enhanced my belief in the number six. There are social network structures that can be exemplified by two overlapping hexagons. Hexagons represent. Hexagons teams may be imagined as "self-packing" with efficient use of resources and closeness. I agree with you and your friend. Thank you for this enlightenment my friend.
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    25/08/2017 #40 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    When I mentioned your fascinating post about the hexagon to a friend, a numerologist, she reminded me that a hexagon has 6 perfect and equal sides. Thus mirroring the #6 as a symbol of perfect union (your union of bees, Ali?) and the energetic emblem of soulful integration. Furthermore, she provided me with the following Western and astrological interpretations of the number 6: Truth, Union, Lovers, Harmony, Balance, Equality, Integration, Interfacing, Conjoining, Reliability, Dependability and Communication. All that said, perhaps companies should develop departments and groups - perhaps the main company structure - into hexagon style. It would seem this type of organization has the opportunity to become more successful and profitable than those set up with the usual model. What do you think, my friend Ali?
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/08/2017 #39 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #37 My very dear friend @Vincenzo De Florio- I am moved by your comment and your comprehension. You raise so many great points such as tensegrity and elasticity. Your mind is an explorer. I hope you share with us your great thoughts. There are hidden gems in your comment. They are worthy of further exploration. I do hope to read your reflections soon my friend.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/08/2017 #38 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #36 The man of emojis @Lance 🐝 Scoular- thank you
    Vincenzo De Florio
    24/08/2017 #37 Vincenzo De Florio
    Dear friend @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, thank you very much for so beautiful a post and your kind reference to the picture I had shared. As you probably know from the posts I share, I'm "in love" with this lovely Japanese form of Art. Time and again I found in them references to other concepts I adore -- antifragility, fractal organization, general systems theory, complexity... and many more. And yet I confess I had failed to understand this very picture that you shared here, dear friend. It's been a lovely surprise to have here dear Ali telling me "Vincenzo, there's much more than meets the eye in this picture!" I was overwhelmed by your reflections, which I appreciated very much and also made me think of further concepts still -- tensegrity and elasticity, for instance. I'm really grateful of your wonderful present, dear friend, and of this magickal bouncing of ideas that we have on this lovely Platform :) All the best, dear Ali!
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    24/08/2017 #36 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    🥚cellent article @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeana

    👥ed 🐝🐝🐤🐳🔥🚲
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/08/2017 #35 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #34 One of the comments on this buzz on LI questioned the validity of hexagons. In my response I mentioned the six degrees of separation. Now, your reverse thinking is admirable my dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit View more
    #34 One of the comments on this buzz on LI questioned the validity of hexagons. In my response I mentioned the six degrees of separation. Now, your reverse thinking is admirable my dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Instead six degrees of separation, it is six degrees of togetherness. You are awesome with your positivity my friend. Close
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    24/08/2017 #34 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #26 The mutual admiration is like air, we breath it with a higher form of breath. Let me now turn admiration to the hexagon and what i admire about the hexagon. Here we need to take two ideas

    1. Hexagon as metaphor (I can see @Sara Jacobovici View more
    #26 The mutual admiration is like air, we breath it with a higher form of breath. Let me now turn admiration to the hexagon and what i admire about the hexagon. Here we need to take two ideas

    1. Hexagon as metaphor (I can see @Sara Jacobovici applauding this very much)
    2. The idea of "Six Degrees of Separation" https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2008/aug/03/internet.email

    Now having combined these two things - what is it that I most admire about the hexagon in a block capital way ?
    Tricia Mitchell
    24/08/2017 #33 Tricia Mitchell
    #32 aSo true, and time is but a social construct dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/08/2017 #32 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #31 precious things are worthy regardless of time dear @Tricia Mitchell. Great ideas take time to ripen.
    Tricia Mitchell
    24/08/2017 #31 Tricia Mitchell
    #24 please do not "wait" dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I am taking the approach of waiting until certain ideas form that relate to buzzes, so I am carried by the flow, rather than paddling :-)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/08/2017 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #29 Thanks @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, beBee has given me the opportunity to meet wonderful people like yourself. I know you have a good heart :))
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/08/2017 #29 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #28 It is the beBee platform with great bees like you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher that let creativity seeds blossom. The credit goes for all support and inspiration I get from open minds and caring hearts such as yours.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/08/2017 #28 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #23 I was just thinking the same thing @Paul Walters, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee's mind is brilliant. I would have never seen the association of a hexagon with social interaction. Thanks Ali, this was quite interesting to read and I'm still digesting it.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/08/2017 #27 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #23 It is thinking + searching + validating @Paul Walters
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/08/2017 #26 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #22 May be this would explain my admiration of your mind @CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/08/2017 #25 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #21 I guess so, so your observation is worthy an merits more research @Jerry Fletcher
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/08/2017 #24 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #20 I am waiting for the outcome of your "brewing" of the packing of ideas in hexagons my dear @Tricia Mitchell
    Paul Walters
    24/08/2017 #23 Paul Walters
    @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Where do you get these fascinating facts???? Love it, thank you
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    24/08/2017 #22 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I have always admired the powerful symbol that the hexagon represents.
  6. Moi Kliniger

    Moi Kliniger

    A friend is a second self.

    ~ Aristotle
    Moi Kliniger


    Moi Kliniger
    19/08/2017 #17 Anonymous
    Thanks so much for likes @Brook Massey, @Preston Vander Ven, @Gonzalo Ramirez, Happy Saturday !
    Maria Merino
    18/08/2017 #16 Maria Merino
    #15 a pleasure ☘
    Moi Kliniger
    18/08/2017 #15 Anonymous
    Thanks again @Maria Merino for share, so kind 🌷
    Moi Kliniger
    18/08/2017 #14 Anonymous
    Thank you for your likes @Brook Massey, @Preston Vander Ven, @Gonzalo Ramirez Zapata !
    Moi Kliniger
    17/08/2017 #13 Anonymous
    Thank you so much for share @Maria Merino 😀
    Moi Kliniger
    17/08/2017 #11 Anonymous
    #10 😎
    Maria Merino
    16/08/2017 #10 Maria Merino
    Cute 💕
    Moi Kliniger
    16/08/2017 #9 Anonymous
    Many thanks for likes @Lupita Reyes, @saima khan, @Brian McKenzie, @Savvy Raj, @David Martin Alonso,@Ignacio Orna, @xx xx!
    Moi Kliniger
    16/08/2017 #8 Anonymous
    #2 Haha, suppose so!
    Moi Kliniger
    16/08/2017 #7 Anonymous
    #3 Yes, very cute, thank you!
    Moi Kliniger
    16/08/2017 #6 Anonymous
    #4 It's the best friendship between boy and his pet !
    Moi Kliniger
    16/08/2017 #5 Anonymous
    Thanks so much for share @David Martin Alonso !
    Ignacio Orna
    15/08/2017 #4 Ignacio Orna
    This is true friendship
    David 🐝 Martín Alonso
    15/08/2017 #3 David 🐝 Martín Alonso
    Very cute
    Brian McKenzie
    15/08/2017 #2 Brian McKenzie
    Just out for a Gander
    saima khan
    15/08/2017 #1 saima khan
  7. Lynne Black

    Lynne Black

    Lynne Black
    Friendship Makes Life Sparkle - LRB & Associates
    lrbandassociates.com Friendship makes life sparkle. Whenever you think of friendship from your childhood, you're reminded of your youth.Remember the simple days of play...
  8. ProducerDon 🐝 Kerr

    Don 🐝 Kerr

    "This life has truly been a win." Catherine's last post.
    "This life has truly been a win." Catherine's last post.Very early on the morning of July 29, 2017 my friend Catherine wrote her last post. Later that day she was gone. Taken so goddamned early. Kate and I met Catherine and her incredible husband Szolt early in our joint travels through the raging...


    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    04/08/2017 #34 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Sorry for the loss dear Don, and all you who miss Catherine. That is a truly incredible and inspiring way to live and cherish life while one is still at it. Blessed Soul!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    04/08/2017 #33 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #32 thank you @David B. Grinberg
    David B. Grinberg
    04/08/2017 #32 David B. Grinberg
    What a moving post, Don. I'm very sorry for the loss of your friend, who sounds like she was a wonderful and courageous person who looked on the bright side. One thing about death is that is should make us all appreciate life a bit more and the importance of being kind and courteous to others -- as we don't always know what they may be experiencing in private.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    04/08/2017 #31 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #28 @Jan 🐝 Barbosa Too too true.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    04/08/2017 #30 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #29 so well said @🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    03/08/2017 #29 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Beautiful Beautiful tribute. I love her last post and I can see how infectious her writing was, how loving and inspiring she is. Even though she smiles down from heaven she lives on in our hearts. God bless her family and friends. She will be loved.
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    03/08/2017 #28 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Wow... Too many stories of lives cut short this week on beBEE.... Stories of courage and determination against a bigger than life foe... nevertheless sad in the end... :(
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    03/08/2017 #27 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #23 @Virag🐝 G. Many thanks.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    03/08/2017 #26 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #20 As always, many thanks @Gert Scholtz
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    03/08/2017 #25 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #21 @Pedro 🐝 Casanova Appreciate your sentiments sir.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    03/08/2017 #24 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #22 @Phil Friedman Thank you my good friend.
    Virag🐝 G.
    03/08/2017 #23 Virag🐝 G.
    I am so sorry for your loss. :-(
    Phil Friedman
    03/08/2017 #22 Phil Friedman
    That some people can be so brave and uncomplaining makes the heartache for those left behind even greater. I am so sorry for your and Kate's loss and for the loss suffered by Zsolt and the rest of Catherine's family.
    Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    03/08/2017 #21 Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    Never met her....but I feel love for her...great person...Condolences
    Gert Scholtz
    03/08/2017 #20 Gert Scholtz
    @Don 🐝 Kerr Loss of a young life is tragic and sad. My sincere condolences to you and your wife Kate.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    03/08/2017 #19 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #18 @Lisa Vanderburg Appreciate your readership and comments Lisa. Thank you.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    03/08/2017 #18 Lisa Vanderburg
    Such love, such a commendable buzz @Don 🐝 Kerr to celebrate such nobility...and frailty in a life such as Catherine's. I am so humbled to read this. We all need the reminder of the sanctity of life and death.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    03/08/2017 #17 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #14 @Pascal Derrien Appreciate your comment Pascal.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    03/08/2017 #16 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #15 @Ian Weinberg Very well put Ian.
    Ian Weinberg
    03/08/2017 #15 Ian Weinberg
    We can theorize it, philosophize it, rationalize it, do anything to numb it down. But death, especially the death of a young soul is a loss. And so we grieve, which is our lot. No point in making sense out of it at this time. We celebrate their lives, our lives, all lives and carry on. Thanks for the sharing and the inspiring reminder @Don 🐝 Kerr
  9. Javier 🐝 beBee
    I feel happy. I met the best guy in Puerto Rico.

    Many thanks @Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Javier 🐝 beBee


    Milos Djukic
    19/07/2017 #18 Anonymous
    San Javier in San Juan :)
    Milos Djukic
    19/07/2017 #17 Anonymous
    Great :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    19/07/2017 #16 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Connections, meeting real people (friends) on beBee. Check out this cool photo of @Jan 🐝 Barbosa & @Javier 🐝 beBee
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    19/07/2017 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #14 Yes! This is what it's all about!! You both look like you have known each other for a long time and that's awesome!! Happy :))
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    16/07/2017 #13 Javier 🐝 beBee
    beBee meetups are UNIQUE 🐝🐝
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    16/07/2017 #12 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha...Meeting with merriment!
    Adriana Bevacqua García
    16/07/2017 #11 Adriana Bevacqua García
    Disfruta!! 😉
    David B. Grinberg
    16/07/2017 #10 David B. Grinberg
    Jan is the man! Kudos to @Jan 🐝 Barbosa for all his exemplary engagement and buzz. Have fun, @Javier 🐝 beBee. I hope you had time to tour the Bacardi factory! 🐝🐝✌️️
    Gary Farmer
    16/07/2017 #9 Gary Farmer
    John White, MBA
    16/07/2017 #8 John White, MBA
    I love it!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    16/07/2017 #7 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    16/07/2017 #6 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    We had an awesome time !!!! The synergy so good that our families became one !!!! Truly memorable !!!! Thanks @Javier 🐝 beBee for visiting oir island !!!! God bless your beautiful family !!!! 💯💯💯💯💯🐝🐝🐝🐝
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    16/07/2017 #5 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Dos campeones!!!! 👏👏😘😘
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    16/07/2017 #4 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    the king bee is happy - really very happy!
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    16/07/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    we see your happiness on the picture, yes!
    Paz🐝 Hueso Luque
    16/07/2017 #2 Paz🐝 Hueso Luque
    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    16/07/2017 #1 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    Two large bees And another with glasses. ;-))
  10. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    A Story About My Friend, Phil Friedman
    A Story About My Friend, Phil FriedmanI have made a lot of friends over the years, in the advertising business, in my consulting business and on line as well.One of the best online friends I have is a guy named Phil Friedman. We met back on LinkedIn, before life went to hell for writers...


    Phil Friedman
    25/06/2017 #18 Phil Friedman
    #16 Just to be clear, Peter, my personal position has always been (and always will be) that everyone has a right to express him or herself. However, at the same time, nobody is obligated to read or listen or pay attention to what that person has to say.

    Moreover, while I've never objected to being the target of on-point criticism, I firmly believe that an author's post should not be an open forum in the sense that anyone can post anything in the comments thread of another author's post. For that is like requiring a magazine to provide space for just anybody to publicize whatever they want.

    My feeling is that if you feel strongly about a particular post being wrong, publish your own piece saying so. Then take your chances on whether anyone will pay attention. Don't try to springboard on the established readership of the author whom you're criticizing. Or push some other agenda which you may have.

    Just saying. Cheers!
    Jerry Fletcher
    25/06/2017 #17 Jerry Fletcher
    Jim, Way to weigh in! That's what friends are for! I, for one, have endeavored not to let the negatrons get to me. It is nice to see to see two guys I admire have each others backs. And to see Javier react as well. There is enough inadvertent disagreement in the world without having to put up with intentional malevolence. We may not always agree but how we disagree is what makes a difference. Calm, rational discussion usually leads to both sides learning and modifying their viewpoint. Nobody gets anywhere when a conversation becomes character assassination.
    Peter Altschuler
    25/06/2017 #16 Peter Altschuler
    Trolling is a problem that needs constant attention, Jim, and you've given it appropriate exposure. That's worth doing on its own and laudable in the context of @Phil Friedman. While social sites are often interesting because they're open forums, it may be time to vet the participants or, at the very least, let authors set up temporary barriers to block the invective.
    Pascal Derrien
    25/06/2017 #15 Pascal Derrien
    Right on the button @Jim Murray . What I like about Phil (@Phil Friedman) is that he is discreet supporter of many and does not have the need to over publicize his actions in that domain, he is sometimes misunderstood for some reasons that do escape me but he is one the best of us...... :-)
    Milos Djukic
    25/06/2017 #14 Anonymous
    @Phil Friedman is my friend. Thanks @Jim Murray.
    Phil Friedman
    25/06/2017 #13 Phil Friedman
    #4 Jim, this is just about the nicest, most decent thing anyone outside my immediate family has ever done for me. Not only because of the overly kind things that you say about me but because it takes real care and sizable cajones to speak out in these circumstances. And I appreciate it more than I can express. My thanks also go out to all the others who have posted their support here and elsewhere on beBee and earlier on LinkedIn.

    Being stalked by "the troll" goes back more than three years to my publishing on LinkedIn. I lost count of the number of times he challenged my authenticity and implied or even stated outright that there was no support for the things I said about my background and experience or the things I do in my core business. Never mind that all of those claims are well documented in photo-illustrated portfolios on my LinkedIn profile. And never mind that my LI profile includes a half dozen letters of recommendation from prominent marine industry people with whom I've work, for whom I've worked, and who have worked for me. Real people with verifiable identities who can be found and reached (even on LinkedIn) as queried as to the authenticity of the recommendations. https://www.linkedin.com/in/friedmanphil/

    It didn't matter that I pointed this out to "the troll" at least a couple dozen times over the years. As it did not matter that, when he challenged my claim to have published more than 1,000 print and digital articles in magazines and on the web, I responded with verifiable documentation of the claim. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/i-ll-show-you-mine-then-you-show-me-yours

    ... cont. pt. II
    Phil Friedman
    25/06/2017 #12 Phil Friedman
    #4 Jim - pt. II.

    No, he continued to attempt to despoil my posts and my business reputation with unsupported claims and vague innuendo. Indeed, when I once called him on not speaking to the point of one of my pieces, he proudly informed me that he never read anyone's article and rarely even read through the comment thread, but commented based on the last comment that caught his eye. And he gleefully bragged that none of it was worth his time -- never seeing the irony of what he was saying, given he stalked my profile almost every day to see where my posts were appearing.

    The hardest part of all of it was that when, from time to time, I had it up to "here" and I responded with a sharp tongue, I would be labeled by some who were not aware of the circumstances, as being negative and disagreeable. And when I simply ignored his mean-spirited, disingenuous comments, other labeled me as haughty and exclusionary. Which is why I appreciate so much your stepping forward to set the record straight. Thank you again, my friend.
    Jim Murray
    24/06/2017 #11 Jim Murray
    #10 Thanks @David B. Grinberg.
    David B. Grinberg
    24/06/2017 #10 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos on this post, Jim, I couldn't agree more with your characterization of @Phil Friedman. I likewise became acquainted with Phil's talents in the so-called "Lumpy Kingdom" and we quickly developed a professional networking relationship. I admire Phil for all of the reasons you mentioned. Most importantly, IMHO, Phil always speaks his mind and speaks "truth to power" as they say. He's not afraid to be blunt and, like an umpire, call it as he sees it. This sometimes can rub some people the wrong way. However, I've always found Phil to engage with the utmost of civil discourse, honesty and integrity.
    Moreover, many historians and others of high intellect equate one aspect of true leadership with telling people what they DON'T want to hear. In short, Phil is an exemplary individual, and expert writer, and a man of the highest integrity. He is a role model who deserves accolades. Thus, I tip my hat to Phil because even when we strongly disagree on the issues, we both do so in a respectful manner that showcases the best of civil discourse in a social media space that is too often toxic.
    Finally, any professional writer learns quickly that you can't have "thin skin" in this field. However, when one's reputation is directly challenged or tarnished, and their veracity questioned, then it's "no holds barred" in defending oneself and correcting the record. I admire the fact that Phil does not back down, back off, of give in to trolls. He fights for what he believes is right in good conscience and with facts. He is indeed an honorable and admirable person whom I am proud to call my friend.
    mohammed khalaf
    24/06/2017 #9 mohammed khalaf
    I learn about the art of writing here on beBee. The platform has a superbly skilled and diverse group of writers , honey-makers all of them are creative.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    24/06/2017 #8 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    @Jim Murray, this is a great way to show how a friendship works. I started following you and @Phil Friedman back in the good old days at LI because I appreciate good writers. You and Phil have different styles of writing but there is one common denominator and that is being authentic. Keep up the good work, guys.

    Thanks for explaining the whole story, Jim. I spotted the trouble right away and made my pitch using my own experience as an example. Stay strong, Phil. You have a lot of friends in your corner.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    24/06/2017 #7 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    That troll 'followed' me and I followed back because I was waiting for the outbreak of trollness. Not surprised it appeared, though I missed the actual attack. Uncalled for!
    You're right: Phil's inteligence is unquestionable, his writing skills exemplary. We've butted heads ourselves but I felt no need to 'troll' him, Agree to disagree and move on.
    Good to read your words again Jim, I've missed them. I've learned a few hard lessons in these 'missing' few months and they are that I have to see beyond the superficial, I need to find the true character of the people because the harm that comes from blinding yourself to other's true intent is untold hurt. Your words for your friend are truly touching.
    And good for Javier! He and his team have always protected their bees well.
    Ella de Jong
    24/06/2017 #6 Ella de Jong
    Gosh what a sad story! Didn't know about this. Thanks @Jim Murray! Keep strong @Phil Friedman !!
    Charlene Norman
    24/06/2017 #5 Charlene Norman
    And this entire thread with the two stories by two fine writers more than adequately demonstrates the love-hate relationship I have with social media and the two-edged sword that damn tool has. While I really do believe that only 2% of the population is certified loopy, they are truly s$#%$#%t disturbers for the sane. You are so very lucky @Phil Friedman to have so many good folks in your corner.
    Jim Murray
    24/06/2017 #4 Jim Murray
    #1 Thanks @Javier 🐝 beBee...I really wrote this for people who didn't have the whole story. You guys are great. Which is why we love being here.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    24/06/2017 #3 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #2 @Kevin Pashuk I agree. I can say I have a lot of canadians friends. Thanks beBee.
    Kevin Pashuk
    24/06/2017 #2 Kevin Pashuk
    Great friendships are built on beBee.. and good friends support each other. This is a great example of such a friendship.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    24/06/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thanks @Jim Murray for your words. Definetely the troll came back and started to disturb again. I call them "wasps". He is OUT again. Bye bye wasps 🐝🐝🐝😊😊😊😎😎
  11. ProducerElise Morgan

    Elise Morgan

    7 Unique Gift Ideas for Your Best Friend
    7 Unique Gift Ideas for Your Best FriendYour bestie is one of the most important people in your life. Someone to share your weirdness, to poke fun at you and love you unconditionally, this is the person you love like they’re family. After all the adventures and things you’ve been...
  12. Katyan Roach

    Katyan Roach

    Just sharing a taste of my island #justbecuse ;-)
    @David B. Grinberg @John White, MBA @Javier 🐝 beBee
    Katyan Roach


    Donna Molinari
    10/07/2017 #11 Donna Molinari
    Beautiful Island. :-)
    Katyan Roach
    05/05/2017 #9 Katyan Roach
    #7 We'd love to have you Brook
    Katyan Roach
    05/05/2017 #8 Katyan Roach
    #6 It's a secret @Michael O'Neil ;-)
    Brook Massey
    05/05/2017 #7 Brook Massey
    Absolutely beautiful. I hope to visit someday.
    David B. Grinberg
    05/05/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    What a stunningly beautiful photo, Katyan. You are very lucky to have such natural Caribbean island beauty surrounding you. I'm jealous -- and ready to visit!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    04/05/2017 #4 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Exotic and enticing!
    Katyan Roach
    04/05/2017 #3 Katyan Roach
    I wish I could guys..Hopefully soon!
    Wayne Yoshida
    04/05/2017 #2 Wayne Yoshida
    Yes! Live buzz please @Katyan Roach!
    John White, MBA
    04/05/2017 #1 John White, MBA
    Oooh aaaah. Thanks @Katyan Roach. Now it's time to do a live buzz.
  13. Katyan Roach

    Katyan Roach

    I just want to take a moment to thank @David B. Grinberg for being the absolute BEST when it comes to support and sharing on and off beBee! David you inspire me and encourage me! I'm striving to be even half as helpful and supportive to you and others as you've been to me on this, my writer's journey!

    Special thanks to @Jan 🐝 Barbosa for inviting me to the platform and to @John White, MBA, @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood for reaching out and encouraging me when "those who shall not be named kicked me to the curb"...LOL Virtual hugs to all of you! Let's continue to work at making beBee the best place ever!
    Katyan Roach


    David B. Grinberg
    23/04/2017 #6 David B. Grinberg
    #5 Thank you, @Milos Djukic, you are way too kind. I would certainly settle for "good" any day of the week. Yet anything remotely approaching greatness on my end -- which is highly improbable -- would be almost entirely be due to the great mentors and brilliant minds I have learned from here on beBee and elsewhere. And, of course, you are chief among them, Milos!
    Milos Djukic
    22/04/2017 #5 Anonymous
    David B. Grinberg
    22/03/2017 #4 David B. Grinberg
    Katyan, thank you so much for your kind words for which I am grateful and truly humbled. It's always a pleasure to share the buzz and content of wonderful writers such as you and so many others. It's a truly inspirational community here on beBee 😇🙏🙏🤗
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    21/03/2017 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee
    thanks @Katyan Roach. I fully agree. @David B. Grinberg is A TOP TOP TOP bee
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    21/03/2017 #1 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    Thanks for being such a valuable contributor to beBee. Buzz On!
  14. ProducerKatyan Roach

    Katyan Roach

    Friendships lost, can we ever go back?
    Friendships lost, can we ever go back?I have this ritual that I do. Ever so often I sit on the floor in my bedroom and pull letters out of my special drawer. This drawer holds letters from many of my close friends and even casual acquaintances, the experience makes me sad at times...


    Katyan Roach
    26/05/2017 #12 Katyan Roach
    #11 Thanks so much for sharing @Henrí Galvão, it's okay to vent sometimes ;-)
    Henrí Galvão
    18/04/2017 #11 Henrí Galvão
    Just like Donna Wood below, I'm also going through the process of coming to terms with the end of a friendship. I now see that I could/should have invested more time in it. I also feel that the same could be said about my (former) friend, but I can't do much about his perspective, right? So I guess it's time to move on, and maybe someday we can rekindle our friendship in a different way.

    p.s.: I hope it didn't seem like I was venting out here :-)
    p.s.2: by the way, great text!
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    20/03/2017 #10 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    Dont feel lonely when friends are away. Moving on from memories does not mean moving on from people.

    An example .. i had two friends as a child but really one of the 3 outcasts was balanced. I talk about me and the other guy. When life took us different places, he became a liar because he had no one to share stuff with and i became a dominating person cause i had no one to fend for me. Only we could set each other right and it took 5 years of trashy experiences and unemployment.. yes the girls did not stick around because his lying and my dominance were suddenly unacceptable without jobs.

    The dependence became a weakness and weakness allowed shitty behaviour to creep in. So yeah it is great to have friends but one should never feel lonely without them. So i agree with you.

    And i think the dose of buzzes today has been very very heavy.. you did it subtle but it came at a heavy time
    Tausif Mundrawala
    20/03/2017 #9 Tausif Mundrawala
    I my view there should be a reciprocity from the other end also. One of my best friend worked with me in my company and we were together for six years. Last year due to some reason he left the company and there ceased to exist our contact with each other. His birthday was on 25th Dec and I rang him without fail. He was surprised to receive my call and I requested him to contact me as and when he is free.

    I am glad he is blessed with a baby boy after six years of his marriage. I agree with you that touch or essence of our friendship is lost. It hurts when you lose your friends where you have given your time and resources to nurture it. I am glad that you wrote this wonderful buzz, @Katyan Roach
    Katyan Roach
    20/03/2017 #8 Katyan Roach
    #3 @Donna Wood I've had to deal with that situation myself and I was the one that changed. It was hard for my friend and I wished that he would have been able to embrace the 'new' me but sometimes it doesn't always work out like that. With your friend I hope that in spite of the change the friendships will endure. It may not be the same, but it doesn't necessarily need to end ;-)
    Katyan Roach
    20/03/2017 #7 Katyan Roach
    #4 Hi @Paul Walters you are very correct about those friendships where after many years it feels that it''s only been moments between chats.Those are the best! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment and share your own experience with me. ;-)
    Katyan Roach
    20/03/2017 #6 Katyan Roach
    #5 Wow @Harvey Lloyd, your bottle of wine Analogy was so profound! Thank you for sharing your story.
    Harvey Lloyd
    20/03/2017 #5 Harvey Lloyd
    Friendship is really a shared journey. A kindred understanding of each other as you battle existence in that phase of life. My wife and i woke up one day to the empty nest and realized a lot of our friendships left when the children did.

    Friendship is like a bottle of wine of shared, once its gone you can't share the same bottle again, but you can open a new one. Not necessarily with the same person every time.

    Great thoughts.
    Paul Walters
    20/03/2017 #4 Paul Walters
    @Katyan Roach " I hear the voices of friends, vanished and gone" Always thought that a poignant phrase from Bruce Springsteen . However some stay in you and you in them. I have been a wanderer by trade and sometimes I re visit places I have lived and curiosity sometimes drives me to knock on a door of an old friend often with varying results. I do however find it gratifying when after twenty or thirty years after a silence lasting just a nano second our conversations are taken up where we left off. Thanks for a heartfelt post!
    Donna Wood
    20/03/2017 #3 Donna Wood
    I'm currently working on the acceptance that my best friend of over twenty years is slowly drifting away. She's not the same person she was when we were younger, as it should be. But, it's hard to accept that life has taken us both down different paths. Perhaps they will cross again in another time. Until then, I will cherish the years we've had thus far.
    Katyan Roach
    20/03/2017 #2 Katyan Roach
    #1 So very Insightful @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. As much as I get nostalgic, I'm coming to terms with the reason, season, lifetime position and like you so rightly said, I'm learning to treasure the memories and wish the best for the friends that have moved on
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    19/03/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    What a precious insight into your mind, @Katyan Roach! I could sense every nuance of that ritual. And I, like probably many others have remnants of those sorts of letters.

    Friendship is a complex form of love that often flourishes with proximity (which as pen pals classically show, isn't really only strictly about physical distance) and recedes with change.

    I am coming to believe that the key to longevity in any relationship is whether or not the pair constantly work to affirm their commitment to continuing relations - via looks, words, or simply the mutual experience of the flowing of positive energy.

    We should cherish when everything aligns and treasure the memories of the friends who moved into a different phase.
  15. ProducerIvette K. Caballero
    The Power of Friendship in Life and Why We Need Friends
    The Power of Friendship in Life and Why We Need FriendsThe following video inspired me to write this post. It's a very meaningful memory about the power of friendship. Have you recently thought about the most meaningful and happy moments in your life? Do they include friendships running through them?...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/03/2017 #24 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #23 "Friendships are perfectly imperfect." I have found this to be so true over the years @Ivette K. Caballero. That's the beauty of friendships and what's even better is when we can laugh at our own imperfections with a good friend, while they laugh with us! I'm not sure about you but if I go any length of time without speaking to one of my good friends, I feel a void. Women are more social creatures than men and it has been proven we need each other. We can tell our good friends things we may never share with a man and they also get our quirky moods, humor etc... Great buzz!!
    Ivette K. Caballero
    12/03/2017 #23 Ivette K. Caballero
    #22 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I am glad I met you too. Enjoy a great Sunday!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    11/03/2017 #22 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    off to bed soon, so im going to share this lovely piece in my stories hive so I can respond more tomorrow. Friends are gems we cant live without! Im glad I met you hete on beBee @Ivette K. Caballero
    Ivette K. Caballero
    11/03/2017 #21 Ivette K. Caballero
    Thank you @Paul Walters! I need to catch up with yours stories :) Have a wonderful weekend!
    Paul Walters
    11/03/2017 #20 Paul Walters
    @Ivette K. Caballero Thank you ...an inspiring piece
    Ivette K. Caballero
    11/03/2017 #19 Ivette K. Caballero
    #15 @Isabel 🐝 Díaz Durán, you too have a nice weekend!
    Ivette K. Caballero
    11/03/2017 #17 Ivette K. Caballero
    #14 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit We need to spend time with people in order to know them, we need to listen more and talk less. Not doing so leads to misinterpretations, disagreements, and so on. Labeling people based on their age is what creates separation from each generation, sadly. Thank you for your objective observations and for sharing them.
    Ivette K. Caballero
    11/03/2017 #16 Ivette K. Caballero
    #13 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador You're very welcome! and yes, friendships helps us grow.
    Isabel 🐝 Díaz   Durán
    10/03/2017 #15 Isabel 🐝 Díaz Durán
    I completely agree with you! Friends are very important in our lifes. Have a nice weekend!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    10/03/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #10 This "quality of friendship" is what millennials do so well and rarely get credit for, instead we question young people's attitude to work, drop a marketing label like millennials over them and judge individual relationships with a group moniker. The best thing I ever did was get involved with bright kids at my local college - it keeps my perspective grounded that every human being is unique.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    10/03/2017 #13 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    True friendships help us grow and appreciate valuable relationships. Thank you for sharing, Ivette.
    Ivette K. Caballero
    10/03/2017 #12 Ivette K. Caballero
    #11 @Mohammed A. Jawad Thank you for sharing such important words about friendships.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    10/03/2017 #11 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Indeed, true friendships strengthen lives with all goodness!
    Ivette K. Caballero
    10/03/2017 #10 Ivette K. Caballero
    #6 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Thank you for sharing your thoughts about friendship. It's true that media has contributed to distorting what friendship is all about. Having hundreds of connections/followers on social media doesn't translate to friendships; sadly, younger generations are the most impacted by this. "Our basic social drivers still emanate from the cave rather than emerge in 21st Century renaissance," another truth you share, thanks. I also prefer quality of friends rather than quantity. I wouldn't be able to dedicate quality time to hundreds of "friends." The meaning of friendships is taken so lightly.
    Ivette K. Caballero
    10/03/2017 #9 Ivette K. Caballero
    #5 @Javier 🐝 beBee Muchas gracias!
    Ivette K. Caballero
    10/03/2017 #8 Ivette K. Caballero
    #4 You're very welcome @Javier 🐝 beBee
    Ivette K. Caballero
    10/03/2017 #7 Ivette K. Caballero
    #3 @Javier 🐝 beBee Thank you for sharing your thoughts about friendship. Indeed, there's some superficiality through networking, it's not necessarily focused on making friends. We can have hundreds of connections online, some close ones, though the truth is that friendships require time, effort, and presence. However, you meet people online who become your friends. The key is that true friendships grow more beautifully offline. Face-to-face time is a must to develop healthy friendships, nothing can replace that. FRIENDS ARE VERY IMPORTANT!!! I completely agree with you.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    10/03/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    There is friendship and then there is the reality distortion field of media and then there is test of friendship. A part of tribal reality is fight or flight, which means our basic social drivers still emanate from the cave rather than emerge in 21st Century renaissance.

    This is why I am fascinated by "small group friendships" - and the privacy and value of that - because there is an evolution in that and that is one of the dynamic things that I am observing that is worthy of being described "21st Century" evolution.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    10/03/2017 #5 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    10/03/2017 #4 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thank you very much @Ivette K. Caballero !
  16. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    In my life
    In my lifeIn my life, was on the radio, and I thought what a wonderful song for a dreary rainy Thursday in January. Our guests have come and gone and I thought this is a good time to think of people who have come and gone in my life. When I was involved in...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/01/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #3 Good point @Chad Carroll, "Love and friendship always seem as abundant as you make it," which leads us back to choices :))
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    19/01/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I think becoming friends can be both serendipity and choice. Maybe in the end if we continue the friendship and it blossoms that is by choice. I have met some wonderful people on Social Media eg. and never thought I would end up becoming friends with them. A few of my good friends I've known for 5 years or more via social media. Those who are in my life and live close to me are by choice. I think when we are younger we choose friends for different reasons, I guess that would still be a choice? Good food for thought @Royce Shook!
  17. ProducerRobert Cormack

    Robert Cormack

    How to Dump a Lousy Friend.
    How to Dump a Lousy Friend.Lately I’ve been wondering what constitutes a friend—not so much a friend as a true friend. I read all these comments on Facebook and LinkedIn, where people say wonderful things like “That’s a great shot of you holding Fluffy,” or “How old is Fluffy...


    Robert Cormack
    03/01/2017 #11 Robert Cormack
    #4 Interesting idea, Brian, but I've fortunately dumped a few lousy friends and picked up better friends. I should have done this years ago.
    Robert Cormack
    03/01/2017 #10 Robert Cormack
    #7 We challenge and keep some as friends, others as enemies, Phil. All you can do is try and wait for fireworks and wrath.
    Robert Cormack
    03/01/2017 #9 Robert Cormack
    #5 I agree to a point, Pamela, but my ex used to always tell her daughter, "Don't say anything, Katrina." Better to remain silent and likeable than try to offer constructive criticism and possibly fail. This is how young women think today, and it's a shame that so many will end up being "lousy friends" simply because they listened to their mothers or social media. Better to risk and fail than to never have tried at all.
    Robert Cormack
    03/01/2017 #8 Robert Cormack
    Just so I can't be accused of not making wishes come true, David, I just posted something a few minutes ago. Enjoy.#3
    Phil Friedman
    03/01/2017 #7 Phil Friedman
    More than just interesting, Robert. Here's my motto: Friends don't let friends walk around with half-assed ideas -- at least not without challenging them. Cheers and best for 2017.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    03/01/2017 #5 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I'll give you an example of the friend who lowers your self-esteem when they're 'praising' you. It's back-handed compliments or 'correcting' you; "I think what you really mean is..." (not what I meant at all). "Your life is so sweet" (aka: your life sucks). After a bad day at work you say jokingly "I'd rather mop floors for a living" and their serious response is "That's something you should look into" (aka: That's about all your good for). I've encountered 'friends' like this, and I've seen my daughter subjected to 'friends' like this and my advice to her; is "If you question whether or not it's a compliment; it probably isn't" "Give them a chance to explain their words because usually if you confront them immediately they don't have time to come up with a cover story and they'll show their true selves". There is constructive criticism and advice and then there are those who have such low self-esteem themselves they need to bring others down to make themselves feel better. It's just manipulation in it's most insulting form and it chips away at your self-esteem.
    Brian McKenzie
    03/01/2017 #4 Brian McKenzie
    Change your name, get a new language, move to a new country and delete that social media account.
    Worked for me. I cleared the boards. Bonus points for doing the same to family.
    David B. Grinberg
    03/01/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Robert. I'm a huge fan of Rev. Norman Vincent Peale and love his books on the importance of being a positive person. I think real friends, whether online or off, are those who go the extra mile for you without expecting anything in return. Real friends derive happiness by helping others, plan and simple.
    Regarding "dumping a lousy friend" I would just note it appears much easier to do so online compared to off. I'm reminded of that saying, "Breaking up is hard to do."
    I'm sharing this on three hives. I look forward to reading more buzz from you in 2017!
    Robert Cormack
    02/01/2017 #2 Robert Cormack
    For that, I would suggest the "Mirror Rejection," Renée. Give them a taste of their own medicine, and get a Snickers.#1
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    02/01/2017 #1 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    In my world, if you are an unkind, selfish jerk, then you are no friend of mine. I'd rather have no friends than be around people who suck the life out of me.
  18. Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship…
    It is the spiritual inspiration that comes to you when you discover that someone believes in you and is willing to trust you with friendship.
    Who are your real friends, and who are you a true friend to?
    Reflect on those questions as you read this moving story
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    www.empowernetwork.com THE DAILY SHORTCUT...
  19. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    Desventajas de trabajar con tu pareja / Disadvantages of working with your partner (BF/GF)
    Desventajas de trabajar con tu pareja / Disadvantages of working with your partner (BF/GF)Read in english below:En EspañolPara los que aún pensáis que es positivo trabajar con tu pareja, expongo una serie de desventajas que he visto a lo largo de mi trayectoria profesional.1.- No tienes privacidadSon al menos ocho horas del día las que...


    Yolanda Ávila Márquez
    24/08/2017 #30 Yolanda Ávila Márquez
    ¡Vaya tema! Jajajaja. Yo distingo entre tener 'un rollo' con alguien que trabaja contigo y trabajar con tu pareja (una pareja estable y bien avenida). El primer caso no lo recomiendo si valoras en algo permanecer y estar a gusto en ese trabajo. En el segundo lo tengo claro: depende de la pareja. Conozco varios casos de parejas estables que trabajan juntas y , aunque ha llevado su proceso de adaptación, han aprendido a llevarlo de forma 'sostenible' y positiva. Es tan simple como seguir un protocolo establecido de antemano donde se han valorado todas las posibles situaciones negativas que pueden darse y así neutralizarlas.
    Una cosa a valorar es si primero fuisteis pareja y después empezasteis a trabajar juntos o si trabajábais juntos y ahí surgió el amor...... Es una variable relevante aunque no lo parezca.
    Sonia Roselló Puig
    30/05/2017 #29 Sonia Roselló Puig
    He pasado por varias de esas fases y la verdad que hay que saber gestionarlo muy muy bien, al final acaba afectando a la relación tanto laboral como personal si no se controla emocionalmente.
    Adriana Monzo Fuentes
    30/05/2017 #28 Adriana Monzo Fuentes
    Hace muchos años pase por la 4, que nadie lo sabia... o eso creíamos pues era una empresa pequeña y el se sentaba a menos de dos metros de mi silla.
    Trabaje para una multinacional americana que claramente establecía que si uno re los dos (familiares incluidos) recibía ordenes del otro no se podía y la regla no escrita que el departamento de RRHH no debía mantener relación sentimental con alguien de la empresa.
    Todo esto me recuerda el escándalo del presidente de Boeing, Harry Stonecipher
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    02/10/2016 #27 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #25 👏 Aplaudo tu actitud!!! Siempre aprendiendo y buscando el lado positivo de cualquier experiencia...
    Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez
    02/10/2016 #26 Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez
    Buffff @Javier 🐝 beBee si yo te contara... faltaría muro !!! Jajajajajja
    Perla Rodriguez Dieguez
    02/10/2016 #25 Perla Rodriguez Dieguez
    #22 jajajjaa, mejor ni la cuento, para qué? Tal como has dicho, cada pareja y cada sociedad es un mundo, hay cuñadas que en lo laboral se llevan de maravilla, pero no fue mi caso, pero nada impide probar y aprender una de la otra o uno del otro. 😅
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    01/10/2016 #24 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Great topic and points, @Javier 🐝 beBee. Glad to see you writing!

    I don't have experience working with a partner, but have heard/read negatives about it.

    The times when I've had to work from home are usually very distracting and stressful.
    Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    01/10/2016 #23 Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    Siempre hay excepciones que confirman la regla... Hay mujeres increibles por ahi...
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    01/10/2016 #22 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #21 Uyyy @Perla Rodriguez Dieguez, eso de que no haya cuñadas en la empresa suena a que tiene historia suculenta detrás!!! Perdona... 😉
    Yo llevo 20 años con mi pareja y nunca hemos trabajado juntos, cada uno tiene su profesión y su ámbito laboral. Y para mí es lo perfecto porque yo he aprendido mucho con él de lo suyo y él conmigo de lo mío, y así se enriquece la relación. Supongo que depende de cada pareja, cada una es un mundo y tenemos una capacidad asombrosa de adaptación y de aceptación. Pero en líneas generales me parece más enriquecedor a nivel individual que cada cual tenga su espacio laboral.
    Muy acertado por cierto el dicho rudo... 😂
    Perla Rodriguez Dieguez
    01/10/2016 #21 Perla Rodriguez Dieguez
    #17 Ah! y por favor, cuñadas en la empresa.. prohibido!!!
    Perla Rodriguez Dieguez
    01/10/2016 #20 Perla Rodriguez Dieguez
    #18 La verdad que si, me encanta,
    Llevo más de 20 años con diferentes tipos de emprendimientos y por una u otra razón, terminamos juntos en el proyecto, así que si alguna o alguno necesita consejo, aunque cada pareja es un mundo, en cuestión de organización en la empresa... aquí me tienen. :P
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    01/10/2016 #19 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #10 @Marcos Vinicius Fernandes Ferreira no puedo estar más de acuerdo. No tengo ninguna duda :)
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    01/10/2016 #18 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #15 @Pedro🐝 Gómez sí, la temática da para una tertulia jejeje
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    01/10/2016 #17 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #16 estoy de acuerdo contigo @Perla Rodriguez Dieguez. Parece poco o nada recomendable :)
    Perla Rodriguez Dieguez
    01/10/2016 #16 Perla Rodriguez Dieguez
    Escribo mi experiencia que por una razón u otra, termino trabajando con mi marido casi siempre, será porque es la persona con la que te apoyas y según las circunstancias, si ambos estamos en el paro o queremos un cambio, juntamos los conocimientos, experiencias de ambas partes para formar algo nuevo, yo lo que veo es lo siguiente

    * Es difícil separar los roles:

    -Al tener una relación cercana, muy cercana, a veces resulta muy difícil llamar la atención sobre algo que se hace mal tanto para una u otra parte y que no se ofenda.
    -Las diferencias de opinión sobre como hacer tal o cual trabajo puede llevarse a la casa, al almuerzo y a la cama.
    - Es complejo el finalizar una relación LABORAL, cuando es un proyecto juntos, normalmente puede terminar en divorcio, no fue mi caso, pero son situaciones muy difícil de abordar, para evitar situaciones tensas, terminas por abandonar el barco y asumir uno las culpas, y en cierta manera, todos los tenemos, por ese problema de no saber separar los roles.

    Si tuviera que dar una opinión? Como experiencia cada pareja es un mundo, pero yo no lo recomiendo, es mejor extrañarse, llegar a casa y contar las experiencias y anécdotas cuando comemos o salimos. Puede llegar a ser desgastante.
    Pedro🐝 Gómez
    30/09/2016 #15 Pedro🐝 Gómez
    En principio depende de las personas, como lleven su relación, de qué tipo de trabajo se trate...de lo que el trabajo implique mayor o menor roce, si existe jerarquía en el mismo...son muchas las variantes que pueden hacer viable esa situación o convertirla en un infierno.....y hay de todo...yo creo posible la adaptación a trabajar juntos, pero con muchos "depende"....los hay favorables y contrarios...!!! muy buena tertulia...saludos @Javier 🐝 beBee
    Paz🐝 Hueso Luque
    30/09/2016 #14 Paz🐝 Hueso Luque
    #13 Por supuesto, @Javier 🐝 beBee! Estoy abierta a cambiar de opinión si me dan buenos argumentos!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    30/09/2016 #13 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #8 @Paz🐝 Hueso Luque yo tampoco las veo. Pero lo bueno es que alguien pueda discrepar :)
    Edith PR
    30/09/2016 #12 Edith PR
    Let`s start with the good part,

    Advantage: Fuel saving

    Disadvantage: 24 hours/day is too much for anyone
    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    30/09/2016 #11 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    Yo conocí a mi mujer en el trabajo. Apenas dos meses de trabajo juntos y ya cada uno por su lado... Ahora 13 años juntos. Estoy de acuerdo con esto. Lo mejor no mezclar. Como bien dice un dicho "Donde tengas la olla, no metas la pxxx" ;)