- 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 AnaniDear @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 Helena Jansen van Vuuren#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
- 08/02/2017#1 - be seen
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- 08/02/20177 #Cloud #Management Tools for #Businesses to Choose from in 20177 Cloud Management Tools for Businesses to Choose from in 2017evontech.com Cloud computing has become a mainstay in IT departments. According to a research by cloud solutions provider RightScale, 95% of businesses use cloud technology in some way or the other. Without a doubt, cloud computing has emerged as the most...
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 !!!
- 03/02/2017Remember your last date when you were UN-PRE-PARED. NoMo!25 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...
- 06/01/2017It is wonderful to read stuff from people who talk about thinking, who know how to think. Unlike TOOL HEADS which John Seddon describes in this video , as well as his associated masterly 25 page PDF on understanding the variety of demand, in this case, service organizations that think that they are thinking because they have a tool or a diagram for it. http://www.triarchypress.net/uploads/1/4/0/0/14002490/understanding-the-variety-of-demand.pdfOn tool heads John Seddon speaking at the 2006 Waterman Management...
- 08/07/2016In the movie "Coming to America", a Royal Prince and his servant come to Queens New York to find his Queen, but she is the daughter of a burger shop owner, so they act poor and get a job at the burger shop. The "Washing Lettuce" clip is one of my favourites, it speaks so much to perception of our valuesComing to America - I'm washing lettuce. Follow me on Twitter...
- Producer02/01/2017Umbrellas for Forecasting Organizational Culture and ClimateSome images are mind-provoking. The ideas of this buzz were inspired by two photos: the weather-forecasting umbrella and umbrella stands. The weather-forecasting umbrella is handy and smart. By connecting its handle to weather stations it can...
Comments05/01/2017 #71 Ali Anani#67 Thanks for the lovely lins @Alan Culler. I should have been more patient in my last response because I posted before reading your second comment. Yes, achievement-oriented companies seemed the most successful one. COmmend and power driven companies lead to stress, polluted work climates and I am not surprised that they came last. I do appreciate your great contributions to the discussions.05/01/2017 #70 Ali Anani#66 Thank you @Alan Culler for your clarification. I understand the copyright restrictions. However; it is interesting what you wrote "...three motive needs. Brigadier was Power-driven, Balance was Affiliation-driven, and Blazer was Achievement-driven". I just wonder if balanced-oriented groups shall succeed in turbulent climates.05/01/2017 #67 Alan Culler#50 (Continued)
Ran long Ali -here's the rest
Over the course of several times running the exercise over many different clients -in 90 minutes, Blazer always wins, Balance is second and coming on very strong in the final minutes as soon as they've agreed their work rules and roles by consensus. Brigadier was always last. They had strikes, workers and leaders quit, sabotage and sometimes we had to do damage control for the participants who took the exercise much too seriously.
The Harvard experiment, ran for 6 weeks using thrice weekly 60 minute class periods and 2 hour planning and innovation sessions. Our entire exercise took 4 or six hours. The four hour session included a 20 minute climate lecturette, which described the original experiment. Data was collected pre- during and post on a 20 question version of the OCS. (Alas tabulated by hand, -- it was the 80's -which the session and lecturette was proceeding. Then the exercise was debriefed. The six hour version allowed participants to create their own climate and work rules and compete for a 60 minute production session with debrief following. Usually participants created something like the Blazer or Balance Climate and results were always much closer.
Thanks for your question and I apologize for takin you so far down memory lane.
If you want the full description of the 1967 experiment see:
https://www.amazon.com/Motivation-Organizational-Climate-George-Litwin/dp/087584071X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483585052&sr=8-1&keywords=Motivation+and+Organizational+Climate05/01/2017 #66 Alan Culler#50 Hello Ali
Thanks for your comments and support.
With regard to the Climate Lab - unfortunately it is not available to the public. I wrote the simulation as part of a training program for British Airways during the turnaround leading up to privatization. At the time I worked for HRI, George Litwin's company, which retained copyright.
The exercise simulated three climates for the three companies, Brigadier, Balance, and Blazer. (We changed "British" the original company name from the 1967 Litwin -Stringer Harvard Experiment to Brigadier out of concern that British Airways leaders might be offended by the name.
Each company "manufactured 3 complex products (Paper airplanes) for a 90 minute. The climates were set by six minutes of video by the "CEO" of each company. Like the original experiment the climates setting oration and work rules were set based upon Dr. David McClelland's three motive needs. Brigadier was Power-driven, Balance was Affiliation-driven, and Blazer was Achievement-driven. I wrote the scripts and supervised production of the video that was shot buy Georges son Ron Litwin.04/01/2017 #62 Ali AnaniThank you @Mohammed Sultan for your verifications. It is an interesting idea the relationship that you explain by tying growth-culture development together. I invite both @Harvey Lloyd and @Joseph Sprute to add their comments. I enjoyed this comment and it deserves greater attention.04/01/2017 #61 Mohammed Sultan#55 The two components of culture ,the philosophical and operational parts,result partly from the unique history of the org and partly from the org initiatives and structure.In well established org the founders often have their own prints on the org style.The philosophical part of the org culture is often passed on and expressed by the org vision.The value component of the culture to which the org adheres is usually a reflection of the org interaction,interpretation and work expectation.It's like a thread that runs across the org ,extends and interacts with the external communities and events.Culture also develops as the org grows from its embryonic as a single function from sales staff in sales- oriented units to customer-driven org,from a research lab to R&D large pharma and from money transactions bank to large risk-taking corporation..etc.When the org grow adopting new initiatives and strategies they often confirm the culture from which they originated.03/01/2017 #58 Ali Anani#57 I too find your comment fascinating @Joseph Sprute not only because it is different than all previous comments, but mainly because of what you concluded it "since at this point, holding an umbrella is more likely than holding gold or silver". You hold the umbrella and it is made of gold. I thank you for sharing the buzz and for truly giving me a new perspective.03/01/2017 #55 Ali Anani#52 Interesting point of vies thi is that culture is inspired. How does tis fit with opinions that culture is the resultant of individual interactions producing behavioral patterns over long times dear @Mohammed Sultan View more#52 Interesting point of vies thi is that culture is inspired. How does tis fit with opinions that culture is the resultant of individual interactions producing behavioral patterns over long times dear @Mohammed Sultan? Close03/01/2017 #53 Harvey Lloyd#48 Would i be incorrect in stating that we may introduce climate change but it must align with our values/culture? If we introduce climate change that is against our values/culture that this would eventually impact the culture?
I wanted to ask the question both ways as i sense they may need a different answer. Thanks for your comments they separated some things under different definitions for me.03/01/2017 #51 Mohammed Sultan#50 I previously mentioned what @ Alan Culler just said about "Climate as a slippery concept".I remember describing the org culture in one of my previous comments as a robe ,one of its end is fixed into the org history and identity and the other end is lose and can be can moved in different directions with many faces to reflect the org initiative and strategies(climate).In other words,the org culture is the philosophical view of the corporate mission and values,while the climate reflects two levels;the org long term intuition to deliver growth consistent with its KSF's, and the operating level which reflects how the org perceives its market opportunities and its product/market portfolio or business model.03/01/2017 #50 Ali Anani#48 Happy new year to you as well dear @Alan Culler. Your comment filled me with positive curiosity "With just 6 minutes of video - a speech by the leaders of three companies "British, Balance, and Blazer" we created three distinct climates with remarkably different performance". This is a remarkable result. I wonder if this video is available to the public! It must be a hit. If available, would you kindly provide a link?
Yes, there is a lot of confusion about culture and climate. Many researches discussed climate when culture when they actually discussed climate.
I am glad that you referred to Dr. Ed Schein. I love this model of artifacts, espoused values and shared tacit assumptions. I might be referring to it in my next buzz.
Your writing is spot on "Leaders I have seen accomplish this by having contacts at all levels to act as a bellweather- "Management by walking around" in the words of Peters and Waterman:.
Thak you Alan again for contributing such a great comment.03/01/2017 #49 Ali Anani#47 I shall call you dear @Harvey Lloyd "The Father of Eloquent Simplicity". You amaze me with your wisdom packed in simple, yet deep meaning. This is a quote from your comment to reflect on this ability of yours "A leader must also take all available resources and paint a futuristic picture to lead".03/01/2017 #48 Alan CullerHappy New Year, Ali. Thanks for posting this exploration of organizational climate and culture. I worked behind George Litwin for 10 years and attended George's 80th birthday in August. I continue with climate and culture work to this day.
There is a lot of misunderstanding about climate and culture -they are not synonymous.
Climate is relative short term in that it can be changed quickly through management practices. In 1986 I wrote a training exercise that recreated the 1967 Litwin Stringer experiment. With just 6 minutes of video - a speech by the leaders of three companies "British, Balance, and Blazer" we created three distinct climates with remarkably different performance. Cumulative climate may evolve into behavioral norms.
Culture is defined By Dr. Ed Schein as Underlying values and assumptions, beliefs and behavioral norms, and individual behaviors and physical representations of norms. Ed Schein usually described this as a pyramid or an iceberg with the values on the bottom and the individual behaviors on top -the easiest to change.
I love your premise of an instantaneous signal like the weather umbrella or stand for when it is working.
Leaders I have seen accomplish this by having contacts at all levels to act as a bellweather- "Management by walking around" in the words of Peters and Waterman.
This may be a good use for social media -internal to the company -or perhaps to include customers, suppliers and other stakeholders.
As long as we remember that "the map is not the territory" -still needs human contact.
A always, you jump-start my brain.
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Comments12/12/2016 #23 Harvey Lloyd#22 I agree with your sentiments here. I realize though that the language of wisdom must transcend the ideological to the present of human existence. Social media is not bad but it has offered new directions that i don't sense will allow us to evolve as a species.
I share your insights with the group here that has been diligently discussing the tenuous situation of emotions and their outcomes. Like social media, emotions are not bad or good until we discern their value within the human dynamic. Although we can empathise with an individual and their needs, the results of their emotions as felt by mankind is another story. We can't merge the two.
This sounds like a harsh statement, and it is. My emotions and how they direct me should have two components, others and then myself, and in that order. Should i choose myself first, then i should be prepared for the consequences of my actions. I am ok with those who place themselves first within their emotional sphere but, bare in mind that i am referring to human existence within a large social group. (Not personal reflective self awareness styled self talk.)
Given this position, i would suggest that it creates interdependencies that propels mankind forward. Otherwise, with me first we create dependencies that separate us at the fundamental level. Your matrix is capturing the dichotomy.12/12/2016 #22 Sara JacoboviciPart 2/2: This leads me to what #19, @Harvey Lloyd captures when he writes: "The ability to carry in my hand technology that allows for total connectivity has allowed me to live virtually while losing my skills within the human experience." It's not so much technology that I am concerned about, it's the impact technology has on "re-wiring" who we are. We are sensory beings and if we are deprived of certain sensory experiences, the same people that imagined these new devices will no longer be able to see beyond their function.12/12/2016 #21 Sara JacoboviciPart 1/2: #14 #17 #18 Gentlemen, @David B. Grinberg, @CityVP Manjit and @Mohammed Sultan, your discussion is invaluable and I am excited to see it arise here. The depth of the comments; self-reflective, intelligent, informative and interpretative, and the questions that are raised, prove that it is emotion, especially fear, that distract from our ability to stay grounded in our human capacity. David, you who look out beyond the boundaries of earth, can not speak of limits and scope. Manjit proves that technologically based devices cannot replace humans when he says, "...explore flow with my learned capabilities to handle variety of information in a way that best represents my exploration. " Only a human (like Manjit) can think and express himself in this way. Another example comes from Mohammed Sultan when he differentiates between creative thinking which is binding to the moment and creative thinking that can also work in different boundaries. This can only come from a human source.12/12/2016 #20 Harvey Lloyd#14 I will have to go with you on this thought pattern. Although i understand the reply of @CityVP Manjit i believe we speak of two very different aspects of the discussions.
Our journey of technology is one aspect while the impact of current technology is another. The future of technology may promise many things, healthcare, human safety and productivity, but what does that world look like based on where we are now? Clearly technology is leading the way to a new society that i don't think we have thought through. Many consumers who once were our customers are now without work, so they cant consume. We will no longer be able to barter our time for money and consume. Technology is taking the value of our time from the barter equation.
I am not against technology, but am stating that if tech is going to change the barter system we have, then shouldn't we be working on that at the same rate as tech? If we think about it, i believe we can see tech at the center of the have and have not debate and the narrowing of the middle class.12/12/2016 #19 Harvey Lloyd@Sara Jacobovici you are continuing to shed light in dark areas. Our challenging emotions are typically our yield and stop signs. But like when we experience these signs in driving we are called to act a certain way, then so we should when experiencing these emotions. Emotions should not change the journey but rather enhance our experience on the journey. Just as the signs of the road keep us safe.
In our daily professional lives we have people we journey with and this causes these yielding emotions to come forward. Most importantly though we have to reconcile these emotions with each other. This is the human experience. Clearly, though there is a new kid on the block that i think you touch on. Technology.
I find technology foreboding. It introduces to each group of professionals a myriad of data sets that can overwhelm and can also be generated in such a way that replaces humans. In reviewing the outputs of technology we now create a third participant within the discussion You/Me/Data. But data is binary in the sense that it is right or wrong about the future as perceived. Also, data is subjective in its appearance and collection.
Although our imaginations did create the technology i don't believe we thought through the impact. I enjoy the impact up to the point my job, career, fiscal stability gets affected. The ability to carry in my hand technology that allows for total connectivity has allowed me to live virtually while losing my skills within the human experience.
Your tree and understanding of problem solving comes from your history without the technology. What of the new/next generations that all they know is tech? Will they or can they grasp the concepts presented here?12/12/2016 #18 Mohammed Sultan#17 Thanks for sharing your link.When we compare singularity or AI with what's been shared by @ Sara Jacobovici we at once will realize that both are talking about the creative thinking,but from two different angles.Sara is talking about creative thinking which is binding to the moment and can improve the current state of workplaces performance in the short term.Her creative thinking can also work in different boundaries anchored by the same rules,but can't be conceived for uncertain future.Whereas singularity is not limited to specific" time horizon" and can be conceived for the future and also in different boundaries.As a researcher I don't believe in the power of singularity or AI in which one can be vividly aware or see himself functioning a decade from now.Singularity of such kind that can tell the future or control it, is only owned by the power of God,otherwise scientists could have hurried up to clone it for the ordinary people.12/12/2016 #17 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#16 Dear @David B. Grinberg you do know what those limits and scopes are because that is the emotional response that Sara is talking about here, and thus when I am pursuing information in how I am able to receive it, whether it is relevant that I understand it now and to see what I can grasp immediately, without setting out acres of personal time trying to understand these things at a deeper level. That deeper level has one compass which is to know our own flow. If we become overwhelmed we know we have flown to high or engaged in too many areas at once, or if we are underwhelmed then we know we have room to explore more.
Take this proponent for singularity who wrote their thoughts about it, relating positive thinking with singularity - of course that is the opinion of this individual but this opinion is well within both of our limits and scope - of course all dependent on what else is occupying our field of attention at the time we attend to this material :
Singularity Defined and Refined by Singularity Utopia (2013 Blog)
I don't want to flood others with information, but explore flow with my learned capabilities to handle variety of information in a way that best represents my exploration. Learning is as unique as our own individual DNA. You cannot become me, and I cannot become you- but the abundance we share is this opportunity to explore the way that makes most sense for us to explore. There is network intelligence (not network stupidity) which is to welcome what you can welcome so long as it leads to flow, liberation and freedom of your own mind and being.12/12/2016 #16 David B. Grinberg#15 Many thanks for your thoughtful reply, CityVP Manjit, and thank you for sharing those web links too. I can tell you that my own "limit and scope" is, shall we say, limited in scope. I try to wrap my head around these mega concepts, but usually that just results in a mega headache. Thus, I appreciate your pointing me in the right direction.12/12/2016 #15 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#14 Dear @David B. Grinberg, you are asking here about something unfathomable. There are people who have tried to put a perspective around the movement to what you describe as the brave new world in life and one of those is Kevin Kelly, because Kelly has the abstractive ability to begin to knit together the thinking that is dimensions above where most of us are and emerge from this rarefied atmosphere with something that we can put our minds around, or at least begin to establish what this map of the unknown may potentially look like.
Here is Kevin Kelly talking about the Singularity as it applies to AI
This is no different to knowing we cannot think like Einstein but we can follow his example of imagining following a beam of light. We will only go so far in our own learning journey but it is sufficient enough to awaken our individual lives to the uncertainty and new possibilities emerging ahead.
One of the steps we can take our own awareness is then follow the leads that will make most sense to us because we each know our own limits of understanding and scope of imagination. I cannot say what this limit and scope is for David B. Grinberg - only you know that.
An example of a step I can take in my own learning journey in this particular stream of consciousness is simply to listen to someone like Vernor Vinge - because ideas he originated have been level set for the understanding of the earnest learner with basic curiosity.
Vernor Vinge - Foresight and the Singularity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tngUabHOea012/12/2016 #14 David B. GrinbergThank you, Sara, for such an informative, educational and enlightening read. As someone who considers himself an amateur futurist (rightly or wrongly), I'm concerned that the frenetic pace of technology will soon overwhelm human capacities. Some scientists say that the average laptop computer is currently equivalent to the human brain. Others say artificial intelligence will be smarter than humans by the 2030s. Thus, keeping pace with new and evolving tech -- let alone staying ahead of the curve -- is a substantial challenge which will likely grow more difficult over time.
According to "Moore's law" -- for example -- computing power doubles every two years (some say as little as 18-months). Additionally, many scientists and others predict that AI humanoid robots (or androids) will be capable of passing the so-called "Turing Test" as early as the 2030s as well. That means these AI androids will not only be much smarter than humans, but indistinguishable as well. Some fear they will replace humans altogether, not just jobs. As you know, many large companies are also adopting machine learning, AI and robotics in many aspects of their business operations to replace human employees. Thus, to coin a phrase, we indeed face a brave new world not only in business but in life generally. The subsequent challenges ahead of us are immense and historically game changing. THOUGHTS?11/12/2016 #12 debasish majumderfour hydrogen atoms enable to produce Helium in the sun. and helium consists of 2 electron, two protons and two neutrons. have we ever thought, where is the missing electrons and protons and how it transforms to form helium, where energy how plays the key role? we must not be flummoxed and nature maintains a unique balance, along with matter and anti-matter, the duality, a significant feature, causing immense impact to even our very existence! Great post @Sara Jacobovici! enjoyed read. thank you very much for sharing the post madam.11/12/2016 #10 Mohammed Sultan#6 When companies treat people motivation as strategy they will value people emotion over capital or equity, and will think of the ROE -as Return On Emotion not Equity. Researches on motivation have shown that people feel more satisfied when they get regarded rather than being rewarded,because their emotion has become more important than the salaries they are paid.When companies treat motivation as strategy they will come to a conclusion that; when they trust people they will trust their customers,and the higher the trust level the higher ROE will be.Businesses also are about feelings and when feelings are suppressed we expect the ROE to get lower .You can't imagine how pride people feel when they get regarded ,they will extend their creative domain and stretch their thinking beyond the norms and logic to creativity and imagination.11/12/2016 #8 Max🐝 J. CarterWhen I was a supervisor for United Healthcare I found that simply treating my direct reports as human beings and not functions made all the difference.
I said things like :"Good morning, thanks for making it in today." had big impact on their desire to be there.
Then I made it a priority to ensure my people understood that my performance was direct result of theirs and my best interest was served by serving theirs where creating a sense of feeling valued to inspire and motivate them to perform better.
I simply invested my own caring into caring about the human being and let that show in my actions and words and it created more of a family dynamic and i was much more approachable and found coaching them in performance became easier as they were much more receptive.
I find it really is more efficient in business to simplify and be human about what you do and treat each other as thinking and feeling human beings.
Emotional states are the result of the love we feel we are or are not getting from the environment we are in.
When i started taking a fatherly approach to my job I saw the improved performance and morale and loyalty and desire to perform. I cover this in my leadership writing .
I have covered before in my own writing one emotion that there is only one love and fear and all everything else is states of love and fear or faces of it so to speak. This eliminates the idea of positive and negative emotions and forces one to see a whole being and investigate the history that led to the now and the current emotional state.11/12/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici#4 @Mohammed Sultan, personally, I am always so encouraged and flattered by your comments. Thank you. Your insights are always appreciated, as well as your writing style. The take away, for me, of this comment has to be, "When the employee motivation is treated as a strategy, people will work in harmony to achieve the balance between their internal actions and their external impact." Thanks again.11/12/2016 #5 Ali AnaniHello @Sara Jacobovici- I am thrilled by your buzz and it deserves a welcoming waggling dance. You have shown in three examples how the initial emotional points may diversify into different patterns by different people and follow trajectories of their own.
The first three feelings were negative as it is well-established that it is easier to stay in one domain of negative emotions than to make a jump to the domain of positive emotions. That frustration developed into disappointment and irritation is in line with what has been experienced. It takes energy to make the jump and this is evident from the emotions branching out patterns in your worked examples.
You have now an emotions fingerprint-equivalent.
One of the pioneering IBM CEOs said that it is managing people and their emotions that counts. Your buzz explains this beautifully.
I am humbled for playing the role of a trigger in prompting you to write such a. thinking buzz on emotional patterns. I thank you for the mention of my name.11/12/2016 #4 Mohammed Sultan@Sara Jacobovici It's really a creative post .You either have the attitude of an expert consultant or had been trained in your childhood on how to fit pieces into a synergistic whole (JIGSAW) and enjoyed the beauty and measured the impact of this process.Fit and balance between both sides the human and the physical..between our personal and professional interests ..between knowledge and feeling are crucial to build an emotional corporate jigsaw.The emotional org culture has become a necessity because it reflects our thoughts and feelings.When the employee motivation is treated as a strategy, people will work in harmony to achieve the balance between their internal actions and their external impact.The shape and the beauty of the future corporate jigsaw will depend to large extent on how well the internal parts,the external impact and our actions can all be kept in balance and lead to strategic moves in the right time.
- Producer07/12/2016Why? Why? Why? : A Strategy For MeaningWhy matters, both within organizations and without. The companies that start with why on the inside and then take that meaning to those they serve in the market are not just sharing their stories, they are doing their stories. And as loosey goosey...
Comments12/12/2016 #3 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven#2 You were talking about teams and organizations, and I feel that our Why or Vision is universal. What I mean by this is the difference between Faith and Hope in a one's actions. When someone in very clear on their goal or vision it moves from saying, "I hope am going to achieve this" to "I know am going to achieve this." When people believe that they are going to reach their goal, their is a strong shift of mindset and action then if they just hope. Winners don't quit, while quitters don't win.
An example of this mindset is imagine that you were guaranteed a $100,000 return after four days of $10,000 investment. Yet, you only had $500. You know the results. Your faith you put you into a creative thinking mode to figure out how to come up with the rest of the movie. Yet, If you felt that you only had a chance of failure, why take the risk. This is what society teaches. I found that during my college years, they wanted to shrink my goals, which gave me an excuse for a back door. I prefer to make my goals as big, and detailed as possible.
- 29/11/2016Snapchat Spectacles first look Snap, Inc. (formerly Snapchat) released its first ever hardware product this week. It's called Spectacles, and it's a pair of sunglasses with a camera...
Comments29/11/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitVery smart roll out! By creating an air of exclusivity and having surprise vending machines that creates conversations within the snapchat community - a bit like a smart mob moment, which not only heightens engagement but gets snapchatters to try these out. It also will drive new people to snapchat. The roundness of the glasses and video was very clever in terms of video capture and the glass design is really smart - firstly because circles are a symbol of collaboration but also the revolving signal that says a person is videoing is not creepy, whereas a red or green light has a different perception, and that is something Google Glasses should have thought about in their roll out. In terms of innovation snapchat have figured out a recipe for early adopters, as well as creating follow up buzz which should carry them over the chasm. Snapchat are the present kings of mobile and presence - these glasses add to that reputation, and overall this roll out looks highly imaginative.
Comments18/11/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI was actually fascinated by the KSCHOOL branding and having learned about it, can see that it is a pure Spanish play - and the only English info about them was limited on Crunchbase and only in Exhibitor info - but I can see them scale to global markets if they wanted to - their offering is right on the money for the needs of today's technology enabled market.place. http://www.easyfairs.com/events_216/futurizz-2016_79998/futurizz-2016_79999/exhibitors-products_80031/exhibitor-catalogue_80035/stand/586133/
- Producer04/09/2016Zen And The Art Of Doing...The word “Zen” gets thrown around quite a bit these days and more often than not, it’s being misused by some tragically hip barista, or another of his skinny-jean wearing brethren. Just because the local craft-beer pub’s décor is minimalist and...
Comments04/09/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitLoved the humourous asides in the middle of this buzz. For me the zen moment was the line
QUOTE: [So, I did what any dynamic, go-getting, highly-experienced marketing executive would do when faced with such unexpected adversity–I sat on the sofa for a week, sulking, refusing to shave and spending an inordinate amount of time honing my Grand Theft Auto skills.] END QUOTE
Then the whole buzz is wrapped very well with action orientation and the art of doing. Maybe the missing piece in the buzz is quality as in Persig's book "Zen and the Art of Motorcyle Maintenance" http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/31/zen-motorcycles-and-the-cult-of-tech-how-robert-pirsig-s-classic-anticipated-the-future.html but the piece is balanced with all the tiny moments of difference that lend energy to action i.e. all the doings that comprise of making a home and not just contributing to making a living,;and the buzz does articulate the difference between Zen being a fashion statement that one wears like a tattoo, from Zen as being and way, not just a way of doing. I don't really desire to be called a philosopher, ultimately life is best when it is action learning. http://www.studygs.net/actionlearn.htm
Overall enjoyed reading this buzz and seeing that this is the first contribution to beBee, I would like warmly welcome you to the beBee tribe and I congratulate you on a well-written and thought out opening buzz.04/09/2016 #1 Lisa 🐝 GallagherHi @Steve Geibel, phew, glad you shaved first ;-) I actually loved your 'shameless plug,' and the all natural products on your website. Thank you for being so detailed about 'just getting out and doing it.' Your words are motivators!! I'm glad you figured it out and found a way to work for yourself after being downsized!
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Comments08/07/2016 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#3 Alex, for me the mix is important. 75% of my personal life is no one's business but 25% is open, and 25% of my professional life is open but 75% of my business is getting work done. That still leaves a lot open in the middle and so the mix is important for me. Like all things these choices are best in moderation and balance, and what we choose as "open" is the balance. Look at BeBee it is taking our personal affinity and mixing it with professional affinity. Affinity is the best mix of all.08/07/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitGreat advice for anyone who is going to become a part of free-agent nation and is involved in task or mainstream consulting work. I had a far different motivation because I made home the center of my meaning and not work - and because we did we also eliminated the overhead of an external office.
While I endorse being business centered in the home office, our work led us to to dealing with senior executive teams out of Washington, New York or Chicago - all by teleconferencing (I have worked in a home office environment for 17 years), so for us we considered it really cool that we were talking to executive teams in plush conference boardrooms while we were still in our pajama's talking into the polycom in my brothers bedroom. If work is the center of meaning, I would not recommend anyone doing this - stay professional.
I have utilized Trello but save a great regard for Slack https://slack.com/ - for people who think working at home beats working in an office, initially the novelty is great, but the biggest thing I missed were office based interactions - but that was balanced out by the fact that I got to watch my kids grow up before my eyes and I would not trade that experience for commuting to work.
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- Producer22/06/2016Bienvenidos a la WordCamp Sevilla 2016¡Estamos encantados de anunciar que la WordCamp Sevilla 2016 está oficialmente en el calendario! WordCamp Sevilla 2016 será los días 30 de septiembre, 1 y 2 de octubre de 2016 en EOI WordCamp Sevilla vuelve después de tres años. La última...
Comments22/06/2016 #3 Marco Bensión Alonso#1 Esta seria mi primera vez en asistir a una WordCamp, pero he asistido alguna que otra MeetUp donde se organizaba y realmente he aprendido muchas cosas de Wordpress. Esperemos que dentro de poco esto se extienda y todos puedan acceder a este tipo de eventos en cualquier tipo de localización.
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This would be my first time to attend a WordCamp, but I have attended some other MeetUp which was organized and I really learned a lot of Wordpress. Hopefully soon this will spread and everyone can access these events in any location.22/06/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI had no idea that Wordpress has such a network of developer conferences https://central.wordcamp.org/schedule/ and this for me is the real power of affinity, to see these communities of practice proliferate globally, and rather than organize around the traditional professional organization i.e. the HR, Project Management, Marketing institutes, a network that is affinity based places the talent on the front foot rather than thought leaders creating their own professional ego kingdoms. Enjoyed reviewing the Wordcamp sites including Sevilla. Fortunately also tomorrow the people of Britain will probably vote to remain in Europe, which means that I get to keep my EU passport - so learning about WordCamp Europe also reminded me of that.
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Comments22/06/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThis is great. Observing the tools for colour palette resources has enabled me to see that I should personally treat design thinking separately from creativity, where design thinking should now become a part of my work process and creativity is the means to transformation through emergence. This realization helps me greatly as I configure my own learning journey.
- Producer21/06/2016Making transparency more effectiveTransparency has been lauded as the mechanism to promote good governance, accountability and fraud prevention. This is conventional wisdom and no doubt there are some truths. However, an EU Committee on Open Government statement (Dated April 22,...
Comments22/06/2016 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#7 I am not a typical user in that I utilize a database called Commence RM http://www.commence.com/commence-rm/ which I found relatively easy to create small custom databases because then I can format to whatever I am focusing on. In life we sometimes intuitively back off from people we are uncomfortable with and the same is true with corporate persons like Facebook (under American law corporations are now considered persons). That is why the social graph provided by Facebook is then limited due to an extremely minimal use of Facebook. Google is something I actively use but here I have turned off the tracking but I am happy with the search functions in terms of finding information. This is how I applied what inspired me from "filter failure" idea of Clay Shirky. For sure I am creating cow paths where designers want me to use the walk path but here I am not a system designer but take an end-user perspective. I also know the field is expanding rapidly and we get exposure to Geoffrey Hinton because he operates out of our local university and so my learning interest is as a lay person intrigued by how you think and people like Hinton http://ocrampal.com/node/16422/06/2016 #7 KK Aw#5 Thanks for the link, unfortunately, it is dated. I don't agree a better filter is the solution. We need a different engine, which is apparently Graph Computing. Facebook is based on a social graph. When you login to Facebook, it presents your personal graph. Facebook tried to introduce graph search, but it is not taking off because of privacy issues and the difficulty of defining a navigation structure. https://www.facebook.com/graphsearcher/. Google uses their knowledge graph to make the search results more relevant. https://www.google.com/intl/es419/insidesearch/features/search/knowledge.html. To make the search results more meaningful; Google has to determine which branch of the tree the user is one and uses the results from the branches at the top of the search results. There is a lot of interest in graph databases today. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graph_database. I view graph as a natural way to store connected information but the interface is based on list processing and intersection of sets just like Facebook and Google Search. I do traversing and other graph manipulations, but it is difficult to make it intuitive and useful to the users.22/06/2016 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#4 If you are approaching it from information overload and sense making, then this talk from Clay Shirky may offer a different alternative viewpoint https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LabqeJEOQyI View more#4 If you are approaching it from information overload and sense making, then this talk from Clay Shirky may offer a different alternative viewpoint https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LabqeJEOQyI I will also encourage @Juani Sánchez Serrano-Sánchez to view your buzz because her organization is involved with these larger macro issues at the EU level. Close22/06/2016 #4 KK Aw#1 I have not viewed this problem from the perspective of too many choices. Too much choice can just be as bad as too little. I look at this problem, mainly from the perspective of information overload and sense making. It is difficult for us to make sense of an issue when we do not have the tacit knowledge. Tacit knowledge as proposed by Polanski can best be acquired by immersion. This is a luxury we don't have when we are dealing with complex issues. I reduce these elements of tacit knowledge to industry and background knowledge. By integrating many years of the AG's report, connecting the audits through the audit areas and issues, and providing background information on the public entities and their reporting structure, I hope to alleviate some of the problems of tacit knowledge. Beginners using the system may get distracted with the large amount of connected information, but they can soon narrow down to what they are looking for. The connected information is there, when they are looking for background and industry knowledge.21/06/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWhat you are building is a fine plane called Transparency Airways, but at the end of the day, how this initiative flies is making it easy for the passenger or end-user of the possibilities of destination. When they board such a flight, if we tell them all about the technical aspects of the plane, it may be too much for them and indeed all the extra information may make them want to fly another airline - so transparency is never an easy thing and here one confronts what Barry Schwartz addresses as the Paradox of Choice https://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_on_the_paradox_of_choice?language=en Here a two prong approach is relevant - a set of information for champions of the plane itself, which is how I read this buzz (and it is great) and an opportunity for a citizen to fly - making that a one-to-one simplified relationship, where the traveler is invited to travel and feels like they can contribute to reaching their destination. When the individual destinations are then viewed in aggregate - that serves to provide a map or journey of the user experience. Transparency unleashes a lot of information but the Paradox of Choice kicks in, if this becomes a search for pilots instead of an invitation for passengers. Pilots, mechanics and crew are important, but so is the information journey.
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