- Producer24/01/2017SYSTEM FAILURE- A SOCIAL MALICE?Aloke Majumder, a promising entrepreneur, is truly become successful in a very short span of time. After completing his engineering studies from a premium institution of the country, instead of accepting lucrative job from reputed M.N.C’s, he...
- Producer21/01/2017WARRIOR OR AN IGNOMINIOUS METAPHOR?I opt to go in the battle field Not just allured in military discipline But, a compulsion, forced me to look after my kin A dreadful avenue to venture No longer in any composure Neither having any mindset of adventure Just...
- Producer20/01/2017MOLESTING NATURE- AN UNRESTRAINED ORDEAL!Bees make honey From nectar of flowers Nature’s endowment Sheer precious! From same soil derives Numerous hues and fragrance Elegantly expressing their prominent presence But in due time, death turn them to humus...
Comments20/01/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThese are powerful lines, @debasish majumder:
"We human in our society
Act in a weird way to promote our supremacy
Claiming to be superior only, out of all creatures
Continuously strive to combat with nature to express our stature
Molesting the nature, tormenting her for seeking our convenience
Not knowing, how nature could equally express her vengeance "
- Producer18/01/2017The Synchronicity of Coming TogetherIn a brilliant buzz titled Things coming together by the Queen of Paradoxes Sara Jacobovici wrote about the great consequences when the external and internal words are in synchronicity. I commented on her buzz by writing " It is amazing...
Comments21/01/2017 #35 Ali Anani#33 Thank you dear @🐝 Fatima Williams and I love your enriching comments. You remind me of a mother who lives in the conflict of penalizing a kid for fear to spoil or being too kind to her and then spoil her.
I wonder too where is dear @Anees Zaidi is. I sent him a message sometime ago, but got no answer. I hope o hear from him soon.
I appreciate your encouraging words. You are wonderful.21/01/2017 #33 🐝 Fatima WilliamsI just read Sara's buzz and reading this buzz only leaves me in wonder on how well you explain and do what you do Ali Anani and since I'm at the opposite world I'm losing track of getting to read your buzzes first like I used to. Or perhaps I need some time management examples from you. Your so good with stories. I miss Anees Zaidi stories too..I wonder where he is these days.
Dear@Ali Anani I love the way you explained the conflict of thoughts in the lawyers mind. I'm just concerned that sometimes we fail to realise which world we are in and which one needs more importance.20/01/2017 #29 Tausif MundrawalaI consider a successful life as an electricity generating nuclear plant where in order to generate electricity the uranium rods are heated to an extent where in the process of electric generation the other end needs to be cooled by the largest turbines. Metaphorically speaking both the aspects goes hand in hand with each other. Again a thought provoking buzz.20/01/2017 #27 Jeet SarkarConflict is a very interesting topic either external or internal. In a state or country conflict is generally occurred due to competition for limited resources. The social order is maintained by domination and power, rather than harmony. So, there is always a conflict in our society. Great post Sir @Ali Anani . Thank you for sharing it!20/01/2017 #25 Ali Anani#24 I love this "It forced new eyes to look at it and update it as it applied to the now instead of being a prisoner of the past". I agree with you @Max🐝 J. Carter and that is why the definition of creativity s seeing new possibilities in joing two or more known ideas together in such a new way that something new may appear. It is the linking of distant ideas that may provide us with new perspectives and possibilities.19/01/2017 #24 Max🐝 J. Carter#22 The wind does indeed carry the seed @Ali Anani. This is why several if not many people will have an idea that is seems to be new at the same time all over the world.
It's no ones idea and even Nikola Tesla pointed to a divine source where all knowledge comes from.
None of us can really take credit for that which always exists and has always existed. All knowledge comes from the same place only it is in becoming wise they we recognize which knowledge is applicable and which knowledge is valueless other than it's really cool to understand it but has no real practical application in life.
This is why the druids wrote it down on leaves. This way they would never be trapped by the view of one or one generation. It forced new eyes to look at it and update it as it applied to the now instead of being a prisoner of the past.
This is where the human can give into narcissism and attempt to take ownership of an idea or concept or insist they deserve recognition for discovering absolutely nothing new as it takes a certain level of narcissism to assert that one deserves recognition for any given thing in life and that can sometimes be a healthy thing however when it is used to hold down others and elevate the self above others it is unhealthy for the sum regardless of how good it might be for the one or the few.
It's an interdependent 3d reality we share and that means we all share the responsibility and accountability for how the world looks right now. Until we embrace that our interdependence and that responsibility to the sum history will continue to repeat itself.19/01/2017 #23 Mohammed Sultan#18 Jean,you raised an interesting point of balancing employees common interests with the corporate vision.With today's stress on branding employees or treating them as personal brands,organizations are required to focus more on their corporate brands,otherwise the employees are going to ignore them by putting their full weight behind their personal brands rather than the org corporate brands.The question is ;shall the organizations be able in future to focus on juggling the two balls in one path and keep their customers alignment balanced ?or they are going to get confused chasing the two rabbits of personal and corporate branding in the same track!Thank you Jean.19/01/2017 #21 Max🐝 J. CarterIt's the 100th monkey effect that works on the fact that even though every word is not hear it is felt worldwide.
This was the focus of a buzz I wrote on the power of the voice and what intuition is as it applies to the human to human contact.
Once an idea is expressed even if it is ignored at the conscious level the seed is sown world wide.
Once experience is had to reveal the idea often people think it is their idea when in realty they have been given the idea through no external source as all things are interconnected and the idea of external versus internal is one rooted in the flesh to give some idea of separateness and individuality.
Internal and external don't exist except in the mind to give our life an individual feeling.
Relationships are based on identity and sharing views that come from emotional attachment to an idea or concept. As we change our own views as we grow and refine ourselves our projection changes and the Law of Reflection kicks in and those who do not share our projected views can not reflect it back at us and then we move on to those who can reflect it back to us.
People grow apart because they grow in different directions when they do not work at growing together. The idea of you have your life and I have mine and we live together will never produce a healthy or long lasting relationship.
For any relationship to work in the long term it must be fluid and the growth must be mutual.
This is why I say in a relationship it takes at least 3, the you, the me and the we.19/01/2017 #19 Ali Anani#18 Thank you dear @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA for opening up the discussion. Yes, employees today want to work with organizations that are consistent with their beliefs as well. Employees come with a position. Now the question, if we change this belief or attitude, then we also affect the velocity or rate of change. People are gravitated to their beliefs, but once these beliefs alter, the velocity of the organization changes. Here is the question that knocks on my mind: do we need to monitor beliefs and attitudes for if they change even slightly, the organization changes. Likewise; the organizational culture is. Do we need new indicators for change? Thank you Jean again for making me think and ask questions.19/01/2017 #18 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAA very interesting post, Ali Anani, with several great questions and ideas which should be discussed. Your comments - "The external world and internal world come together. It is upon us to make them work together and move us to success, or work against each other for us to lose our movement" is an excellent summation of personal life vs work and the many divisions between the two. In the past, employees wanted jobs which paid them a living and helped them support family. They did not always consider whether the company who hired them was interested in climate or 'green' issues, whether they were polluting the atmosphere. Those were separate from their own personal beliefs; should be ignored and unspoken of at work. On the other hand, todays workers want to work with companies whose mission supports their own personal beliefs. In short, as you say they want the internal and external to merge. Thanks for another excellent share, Ali.
- Producer16/01/2017COLOR AND SCENT! ARE THEY MALEVOLENT?Rose, jasmine, lily What an amazing family Having scent, could be easily recognized What a unique quality to be mesmerized Surprisingly sprouted from the same soil They separately toil To make an identity of their own In...
Comments17/01/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI wish our world was as beautiful as nature that surrounds us. I wish the smells that can calm our senses have an effect on eternity. I wish everyone cared for others. I wish everyone felt. I see so much good around me but when I turn on the news, that's when I see reality and it hurts. It hurts to see others treat their fellow humans in a mean fashion, it hurts me to know there are some who enjoy watching others hurt emotionally and physically. Beautiful poem and analogy as always @debasish majumder17/01/2017 #1 Jeet Sarkar"When frantic take the charge to rule and quell
The planet where we harmoniously dwell
Though meager their numbers, yet they dominate and ridicule
Make them vociferous with their perilous tune
Causing detriment to mankind without any qualms
What a melodrama they beat with humdrum!"
excellent post Sir @debasish majumder. the comparison between the present world and the beauty of nature is just outstanding. thank you for sharing it !
- Producer14/01/2017MLK Day: Key Lessons for Millennials & Gen ZIt’s important for today’s young people to recall the history of the civil rights movement in America. Yet too many Millennials and members of their younger cohort, Generation Z, consider civil rights history as ancient history at the dawn of...
Comments21/01/2017 #27 Donna-Luisa Eversley@David B. Grinberg you have written in my opinion a masterpiece...And I don't say that often at all. It makes me cry and feel a lot of feelings. I will return with a response, because it matters. We are where we are because of a few, and we are able to enjoy all we have been able to because of MLK16/01/2017 #20 Devesh BhattIf we foster violence, it is easier for others to "divide and rule".
Non violence is an absolute must for unity, ill will makes us vulnerable to question others beside us and perhaps slip into violent acts of division.
Sustained Mass Movements cannot succeed with ill will.16/01/2017 #19 David B. GrinbergI appreciate your important global insights @debasish majumder and @Pascal Derrien. Many thanks for taking the time to read and comment.
Being a positive person, I'm reminded of that saying: hope springs eternal. I think as the younger generations come of age, discriminatory factors like race, gender, ethnicity, etc., will be less and less of an issue because it appears to me that this new generation sees people as people -- rather than separating people out by racial, ethinic, gender groups, etc. Moreover, in the USA at least, the white population will increasingly become the real minority group as traditionally known minorities comprise an increasing share of the population. For example, Hispanics/Latinos and Asians are the two fastest growing demographic groups in America right now. Further, the U.S. Census Bureau projects this trend to continue well into the future (see www.census.gov),15/01/2017 #18 Pascal DerrienMLK said I think it was him something along the lines that at time of great moral distress one cannot remain neutral we are living in those times I believe I don't know in the US but I see many activists on the ground so there is hope I suppose @David B. Grinberg View moreMLK said I think it was him something along the lines that at time of great moral distress one cannot remain neutral we are living in those times I believe I don't know in the US but I see many activists on the ground so there is hope I suppose @David B. Grinberg :-), Close15/01/2017 #17 debasish majumderif racism may cause detriment to U.S.A. or any other country, hindering the voice of humanism, i feel extremely disturbed, as i feel, i am a global citizen, willing to raise voice for humanism, and if i notice U.S.A. in distress, in terms of civil liberty, my heart bleeds. whole world is my country and i do not bother any boundary, which is being made by human alone for their vested interest. when, i observe , U.S.A. in in distress, owing to the caprice of few irrational minds, i feel my country is in mess and it truly frets me. your post is truly a message for infusing rational bent of mind. kudos to you @David B. Grinberg!15/01/2017 #15 debasish majumderlovely and relevant post indeed in accordance to the present context @David B. Grinberg! i do believe that, non-violence is the only tool to foster and establish perpetual peace. eye for an eye cannot be any positive resolution. on contrary, the provisions in the constitution to ensure freedom of speech and expression being gagged by the despotic administration and foil the very essence of democracy by harnessing intolerance towards others opinion and views can lead to a catastrophe, which as sensible soul, nobody would beckon. unfortunately, people in the helm of administration do not desirous to heed this pillar of democracy to be restored with its due dignity! wish, sensible notion may prevail before any evil intention to restore democratic platform amenable, where non-violent measures may encouraged and welcome. however, Great and pertinent post! enjoyed read. thank you very much for the share.15/01/2017 #13 Brian McKenzieHistory is vastly important. It is unfortunate that more do not read it seriously or critically. Obama's Legacy should not be tied to Martin Luther King Jr, but to V. I . Lenin - it is from there that his ideology of 'Community Organization' came from. Nearly Line for Line, Lie for Lie ~ plagiarized liberally from the Red Soviet Union's platform. *And before y'all lob the usual epithets - you should READ Lenin and Obama side by side.15/01/2017 #12 Preston Vander VenThis is a great article. What people today need to remember is that power is not within the government yet within us. Imagine a pyramid. What good is the tallest point if their is no base. So many citizens have forgotten that they are they base, while elected leaders are just their voice. It is not vice versa.
So therefore change in our nation does not start at the capital, it starts at home. Even if everything was perfect, zero debt, no war, great jobs, ect., unless the mindsets of the citizens changes, America would be back the way it was in fifty years.
The youth is the next generation of the country. As a father, it is my duty to guide my children in path that will help them grow in life. Their are those who don't have this guidance, so each of us need to be examples to follow. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr is a great example of this type of person.15/01/2017 #11 Andrew 🐝 GoldmanThat is a great article, @David B. Grinberg. Thank you! It seems like many people who gave their all for civil rights were killed. But the impact they made was huge and is a great example for all of us. Btw while going through the autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi I learned that basis of his non-violent opposition philosophy he took from Leo Tolstoy's book "The Kingdom of God is Within you." I haven't read it yet, just know that at first it was banned in Russia and first printed in Germany. Now on it's on my list. People of the past left so much knowledge for us, we just need to study it more.15/01/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 GallagherAh I wish I hadn't been tagged, no offense to you @David B. Grinberg but this election cycle has more people upset than I've ever witnessed in my entire life, including me. I have tried hard to stay silent with regards to this election. So, I will first state, I think the premise of your blog about Racial tensions, MLK and hoping one day we can exist together without racism is a nice thought. MLK will always be admired for his role in history. Now, I'm going to try and be short and to the point about Obama- If the media doesn't stop with the race baiting and reporting half truths, or false information to intentionally mislead or incite people, we will never see an end to racism in our Country. One leader can only do so much and they need unity/support from everyone. This sums up why I feel Obama didn't have a fair chance no matter what he did: http://mediamatters.org/research/2011/06/13/updated-fox-news-long-history-of-race-baiting/180529. Breitbart news, Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Alex Jones.. I could go on. These people continued to fuel a fire that no one was able to squelch. I don't normally use Media Matters as my source but they sourced many incidents in the article above. It saved me from posting tons of links. http://mediamatters.org/research/2012/03/20/bret-baier-ignores-fox-news-role-in-fueling-oba/18574015/01/2017 #8 Max🐝 J. Carter@David B. Grinberg I loved this buzz, well done sir.
I think the only thing I have to say about this great humanitarian is that his ream of putting an end to discrimination has grown to include people he never even thought of.
It would be nice if we could bring that dream to a world wide reality, please and thank you. At least for one day to honor the man who gave us the dream.
- Producer15/01/2017Finding the Needle of the CompassKnow your direction and where to go is a basic concept of strategy. If you don't know where to go then you may end up anywhere. We need a compass to show us the direction. In our highly unstable and volatile world we may have a compass to show us...
Comments17/01/2017 #54 Ali Anani#51 You are truly a wonderful strategist @Devesh Bhatt as evidenced by your reference to double accounting and by giving a real example to explain what you mean "..One is marketing dept and one is planning dept...Don't isolate...Structure and simplify functioning 8 hrs in office is an extremely long time". Great thinking...17/01/2017 #52 Ali Anani#49 I thank you dear @Jeet Sarkar for your mind-challenging questions. As I said before in a response to a comment here, sometimes having many choices may be confusing to the mind. The birds utilize fixed facts to take fixed directions such as the position of the sun and the magnetism of the earth and this way they may use simple rules in this complex world. We need sometimes to have fixed rules to follow to limit down our options and find a simple direction to follow.
We may also recall that the magnetized beaks, for example, are not permanent magnets; in fact hey are only magnetized under certain conditions so that the molecules within may be magnetized under certain conditions. How about a similar thinking? We are not magnetized, but creative enough to learn from nature.17/01/2017 #51 Devesh BhattFollowed by sounds and then smell.
I say smell as the third because if you observe the 24 HR cycle, rarely do both nostrils operate simultaneously in a lifestyle where we are usually seated in AC environment.
But eyes and ears usually operate together.
If we equate with the human body, why do we assume sight as one input, why not assume two parralelly functioning eyes...I compare it with operational and accounting double entry...In strategy we look at accounts but often are lazy to view operational entries simultaneously... The linkages behind the numbers.
Similarly two ears not exclusive in inputs but outputs...Factual and hearsay...Outputs being same..Outlook
2 nostrils, for risk and opportunity simultaneously...One is marketing dept and one is planning dept...Don't isolate...Structure and simplify functioning 8 hrs in office is an extremely long time..These things can be done in under 20 mins with practice.
And yes, practice to sharpen the senses.17/01/2017 #50 Devesh BhattTalking about paradoxes
Evaluating inputs of our senses is done by the brain. This evaluation is not within the realm of our conscious rationality, but serves as an input.
Our body evolves as per experience, senses improve with higher variations in the environment, and rationality improves with sensory inputs and practicing rationality.
So the best method of sharpening senses is through varied experience, which can be natural or experimental as prescribed by rationality.
The very discussion of senses tilts our evaluation towards the rational side and we are conditioned to assume rationality and sensory inputs as exclusive and a matter of choice and not complimentary.
Hence the first step as reflected in your posts ..Is rational acceptance of our senses, The second step hence must be experience of the senses, effective modules for sharpening our senses...The easiest being sight17/01/2017 #49 Jeet SarkarEvolution is the key by virtue of which fins of a fish are able to modified into the wings of a bird, this evolution makes the aves group very special. They have some outstanding abilities. The comparison and the metaphors you used are as usual beauty of your post. But I wonder if the human eyes and nose , two critical sense organs, are magnetized then what will happen about viewing and sensing the the decisions and strategy? How human beings will reciprocate it?because magnet can only work with the limited number of metals. An intriguing post by the way sir @Ali Anani I must say! enjoy reading . Thank you very much for sharing it sir .16/01/2017 #48 Ali Anani#46 This is the irony @Alan Culler- we are still not sure of how birds do it. How birds sense their direction? As I mentioned in the buzz- nearly all the methods you summarized in your thoughtful talk. I myself believe like molecules send messages in our bodies, there are also molecules in birds that make them aware of direction. How? I am still trying to understand. The journey is a long one my friend.16/01/2017 #46 Alan CullerIn the US a few months ago we were treated to the annual migration of the Canada Geese - a great 'V' of birds in the sky flying South. It is tempting to thing that they all follow a leader at the point of the 'V'. On further observation, one sees that the point position is rotational -the leader drops back to the position on one of the wings of the 'V."
The ornithological hypothesis is that the point position encounters greater wind resistance and is therefore very tiring -therefore the rotation. But how do the geese all know the direction?
Is it visual based upon landmarks?
Is it sound based -communicated by that incessant honkink as they fly overhead -or when the gaggle mills about chaotically on the ground?
Or does the magnetism of the poles and lines of longitude and latitude speak to them all?
Or is it memory -individual and species memory that directs them?
Or all of these things?
And how would we as humans learn from this -seeing -feeling- connecting- talking -joining and moving together.
Thank you, Ali -I always enjoy the mental adventures you lead.
Alan16/01/2017 #45 Alan CullerAs usual, Ali Anani a beautiful post tapestry with so many threads:
Personal purpose, inner direction and vision direction
Strategy -understanding direction and over-coming the "conflicts and frictions" that will get in the way of execution.
The how of purpose or vision detection -Magnetic perceptions -. or sense driven -sight and sound -more concrete -but just as hard to understand.
And the collective behavior of the flock -all moving in the same direction.
I'm thinking a lot about that -Thank you.
Alan16/01/2017 #40 Ali Anani#39 Dear @Mohammed Sultan- thanks again for engaging my mind. When scouts of bees find a good resource they waggle dance to let other bees find out the new location and the direction how to get there. The bees need to know not only where to go, but also the direction how to get there.
As for birds that migrate to the same place annually they know the destination well ahead of time. They could travel more than 1000 km to get there. They need now more the direction how to get there because they know the destination.
So, I agree with you and your son if birds were to migrate to different places they need first to find the destination. This what bees do as they scout different flours . They send scout bees to find a new source. The destination in this case comes first.16/01/2017 #39 Mohammed SultanBirds immigration or businesses journey is not set for specific direction,so both need focus to dwell in promising areas that worth the energy and attention given to their long journey.Setting a proper direction without focusing on what you do better than others will keep you floundering or at best just a runner.The journey often comprises a set of milestones with objectives,and with ever stopping a new direction may need to be set.Just as people may become lost,adrift,and aimless once they have reached a goal.My son, a diplomat, has once told me that- we are like the immigrating birds, every year in a different duty station, so many of us suffer from what we can call it an "arrival syndrome" or "immigration syndrome".It's not the direction itself that's important.it's the challenge to find what you thrive for.16/01/2017 #38 Ali Anani#34 I thank you heartedly dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for writing a lovely comment. Till now scientists are not sure how birds do it. We know birds and animals do it, but how is still a challenging question in most cases.
You bring two hugely relevant points. Yes, Serendipity has played a major role in our lives and has led to great discoveries. So many chemical and other discoveries weren't planned for; through serendipity they emerged. X-ray is one example.
As for the rational thinking of man- yes, and this is an asset the man forgets to use and I feel sometimes it is better than have it and neglect it is worse than not having it at all. As I mentioned in my response to @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman how much rational thinking goes in the stock markets when greed becomes a dominant force and all lessons and data are burnt by greed.
Inner compass and inner motivation- and now inner compass and outer compass- a great point to expand on my friend.16/01/2017 #37 Ali Anani#33- I am very glad you referred to the instinct as Donald Grandy did as well. Your lovely comment and definition of intuition supports the idea this issue merits a buzz on its own. I thank you @Kevin Baker View more#33- I am very glad you referred to the instinct as Donald Grandy did as well. Your lovely comment and definition of intuition supports the idea this issue merits a buzz on its own. I thank you @Kevin Baker for visiting and commenting. Close16/01/2017 #35 Ali Anani#31 Thank you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman. We make irrational decisions and emotional ones even though we have data such as the behaviors we observe in the stock markets. We do. The same mistakes are repeated regardless of space, place or time. However; you add a great point that learn from our mistakes where we gain great experiences. @CityVP 🐝 Manjit and @Devesh Bhatt both mentioned same in their comments, but with a different approach. Your comments make us all think, Franci.
- Producer14/01/2017PARANOIA OF PASSION!I wonder what the cause is Triggering passion, an inherent quality to expose at ease Giving an impetus To promote myself with utmost focus Create and procreate, a phenomena in chorus Having alacrity to make a dent Even, if...
Comments15/01/2017 #19 Devesh Bhatt#18 we will have to share many hives, I still have to grasp a lot of your comparatives for utility. @Sara Jacobovici posts help me get that perspective.
It is an art to draw attention, correlate with a functional aspect and then map it for utility. This is my spare time and I am learning the mindset of senior management and the art here.15/01/2017 #17 debasish majumder#15 @Ali Anani, not just a mere motivator but a paragon to follow, who have the ability to guide, navigate and even give us a direction to move with an acceleration, where motion thrust you to a realm of ecstasy! Great persona indeed! the nectar we crave for to make grand honey, for bees to enjoy and rejoice. you too @Devesh Bhatt with whom i enjoy a jocund company, a grand symphony, which keeps all bees in delight, surely a exotic hive!15/01/2017 #12 debasish majumder#11 i am pretty embarrassed @Devesh Bhatt! to be very honest, that owing to you people's warm support and appreciation, i dare to write poetry. here,again i enjoy the positive impact of passion! thank you very much for your cordial appreciation, triggering me to write more. i am indebted to you all my dear bees, who are my true inspiration.15/01/2017 #8 debasish majumder#7 if sir @Ali Anani, you too express in such a fashion, quite unlike your interactions, i feel truly embarrassed and ashamed! at least, i emphatically and unequivocally declare, that i always try my level best to learn and enrich myself from you, a mentor of distinction for many. here, passion plays a positive role, devoid of any pernicious thread and precisely for that i am indebted to beBee like social networking site, where true affinity generates without any immediate mundane gain.15/01/2017 #7 Ali AnaniForced mankind to subdue to its passionate thread
Induced majority to be ruined by its flame
How many can comprehend its pernicious game?
wish I could understand the game dear @debasish majumder View moreForced mankind to subdue to its passionate thread
Induced majority to be ruined by its flame
How many can comprehend its pernicious game?
wish I could understand the game dear @debasish majumder. You seem at least to understand it better than I Close15/01/2017 #6 Devesh BhattI see this routed in the current position Indian society is in.
Same problem that has troubled us as individuals.
We see the damage of others and not our own good
We know what we don't want but not what we need as citizens.
We pin our hopes on those who would never yield for social good simply because of political economic and yes the most ignored...Social compulsions born from our mindset as citizens as stated above.
You have greatly moved me to thing beyond my existing beliefs and also remind me of their essence and importance.
This is a well thought out piece, not that the others weren't, but this is something that the people must read and think.
Cheers to the thought.14/01/2017 #3 Preston Vander VenThis is a powerful poem. I agree with @Deb Helfrich. Passion is the Force, not the Direction. The greatest accomplishments, good or evil, of man-kind were driven by passion. Passion is what gets you through the hardest times that might otherwise make strong men weak, or make you give up. Remember, without passion you don't have energy, with out energy you have nothing. We can face the right direction all our life, yet without a Force to make us move, we will always be in the same place.14/01/2017 #2 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThere's a lot to ponder in this poem, @debasish majumder. As you stated so poignantly "Passion cannot be an absolute quality"
There are good and bad passions. And it can be quite difficult to determine the outcome of acting with passion, most especially when groups align under the guise of one passion.
Passion is a very complicated word, one that does deserve appropriate paranoia.
- Producer11/01/2017The Butterfly Effect of PassionIt was Xmas time. The CEO and accompanied with his senior managers decided to tour the different parts of the huge factory. In every case the CEO could see the cleaners sweeping the floors. In each manufacturing floor he made a point to ask the...
Comments24/01/2017 #32 AnonymousI have learned from a very wise business man that a company which does not intend to grow, within some time will die. To achieve a willing-to-grow company, it is vital that its components, the workers, have the same will too. And this is very unlikely going to happen without passion for what one does. This passion can come from the inside, but it is most important that the leaders of the company promote this passion. Sadly enough, many times passion can be misunderstood and suffocated, causing indifference in people which initially showed this kind of passion.13/01/2017 #27 Ali Anani#22 Thank you dear @🐝 Fatima Williams and this is exactly what I have tried to show in the buzz wit examples "Employee's need to identify their passion and attach a strong reason for fulfillment. Otherwise it may be poisoned or drowned by other passions". Success grows in proportion to the size of the pot in which its seeds are grown. Passion makes the pot larger and so success.13/01/2017 #24 Mohammed Sultan#22 You are absolutely right @Fatima Williams. Employees need to identify their passion and attach a strong reason for fulfillment.However,one thing every employee should do to uncover his passion.Passion is attached more to the employee "core interests"than his /her "core skills" and to reveal it requires some reflection and a systematic way of thinking through what you know about yourself.Passion stems out of the employee's core interests which accumulates overtime from the things he has done differently in the course of his career.Core interest + ambition= passion......and passion+reason= success.13/01/2017 #23 Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝I'm sure bees (the insects) feel the same way. Even though they are passionate about making honey, they don't do it for themselves (or the queen bee for that matter). That's how bears manage not to starve and how we get to enjoy a cup of sweet sweet tea (with honey in it) ☺12/01/2017 #22 🐝 Fatima WilliamsSuch a beautiful buzz @Ali Anani and a magnificent video. Wow watching this video made my heart just sparkle for a moment. The way this flower blooms is so magical to watch. Passions are like this plant they need to be nurtured to bloom out magnificently like this. You say "We inflame passion by adding wonderment to it and more by creating a human value so that this passion may stay long " .
Wikipedia says " Passion is an intense emotion, a compelling enthusiasm or desire for something. May be a friendly or eager interest in or admiration for a proposal, cause, discovery, or activity or love – to a feeling of unusual excitement, enthusiasm or compelling emotion, a positive affinity or love, towards a subject.
It's means so many things . Passion holds value when there is a cause attached to it. The reason to fulfill this emotion should be strong as it drowns among other passions we have. Identify your passion and your identify yourself. Employee's need to identify their passion and attach a strong reason for fulfillment. Otherwise it may be poisoned or drowned by other passions. The crux of passion to me is reason and the what we get in return to it's fulfillment.12/01/2017 #21 Amina AlamiThis post has many great insights and profound ideas Ali Anani. It seems there are two thoughts regarding passion in the business world. The first is if you do what you're passionate about, you will never lack the motivation needed to reach business goals. The other camp says that the market doesn't care what your passion is, the market wants what it wants and if you make a business out of your passion, it will become a tedious chore and you will start hating your passion. I just can't see how you can remove passion from success. Now, will you have days when you wish that you didn't make your passion your business? So if you made a list of all the most successful people in the world or even the most successful people that you know, how many of them would you list as being in a position where they hate what they do? Or are ambivalent about what they do? Not too many.12/01/2017 #20 Ian WeinbergI enter this conversation at the tail end Ali Anani. Many fine words have been articulated in this dialogue - perhaps I can make a small contribution by attempting to integrate several concepts. I would contend that passion is the fuel for purposeful and meaningful business. The sense of meaning and purpose reflects a subjective feeling of contributing and being part of, a bigger 'thing'. The passion and the meaning and purpose that it drives becomes a force for 'good' rather than 'evil' when the action fulfills the need for 'value contribution' - making something better than it was before you engaged with it.11/01/2017 #19 debasish majumder#18 yes, sir @Ali Anani, passion and emotional traits, i guess, have no hard and first rule and neither can be equated in any precise definition. we equally have noticed in the pages of history, how passion bring ruin to many out of ones fancy, more importantly, if he or she was a statesman! 'Nero fiddles while Rome burn' was also a testimony of his passion and a ruinous expression! yet, i do subscribe with your logical view in the present modern context, that passion is the key of ones true manifestation of prodigy altogether. thank you very much for sharing your rich views and logic to enrich me. your are undoubtedly passionate to me sir.11/01/2017 #18 Ali Anani#17Dear @debasish majumder I met Maradona in person in Jordan as he attended a sports event in which my company was the promoter. You wrote "how passion also make one compelled to make ignominious work, forgetting his status and stature! do you think it is sensible for one to compromise with a given circumstances only to garner fame and name"? Every coin has two sides. It is unfortunate passions are no different. I am talking about the positive power of emotions. The power that increased your readers of poetry to thousands and urged them to express their admiration in their comments. I am only one of your supporters. poet with no passion shall never make it.
Your passion to the poor and their causes have resulted in yur writing of several posts that touched our hearts. Passion evokes passion.
You make me remember Edison and how his passion kept him trying till he succeeded. I can go on, but I accept your logic passionately.11/01/2017 #17 debasish majumder#15 i know a world famous soccer star Mara dona and in a world cup when he resorted to unfair means to reach to the apex, despite, i do not ignore his exquisite quality, but. can we rule out, while adopting to unfair means, only to be allured for fame, his rhetoric exposition regarding 'Hands of God' how bring controversy to his unquestioned quality? how greed for fame corrupt such unique star and brought infamy to him? this is perhaps the eloquent testimony how passion also make one compelled to make ignominious work, forgetting his status and stature! do you think it is sensible for one to compromise with a given circumstances only to garner fame and name? i strongly believe, hankering for wealth and fame only corrupts one and hinder his potentials to explore and express more, which could make one an axiom, many to follow. i may not live for long, but if my works having any element, making any impact for many to be adhered with, there lies my success, i guess. besides, i am no longer a poet of any high stature, and my poetic trait being only infused by your support and appreciations. i am personally indebted to you a lot sir @Ali Anani. thank you a lot sir to be highlighting me with such acclimatization!11/01/2017 #15 Ali Anani#14 All what I can say @debasish majumder we have and know of many stories of people who started with a less significant job passionately and then reached the top ladder. Instead of grumbling about what they were doing they did what they did with passion and other opportunities presented to them to walk up the ladder. A sweeper shall remain where he is; a sweeper who sweeps his passion to excel passionately at what h/s is doing is a different story together. The other day I was reading the story of the forward attacker of Leicester City Football club and how he passion moved him from a worker in coal mines to a rising football star.
I an't talk about the persons who obey orders to kill; how they feel and how passionately they do it. I am almost certain they see nightmares during their sleep even though they were just following orders.
To go up you need first to stay firmly in your current position. I know of your passion to write poetry. You now this passion shall drive you to write more and better poetry. You may become a renowned poet and may not. However; the opposite is not true.11/01/2017 #14 debasish majumder#11 i am afraid sir @Ali Anani that, how will you defy that a soldier handling with nuclear weapons or any deadly weapons and is suppose to carry the order of the superiors and accordingly dispensed his duty, which he is forced to comply, restraining to imply his sensible faculty and bring disaster to majority, as it is the conduct of his service, failing which, he will be suspended and punished, what would be his choice? how will you define that, work is only religion? Michelangelo, Shakespeare or Beethoven cannot be produced abundantly and they are true prodigies and their creations are still an axiom of artistic acumen. do you think sweepers are equally significant to make a land marking contributions in the society equal to that of those legendary prodigies? EARTH IS A PLANET WE DWELL AND OF COURSE IT IS A PERTINENT ISSUE to protect this planet from any catastrophe, making it amenable to our posterity, which requires a concerted efforts, which i guess, having no match with that of the work a sweeper. a sheer reflection of civic values and conscience, which requires a collective approach. accordingly, 'here lives a great sweeper' is just an exaggeration i guess, regarding sweepers contribution, despite having no intention to undermine their sincere endeavor to keep our society clean.
- Producer11/01/2017I WRITE TO MYSELF - by Devesh BhattI fumbled as a writer,With one foot in the reader's shoe.Perhaps I write to myself,More than I write to you.Since I write to myself,What possibly can I write?Is their something that may emerge?When the ideas take flight?But ideas can do...
- Producer23/05/2016Should Managers be Feared or Loved?The Renaissance period Italian statesman, Niccolo Machiavelli, once said this about leadership, “It is better to be feared than loved…” But does this sage advice ring true in the contemporary workplace? All employees want great managers,...
Comments09/01/2017 #17 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanThank you, David, and glad to see this post make the rounds again. I had a few monster managers during my career and found, through my LI connections, most are no longer in a management position. However, their departure may be too late for some employees. Working in fear of one's manager is too stressful. Sometimes it's best to seek other employment.09/01/2017 #16 debasish majumderin the modern management of hierarchy is there any room for manager without fear? is n't it a fallacy to be considered a manager as a 'Great' in terms of his soft approach and modest demeanor? however, great insight @David B. Grinberg View morein the modern management of hierarchy is there any room for manager without fear? is n't it a fallacy to be considered a manager as a 'Great' in terms of his soft approach and modest demeanor? however, great insight @David B. Grinberg! enjoyed read. thank you for the share. Close06/01/2017 #15 Jesse Angeles@David B. Grinberg great buzz my friend! I do agree that there should be ways to learn how to survive monster managers but I also see that if you just trying to survive; maybe you should seek else where. In my time as manager or being led by managers I could agree more on the moses manager. By leading like this others will thrive and not just survive! If one believes that theyou need to survive monsters are sad individuals that need some guidance.06/01/2017 #14 David B. Grinberg#13 Many thanks for taking the time to read this post and share your exemplary comments, @Devesh Bhatt, which are greatly appreciated. You make some very good points with which I concur. In fact, I wrote a follow-up blog post addressing your savvy statement below: "The real issue is how to survive under monster managers, till we can find something better."
Thus, if and when you have a chance, I would appreciate your thought on my follow-up post, "How to Engage or Elude Monster Managers" https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dbgrinberg/how-to-engage-or-elude-monster-managers
Thanks again, Devesh!06/01/2017 #13 Devesh BhattI think the behavioural evaluation of this kind is inconsistent and unjust.
An ideal manager for me :
1. Whenever I'm given time, whether barking/polite, I am being taught the work/nuances/damage control. Herein Its always best to be hired by the reporting authority-its transparent.
2. The manager is available all the time for me to state my concerns and issues and solve them even if they are insignificant.
3. Values the process/system but not the bureaucratic slowdown. Actively work towards improving the system.
Monster Manager --nepo tism, unjust and two faced, usually the polite ones have shown more of this trait. Nobody is frustrated 24x7 , they have a problem or it is the pretence if authority -- initiate and state how its a problem for you, I think it is critical to understand the essentials of a work contract to have a workable boss, if one joins a job with no leverage and transparency, it won't work.
If they follow bureaucracy over productivity, one must see consistentency, maybe it represents honest behaviour, just an inability to improve the system..where you can give a valid input.
The real issue is how to survive under monster managers, till we can find something better.
As far as managers are concerned, they will go by personal experience, then cultural alignment with organisation and then any other source of learning.
Another question...does the content for managerial improvement need to be culturally aligned for application??16/12/2016 #9 Max🐝 J. CarterI used to have this debate with my peers back in my corporate days and worked to be a manager who was loved and had much more loyalty from my team and a stronger desire to perform from them.
Or to say you are right on the money @David B. Grinberg View moreI used to have this debate with my peers back in my corporate days and worked to be a manager who was loved and had much more loyalty from my team and a stronger desire to perform from them.
Or to say you are right on the money @David B. Grinberg. Close23/05/2016 #1 Erroll -EL- WarnerMonster managers are insecure individuals. They lack the education, knowledge, and competency to function effectively. They usually feel intellectually challenged by their subordinates. They have no tolerance for accountability, respect, transparency, humility, and honesty. Micro managers are a huge cost factor to any organization.
- Producer09/01/2017I Challenge You...The song "You raise me up" never fails to bring tears to my eyes. It does not make me sad. If anything, I am filled with a passionate feeling of courage and a desire to excel. There are many songs which will inspire and some can motivate action -...
Comments12/01/2017 #26 Donna-Luisa Eversley#12 @Preston Vander Ven , yes I love this song. I agree with you , it is beautiful. If we can all be challenged to raise up another, for no other reason but because it is a heart's desire to make someone happy. Of course to respond to you I am listening. Thank you...stay blessed :-)12/01/2017 #22 Donna-Luisa Eversley#17 @Devesh Bhatt I like your directness.. hahaha. Who knows what the future holds, in the meantime can I point you in the direction of trying a 'live buzz'... and if you have done one please send me the link. I do hope to do many more live buzzes than I did in 2016. Lets spread some happy and culture!10/01/2017 #19 Ali AnaniI enjoy your mind and the juicy buzzes come out of it @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I agree with you on all fronts. I may just add sometimes times constraints limit my ability to "discover" new bees from their writing. I made a promise for myself that for every four comments I write on buzzes by affiliate bees I shall write a minimum of one comment for a new bee. This way I have the potential of increasing my social interactions at a reasonable rate without harming my "old roots".09/01/2017 #13 debasish majumderabsolutely stunning post @Donna-Luisa Eversley! William Shakespesre or O'Henry or Robert frost, none i know personally, neither by virtual media, yet, i resonate with them, feel them without their presence in my life. i strongly align with them! however, in your case too, i don't know you physically, neither virtually. but, i can feel you by your writings and unhesitatingly i share your post without bothering who else is reading and engagement it is deriving. equally, this post too i share without any reservation of my own as the post itself contain the gravity of sharing. however, enjoyed read. thank you very much for sharing the post madam.09/01/2017 #11 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanThank you Donna-Luisa. I'm up to the challenge and will do my best! 😀 I miss a few thus the reason why I don't mind being tagged! With the influx of newbees, it's important that we make them feel welcome. I try to read posts from our new bees, as well as bringing older posts back in the spotlight.
- Producer09/01/2017YSSUP (Wise Up)I don't slide in easy with the elites and I stick out like a sore thumb with the working class, and if I am either finding myself between those two extremes since the middle class is where I get eaten up. There has to be a sweet-spot between the...
Comments12/01/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#5 Dear @Dean Owen & @Ali Anani
There was a couple of things I was thinking of when I wrote this,
There is a new class drama in the US, because for a time people in the US only used the term middle class, as if the working class did not exist. It took 3 counties and about 70,000 votes in the Rust Belt to give the election to Trump. The elites sold the Middle Class and the Middle Class exploited the Working Class, for one cannot forget that in 2008 the housing loans given out where to people who could least afford them, by people who trusted the professional classes were looking out for their interest. So this is not about class division, but BS of the middle class to be spoiled by vicarious politicians and not see decades of mutual complicity.
The title of the post is actually a play on these two stories
1. That famous Russian Group that Putin for a time had jailed [LANGUAGE]
2. The infamous SNL sketch about the infamous YSSUP moment everyone thought was game over. [FUNNY]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRPM9im4Ob410/01/2017 #5 Dean OwenClass structure is not as evident in China as it is in the U.K. Rich or poor, not much to distinguish in accents, manners, and clothes. I like that. Very glad to have left the class system behind when I left Europe. But I do enjoy looking back, mainly through period dramas like the excellent Parade's End.09/01/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#3 Dear Chas [ @Chas ✌️ Wyatt ] it is education that keeps the middle class so middle and that is what the joke here is about. Other than YSSUP is Pussy spelt backwards. The film Magnolia was brilliant and the choice of Aimee Mann's music to score that movie a brilliant choice. There is now a venerable collection of humour that is really about the grayness of middle class existence which includes Dilbert cartoons and here self-deprecation isn't a humility here it is a surrender.
Whether it is Paul Thomas Anderson creating Magnolia or Sam Mendes & Alan Ball with "American Beauty" - or the various comedies that poke away essentially at middle class values (whether they be left or right which essentially means a democrat family does not want to marry a republican one and vice versa) or the writings of middle class malaise that just fizzle away in that mass https://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/16/us/observations-on-americas-middle-class-malaise.html?_r=0 or the fake outrage which fades away as media has the middle classes number - so it is with much fun I echo the wit and humour of the late and great Douglas N. Adams about the "useless third of Golgafrincham".09/01/2017 #3 Chas ✌️ Wyatt@CityVP 🐝 Manjit, sometimes labels are delusional. I grew up in a rural area of the United States and my family would be classified as "lower-middle-class", yet, the reality was we were barely on the cusp of the poverty line. I have been a "working class hero" all my life and that song has a special resonance with me. Yet, I am the only one out of my family who went to college and I thrive on learning, even if I have a disregard for the educational system as it stands, itself. Thinking education would propel me out of the throngs of poverty was also a delusion- one in which I succumbed to. As a footnote, I have been a fan of Aimee Mann since I first heard "'Til Tuesday's" "Everything's Different Now". Nice choice; thanks for the reminder.09/01/2017 #1 Ali AnaniThis is a very interesting buzz dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. The dilemma of the middle is highly explored in your buzz. The middle class, the middle management and the middle boy- they share same issues. I enjoyed your reference to soccer as a way to discuss the middle class status. The eroding middle class is a worthy issue because the elite class and te poor class are the extremes. The middle class is where the two extremes meet and therefore may face turbulence and instability rather than acting as a balancing class.
The erosion of the middle class means weakening the bridge between the extremes of classes and this shall weaken the whole system. I also believe because of their status this class could be the idea generator and initiator and its erosion shall further add to destabilizing any society.
Shared the buzz because it is worthy of wide exposure.
- Producer09/01/2017Organizational Bodies Have Telling SmellsMy previous post on Smelly Organizations drew lots of quite interesting discussions and prompted Deb Lange to establish The Senses Hive. One comment that kept brewing in my mind is that of Fatima Williams in which she wrote "Smell forms a...
Comments23/01/2017 #33 Aaron SkogenWow. @Ali Anani, you do have a way with words. I had never considered the odor of an organization. Smell being a sense, and the odor being a lingering quality or impression of something. We are indeed wise to consider the odor. Thank you for another thought provoking analogy my friend.10/01/2017 #30 Ali Anani#28 You are spot on dear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. In my previous post I gave an example of the smell of fear. Your writing is true "For instance, Fear can have a smell...a colour...a sound...taste/flavour...touch/feel. I have sensed it in all the above ways".
Amazingly, I am writing a buzz on "The Smell of Disengagement". I shall mention in the buzz the analogy of books wherein new books have fragrant smell that may turn into an intoxicating ones if the glue used decomposes into volatiles. Degrading organizations are indifferent.10/01/2017 #28 Praveen Raj GullepalliDear Ali, I am so sensitive to smells that it is an ordeal even reading something like this! ;) Now Attars and Aromas, flowers and fragrances are a whole new ball game! I could swoon away into a rapture or a trance in the wafting aroma of a rose/lily or a Magnolia champaca :) I have heard that every feeling has a signature that can be interpreted through the various senses. For instance, Fear can have a smell...a colour...a sound...taste/flavour...touch/feel. I have sensed it in all the above ways. Likewise perhaps with other feelings? It is what we choose to harbour, encourage, eliminate, avoid etc that defines us and the environments we create.09/01/2017 #25 Sara Jacobovici#22 #24 Thank you @Ali Anani for bringing my attention to @Pamela 🐝 Williams' comment. The descriptions of this personality type, from my perspective, is of someone who is "not comfortable in his own skin". As such, he wants to leave, as you both mention, a lingering impression of something that he identifies with quality. He wants you to be impressed with the scent rather than what he is trying to "cover up". From my experience, when I have come across individuals (both male and female) who behave in this way, it results from not being secure in their identity and not really knowing who they are or where they belong. Thank you both for your mentions of me in your comments. Much appreciated. As always, it is great to be able to participate in these dynamic discussions.09/01/2017 #24 Ali Anani#22 @Pamela 🐝 Williams- you enriched this buzz with your comment. You bring issues that have not been covered in the nuzz or comments so far. I truly enjoyed your comments. Somehow you remind me of the "Tears of whales" by referring to the "perfumes of the whales".
Do I agree with you? No question, I do. These people I have noticed. They care so much about their appearances and smell that I always wondered if they could work for fear their suits may show a "wrinkle", some dirt might hang on their shoes and shaking hands with hesitation for fear their hands would get "dirty". They carry an ample supply of perfume and keep using it through the day. You know that the use of perfumes isn't advisable if somebody is sweaty and therefore they try not to sweat to preserve their smell.
I draw the attention of @Sara Jacobovici to your great comment for you mentioned her in your comment. I take this mention to refer you to the great buzz Sara published almost an hour ago and it certainly shall resonate with you.
Thank you Pamela for opening my eyes with your great comment.09/01/2017 #22 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsThis post brings to mind something I observed in people that I have worked with through the years; both men and women. They come to work smelling like they took a bath in their cologne. Being sinus sensitive it drove me crazy and actually made me nauseous at times. After years working with different companies I began noticing there would always be those few who came to work awash in strong cologne. I then began to notice other similarities.
They were often the ones who skirted through the day, looking busy but rarely accomplishing a lot. I began to ask myself; was their 'cologne' was part of an illusion created for a specific purpose?
They looked the part (always very business appropriate),
They 'smelled' the part (for those that could stand the heavy and yet expensive cologne), and
They said all the right things, (very eloquently speakers),
But when it came down to the 'guts' when you looked beyond the influence on the senses, there was no substance, no meat in the stew you might say.
Is it that the cologne bath was hiding a malodorous stench?
Long after they would leave a room you could still 'smell' them, their essence lingered and so I have to wonder; did their influence linger as well?
We talk often of impressions; which is in my mind a major factor in branding, so are these cologne bathed people using their 'smell impression'. There is an old saying: "out of sight, out of mind", but what of the perfume that lingers?
Sara rightly said in her comment; smell is the strongest of memory triggers. Are these lingering perfumes a means of keeping their 'selves' in the forefront, influencing thoughts, decisions, choices?
Just some thoughts rolling through my brain...09/01/2017 #17 🐝 Fatima WilliamsYou have very beautifully articulated the traid and as we are all living examples I wish to Alert the new joinee's of the corporate and retail world to beware of the SMELL and act wisely.
This quote will go the grave with me. It has so much to tell in just two lines " quote Viktor Frankl again, "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."09/01/2017 #15 Ali Anani#13 I really meant what you explained @Sara Jacobovici. So, I am taking your opinion and I accept your comment. What I meant in my buzz is that organs have a choice sometimes in not functioning as expected such as the cancerous growth of cells. However; I don't question your explanation and I agree that human only have the space to make a choice. I thank you for giving me the opportunity to explain what I meant.
Part 3- well, the senses topic and its relevance to businesses is a subject that is worthy of more contributions. There are still lots of opportunities to be mined.
- Producer08/01/2017ENIGMA OF TIME!I am Earth Born out of an explosion Known as Big Bang I am derived as a part Like dissected organ From a living body of a human Twisted and appeared with a weird gesture In due time I became cool, got a nomenclature...
- Producer08/01/2017Rise Above ; Stand Strong Stand StillHuman mind is too fragile Easily tempted to sinRise up from your doubtsTake control on temptationsStand strong Stand still.We gotta let go of all doubtsAnd believe in the power of I can What makes you strongerIs nothing but belief in...
Comments09/01/2017 #12 🐝 Fatima Williams#7 Thank you dear @Ali Anani You are one of the reasons why this beBee is spreading it's wings out and I'm glad your enjoying the reading.
Yes I completed this poem after reading your buzz on smelly organisations. This traid is a very interesting topic. I'll sit on this at night.
But I have promises at work
And targets to meet
And Miles to go
Before I buzz
Ah Time stand still ! ☺08/01/2017 #7 Ali AnaniSo, you are a poet as well dear @Fatima Williams and a "moving" one too.
I can see in the poem an indirect reference to your triad of energy-people-place.
You are a great honor as much as you honor all of us to be members of the beBee society. You spread love as much your words spread pure honey. Shared08/01/2017 #3 Chas ✌️ Wyatt"[T]he bees will buzz you a welcome from the hives at the end, and then the trees will stoop down about you, and you can look up into a green sky set with constellations of apples." ~Margaret Troili, “Woods of Mendocino,” Out West: A Magazine of the Old Pacific and the New, June 1908.
- Producer08/01/2017Smell - a neglected sense This post is dedicated to both Dr Ali Anani, and the late, Professor Sumantra Goshal. Ali found the research of Professor Sumantra, into the smell of organizations and posted Professor Sumantra's 2010 talk, to the World Economic Forum in his recent...
Comments09/01/2017 #14 Deb🐝 Lange#12 yes @Lyon Brave it is funny how when I thought about what I say, "I can smell a misogynist a mile away" - this was before reading about Professor Sumantra's work - I know I use that language - "I can smell a predator" - even though we use smell largely unconsciously. You say you have an innate sense of direction - yes, I love to go to new places and literally sense, smell, feel my way around - see where I end up, what I am attracted to & what I am repelled by, and to sense my way back to where I am staying! The Wayfinders, were Polynesians who had a sense of direction from their belly. They could navigate treacherous seas around Hawaii without navigation instruments. Not only with the stars at night, but during the day, sensing the depth of water with through their body, and sensing the wind on water, waves etc08/01/2017 #11 Deb🐝 Lange#9 Dear @Ali Anani yes I can smell your engagement. I hope you thought it was Ok to create a sense hive, not just a smell hive. As soon as I started reading more about smell the first thing I read was how closely inter-related smell is to taste, so once again it is the connections with other things in the whole system that I see as important. this paradox of looking at something closely to study it further and at the same time seeing how it fits into the whole.08/01/2017 #10 Deb🐝 Lange#3 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit yes you say it well. "our senses are a part of the richness of existence" - We do not have to consume so much when we take our awareness to the richness of our senses, we have so much to play with , to entertain ourselves, to discover. Perhaps the more people want to experience the richness of life rather than being a consumer of it, the less we will desire to manufacture and consume. I know it is coming from an idealist's perspective. But when you read about how much humans affect nature today, I can only hope we become more aware of our actions. http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/4574615.htm08/01/2017 #9 Ali AnaniI thank you so much for the dedication dear @Deb🐝 Lange and I am moved by the quality of your buzz and the embedded images, mainly the image wit the green illustrations. The embedded video is also attractive.
I invite @Sara Jacobovici to read this buzz for it has expanded greatly on my buzz on smells.
I shared your buzz DEb and I hope you may be able to "smell my engagement".08/01/2017 #7 Deb🐝 Lange#2 Dear @Savvy Raj yes we are so sensitive today to "bad" smells. Hygiene is an area that is sometimes very difficult to talk about, so as you say, some people are excluded without knowing why. We are probably just as uncomfortable at talking about personal smells as we are talking about death! it is strange the things we do not feel comfortable talking about. Thank you for your good wishes.08/01/2017 #4 Sara JacoboviciThanks for the mention @Deb🐝 Lange. Definitely support the focus, discussion and learning about the "stuff" we're made of. Awareness is the key and I agree 100% when you point out that we have not only lost our capacity to be aware of information communicated throughout senses but that some of us actually "override the cues our senses uncover us."08/01/2017 #2 Savvy RajA sensitive post @ Deb Lange Interesting take on the significance of sense of smell in our lives.
Smells can envelope us or emanate from our bodies and often cannot be ignored and are often markers of inclusion or exclusion in setting of social boundaries consciously or subconsciously .
We are living in a society that often needs us to interact with each other up close whether at work or play . For instance anyone in professions of training in contact sports or performing arts an extremely sensitive sense of smell can at times be a hindarance in practise and hence there is need to learn how to manage and circumvent such social challenges wisely.
Smell of trust or fear is perhaps an intuitive sense and we are equiped with it as a survival mechanism The question is if we are listening to it in our everyday lives.All the very best for your book 💙08/01/2017 #1 Devesh BhattIf smell is equated with the unseen, then I would not want to smell people and emotions, just possibilities emerging from them.
My evaluation of people has been extremely bad and with every new experience of awareness I find most of them to be shameless, so I don't want to smell people.. I just want to want to smell possibilities and incidence.
I don't want to smell fear or love or anything in others, I won't supress my feelings if they come up, smelling love gives a feeling of love prior to the other choices, smelling fear may give a feeling of empathy or control, the negative spectrum has many many options.
I believe the smell part maybe useful for those who manage huge organisations and need to find basis for coherence because the systems are redundant and overhauls are costly. as an individual and in small organisations it is more about our own response to the smell rather than the smell itself.
You are aware about my situation last year, you stated the West, I see a genuine as in the West unlike Urban India, a genuiness I can relate with the hinterland, the true philosophies which have been corrupted for manipulation, just like a single comma or word can change an entire 500 page document, just like that.
I took the good from a lot of these posts and coupled it with a natural environment, I am bouncing back. Somehow I still feel that people are conditioned to twist a word and change the whole meaning, it's so spontaneous that one has to fall back on systems. An example,. The child labour act wasn't opposed by a single person proclaiming a better life in Urban India here. Hinterland had no voice.
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Comments07/01/2017 #5 Ali AnaniDear @debasish majumder- nothing turns people blind as much as greed in my opinion. We see it everywhere such as the sock markets worldwide where greed drives people to great losses. Greed that says me only and if I win and others lose it is ok. So, this part of your poem resonated strongly with me
Only impregnated with mere greed
Is it containing any holy essence?
Where greed is rudimentary in its presence
Why we only trigger to develop brand
What is exactly grand, apart from gross errant?07/01/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 ManjitDebasish I discovered that I was born with a personal brand gag reflex. Lately I was doing so well after a few decade finally trying to embrace this reality that we are all branded property, and now having read this I have fallen back to square one again.
It all began with a Tom Peters article back before the age of 40 https://www.fastcompany.com/28905/brand-called-you because there was something intrinsically wrong with comparing our lives as something that Procter and Gamble or Unilever would sell.
Brand was great for product that is until we all officially became product courtesy of "Brand You".
- Producer05/01/2017Smelly OrganizationsI walked in my house the other day and could smell the fragrance of roasted butter-enriched popcorn. I was right and my daughter had just finished eating it. The smell revealed to me an action that I didn't see. Smells can be very revealing....
Comments08/01/2017 #79 Ali Anani#78 I have to find out how you gathered so many nuggets of your own wisdom dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. You keep amazing me. In reference to what you have written "but life has it nature of waste and we often end up wasting that waste", you remind me of the saying "The biggest source of energy is wasted energy". Later I showed that the biggest source of time is wasted times. Yes, we end up in wasting cheap waste sources.08/01/2017 #78 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#73 Dear @Ali Anani I am the smeller of my own words and sometimes they don't smell well, because we are focused on the nutrition, but life has it nature of waste and we often end up wasting that waste. There is value in every iota of existence.
Louis CK made an observation about a typical waste that ends up making us happy. He says in this clip "you don't have to be smart to laugh at farts, but you have to be stupid not to" - sometimes that can be a nugget of wisdom for someone in this world too - that is why I value this diversity and variations in who we are as people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN-YT-S0th008/01/2017 #76 Ali Anani#72 Dear @Fatima Williams- your sharp mind amazes me. When I read a comment by you then I know what a high quality comment to expect. I love your triad of energy, place and people. I wonder if you could provide a little bit more on them. I have a sense you have deep thoughts on this. In fact, you have just inspired me with an idea for a forthcoming buzz. I hope your time would allow you to explain a little more. Thank you.
Your reference to beBee is valid and I again sense what you meant by the triad by referring to beBee. Still, I would love to probe more your thinking.08/01/2017 #72 🐝 Fatima WilliamsThe concept of smell and it's effect on us and the people around us is a very interesting topic @Ali Anani
Smell forms a triad with energy, place and people.
The energy that is present in a particular place with a particular set of people defines Smell to me; in the context of a organisation or a home.
If these 3 are in a perfect unison then there is fragrance.
Correct me if I'm wrong please.
I have witnessed that these three have resulted in forming a project at office or shutting down of projects as well and Have resulted in a Happy or broken home.
SMELL - Simply Making Effective Essence Lasts.
The smell of beBee is like honey and hence the essense will last for a long time until unless the essense or the people making it are lost.
To everlasting fragrance created from the Smell of us beBee's ❤
#beBeesforever #beBeelove08/01/2017 #70 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#68 That is what diversity is Harvey where I value the activist and the soldier. A lot of people have died so we can have this space and there are people who are sacrificing so we do not revert to control that denies us a space to think. Sometimes those that died were not one's that actually wanted to die for their cause, they got caught up in the maelstrom and the system finished them off.
That is the story of Aaron Swartz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M85UvH0TRPc
Aaron Swartz commited suicide because he became the object of an institutional witchhunt that wanted to make an example of him and the pressure applied on him, led to the loss of a life that worked to protect this ability for us to use media in the manner we are now accustomed - and to make this a greater freedom.
How we choose to fight or how we choose to love is at the heart of who we are. Those choices also include how we choose to learn. The 1960's did get us to where we are today, because they produced the hippies, that produced the technologists, that produced a space called the Internet but it did not change the smell of the world - this world stinks as much as it did in the 60's.
When our lives pass and what we believe is changes is cremated or buried with it, human beings will continue to evolve. That is how change happens. Aaron Swartz did not commit suicide because he had chosen to fight the good fight, he died because he got caught in the cross-fire - and that stinks, that really stinks, as much as people who still don't know who that young lad is or why his death was such a phenomenal tragedy the way Lawrence Lessig would see it.
I honour Harvey Lloyd but I am no Harvey Lloyd.08/01/2017 #68 Harvey Lloyd#67 Your original comment spoke to the bloating at the top of resources where the bottom is barely making it, if at all. I am understanding of the balance between ones perception of the world and maintaining a healthy inward spirit.
In my thoughts this is a given. We have folks at both ends of the spectrum. But folks like the ones commenting here have the presence of mind to start a wave of change.
We deal in poverty everyday in my profession, not just financial but poverty of the mind. We must act on this force to the extent we can and hope that a few years from now we have steered the youth one degree in the beginning and far away from their current mindset over time.
A holistic approach will be required that emanates from a grass roots effort to overcome what we have built.08/01/2017 #67 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#64 I agree Harvey we should not shy away from the truths of this world but we should not wear them permanently either, I don't want to develop a tough skin but find my way back to a supple skin that acknowledges my own ability to develop resilience but also safety intelligent.
Our guts both have the strength of a bacterial army but they also have a smell and too often what flows from our gut is being plugged into a world that is full of cruelty, and violence and all sorts of abominations, and instead of battling that world, we begin to battle our chemistry.
Our stomachs are engineered to protect us from the acid and microbiome that helps us - I am mindful of how our thoughts can create an imbalance within us since our mind cannot discern between what we imagine and what is real, so as we seek to live with the imbalance that is prevalent in the world, I need to improve the relationship within between my own mind and my heart and my gut - an inner trinity. That is also when ideas such as the Chakras make most sense to me because then it provides another kind of map. That I call this learning defines my own limitations but it also opens the door to life.08/01/2017 #65 Sara Jacobovici#60 Personally @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, your comment has gone straight to my heart. Thank you. Your comment about fragrance and home and then the fractal connection between home and organization, gives us a glimpse of a potential that is rarely realized. You have integrated the most important aspects of creating a human sensory oriented structure; a life giving force, nurturance and a solid foundation from which to grow.08/01/2017 #63 Ali Anani#60 Absolutely dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. What a heart-capturing term this is "home around fragrance". No question dear @Sara Jacobovici shall love it too.
Yes, we made nonsense of smells attaching hem mostly to corpses, rotten eggs and the like and we have forgotten to stop and smell the fragrance.08/01/2017 #61 CityVP 🐝 ManjitDear @Ali Anani I have duly responded to Harvey's comment by taking about the sensory space that is a home.
This is where our good friend @Milos Djukic should be interested because an organization is a fractal, and that fractal begins with the making of organization.
The making of organization begins with the making of a home for a home is the first fractal level of organization.08/01/2017 #60 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#58 There is a human faculty of desensitization regarding what we get exposed to. This numbing of senses from overwhelm is real and it needs due consideration. The one feature of a rotting corpse that is depicted in movies about murder is the apparent obnoxious smell, and I cannot attest to this third party observation, nor do I ever wish to find out what this smell is.
What I admire most about @Sara Jacobovici is that she does not relish for one nano-second any media that depicts horror, I learned from her that there are human beings who remain sensitive, and instead of becoming desensitized have opened their senses to the world - and in so doing understand that sensitivity is to show sufficient reverence but not to engage one morsel in the putrid feasts of horror.
The word that we must gravitate to as our sensory capacities increase is FRAGRANCE.
Fragrance is not an idealism it is an action.
Since our mother is aging, one day she will pass on and with her passing some but not all of the fragrance of our home. She did not have to watch the horrors that we watch on TV, she saw as much horror as a child as any Syrian refugee because she experienced fully as a child the horrors of the partition. She experienced the horror of losing a child. She experienced the horror of traffickers as they took advantage of the need for workers in Britain and then the stink of the meat factory that needed those workers. When awful news comes she still cries, she and Sara share the same sensitivity. That is why she built a home around fragrance. Mothers is a difficult role to play but the best know the smell of their own home. I don't seek hope, I seek fragrance.
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Comments27/12/2016 #4 Lisa 🐝 GallagherIf we succumb to confusion and chaos, they win. Staying silent hurts everyone if we hold truths in our hearts and don't share them. I'm not sure who is responsible for the parasites. I think we all need to hold the media to higher standards. We need to be our own fact checkers now and even then, we need to know what sites are legitimate for reasons of fact checking. I feel bad for Countries with State run media because they control what they want their citizens to hear and they also put out a ton of propaganda. I fear... I honestly fear for the first time in my life that this could happen to us. I've watched the trend and I don't like what I'm seeing. I will say, our journalists are fighters and they won't stay silent.26/12/2016 #3 Aurorasa SimaYes, it does. Social media and the death of heartfelt and meaningful has it´s fair share in my opinion.
Parasites have always been there and will always be there. New outlets require new ways of dealing with them.
Evolution is not a straight linear process. Currently, we are experiencing a huge setback. That´s all.26/12/2016 #1 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsI'm of the same heart @debasish majumder, there is developing an seething anger in societies across the world. The recent US election outcome speaks volumes as to the extent of this anger. Whether it is the loss of human connection that technology has created or the divide that continues to grow between the 'classes', there does appear to be a parasite undermining the very foundation of humanity.
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- Producer21/12/2016The Paradox of ImaginationI don't recall her name, but mostly it was Charlie. She was a poor girl and her family had to struggle to survive. She lived in a small state in the USA. As poor as she was she always imagined herself touring the world. Her family owned almost...
Comments23/12/2016 #65 Ali Anani#63 First, I wish you too dear @Alan Culler and all bees Happy New Year that is filled with health and joy.
Your story and of the experiment are in full accordance with your conclusion "Imagination is foundational, but when combined with committed and persistent action it can produce amazing results"
I welcome your support because it bases itself on proven experimental findings. I appreciate your support and knowledge.22/12/2016 #64 Tausif MundrawalaSuccess cannot be the fiefdom of selected few. We have to chart our paths and have to make ourselves determined enough to navigate through tortuous ways. Her desire to visit different places made her sharp enough to strategize a plan and execute it spontaneously. We need to program ourselves such that we are capable enough to wade through difficulties strewn our way. Thanks for sharing this buzz with us. Sir Ali Anani.22/12/2016 #63 Alan CullerAn inspiring story @Ali Anani, Thank you.
Imagination is foundational, but when combined with committed and persistent action it can produce amazing results.
A colleague once conducted a research study on success. She interviewed over 500 very successful people from many different field -entrepreneurs, artists, sports figures, business executives, scientists.
Some had started with nothing; some had a "leg up" with connections or family in their field. Some remained successful; some lost it all and had to rebuild along the way.
The only thing that they had in common was their attitude towards failure.
Most of us internalize failure -the failed result is a personal failing -"I shoulda -if only I coulda. . ."
These folks saw failure as data --a missed target? -by how much? -an opportunity to correct their aim. What they internalized was their commitment to the target and the corrected action they must take.
Sounds like Charlie had this attitude.
Thanks for sharing and for starting me thinking again, Ali. I can always depend on you to do that.
Happy New Year,
Alan22/12/2016 #62 Ali AnaniDear @Mohammed Sultan- thank you for your refreshing comment. I couldn't stop thinking about reverse imagination. I am planning to write my next buzz about it sparked the idea. I shall surely refer to your beautiful comment in my buzz. I appreciate greatly your thoughts22/12/2016 #61 Mohammed Sultan#49 Thank you for sharing your creative slideshow.The imagination in marketing is limitless.Like Dove brand which is positioned on a beauty platform based on the marketers reverse thinking; from the mind of the customers to the mind of the marketers.All the perfume industry is based on a similar concept.Using a reverse imagination for marketing a new perfume,the marketers first outlines their targets for a certain price ,at a certain date ,usually with a type of scent and predetermined name and ,then,launch the perfume with a predetermined message associated with customers emotion such as; fantasy,prettiness,sexiness...etc.
I understand that this reality goes beyond reverse thinking to imagination and,then,to reserve imagination.If the logic behind this reality is known it may destroy the romance,dream and mystery associated with the reverse imagination of these brands!The reverse imagination of marketers gives many brands a feeling,nowadays we see Ads for cosmetics that have nothing to do with lipsticks or hair dressing ,for cars that scarcely mention cars.In today's marketing,there's no limit except for the marketers imagination.Companies which get ahead and stay a head are those who take the lead in using their reverse imagination to recognize opportunities.Thank you dear @CityVP Manjit for raising the concept of Reverse Imagination.22/12/2016 #60 Ali Anani#55 You wrote dear @Joris Plaatstaal "The red line is not imagination, but ruthless determination". I believe it is both imagination and ruthless determination together. Imagination opens new paths, new possibilities, shows new ways, makes the impossible possible with sheer determination and persistence.21/12/2016 #55 Joris PlaatstaalDo you really think this is a story about imagination, @Ali Anani?
I can't help seeing this story being all about having a purpose and the determination to reach that purpose. The classic "American dream"...
Charlie had a dream, a purpose, "Touring the world". Okay, it is a purpose.... Her mother was so good to provide her a possibility. Charlie took the chance, with great determination and spirit. And she won her dream. The classic "American Dream".
One out of many get the chance to live it.
Reaching what you want is a lot of work and hardship, not only for yourself, mind you, it takes a toll on your loved ones too. The red line is not imagination, but ruthless determination. With a small chance you find yourself, just there, at the top of your expectations. And then discover it means just nothing.
I have been there. Reaching my goal with great determination. I succeeded in that, at the cost of my imagination and sacrifices of my loved ones.
In those days I earned more in a month than I do now in a year. But I am so much happier and more free. Got my imagination back too. And an other kind of determination. And a different purpose. Live another question.
For me it is no longer getting wealthy and successful. Been there, got the T-shirt and I hated it.
For me the question is " How can we make earth a pleasant place to live in"? I have my ideas, but still haven't a clue about how to achieve it.21/12/2016 #53 Amina AlamiImagination coupled with determination can move mountains. Charlie fused the elements available to her to create a new reality. Imagination allowed her to think of a world without barriers; a world where the shape of her past does not have to dictate the shape of her future. Thank you Ali Anani for sharing this inspiring story.21/12/2016 #52 Donald GrandyLook no further than Rosa Parks who's imagination led her to refusing to give up her seat on a bus and to whom the United States Congress would call "the mother of the freedom movement". Love this quote: "Live the imagination. Commit yourself to it". Thanks Ali for another great post.21/12/2016 #49 Ali Anani#47 Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- as always, you amaze me with your comments and approaches which remind me of my own. One of the presentations that I wrote and is still one of my favorite presentations is titled "Reverse Businesses"
Now, you shocked me with your term "Reverse Imagination". I love it and I believe this is a concept that deserves to be studied in a greater detail. You hooked me with it and I have a good reason to believe probing it shall reveal some very interesting findings. Thank you my friend.21/12/2016 #48 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#21 Another affinity I find with your reminiscence of the eight children your parents raised, is ironic because that is the same number of children that came into our life and grew up before our eyes, albeit your parents raised them as two people, whereas we had two grandparents and three brothers and their wives to support the eight children that are now eight sparking adults.21/12/2016 #47 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#21 Dear @Ali Anani that is perhaps the greatest imagination of all, to imagine being in the shoes of one's parents - to relate to a different time and different circumstances that would be alien to our technologically and economically transformed age that we reside in - it is reverse imagination - the kind of imagination that brings us back to our family roots. We often think of imagination that either builds a future or is crafted in the present - but the imagination to place ourselves in a different time and way, is that which connects imagination to appreciation the most.