- Producer11/09/2017Visual Flow of IdeasMy latest three buzzes received more than three hundred comments on beBee alone. These comments are mostly in response to previous comment(s). The flow of comments may have been interrupted occasionally; alas they produced great ideas. This buzz...
Comments13/09/2017 #125 Harvey Lloyd#123 Be careful now, you are setting an expectation i may not be able to uphold in all settings. I appreciate your comments and also the learning journey. Thanks @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA for your kind words.
Every once and while i find myself in sync with the world around me. Most often i am chasing the train. In DiSC langauge i get my D out ahead of reality.13/09/2017 #123 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#120 I say out of experience that @Harvey Lloyd is not only talking as much as he is sharing. I ammost grateful to you @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA for acknowledging the heart of Harvey. He gives his knowledge not expecting any thing in return. He is truly a great human.13/09/2017 #121 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#118 believe me Chris this is my attitude. If I think of the hours I invested with @Harvey Lloyd over the last 3 days to learn so as to communicate my acquired knowledge to the readers you shall be surprised. To be living is to be growing AND giving.13/09/2017 #119 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA#100 I have to respectfully disagree in your case dear Ali..your passion and your openness to new and expanded thinking is a clear indicator of your youthful and energetic spirit.As Bob Dylan once wisely sang when reflecting on his artistic and cultural evolution " I was so much older than I'm younger than that now"13/09/2017 #117 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeGlad to inform the readers of this buzz that the DiSC communications profile idea has shaped up now. The same graphmay be used for building negotiation teams and reverse thinking. I have huge exchange of emails with @Harvey Lloyd View moreGlad to inform the readers of this buzz that the DiSC communications profile idea has shaped up now. The same graphmay be used for building negotiation teams and reverse thinking. I have huge exchange of emails with @Harvey Lloyd over the last few days-enough to write an ebook. The discussions have been truly worthy. Will sharevery soon our findings. Close13/09/2017 #114 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#112 Thank you @Harvey Lloyd. I like very much your elaboration "Our methods truly zero in on the response, not the stimulus itself". I should consider this point in the forthcoming buzz. I was responding to the comment of @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee and I am sue she too will give your comment the attention it deserves.
As you are aware, I am still probing how best to formulate the next buzz and your comments here are stretching my mind into more options. I thank you also for your kind words about me. However; without your active participation the discussions would not have reached the level we are all enjoying here.
The fact that so many new ideas are surfacing out is so pleasing to the heart. I would love your feedback on drawing the experience map. I sure your experience will produce a great map. The discussions here have highlighted the importance of visualizing our thinking and differences. To this end you have a great credit.13/09/2017 #112 Harvey Lloyd#109 I guess i am a little sensitive in this issue. We work with students all day that are unbending in their point of view. Our goal is to help them step back take another look and see if they can find different ways to express themselves. The students are emotionally disturbed. They act out their emotions in ways society can not handle.
Criticism here at the school is defined so broadly that it is difficult express to students what criticism may look like. It gets a bit hairier when you try to help students understand the different nuances of negative and positive.
Our methods truly zero in on the response, not the stimulus itself. The students are taught that they have the power to choose how the interpret a event, situation and how their choices should be guided by the outcome they want. In debriefing with students concerning the outcomes we typically inquire did they get what they wanted from the behaviour.
So many of my comments are standing on this fundamental understanding of the human dynamic. Self Awareness first, then discernment through analysis of events and potential outcomes based on your response.
This has been one of the best threads on beBee since my start. We truly are tackling some of the grand issues of our time. They sting as the various opinions surface, but amazingly, the dialogue continues. Thank you @Ali Anani for your continued efforts to help us better understand our paradigm.13/09/2017 #109 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#105 Thank you @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. As much as I learnt from the exchange of comments on a negative experience that produced positive outcomes. I applied my thinking- that is pairing the negative with positive. So,if someone criticises me, mouths me or whatever he does I find now that coupling/pairing these actions with positive ones is far more rewarding than meeting negativity with negativity. I am so indebted to you for understanding me to this level dear Deb. I want also to draw the attention of @Lisa Vanderburg, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and @Harvey Lloyd to this exchange of comments between you and I.13/09/2017 #106 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#103 The idea just crossed my mind dear @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee because of the inspiration of your comment. I haven't drawn one yet, but you could model it as a mind map. Your first comments here showed how your thinking changed with time and experience. You could also develop your thinking map separately or as part of your experience map.
- Producer12/09/2017A place under the sunEvolution is not promoted by the warm fuzzies of dripping oxytocin. Evolution is spurred by crisis, challenge and perturbation. Single-minded aggression has been the hallmark of many individuals in history who, while poorly tolerated by the...
Comments14/09/2017 #34 Cyndi wilkins#32 #33 I think we can all agree with what has been stated here...Gratitude for all the colors of world around us...the movers, the shakers, the innovators...We are all doing our part in our chosen spheres of excellence...My sphere happens to require of me to dwell in the 'warm fuzzies' to be a calming presence for my clients...I would imagine the ER to be the polar opposite...
Thank you for thoughts and kind words Mr Freedman...and I hope those hard-bitten intellectuals landed softly;-)13/09/2017 #33 Phil Friedman#31 Cyndi, it sounds to me, an admitted layman in these matters, that your work takes a lot out of you. Which makes it ever the more commendable that you continue to practice and to bring comfort to those in need.
I've had close contact over the years with several friends and relatives who were terminally ill, including three who were slowly disappearing down the rabbit hole of Alzheimer's; my father-in-law who, at an age nearly two decades younger than I am now, was battling a returned and metastasized melanoma; my mother who for more than ten years fought lung cancer while the drugs involved in retarding the march of her disease also slowly ate away at the rest of her body; and most recently a niece of mine who was, after a valiant 3-year effort to survive succumbed at the age of 19 to a form of lymphoma that, by the statistics, should have been eminently "curable" -- but which, after two remissions, wasn't. So if nothing else, I do understand some of what you are talking about.
But if I understand Ian correctly, he is talking about, if we can put it this way, the sphere of cure and prophylaxis versus what you describe, which is to my mind the sphere of palliative care. A good layman's description is found, I think, at --
continued... Pt. II below13/09/2017 #32 Phil Friedman#31 -- @Cyndi Wilkins - Pt II --
It's not surprising that a patient facing a terminal illness might not be concerned with "innovation" or the evolution of ideas. But I personally am thankful that some people are -- if not for my sake, for that of my children and (yet to be) grandchildren and those of others. For I truly hope that the "innovators" and the hard-drivers do indeed find in the near future cures and preventatives for many of the diseases and fatal physical conditions that now afflict us. And I see no conflict between these two spheres of activity -- unless persons who fall within of or the other of these groups endeavors to assert that theirs is the *only* existentially valid realm of activity.
Oh, by the way, I've also known several hard-bitten intellectuals who, as they approached their twilight hours, took joy in exercising their rational minds and who would have throttled anyone who might have cut them some slack in a discussion or exchange because they were advancing toward the end of their lives. So while I have no doubt that, under certain circumstances, some facing terminal illness might not (in your terms) give a "rats ass" about innovation or Reality, I am just as certain there are some who do.
And I, for one, don't see any need to judge one against the other. Nor, if I understand him, does Ian. Cheers and I wish you peace.13/09/2017 #31 Cyndi wilkinsI just finished a session with an extremely ill kidney patient...She comes in to see me every week, and I am humbled in her presence...She is 36 years old but looks to be an elderly 86...she has lost both feet and half of her left hand to sepsis...but it spared her life...or did it? She speaks of falling in love, getting married, (we've started her a wedding fund;-)...having babies and what their names will be...sure it's a fantasy, but it keeps her spirits up...She knows she'll never experience those things...not in THIS life...but the thought of it keeps her engaged in this life, for now...until she is finally set free of her constant physical and emotional pain...All she asks of me is to take her out of her body for a little while to escape her torment...Some of us have very 'real' reasons to want to escape the 'real' world of physicality...Knowing, or more accurately shall I say believing, that there is something MORE than THIS is what drives these folks to survive. We all have our burdens to bear...and when that 'end game' comes, you won't give a rat's ass about innovation. That's what's 'REAL'.13/09/2017 #30 siraj shaik#27 rule of algorithm: when it's due to bugs (error in syntax) within system, it's not specific user(s) or member(s) will face problems, but all. And also designed and defined algorithms carry capacity to control the system response. But one thing, if everything went smooth beBee would not have been embraced by so many, but the problems of LinkedIn at some point added the growth with potential engagement exchanges.13/09/2017 #29 Phil Friedman#26 #24 Part of my concern, Ian and Siraj, is that I notice so many who are active on social media admit to suffering problems of isolation and inability to operate in the outside world. This is not in any way to denigrate those with clinical depression, generalized anxiety, agoraphobia or other isolating mental issues (for God knows we all suffer some measure of such problems). But the hard fact is, these are the people who are most interested in creating and maintaining a closed online system, with its own ethos and social rules and culture. They are the people who show the greatest tendency to want to cluster in inbreeding. self-reinforcing, groups and who are the most hostile toward even the mildest of questioning that may challenge their internally-created Weltanschauung. When, in fact, the great promise of the Internet is its ability to put us in touch with all manner of ideas, opinions of , and intellectual engagement with others around the world. And we should welcome the opportunity to "let all the new light shine in". IMO. Cheers!13/09/2017 #25 Phil Friedman#23 excellent points, @Ian Weinberg. One of the most disturbing aspects of social media is, IMO, the fact that so many forget that, although ontologicall it is part of the real world, the internal operating environment it presents as a system, is a fantasy, created and manipulated by its owners, managers, and users -- right down to the personas adopted by those who operate within its sphere. It's very much like WestWorld. And the danger is that, without critical dissent to interrupt the self-affirming, inbred thinking that is constantly being fomented (in part by some who never anymore enter the "real" world), it will become eventually completely split off from Reality. Cheers!13/09/2017 #24 siraj shaik#15 some experience of Lionization been experienced on LinkedIn upon joining a group on invite by some one, shared an article posted by a person. Later the person published an article on Forbes. After few days of active engagement in group, got notification but I cannot view (alert /pop-up window showed message). First I cross checked total members and physically visible members, a difference of about 10%. Initially it number of members count of group were a few hundred. I started collecting every instance from there on. Maybe LinkedIn notifications algorithms are not designed as per member status (basic, premium or other). During those times got frequent notifications about activity in group, most of which couldn't be accessed or not visible for me. As the group count neared 1k cross counted found around 20% difference. Just asked someone, got info about the non-visible members. And quit the group. No hassles. Remember sometime mentioning how to know oneself from LinkedIn notifications whether being blocked, swamped or marked as spam. (as young adult read hardy boys and chase, so a few pages of terms & conditions plus knowing thro' by going a few more pages what's being offered was not a big deal). And the so called Lioness is every-where in this world and for some or many is a part of inhumane nature. Cheer-up my friend. You are one among those whom I don't hesitate to say "this person is an inspiration".13/09/2017 #23 Ian Weinberg@Deb 🐝 Helfrich @Cyndi wilkins @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA Once again let me re-endorse what I've said previously: Collaboration is a comfortable, respectful and sensitive space which is useful to generate and develop ideas. But alone it will not get the job done in regard to innovation, development and implementation. Drive, specific goal-directed debate and determination are vital ingredients for success. The free flow of exchange in collaboration alone as a result of its fluidity is subject to extraneous noise (bias, prejudice, political correctness) which detracts from managed integration and arriving at a focused destination. And so I would say that collaboration as an end in itself is not evolutionary, but rather is counter-evolutionary. It might have a New Age fresh feel and appeal but it won't work on its own. The following article may put it into a more logical context (HBR) https://hbr.org/2011/12/eight-dangers-of-collaboration But don't let that deter collaboration and banter on beBee and in other spaces. Respectful, meaningful and constructive engagement is fun and evolutionary and we're here for curiosity, contribution and gratification. But let's maintain an awareness of the multi-layered, multi-faceted reality in which we live.13/09/2017 #22 Cyndi wilkinsI humbly suggest what @Deb 🐝 Helfrich is describing here is an expanded understanding of evolution...one that involves a deeper truth beyond what we have been taught in our schools. Our current understanding involves exploration of the world as physical...Our ability to process knowledge comes from what we "see" and not necessarily what we "feel"...The rigorous training of a brain surgeon is a testament to that.
The truth is, we live in such a world at this time as "seeing" power as external...and it comes from a focus of aggression...which, (in the big picture) has resulted in a culture of violence and destruction...with ALL social and economic institutions suffering due to the energies of power and greed. It is a world that has become devoid of emotion...one that has caused the more sensitive among us to separate from it in order to survive...It is not a world a world I would choose to inhabit as it will eventually lead to it's own demise...Perhaps we could all work together to change that...13/09/2017 #21 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA#13 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich you sum it up beautifully "We are transitioning into a world of collaborative cooperation where the old ways of authority and demeaning people as lessons will die out and what will ultimately prevail as the way to ensure optimal human performance will be the standardization of respect, kindness, and safety within communities. " This is the new paradigm/ conciousness that we should be moving towards as we seek a "golden age" as was recently alluded to by @CityVP 🐝 Manjit
An example - in my day (not so long ago!) we were subjected to corporal punishment at school - which was sometimes well deserved indeed. Don't get me wrong, it didn't do me any harm personally; indeed maybe it had some benefits - but does that make it right ? Methinks not; some kids were mentally affected I have no doubt! Try that today in the schools and the teacher's in court and worse.
It's the blatant no reagrd pursuit of individual goals and gratification at the expense of the communal -type aspirations which Deb outlines which has played a role in the downfall of society as we know it today; more so in some societies than others. Forward to a new era of communal collaboration.13/09/2017 #19 Lisa VanderburgMy 'qualifications' would exclude my voice if there are 'intellectual or advanced academic' requirements to post a comment. That is the right of the buzz-ee, but I would INSIST that they they should say 'no dumbos allowed' or specify academia limits on their buzz FIRST.
The truth is a couple of males either patting each others back or using whatever weapons that have at hand to inflict harm . Anyone who says that words don't matter don't need to comment!
This 'rotting' could the end of Bebee. ... when we see the destruction it leaves, we'll know.13/09/2017 #16 Praveen Raj GullepalliDear Doc, that was a disarmingly candid and genuinely felt awesome buzz.
Some worlds just cannot meet and we know that well. But on a common platform we could at best keep our respective corners if we cannot spar with respect.
Sparring strengthens. Fighting weakens and divides.
Personally, from my relatively short experience here and otherwise, I feel that Ali and Phil represent two sides of the same coin. One is a Master of Metaphor and Child of Wonder and the other is the Emperor of Empiricism and a Scythe of Reason. Beautiful souls both really! Of course we all have our litttle failings, but hey we are not professing perfectionism here, even if some seem to sound that way!
Honestly, we should all be focusing on sharing our personal experiences, knowledge, support, encouragement, feedback (includes criticism) more and dwell less on hero-worship, self-obsession, creating lobbies (we already have hives), playing favourites, complaining, and such.
If I had to nominate some awesome folks to my Board of Directors (have yet to establish my own company ;) Phil and Ali would definitely be right up there along with a lot of other awesome minds that one can find out here!
It is never easy to let one's guard down...become vulnerable...accept mistakes...acknowledge defeat or even not to mistake a hunch for a fact sometimes...but I do see a lot of us doing it and it is always inspiring.13/09/2017 #15 Phil Friedman#14 To my mind, @Ian Weinberg, the first red flag is the lionization of "like-mindednesss" -- for those with like-minds form a closed system that cannot evolve. In contrast, I believe it possible to find a commonality of interests, without being "like-minded". And we can propagate, discuss, critique, and strive to evolve new ideas from old. But in a way that "does not mistake obscurity for depth, or shallowness for clarity..." (The Wisdom of Chung King, circa 650 AD)
However, to work to banish obscurity and shallowness requires that those who engage in intellectual exchange be willing to explain and (yes, if need be) defend their ideas and opinions -- and not cry "foul" every time someone interested asks them for a further elucidation or clarification of what they are propounding, or even if someone actually challenges what they are saying with reasoned argument and/or citation of fact.
I note your reference to being a veteran of an advanced academic environment. How many do you think remember, or even knew in the first place, that a doctorate (PhD) is generally awarded only after the doctoral thesis has been "published" and defended? Not many, it seems, on social media or they would understand that sporting a PhD in your title signals a willingness to and experience in "taking on all comers." Or at least should. Now me, I have only ABD status, and as a result, would you not agree, should be treated with some degree of gentleness?
http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~hgs/etc/defense-hints.html13/09/2017 #14 Ian Weinberg#13 Conversely we are experiencing a wave of 'political correctness' wherein authenticity becomes submerged in a sea of dripping syrupy emotion, serving the needs and agenda's of the disgruntled and the wronged. IMHO this will only serve to retard intrinsic evolutionary momentum. I agree that there is no place to demean people for the sake of demeaning and deriving gratification therefrom. And as I have countlessly stated, sensitivity and respect go a long way in support of collaboration and evolution. That said however, the spark of innovation and the initiative of authentic leadership for change requires a focused drive. And it is unfortunate that often, this focus has elements of aggression which do tread over the toes of sensitivity and are perceived to be purely self-interest driven. So while it is gratifying and constructive to share ideas and collaborate in a warm fuzzy space, it takes driven focus to integrate, separate the wheat from the chaff and implement. Thanks again for your wise and valid contribution @Deb 🐝 Helfrich
- 05/09/2017Sara Jocobovici
The Creative Integrator
explains, in this captivating video:
It's all about IDENTITY.
It's all about COMMUNICATION.
At the core of every aspect of our personal and professional lives are issues of identity.
Who am I?
We spend our time and money on learning how to best communicate that identity.
And it all comes down to who you are and how you communicate that identity to others.
Three branches of our being:
1) We are SENSORY BEINGS
2) We are CONSCIOUS BEINGS
3) We are CREATIVE BEINGS.
Our innate language with which we communicate who we are is the non-verbal and verbal language of metaphor.
"METAPHOR our LANGUAGE of CREATIVE THINKING." @Sara Jacobovici
Take a 13 minute break with Sara, with a ☕ and watch this fascinating video...Sara Jacobovici Creative Arts Therapies Services It’s all about identity. And it’s all about communication. At the core of every aspect of our personal and professional lives are issues of identity; who am...
Comments09/09/2017 #44 Sara Jacobovici#40 #41 You're tremendous support is amazing @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. Can't thank you enough!07/09/2017 #41 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.a wow bee @Sara Jacobovici07/09/2017 #40 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.you sing in a beautiful way and now you bring this beautiful video, who are you? WONDERful thank you @Sara Jacobovici07/09/2017 #39 Susan 🐝 Botello#38 @Sara Jacobovici You are very welcome and thank you for the compliment. I have to say that I would be honored to spend a day with you sharing thoughts and stories. I truly hope we can connect in person one day. If you are ever in San Diego please do contact me.06/09/2017 #38 Sara Jacobovici#36 #37 Agreed @Susan 🐝 Botello! Sure hoping our paths can cross one day and spend the time talking face to face. I think you said it beautifully, "I tend to connect communication with stories and storytellers, art and creativity." Thanks also for your share. Much appreciated.06/09/2017 #36 Susan 🐝 Botello@Sara Jacobovici, you and I could talk for hours and it would never end. I realize your video is only a briefing about the topics you discuss. I tend to connect communication with stories and storytellers, art and creativity. I really enjoyed your video and had to take the time to watch and listen to you because I am working. But I make a point of taking time every day to just think so today I chose to think with your video. We are all connected, which is why beBee works so well. Thanks for sharing this and thanks for the tag @Lance 🐝 Scoular! By the way, Sara...nice shirt and great choice of color and style. :)06/09/2017 #31 Harvey LloydWhat an amazing video @Sara Jacobovici. Technically, and the message.
I am new to this concept of attached meaning in communications. For about a year now i have been watching not only my actions but those of others and how certain words, context and behaviours solicit automated responses.
I have known this for a while now, but really just saw it as a moment in time with each event. I am beginning to understand the process of our narrative and its impact on our daily lives. More importantly we don't realize the depth at which it controls our communications.
Great message and concepts.06/09/2017 #29 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher@Sara Jacobovici you are so easy to listen to. You made a good point about how we use words and others may not interpret them as we do. This was very impressive and I love the idea that we engage through our senses. It's like when we were kids... maybe that's a good thing to remember, how we explained so much through our senses and many times enthusiasm. I love the background in your video too.06/09/2017 #27 CityVP 🐝 Manjit@Sara Jacobovici you are executing your personal brand strategy very well, and that is coming from someone who is not fond of personal branding. I am not fond of it when it is done poorly, but if anyone wants to know how to engage personal branding with quality, simply needs to study your roll out this month of videos, website, logo, ebooks etc etc. It is clear that you have invested in this and it is not easy to bring so many elements together to create a cohesive personal brand. I will still rail against the idea that everyone can do it, because everyone cannot do it - because when they do it, it is done without imagination or without strategic nous.
The one technical point about the video is that not all the examples you provided were metaphor, the simile (which can contain an "as" or "like") has its place, as does the metaphor - so it would be good to apply that difference.
The good thing is that you are executing on a marketing strategy and only in the doing is there the opportunity to refine and get even better at communicating your message and brand. You are several notches ahead in your overall delivery and now serve as a good example of someone intelligently applying a personal brand. I still prefer to brand the business rather than the person, but when it is done this well, personal branding is a legitimate vehicle to build your marketing around.06/09/2017 #26 Devesh 🐝 BhattI already am and yet i have to express it time and again? But it is true.
Before yesterday i never knew of such inspiring videos, but shares of little kids and observations. Thanks to you @Sara Jacobovici View moreI already am and yet i have to express it time and again? But it is true.
Before yesterday i never knew of such inspiring videos, but shares of little kids and observations. Thanks to you @Sara Jacobovici and to @Lance 🐝 Scoular Close
- Producer02/09/2017Pairing Repelling CommentsMy shared buzz on LinkedIn invited many comments, some of which took totally different directions than the comments on the original shared buzz on beBee. I mean my buzz titled "Reverse Strategic Thinking". The discussions were highly...
Comments09/09/2017 #179 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#178 You said it beautifully and to the point @Deb 🐝 Helfrich in your comment and this line must be highlighted "is a chance for self-aggrandizement". Social platforms are for interactions that lead to spontaneous self-organizing. All acts negating this definition are undesirable and mostly when platforms are used for expanding self.
You are very wise my friend.09/09/2017 #178 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#175 #176 That is a stellar way to describe the heart of social media communication!!!
"That attempt has to be mutual with openness."
All comment boxes are attached to someone sharing something with an intent. We may not be able to see that intent. But once we've strayed and the author has enlightened us, to continue pretending to not know the intent is malicious.
As is always assuming every comment box is a chance for self-aggrandizement.
These types of people harm the advancement of beBee as the world's meeting place.
For it is only in mutually open communications that we can fix the problems of our world today which we are in dire need of solving.09/09/2017 #177 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI summed up my thoughts in a new buzz
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/to-be-right-you-have-to-have-someone-to-say-you-are-wrong#c2609/09/2017 #176 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#175 I want first to alert @Harvey Lloyd, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, @Lisa Vanderburg, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA and all my fellow bees to connect with @Asesh Datta for obviously he is a sharpmind.
"But that attempt has to be mutual with openness"- I am preparing a buzz using a new metaphor on how to deal with this issue and I find your comment stimulating and to the point. I shall tag you when I publish.09/09/2017 #175 Asesh Datta@Ali Anani, Simple whether we want accolades or criticism for the actions we perform. There are demerit of too much accolades, which in turn makes us bloated in our thinking process and limits acceptance independent views. Similarly, constructive criticism is a rarity. Appreciating negative remarks may sometime become an audacity to others. Pairing in this circumstances require skill and bent of introspective mind, even when the construction is missing.
Many of the global political problems can be solved if such pairing is attempted. But that attempt has to be mutual with openness. Good post and wish we start locating such pairs and create a new third view as synergy. Regards.06/09/2017 #173 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#168 Hi @Milos Djukic those dastardly people at Youtube would not let the link play in Canada - but this one works here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0AKJMGxwpE View more#168 Hi @Milos Djukic those dastardly people at Youtube would not let the link play in Canada - but this one works here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0AKJMGxwpE - the creative interjection of this song provides another perspective. Perspective glorious perspective I raise my glass to that whenever and where-ever whenever anyone anywhere tickles my perspectives - thank you Milos ! Close06/09/2017 #169 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#163 Kudos to you as well @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA for laying the four simple rules of behaving while commenting. I truly appreciate your thorough understanding of the issue.
Very rarely we are 100% sure and yet many comments turn to be conclusive in the eyes of the commenter. If so, then we don't need to exchange comments because we know. This is far from the truth. Yes, one person on LI expressed his view that all my buzzes are worthless in his first, and hopefully last, comment. How dare a commenter make such conclusion when he has only read one buzz (and I doubt he read comprehensively). He reminds me if of a similar situation. Give a student one point to draw a straight line!!!
Second- how did he have the courage to say that the hundreds of commenters who had different views than him be all wrong. Either this person is above all of us to see what nobody has seen or he is and I leave the description to the reader.
We need always to leave a crack in the door open. This is possible by saying, I have an alternative idea, how about considering and so on.
You allowed me to vent out some of my feelings dear Jean.05/09/2017 #165 Phil Friedman#164 I agree, @Jerry Fletcher. I've repeated my own position numerous times, and will not do it again. I cannot, however, help observing how many commenters have expressed amazement at the length of this discussion, which stands at nearly 165 comments and replies. Certainly not the longest on beBee, but quite substantial nevertheless. What's ironic, though, is that a number of people have indicated a discomfort with the extended back and forth. Interesting that so many want simply to express their opinions and not be called upon to explain or defend those opinions. But perhaps that's the inherent nature of Social Media. Cheers!05/09/2017 #164 Jerry Fletcher#129 Phil The problem as I see it is the inability of most folks to get through all the emotional hangups they have as well as the inability to see and describe relationships logically based on observation not supposition. Then, too, it is difficult at times not ot get so entangled in your own hypothesis you can't find clarity. Whatever our views, we have to give the good Doctor kudos for sparking commentary!05/09/2017 #163 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMARegarding negative comments Ali: Personally, I've found something which resonates with me in almost every article or post I've chosen to read. In short, disagreeing or holding another point of view doesn't give any of us the freedom to personally attack the individual who wrote it. While the beliefs, ideas and interests of those whose posts/articles we read aren't necessarily our own, I believe we should all follow these basic rules - 1) Maintain your professionalism; 2) Be respectful and agree to disagree ( as you always do Ali); 3) Speak only for yourself (we have no right to speak for others unless asked to); 4) Speak of the facts (absolutely essential) or use the phrase 'I believe'. Kudos to Dr. Higgi for his comments and also to Tausif Mundrawala.05/09/2017 #160 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#159 Thank you dear @Tausif Mundrawala and I am so glad to read your comments again. The discussions on this buzz are of the highest standards. There shall always be noises, but the overall discussions are overwhelming with their quality. There are comments in this buzz that each one of them deserves to be a buzz on its own. Thank you and I shall not quoit writing. If I fail then at least I learn. How could I stop writing and lose contacts with beautiful souls such as yours.
I send you a special invitation to comment on my buzz of today because it is about a book that our friend published recently. We need your feedback.05/09/2017 #159 Tausif MundrawalaI think instead of posting a negative comment which totally negates the view of a creator of buzz;one can present his/her view or opinion which might defer to the one who penned it. There shouldn't be comments where one would irrelevantly differ with what has been discussed. I agree with Dr. Ali Higgi that you should carry this work of stimulating the thinking of others irrespective of the negative comments. This buzz comes at an opportune time where even I am grappling with the grief of losing a loved one.
Thanks for this wonderful buzz once again, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
- Producer15/01/2017A cathartic outpouring of wisdomMany people are writing a great deal about much. Unfortunately if the motivation for all this writing is self-interest, then the writing about a great deal amounts to very little. We are being buried by an avalanche of self-interest...
Comments04/09/2017 #23 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI draw much from the observation made by Clay Shirky that we are not suffering from information overload but from "filter failure". Along with context and listening (dialogue) how we filter is an important part of how we manage our own attention. There are other factors like discernment that come into play and also purpose, but the overall observation here is very sound and pertinent in the context of content and our relationship with others.03/09/2017 #19 AnonymousThank you, Ian, for another challenging post which awakens a thought I have been having lately.
Even if I am just a mechanical technician, I like to read and to think about anything related to the brain and human behavior. It amazes me, as you point out, the huge amount of available information, books, studies of any issue. I have the feeling that most of the prominent scientists who are investigating/publishing are not really interested in making the science to advance, but to give a push to their own careers. Otherwise, they would put together their efforts with other scientists, and get a better result. For example, you, as an expert on the issue, know that there are many scientists who are looking for the cure for Alzheimer. Many scientists are dedicating their lives to it, using huge resources, but most of them are working practically isolated from each other. I can't believe that a cure would not be found if they only worked together, putting aside their own will of fame and success.
But it seems to me that for them is more important to be able to say "I found the cure" than to really find it, no matter who did the last step to it.
We have a lot to learn from insects and their capability to face common tasks. But this is just the opinion of a worker bee.16/01/2017 #18 Phil Friedman#16 With all due respect, Ian, what other than that are you doing when you say, "...we generalize at subjective belief level continuously - usually unconsciously..."?
I submit that one should not conflate unfounded generalizing with generalizing, as the former is only a subset of the latter. The same goes for "being judgemental". As we make judgments all the time, indeed, we need to exercise judgment all the time. Sometimes our judgments are based on irrational or highly subjective biases, but that does not mean that we should never "be judgmental".
We may not always be "right" or correct in our generalizations. We may not always be "right" or correct in our judgments. But drawing generalizations and making judgments is the lifeblood of intelligent life. So what we need to do is embrace the principles of intelligent generalization and judgment, not pre-judge that all such activity is fruitless because we are the prisoners of our emotions and subjective perspectives. IMO. Cheers!16/01/2017 #17 Ian WeinbergJust a footnote @Phil Friedman - Every component of our perception is colored by our unique subjectivity and every motor act is initiated and influenced by our deepest subjectivity. We can never escape our subjectivity but we can effectively modulate its influence by becoming consciously aware of ourselves and our environments and applying the process of reason. The aim of course is to transcend our limiting beliefs and their negative influences which, if left unchecked, may result in counter-evolutionary consequences.16/01/2017 #16 Ian Weinberg#7 @Phil Friedman Indeed a sound angle in an ideal world where all generalizations are based on reason/research. In the world of mere mortals where we live most of the time, we generalize at subjective belief level continuously - usually unconsciously. In this context the generalization is a reflection of personal limiting beliefs eg 'When he was young he saw 2 kids attacked by Alsation dogs. Therefore he believes that all Alsation dogs are dangerous regarding kids.' (subjective generalization). If however this was formally researched and it was indeed shown that Alsation dogs attacked kids often and more than any other breed, then it is no longer a belief-based but a justified research-based generalization. But if maintained at subjective belief generalization level and in fact it is untrue, you've perpetrated and injustice against all Alsation dogs!16/01/2017 #13 Ian Weinberg#5 Thanks for that @Harvey Lloyd What you've stated is indeed correct. However, as I've said in a previous post, we exist in the doing of things ie everything that we think, say and do reflects us - our IQ and our EQ. And we will always be held accountable for what we do/say. The responsibility of what we say and how we say it in the electronic media becomes even more critical since we've lost all the other visual cues of communication that we have in face to face engagements. By example therefore, a driven, no bullshit individual may manifest in the electronic media as a aggressive, judgmental narcissist. However in personal engagement would be modulated by interactive cues. Therefore we need to respect this medium by taking a little extra care and responsibility in electronic communication.16/01/2017 #9 Gerald HechtHark...it hath arrived...in our wifi equipped horseless carriages, refrigerators, thermostats, robotic/virtual surgeons...fake news, and appeals to emotion scheduled to launch automatically towards the most vulnerable among us...yea I say unto you we are about to witness the carnage of the wrath we have collectively deserved:
"Tower Of Babel 2.0".16/01/2017 #7 Phil FriedmanIan, I would say that, for the most part,'these are wise words. However, I cannot subscribe to "Ensure that the violations of ... generalization are minimized." For I believe that, often, the goal of rational examination and discussion is the formulation of well-reasoned and sustainable generalization(s). It is all well and good to study the trees, but unless at some point we can form an idea of the landscape of the forest, we make no advance in seeing our way through it. (A metaphor worthy, don't you think, of Dr. Anani?) Cheers!16/01/2017 #5 Harvey Lloyd"Engage in conversation with awareness and respect..." A small sentence but a mouthful. Engagement calls on us to use our high functioning brain. All to often it engages our lower functioning brain. Where words come easy and they flow to the keyboard at amazing speed.
Not to say intellect is not present, but is a choice to use it or not. Our brain has a choice to write/speak from a position we have held on to or try and see the writers position (Not it's effect on us.). But to see the writers position we would have to spend some time discovering outside of what was written. The broadband inputs of media into our brain though, would dictate a huge investment of time to engage at that level.
Real dialogue would point towards a conclusion within a time frame. A general understanding if you will. This is difficult to achieve within social media as everyone has an opinion, but no risk. In the real world of daily living, dialogue almost always has an agenda, sometimes benign sometimes not, but how we dialogue is directed by our perspective of the risk. All day we dialogue within our perspective work life. We even discuss this work life at home. Social media is a tempting place where we can kick off the shoes and without thought or risk, engage.
Should you find yourself totally without activities one afternoon, seek out some ambassadors here on BeBee. Read some of their early posts vs their post ambassador designation. Some of the changes due to risk are subtle, some are amazing transformations. Dialogue will almost always drift pointlessly until risk is introduced. We can introduce risk ourselves or it can come from outside.
Thought provoking as usual @Ian Weinberg.
- Producer14/06/2017Qué es el PLE (Personal Learning Environment) y cómo BeBee puede ayudar a crearlo.Un concepto muy trabajado en entornos virtuales de aprendizaje es el de Entorno Personal de Aprendizaje o PLE por sus siglas en inglés. Un Entorno Personal de Aprendizaje es el conjunto de elementos (recursos, actividades, fuentes de información)...
Comments28/08/2017 #21 Francisco Prieto Roselló#9 In therms of learning the goal is to aboid the Ilustration Vision of knowledge. The stratification of the truth was the complete disruption of the life. If you consider the place of human being in the nature, as a organic soul and body, any of us should have learn in parts, is by far more prolific use the global brain, that solve the problem of truth. One good philosopher recently dead use to call it "the limit of objetive thinking". One great solution is to limit our metacognition, and open those to all the world around us. I consider a principal goal to teach love and affinity with life, nature, science or lyrics, that is much better than teach only those itself.28/08/2017 #14 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar#9 You will see. In beBee I am discovering a world, the three acronyms I have fulfilled since the beginning, because it was what I like, what makes me be me. To reach the net and to value what you do, when society was short, it is a great thing, it is me and I value myself, I am happy because of it, it has allowed me to meet wonderful people, who contribute me and with whom I learn . Thanks for your link it has been gratifying to read it. Like the teacher, Francisco, defends that change in the educational system, and I as a mother and student that I was, too.27/08/2017 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#3 @Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar why are we focused in a thirst to learn in an age where there is an ocean of information and an absolute unending abundance of how we can shape life through that? You provided a link to AIKA. In the 20th Century we confirmed against bibliography, we created subjects, disciplines and labels but that kind of learning is not 21st Century. Calling what I do here at beBee as PLE is a total limitation of what my learning pathway here is.
What you did with AIKA was confirm the work being done beyond what Jordi Adell has engaged with PLE. What I did with AIKA (and I don't speak Spanish) is follow my curiousity until I found something that is absolutely relevant to the 21st Century.
This thing was an article that interviews a prof at a Barcelona University who was 91 years old at the time of the article. This sociologists name is Alain Touraine. That is where my headspace is, and as I read the thoughts of Touraine, it made me wonder how I would ever have learned of his existence and his thinking had Google Translate not been available.
Touraine says that which is most important in his remarks that 10% of scientists produce 90% of the knowledge and he estimates that 5% of sociologists produce maybe up to 95% of the knowledge in Sociology. He ends the article calling most sociologists fools. It is not that they are foolish, but that Touraine has articulated 21st Century mindset. So without your link to AIKA I would never have discovered Alain Touraine. Learning is the paradoxical revolution of the 21st Century but first I must rebel :-)14/06/2017 #3 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez EscolarMuy bueno Francisco. Sin duda lo que nos mueve es la sed y las ganas de aprender y compartir lo aprendido, gracias por tú artículo.
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- Producer23/08/2017The Color of Charlie “He spoke on stage for three hours. I was hooked on every word. And he is ninety years old.” The excited words of a friend who attended the annual Berkshire Hathaway conference in Omaha and had the rare opportunity to listen to Charlie Munger...
Comments25/08/2017 #26 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMASo many excellent suggestions Munger makes. I believe my favorite is "Knowing what you don’t know is more useful than being brilliant." Thanks for the illuminating share Gert. P.S. - Here's a book with a compilation of quotes from Charlie Munger - "The Tao of Charlie Munger" to add those listed in your article.24/08/2017 #17 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThank you my friend @Edward Lewellen for the tag
@Gert Scholtz- great quotes and analogy and they amply reflect the color of charlie.
In particular this one quote "Invert, always invert. Many hard problems are best solved only when they are addressed backwards".One of my most well-received presentations is titled Reverse Businesses. I am in full accordance with Charlie.
- Producer20/08/2017A Simple Approach to storytellingGreat stories grab our hearts and move us emotionally. Emotions lead to action. This explains the rapidly increasing trend what salespersons need to be good storytellers to capture the hearts of their clients and act by purchasing. Storytelling...
Comments22/08/2017 #50 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeTo a very deep friend of mine and I mean @David Navarro López- you know that you were on my mind while writing this buzz. I remembered our exchange of comments years ago on slideshare and how our intellectual and friendly journey progressed. The problems we faced till we found a solution and the conflicts with life we encountered till they blossomed into great endings. Now, you are where you are a happy man with many great hopes and dreams being fulfilled. This is a story for you.21/08/2017 #49 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThe great thinker wrote a "buzz on this buzz" that explains the chaotic part of the background image of this buzz in a brilliant, testified and challenging way. Manjit raises the issue of the rise of the antiheroes in our modern societies and the fall of the hero stories. I strongly advise the readers of this buzz to refer the the buzz of Manjit because it is worthy of your quality time reading. Challenge your mind and helow is the link to Manjit's buzz:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/lifecentric21/08/2017 #48 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#47 What a great buzz that you wrote dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I am reading your buzz again. Please @Geoff Hudson-Searle read the buzz of Manjit as he refers to Joseph Campbell in it. It is interesting that you mentioned him in our exchange of comments on your buzz today. But here, Manjit adds a further and new dimension to the great work of Joseph.
I made my first impression comment on your buzz dear Manjit and its quality is so high that I shared it on three hives and to my followers. This is something I only do for very exceptional buzzes. I am honored by your mention and in any role this buzz motivated you to write your great buzz.21/08/2017 #47 CityVP 🐝 ManjitDear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee here is corresponding buzz "LIFECENTRIC"
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/lifecentric21/08/2017 #46 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#41 I deliberately postponed replying to your first comment till I have responded to the subsequent ones @Geoff Hudson-Searle. I thank you for your honesty in evaluating the buzz. First, you captured me with your writing "you need to meet the minds and hearts of your target audience". Yes, I agree without any doubt.
The graph I used is analogous to the complexity graph of population growth. I wanted to avoid using the word complexity or other terms that may have led to losing the readers' minds. I agree with you that I could have explored the topic in a greater detail. However; it is leaving out some "hoes" that attracted such great comments as yours.
I wanted to test the waters first with this buzz, but I promise to do soon.
I certainly enjoyed our discussions on your buzz and I learnt a lot from you. For me, today is a delightful one for I got to know your more. I can't thank you enough.21/08/2017 #45 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#43 It did and it responds n part to the questions I addressed to you in my previous comment @Geoff Hudson-Searle. I used the word delight in my previous comment and you are referring to happiness. As people are forgetful unless there is a deep belief in "there is something of value and delight for me" I therefore agree fully with you that we should leave the customer with something physical to keep memory of whatever we offer the customer.
I wanted initially to include an example of the CV that my daughter prepared and her CV is written in story format and the printing of the CV is done in very high quality photographic paper that it shall be difficult to "drop" the CV. I promise to share parts of it soon.
Again, I do appreciate your comment greatly and I am indeed grateful to you.21/08/2017 #44 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#42 I agree with you @Geoff Hudson-Searle. In the linear part of the story a salesperson may introduce the layer of experiential experience to proceed to exciting the prospective customers with some features that are delightful and of benefit to them. Once they are in this stage I believe arousing them emotionally will help a long way. May be soon I shall give a working example of what I mean. Every product has its story. It is how we deliver the story to create action. In this case the product is the hero.
I wonder in your opinion if the experiential and emotional processes or steps should go in consequence or in parallel. Or, the could be overlapping. I am here a bit worried of the confusion that may result.
I thank you so much for your constructive comment, which triggers my thinking.21/08/2017 #43 Geoff Hudson-Searle@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee The essence of a successful emotional journey is that it leads the customer through a series of emotional waves. Interwoven with these highs are the key corporate communication and sales messages. At the end of the experience it must deliver the customer on an emotional ‘High’. This is a proven communication technique that creates a deep sense of satisfaction and a strong memory of the visit and the brand. Psychologically, people prefer a defined conclusion to meetings. It is important that this is concluded with a physical retention (for example a brochure/ presentation/video/next appointment date). This reinforces that each visitor is important and provides a memory trigger for follow-up calls from sales persons. I am not sure I agree with Phil Johnson's quote 'We are often willing to sacrifice freedom for the illusion of safety' this is very much based on a 'one fits all scenario' our beings are all completely different, we all make choices and decisions, good or bad, in our lives, for the good of our loved ones, friends and executive teams, you know I wrote a blog last week called 'The pursuit of Happyness' the quote I will leave you with is 'Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There's going to be stress in life, but it's your choice whether you let it affect you or not.' by Valerie Bertinelli. I look forward to our next interaction and hope this provides you with some 'food for thought' Best wishes, Geoff.21/08/2017 #42 Geoff Hudson-Searle@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee There are two layers to a successful journey: the progression through the experiential, and the emotional journey that customers should feel; bringing the “company experience to life”… there are two layers to this approach layer 1: Visual journey
It is important to define the start and finish experience, as portal zones that every customer experiences. Further in to communications the designed components build the total experience. And layer 2: Emotional state journey The second layer of the brand journey should plot the change in the emotional state that customers should experience to fully engage in the brand experience. This emotional journey has several advantages: Most importantly, it delivers the psychological sense of tension then relief and relaxation that customers enjoy and need in their lives It reduces the reliance of the performance on the staff, and increases overall quality across the business It can be changed depending on the season, location, or time of day to create further uniqueness in the market It ensures a vibrant ‘live’ performance feel for the customer, every visit and meeting, making each customer feel important and leaving the meeting,
with more knowledge and information, before they commenced discussion.21/08/2017 #41 Geoff Hudson-SearleDear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I really enjoyed your contribution and interactions to my buzz this morning https://www.bebee.com/producer/@geoff-hudson-searle/the-extraordinary-life-of-challenging-the-status-quo I know understand the cross synergy between some of the aspects of your writings and views. First of all I must commend you of the subject matter and topic, although I feel that you have not exercised a full explanatory and to the core of this fascinating subject, but provided great thought provoking insights to express opinions and incites. 'Great stories grab our hearts and emotions' this is a fact, irrespective of whether you are a writer, poet, film director or sales person, you need to meet the minds and hearts of your target audience. I am a huge fan of Joseph Campbell and his work, potentially one of my all time favorite books is 'The hero with a thousand faces' there are so many amazing facts in this book which are visible in life today from film and media through to business, his theories are no longer just a thesis of good ideas, his formula's are practical with commercial application. Joseph Campbell defines the function of a myth as the provision of a cultural framework for a society or people to educate their young, and to provide them with a means of coping with their passage through the different stages of life from birth to death. You touched on the sales person, One of the best ways to develop a sales or customer experience is through defining the ‘branded customer journey’ as a series of elements that build up the branded message over time. It gives the brand manager more control over the delivery of the brand experience and therefore increases the likelihood of it’s success.21/08/2017 #32 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#30 I thrived on your comment @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA. I add my voice to yours that we don't only share ideas, experiences and knowledge. We can share our stories. When we tell our stories we are full of passion and the reader or listener would be more engaged. The stories of our conflicts, failures and successes are a fertile ground ans may serves as lighthouses for those people sailing in their darkness. I greatly appreciate your support and enlightenment my friend.
- 18/08/2017For anyone who is a People Leader this is a video worth watching....ONE OF THE BEST SPEECHES EVER by Simon Sinek (So Inspiring!) The most inspiring video ever, must watch! I just hope this video will be helpful for somebody. Thank you and don't forget to share,to motivate and inspire...
Comments18/08/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitIf I was a white middle class parent I would take this speech rather seriously, but I am not a white middle class parent and he is not even close to the reality my kids experience and so if this is the greatest speech ever, it is the greatest speech ever for white middle class families and the whole idea that millennials are this predictable simply isn't true.
Millennials are young individuals from diverse backgrounds and understanding the context of that background is a fundamental part of understanding diversity. Not one of our eight kids mirrors the world Sinek is describing here, because this is not their reality, and that is the problem with speeches,
Sinek is a great speaker and great communicator, but how we learn from that communication is individual and contextual to our respective backgrounds. Any kind of stereotyping and labeling is not good, and if we do want to equate the word "millennial" as a powerful cultural force, then it must be associated with diversity, and if it associated with diversity, then one size does not fit all.
- Producer11/08/2017¿Qué peso tiene la comunicación no verbal?Vamos a aprender la importancia de la comunicación no verbal, veremos, la versión sinergológica que es aquella que realizamos a través de gestos micro movimientos y actitudes corporales de una manera no plenamente consciente. Esta lectura tan...
Comments12/08/2017 #22 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThank you very much @Juan Antonio Narváez !!! - I have consequently written my Paradox Wisdom about Non-Verbal Life
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/non-verbal-life12/08/2017 #18 Pedro Cárdenas Gómez#17 La foto es la del artículo pero no tiene más importancia. Hablas de intuición y muchos tenéis mucha, nosotros a diferencia de esas personas intuitivas y empaticas ponemos nombre a ese estado. Es decir está abierto a negociar por qué ha hecho un cruce de piernas de apertura, por que está sentado en una determinada posición por que tiene un micropicor en la cara de los sesenta que podemos encontrar. Otro dirá me da a mí que voy a cerrar esta venta, tengo un buen pálpito. A mí me apasiona!11/08/2017 #17 Anonymous#15 No te veo los brazos en la foto pero se te ve cómodo pero yo hablo cuando estas en una conversación formal y tu interlocutar cruza piernas, apoya la espalda, cruza los brazos y empieza mirarte como si se durmiera. Es muy incomodo para el que habla.
A veces por intuición te das cuenta de ciertos gestos aunque es cierto que no nos han enseñado a visualizar y entender cada gesto.
Le doy mucha importancia a los gestos pero a veces también es por normas de educación.11/08/2017 #16 Javier 🐝 beBeemuy relevante este artículo. Saber comunicar (verbal y lenguaje corporal por supuesto) es hoy en día más importante que nunca
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/saber-venderse-es-importante-para-cualquier-profesional11/08/2017 #15 Pedro Cárdenas Gómez#5 ese es el problema muchas veces no nos han enseñado donde o qué mirar. Al igual que no nos han enseñado a hablar en público, a emprender, pero todo se aprende.
El dar la mano es un buen tema para un post específico pero te digo que se puede falsear. Y el mito de los brazos cruzados mira mi imagen, dirías que es un cruce de cierre o de comodidad y confianza.11/08/2017 #13 Pedro Cárdenas Gómez#3 Disculpad porque hay un lapsus, error mío al transcribir el post. Se trata de todo aquello que NO es plenamente consciente. Esa es la lectura tan diferenciadora que aportamos.
No creas nada de las series ni incluso de la afamada miénteme de Tim Roth haciendo de Carl Lightman. Tienes que distinguir entre desviar la mirada hacia un lado y mirar a una persona haciendo una X entre la dirección de la mirada y tu nariz. Si no coinciden y dependiendo de hacia dónde incline la cabeza ( arriba o abajo) significa una u otra cosa! Pero tómalo como un desprecio.11/08/2017 #12 Pedro Cárdenas Gómez#1 No solo es interesante. Te puedo asegurar que es realmente útil. Este es el salto que tenemos que trasladaros, ese es el reto de los Sinergologos, cruzar la frontera de lo interesante a lo útil. Nuestra credibilidad es que cuando te suceda y lo veas te acuerdes de lo que enseñamos.11/08/2017 #7 Juan Madueño CriadoEsta información está guapísima (disculpen por la efusividad).
Pero es que estoy recordando momentos de mi actividad de comercial en Círculo de Lectores, o cuando fui camarero, y varias veces se dio el caso de no poder pagar al final del servicio.
Y también momentos en los que si hubiera atendido al lenguaje corporal, hubiera cerrado la venta, y la perdí por ser demasiado paciente, y seguir charlando...
¡Neuromarketing!... en mi EMBA hay un apartado sobre esto, pero también me he suscrito a su blog, muchas gracias por compartir @Juan Antonio Narváez11/08/2017 #6 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar#5 Ya sabes que puedes hablarme, porfiii, sigamos comentando puntos en común. (Aunque sea por privado). El de brazos cruzados ya se sabe, lo de inclinar el cuello Aunque, señala que muestra atención (como los perros, ¿Ves ya ato cabos?) y lo del dedo en la cara, me ha dejado queriendo saber más....
Más11/08/2017 #5 Anonymous#3 La verdad es que yo observo mucho a la persona que me habla pero en sí no es que me fije en ningún detalle en concreto pero cuando me rehuyen la mirada, invaden mi espacio personal, miran hacia otro lado cuando te hablan o si te dan la mano de manera blanda o muy fuerte es como si me saltara una alerta.
Un gesto que me molesta mucho es que cuando estés hablando que tu interlocutor se cruce de brazos.... a ver.... ¿acaso te aburro?... pues abrevio y me despido educadamente.
Y no te ha pasado de que estas hablando y tu interlocutor te esta mirando de arriba abajo, escudriñando cada trozo de ti....uffff....¡que repelus!... y si encima te.... no sigo más sino nadie me hablará...jajajaj11/08/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 ManjitMy dear @Juan Antonio Narváez my process of copying words into Google Translate is not because I want to translate Spanish but the hope that as the translation emerges I will be engaged and surprised. In terms of surprise and delight your buzz is incredible, so much so that it will be the first buzz written in Spanish which I am converting into what I call my "Paradox Wisdom", this will be linked later here. This buzz is so rich with insight that I would need several comment boxes to complete my reflection. First I must set about reading up and watching video's that this buzz has informed me about and by the end of this day, which will be the very early hours in Malaga, you will have the associated link accessible in the morning (Spanish Time) that will show you how I processed the information and insight you have provided here. Your buzz was a delight to read and now I look forward to following up on it for my learning.11/08/2017 #3 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar"La versión sinergológica que es aquella que realizamos a través de gestos micro movimientos y actitudes corporales de una manera completamente consciente". (Para much@s involuntariamente, me atreveria a decir, yo seria como un libro abierto. 😁).
Detalles fijarse en los detalles, que para el resto pasan desapercibidos, 😍, sin perder mi tiempo, sin perder el suyo.
@Ana-María Llácer Sánchez es muuuuy interesante, en un problema en el cole me hubiera venido geeenial esta información, (aunque creo que en las series he visto que si miras de soslayo a la izquierda, creo es que estás mintiendo, pero la dire no me hubiese creido, y mi peque quedó poco más o menos que de mentirosa).
Me he quedado a puertas de la segunda experiencia, sigo leyendo...
Gracias por traerlo Juan Antonio.
- 09/08/2017How Neuroscience and VR Will Open a Better Way to Learn Languages by Shahid Karim Mallick with a brief critique of Rosetta Stone and insights into language learning.
https://medium.com/@skmallick/a-better-way-to-learn-languages-34777b541e94How Neuroscience and VR Will Open a Better Way to Learn Languagesmedium.com -...
- Producer07/08/2017Which way is up?Image credit: French Stack ExchangeINTRODUCTION It is my job to help individuals “make sense” of things and be able to understand what often lies “beyond words”. As sensory beings, I work within the...
Comments10/08/2017 #28 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThank you Sara for #25 and #26 you have made it very clear in these responses as to how you view opposites as one continuum. If the opposite does not exist then nor does the opposite we prize, so along the continuum for sure happiness is informed by sadness, light is informed by dark. This is a co-existent relationship and it is this coexistence which is more important to me than viewing opposites don't exist. It is very important for me that they do exist because I value the existence of the opposite - just as a Yin-Yang relationship is a complimentary and co-existent whole, it is important also for the properties of Yin and Yang to exist as opposites also. I can see your reasoning as much as a coin does not have two sides but whatever we ascribe to the sides, it is still one coin, but relationship is not a coin toss, opposites not only attract but their existence should be valued. To negate the existence of opposites negates its value also.10/08/2017 #26 Sara Jacobovici#23 Part Two: My response continues @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. In as much as we create opposites we depend on the movement from one state to the other in order to understand each one as a separate entity. This discussion of movement between opposite states produces a primary paradox which I refer to as an existential paradox; as we move to separate, we are driven to integrate. Our “to be or not to be” state is defined by our boundaries of what is and what is not. These boundaries flow over the course of our lives, and experiences influence the placement of those boundaries and how much time we spend in one of the opposite states or the place in-be-tween.
Separation leads to boundaries, but the boundaries of opposites are individually created, they are subjective.
Boundaries form their own state, a place where elements of one opposite flows into the elements of the other. In this way, boundaries are not fixed and if we find ourselves “stuck” in the flow, by observing where we are we can gain much perspective.
The following passage is contained in the letter Einstein wrote to Queen Elizabeth of Belgium (1876-1965): "Still there are moments when one feels free from one’s own identification with human limitations and inadequacies. At such moments, one imagines that one stands on some spot of a small planet, gazing in amazement at the cold yet profoundly moving beauty of the eternal, the unfathomable: life and death flow into one, and there is neither evolution nor destiny; only being."10/08/2017 #25 Sara Jacobovici#23 Part One: As I said @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, your question is a valid one and I hope my response does not disappoint. I will try not to drift off course too much. I wish to start with the word contradiction. For me, this is a word that I think of as creating an opportunity to explore, rather than something that reaches a conclusion. For example, is someone says, "I believe that we should be responsible for the carbon footprint we make." Then that same person is seen driving a car, the person can immediately be judged as having contradicted himself. But in reality, if the person is approached, he can then say, “I have cut down on the days I use the car. I use it only when I don't have an alternative and I have also started to recycle.” The message being supportive of the statement, "I believe that we should be responsible for the carbon footprint we make.”
I don’t see experience contradiction as part of my perspective of opposites. I experience opposites as having to do with a space we create in which we place ourselves. In other words, if I see myself in a place of failure on one end and see success out there on the opposite side, I may be afraid, or not know, or not be motivated, to leave the place of failure and so not give myself the opportunity to experience success. But if I am in the place in which both success and failure exist, I can utilize the qualities which emerge from each; allow the learning curve of failure to be experienced as success, or, allow the success that is measured only by one criteria experienced as failure.09/08/2017 #24 Edward LewellenDear @Sara Jacobovici, I believe it was our mutual friend @AliAnani who discussed some time ago that polar opposites don't exist and everything is on a sliding scale. I also enjoyed your discussion of metaphors, creativity, and storytelling because of their connection with the unconscious mind. All three of those areas find their basis within the unconscious mind and all three are related to letting the "little child" within us out to play.09/08/2017 #23 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#22 This will be most valuable in the form of a separate buzz, I look forward to reading those thoughts as much as I was delighted to read your thoughts in this particular buzz, which very much like @Edward Lewellen View more#22 This will be most valuable in the form of a separate buzz, I look forward to reading those thoughts as much as I was delighted to read your thoughts in this particular buzz, which very much like @Edward Lewellen and his work, it tells me that you have found great resonance in an area of focus which is your value creation. Close09/08/2017 #19 CityVP 🐝 ManjitExquisite buzz in its dimensional view of communication. One question that puzzles me is why is it important to say that opposites do not exist? I can see the value of opposites as being created by us and I also welcome the contradictory mind. There is evidence of contradictory minds in the realm of creative people. John Lennon was full of contradictions but we value his creativity because of this paradoxical mindset. I do see when opposites negate each other, they cease to exist, but in order for them to cease to exist, they must exist. More elaboration on this part would help me understand this particular point.08/08/2017 #18 Jerry FletcherSara, Incredible post. My graphic out come was, in video terms, a slow pull from the red dot at the center of the Yin/Yang symbol slowly revealing the black and white segments and coming out further to show it embedded in the center of an onion. Then two hands bring the onion halves together. Dissolve to black.08/08/2017 #12 Lance 🐝 Scoular#3 💋💋Ha ha @Ken Boddie
I too was a Moden Major General's soprano daughter in our Crows Nest Boys High School production of Pirates of Penzance in 1961.
The memories you just released in my subteranean archives have given me some great stories to tell in video form at my new beBee Hive Backstage
https://www.bebee.com/group/backstage07/08/2017 #11 Sara Jacobovici#10 Dear @Alan Culler. They say that one can measure the quality of a post by the quality of the comments. I have been so fortunate as to receive your comment after @Harvey Lloyd, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, @Ken Boddie and @Gert Scholtz. Well, now I can retire because this string of comments reflects very well on my post. Alan, I will need a little time to respond "outside of the comment box" to your creatively thought provoking comment. Looking forward to further exchanges. Thanks.07/08/2017 #10 Alan CullerAh Ms. Sara Jacobovic,
How you set my mind a-twirling.
To communicate is to connect
Paradox - we truly live in a both/and world and should not be constrained by the hard edges of either/or thinking - be open to absolute inclusion in order to connect.
Metaphor - look for points of similarity between unlike concepts and people - metaphor the stuff of poets and other "creatives" teaches us that connection is in the seemingly dissimilar.
Story: storytellers and sorcerers connect in the quantum world where the power of pure thought and emotion can melt even mountains of isolation and show that "we are each of us unique, but we are all one People."
Comments07/08/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#5 You mean as I hold the sides of the dentist chair in my white gripped knuckles and the dentist peers into my oral cavity with a pointy metal thing - and when I think the ordeal is over I get the courage to ask "is it over?" and the dentist replies "I have not even started yet".
The rest of this tale is censored due to any sensitivity readers may have to a 50 year+ man writhing like a woman in labour delivering a 10lb baby - yes, if confirmation is ever needed that in terms of gender equivalency when it comes to pain endurance, we the healthiest of men privately have always comparatively been huge wimps :-)
Supporting fact would be a well-to-do husband with a cold crying out for nasal medication.. Yes there are some tough men but not as many who claim to be.
- Producer03/08/20174 Secrets to Communication Mastery as a Business Owner and Entrepreneur“Communication is the most important skill any leader can possess.” - Richard Branson, English Business Magnate, Inventor, PhilanthropistHelen, a psychologist, who has recently started building her consulting company, has a unique offering. She has...
- Producer30/07/2017Madman, Architect, Carpenter, JudgeWe all have stories to tell. Yet, sometimes writing it is not so easy. We write a bit, then realize how clanky it sounds, delete and start again. After one or more attempts the same happens and we stop the effort. One way to get out of the muddle...
Comments01/08/2017 #44 Cyndi wilkinsKudos to anyone who dares face the judge without the fear of being judged...Intelligence itself does not create anything...The imagination is your channel to the creative unconscious...Write away my friends...The only critic you need to conquer is your own;-) Thanks for the invitation @Gert Scholtz!01/08/2017 #41 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBeeI'm a great slasher of words--phrases less often. My madman is comfortably retained on the seat of my chair. I sit on it every day. Down Boy. If my madman manages to surface, I simply pluck myself from my seat and watch some TV. Nobody likes listening to your madman.31/07/2017 #38 Gert Scholtz#36 @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. Thank you Liesbeth,31/07/2017 #37 Jerry FletcherGeez Gert,
You reminded me that I had a manual typewriter back in the day. Most of my craziest ideas were handwritten. You had to physically push the letters and the words onto the page. Then came the electric typewriter and then computers and then programs that track changes. Perhaps that is why we can now identify the madman, architect, carpenter and judge. Now, where did I put that pencil?31/07/2017 #36 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#25 you are the greatest bee @Gert Scholtz31/07/2017 #31 Connie LimonGert Scholtz: What catches my eyes here are many statements, but I will share only one which probably covers it all for me: "let the madman energy flow. Find what interests you in the topic, the question or emotion that it raises in you, and respond" I have had somewhat of a "madman energy" SINCE I experienced a conversion experience that took me into a spiritual world that not been opened up to me prior to this happening.....I then began to write like a mad man at certain times. It was times I could not call up on my own, like sit down and say, I am going to write now as if with a madman energy.31/07/2017 #30 Vincent Andrew"Whatever joy there is in the writing process can come only when the energies are flowing freely-when you're not stuck." I find this to be true. When I am stuck, it's because the ideas, the words and sentences are not coming together. It can be frustrating. But give it a bit of space and more time and suddenly they come maddeningly together at the same time that I am forced to sit to literally get it all out on paper. Enjoyed this Gert.31/07/2017 #29 Harvey LloydI am the original butcher of the English language. Certainly here of BeBee writing is a central theme. But the largest issue is communications in the broader sense.
Even though i have an aversion to punctuation, i have witnessed the other end where folks cant just blurt out on the screen a free style of writing as each sentence becomes an epic journey. The idea in their writing gets lost in the diagraming of sentence structure.
I loved the concept you presented. Thanks.31/07/2017 #28 VDS BrinkLovely Gert! Core of it is that we should do our thinking in separate modes. De Bono's hats are a similar approach. Freewriting a great one as you put a piece of paper on your screen and just type madly as a madman boring the left brain Judge all the way. It works every time!!
- Producer03/07/2017NADA NUEVO BAJO EL SOLÉste fue el comentario que me puso por uno de mis artículos de Infojobs, un usuario de Twitter, por supuesto con nombre y foto ficticios. No es lo peor que me han escrito ni me molestan las críticas. Las que son constructivas ayudan, y las que van a...
Comments29/07/2017 #38 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI did read all of https://martagquijada.blogspot.com.es/2017/07/nada-nuevo-bajo-el-sol.html and all comments below to date.
Marta, what you evoke here is my favourite book in the Bible called Ecclesiastes, in which Solomon wrote
"What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun".
The other expression that I love that people have said in the past (so again this is not new) is this expression :
"MAKING THE OLD NEW AGAIN".
Then there is the Great Seal of the United States with its Latin "novus ordo seclorum". That seal really talks of the new beginnings of the American era, but for me that era culminates in Twitter - but just because Twitter is made by Americans, does not mean we have to think like Americans :-)
Finally there is the words RENAISSANCE and RUACH which is the idea of new birth and the breath of life - where each breath is new. That is what matters to me. We should have compassion for disability and hatred is a disability. I want to live in a complete world that is undivided and positive/negative is a division. I seek an integrated existence = WHOLE. As Shakespeare wrote in the play Hamlet "There is nothing good or bad in this world but thinking makes it so".
porque no hay nada bueno o malo, pero el pensamiento lo hace tan [William Shakespeare]29/07/2017 #37 Ignacio OrnaEs muy triste y me pilla muy de cerca que haya quienes queriendo que les salgan cosas distintas, sigan haciendo lo mismo, pero lo malo no es eso, lo peor es que no quieren aprender, ni dar su brazo a torcer. Yo ni me molesto en tratar de hacerles ver lo que no ven, ni quieren ver, les dejo que fluyan.05/07/2017 #35 Emma Rosa Rodríguez GonzálezMuy buen artículo, @Marta y estoy totalmente de acuerdo. Hoy en día tenemos las oportunidades de seguir aprendiendo y creciendo, tanto personal como laboralmente, a un toque de clic en muchos casos y a la multitud de cursos de todo tipo que nos ofrecen, gratuitos, a los que estamos en paro, "que no parados". Yo misma estoy asistiendo a uno denominado: Aceleradora 21, y estoy muy satisfecha de todo lo que me enseñan, siempre para mejorar en mi búsqueda de empleo.04/07/2017 #26 Sonia Roselló PuigMuchas gracias @Marta 🐝 García Quijada, por esos maravillosos artículos, detrás de esos comentarios negativos muchas veces se esconde un hastío depresivo, frustración, desesperación, desentanto, o "mala leche", simple y llanamente ganas de tocar las narices, lo importante es seguir aportando, siempre hay un inmenso público agradecido.04/07/2017 #25 Jorge 🐝 Carballo PérezBuenos días @Marta 🐝 García Quijada Gilis por no decir la palabra completa, los hubo, los hay y los habrá, no recuerdo a quien se lo decía el otro día, ni caso. A seguir el camino. Si, las cosas evolucionan y se adaptan, pero quien piense que ya lo sabe todo, y que está todo inventado es un muerto viviente. Gran Post Madame03/07/2017 #21 Isabel 🐝 Díaz DuránCreo que tienes toda la razón Marta! aunque los conceptos lleven ahí toda la vida, no viene mal recordarlos y como dices hay a muchas personas que no les suenan y que le interesan. Siempre fue más fácil quejarse que aportar ideas. No cambies, somos muchos a los que nos gustas lo que escribes. Un saludo
- Producer26/07/2017Failure, leadership and learningI once took up the offer of being the principal of a private school not fully knowing the implications of that decision until years later. I had joined because I wanted to make a difference, to make an impact in the lives of students and...
Comments08/08/2017 #7 Dean OwenWhat a timely piece as I make a move into education as a pioneer for STEAM education in China whilst keeping my foot in consulting Wall St firms to pay the bills. What I'm finding here in China is a bit of a culture shock in that most schools have a singular focus on profitability when in fact they should focus on building the best school.27/07/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 ManjitYou have done a fantastic job of showing how organic the ingredients of education are and showcased the actuality of leadership which is one's ability to adapt to surprise and shifts. Failure is a part of continuous improvement and this buzz demonstrates a very strategic frame or way of looking at failure and more importantly adapting to it.
- 23/07/2017Teal Swan writes intelligently about skepticism - "healthy skepticism" was a theme put forward by a student at our club, but I wrote back to him and asked him to consider or at least reflect upon what Teal has written here about "healthy skepticism"Skepticismtealswan.com Skepticism is the opposite of suspended judgment. It is the rigid judgment that absolute certain knowledge is impossible. This is why skepticism does not...
- 29/09/2016https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joel-anderson/irrelativity-are-we-being-crowdsourced-into-irrelevance-through-a-war-on-words-and-artful-use-of-informationIrrelativity: Are we being crowdsourced into irrelevance through a war on words and artful use of information?www.bebee.com "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was...
- Producer03/12/2016Before Producing That Video, Ask Yourself These Three QuestionsLike most marketers, you realize that videos can be super powerful. If you haven’t realized that yet, check out these video statistics. But if you already know that the value of one minute of video is equal to 1.8 million words, then before you...
Comments24/02/2017 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher@Greg Williams, I'm glad I found this again. I think it's very relevant for those of us doing live videos. Many of us have just been playing with live buzzes but I believe just as many want to get a bit more serious with our videos. This buzz offers great advice. I laughed when I read, Mary Poppins was a Con Artist. I think that's one thing to go back to if someone wants to produce fun videos, creativity/imagination and belief of a child's mind!20/01/2017 #14 Tony BrandstetterI found that music has an impact on our memory, for example, if I give you a paragraph to memorize, it may take some time to commit that to memory. However, put that paragraph to music and you will learn it in half the time, how many of us know all the words to our favorite songs? I have incorporated music with my photography to make more of an impact for the viewer. It works well rather than looking at images in a portfolio. Take a look - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on5fI1hjWVQ09/12/2016 #12 Aleta CurryI've been asking several questions about the ways in which business use videos lately, so this is timely. Love the comments thus far, but I've got a far simpler take on this. I use video because people * don't * read! They don't. I don't know why they don't, but they just don't.
Okay, I've started a response, but it's getting way too long for a comment, so I'll write a response buzz instead. Thanks for making my brain tick, @Greg Williams.07/12/2016 #11 Greg Williams#9 Thanks Harvey for weighing in. Yes!! Video is probably the most powerful way to share your brand with the world, but that also means it is the most powerful way to destroy your brand by not executing correctly or properly strategizing about the message being shared. Good point, thanks for bringing it up.06/12/2016 #9 Harvey LloydWe have started using video as a way to connect with our clients.we are about a year into actual production after 2 years of finding our skill sets. In reading your post along with many others we determined that video is great! But video is also something that can change the face of your brand, in the wrong direction.
Emails, posts and words on a screen are one thing, video engages more senses than just print. When you activate these senses your video should influence them in such a way that its a very narrow outcome. Just because you think something would be nice or cute doesn't necessarily resonate with others where all senses are engaged.
With printed materials, i can imagine or insert the other senses from my own experience. With video, in today's world, the expectation is that video will deliver on all of the senses. Audio, consistent color, presentation and communications are all expected within the delivery envelope.
Welcome @Greg Williams and your post is on point.
- Producer08/02/2017Self esteem and authenticityA recent post by my friend Pascal Derrien and the commentary thread, most notably contributions by CityVP 🐝 Manjit and Aurorasa Sima prompted me to share this perspective on the notion of personal branding.My comment on Pascal's post (...
Comments09/02/2017 #40 Mohammed Sultan#26 Philip Morris was extremely successful in creating a unique image that allowed a man to project himself through the cigarettes he smoked.The Marlboro cowboy is now a legend in many parts of the world and people are accustomed to seeing the Marlboro Man.Marlboro was able to sell for "image" and not for features and was able to keep their reputation updated.Philip Morris Marlboro is not productized and all their advertisement of the Marlboro line ,flavored or light or menthol or the not-burned have one thing in common -the cowboy.Philip Morris Marlboro line are not promoted based on the character of the product but on the character of the smoker.Thank you @Don Kerr.09/02/2017 #39 Cyndi wilkins#11 From you @Gerald Hecht..." @Cyndi wilkins Please remember that in this Universe ...there are no accidents..." I stated that where??? Oh, and...
#16 "@Cyndi wilkins I'm not sure if or where you questioned the Universe...we don't query such stuff...do we?" Really? Then why the link bomb???
I hope you managed to consume something other than fast food...09/02/2017 #38 Randy KehoI find it difficult to separate personal from product branding. To me, they are one in the same. Both require authenticity.
I recently launched a website that helps connect a number of related businesses, all of which are after the same customers, with those customers.
It's a one-stop shop for the customers, allowing them to view all of the available choices without having to search them out individually.
I have formed personal relationships with many of the business owners, therefore, establishing a high level of trust. In return, they have taken it upon themselves to introduce me to those I have yet to form a relationship with. I have also been invited to address them all at once at their next association meeting.
I am my product.09/02/2017 #31 Phil Friedman#30 That's good, @Don 🐝 Kerr, I am reassured to hear that. I regret even having to raise the question, but being an Apath, I often even have to ask my wife, "How am I feeling?" Of course, I am pure of heart and an habitual storyteller, so on balance not a bad guy. I agree that you have stimulated an excellent exchange of opinion here. Thanks.
- Producer18/08/2016Cromulent Twaddle “If it had been possible to build the Tower of Babel without climbing it, it would have been permitted.” Franz Kafka Language has become like a drug we have taken for so long that it no longer has an effect. We still use it though because it is...
Comments19/08/2016 #13 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#12 Lets begin with the twitter curve, which creative passionate users have written an interesting blog http://headrush.typepad.com/creating_passionate_users/2006/12/httpwww37signal.html but when I read it I don't focus on the interruption aspect or distraction or how much mental bandwidth is being sucked up, I note what the blog is really hitting at, which is what I am all about which is finding flow. That again is what elite people do not the average joe.
The community I was born in originally has a better handle in the next statistic from Extreme Tech, http://www.extremetech.com/computing/123929-just-how-big-are-porn-sites that the biggest porn site is estimated to have about 4.4 billion hits per month. That kind of stat passes our attention because the hairy arse of society is not what we focus on, we focus on the escalation of drivel, but I am not here as a saviour of mankind. Mass consumption is not driven by our opinion but the marketing machine and what does it say if those who are using the marketing machine (for higher purposes of course) are pointing out people who are using social media for lower purposes - it says that they too are a part of the new elite.
Now if there are 4.4 billion page views for the top porn site, is there anything close to that number reading this comment. No, the proportionality here is so huge, we are lucky to get a 1000 page views, but we are even luckier if our page views are fellow elites.19/08/2016 #12 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#11 Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- You wrote "That this behaviour is now visible to us is something that we have not seen before, because it firstly escaped our notice and secondly these lives were not being lived in front of us" and I agree. It is just technology made such observations visual AND faster in growth.
It is people who create trends and observant people mine the opportunities in these trends. I accept and as I wrote before it is not only in people that 10% are either pioneers or early adopters; it is even the molecules which collide, bet very few give the product. This is life.
My main point is that if you inspect the Twitter Curve which shows the between new technologies and time interval between interruptions you shall find that it is the "Hurricane of Interruptions" and I hope that dear @Kevin Pashuk doesn't mind tweaking his own term. It is the almost zero time between interruptions that make me alert.19/08/2016 #11 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#10 Dear Ali @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee the reality of the advancement of technology is that we are the strange one's. Regular people who shop in the high street, who take their kids to soccer practice and who watch The Voice or some other TV show, are simply using social media as an extension of what they have always have been doing. That this behaviour is now visible to us is something that we have not seen before, because it firstly escaped our notice and secondly these lives were not being lived in front of us.
We may be the 1% with the money or the 1% with the intellect, either way how we personally use media means we are the new elite. The arrogance of us elites is to assume that ordinary people who are going about their ordinary business is somehow a waste of their opportunity or even life or that we set the example for them. Where I was born in England originally these people were my community, and over successive decades I am now totally removed that community, but I want to find my roots again.
I only knew my own bourgeois mindset, when a business partner asked me to fill in for him for a probono role he had accepted, and now an urgent client issue meant he could not honour his original commitment. When I did fill in, they were holding a meeting about e-learning which involved a cocktail network marketing event prior to it. That was the first time in decades I had to mingle with people suddenly producing business cards everywhere. It was then I realized how out of touch I had become with even at this basic level. When we look down upon what ordinary people do, that should also signal to us our position in relationship. If BeBee is going to become a powerhouse - they do need us - but they also need a whole lot of everyday folk doing everyday things.19/08/2016 #10 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#4 Thank you for bringing my attention to this buzz David @David Navarro López. Distraction, lack of focus, interest in people's news more than their ideas are some of the illnesses @Phillip Hubbell View more#4 Thank you for bringing my attention to this buzz David @David Navarro López. Distraction, lack of focus, interest in people's news more than their ideas are some of the illnesses @Phillip Hubbell outlines very well and masterfully. I enjoyed his reference to "I read a comment here on beBee by @KevinPashuk where he coined the phrase “hurricane of drivel”. Yes, Phillip and @Kevin Pashuk are very wise. The growing gap between the advancement of technology and growing shallowness of people because of lack of focus and other behaviors shall lead to self-organizing eventually because the alternative is very costly. Close18/08/2016 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#8 That makes this word even more brilliant, Cromulent absolutely explains how things move today from wiktionary to dictionary https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cromulent and the effects of modern media on the English Language. It is not as if people like George Carlin did not warn us about what we do with the English Language https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11lEtj-MuMk Nothing spurious about Carlin - absolutely nothing cromulent.18/08/2016 #6 Steve Brady@Phillip Hubbell, like @CityVP Manjit, I was also intrigued by your use of the word "cromulent". You've written one heck of a buzz. I'm not sure if I should be weeping or out looking for squirrels - even though we have none here in Australia. However, I have a sneaking suspicion that you may be delighted by my dilemma....because I think you've written a brilliant "wake-up lamentation". Fairly recently our principal telecommunications carrier suffered some major outages in a short period of time. I was incredulous at the outrage expressed via our TV media etc. It could easily have made one think that there had been a major earthquake in Australia, and Sydney had disappeared into the depths of the ocean!
Phillip, your buzz is a feast of food for thought. With a flurry of eloquent quotable phrases you've described our current human dilemma: societal evolution has not kept up with technology, and our values are at risk of suffering the way of the "Posieden" ....flipping upside down in an ocean of drivel. We can click on an article about the horrors of the Syrian catastrophe, and then move on to a piece about Kim Kardashian's bum. I like @CityVP's point. We can choose our "rubberneckerdism" (how's that for a potential neologism?). We can deepen our lives, put a leash on our dependence on technology, develop skills that don't depend on electricity. Let's intentionally hang on and weather the "hurricane of drivel"
Thank you for a brilliant buzz.18/08/2016 #5 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI was instantly drawn to this buzz for the use of the word "Cromulent" - a word I have never seen used by anyone else but which is well chosen in terms of the context of the thoughts. Twaddle I am aware of, though our prefered term in London, England was "codswallop" more appropriately "that's a load of codswallop". The question for me is exactly how rubbery are our necks?
We know we have rubber necks on the highway because as soon as we see crash, we all slow down to take a look. The web is place where we can see crashes of a different sort on a 24 x 7 alwayson basis. If we get to know that the web is not just a novelty, what makes us rubber neck towards low brow content.
The personal video recorder function on our television has been a boon for me because with PVR I can set the television to record what it is I want to watch - and unless there is a compelling live event, I am quite OK with recordings. Five days a week Charlie Rose is recorded automatically but I do not spend five hours watching Charlie Rose - a quick 2 minute view of the guests is suffice to know whether it is delete and move on - or save and watch later - or even move to the interesting interview and watch right away. This means I have made a conscious decision how I am the master of my own media.
Social media asides from being the new cult of marketing is not just media, it is also social. Snapchat is not the platform of consciousness formation, it is chat. From stats featured at DMR http://expandedramblings.com/index.php/snapchat-statistics/ shows 9000 snaps of photo's shared PER SECOND on snapchat - this is "social", more strikingly 35% of users use Snapchat because their content disappears. We are operating on the mindset of permanence but mainstream social media is not.
The forecast for snapchat is forecasted to be $300 to $350 million this year - that is more than twaddle, that is a tsunami.18/08/2016 #1 Anonymous@Phillip Hubbell , this is really a gem of a post. You have described perfectly many feelings/ideas are crossing my mind, like if you were writing it directly from my brain, things like:
"Our reward is a little screen that opens up vistas of endless information about everything under the sun, to which we pay absolutely no attention"
"The distraction is easy, because the availability of bells and flashing lights have dulled our attention spans to the point where anything longer than a catch phrase blurs into a jumble of unread, ill considered, and unwanted noise",
only to name some.
I completely agree with you, and some days ago, i was commenting very similar thoughts to someone who was defending that the great invention of communication was here for us to "unlearn" many things.
And yet, we have unlearned good manners, empathy, and other indispensable human values...
oh....someone has commented my last buzz...let's have a look
...forgetting that what it makes us human is not the amount of information we can have, but what we do with it.
I really like your sharp mind, and will be eagerly waiting for your next comments/posts.
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Comments22/07/2017 #25 Judy Olbrych#23 Thank you, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. Glad to be acquainted!22/07/2017 #23 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.Judy bee, a must follow!22/07/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.I truly adored your post, and now I am following you here on beBee, your words and images convinced me!22/07/2017 #19 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThis buzz reminded me of a presentation that I wrote with spontaneity.
https://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/trimming-of-ideas View moreThis buzz reminded me of a presentation that I wrote with spontaneity.
I In Side 6 - the metaphor of time flies versus flying time. In Slide 33 time running with high heels. This nuzz being visual reminded me of my own work @Judy Olbrych and it is a proof that metaphors are powerful. Close22/07/2017 #16 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee"When you use a metaphor, you transfer meaning from one word - or set of words - to another". Who would agree more with you @Judy Olbrych thaan @Sara Jacobovici?
I am a lover of using metaphors and I find the examples cited in this buzz very informative and proper.22/07/2017 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorMy life was a gray day until I read these cotton candy words which plant seeds of wisdom and let my eyes drink up that milkshake sky. As the clouds sailed by, I cried a sea of tears but found laughter is the music of the soul.
I love your fun and useful post-@Judy Olbrych.
cc @David B. Grinberg @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
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Comments18/07/2017 #50 Estela CustielSi me cruzas de camino no estaré subiendo tu Everest pero llevo agua fresca para la reposta un refrigerio espiritual... Un abrazo sin palabras y mi corazón irá con vosotros... Yo iré por mi propio everest mas no dejaré de alentarte en el tuyo
Sube sin prisas pero sin pausas y tu cumbre será mi aliento.... Vamos amigos volemos... Se pueedeeee15/07/2017 #48 AnonymousCuánta razón tienes! Pero hay que hacer un ejercicio de autocontrol tan grande para conseguir hacer el movimiento acertado en cada situación! Dar el paso de liberarlo de ti y cuando llegue el momento, que frecuentemente llega, aguantar como mínimo las miradas de reprobación del resto de personas que sí saben comportarse y que además sabrían educar a tu hijo muchísimo mejor que tú. Es notable el número de pedagogos amateurs que acechan. Como dijo alguien que sabía lo que decía "más filosofía y menos pedagogía".
Gracias, releeré el artículo de vez en cuando.14/07/2017 #44 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#31 Fransisco you are not simply sharing Lucas with us, you are showing us how we can communicate, and as you teach us the world as Lucas see's it, those who read your words become Lucas, and here you are Lucas and your words transform me, for I become Lucas and as I become him I immediately see that I am becoming a better human being. Our world needs this being.
As you say we don't have to wear any T-Shirt to know what Everest looks like for Lucas, we simply need to see, hear and feel what you have told us and in this sharing of a life it is more than a motivation, it is humanity. Lucas is a human being whose Everest is autism, this is one of many things I learned today from reading your words my friend. Your words are pure love for your son.14/07/2017 #42 Mamen 🐝 Delgado#34 Todo mi cariño @Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador!!! 💝14/07/2017 #39 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#30 Thank you Irene. I found it https://www.bebee.com/group/reflexiones-de-un-autista It is no problem translating what is written here in Spanish, because what Fransisco has written is written from life itself
It is a being.or "bee the person you want to be".- it is not a brand.
Reading/translating what Fransisco has written here is totally about being - others can engage doing if doing is what they want to be, but what I learn here improves how I see our world, and autism is a part of the being in our world and I appreciate Fransisco's honesty and ability to be real.14/07/2017 #38 Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador@Cristina Ballesteral gracias por seguir volando a mi lado, compañera..........mi hijo te manda un besotazo14/07/2017 #37 Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador@Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar eres parte de los textos, y lo sabes...................14/07/2017 #36 Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador#13 @Juan Madueño Criadoro gracias por tus palabras.....no veas como motivan para seguir en la brecha......gracias de parte de mi hijo Lucas14/07/2017 #35 Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador#21 @José Ramón 🐝 López @@Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez sin vosotros, esto no llegaría donde está llegando........gracias por ser así.....mi hijo Lucas os manda un besotazo14/07/2017 #34 Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador@Mamen 🐝 Delgado sé que nos estás ayudando con esta carrera de fondo que es dar voz al autismo.......muchas gracias.....de parte de mi hijo Lucas y mías personalmente14/07/2017 #33 Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador#11 @Fernando 🐝 Santa Isabel Llanos gracias a ti compañero por ser tan fiel seguidor, y dar voz al autismo14/07/2017 #32 Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador#28 @Alvaro 🐝 INFANTE SANCHEZ totalmente de acuerdo Alvaro....te acuerdas que tengo el reto de correr la media??' pues un amigo me ayudará hacerla, Pero me ayudará, de nada me serviría que llevara mi dorsal, y la corriera por mi. Tu reflexión es perfecta. Gracias14/07/2017 #31 Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador#29 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Hello, thank you for your words, motivate me to continue writing, and help me with my son. My son lucas and I give you thanks with all my heart
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