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  1. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    People Do Business With People, People Hire People - not Resumes
    People Do Business With People, People Hire People - not ResumesThis is a MUST READ if you want to be more successful , if you want to sell more, if you want to find a job, if you are an entrepreneur, ......... whatever !  I am working on it, we always need to improve.... and what about you ?People do business...


    Javier 🐝 beBee
    25/05/2017 #11 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #10 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I am sorry but NADAL is an example, a gentleman, humble, an Ordinary guy Doing "Impossible things". The great thing is agree to disagree :-) vamosssssssssssssss!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    25/05/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    It is sound advice but the picture for this buzz should be Roger Federer. Rafa's path to greatness is hard school and the road less traveled. It would be nice to know how to close a sale but Federer is the well branded nice guy (who it turns out became a people's champion yet he is genuinely the same off court - which in this day and age is actually the most surprising thing of all).

    An article that does justice to Rafa is here https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2013/09/rafael-nadal-is-the-leonardo-da-vinci-of-tennis/279383/ I would use the picture of Rafa to highlight what is complex about the human condition and that is a different bar of being. Federer is Mr Nice Guy, a great gentleman, but I'd rather be Rafa, even if it included his injuries, and there is a grueling grit to Rafa that does not present itself in the life of Federer.

    This sound advice fits the Federer mould because while we can be great actors playing nice, really being nice is a rare character trait. True Rafa has it, but the great example here is Roger Federer http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11621352 Rafa had the tougher life and in his parents divorce and in all his severe injuries, so he had the greater human realities to overcome and he had to work that much harder and push himself relentlessly and psychologically to achieve what has relatively come more naturally to Federer.

    Federer will be remembered as the greatest tennis player of all time for good reason, but sometimes people like me want to get under the skin - to know the reality beyond just trying to appease success and actually being nice. The reality of being human.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/05/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #7 Sounds like a great Dr. Seuss quote! Be humble, dont bumble while you jumble but its ok to fumble . And, always finish your shrimp gumbo ;)
    Kiran🐝 S Kannolil
    25/05/2017 #8 Kiran🐝 S Kannolil
    Thank you for the Inspiring post @Javier 🐝 beBee
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    25/05/2017 #7 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #1 Yup Lisa, better to be a Humble Bee and not a Grumble-Mumble Bee...hee hee ;)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    25/05/2017 #5 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    All valid observations Javbee. And even a few of these seriously adopted can make a tangible difference. But yes we could always excuse an eccentric genius or two, thank you! :)
    debasish majumder
    25/05/2017 #4 debasish majumder
    Great insight @Javier 🐝 beBee! enjoyed read and shared. thank you very much for sharing such inspirational post.
    Alanea Kowalski
    25/05/2017 #3 Alanea Kowalski
    Very true Javier! Focus more on the personal interaction with the other person and worry less about yourself. When I worked in Executive Recruitment I used to tell my consultants that they should be so focussed on the person they are interviewing that they could (theoretically) be naked and they wouldn't notice it. It's all about the person you are interacting with.
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    25/05/2017 #2 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Nice post and I agree, people hire people that they can relate too & are helpful. Words of wisdom here by our top Bee leader
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/05/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Awesome @Javier 🐝 beBee. Great points on all fronts. One of my favs, "People are attracted to people who are humble" very true!
  2. ProducerKaren Moloney

    Karen Moloney

    Realising the Strategic Value of Learning & Capability Building in the Future of Work
    Realising the Strategic Value of Learning & Capability Building in the Future of WorkA little while back I had the pleasure of chatting with Simon Terry of Change Agents Worldwide for our webinar series “Immersion”.Everywhere you look in discussions of the future of work, the value of learning and capability building is...


    Javier 🐝 beBee
    10/05/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Karen Moloney thanks for sharing it. Welcome to beBee !
  3. Franklin Coetzee
    Franklin Coetzee


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    20/04/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Lashon Ha-Ra is definitely an ethic we should be more mindful of. Since we live in a soundbite culture and engage in superficial talk of short messaging, gossip is not one of those things we think too deeply about. We should because it reminds us the power words have on us.
  4. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    How Not to Write a Book
    How Not to Write a Book“Someday I want to write a book and have it published”, I said to my lovely wife. “Well", she replied sagely, "start the first chapter, then we’ll see about the rest.” So began my first foray into the world of book writing and publishing. Little...


    Gert Scholtz
    19/04/2017 #73 Gert Scholtz
    #72 @Maggi Kirkbride Thank you for your comments Maggi. I made a book proposal which consisted of a ten page motivation and synopses, plus two sample chapters, but I did not use an agent. What perhaps also helped is that I phoned and asked to see a manager and editor of the publishing house in person so I can deliver the proposal to them. They obliged but I am sure it was somewhat out of the ordinary to their experience. As I mention in the post, luck played a part. I hope this answers your question - also feel free to reach me on beBee private mail if I can assist in any way. Thanks again!
    Maggi Kirkbride
    18/04/2017 #72 Maggi Kirkbride
    I am adding this to a packet of reading I offer potential authors who contact me for help writing their books. I like the way you write about the process, the experience, the labor, and the rewards (however you define them). I'm curious about how you got your publisher--you got the attention of one of the Big 5 publishers without an agent and without a word to us about writing/rewriting query letters and book proposals! Really?? That's a big part of the readiness conversations I have with potential authors. Gert, is there more to this story to share with us?
    Robert Cormack
    17/04/2017 #71 Robert Cormack
    Well, I guess it overlaps, Gert, in terms of rewrites. Certainly we're never prepared for the work involved. With me, I've been writing too long professionally to have a "jumbled mess." I think that was beaten out of me back at my first advertising agency. The best part of writing is how we learn to organize our thoughts. Once organization becomes second nature, it allows us to move at "a clip." It's that "clip" that makes us authors. Nice post, Gert.#69
    Gert Scholtz
    17/04/2017 #70 Gert Scholtz
    Thank you to all that have marked relevant, commented and shared this post. I appreciate your engagement.
    Gert Scholtz
    17/04/2017 #69 Gert Scholtz
    @Robert Cormack Hope you get a chance to read this post and how it may overlap with your experiences.
    Gerald Hecht
    15/04/2017 #68 Gerald Hecht
    #64 @Gert Scholtz Yes...I bet he would have liked to have seen it in stores as well....It's sad how he let the opinions of publisher sheeple determine his worth; its easy to say that one should never do that! I've seen countless people post that message; I've never, however, seen those meme authors' works in bookshops; fortunately, this kind of tragedy should be preventable with the opening of the new "meme stock exchange"...although there was no public Internet at the time of suicide. I think the lesson for all of us is "hang in there --technology that we can't imagine --may show up in time to help us...if we are patient enough!
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/04/2017 #67 Sara Jacobovici
    #47 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, as a self-proclaimed metaphor junkie, I love you using the mirror as a metaphor. I am not quite sure I “see” it in the same way from a sensory point of view. From my perspective, the sensory information we receive goes through a process of receiving, experiencing, interpreting, associating and assigning meaning. Then the creative part takes over and we find a medium through which to express and communicate all that; verbally and non-verbally. So rather than us being the mirror, I think it is actually the work itself; the book, the visual art work, the dance, the music, which does the reflecting.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/04/2017 #66 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #65 Good point Gert, though this is even more poignant for Ali Anani who has produced e-books but not formalized it through the book circuit. Publishing a book under the name "Mark Zorro" would be the ultimate ironies considering that was created as a reference to "Mark Twain". Mark Twain ended up being branded Mark Twain, but he actually wanted people to remember him as Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Yet we consider Mark Twain to be an authentic American writer, when he was a brilliant writer whose pseudonym ended up defining him.
    Gert Scholtz
    15/04/2017 #65 Gert Scholtz
    #62 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Thank you for the compliment Manjit. You say: “I think there is a book inside me but I also think it may remain inside - who knows but until it is actually written, it remains inside.” Actually I think otherwise. If you take your many posts on beBee plus your extensive and thoughtful comments, your book is already outside you. What may remain to be done is aggregating the texts, sorting it into themes (which you have to a large extent already done in your learning hives), reviewing and revising. As title, how about The Learning and Teaching of Mark Zorro? Please inform me once this is released; I will be the first to read your wisdom in book form.
    Gert Scholtz
    15/04/2017 #64 Gert Scholtz
    #57 @Gerald Hecht Thank you Gerald. I have bought Confederacy of Dunces based on your recommendation a while ago. I have read the first few dozen pages. It is certainly a great work and I look forward to reading the rest.
    Lyon Brave
    15/04/2017 #63 Lyon Brave
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/04/2017 #62 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I take two activities that I don't usually participate in i.e. reading and physical fitness and combine them and I at least read as much as I do online on that basis. Yet reading cover to cover is very rare for me. I checked up on the data for typical American readers and PEW surveys says a typical reader reads 5 books per year. http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/01/16/e-reading-rises-as-device-ownership-jumps/e-readers9/ Interestingly the people who earn the most also read the most on this survey.

    I should be able to write a book based on how much I write, but writing a book is akin to physical fitness, it is that rigorous discipline which puts me off. Perhaps if I gain discipline through my current physical intelligence program, that might breed the writing stamina required to write a book - and do believe that writing a book requires stamina - this is what I take from reading this buzz about your experiences, and maybe you will validate that assumption.

    The fact that you and Deb Lange have written a book, I say kudos to both of you. It is indeed a labour of love as Deb has mentioned in her comment, though I have called it cognitive stamina. I don't have that kind of stamina yet but who knows as I move along with discipline building activities, this could be a bonus outcome. The actuality of that is easy to determine - i.e. finishing writing a book and seeing it get published - but of course as you found out something one must really work at. I think there is a book inside me but I also think it may remain inside - who knows but until it is actually written, it remains inside.
    Aleta Curry
    15/04/2017 #61 Aleta Curry
    #45 That was a ten-pointer, @Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    Gert Scholtz
    14/04/2017 #60 Gert Scholtz
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley Next time I write a book I will come to an island near you, at a place called Goldeneye....Thanks for reading and glad you enjoyed it Donna-Luisa!
    Gert Scholtz
    14/04/2017 #59 Gert Scholtz
    @Jerry Fletcher @Savvy Raj @Gulcin Newby Kennett Thank you all for reading and commenting - I appreciate it. Good to know some of my experiences (or inexperience!) could be imparted.
    Gerald Hecht
    14/04/2017 #57 Gerald Hecht
    Still @Gert Scholtz , it could be worse; as in "so much worse; it must be a mistake" https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Kennedy_Toole
    Gulcin Newby Kennett
    14/04/2017 #56 Gulcin Newby Kennett
    Thank you for sharing your journey of writing the book. @Gert Scholtz. Congratulations!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    14/04/2017 #55 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Gert Scholtz this is absolutely great! I love the way you have shared your story. Thanks for this heads up. I'm sure one day you will get a Pulitzer. I will get a copy soon and let you persuade me ...hahaha! Of course I checked out Amazon, but no hard copies!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    14/04/2017 #54 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    hahaha..@Gert Scholtz, just had to pause at "Pulitzer pizza".. , of will be back at the end :-)
    Jerry Fletcher
    14/04/2017 #53 Jerry Fletcher
    Congratulatons Gert. I never went the publisher route opting instead to self publish. My Ex was published by a top house. Her young adult novel "Dragon's Milk" is still in print. It was first published in 1990. So I've seen the incredible amount of work it takes to get it done and how it can make you feel. Your post sums it up marvelously.
  5. ProducerSavvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    Writing as I know it...
    Writing as I know it...On WritingWriting is a liberating experience if you care to steer your thoughts and string them in words. Every writer has many or no reason about what and why they write ...It is the most natural thing to do or it is a task to even bring two words...


    Savvy Raj
    15/04/2017 #21 Savvy Raj
    #20 @ Kevin Baker. Yes indeed! Writing is an art of construction of an abstraction,...
    And nice to read you think likewise as well.
    Kevin Baker
    15/04/2017 #20 Kevin Baker
    Well done expose`. Writing for me has many motivations. The most useful is increasing my objectivity by putting my thoughts and feelings out of myself to an abstract view.
    Savvy Raj
    15/04/2017 #19 Savvy Raj
    @Sara Jacobovici thank you for your kind appreciation .Nice of you !
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/04/2017 #18 Sara Jacobovici
    #15 #16 Well done @Paul Walters and @Savvy Raj. Nice exchange!
    Savvy Raj
    15/04/2017 #17 Savvy Raj
    Appreciate the share on this hive @Milos Djukic Thank you👍
    Savvy Raj
    15/04/2017 #16 Savvy Raj
    Thank you for thinking so of this post @Paul Walters. And very interesting analogies indeed .. feel compelled to add a verse here arising from your reflections on writing ...and what is alluring about it.

    Mystic of this mistress....
    In the unforgiving toughness
    is the challenge to continue
    In her demands to deliver
    Is the discipline of approach
    In the chiding of the critiques
    Is the attempt to evolve
    Beyond the punishing schedules
    And in that trusting knowing
    Writers write, painters paint
    Singers sing, dancers dance
    Finding purpose in the passion
    In the artistry of creativity...
    And as art empowers in the connectivity
    Life carries on...
    Paul Walters
    15/04/2017 #15 Paul Walters
    @Savvy Raj Writing, she is a tough and unforgiving mistress !! She demands, except's no excuses, chides quickly, blesses rarely and punishes often...yet we continue. @CityVP 🐝 Manjit talks of voice recognition or transferring thoughts to the page in a nano second. I cant wait for that, for my fingers alas are too slow sometimes to capture the thoughts . Great post, thank you
    Savvy Raj
    15/04/2017 #14 Savvy Raj
    Every time there is a comment from you @CityVP 🐝 Manjitty one knows there is a comment which emerges from a waltzing mind that takes you on a journey and delivers you a concotion of heady turns in the flow of thoughts and thinking through beyond the maze of mundane to the relevant interconnections in the evolving patterns. (By the way Waltz happens to be one of my favourite dances.😊)
    The quote share by @Chas ✌️ Wyatt is on the dot as it touches one of my reasons for writing ... a sense of equanimity amidst arising thoughts .
    The touch of pen to paper by a writer is deeply connected to the heart and mind . And it is sadly missing in todays hifi world.But the art of writing and sharing is healing and transformative . AI has already started exploring this route although it remains to be seen how it will predict the choice of freewill.
    Like I mentioned in my reply to @Sara Jacobovici here , I also appreciate the enriching links you care to share often as a reader and I do enjoy equally in engaging and revelling in these arising thoughts shares from thinking .
    As writers here in Bebee and anywhere else would agree, in simply having a reader dance a while with your writing in his mind and in caring to express with their uniqueness makes any writer feel fulfilled as to why they write.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    14/04/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The foundation of writing has been described by Chas ✌️ Wyatt in his opening comment "The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought" The thought part is not in dispute, what I am tapping out now is a thought, but the writing part - that act of putting pen to paper evokes a certain relationship between the pen and the paper - neither of which exist in the digital space I am typing in right now.

    Voice recognition systems will mean that we can voice our words and create a digital representation of them. At least there is some linkage between typing and writing that we can call writing - but the next leap is voice command and after that pure telepathy - to produce words by simply thinking them and if we think that is science fiction, then we have not been looking in the development pipeline what technology now has the potential to extend.

    While we are decades away from mind-reading AI science is looking for ways of moving this from the realm of science fiction to supercomputer reality. http://www.synthetictelepathy.net/our-mission/ Compared to that state of development we today are still living in an innocent time, but we are also living in a darker time because trust is an issue today and it has to be a transformation tomorrow.

    Writing is still a freedom, an edited flow between imagination and art. At the individual level there is still beauty in the art, at the group level there is transformation in the science. Am I writer here at beBee. No. I am a thinker in a time when what we think is each our own responsibility, and if a part of that thinking expresses humanity through writing, that is a good connection. The purpose of art someone once said is to make us think. I embrace this buzz, as a thinker rather than as a writer.
    Savvy Raj
    14/04/2017 #12 Savvy Raj
    Your words here somehow remind me of
    Samuel Johnsons profound words ...'A writer only begins the book ....the reader finishes it' . Thank you @Tausif Mundrawala for your kind reflections here .
    Tausif Mundrawala
    14/04/2017 #11 Tausif Mundrawala
    The words which strikes a chord and resonates well with our readers then the feeling in the form of feedback is exceptional. There is so much left to be written and so many territories waiting to be explored. I enjoyed reading this buzz, @Savvy Raj
    Savvy Raj
    14/04/2017 #10 Savvy Raj
    Thank you for sharing this buzz @Joel Anderson in Knowledge Lovers Hive.
    Savvy Raj
    14/04/2017 #9 Savvy Raj
    Thank you @Gert Scholtz for sharing on this very relevant hive
    And to @Sara Jacobovici as well. I just joined in .
    Savvy Raj
    14/04/2017 #8 Savvy Raj
    Nice to know so @debasish majumder Thank you for reading as well.
    debasish majumder
    14/04/2017 #7 debasish majumder
    nice insight @Savvy Raj! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Savvy Raj
    14/04/2017 #6 Savvy Raj
    Just as much as the writer creates an experience of sorts as you kindly have mentioned... the feedback from the reader creates the momentumn for greater exploration and learnings In simply sharing a kind word, a cue, a link, , a relevant quote, a smile,a like . all can be great motivation for every writer .
    Thank you for your very generous words . @Sara Jacobovici.Deeply appreciate the share.😊
    Savvy Raj
    14/04/2017 #5 Savvy Raj
    #1 Thank you @Chas ✌️ Wyatt once again a very valuable and extremely thoughtful and relevant quote share.
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/04/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    @Savvy Raj creates a relationship between the reader and the writer.
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/04/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    As a reader of your writing, @Savvy Raj, I experience you the dancer, and you the visual artist. Thank you for writing.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    14/04/2017 #1 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    "The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium." ~Norbet Platt.
  6. ProducerAnne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Backbiting: A Symptom of Toxic Work Cultures
    Backbiting: A Symptom of Toxic Work CulturesBackbiting is a sure-fire symptom of a toxic work culture. In fact, not only does it run rampant in corporate cultures that are deteriorating and it is guaranteed to de-stabilize any corporate culture further.WHAT IS BACKBITING?Definition: To...


    Vincent Andrew
    22/04/2017 #22 Vincent Andrew
    #19 "they only have a voice if we listen to, and tolerate them." Great point Renee! I stopped one the other day and I feel good that I am not listening to it neither tolerating it.
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    15/04/2017 #21 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    #18 Culture definitely plays a role in this. I don't know much about Japanese culture but a friend of mine who is of that heritage indicated that, within that culture, the tale-bearer carries news as a way of currying favour or getting into the good graces of the person to whom they are carrying the news. The experience under that scenario is Person A goes to Person B with gossip about Person C. Person B listens and then goes to Person C and reports what has happened.

    When that happens, the way to put a stop to it is to say "Okay let's go to Person A right now and address it directly with them." Person A and B will usually get scared and discontinue the practice. If you just go to Person A and confront them, it doesn't work as well as Person A will deny the whole thing.

    What a mess and what a waste of productivity.
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    15/04/2017 #20 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    #16 So many great thoughts here from all of you. I want to address couple of things. Harvey, you are right. The fact that Matthew 18:15 is followed up with vs 16 & 17 is indicative of the fact that Our Lord knew that there would be those who are too hard of heart to respond to a private discussion to resolve the situation.

    One has to be careful. If you are a manager, you can bring the 2 parties in if attempts to resolve on their own don't work. As a co-worker, the backbiter will likely turn on you. It takes fostering a corporate culture where this type or behaviour is not acceptable so that the backbiter cannot find a willing ear. That is tough to do.

    I didn't realize that Covey had written about this. I have to go and look this up.

    Backbiting is rampant in corporations. It is surprising that so little has been written about it. It comes up quite often in Jamaican reggae music so I guess if a culture abhors this practice it is discussed more.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    15/04/2017 #19 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Great advice, Anne. I find the human relations principles we practice at work are easily transferred to our personal lives and vice versa. Toxic people are at the heart of all toxic relationships (workplace or otherwise) and they only have a voice if we listen to, and tolerate them. Will share this for you.
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    15/04/2017 #18 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Thanks Anne. Anne T-Browne you know the culture very well. Never thought I would have read part of the --"great culture" in any publication. I am now thinking your title is --Browne and not Brown-- which led me to believe you are associated with the culture. Back biting was instrumental in bringing down Brick and Mortar. Micro managers used that back biting situation to keep control of associates. Those micro managers got positions based on years of service not by ability, knowledge or education. That type of behavior is still present in many working environment. That tend to happen when CEOs are disconnected from their own organization. When it comes to micro management there usually be the absent of feedback, transparency, accountability, humility, dignity and professionalism.
    Donald 🐝 Grandy
    15/04/2017 #17 Donald 🐝 Grandy
    Thanks for this article very relevant. Love this "If your brother or sister sins against you, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over." Matthew 18:15. Have a Blessed weekend.
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/04/2017 #16 Harvey Lloyd
    Great thoughts here and suggestions on dealing with back-biting or office politics. I have always found that the act of gossip/back-biting is fulfilling something in the biter. Most often it is the need for affirmation. The discouraging part of this is two fold. One the social disease that it promotes and the second.....well you cant carry around the need for more juice for gossip and meet performance expectations.

    If affirmation is what they seek then give it to them. Sounds counter intuitive but is the real basis of Matthew 18:15. The gossiper has stumbled across a situation where they are focused on how they can use the details to highlight themselves. Disregarding the person who is actaully dealing with the situation and their position. Steven Covey offers the method of understanding the basis of the gossip, discerning the source of the gossip and their needs and reflecting this back to the gossiper. Then recommending that both of you go and sit-down with the person at the center of the gossip and offer support. This will stop the person from seeking your vote within the gossip chain and/or redirect the gossip into a functional team support effort.

    I find all to often that, like the backbiter, we condemn the person and continue the process. Exposing the backbiters needs that are fulfilled by the process is a much more effective way of dealing with them. They will run from the exposure or you will have helped someone change their character.
    David Navarro López
    15/04/2017 #14 Anonymous
    When I read such challenging posts like the one of yours, I use to "ruminate it" a while before making a comment, as I understand writing such a post, and the work it takes deserves a well-reasoned comment.
    I am not too sure of the benefits of using Matthew 18:15 with toxic people. If the backbiting is due to unconsciousness, or not thinking twice what it was said, maybe. In my experience, if you try to solve the matter face to face with a "toxic", it can happen two things:
    -They act like they don't know what you are talking about
    -They claim they are right to backbite you, as you are doing things wrong.
    In both cases, you gain a frontal enemy afterwards.
    If there is a bigger "purpose", like good team work environment, for both parties, and for both this bigger purpose is a real target more than private considerations, then for the sake of it the "offender" could fold back and could be "won".
    But normally "toxic people" have no other purpose than themselves, and would not accept other that YOU folding back, if ever.
    In my opinion, with this kind of people it only works the following versicles of Matthew 18 you mentioned:
    "16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’[c] 17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector."
    In all, in our forthcoming post, the things you are sharing really deserve a subchapter on itself.
    "Backbiting, a symptom of toxic work cultures: How to deal with it?"
    I am sure they will provoke many fruitful comments.
    Randall Burns
    15/04/2017 #13 Randall Burns
    Great article @Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA. Great quote, I'm a big fan of Black Uhuru, (having lived in the Caribbean for 20 years I really appreciate the Reggae perspective)
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    15/04/2017 #12 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    #6 Thank you. I will have a look..
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    15/04/2017 #11 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Oh, so true, Anne.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/04/2017 #10 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #7 Thank you @David Navarro López for tagging me to this wonderful buzz by @Anne Thorney-Brown. We should include it for sure in our forthcoming post on tocxicity
    Sabrina Cadini, Live Streaming Wedding Entrepreneur
    14/04/2017 #9 Sabrina Cadini, Live Streaming Wedding Entrepreneur
    Very interesting article. Thanks, Anne!
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    14/04/2017 #8 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    a great post thanks Anne.
    David Navarro López
    14/04/2017 #7 Anonymous
    Wonderful post, thank you for sharing it to the hive "toxicity" It is refreshing to read someone who has so much knowledge about the book of the books...We always need to be remembered about the basics...great contribution, thank you.
    @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View more
    Wonderful post, thank you for sharing it to the hive "toxicity" It is refreshing to read someone who has so much knowledge about the book of the books...We always need to be remembered about the basics...great contribution, thank you.
    @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee this post is a must read. Close
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    14/04/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Hi Anne, take a look at this piece from Judiasm 101 about "improper speech" or Speech and Lashon-Ha-Ra. It deals with why tale-bearing or gossip is considered to one of the great harms but it also outlines when tale-bearing is acceptable.


    It fits with what your buzz is about especially the admonition in it citing "The person who listens to gossip is even worse than the person who tells it, because no harm could be done by gossip if no one listened to it."
    Amy Volas
    14/04/2017 #5 Amy Volas
    Tausif Mundrawala
    14/04/2017 #4 Tausif Mundrawala
    It is as if people sniff the fragrance which leads them to this epidemic called backbiting. They don't realize that the word spoken against someone would travel through person to person and would be heard by the one about whom they had a toxic talk. It hurts when we are been labeled what we are not in our actual life. If someone criticizes with good intent then its the responsibility of the person to pay heed. But backbiting kills and uproots the relationship with a slow toxic induced excruciating pain.

    I am glad that you shared this excellent buzz with us my friend, @Anne Thornley-Brown
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    14/04/2017 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Indeed, back-biting is the worst trait that erupts from villainous tongues. Unfortunately, back-biting sows dissension and hatred in hearts and mars human relationships.
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    14/04/2017 #1 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Great stuff Anne, i wil share this...because backbitters were trained at school to bully, because no one stop them, neither the parents did nor the school administration, nor their supervisors as young adults...so why would they stop their toxicity....
  7. ☢  ᗩᒪᕮ᙭ ♛ ᒎᑌᔕƬƗᘉ〇 ☢
    A Mente - Alan Watts (Legendado)
    A Mente - Alan Watts (Legendado) Uma correnteza de pensamentos invade nossa mente durante qualquer instante em que não estamos fazendo nenhuma atividade. Em vez de deixar-se levar pela...
  8. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I am listening to Umberto Eco because I am curious about this 47 minute talk "The Library as a Model for Culture". What an incredible title for a talk. This talk has linkages and consequences that will help me adjust the compass of my own learning journey online and offline.

    I will be reusing this particular material in a later buzz. This talk represents a very important hour when I add in the time for the reflection it inspires within me and should inspire - and also even when I will revisit this later in a separate thinking space.

    Umberto Eco: The Library as a Model for Culture: Preserving, Filtering, Deleting & Recovering
    Umberto Eco: The Library as a Model for Culture: Preserving, Filtering, Deleting & Recovering
    Umberto Eco: The Library as a Model for Culture: Preserving, Filtering, Deleting & Recovering This is a lecture by renowned Italian author and scholar Umberto Eco, which he delivered at the Yale University Art Gallery on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. The...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    13/04/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 That book is on all together different dimension, I have not even read my copy of Da Vinci Code let alone Foucault's Pendulum, and I purchased Dan Brown's book not because I was interested in his book but as an impulse buy - attracted by the most shallow of buying reasons, I liked the physical design of it ! My relationship to Eco's talk above is far more a modest affair and a simple relationship.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    13/04/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Foucault's Pendulum is one of my greatest fictional learning journeys. Will be looking forward to your extracted insights.
  9. Chris Spurvey

    Chris Spurvey

    “We used to believe that intelligence and creativity were fixed rates – whatever you had is what you had and you did the best with what you had. Now we just know that’s not true…

    Now we know that as adults, we can grow our brain. We can grow brain cells. We can get smarter; we can get more creative.” What a great episode with Dr. Melissa Hughes!

    Chris Spurvey


    Melissa Hughes
    06/04/2017 #6 Anonymous
    So enjoyed reconnecting with @Chris Spurvey for a few fun minutes geeky out with neuroscience! Check it out!
    Melissa Hughes
    06/04/2017 #5 Anonymous
    Thanks, @Javier 🐝 beBee... it was so great to reconnect with the amazing @Chris Spurvey! #1
    Melissa Hughes
    06/04/2017 #4 Anonymous
    Amen to that, @Javier 🐝 beBee! Thanks for sharing! #3
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    06/04/2017 #3 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Smiling and improved relationships.A Positive Attitude Leads to Success and Happiness.

    Javier 🐝 beBee
    06/04/2017 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Juan Imaz , this is a great blog with podcasts
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    06/04/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Melissa Hughes @Chris Spurvey this is a GREAT lesson
  10. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    The Write Stuff
    The Write StuffI learn about the art of writing here on beBee. The platform has a superbly skilled and diverse group of writers, bloggers and honey-makers. Each with a unique style, each with a unique voice.Good writing is in the eye of the beholder. With my...


    Shelley Brown
    23/04/2017 #59 Shelley Brown
    @Gert Scholtz - I am so honored to be included in with this wonderful group of human beings who give us the privilege of getting a glimpse into their lives, minds and souls. Thank you so much!!!
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/04/2017 #58 Sara Jacobovici
    #48 Dear @Gert Scholtz, I am honoured to be included in this group of writers. I am also impressed with your intuitive and insightful thoughts of our writing. In other words Gert, thanks for making me look good!
    Vincent Andrew
    23/04/2017 #57 Vincent Andrew
    A very good list of writers @Gert Scholtz some of whom I have yet to follow. Many thanks for sharing your thoughts on their writing.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    22/04/2017 #56 Tausif Mundrawala
    #54 You are always welcome my friend, @Gert Scholtz
    Gert Scholtz
    22/04/2017 #55 Gert Scholtz
    Thank you to all that have commented, marked relevant and shared this post. To all the writers and bloggers on beBee, thank you, I read, learn from and enjoy your work.
    Gert Scholtz
    22/04/2017 #54 Gert Scholtz
    @Deb 🐝 Helfrich @Yogesh Sukal @Tausif Mundrawala Thank you for your considerate words and for posting your unique writing for me to read, learn from and enjoy.
    Yogesh Sukal
    22/04/2017 #53 Yogesh Sukal
    Ultimate buzz of inspiration. This is great. I feel the swarm here. As being bee I have just produced honey with nectar collected in recent days. Buzz On

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@yogesh-sukal/quoteful-shots-with-yogesh-sukal-buzz-5 View more
    Ultimate buzz of inspiration. This is great. I feel the swarm here. As being bee I have just produced honey with nectar collected in recent days. Buzz On


    Thank you so much @Gert Scholtz for this post. Inspiration catalyzed. Close
    Tausif Mundrawala
    21/04/2017 #52 Tausif Mundrawala
    You are not only a friend but a precious being for me who never knew boundaries in order to appreciate someone's glitter. I have been deep thinker since my childhood where folks listening to me would dub me as an ancestor who speaks philosophy. The way you described me and my forte made me dance with joy.

    Once again I would reiterate that you are a real jewel in the crown of beBee and I say it wholeheartedly.

    This platform has given me a lot especially special friends like you and many others. After saying all this, am still speechless. You are a gift to me from the Almighty my dearest friend, @Gert Scholtz
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    21/04/2017 #51 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Right about now, @Gert Scholtz, I am awfully grateful that Tom Hanks did NOT famously say:

    "There's no crying in social media!"

    Because your words are priceless to me and the waterworks turned on.
    Gert Scholtz
    20/04/2017 #50 Gert Scholtz
    @Paz🐝 Hueso Luque and @🐝 Fatima G. Williams Thank you for sharing this post again.
    Gert Scholtz
    20/04/2017 #49 Gert Scholtz
    I have expanded this post and mention your writing: @Kevin Pashuk @Shelley Brown @Tausif Mundrawala @🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Gert Scholtz
    20/04/2017 #48 Gert Scholtz
    I have expanded this post and mention your writing: @Sara Jacobovici @Yogesh Sukal @Deb 🐝 Helfrich @Don 🐝 Kerr
    Susan 🐝 Rooks
    03/04/2017 #47 Susan 🐝 Rooks
    A very special group of writers, many of whom I read regularly. Nice job, @Gert Scholtz!
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    31/03/2017 #46 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    ❤️ love the post here and all the commentary!! You bees 🐝 ROCK!! I ROLL! Bill Stankiewicz
    Gerald Hecht
    31/03/2017 #45 Gerald Hecht
    #44 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit As, usual, a most astute vision...and important hints regarding fruitful approaches as the future moves towards us.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    31/03/2017 #44 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Agree with the list of writers. There used to be a great difference between the Editor and the Publisher in old media, but in new media the focus is more on the publisher who is akin to marketing, rather than the editor who is akin to writers and journalist.

    I will be interested to see how far down the publisher mindset rabbit hole we will go until we discover, the real gold was and will always be the writers, even those who engage marketing for a living. The role of editor needs to find its place and assert itself back in new media, for what was for the journalistic integrity back then, is now for the writers integrity today.
    Gerald Hecht
    31/03/2017 #43 Gerald Hecht
    #40 @Javier 🐝 beBee Absolutely! We all need a "little help from our friends"...as true as Ever!
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    31/03/2017 #42 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    beBee is growing in the Southeast
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    31/03/2017 #41 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    @gert scholtz, you started a golden journey!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    31/03/2017 #40 Javier 🐝 beBee
    I love beBee ! learning and helping each other !
  11. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Nuggets of Wisdom/ Part 2
    Nuggets of Wisdom/ Part 2Writing a buzz of value is a challenge. More challenging is writing a buzz that would invite for illuminating comments. I have been fortunate to have so many valuable comments on my buzzes that are worthy of lasting quality. I extract some...


    Edward Lewellen
    27/03/2017 #68 Edward Lewellen
    So honored to be among your chosen quotes, dear friend! I've shared on my Social Media...
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    12/03/2017 #67 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #66 Surprisingly or not I trust your senses more than mine @Lisa Vanderburg.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    12/03/2017 #66 Lisa Vanderburg
    You make us beautiful, pure...a perceptive of noble humanity I cannot see from where I sit. So I'll just take your word for it @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, because I trust your sense better than mine!
    siraj shaik
    07/03/2017 #65 siraj shaik
    #64 Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee hats off and salute you for giving time and tagging along mentions of contributors (whether a point or paragraph or pages). About more than 2 years prior by chance saw a person contributing "likes" except for that there wasn't active activity which was for longer period, later a different approach of instances shared.. on LinkedIn updates and Twitter tweets (thoughts ran, the trends made me think, yeah some publishing will be shared soon at Amazon's shelf whether on line or on premise). It's in humane nature to get carried away, or followers to divert traffic. Some were concerned, well wishers wished.. and later there was an announcement about a publishing. And if pondered over the points in publication surely some or many (who are active on this platform, whether they are part of that publication or not I don't know. Also they might have focused on it or not, is not known to me) will find very close similarities to opinions in comment spaces they might have shared.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/03/2017 #64 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #63 Your comment shows the value of connecting the dots dear @siraj shaik. Thank you
    siraj shaik
    07/03/2017 #63 siraj shaik
    #60 Sir if it's ok pool along the comments exchanged along with specific articles whether it's was from author or contributors, surely you will be unlocking some info of well researched content. Connect the dots' and it will be Aha! moments for maestro's.
    siraj shaik
    07/03/2017 #62 siraj shaik
    #52 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee the connected posts along with points (knowledge gems) strewn across by some awesome personas of high wisdom and subject matter gathered and neck-aced similar to beads put-forth makes fractures of fractals.. and you (and all those involved either as team or contributors) will hit the gong. The echo's will not be damped but generic effects and affects are like the acoustic reverberation. 1- "The bee hive structure is fractal and the expansion of comb's growth is contributed with team effort, but at some point an initiative been taken". 2- shell structure has similarity, contribution is from nature's natural impact. 3- similar everything that's by nature (not human replicated) carries the effects and affects of fractals.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/03/2017 #61 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #58 #59 Thank you dears @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA and @Louise Smith. I am happy that you enjoyed the quotes.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/03/2017 #60 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #54 Yes, dear @Laura Mikolaitis and the exchange of comments and more pooling them together may send us into paths that we never considered.
    Louise Smith
    07/03/2017 #59 Louise Smith
    #53 Thank you Ali
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    06/03/2017 #58 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    Thank you for this fabulous share, Ali Anani. It would be truly difficult to select even one comment which touches my heart or inspires me the most. They are all valuable words to consider, remember and to live by.
    Steve Brady
    06/03/2017 #57 Steve Brady
    #29 Me too @Sara Jacobovici
    Steve Brady
    06/03/2017 #55 Steve Brady
    #49 I have that sense too @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I have a Heart- respect fAnna, so much so that I consider him to be a friend and mentor. I feel blessed.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    06/03/2017 #54 Laura Mikolaitis
    Such wonderful quotes, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Thank you for highlighting them and for sharing them here for all of us to savor. As much as I love reading posts, I love reading the comments. They often enhance and take the post into a whole new direction. It's a pool of perspective and insight that is most times filled with camaraderie.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    06/03/2017 #52 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #51 I am shocked with surprise @Lada 🏡 Prkic. I was thinking about you just prior to reading yor comment. I am thinking about fractal structures such as our bones because I am expanding on my last buzz "The Dance of Complexity". I am reading this great post and I thought you would greatly enjoy reading it, Lada. Here is the link:
    I am referring to this article in my next buzz, but believe you shall find it interesting being an engineer.
    Coming back to your comment, yes you are right. We learn and adapt from the exchange of comments. To preserve the honey extracts I tried to collect some of them in a "Honey Jar" as you mentioned. My hope that one of your comments shall be part of the next jar.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    06/03/2017 #51 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    I am more a reader than a commenter because I can read anywhere but for writing I need a quiet place, which is not always possible to achieve. For me, commenting is as challenging as writing. Expressing an opinion related to the subject of the buzz, through the comment, can also encourage the commenter to revise and evaluate their own thoughts, as well as to challenge others to review their points of view or to learn something new.
    This is also the way how your buzzes influence your readers, dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.
    I respect all these people you mentioned in this buzz of value. This is also a great way of preserving their nuggets of wisdom in a jar of honey. :)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/03/2017 #50 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #49 Dear @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee- the quotes are the juice of the brainy commentators and all I did was to collect the juice in one bottle. There is no need for preservants for the quotes such as yours shall not deteriorate with time.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/03/2017 #49 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee what a wonderful tribute to all the honey bees! 🐝 I feel richer for sensing you on the other side of the world! Xx
  12. Raquel 🐝 Amorós
    Y tú? ¿Prácticas el Silencio?
    Raquel 🐝 Amorós
    Cómo funciona la mente en absoluto silencio
    hipertextual.com El silencio es oro. Entre otras cosas, podría relajar más que la "música relajante" e incluso hacer a las personas más...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    02/03/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    This is why I consider privacy to be so sacred. Silence is a part of my privacy and this article is so good it would be great to have an English version of it.

    The key part that I have great affinity is this:

    "Es decir, tal vez nuestra reacción se debe a que como nuestro cerebro está siendo bombardeado constantemente por la banda sonora del mundo exterior"

    This indeed is the key to silence which is to recognize that "our brain is being bombarded constantly by the soundtrack of the outside world"

    It is also central to my own personal learning journey and it is silence which provides the room for learning more deeply.
  13. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    The Vocal Instrument And How To Fine Tune Yours
    The Vocal Instrument And How To Fine Tune YoursThis is the second post that was inspired, in great part, by Bruce Springsteen’s brilliant biography, Born To Run, which I read over a protracted period of time in the downstairs bathroom, because that’s where the hardcovers get read.The other...


    Todd Jones
    03/03/2017 #16 Todd Jones
    Outstanding post, Jim. I, as I am sure many others as well, find tremendous value in your "lessons from the voice of experience" blogs. Thanks for sharing.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/03/2017 #15 Gerald Hecht
    #13 @Jim Murray Yes, he clearly has delved as deeply as he can --and articulated the experience with all the energy he can tap into
    Gerald Hecht
    03/03/2017 #14 Gerald Hecht
    #8 @Jim Murray That is an goal...I think much more work needs to be done because of the tendency of people to cdrtddod --jjgubli ; not to mention fhjfvvrra.
    Jim Murray
    03/03/2017 #13 Jim Murray
    #12 Thanks @Claire L Cardwell. What I was really surprised was how frightfully honest he was about his own mental health. He's been battling depression all of his adult life. It's not your typical musician's bio. I'm reading Robbie Robertson's bio now and it's all about the band experience, or at least it is so far.
    Claire L Cardwell
    03/03/2017 #12 Claire L Cardwell
    Really enjoyed this article @Jim Murray! I've shared it. Bruce Springsteen's book is definitely one I will look out for. His humbleness despite his meteoric success is amazing. I also loved madness first method later!
    Gerald Hecht
    02/03/2017 #11 Gerald Hecht
    #9 @Shelley Brown this may be of some use...(most likely not) though:
    Gerald Hecht
    02/03/2017 #10 Gerald Hecht
    #4 @Jim Murray yeah; it's kind of like "a plan"...it has to have certain requisite "mechanics"; FIRST we do "A", then we do "B", and then we do "C".
    Optionally, one can add a: "Then we just sit back and watch the ____roll in --ohhh yeeeah.🕶
    Shelley Brown
    02/03/2017 #9 Shelley Brown
    I don't think I get how beBee works. I thought I posted a comment earlier. Ok, wellhead it goes again. I love your list of what it all boils down to. I am honored to be featured in your story. It really must come naturally for me. I never thought of myself as a writer and didn't start writing until 4 years ago. I don't even have a method so it must just be madness. Thanks JJ
    Jim Murray
    02/03/2017 #8 Jim Murray
    #7 @Gerald Hecht. the thing I love about you is how you have raised the art of obtuse commentary to an art form.
    rtyui gvhss fioyhdw.
    Gerald Hecht
    01/03/2017 #7 Gerald Hecht
    @Jim Murray I erred --I remember now; I was complaining about not getting an "A+" in my high school tying class even though I was the fastest typist; I think that was really just tired of hearing me bitch about it and so he just looked me dead in the eye, and with no hesitation whatsoever said:

    "hgfddfh ffb hytt dfggg; gggrehdm --dsxvbhjf."

    I wonder if he still has that wonderful sense of humor; the kind that provides perspective!
    Gerald Hecht
    01/03/2017 #6 Gerald Hecht
    @Jim Murray I think I understand what you are saying here --much like my old "Steel Mill" friend once told me: " don't worry so much about how many words/minute..."
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    01/03/2017 #5 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    "8. Read a lot. Because believe it or not that’s where most of your inspiration will come from" Not only inspiration, but skill. I studied best-selling authors diligently. Finally--a few things rubbed off. I hope it continues. Keep writing--don't give up, and as @Jim Murray says, "Don't quit!!!"
    Jim Murray
    01/03/2017 #4 Jim Murray
    #3 Thanks @Harvey Lloyd. The intention here is just to get people to think a little more and realize every story has a beginning, a middle and an end.
    Harvey Lloyd
    01/03/2017 #3 Harvey Lloyd
    This was good, you are encouraging me to add the Springsteen book to the list. I wanted to focus on the word intent or intentions. In our youth we don't really concern ourselves with intentions at any depth, we just act and move forward. Maybe by design or genetics. We develop the skills and confidence when intentions are not a high priority. The older we get, intentions become more important and specifically to writing and reading.

    Writing, it's a great inhibitor for me to insure my writing says what i mean, my intentions. In reading i find it takes several passes with a writer before i can see their intentions.

    Both part 1 and Part 2 were good reads an i learned a few things. Keep up the good intentions.
    Martina Baxter
    01/03/2017 #2 Martina Baxter
    Pascal Derrien
    01/03/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    Madness first method later I like that :-)
  14. ProducerLaci McDowell

    Laci McDowell

    Why People Are Attracted To the Authentic You
    Why People Are Attracted To the Authentic YouYou, of all people, should intimately know the authentic “you.” And it would follow that the authentic “you” is the “you” who faces the firing squad of life. Unfortunately, consistent authenticity in our daily interactions and self-expressions is...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/02/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #13 Dear Laci I am not too invested in my own analysis, but how I get to live it, because in this world, living it is the tough execution and broadcasting is the easy challenge.

    So now you may see why do I utilize "CityVP Manjit"? It is because I came to the realization that I will not live my life based on the perceptions of people and that decision has a great cost to it - because the very rejection I then face is not creating and idealized and branded perception, perfectly manicured for professional image. Manjit is my name, CityVP a reality of branding.

    This is for sure the road less traveled and the least advisable. Now here authenticity has a price attached to it because doors will automatically close to me but in the last few years I have remained steadfast to my way of being as they have closed, but in this is also the idea that LESS IS MORE. In that idea are new doors and they will emerge ahead a couple of years from now.

    The road less traveled here is worth the pain and worth the privacy for as long as I keep hold of it and perhaps that with increasing technological immersion and invasive nature of digital tools is a value increasingly in peril as sustainable. We seem to consider at great lengths the relationship between brand and authenticity and hardly ever touch upon the relationship between privacy and authenticity and the implications that is imposed upon our networked relationship in the latter.

    My thanks to you Laci, in kind.
    Laci McDowell
    27/02/2017 #13 Laci McDowell
    #12 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I agree that trying to "create" authenticity would be like adding a shiny outer layer to the still underlying problem. Thanks so much for your analysis, connection, and share!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    26/02/2017 #12 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Today I experience the projection of authenticity to be as mind-numbing as the projection of personal brand, for both are still stage-craft, the world of the actor and not the human. In economic realities we get stripped down very quickly as to what human really is and what we are left with that is human is further narrowed by psychology and biology.

    In reality in being authentic online is a terrible idea, for the simple reason that we are talking in terms of attraction and what social rules are we following when attraction is what we base our existence on - and then attracting what?

    There is a great liberating power in being able to be living one's own compass while holding the contradictions which make authenticity absolutely real. Authenticity as a judgement is guesswork, has a lived thing it is pointless describing it because the moment we do, it isn't authentic - we are now adding definition to something that now is a lived experience in a past context.

    Only we know our individual state of authenticity and if we try to fool ourselves our body chemistry might help us fool us but there is long-term consequence being absolutely authentic and many a forgotten innovator has been crucified for being authentic - why, an entire religion was formed from that very authenticity - so we are left in a position where we know we live lives that constantly miss the mark - and then what is authentic needs to be understood, because not all things authentic are necessarily good.

    Authentic evil finds its way carving into human history far more than authentic heart has - that is the reality which the entire book of human history provides massive evidence for.

    For sure the way the words are laid out in this particular buzz, it does have an attractive quality though it is no longer about those who can describe bullshizen, but an intuitive sense we have which the spirit we listen to has authentic qualities. Ultimately it is up to me ensure my own education is
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    26/02/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Hi Laci, delighted to receive your connection on beBee. So the first thing I want to do tonight is to warmly welcome you to beBee. Right now my family is calling me downstairs to watch a movie with them, so I will get back to this post on Sunday morning. Good to see you here, I will add my thoughts here tomorrow.

    Laci McDowell
    24/02/2017 #10 Laci McDowell
    #9 I completely agree, @Robert Cormack. I don't know that women suffer the most either. I definitely think it is a very integrated part of our culture, men and women. Societal expectations can be gender-specific, but just because they differ, doesn't mean they don't exist just the same. Thanks for your thoughts! I appreciate them. I will check out your post.
    Robert Cormack
    24/02/2017 #9 Robert Cormack
    Good post @Laci McDowell. It's interesting how we crave authenticity. We applaud the underdogs in movies, the ones ready to fight the status quo, yet in our real lives, we quiver and quake. Political correctness rules. We hate the idea of being inappropriate. We all contribute to it, we're all guilty and, you're right, it's a shame. I'm not sure woman are suffering the most, Laci. This was certainly true years ago, but the women I know are far more self-assured, possibly because they're much more self-supporting. Men, on the other hand, are falling back, throwing up their hands, saying, "I can't win!" It would be nice if we could be more authentic. Sometimes it's easier being a writer, sometimes it's harder because even our publishers want us to "tow the line." I cover a lot more about this in my post: "Do We Really Need Sensitivity Readers?" Good job, anyway. Great post.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    24/02/2017 #8 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #7 I am totally a huggy person. !
    Laci McDowell
    24/02/2017 #7 Laci McDowell
    #3 Thanks for reading, @Jim Murray. And I agree. Perhaps living it is the only way to actually recognize and appreciate it. And if anyone is keeping score, I am totally a huggy person.
    Brian McKenzie
    24/02/2017 #4 Brian McKenzie
    #2 @Jim Murray I am not a huggy person. Never have been, never aspire to be
    Jim Murray
    24/02/2017 #3 Jim Murray
    Thanks @ Laci. Appreciate the shout out and despite what Grumpy @Brian McKenzie feels, I agree with you. And I also agree that there is a lot of truth out there, you just have to look for it, and on the other side of the coin, you have to live it.
    Jim Murray
    24/02/2017 #2 Jim Murray
    #1 Somebody needs a hug.
    Brian McKenzie
    24/02/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    were it true - I would be wildly popular. Take a look, Ask around - I am not. People don't want the Truth. They want the same bullsh*t they have been fed for generations in a new package - maybe with sprinkles on top and a happy rainbow card to go with it. I have always been my authentic self - and it has cost me along the way - in too many instances to count - but for me - those losses were but exits to greater freedom - a step further out of the web of lies. The TRUTH will set you free - namely because nobody will ever pay you to tell it. Everybody loves the train wreck - until you park it on their front lawn.
  15. ProducerLiesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Brave. Bonding. Through Acceptance And Genuine Listening.
    Brave. Bonding. Through Acceptance And Genuine Listening. There are many paths to follow. In life. It is an illusion to think that there is only one choice. The right one. Nature is all about abundance. Infinite possibilities. Behind the walls of perfection there is hidden fear. Let us not be blind and be...


    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    22/02/2017 #10 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    sweet comments, grateful to read you found a soothing recipe in my article, I feel honored @Laura Mikolaitis, thank you.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    22/02/2017 #9 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #7 you are most welcome @Sara Jacobovici, your comments are wise and lovely.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    22/02/2017 #8 Laura Mikolaitis
    Beautifully crafted post @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. Your words paint such an inviting canvas. The world is ours to explore, when and if we choose to do so. We can find the treasures when we open our mind to them. The moments are always there should we choose to seize them - capture each fragment to make it whole. You evoke such emotion with your words, and I needed a soothing journey today. Thank you for providing that by sharing your art with us.
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/02/2017 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    I enjoyed your buzz @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. I felt drawn into it and found myself "in the flow". You write, "We are all unfolding our own valuable story." So true. It never cease to amaze me when I hear individual stories. I am always left in awe. Thanks for a wise and beautiful buzz.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    22/02/2017 #6 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #5 You are right @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman listening is key to learning, thank you for your comments!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    22/02/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Well written and uplifting buzz, Liesbeth. Listening is key to learning.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    22/02/2017 #4 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #3 thank you highly appreciate your view @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, well said.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/02/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Deeper listening is one of the essential challenges of the 21st Century. This is actually good news, it means room for great learning and personal transformation. This is not about overwhelming our senses with escalating our sensory input, but the buzz accords with my own life - start this essential challenge where we live in our own home. Another very well written buzz.
  16. Walter Smith

    Walter Smith

    https://affectivelearningwiki.atlassian.net/wiki/x/V4Aw Walter Smith


  17. Walter Smith

    Walter Smith

    The Self Management Compass https://affectivelearningwiki.atlassian.net/wiki/display/ALS/Training+Resources Walter Smith


    Walter Smith
    21/02/2017 #12 Walter Smith
    #11 Thank you. I look forward to your comments.
    Sara Jacobovici
    21/02/2017 #11 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you to @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for bringing my attention to your post @Walter Smith. I look forward to reading your article. It starts off with concepts very near and dear to my heart. Will follow up as soon as possible. Welcome to beBee!
    Walter Smith
    20/02/2017 #10 Walter Smith
    Thanks Manjit, I will follow Ali and Sara#9
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    20/02/2017 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #7 This is why you will find a great affinity with @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and @Sara Jacobovici and once they see your thinking and your approach to the scientific method, I know they will be fascinated by what it is you are developing and it will be interesting to see this evolve as a new triad. I envision it having a very powerful effect if it does so evolve and/or emerge in resulting fusion of relationships. I see in this three brilliant minds with a high potential of affinity.
    Walter Smith
    20/02/2017 #7 Walter Smith
    Manjit, Optologics is categorization metrics. We need to categorize or generalize to understand the bigger picture. My idea is to find standard categories for the production and use of knowledge that we can all agree on. Then we can see knowledge scientifically rather than phenomenologically. #5
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    20/02/2017 #6 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #5 Engaging thinking isn't that the greatest gift bestowed to a human being.. Each of one you is unique and I'm glad to just know some amazing people here to learn and grow :) Have a lovely day both of you.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    20/02/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 Yes, Walter is an interesting mind with unique perspectives and he can abstract and conceptualize but at the most basic level he engages in thinking, naturally I appreciate a mind like that.

    None of this for me is about enjoyment, it is about appreciation. What Walter does is in some ways parallel with what I do but Walter has his own unique DNA - he deals much more deeply with the ontological and explores infinitely more with physics.

    I noticed Walter when he checked my profile today, and then of course Fatima you tagged me. What is important for me about Walter Smith is to recognize Walter Smith as Walter Smith and not on the basis of similarities.

    We learn most from people who are different from us - and even if I might use the word compass and Walter uses compass or I may use spectrum and Walter may use the term, appreciation does not come through categorization but observation. I certainly do appreciate Walter Smith for being Walter Smith. We are both an N of 1 and what matters is the N of 7 Billion and the appreciation in that.
    Walter Smith
    19/02/2017 #4 Walter Smith
    #2 Thank you for the link.
    Walter Smith
    19/02/2017 #3 Walter Smith
    Thank you for your comment. Much appreciated#1
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    19/02/2017 #2 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Some familiar topics discussed here I'm sure you'll enjoy this more than I did Learning from it.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    19/02/2017 #1 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    First off @Walter Smith I am following you
    Welcoming you to beBeeland 🐝🤗

    And love this post on Optologics.
    So simple and yet effective explanation that self-management is true intelligence. Yes we are responsible for the way we let others influence us. That's why I learnt not to blame situations or people but look at my mistakes as a learning journey.

    As you say "Common sense is not what we believe, but what we can all agree on"
    What the current education system doesn't allow an individual to use common sense or even to think. The set frame work is like a sheep of herd led in one direction. I enjoyed reading this alot and Happy to meet you here on BeBee 🤗
  18. ProducerLuiza Barbosa da Silva
    FORMAÇÃO DE PROFESSORES NA ESCOLA INCLUSIVA COM CRIANÇAS AUTISTAScriança com autismo em sala individual                                                                         projeto apresentado por criança autista em sala regular Palavras-chave: Inclusão; Formação do professor; Autismo. ...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    20/02/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #10 Obrigado
    Luiza Barbosa da Silva
    20/02/2017 #10 Luiza Barbosa da Silva
    #9 Bons estudos.E obrigada pelos textos sugeridos!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    19/02/2017 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #8 I hope this Portuguese translation is good - Eu gostei de aprender com você
    Luiza Barbosa da Silva
    19/02/2017 #8 Luiza Barbosa da Silva
    #7 oi, amanhã leio com calma,mas isso é um arigo do meu trabalho de conclusao de Curso, meu trabalho tem 3 capitulos, conceito de inclusão e integração, Formação do professor e Autismo.Coloquei aqui pras pessoas refletirem sobre.Meu trabalho li livros com tradução em portugues meu trabalho deu 40 paginas.grata pelo teu comentário.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    19/02/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    At the most basic level I did not initially have an idea of what autism was. As I learned about it, I did so accidentally because I was interested in knowing more about the gut-brain relationship and it is here I discovered that autism was one of those dysfunctions that require whole body understanding and not just to study what parts of the body autism was studied. I will follow up with the TEACCH resource https://www.teacch.com/resources

    Also there is a new club member called Alex who joined our Toastmasters group, and I had even less knowledge of Asbergers Syndrome, never mind that this Syndrome was at the high functioning end of autism. Here Luiza mentioning difficulty in communication, socialization and imagination was an additional helpful frame for me.

    With this buzz the first thing I wanted to find out is what the Declaration of Salamanca so this was my first object of study :

    Declaration of Salmanca

    Salamanca Statement

    I browsed this 1994 statement and it is written in absolute clear language, and I saw Luiza note the National Education-Law 9.394 / 96, so governments do have some framework for social inclusion, but here I am learning to what degree. Luiza and one other bee referenced the work of Lev Vygotsky http://www.childdevelopmentmedia.com/articles/play-the-work-of-lev-vygotsky/ I need to find the time to study Vygotsky even if it is just at my beginner level. I like the conclusion "inclusion is a challenge to be overcome" I learned a lot in this buzz. Thank You.
    Luiza Barbosa da Silva
    26/07/2016 #6 Luiza Barbosa da Silva
    Oi, Patrícia! Eu também penso que as escolas e professores devam está preparados para atender todas suas crianças atendendo suas dificuldades. Que bom que você gostou!
    Patrícia Rocha
    26/07/2016 #1 Patrícia Rocha
    Ótimo artigo Luiza! Gostei do enfoque da inclusão para as crianças com autismo. Eu, particularmente, sou a favor dessa prática num sentido mais amplo, abarcando também crianças com problemas com sindrome de down e de movimentação. Entendo que cada caso possui sua especificidade, mas penso que os professores e a escola devem estar preparados para integrar todo tipo de criança dentro do ambiente educativo! Parabéns novamente pelo texto!
  19. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    It Just Feels Good To Be Happy
    It Just Feels Good To Be Happy Follow @titanicsinclair on Twitter and Instagram. Download music at...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    19/02/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #13 In this clip Andy Kaufman whose wrestling women act and goading the audience was designed chaos, he is talking to a reporter called Vince McMahon. McMahon now plays the act of the boss of the WWE along with a fake family. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKSy1LQwt0I View more
    #13 In this clip Andy Kaufman whose wrestling women act and goading the audience was designed chaos, he is talking to a reporter called Vince McMahon. McMahon now plays the act of the boss of the WWE along with a fake family. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKSy1LQwt0I

    What Kaufman showed is how people can be influenced by people that are designed to be the villain. The conditioning of people was the joke whether it is a person people like or as WWE now shows, millions made on creating pretend villains in a show that Kaufman himself created by claiming himself the Womens Wrestling Champion of the World.

    Now to get into the joke here, remove the layer of the jibing, cajoling and inciting and understand that in case of Kaufman all of this is highly orchestrated and he knows what he is doing. This Atlantic article begins to peel away the performance of Kaufman - yet instead of people realizing this conditioning, the same conditioning is today used by that reporter called Vince McMahon to create a multi-billion dollar industry of combining near-vaudeville performance with traditional wrestling. Jerry Lawler an actual wrestler was always on in the joke - so WWE was born.

    Atlantic Article on Kaufman

    It is not everyday that German philosophical terms are used to describe what people view as a comedian, but once we understand that Kaufman was operating at the level of philosophy it shows an altogether different side - the only one that actually helps in understanding the genius of Kaufman.

    On Kaufman and Existential Psychology
    http://www.renfusa.com/2012/07/on-kaufman-and-existential-psychology.html Close
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/02/2017 #12 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #11 In terms of art you will love Susan Sontag http://www.quotehd.com/imagequotes/authors4/susan-sontag-quote-interpretation-is-the-revenge-of-the-intellect-upon.jpg

    The important thing here for me is not deletion but the meaning of deletion in the millennial world.

    Deletion is one of the things I find about fascinating about this generation and deletion has expressed itself in the world of technology and that is why I am equally fascinated with snapchat, which I know @Javier 🐝 beBee and more so @Juan Imaz - but their fascination with snapchat is in terms of the startup itself and is marketing rather than art focused.

    The problem I find with millennials is that have also been taught by technology to follow - so now you have these two contradictory forces at play - deletion and following. That to me is absolutely fascinating because I love contradictory forces - the best learning of all !!! Close
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/02/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #8 I find Guppy personally interesting - that is where my nose immediately takes me to peer inside the whole Mars thing. This is where the attention is drawn inward at themselves rather than what is happening externally - removing the coating of love you and see what it is I am able to see underneath all that


    It is original - that much got my antenna up for this and works at so many new levels into my dissection of personal brand and its effects - and that is my own discovery - and anything that moves that is a nice buzz.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/02/2017 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #5 I can see where it fits now - I found an accommodation for this questioning of pop culture in GRAY

    Took out Instruction Design and replaced it with

    GRAY now equals

    That is where this media now fits in my learning journey.
    It is indeed a hypnotic and symbiotic relationship, I am glad you featured this as a buzz. Thanks
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/02/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 If only Andy Kaufman was still alive - Nothing will ever beat reading the Great Gatsby to an audience all night long
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAbuVM5oVV4 View more
    #2 If only Andy Kaufman was still alive - Nothing will ever beat reading the Great Gatsby to an audience all night long

    Remember Kaufman was the genius that noted the audience which still has not noted itself, which led to the rise of Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment, which we never associate with Kaufman.

    What people follow is what people follow, I don't speak for followers - people are free to follow what they want, there is enough for me to chew on in Buy a T-Shirt and Delete Your Facebook, that is keeping my funny-bone occupied and my body most assuredly amused.

    Let me now meditate on the tweet :

    If someone wants a million followers they need a personal brand. This is the unfinished legacy of Andy Kaufman. The true genius generation isn't the millennial generation, it is the generation they give rise to. Close
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/02/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    OMG!!! it gets better and better

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbS-dKD4c9I View more
    OMG!!! it gets better and better


    It gets going from 1 minute 30 seconds onwards.

    OK now where the heck do I put this stuff on my learning journey? Note quite yellow enough and not quite cyan enough - OK me thinks it is more Cyan-enough worthy. Close
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank you, Thank you Aurorasa for finding this.

    This allowed me to find Titanic Sinclair's video on Buy this T-Shirt
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IljiusuBGYo View more
    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank you, Thank you Aurorasa for finding this.

    This allowed me to find Titanic Sinclair's video on Buy this T-Shirt

    With spiritual guru thingies I prefer Alanis Morissette Eight Easy Steps

    but with Titantic Sinclair's Buy this T-Shirt - man' even if I write 20 more things about the superficial side of personal branding - he says so well in under 2 minutes


    Now I think I have to write a little more about Pee-BS (Personal Brand Superficiality) - not to be confused with PBS, a channel for people who don't want to watch superficial commercial television.

    THANK YOU - this is deeper than just wryly hilarious. To deep for the superficial.😄 Close
  20. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Supplementary material to Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope book
    New Learning: Elements of a Science of Education,
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    New Learning  |  New Learning
    newlearningonline.com A knowledge community, international conference, scholarly journal, and book...
  21. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    It turns out what I began with is not what I finished - this is actually a tribute to an educator I learned about today and where I nearly did not. His name is Richard DuFour and died Wednesday 8th February 2017.

    This is the kind of thing I like, since my first reaction to this post at https://www.linkedin.com/hp/update/6236678536422318080 was why would someone use a quote without much meaningful substance - but then after I had found a church link to provide some substance, I noticed the words "Rest in Peace" hidden at the top in small-print, and that was good because when I followed with a search for who DuFour was, I found several video's by Richard DuFour and I realized that this was a very good educator, who also believed in "learning by doing". I am glad I had the patience today to notice that and in turn learn that indeed an excellent educator had passed away.
    Steps to PLC Heaven
    Steps to PLC Heaven Rick DuFour discusses the 7 steps along the journey to PLC...
  22. Blaine Little

    Blaine Little

    "A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult."

    ~The Holy Bible - Proverbs 12:16


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    12/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The great thing about proverbs is that they change in meaning with our personal growth. There is an avalanche of annoyance being showered in our world today and more so than in prior decades, so viewing annoyance through the lens of prudence becomes a part of that journey of my personal growth.

    A proverb for me is reduced to the level of a slogan or a quote or a phrase when it is not lived. There is a relationship in practice here that makes proverbs timeless gems of the human condition and it is our development maturity which polishes our rough diamond hearts. This is the way I learn from a proverb.
  23. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Seth's Blog: Long-term strategy: Don't be a jerk
    sethgodin.typepad.com In the moment, when you have power, no matter how momentarily, how will you choose to act? Jerk comes from the idea of pulling hard on the reins, suddenly and without care. Horses don't like it and neither, it...


    Stefan Musat
    26/01/2017 #6 Stefan Musat
    #5 Nice to met you too! :)
    Stefan Musat
    26/01/2017 #4 Stefan Musat
    Good advice from Seth Godin
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    23/01/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 Thinker does not have to mean extraordinary, because the idea of "know thyself' is not preordained or a chosen people, anyone can think either at the top of a hierarchy, or in the messy middle, or where the work is done. Sometimes the great work that is done isn't in the workplace, but in the home.

    Good people can think but apathy and ignorance can be effects of dumbing down a population. So I appreciate the thinker who makes a home as much as the great thinkers like Newton Minnow :

    Minnow in 1961 spoke about the "The Vast Wasteland"

    Newton Minnow implored his industry to take a higher road and view a bigger picture of media's responsibility to society, but the jerks who still dumb down the masses are simply producing an offspring that represents their strategy sperm. Here the media, economic, technical or political jerk produces the mass-jackass.

    A mother now has to deal with some jackass kids, but she manages to nurture them, protect them and develop them - even if she may be married to a jackass husband. Ultimately many kids grow up and become well functioning members of society, because there were millions of good mothers, even good fathers and good teachers - who were thinkers and who did their best not to produce or raise jackasses.

    Yet not even the best parenting can sometimes stop a bright kid from becoming narcissistic and who thus transform from a thinker into a jerk..
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/01/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Excellent piece about restraint. When I look at this mindset and apply it online restraint then the immediate thing I think of is the description of the opposite of a jerk or a troll. That opposite must surely be a thinker as the antonym of jerk and a leader as the antonym of troll.

    Here is the litmus test I thought of after I read the Seth Godin piece. If we do not show restraint and either act as a jerk or the first thing that comes to our mind is to think of the jerks, then as the Bible says in Matthew 7:2 "For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you".

    When being a jerk is absolute here we find the troll - this is no longer simply about a failure in our restraint as a thinker, but a failure in our restraint as a human being. A thinker and a leader can still deal with the harshness of life, but they make it clear that they are talking about the process and not a person. Where there is the minority that is a troll or we see the jerk within us, we are no longer focusing on what does not work, but able to discern what does - and at that point we begin to move from mindset to strategy - because strategy is execution.
  24. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    In June 2015 the Globe and Mail featured an article by Peter Klein where he contests the widely used quote "Those who can do, those who can't do, teach". He asks us to think again and also offers others quotes from the same play that drew this infamous one. I must admit it is tempting to lazily repeat this kind of humbug about teaching and doing being at odds with each other, which does not help me one jot developing as a learner.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Those who can't do, teach? Think again
    www.theglobeandmail.com A student once taught me a lesson that transformed my career as a teacher and as a journalist: Question the way we do what we do, and improve...


    Vincent Andrew
    08/01/2017 #6 Vincent Andrew
    "We get comfortable in how things are done, and have always been done and those who do not have the chance to be challenged by curious, bold young minds are often relegated to doing things the same old way. Those who can't teach, just do – and that's a shame."
    Cannot agree more.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    08/01/2017 #5 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #4 I look forward to finding out what you discover. It is a book to discover something new for yourself through my invitation to increase and expand what and how we notice, sense, feel, witness, experience in our lives in the moment. Enjoy
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    07/01/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #3 Good point Deb. We move further by standing on the shoulders of the great then we do if we think the 21st Century is about reinventing the wheel. There are 21st Century faculties which are entirely new which make some form of traditional teaching out of mode, but there are great minds who offered timeless thoughts. It is the reason I go to Toastmasters, not because it is a great organization, but its founder Ralph Smedley was a great educator - and I still have to delve into the three books he wrote to rekindle his desire as an educator and not simply because his specialty was the art of public speaking. Your point is well taken. This weekend I will also be going through your book, so I look forward to finally commenting and spreading the word on that.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/01/2017 #3 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #2 Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I was very fortunate, my first studies were in teaching and I was privileged to learn with leading people who were then talking about Deschooling society, teaching as a Subversive activity, students who were not empty vessels, rather students who had existing knowledge and who needed guidance in learning how to learn. I can recommend some very great books written many years ago. Just because something is written a long time ago does not mean it is old methodology. these writers were leading edge at the time and it has taken a long time for education and teaching methods to be evolved from instructional, top-down methodologies. remember our first schools in the 18th Century were designed to teach compliance and order so people could become good factory workers. Times have changed we ned people who think for themselves and who can think collectively. We need wisdom.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    06/01/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 I think that there is a courage in teaching which isn't there in learning because the two are inextricably linked - it is when learning is decoupled from teaching that standing outside the fire.

    Teaching can also be decoupled from learning and then we have the talking head, the know it all, the dictator, the prima donna and that was essentially the age of broadcast.

    The profession of teaching is a doing and if we don't believe that then study a teaching course, especially one that teaches the skills of managing adult learning. The college I attend regularly has an adult education certificate https://caps.sheridancollege.ca/products/adult-education.aspx which I may enroll in some future year.

    Even if we study such a course, the way our world is being networked means that we may be learning yesterday's pedagogy - and the doing in teaching then is our innovative capacity to further multiply the coupled relationship that is teaching-learning.

    We do learn most when we teach, but that is not simply a sharing, it is a doing and there is much skill in that doing; as there is also a place for teaching which remains a physical space for that doing, which is considerably enhanced by virtual space as a diversity of teaching options.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    06/01/2017 #1 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I have always thought if I want to learn something better, share it with others. As I explain what I have learnt I learn more from The questions and comments of others. So I believe if we all practised sharing and teaching with an intention of learning we would all get better at these things:
    being humble rather than arrogant;
    Being curious rather than thinking we know it all;
    Learning rather than memorising:
    Being a connector of ideas rather than a separator;
    Being able to build relationships rather than create distance and hierarchy .
    And these are only a few.
    I believe we need to look at our values and beliefs of teaching and educating . If we think teaching is all about knowing something and transmitting it to others we limit the learning for ourselves and others.
    If we believe teaching is about sharing what we have discovered to help others discover what is relevant and purposeful to them and to discover new knowledge our methods and practucrs will be different.
  25. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Alan Geller originally shared this link about Peter Ralston about honesty. I love the way he expresses himself.
    Peter Ralston: Talking on Honesty
    Peter Ralston: Talking on Honesty Peter Ralston founder of Cheng Hsin talks about Honesty as a skill and spiritual practice. He explores the possibility of using it as a tool for growth and...
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