- Producer04/03/2017Nuggets 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...
Comments04/03/2017 #43 Ali AnaniKen responded again as follows:
Thank you for gracious comments. Please feel free to re-post this as you would like. My greatest hope is that we can break through in time to re-ignite hope in others; that we see a rise of individuals willing to risk all to inspire disenchanted generations. We need to place before them a powerful purpose dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people. Inspiration coupled with a powerful purpose can make a dramatic difference in the lives of others when we consider the needs of others greater than our own.
I add a request here that Ken would join beBee. I request @Javier 🐝 beBee to send him an invitation. We need more great thinkers on beBee and Ken two comments speak a lot about his high quality.04/03/2017 #42 Ali AnaniI responded to Ken as follows:
If I have a wish it is that you also post this comment on the original post so that more people would enjoy it. You proved your inspiration and being not selfish in writing this heart-capturing message. It is not only a comment. It is a message to awaken us. I love the fact that even though your aren't quoted in the post; yet you wrote the most amazing and message. This shows you aren't selfish and that your call for leaders not to be selfish because if they are they wouldn't inspire others. If you are unable to share this comment on the original post then if you wouldn't mind I would do it with credit to you. I can't thank you enough.04/03/2017 #41 Ali AnaniKen Turner(LION)
A great list Ali! Thank you! One of the rare words in the vocabulary of today's world is inspiration. Very few people see it as a laudable goal to inspire others to reach greater heights. For someone to inspire others means to be willing to self sacrifice for something greater than themselves. For the sake of the generations that follow, it is my thought that we need to break a vicious cycle of cynicism that has infested societies like a predatory virus. The light of hope must not be allowed to go out. Great leadership involves stepping up to inspire others to be better than their perceived limitations for a greater self sacrificial but powerful purpose of improving the quality of life for all people because we are connected beyond the digital connections that are presently in the spotlight. This means the radical, counter-cultural attitude of considering others greater than ourselves. Inspire people to explore, grow and innovate with a higher motivation than self-entitlement. The generations deserve at least this. Your list was an inspiration to me.04/03/2017 #40 Ali AnaniI want to share with readers here the exchange of comments between @Ken Turner (Lion) and myself on this shared buzz on linkedin. I feel the comments of Ken adds a great depth to the discussions here. It is with his approval that I am copying and pasting the comments here hoping that Ken would join beBee as a great thinker.
- 02/03/2017Y tú? ¿Prácticas el Silencio?Cómo funciona la mente en absoluto silenciohipertextual.com El silencio es oro. Entre otras cosas, podría relajar más que la "música relajante" e incluso hacer a las personas más...
Comments02/03/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThis 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.
- Producer01/03/2017The 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...
Comments03/03/2017 #13 Jim Murray#12 Thanks @Claire 🐝 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.02/03/2017 #9 Shelley BrownI 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 JJ01/03/2017 #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!01/03/2017 #5 Joyce Bowen"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!!!"01/03/2017 #3 Harvey LloydThis 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.
- Producer24/02/2017Why People Are Attracted To the Authentic "You"You, 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...
Comments27/02/2017 #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.26/02/2017 #12 CityVP 🐝 ManjitToday 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 is26/02/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 ManjitHi 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.
Manjit24/02/2017 #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.24/02/2017 #9 Robert CormackGood 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.24/02/2017 #1 Brian McKenziewere 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.
- ProducerBrave. 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...
Comments22/02/2017 #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.22/02/2017 #9 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#7 you are most welcome @Sara Jacobovici, your comments are wise and lovely.22/02/2017 #8 Laura MikolaitisBeautifully 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.22/02/2017 #7 Sara JacoboviciI 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.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!22/02/2017 #4 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#3 thank you highly appreciate your view @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, well said.22/02/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitDeeper 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.22/02/2017 #2 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#1 a pleasure to write for our bees, always, @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
- 19/02/2017The Self Management Compass https://affectivelearningwiki.atlassian.net/wiki/display/ALS/Training+Resources
Comments20/02/2017 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#7 This is why you will find a great affinity with @Ali Anani 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.20/02/2017 #7 Walter SmithManjit, 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. #520/02/2017 #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.19/02/2017 #1 🐝 Fatima WilliamsFirst 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 🤗
- Producer25/07/2016FORMAÇÃO 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. ...
Comments19/02/2017 #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.19/02/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 ManjitAt 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
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.26/07/2016 #1 Patrícia RochaÓtimo 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!
- Producer07/02/2017The Poppy ProjectIf you want it all you cannot be distracted by the illusion you have created. Only when your mind is silent you can see clear enough to enjoy your life and forget about your desires. Your desires are irrelevantMars ArgoThe internet´s Top Illuminati...
- 15/02/2017It Just Feels Good To Be Happy Follow @titanicsinclair on Twitter and Instagram. Download music at...
Comments19/02/2017 #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 Close15/02/2017 #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 View more#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 !!! Close15/02/2017 #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.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
TEACHING & QUESTIONING
GRAY now equals
LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT
TEACHING & QUESTIONING
REFLECTION & GROWTH
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. Thanks15/02/2017 #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. Close15/02/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitOMG!!! it gets better and better
DELETE YOUR FACEBOOK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbS-dKD4c9I View moreOMG!!! it gets better and better
DELETE YOUR FACEBOOK
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. Close15/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThank 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 moreThank 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
- 13/02/2017Supplementary material to Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope book
New Learning: Elements of a Science of Education,New Learning | New Learningnewlearningonline.com A knowledge community, international conference, scholarly journal, and book...
- 13/02/2017It 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 Rick DuFour discusses the 7 steps along the journey to PLC...
- 12/02/2017"A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult."
~The Holy Bible - Proverbs 12:16
Comments12/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe 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.
- 22/01/2017Seth's Blog: Long-term strategy: Don't be a jerksethgodin.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...
Comments23/01/2017 #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..22/01/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitExcellent 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.
- 06/01/2017In 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.Those who can't do, teach? Think againwww.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...
Comments08/01/2017 #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.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.07/01/2017 #3 Deb🐝 Lange#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.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.06/01/2017 #1 Deb🐝 LangeI 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.
- 08/07/2016Alan Geller originally shared this link about Peter Ralston about honesty. I love the way he expresses himself.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...
- Producer21/12/2016Staying Relevant by Staying CuriousInsecta: Diptera: Stratiomyidae (soldier fly) larva Recently, Susan Rooks - the Grammar Goddess -- mentioned something about the fear of not remaining relevant. So, I decided this post would have something of value to folks.All of us should...
Comments22/12/2016 #9 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianI never make the same mistake twice. I'm far too busy inventing new mistakes to make.
When we're kids, we ask, "Why?" about everything. We get it pushed out of us as we mature. Some of us are lucky enough to morph the question into, "Why not?"
Some very, very few of us hang on to both questions.
I consider myself lucky. I have 47 years of experience at being 10 years old. Just ask my wife.21/12/2016 #2 Susan RooksThanks for the mention, @Wayne Yoshida! And a most excellent reminder of ways we CAN stay relevant as we age. I particuarly like the "I make mistakes all the time," because I keep thinking that I shouldn't! But of course, we all do. The best part is learning from them.
- Producer08/12/2016Thursday's Thought: 4.2 seconds or 4 minutes -- What Are YOU Missing?Before you read this, please watch the short video below. A fast-moving montage or a moment-by-moment experience: Which is more powerful?There is clearly energy in the incredibly fast-moving 4.2 seconds of scenes first shown above. I was pulled...
Comments12/12/2016 #26 Susan Rooks#24 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, I actually would prefer something like that to living with anyone again. I've been single now for about 15 years, but there are certainly nice things about being paired up. I just also need my own space . . . no one argues with me about anything, which of course has both upsides and downsides. I rule. But I also goof. Hmmmm.11/12/2016 #23 Susan Rooks#22 Trust me, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, you would! It's really small (although there is a full basement, which helps!), but it has 15' ceilings, no walls (except for the bathroom), and a sun porch that is all windows, which overlook the bay. It's on the southwest side of the cottage, so yes -- the sunsets are amazing. I plan to be here for a looooooooong time!11/12/2016 #17 Susan Rooks#5 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, wasn't it, though? I couldn't believe how much work must have gone into it after I saw all the details. And it did make me laugh, which is always a good thing.
Yes, some of my friends still are a bit frantic, but having purchased, renovated, and moved to my tiny 525 s.f. cottage on the Bay here in Massachusetts, I've relaxed a LOT. How much do I need, anyway? Very little. My wonderful dogs. Heat now that it's winter. A few friends to talk with, walk with, and hug. Seriously amazing sunsets. It's a long list, and I'm enjoying every minute of it.
Thanks for continuing your support for my posts; I really appreciate it.11/12/2016 #16 Susan Rooks#12 @Ken Boddie, as usual you're cracking me up! And yes, auto correct is a terror . . . and to your point in your other comment, I'm also much more careful now to "smell those roses" because at my age, I have a much shorter time in front of me than behind me. Pure fact. So I want to make sure I leave this existence happy that I LIVED.
Thanks for your continued support and contributions to my posts.09/12/2016 #8 Jan 🐝 BarbosaAs of now technology is moving us to faster moving but impersonal world... We chat in our phones instead of speaking and sometimes have reduced the power of a Sentence into a single Emoji yet we always feel we lack time.... Not in
Control of our destinies... Yes... after a few decades we understand that while thinking of the possibilities of the Future we lost the past.09/12/2016 #6 Praveen Raj GullepalliA million dollar question dear Susan! To keep up the pace...or pace things out...to rush along or pause to smell the roses...here's something that I have always found rejuvenating...haunting melody...lovely video...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk_sAHh9s08
- 08/12/2016The Audacity of Media is written on LinkedIn, it is a play on the book "Audacity of Hope" by Barack Obama. It is my way of recording for my own personal posterity the events surrounding the US Elections. Brexit I did record, but this particular event is out there, this is the best way I could. From here I move on with my life - because whether I am here or at BeBee - the online space is my learning laboratory. Nothing more, nothing less. I can learn to whine or whine on about learning - finally realizing the learning organization is the future. For now I view BeBee as my primary learning organization.The Audacity of Mediawww.linkedin.com At the beginning of the rise of Obama, the great orator was acknowledged, here was a President that will make a mark on history. Turns out after eight years, the largest mark is still the colour...
- Producer04/12/2016Vaya metedura de pataFoto de sevillartc.comBasta que lleves años haciendo algo y creas que lo dominas, para que se produzca cualquier imprevisto y te des cuenta de que eso del dominio era pura ilusión. Un baño de humildad no viene nunca mal.Voy a contarte algo que me...
Comments04/12/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe great part of sharing wisdom about presenting is being aware of these things that we would never have considered otherwise. In Visihow a tip says "Excessive salt, oranges, lemons, grapes and pineapple are acidic and can dry out your throat" so that accords with the observation of salt is loctite to the throat. At the same time salt water gargling is mentioned in preparation tips other speakers have given online http://sayitwithpower.ca/power/protect-your-public-speaking-voice/
Now the speaker in "Say it with Power" does state that he googled remedies for dry throat remedies, so the lesson here is to be wise about what it is we read, which makes personal anecdotes that much more interesting. In tips for singers, Kristina Seleshanko http://voicestudio.kristinaseleshanko.com/ThingsThatAffectYourVoice.htm provides a surprising tip to avoid excessive weightlifting because that can put a strain on one's vocal cords. Again the proof is in the practice and if practice includes rehearsal, the time to find out what does not work is in the learning lab rather than in front of a live audience.
In the course of reading about self-help for vocal health I learned about the medical practice of Otolaryngology, it turns out that Otolaryngologists deal with disorders of the ear, nose and throat - so in google-world this PDF http://ent.vcu.edu/docs/selfhelp.pdf is something I am willing to give a higher trust rating.
In the world of public speaking, humility is indeed a great teacher and so I value insights that accompany personal experience, as much as audiences value speakers who bring their personal experiences to add relevance to a delivered message.
- Producer30/11/2016The Why Behind Millennials Learning Through Hands-on ProjectsThe millennial generation refers the newest group of people to enter the global workforce. People who were born between 1982 and 2000 belong to this generation. While some educators still cling to the traditional formal and intermittent talent...
Comments01/12/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitXander, I do see this kind of pattern among the college students I work with. It is not the stereotype of the millennial that I focus on, but that there is a distinct difference in the worldview of this particular generation, and the newest generation has its own traits that come from their exposure to the world of mobile. I already see my grandson bottle fed on a smartphone - and these environmental and social differences do permeate into an overall generational worldview. I still look upon people as one-to-one because the best students I work with do break the mould - and they need to be respected for who they are, rather than as a "millennial" label.
- 30/11/2016Este pasado lunes grabamos dos programazos de Emprende con @emprendeTVE @LuisOlivanTV @jromero_tv @slealm @EmprendeEuropa @RTVE_Com @slealm @Finnovaregio @begortega @crisalvap
Podrás ver Emprende el jueves a las 16,00h en Canal 24 Horas de RTVE y el sábado a las 7,30h en La 1 de RTVE, y Emprende Digital el viernes a las 22,00h y domingo 14,30h en Canal 24 Horas de RTVE.
Comments30/11/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI read through an English bio from Startup Olé here :
From this it led me to think about the difference between charisma and personal magnetism. I have previously considered them to be the same thing.
I took a look at an overview of Charisma from businessballs.com
http://www.businessballs.com/charisma.htm and to my surprise charisma was discussed at much more finite level than I had considered http://www.businessballs.com/charisma.htm
The idea of gravitas is something I did come across and this is via an English presenter who wrote a book about that and this is Carolyn Goyder http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/10679066/Anyone-can-speak-with-gravitas.html and she has impressed me a lot.
I also took a look at personal magnetism as it is described by the Art of Maniless website http://www.artofmanliness.com/2016/07/12/5-ways-to-build-your-personal-magnetism/
So plenty for me to think about. Glad to have made a beBee connection with you Juanma and I look forward to translating future posts from you. My main purpose online is to use it for my own personal learning and development.
- Producer29/11/2016Tuesday Tricksters, Leave -- LessonIt's (Its) time (thyme) again for Tuesday Tricksters! It's a quick peek (peak/pique) at some (sum) words that sound the same but (butt/butte) are not (knot/naught) the same! They have different meanings and different spellings.Smart writers remember...
Comments01/12/2016 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#9 haha @Susan Rooks, I just re-read my comment and my sentence wasn't structured properly. It was supposed to read, "I always type Neice wrong." I usually type Niece. Ok, why isn't grammarly telling me I typed it wrong? It underlined grammarly because I didn't capitalize the word. Now, I'm confused.. neice or niece? And I have been known to type "I have an an apple I need to eat, " well not really the apple part LOL! Occasionally I get things right. I almost missed the typo you shared ;-)30/11/2016 #8 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat one's @Susan Rooks! I don't get those confused but one that comes to mind and I know better... I mix up effect and affect if I'm typing too fast. And, I know this has nothing to do with your post but one word I ALWAYS type wrong, Neice! I swear I'm dyslexic at times.30/11/2016 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman#5 Susan, you were mentioned in this buzz https://www.bebee.com/producer/@franci-hoffman/bebee-women
- Producer25/11/2016Softwares for writing (review)There is a lot of writing softwares, and I tried a few, so I'm sharing my experiences and thoughts about them. Maybe you know a few more not on the list, or maybe you know all of them. This post is more focus on people writing with Word/Open office...
Comments27/11/2016 #14 CityVP 🐝 ManjitGreat! As I mentioned in a later buzz of yours - all of this software is blue ocean to me. Downside is that this requires me to make some time to study all of this and the irony of this is that I must reduce professional work time in order to increase personal learn time - where learning is a flow rather than a sacrifice. In the New Year I look forward to see how I accommodate this exploration.
- Producer24/11/2016The writer in me Today's reflectionI never saw myself as a writer. I mean, I write stuff but am I a writer ? I suppose. Writing in English is a huge challenge for me (I'll blog about that someday), but I'm writing every single day in order to improve my writing...
Comments28/11/2016 #20 Renée 🐝 CormierKeep writing, Camille. I came to your post looking for inspiration. I started to write a post about my sister who committed suicide, and deleted the whole thing because it was too depressing and too personal. Sometimes that's the writing process. We start, hate it, start again, look for inspiration, write something else, edit, post it, etc. It is highly commendable that you try to write in English. I used to teach English as a Second Language and I can tell you that writing is the most difficult skill to acquire. You're doing great. Good for you!27/11/2016 #17 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#15 I have done very little writing with a pen and paper - so whatever I write is simply a flow of my thinking at the time I write. My interest is the mediums on either side of how I engage my own thinking. On the one hand I actually want to get back to writing by hand but that demands a time consuming physical reality, but I also want to explore what dimension technologies add, because the very use of technologies changes how we relate to writing. In this regard it is fascinating about both sides of writing with pen and writing with an app. That is the personal awareness that has opened up to me here which adds to what I call my gray wisdom.27/11/2016 #14 Ken BoddieMy advice, for what it's worth, Camille, is to forget labels and rules and get the words out there. Mix it up and experiment. Find who you are and not what the world thinks. There are those who write but shouldn't and there are those who don't but should. If you can and should, then your passion will tell you and will remind you repeatedly.27/11/2016 #13 CityVP 🐝 ManjitUntil I read this, I never considered writing software as a necessary thing. I always assumed that if one develops a natural flow for writing that this is a sufficient baseline. The chief reason I have ignored this developing market for writing technologies is that I have not considered entering the realm of professional writing. Having looked at one review site http://authorunlimited.com/best-writing-software/ at Author Unlimited, I can see how technology helps industrialize a writer. I can see how it helps the technical construct of writing a novel, never mind the stupendous motivation/dedication/sacrifice required to write a book.
"Flow" is still the principle reason I write but not as a writer but as a learner. Learner here becomes a euphemism for explorer or wanderer and that leads to this experience called flow, which is simply engaging an experience for the experience of it, rather than engage in effort that has some other goal orientated end. The question this buzz posed in my head is how I would do things differently if I was driven by a professional end-point.
I am far from making writing a professional contribution but it is still an option for me. It is not necessary for me to brand myself as anything including the word "writer" - but at some point I want to begin exploring these writing technologies simply out of curiousity. It is interesting that one writing technology is called "Hemingway" but the writer Hemingway's principle technology seemed to be alcohol and raw emotion - his brilliance was that he was born a literary genius - I have no illusion that using Hemingway technology can turn anyone into a Hemingway (author). It is however a whole new marketing meme to explore.27/11/2016 #9 Phil Friedman#6 Camille and Franci -
Camille, I have written a fair amount, both for pay and for self-satisfaction -- yet never felt fully comfortable calling myself a "writer". To my mind, I am a bundle of ideas and thoughts seeking expression, whereas, rightly or wrongly, I see a writer as a bundle of expression seeking ideas to write about.
I would not place too much emphasis on "writing" software, as that would be to confuse the tools with the artisan. I've never, for example, known a set of chisels and a group of saws to be able, in the hands of a mechanical dolt, to produce a fine cabinet. Yet, I have seen the crudest of tools, in the hands of a true craftsman, produce beautiful cabinetry.
Before writing comes thinking. I believe the fact that you read a lot and enjoy the writing of others is a big step toward being a writer -- if that is truly what you want to be.
Franci, thank you for the call-out and for your very kind words. My best to both of you. And cheers!27/11/2016 #6 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanI use Microsoft Word. I’ve used it for years and feel confident in the way it functions.
I don’t consider myself a writer like @Pascal Derrien, @Dean Owen, @Jim Murray, @Phil Friedman @Renée 🐝 Cormier @Donna-Luisa Eversley and many of the others that have that special gift of communication. I think of myself as a producer, an entertainer, and a promoter.
The thing is what I write comes from the heart and if I make a difference, then I have accomplished my mission.
So don't give up and keep writing and take time to read some of the work from those I mentioned. You will learn from the best. 😉24/11/2016 #3 Dean OwenI'd be interested in knowing about the different software. I use Word because I don't know any better. It seems fine, but I might be missing out on something. I am using iBooks Author for a novel I am writing. Your English writing seems perfectly fine and a lot better than my French, which, as a Brit, we study for 10 years of so.