- 21/09/2017Why the Western Balkans is fertile ground for innovation and entrepreneurialismwww.linkedin.com The early stage investment sector in the Western Balkans is still in an embryonic phase. The entrepreneurial ecosystems in each country are...
- 21/09/2017Via Julia McCoy : 5 Unique Ways to Stand Out & Be a Contrarian Content MarketerContrarian Content Marketing: How to Not Be Another Boring Marketerexpresswriters.com Don't be just another boring marketer! You can stand out online by creating captivating content through contrarian content...
- Producer21/09/2017In Diversity We TrustMonths ago I wrote half an article that was meant to be bundled along side another half. Myself and another blogger had in mind to produce a long form post together. For various reasons it did not happen and it did not help that I had also lost the...
Comments21/09/2017 #7 Ken BoddieInteresting take on diversity, Pascal, which stimulates my fog of a memory and brings me back to my uni days, when I read the evolutionary works of Desmond Morris. The concept, if my memory serves me, is that we have not advanced, socially, beyond our primate forefathers in the cave; and therefore we are still subliminally bound to seek out groups of 6 to 8 based on affinity (whether real of perceived) rather than diversity, as a consequence of our bonding capabilities being ineffective beyond these cave-sized groups. While, theoretically, we may state that we abhor lack of diversity, lest we are labelled as politically incorrect, we need to be aware that we survived in our primate past based on affinity and a healthy cautious suspicion of diversity. By all means let's embrace diversity, and encourage its development, but let's be aware that, every now and then, our 'Naked Ape' past surfaces to mess with our best endeavours.21/09/2017 #5 AnonymousThank you @Pascal Derrien for sharing your excellent post so sensitive. Maybe, the Cultural Evolution Society places diversity issues in the foreground of its structure and by-laws,steered by the science and public policy recommendations should be stronger. If none is the same, we have to think, all of us are living in a very scaled world, excepted in our mind to react about it in its context.21/09/2017 #2 Zacharias 🐝 VoulgarisPerhaps the problem is not diversity, but lack of tolerance. In every society there is some degree of diversity and it's usually fine. When people in that society cannot handle the diversity because of whatever reason, then it becomes a problem. I believe that many of the world's issues can be resolved if we learn to get along with each other better...21/09/2017 #1 Devesh 🐝 BhattFirst we gamed our own identity. Now we game diversity.
Ultimately it is not what works best but what is mutually acceptable.
The unjustified choice is accepted by all in the name of fairness and justice.
Is diversity the critical requirement or a safeguard? The priorities must be set right.
- Producer21/09/2017Why Nice Guys Finish Last: They Buy Their Bullies LunchNice guys finish last for a reason, they neglect their own needs, don't stand up for themselves, and let their enemies take advantage of them. There is another word for 'Nice Guys' - spineless. People pleasing is probably the number one reason for...
Comments21/09/2017 #1 Harvey LloydPerspective is always the arbiter of what we see and how we decode our environment. Nice guys always finish first. Bullies will always fail. This is the opposite side of the perspective you presented. Let's re-frame the perspective.
Jesus was a nice guy and He ended his physical existence based on "man's" judgement. But His goal was not to satisfy man, nor leave a wealth legacy nor to meet any of Man's standards. His was to offer a new covenant, build His Church. A nice Guy and he finished first. In spite of His detractors He accomplished His goal. The Bible is the most printed book, His church represents a major portion of the world population. Mind you i do not speak to what you believe, but rather Jesus as the CEO of Church, Inc. Looks like Jesus won to me. Rome is dead, as he faced judgement from.
The nice guy definition you are giving is not the true definition. You describe more a person who is a martyr, a person who lives in fear, lacks purpose and beliefs that can produce courage and perseverance within their own goal set. I have met some really nice people who are bullies and some really nice people who are very goal focused at the exclusion of others. Mostly i enjoy nice people who are focused, no what they want and realize they work in an interdependent world. Everyone wants something and by joining a team we can get everyone what they want while serving our own goal.
You are an economy of one with the choice of the glass half empty or full. Its all a matter of perspective.
- Producer21/09/2017I'm looking for a jobGood afternoon colleagues, if anyone knows of a vacancy to work in the United States or Canada, I would be grateful to hear from you, as I am in search of the opportunity. I am a person who likes to work and I like sales, generating the greatest...
- ProducerAre you prepared if disaster strikes?September is National Preparedness Month and I think this is the right topic for today’s WeddingPreneurs Lounge. We will discuss ways for you as a business owner to be prepared (or maybe I should say, to try to be prepared) in case of a disaster and...
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- Producer20/09/2017APICS is a globally recognized Supply Chain Trade Organization , quoted by BILL STANKIEWICZ Press Release endorsement from Portfresh Logistics Team Member According to Bill Stankiewicz, Controller & Supply Chain Executive at Port Fresh Logistics “APICS is a globally recognized Supply Chain Trade Organization and the CLTD...
- Producer20/09/2017Key Elements to Being a Great DadI have been successful my whole life, I have never failed at anything that I have pursued with zest. I am proud of my accomplishments, but my greatest was raising two wonderful children.My dad was not a perfect dad but he was the most kind and...
Comments20/09/2017 #3 Cyndi wilkinsAnd never miss an opportunity to say "I love you." Those three little words have more power than anything on Earth...and it's the only thing we get to take with us when we leave it...The way we are made to 'feel' can either be a gift or a curse...If our own childhood was fraught with turmoil, then we have a responsibility to change that for our own children if we choose to have them...or live our lives in service to others who struggle...When we help others, we help ourselves heal.
One of my favorite stories about my dad was he always was willing to help someone out...especially if it involved cars;-) He loved to tinker with engines and was a mechanic for many years before he became a police officer. My mom would peek out the front door just about every Saturday morning to find him under the hood of a car...usually a cruiser or one of his buddies having car trouble.
She would wave her hand at him and say..."Another Saturday lost to a car...I suppose we'll be getting another cake this evening?!?!" LOL!! My father LOVED cake;-)
Thank you for a pleasant rip down memory lane this morning @Jim 🐝 Cody!20/09/2017 #2 Harvey LloydNumber 7, wow seems so simple but in reality is probably the hardest one to achieve. WIth two earner incomes for each household and the complexity of the work environment, it's difficult to unwind that pragmatic view down to understanding an inquiring mind.
Number 7 requires us to see the words through the child's eyes. I am a lot better at this with my grandchildren than i was with my own children. I have to say that number 7 is a view once seen is a magical place. It's hard to get your eyes focused through theirs, but when you do they will carry you to places that you are reminded of your own youthful dreams and visions.
- Producer20/09/2017Is the Responsive Web a Mobile App Killer? Pt 2In Part 1 of this series (https://www.bebee.com/producer/@paul-croubalian/is-the-responsive-web-a-mobile-app-killer-pt-1) , we set the stage to look deeply into the Responsive Web. To me, the most important takeaway was that we can pull mobile...
Comments20/09/2017 #1 David B. GrinbergPaul, thanks for another interesting blogging buzz about the Responsive Web -- which, frankly, is technically over my head. Thus, I'm tagging some knowledgeable bees who may have important insights to share @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador View morePaul, thanks for another interesting blogging buzz about the Responsive Web -- which, frankly, is technically over my head. Thus, I'm tagging some knowledgeable bees who may have important insights to share @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador @Lance 🐝 Scoular @Neil Hughes (I've also shared this in three hives: "IT - Information Technology" and "Technology" and "beBee in English." Close
- 20/09/2017Want to be mentally strong? Here are things you must avoid!Want to be mentally strong? Here are things you must avoid! | HuffPostwww.huffingtonpost.com I did my internship during MBA at a startup firm in Pune. Although I could easily get an internship in a reputed MNC but I knew working in a startup...
- Producer20/09/2017Would You Allow Your Ship To Go Down?I like this saying.."An entire sea of water can't sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship".Similarly, the negativity of the world can't put us down unless we allow it to get inside us. # How we could have a new direction, purpose and meaning even...
Comments20/09/2017 #6 David B. GrinbergThank you, Prakashan, for this inspirational and uplifting blogging buzz -- which I've shared in three hives: "beBee in English" and "Bee Inspired" and "Inspiration". We should all ponder and heed your words of wisdom, especially during these challenging times for the world due to natural disasters, man-made disasters and otherwise.
- Producer13/04/2016Social Media Is a Highway, Not a DestinationIf You're On Social Media, It Should Be For a Purpose,Not as an End In ItselfJust about everyone I've met since joining the LinkedIn community has his or her own set of reasons for being part of its pretty unique milieu. For example, some come...
Comments20/09/2017 #22 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorMy comment from April 2016 "To me social media is engaging in learning, sharing and worthwhile conversation. Excellent article Phil." and I agree with you it is a highway and not a destination. I consider it a helpful tool to build relationships and to promote one's business.20/09/2017 #21 Phil Friedman#19 #20 Thank you both for reading and forbthe kind words. I agree, obviously, with both your observations. From time to time, Ivsee someone talking about "being successful on social media". But I have no idea what that means, I understand using social media to help achieve success in business. And I understand using social media to help one become successful professionally. However, I just can't see what being successful at social media would be. A million likes? Ten thousand followers? Cheers!19/09/2017 #20 Preston 🐝 Vander VenGreat article. I feel that everything was summed up in your title, "If You're On Social Media, It Should Be For a Purpose, Not as an End In Itself."
To many people close to me, have become addicted to social media not because they want to use it as a tool. Yet, each time someone likes a post of theirs, it gives them an emotional high they can no longer find in the real world. They have created their own Matrix, and are afraid to leave.
I, myself, love using Social Media. Yet, in the end it is just a tool to create relationships to help me reach my goal and allow me to help others reach theirs.31/07/2016 #19 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsThis is a great buzz @Phil Friedman Enjoyed the read. It is true when you say "LinkedIn is not so much a platform as it is a bridge", Most people expect to find answers with social media but I would say , that it is like a hint or bits & pieces of a puzzle to be put together, that we can pick up and will inturn lead us to the answers we are looking for. Thank you for the great buzz Loved it .16/04/2016 #15 Chris Herbert@Phil Friedman, this is very good advice and worth the four minute read! The way to think about social media is no different than other ways we strive to connect and engage with people. We seek out ways to express ourselves through our own original thoughts and in some cases feelings and to find places where we can contribute to what other people are saying and experiencing. "Being on social media" is not an objective.13/04/2016 #6 Aaron 🐝 SkogenNice post @Phil Friedman. I enjoy the metaphor and look forward to the next. I do enjoy the genuine discussion a post can generate, that's why I am here. Perhaps I can provide some insight or inspiration via a post or comment, and in turn, I can learn something. . . A journey, indeed!
- Producer19/09/2017A dangerous view...John LeCarre said in one of his books, "A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world." And most of us would certainly agree with that assessment.I would add a similar thought, that, "A long rope insulates and isolates."So many leaders...
- Producer19/09/2017You're In Sales Too (Whether You Like It or Not)I bravely walked in through the front door right past their "No Soliciting" sign and up to the front desk. It was a cold call. I felt so cool standing there with my BlackBerry 8700 in hand (later versions even had a color screen!).It was early in my...
Comments20/09/2017 #5 Jerry FletcherJohn, Brilliant. In the past week I've seen the results of what I've been calling "sales with a customer service viewpoint" work wonders. One start-up I'm working with was just offered several million dollars if they will sell to a multinational manufacturer that because of traditional distribution has no contact with end users of their products. The start-up will give them the contact they haven't had for a quarter of a century. Another client, a consulting firm had not contacted people requesting resources from their web site. One thank-you e-mail generated two requests for face-to-face meetings. One of them closed for a five figure engagement.
The secret is that you and your company are always in the public eye.20/09/2017 #4 David B. GrinbergThanks for more good advice per this blogging buzz, John.
As Shakespeare famously wrote, "All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players." Thus, even if you don't have professional sales training or experience, you can still act like you're a salesperson. It's also been said the much of sales is selling oneself (personal branding).
Also, regarding your past rude encounter, it's always best not to "burn bridges" as they say. To the contrary, being courteous, cordial and polite will usually go a long way and may even boomerang in your favor going forward.19/09/2017 #2 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorExcellent points made @John White, MBA. The receptionist, whether it be a greeter at a front desk or a person that takes the initial phone calls is the first impression for the organization's clients or potential clients. Respect should be shown for anyone that approaches a front desk. There's no excuse for rudeness in our competitive world19/09/2017 #1 Oscar MartínezI used to work in a laptop repair shop and the service was so bad. Slow, effectiveness was under 65%, and our workshop was doing the opposite that we were telling to the customers. But people kept coming during the two years that I worked there. I was always answering the phone nicely. The emails were fast and politely answered and at the store I was always treating people as if they were my family.
When I sent an email anouncing that I was leaving the company, a really good customer wich had a huge company told me not to do it, because I was the main reason for him to keep working with us.
Not the service, but the treatment.
Thanks for sharing this with us.
- 19/09/2017This is what I do in a short video::Copy of Raising the Bar on Supply Chain Management shared by Bill Stankiewicz Supply chain management is the management of the flow of goods and services. It includes the movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process...
- Producer19/09/2017Execution... the first in a series of thoughts"Plan your work and work your plan"... simple, pithy, insightful, and used around the world. If you are not doing this then what are you doing? But what if you are doing this with all the effort and gusto you have, and still everything goes terribly...
Comments20/09/2017 #2 Jerry FletcherGrant, I stopped counting new product intros at 207. Your observations are spot on. I would add one that I've seen too many times. The product developed was based on an inaccurate assessment of the customer's desires. (In one example focus group analysis was rejected by a brand manager. The loss was calculated in millions.)20/09/2017 #1 Bernard PoulinInteresting article which bears down on a first comprehension then an execution parameter. And as always, the same question must always be asked from the beginning : Do we really know the differences between the excessively organized demands of “on time and on budget” perfection and the lesser obsessions of a quest for excellence (which may delay a launch but assure a successful process leading to a more palatable outcome.) ?
A few comments on the topic at hand:
At the worst of times, politics and business arrogantly demand perfectionist attitudes and behaviours of those who, in their less precipitous quest to encourage excellence, “get in the way” of the speedier proponents of perfectionism. - 2014
Today’s best effort is the foundation upon which tomorrow’s “better” is built. - 2013
In our perfectionist need to weed-out the “errant blades” which disrupt the comatose monotony of our perfect urban plots, we may have to accept that we are much more lawn-care obsessives than ardent gardeners. - 1996
Excellence always recognizes past efforts, encourages present attempts and entices us to strive for tomorrow’s better. Its goal? To reassure us of the ever present possible.
Perfection requires comparisons, judgmental evaluations and the imposition of only “acceptable” standards. Perfection, therefore, is never excellence.
- Producer19/09/2017Tuesday Tricksters: Helpful HacksFor the last three years, I have posted on most Tuesdays about words that make many writers look bad: homophones. They’re the ones that sound like another word (or nearly, anyway), but are spelled differently and mean something different. If we’re...
- Producer19/09/2017Hide n’ Seek in Your BusinessWhen I was a kid, we played a game called Hide n’ Seek. With all the advances in technology, I’m not sure kids still play it. I hope so. It was simple and fun.When I first became a consultant some 40 years ago I found it curious that every single...
- Producer19/09/20173 Tips to Help You Update Your Resume QuicklySeptember is International Update Your Resume Month! Whether you are passively job seeking, open to new opportunities, or unemployed and raring to secure a new position, it is time to polish and revamp your resume to ensure success in today's job...
- Producer19/09/2017How to Start a Business While Working Full-TimeEntrepreneurs looking to turn their ideas into successful businesses may have trouble doing so if they are working full-time jobs simultaneously. Starting a business requires a significant amount of time and effort, both of which can be hindered...
- 19/09/2017How to transform your first job into your dream job?
https://medium.com/@kashyapsandeep/how-to-transform-your-first-job-into-your-dream-job-1111e3757969How to transform your first job into your dream job?medium.com You did a lot of hard work to get into the most prestigious college of the country. The tale didn’t end...
- Producer19/09/2017Questions to Help You Mind Your Business... Question #9Question #9: How will I know if I am successful?This is the ninth in a series of thoughts and opinions by Graham Edwards and Renée Cormier — click here to read the backstory and inspiration (if only for the entertainment). It should be noted that...
Comments20/09/2017 #3 Lyon Brave"I think truly successful people, never really arrive. Not that they cannot be satisfied, but rather, they find it difficult to stop challenging themselves" I hope this is not true, though i get your point. Discontentment worries me with the process of always striving.19/09/2017 #1 David B. GrinbergThanks for another excellent blogging buzz in this series, @Renée 🐝 Cormier and @Graham🐝 Edwards. This in an interesting question because the definition of success is so subjective -- similar to beauty being in the eyes of the beholder. Thus, I would take some of the focus off the individual and place more emphasis on how being successful also means doing for others, not just oneself. To wit:
"Success is helping others without expecting anything in return."
"Success if going the extra mile to mentor younger generations."
"Success is taking the time to give back to the community."
"Success means using some of your business profits to make charitable contributions."
And, to summarize, "Success is helping others succeed."
Thanks for considering these points.
- Producer18/09/2017Would You Like To Relocate?When you are brave enough to say "Good Bye" Life will reward you with a new "Hello"..Paulo CoelhoWhen I started working, I was relatively closer to my home base and my near and dear ones. As the urge to "move up the ladder" caught up,so was the...
Comments19/09/2017 #10 Lada 🏡 PrkicYears ago I refused a "career enhancement opportunity" that required leaving my country. Freshly married, we didn't want to relocate. We would have made much more money, but we have had other priorities in life. Never regretted our decision. I didn't close the book yet. :-)19/09/2017 #9 David B. GrinbergThanks for another excellent blogging buzz, Prakashan.
Personally, I would not like to relocate but would do so if a prospective employer made me any offer I couldn't refuse in a location where I would be happy. I think it's important to give the same amount of consideration to one's standards of living and immediate surroundings, compared to how much more money one would be making. It just makes good sense to strike the right balance between work and other life priorities.18/09/2017 #8 Aaron 🐝 SkogenI spent the better part of my early career relocating. By the time my bride and I had been married twleve years, we had lived at 9 different addresses. 11 years ago we settled where we are now, and would love to see the kids graduate from the only school system they have known. Yet, if the right opportunity came along, I would do it again. I my mind the right opportunity would need to be an international assignment, or a few Key areas here in the US, I would like to live. But I am no longer driven by relocating for a "better" opportunity, rather I would relocate to enrich my family and my lives through the experiences a new location would offer.
Great topic and relevant question @Prakashan B.V!18/09/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorI relocated in 2012, perhaps not as dramatic as relocating to another country but still a major life change. Since the relo was to keep my job for a few more years, my husband and I agreed it would be a good move for us. We were looking to retire in north Georgia in the near future and this opportunity made it easier for us.
My employer offered a relo package so we found tenants for our house in Florida and relocated to Atlanta. I retired 2 years later and we're a lot closer to those north Georgia mountains, which is where we want to be.
We have no regrets except leaving familiar faces and familiar places.
It's important to weigh the advantages and the disadvantages. You'll never know what's in the next chapter until you turn the page.18/09/2017 #5 Chas ✌️ Wyatt#4 I lived in Hawaii for two years. The illusion is different than the reality. The grass isn't always greener on the other side of the hill. I don't have an issue with relocating, if it is the right location and the right opportunity, otherwise, it is just an exercise in switching wallpaper. I liked some of the pics in the video; especially the offices.
- Producer18/09/2017Why Abstract Is One Size Fits AllThe audience which is you who are reading. Though we may never have met, we may share with empathy a humanness. We read, so very many different versions of prose. Very few times will you come across a style, a depiction that is...