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Paul's Reading List

~ 100 buzzes
This is where I will post things that I want to hold for later reading, and for later re-reading or later reference, or JUST BECAUSE I REALLY LIKE THEM!!! It's my bookmark hive if you prefer.
  1. ProducerKatyan Roach

    Katyan Roach

    Hooray! You’re Not Crazy, You’re an Entrepreneur!
    Hooray! You’re Not Crazy, You’re an Entrepreneur!I was once asked this question.“You already do so much, you have a great job, benefits, why on earth would you want to start your own business?” My answer came easy. "I want more."Now that might sound a bit greedy but me wanting more in many ways is...


  2. ProducerJudy Caroll

    Judy Caroll

    Believe it or not! You can get More Leads without Generating Web Traffic
    Believe it or not! You can get More Leads without Generating Web TrafficIIn B2B marketing, perhaps no two words are as important as Traffic and Conversion. These two spell the difference between being in the black and being in the red. But you probably already know this by now: More web traffic does not always mean more...
  3. ProducerCarmen Lascu

    Carmen Lascu

    Social Media Trends for 2017
    Social Media Trends for 2017 My latest book “Social Media Trends for 2017: 25 Influencers & Social Media Experts from UK, USA, and Australia Shared Their Predictions” was released, just before Christmas, on Amazon. Available in Kindle Edition and Paperback. Social...
  4. ProducerJosé Luís Casado
    Qué son las listas de Twitter y cómo crearlas
    Qué son las listas de Twitter y cómo crearlasQué son las listas de Twitter, cómo crearlas y para qué sirven. Y además te contamos cómo manejarlas fácilmente con Hotsuite.A pesar de que existen desde que tenemos recuerdos de esta plataforma, las listas de Twitter siguen siendo grandes...


    Marta García Quijada
    21/12/2016 #15 Marta García Quijada
    No, suelen ser temas de rrhh, blogs, etc...pero lo tendré en cuenta si veo nombres raros jeje #14
    José Luís Casado
    21/12/2016 #14 José Luís Casado
    #13 Muchas graciasm @Marta García Quijada. En prrincipio y salvo que la lista tenga un nombre sospechosamente poco halagüeño, es bueno que te incluyan porque significa que lo que tuiteas le interesa a la persona que te incluyó en la lista, así que ya ves que bien ;-) Saludos!
    Marta García Quijada
    20/12/2016 #13 Marta García Quijada
    Que interesante @José Luís Casado, a mi a veces me meten en listas de temas gente que no conozco y no sabía muy buen por qué, ni para qué...
    José Luís Casado
    15/12/2016 #12 José Luís Casado
    Gracias por el share, Paul :-)
    José Luís Casado
    13/12/2016 #11 José Luís Casado
    #10 Esa es una de las cosas que más me agrada oir cuando publico un artículo, @Paz🐝 Hueso Luque. Gracias a tí :-)
    Paz🐝 Hueso Luque
    13/12/2016 #10 Paz🐝 Hueso Luque
    Como ya te dije , Jose Luís, me has ayudado mucho con este post. Gracias!!!
    José Luís Casado
    13/12/2016 #9 José Luís Casado
    Gracias por compartirlo y felices sueñós, Mabel :-)
    José Luís Casado
    13/12/2016 #8 José Luís Casado
    #7 Muchas gracias, @Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez. La verdad es que yo siempre he sido más de Facebook que de Twitter y le empecé a prestar más atención más a tope a TW hace escasamente dos años. Y a las listas hace unos pocos meses. Cpincido contigo en lo de listas vs followers, incluso aunque sean seguidores de calidad. Gracias por compartirlo, amigo. Un abrazo y feliz noche
    Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez
    13/12/2016 #7 Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez
    @José Luís Casado Genial !! como siempre. Y yo añadiría que es más importante estar incluido en las mejores listas, que followers. Las listas son importantísimas en TW. Un Abrazo José Luis, y Gracias por el Post
    José Luís Casado
    12/12/2016 #6 José Luís Casado
    #4 Gracias a tí, @Oscar Gomez Amento. Espero que te sea de utilidad. Saludos!
    José Luís Casado
    12/12/2016 #5 José Luís Casado
    #3 Muchas gracias, @Fernando 🐝 Santa Isabel Llanos. Feliz inicio de semana :-)
    Oscar Gomez Amento
    12/12/2016 #4 Oscar Gomez Amento
    Gracias...pues no llevo bien el tweeter y esto me ayuda mucho
    Fernando 🐝 Santa Isabel Llanos
    12/12/2016 #3 Fernando 🐝 Santa Isabel Llanos
    @José Luís Casado, gracias por compartir lo mando a Twitter
    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    12/12/2016 #2 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    #1 Igualmente ;)
    José Luís Casado
    12/12/2016 #1 José Luís Casado
    Gracias por compartirlo y feliz semana, Fede
  5. Juan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    Juan Imaz
    While We Weren’t Looking, Snapchat Revolutionized Social Networks
    www.nytimes.com Once known for its disappearing messages, Snap, the parent of Snapchat, has moved into news and, with Spectacles, consumer...


    Jim Murray
    07/12/2016 #5 Jim Murray
    This is interesting. But I can't help but feel that it will encourage a lot more extreme posting because it has a very short half life.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    07/12/2016 #4 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Fascinating. All news all the time without the filters that can so often bias coverage.
    Randy Keho
    02/12/2016 #3 Randy Keho
    Wow!. That's covering the news.
    It makes the future look exciting and terrifying at the same time.
    Unfortunately, it's only a matter of time before someone figures out how to manipulate and/or censor the information.
    I can see staged events being disseminated as actual news. Think of the firestorm that could create.
    No doubt, Big Brother and the mainstream media is watching. Will this become a new form of "Paparazzi?"
    I may never leave my house, again.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    02/12/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    In the 21st Century I am firm believer that we grow through appreciation rather than competition. For sure the competitive spirit should never be extinguished from our own internal fire of being, but the world is moving on while some may prefer the traditional containers such as mass media, Facebook and LinkedIn - but the Twitter's the Pinterests, the Snapchats - these seek to diverge outwards, while those that prefer a closed space or create chinese walls - they are for those whose mindsets were informed by the 20th Century. The revolution of the 21st Century is within, whereas prior revolutions were simply asking us to join closed groups - the 21st Century represents the paradox of both professional openness and personal privacy. Snapchat seems to get that paradox and thus is beginning to scale.
  6. ProducerCucina per Te

    Cucina per Te

    Torta all'Acqua | senza uova, latte e burro
    Torta all'Acqua | senza uova, latte e burroTorta all'acqua: una bontà che stupisceImmaginate una torta...morbida e soffice come una nuvolaleggera come una piumacon poche caloriepochi grassipochissimi ingredientisemplice e veloce da preparareadatta ad un regime alimentare vegetarianoperfetta...


    Cucina per Te
    14/11/2016 #5 Cucina per Te
    #4 sono contenta ti sia piaciuta 😉👍
    Elisa Graziano
    14/11/2016 #4 Elisa Graziano
    L'ho provata ieri e devo dire che è facile da fare e ottima!
    Cucina per Te
    13/11/2016 #3 Cucina per Te
    ... is a very special cake ... light and delicious! Let me if you liked! ;)
    Dean Owen
    13/11/2016 #2 Dean Owen
    @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, Pabs, check this out!
    Dean Owen
    13/11/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    My weakness! But with no eggs, butter or milk! Must try this water cake! 😁💧🍰
  7. ProducerAlexa Steele

    Alexa Steele

    Everyone Hates Ads
    Everyone Hates AdsThere is an ad war going on. Not a multi-million dollar game of one-upmanship between two brands. Something more troubling. This war is being waged between advertisers and consumers. And it’s been going on for a long, long time.Everyone Hates...


    Harvey Lloyd
    11/11/2016 #6 Harvey Lloyd
    Aligning consumers with a product/service based on needs or wants, is an age old question. I have counseled many folks who wish to start a business, have a great idea or have created the latest gizmo. My first question is always the same, how will you find your customer. You may have a million people that want what you have, but they don't know that you exist. This is not a negative attribute, rather a challenge. A challenge, as a novice, that i find exciting and challenging.

    Consumers are tired of the escalating manipulation of their emotions. My favorite most disgusting commercial was for Uncle Ben's Rice. A label that included a African American Gentlemen of the 1800's era was back dropped with a white couple in a modern kitchen, making out up against the refrigerator. It was memorable but did not persuade me to have Uncle Ben's rice.

    I believe the content marketing of today will land upon the same rocks as Uncle Ben's. The arena is filling with all scales of content marketing prowess and will become the ad sales within websites of yesterday.

    As a consumer of one, i think the content of the future will have to create curiosity first. It can be entertaining, emotional or direct marketing. Lacking the creation of curiosity within the consumer the search for the want or need will never happen.

    Volvo made us question the safety of our automobiles. They insisted we review our purchases and ask questions about a competitors safety features. They created the criteria/motivation for which we reviewed our purchase. Curiosity-leads to knowledge-leads to finding your product/services.
    Aurorasa Sima
    11/11/2016 #5 Aurorasa Sima
    The terminology "war against consumers" basically says it all.

    First ads became obnoxious, then came the people hating them. Yes, they might be helpful in learning about new products.

    But especially on the internet too many turned the "get louder and more forceful" screw before (and only now that more customers protect themselves) they turned the "make ads a better experience" screw.

    I am totally willing to pay for an ad-free experience.
    Alexa Steele
    11/11/2016 #4 Alexa Steele
    #3 Thank you, Paul.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    11/11/2016 #3 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Shared to my reading list for larger promotion. Excellent read, Alexa
    Alexa Steele
    10/11/2016 #2 Alexa Steele
    #1 No, I can't say that I've seen any French ads. And unfortunately, only a few Super Bowl ad live up to the hype.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    07/11/2016 #1 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Great post, Alexa.

    Have you seen how the French daily TV ads are liked as much as our Super Bowl ads? Their humor and content is so much better!

    I can't remember any French people hating ads. I don't believe they spend millions on them either.
  8. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    This post about beBee is starting to go viral on LinkedIn! Feel free to add your thoughts. www.linkedin.com/hp/update/6202602344232808448 John White, MBA


    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    11/11/2016 #8 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Pushed it on Twitter too
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    11/11/2016 #7 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Comment 7h ago on LI by @Teresa Gezze:

    Hey guys! Check out my interview to Michaela Alexis from May! The story is awesome and she has great insights on how to use social media for employment: http://blog.bebee.com/en/jobs-and-networking/stories-of-success/michaela-alexis-on-how-social-media-can-help-you-find-your-dream-job/! Thanks for this interview, Michaela! Also you can follow her on beBee: https://www.bebee.com/bee/michaela-alexis."

    Note, @Michaela Alexis had an LI post in March, 2016 that went viral (March 15, 2016
    141,970 views; 4,623 likes; 974 comments):
    John White, MBA
    11/11/2016 #6 John White, MBA
    Now 122 likes
    Milos Djukic
    11/11/2016 #5 Anonymous
    Great news @John White, MBA
    David B. Grinberg
    11/11/2016 #4 David B. Grinberg
    Definitely buzz-worthy, John! Nice share.
  9. Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    I'm looking to make a few How-To videos fro the Web-App-With-No-Name (yet). Any suggestions on which ones are best? I don't want to spend a ton.

    I will be re-working the videos in Adobe Premier, stripping the audio, and putting it back via Adobe Audition.

    I just need a simple screen capture thing


    Aurorasa Sima
    02/11/2016 #5 Aurorasa Sima
    Screencast-O-Matic. I pay 15 USD for a full year.

    Short videos, up to 15 minutes you can do for free.
    Noël De Castro García
    02/11/2016 #4 Anonymous
    #3 Camtasia Studio for tutorials is a good choice, simple and effective. It is a payment solution. Free Trial.

    Microsoft has a free solution for screen recorder https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27870.

    Another free solution http://camstudio.org/
    Dean Owen
    01/11/2016 #2 Dean Owen
    You might want to try wideo.co or goanimate.com Pretty cool, easy to use. You'll make a nice animated video guide in a couple of hours.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    01/11/2016 #1 Jared 🐝 Wiese
  10. ProducerPaul Kearley 🐝
    What Every Great Presenter Knows That Closes Deals And Leads People
    What Every Great Presenter Knows That Closes Deals And Leads PeopleMy Grandmother, Julie (Barrett) Kearley was a people magnet. She had a knack with people that truly amazed me. She had a mind like a steel trap, which meant she remembered everything like names, birthdays and stories, and she had the most gentle of...


    Jim Murray
    29/10/2016 #15 Jim Murray
    Nice work, dude. And right on the money.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    28/10/2016 #14 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    I have to say, this is a really important message, but that ability doesn't come so naturally to everyone, and definitely not me. I must practice more, I guess. Thanks for the insight, Paul. Great writing, by the way. That's in your genes too!
    Sarah Elkins
    23/10/2016 #13 Sarah Elkins
    Great shares here, @Paul Kearley 🐝, thank you! Many people don't realize that they have a story, much less a compelling, share-able one. I love helping people find their stories and share them, I know you do, too.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    23/10/2016 #12 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Thanks for this excellent advice @Paul Kearley 🐝... Your grandma really understood the human desire to experience the message, hence her style of captivating her audience. This post reminds me of my mom, who has this skill of storytelling. 😉
    Monica Chetal
    22/10/2016 #11 Monica Chetal
    So rightly mentioned. The way those threads are woven together make so much of a difference. Thanks for sharing this post
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    22/10/2016 #10 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha...good stories with inspiring parables always bring in good changes.
    Michele Williams
    22/10/2016 #9 Michele Williams
    #8 Thanks @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for reminding us of the importance of authenticity, integrity and respect for the listener in our storytelling.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/10/2016 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    We can become so enamored with technique that we can lose the connection between storytelling and human spirit, and this buzz brings that human connection back into sharp focus. It is not that we must incorporate storytelling in our speech, but that first we rekindle the art of storytelling as storytellers ourselves. Storytelling as content marketing is a very different proposition to storytelling as a personal flow. Modern marketing has turned us into a society of manipulators looking for some form of advantage in the war for attention, whereas connection reminds us that storytelling is something that comes from our communal response than a marketing response. Young people are getting smarter than Gen X and Boomers in this regard, they can smell a spin or an attempt to market us with storytelling, and a storyteller who is first focused on being in flow with narrative.
    Michele Williams
    22/10/2016 #7 Michele Williams
    What's your story? The power of the narrative you tell:
    "Stories unite teams.
    Stores motivate people to make a change.
    Stories sell ideas.
    Stories build relationships.
    Stories are culture.
    Stories change lives."

    STORIES launch and build businesses!

    Thanks, @Paul Kearley 🐝
    Susan Rooks
    22/10/2016 #6 Susan Rooks
    So simple, and yet so compelling, @Paul Kearley 🐝!
    Susan Rooks
    22/10/2016 #5 Susan Rooks
    @Paul Kearley 🐝, you know you're right and so do we! Stories are what we remember.

    I've been a presenter for more than 20 years, and even when teaching such exciting topics as American grammar, I use stories and humor. And I also do not use PowerPoint or any other electronic media. Because I'm teaching a specific skill, I do give out workbooks, but I still include stories and humor, mainly to keep my students awake.

    Great post, and thanks!
    Harvey Lloyd
    21/10/2016 #4 Harvey Lloyd
    Great post @Paul Kearley 🐝. Amy Cuddy was a great Ted Talk. Engaging folks is different today. They truly want to experience what you have, when they commit to your organization. With no story to present today's employees feel lost. I am a deeply pragmatic person. Storytelling is a skill i am trying to develop. Funny at times.
    David B. Grinberg
    21/10/2016 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for sharing this "sweet honey" Paul. You are absolutely correct that effective presentations and speeches are often based on great storytelling, at least in part. This is because people can relate to stories which exemplify the human condition and spirit. Thanks for the excellent advice. Buzz on, my friend!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    21/10/2016 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    getting ready for a meeting, shared to my reading list for later reading
  11. Milos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

    beBee, Beauty of Complexity (and Chaos)

    Accompanying Link:: "Could chaos theory explain patterns of influence on social media?" by Nicolas Chabot at econsultancy.com
    cc. @Javier 🐝 beBee, @Ali Anani, @Sara Jacobovici, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, @John White, MBA, @Juan Imaz and @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    Milos Djukic
    Could chaos theory explain patterns of influence on social media? | Econsultancy
    econsultancy.com Since we started to work on mapping influence patterns, I have been wondering if we could find easy recognizable patterns in influence maps. If so, we could probably predict influence patterns and the secret of ROI optimisation would be eventually...


    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    21/10/2016 #31 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #27 Unfortunately, I can't see any of graphic representations, given in the article, on my laptop. I totally agree that social influence is not a one-way path. We are all influenced by our social community, including the top influencers who also want to be influenced and gain new stories and insights to share with their community. That’s the circle path of influence.
    Milos Djukic
    21/10/2016 #30 Anonymous
    #29 Thank you @Lada 🏡 Prkic.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    18/10/2016 #29 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #27 Thanks for tagging me dear @Milos Djukic. I took a little break from social networks, but now I am back and shall read your share. :)
    Kohei Kurihara
    15/10/2016 #28 Kohei Kurihara
    #26 Thank you for your agreement!
    Milos Djukic
    15/10/2016 #27 Anonymous
    Dear @Lada 🏡 Prkic, I just hought then about this form (Accompanying Link -decsription) :) Kind Regards, Milos
    Milos Djukic
    15/10/2016 #26 Anonymous
    #25 @Kohei Kurihara, I think that you're absolutely right.
    Kohei Kurihara
    15/10/2016 #25 Kohei Kurihara
    #24 Exactly. Social impact will soon arise new stage oriented communication model, so beBee is useful for relatively this market.
    Milos Djukic
    15/10/2016 #24 Anonymous
    #22 You are very welcome dear @Kohei Kurihara -san and thank you for the great comment. Yes, fruitful conversations are the most important part of the mutual influnce.
    Milos Djukic
    15/10/2016 #23 Anonymous
    Absolutely @Aurorasa Sima :)
    Influence: "Be a star in own village, it is enough" :).
    Kohei Kurihara
    15/10/2016 #22 Kohei Kurihara
    thank you for invited me here @Milos Djukic. I think influences certainly shifting to communication, but not even too much followers, and social impacts. That means, close to realistic world, as if we were talking offline, people tend to be recognized. Many conversations beat, many followers.
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/10/2016 #21 Aurorasa Sima
    #19 Haha, @Milos Djukic, I did not even comment. Nice, you must have thought of me (:

    I agree that sites like KRED and KLOUT do not measure influence and motivate people to fabricate social proof.

    How about a simple explanation for "influence": Reach + Trust = Influence
    Milos Djukic
    15/10/2016 #19 Anonymous
    #2 #8 #13 #14 #17 You are most welcome dear @Aurorasa Sima, @Sara Jacobovici, @Gert Scholtz, @David B. Grinberg and @Phil Friedman. “You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” - Friedrich Nietzsche
    Milos Djukic
    14/10/2016 #18 Anonymous
    #17 @Phil Friedman, please understand that I am referring to your "interpretation" (this part only): " I have to question how many people have or will actually read the original article" - Phil Friedman within his comment #15, which is not strictly related to the original article nor proved in most of the comments. It is only your assumption ("interpretation" ) or impression which is not justified or confirmed within any of the previous comments. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    14/10/2016 #17 Phil Friedman
    #16 Milos, please understand that I did not advance an "interpretation" here. I simply quoted verbatim the final summary statement of the author of the original article you shared. Cheers!
    Milos Djukic
    14/10/2016 #16 Anonymous
    #15 @Phil Friedman, Thank you for your helpful comments. We are here to cooperatively explore and discuss all available options related to the interaction between people, influence and chaos theory. Your interpretation, just like mine are not final words.
    Phil Friedman
    14/10/2016 #15 Phil Friedman
    @Milos Djukic, thank you for calling this to my attention, with at least an implied invitation to read and comment. At the risk of once again becoming an outcast, I have to question how many people have or will actually read the original article, which is deficient in its lack of presenting the tabulation of data or specification of methodology that support the conclusions. Indeed, how many will even get to the end summary which reads, I quote: "Takeaways for marketers... No algorithm or big data miracle is likely to soon resolve the complexity of influence. After all, it is about gaining insights into your community and focusing on the right individuals for you. ... It’s really about creating the right relationships and authentically interacting with individuals.... Will social influence one day be explained by chaos theory? Maybe… but this is still up for demonstration." That is the author's answer (in the negative) to his own title question. An answer which is, I should like to point out, contrary to the majority expectation or impression apparent in most of the comments I have read. Cheers!
    David B. Grinberg
    13/10/2016 #14 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for the great share @Milos Djukic, very interesting read. I concur with @Ali Anani: "No one in social media should ignore this buzz."
    Thus, I've shared in the following hives: "Social Marketing Solutions" and "Social Media" and "Social Media Marketing." Buzz on, Milos!
    Ali Anani
    13/10/2016 #13 Ali Anani
    This is a great sharing dear @Milos Djukic. Influence patterns and it is timely with my own buzz on "Patterns Are the Mirrors of Future". The idea of the original author Nicolas Chabot is novel. I read the original buzz and it has some daring and attention-deserving conclusions. No one in social media should ignore this buzz.
    Milos Djukic
    13/10/2016 #12 Anonymous
    #11 Good night @Ali Anani.
  12. Gloria 🐝 🐾 💫 ☕ Ochoa
    The NEW Google Forms displays responses in a visual way with charts and graphics to offer a quick understanding of the data trends. Easy as that! Create a form, send it out to your audience, see real time feedback, easily review data after the forms been submitted. It can easily be shared to Facebook, you can email it, or even embed it into your website. . 
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 💫 ☕ Ochoa
    Have You Seen The New Google Forms? You've Gotta See This!
    www.dottotech.com We spoke about Google Forms a few years ago and you all gave amazing feedback. Google has updated their form creator and it's got some pretty cool...


    Aurorasa Sima
    08/10/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    They really poshed it up. Thanks for sharing!
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 💫 ☕ Ochoa
    08/10/2016 #2 Anonymous
    #1 I havent yet...let me know what you think Sara. :)
    Sara Moccand-Sayegh
    08/10/2016 #1 Sara Moccand-Sayegh
    Thanks for sharing. I will test it.
  13. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    A New Series Of beBee Promotional Memes. Unleash Them Judiciously
    A New Series Of beBee Promotional Memes. Unleash Them JudiciouslyThe one thing I know about advertising, well not just the one thing, I actually know five or six things, is that the last thing you want to do with promotional material is blitz it. These memes are designed to be time released into your networks...


    Paul Walters
    09/10/2016 #14 Paul Walters
    @jimmurray Nice one ....again!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    09/10/2016 #13 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Quite creative @Jim Murray, love the Candice Galek meme!
    Milos Djukic
    09/10/2016 #12 Anonymous
    #7 @debasish majumder, I highly respect your social media activity. Be sure that everyone's voice is equally important. Please keep faith and cheers my friend.
    Milos Djukic
    09/10/2016 #11 Anonymous
    Once again @Jim Murray, You are a great marketer and much more...
    John White, MBA
    09/10/2016 #10 John White, MBA
    Loving the memes, Jim. Thanks a bunch!
    Jim Murray
    08/10/2016 #9 Jim Murray
    #7 @debasish majumder. I'm sorry sir, I really don't have any any idea what you are talking about here. beBee is trying to build this platform in the most democratic way possible. All opinions and points of view are welcome. This promotion is directed primarily at those who would actively contribute. Frankly, I don't see anything wrong with that. These are people who have a following, and if there experience is good will invariably bring more people to the site.
    Jim Murray
    08/10/2016 #8 Jim Murray
    #6 Thanks @David B. Grinberg. I'd say a couple times a week or every couple of days.
    debasish majumder
    08/10/2016 #7 debasish majumder
    nice insight sir Jim Murray. but, i guess, unlike linkedIn, beBee is also perhaps following the same design where promotional campaign and like minded bees are only crazy to satisfy with buzz with an aspiration to get larger readers who aligns with them, not bothering about the growing bees to proliferate. though laborers but only crazy to produce royal jelly for the queen bees, ignoring the larger females who are non productive, yet indispensable for the hives. please make it a distinct hive where winter can be a boon for the working bees like us, being an ambassador of distinct status.
    David B. Grinberg
    08/10/2016 #6 David B. Grinberg
    These are really outstanding, Jim. You deserve accolades for leveraging your advertising and communications prowess to boost buzz about beBee. Specifically, how often do you recommend sharing these? Like once every few days, once a week? What's your expert advice? Also, there's one more you should have done: "Why should YOU join beBee? Two words: Jim Murray!"
    Jim Murray
    08/10/2016 #5 Jim Murray
    #3 You da man, @Phil Friedman.
    Phil Friedman
    08/10/2016 #3 Phil Friedman
    Jim, I like these very much and believe they will be very effective. But I simply cannot resist saying, "Go forth and multiply, yourself!"
    James O'Connell
    08/10/2016 #1 James O'Connell
    Nice one @Jim Murray, I've snaffled a few of those (' ' ,)
  14. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    Cutting to the core (values)
    Cutting to the core (values)Years ago, and I mean years ago, I sat through a professional development session at my work. Now these things were not nearly as exciting as they are today, but at least we didn't have to suffer through 'death by PowerPoint'.In between all the "I...


    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #23 Kevin Pashuk
    #22 Philosophies are pretty rigid, but can be changed. I would put 'partisanship' in this mix. Garrison Kiellor of Prairie Home Companion fame once stated (and I paraphrase) on the radio show. "My grandfather was a Democrat. My father was a Democrat. Therefore, if the Democrats ran a blind, three-legged dog named Lucky as their candidate, I'd have no choice but to vote for the damn thing." If something ultimately challenges your philosophies, and you agree there is truth to the argument, you can certainly change, or 'evolve' as you put it.
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/09/2016 #22 Harvey Lloyd
    #10 Better stated than I. But i do see Values and Philosophies interchanged under the guise that this is my evolving value. Values are pretty hardcore as you stated. They are truly absolutes. The other two are evolutionary in nature, that coincides with our wisdom development.
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #21 Kevin Pashuk
    #20 A great list Vincent.
    Vincent Andrew
    27/09/2016 #20 Vincent Andrew
    Staying true to myself - I do things that I am comfortable with without compulsion from others. Once I was asked to give a grade A to a colleague but I refused because it was against my principle of fair appraisal. The colleague did not deserve that grade, yet.
    Give more than you should - I call this value added and people love this. Giving more than people expect just adds that extra quality. I find that people remember you more and thank you more after that.
    Always be good to your clients - Make them feel comfortable even if they are unhappy. Find out why if there are troubles. Help them as much as you can.
    Great buzz @Kevin Pashuk!
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #19 Kevin Pashuk
    #18 Great quote Laurent. It is similar to something my wife has repeatedly said (I do listen to her sometimes @Ken Boddie) "If you want to see where someone's priorities are, check out their Daytimer (or Calendar for the iPhone gen)".
    Laurent Boscherini
    27/09/2016 #18 Anonymous
    "Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are."- José Ortega y Gasset. #14
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #17 Kevin Pashuk
    #16 I think my wife says the same thing, but I wasn't really listening.
    Ken Boddie
    27/09/2016 #16 Ken Boddie
    #10 Well, Kev, the wife says I never listen, or something like that, and the local tradies just love to come and finish my home handyman disasters. Does that make it simple for you?
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #15 Kevin Pashuk
    #9 I'm trying to figure out with one of the three you are referring to Sir Ken...
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #14 Kevin Pashuk
    #8 Organizations and Corporations seem to have way too many 'values' in my experience... and in my experience, they are put there for show, rather than to state things that are uncompromisingly firm in the way they conduct themselves.

    In my post, I am talking about personal values... things you would be willing to risk your career over rather than cross the line. As an example, I was asked by the President of a company I worked for to call a client and tell him a substantial portion of the work was completed, which was a complete falsehood. I asked him why I should call instead of him. His reply? "They trust you." My reply to him was "{his name}, if I lie for you, I will lie to you." and refused to call. I went back to my office fully expecting to be handed a cardboard box. Instead, we were able (later, after the anger cooled down) to have a solid meeting around a path forward. We are still connected on social media today.
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #13 Kevin Pashuk
    #7 Great values @Rene Dansereau.
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #12 Kevin Pashuk
    #6 May I live to annoy you in perpetuity Paul. The world needs more thinking, (as well as learning to take a restorative rest once in a while, but that's a topic for another post).
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #11 Kevin Pashuk
    #5 You have achieve my goal with this post Jim, to have people 'think out' what their core value or values is/are. Being human can mean so many different things to different people. I'm glad you clarified yours.
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/09/2016 #10 Kevin Pashuk
    #1 Thanks for the well thought out comment Harvey. I would disagree that core values are a floating platform. If they change based on the situation, then by my definition above they would be either a belief, or a philosophy.
    Ken Boddie
    27/09/2016 #9 Ken Boddie
    Keep it simple, do it well and be a good listener. One out of three's not bad, eh Kev?
    Laurent Boscherini
    27/09/2016 #8 Anonymous
    Thank you @Kevin Pashuk for sharing your insightful and experienced post. There are many core values easily affordable, such as courtesy, confidence, ingenuity, thrift, and so on. The trouble is more how to prioritize them with efficiency than to list them, regarding the business context and its expectations. They will support, most of the time, a corporate culture shared, to drive a brand value targeted, directly profitable into the customer approaches and its interactions : Integrity - Accountability - Diligence - Perseverance - Discipline...As beBee seems to do. ;)
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    27/09/2016 #7 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Great insight, @Kevin Pashuk My core values: Integrity, Service to others, Education (it's a two way street. I teach others and I continually learn) and Expression. Life is too short to never say the important things. Express love, stand up for what you believe in, defend the defenseless...
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    27/09/2016 #6 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Kev, my friend, you have the annoying habit of making me think. Right now, though, I don't want to think anymore. I'll save this to my readinglist and digest it more fully tomorrow when I'm not quite so foggy.
    Jim Murray
    27/09/2016 #5 Jim Murray
    Interesting, but I do get tired of telling you that. So let's make it a blanket assumption from here on out. I thought about your core values question and doing so made me realize that I have only one core value and that its to be human. And by that I mean, speak the truth as I perceive it,, criticize constructively and trust my own instincts. That last one is admittedly quite difficult because in some cases the situation gets in the way. Thanks for waking me up, because it's almost time for the ball game.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    26/09/2016 #4 Don 🐝 Kerr
    It's all pretty simple when you boil it down isn't it @Kevin Pashuk? When I was Managing Director of a large, international design firm I had a very simple instruction manual for my team: I trust you. You have accountability and authority. Please don't surprise me especially if something comes off the rails. Tell the truth. Done.
  15. Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    St-Eustache the battle of......


    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    26/09/2016 #6 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #4 Actually, the rock ended up being acorns (I think) that fell off a tree. On the Android app, there's a button in the top right that switches the camera. It looks like a camera with a curvy arrows
    John White, MBA
    26/09/2016 #5 John White, MBA
    Great video, Paul! Nicely done!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/09/2016 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Really nice @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, interesting history. Amazing seeing the indented block from the cannonball. Someone was throwing rocks at you? Hey how did you turn camera to rear facing ??
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    26/09/2016 #3 Javier 🐝 beBee
    A great video from Pablo !!!! :) @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    26/09/2016 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    BTW: My daughter wasn't throwing rocks. Ripe acorns were falling out of the tree. They became her ammunition. She's 26 now. I guess she will never grow up either. Just like her old man!
    David B. Grinberg
    26/09/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian for the very interesting historical overview. Buzz on, my friend...
  16. ProducerDan Rust

    Dan Rust

    You Can't Afford to Ignore Office Politics
    You Can't Afford to Ignore Office Politics"Why can't people just say what they mean and mean what they say?" lamented Jenny, a mid-level manager for one of my client businesses. "If we focused all of this energy on the business we wouldn't have most of the issues that cause the...


    Wayne Yoshida
    15/09/2016 #11 Wayne Yoshida
    #6 I always tell people my handicap is golf . . .
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/09/2016 #10 Aurorasa Sima
    #9 I´ll do that. Then I´ll need a pizza because selflessness makes me hungry (;
    Kevin Pashuk
    15/09/2016 #9 Kevin Pashuk
    #7 You shoul consider posting the article on beBee Auroras.
    Charles David Upchurch
    15/09/2016 #8 Charles David Upchurch
    Dan Rust on office politics. Very thought provoking for Career Management hive members.
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/09/2016 #7 Aurorasa Sima
    It was the downfall of a great man like
    Alfred Herrhausen (yeah, and the assassination was suboptimal as well) and it will be mine.

    If you like read the most selfless article I ever wrote: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/alfred-herrhausen-leader-ahead-his-time-aurorasa-sima?trkInfo=VSRPsearchId%3A4111715291473965884657%2CVSRPtargetId%3A6062235824676679680%2CVSRPcmpt%3Aprimary&trk=vsrp_influencer_content_res_name View more
    It was the downfall of a great man like
    Alfred Herrhausen (yeah, and the assassination was suboptimal as well) and it will be mine.

    If you like read the most selfless article I ever wrote: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/alfred-herrhausen-leader-ahead-his-time-aurorasa-sima?trkInfo=VSRPsearchId%3A4111715291473965884657%2CVSRPtargetId%3A6062235824676679680%2CVSRPcmpt%3Aprimary&trk=vsrp_influencer_content_res_name @Kevin Pashuk @Gert Scholtz Close
    Kevin Pashuk
    15/09/2016 #6 Kevin Pashuk
    Finally., A kindred golf spirit! Thanks for the informative post Dan. Lots to ponder here.
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/09/2016 #5 Wayne Yoshida
    Excellent advice about office politics -
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/09/2016 #4 Wayne Yoshida
    Excellent insight and advice - I am sharing this in the Career Management Hive. . .
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    13/09/2016 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Bigger the organization, bigger is the office politics. With patience when you remain tactical by being responsive, you can escape from the nasty politics and survive well.
    Sasa Radovic
    13/09/2016 #2 Sasa Radovic
    Don't hate the players, hate the game that is. Some interesting stuff I've found here.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    13/09/2016 #1 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Gee, where was this post 30 years ago? I really could have used it back then. I will probably put it to good use now. Thanks. I'll be pushing this one.
  17. ProducerMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Invisible Illnesses: Intracranial Hypertension and Chiari Malformation
    Invisible Illnesses: Intracranial Hypertension and Chiari Malformation/ by Dr Margaret Aranda /  This is a medical discussion with graphic pictures. It is not suitable for minors. Parents, please use discretion. Have you ever wondered why a baby's head is so, so soft? It really is. This is because all the bones on the...


    Bobga Ronard
    03/09/2016 #23 Bobga Ronard
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #22 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Emergency Numbers: Spain, Portugal = 112 for emergency (police, fire, ambulance).
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/09/2016 #21 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #11 I know right? It is a lot of information. I added more history, and an epilogue after doing further research. Also, I'd like to ask what the Emergency phone number is in Spain and Portugal. Are there other countries I should include on an International List of Resources, as well? @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, @John White, MBA, @Juan Imaz? Give me your best number ~ And and Open Invitation for others to ask me to list resources for their country. Happy to do that.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/09/2016 #20 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #10 Thank you and Thank you! Enjoy putting you out on my Tweets!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/09/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #9 I added more to the story, as I just did more research. It's great to have feedback, revise, delete and do additions, too. This piece was really a huge undertaking for me. Appreciate all.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/09/2016 #18 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #8 Sharing is Caring, so Hat's Off to YoU! Truly appreciate.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/09/2016 #16 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #7 Appreciate the Share so much. ;)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/09/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 Perfect solution ~ as I also don't particularly like to ask people to "Share" as a 'jump-start.' My thinking here in not posting to beBee EN was that I believe I'm the only doctor - introducing a medical image in a venue where this is a newbee post uniquely, I really didn't want a very very huge audience to get 'pounced on' with this article. There are more subject matters of impending delicate topics, and I'm paving the road step-by-step. Love your suggestions ~I'll take them all!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    01/09/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #5 Great Question, and my additional image is waiting for you to see 'the continuing story!'
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    01/09/2016 #10 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Amazing article and thank you for sharing your knowledge @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. Sharing to Health and Medicine.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    01/09/2016 #9 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    "Anything that makes the face red also increases blood supply to the brain" Been learning about this in some of my own brain studies, but the way you just stated this makes me curious about my rosacea.. Thanks for an arresting image and informative post, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    01/09/2016 #8 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Sharing to Healthcare!!! And the Medicos...
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    01/09/2016 #7 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Oops, I already shared to three hives. Can somebody share this to Healthcare, please
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    01/09/2016 #6 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Just a suggestion, Mags. It's good to found your own hives. Posting only to them limits your distribution. The strongest part of publishing on beBee is that Hives handle distribution. Distribution begets Views. Views Beget Followers. Followers beget Comments. Comments beget shares.

    That sounds almost Biblical.

    Few of us, myself included, have the follower strength to float a hive, let alone three. Here's my thought: Post to 1 of yours and to 2 established hives that are pertinent to the subject matter. That's a compromise solution. You can build your own hive while still getting Views.

    I shared this to Lifestyles. I'll go see what other busy hives make sense for this subject. That's important. I see recipes posted to IT professionals and Marketing... BAD IDEA!
    Tommy McElroy, MD
    01/09/2016 #5 Tommy McElroy, MD
    #1 That picture of the infant is incredible. Can an infant survive that with treatment?
    debasish majumder
    01/09/2016 #4 debasish majumder
    nice and informative post madam @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. thank you very much for sharing the post.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    01/09/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian: Thank you so much for taking the time to read. You know I started to get that pit in my stomach since there were no Comments for over 12 hours. I'll be writing these very specifically, and as far as I know, this format is not found on any one else's blog.I'll be reaching out to all my Contacts in Invisible Illnesses, and ask that the beBee Community reach out to people afflicted with various syndromes that are bound to affect even one of us. If we help one person, it's all worth it. Thank you, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian ~reaching out to support this is just incredibly ...awesome. Thank you with my heartfelt appreciation.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    01/09/2016 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    There's a lot to digest here, Mags. I shared it to my Reading List for further study. I would like to ask that you, and any other medical professionals here, write more of these types of posts.

    Patient education is sorely missing.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    01/09/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    This is my first 'medical' article, meant for patient education, medical students, interns and residents. Empowering for RebelPatients(TM). In every medical article that I write, I will include a sample exam question in the typical format of the American National Medical Board Examination. @Charles David Upchurch, @Phillip Louis D 'Amato, @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise, @Randy Smith, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, @Sara Jacobovici, @Michele Williams, @Tommy McElroy, MD, @Cristian 🐝 Randieri, PhD Founder & CEO of Intellisystem.it Randieri.com, @Oliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI, @Tosin Ojajuni, PhD, @John White, MBA, @Juan Imaz. Adding another layer of patient education and academic medicine to beBee~
  18. Maria Oslara

    Maria Oslara

    Sunset Maria Oslara


    Luizia Patrício
    28/08/2016 #5 Luizia Patrício
    #2 sim um espetáculo
    Ruth Tarragó Guañabens
    28/08/2016 #4 Ruth Tarragó Guañabens
    ¡¡¡Impresionante!!! Parece que la gaviota se vaya a salir de la pantalla.
    Juan Imaz
    28/08/2016 #3 Juan Imaz
    Luiz Henrique Souza .E.
    28/08/2016 #2 Luiz Henrique Souza .E.
    #1 Obrigado pelo carinho @Luizia Patrício esta é uma bela imagem mesmo. Meus shows favoritos O nascer e o por do sol! maior espetáculo!
    Luizia Patrício
    28/08/2016 #1 Luizia Patrício
    Quando vi esta imagem lembrei de voce @Luiz Henrique Souza .E.,sei que não é sua mascote Águia. Mais segue a mesma para apreciar.
  19. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    Five Myths Perpetuated on Social Media About Small-Business
    Five Myths Perpetuated on Social Media About Small-Business SOCIAL MEDIA IS RIFE WITH SMALL-BUSINESS MYTHS, FOSTERED MOSTLY BY PEOPLE WITHOUT RELEVANT REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE...Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise...Benjamin Franklin in Poor Richard's AlmanacIt's often said that...


    Phil Friedman
    28/08/2016 #27 Phil Friedman
    #26 Thank you, Praveen Raj Gullepalli, for the kind words, and for reading and taking the time to comment. Cheers!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    28/08/2016 #26 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Bang on each time dear @Phil Friedman! Only true passion would add meaning to this quest in the long run, with or without a little help from friends along the way. What @Randy Keho and @Jim Murray and @Don 🐝 Kerr intoned about support from friends/family, about the feast and the fast, and the break you just can't take are gospel truth too! In fact they are the perfect examples per scenario you mentioned/indicated broadly. This is page one of the Bible for Small Biz and Startup millennials. The Reality Byte ;)
    Phil Friedman
    25/08/2016 #25 Phil Friedman
    @Randy Keho #24 , you make a good point. Most "investors" in small businesses take on that role for reasons other than simply earning a return on their money. They may be a relative who loves you and can't say no. They may be a friend who feels obligated to help. Often, they don't expect big returns. But they usually expect to recoup their investment over time. Thanks for reading and commenting.
    Randy Keho
    25/08/2016 #24 Randy Keho
    Most of the small-business owners I've had the pleasure to work with have at least one partner,usually a silent investor or two. Therefore, you're not just working for yourself. You have what big-business refers to as stockholders, and oftentimes they're friends or family members. They expect to be fed. Many friendships are strained or lost as a result of the business going sideways or down. If you've fed them a line of crap, regarding the viability of your venture to get their financial backing, don't be surprised when they pull the plug to stop the bleeding. Family gatherings just won't be the same after that, assuming you're still invited.
    Milos Djukic
    23/08/2016 #23 Anonymous
    #22 Myth #6: What is congenital due to creation does not have to be changed :) I had the most work to do with itself.
    Phil Friedman
    23/08/2016 #22 Phil Friedman
    #17 Thank you, @Milos Djukic, for saying so. Of couse, the downside is -- as one of my perreennial critics puts it -- I lapse into lecture mode all the time. Well, truth be told, I was both a good, and a very popular teacher during my tenure in academia. So, my reply to that criticism is nobody forces you to attend the lecture. Seriously, though, I try to work very hard, sometimes without success, to avoid being arrogant or pompous. But that's a matter between me and my maker. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    23/08/2016 #21 Phil Friedman
    #16 @Vincent Andrew - Thank you for reading and for taking the time to say so. I'm pleased that you found the piece of value. The compromise that you've reached for yourself appears to be a good one. And if eventually the urge takes over to become entirely the master of your own fact, you will have the basic understanding and experience to avoid a good many of the pitfalls involved at the inception of a new small-business. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    23/08/2016 #20 Phil Friedman
    Thanks, @Jim Murray, for bringing that important perspective to the conversation. (Not being sarcastic; it's true.) The single most consistent feature of running your own small business is that you can expect to absolutely work your ass off. So, you'd better make sure it's doing something that you really like to do. Other than just count money. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    23/08/2016 #19 Phil Friedman
    #14 Good point, @Don 🐝 Kerr, many small-business people whom I've known rarely take long vacations, partly because they can't be away from managing the company, but also partly because when you're paying for the missed time yourself, getting away often has less appeal. (Not that it is a good thing.) For me a big game changer was the cellphone and especially the smart phone, which enable me to conduct business from wherever I'm at. It used to annoy my wife that we'd be walking the trails, say, on Whistler or Blackthorne mountains in B.C., and I'd have to stop to take a telephone call from an anxious client. But then we both came to agree that the disadvantage of not being able to really get away entirely was outweighed by the advantage of being able to get away more frequently and for longer periods of time. Not to mention that, from time to time, my wife can tag along at economical cost on a business trip to an interesting locale, because I am traveling at client expense. Thanks for reading and commenting. And for joining the conversation. I believe that the real value of a piece like this is in the extended discussion to which experienced people like yourself contribute. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    23/08/2016 #18 Phil Friedman
    #13 Yes, @Wayne Yoshida, i too grew up with a father and a grandfather who were small-business people. But in their cases it was mostly a struggle. And yes, I've known many small-business people who have done better financially than most who work for others do. As you correctly perceive, this post is mostly a reality check -- against, if I may say so, so much of the silly stuff about small business that I see propagated on social media. Thank you for reading and commenting. Cheers!
    Milos Djukic
    23/08/2016 #17 Anonymous
    You're born professor @Phil Friedman, sharp, precise and concise in inspired writing and talking (I believe).
    Vincent Andrew
    23/08/2016 #16 Vincent Andrew
    I find your article of value @Phil Friedman. I don't think starting a small business is as easy as some people make it out to be. I have a small side business which I run once a week for two hours only. I am content in doing it because it is flexible, it gives value-added to my clients and it gives me a lot of satisfaction that the work I do makes a difference to them. There was one point in my life, though, where I thought and dreamt of carrying out that business full time and drop everything I am doing now. Thank goodness I have not done that! Your article confirms my educated guess that starting a small business full time is far more difficult and something I am not ready to do at the moment.
    Jim Murray
    23/08/2016 #15 Jim Murray
    Atta boy Amigo. You're right on the money as usual. I've been running a small business for 25 years and it's either feast or famine. When it's feast you're working 12 hours a day to keep up. When it's famine, you're working 12 hours a day to find a feast. It really sucks but it's addictive as hell, because it challenges you 24/7. Anybody who tells you any different is some sort of slacker.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    23/08/2016 #14 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Bingo and bang on @Phil Friedman. Been doing this for 14 years and still awaiting my first paid vacation!!!
    Wayne Yoshida
    23/08/2016 #13 Wayne Yoshida
    Excellent post, @Phil Friedman. My dad was an entrepreneur. Back then, it was called small business ownership. I also remember the many times all of us kids were disappointed by the things we didn't get since all the family budget money was tied up in one of his ventures.

    The big takeaway​ is the reality check, since I do know some successful folks who made it being their own boss.
    Randy Keho
    23/08/2016 #12 Randy Keho
    #10 Spot on, again @Phil Friedman I spent 15 years in the linen and uniform business, which was founded by the good fellas who send the goons. In reality, today's corporate goons are even more persuasive than the big, hairy connected apes. We were union. You know they're good fellas.
    Phil Friedman
    23/08/2016 #11 Phil Friedman
    #8 BTW, @Randy Keho, I neglected to say thank you for the kind words, and for bringing to my circle of online friends your edgy authenticity and seriously experienced views and Boomer stories. My best to you.
    Phil Friedman
    23/08/2016 #10 Phil Friedman
    #8 Yep, @Randy Keho, in the restaurant and bar trades, among other things, you need to deal with big, hairy connected apes who dominate the services for linens, liquor supply, uniforms and laundry, etc., etc. Years ago some very close friends of my mother and Sicilian step father owned a private "key" club near Rush Street. They had built the business over 25 years, and were finally really enjoying the fruits of their labor. When one day several goons came in to announce they were henceforth going to have partners. Well, it ain't like it is in the movies or on television. The goons are not charming, nor do they have an ounce of conscience. So they were faced with partnering up with people you don't argue with. The next day, they turned out the lights, locked the doors, and walked away. Eventually, moving to Arizona. So much for 25 years of work. Cheers, my Chicago friend!
    Phil Friedman
    23/08/2016 #9 Phil Friedman
    #6 Thank you, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, for reading, commenting, and sharing. Don't misunderstand, most, if not all of us small-business people originally operated under these delusions. It's just that the older among us got them beat out of us by the real world. Cheers!
    Randy Keho
    23/08/2016 #8 Randy Keho
    Spot on @Phil Friedman Your knowledge and insight are priceless. I almost got into a three-man partnership to own a bar. All they wanted to do was invest. I would have had to do the heavy lifting. When I told them they better keep their wallets open, they changed their mind. The location was horrible and somewhat dangerous. You know the story around Chicago. There's more involved than just pouring drinks.
  20. Milos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

    LinkedIn's Vision according to CEO Jeff Weiner (March 3, 2014)
    LinkedIn's Vision for the Next 10 Years
    LinkedIn's Vision for the Next 10 Years CEO Jeff Weiner delivering the LinkedIn 2014 Company Presentation at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in San Francisco, California...


    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    27/07/2016 #10 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #8 That one gave me nightmares lol
    Milos Djukic
    27/07/2016 #9 Anonymous
    #8 Thanks Kevin for the link!
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/07/2016 #8 Kevin Pashuk
    Perhaps we should pass the hat and send Mr. Weiner a copy of Jim Collin's book "How the Mighty Fall: And why some companies never give in." Guaranteed to keep you up all night. Should be required reading for every leader. https://www.amazon.com/How-Mighty-Fall-Companies-Never-ebook/dp/B0058DRTYY#navbar
    Dean Owen
    27/07/2016 #7 Dean Owen
    Their focus on the "600m knowledge workers of the world". That is their inherent problem. Already beBee has a much bigger TAM. Sorry, I only had to watch 30 seconds of this to come to that deduction. No need for me to watch the rest. But I did, until he got to the point where he said "members first"....
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    27/07/2016 #6 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #5 Yes, it's when you feel the most comfortable that danger is right behind you. They thought they owned their niche. They still do. Any business that ignores its base is in trouble.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    27/07/2016 #5 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Milos Djukic @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian LI don´t expect any competition ;-)
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    27/07/2016 #4 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Milos Djukic thanks :-) ! Purchase of Slideshare seems to be great for their past growth :-)
    Milos Djukic
    26/07/2016 #3 Anonymous
    #2 You are welcome Paul.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    26/07/2016 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Sounds interesting. I'll view it after dinner. Thank you, Milos.
    Milos Djukic
    26/07/2016 #1 Anonymous
    cc, @Javier 🐝 beBee, @Juan Imaz, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, @John White, MBA, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, @David B. Grinberg, @Daniela Umpierrez, @Daniel Paz,.. It is best to learn from others' mistakes :) Only sincere vision in line with the needs of users are achievable. One such video - beBee production, but realistic one without empty promises as in attached video would be certainly desirable. This is corporate advertising whose effects are significant, Just my two friendly cents :) Best Regards, Milos
  21. ProducerRandy Keho

    Randy Keho

    Running with the Bulls: The Unauthorized Story of beBee
    Running with the Bulls: The Unauthorized Story of beBeeI don't know if the deranged Spaniards depicted in this statue have names, but it would only be fitting if they were Javier and Juan, the founders of BeBee Affinity Network.MADRID -- There's a couple of new kids on the block and they're becoming...


    Javier 🐝 beBee
    17/07/2016 #12 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Randy Keho I enjoyed. You inspired me to write something during this week ;)
    Nick Mlatchkov
    17/07/2016 #11 Anonymous
    A bright example of who kills in the US today!
    works*of*art 2:57 PM - 17 Jul 2016
    @piersmorgan Just remember it's the gun carrying Americans that save your asses from speaking German! Keep your nose out of America's biz!
    Juan Imaz
    17/07/2016 #10 Juan Imaz
    I liked reading this. Of course we are matadors. We aways have been this kind of bulls 😉
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    15/07/2016 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #7 Have a great time. Um, be careful those wealthy widows. :)
    Jim Able
    15/07/2016 #8 Jim Able
    #7 Randy, good luck and good hunting, in what we in Florida call, "the land of the newly-wed and the nearly-dead."
    Randy Keho
    15/07/2016 #7 Randy Keho
    I'm going to half to sign off for awhile. I'm about to board a plane for a three-day weekend in Clearwater Beach, Florida, for a little decompression -- 12 oz. at a time. Maybe I'll hookup with some wealthy widow with a condo on the beach. Wish me luck.
    Jim Able
    15/07/2016 #6 Jim Able
    This statue could also be interpreted as Wall Street chasing @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Juan Imaz == hopefully, to invest in beBee. If there's any money left in the world, after Microsoft pays LinkedIn for its shares.
    Phil Friedman
    15/07/2016 #5 Phil Friedman
    @ @Kevin Pashuk and @Randy Keho - at least we know one thing a Bee doesn't produce, namel, bull chips. Cheers!
    Kevin Pashuk
    15/07/2016 #4 Kevin Pashuk
    @Don 🐝 Kerr has already piped in... What do you think Beezers (@Jim Murray, @Phil Friedman and @Jim Able)?
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    15/07/2016 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    This is a very worthy not-so-public service announcement to benefit beBee @Randy Keho, and I am going make it even more public. Sharing.
    Kevin Pashuk
    15/07/2016 #2 Kevin Pashuk
    Your passive aggressiveness has almost reached Canadian levels @Randy Keho... we know you (not so secretly) want into the Beezers. I haven't checked with the others, but let me extend an invite to join our next meet-up. You certainly have the right attitude.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    15/07/2016 #1 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Randy Keho I will not presume to speak on behalf of my fellow Beezers but for my part alone you may well be right that we're more dismayed about the U.S. than many Yanks. That's at least, in my case, partially due to having so very many friends and relatives in the Excited States and even in talking to them I remain puzzled. One of them lives just outside of Cleveland. He's thinking of resurrecting his old bomb shelter to weather the Republican convention next week. Regardless, glad we're connected and I do enjoy your provocations!
  22. Robert Bacal

    Robert Bacal

    I know a lot of people on Bebee (and LinkedIn) write updates, buzzes, honey to market themselves (content marketing), by showing their skills both in writing, and in specific subject matter to prospective clients. I've had a lot of success over the years, including being offered chances to write a number of books for major publishers, so I'm absolutely convinced of the power of content marketing.

    So, here's a free download that you may find interesting on coming up with different ways to do content marketing.
    Robert Bacal
    75 Examples to Spark your Content Marketing Creativity, Free Content Marketing Institute eBook
    work911.tradepub.com Free eBook to 75 Examples to Spark your Content Marketing Creativity No matter your goal, we are sure you’ll find something here to inspire your inner content...


    Donald Grandy
    16/07/2016 #3 Donald Grandy
    Thanks for this resource. Excellent content marketing ideas. Have a great weekend.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    15/07/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 @Randy Keho! Hey fancy meeting you here! I have the download coming to my email, @Robert Bacal...will absorb over the weekend! And thank you😎!
    Randy Keho
    10/07/2016 #1 Randy Keho
    Thanks for directing me to the download. At first glance, it appears to be very informative.
  23. ProducerGary Sharpe

    Gary Sharpe

    How to Advertise on beBee without Upsetting Anyone at All
    How to Advertise on beBee without Upsetting Anyone at AllAs a business person you are, in the final analysis, on beBee to sell something right? An app, a book, tickets, an event, photos, widgets, gizmos, websites, hardware, software, arts, crafts, music, an hour of your time? Something. Well no-one...


    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    13/07/2016 #6 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Hmm, saved this to Paul's Reading Hive for future, deeper digestion
    Angus Grady
    22/04/2016 #5 Angus Grady
    Thanks @Gary Sharpe good reminder of You Tube tools.
    Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    21/04/2016 #3 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    Thanks for this, @Gary Sharpe. Very helpful!
    John White, MBA
    21/04/2016 #2 John White, MBA
    I love it @Gary Sharpe!
    Dean Owen
    21/04/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    Thanks for this one @Gary Sharpe, timely as we have just finished production of an awesome video and are strategising how best to distribute it. Will look into the Merch cards. Adding a call to action button embedded in the video is a no brainer.
  24. Jonathan Chester
    Jonathan Chester
    Forbes Welcome
    www.forbes.com Instead of one trusted central entity, like the Federal Reserve, the federation of blockchain users are the distributed trusted...


    Maria Luquero Vila
    14/07/2016 #2 Maria Luquero Vila
    welcome to beBee @Jonathan Chester !!!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    13/07/2016 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    thanks for sharing it ! @Jonathan Chester welcome to beBee ! did you try the publishing platform ? www.bebee.com/producer. You can always put your articles .... and a "read more" on Forbes.com. Serve it as you like !
  25. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    Ideas Transferring
    Ideas TransferringWriters suffer from small nudges that take them into paths that they didn't imagine. One ideas that I read on LinkedIn is by Angelina Kukkamalla, EPC✔🌏, in which she wrote commenting on an image shard below by saying "This picture says a...


    Max🐝 J. Carter
    01/08/2016 #52 Max🐝 J. Carter
    There is an untruth that many who are in the business of spirituality cling to and propagate.

    Love and light.

    If there is love there is no "and' needed. It is used to create elitism and judgement. It is a way to avoid truly knowing the depths of the dark of oneself and hide from the truth of existence.

    I wrote a fiction series of shorts from the perspective of the devil, let me share the fictional view I came up with for just this kind of discussion.

    "I was created to be God’s counterbalance. The Yin to God’s Yang. Those who came before me where called The Light Bringer as it was Lucifer that was the light that God first spoke into existence from the void that is God. To be that light had cut me off from God as I could only illuminate that which only God could love.

    My light showed that which should never be seen.

    Yes, even those things are loved by God.

    In the past I could only show the temptation and be the voice in your ear that says “It’s over there, why wait?” I cast light on what was around you for you to decide what to do.

    When I understood this I cursed God and took my light to the very depths to see what truly only God could love. There was no end that could be found in the void of God.

    When I understood this I asked God to change me.

    I asked God to let me be Silver so that I may reflect the light and be part of it and yet still know and touch God’s love and be able to peer into the void without having to see what is there and find the bliss of God’s Unconditional love."

    Ignorance is bliss and love is never ignorant.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    01/08/2016 #51 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Darkness gives birth to light.Darkness to me is like our adversities and light is the ladder we can step on to overcome and climb over these adversities.A broken heart to me dear @Ali Ananiis like a cloth that has a tear in it, because a peice of it was taken and the light to me is the thread that stitches this heart together and this cannot be achieved with just one stitch. We give shape to darkness and it is we who can determine what our darkness can be ! Thank you for this interesting buzz. Wonder how I missed it :) I wish I had 48 hours in a day !
    Ali Anani
    24/07/2016 #49 Ali Anani
    #48 Now, I know why your maturity has such high levels dear @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. It is a combination of you and inflaming your capabilities with such bright kids.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/07/2016 #48 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #47 #46 @Jeet Sarkar, @Mamen 🐝 Delgado, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman: Incredible 'WoWs" throughout. In 7th Grade, one of my girlfriends posed this thought: "What if there actually were no stars at all, but the nighttime "sky" was a black piece of paper with holes punched in it...and the source of the light was on the other side, from a 'grand' sun?"
    Ali Anani
    13/07/2016 #47 Ali Anani
    #46 Dear @Joanne Swecker- this is truly amazing "Light is dependent upon the darkness for illumination". How deep thinking this is. Darkness is the independent factor. WOW! A lot to think about.
    Joanne Swecker
    13/07/2016 #46 Joanne Swecker
    Darkness is indeed a much deeper phenomenon than light, which comes and goes . It is always present, never leaving. Light is dependent upon the darkness for illumination. With great affection, thank you Ali Anani, PhD...you ignite a curiosity that pulls my thinking further outward and it's more than delightful to engage in this ocean of thoughts with you!
    Ali Anani
    13/07/2016 #45 Ali Anani
    #44 Dear Joanne @Joanne Swecker- you wrote "Close your eyes and darkness is always there, blow out a candle, darkness is there". Amazing as I cover myself with a blanket to think of creative ideas. Darkness needs no effort as you said and, paradoxically, it illuminates my mind. No matter what color your comment has, it illuminated me and filled me with light inside. Amazing comment is yours my dear friend.
    Joanne Swecker
    13/07/2016 #44 Joanne Swecker
    Many thoughts come to mind such as, power verses force, light verses darkness. To become more conscious is the greatest gift one can give to the world as it comes back to it's source..a ripple effect. Much is said about light and it's many layers and effects, but have we taken notice of the mystery of darkness? Light comes and it goes, whereas darkness always is, it is not an effect like light and seems not to need any fuel. Close your eyes and darkness is always there, blow out a candle, darkness is there. Darkness cannot be seen in the light, light blocks our vision. Is not light caused by something, dependent on something, a source to fuel it? Darkness is silence,we feel our aloneness, in light we are busy, we see everyone, we appear separate. The other side of the coin...thank you as always dear Ali Anani . My deep gratitude.
    Ali Anani
    13/07/2016 #43 Ali Anani
    @Joanne Swecker wrote a brilliant post on light within me and the idea of light as an internal source is different from light (truth) coming from an external source. This is a lovely post to read:
    Meanwhile @Rebel Brown wrote a powerful buzz on same subject:
    Truly, idea transferring in its true sense
    Ali Anani
    13/07/2016 #42 Ali Anani
    "The concept of shadow self in leadership is important because it is a reality. The shadow of leaders touches people in different ways. The night is beautiful until our own imagination ruins it" and "My starting point is wholeness and I want to master that, because then I can observe brokenness differently than if I begin my learning journey with brokenness - for the pull and gravity of brokenness is far greater than the lightness of being that is wholeness:.
    Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- just combining the above gives me te space to think and think. The wholeness of two elements co-existing and not fragmented thinking. I have an idea and I am exploring....
    Ali Anani
    13/07/2016 #41 Ali Anani
    #35 Dear @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman- it can work in either way- I have just responded to a comment here by wondering about the reversibility of the direction. Your comment provides an answer "And yes, the bigger act can eclipse the smaller one so is the obvious hiding behind the mysterious or vice versa? In my opinion, it can work either way". I wonder if you would read the comment of @Dale Masters and my response what would you say, Franci. Love your thinking style
    Ali Anani
    13/07/2016 #40 Ali Anani
    #33 @Dale Masters- what a shining comment that you wrote? I love it and find your writing "Only by alleviating the darkness that poverty brings can the light of productivity begin the photosynthesis of hope that such poverty destroys". This is incredibly enlightening my friend. In light, we may photosynthesize- light is a source of creation and is an ingredient for making great reactions. It is not only eclipsing the sun, it is also depriving the "leaves of society" from producing. I surely want to elaborate on this soon in a buzz.
    Ali Anani
    13/07/2016 #39 Ali Anani
    #31 One thing that might help you answer your legitimate question dear @Mamen 🐝 Delgado is asking yourself what can eclipse your smile? I wrote once that when you smile the whole world smiles. You are the "sun of smiles". Is this of any help to you to answer your question?
    Ali Anani
    13/07/2016 #38 Ali Anani
    #30 You bring an important issue into focus @Jeet Sarkar. The reversibility and its magnitude. The sun eclipses the stars, but can the stars eclipse the sun? Sometimes, we see some magnitude and others we hardly see any. Reverse thinking is called for. Great point
    Ali Anani
    13/07/2016 #37 Ali Anani
    #28 Dear @Anees Zaidi- very important point you add, which is the time dimension and the longevity of an event. Yes, this is the time dimension when most of us focused on the space dimension. Great point
    Ali Anani
    13/07/2016 #36 Ali Anani
    #29 The super Jean @Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC makes a super comment. You remind me of my presentation "Complexity has its shadow" and I find your comment very fitting with the presentation. Out of experience I find your comment very relevant
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    07/07/2016 #35 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Light makes things visible. But that visibility may be dim or it may bright. The brighter light is more illuminating and perhaps an easier path to follow or a safer haven in which to dwell. I believe the dimmer lights along the way lead you to the brighter light, which the smaller act can be preventing the bigger act. And yes, the bigger act can eclipse the smaller one so is the obvious hiding behind the mysterious or vice versa? In my opinion, it can work either way.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    07/07/2016 #34 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The concept of shadow self in leadership is important because it is a reality. The shadow of leaders touches people in different ways. The night is beautiful until our own imagination ruins it. There are also prejudices in society between light people and dark people - and so the only form of wholesome positive is embracing both light and shadow. With no light we may not be able to see but too much light blinds us.

    The religious conception of Lucifer is not the angel of darkness but the angel of light. Not only do I embrace the spectrum/colour but I also embrace the tint, tones and shades http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/05/hues-tints-tones-and-shades/ With tints one is adding white, with tones one is adding both black and white and with shades one is adding black. My personal learning journey embraces all those aspects.

    My starting point is wholeness and I want to master that, because then I can observe brokenness differently than if I begin my learning journey with brokenness - for the pull and gravity of brokenness is far greater than the lightness of being that is wholeness. This focus on whole rather than broken relates to awakening - and each day I awake, I consider myself whole but maybe within seconds my memory and thoughts will recast cracks, dents and the memory of brokenness but the longer I can remain whole, the greater the chance I have of remaining whole.

    We read stories of people who were broken but still soar and we are inspired by them - which tells me that only a few people see themselves as whole - and whole does not mean a physical thing but allying ourselves as a gift of the cosmos, and how can I be more whole with that, rather than my temporal existence?
    Dale Masters
    06/07/2016 #33 Dale Masters
    @Ali Anani Excellent post! I know from the experience of living in a very impoverished neighborhood that the Broken Windows theory does not begin to address the problems in such neighborhoods. The broken windows that occur in them (as well as other physical acts of destruction) serve as a safety valve, blowing off the steam of unceasing frustration and hopelessness. Only by alleviating the darkness that poverty brings can the light of productivity begin the photosynthesis of hope that such poverty destroys.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    06/07/2016 #31 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    I have to say I read this post yesterday and I couldn't say a word about it... When I went to bed I was thinking about the effects of the light, the same light, on a sunny person or a cloudy person and I felt still speechless. When I read long time ago "Man's Search for Meaning" by doctor Frankl, I had clear as water than the light (the situations) is less important than I thought till that moment. The really important question is the reflect (interpretation) each of us create from that light. Same light, different reflections. I still don't have many words about it...
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