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  1. ProducerDeidré Wallace

    Deidré Wallace

    15/03/2017
    Do You Know Enough About The Psychology Behind Communication?
    Do You Know Enough About The Psychology Behind Communication?Do You Know Enough About The Psychology Behind Communication?Communication is supposed to be about two or more people exchanging ideas as one person 'sends' information and the other 'receives' the information and visa versa.We do this so as to...
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    Deidré Wallace
    15/03/2017 #1 Deidré Wallace
    Thank you David, for sharing my post. Much appreciated.
  2. Anne Thornley-Brown
    Avoiding Groupthink: Coming up with Better Team Decisions

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@anne-thornley-brown/avoiding-groupthink-coming-up-with-better-team-decisions
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  3. ProducerLance  🐝 Scoular
    “More or Less” or More or Less?”
    “More or Less” or More or Less?”Language is perhaps our greatest asset. Understanding others and being understood perhaps our greatest challenge. Language is the human capacity for acquiring and using complex systems of communication, and a language is any specific...
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    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    03/03/2017 #25 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #24 Three great treasures Franci.
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    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    03/03/2017 #24 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    "I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures." Lao Tzu
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    03/03/2017 #23 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #22 No doubt, Gert, when great lyricists and composers team up the wedded music and words have such great impact and effect. 🎼🎵🎶
    Gert Scholtz
    03/03/2017 #22 Gert Scholtz
    @Lance 🐝 Scoular An engrossing read Lance of a well-crafted article on how "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication". Enjoyed very much and learned from this - thank you.
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    03/03/2017 #21 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #19 So true Debasish. Your mention of the signals in the noise factory reminded me of my primary school years in the 1950's where we had a small class of deaf children who coomunicated though sign language. 👌👍👎✊✋👏

    Also a good freind of mine is an audiologist and can sign as well.

    Of course there is also for all ofvus or body language and facial expressions and our vocal intonations.😊😆🤔😑😣😢😭

    Thanks for your thoughts.
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    03/03/2017 #20 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #18 Thanks Ali.
    I regularly read and share your buzzes as the are short snd to the point. 👌😊🐝🍯
    debasish majumder
    03/03/2017 #19 debasish majumder
    language true is a unique means of communication and it is equally in the continuous process of evolving. different country having different socio economic fabric and language also equally evolved. i have observed in a factory, workers are making effective signals to communicate within themselves and as owing to tremendous sound in the factory, their reflexes are equally evolved. even in our daily life we may use plenty of words which are traditionally being used and being carried on generation after generation, virtually ingrained in our reflex. we seldom ponder seriously about its pragmatic value. however, lovely insight @Lance Scoular! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Ali Anani
    03/03/2017 #18 Ali Anani
    @Lance 🐝 Scoular- I am sharing this beautiful buzz for it contains great wisdom. I ask myself sometimes it is less or more or less and more together? I try to avoid separation thinking because it limits our choices.
    You brilliantly showed why less is more. I have experienced myself that the less time I have, the more I am productive. People need as much time as you give them. We only then increase their slack time and giving more time means getting less work done.

    I enjoyed reading your buzz immensely.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    03/03/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #15 Thanks @Lance 🐝 Scoular, very kind of you to say!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    03/03/2017 #16 Javier 🐝 beBee
    "Less and concentrated", or "Few but great ones" , .. .I agree... LESS IS OFTEN MORE !!! CC @Daniel Paz @Alberto Anaya Arcas
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    03/03/2017 #15 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #14 Thanks Lisa.
    I think you're too hard on your self. Your Live Buzzes are insightful and succinct.
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    03/03/2017 #14 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    If I can ever perfect "less is more," I will have a party for myself LOL! I'm too long winded when I write. Geez, I just let all my Scotish relatives down because my spending habits tend to be a bit on the higher side when it comes to groceries since I love to cook. I do need to work on that one! Thanks for sharing this @Lance 🐝 Scoular, great tips with excellent examples!
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    03/03/2017 #13 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #10 Well said @Kevin Baker and thanks fir the share. ✔👍😊🐝
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    03/03/2017 #12 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #9 Thanks one again @Sara Jacobovici 👍😊
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    03/03/2017 #11 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #8 Culture is indeed an important factor.

    Interesting that you mention "Rhapsody in Blue." In my youth I played cornet and trumpet with a number of brass bands, concert bands and an orchestra. In one in particular "Rhapsody in Blue" was in our repertoire. Great music. 🎼🎵🎶🎺
    Kevin Baker
    03/03/2017 #10 Kevin Baker
    The level of our understanding is not relevant to communicating within the sophistication of our audience. I tend to be overtly entrusted to the most complicated possibility yet when discovering the solution it presents itself with grating simplicity. The glass is half empty or half full. Is it refillable or do you get a different sized glass? Oh the possibilities ............
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/03/2017 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    @Lance 🐝 Scoular writes, "Language is perhaps our greatest asset. Understanding others and being understood perhaps our greatest challenge."
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/03/2017 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks @Lance 🐝 Scoular, for writing on a topic close to my heart; communication. Definitely interests me to look at how we use words and the meanings we ascribe to them. This does shape our choices and behaviours. Culture is also a factor that influences the meanings or expressions. Individual experiences also influence the meaning. My mother's eastern European culture of her generation put much value on more; more education, more titles, more money, "the more the better". In the movie Rhapsody in Blue (1945), a biography of the American composer and musician George Gershwin, the father always asks Gershwin how many pages is his latest composition. When he gets the answer, the father repeats the number and says, "A very important piece".
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    03/03/2017 #6 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #3 I dread when Sandie or Nat arrive home with large packages with IKEA labels.
    I say to myself, "there goes the weekend" 😞
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    03/03/2017 #5 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #2 Couldn't agree more David with your corporate examples which both Jim Collins and Simon Sinek both speak against.
  4. Blaine Little

    Blaine Little

    02/03/2017
    Very interesting article!
    Blaine Little
    Moral Outrage Is Self-Serving, Say Psychologists - Hit & Run : Reason.com
    reason.com Getting outraged on others' behalf often isn't about altruism but soothing personal guilt and asserting one's status as a good...
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  5. ProducerBlaine Little

    Blaine Little

    23/02/2017
    The Little Red Squiggly Lines of Imperfection
    The Little Red Squiggly Lines of ImperfectionSo many people want to keep a perfect track record. As though THAT was more important than actually doing the job itself. I have stated several times to friends and family; "perfection is overrated". This concept of never being willing to...
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  6. Blaine Little

    Blaine Little

    22/02/2017
    Blaine Little
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  7. Blaine Little

    Blaine Little

    21/02/2017
    Blaine Little
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  8. ProducerBlaine Little

    Blaine Little

    15/02/2017
    You Have Control Issues and Your Employer Knows it!
    You Have Control Issues and Your Employer Knows it!We all have control issues, and your work's office building confirms it. That's right, a lot of those "I'm in charge" buttons are just for show! But when it comes to overall satisfaction on the job, your employer has a trick or two up their...
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  9. ProducerBlaine Little

    Blaine Little

    15/02/2017
    Are You Aimlessly Wandering as a Manager? You Should!
    Are You Aimlessly Wandering as a Manager? You Should! In management, you have not only the position of leadership but all the responsibilities that come with that appointment. Even though one may be "the boss' or at least a functionary of the boss, there are still duties to perform and decisions...
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    Blaine Little
    15/02/2017 #3 Blaine Little
    #1 "Float Time", I love it!
    Pascal Derrien
    15/02/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    walking the floor is excellent.I have learned more via impromptu discussions than thru my direct reports, a good way to take the pulse in an org when thew team is in situ, the last few years I had a geographically dispersed team so it is not applicable per se :-)
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    15/02/2017 #1 Max🐝 J. Carter
    Back in my corporate days over ten years ago I used to write "float time" into my schedule to wander aimlessly around and check it all out. It was priceless time in what I would learn that I could never learn at my desk or in an office by myself.
  10. Blaine Little

    Blaine Little

    15/02/2017
    http://SpeakingForEffect.comBlaine Little
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  11. ProducerBlaine Little

    Blaine Little

    15/02/2017
    If you were an animal living in a jungle, would your HR Director ask you stupid questions?
    If you were an animal living in a jungle, would your HR Director ask you stupid questions?A couple of years ago, I read an article in Entrepreneur Magazine about "wacky" interview questions.  I was concerned this article was written to provide questions for JOB INTERVIEWS. In it, the reporter states she is conveying some of the...
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    Christine Stevens
    15/02/2017 #3 Christine Stevens
    Why do interviewers ask these asinine questions?
    Christine Stevens
    15/02/2017 #2 Christine Stevens
    If someone asked me "what kind of *insert stupid non-human noun here*, my reply would be "Not employed here. Thank you, but I'll be pursuing other opportunities."
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/02/2017 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    I am unsure of Hyenas being in the jungle, but @"moron" i became one. LMAO.
  12. Blaine Little

    Blaine Little

    14/02/2017
    This way of thinking is what led to the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Blaine Little
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    Blaine Little
    22/02/2017 #18 Blaine Little
    #17 ...and I refer to the original Voltaire quote on the left. Thank you for your interaction.
    Joris Plaatstaal
    21/02/2017 #17 Joris Plaatstaal
    #15 I miss the "I will defend to the dead your right" part......Amazing that you seem to see it.
    Joris Plaatstaal
    21/02/2017 #16 Joris Plaatstaal
    #14 Leaves me with the question. If humanity did not change, who changed the world than?

    I always had this foolish belief that humanity forms the world. Must be a different department........
    Blaine Little
    20/02/2017 #15 Blaine Little
    #12 The American voters decide upon a new path. The President challenges the media. Protestors challenge the President. This sparks debate on BOTH sides.
    The sentiment of Voltaire is alive and well in the USA... not "stuck". Thank you for the interaction.
    Blaine Little
    20/02/2017 #14 Blaine Little
    #10 Has the world changed? Yes. Humanity, no. Thank you for the interaction.
    Joris Plaatstaal
    17/02/2017 #13 Joris Plaatstaal
    #11 "My hope is that the Constitution is never treated as a mockery by its citizens. "

    In the entire world Constitutional Rights are violated by the ones 'in control'.
    Try to win a lawsuit against a party with close to unlimited resources. Justice won't win, money will. For me it is hard to believe in an idea without practical evidence.
    The idea is beautiful, but is has no practical value.
    Robert Bacal
    16/02/2017 #12 Robert Bacal
    I wonder if the USA is "stuck" because it's governed by rules that were created 200+ years ago, with very few changes since then?

    It seems strange to me how much value people place on a system defined in a completely different world.
    Robin Barton
    16/02/2017 #11 Robin Barton
    No matter who said it, I agree 150% with this and the US Constitution. My hope is that the Constitution is never treated as a mockery by its citizens.
    Joris Plaatstaal
    15/02/2017 #10 Joris Plaatstaal
    Voltaire lived 300 years ago. In a much different world.

    Dare I say a more intense world? Yes, I dare.

    Did the world and society change during three centuries? I think we can all agree upon that.

    Did relevance not change with it, then?

    ---
    Relevance:
    noun

    the condition of being relevant, or connected with the matter at hand:
    Some traditional institutions of the media lack relevance in this digital age.
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    I am not willing to explain this any further. Think about it, understand or don't.
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    15/02/2017 #9 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    #8 Hm. Maybe it was Franklin, quoting Voltaire, on the beBee network of the time :-)
    Blaine Little
    15/02/2017 #8 Blaine Little
    #6 I always thought that first one was Franklin, thanks.
    Mike Rana
    15/02/2017 #7 Mike Rana
    It's also what soldiers and veterans frequently say when government wants to ban or restrict content-bases speech.#5
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    15/02/2017 #6 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Voltaire, a very wise man, he also quoted:

    Common sense is not so common.
    The best is the enemy of the good.
    The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.

    François-Marie Arouet, known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and separation of church and state.

    Ahhh.Voltaire, un homme très sage, il a aussi cité :

    Bon sens n’est pas si fréquent.
    Le mieux est l’ennemi du bien.
    L’infiniment petit ont une fierté infiniment grand.

    François-Marie Arouet, connu sous son nom de plume de Voltaire, était un écrivain, historien et philosophe célèbre pour son esprit, ses attaques contre l’Eglise catholique établie et son plaidoyer en faveur de la liberté de culte, liberté d’expression et la séparation de l’Eglise et l’Etat Français lumières.
    Blaine Little
    15/02/2017 #5 Blaine Little
    #1 Hi Mike. This is actually a quote from an early 20th century biographer. Voltaire was actually discussing the WRITTEN word, but the sentiment is the same. :)
    Blaine Little
    15/02/2017 #4 Blaine Little
    #2 We won't, but the Right goes both ways... it must!
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    15/02/2017 #3 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    Second time i have seen this quote today in different places / contexts... obviously preying on people's minds ATM
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    14/02/2017 #2 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Let's hope we maintain this level of thinking so that we don't lose that amendment through an executive order or something!
    Mike Rana
    14/02/2017 #1 Mike Rana
    When I buy my first house, this will be a framed picture on my wall.
  13. Robin Barton

    Robin Barton

    09/02/2017
    This is one formula that i can get behind! Proofread again and again. Then get a friend to proofread! Robin Barton
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    Robin Barton
    09/02/2017 #4 Robin Barton
    Preston, I agree! Then read it backwards, and bottom to top. Something might stick out.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    09/02/2017 #3 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Get a friend to proofread is the best. Every time my wife or my friend Brent reads an article that I have written, they can both find a grammar error or suggest a more professional manner of wording. This is no matter how many times I check it. No matter how skilled I make myself, something is impossible to master is "someone else's point of view".
    Robin Barton
    09/02/2017 #2 Robin Barton
    Pablo, awesome examples! Thanks for sharing and giving me a good laugh to start the day.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    09/02/2017 #1 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    I had a CV from a guy who was responsible for "ruining sales all across Quebec," and another who was promoted "sex times" at her old job.

    I think those were typos
  14. Blaine Little

    Blaine Little

    12/02/2017
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  15. ProducerBlaine Little

    Blaine Little

    12/02/2017
    Positively Speaking (and Thinking)
    Positively Speaking (and Thinking)One of the things I love most about the people I surround myself with, is that an overwhelming majority of them are so positive-minded! Of course, that's by design. There are certainly enough negative people on the planet, I just choose to...
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    Blaine Little
    12/02/2017 #4 Blaine Little
    #3 Thanks, David! Reverend Peale was some of my first introduction to creating a positive life. However, I still consider myself to be a pragmatist. Be sure to check out my article on "Control Issues", https://www.bebee.com/producer/@blaine-little/you-re-out-of-control
    David B. Grinberg
    12/02/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Well stated, Blaine. I don't know any successful person in business or life who has not had a positive outlook and mindset. Recommended reading on positive thinking, the late Rev. Norman Vincent Peale http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8435.Norman_Vincent_Peale View more
    Well stated, Blaine. I don't know any successful person in business or life who has not had a positive outlook and mindset. Recommended reading on positive thinking, the late Rev. Norman Vincent Peale http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8435.Norman_Vincent_Peale I've also shared this buzz in three hives. Again, nice read! Close
    Blaine Little
    12/02/2017 #2 Blaine Little
    #1 Thanks Fatima! I appreciate your positive words. :)
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    12/02/2017 #1 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Fantastic buzz@Blaine Little And I love your positive attitude in the positive buzz that reminds me. We need a few more people on the streets shouting this out. Cheers Stay awesome and positive always 🤗🤗🤗🐝🤗🤗
  16. Blaine Little

    Blaine Little

    12/02/2017
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  17. ProducerJacob Molz

    Jacob Molz

    09/02/2017
    8 Effective Ways to Make Guests Happy on Game Day
    8 Effective Ways to Make Guests Happy on Game DayYou’ve got a lot of full time and part time staff.But, you don’t have all the time in the world to train them.Yes, your veteran staff is always around and experts at what they do. But, things change.You’re probably overwhelmed with the task of...
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  18. Milos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

    07/02/2017
    "Don’t listen to anyone who tells you communication is a “lesser”career than research. Communication is a science, an important one with real-world impact." - By Kirk Englehardt, science communication, strategic communication, marketing and media guru at MARCOMMUNIQUE - Marketing and Communication for Education and Science. cc. @Javier 🐝 beBee, @David B. Grinberg, @John White, MBA, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, @Kohei Kurihara, @Juan Imaz
    Milos Djukic
    A Career in Communication: Making the Switch
    marcommunique.com By Kirk Englehardt – Originally a Guest Blog Post on Scilogs.com 6/2014 – Updated 2/2017 Changing careers isn’t easy. Neither is giving up on one dream to pursue another, but I’ve done...
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    Milos Djukic
    09/02/2017 #16 Anonymous
    Thank you @Lada 🏡 Prkic!
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    08/02/2017 #13 🐝 Fatima Williams
    I wont 🤗🤗🤗🤗 #FFF
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    08/02/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Two great parts to this, both the outline of Kirk's career path and then the perspective he provides around a career in science communications. While my personal perspective here is life path rather than career path based, the conversation this adds to is my own relationship at the campus level which acts as my offline part of my personal learning journey.
    Milos Djukic
    07/02/2017 #10 Anonymous
    And also Carl Sagan.
    Milos Djukic
    07/02/2017 #9 Anonymous
    #7 Thanks @Phil Friedman! Cheers.
    Gerald Hecht
    07/02/2017 #8 Gerald Hecht
    #7 @Phil Friedman I have that someplace --good call!
    Phil Friedman
    07/02/2017 #7 Phil Friedman
    If any "scientist" needs to be convinced that science communications can be a rewarding career, he or she needs but examine the career history of David Takayoshi Suzuki, Ph.D. Case closed.
    Gerald Hecht
    07/02/2017 #6 Gerald Hecht
    @Milos Djukic Sometimes I go and play guitar in New Orleans around Jackson Square...I'm getting more confident that I did that everyday...all day --it would be the best career--ever! It's already my favorite activity; I don't even care if it makes me "late" for "important appointments" or someone's wedding.
    Gerald Hecht
    07/02/2017 #5 Gerald Hecht
    #1 @Milos Djukic I didn't know that there even were lesser/greater careers.
    I think the important criteria are aid sick leave, health insurance, family leave, and lots of outdoor time!
    Aleta Curry
    07/02/2017 #4 Aleta Curry
    Thanks for the share, @Milos Djukic I know firsthand how this feels. As I entered High School, because of high exam scores I was placed in the 'science' track. I had no choice. Back then, people thought more intelligent people did science and math, fini.

    At university, I switched from Sciences to the Humanities and disappointed my whole family. People said, 'but you're such an INTELLIGENT girl, you should read science!' Fortunately (and surprisingly if you knew her) my mother stuck by me.
    David B. Grinberg
    07/02/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    #2 Strategic Communications is easier said than done. It's a dirty job -- LOL -- but someone's got to do it 🤓😂
    Milos Djukic
    07/02/2017 #2 Anonymous
    Thank you @David B. Grinberg!
  19. LeAnne Morman

    LeAnne Morman

    03/02/2017
    What does the future of social media look like?

    Social media is evolving every day with new ways for organizations to reach their audience. In 2016 we saw the rise of Snapchat and Instagram stories and live video, among other things. As technology advances, social media has been along for the ride. We’ve come a long way from brick cell phones and giant, heavy PCs.
    LeAnne Morman
    Transforming Trends in Social Media « Lukas Partners – Omaha, Nebraska: Experts in Public Relations, Fundraising, Social Media, Capital Campaigns and Event Management
    www.lukaspartners.com Lukas Partners is a leading full-service public relations and fund development firm. Lukas Partners is a leading full-service public relations and fund development...
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  20. ProducerSusan Rooks

    Susan Rooks

    31/01/2017
    Tuesday Tricksters, Marten -- More
    Tuesday Tricksters, Marten -- MoreWho hasn't written the wrong word, thinking one (won) that sounded like it was the right (rite) one? Learning English, with its (it's) homophones (words that sound alike or nearly so) can be (bee) really tough. This Tuesday Tricksters series is...
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    Neil Smith
    01/02/2017 #6 Neil Smith
    Like everyone else here Mazer is new to me. Matte in the UK is more commonly spelled Matt without the e on the end. Except in the most high class paint stores.
    John Rylance
    01/02/2017 #5 John Rylance
    Maser and mazer were new to me too.
    I have found out that maser is an anagram for Microwave Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    31/01/2017 #4 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Maser and Mazer are the two new words I learnt today. Thank you @Susan Rooks 🤗🤗
    David B. Grinberg
    31/01/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks, Susan, these tips are always so instructive, helpful and, of course, most appreciated!
    However, being a space geek, I would just add some cosmic flavor to the fix with "Martian" -- under "Marten" and "Martin" -- as follows"
    Martian: (n) a hypothetical or fictional inhabitant of Mars.
    (adj) of or relating to the planet Mars or its supposed inhabitants.
    Todd Jones
    31/01/2017 #2 Todd Jones
    Maser and mazer were both new to me. I enjoy these lessons almost as much as your Friday funnies!
  21. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    31/01/2017
    Better to Focus or not?
    Better to Focus or not?To succeed you need to focus. To fail, just focus on one thing. Companies that focus on one niche may fail. This happened to many companies such as Kodak. These companies got so immersed in what they do well only to find their blindness to...
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    siraj shaik
    02/02/2017 #98 Anonymous
    #94 Well said, we reached right customers in return got good customer response which gave ways-in for loyalty development.. I was like a cross-link to my friend, his employer and customers. On 5th day went and collected my documents, also it was good to see the employment confirmation duly signed "Mr ... appointed as Area Manager .....". In return as focusing on my loyalty I was offered assist region manager, had to refuse as I hadn't completed graduation some subjects were yet to finish to get my degree.. More my focus was to establish a small workshop, so as to generate provisioning a half dozen employment at least. "It's inhumane tendency of power packers to crush the larvae, else the caterpillar knows journey of transformation to Imago".
    Ali Anani
    02/02/2017 #97 Ali Anani
    What a lovely surprise dear @Isabella M Wesoly to meet you here. You are most welcome to beBee as an outstanding thinker and person.
    You read my next buzz before writing it. It is related to complexity. I appreciate your good words as much as I am happy to welcome you here.
    Ali Anani
    02/02/2017 #96 Ali Anani
    #93 Very interesting story @siraj shaik. I agree with the comment of @Mohammed Sultan. Loyalty development od customers is a topic on its own and merits more attentin.
    Isabella M Wesoly
    02/02/2017 #95 Isabella M Wesoly
    Thanks for this delightful read Ali. I feel that a willingness to view complexity from multiple perspectives can allow a greater understanding of emergence. We could all make time to focus on what's outside 'the box', even nothing is something.

    Thanks again Ali, great to be here.. at last!
    Mohammed Sultan
    02/02/2017 #94 Mohammed Sultan
    #93 Focusing on the right customers whose loyalty can be developed is a good strategy.Thank you.I enjoyed the story.
    siraj shaik
    02/02/2017 #93 Anonymous
    #62 from realties of life sharing an experience from early 1990's. One of my friend applied for a sales person job (matching as per qualification and experience), showed us the ad. Taking a peep on info, asked him why not apply for "Area manager or Team lead". Response from other friends to my suggestion was more negative. Following day I accompanied along, evening after the interview finding an opportunity greeted the General manager and asked if it's ok to share few words and evaluated the team tree maybe the sales in a month should be of this value? and if my friend fulfills the total sale equivalency (quantities equal to 16 sales persons "under the area manager 4 Team supervisors and under each team supervisor at least 4 salesman" then will they be willing to offer my friend Area Manger position? GM agreed and stated conditions (prove it and get placed in position along with an additional bonus. Else not a single Paise will be given nor expenses occurred will be paid). My friend signed the appointment took advance (gave copies of my license and moped document plus myself signed a promissory stamp paper as security). Later next day asked some friends to join us to accomplish sales, rather taking four weeks to lessen time in a week. Guided them with what and what not's, showed the market places. Within four weeks six months sales had been achieved. Used simple strategy by focusing on market. At that time I was just out of college and was working in a factory.
    Ali Anani
    02/02/2017 #92 Ali Anani
    #91 "we delink micro and macro, the link is broken"... and therefore I go for creative imagination to envisage the future.
    Devesh Bhatt
    02/02/2017 #91 Devesh Bhatt
    #80 true. In a company which has lived a few years I.e. survived and grown, it is true.

    Here strategy mplemented within context of the vision and objectives.

    But then we are back to focus. Vision and objectives as points of focus.
    Many times within a year a person finds vision and objectives to be redundant eg Start-ups, new governments, even individuals.

    Then it returns focus and spread of focus, embodied by points of focus.

    True vision can be all encompassing, but everybody cannot apply it that way. Vision/objective is for the future, our capacity is in the present and often Vision and objectives are precieved with very few elements of the present, we delink micro and macro, the link is broken.

    You and I already know our methods of application , here we look at a metaphorical context to seek replicable method.

    Suppose if we were to define the vision and objectives of this buzz by @Ali Anani in one line each. How would that be?
    Ali Anani
    01/02/2017 #90 Ali Anani
    #88 This is a wonderful elaboration @Gert Scholtz. I truly enjoyed your comment and its dynamism. The way you linked the Pareto Rule to the oscillation between wide and narrow is simply fantastic. This could be the theme of my ext buzz.
    Ali Anani
    01/02/2017 #89 Ali Anani
    I celebrate your first comment @MPORANYIMIGABO Gerard with joy. It is as precious as time is.
    Gert Scholtz
    01/02/2017 #88 Gert Scholtz
    @Ali Anani To your excellent post I might add that I think the Pareto Rule is dynamic - what is the profitable 20% today may be part of the unproductive 80% tomorrow, and vice versa. So it is important that company focus oscillates between wide and narrow so as to keep up with the continuous change in the Pareto mix.
    MPORANYIMIGABO Gerard
    01/02/2017 #87 MPORANYIMIGABO Gerard
    Thanks Ali for your article, time is precious
    Ali Anani
    01/02/2017 #86 Ali Anani
    #85 Your comment increases the scope in front of our eyes @Kevin Baker. Thank you for the illumination and for sharing the buzz.
    Kevin Baker
    01/02/2017 #85 Kevin Baker
    I so agree that time is the only currency that can be spent once only. I also agree that remaining in our own perception develops tunnel vision and the more perceptions we are aware of the larger the scope of our minds vision.
    Ali Anani
    01/02/2017 #84 Ali Anani
    #82 Thanks for the link. Shall watch tonight
    Ali Anani
    01/02/2017 #83 Ali Anani
    #80 @Devesh Bhatt- just to inform you that @Mohammed Sultan tagged you (comment #80)
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    01/02/2017 #82 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #81 Here is the video where he talks about it.

    https://youtu.be/hBl0cwyn5GY
    Ali Anani
    01/02/2017 #81 Ali Anani
    #79 Thanks for the explanation and I am going to check the work of Russell Targ
    Mohammed Sultan
    01/02/2017 #80 Mohammed Sultan
    #63 You raised a good point on the justification(the why) of cross-linkage as a focus strategy(the how).Cross-linkage or the relationship among different businesses will be more credible and justified by the "synergy'' that might exist between their objectives and when the strategy is implemented within the context of the org vision and mission.Thank you @ Devesh Bhatt.I wish the answer would satisfy your thoughts.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    01/02/2017 #79 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #78 We are all as human as all of us are. i Might be an awakened human however it makes me no more human and makes no one else any less human.

    It's a different state of being human.

    The line you referred to is not opinion, it happens to be how it works. It's the only explanation as to why I can reach out to people on the other side of the globe and feel them instantly. It's why remote viewing works. There is a video from Russell Targ who worked n this for more than 2 decades with the CIA and was he was joined by physicists in this work. They proved it as scientific fact.
  22. ProducerRenée  🐝 Cormier
    Reputation Management: Five things a certain bird never told you
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    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    27/01/2017 #6 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Thanks for the share, @David B. Grinberg. I appreciate the support!
    David B. Grinberg
    27/01/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Very sound advice, Renee. Regrets for missing this post earlier. I've shared on three communications hives. It appears to me that too many companies, CEOs, politicians, etc., still forget the age-old Watergate axiom: the cover up is worse than the crime. Nothing is worse for PR, brand image or reputation management than having a slow drip-drip-drip of bad news coming out like "Chinese water torture" over the course of days, weeks or months. Rather, "hang a lantern on it." Be transparent and get all the bad info out all at once to limit the damage and contain the crisis. It's just baffling how often this advice goes unheeded. Thanks again for a buzz-worthy read.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    26/01/2017 #4 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Thanks for sharing my post, @John White, MBA
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    26/01/2017 #3 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    As always, @Milos Djukic and @Graham🐝 Edwards, thank you for sharing and revitalizing this post.
    Adam Weedy
    26/01/2017 #2 Adam Weedy
    Clever title!
    Anees Zaidi
    15/08/2016 #1 Anees Zaidi
    Helpful tips @Renée 🐝 Cormier. 'Be the good story in the news', an excellent mantra for building a trustworthy reputation.
  23. ProducerRobert Cormack

    Robert Cormack

    26/01/2017
    Why People Trend Instead of Thinking.
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    Robert Cormack
    07/02/2017 #6 Robert Cormack
    Who knows, @Todd Jones? It could be contrived, it could just be slapstick.#5
    Todd Jones
    07/02/2017 #5 Todd Jones
    Excellent commentary Robert! The Kardashians have made a fortune from a brilliantly twisted re-application of PT Barnum's circus. Im not sure it was on purpose though...
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    26/01/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    my pleasure, happy to follow you and your articles @Robert Cormack
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    26/01/2017 #1 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    inspiring article and catchy picture!
  24. ProducerJulie Sullivan

    Julie Sullivan

    21/01/2017
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    Milos Djukic
    22/01/2017 #10 Anonymous
    I like this one @Julie Sullivan. Thanks and cheers.
    Julie Sullivan
    22/01/2017 #9 Julie Sullivan
    #6 thanks so much Deb! :)
    Julie Sullivan
    22/01/2017 #8 Julie Sullivan
    Thanks so much! Still a newbie and don't know my way around :) #7
    David B. Grinberg
    21/01/2017 #7 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Julie. I've shared in three hives. Keep buzzing!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    21/01/2017 #6 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    @Julie Sullivan, I believe you've written a buzz that surpasses your intentions. The truth is that we mimic what is going on in our environment, both the local physical one and the online virtual media-based ones - and most of what these environs offer us is distrust without reason.

    Starting with the belief that each person is worthy of trust until the person behaves in a way that we are prudent to revoke that trust is a much more organically humane way to approach life. Because it is the case that very few people are all that concerned with us, they are focused on living their own lives and if we begin by initiating the interaction based on respect, trust, and kindness; we do create the scenario where they mimic respect, trust, and kindness right back to us.

    I also believe @Jason Versey would enjoy being notified that his quote is inspiring inspirational buzzes!
    Pascal Derrien
    21/01/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    Julie I see you are quoting the fantastic human being that is Jason a perfect ending for a perfect article :-)
    Devesh Bhatt
    21/01/2017 #4 Devesh Bhatt
    #2 hope gets me to work against all odds and act.
    Actions create new inputs for our rational minds to function effectively.

    I can think and I can feel, I can act against probable odds.

    Nothing is exclusive, why supress one for the other .
    Julie Sullivan
    21/01/2017 #3 Julie Sullivan
    #2 Hi Brian - thanks for the comment! I can appreciate your opinion. I think to an extent I've held it before. Life has surprised me by changing my mind.
    Brian McKenzie
    21/01/2017 #2 Brian McKenzie
    Hope, Faith, Belief vs Reality. I side with Performance, Precedence, Evidence and Predictive Tendencies more than feels and wishes. I have yet to be surprised by the results.
    Devesh Bhatt
    21/01/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    Only Trust thyself and another shall not betray thee - William Penn

    Could be twisted for misuse but it's wonderful.

    Add to it

    To earn trust one must invest in trust.

    Somewhere down the line you will have the right people by your side.
  25. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    18/01/2017
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    Gerald Hecht
    18/01/2017 #1 Gerald Hecht
    But (regarding point 2) what if your target audience are monolingual...native tongue: Swahili?
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