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Positive Parenting: Inspiration for Entrepreneurs

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  1. ProducerNicole Chardenet
    How's *Your* Privilege?
    How's *Your* Privilege?I heard a Pakistani immigrant girl on the CBC a few weeks ago complaining about racism in Canada. She told of how she was going to university and her new roommate said that 'Rule 1' of the household would be no cooking curry, because she couldn't...
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    Nicole Chardenet
    20/12/2016 #68 Nicole Chardenet
    Thanks for stopping by and reading, Paul Walters and Todd Jones!
    Paul Walters
    20/12/2016 #67 Paul Walters
    Todd Jones
    18/12/2016 #66 Todd Jones
    Terrific perspective @Nicole Chardenet! Unfortunately, it is a human proclivity of which I am guilty as well... an easy life breeds petty gripes.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    09/09/2016 #64 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #62 I updated my post to mention @Ben Pinto's . Thanks, @Nicole Chardenet
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    09/09/2016 #63 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #62 YES!!!! That's it. Your post riled me up, Ben's pushed me over the edge
    Nicole Chardenet
    09/09/2016 #61 Nicole Chardenet
    #60 So, what time should I be there for dinner tonight? Want. Want. Want! :)
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    08/09/2016 #60 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #57 To quote the Beatles: "I'll get by with a little help from my friends." This rant of yours, plus one that you inspired that I want to link to but can't find (It was titled "because that's the way we are" or something like that) led me to write my https://www.bebee.com/producer/@paul-croubalian/emulsification-racism-and-getting-along .

    I was also thinking about this post this morning. It's a quiet work day and I needed to think about stuff for my web-app-with-no-name.

    So I got to cooking.

    It's my father-in-law's 88th tomorrow, so I made his favs. I started with Jack Daniels infused orange marmalade. It will be served with homemade vanilla/Grand Marnier ice cream on puff pastry boats (now in the oven.)

    I have a big-assed batch of basil tomato sauce simmering away to use in the lasagna/cannelloni/manicotti (I haven't decided which yet, but the pasta dough is ready)

    I also made some tomato sherbert to use as ice cubes to keep the gazpacho cold. Did I mention the gazpacho?

    My condo has waves of various aromas. The marmalade mixed with tomato was getting to me. I opened the windows.

    That's when I saw Melissa, my neighbour. She was heading out.

    She told me she couldn't stand the smells anymore. Not that they were bad, but that they were making her hungry. She was off to a Weight Watchers' meeting.

    LOL
    Nicole Chardenet
    08/09/2016 #59 Nicole Chardenet
    #55 WOW. I think I would have killed my kids (if I'd had any) if they referred to me as a 'white bitch'. What an awesome act, to move them to a whiter neighbourhood where they can learn to appreciate the other half of their DNA. You bring up a great point, which is that racism is ALWAYS wrong. Even when you're not white. 'Victimhood' isn't an excuse.
    Nicole Chardenet
    08/09/2016 #58 Nicole Chardenet
    #54 Better late than never! Here, have some feni before it's all gone...goes great with curry :)
    Nicole Chardenet
    08/09/2016 #57 Nicole Chardenet
    #52 Yes, and I very much appreciate everyone's support! It still amazes me how it drew little attention a few weeks ago when it was published (and I almost didn't for fear I would get flamed far and wide by the left) but then Paul and you and a few others found it and now it's got over 2,000 views! Thanks so much to all of you!
    Nicole Chardenet
    08/09/2016 #56 Nicole Chardenet
    #50 You can come over to my apartment building and rant about all the curry smells you can find...along with fried fish and Goddess knows what else. I live in an immigrant 'hood in Toronto (and I'm an immigrant myself) and the halls are always filled with food smells. But my reaction is usually, "Oh please, invite me in for dinner!"
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    08/09/2016 #55 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    I used to live in a neighbourhood which was filled with immigrants from China, Pakistan, India and a handful of Middle Eastern countries (i.e., people who might consider themselves brown). My children are mixed race so they are not as fair skinned as me. One day I discovered some things they had written where they referred to me as "that white bitch". Not long after, we moved to a whiter neighbourhood because I was not going to have my children grow up to be racists and believing they were separate and different from me. Comedian Russell Peters in his routine called, Red White and Brown, commented that brown people were more racist that white people. I have to think there must be some truth to that. Having said that, a spoiled brat is a spoiled brat and all university students go through an adjustment period having to learn to live with strangers. C'est 'tough shit' et c'est la vie!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    08/09/2016 #54 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I'm late to this party! Fabulous Nicole!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    07/09/2016 #53 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #40 "People stink universally" and "melatonin-challenged" and You gotta love that people really have raised a spark! I quote these as I quote (?hundreds) of other writings to capture phrases that bees originate.[ In Fractals Forever with @Milos Djukic, we quote one another all the time. } This is simply noted to accentuate your originality of thinking, something we love to notate in Fractals. ;)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    07/09/2016 #52 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #36 Ha! You be the Queen of social media By Proxy! I've tweeted you out, too, and people keep RT, so.....it's infinite and you're now Fractal, @Nicole Chardenet!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/09/2016 #50 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I just found a link to this @Nicole Chardenet, I noticed last night someone mentioned you wrote about this but I was way over tired and didn't look until now. Great piece! I think the next time I stay at an all suites hotel I will scream about my privilege when I smell curry in the halls ;-) Or maybe I should call the news the next time my neighbor has their fire pit smoking and the smoke is entering my bedroom window because darnit, I'm privileged! LOL. So many big issues going on, many of which we never hear about from the media- I find a lot of real news online from independent journalists. I can't believe that TV channel actually aired her complaint. Oh and by the way, that toy I never received from Santa years ago, well I'm still angry about that, I deserved it ;-)
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    07/09/2016 #49 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #47 Me too!
    Nicole Chardenet
    07/09/2016 #48 Nicole Chardenet
    #23 Yes, I saw that when it came out! I love Jason Versey's work. He ain't no freakin' victim, that's for sure. And the culture of perpetual victimhood is a rant for another day :)
  2. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    We've All Got One, So What's Yours?
    We've All Got One, So What's Yours?Nothing's more interesting than hearing a good story, unless, of course, it's a great or even fantastic story! #thedailychalkboard encourages you to think about yours today. Have a great week....
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    Michael D. Davis
    29/08/2016 #4 Michael D. Davis
    #2 Thank you for your comment @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD . Please feel free to join my hive, #thedailychalkboard , where I share similar observations and motivational inspirations with beBee and beyond!
    Michael D. Davis
    29/08/2016 #3 Michael D. Davis
    #1 Thank you for sharing #thedailychalkboard today @prabhakara rao rajarapu !
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    29/08/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Great for Positive Parenting, Inspiration for Career and Success. Just bee "You!"
  3. Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Karthik Rajan always writes such great articles with lessons learned through personal stories.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    What My Dad Taught Me Without Even Trying. Something Beyond Twitter CEO’s Famous Advice To Entrepreneurs.
    www.linkedin.com Have you wondered what makes you who you are? I have. Here is my story. I had wanted to write this for long, never knew how it would fall out. That is the risk of writing about something close to...
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    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    24/08/2016 #4 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #3 @Karthik Rajan has so many insights about the intersection of human relationships and analytics that his trademark connect the dots style is worth seeking out..... and maybe we'll get him cross posting here on beBee!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    23/08/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Deb 🐝 Helfrich: "My dad was comfortable being lost in the crowd and was equally at ease in charting his own narrative. He soothed my world with his work ethic. He made me believe miracles are possible with dint of a warm smile." I miss my Dad now. And love how your children are brought in at the end of the story, to let Grandpa live on. So so touching!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    20/08/2016 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    MUST READ beBee! This is so thoroughly touching that it brought tears for many readers. If you haven't met my dear friend, @Karthik Rajan, this is a fabulous introduction to his trademark A-ha moments that explain human relationships with stories that transcend cultures.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/08/2016 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    What a beautiful tribute to your dad @Karthik Rajan. I'm guessing after reading this and other articles you've written, you share many of your dad's attributes. Your daughter is lucky, she will grow up having high standards because she has such a great role model, her father! I can't imagine how much you do miss your dad, memories stir up so many emotions. Thank you for sharing!
  4. ProducerMatt 🐝 Sweetwood
    How Male Bonding Builds Better Business
    How Male Bonding Builds Better BusinessPublished on The Good Men Project 8/20/16One meeting I had last week had a surprisingly different flow.My company is called beBee.com. It is an 18-month old professional social network (think LinkedIn on steroids), and is looking for more investors...
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    Barki Mustapha GSCE
    29/10/2016 #31 Barki Mustapha GSCE
    Great to be here
    God bless u always
    Robert Cormack
    28/10/2016 #30 Robert Cormack
    I've seen this work in a similar environment, Matt. It's called a bar, and we don't care a smidge about race, creed, color or political affiliations. We share our lives, our concerns, our hopes and fears, all of which has a freeing effect, consummated by each arguing over who should pick up the bill. Just kidding. It's been so long since I've been in a bar, but I'd like to think we built the path for bonding in the boardroom. Men do get it, even if women think we're trogs.
    Robby Love
    26/08/2016 #28 Robby Love
    What a excellent suggestion
    Vincent Andrew
    24/08/2016 #26 Vincent Andrew
    "From now on, when I hold business meetings (even if there are only men in the room), I am going to insist we begin by sharing something personal or interesting about ourselves. It really does build better business – and I will admit it, it feels good." Interesting idea. Worth a try to see what the effects may be. Thanks for sharing this @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood.
    Anees Zaidi
    24/08/2016 #25 Anees Zaidi
    Great insight @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood.
    Michael Dowling
    24/08/2016 #24 Michael Dowling
    @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood - nice peek into the world of investment business...and the human interaction. You need to know your client, and the client needs to know you. Thanks for the share!
    Jim Murray
    23/08/2016 #23 Jim Murray
    Interesting insight. @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood. In my advertising agency career I was in a lot of meeting like the one you described (a while ago now) and things never went like that. You tended to find out of about what people were like by their interests, sports, boating, shooting, golf etc. People seldom got personal and in hindsight, I think a lot of those meeting might have gone better, or at least more comfortably, if they had been like the one you just described. It's funny though because whenever I met with a creative director in a job interview situation, the conversation was almost 100% personal. Guess creative people are just nosier.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    23/08/2016 #21 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Love that gentleman from the investment firm!! He is a beBee Bee, and probably by now he already knows it... ;) Great experience @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, thanks so much for sharing it, so you are not the only one who has learned how to hold your next business meeting. Wish you the best!!! And kudos to you about your family story. All my love!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    23/08/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #13 After reading through the comments, yours is exactly where I started, too, @Mark Tillman Davis. You bring up excellent points that apply to a huge population of men, deserving of validation of course! I'm not a man, but I've been the only woman in a Conference Room full of male doctors thousands of times....and some of my best friends have always been men. Back in the day, I totally 'get' that a "man was a man" concept. But...today, the child isn't there just to be seen and not heard...parenting is not "Just do what I said." "BeCauSe I SaiD sO!" kinda thing. I'm raising my third generation of kids (no grandkids, humph!) so I've had my finger on the pulse. I think men should be men, and be the head of the family ~ testosterone wins out! Without going too extreme on what is presented, I'm thinking it may be better to look at this interaction more as 'mentoring' or 'parenting.' Because @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood is a single Dad. I baked my Dad Mother's Day cakes, to honor him as both a mother and father. So perhaps @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, you are using that skill set here, not the 'crying mascara' 'drama' or talk of 'minutia' or gossip or blabber. Useful stuff. I'm thinking that is the angle. Matt? Being a single Dad has to matter.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    23/08/2016 #18 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    I was a bit hindered at a discussion of male bonding instinctually (after working with primarily surgeons for eons and ions)...but here is my take, which took a full-on turn: you nurture your children (honors for being a single parent~so was my Dad); the first man nurtured you; then everyone nurtured one another & that's what women do, by nature. So I'm thinking that women:emotion is really women:nurture. And are we parenting/mentoring/teaching leaders to be leaders during these business meetings? I'd say, "Yes." So I'm Sharing to 'Parenting Hives." And look what you've done! Taught men about meetings and also about parenting and having families! You did it. You do it. Congrats!
    Alexa Steele
    23/08/2016 #17 Alexa Steele
    So you all developed an affinity for one another? By taking an interest in your potential business partners as human beings first? This investment firm sounds like a really good match for beBee!
    David B. Grinberg
    23/08/2016 #16 David B. Grinberg
    Exemplary advice as usual, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood. Why am I not surprised. Good luck with everything in the Big Apple. I'll let you know when I visit NY.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    22/08/2016 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Excellent article @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood. Thanks for tagging me. You wrote, "Everyone took turns sharing about themselves. The whole dynamic in the room changed. It was one of those moments you will remember long after the business part is forgotten." Helps to break the ice and really get to know others on another level.
    mohammed khalaf
    22/08/2016 #14 mohammed khalaf
    All savvy employers should know by now that providing equal opportunities to people simply makes good business sense in the 21st century economy. However, it appears that some CEOs and executive leaders haven't gotten the message.
    Mark Tillman Davis
    22/08/2016 #13 Mark Tillman Davis
    I have spent my entire adult life associated with men of "traditional" masculinity. These men would view the author's concept of "enlightened masculinity" as what we refer to as the feminization of men. We "Neanderthals" don't spend much time talking to each other about our feelings or sharing. We talk smack. We cuss. We use the "f" word like a comma. We don't give a thought to each others race or ethinicity or cultural background. It doesn't matter. What we have shared are difficult times in harsh environments. Life and death stuff. I would trust these men with my life, my wallet and my family.
    My father and grandfathers weren't big "sharers" either. They taught me my role as a man. Do the right thing in the right way for the reasons because that's what men do...and when you don't, be prepared for consequences. I idolize them and the men of their generations. Bonding between men happens as result of genuine experiences; not from an announcement that "at this point in the meeting, we're gonna' share."
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    22/08/2016 #12 Javier 🐝 beBee
    🐝🐝🐝🐝 bzzzzzzzz
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    22/08/2016 #11 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #10 LOL Any time, my friend, any time.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    22/08/2016 #10 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #8 LOL my first flight to Canada is going to be to meet Pablo. After some drink let's talk about hives hahaha
    Zachary Ostin
    22/08/2016 #9 Zachary Ostin
    Love this post @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood. We need each other more than we think.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    22/08/2016 #8 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #7 Yes, it sounds like those brokers did their homework
  5. Michele Williams
    If you think running a startup makes work-life balance impossible., just be glad you don't have to balance homework and puberty! Check out this great young entrepreneur!
    Michele Williams
    The young entrepreneur with big plans but 'still has to do homework' - BBC News
    www.bbc.com Twelve-year-old entrepreneur Henry Patterson tells the BBC how running a successful business has changed his...
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    Michele Williams
    27/08/2016 #4 Michele Williams
    #3 Thank you for sharing this buzz!
    Michele Williams
    17/08/2016 #2 Michele Williams
    #1 yes, there is genius and creativity inside every child. I think both working moms and stay-at-home moms can nurish their children's creativity, but all too often miss it. Creativity can feel like a luxury in this rushed tech-driven world.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    16/08/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Michele Williams - great find! How much can we learn from him? What a genius - I hope he still plays with Legos....just hate to see kids grow up too fast. I'm glad he's still worried about school. And he speaks so freely - tells me that he must have a stay-at-home Mom who saw his brilliance and supported his genius. There's a genius inside of each and every child