- 20/07/2017THE CANTILEVER PRINCIPLE
This great photo from 1887 shows the engineers who designed and built the world-famous Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland. A human bridge model was used to demonstrate the cantilever principles behind the bridge.
Comments22/07/2017 #11 Lada 🏡 Prkic#10 I've read the story behind the famous photo. Kaichi Watanabe graduated from the University of Glasgow. When he had returned to Japan, he founded the Japanese railway system.
Ken, thank you for sharing your memories. The bridge is really a magnificent structure and a wonder of the modern world.22/07/2017 #10 Ken BoddieClassic photo, Lada, depicting one of the first Japanese engineers to study and work in Scotland, Kaichi Watanabe, being supported by the famous Forth bridge designers, Fowler and Baker. But for me this picture is more than a historic portrayal, as this imposing structure was something I gazed at in awe every year when my parents told me south by road to Edinburgh and beyond. No road bridge in those days and we had to wait for the ferry to take us across the Firth of Forth. On other occasions I rode the train, as a young boy, across this mighty bridge . Thanks for the memories.21/07/2017 #9 Lada 🏡 Prkic#8 Manjit, I didn't even notice what you pointed about the video. :-)
As a woman in STEM field, I don't see the gender disbalance in my country. Croatia has very positive statistics on this issue. For example, at the Rudjer Boskovic Institute (a leading scientific institute in the natural and biomedical sciences), more than 60% of scientists and researchers are women.
Thanks for the link to TED talk.20/07/2017 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#6 Clay Shirky calls organizing and creating that kind of video as "cognitive surplus" https://www.ted.com/talks/clay_shirky_how_cognitive_surplus_will_change_the_world
The only down point of that video is that it says 8 Guys instead of 8 Students. Since the Maker Movement is a part of 21st Century existence we should highlight that girls should be playing a fundamental part in its growth and development - and there are side projects aimed at ensuring this emerging culture is gender neutral http://ngcproject.org/story/lets-invite-girls-makers-movement20/07/2017 #6 Lada 🏡 Prkic#5 Thank you for sharing and commenting, Manjit. I also find this photo to be informative and inspiring. It's inspiring in the way that there are many novel re-enactments of the Human Cantilever like this one made by students at Università IUAV di Venezia → https://youtu.be/jBdmAyyUnHs
As you said, young people are enjoying tinkering with engineering principles.20/07/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe maker community will be interested in this and this community is growing again, young people are discovering again what craft is, enjoying tinkering with design and engineering principles. We are too consumed these days with political noise to notice that such a community is on the rise, and it is not just because of the introduction of 3D printing, making is interesting bright people again. What this photograph does is a practical communication of engineering principles that might awaken the curiosity of people whose attention is somewhat distracted by the shenanigans and the marketing of modern media.20/07/2017 #4 Lada 🏡 Prkic#2 Indeed, @Ian Weinberg. The bridge itself is an example of human ingenuity. Today we can't imagine designing even the simple building without the complicated structural design software. But until recently, such structures were a product of human ingenuity, not the computer software. Thanks for commenting. :-)20/07/2017 #3 Lada 🏡 Prkic#1 Thank you, Joanne, for such a beautiful comment. I'm also in awe with this photo and a simple but brilliant representation of the basic physic's principle. It served to convince the skeptics that cantilever concept is the right choice for long-span bridges. Seeing is believing. :-)20/07/2017 #1 Joanne GardockiGreat find, @Lada 🏡 Prkic. There are so many things we take for granted. Sometimes it is hard to remember there was a time when accepted technology (lightbulbs, phone, TV, movies with color and sound) were new and awe-inspiring amazing magic Thank you for the reminder and reconnection to that sense of awe..
- Producer11/07/2017No duct tape needed...I love Google — in .39 seconds I can get 174,000,000 results when you query "definition of problem". The first result defines a problem as a matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful and needing to be dealt with and overcome.There you...
Comments12/07/2017 #4 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianI couldn't agree more, Graham. For a number of years now, the word "problem" has been a 4-letter word in business. We don't have problems. We have issues, challenges, or situations.
Bullshit. We have problems. Calling a tiger a mouse doesn't make it so. Belittling a problem. or worse hiding it, is a sure road to disaster.
I often wonder if companies shouldn't have a CPO, Chief Problem-finding Officer. Every root problem found and fixed strengthens the organization. It's a kaizen thing.12/07/2017 #3 Phil FriedmanWhen the flashlight won't work, before starting to rip its guts apart, change the batteries first. If your washing machine won't turn in, check the circuit breaker before starting to disassemble it. Don't assume the problem is complex until you first rule out the simpler issues. Good pice. Thanks -- and cheers!11/07/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe Apollo movie is a great source of highlighting business teaching so first a hat tip to that movie and how valuable it has proven to be as a teaching tool. The example of revenue to highlight the assumption (think outside the box) and the real problem was good. This teaching can be enhanced even further by the wisdom found in the Borneo Cat video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17BP9n6g1F0 The teaching here is not that Gekko's are remarkably resilient animals but not understanding what a problem actually is. You have opened the door to understanding this important lesson with this buzz. It is amazing how many people have not even opened the door on this one.
- Producer05/07/2017TRABAJOS NUEVOS, TRABAJOS VIEJOS, ADAPTARSE SÍ O SÍ, NO QUEDA OTRA…Llevo tiempo leyendo y escuchando un discurso constante en el tiempo; “La disrupción tecnológica irrumpirá en numerosos trabajos: administrativos, contables, atención directa al público, transporte, construcción, banca, tiendas, hostelería…”, En...
Comments06/07/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe people who are commenting here on this buzz these are example of people open to adaptation. We can talk about MOOC's and new modes of work because we take an interest in this - but this interest must be fostered and governments are slow.
There is so much control of intellectual property in academia to meet the gaps you have discussed, at least in the centers of learning. There is no point in spending billions on grand educational architecture and buy the latest technologies that students can choose, if the baseline thinking is based on traditional academic politics.
Once artificial intelligence begins to take white and blue collar jobs depends not just on new jobs created, but how nations approach giving out a basic income. If AI takes jobs who is going to serve as the customer. So basic income actually means two things, first money supply to make markets and secondly keeps up with the gaps that AI technologies themselves create.
Furthermore we have to totally change the meaning of work as we know it today. If people at beBee cannot see this need to shift this meaning then how will members of society who are not even thinking about these things? Meaning has to switch back to home and with it - the basic income can help a network of home schooling, which itself takes out infrastructure costs required to escalate the need for more training and more education.
This future must start here at beBee. The first gap then is when bees see this but beBee operates as normal. If beBee does that then what hope is there that other organizations and academia will not follow suit. Leadership is required in this area.05/07/2017 #2 Jorge 🐝 Carballo PérezExcelente @Sonia Roselló Puig estamos inmersos en una época histórica, que creo se estudiará en los ( iba a decir libros ) accesorios de formación futura. Como esto avanza, y qué profesiones aparecerán y desaparecerán, es una incognita, aunque hay una tendencia, y como no los visionarios. Para mí el tema más importante que has tratado, es que hay un gran desequilibrio entre el mundo académico y el mundo real, el mundo profesional. Y una falta de Orientación increíble. Un Saludo !!
Comments29/06/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThis represents what I hope beBee will become, an interest in the diversity of professions rather than professional interest.
The term "special interest" be damned but professional interest is the same thing - but an interest in diversity and how that relates to work is what I view here, I might not need to know the actual work that takes place at this conference or match up with the least knowledgeable conference delegate - but I know I am witness to the meaning of work and what makes work meaningful.
Work is NOT the center of all-being aspect of life but it is a starting point for the lens we all look out of and we will never see humanity, if we cannot get ourselves beyond that lens.
Whether it how I see this or how @Dean Owen sees this or @Milos Djukic or the hundreds of minds that create hexagons of connections at beBee - this is real - not the marketed and branded viewpoint from just one profession, as if that profession defines the future.
The marketing profession or the HR profession or whatever silo there is does not define the future, for each silo represents the past but each ounce of collaboration and each crossing of professional divides equals the future and that future equals life.
- 23/06/2017Troy Hunt - a security expert asks the question "Want to know if you have been hacked?Want to know if you've been hacked? Troy Hunt has all the detailswww.wired.co.uk The Australian security specialist can tell if your password is safe and who is going to be hacked...
- 17/06/2017Amazon are about to buy Slack, that is the big speculation that seems like there is a sound basis to it. This is a really interesting move and it injects muscle into Amazon that it actually does not have yet - perhaps one of the few areas that it has yet to fully develop. Otherwise this muscle bound company is already a Marvel superhero or at least for those who fear Amazon, a terrifying villain.
A most fruitless conversation for me is one's about the importance of LinkedIn when now viewed as a bit-player in the Microsoft Universe. Microsoft and its next move is the conversation, not minor league stuff that LinkedIn now represents in comparison to Microsoft.
It was worth the time when we did not know who will gobble LinkedIn up, just as it is interesting to figure out who is going to acquire Snapchat and SLACK. So when Amazon is on the cusp of buying SLACK - this is way bigger news than Microsoft buying LinkedIn. It has way more possibilities for Amazon as an acquisition than LinkedIn does for Microsoft.
With LinkedIn maybe you get a job using a pipeline that is installed now, but with SLACK, it has the possibility of changing the way that we work and now Amazon are building that part of their empire up and this is a VERY GOOD acquisition - $9 Billion dollars well spent if that is what they pay for it. It moves them into the area of WORK.
What it means for beBee is that aside from Google and Facebook, Amazon has now entered the market where beBee is found, but first they need to conclude the SLACK deal and begin to power up this new face of Amazon. It won't be long before other areas of WORK get into their cross-hairs, but for now productivity is the opening gambit. Very interesting development if it pans out.
https://www.wired.com/story/slack-complete-amazon-empire-acquisition/www.cbsnews.com Amazon and other tech titans reportedly sniffing at Slack, the chat software that's suddenly everywhere inside corporate...
- 10/06/2017Modularization can drive significant cost and schedule duration reductions that improve project performance.Why Build Modular?www.modular.org Learn why modular construction is a Greener, Faster, Smarter method of...
Comments12/06/2017 #2 Gary Orton#1 Thanks for the welcome @CityVP 🐝 Manjit! It is a pleasure to join the beBee community! I am passionate about construction innovations and methods to improve performance. Industries often share ideas, and what drives improvement in one may drive improvement in others. I am looking forward to learning from the beBee contributors in other industries to see where there may be ideas and innovations that we may leverage in industrial construction. Hopefully I can also share information and experience in advancements in our industry that may provide insight for others.
- 02/06/2017Systems Completion in 3 minutes.Completions in 3 Minutes This video explains project completions in 3...
Comments02/06/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI look at this video as being exposed to something new. With @Tannis Liviniuk arrival at beBee, this has opened up the world of construction as I have not seen it before and I neither heard of Bentley's software or about Advanced Work Packaging. I did find a Construction consultant on LInkedIn (Dale Adcox) whose posts shed more light to this field https://www.linkedin.com/today/author/dale-adcox-3a9aa540?trk=pprof-feed so thank you for sharing your field of expertise here at beBee. One ca learn much from observing from fields of work which are not our own or we have not been exposed to before.
- Producer29/05/2017Escenarios en UX. Las situaciones en las que se usará tu ProductoRepresentar la realidad del usuario al más alto nivel. Crear un entorno para conocer y saber si nuestra propuesta de valor cubre las necesidades del prospecto. Intentar "casar" las necesidades del usuario con la misión de nuestro producto o empresa....
Comments29/05/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitFYI Andrew Croce relates the 12 principles of the Agile Manifesto with UX. This is in support of where the above buzz led me to in the course of learning about stories and scenarios in a UX design perspective.
The Agile Manifesto for Designers :
http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2016/09/the-agile-manifesto-for-designers.php29/05/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitAfter reading this I did need to check on my understanding about the difference between user stories and scenarios, and here I found the following link useful https://designmodo.com/user-stories-ux/ View moreAfter reading this I did need to check on my understanding about the difference between user stories and scenarios, and here I found the following link useful https://designmodo.com/user-stories-ux/
My exposure to stories have so far been from the way agile methods like scrum use them and even there it is not always immediate how scrum calculates user stories. An amusing lesson in stories in a scrum environment is found in the comedy series "Silicon Valley" - in this episode the founders of "Pied Piper" decide to adopt scrum https://designmodo.com/user-stories-ux/ the irony of this comedy sketch is that it combined user stories in scrum with the visual kanban system.
The comedy sketch actually shows a visual medium like kanban being integrated with a rules based process like scrum, and kanban is more visual like user stories in UX - so that led me to close the loop as to how UX developers can work effectively with a scrum team (where both systems use stories as a means of translating needs). It turns out that stories do not unite the two disciplines but there are people in UX who are thinking about how to integrate these processes.
This suggests to me (as detailed by Anindya Sengupta in above link) that while stories help see design from the users point of view, UX use of stories and scenario's does not necessarily make it a more agile process. The intent of both processes is doing work that matters and work the customer is willing to pay for. Close
- 28/05/2017How the maker movement connects students to engineering and tech.
We are not simply living in a visual age but we are finding again intelligence that was always in our hands - in the making and craft skills.How the Maker Movement Connects Students to Engineering and Techwww.edutopia.org Eighth-grader Quin uses his passion for electronics to teach fellow students about 3D printing, arduinos, and other hands-on lessons in STEM...
- Producer11/05/2017Crear un video para marca personalCrear un vídeo nos puede ayudar a dar visibilidad a nuestra #marcapersonal, aquí les comparto un post muy interesante sobre vídeos...
Comments11/05/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitEven though I don't speak Spanish, Ignacio Santiago has produced a very well structured blog. I like the way he links an Index to the five points he addresses about animation and video :
# 1 Why you need an animation video
# 2 Steps to follow to create an animated video
# 3 Advantages of Animated Videos for Businesses
# 4 Best pages to create your own animated video
# 5 Creative templates to create your own animated video
Ignacio provides well laid out benefits of animation, and my chief learning was point #4 because I have never heard of Adobe Spark Video. I followed this tip up and was impressed by the ease of use of this application (and surprised to discover that it can be used for free by signing up at Adobe) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7PjfUGcE6A While I am not using this for corporate video, I can see immediate application for my college activities. The narration tool is brilliant in how easy Adobe has made it by holding down the microphone button. Ignacio does provide the Adobe link https://spark.adobe.com/about/video11/05/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitVery extensive list provided beyond the Adobe Sparks link. I would be surprised that this many video providers can survive in the marketplace but then it also highlights the importance of video and animation that Ignacio outlines in his blog. I want to learn how to use Prezi sometime in the future, I have come across that before and it looks very complicated. This is why I like Adobe Spark, the tutorial I have linked in the comment above showed me how simple the design is and why Adobe give it free.
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- 15/04/2017This could be bad news for some elderlyLeaked NSA point-and-pwn hack tools menace Win2k to Windows 8www.theregister.co.uk Now anyone can hijack creaky old vulnerable machines at will. No big...
Comments16/04/2017 #3 Gerald Hecht#2 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit yeah, I'm in agreement with you; I never prefaced a 🎯 with the word "sadly" before. Sometimes not only has the world become unrecognizable, sometimes incomprehensible and increasingly terrifying, but so are we all "trending".
You know that old saw: "The only people I trust are you and me --and lately, I'm not sure about you"...lol.
My latest version has become: "The only people I trust are me and me --and lately, I'm not sure about me"!!16/04/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 Is there any regulation the Trump administration isn't tearing away because they deem it stops corporations from making profiting. Arguments like net neutrality mean nothing to an administration who view everything as an unnecessary regulation but at least for now that is still in place. Ultimately Trump got the mandate because the elites have screwed working class people so long, that those very people see most things that Trump is doing as a vengeance - but as the saying goes, if we think revenge, we should dig two graves.
The EFF I agree is a fantastic organization fighting for preserving whatever "democracy" in means in the digital age but ironically in this present political climate short-term thinking literally trumps long-term thinking. A lot of this thinking came well before Trump came on the scene.
It is the same thinking that funds groups like the Taliban and then creates an enemy using that same support against the nation that helped it and in the age of fighting cyber issues, it is creating weapons like Stuxnet in the same way, that we know eventually will find their way into the wrong hands. This is what happens when governments fight new realities as if they were old wars - made much worse now we assume decisions accompany "thinking not required".16/04/2017 #1 Gerald HechtYeah @CityVP 🐝 Manjit as you no doubt know by now; The Trump administration has now officially (via the FTC, and FCC) explicitly granted ALL ISP'S to HARVEST AND SHARE/SELL ANY AND ALL data (personal and private included)...stuff like Personal PM's on SM Platforms .
I believe that I'll be spending proportionally more time on SM sites that use Two-Step Authentication, and aren't prone to "loosing track of posted photos and assigning them to the wrong user, etc.
OF COURSE, IT DOES'N'T EVEN REALLY MATTER because this is all happening at the ISP level ...I personally have no "criminal/scandal" stuff, but always liked the protections that the US Constitution was trying to guarantee for people..I recommend that everyone check out the Electronic Freedom Foundation, etc.
Comments14/04/2017 #2 DILMA BALBI -📃 Engenharia&gestão#1 Yes, here in Brazil some young people are used to QR code, but not too much. In fact few schools deal with this tecnology. I found it in some museuns exposition and helped a lot to have more information about picture, authors and so on.
I consider QR code nice and easy . thanks for stopping by @CityVP 🐝 Manjit14/04/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI thought a QR code would be good to use in a college environment because younger people are more comfortable with new technologies and means of connecting digitally. Yet I was surprised how minor the use of QR codes is for everyday use. So far I have not met young people who has championed the use of QR codes. There maybe some in a few marketing classes but only a few.
- Producer09/04/2017Don't try to micro Manage yourselfDon't try to micro Manage yourself ( We already have some who do that for us 🤣)This buzz comes as a reflection of various buzzes on how we Manage ourselves.Most of us have worked in big organisations and still are.I bet there hasn't been a day gone...
Comments14/04/2017 #39 Louise SmithIt's a really important subject @🐝 Fatima G. Williams
Many people micromanage their whole life - every second
and others near them
and constantly 2nd guess what's going on around them
and get upset and take offence (Just look at Facebook)
That's an anxiety disorder !
Believing in yourself develops from childhood
and if it doesn't happen naturally
if we become conscious of it as adults
we can learn to do it if we are motivated and persevere
Look at adults who learn to speak in front of large audiences
which previously terrified them
And sports people who overcome setbacks, injuries and performance anxiety
And business people who went broke but tried again successfully
I am sure all of you know people like this !
And admire them.
This ABC TV show has many such stories
http://www.abc.net.au/austory/14/04/2017 #38 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDears @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit and @Milos Djukic- I have responded in a buzz to this hugely-important buzz and discussions in a buzz that I have just uploaded. It is titled "Friction of Ideas" and you are mentioned in it.
I hope my buzz would add a little value to this buzz14/04/2017 #34 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#30 A very vivid description @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and @Milos Djukic. Your contributions to this post added a different level of understanding for me. Written words are eternal and those are your comments.
I remember learning about renaissance in school very vaguely. But when it's linked to reality and our lives a new form of understanding is born.14/04/2017 #33 Anonymous"And finally the most obscure aspect connected with statistical self-similarity which reflect the most current state of social structure in which randomly generated fractals (humans) have a chance to make a new Renaissance." - from "The Fractal Revolution in Society, Social Media First", LinkedIn long-form post, published on September 4, 2016
December 1, 2014 - September 4, 2016...- Today - Tomorrow
"Renaissance" is on the horizon. Small steps are harbinger of progress.
Omnipresent loneliness → Creative writing → Time management → Fractals
Community and Cooperation → Tornado of thoughts → Future society…
An article never dies. Written words are eternal.14/04/2017 #31 Anonymous#30 Thanks for the clarification @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Yes, it was about Lorenz attractor, kind of an infinite periodic process.
"There are great rewards as a results of initial conditions (the ”Butterfly Effect”) and repeated self-discovery of ubiquitous chaos. In this special case, the initial conditions are faith, knowledge and willingness to follow our true self-similar nature." - from "The Secret Human Qualities That Truly Matter", LinkedIn long-form post, published on December 1, 2014
"Only carefully written words should cause a growing clamor (determined chaos), innovation and an inevitable progress. All unpredictable and chaotic C - butterflies (,like FFF @🐝 Fatima G. Williams)) behave similarly. There are plenty of them and they are self-similar, although they have different colors and shapes." - from "You Are a Social Leader? The Butterfly Effect", LinkedIn long-form post, published on June 30, 2015
Ian Stewart from the Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, UK.wrote a short popular text about Lorenz curve in the Nature journal, 31 August 2000, pp 949 as part of an article titled "The Lorenz Attractor Exists".
"Butterfly Symbolism and Meaning" by Regina Cutter Edwards on gardenswithwings.com:
http://www.gardenswithwings.com/butterfly-stories/butterfly-symbolism.html14/04/2017 #30 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#27 Think of it like this, without defining knowing at the beginning therefore knowing that knowing, you begin with a belief, create understanding through practice (execution), check that understanding (scientific method) and what emerges is new knowing and once you have this new knowing you action or act is bringing it into use - and now you plan with a new belief which will eventually process through and emerge a new knowing. That is why I would not start with knowing because examining the future through the old, whereas the cycle is about the fragrance and the wonder of something new - knowing as an emergence. That is the way of Milos - it is not the butterfly flaps but the Lorenz curve emerges in a pattern that looks like a butterfly. Put it simply the Deming Cycle or also called the Shewart Cycle (Plan Do Check Act) is about the same emergence which @Milos Djukic addresses in his buzzes.13/04/2017 #26 CityVP 🐝 ManjitFirst of all let us play the song relevant to this buzz : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWyAduUq2t4 ( it is good to have Pavarotti joining George Benson in this song to celebrate seeing @Vincenzo De Florio View moreFirst of all let us play the song relevant to this buzz : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWyAduUq2t4 ( it is good to have Pavarotti joining George Benson in this song to celebrate seeing @Vincenzo De Florio returning to beBee).
When it comes to KUBE - I like to compare it to PLAN-DO-CHECK-ACT originally conceived by Walter Shewart and then later adopted by the W. Edward Deming.
In the case of PLAN, this is actually akin to believe because you will not plan anything that you did not believe in and if we are planning that we do not believe in, then we are following orders in work that is holding us hostage - so the question of doing what we believe accompanies the degree of autonomy and discretion that we have. Where we are in an environment where we are not able to question the plan, there we find dictatorship and the cage that imprisons the potential of people
With DO - it is executive - because until we engage and see how things work, we are left solely in the world of academics or who create ideas but never test them in the field of human existence. This is the difference between invention and innovation.
At CHECK - the understanding takes shape between what believed was possible and what execution revealed, and also what it affected. We may have made a profit but did our actions leave the rest of the organization weaker. This is understanding.
Finally ACT is acting upon what we now know - which is the actual learning from checking our actions - and this knowing is called continuous improvement - and then we renew our belief and start again BEUK - it is not beBEE or KUBE but it is BE UK. Close
- 06/04/2017Liferay Developer NetworkWhat is Liferay? - Liferay 6.2 - Liferay Developer Networkdev.liferay.com
- 26/02/2017Posted this on FaceBook a couple of years ago. Still timely. Maybe even more so.
Net Neutrality is at risk
On a certain level - It's why you're able to be here...
- Producer18/02/2017The Firefox LoyalistIn the early days of the browser wars I had settled on one browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation that I put my trust in. Since Chrome has entered the market behind the mighty power of Google, Firefox has become the browser of the third...
Comments19/02/2017 #11 Deb 🐝 HelfrichI highly recommend watching the first video as a starting point to understanding the gift & opportunity we have via participating on beBee to effect a new future that values each individual. Many thanks to SuperManjit for a lot of important things to ponder in this post.
Sharing in the Sanctuary Hive because we all need freedom & privacy even in a very connected world.19/02/2017 #10 Deb 🐝 HelfrichI highly recommend watching the first video as a starting point to understanding the gift & opportunity we have via participating on beBee to effect a new future that values each individual. Many thanks to SuperManjit for a lot of important things to ponder in this post.19/02/2017 #9 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#8 " It is simply the MOFO's who don't care too much to be human and those that want to be human." Yep. And while we sit around in despair as to the mess of everything, it is actually quite simple to grow a new crop of humans who we allow to stay human all the way through their schooling and careers. It will all change profoundly.
And the way to start right now is to always chose pro-human, pro-individual, pro-love. It will be hard for those of us on the 2nd half of our journeys. It will be easier for those on the front half. And everything will change for those right on the cusp of being born.
As we contribute to making beBee the next facebook, we are participating in a chance to voice as a large, ever-growing community that all decisions start with putting people first. With working to be kind, fair, egalitarian - basically celebrating each human within any vast system. Setting up groups that prosper by honoring individuality first and foremost.19/02/2017 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#7 As consumers we have been consumed to consume. I was born into a sharing economy so in my entire life I have never purchased a car, but my neighbour when he purchased a high-end sports car has unconsciously invested so much of his psychology and being in that metal shell. I did not know he had purchased that car until he boasted at street party that he personally knows most people are envious of him as he drives by them. To which I obviously replied "yep, yep, we all are - just humbled at the presence of your great machine".
For me there is no THEY, the them vs us scenario is a throwback to the 60's counter-culture. That began to die the day those kids got shot on Kent State. For me I see humans who don't want to be humans and humans who are wanting that humanity. It is simply the MOFO's who don't care too much to be human and those that want to be human. Those MOFO's exist on both sides of traditional battle lines of them and us. This is today described as the "tyranny of OR". Now some way, somehow I get to get to the "AND" I don't know how, but I will muddle my way there, and in 2020 I will have better insight of me today than I have of me today.
I do have a political but human constituency that my humanity wants to vote for and it is the kind of girl featured in the Mozilla Open Letter video above. They are the future and they today represent my grand-kids and when they grow up they are going to do things differently - far differently than their somewhat clueless parents, the so called "millennials" which are the sandwich generation between the past and the future. How these generations break towards "AND" is fascinating and I shall observe that as I age. No matter what we call these generations there will still be MOFO degenerates and this new generation of humanity.
The word generation is not a time bound thing - it is a verb "to generate" this generation of humanity has found expression here.19/02/2017 #7 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#3 @Helena Jansen van Vuuren - well to further your metaphor, we don't buy a car and then immediately have to purchase the safety mechanisms like locks and seatbelts from a 3rd party vendor before we can trust that the car will work properly and we can drive it on the internet.....
As consumers we have been in absentia for too long when it comes to demanding that the caveat that products work be included in the 'terms and conditions' clauses because right now ALL they do is protect the company - and in essence what they say is that the company will try to to make a product that works, and we are obligated to pay as if it works, but if it doesn't they aren't responsible.19/02/2017 #6 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- I smiled while reading your wisdom "...for it deals with the paradox that when we want Open systems, we do get more choice, but when confronted with more choice we confront the Paradox of Choice". You remind me of my buzz "Open or closed". You are spot on as as we open doors soon we have more guests than the room can accommodate. Sharing19/02/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#2 Thank you Sara. There are choices of the consumer and there is that elevation of meaning that rises above consumption, that is why my biggest takeaway from this buzz is the "Open Letter" featuring the children, because what that announces and declares can easily be washed away the day-to-day reality of choices. With choices we can improve our communication and bring clarity to our choices, where the question of meaning comes in, is whether we are making choices as a consumer consuming or a human being weaving humanity. The felt experience here is way more than a software application, it is actually a meaning that will be embraced by the few and not the many. We need strong market players like Firefox and BeBee in a world where the Microsoft, Google and Facebook oligopoly is carving out the market in ways that have provided excessive corporate power to similiar oligopolies http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/oligopoly/19/02/2017 #3 Anonymous#1 Hi Deb - agree that the constant interruption of updates etc is frustrating - why is it that I can buy a car and drive it without interference until such time as I return it for a service or not, yes I buy fuel and pay for a service but the car dealer has not called me to demand that I hand over the keys as he wants to take a trip in my car.....very different when you buy a computer, you pay for internet connections and other items of choice on the internet but the system on your computer appears to not be part of the purchase package and choice is removed at a whim....windows 10 is a particular irritant to me....19/02/2017 #2 Sara JacoboviciDear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I feel selfish that I am learning so much from your hard work! I've learned much from this one about my choices as a consumer in a field where I feel that I am navigating in the dark. You are providing me with questions, and the answers will allow me "the freedom to choose". Thank you.18/02/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichI also prefer Firefox and to extend the open source plug, I use Apache Open Office the overlap in between MS Office and google apps.
I am just so frigging tired of being a slave to technology upgrades and changes that disrupt the ease of use and monthly fees just to keep the gods of ever-increasing 90 day revenue cycles satiated.
I would so love to join an organization dedicated to building something that works and then works to keep it working without trying to upsell to a version that 100% of the time is less useful to over 85% of the user base.
Who is building the 'forever stamp' version of technology? Which is not to say don't innovate, but surely we are at the point when an operating system should just work, not require constant patches that take 20 minutes from your productive day, and don't compromise the security of your digital information - and really quality of life at this juncture.
Comments16/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe most important note in this design cycle is the note at the bottom which says
"BOLD METHODS ARE SOME OF THE MOST COMMONLY USED"
This is a smarter way of looking at these methods and activities than the brain-dead plug and play idea of "BEST PRACTICES" - what bolding does is say that these other methods are not off the table, they just happen to be less used.
There is a more important than commonly used and not commonly used, and that is the thinking that we come up with, which become through evidence based practice the stuff of new thinking that someone else puts on a Design Cycle list.
It is this third thing - NOT LISTED which is the difference between those taking a lead in UX activities and those who are playing follow the leader and therefore a dime-a-dozen companies, and who wants to work for mediocre companies if we were hired to bring our best minds to work - and that is something Steve Jobs is known for. a.k.a. THIS!!!! http://bit.ly/2lQv3BW
- Producer13/02/2017Emprender en la Era DigitalQue el emprendimiento es un dinamizador de la economía que crea empleo y crecimiento es algo que todo el mundo sabe. También, que además de generar oportunidades, las startups juegan un papel esencial dando soporte a la innovación al promover...
Comments13/02/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitJuanma Romero is one of the most impressive people I have come across in beBee. He is not only raising the conversation here in terms of engagement with digital and importance of digital to employment, as well as looking at startup mortality, but I also like the way he earlier married ideas around personal magnetism, charisma and branding. He does not offer soundbites, he offers thinking and that culminates in where he is taking his television show and now being the curator of thinkers.
Branding has to be done in the context of thinking, not thinking in the context of branding and Romero is mixing and mind-melding a broader spectrum of conversation. He is engaging the role of a 21st Century leader. I do not need to understand Spanish to recognize the strategic capacity of the Romero or is ability to get thinkers together. I do think he needs to spread his message in both English and Spanish.
At the individual business level, I had a look at Antonio Sagardoy and his executive search firm. Like Romero it is a very well branded and laid out site, except Bosgroup provide their site in Spanish, English and German. Sagardoy runs a well organized business and I see him as a capable guy, where Juanma Romero in terms of his strategic capability is in part governed by the fact that he is further into his life path, therefore has built a deeper business maturity curve but he is also a person that can see across disciplines and more importantly with a longer time span capability. The cover of the book is nice, covers are nice (who doesn't want to be in the next hyped boy band) but thinkers are priceless - because they are invested in 21st Century transformation.
- 10/02/2017Performance Issues with the #unity3d game #webdev #indiegamelover #gamedev #indiedevhour #madewithunityPerformance Issue with Unity Game - Find Nerdbit.ly Blogs posted in Unity3D. The title is Performance Issue with Unity Game - Find...
Comments10/02/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#2 I am more interested in the mindset and appreciation of people who develop game like @Rinki Sharma The key thing she shared that interests me is the Findnerd community and this is a social network for tech nerds founded in India. The actual FindNerd community is a specialist site where it is clear that techie game players just dive in and address gaming conversations and issues. I on the other hand find their Twitter page more useful https://twitter.com/Findnerd2 because it informs me what they think informs the wider community of tech nerds - and in that Twitter timeline there will be new threads or lines of inquiry for what I am looking for, which is streams of insight into my own learning journey.10/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThis is my first introduction to the area of game development as opposed to game playing. I have not read much about the area of gaming other than gamification, which uses gaming as a means of using lessons in other areas of work.
I checked out a Udemy course for Unity3D and the numbers of students look impressive and this is the first time I have thought about gaming being a primary route to learning coding - as the course leaders describe it in this link.
Learn to Code by Making Games
Course leaders: Ben Tristem and Sam Puttuzi
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#2 - serve people2 Secrets To Get Ahead In The Music Industry - TheRecordingRevolution.com Want to know how to make it in the music industry as an artist, band, or engineer? Then you must realize that it's not about how talented you are, or how...
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Comments08/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitHi Ranjeet, @Ranjeet Kumar the best way I know any particular company is good is if I see its people before I see its company and this is the case with Evon Technologies. Along with Rinki @Rinki Sharma and Amrinder @Amrinder Singh that is what impresses me, small groups working with each other for bigger results.
Online HR measures such as glassdoor.com are of little value because they are extreme i.e. people who say good things say lots of good things, people who say bad things say lots of bad things - there is no regular middle and it does not teach me anything.
The first thing I had to learn was where was Dehadrun and what impressed me about Evon is not its expertise in cloud computing and technologies but it is proud of its town and that makes this a 250 employee family and not just another techie company trying to do what techie companies do which is fight for startup capital and either IPO or be flipped.
So welcome to beBee and enjoy making things happen :-)
Welcome Ranjeet, Welcome Rinki, Welcome Amrinder !!!
- 03/02/201725 Big Data Terms You Must Know To Impress Your Date (Or whoever you want to)www.datasciencecentral.com Big Data can be intimidating! If you are new to Big Data, please read ‘What is Big Data’, ‘Who coined Big Data’, ‘Big Data … So what’ to get you started....
- 06/01/2017It is tempting for me to think of this as violet wisdom that aids my understanding of innovation, but this article is about Stafford Beer's Viable System Model which aids my understanding of organizational systems (indigo wisdom). The comments are good in this article because they go to the nub of execution i.e. explaining the theory to time deficient executives. That is the actual learning at hand, how do you explain this depth knowing executives want a solution for the current fiscal year, and then some new magic box of exec tricks the following fiscal. Can any theory or model survive the tyranny of short-term thinking and quarterly earning calls?Structuring Companies for Innovation and Operations | Innovation Managementwww.innovationmanagement.se Traditionally hierarchical and silo’ed structures are simply too cumbersome to deal with the modern imperatives of flexibility, integration and agility. Regular and transparent communication, of both the formal and informal kind, is generally...