- Producer21/10/2016The Heart MeltingI was once a Rock. Impenetrable. Immovable. Hard. Cold. But brittle, so very prone to fracture by the application of external forces. And the unrelenting rain and hailstorms of the Mundane modern life pitted me, wore me down from the outside...
- Producer21/10/2016NEVER TWIST TO SPEND TIME FASTER!The dialogue began like this: "Mother, I can not wait to come tomorrow." The reason for this sentence of my son was the arrival of the cats that come to our house the next day. The reason was the same noble for a child who loves animals, like him,...
- 21/10/2016We're seeking for creative minds for the next bebee project. But it seems that the dose of coffee supply is never enough. A day in the New York office with @Matt Sweetwood
- Producer21/10/2016A RACE-SELECTING BIOLOGICAL WEAPON : ISOSPORIASIS IN AIDSBlack people have resistive powers to Cryptococcosis, on average four times stronger than white people “Despite that, it reproduces more slowly in hot surroundings as opposed to the cooler ones, and although it infects White people four times more...
- ProducerSalvatore Ferragamo celebrou em prol ao Outubro RosaVem correndo para o Blog Dudu Gontijo http://dudugontijo.com/salvatore-ferragamo-celebrou-em-prol-ao-outubro-rosa/#SalvatoreFerragamo #OutubroRosa...
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- Producer19/10/2016I was an Idiot. But Never Again!!I've been an idiot often enough, although I didn't know it at the time. In 1980, I had the chance to invest $1,000 in a board game. I barely knew the guys. They weren't friends or anything. They were a couple of guys who knew a guy who met me...
Comments21/10/2016 #24 Javier beBeeThanks @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. I fully agree "People do not do business with Companies. People do business with People. " ....and yes , of course, we learn every day. I LISTEN EVERY DAY. And I gather the best ideas to create the best strategy. I tell you: The next beBee will be impressive. First months of next year are going to be unique. A unique collaborative tool is coming to be unique. beBee is buzzing but this story only has began. Get ready to enjoy our bes platform we are creating by far...only few months to enjoy it.... thanks every bee for your support. Thanks for all your opinions. Thanks for all your comments. Thanks thanks thanks.20/10/2016 #18 David B. GrinbergKudos on your "sweet honey" Paul. I really admire your retrospective and straight talk. Personally, I think whether one is beBee ambassador or not doesn't really matter because every bee is a so-called "influencer" on this promising platform. That's one of many factors which helps create the feel of a real community with thoughtful buzz and honest/open feedback.
Regardless of what one call us, we are all worker bees in the sense that we share the common goal and purpose of making beBee the best it can be. Worker bees don't care about who gets the credit, rather it's all about teamwork. And teamwork is what makes winners. Perhaps that's why LI continues to stagnate while the buzz about beBee continues to grow louder. Can you hear it? Buzz on, my friend!19/10/2016 #17 Pascal DerrienPascal Derrien
Oct 19, 2016 9:11:54 PM
''its not their first rodeo'' I am very unsure people understand what it takes to run an international company, running meetings with VC's and still genuinely dedicate airtime in a sufficient amount that it is clear the entire team is not paying lip service to its users........ Ne Cassez Pas La Poule Aux Oeufs D'or :-)19/10/2016 #14 Jared WiesePaul, I loved your post. Felt like a roller-coaster. A thrilling ride!
As such, in funny parallel get-to-know-you-more-personally, now reminds me of the brilliant almost-regret I had slipping a surprise tennis bracelet on my wife as we were going up a real roller coaster. Could I have lost it? You bet. Do I regret it? No way - great memory.
Professionally, I can relate in that fellow Business Analysts number 121,071 members in an active LinkedIn group. I've had many deep conversations with many of them. Today I posed to them the challenge:
"Hey BAs, there's a hive for us: https://www.bebee.com/group/business-analysis
The engagement is there, just need more BAs. I can especially see the intellectual types loving it there!"
Here's to some great moments and memories, bees... CHEERS!19/10/2016 #11 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianThanks for all your comments. Life is like skiing. If you don't fall you aren't trying hard enough.
These were my greatest regrets business-wise. At the time, they didn't seem so. They actually felt like prudent, logical moves. Frankly, they were. It's only the looking back that makes them regrets. No one has a crystal ball.
Logic is all well and good. Intuition should also have a say.19/10/2016 #10 Renée CormierI've met wonderful people on beBee and I love the platform. To me, it is what social media is supposed to be; social and interactive. When I have something good, I want everyone else to have the same. That is why I advocate for beBee and it's bees. Glad to know you, Paul!19/10/2016 #9 Don Kerr"They insist on using algorithms to make subjective judgments. That's just silly. No server will ever figure out what we want. Heck, more often than not, we don't even know what we want." This to me is the key @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian View more"They insist on using algorithms to make subjective judgments. That's just silly. No server will ever figure out what we want. Heck, more often than not, we don't even know what we want." This to me is the key @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian and as you point out, as one of the little fellas I want to make my own choices. Will share this immediately. Close19/10/2016 #6 Dean OwenThanks for articulating so well what many of us were thinking on this Groundhog Day of many. It's kind of sad that this article needed to be written, but I'm glad it was you who did, as you have what appears to be a rare trait these days - common sense. Brilliant article! Ambassadors share a common trait - genuine enthusiasm and gratitude to the beBee team for creating a platform that puts users first. It may not be perfect, but for a team of 70 employees, it is pretty darn cool and getting better fast. Most of all, the users have a voice. Thanks Paul-sensei, and thanks beBee!19/10/2016 #5 Aurorasa SimaGreat post, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. I agree with everything you said (besides that you were an idiot even though I understand why leaving and not going to the interview might have bugged you).
It´s the first time that I have the chance to start with a (pretty) new site. My guess is, influencer status or not, that everyone who started with LI early and kept networking, is doing pretty good on there right now.19/10/2016 #3 Jared WieseStill digesting this one, but thought I'd share:
http://www.quoteland.com/topic/Regret-Remorse-Quotes/123/ View moreStill digesting this one, but thought I'd share:
And offer a relevant one:
“It's better to regret what you have done than what you haven't.”
― Paul Arden, Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite Close
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- Producer18/10/2016Cynicism As PositivityOFTEN SEEN AS NEGATIVE, TRUE CYNICISM IS VERY OFTEN THE MULCH OF IDEALISM...Preface: I first published a version of this article on LinkedIn and beBee not very long after the Producer platform was launched. Since then, I've had some additional...
Comments20/10/2016 #51 John Vaughan#45 "... perhaps you should do something like what I've done ...." sez @Phil Friedman.
Thanks for sharing some examples of your past work, Phil. Very nice.
Actually, that's pretty much what I tried to do in Comment #41. It's is filled with links to my past work, including: a portfolio of clients, published articles, software, case studies, conference papers, explanatory articles, a gallery of creative artwork, "best practices" examples, explanations of process, university papers, (did I mention the masters in Ed Media - or the masters in Interactive Telecommunications?). It's all there at http://www.jcvtcs.com/. Well, actually, some more writings are at https://jcvtcsblog.wordpress.com/
Be my guest. Later, dude.20/10/2016 #50 Phil Friedman#48 #49 Thanks, Graham, for reading and commenting. And for the kind words --- which are especially gratifying coming as they do from a "contrarian". As an alleged cynic, I personally have great admiration and affection for contrarians, who likewise serve a valuable societal function, IMO. Keep the faith, and watch your six. Cheers!20/10/2016 #49 Graham Edwards#36 Thanks of the shout out @Phil Friedman... my working definition of contrarian is "You say black and I will say white" so we can have the discussion to ensure it's really black. Even if I know it's black, it's always good to pressure test it. lol
When it gets into the real world light you never know what it will look like.20/10/2016 #46 Phil Friedman#44 Yes, Praveen, that is very true. And the world needs all of them --- something I personally have never denied. What I do reject, however, is the notion that we should accept what we believe we cannot change. For as I've said, that is too often an excuse for not doing anything, not even speaking out about something that should not be. Cynics, in the true sense of the word, make people uncomfortable. And to my mind, that is their calling in life, and their function in the scheme of things. Thank you for reading and commenting, as you always do, with genuine insight and understanding. Cheers!20/10/2016 #45 Phil Friedman#41 Thank you for what, John? Pointing out I spelled a word wrong? Isn't that an OC action, for which no thanks are needed or appropriate. As to history, perhaps you should do something like what I've done to put an end to questions about my history, and for pissing matches. See below. :-)
"I'll Show You Mine, Then You Show Me Yours" ( https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/i-ll-show-you-mine-then-you-show-me-yours )
And ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/friedmanphil )20/10/2016 #44 Praveen Raj GullepalliSo, between how things ought to be (An Idealist's preoccupation) and how things are ( A Realist's paradise); we have the Cynics. Whose full time duty it is to compare and rant at this disparity:) And then, there are those, who quietly go about making the Ideal, Real! But it would be an incomplete world without even one of these different kinds! They all inspire each other, don't they dear Phil?20/10/2016 #43 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#26 Read my copy of it in my high school days Gerry...a quiet meditative read it felt...and spawned the love of one particular bike in my heart...The Royal Enfield. Used to see a couple of my uncles take that bike apart and putting all together again all by themselves over lazy weekends at home. They never heard of Pirsig. Lila was a poor follow up i felt when it hit the stands.I recommend Zen &The Art to my younger biker friends, hoping it would make them less hot headed and more contemplative on the journey ;)20/10/2016 #41 John Vaughan#40 The History Guy loves The Record. It is my Friend, @Phil Friedman. I had previous careers in older media (Graphics, Animation, Video, Writing http://www.jcvtcs.com/portfolio/index-newmedia.html) before Digital came along, so I kinda get it ... at least in my own mind. Also: Documentation Manager (http://www.jcvtcs.com/portfolio/dow-jones.html, http://www.jcvtcs.com/services/documentation.html), well-published and a conference "voice" during the Early Daze of Digital (http://www.jcvtcs.com/papers-tcs/index-papers-tcs.html). Have written literally hundreds of professional-grade documents for my 100+ employers & clients (http://www.jcvtcs.com/uxp-tasks/index-uxp-tasks.html). Blah blah blah...
In short: Yes, I "have a clue". I have a shitload of a clue, when it comes right down to it.
To your point: I'm well aware of "the correct editorial device". I'm also painfully aware that the technically-correct-but-stuffy "Elements of Style" are kind of dated - and occasionally inappropriate to this medium. Particularly an aggressively, self-righteously *casual* environment like beBee.
So I deliberately chose to forgo the 'proper' form and just skip ahead to the truth (It's spelled 'cojones') - without the pretense. A simple "thank you' would've sufficed.
Cheers!20/10/2016 #40 Phil Friedman#38 For the record, the correct editorial device to use when quoting a phrase that contains a misspelled word or other error is "[sic]" inserted in the quote immediately after the error. We print media dinosaurs know this... And a lot of other stuff about which digital natives haven't a clue.Cheers!20/10/2016 #37 Gerald HechtSomebody's hacked my account and is making my Profucer Pieces have different wordings--companies calling themselves "Russian banks" are screwing with my shares on google plus and stuff sorry Javier beBee and Juan Imaz but you've been compromised apparently and I've filed with Ft he FBI20/10/2016 #36 Phil Friedman#32 thank you, John, for reading and commenting. I think you agree that cynicism is often the necessary prerequisite to attaining clear vision, particularly on social media. Someone recently asked me if I didn't really mean "skepticism". I explained that a skeptic is actually a cynic without cajones.
@Graham Edwards describes himself as a "contrarian". I am not exactly sure what he means by that, but I do know that he calls 'em as he sees 'em. Which is what cynics do. Cheers!19/10/2016 #35 Phil Friedman#33 Great to hear from you, Linda. Have missed your sensible contributions to the conversation back from the days of Writers4Writers on LinkedIn. Although I am not a beBee brand wrangler, I nevertheless welcome you to this potentially great platform. With a big hug back. Sent to you all the way to Colorado. Cheers!19/10/2016 #33 Linda SkarrupLove how you explore the positive aspects of cynicism.... we often skate along the surface of what seems like a negative personality type or communication style only to find wisdom and truth. I resonant well with your reference to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, it was powerful when first published and remains to be an integral part of our culture....
- Producer20/10/2016Es mejor la buena fama que el buen unguentovalora a aquellas personas que están a tu alrededor (RRHH) desde tus familiares y socios, hasta los que pulen los pisos de tu empresa; porque los mismos generalmente poseen familias numerosas y pertenecen a comunidades y a grupos específicos; a los...
- Producer20/10/2016Hall Announces 2017 Nominees: It's Only Rock 'n' Roll?The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame is a prime example of how today's overzealous attempts to achieve an all-inclusive society can turn unity into chaos and political correctness into fear and loathing.As the Rolling Stone's sang, "It's Only Rock 'n'...
Comments20/10/2016 #5 Andrew Porter#4 Quite right @Randy Keho we all have our own little Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fames, In my mind there are just too many artists in different genres of music to class as selections for this if you know what I'm getting at, in other words it's too general but then again it would probably get too confusing for it to be more specific.
Has it got to the stage where it just isn't relevant anymore? there are many of us music lovers that will never really be satisfied with the nominations, to be honest I wouldn't have given it a second thought if you had not created this interesting post for me and others to stop by and read....it's certainly an interesting topic for the music lovers that's for sure!20/10/2016 #4 Randy Keho#2 I agree @Andrew Porter The nominees and eventual selections have been poor for quite some time.
I'm still holding onto hope for R.E.O Speedwagon, but, like the Moody Blues, I've heard it's political.
I thought long and hard about Joan Baez, but, in the end, I just couldn't justify her in the so-called Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.
ELO is interesting, but there's just too damn many others that I feel are more deserving.
We all have our own little Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fames, anyway. We've personally selected the inductees and we can listen to them at home, in the car, or anywhere we damn well please. We cast our vote with hard earned cash.20/10/2016 #3 Randy KehoThe Moody Blues are in town next Wednesday, but I can't make it. They've been in town twice over the past 20 years and I attended both shows.
I was a bit dismayed the last time. They had trouble syncing some pre-recorded keyboard/synthesizer parts and had to re-start a song three times. It left a little egg on their faces. I strongly considered the Zombies, mainly because of Rod Argent, but I tried not to let sentimentality influence my decisions. If that were the case, I'd made The Cars a lock. Thanks for the comments.#1
- Producer20/10/2016Look Mom, I’m Darth Vader!Last week I met with two wonderful, intelligent gentlemen I met through beBee, Don Kerr and Kevin Pashuk. Don is an extravert like me and Kevin is a rather gentle and quiet soul. We got to talking about our personality types. Like Don, I could...
Comments21/10/2016 #24 Paul Kearley@Renée Cormier ...love this piece! Especially your last line: "We all need someone who believes in us, who is a cheerleader for our goals and dreams; someone who will tell us that we are going to be okay. We also need someone to give us a kick in the ass now and then."21/10/2016 #22 Harvey LloydYour opening line that you met @Kevin Pashuk and his professed strong I (Introverts Unite! (Separately) and your E @Renée Cormier had to produce a story of some sort. I have enjoyed the Myers Briggs concept as a communication understanding tool.
I took administrative staff and handed each objects you would find in wal mart and asked them to come up with a marketing scheme and advertisement. They had to present the advertising to the team. We were able to use this exercise to show folks how their personality guided their understanding of how to communicate to others. Mostly we had fun in understanding how our Myers-Briggs affects our communications. A lens that we see the world through.
One of my favorite pass times is to watch I's and E's coexist in environments. The E is getting charged up in the social gathering and you can watch the low battery signal draw closer in the I. Airports are the best to watch. Most I's have lost it before they get through security. Funny stuff Darth Vader:) I am INTJ, may the force be with you. I share this designation with Stalin, Marx and Martin Luther. I'm figuring therapy will be a constant.21/10/2016 #21 Renée Cormier#8 #4 #17 #16 #20 #15 #13 #11 Here's something funny. I went to a different website to do the free test. This one was longer and I thought for sure I would have a different result because I am not too thrilled with the notion of being considered a ball buster, but geeze, I got the same result! ESTJ! What a riot! Here's the other site: https://www.16personalities.com/20/10/2016 #18 Renée Cormier#13 Thanks for the comment, David. Yes, I've always been a fan of encouraging people to be the best they can be. On another note, it is widely believed that Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, but that's not quite true. It is actually a Canadian invention. Edison was a brilliant business man (no pun intended). He actually perfected and marketed the original design that changed the way we live. http://www.mysteriesofcanada.com/ontario/first-electric-light-bulb/20/10/2016 #17 Randy KehoI refuse to allow myself to be defined by any test that is designed to screw with my head. It's screwed up enough. I don't care to know the particulars. @Renée Cormier By the way, I'm LMAO. For your next presentation, why don't you wear a Darth Vader mask and try to get your message across without pissing anybody off (a reference to your previous post). I'd make a poor shrink, too, wouldn't I?20/10/2016 #13 David B. GrinbergThanks for the interesting and insightful analysis @Renée Cormier. I likewise took that test about a decade ago as part of a leadership development course. Moreover, I likewise don't remember my type.
Anyhow, I commend you on the approach of positive reinforcement, being positively expectant, while at the same time giving a "kick in the ass" to those who might need it to move forward and reach their full potential.
I'm reminded of that saying: those of never fall, never climb. Failing is an inevitable aspect of life. However, when you hit a big accomplishment or major success, that's often what people remember most. For example, most people don't dwell on the hundreds of times Thomas Edison failed before the one time he got it right with the light bulb. I think our successes are usually considered more than our failures.
But, to paraphrase another saying: those who never try will never know what might have been. And no one wants to look back at their life in hindsight wondering what might have been if only they tried and persisted. Thanks again for the good buzz!20/10/2016 #11 Kevin PashukThanks for tagging me Renée. I'm an ISTJ. According to the website http://mentalfloss.com/article/65218/10-myers-briggs-type-charts-pop-culture-characters I share this personality type with Spock from Star Trek.
Hmnnn... I don't know how I feel about that. Wait! I don't (feel).20/10/2016 #9 Don Kerr#7 Once I get on the plane to AZ tomorrow I think this will improve;) "If today's PQ score (63) is an accurate reflection, it indicates a moderate and average level of Positive Intelligence. The bad news is that you are clearly in the net-negative PQ vortex, meaning you are wasting a good deal of your vital energy and resources just to fight your Saboteurs, rather than creating the life that you want. The good news is that you can begin to see a dramatic shift in how you feel about your life and work, and what you get accomplished, in as little as 21 days of focusing on raising your PQ."
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- Producer20/10/2016HOW LIFE CHANGING WITH THE DEATH OF PARENTSAfter the death of parents, life changes a lot. Facing the loss, including adults, is an amazing experience. At the bottom of all people still living always the child who can run to the mother or father to feel protected. But when they go away, this...
Comments21/10/2016 #11 Deb Helfrich"Parents are the first love." So profoundly true, @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira. Thank you for such a heart-felt buzz. I think @Lisa Gallagher may find some comfort in your words.
I am very glad you had a second father who helped support your uniqueness. I feel honored to have been able to connect with you and read your words. You are a tremendous thinker and writer - open to exploring life. And while the world needs police, I think you might not have thrived fighting crime in the way you clearly are thriving in the path you are on.20/10/2016 #10 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira@David B. Grinberg about his father, he was certainly a great man, I realized the photograph he took with the president, his face was shining with pride by hard work and good creation that you received, I felt a very good energy over that picture, david congratulations!20/10/2016 #9 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira@David B. Grinberg my friend, I'm sorry for your loss, but for me it is very important to keep it alive in your heart, I will share something, a few years lost someone who took part in my upbringing as a child, consider him as a second father, he would that when my son was born, I would like to see it, but I'm not one, lol
I have a family where many are police where I live, all when he said he would not want to follow the path of family criticized me, thought was a betrayal to the family tradition, he was the one who supported me and follow me to aid my dreams, today I feel grateful to him because he could never transcend this culture, I miss him..20/10/2016 #8 David B. GrinbergThank you @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira for such a heart-felt, moving and profound read. I lost my father about 3-years ago. I still think about him everyday and often look at the various family photos around my home picturing him from holding me as a toddler to some of the last good times in which we took him out.
One thing I noticed about these photos is that my dad always had his arm around me. He was always my protector and best friend. At his eulogy, I recounted how we had season tickets for the NY Jets NFL football team when I was a kid. I still have so many fond memories of going to those Sunday home games at the old Shea Stadium in Queens, NY. I often mention that while the Jets usually lost more than they won, it was always a winning experience for me per the father-son bonding experience.
Thus, your "sweet honey" brings back many good memories. Thank you!
- Producer20/10/2016MARATHON NUTRITIONThis is one of those topics that people have paid a lot of attention to over the years and for much of that time the general consensus was that the secret to great performance lay in the amount of complex carbohydrates you could stuff into...
Comments20/10/2016 #4 Neil Smith#3 That's a good example of a simplified version of most electrolitic drinks on the market. Water, Salt. Everything else tends to be garnish and marketing. The sleep thing caught me out this year as I had had a very busy few days in a new job so I was not remotely rested leading up to the event. The night before just put the tin hat on it. Thanks for the comment @Pascal Derrien
- Producer20/10/2016Feedback FlowHuman NatureAs humans are nature, we don't say the word "human nature" for no reason, let's turn to other "nature" to see nature, other than human, connect to the natural principles of life and self-organizing feedback systems to live their...
Comments21/10/2016 #1 Chas Wyatt"A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood." ~Rachel Carson.
- Producer20/10/2016Nature: Tamed and Untamed There is delight in disorder.There is underlying harmony in the chaosThere is joy in the un-calibrated.There is peace in abandon.A freedom to grow.In the wilderness of spirit.Untamed unshackled... Unrestricted unbound. There in that horizon...
- Producer20/10/2016Africa’s Wild Dogs, The Canine Soldiers Of The Bush.When one mentions an African wild dog to anybody there is usually a shiver of revulsion, brought on no doubt by all those wildlife documentaries depicting them as the thugs of the bush roaming the plains like a vicious gang. These canines are...
Comments21/10/2016 #16 Paul Walters#13 @Dean Owen Yup South Africa is in a bit of strife all round Dean which is all rather sad. I will be visiting in February so will have an up close look then and perhaps write a buzz. In between though I am off to Sulewesi in December to see the whale sharks...tempted ??21/10/2016 #14 Lisa GallagherFirst, I'd like to comment on how beautiful the Victoria Falls is. I've heard of these dogs and seen documentaries of them. They would scare the 'you know what out of me,' if even one came up on me. I've heard they have attacked and killed children, is this true? They look very grungy and mean. My heart started pounding as I read this. What an experience you had on that particular day @Paul Walters!21/10/2016 #13 Dean Owen#11 Yikes. South Africa falling? @Gert Scholtz. What would happen to the Springboks? I'd hate to see them fall off the World stage once again. Thanks for introducing me to &Beyond. I checked out their website. Might just entice me to change from an Aman Junkie to an &Beyond Junkie.21/10/2016 #11 Paul Walters#10 @Deb Helfrich I travel to Africa every 12 - 15 months or so and visit a couple of countries at a time. Zimbabwe I hate to say has been driven into the dust by a president who is senile and cruel! from being Africa's 'bread basket' it is now a country forced to import food for which it cannot pay for. Ditto the DDR, Congo, Niger, and a few other West African states. The next domino that could potentially fall is South Africa which is now mired in corruption perpetuated by self serving politicians . I was at university in that country during the 'struggle' which led to the rise to the highest office of one Nelson Mandela . Now all that hard and back breaking work is becoming undone and a sense of failure seems to permeate throughout the population. Thats a bit of a long winded answer to your question. I do see the cities but I have an overwhelming love for the African bush . More stories to come on places like Mozambique, Zambia and a few others . Thanks for stopping by !21/10/2016 #10 Deb HelfrichThis was a very visual read, @Paul Walters. I feel a lot in awe and a little unsettled at the proceedings, as you seemed to have a pretty rare safari sighting. Did you travel straight to the lodge or did you also get some time to check out the human goings-on in Zimbabwe? I suspect a different sort of militaristic carnage was going on. From what I understand from Peter Godwin's books it can be very hard to get accurate information outside the country.20/10/2016 #4 Vincent AndrewSuch an organised breed of animals the wild dogs! When at first they didn't succeed with the baboons, they sauntered off looking for their next victim. The failure merely emboldened their determination. They knew who to pick the next time - the most vulnerable antelope. It's really about strategy, a game plan and the survival of the fittest! Fascinating read Paul. Thanks for sharing!20/10/2016 #3 Don Kerr@Paul Walters "a bloat of giant Hippopotami wallow together grunting and groaning" For a moment I thought you were writing about my last experience in the corporate world! Great and evocative piece Paul. My family and I HAVE to get to Africa. My wife has wonderful memories of it. Ever since I read The Honey Badger by Robert Ruark (decades ago) to have been fascinated. Thanks for the enticement. @Gert Scholtz I'll be sure to warn you if I am about to unleash my yard apes on your beautiful country of SA before arriving.
- Producer20/10/2016Human Nature It is interesting that BeBee is attracting much attention.I was thinking about why?I know other people have written their reasons - I know one of mine, is I see more pollinating of ideas, and ideas moving from one person to the next that advances...
Comments21/10/2016 #9 Deb Lange#6 @David B. Grinberg "worker bees show admirable teamwork in building their hives" versus, the prevailing "me, me'me" shadow side of human nature presenting itself in much social media. - great observation David. I am feeling increasingly enriched using nature metaphors, it is a constant reminder that we are nature. That has inspired me to remember the great work of Janine Benyus and Biomimicry - I will write a post! Thanks David.20/10/2016 #6 David B. GrinbergKudos for a very buzz-worthy read @Deb Lange. In addition to the fundamental beauty of nature exemplified by bees, I would also point out that bees are hard workers (worker bees) and show admirable teamwork and selfless fortitude in building their hives.
Thus, in a social media environment that is too often self-focused with a "me, me, me" feel, it's great to be part of a social platform that prides itself on more profound and praiseworthy principles. The buzz is growing louder!20/10/2016 #3 Mamen DelgadoOhh, that's so nice!! Please let me know yes when it comes to you...
This is the most beautiful compliment, to inspire someone specially if it is for an artistic creation. beBee has this power...
Thanks from my heart! ❤️
By the way, the fractal picture at the beginning of your Producer is alive... 😉20/10/2016 #2 Deb LangeDear @Mamen Delgado I love that you use the words sense and imagine and you are a poet. Oh, how wonderful. I sense I am connected to a new friend across the globe. What magic will we create? You may have even inspired me to write a poem. When it comes i will let you know! Thanks for sharing your poetry.