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  1. CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Amazon 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.

    www.cbsnews.com Amazon and other tech titans reportedly sniffing at Slack, the chat software that's suddenly everywhere inside corporate...
  2. Gary Orton

    Gary Orton

    Modularization can drive significant cost and schedule duration reductions that improve project performance.
    Gary Orton
    Why Build Modular?
    www.modular.org Learn why modular construction is a Greener, Faster, Smarter method of...


    Gary Orton
    12/06/2017 #2 Gary Orton
    #1 Thanks for the welcome @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    11/06/2017 #1 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Welcome to beBee Gary. Fascinating process about modular construction and more importantly fresh insights from a profession that most people don't think about, yet it is at the heart of what creates civilization.
  3. Bethanie Buerger
    Systems Completion in 3 minutes.
    Completions in 3 Minutes
    Completions in 3 Minutes This video explains project completions in 3...


    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    02/06/2017 #1 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    I 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.
  4. ProducerFederico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    Escenarios en UX. Las situaciones en las que se usarรก tu Producto
    Escenarios en UX. Las situaciones en las que se usarรก tu ProductoRepresentar la realidad del usuario al mรกs 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 misiรณn de nuestro producto o empresa....


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    29/05/2017 #4 Anonymous
    Me gusta.
    Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    29/05/2017 #3 Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    #1 Thank you very much @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit. In next buzzes I will develop a scenario in more detail so that it becomes clearer. Thanks for the comments and your contribution.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    29/05/2017 #2 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    FYI 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 :
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    29/05/2017 #1 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    After 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 more
    After 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
  5. CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    How 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.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    How the Maker Movement Connects Students to Engineering and Tech
    www.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...
  6. ProducerRinki Sharma

    Rinki Sharma

    List of Top 7 JavaScript Data Chart Libraries That Web Developers Should Follow
    List of Top 7 JavaScript Data Chart Libraries That Web Developers Should FollowToday, it is practically impossible to offer a dashboard devoid of pictorial or graphical representations. Representation of the graphs, charts, and pictures enables the users to easily comprehend the large statistics or complex sets of data. Apart...


  7. ProducerMรณnica Salvador Rodriguez
    Crear un video para marca personal
    Crear un video para marca personalCrear un vรญdeo nos puede ayudar a dar visibilidad a nuestra #marcapersonal, aquรญ les comparto un post muy interesante sobre vรญdeos...


    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    11/05/2017 #2 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Even 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/video
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    11/05/2017 #1 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Very 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.

    Animaker https://www.animaker.com
    Animoto https://animoto.com
    Biteable https://biteable.com
    Explee https://explee.com
    Flixpress https://flixpress.com
    Goanimtate https://goanimate.com
    MakeWebVideo https://www.makewebvideo.com
    Moovly https://www.moovly.com
    Powtoon https://www.powtoon.com
    Prezi https://prezi.com
    Rawshorts https://www.rawshorts.com
    Renderforest https://www.renderforest.com
    Sellamations http://sellamations.com [EXPENSIVE]
    Stupeflix https://studio.stupeflix.com
    Videolicious https://videolicious.com
    Videoscribe http://www.videoscribe.co
    Vidyard https://www.vidyard.com
    Viewbix http://corp.viewbix.com
    Wideo https://get.wideo.co
  8. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    This could be bad news for some elderly
    Gerald Hecht
    Leaked NSA point-and-pwn hack tools menace Win2k to Windows 8
    www.theregister.co.uk Now anyone can hijack creaky old vulnerable machines at will. No big...


    Gerald Hecht
    16/04/2017 #3 Gerald Hecht
    #2 @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit yeah, I'm in agreement with you; I never prefaced a ๐ŸŽฏ 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"!!
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    16/04/2017 #2 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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".
    Gerald Hecht
    16/04/2017 #1 Gerald Hecht
    Yeah @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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.
  9. DILMA BALBI -๐Ÿ“ƒ Engenharia&gestรฃo
    http://br.qr-code-generator.com/ DILMA BALBI -๐Ÿ“ƒ Engenharia&gestรฃo


    DILMA BALBI -๐Ÿ“ƒ Engenharia&gestรฃo
    14/04/2017 #2 DILMA BALBI -๐Ÿ“ƒ Engenharia&gestรฃo
    #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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    14/04/2017 #1 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    I 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.
  10. Producer๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Don't try to micro Manage yourself
    Don't try to micro Manage yourselfDon't try to micro Manage yourself ( We ย already have some who do that for us ๐Ÿคฃ)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...


    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    07/05/2017 #44 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #43 Some do love that :)
    Lyon Brave
    22/04/2017 #43 Lyon Brave
    But I love to Micromanage myself. It's better than someone else doing it lol :)
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    14/04/2017 #42 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #39 Hi @Louise Smith You explain the importance of the KUBE loop with a very apt example.Your contribution to this discussion is very valuable.Thank you
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    14/04/2017 #41 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #38 thank you dear @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee heading over to read your buzz.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    14/04/2017 #40 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #38 Hi Fatima I have cc'd you at Friction of Ideas buzz - which is simply a further elaboration of what I have thought here.
    Louise Smith
    14/04/2017 #39 Louise Smith
    It's a really important subject @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    KUBE loop
    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
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    14/04/2017 #38 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Dears @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams, @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 buzz
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    14/04/2017 #37 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #34 We are all going through the cycle and learning more @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    14/04/2017 #36 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #30 That is why I called it KUBE Cycle or the BE UK, if you wish. It is a repeating cycle to start afresh always with new knowledge to learn more.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    14/04/2017 #35 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Dear @Sara Jacobovici I have new word for Wednesday words Vivid has 3 meanings๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    14/04/2017 #34 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #30 A very vivid description @Ali ๐Ÿ 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.
    Milos Djukic
    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 โ†’ Creative writing โ†’ Time management โ†’ Fractals
    Community and Cooperation โ†’ Tornado of thoughts โ†’ Future societyโ€ฆ
    An article never dies. Written words are eternal.
    Milos Djukic
    14/04/2017 #31 Anonymous
    #30 Thanks for the clarification @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit. Yes, it was about Lorenz attractor, kind of an infinite periodic process.

    "There are great rewards as a results of initial conditions (the โ€Butterfly Effectโ€) 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 @๐Ÿ 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".
    Link: http://www.math.wm.edu/~sday/tucker_nature.pdf

    "Butterfly Symbolism and Meaning" by Regina Cutter Edwards on gardenswithwings.com:
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    14/04/2017 #30 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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.
    Milos Djukic
    14/04/2017 #29 Anonymous
    #22 Thank you @Tausif Mundrawala.
    Milos Djukic
    14/04/2017 #28 Anonymous
    FFF great one again :) Kudos @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    13/04/2017 #27 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #26 I've read Deming's work but thank you for introducing me to Walter.
    PDCA or BE UK Believe Execute Understand and Know ?
    Yes I love it you add knowledge with understanding through your comments. I'm going to read this again.โ˜บ Thank you @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    13/04/2017 #26 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    First 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 more
    First 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
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    13/04/2017 #25 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #22 I love Robert Frost. He is my favourite poet. Reading and writing moves our mind in various directions.Thanks Tausif.
  11. CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Liferay Developer Network
    What is Liferay? - Liferay 6.2 - Liferay Developer Network
  12. John Vaughan

    John Vaughan

    Posted 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...
    John Vaughan


    Frank Richardson
    27/02/2017 #1 Frank Richardson
    I do like.
  13. ProducerCityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    The Firefox Loyalist
    The 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.ย  Since Chrome has entered the market behind the mighty power of Google, Firefox has become the browser of the third...


    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    19/02/2017 #11 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    I 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.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    19/02/2017 #10 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    I 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.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    19/02/2017 #9 Deb ๐Ÿ 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.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    19/02/2017 #8 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    19/02/2017 #7 Deb ๐Ÿ 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.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/02/2017 #6 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Dear @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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. Sharing
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/02/2017 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    "...where the question of meaning comes in, is whether we are making choices as a consumer consuming or a human being weaving humanity." @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit shows us how we can choose as human beings.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    19/02/2017 #4 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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/
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    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....
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/02/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    Dear @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    18/02/2017 #1 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    I 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.
  14. Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    UX Research Cheat Sheet Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn


    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    16/02/2017 #1 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    The most important note in this design cycle is the note at the bottom which says


    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
  15. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Emprender en la Era Digital
    Emprender en la Era DigitalQue el emprendimiento es un dinamizador de la economรญa que crea empleo y crecimiento es algo que todo el mundo sabe. Tambiรฉn, que ademรกs de generar oportunidades, las startups juegan un papel esencial dando soporte a la innovaciรณn al promover...


    Cristina ๐Ÿ Alvarez Pagรกn
    17/02/2017 #4 Cristina ๐Ÿ Alvarez Pagรกn
    Estupendo resumen en este post de lo que os encontrareis en Emprender en la Era digital
    Cristina ๐Ÿ Alvarez Pagรกn
    17/02/2017 #3 Cristina ๐Ÿ Alvarez Pagรกn
    Mas completo imposible ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    13/02/2017 #2 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Juanma 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.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    13/02/2017 #1 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    ยก Si alguien desea agregar informaciรณn sobre los colaboradores, encantado lo aรฑado !
  16. Rinki Sharma

    Rinki Sharma

    Performance Issues with the #unity3d game ย  #webdev #indiegamelover #gamedev #indiedevhour #madewithunity
    Rinki Sharma
    Performance Issue with Unity Game - Find Nerd
    bit.ly Blogs posted in Unity3D. The title is Performance Issue with Unity Game - Find...


    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    10/02/2017 #3 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    10/02/2017 #1 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    This 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
  17. Henri Galvรฃo
    #1 - be seen
    #2 - serve people
    2 Secrets To Get Ahead In The Music Industry - TheRecordingRevolution.com
    2 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...


    Henri Galvรฃo
    08/02/2017 #2 Henri Galvรฃo
    #1 thank you for the resource Manjit, I'll read it for sure
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    08/02/2017 #1 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Whatever you do or whatever your philosophy to serve in the music industry, most of all read the small print.
  18. Ranjeet Kumar

    Ranjeet Kumar

    7 #Cloud #Management Tools for #Businesses to Choose from in 2017
    Ranjeet Kumar
    7 Cloud Management Tools for Businesses to Choose from in 2017
    evontech.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...


    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    08/02/2017 #1 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Hi 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 !!!
  19. CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    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 โ€˜What is Big Dataโ€™, โ€˜Who coined Big Dataโ€™, โ€˜Big Data โ€ฆ So whatโ€™ to get you started....


    Phil Friedman
    03/02/2017 #1 Phil Friedman
    Aurorasa, a pick up line recently overheard at a bar, "Hey, would you like to come to my place to see my Big Data?" OMG. What has this world come to. Yea, I know. Look who's President of the US.
  20. CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    It 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?
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Structuring Companies for Innovation and Operations | Innovation Management
    www.innovationmanagement.se Traditionally hierarchical and siloโ€™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...


  21. CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    It 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.pdf
    On tool heads
    On tool heads John Seddon speaking at the 2006 Waterman Management...
  22. CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    In 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 values
    Coming to America - I'm washing lettuce.
    Coming to America - I'm washing lettuce. Follow me on Twitter...


    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    05/01/2017 #1 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    In an age where the success mantra is everywhere, sometimes the perspective of a lettuce allows us to know where reality often is in the realm of working class people.
  23. ProducerAli ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Umbrellas for Forecasting Organizational Culture and Climate
    Umbrellas 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...


    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/01/2017 #71 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #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.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/01/2017 #70 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #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.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/01/2017 #69 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #65 Great @Alan Culler and I am highlighting the name of @Harvey Lloyd to bring his attention to your wonderful comment
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/01/2017 #68 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #63 Thanks for the illuminating equation @Joseph Sprute
    Alan Culler
    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:
    Alan Culler
    05/01/2017 #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.
    Alan Culler
    05/01/2017 #65 Alan Culler
    #53 Harvey Lloyd Makes sense to me that climate changes must fit with cultural values -organization success is often a matter of alignment to deliver value, but also knowing when to break set and change.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    04/01/2017 #62 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Thank 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.
    Mohammed Sultan
    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.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/01/2017 #60 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #59 Thank you Joseph. I am still overwhelmed by your comments trying to explore their depth
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/01/2017 #58 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #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.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/01/2017 #56 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #53 Yes, I agree @Harvey Lloyd. In fact, both climate and culture affect each other eventually.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/01/2017 #55 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #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? Close
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/01/2017 #54 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #51 I tag @Alan Culler to your comment @Mohammed Sultan. You have a vivid imagination and your metaphor is the proof. I look forward to what Alan would comment with anticipation.
    Harvey Lloyd
    03/01/2017 #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.
    Mohammed Sultan
    03/01/2017 #52 Mohammed Sultan
    #50 Cont..\d The org culture is always inspired,whereas the org climate is acted upon.Thanks @Alan Culler.
    Mohammed Sultan
    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.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/01/2017 #50 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #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.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/01/2017 #49 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #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".
    Alan Culler
    03/01/2017 #48 Alan Culler
    Happy 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.
    Thank you!
  24. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    Getting to see the big picture in business.
    Getting to see the big picture in business.Image credit: Temperate Climate Permaculture This post will introduce the reader to the visual, experiential Branching Out Patterns* tool, used to identify and assess business teamsโ€™ problems. Introduction: ย Tools represent...


    Harvey Lloyd
    12/12/2016 #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.
    Sara Jacobovici
    12/12/2016 #22 Sara Jacobovici
    Part 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.
    Sara Jacobovici
    12/12/2016 #21 Sara Jacobovici
    Part 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.
    Harvey Lloyd
    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.
    Harvey Lloyd
    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?
    Mohammed Sultan
    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.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    12/12/2016 #17 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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.
    David B. Grinberg
    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.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    12/12/2016 #15 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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
    David B. Grinberg
    12/12/2016 #14 David B. Grinberg
    Thank 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?
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/12/2016 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    #12 Thank you @debasish majumder for writing a comment that has left me with so much to think about. Much appreciated.
    debasish majumder
    11/12/2016 #12 debasish majumder
    four 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.
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/12/2016 #11 Sara Jacobovici
    #10 Well said @Mohammed Sultan. Although I don't consider myself a cynic, I am afraid that unless ROEmotion can be translated into profit, most companies will not measure its value or worth.
    Mohammed Sultan
    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.
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/12/2016 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    #8 Thanks for sharing your approach and philosophy @Max J. Carter.
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/12/2016 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    #5 I meant every word when I wrote that it was your work that inspired me @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I can't thank you enough. Thank you as well for your comment. I am grateful to see that your are satisfied with the outcome as it is an extension of what you started.
    Sara Jacobovici
    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.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/12/2016 #5 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Hello @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.
    Mohammed Sultan
    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.
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/12/2016 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 Looking forward to listening and reading. Thank you so much for your links @CityVP Manjit and for your generous support.
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    Why? Why? Why? : A Strategy For Meaning
    Why? Why? Why? : A Strategy For MeaningWhy matters, both within organizations and without. The companies that start with whyย 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...


    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    12/12/2016 #3 Preston ๐Ÿ 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.
    Greg Williams
    11/12/2016 #2 Greg Williams
    #1 Thanks for reading! Can you expound on what you mean? I think I understand your comment but am not sure.
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    08/12/2016 #1 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Great Article. When someone has a Why that is important enough, they will always find a way. If there is no why or the reason just doesn't seem to be important, they now look for an excuse.
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