- Producer20/10/2017The Pretty Woman Guide to RecruitingA few years ago, a movie came out that dealt with a thorny topic in a tongue in cheek way. Not how to deal with horseshit on your Manolo Blahniks while watching polo...it dealt with recruitment (one of the most highly charged topics on Linkedin,...
- Producer18/10/201710 Reasons You Shouldn’t Model Your Resume on Elon Musk’s One-Page ResumeLast April, a resume writing company called Novorésumé created Elon Musk’s one-page resume, claiming that this resume proves no one needs a resume longer than one page. The resume spread virally. But does it prove what it claims to prove?I’m not...
Comments19/10/2017 #1 David B. GrinbergThanks for more good advice, Brenda, which is most helpful. I like the concept of one page for every 10 years of experience, but no more than 2-pages ever. Distilling information in an effective way is a skill in-and-of itself, which can be leveraged on one's CV. Keep it short and sweet -- and keep buzzing!
- Producer16/10/2017How to win at your next executive job interview.How to win at executive job interviews is something I'm asked on a regular basis.Having worked as a professional recruiter for over 10 years, and now as an executive career coach to clients from across the world, I'm very aware that many people...
Comments20/10/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 GallagherA lot of great advice offered @Simon Gray! I just met with a man last week to interview for a position on a board for Mental Health Awareness. He talked so much (and I listened) but I did walk away thinking, hmmm I think he was either a bit nervous or just very excited to share all that the organization does and their vision for the near future. When he took a breath, I would ask questions. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed meeting with this man. I was also offered a position with the company, they are just waiting for my resume which I've been busy updating this past few days. This is great info because I'm sure I will have another interview!16/10/2017 #1 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsFantastic points @Simon Graysimon I wish all the candidates we interview would read this. I'll share this across.
You make a very important point of making sure the conversation in the interview doesn't steer away from showing the interviewer our value and what we can do as an employee of the organisation. We need to get into the comfort zone by making sure there is a green signal that this is the right job. This is something I discuss with every candidate before I set up their interviews.
- Producer15/10/2017Why Embracing Personal Branding Seems So Difficult To Many? (And How to Overcome it)It has been 2 months since I joined beBee. I happened to come across it when I followed Javier 🐝 beBee on Twitter. I was curious to find out what beBee was. As soon as I signed up, I realized that it was a personal branding and affinity networking...
Comments17/10/2017 #38 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#36 Those are are some awesome numbers @Jim 🐝 Cody. It makes me feel like I am on the right track. Need to put in a lot more work to get there, someday. Hoping to learn from your experience in personal branding, in the process. Thank you for your comment and kind share.16/10/2017 #34 Harvey Lloyd#18 Being of what i think is your generation i do see similarities in the school of thought from yesteryear. I would also think that similar concepts were considered as we transferred from letter writing to phone calls to fax machines. It seems that each time we make a technological leap in communications we develop new ways to do similar things. Gutenberg started this mess.
Specifically in this case the "personal brand". I sense that this is the new generational prospects of the resume, differentiating one's self from the herd. This is a game that as more differentiated the more they become the same. I thought our generation's rejection of "the man" was interesting as we embraced our own rules and became "the man". We got what we wanted.
Technology comes with both ends of the spectrum, the good and the bad, as you and Phil discussed. I believe the personal branding label is here to stay for a while. I would be more interested in hearing your thoughts on personal brand going forward.
How would you instruct your daughter if she was hell bent on personal branding as a viable option? (I had to answer this question, while having a similar viewpoint. So would really like to hear your advice. You can't cop out here, you have to give good advice to a 27 year old daughter that is going to take the path anyway. Thought i would add a little pressure. All in jest, but would like to hear your conversation.) A hint mine started with AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, well, long silence, i'll get back to you.16/10/2017 #30 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#27 That's true @Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer. It takes a lot of time to understand and build on this concept. Thanks to beBee I can now learn from the best. :-)
I would like to thank you for the knowledge and experience, in this subject, you share with us through your writings and lives.16/10/2017 #27 Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand MarketerI understand it takes many years to understand about this important subject, I understand your angle entirely, writing great content and engaging with people is so important to build your brand, (as you do) it is pointless having a brand if you don’t bother to tell anyone about it...#2616/10/2017 #26 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#24 Thank you for giving my buzz a read, @Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer. It is this point of limited information or not having enough information is what I am trying to cover. Raising awareness about the concept by sharing my story and how it benefitted me.16/10/2017 #23 Proma 🐝 NautiyalThank you for your comment, @Harvey Lloyd. You are right about not mixing up social and professional brands together, as they are what personal brand is a product of. People often don't see the thin line between the two spaces. I let myself merge the two, multiple times, but I always remember not to share my personal/social opinions in my work space. That is nothing but detrimental. This is a very strong point and I truly appreciate it.16/10/2017 #22 Harvey LloydI can only speak for myself but personal branding seems a little selfish in its definition. Who am i to place myself out there in some formal way while expecting others to enjoy the brand? I have since come to understand that the word brand has morphed into a broader definition than my generation gave.
I would say that personal branding as i understand it would be better served if it were stated as professional branding and social branding. The two are quite different. In my professional life i socialize within a purpose and a team. Where my social branding is for me personally to share journeys and gain wisdom. The former i don't have much control over in the who may show up as a customer, employee or vendor, it's based on the purpose/need.
My social brand is where i control who i socialize with and gain wisdom from. Two very different scenarios. I am not a fan of merging the two in my determining professional associations. Labels have separated us and i believe is becoming a segregation of professionals.
I believe true professionals who operate in a team environment can leave their social opinions in the car before they approach work. The Team, The Purpose accompanied by Goals are the focus. Certainly our social opinions should drive our decisions and choices but they are not to be used to pigeon hole another team mate in a right wrong discussion.
Within a team the diversity of opinions from , christians, muslims, democrats, republicans, cultures and atheists can all be heard and presented as part of the success. I may not be able to socially agree with your beliefs, but in the professional world i don't have too, i need you to "apply" your beliefs and strategies towards the purpose and the goal. I don't sell my social within a professional environment.
Selling your social agenda here is a good way to extend your career into another job atmosphere.16/10/2017 #20 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#15 @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt I read your buzz, thank you so much for your kind mention. However, I am unable to comment there, I have written it down on a word file and will try again in sometime. Till then, please let me know if you can see my comment on your buzz, I had hit comment almost 10 times, hope it is not appearing there, 10 times. :-)16/10/2017 #19 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#18 Sir, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, I understand your point. You are against people being used as resources. Which is absolutely fine. The nomenclature makes the concept seem wrong. It is up to us to make it right. We need to be resourceful, instead of just being a resource. And to be resourceful we need knowledge, power, confidence which will come from more exposure. It is this exposure that I wish everyone has. Instead of working their daily jobs, people should invest in their personal growth.
My entire buzz is trying to help people come out of the mindset of depending on one constant. Valuing themselves more, as each and every one of us houses way more potential than what we give ourselves credit for.
Society has an ugly way of snubbing down every unique idea or a new thought. I want people to uphold theirs without any inhibitions.
- Producer12/10/2017How to build YOUR personal brand to advance your career.This week I had the privilege to present a webinar on how to build a personal brand to advance your career to senior members of ICA (International Compliance Association).Funnily enough, communicating my personal brand online is what initially...
- Producer28/07/2016What is (not) art (and the challenges of marketing it)?At one point in his biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson corroborates Jobs’ self-perception that he was as much an artist as he was an entrepreneur. Isaacson doesn’t really explain why that is so. In other words, he doesn’t explain what it...
Comments04/08/2016 #46 Bernard PoulinArt is not a marketable, let alone a sellable product. Artwork on the other hand IS a product - a created thing, a physical something which can be bought and sold. Art cannot. Art is what resides (or not) within artwork. If it is there it emerges on its own and belongs to anyone and everyone who connects with it, is touched and moved by it - feels it, senses it and all of this sensuality is gratis. The painting of the Mona Lisa for example may be owned by the Louvre, but Mona Lisa herself as a connecting with a viewer sensuality cannot be owned. She belongs to all who see and sense and feel her being and connecting with the viewer of her. We don"'t have to own artwork to appreciate and be touched by the art within it. That is where artwork and art differ. One is a product (artwork) and one is the essence of a statement (art) - that which reaches out, touches, connects and moves a soul (a spirit) and which may even speak to that individual differently than it does to all others.02/08/2016 #43 Henrí Galvão#41 thank you for this lovely video from Lisa Hannigan. I love her backing vocals with Damien Rice, but it's the first time I hear her solo stuff.
I haven't watched the TED talk, but the premise seems very interesting indeed. And I agree with your overall message that communal experiences are very important for artists nowadays.01/08/2016 #41 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#39 If we can utilize augmented reality today to get people out and about to search for pokemons, we can get people to attend to local music. Local is the key combined with a media and artist colony. Hearing live music and curating that is the answer to getting "proper help", but when musical is a point solution i.e. marketing the associated costs are either heavy or even prohibitive. Communal gathering, local music scene, curated art and media and getting people interacting in person are good steps forward, even in a climate where the news media is all about terror and remaining caged up in our homes.
Look at this video of the way Lisa Hannigan performs in a pub in Dingle, Ireland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WwaPv1rZiQ instead of trying to figure out how to market and brand (which is important at scale) there is the long-tail of music and the personal touch of music as a community force - and it is these tiny differences that turn concrete cities into liveable cities and that is without having Jan Gehl trying to design them into existence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgw9oHDfJ4k30/07/2016 #36 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#31 That is my point about Bowie Bonds Henri, today when virtually everything is an extension of marketing and brand has become a commodity rather than a promise, it is not sufficient to be a marketer, reaching beyond the marketer as a visionary is what gets one back to making a difference. What are marketers but professionals who use artists to create visions for clients - but Henri you are already an artist and the middle man here is marketer when the vision is within you as an artists, and so using your word you are the "visionaire". What is a millionaire than a person who has a million dollars more than the marketed, so it is that a visionaire can be a person who realizes a vision a million times brighter than the marketer. An artist that is a marketer is not the same thing as an artist who is a visionary. Your purpose here is clear to me, the execution all depends on whether you are Humble Henri or Holistic Henri.30/07/2016 #34 Gerald Hecht@Henrí Galvão he still is!! He actually had THE FIRST ONLINE DIRECT SUBSCRIPTION TO AUDIENCE SERVICE ; this cannot be disputed (It was called "Patronet"), OMG, I can't believe the original site is still up for now anyway http://trconnection.com/trconn.php/article=patronet.art and for his latest adventures in (could be a follow up to this --artist---> philanthropist--->turning back to artist http://www.blogtalkradio.com/runt/2016/07/20/rundgren-radio-with-details-on-tr-in-south-bend #3329/07/2016 #31 Henrí Galvão#27 The first video seems pretty interesting, and I'll watch it for sure, thank you! As for the second one, as you might have guessed, that's exactly how I came to know about Nicholas Lovell. What I like about both Lovell and Darker is that they speak to independent artists, so everything they say can be applied by anyone who is willing to give it a try. Of course the same can't be said about 'Bowie bonds', since intelectual property works better for some artists than others. Still, it was a pleasant surprise to know about it, and yet another reason why Bowie was truly a visionaire.29/07/2016 #29 Gerald Hecht@Henri Galvão, this great and I'm going to follow this; although, this is one of the few subjects were I rarely comment off the cuff; it's kind of (maybe too) serious/important for/to me... I do know that I am still in deeply moved by @Tiina Holli View more@Henri Galvão, this great and I'm going to follow this; although, this is one of the few subjects were I rarely comment off the cuff; it's kind of (maybe too) serious/important for/to me... I do know that I am still in deeply moved by @Tiina Holli 's just read poem feeling 40 years of layers of lives and the Tommy Darker quote is too brilliant to respond to "off the cuff", IMHO...so by way of (hopefully) adding something, albeit not mine, other than my feeling that may be relevant https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=_4dP4HqRTIw Close
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- Producer16/09/2017Brand Loyalty is Not Dead (It Merely Shifted)If you ask people this question, you are likely to get a lot of heated responses. Never mind that people generally pick a cell phone manufacturer and stick with it for years out of the need for seamless transitions.But most people will tell you...
Comments29/09/2017 #15 Barbara HensleeThe death of brand loyalty can be attributed greatly to the world wide web. Our grandparents didn't have the benefit of researching and comparing products as easily as we can on the internet. Sure, they could compare and discuss with their local community: Fence talk, church socials, barfly chat. Today, we have access to infinite reviews, discussion forums and a multitude of purchasing channels. Gramps' choices were slim. Great buzz...sharing broadly.17/09/2017 #12 Sadman IshrakJohn! Your writing is amazing by itself and yet you added an infographic to add more value to the content. Thank you for sharing such great content.
But how can startups get a share of the market and dominate it? Like such a high percentage of millenials are loyal to the brands that they grew up with.17/09/2017 #11 Jerry FletcherGreat recap John. The infographic alone is worth extended viewing. You can't buy brand loyalty as the users of loyalty programs found out the hard way. That is particularly true for small and medium size businesses. Repeat purchase is the original metric of brand loyalty and should be the one sought out by entrepreneurs. That, of course, assumes you have a product or service which can be purchased multiple times. All things are no longer equal and the availability of a larger information base of consumers viewpoints have (and will continue to) make developing repeat purchase harder than it was in the past.
We've actually come nearly full circle. The product or service must be better than other offerings. Customer service must be on par or better. Communications about the product or service must be built on trust, not spin. Price may not be as much of a factor. Once again, Loyalty must be earned.16/09/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWell, well.. this was packed full of info with the back links @John White, MBA, thanks. I had to stop and think for a second if I'm loyal to one brand anymore? I think the only thing I may be loyal to would be certain brands of food(s) I buy. I admit, I go for products that are within my budget vs. brand name in *most* cases. When it comes to a larger purchase IE: Cell phone or a PC eg, I will compare brands but I won't go with a generic. Great info graphic, a lot of work went into that! As for the cell phones and bitcoin- wow... that was news to me! I don't buy bitcoins, I'd be curious to know if others have purchased? Honestly, I don't know much about them?? Should I be embarrassed to admit that? Tide, I think everyone purchased Tide from the time I could remember through the 80's. Hey I will go for generics now.. most of them are made by brand name companies anyhow. Very informative, thanks and shared!16/09/2017 #8 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorGreat piece, @John White, MBA. There is so much competition today that I feel that many go for the best deal. Plus, there are so many brands to choose from so why not try something new. I agree with @Debesh Choudhury, it's not practical to stay with one brand.16/09/2017 #7 Proma 🐝 NautiyalThank you for this insightful buzz, @John White, MBA. This is something that hadn't crossed my mind. I guess I am an example of that millennial who went from brand loyal to choosing from different brands, per market offering.
Brand loyalty is a difficult-to-achieve concept these days, thanks to the strong competition each company faces in the market.
If a company can get its customers to become its ambassadors (by providing them with consistent service and quality product) it can generate rich reviews which will add to its customer base and numbers.
But then again, it has to satisfy the three conditions of: right pricing, functionality/usability, and ease of access. Not an easy task.16/09/2017 #6 Drea BellWow! I love this article! It's spot on in a lot of ways. I would say, some of these brands gain more success becuz they go beyond the typical "weird and funny," they try and become apart of the a cause and emerse themselves into a specific cluture...But EVEN that, a lot of millennials would be disinterested in. Becuz what's popular is actually finding the hidden gems or what's different than the social norm, like going to the thirft store, goodwills, listening to underground independent music, supporting the ma' n pa shops, being educated on how the foods and clothes are really being made...for example
- Producer15/09/2017Personal Brand and CharismaEither you’ve got it or you don’t is not true. Anyone can be more charismatic and anyone can build their personal brand by doing so. The question is: Are you willing to pay the price? The price may be a shift in your emotional quotient...
- Producer14/09/2017Robbing Hood and the Grand IllusionYears ago when I was still working for Microsoft I went to the famous forest of Sherwood in the UK with my team to a corporate retreat/ strategy/BS EMEA all Hands. I am not going to bore you with the content of the meetings which I have completely...
Comments17/09/2017 #59 Pascal Derrien#56 thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador yes I know it is hard to take but you got to understand it is a difficult business for her , I had a chat with her the other day and she told me that she was OK to do the job when the humans were small children but then she realized the humans were loosing their teeth a second time when they were getting older so she decided to give up, not economically viable for her.... :-)17/09/2017 #54 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez LopezThere are stories and stories. Before 1870 Troy was a great tale. Toponymic archeology studies the relationship of names and facts. I hope news comes about the Sherwood Forest or Nottingham Forest. Surely you would like to correct this article. Greetings is always a pleasure to read to you @Pascal Derrien16/09/2017 #50 Phil FriedmanFirst of all, @Pascal Derrien, I object to overlooking the best of all movies about Robin Hood, namely, "Robin and Marian", 1976, starring Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw and a blockbuster supporting cast.
Second, I'd like to suggest that societal myths are different from institutional lies. Myths inspire and actually improve life by bringing guidance and hope to the individuals in a society. Institutional lies are used basically to manipulate and subjugate the population. In the case of the Robin Hood myth, it inspires, IMO, rebellious resistance to the overbearing corruption of unrepresentative government. And it was, BTW, one of the favorites of those in the U.S. who eventually toppled a POTUS and brought an end to the pointless U.S. military adventurism is Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Just sayin', my friend. Cheers!16/09/2017 #45 Pascal DerrienCharisma oral traditions and ancestral legends are all very important components of the learning process but so has been manipulation for some who have mastered the art of misguidance there is no perfect answer to your thoughts I think we just need to be vigilant 😀
#4316/09/2017 #43 siraj shaik#1 once as a child at a village asked the senior woman around whom we all kids had gathered "from where she read the story". "oh! from my grandma"... and back at school I gave a try to share with friends, seems no one got exited (maybe I couldn't fut forward the similar way or ??). But some could tell with perfection, often wondered how point blank some at school the biggest lie in simple way. That technique carrier personalities will be the one either in front end or back end (depend on dependencies depend). I am sure @Aaron 🐝 Skogen, those who had initiated such story might have carried high-levels of creativity which not only had capacity to move something small but nation(s) as well. And seems with tech generic techniques possibility to generate such with easy as per access to source of guides that could mould stories with automation (suggestive's). Don't you think how the grandma's storytelling became a "big think" also giving ways to make good returns. So maybe there are counter techniques to analyze truth (maybe with facility of moderable as PPPC). But one thing for sure either the results will break or build (destruct or develop). Just a common person opinions and views. Like to read (see) comment from @Pascal Derrien
- 15/09/2017How to Use beBee for Personal Branding with John White | Chris Spurvey **TURN ON CLOSED CAPTIONS** beBee is an up and coming social media platform that allows you to network based on your personal and business interests....
- Producer31/08/2017The Devil Often Wears EntrepreneurACCEPTING EQUITY IN PAYMENT FOR SERVICES RENDERED OCCASIONALLY WORKS OUT, BUT MORE OFTEN DOESN'T... Preface: This is the fourth installment of a serialization of my upcoming eBook, "Small-Business Primer: Real -World Tips for Starting and...
Comments04/09/2017 #38 Phil Friedman#36 Yes, Ali, accepting equity in lieu of cash payment is risky for a number of reasons, not the least of which it leaves you in a minority position with no real input or power as to management. Once I agreed to taking equity, but required an agreement that the majority shareholder could not sell or otherwise transfer his shares without first buying mine at the same price. Thus, he could not exit without taking me with him. Somewhat better but still far from ideal. Thank you for reading and commenting. Cheers!03/09/2017 #36 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeBeware of bait that get you "fished". A through buzz to read and assimilate. "But I was coming off a major pretty profitable two-year gig and would not have my enthusiasm dampened". I agree with @Phil Friedman View moreBeware of bait that get you "fished". A through buzz to read and assimilate. "But I was coming off a major pretty profitable two-year gig and would not have my enthusiasm dampened". I agree with @Phil Friedman because you are then laying the bay not to catch customers, but yourself.
I have had my experiences in accepting an equity in lieu for my work. It turned out to be the worst idea. You have a small share and not a controlling one and only to be :sucked" by your employer.
All entrepreneurs should read this buzz and the forthcoming e-book. It could be your project-saver Close03/09/2017 #35 Phil Friedman#34 Not a scam, Zacharias, unless the client leads the consultant into believing the bill will be paid in cash. Otherwise, you can always say no. Nobody can force you to work for equity. This kind of deal often does, however, take advantage of the insufficiently experienced. But that's business, ain't it? Vendor beware. Cheers!03/09/2017 #34 Zacharias 🐝 VoulgarisI know that Phil and I don't see eye-to-eye on some things, but in this case I feel that he hit the nail on the head. I've had similar experiences with (business?) people who opted for the equity payment option, limiting the cash-flow to an absolute minimum. I honestly believe there should be laws against this, since it's borderline a scam.03/09/2017 #33 Phil Friedman#32 Thank you, Todd, for saying so. As to your question about setting fees, I cannot speak for anyone else, but this is what I do for what I call my "standard" schedule.
I regularly check the average Retail Rate for trades professionals, plumbers, electricians, certified automotive mechanics. Then I review the current average rates for lawyers in my area at the lower end of the scale. And set my hourly rate more or less half way between the two.
My hourly rate is portal-to-portal and all non-local travel expense is additional. For bigger or longer-term gigs or ones that involve a significant amount of non-local travel (with the attendant long hours), I also offer savings to the client in terms of a fixed "day rate" -- which is significantly less than the hourly rate times the actual number of hours spent travelling and working during that day. And finally, when a prospective gig involves many months of work, I generally negotiate a firm fixed price for the contracted scope of work and the deliverables delineated, such price to be paid out in monthly installments over the term of the contract. I hope this answers your question. Cheers!03/09/2017 #32 Todd JonesValuable article, Phil. To change gears a bit, I would be interested in learning about how you and other knowledge / experience based consultants determine your fees. Do they vary based on project complexity? Do you network with other industry professionals to make sure your charges are competitive? Does the value of reputation offer a tremendous market advantage that allows you to charge accordingly? It seems that the nature of consulting would render this process much more challenging than in a business that produces of durable goods with fixed costs.01/09/2017 #31 Phil Friedman#30 Thank you, @Graham🐝 Edwards, for joining the conversation. You make several very valuable points. I think some of the value in "quid pro quo" depends on the depth of one's history and the thickness of one's portfolio. For example, years ago I took a number of contracts just for the experience, as the firms involved couldn't afford much at all. Kept the records and created case studies for my portfolio. Which made the quid pro quo very valuable, even when there was little or no cash involved. But now, after some three decades, I have a robust selection of redacted case studies and a well developed photo-illustrated portfolio of prior work, plus a stack of references and letters of recommendation -- some of which are available on my LinkedIn profile at:
This enables me to demonstrate my capabilities and experience to a prospect, making me less inclined to work for little or no cash. Still, I have to admit that from time to time I may take on a client for no good reason other than I really take a liking to him or her. Cheers!01/09/2017 #30 Graham🐝 EdwardsThis is a really great topic and perspective @Phil Friedman... sometimes when discussing "equity" I also consider the experience I may develop, the contacts and networking that comes out of it or something I may get back in kind. I have moved passed my fantasies of watching an equity position I established take off into the stratosphere where money is falls from heaven. Thanks as always...01/09/2017 #29 Phil Friedman#28 Well, pardon me for being flippant. I am not a "super coach". Nevertheless, with all due respect, I have to point out that my prospect did not want equity but wanted to use equity in an, as yet, non-existent company to pay for my services. The rest speaks for itself. BTW, I grant the truth of your assertion that we're facing a "new business world". I am simply pointing out that it is one in which anyone with a computer and a Jos. A. Bank's suit can claim to be an entrepreneur. Thank you for reading and commenting. Cheers!01/09/2017 #28 Kenneth MumfordPut it this way. I speak from experience. I have vetted many. Not in another universe. They wont have me scrubbing toilets. I am a Super Coach so when your guy wants equity he better be real. Business is Business Friends is Friends. There are many that wont make it in the new business world. This will be fortunate for the strong. Not people that act like the don't understand.01/09/2017 #27 Phil Friedman#24 I agree, Sandra, in the main. However, in this case, it was not that the prospect decided not to go forward that troubled me -- the gods know that has happened to me many times. No, it was that he clearly made attempts to string me along, while at the same time hoping I would give him critical information and answers in the meantime. That's bad faith, and something I've seen before. Which is one of the reasons I don't start work without a retainer in advance.
For the record, I never object to someone asking as many questions as they feel the need to -- about my background, qualifications, references and prior work. What I don't answer is the question, "What is your plan for solving our problems?" or "How do you propose to deal with these issues?" For that is asking someone to do the job before you hire them. Cheers!01/09/2017 #25 Phil Friedman#22 Thank you, @Jerry Fletcher, for joining the conversation. I have at times myself accepted equity in partial payment -- but usually in an established company undertaking a turnaround effort. Though I never did as well as you upon exit. I think the important point is to understand that when one accepts equity in payment (full or partial) one is betting on the owner and upper-level execs of the company, not just on the product or idea that is the company's focus. That said, we all know how pretty ordinary people who took stock shares and options in companies like Texas Instrument and IBM ended up as millionaires. Cheers!01/09/2017 #23 Kenneth MumfordIf the product carries value it should work out well. If behavior is in the way you may be glad you found out early rather than getting the lawyers involved. This can save the idea and retain the original value. You second shot will work much better in a lot of cases. Lessons Learned.01/09/2017 #22 Jerry FletcherPhil, Great advice as usual and easily worth a sawbuck. I've stopped counting the requests to work for equity. I was lucky when negotiating my first big consulting engagement. I asked for and got a time based retainer plus equity at the same dollar level for each month I worked with the client. I wound up naming the company and made about 4 Million when the company went public. Then the high tech bubble burst. So like you and some of the other respondents I had a good run but not the really big pay off. Then again I learned that if you are a consultant you have to be paid. To this day I do not accept equity only situations. Like you said, hope doesn't pay the rent. Suggestion: Take your partner to dinner again. She deserves it.01/09/2017 #21 Phil Friedman#20 Yep, Wayne. I also have found it to be absolutely essential to secure even just a modest retainer in advance, upon executing an agreement. Otherwise it's too easy for someone or some firm without sufficient operating capital to authorize the work without even having a hope of paying when it's completed. Often they fugue what the hell, you can't later get blood from a stone.
I've even stopped doing my free 1/2 hour telephone consults in favor of charging $10 -- which is nothing at all, but which I'm finding actually filters out the idly curious, social media tire-kickers. For a "Sawbuck" the prospect gets a thousand dollars or more value. So if you can't or won't ante up $10, I figure the chances are 100% you're not serious.
Another way, if someone is local is to set a meeting for breakfast. That involves tims enand expense, so acts as a minimal filter. But I always insist on an initial retainer payment if someone wants to go forward after an initial meeting. For that REALLY sorts out the genuine from the phonies. Cheers!
- 29/08/2017Whether you are starting a business, growing a business, looking for a promotion or a career change the place to start is personal development. What got you where you are won't get you where you want to go, www.successrockets.comWant to Run a Successful Business? Start by Investing in Personal Developmentwww.inc.com If you're in business long enough, you'll soon realize there's a connection between entrepreneurship and personal...
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Comments08/08/2017 #2 Phil FriedmanFor a free copy, connect with Phil Friedman on either beBee or LinkedIn.
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- Producer¿PUEDE BEBEE CURAR EL ALMA?Me imagino a Javier Cámara y Juan Imaz en un bar de Miranda de Ebro, tomándose dos botellines fresquitos y con un buen plato de caza con hongos, y una ración de “delgadilla” diciendo uno al otro: oye y ¿Si montamos una Red social? ¿Joder pues me...
Comments08/08/2017 #48 Ignacio OrnaYo también me imagino la escena del Bar, si porque aquí somos más de Bares y Restaurantes, que de Garajes. Y preguntando el uno al otro, así como quien no quiere la cosa ¿Y si montamos una Red Social, pero que sea Social? Y ahí radica la “petite différence” que distingue a BeBee, el ser Social haciendo y consiguiendo, entre otras cosas unir a personas afines. “¡Ay! ¡Bares que lugares tan gratos para conversar y tantas ideas generar!”07/08/2017 #43 Isabel 🐝 Díaz DuránUn abrazo @Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador !!!07/08/2017 #42 Sonia Roselló PuigTodo mi apoyo en este camino de curación, @Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador, sigue produciendo estos maravillosos artículos que a todos nos reconfortan.07/08/2017 #41 Vega 🐝 Gómez HernándezMe alegro mucho yo también de que este grupo de personas te podamos ayudar un poquito. Todos necesitamos ese calor alrededor.
Un abrazo @Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador View moreMe alegro mucho yo también de que este grupo de personas te podamos ayudar un poquito. Todos necesitamos ese calor alrededor.
Un abrazo @Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador :D Close07/08/2017 #40 José Luís CasadobeBee por sís sola no va a curar el alma, pero el contacto cálido que hay entre las personas y el saber que cuándo escribes algo seguro que alguién va a conectar con lo que piensas, con los sentimientos que transmites... eso ayuda un montón. Me alegro que beBee te haga sentir así, amigo @Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador ¡Feliz inicio de semana!07/08/2017 #36 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San MartínGenial @Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador. Esto es fuente de motivación para nosotros. Seguiremos cumpliendo vuestros deseos.07/08/2017 #35 Ignacio OrnaEscribir sosiega el alma y calma el espíritu. Escribir relaja, apacigüa esa ira furibunda que está dentro de nosotros y la deja salir, dejándola que fluya para que se vaya muy lejos y se disipe en el éter. Tu escribes y describes muy bien tu situación. Además debes de estar y sentirte muy orgulloso por dar voz a quien no la tiene con un decálogo maravilloso para acercar al mundo a través de BeBee este pesar. Aparte de dar voz a quien no la tiene, me supongo que a veces hasta gritos y golpes en la mesa has dado también al ver a tu alrededor tanta incomprensión, tanta injusticia, tanta inmundicia y tanta maldad, lo cual te hace ser una persona maravillosamente muy especial y eso como dice Raúl Herrero, “A veces la vida nos da cosas que creemos una desgracia o un peso y luego resultan ser una cosa extraordinaria”. Y es muy cierto lo que Raúl dice que debes estar también orgulloso de tu familia y de lo que haces día a día por ellos y los demás.
Has elegido escribir como válvula de escape por ello yo también te digo igualmente que Raúl, que no dejes nunca de escribir y luchar. El mundo es para los valientes. “Nada consigue, quien nada hace”, decía mi abuela. Nada se consigue, si no se hace por mejorar lo presente, sin tener un objetivo claro. Como dice Kavafis en su poesía, no temas a los lestrigones ni a los cíclopes, ni al colérico Poseidón, seres tales jamás hallarás en tu camino, si tu pensar es elevado, si selecta es la emoción que toca tu espíritu y tu cuerpo. Ni a los lestrigones ni a los cíclopes ni al salvaje Poseidón encontrarás, si no los llevas dentro de tu alma, si no los yergue tu alma ante ti.
Sigue escribiendo y no ceses en tu empeño, escribir relaja y mucho por ello me he permitido ponerte aquí un enlace que espero te sea útil.
https://www.google.es/search?q=escribir+relaja&rlz=1C1AOHY_esES734ES734&oq=escribir+relaja&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.12331j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-807/08/2017 #34 Ignacio Orna(Viene de arriba) Igualmente me he permitido poner también un enlace para quienes no sepan y quieran saber un poco más de una web maravillosa y que yo junto con otras he usado para escribir algunos de mis textos. Puede que ya la conozcas, pero para quien no la conozca, me ha parecido buena ponerla.
Ahora yo no sé si BeBee cura el alma, lo que si se por mi parte es que relaja y mucho.07/08/2017 #24 Marta 🐝 García Quijada#6 Hola @Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador, me alegro de que beBee te ayude a soltar lastre. Cuídate mucho.
Un abrazo.07/08/2017 #22 Fernando 🐝 Santa Isabel LlanosQuerido @Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador me alegro que tu mochila pierda peso y además que sin saberlo estás ayudando a muchas personas a aligerar sus propias mochilas, sigue volando!!07/08/2017 #21 Raúl 🐝 Herrero AcinasGenial @Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador seguro que estás ayudando a mucha gente. A veces la vida nos da cosas que creemos una desgracia o un peso y luego resultan ser una cosa extraordinaria. Estate orgulllosa de tí, de tu familia y de lo que haces día a día por ellos y los demás. No dejes nunca de escribir y luchar. El mundo es para los valientes07/08/2017 #20 Maite Barroso Del Cerro@Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador me encanta que tu alma vuele ligera por medio de beBee y de las personas que hay dentro. Enhorabuena y gracias por compartir tus vivencias!.
- Producer03/08/2017“Political Correctness” in a Professional KitchenWarning/Disclaimer; This article is NOT Politically Correct, (by today’s standards), there is very colorful language, off-color humor, and general teasing across a broad spectrum so if you’re a S.N.A.G., (Sensitive New Age Guy), a...
Comments07/08/2017 #35 Aaron 🐝 Skogen@Randall Burns, I'll come chop onions in your kitchen anytime. Word of warning though, if you ask me chop the all-purpose flour, I might respond with a volley from the salad shooter, and remind that other newb grunt that the fillet knife is the one with the 90 degree edge cut off at 45 degrees. . .06/08/2017 #34 Randall Burns#33 Actually @Ken Boddie the little bits aren't too bad but the big chunks are difficult and they're not just a "little bit hard" but very hard. I did actually make a real "Chocolate Moose" once, it was a chocolate sculpture for a Game buffet, I'll have to see if I can find pictures...05/08/2017 #29 Nicole ChardenetPolitically incorrect commentary, Part Deux...
One night after work we brought beer into the office and the boss told a hilarious story about his brother-in-law who would take ANY dare and once accepted a dare to stick his ding-dong in an electric fan (yes, it was on at the time :) ) Apparently it ended in a highly bruised wee-wee and a huge amount of laughter from the staff. (Said BIL showed up a few months later and everyone went, "Hey, we know who you are! You're the guy who stuck his dick in a fan!" He was ready to kill our boss. :)
Oh yeah, the guys always got me to sing happy birthday to them in a Marilyn Monroe voice (it got to be A Thing after the first time) and once I did it over the office PA system. Oh, and we had a running joke about a senior network engineer being a pedophile (he wasn't, but that didn't stop us from saying it all the time, not even after he became our boss).
So, we were probably just as bad as you cocky cooks and shameful chefs, maybe even worse!
You can take the American out of America but you can never take America out of the American.
And if you don't like it, you can all go fuck yourselves :)05/08/2017 #28 Nicole ChardenetI will have to try and post this comment in two parts because I keep getting a beBee message saying a message should be 1-2000 characters. I don't think mine is that long but maybe they count differently in Brazil :)
Well that was SOME article, Randall! But don't hold back...how do you REALLY feel about political correctness??? LOL
Living as I do in the heart of The P.C. Beast in Toronto, and being coming not only from the largely politically incorrect United States and the hideously, grievously, hopelessly politically incorrect IT industry (25 years now), I can laugh with you and pretty much agree with you and remember fondly one of the best jobs I ever had working for a small VAR (Value Added Reseller) of computers & networks in Hartford, CT.
It was THE most politically incorrect office I've ever worked in. But, we were a really tight team who got along really well and no one was a tightass. The shit we used to say to each other...and pull. We flirted with each other, told horrible stories that would have given the HR department many, many Maalox moments had we had an HR department (or any Maalox), and then there were the silly jokes we played on each other. Like sending the President home to his Boston office with a Depends pad snuck into his hard drive box, which apparently he opened in front of a customer and then snorted, "Those guuuuys!!!" (Some of us guuuuuuys were women :) )
to be continued...04/08/2017 #24 Numo QuestWow!!!! Hilarious. It's like people calling the 'Discrimination card' without them realizing they simply exist because of natural discrimination or those constant wave the 'Racist' flag, not understanding there is only ONE Race, 'Homo Sapiens', the world is getting more and more illiterate and ridiculous. Well Put Randal, many thanks. René C04/08/2017 #23 Lisa 🐝 GallagherOMG I couldn't stop laughing. I love your raw candor @Randall Burns. People use the F bomb more than they'd admit. As long as it not being used in a crude manner who cares?!! I once read an article this past year stating that people who use the F bomb during conversation tend to be of higher intelligence. I must have a pretty high IQ then - oh and you too LOL! People would be surprised how many Health Care Professionals that work with patients use the F bomb when away from the patients. Many off color jokes too because humor is necessary when you work in a profession that can have more down days than up and is very serious. I would imagine the stress of the kitchen could do the same on another level as you described quite well above.
For the record, I've never eaten cock before... not to my knowledge and for those that just read this, get your head out of the gutter haha.04/08/2017 #22 Randall Burns#14 HaHa @xx xx I would have to say that is your prerogative to have your opinion, it is my choice as to whether I would allow you to have that much power over me to actually offend me. Kind of hard to have a debate, and be at a disadvantage, if I was that fickle. :-)
- Producer02/08/2017Do you want to change industry sectors mid career?Recently I spoke to a woman in her 40's who was looking to find a new position, preferably in a new industry. She had worked for 15 years in aged care and disability and she was feeling burned out and jaded. She wanted a new horizon, new learning...
- Producer27/07/2017The Sharing EconomyWhat is it?According to Wikipedia (which itself could be defined as a shared knowledge site), the Shared Economy is “a socio-economic system built around the sharing of human and physical resources.”That means that goods and services that were...
Comments28/07/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe planet will destroy us even before human beings are even remotely close to destroying the planet. The planet has existed for billions of years before us and it will exist after the last human being is extinct. Extinction is a human concern but a part of the evolution of nature.
The elements of sharing we should be focused on is how it contributes to an Earth that creates abundance rather than scarcity and is sustainable for quality of life. The blend of sharing and ownership is an intelligent relationship. We are moving into a future where some societies will have a shortfall of jobs and that shortfall will be predicated on diminished value creation.
As long as the value of the sharing economy is a part of the whole, we can pursue this thinking intelligently as an integrated system. New forms of abundance will arise and that the challenge of living intelligently on the planet - in a way where we are intelligent to actual consequences and where we can adapt with imagination to create intelligent consequence.
If sharing negates value, it is just as extreme an option as a society predicated on value being lost to groups like the 1%.
- Producer19/07/2016I'll Show You Mine, Then You Show Me YoursA PORTFOLIO OF THE AUTHOR'S PUBLISHED WRITING... Introduction: I'm a professional writer and editor, with more than 1,000 articles and several books published in both print and digital media. I've written more than a million words, and worked both...
Comments18/01/2017 #24 Phil FriedmanI've been talking a lot lately about self-ascription and self-certification. And it occurs to me that you might wonder who this guy is who's telling people to check carefully on those whom they are considering hiring or taking advice from. So I pulled this up again, because it tells you, at least in part, who I am. Cheers to all!07/12/2016 #23 Phil Friedman#22 Thanks, Gert. The boatbuilding articles are related to my avocation (vocation by primary choice) which has been boat building.and related activities. As to Roy Scheider, I could live with him in the lead. Unfortunately, after the release of Marathon Man, my agent suggested Dustin Hoffman. Which kind of threw cold water on the entire scheme. I just didn't think that choice would generate the groupies I was seeking. :-) Cheers!05/12/2016 #18 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar GoddessWhat an amazing repertoire of columns, @Phil Friedman! Amazing that you had to (or felt you had to) validate your background and experience. Wonder what got that other person so sure you didn't really have that background or experience you said you did.05/12/2016 #17 Phil Friedman#16 It was the expressed opinion of my pet troll, who dogged me for years on LinkedIn and then followed me here to beBee. I should have been inured to the malicious and mean-spirited allegation, but after seeing it repeated so many times in print, I succumbed to wanting to put an end to it by documenting it, once and for all. Of course, the pathetic little man continues to make the same derogatory claims -- mostly because he never actually reads anything, or at least fails to understand what he reads. But no matter. I have a link available now to an overview of my published work, which link actually strengthens my publishing profile. Thank you for reading and asking. My best to you. Cheers!05/12/2016 #16 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar GoddessWhat an amazing repertoire of columsn, @Phil Friedman! Amazing that you had to (or felt you had to) validate your background and experience. Wonder what got that other person so sure you didn't really have that background or experience you said you did.
- Producer24/07/2017ENIGMA OF SOUND!A baby in fetus Experience the external world’s impulse Amniotic fluid, an enigma in liquid Plays the role of our fancy in fluid By virtue of umbilical chord What a misty nature makes with grand accord! Mother is the...
Comments25/07/2017 #13 Sara JacoboviciWonderful piece @Debasish Majumder. I have often start my discussions with the amniotic fluid as being a greater sound carrier than water and use Mozart's quote about the music being in the silence. You wrote a powerfully beautiful poem. Thank you. "Sound, a mystic form of energy/Silence only engulf us with fear and unknown destiny..."25/07/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.love that you ask our attention for sound, and that brings us awareness that we can hear, thank you for that @Debasish Majumder25/07/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 GallagherBeautiful @Debasish Majumder. You wrote, "Sound, a mystic form of energy," I agree. That reminds me of a video I saw of a newborn. After the baby is born they put him/her in a bucket like tub. As soon as the baby is pulled out above the chest the baby cries, but as soon as the baby is placed back in with the water up to the baby's neck, he/she stops crying immediately and falls asleep.