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Lifestyle is about the part of our lives that is a little more personal than everything else. It's how we make our own personal life at home or our own relations and how we put it all together in one whole box. In this hive you can share all of your boxes.
  1. ProducerPeter Altschuler
    Check your ethics at the office door
    Check your ethics at the office doorI don’t buy certain brands. I avoid specific products. And I will not contribute to candidates who tolerate third-party campaigns that attack their opponents. I am probably not normal. I could say that I’m principled or set a high standard,...


    Lyon Brave
    21/06/2017 #12 Lyon Brave
    good advice
    Todd Jones
    21/06/2017 #11 Todd Jones
    Another great post, Peter. I refuse to shop at Walmart based strictly on principle. In my mind, their predatory business practices and sub-poverty level wages have fueled our country's race toward third world status.

    However, I know that that I am extremely lucky. I enjoy an income that allows me the option of avoiding their stores. Although I am not rich, I am also not poor. It is much easier to be principled when you are not poor. This is not the case for most folks who find themselves as members of the working class impoverished. They are forced to patronize and hence support the very institution that engineered their financial hardship. It is a vicious circle indeed.

    I believe it was Aristotle, who some 2000 years ago noted, "When there is no middle class, and the poor exceed in numbers, trouble results and the state soon comes to an end."
    Martin Wright
    16/06/2017 #10 Martin Wright
    Never underestimate the lengths that tge establishment will go to try and maintain a status quo only to drop it like a hot potato when it suits them.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    16/06/2017 #9 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #7 You should watch the movie "Spotlight." It runs you through all the obstacles and shenanigans they had to go through to get the priest thing down pat. When I saw that movie, I finally understood why they could not get themselves involved in another whole big can of worms. They did remarkable work and truly made an impact. Having done a stint in journalism myself, I can see where they were coming from when they declined.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    16/06/2017 #8 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #7 I absolutely contacted "Spotlight." They were so focused on the priest thing, they didn't have room to follow this case; although, it had connections to the Boston Archdiocese. I was hoping with their resources they could do more research than I had access to at the time. I just think they did not want to spread themselves too thin. I can appreciate that. We were on TV and radio, but for me, it was always a learning process. It took time for me to put all these dots in a row. A seasoned journalist with a fresh eye could have done it quicker. That's what I was hoping for.
    Peter Altschuler
    16/06/2017 #7 Peter Altschuler
    #4 Your experience doesn't surprise me, but you didn't engage the one group that might have helped -- journalists. The story of the Boston Globe's pursuit of predatory priests, as recounted in the Oscar-winning "Spotlight," is as good an example as any. Investigative units are still an important part of newspapers' work (and the source of multiple Pulitzer Prizes). Whether the editors were driven by ethics or the potential to sell a lot more papers, well... that might qualify as doing well by doing good.

    The same isn't true, as I mentioned, for broadcast news. Even PBS grew reluctant to delve into stories that might jeopardize their funding; in the '70s, with significant underwriting from Mobil, the network was referred to as the Petroleum Broadcasting Service and shied away from critical stories about the oil business.

    I did an exposé in 1979 for ABC's "20/20" on the questionably illegal smuggling of the statue known as The Getty Bronze. It was detailed, pointed fingers at everyone from the fisherman who pulled it out of the Adriatic, the owner of the cement factory who bought it, Christie's auction house because of their likely involvement, and even Baron Lambert of Banque Lambert, a backer of the art-as-investment group that took possession of the bronze and tried to peddle it worldwide.

    Yet, because none of the players in that escapade were television advertisers, nothing was off limits. Decades later, that news story was cited by Italy in its successful bid to have the statue returned. That outcome, though, shows how long it can take to achieve satisfaction... even when no one's afraid to speak up.
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    16/06/2017 #6 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    well waking up on world's reality cannot be a bad thing. It is not the time to be alarmist or negative. We are on beBee with a sharing philosophy. Maybe it is time to dream for a well distributed wealth creation and live in peace. That would be the start of the era for the world's dream. Worth trying don't you think?
    Brian McKenzie
    16/06/2017 #5 Brian McKenzie
    The third world will watch the crash in live stream, until the net dies off too.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    16/06/2017 #4 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #3 So true, but I have so often felt like I was in a minority like here: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joyce-bowen/deception
    Peter Altschuler
    16/06/2017 #3 Peter Altschuler
    #1 Everything comes down to individual choice, @Joyce Bowen, but those choices make a difference in the aggregate. It's how new people win and incumbents lose elections. It's how companies decide they have to change their operations, whether it's using less water to make denim, improving working conditions at footwear factories in Asia, or recycling components in computers. It's also how popular products disappear from the shelves as consumers' expectations evolve.

    The belief that "I'm only one person and can't make a difference" ignores that every influential group is made of hundreds or thousands or millions of "one person"s.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    16/06/2017 #1 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Profit over people is an enormous problem. I, too, used to refuse to support such practices because of ethics, but find I am outnumbered. I no longer always refuse these things because it seems as if I am biting my nose off to spite my face.
  2. Christian Menges
    It's 4:20 Somewhere: Tribute to the late Chris Cornell- I AM the Highway
    Audioslave - I Am The Highway
    Audioslave - I Am The Highway Video of our move from Los Angeles, CA to Yakima, WA in March 2006. We left my whole family behind to start a new one. Thank you brothers and sisters for...
  3. ProducerGabriel Bazzolo

    Gabriel Bazzolo

    The Game of Drones: Boeing exposed in Le Bourget plans for autonomous commercial aircraft.
    The Game of Drones: Boeing exposed in Le Bourget plans for autonomous commercial aircraft.Video from Reuters Boeing's vice president of development product Mike Sinnett said in an interview that he expected the commercial market to demand 41,000 new aircraft over the next 20 years. According to...


    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    26/06/2017 #7 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Unmanned Flights will develop the Ground based Remote Flying desktop workspace station business. Be part of the community witnessing it.
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    26/06/2017 #6 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #5 LoL i completely understand. Looking forward to watch and share more frivolous topics on any matter you will very kind to offer us.
    David B. Grinberg
    26/06/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for the tag @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador. However, I try to refrain from commenting online about current political issues in the USA these days. Again, kudos on your new hive! I'm hoping to post a video soon.
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    26/06/2017 #2 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    cc @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador and @Lance 🐝 Scoular and @David B. Grinberg How will that affects economy and US regulations at IATA ? How do you think Boeing and Trump Administration will react to this ?
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    26/06/2017 #1 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Ok you have already though about it @Gabriel Bazzolo
  4. Mark Blevins

    Mark Blevins

    Mark Blevins
    Huge Milestone: Renewables Now Provide More Electricity Than Nuclear Power
    ecowatch.us7.list-manage2.com For the first time since the nuclear era, renewable energy sources are...
  5. ProducerJuan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    The Power of Perfume
    The Power of PerfumePerfumes have a powerful impact, which should be expected as of the five senses scent has one of the most powerful impacts. Aromas, scents, colors, elaborate bottles, brands, packaging, marketing, psychology, feelings, inspiration, nostalgia…..this...


    debasish majumder
    26/06/2017 #7 debasish majumder
    wonderful insight @Juan Imaz! very incisive and informative post. perfumes are basically derives from nature's design to entice opposite sexes for mating. surprisingly market entice men and women with different concentration of perfumes, claiming exclusively for men and women! however, nice strategy being crafted by market driven which naturally have a healthy market across the world. however, enjoyed read and shared. thank you very much for such lovely buzz.
    David B. Grinberg
    26/06/2017 #6 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks, Juan, for such interesting information on such an pungent topic (lol). I always wear cologne when I go out and have used different brands over the decades starting in high school.
    For the past years, my favorite brands have been "Hugo Boss" and "Express Honor for Men." My better half, Nicole, uses "Burberry Brit." In high school and college I recall using "Drakkar Noir" and "Paco Rabban for Men."
    What about you, Juan, what's your cologne of choice? Has it changed over the years or decades?
    Lastly, I would just note there's a fine line between wearing too much cologne/perfume versus too little. It's very important to use the right amount. No one should want to smell like they bathed in cologne/perfume.
    Jose Antonio Rueda Cardenas
    26/06/2017 #5 Jose Antonio Rueda Cardenas
    Después de leer este libro, nada vuelve a ser olfativamente igual...

    Javier 🐝 beBee
    26/06/2017 #4 Javier 🐝 beBee
    I love Perfume !
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    26/06/2017 #3 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    I love to wear perfume. I especially enjoy wearing fruity or citrus scents. I really hate spicy scents and heavy florals. A man who wears a nice cologne (or perfume) could make me follow him anywhere. :)
    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    26/06/2017 #2 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    @Juan Imaz Great article, you already have me fan, poster fan.
    This is December 15
  6. Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    Hello, friends!
    I made this beautiful photo during my last walk through the park. Enjoy the moment. Love is there for you. Seek and you shall find.
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
  7. ProducerGraham🐝 Edwards
    "Getting a flat tire"... a nice framework for thinking about Problem Solving.
    "Getting a flat tire"... a nice framework for thinking about Problem Solving.There is a realization that comes with uttering the words, "Oh-oh, I think I have a flat". Literally your journey has come to a complete halt and emotionally you have just come face to face with something that is 100% yours — Your flat, your bike,...
  8. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Creativity Is Turning Cost into Benefit
    Creativity Is Turning Cost into BenefitThe idea of this buzz emerged while preparing a lecture on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The pyramid of responsibility below shows that making profits is the basic one. Legal responsibility is an enforced one by law comes next. Ethical...


    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/06/2017 #63 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #57 I am relieved, but then be on the watch for my joke soon.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/06/2017 #62 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #60 This is quite interesting @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA that the young generation is more aware of their societal and environmental responsibilities than big corporations. A nice topic to consider further.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/06/2017 #61 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #59 and you too تصبح على خير
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    26/06/2017 #60 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    Interesting you should write about corporate social responsibility, Ali. Todays Millennials prefer to join companies who consider social responsibility the norm, rather than the exception. Once joining them, if they discover this isn't the real case, they quickly move on. Thanks for another valuable share.
    Louise Smith
    26/06/2017 #59 Louise Smith
    #53 You can tell this is a topic close to my heart.
    I haven't read all the comments but have to get some shuteye now. تصبح على خير
    I will read the rest another time.
    Thank you for your inspiring posts.
    I wade through many inane pieces of writing every day (not on beBee)
    and it's like drinking from a clear fresh running creek/stream to read your posts.
    Refreshing !
    تصبح على خير
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/06/2017 #58 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #56 That is a valid point, Louise. I think you should consider writing a buzz on this quote from your comment "it takes time and that is what we don't have". You remind me of a quote that I read years ago "People need as much time as you give them". People need to sense the urgency of a problem to ct together.
    Louise Smith
    26/06/2017 #57 Louise Smith
    #53 I know that - of course Deb did not ! She's an Aussie too !
    We are used to colourful language !
    I was trying to have a joke with you. It's hard to do humour in text.
    It's your turn next to try a joke with me ! In your own time not necessarily now !
    Louise Smith
    26/06/2017 #56 Louise Smith
    #50 I AGREE like ants and BEES we need to work together. But when we face weak Governments who are only interested in the short term with being re-elected and profit making plus rich corporations with megabucks, it takes time and that is what we don't have !
    Louise Smith
    26/06/2017 #55 Louise Smith
    #45 Thank you Ali there is more to intelligence than meets the eye !
    You're absolutely RIGHT it is foolish to reap " immediate benefits and overlook the costly future."
    Louise Smith
    26/06/2017 #54 Louise Smith
    #28 That's what advertising is for !
    When I was a teenager, I didn't wear Brand Name clothes. I didn't really know they existed. There were not many that were available and they were incredibly expensive. I never experienced or saw any bullying due to this. How about today's teenagers? A friend nick named his "Want Want". For obvious reasons.
    I know a 10 yo who has not 1 but 3 DS game console's each worth at least AUD $200.
    I didn't own anything worth $200 until I bought my first car in my 20's for $2000 !
    How times have changed !

    But why is it so? - Professor Julius Sumner Miller

    Classic children's show on Australian TV from 1963 to 1986 featuring American physicist, Professor Julius Sumner Miller.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/06/2017 #53 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #51 Thanks Louise, but I meant it differently as a way of expressing my appreciation. I didn't in any way mean otherwise. I hope I didn't say something out of the context because simply I am not this type of man. I hope that @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee View more
    #51 Thanks Louise, but I meant it differently as a way of expressing my appreciation. I didn't in any way mean otherwise. I hope I didn't say something out of the context because simply I am not this type of man. I hope that @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee read my intentions the way I meant them. Close
    Louise Smith
    26/06/2017 #52 Louise Smith
    #26 Very Clever !
    Louise Smith
    26/06/2017 #51 Louise Smith
    #21 Warning : Strong Language
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/06/2017 #50 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #48 this is the challenge embedded in your comment @Louise Smith. You wrote "But we have no influence". Again, you remind me of ants in turbulent waters. Each ant alone will sink. However; by hooking to each other and forming a raft they float. WEakness is in working alone. I think small may generate a butterfly effect that will disrupt the climate of current businesses if they hook together.
    Louise Smith
    26/06/2017 #49 Louise Smith
    #16 This has happened recently in Adelaide South Australia ( http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-08/sa-heatwave-forces-rolling-blackouts-angering-government/8252512 ) and was partly blamed on the lack of power generated by renewables at that time.

    But where are the renewable power battery storage systems ?
    Where is the advance planning to cope with this situation which often occurs in Australian Summer?

    In fact, it was the market operator, who runs the national electricity market, who didn't foresee the problem
    and generate enough power or turn on extra generators to cope with it in advance.

    Also the LNP in government used this to score political points by incorrectly stating that renewable energy is not sufficient.
    Again where are the renewable power battery storage systems ? Where is the advance planning?
    Whose responsibility is it ? Clearly the power companies do not care about the ordinary people and their businesses suffering as a result.

    I am trying hard not to believe that I live in a 3rd world country !
    Louise Smith
    26/06/2017 #48 Louise Smith
    #15 Yes look at coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef which I started seeing when scuba diving 20 years ago.
    So it was known about then and nothing much has changed despite ongoing confirming research.
    It's unconscionable.

    I think most ordinary not extremely wealthy Australian's think this way as we love our Great Outdoors.
    But we have no influence.

    I agree the laws can and have to be changed to reflect the people affected and the continuing degradation of the environment.
    I am acutely embarrassed and in disbelief that the Australian Liberal National Party
    currently in government under Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister do not fully believe in and can not come to any agreement on Climate Change.

    You may know Australia is the biggest producer of Natural Gas in the world. And guess what ordinary people pay more for gas than for exported gas.
    Gas companies have stated that it will run out, there will shortages, outages and not be enough for the Australia population!
    How ludicrous ! But can you guess why? I am sure you can. No one, government included, has monitored the amount and price of gas exported.
    In reality there is enough gas but large corporations want to export it for more money rather than supply the Australia population!

    Why do we pay politicians with our hard earned tax dollars?
    Louise Smith
    26/06/2017 #47 Louise Smith
    #13 As you would know, these days some companies run philanthropic programs and sponsor community projects and events. Especially sporting ones.
    But the company also benefits greatly from advertising seen around the world and probably tax deductions.
    This seems a bit misleading but I am glad for the people and organisations who benefit.
    Louise Smith
    26/06/2017 #46 Louise Smith
    #1 Up until a few weeks ago, a close friend of mine with a PhD in CSR ( a rare qualification) was a lecturer and researcher at one of the Big Four Australian Universities. My friend gave up trying to get a course on CSR up and running.

    There was no interest.

    A number of other friends studied Environmental Studies when it was first introduced into another university. Most of them became High School Teachers. Others worked in completely different fields like computing. Out of six only one got a job in a semi related organisation - CSIRO.
    (I think he did research into pig farming not really the main focus of his Environmental Studies degree.)

    They had to eat !

    At the same time, I got to read some Environmental Impact Statements written before corporations can begin large projects that will negatively effect the environment.They were extremely wishy-washy and often in favour of the negative project. My friend's had real ethical concerns about being expected to write this kind of report. Makes sense when most of them became High School Teachers who Australian's believe are one of the most honest of all professions !

    It's impossible to fight big corporations with accommodating government bodies legally when PROFIT and TAX REVENUE are at stake !
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/06/2017 #45 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #44 The picture and I- you must be very sharp @Louise Smith to associate me with my selection of images.
    You raise a hugely important issue. Yes, those people who make regulations do so sometimes without fully understanding what they regulate.Being in this weak position they yield to the power of big corporations. It is a sad situation when we consider immediate benefits and overlook the costly future.
    Louise Smith
    26/06/2017 #44 Louise Smith
    Hi Ali, I just saw the picture and knew this post was written by you !
    CSR is a big issue in Australia with regards to the impact of mining and the costs to the environment, often negative.
    Farmers are worried that their land will be permanently destroyed which in some cases has happened.
    Another complication is that farmers do not have funds to challenge this legally.
    It seems to me that the Government regulations regarding this issue are grossly inadequate and tend to favour big corporation's profit
    and tax revenue rather than protecting Australia's capacity to feed itself.
    I actually think that the law regarding prospecting and mining on land owned by someone else should be reviewed.
    Farmers have enough to worry about without this !
  9. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    Professor Julius Sumner Miller's Eternal Question
    Julius Sumner Miller - Why Is It So?
    Julius Sumner Miller - Why Is It So? Classic children's show on Australian TV from 1963 to 1986 featuring American physicist, Professor Julius Sumner...
  10. Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    And just in time for lunch!
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
  11. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    A Story About My Friend, Phil Friedman
    A Story About My Friend, Phil FriedmanI have made a lot of friends over the years, in the advertising business, in my consulting business and on line as well.One of the best online friends I have is a guy named Phil Friedman. We met back on LinkedIn, before life went to hell for writers...


    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    26/06/2017 #20 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Jim Murray.. very good post..@Phil Friedman I'm proud to say to my friend. He is honorable , kind, decent and one of the best writers online. 😎🌷🌷🌷🌷
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    26/06/2017 #19 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #18 Well said😎
    Phil Friedman
    25/06/2017 #18 Phil Friedman
    #16 Just to be clear, Peter, my personal position has always been (and always will be) that everyone has a right to express him or herself. However, at the same time, nobody is obligated to read or listen or pay attention to what that person has to say.

    Moreover, while I've never objected to being the target of on-point criticism, I firmly believe that an author's post should not be an open forum in the sense that anyone can post anything in the comments thread of another author's post. For that is like requiring a magazine to provide space for just anybody to publicize whatever they want.

    My feeling is that if you feel strongly about a particular post being wrong, publish your own piece saying so. Then take your chances on whether anyone will pay attention. Don't try to springboard on the established readership of the author whom you're criticizing. Or push some other agenda which you may have.

    Just saying. Cheers!
    Jerry Fletcher
    25/06/2017 #17 Jerry Fletcher
    Jim, Way to weigh in! That's what friends are for! I, for one, have endeavored not to let the negatrons get to me. It is nice to see to see two guys I admire have each others backs. And to see Javier react as well. There is enough inadvertent disagreement in the world without having to put up with intentional malevolence. We may not always agree but how we disagree is what makes a difference. Calm, rational discussion usually leads to both sides learning and modifying their viewpoint. Nobody gets anywhere when a conversation becomes character assassination.
    Peter Altschuler
    25/06/2017 #16 Peter Altschuler
    Trolling is a problem that needs constant attention, Jim, and you've given it appropriate exposure. That's worth doing on its own and laudable in the context of @Phil Friedman. While social sites are often interesting because they're open forums, it may be time to vet the participants or, at the very least, let authors set up temporary barriers to block the invective.
    Pascal Derrien
    25/06/2017 #15 Pascal Derrien
    Right on the button @Jim Murray . What I like about Phil (@Phil Friedman) is that he is discreet supporter of many and does not have the need to over publicize his actions in that domain, he is sometimes misunderstood for some reasons that do escape me but he is one the best of us...... :-)
    Milos Djukic
    25/06/2017 #14 Anonymous
    @Phil Friedman is my friend. Thanks @Jim Murray.
    Phil Friedman
    25/06/2017 #13 Phil Friedman
    #4 Jim, this is just about the nicest, most decent thing anyone outside my immediate family has ever done for me. Not only because of the overly kind things that you say about me but because it takes real care and sizable cajones to speak out in these circumstances. And I appreciate it more than I can express. My thanks also go out to all the others who have posted their support here and elsewhere on beBee and earlier on LinkedIn.

    Being stalked by "the troll" goes back more than three years to my publishing on LinkedIn. I lost count of the number of times he challenged my authenticity and implied or even stated outright that there was no support for the things I said about my background and experience or the things I do in my core business. Never mind that all of those claims are well documented in photo-illustrated portfolios on my LinkedIn profile. And never mind that my LI profile includes a half dozen letters of recommendation from prominent marine industry people with whom I've work, for whom I've worked, and who have worked for me. Real people with verifiable identities who can be found and reached (even on LinkedIn) as queried as to the authenticity of the recommendations. https://www.linkedin.com/in/friedmanphil/

    It didn't matter that I pointed this out to "the troll" at least a couple dozen times over the years. As it did not matter that, when he challenged my claim to have published more than 1,000 print and digital articles in magazines and on the web, I responded with verifiable documentation of the claim. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/i-ll-show-you-mine-then-you-show-me-yours

    ... cont. pt. II
    Phil Friedman
    25/06/2017 #12 Phil Friedman
    #4 Jim - pt. II.

    No, he continued to attempt to despoil my posts and my business reputation with unsupported claims and vague innuendo. Indeed, when I once called him on not speaking to the point of one of my pieces, he proudly informed me that he never read anyone's article and rarely even read through the comment thread, but commented based on the last comment that caught his eye. And he gleefully bragged that none of it was worth his time -- never seeing the irony of what he was saying, given he stalked my profile almost every day to see where my posts were appearing.

    The hardest part of all of it was that when, from time to time, I had it up to "here" and I responded with a sharp tongue, I would be labeled by some who were not aware of the circumstances, as being negative and disagreeable. And when I simply ignored his mean-spirited, disingenuous comments, other labeled me as haughty and exclusionary. Which is why I appreciate so much your stepping forward to set the record straight. Thank you again, my friend.
    Jim Murray
    24/06/2017 #11 Jim Murray
    #10 Thanks @David B. Grinberg.
    David B. Grinberg
    24/06/2017 #10 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos on this post, Jim, I couldn't agree more with your characterization of @Phil Friedman. I likewise became acquainted with Phil's talents in the so-called "Lumpy Kingdom" and we quickly developed a professional networking relationship. I admire Phil for all of the reasons you mentioned. Most importantly, IMHO, Phil always speaks his mind and speaks "truth to power" as they say. He's not afraid to be blunt and, like an umpire, call it as he sees it. This sometimes can rub some people the wrong way. However, I've always found Phil to engage with the utmost of civil discourse, honesty and integrity.
    Moreover, many historians and others of high intellect equate one aspect of true leadership with telling people what they DON'T want to hear. In short, Phil is an exemplary individual, and expert writer, and a man of the highest integrity. He is a role model who deserves accolades. Thus, I tip my hat to Phil because even when we strongly disagree on the issues, we both do so in a respectful manner that showcases the best of civil discourse in a social media space that is too often toxic.
    Finally, any professional writer learns quickly that you can't have "thin skin" in this field. However, when one's reputation is directly challenged or tarnished, and their veracity questioned, then it's "no holds barred" in defending oneself and correcting the record. I admire the fact that Phil does not back down, back off, of give in to trolls. He fights for what he believes is right in good conscience and with facts. He is indeed an honorable and admirable person whom I am proud to call my friend.
    mohammed khalaf
    24/06/2017 #9 mohammed khalaf
    I learn about the art of writing here on beBee. The platform has a superbly skilled and diverse group of writers , honey-makers all of them are creative.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    24/06/2017 #8 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    @Jim Murray, this is a great way to show how a friendship works. I started following you and @Phil Friedman back in the good old days at LI because I appreciate good writers. You and Phil have different styles of writing but there is one common denominator and that is being authentic. Keep up the good work, guys.

    Thanks for explaining the whole story, Jim. I spotted the trouble right away and made my pitch using my own experience as an example. Stay strong, Phil. You have a lot of friends in your corner.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    24/06/2017 #7 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    That troll 'followed' me and I followed back because I was waiting for the outbreak of trollness. Not surprised it appeared, though I missed the actual attack. Uncalled for!
    You're right: Phil's inteligence is unquestionable, his writing skills exemplary. We've butted heads ourselves but I felt no need to 'troll' him, Agree to disagree and move on.
    Good to read your words again Jim, I've missed them. I've learned a few hard lessons in these 'missing' few months and they are that I have to see beyond the superficial, I need to find the true character of the people because the harm that comes from blinding yourself to other's true intent is untold hurt. Your words for your friend are truly touching.
    And good for Javier! He and his team have always protected their bees well.
    Ella de Jong
    24/06/2017 #6 Ella de Jong
    Gosh what a sad story! Didn't know about this. Thanks @Jim Murray! Keep strong @Phil Friedman !!
    Charlene Norman
    24/06/2017 #5 Charlene Norman
    And this entire thread with the two stories by two fine writers more than adequately demonstrates the love-hate relationship I have with social media and the two-edged sword that damn tool has. While I really do believe that only 2% of the population is certified loopy, they are truly s$#%$#%t disturbers for the sane. You are so very lucky @Phil Friedman to have so many good folks in your corner.
    Jim Murray
    24/06/2017 #4 Jim Murray
    #1 Thanks @Javier 🐝 beBee...I really wrote this for people who didn't have the whole story. You guys are great. Which is why we love being here.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    24/06/2017 #3 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #2 @Kevin Pashuk I agree. I can say I have a lot of canadians friends. Thanks beBee.
    Kevin Pashuk
    24/06/2017 #2 Kevin Pashuk
    Great friendships are built on beBee.. and good friends support each other. This is a great example of such a friendship.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    24/06/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thanks @Jim Murray for your words. Definetely the troll came back and started to disturb again. I call them "wasps". He is OUT again. Bye bye wasps 🐝🐝🐝😊😊😊😎😎
  12. ProducerSimone Luise Hardt
    Just a piece ;) of me :)
    Just a piece ;) of me :)(filling out my CV @ bB :)Okay, just a quick resumé.... I don´t want to bore you ;) so, let´s start with correcting "Holland" in beBee´s long list of countries (I can be(e ;) a real stingy one lol ;) It is the Netherlands :) (Holland is only a part...


    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/06/2017 #26 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Your life have many forks and varying paths @Simone Luise Hardt.. No wonder your writing is so fluent and passionate. Keep going. I have been to Holland and Dusseldorf so may times. One time with NTO in Holland. Nice country and lovely people.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/06/2017 #23 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #18 I like that, birds and bees! Yes, they go well together since I use Twitter a lot to repost material from beBee ! Look me up and lets connect on Twitter Simone. :)
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    07/06/2017 #22 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Ich habe die PR immer geliebt. Es war meine schönste Stint in Verbindung. Ich bin reclusive aber liebe die Fähigkeit, meine Arbeit zu sehen. PR ist etwas, was ich nicht mehr mache; Blogging hat seinen Platz genommen. Willkommen und nett dich kennenzulernen
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    07/06/2017 #21 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    #20 I understand your concept of followers, and I agree. I really liked your article, "hello this is me and this is what to do", why I have read? I like what you transmit looking at you. I write with the translator, I beg your pardon, if I fail. My family lives in Germany. I hope now that my words are better understood. Have a nice day.
    Simone Luise Hardt
    07/06/2017 #20 Simone Luise Hardt
    #11 hi Irene :) to be(e ;) lol ;) honest, I´ve had to laugh while (trying) reading your comment, not because of your words but because of the lousy translation ;) those automated translation "programs" suck ;) major ;) at every language ;) (I did a lot of translation stuff too back in the/my "old days" ;) English, Dutch, German back and forth and to do a really good one, one must know about the content ;) and about the purpose ;) and about the "transmitter" ;) and about the "recipient" ;) too ;) just to mention a few ;) so, thanks :* for your words (anyway ;) which are still a kind of puzzle to me lol ;) and it´s true, not all are friends ;) but I really hate the word follower (it´s like being stalked ;) and I´ve got enough of those in real life ;) so, I don´t really need "those" people in my digital world too ;) lol ;) so, I still ;) prefer to call my mutual contacts, friends or "just" contacts. "They" don´t have to be my friends, but they are all "friends" of the platform(s) they are using ;) they wouldn´t be on/at it otherwise ;) so I´ve got beBee friends, I´ve got Twitter friends, I´ve got LinkedIn friends, I´ve got Google+ friends, I´ve got Facebook friends; I´ve got Instagram friends, I´ve got Xing friends and so on ;) Have a lovely day & evening today :) "my" beBee friend ;) Regards Simone :)
    Simone Luise Hardt
    07/06/2017 #19 Simone Luise Hardt
    #10 hi Funme :) as far as I know, "they" call it Nederland (and not just Holland ;) Why would a already small country would want to make itself more smaller ;) Doesn´t make any sense ;) and even if "they" are a mouthful (too ;) lol ;) and I should know ;) they still are people with (a) sense ;) (at least some of them ;) never have had the opportunity to meet them all in person ;) lol ;) Have a lovely day & evening today :) Regards Simone :)
    Simone Luise Hardt
    07/06/2017 #18 Simone Luise Hardt
    #9 hi Lisa :) thanks :* for your kind words :) and I don´t think (?) that we´re already connected at Twitter :) I´ve got approx. 2400 Tsd. mutual contacts there (and approx. 2700 Tsd. followers) and it´s not that easy to remember them all ;) You "notice" the ones who do "their" "regular" postings more frequently than the others more (and of course by checking/scrolling down and up your Twitter "portfolio" ;) I do that daily ;) and that´s why I don´t like automated "programs" ;) for one ;) Have a lovely day & evening today :) Regards Simone :)
    and maybe(e ;) hahhahahaa lol ;) till Twitter (don´t you think that birds and bees are a great combi lol ;)
    Simone Luise Hardt
    07/06/2017 #17 Simone Luise Hardt
    #8 good ;)
    Simone Luise Hardt
    07/06/2017 #16 Simone Luise Hardt
    #7 hi Federico :) you seem to be(e ;) lol ;) a "cool" bee ;) (to me ;) great :) and it´s nice meeting you too :) and thanks :* for the thanks (even twice ;) lol ;) Have a lovely day & evening today :) Regards Simone :)
    Simone Luise Hardt
    07/06/2017 #15 Simone Luise Hardt
    #6 hi Brook :) thanks :* it´s really great to be(e ;) lol ;) (I "always" do that, this brand name is perfectly suited for that ;) in/on/at beBee :) got another one: To bee or not to bee hahahhahahahaha :) me buzzing....... Have a lovely day & evening today :) Regards Simone :)
    Simone Luise Hardt
    07/06/2017 #14 Simone Luise Hardt
    #5 hi Mohammed :) so true ;) and every time you learn, you win ;) (my philosophy ;) Have a lovely day & evening today :) Regards Simone :)
    Simone Luise Hardt
    07/06/2017 #13 Simone Luise Hardt
    #4 hi Javier :) no need to get "upset" ;) but "you", beBee, should correct this ;) (as I´ve already mentioned, I can be(e ;) a real stingy one lol ;) Have a lovely day & evening today !!!!!!!! ;) Regards Simone :)
    Simone Luise Hardt
    07/06/2017 #12 Simone Luise Hardt
    #3 hi Franci :) thanks :* it´s great to "see" so many great people at beBee :) too ;) and of course I love comments, which one ever ;) from everyone :) wouldn´t be(e lol ;) real communication, if there was only one way of it ("just" me posting/sharing and you reading), so glad you´ve read it :) and commented it in your own way ;) Have a lovely day & evening today :) Regards Simone :)
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    07/06/2017 #11 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    Hallooooo.freuen, Sie zu begrüßen, über das, was Anhänger, ich stimme nicht, nicht jeder Freund sein, sondern wenn auch enge Beziehungen zu mehrer erstellen. Ich mochte Ihren Artikel, hallo das ist mir, und das ist, was sie tun, warum sie gelesen haben? Ich Guasta mir, was übertragen mirandote. Ich schreibe mit dem Übersetzer, ich bitte um Verzeihung, wenn ich versage, meine Familie, wenn resrde in Deutschland.
    Chus Sie schreiben, dass? Ich habe nie gefragt, meinen Cousins 😅.
    Funmi Ade
    07/06/2017 #10 Funmi Ade
    People probably refer to it as Holland because Holland (The Netherlands) does as well. Also The Netherlands is a mouthful.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/06/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Enjoyed reading about all you've taken on over the years and where you are now @Simone Luise Hardt! I'm not sure if we follow each other on twitter but I will check and follow you if I'm not already. You can find me with the username: Mialis79
    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    07/06/2017 #8 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    #4 Checked. We fix it for the new version. Thanks again @Simone Luise Hardt
    Brook Massey
    07/06/2017 #6 Brook Massey
    Welcome to beBee @Simone Luise Hardt !
  13. ProducerRobert Cormack

    Robert Cormack

    Dating Advice: Leave The Dog Out of This.
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    Brian McKenzie
    26/06/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    What has been seen, cannot be unseen.
  14. Allen Fontaine

    Allen Fontaine

    Another testimonial!!
    Want to know what DUO is ... message me!
    Allen Fontaine
  15. ProducerBrian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    Health Care: There's an APP for that
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  16. ProducerIrina chen

    Irina chen

    Microblading is creating waves globally
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    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    26/06/2017 #2 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I find this very interesting and can see a career in microblading being rewarding. People like to look their best. Congratulations, @Irina chen one of the most recognized microblading artists in the world
    Jerry Fletcher
    26/06/2017 #1 Jerry Fletcher
    Irina, the demo photos show the difference between he work of an artist and a machine in a heartbeat!
  17. Neeraj Dev

    Neeraj Dev

    Create Fantastic Picture on iPhone/iPad by using #PIPPhotoEditor
    Neeraj Dev
    PIP Photo Editor with Stickers | iOS
    adhipster.com PIP Photo Editor with Stickers |...
  18. ProducerTristan Aleque Bagano
    COMMON THINGS IN FILIPINO FUNERALSIf you aren’t Filipino, you would find wakes and funerals in the Philippines a bit weird.When you think about death, an image of sad and crying people would probably pop up in your mind. You might also picture them all in black and reserved in...


    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    26/06/2017 #1 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    Thank you for showing us these customs. @Tristan Aleque Bagano
  19. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    And doing this can help you feel better EVEN though EVERYTHING is AWFUL ('cause that's black & white, all or nothing thinking and catastrophising !
    Louise Smith
    Why Practicing Gratitude Matters, Even When Everything Is Awful
    www.huffingtonpost.com.au It may give you the strength to face what's bothering you...
  20. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    If 7 things was not enough, I think this has it covered !
    Louise Smith
    100 Things To Be Grateful For
    www.huffingtonpost.com.au Thankfulness isn't just for...
  21. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    How to be Thankful
    Louise Smith
    7 Things Thankful People Do Differently
    www.huffingtonpost.com.au Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that in order to achieve contentment, one...


    Maria Merino Oslara
    26/06/2017 #5 Maria Merino Oslara
    #4 👍👏👏
    Louise Smith
    26/06/2017 #4 Louise Smith
    #3 That's such a lovely comment @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador !
    Don't you agree @Maria Merino Oslara ?
    Thank you Bill for all your support liking and sharing my buzzes.
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    26/06/2017 #3 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Thx Louise for producing & to Maria for sharing , you are two great 👍 bee's 🐝 here!!!! 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍😊😊😊😊
    Louise Smith
    26/06/2017 #2 Louise Smith
    #1 Gracias Maria !
    Maria Merino Oslara
    26/06/2017 #1 Maria Merino Oslara
    Great !!
  22. ProducerPaul Conley

    Paul Conley

    The Grand old Age will succeed
    The Grand old Age will succeed Repeat after me I am  FitandAliveat105I am  FitandAliveat105I am FitandAliveat105I  will see you there . Repeating things three times repetitively will teach your subconscious mind into a habit.Think Differently.  It's  all in the power of the Mind...
  23. Frank Geisler

    Frank Geisler

    Ein Wochenende, das es in sich hat!

    Der Weltrekord vom vergangenen Samstag ist kaum verdaut, schon veröffentlicht SAP in ihren weltweiten News einen "Featured Article" über Labdoo und meine Arbeit dort.

    Aber lest selbst:

    Danke Andrea Schmieden für die tolle Recherche!

    #Labdoo #Laptops #SAP #Alumni #SAPAlumni #nachhaltig
    Frank Geisler
    SAP Alumni Network: Making a Difference with Your Old Laptop
    news.sap.com SAP alumnus Frank Geisler founded the Swiss hub of Labdoo.org, a volunteer organization that provides old laptops to children and refugees around the globe. Your laptop is a bit slow. The display...
  24. ProducerLyon Brave

    Lyon Brave

    The Motto of beBee: Believe in Yourself
    The Motto of beBee: Believe in YourselfbeBee is not just another social media site. In the world of disconnectivity, beBee has created connectivity. What I mean by that is it feels pretty good to use beBee. I don't leave beBee sick of seeing baby photos or engagement pictures. I even...


    Susan 🐝 Botello
    26/06/2017 #20 Susan 🐝 Botello
    @Lyon Brave Thanks for an awesome mention of my passionate work and myself. I believe we are all connected to each other through the vast universe. It is true there is a reason for everything and sometimes the most hopeful beings realize that chance encounters have purpose if we are willing to take a little time to discover it. I love that you shared the "trail" that lead to us and to you being inspired through my work to take the opportunity to make a film with your smartphone. I am inspired by your words and am hopeful that you will make a film which we can include in our global film festival next year and that through the red carpet we can both meet in person as you connect to a global community of mobile filmmakers who may even be friends you have not yet met. I can't wait to meet you and see your film! beBee is awesome...and so are you! If the beBees on this platform would not be wonderful then beBee would not be wonderful and wonderful beBees are attracted to a wonderful platform. It's the "circle of awesome" that is making beBee the best place to bee in the world of online and offline communities!
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    26/06/2017 #19 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    Beatiful words.
    Do you still shudder when you see your name on the list of ambassadors? Surely yes.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    26/06/2017 #18 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    This buzz is so pricelessly you, @Lyon Brave! I honestly got teary-eyed over these few lines:

    " It helps me to see I don't have to be a product of my environment. I can be a product of my future. In my future, I am a success story. I overcame all obstacles."

    This realization is the foundation of all sorts of miraculous opportunities.

    Stepping out of our past, the habits of mind it created, is both a continuing process and a single, momentous occurrence that can delineate the past BC/AD style.

    I sincerely have a feeling of deja vu when I think of saying sometime soon, I knew her when.....

    Just keep stepping forward, offering value, demonstrating what you can do.
    Faith West
    26/06/2017 #17 Faith West
    Glad that you are an - intellectual generating vain content for free @Lyon Brave. Having recently been referred to Bebee by my good friend @Paul Kearley, I am just now discovering how powerful this platform is.
    John White, MBA
    26/06/2017 #16 John White, MBA
    Buzz on @Lyon Brave!
    Wayne Yoshida
    26/06/2017 #15 Wayne Yoshida
    Excellent, @Lyon Brave - you have discovered one of the features - and the many treasures - of beBee. We are all on an excellent ride, for sure.
    Michele Williams
    26/06/2017 #14 Michele Williams
    Lyon, This is a deceptively powerful statement; " I even like that I don't really know anybody on beBee. For this reason, i'm allowed to make new friends and reach out for better opportunities. " As @Javier 🐝 beBee View more
    Lyon, This is a deceptively powerful statement; " I even like that I don't really know anybody on beBee. For this reason, i'm allowed to make new friends and reach out for better opportunities. " As @Javier 🐝 beBee and @John White, MBA have always said the opportunity to really meet wonderful people on beBee is a defining feature of the platform. Close
    Louise Smith
    26/06/2017 #13 Louise Smith
    Hi @Lyon Brave
    I think "Believing in Yourself" is the key to success as it creates a platform of positivity from which anything can be built.
    I really enjoy reading your buzzes.
    Best Wishes
    Simone Luise Hardt
    26/06/2017 #12 Simone Luise Hardt
    hi Lyon :) nice story :) thanks for sharing :) and yes, beBee is great ;) I love beBee too ! (And many other platforms ;) and it´s always great to meet "new" people :) so how about "us" two? Wanna connect? Would be pleased to see you here at beBee :) and if we´re already connected (could be(e ;) lol) I´m truly sorry for not recognizing you :)
    Anyway, have a great day/evening today :)
    Regards Simone :)
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    26/06/2017 #11 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Lyon Brave, thanks for the mention. That is the key~ Believing in yourself.🦁
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    26/06/2017 #10 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    The truth said beautifully "Bebee allows you to be(e) yourself and makes you realize there is more to life and that you can actually have a great future"
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/06/2017 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    A privilege and a pleasure @Lyon Brave to be mentioned and connected! Wishing you continued success!
    Juan Ramón 🐝 Gutierrez Camporredondo
    26/06/2017 #8 Juan Ramón 🐝 Gutierrez Camporredondo
    Great, many thanks!
    Adela Garcia
    26/06/2017 #7 Adela Garcia
    Yes!!!! Go, go goooo!!!!!
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    26/06/2017 #5 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    what a GOLDEN post I so love it!
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    26/06/2017 #4 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Great piece @Lyon Brave.Bebee has helped me to get in touch with my creative side....somehow this accountant landed up with the writing "crowd" and all thanks to an invite an intro from the talented team builder @Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    26/06/2017 #3 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Ain't it great Lyon? Here's one place you can be(e) yourself ;) ...to quote a cliche! As Sir Bob would say, it is about other folks seeing the real you at last!' ;) Even if they be virtual for now.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    26/06/2017 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Lyon Brave beautiful words. Many thanks
    Brian McKenzie
    26/06/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    Looking to more of your posts - and your new business success.
  25. ProducerNazareth Qarbozian
    An interview with Michael Brenner- 'How Digital Disruption Will Affect Businesses'.
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    David B. Grinberg
    26/06/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Congrats, Nazareth, on another awesome interview. You have become an impressive digital journalist! I look forward to read more of your buzzing interviews. Keep up the great work!!!
    Brian McKenzie
    26/06/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    It was never enough to just put a fooseball table in the lounge. Great interview with some wonderful nuggets.
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