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  1. ProducerPaul "Pablo" Croubalian
    What Happened to Your Browser When You Weren't Looking
    What Happened to Your Browser When You Weren't LookingYou know browsers. They're those thingies that let you surf the net. There's nuthin' to them. Right? I mean. . . you type in a link or even just click on one, and whammo. . . there it is!"There's nuthin' to 'em," you may think.You'd be wrong. You...


    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    13/12/2017 #8 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #7 Thank you, Ali
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/12/2017 #7 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian- very rich and ideas-filled buzz. It is of relevance to who are using the web. Shared
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    13/12/2017 #6 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #4 Thank you, Dilma. The nicest thing about this stuff is that you don't really need to keep an eye on it. It just works and works well.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    13/12/2017 #5 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #3 "Burns, Randall Burns" Has a nice ring to it. I'd avoid, "Burns, Randy Burns." Someone might misinterpret that.
    DILMA BALBI -📃 Engenharia&gestão
    13/12/2017 #4 DILMA BALBI -📃 Engenharia&gestão
    wow! thanks for sharing. We must keep an eye on it at all!
    Randall Burns
    13/12/2017 #3 Randall Burns
    #2 LMAO!!!! I like it! Sounds like the theme for my next "Date night" with the wife, guess I better rent a tux and an Aston Martin... :-)
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    13/12/2017 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #1 LOL, you sound like my wife with her flip phone. Here's a suggestion. I noticed that two international assassins in movies used the same flip phone model as an untraceable burner.

    You're not antiquated. You're an International Man of Mystery. Come to think of it, a Chef would make a good cover. Hmmm. . . .
    Randall Burns
    13/12/2017 #1 Randall Burns
    Interesting read @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian I guess the "writings on the wall" regarding my"Internet Explorer" as I still use that but am forced more and more lately to use "Google Chrome" to open files/attachments/videos etc. My computer is constantly asking me, "Do you want to upgrade your browser to Google Chrome now?" but I am stubborn and don't like change, pisses me off every time Windows has an update.

    I'm sure this will all make more sense to me if and when I ever get a "Smart Phone' or other mobile device but I'm just now getting used to my "Flip phone" and I can finally text on it like nobody's business. Really dreading the day when I'll have to admit that it's time to hand it over to "The Smithsonian" and get something a little more contemporary, (like from this century).

    I'm reminded of a quote by Charlton Heston about Guns and the 2nd amendment but I will alter it slightly,

    "I'll give you my Flip phone when you can pry it from my cold, dead hands"

    Informative post and I'm thankful for guys like you Pablo keeping me in "the loop" with all this "tech stuff", I've got enough other things keeping me busy. :-)
  2. ProducerKevin Baker

    Kevin Baker

    Physiology Is The Study Of Organisms
    Physiology Is The Study Of OrganismsOk then, traditional marketing is not workingTraditional marketing will continue to fail at an accelerated rate determined by those who contribute by running blindly around the same circle ending exactly where they start. ...


    Kevin Baker
    10/12/2017 #4 Kevin Baker
    #3 absolutely. great suggestion. we are all part of the organism : earth .
    Cyndi wilkins
    10/12/2017 #3 Cyndi wilkins
    @Kevin Baker...This buzz reminds us that we are all interconnected members of a group consciousness wherein Mother Nature holds all the cards...Perhaps developing our awareness of that might serve awaken the many who still live in a slumber...
    Lisa Vanderburg
    09/12/2017 #2 Lisa Vanderburg
    Very thoughtful and entertaining @Kevin Baker...I think the planet will rid us with the same discrimination we've showed her!
    Ivan Campos
    09/12/2017 #1 Ivan Campos
  3. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    225 Million and Counting
    225 Million and Counting''I am a foreigner in a foreign land and no matter how long I stay here I will always be a foreigner but not necessarily an outsider''  Paul Walters Their names could be Ahmed, Maria, Chang or Maciek they would all have an individual story and...


    Pascal Derrien
    11/12/2017 #44 Pascal Derrien
    #43 cheers @Gert Scholtz it's not a complicated issue but we make it complex,inclusiveness is the future and the more of us the merrier me thinks 😀
    Gert Scholtz
    11/12/2017 #43 Gert Scholtz
    @Pascal Derrien Having moved to the UK for a few years some time ago, I have a small, very small idea what it must be like for the 225 Million. Thanks for a great post Pascal.
    Pascal Derrien
    11/12/2017 #41 Pascal Derrien
    #40 ah @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee I would not even dare telling what to do, the only thing I know is that is never too late :-)
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    11/12/2017 #40 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    I so agree, @Pascal Derrien. I envy your and others' ability to adapt. As my life changes, I contemplated an extreme move to Europe, but am too faint-hearted.
    Pascal Derrien
    10/12/2017 #39 Pascal Derrien
    #38 thanks @Mohammed A. Jawad most encouraging words from your good self Sir :-)
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    10/12/2017 #38 Mohammed A. Jawad
    In the aegis of humanity, we all are human beings. Aren't we? And, we by man made rules, degrade each other and label people by this name or the other. We all belong to diverse nations, cultures and languages so that we may know each other and treat well, not to nickname and ridicule others by downgrading them. Great post @Pascal Derrien
    Pascal Derrien
    09/12/2017 #37 Pascal Derrien
    #36 many thanks @Pamela 🐝 Williams indeed we are all coming from or going to somewhere most countries have been built on influx from various ethnicities 😀
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    09/12/2017 #36 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    The US would not exist without immigrants, expats. How quickly we forget. So extremely sad.
    Wonderful piece @Pascal Derrien, thank you for sharing your thoughts and the beautiful piece of music.
    Pascal Derrien
    09/12/2017 #35 Pascal Derrien
    #34 thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher for sharing everyday examples, I think we all have them around us, we need to give proper credit to those who have taken giant steps to better their lives or is it simpler to play it down because attacking is a reflection on one's self inability :-)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    09/12/2017 #34 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    What a great piece @Pascal Derrien! We are all humans that inhabit planet earth and no one gave another the rights (with the exception of man) to make boundaries impossible to cross. I remember the Berlin wall and when it came down. I remember crying and that was the best thing that happened for many who were separated from their families, by class and more- They are a prime example of how East and West Berlin were able to come together and find common ground along with not being isolated anymore.

    I admire others who move to foreign lands and learn the customs, the languages and build new friendships because you are right, that is something I would find very difficult and scary. But, the lessons each person learns from the other is invaluable, without walls- they build understanding for humanity; compassion!

    I hope we do not 'build that wall,' between the US and Mexico. It takes a lot of courage and determination to come to the US with the hopes of becoming a citizen in order to make a better life for their families. I have 2 step sisters that are married to Mexican men and I can attest their husanbs work hard, put family first and even put their wives on a pedestal. They both are citizens now but it wasn't easy. My step brother in law's mother is allowed to visit X days per year and I fear she will lose that right. She has taught my step sister and her children so much as well.

    Walls are ruses. I'm a big believer in inclusive societies. I hope to see more inclusion before I leave this earth. Right now, my hopes are dimmed a lot. If people really got to know others from many cultures/races they may let go of their xenophobia. Xenophobia is media and mass society produced.
    Brian McKenzie
    09/12/2017 #33 Brian McKenzie
    #23 I have been out of America for the last 5 years, I have no intention of going back. Prior to leaving the military sent me around the world and into the shit 9 times, none of the on ground events matched the lies they were spooling up about the 'actions' back home. DITTO for the "Migrant Crisis". It has been fully planned, engineered and prepetrated by high levels of gov't and banking. Studying livestock and ranching is instructive, they consider us nothing more than meat for the machine to be herded and slaughtered as they wish.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    08/12/2017 #32 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #31 Yep, I understand. People judge others by their accent yet know nothing about the person. I don't have a distinct accent from any part of the US which I prefer not to.

    My mother had a heavy southern accent and took some sort of training to get rid of it. I'm guessing her training was sometime in the 1950s. She sang professionally and I am assuming that was the reason for her wanting to shed her accent.

    I love to hear accents, especially from the UK.
    Pascal Derrien
    08/12/2017 #31 Pascal Derrien
    #30 thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador I lived in a caravan the first 3 years of my life and then did 3 schools per year on average because we were moving from/to border towns near the 4 or five countries around france I never had the right accent story of my life :-)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    08/12/2017 #30 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Bravo, Pascal. One that lives in the U.S. and if born in NY and moves to Kansas, can feel like a foreigner. Definition of foreigner: a person in or from a country other than one's own. Well, duh - isn't this what makes life interesting?
    Pascal Derrien
    08/12/2017 #29 Pascal Derrien
    #26 thanks for the offer @Harvey Lloyd I have been to the US a lot including almost a year in NY (I know its different) but not recently who knows I may take you up on that :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    08/12/2017 #28 Pascal Derrien
    #27 thanks @Debasish Majumder appreciate the share especially on that topic :-)
    Debasish Majumder
    08/12/2017 #27 Debasish Majumder
    nice insight @Pascal Derrien! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz sir.
    Harvey Lloyd
    08/12/2017 #26 Harvey Lloyd
    #25 I'm OK with the bias in principal as we cant really not hear or see beyond what we are exposed to. My challenge is that we take this limited exposure and then form actionable opinions. The southern accent was always an ice breaker with the turnip truck jokes but it was in jest and i didn't take offense. I got learn their culture and they mine.

    Today is different though. Fear based presentations of the 10% have now spread to define whole cultures. Naturally the natives extend this fear across all unknowns. The bias has now pushed back to the outsider to prove they are "safe".

    Bias cant be helped, but with executive function we can examine that bias before we act in any setting. Unfortunately executive function seems to be devolving back to cave painting.

    You would be welcome around here boss. If you do get around the US let me know i have two sleeping pills waiting. I need you take that nap and finish the hung up airplane story.
    Pascal Derrien
    08/12/2017 #25 Pascal Derrien
    #24 thanks @Harvey Lloyd when I was a kid and watching westerns and the south boys were always the baddies :-( Perception and unconscious bias is a terrible affliction one needs to work on to treat efficiently :-)
    Harvey Lloyd
    08/12/2017 #24 Harvey Lloyd
    This is a very challenging topic, but very interesting. Especially if you come from we are all human perspective. Why do natives tend to reject outsiders naturally? I have never lived abroad, pretty much a homeboy. Yet when traveling north in the US, my southern accent i was always treated as though the turnip truck must have broke down nearby.

    My own theory, after experiencing this many times over twenty years, was that folks had a portrait of southerners that was born from nebulous conversations that were harmless, yet formed the opinion. I also recognized that i was an ambassador of the South:) Overtime i made some great Yankee friends and we all laughed at the differences. Yanks are pretty straight forward about their thoughts, southerners tend to flavor thoughts with mystery to keep you guessing.

    Cultural differences i am sure were felt when we were more nomadic in life as tribes had to figure out who was safe and who was not. Different traditions, morals and values are difficult to understand if they have not been part of your narrative. I believe there is a onus upon each side to understand the dance steps of figuring each other out.

    Media today though has really planted some ill seeds of cultures, keeping the dance from happening.
  4. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Novel Approaches to Conflicts
    Novel Approaches to ConflictsWhat starts small could grow up beyond imagination and reach unexpected sizes. Conflicts of all types have this tendency. The snowballing effect of conflicts is practiced at all levels. Let us take few examples: A husband and wife enter...


    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/12/2017 #42 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #40 @Brian McKenzie your reference to Gandhi and your last few words say it all concisely. I agree with you entirely.
    Brian McKenzie
    09/12/2017 #40 Brian McKenzie
    No wife -> No Divorce, No Conflict. #MGTOW - We will keep the thawing fires going for ya. PS Opting out of the bad, broken and entrenched is exactly what Ghandi did. We will not participate in the mess when there is no solution to be found in a trap, except to walk away from it in the first place.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/12/2017 #39 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #38 Thank you for stepping in again my friend @Edward Lewellen. I was just about to mention your name again in my response to the comment of @John Rylance #36 . I did not wanter to trouble you.
    Your sequential analysis of the conflict issue is great. Yes and if we act in contradiction of our core values this means we have more than one identity.
    I shall write a buzz to reflect more on your greaft comment.
    Edward Lewellen
    07/12/2017 #38 Edward Lewellen
    #33 Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, I appreciate you drawing me out to share more. Here are a few points: 1) When we know our Core Identity and we find ourselves acting differently due to conflict, then we can ask ourselves, “Are my thoughts and actions congruent with who I am, my core values? If not, then was acting differently a choice, or was it an unconscious event I allowed myself to be a victim of? If it’s a conscious choice, am I willing to accept the consequences, good or bad? 2) Ee can never know everything about anything. When we accept that there are thing beyond what we know, a sense of humility sets in and allows us to be open to additional information..
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/12/2017 #37 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #36 exactly and we know that emotions are bybfar faster than thinking. Emtions play a significant role in conflicts. I agree fullybwith you @John Rylance
    John Rylance
    07/12/2017 #36 John Rylance
    #35 #34 The hardest conflicts to resolve are those in which we are heavily emotionally involved. These are usually those to do with our nearest and dearest, but not always.
    The level of emotional involvement is a crucial factor in any conflict resolution.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/12/2017 #35 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #34 great thoughts @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    State of mind and cost of conflict make us wiser towards family conflicts. Passionate ties have their role too.
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    07/12/2017 #34 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    I agree, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, conflicts are a necessity, without them we would live in ignorance as we would not be questioning or hunting for answers, proofs, and examples. The motivation to look for a way to diffuse the situation comes from two things, how invested I am in the relationship (more invested when it comes to family, less invested when it comes to a vendor) and the state of mind I am during that time (in a hurry, irritated/ have lots of time, relatively calmer). Truth be told, I will be more patient when it comes to conflicts within family. I have faced the vendor situation a few times as some salesmen are not too interested in selling. In those cases, I just walk out, but not without reminding them that they should value people's time.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/12/2017 #33 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #32 the assumption bias is what I would call this tendency to deal akwardly with a conflict dear @Edward Lewellen. It is riskier that cognition bias in my view.
    I was also hoping that you would not shy off mentioning the visual approach you developed and described in your newest book on living life. I believe your moddel is quite fitting here.
    Edward Lewellen
    07/12/2017 #32 Edward Lewellen
    #4 Yes, dear friend, we humans have a tendency to ruminate on conflict and adding more negative content the more we think about it. We "Mind Read" what other people are thinking to the point that what we create in a hallucination becomes what we believe other people are saying and thinking in reality. Most of the time, what we have conjured up in our minds doesn't match reality. We do this as if we're role-playing in preparation for negotiations/conflict. Unfortunately, this creates biases so that we have drawn forgone conclusions and aren't open to legitimate discussions. When we do this, we sabotage natural and open communication.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    07/12/2017 #31 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #28 Yes, I agree. Use of common sense is necessary.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    06/12/2017 #30 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #29 We all need your wisdom. Your comment coupled with those comments of Magalena on LI on this buzz make a great story dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit.
    What amazed me a lot is your writing "By the time we have stepped on a minefield we are either going to explode with the conflict or we try to become more mindful of minefields". Incredible as Iam developing two metaphors for conflict. One of them is popcorn which behaves in unpredictable manner. Upon roasting some seeds give great flakes. Some burn and burn in consequence seeds that touch them. Some of the seeds explode and act as "minefields and not mind fields" to quote you.
    I am about to explode with the heat of your comment.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    06/12/2017 #29 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    We may see the heat rise in a conflict or we may see people drowning in a particular conflict and both heat and water have their analogies with conflict, but the conflicts to be wary of are one's I would call "minefields". By the time we have stepped on a minefield we are either going to explode with the conflict or we try to become more mindful of minefields. Thus we need mind fields in order to see minefields.

    What is worse about minefields is that it is not simply how we have pushed someone' elses buttons or someone has pushed our buttons, but that there are horrible people in this world, who have become cunning enough to be people who plant minefields between people. To describe this as ego or evil does not add to the awareness that sometimes between two people in conflict, there is a Machiavellian entity who may have planted the mischief.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    06/12/2017 #28 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #27 I agree with you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. However; i shall entertain the idea when I believe it is advisable or inevitable when to run away from a conflict. This will surely be a topic for discussion.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    06/12/2017 #27 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Where would we be without conflicts? All beings will never be on the same page. The key is how we handle the conflict. I feel avoiding them is not healthy and it's best to determine a resolution.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/12/2017 #26 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #25 yes I agree. I shall elaborate on this in my next buzz.
    Harvey Lloyd
    05/12/2017 #25 Harvey Lloyd
    #24 conflict is born of two or more wants or needs that in conflict. The goal. Whether it’s branding ideas or contract negotiations.

    If we are indifferent to outcomes there would be no conflict. If we love or hate and outcome then conflict can arise

    The goal could be as simple as information gathering or making a huge decision

    I’n conflict their is always a goal your stated example of marriage conflicts would imply one of two together or separate. Staying focused here would allow conflict to resolve. Discussing past experiences will only serve the conflict itself.

    The escape would be a discussion about who benifits or gets hurt by either choice. Getting the conversation off the two in conflict and broaden their discussion. The third alternative may live there.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/12/2017 #24 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #23 now I realize that I may have to write two more parts than one only.
    I am nust curios my friend @Harvey Lloyd to explore more on losing sight of the goal. My question here is what goal(s) do you have in mind? Could you elaborate please?
    By the way i accept your offer to pay for the drinks. Equally, I hope you accept my offer to pay for the meal.
    Harvey Lloyd
    05/12/2017 #23 Harvey Lloyd
    #22 Personal investment is usually where folks go wrong in conflict. They loose site of the real goal.

    I try to stay goal oriented in any conflict or negotiations On occasion folks seem to want to draw you out. Staying focused and offering them an escape insures resolution. Hopefully to win-win

    It would be a pleasure to discuss the world and humanity in person. Drinks are on me

    A side not is managing conflict (I am useing your word do consistency but realize my definition is different) in real-time is a game changer. Listening to the parties finding common ground and finding that third alternative is art.

    I have seen and worked with some masters. This skill is one I had to have. I was always the cat in a rocking chair store. Tail always exposed.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/12/2017 #22 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #21 I wonder if I would live long enough to author a book with you @Harvey Lloyd. You are truly incredible. You anticipate my mind in an amazing way. In the next part on conflict I am using a metaphor in which when es caping becomes futile. But you add a new thought "in my dealings i always offered this escape". What a great alterbnative.
    I do hope to meet with you in person one day.
  5. ProducerRandall Burns

    Randall Burns

    Why I Write
    Why I WriteWhy I Write I have been pondering this query/statement lately and truth be told I have to admit;I am NOT a writer!Having said that however I have to say that I’m NOT a lot of things;- I’m not a Sailor- I’m not a...


    Randall Burns
    09/12/2017 #57 Randall Burns
    #54 #55 #56, Thanks for the great response and feedback @Louise Smith, much appreciated. I see that we have many of the same interests and yes they do flow together like the flavors of Tiramisu, (Loving all the cooking analogies, they work)
    Louise Smith
    09/12/2017 #56 Louise Smith

    As I am a communicator, I am a writer!

    I love writing ! Having said that I have to say that I love a lot of things;

    - I am a Sailor

    - I am an amateur naturalist/biologist/environmentalist

    - I am a philosopher/psychologist

    - I am a photographer

    - I am a player of board games involving logic not chance

    - I am a constructor of gardens, clothes and craft work

    - I am a teacher/mentor

    - I am a leader

    AND I am also a Cook!

    Most of us have many skills and talents that flow into each other like the flavours of Tiramisu
    Louise Smith
    09/12/2017 #55 Louise Smith
    @Randall Burns Your buzz is quite extensive highlighting some of beeBee's best. There are quite a few metaphors as well which enhance the flavour.

    I think if you are a good speaker and a good communicator you are a good writer - you just have to try it. I often tell my clients to use the voice recorder on their mobile to record their thoughts and revelations. It's faster than writing, more organic and less intimidating. They don't have to play it to anyone and there's that software that can turn it into text.

    I like how you describe how while writing, you can have an epiphany with your ideas changing and developing in totally unexpected paths.

    I am often inspired to write a post after reading other writers. I can talk about anything to anybody so I can also write about anything. So I struggle with knowing what I want to write about. So I just experiment !

    The last post I wrote https://www.bebee.com/producer/@louise-smith-state-of-queensland/why-do-we-make-decisions-that-don-t-pan-out just came to me out of the blue which is unusual for me.
    Louise Smith
    09/12/2017 #54 Louise Smith
    Hi @Randall Burns
    I see you wrote this buzz 4 days ago while I wrote mine on April 11 2017

    I thought it was underdone / read so
    I sent it to people who follow @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, who love eating, who often comment on my posts and whom I admire

    Before becoming a psychologist 7 years ago, I was a high school teacher of Japanese and English for decades
    So I have read literally 1000's of written works of all genres in both languages (and had to grade them !)

    I guess this has made me a bit fatigued and it is difficult to maintain my attention (as I speed read and skim well too ) unless the content is engaging, thought provoking and like left overs - there's still something to think about the next day !
    Randall Burns
    09/12/2017 #53 Randall Burns
    Thank You for the share @Javier 🐝 beBee :-)
    Randall Burns
    06/12/2017 #52 Randall Burns
    #48 Great to hear from you @Don Philpott☘️ as usual. ;-)
    Randall Burns
    06/12/2017 #51 Randall Burns
    #47 Thank you @Paul Walters any updates on the volcano? Hope you're staying safe
    Randall Burns
    06/12/2017 #50 Randall Burns
    #45 HaHa! Great to hear from you @Ken Boddie I'm sure that their "Bark is worse than their bite", definitely "All show no substance", sound effects only.

    Thanks for the great poem, you always deliver mate
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    06/12/2017 #49 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #45 From one 'non-writer' to another ..... keep non-writing! LOL 🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂
    Don Philpott☘️
    06/12/2017 #48 Don Philpott☘️
    Got to this one later than the posse - @Randall Burns - Va Bene, Maestro! Plenty positive feed-back ;)
    Paul Walters
    06/12/2017 #47 Paul Walters
    @Randall Burns . To scribble is to create. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Great to see that we really love the same writers on this platform. The Ian's, Gerts, Ali's et al are great to wake up to. Thank you
    Paul Walters
    06/12/2017 #46 Paul Walters
    #45 @kenBodie where on earth does this stuff come from? I love it keep it coming!
    Ken Boddie
    06/12/2017 #45 Ken Boddie
    It seems to me, Randy, your writing's a passion,
    It flows from the soul and it follows no fashion,
    You may think the kitchen's your real habitat,
    But if you're not a writer, then I'll eat my hat.

    Thanks for the mention, mate. From one 'non-writer' to another ..... keep non-writing!
    Incidentally, are we talking 'loud but harmless' or 'silent but deadly'? 🤢
    Randall Burns
    06/12/2017 #44 Randall Burns
    #42 #43 Well Hello @Sara Jacobovici, great to hear from you and Thank You for the share. I had no idea you had that Hive and I've joined, LOL, more reading material for my "Bucket List", thankfully this is all "virtual" or I'd have to expand my library drastically. :-) I appreciate your thoughtful feedback.
    Sara Jacobovici
    06/12/2017 #43 Sara Jacobovici
    The art of writing: @Randall Burns is able to put into words what makes writing such a great way of verbally expressing the non-verbal.
    Sara Jacobovici
    06/12/2017 #42 Sara Jacobovici
    Couldn't be prouder for the mention @Randall Burns, thank you! For a non-writer, you sure can get your message across. Thanks for writing, thanks for sharing.
    Randall Burns
    06/12/2017 #41 Randall Burns
    #40 Thank You so much @Lada 🏡 Prkic I have to say that you're writing is excellent! Keep at it and it will get even better. I enjoy you're posts. :-)
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    06/12/2017 #40 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Your writing is delicious as the food and recipes you write about :)
    I like your style and the joyous energy behind your words, and to me, you are a writer.
    Yes, writing should be easy, but it's also hard when you write in a language that is not your mother tongue. I've chosen the harder way to start writing.
    Wish you to keep this energy and the floodgates remain open. :-)
    Randall Burns
    06/12/2017 #39 Randall Burns
    #31 I appreciate the feedback @Nicole Chardenet great to hear from you.
    Randall Burns
    06/12/2017 #38 Randall Burns
    #30 Thank you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, I hope you're enjoying a nice robust Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir. A Merlot woud be good as well
  6. ProducerAmy Volas

    Amy Volas

    Quality ALWAYS wins in sales. Here's why.
    Quality ALWAYS wins in sales. Here's why.My key to success over the last 20 years in sales can often be boiled down to just one thing: “If you do the right “things” and execute well on the points that matter most, results will follow.”It hasn’t let me down yet - this mindset has helped me...


    Amy Volas
    13/12/2017 #2 Amy Volas
    #1 Thanks so much Rebecca!
    Rebecca Matias
    06/12/2017 #1 Rebecca Matias
    Quality ALWAYS wins in sales. Here's why. Find out... @@Amy Volas
  7. ProducerBrian Wallace

    Brian Wallace

    Personal Branding - Guys Should Look Good Too!
    Personal Branding - Guys Should Look Good Too!Let’s take a minute to talk about toxic masculinity. This is the idea that society conditions men to behave in ways that are contrary not only to the best interests of society but to the best interests of the men themselves. If you’ve ever been told...


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    05/12/2017 #2 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Men should look their best. Beards are iffy, IMO. Not all men look good with a beard and especially if it is not well-groomed.
    Matt Sweetwood
    04/12/2017 #1 Matt Sweetwood
    I always try to look my best - it's a fundamental part of my brand! @John White, MBA
  8. ProducerBrian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    Of Zen, Motorcycles & HealthCare
    Of Zen, Motorcycles & HealthCareIt is that time of year again - riding season is in high swing and everybody is out enjoying their bikes.  Few people are distracted by Fall or its consequences, especially coming into the Holiday weekend.  But the 'Industry' is well aware of the...


    Brian McKenzie
    05/12/2017 #10 Brian McKenzie
    #9 then I will stay overseas - I am not so attached to the Yankee Doodle idiom. I have been out for y years - I can easily do another 10 without a spot of homesickness.
    Jim Murray
    04/12/2017 #9 Jim Murray
    #7 Thant might be a little hard to do after Mueller gets done with him.
    Brian McKenzie
    30/06/2017 #8 Brian McKenzie
    #6 Granted, some issues are congenital, genetic or accidental - but the statistics and history show that over 80% of care is directly related to personal choices and lifestyle issues. I should not be forced to pay for someone elses habits from my wallet. Especially not at the threat from the IRS.
    Brian McKenzie
    30/06/2017 #7 Brian McKenzie
    #5 I am overseas for the duration. The only way I am coming back to the States is if Trump hires me to #KiLLObamaCare
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    30/06/2017 #6 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Nice post, Brian. I agree our health is our personal responsibility, which should be taken more seriously. Some people are dealt a bad hand when it comes to their health and some just don't take care of themselves.
    Jerry Fletcher
    30/06/2017 #5 Jerry Fletcher
    Harleys and health care. Brian, if you got the HOGs to back you you would have a rallying point across the country. Going to Sturgis this year?
    Brian McKenzie
    29/06/2017 #4 Brian McKenzie
    If were are storming cities like Mad Max 1, then I am in!
    Harvey Lloyd
    29/06/2017 #3 Harvey Lloyd
    #2 I don't know....................The awakening of the "Deplorables", a Harley Riding, uneducated group of neanderthals that require a fierce leader.
    Brian McKenzie
    29/06/2017 #2 Brian McKenzie
    #1 @Harvey Lloyd Thanks for the read and the endorsement. I could not get elected, I don't play nice or politique.
    Harvey Lloyd
    29/06/2017 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    I vote for Briancare 2020. Great comparison and thoughts. I believe the issue here is that the Government got the notion somewhere that they are the caregivers of everyone. We have many in our organization that refuse to buy any health insurance through our firm. Too Expensive. We subsidize 55% of the premium for them.

    Healthcare is an issue but creating a fair system while others refuse to participate will be difficult.

    Great post. Brian for President 2020
  9. ProducerPhil 🐝 Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee
    It’s Like Trying To Run On One Leg
    It’s Like Trying To Run On One LegOur focus on doing intellectual labor without the development of emotional intelligence is like trying to run a race on one leg. Intellect was never intended as a substitute for a lack of emotional intelligence. They were meant to work together...
  10. ProducerPreston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Why Blogging Is Important
    Why Blogging Is Important"A Blog is neither a Dairy nor a Journal, but includes elements of both." When you consider the investment of time, effort, and money that you need to put into a blog for it to be successful, there’s no doubt that you’ve probably asked...


    Jerry Fletcher
    17/11/2017 #3 Jerry Fletcher
    Well put, Preston. The ability of a blog to build opinions, communities and an ongoing sharing of ideas is what keeps me reading and writing them.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    16/11/2017 #2 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    #1 I also love to write, yet I will give most of my credit to others. An example is Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee buzz called https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/the-spontaneous-writer View more
    #1 I also love to write, yet I will give most of my credit to others. An example is Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee buzz called https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/the-spontaneous-writer. Go read this his buzz after my comment. My spark of an ideas comes from comments and other articles I read. I then begin to write as fast as possible before I forget what I was thinking. Close
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    15/11/2017 #1 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    Great buzz, @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven! The advantages of blogging are so clearly outlined and explained. My favorite line "I love to turn one article into ten or twenty, by sharing them on sites like beBee, Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, and more."

    Blogs because of their rich content help us in repurposing content in various other formats leading to more traffic and more engagement.

    I am feeling motivated to write a new one for my website, right away. Thank you for this awesome post. Sharing!
  11. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    The Social Network of Effects
    The Social Network of EffectsThe scenario- two customers walk into a restaurant. One leaves happily. The other has lots of complaints about service, quality of food, friendliness of staff and high pricing of insufficient food. The complainer makes loud voices. He starts...


    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/11/2017 #73 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #72 @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA- I stary my reply from where you ended your splendid comment. Studiies havvve shown that unhap]y and churned customers become the most loyal if they are won back. To reverse the thinking of those customers isn't easy but, as youvsuggested, if a company can do that then a hard battle is won. I fully concur with your comment.
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    13/11/2017 #72 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    I’d like to address your comments re customers who provide social reviews. Today many more are posting their reviews on social media, as your post suggests; their comments traveling at the speed of light over the Internet. Meaning a successful, profitable business can be brought to its knees, overnight, by a barrage of negative product/service comments or reviews. That said, these concerns can represent deep, serious company problems. Which a company can begin addressing with the help of these complaints. Plus, though time-consuming, I believe it’s necessary to actually have someone respond to these social reviews in order to let customers know the company understands the issues and their complaint isn’t falling on ‘deaf ears’. Bottom line, most unhappy customers can be turned into happy customers if you begin to show you are listening to them.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    12/11/2017 #71 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #70 thank you @Lada 🏡 Prkic. I might explore the reaction vessel in more depth. Your comments encourages me to do so
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    12/11/2017 #70 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #69 Interesting comparison of social medium with a reaction vessel (pot). To understand the behaviour of so many reactants in the vessel requires knowledge and dedication which you possess.
    I am just an occasional user of social media and an independent observer. :-)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    12/11/2017 #69 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #68 Thank you dear @Lada 🏡 Prkic for your beautiful comment. You are right, and some of these social effects may be noticed on beBee. After all, it is a societal platform.
    You do understand my intention of publishing this buzz. There are so many factors in play, and trying to understand fully what goes on is not an easy task. However; we may notice the emerging of few phenomena and you highlighted two of them.
    I feel sometimes we are in a reaction pot. To predict the output with only two reactants in the pot can be straightforward. But, what if we have twenty nine reactants in the pot? I chose 29 because the graph as 29 social phenomena.
    Can we predict? At least I can predict your good mind will help us understand more.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    12/11/2017 #68 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Dear Ali, I started reading your post by studying the title diagram. I have to commend your effort for making such a complex diagram. Some of the effects, such as the Ringelmann Effect, I found very applicable in explaining activities inside the large beBee groups.
    All effects show that human social behaviour is such a complex and unpredictable variable.
    It is particularly interesting to follow the flow of users on beBee. People come and go. Once ardent supporters of some people and very active users, suddenly vanished as if they've never been on the network. Some other suddenly have become strong supporters and, in a way, blind followers demonstrating the Ben Franklin "method" of social networking.
    I would like to have time to identify the presence of these effects in the behaviour of my followers (including mine). It would be a very interesting project. :-)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #67 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #66 I am so glad you stopped here to write a great comment @Geoff Hudson-Searle. You raisee so many important issues. Social competency and the "third wheel" as new competitor to the social fabric.
    I shall not be surprised to have new need by the name of smsrtphone competency.
    I have noticed that some people are so busy with their smart phones to the extent that if they were on the same escalator with Bill Gates they shall not notice him.
    Social distraction is an emeging phenomena. We used to say that there is no better substitute to face-to-face meetings. Now I wonder the validity of this. Disruption of the social structure is obvious.
    Geoff Hudson-Searle
    11/11/2017 #66 Geoff Hudson-Searle
    @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee thank you for mentioning this buzz, you may be aware that this is one of my push buttons and a subject that I am hugely passionate about. If you are emotionally attached to your smartphone and rely on it every waking minute, it will harm your relationships – I find most accidents happen with people texting when they walk, not to mention what happens when you are in their line of the street. The new education for humans is how to avoid being knocked over by the person texting on their smartphone. So how does social media affect interaction in our society? Will face-to-face communication ultimately diminish because of these new social technologies? These questions are ones that many researchers have found extremely intriguing since the advent and popularisation of social media in the last decade. Within this topic, social competency is an important ideal that most people strive towards, but there is evidence to support the claims that social media is actually harming people’s ability to interact competently in an offline setting.
    Psychologists claim that increasing numbers of people in long-term partnerships are having to compete with their partner’s smartphone for attention, making it the ‘third wheel’ in their relationship. While technology has allowed us some means of social connection that would have never been possible before, and has allowed us to maintain long-distance friendships that would have otherwise probably fallen by the wayside, the fact remains that it is causing us to spread ourselves too thin, as well as slowly ruining the quality of social interaction that we all need as human beings.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #65 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #61 I am sure you shall enjoy yor investigation @Brian McKenzie
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #64 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    29 social media effects discussed in a story format with real life examples
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #63 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #61 yes@Brian Noe. You shall enjoy your investigation
    Brian McKenzie
    11/11/2017 #61 Brian McKenzie
    Dunning - Kruger, intruging ~ must investigate further down that rabbit hole. Thanks for the lead to it.
    Harvey Lloyd
    11/11/2017 #60 Harvey Lloyd
    #59 sometimes a couple shots of tequila stir the synapses. Que me when u get the answer
    Jerry Fletcher
    11/11/2017 #59 Jerry Fletcher
    #51 Harvey, I'll keep that in mind. I still haven't figured out a simpler way to diagram what Ali was getting at. But the little grey cells are stirring...
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/11/2017 #58 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #57 dear friend- I received your "dopamine hit". It hits with me on how you root all effects to the release of dopamine in ourbrains. Certainly a point to consider.
    Edward Lewellen
    10/11/2017 #57 Edward Lewellen
    Dear friend, I can't help but think about the Dopamine Effect when reading this post. Each effect you describe is in response to receiving a "reward" of dopamine, or not. Each time someone 'Likes' a post, the author receives a "hit" of dopamine. The people exhibiting the Dunning-Kruger Effect receive a "hit" for feeling superior, the Ben Franklin Effect gives a "hit" in sending and receiving, etc. In the book "The Cyber Effect", it shows how people have become addicted to this reward drug that the brain produces. And, part of the addiction is like you describe when someone leaves a group or stops 'liking' someone's posts; it's because they are no longer receiving their 'hit'.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/11/2017 #56 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #49 @Harvey Lloyd- /ou bring an important issue that is a buzz on its own. "We often forget that training is not only for knowledge, but also emphasizes what is important". People have access to many resources of free and ppaid training material over the internet. So much information that the face-face training has to offer training on how to identify important material. The role of training has changed and repeating what is readily available is no more the objective of training.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    10/11/2017 #55 Lisa Vanderburg
    #49 Again, this is an idea you have given me more than once and great methodology! Everyone should do this (tailored to your type of business):
    'Assume you are the manager of ten wait staff. Write a statement that describes success in a very tangible way. While you mentor quote it often, model it and watch how staff focus.'
    Lisa Vanderburg
    10/11/2017 #54 Lisa Vanderburg
    #48 Wise advice @Harvey Lloyd, 'Stopping a judgement wave that is coupled with agitation and i he do of misunderstood products or services will always look like a cover up. There is but one way to stop the wave, make the customer the spokesperson in the judgement removal.' Food means a faster turnaround, so the problem (if there is one) is a least immediate!
  12. ProducerJerry Fletcher

    Jerry Fletcher

    Thrashing What Everybody Knows
    Thrashing What Everybody KnowsActions do speak louder than words. When you operate on the basis of "everybody knows" you enter into a world of hope, half-truths and heaps of pain. Examples: 1. Price Everybody knows that if you're product is the...


    Jerry Fletcher
    11/11/2017 #14 Jerry Fletcher
    #13 Thanks Nathaniel, I appreciate from others I consider pros...especially when it is positive.
    Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer
    11/11/2017 #13 Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer
    Nice article @Jerry Fletcher agreed entirely 🙏
    Jerry Fletcher
    11/11/2017 #12 Jerry Fletcher
    #1 Glad you liked it.
    Jerry Fletcher
    11/11/2017 #11 Jerry Fletcher
    #2 My pleasure
    Jerry Fletcher
    11/11/2017 #10 Jerry Fletcher
    #3 You're welcome
    Jerry Fletcher
    11/11/2017 #9 Jerry Fletcher
    #4 John, Your description fits a lot of the work I've done. In general the decline in price over time can be expected. Many time the "promotional price" is there only to establish a product in the market and get early adopters to try it. The key is to look at each situation on its own and get all the data points you can.
    Jerry Fletcher
    11/11/2017 #8 Jerry Fletcher
    #5 Phil, generally I agree with you. Funny thing about SAAS businesses is that when you have a significant differential over established products that is easily demonstrable in a market that is being constrained as the example was it is easy to establish the value after you've gone in at the low or mid-point and been told they would have accepted a price over their previous resource. That's why I prefer doing a little research on the front end of pricing to get a feel of what the value to potential customers might be. One of the beauties of working with Consultants and Professionals is that I can teach them how to coax out what their various solutions might be worth in prospect interviews and then write value-based proposals that get signed and frequently "sell" upgrades to additional "phases" of an engagement without having to do another proposal.
    Jerry Fletcher
    11/11/2017 #7 Jerry Fletcher
    #6 I've been thinking about that Jim. Might be interesting.
    Jim Murray
    10/11/2017 #6 Jim Murray
    Good stuff, @Jerry. You might want to try the marketing business as a career path.
    Phil Friedman
    10/11/2017 #5 Phil Friedman
    Excellent piece, @Jerry Fletcher, solid advice. I have one tiny bone to oick, though. When it comes to pricing an entry offering, you say the price should reflect the value of the product or service to the purchaser. That is somewhat circular, since value is established by what someone has already paid. I suggest your point is made clearer by saying price should be in accord with what the market will bear.

    The problem is a new entry into the market doesn’t yet know what the market will bear. So I advise my startup clients to price initially at the middle of the niche’s spread. Because, all other factors held constant, if one is as yet unproven, a price near the top will lead buyers to go with the firm that has the strongest longest track record (less risk), while a price near the bottom will lead a buyer to be suspicious of one’s qualifications, experience, and abilities. IMO, anyway. Cheers!
    John Rylance
    10/11/2017 #4 John Rylance
    I agree Jerry with the piece about price. Especially with regard to technology items. Often they start as luxury items few can afford, move on towards must have items, and eventually become essential items. Linked to this they start expensive and become cheaper over time. In many cases becoming smaller more compact and easier to use.
    Although sometimes things start at an introductory price. At X until Y when it will be Z.
    It's knowing and listening to market forces.
    Simone Luise Hardt
    10/11/2017 #3 Simone Luise Hardt
    great article ;) thanks Jerry :)
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    10/11/2017 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Sometimes entrepreneurs get excited with their novel ideas or potential products, but just because of strategic planning and right execution they mess up everything.

    Thanks @Jerry Fletcher for great lessons.
  13. ProducerNumo Quest

    Numo Quest

    Success has a Code...  III ACT  'The Power of Nothing...'
    Success has a Code... III ACT 'The Power of Nothing...'So you did... So you have visited those coaches, motivation speakers, bought books, read all about the law of attraction, seen all there is to see about the secret and yet .... you have the feeling, or experience, it isn't working, it isn't adding...
  14. Producerruchi gupta

    ruchi gupta

    HOW TO USE SEO TO GENERATE EFFECTIVE RESULTSSearch engine optimization or SEO can generate sales when there is no sale. SEO can help in bringing new customers to your website if it has been engaged properly. Search engines are effectively used to generate searches enormously. Google, Bing or...
  15. ProducerRobert Cormack

    Robert Cormack

    Are We Screwed?
    Are We Screwed?If history ha taught us anything, we're our own worst enemy. It's called distraction and we're all guilty.“I don’t want my body to be a distraction from my talent or my brain.” Shania TwainContrary to popular opinion, the Roman Empire didn’t fall...


    Robert Cormack
    08/11/2017 #8 Robert Cormack
    #6 Ain't it the truth, @Kevin Baker
    Robert Cormack
    08/11/2017 #7 Robert Cormack
    Thanks, @Debasish Majumder#5
    Kevin Baker
    07/11/2017 #6 Kevin Baker
    Excellent in theory, we can all do better, Everything in moderation including moderation.
    Debasish Majumder
    07/11/2017 #5 Debasish Majumder
    lovely insight @Robert Cormack! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share.
    Robert Cormack
    07/11/2017 #4 Robert Cormack
    #2 I know what you mean, Phil Friedman. It's always tough to be pithy when you're distracted, or distracted when you're pithy.
    Robert Cormack
    07/11/2017 #3 Robert Cormack
    Thanks for your comments, @Kazi Najib Ashraf,. I'll certainly look for another boogie man.#1
    Phil Friedman
    07/11/2017 #2 Phil Friedman
    Robert, pleased to see the notice about the upcoming conference at Clonmel Castle. It’s always gratifying too see writers in retreat.

    As to humor and satire, I had planned to type something pithy and wise, but I got distracted. I think. Cheers!
    Kazi Najib Ashraf
    07/11/2017 #1 Kazi Najib Ashraf
    Interesting write-up Robert, I really enjoyed it. I have also been searching for this answer for quite some time but distraction is definitely a key reason. As a Muslim residing in the Middle East, I do not see myself or anyone that I know of having any intention of taking over any culture or country at all. I was educated in Texas and North Carolina and I left and have been working in the Middle East since then. You have to trust me that Muslims have no desire of taking over any country and acts of a few should not be plastered over the whole community. I will be happy to correspond with you as dialogue is always a way forward but you have to define another boogie man for now. Take Care and I would appreciate your reply Najib
  16. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    The Small, but Great Builders
    The Small, but Great BuildersJust review the following findings and the facts they reveal: - Ants colonies may contain 5,000-2,000,000 individuals - There are millions of neurons in the brain, each producing its own electrical signals. These combined signals generate...


    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #37 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #36 well-said @Savvy Raj. I agree fully with you. You are truly outstanding my friend
    Savvy Raj
    03/11/2017 #36 Savvy Raj
    The Simple truth holds all the complex potential
    In an untangled arrangement.
    The very arrangement is a fodder for imagination
    For continuity in ingenuity.....
    Sharing these lines from my earlier buzz ... for I felt these lines of thought reflect in your inspiring buzz here today
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #35 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #31 one day I hope to join you on one of your trips @Paul Walters. I want to learn from you how you write on your trips so that I feel I have been with you.
    Thank you for commenting and appreciation.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #34 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #30 love of excessive control leads to disasters. Thank you dear @Laurent Boscherini for the comment and relevant quote. I appreciate your comments greatly.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #33 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #29 part 2
    The other segment that captured my attention @🐝 Fatima G. Williams is "So freedom of choice and the ability to enjoy simple rules comes at a price of being ready to add value". This is what I mentioned in my earlier comment. But you expressed it far better than I. Thank you my friend.
    I extend the invitstion to @David B. Grinberg to share his wisdom
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #32 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #29 dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams- your maturity coupled with wisdom are simply gorgeous. I could write now a buzz building on your eloquent comment. You actually responded to most comments that preceded yours.
    You wrote "Self-organisation and simple rules go well together ONLY if it driven behind values and the purpose of why an organization exists". Self-organizing is an emerging phenomena thst result from the interactions of simple rules They are not planned and are rewards for respecting them.
    Paul Walters
    03/11/2017 #31 Paul Walters
    @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Splendid perspective...thank you
    Laurent Boscherini
    03/11/2017 #30 Anonymous
    Thank you dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for sharing your interesting post as usual very provoking...Nature is one thing that human being tries to copy but politics steer it differently. "To appreciate the circumstances in each particular case, such is the essential role of the chief. Since he knows them, measures them, exploits them, he is victorious because he ignores them, judges them badly, neglects them, he is defeated." Charles de Gaulle.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    03/11/2017 #29 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    These simple rules should focus on two important things dear Ali Anani - That the individual and the organizations grow together, add more value to self and the group as a whole. Because manipulation and deceit have become the order of the day and it is this practice that leads organizations to their doom and creates monster managers. @David B. Grinberg might have something of great value to add to your intriguing buzz here.

    Self-organisation and simple rules go well together ONLY if it driven behind values and the purpose of why an organization exists. Like the termites who work to make sure the colony stays healthy, each termite has a role to play and he must remember that all times. So freedom of choice and the ability to enjoy simple rules comes at a price of being ready to add value and knowing that, "When we compete against everyone else, no one wants to help us. But when we compete against ourself, everyone wants to help us.” - Simon Sinek
    John Rylance
    03/11/2017 #28 John Rylance
    I agree. I thought what was lacking was what you called free will, and I call choice#21
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #27 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #23 thank you @Glenn Melcher for your sharing. Greatly appreciated
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #26 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #22 @Glenn Melcher- bees and ants behave as many in one by following simple rules. We make the simple complex. If you would read my comment #20 as I explain why I am in agreement with you
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #25 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #21 @Jerry Fletcher- exactly and I concur with your comment. This is evidenced in my previos response to the comment of @Phil Friedman #20 .
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/11/2017 #24 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #20 you have very good points at @Phil Friedman. Your concerns are valid. In life we don't get any thing for nothing. No free ride as they say. To have complete free of choice and belong to a society is a free ride. We have two needs in having our free choices and to belonging. The compromise is to have simple rules that balances both choices.
    In complex systems it is simple rules that reward the balancing of the two choices by having the emergence into new systems. Comlplex systems look for efficiency and workability and not optimization. Find a working solution and move. Optimization is short-lived because the environment keeps changing. What is optimal today is not optimal tomorrow.
    If we wish to have complete freedom of choice. Well then like oil and water- each keeps its identity, but separated.
    Glenn Melcher
    03/11/2017 #23 Glenn Melcher
    #19 see how cooperative we can be when adversity is present
    Glenn Melcher
    03/11/2017 #22 Glenn Melcher
    How much better the World could be if we were Advocates like the Ants and Bees
    Jerry Fletcher
    03/11/2017 #21 Jerry Fletcher
    Dr. Anani, simplifying the rules in an organization WHILE GRANTING THE EMPLOYEE FREE WILL TO ACT has the greatest positive impact I have seen. But, humans seeM intent to control and complexify to the utmost extent possible.

    The systems in your examples don't have free will.
    Phil Friedman
    03/11/2017 #20 Phil Friedman
    #14 Thank you for the candid answer, Dr. Anani, it is always helpful to understand what someone’s underlying assumptions are. In this case that the efficient operation of the system trumps all, including the welfare of the individuals who comprise it. I could be wrong, but my guess is that you also see the system (business, nation state, society, hive) as having an emergent being separate and distinct from that of its members. Which, when it comes to social values, I personally reject. Of course, to each his own. Cheers!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/11/2017 #19 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #18 @Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl- your observation is correct. Survival is a great motivation for cooperation and collaboration. We have big numbers in armies but what they do mostly is aggression not destinef for survival.
    I have to point out here that most creatures if get crowded voluntarily a group seek an
    alternative place. Bees do this for example. In few cases some insects may become predators of their own species. They behave like humans do.
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    02/11/2017 #18 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    It strikes me that those examples are not concerned with crowdiness but more concerned about survival. They are not self destructing or programming their own species to self destruct. Which makes humans the dumbest of all species for falling into the SEA of FISH HOOKS.
  17. ProducerDeidré Wallace

    Deidré Wallace

    Sometimes There Is A Value Of Having Internet Trolls.
    Sometimes There Is A Value Of Having Internet Trolls.Sometimes There Is A Value Of Having Internet Trolls.A few years ago, I decided to start a Facebook Group so as to share my relationship knowledge and observations with others. I did this in order to also develop a social media presence and to build...


    Maleea Velzy
    03/11/2017 #11 Maleea Velzy
    #2 ignore works for me
    Claire L Cardwell
    03/11/2017 #10 Claire L Cardwell
    @Deidré Wallace - it's difficult not to interact with these people.... I just block and delete these days!
    John Rylance
    03/11/2017 #9 John Rylance
    Like the Troll under the bridge in the children's fable the Three Billy Goats Gruff.
    Perhaps that is another antidote to Trolls think Billy Goats Gruff and laugh at their stupidity.#7
    Francisco Lopez
    03/11/2017 #8 Francisco Lopez
    In LinkedIn, because of the way the system acts, when a troll is triggered and it tries to ruin your post, the content goes to his contacts, followers so they help you to spread your content.
    Kevin Baker
    03/11/2017 #7 Kevin Baker
    Trolls are free comedy
    Kevin Baker
    03/11/2017 #6 Kevin Baker
    I learned to develop a very thick skin. There u go. Listen to your skin for it talks.
    Melody Green
    02/11/2017 #5 Melody Green
    #3 i like you definition John!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    02/11/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Block and delete is my preferred option for trolls.
    John Rylance
    02/11/2017 #3 John Rylance
    Perhaps this definition of a Troll will help counteract their effect.
    A Troll is a humanoid creature described as stupid and dangerous, who lives away from human habitation. (Based on Norwegian Folk Law) The Norwegians classify them by where they are found tree trolls, river trolls etc. I think the description fits the Internet troll. It would be a misnomer to term them social media trolls.
    Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    02/11/2017 #2 Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Trolls love interacting so the best thing to do is to ignore them. They hate silence. If you don’t respond they usually move on.
    I disagree with you: they never add value to any process.
    John Rylance
    02/11/2017 #1 John Rylance
    Two thoughts spring to mind from my time working with children experiencing behaviour problems. Firstly "Don't feed the Dragon" that is it avoid doing or saying the things that will trigger inappropriate behaviour. Secondly rather ignoring the behaviour try and focus on something more positive or which diverts some of the problem away from you.
    In the cases you describe I would be tempted to take a step back, open the comments up for discussion, ask the opinions of others etc.
    Sometimes this will cause the person to reflect and not necessarily agree, but modify tone down their language, particularly if others are taking the same line as you.
    There is a possible answer to make them think "I respect what you're saying, but I don't like the way you express it"
    I agree blocking and deleting is an (final) option.
  18. ProducerDon Philpott☘️
    Customer Service Interaction Skills
    Customer Service Interaction SkillsA few years ago I was working for the No.1 name in customer service skillz among fortune 500 companies as one of their outsourced call handlers.  I actually liked the job and the customers who called in with their mixed bag of issues, complaints and...


    Don Philpott☘️
    01/11/2017 #18 Don Philpott☘️
    #16 Hi @Jerry Fletcher - you're right ...we all had monthly feedback sessions, where random calls would be pulled out of our lists. Its strange, at first, hearing your own voice in a third party setting ...but it "teaches you manners" alright. Enjoy your week! D
    Don Philpott☘️
    01/11/2017 #17 Don Philpott☘️
    #15 hi @Erroll -EL- Warner - Thanks for the comment. Agreed - "communication is key to business operation"
    Jerry Fletcher
    31/10/2017 #16 Jerry Fletcher
    Don, Aggregated knowledge I hope is not like history where we seem to forget the lessons learned. Seriously, great information and worth repeating at least once a month after the call center trainee has been initially taught some manners.
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    29/10/2017 #15 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Great!. Well presented. I wrote an article on LinkedIn called, "Custome Engagement". That entailed instore customer contact.The reason why I posted on LinkedIn because I tried posting it on --"bebee"-- but wasn't able to get it posted. It was well received. Organizations need to take time out to train their associates. Effective Communication is key to all business operation.
    Don Philpott☘️
    28/10/2017 #14 Don Philpott☘️
    #12 Hi @David Navarro López - You're right, efficiency is attainable. Incremental steps...and win/win thinking.
    Don Philpott☘️
    28/10/2017 #13 Don Philpott☘️
    #11 Afternoon Dr. @Dorothy Cooper - you're very right...ven though I can't claim the ideas. They are the accumulated and distilled customer service tricks and tips of Microsoft, Honda and IBM. Teaching that answering a phone is not innate and skills need to be learned, tuned and tweaked...great training. Thanks commenting (and sharing:), D
    David Navarro López
    28/10/2017 #12 Anonymous
    Thank you for your post.Don. Sometimes we forget these basics you explain clearly, just by being too concerned about doing to do our job, and forgetting about being good mannered to our customers. To be efficient should never be an excuse to be rude.
    Dorothy Cooper
    27/10/2017 #11 Dorothy Cooper
    Don, you took a great idea and embedded graphics w/great points. I think this would make a great training module for students and customer service people.
    Don Philpott☘️
    27/10/2017 #10 Don Philpott☘️
    Good morning Ms. Hoffman - thanking you! Wishing a wonderful weekend, D
    Don Philpott☘️
    27/10/2017 #9 Don Philpott☘️
    #4 Hi @Mohammed A. Jawad - Thanking You!
    Don Philpott☘️
    27/10/2017 #8 Don Philpott☘️
    #3 Hi @Randall Burns - agreed simple skills, applicable to more than one workspace ...as my wife said; "I knew all these already, but a useful list." Thanks for the comment, D
    Don Philpott☘️
    27/10/2017 #7 Don Philpott☘️
    #2 @Pascal Derrien -with thanks to Microsoft :)
    Don Philpott☘️
    27/10/2017 #6 Don Philpott☘️
    #1 Thanks @Kevin Baker - agreed. Enjoy your weekend! D
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    27/10/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Well structured buzz and excellent advice and reminders. Thank you for sharing, @Don Philpott☘️.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    26/10/2017 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Insightful lessons!
    Randall Burns
    26/10/2017 #3 Randall Burns
    Excellent post @Don Philpott☘️, and while many of these concepts are basics it is a great reminder and also training tool. Regardless what business any of us are in there is a professional protocol to follow with customers/clients/guests and can even be applied to dealing with competitors, suppliers, service personnel. It is a two way street. As I think you're aware Don this is especially important in the food service industry, our business is "make or break" on our service attitude.
    Pascal Derrien
    26/10/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    Solid protocols that have been tested time and time again :-)
    Kevin Baker
    26/10/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    All excellent suggestions
  19. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Sporadic Thoughts
    Sporadic ThoughtsI am in the mood of sharing some idea that sprang my head rather sporadically. I hope you find them relevant. Quite often we say stretch the muscles of your mind. Quite surprisingly, the brain has no muscles. So, can we stretch nothing? If we...


    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/10/2017 #55 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #54 exactly @Yolanda Ávila - Kaizen Proyectos. We need to be ready for unexpected events by learning. There is slso the simulation to adapt to new situations should they come. Changes are very fast and we find ourselves in situations that we are not ready. I therefore in compliance withbyour idea "How? Learning new things, overcoming cognitive challenges, etc. There are no better stretches!".
    Yolanda Ávila - Kaizen Proyectos
    25/10/2017 #54 Yolanda Ávila - Kaizen Proyectos
    In my opinion, Ali, the best brain gymnastics is the creation of new brain synapses. How? Learning new things, overcoming cognitive challenges, etc. There are no better stretches!
    And ...... To leave the mind blank, without thinking of anything, is also a good exercise for our brains.

    I share two of my personal slogans:
    ''Be patient, do not compare yourself, be your own guide''.
    ''Keep the control inside, Let it happen abroad''

    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/10/2017 #53 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #52 @Sara Jacobovici- I fully agree with you. Knowing the why helps in streamlining and creating common understanding. Is more when it addresses the purpose of why we do what we do.
    You are a thought leader
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/10/2017 #52 Sara Jacobovici
    The work out I get from reading your buzzes @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee results in expanding my outlook. You integrate so many elements of the process necessary to move towards a successful outcome, as @Gert Scholtz (#13) writes, "outcome focus and process focus". What I would like to contribute to the preparation phase is establishing the "why". If you have a clear sense of why you're in the process to begin with, why prepare, why be in the event, you will not need to "think", you are in the "know". You have a clear sense of what is happening; how you got there, where you are, the why of it all. And yes, I agree with @Debasish Majumder's (#6) discussion about the senses. The senses always provide input and influence the response of the central nervous system and translates experience into meaning. I appreciate how @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal (#26) introduces the factor of control into the discussion. She says that although we don't have control of what others do, we always have control over what we do. Thanks again Dr. Ali for a dynamic discussion.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/10/2017 #51 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Thank you dear @Fatima Williams. Your support is greatly acknowledged
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/10/2017 #49 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #47 grateful I am to your kind words @Kevin Baker
    Kevin Baker
    24/10/2017 #47 Kevin Baker
    Such a powerful share Ali, great read.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    24/10/2017 #46 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #45 Yours is a very lovely comment, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Thank you, my friend.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/10/2017 #45 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #44 one day I have to coauthor a book with you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. The topic I am thinking of is based on the synchronization of a ballet dancer movement and extending this to "business movement".
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    23/10/2017 #44 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #22 Yes, I agree that proper positioning should be part of the equation.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/10/2017 #43 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #42 @Jerry Fletcher with all honsety your comment brought me back to my senses. Yes and we need to complete the circle or loop to move into a higher one. You are a very wise man.
    Jerry Fletcher
    23/10/2017 #42 Jerry Fletcher
    Ali, Thank you for once again for "stirring the little grey cells." The flow state you describe only comes in my view after practice, practice and more practice. Even when one is considered an expert there is a need to stretch and build upon previous accomplishments. Once one has depth, it is wise to acquire width. once sight is satisfied, we must move on to the other senses and come back full circle to where we began.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/10/2017 #41 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #40 with appreciation like yours dear @Tausif Mundrawala I have no choice, but to write more. Thank you
    Tausif Mundrawala
    23/10/2017 #40 Tausif Mundrawala
    #39 Sir you are the one to make this platform more as an open university rather than a mere post. I have always enjoyed reading all your buzzes as it has always brought out the best in me. Am glad to be a part of this wonderful group.

    Keep penning more, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/10/2017 #39 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #37 we are all learning from the exprienced@Harvey Lloyd and we are on the same boat @Tausif Mundrawala
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/10/2017 #38 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #32 great comment @Harvey Lloyd. Yes we cool down the expectations of customers if are attentive to their demand. You remind me of a known story. It ia about a foreign manufacturer designed solar cookers. His main target was Indian villages who used to collect wood for cooking. Poor wives had to do the collection almost daily. It turned that the idea fell down for many reasons. One of them that lunchtime was late and close to sunset. A major social factor was husbands were asked to spend more time at home because the wives no more needed to collect wood. The husbands objected that food cooked in solar cookers was not good because it didn't mix spices properly. We need to understand customers first.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    23/10/2017 #37 Tausif Mundrawala
    #36 Sir I like indulging myself in such intellectual topics because it reflects me my understanding of the topic and I can learn a lot from you experienced friends. You have always sited examples which were of great help to me including the previous one.

    Thank you so much for your compliment, my friend @Harvey Lloyd
    Harvey Lloyd
    23/10/2017 #36 Harvey Lloyd
    #33 To close out the discussion of customer service i would add that after fully being able to reflect the perspective of the customer, we need not stop there. Especially if the customer is dissatisfied about some aspect of the product or service. Upon completing the understanding aspect to the customers satisfaction, then ask how they would like to proceed.

    A long tale shorten here. A major retailer of the 80's called in a negotiator as a product, wood stove, had not performed as described. The new owners opened the door to their stove and hot coals rolled out and burned the carpet. The complaint had made it through the store, region and now central office. Not wanting it to go higher the negotiator met with the customers.

    He listened as they described the issues and reflected it back to their satisfaction. He then asked how can we make this complaint right. They asked for a small non flammable rug that they could put over the spot. The negotiator carried them to the nearest store and asked the manager there to give them what ever rug they choose.

    Being understood is the first priority, the second is asking what they want. Dont assume they want the moon. Even if they do want the moon, its only a starting place. I believe you will find that once someone feels understood their expectations of resolution come way down.

    Great discussion, you ask some awesome questions and make great points.
    Harvey Lloyd
    23/10/2017 #35 Harvey Lloyd
    #30 We find in our past, present and future exactly what we look. The real question is why do we look? Can we truly solve our present by solving the past, or by predicting the future? The gift is the present moment we stand within. The moment can dictate its outcome if we let it.

    A graveyard is full of people who weighed the past and predicted the future, did they live within the moment is the question.
  20. ProducerMohammed A. Jawad
    Let's Go Digital With 'Less Paper'
    Let's Go Digital With 'Less Paper'Ugh...how sometimes some typical jobs entail piles of paperwork, more filing and extra filing cabinets.One typical company, after keeping score of box files in cabinets for a decade, finally moved the load of documents to the archives. That’s the...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/10/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #10 This is very true!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    24/10/2017 #10 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #9 Funnily, when everything can be digitized, stored and accessed, there are people who still prefer to make copies, punch it and file stacks of papers in box files besides filing in their computers. It’s all duplicity that makes work hectic and boring.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/10/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I could not agree more @Mohammed A. Jawad. I was so excited in the early 90's when they said computers would get rid of all the extra paper work. It doubled in my opinion and I still don't see people being mindful about changing that. Yes, some do.. but old habits seem to die very hard.
    Wayne Yoshida
    23/10/2017 #8 Wayne Yoshida
    @Mohammed A. Jawad - wasn't there a funny episode of The Office about going paperless? The corporate Hq wanted to go paperless. But since the company sells paper, this didn't make sense, so David Brent at The Office makes up procedures to increase paper use, and drives up sales. . . .
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    23/10/2017 #7 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    Absolutely agree with you, @Mohammed A. Jawad. This is an important matter which can help in decreasing wastage, increasing efficiency & space. I love writing on paper, reading hardcover books, covering my study and fridge with post its, but I am still trying my best to digitize every record I can.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/10/2017 #6 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I have fifty pages notebook on my desk for s year. It is almost still untouched.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    23/10/2017 #5 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Looks just like my desk and room. I have digitized much, but have lots more to go.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    23/10/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Excellent buzz and I agree. My last employer was trying to go paperless, and they did to an extent. Unfortunately, there are some that can't function without paper and hopefully, they will soon realize the benefits of going paperless.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    23/10/2017 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #2 @Pamela 🐝 Williams Thanks for your feedback. I am happy to know about the worthwhile transition at your workplace. ..i.e. from excessive paper filing to digital filing. Yea...this change results efficiency in work and one feels ease and convenience.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    23/10/2017 #2 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Excellent post @Mohammed A. Jawad. I agree with Jerry. Our company is going that direction. There are very few filing cabinets available in our new offices. The only paper I deal with are count sheets I send to the warehouse because laptops don't make sense and are cost prohibitive. Everything else I do is digital. I like having a desk that is not covered in paper, I feel more efficient. Now if I can only get my computer filing system streamlined! :-)
    Jerry Fletcher
    22/10/2017 #1 Jerry Fletcher
    Mohammed, Would that it could be so. I've watched companies try to legislate a digital office. It doesn't work because people are so used to reading printed material. The solution is to allow printing of documents at the individual level but no filing capability other than digital. That minimizes the stored or kept data while forcing the benefits of availability of digital files to the entire organization.
  21. ProducerPamela 🐝 Williams
    Whatever It Takes
    Whatever It TakesSome would call me a "workaholic", including me at timesLately I've been examining my motivations when it comes to my work habits and I've reached a conclusion; I like working and the sense of accomplishment when I overcome a hurdle or solve a...


    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    24/10/2017 #35 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I make sure I take time to be sociable, even took a trip to the beach with Lisa Gallagher, but even then I worked several hours a day, 2 full days, one planned because Monday is always a long day and my 'help' messed up a report and I had to fix it on another day. That was a planned working vacation though and it's why I brought all my paraphernalia with me. But I had my hours on the beach every morning, watching the sunrise and then a cup of coffee in one hand and a book in the other. Then about 9 or 10 I head back in and work until 2 or 3 then it was back to the beach while Lisa did her sightseeing and photography. It was a perfect vacation for me! Though the 3 story townhouse played havoc on my back and I was in pain by the end of the week. Sad, but I survived and will live to work another day! LOL
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    24/10/2017 #34 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #28 I have slowed in my workaholic ways; mostly do to an aging brain than a want to slow down :-) I wish I could do what I did 20 years ago, with all that I have learned in that time I would be unstoppable! LOL
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    24/10/2017 #33 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #29 My best ideas come early in the morning; a cup of coffee in one hand and a casual stroll in the courtyard or on my treadmill. I have a bad back and hips so I have to walk every morning to work the stiffness out and I've found is a great time to contemplate the day and the different metrics I need to attack and how I'm going to formulate them
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    24/10/2017 #32 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Well Ken, I like figuring things out, finding solutions, and I've always been that way; ALWAYS. When I was a kid I can remember coming up with ideas to accomplish things; like how can I reach that limb that is 10 feet above my head? I taught myself to braiding a rope from tree bark, tie a rock at the end, do a sling shot throw over the limb, and scale the side of the tree. I problem solve to get where I want to be.
    Would I rather be doing what I do in the Environmental Industry? You Betcha, but I would be doing the same thing; research, data manipulations, number manipulation, all to solve problems; it's me in every aspect of my life. If anything I have to NOT solve problems for people that don't want me solving them.
    I would rather play with data than play pool(That's billiards for you I guess) as an example; there is a purpose to it and I'm a purpose driven person.

    Though if I had my choice I would rather ride a bike for miles until I drop, but I can't anymore, so if it's a failure I'm avoiding its the failure that I can't do all the athletic stuff I used to. And I really can't without severe pain and paying a bigger price down the road. So are there other things I'd rather do? Sure there is; doesn't mean I love what I do less.
    As for failure; Been there done that, been knocked so low I didn't think I would ever crawl out, more than once. But then that ole problem solver came out and I did. I don't fear failure, survived it too many times to fear it any more. As I said; been there, done that, survived and lived to problem solve another day.
    Jerry Fletcher
    23/10/2017 #31 Jerry Fletcher
    Hello. My name is Jerry and I am a serial workaholic. I'll roll along making sure I close the door to my home office each evening and assuring that I get out and meet folks in person and taking part in the art world hereabouts. Then, all of a sudden I find that I haven't left the house except to buy groceries and this is the 4th or 5th day in sweats and then I hit the wall and can't get up the energy to work. That lasts a few days while I forcibly take myself by the scruff of the neck and go see a movie, ask a friend to dinner or take in a concert. Sometimes it takes as much as a week to get back into gear. My early warning system is when I suddenly stop producing two or three blogs a week. (Yes, there will be a couple this week.)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    23/10/2017 #30 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #19 The mentoring attitude is a great idea, Pam. That is the route that I took, which opened new opportunities for me. I enjoyed mentoring and watching my team grow.
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    23/10/2017 #29 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    @Pamela 🐝 Williams I can't thank you enough for writing this. I needed to read this. I am not sure how much of it I will actually be able to implement when it comes to addressing the "issue," but I am so happy to read your take on the matter. It felt like I am reading about myself. I am a workaholic and love being one. Work is my "me" place. It calms me. Health issues have cropped up and I had to take breaks in between. Learnt to take a break every one hour to stretch and walk ten steps.

    The three issues you described are the exact three that I have faced myself. I can't even bring myself to delegate work. And coming up with ideas during times that I am off-work has become such a routine that now I know when exactly I will be getting the brightest ideas: when I am sipping tea or watching Suits.

    You are awesome and I am so happy to have met you over beBee. Thank you once again for the great buzz.
    Harvey Lloyd
    23/10/2017 #28 Harvey Lloyd
    You just wrote my entrepreneurial biography. I lost the reasons for being one along the way. But it was a rehab rentering family life and finding new ways to satisfy my torrid business nature. In my life there are no questions that cant be answered and outcomes to match. Hard to turn off.

    What i could really identify with was the change process. Many around me were totally OK with me absorbing the responsibility and running the front end of the wagon, up the hill. The responses when i began to engage as part of the team and not the race horse was a little surprising. They thought i was depressed, trifling or some other less than an astronaut label.

    Sometimes i do pull to the point of the wagon. But not as often as i used too. I can say that when i do though the first thought with most is i am being aggressive. Odd turn of events. But i figure if i am pulling out front the team has had their go at the issue and have stalled or challenged beyond their capacity to manage.

    Great post. Do keep in mind that work is a means to an end. The end you describe. When work becomes the end then the means will destroy you.
    Ken Boddie
    23/10/2017 #27 Ken Boddie
    Much food for thought for many here, Pam. I’ve only two things to ask you. But first I’ll explain that I used to work ridiculous hours and get the occasional buzz at the end of the odd project completed or goal achieved, but oh the constant stress for the most part Now I am fortunate to work part time doing what I absolutely love and am very fortunate to be able to choose when and for how long I work. So back to you, Pam, and those question.
    1. Do you love your work, or just the buzz at the very end of a lot of stress?
    2. What motivates you ..... love of work or fear of failure?
    My name is Ken and I’m a workaholic, but I enjoy regular therapy with my family, friends and hobbies.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/10/2017 #26 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    "Some of my best ideas, solutions, or formulas, come to me when I'm on 'my time'" writes @Pamela 🐝 Williams in this super and open-minded buzz.
    I am no different and I feel exactly what Pamela feels.
    A must read buzz.
    John White, MBA
    22/10/2017 #25 John White, MBA
    #17 Thanks, Pam. I've got my name badge on and ready to share!
    Cyndi wilkins
    22/10/2017 #24 Cyndi wilkins
    #20 Sounds like you raised a gal @Pamela 🐝 Williams! And you ain't so bad yourself;-) LOL
    Randall Burns
    22/10/2017 #23 Randall Burns
    #18 HaHa! I've got a couple of other great Yoda quotes but I don't think they're appropriate for this mainstream platform. :-0 Maybe I'll e-mail them to you
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    22/10/2017 #22 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #21 WOW Zacharias, that was so beautifully put I don't know what I could say that could even come close to comparing. Thank you for reading my little post and for your absolutely wonderfully wise comment.
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    22/10/2017 #21 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Indeed! With the right mindset, work can be a way for self-realization and a great source of joy. Of course, when you work for someone who sees work as merely a means to make money, then it's much harder to do any of that. However, if the discipline of work comes not from the people around you but from yourself, then things change and this may actually be visible to those around you. After all, at the end of the day, the only person you are truly accountable to is your own self. Everyone else is merely a facilitator in your work journey (aka career), or in some case an obstructer. But the only real obstruction in one's journey is one's own self...
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    22/10/2017 #20 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #11 Exactly Cyndi. When my daughter was young and needed me; then I needed to fight for my time with her and meeting her needs but now I have an empty nest and I have only to answer to myself. I spent the entire afternoon with my girl yesterday; having a few beers and people watching at her college homecoming, then we went out for a fabulous dinner. Not once did my job put a damper on our time. She knew I would pull out my computer and work today; she knows me well and accepts that I am who I am!

    "That's Mom, it's what makes her happy" is what she would say.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    22/10/2017 #19 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #12 Thanks for the wonderful comment Franci. I was recently given 'help' and I have to admit that I'm struggling with trust. Every mistake is like a affirmation; see...no one can do it like I can!!! Bad, bad, bad attitude. So I'll go in Monday and hopefully turn it into a mentoring opportunity instead of acting like a smug martyr
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    22/10/2017 #18 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #15 A long time since I heard a good Yoda quote! Well, except on the Big Bang Theory
    I understand Randall, food service can be like that for a lot of people, it was for me. It truly is an art...well I guess that's why they call it the culinary arts... Duh :-) There is nothing like setting a dish in front of a customer and it looks so good the customer hesitates...their anticipation of that first bite becomes almost as enjoyable as the meal itself.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    22/10/2017 #17 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #10 Hi John and welcome to the meeting :-)
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    22/10/2017 #16 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #13 Alas; a kindred spirit! Thank you for that Susan and for sharing!
  22. ProducerKevin Baker

    Kevin Baker

    5 steps to starting your social e-commerce script business
    5 steps to starting your social e-commerce script businessSocial ecommerce script business is entirely emerging in a new form of business rather than other online business. The process follows up simple and stable concepts to be involved as a start-up it is being main aspect to be considered.Steps to...
  23. ProducerProma 🐝 Nautiyal
    Why Embracing Personal Branding Seems So Difficult To Many? (And How to Overcome it)
    Why Embracing Personal Branding Seems So Difficult To Many? (And How to Overcome it)It has been 2 months since I joined beBee. I happened to come across it when I followed Javier 🐝 beBee on Twitter. I was curious to find out what beBee was. As soon as I signed up, I realized that it was a personal branding and affinity networking...


    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    17/10/2017 #38 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    #36 Those are are some awesome numbers @Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador. It makes me feel like I am on the right track. Need to put in a lot more work to get there, someday. Hoping to learn from your experience in personal branding, in the process. Thank you for your comment and kind share.
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    17/10/2017 #37 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    #35 Thank you for reading it and for your comment, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador!
    Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    17/10/2017 #36 Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Great points. I used many of these tips to build my network: 62,400+ on LinkedIn, 6,800+ on beBee and 14,700+ on Twitter. SEO is the key.
    Many thanks, for you buzz.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    17/10/2017 #35 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Brilliant and in-depth post on personal brand. Thank you for sharing.
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/10/2017 #34 Harvey Lloyd
    #18 Being of what i think is your generation i do see similarities in the school of thought from yesteryear. I would also think that similar concepts were considered as we transferred from letter writing to phone calls to fax machines. It seems that each time we make a technological leap in communications we develop new ways to do similar things. Gutenberg started this mess.

    Specifically in this case the "personal brand". I sense that this is the new generational prospects of the resume, differentiating one's self from the herd. This is a game that as more differentiated the more they become the same. I thought our generation's rejection of "the man" was interesting as we embraced our own rules and became "the man". We got what we wanted.

    Technology comes with both ends of the spectrum, the good and the bad, as you and Phil discussed. I believe the personal branding label is here to stay for a while. I would be more interested in hearing your thoughts on personal brand going forward.

    How would you instruct your daughter if she was hell bent on personal branding as a viable option? (I had to answer this question, while having a similar viewpoint. So would really like to hear your advice. You can't cop out here, you have to give good advice to a 27 year old daughter that is going to take the path anyway. Thought i would add a little pressure. All in jest, but would like to hear your conversation.) A hint mine started with AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, well, long silence, i'll get back to you.
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    16/10/2017 #33 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    #4 Thank you so much for your encouraging words, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    16/10/2017 #32 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    #5 Thank you so much @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher for your comment and for sharing the buzz. I am so happy you liked it. :-)
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    16/10/2017 #31 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    #28 Thank you so much for giving the buzz a read and for your kind comment @Cyndi Docy. I am.so glad you found it useful and relevant. :-)
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    16/10/2017 #30 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    #27 That's true @Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer. It takes a lot of time to understand and build on this concept. Thanks to beBee I can now learn from the best. :-)
    I would like to thank you for the knowledge and experience, in this subject, you share with us through your writings and lives.
    Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer
    16/10/2017 #29 Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer
    Ah thank you so much Cyndi for your comment, personal branding is also something you can have a lot of fun with too! #28
    Cyndi Docy
    16/10/2017 #28 Cyndi Docy
    Thank you for your thoughts on personal branding. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your article and it's prompting us to have a high regard for our personal branding.
    Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer
    16/10/2017 #27 Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer
    I understand it takes many years to understand about this important subject, I understand your angle entirely, writing great content and engaging with people is so important to build your brand, (as you do) it is pointless having a brand if you don’t bother to tell anyone about it...#26
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    16/10/2017 #26 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    #24 Thank you for giving my buzz a read, @Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer. It is this point of limited information or not having enough information is what I am trying to cover. Raising awareness about the concept by sharing my story and how it benefitted me.
    Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer
    16/10/2017 #25 Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer
    I think also the people who are closed to the idea do not have enough information as to the benefits and also the sort of investment that needs to be made...
    Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer
    16/10/2017 #24 Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer
    Yes @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal your personal brand does take time to build and is something that can literally transform your life...
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    16/10/2017 #23 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    Thank you for your comment, @Harvey Lloyd. You are right about not mixing up social and professional brands together, as they are what personal brand is a product of. People often don't see the thin line between the two spaces. I let myself merge the two, multiple times, but I always remember not to share my personal/social opinions in my work space. That is nothing but detrimental. This is a very strong point and I truly appreciate it.
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/10/2017 #22 Harvey Lloyd
    I can only speak for myself but personal branding seems a little selfish in its definition. Who am i to place myself out there in some formal way while expecting others to enjoy the brand? I have since come to understand that the word brand has morphed into a broader definition than my generation gave.

    I would say that personal branding as i understand it would be better served if it were stated as professional branding and social branding. The two are quite different. In my professional life i socialize within a purpose and a team. Where my social branding is for me personally to share journeys and gain wisdom. The former i don't have much control over in the who may show up as a customer, employee or vendor, it's based on the purpose/need.

    My social brand is where i control who i socialize with and gain wisdom from. Two very different scenarios. I am not a fan of merging the two in my determining professional associations. Labels have separated us and i believe is becoming a segregation of professionals.

    I believe true professionals who operate in a team environment can leave their social opinions in the car before they approach work. The Team, The Purpose accompanied by Goals are the focus. Certainly our social opinions should drive our decisions and choices but they are not to be used to pigeon hole another team mate in a right wrong discussion.

    Within a team the diversity of opinions from , christians, muslims, democrats, republicans, cultures and atheists can all be heard and presented as part of the success. I may not be able to socially agree with your beliefs, but in the professional world i don't have too, i need you to "apply" your beliefs and strategies towards the purpose and the goal. I don't sell my social within a professional environment.

    Selling your social agenda here is a good way to extend your career into another job atmosphere.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    16/10/2017 #21 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    #20 sadly it does not show.
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    16/10/2017 #20 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    #15 @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt I read your buzz, thank you so much for your kind mention. However, I am unable to comment there, I have written it down on a word file and will try again in sometime. Till then, please let me know if you can see my comment on your buzz, I had hit comment almost 10 times, hope it is not appearing there, 10 times. :-)
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    16/10/2017 #19 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    #18 Sir, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, I understand your point. You are against people being used as resources. Which is absolutely fine. The nomenclature makes the concept seem wrong. It is up to us to make it right. We need to be resourceful, instead of just being a resource. And to be resourceful we need knowledge, power, confidence which will come from more exposure. It is this exposure that I wish everyone has. Instead of working their daily jobs, people should invest in their personal growth.

    My entire buzz is trying to help people come out of the mindset of depending on one constant. Valuing themselves more, as each and every one of us houses way more potential than what we give ourselves credit for.

    Society has an ugly way of snubbing down every unique idea or a new thought. I want people to uphold theirs without any inhibitions.
  24. ProducerPreston 🐝 Vander Ven
    3 Tips To Using Competition Effectively
    3 Tips To Using Competition EffectivelySo if you’re like most people, you probably look at your competition as the enemy. Don’t feel bad because 99% of people do. But is this true? Can your competition be used to your benefit, even get you leads, and earn you money?Think of problems as...


    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    14/10/2017 #9 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    #8 Agreed. First thank you for your share. I have always liked Galatians 6:4-5 "4 Don’t compare yourself with others. Just look at your own work to see if you have done anything to be proud of. 5 You must each accept the responsibilities that are yours."
    I enjoy competition because for me it is like having running buddy in a marathon. When I am tired, and I see my friend keep going and they reach their next goal, it is like them whispering in my ear, "KEEP GOING."
    Judy Olbrych
    14/10/2017 #8 Judy Olbrych
    Great tips, @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven. It makes sense to track every accomplishment. It's easy to dismiss the positive when focusing on what needs to be fixed. And we especially need the confidence and optimism a positive outlook brings when we represent/sell our own products/services. I'm adding my favorite Joan Rivers quote: "Ignore your competition. A Mafia guy in Vegas gave me this advice: 'Run your own race, put on your blinders.' Don’t worry about how others are doing. Something better will come."
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    13/10/2017 #7 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    #2 @David B. Grinberg made a great point I want to enlighten for myself. If I ever use a name in any of my articles of a follow Bee, I will include a link to their profile. If their is no link, the name I am using is of a fellow associate the world is unlikely to know.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    13/10/2017 #6 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    #2 @David B. Grinberg great point. Last night I listen to Dave Dravecky. Dave Dravecky is a former MLB player for the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants. When his pitching arm was amputated in 1991, Dave began a grueling journey to search for a new identity and sense of value. He said that the reason that we went back to pitcher after his first surgery is because he needed to answer that "What IF" question. His competition was himself. He was more happy to have a definite answer of not being able to play baseball again then wondering for the rest of his life.
    This is life having both a Dream, a Vehicle to achieve it, yet never trying. The question of "What If' will follow forever.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    13/10/2017 #5 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Thanks @Kevin Baker for your support and share.
    Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer
    13/10/2017 #4 Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer
    #2 Agree 💯 David, we are our biggest competition!
    Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer
    13/10/2017 #3 Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer
    Great post I agreee entirely if used right it can help us. Takiig the time to work out why we are different and or better than anyone else really does pay dividends...
    David B. Grinberg
    13/10/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for the excellent tips, Preston. FYI - Let me just state for readers that I'm not the "David" referred to in your blogging buzz.
    While I think it makes sense to observe your competition, I'm also of the mind that one's most challenging competition is, well...oneself!
    This is because too many people fall prey to fear, doubt and lack of confidence when viewing high-level competition. However, at least half the battle is sometimes convincing yourself that no one can stop you from effectively competing against anyone, period. Some other helpful factors -- in addition to raw talent and ability -- are luck, timing, persistence and perseverance. Many people face failure not because they have tried so hard for so long, but because they have given up to early and easily.
    At least that's my take.
    Kevin Baker
    13/10/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    Great advisement. Mutual benefits
  25. ProducerLaura J. Nigro, MS ● SciEnspire! LLC
    Mix mind, body, games and nature to grow great teams and leaders
    Mix mind, body, games and nature to grow great teams and leadersA past client reflects on what stuck for him|Recently, a past client gave me some feedback about our distinctive work together. I had checked in to ask whether that was paying off for him.  Over a year ago, he and nine of his peers had partnered...


    Laura J. Nigro, MS ● SciEnspire! LLC
    12/10/2017 #2 Laura J. Nigro, MS ● SciEnspire! LLC
    #1 Thanks a bunch, Kevin — for your praise, but even more so for your linkage: intention + perception —> behavior —> (work) environment. Which all flows into, and creates, the cultures we inhabit. Understanding the physiology at play here is so important, and so overlooked!
    Kevin Baker
    12/10/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    Awesome. Behavior is the determinant of the environment. Understanding the physiology of intention and perception shapes the behavior. Well done.
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