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  1. ProducerOlivia Picton

    Olivia Picton

    22/11/2017
    Jobs With the Highest Demand in 2018
    Jobs With the Highest Demand in 2018Planning for your future? Trying to decide on a career or even looking to change your career direction? Three career areas are growing at rapid rates, and some are already experiencing shortages. These career areas are medical, personal care, and...
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  2. ProducerHarvey Lloyd

    Harvey Lloyd

    21/11/2017
    The Leadership Shadow
    The Leadership ShadowPhoto Credit: http://www.insidehr.com.au/3-key-trends-in-developing-healthier-leadership/We all, at some point, find ourselves “leading”. A time when others have an expectation of you knowing what to do, in moving forward.  Some garner this role...
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    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/11/2017 #16 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #12 you can find who shared when you spot your buzz on the homepage. In blur you shall find who shared and the hives in which it was shared. So guess to which hive I shared your buzz
    Harvey Lloyd
    21/11/2017 #15 Harvey Lloyd
    #14 Thanks for the share and your insights. Its interesting when you walk in the book store or enter a search for leadership books you find so many great wisdom leaders. But sometimes its the simple things that we don't anticipate that grab our attention.

    In the moment of leadership we can be great but if don't see the moment we can't lead. I know these things from personal experience and i sense many great leaders would agree it's the small things before they get big are where we need to be. The shadow is but one small piece of a large jigsaw puzzle of wisdom.

    Thanks again, @Gert Scholtz
    Gert Scholtz
    21/11/2017 #14 Gert Scholtz
    @Harvey Lloyd I enjoyed reading and learned from your post Harvey, thank you. Leadership has many elements. One is to meld and align the individual talents and proclivities of those that you lead, with the direction, goals and strategy of the business. You state it well: “Helping those correlate your choices into their present need can often build a strong corporate culture.” I believe it works the other way around too: Helping those correlate their choices into your needs helps build leadership and a corporate culture. Neither is always easy but are of the challenges of leadership. Thanks again for the great post.
    Harvey Lloyd
    21/11/2017 #12 Harvey Lloyd
    The latest updates here don't allow me to know who shared the post (at least i haven't figured out how to know) but thank you all for your support and comments.
    Harvey Lloyd
    21/11/2017 #11 Harvey Lloyd
    #6 In my construction days i referred to this as my footprint. It was large and in charge. In more of a professional setting where every once and while they let me out of the neandertal exhibit.

    Some folks enjoy the shadow, i am one of those folks. If you want point you got it, just give a shout when you begin to slow down or i will be bumping into you. I am not much on the front line with customers and the outside world. I have to work at it, it doesn't come naturally.

    It's not so much protecting as it is that many folks know their risk points and their gifts. Mine are making the point look good. I can work the point well, for short periods, but its not my natural habitat.

    Thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment. I enjoy the thoughts and perspectives.
    Harvey Lloyd
    21/11/2017 #10 Harvey Lloyd
    #4 I almost used the word enlightenment as the light giver. But thought the word was bit over the top. The light is the basic tenants that we see as a goal or shared journey. It's a place out in front we believe to hold the truths of our success. Great question but the light is really the vision of the team, group or person.

    Thanks for the share
    Harvey Lloyd
    21/11/2017 #9 Harvey Lloyd
    #5 Great comment, "allowed to guide" this is really the crux of the matter. A perspective where we realize our time is short in the eyes of those in our shadow. We must build trust quickly. Thanks for stopping and commenting.
    Harvey Lloyd
    21/11/2017 #8 Harvey Lloyd
    #3 Great questions and sharing the vision sometimes is difficult. Helping others understand the complexities of a well thought out vision statement can be daunting. The mere engagement from a purpose of serving is usually enough. Sometimes we need a to do a little more. And as your second question indicates we need to release some who want something from the shadow they can't have.

    The concept of controlled growth offers those who experience the shadow to take point from time to time. My roll of running up to the crow's nest to take stock of progress and direction allows others to flourish in a safe environment.

    In the end our decisions as leaders sometimes are misunderstood. Allowing the person to be heard in a safe environment usually will give insight into what is needed. On like the 2x4 on the shoulder swinging around and hitting people, our shadow crosses their path and we may or may not know we hit them.
    Harvey Lloyd
    21/11/2017 #7 Harvey Lloyd
    #2 Leadership is a complex paradigm but very rewarding. It is typically what we don't see that gets us. The shadow concept is related to a personal start up that i am engaging and attempting to better understand my rather large shadow when i lead. It's not arrogance but rather my bullishness in completing a goal.

    Thanks for your thoughts and dropping by.
    Randall Burns
    21/11/2017 #6 Randall Burns
    Great Post! @Harvey Lloyd Fascinating concept that I've never thought of or heard of but it makes total sense. Recognition is the first step in dealing with something. I agree with the sentiments that leadership does indeed cast a "shadow" of sorts but it's not necessarily a bad thing, (although it can be if not treated correctly).
    A thought that comes to mind reading this is that leadership could be looked at as an umbrella, protecting those that are following.

    Very thought provoking, Well done!
    Pascal Derrien
    21/11/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    Understanding sharing and explaining requires a form of courage especially when the shadow is confronted with/to adversity, enforcing ignoring applying is easy in the end a leader does not lead, he has been allowed to guide but if the direction is ill fated the followers will withdraw their support and this may take various counter productive forms or scenarios including passive ''mutiny'' ''sabotage'' ''enemy alliance'' , leading is a lonely place where nothing is guaranteed from one day to another, a leader has to be prepared for a lone ride...... my two pragmatic cents :-)
    Debasish Majumder
    21/11/2017 #4 Debasish Majumder
    i wonder about the light which enable to produce shadow @Harvey Lloyd! it is the light which entice leaders, making them oblivious about shadows which they are inevitably producing. however, nice insight! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz sir.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/11/2017 #3 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    "This shadow isn’t something we create, but because we are moving towards the light in front of us, natural shadow appears". This quote from the buzz by @Harvey Lloyd reflects its quality.
    Haevey- I wrote a presentation on Complexity Shadoow. Your buzz here adds toons of wisdom to what I wrote.
    I wonder from your own and rich experience how best to make followers or surrounders understand the meaning of the shadow.
    One more point is some followers would try to eclipse the shadow. This is in addition to the three scenarios you described to dealing with the shadow. I wonder if you would agree.
    Great buzz to read
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    21/11/2017 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Responsible leadership is complicated as well as challenging, and its completeness is counted when it concerns just affairs, exemplar control and remarkable outcomes.

    Excellent post @Harvey Lloyd View more
    Responsible leadership is complicated as well as challenging, and its completeness is counted when it concerns just affairs, exemplar control and remarkable outcomes.

    Excellent post @Harvey Lloyd that sheds diverse insights. Worth re-reading for deeper understanding! Close
  3. ProducerJim Able

    Jim Able

    21/11/2017
    Worldwide Call for Members and Directors
    Worldwide Call for Members and DirectorsEt Societas Bovis Stercore is seeking to expand its membership globally and to find candidates to sit on its Board of Directors...ESBS  is a global online co-op of those who seek with goodwill to give back some of that which they receive on a daily...
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    Jim Able
    21/11/2017 #1 Jim Able
    Give back some of what you receive. Join our worldwide organization for the fertilization of global thought. To become a member and/or apply to become a member of our Board of Directors, connect and private message me -- or add your profile link to the comment thread here.
  4. ProducerDeidré Wallace

    Deidré Wallace

    21/11/2017
    Feeling Empty?
    Feeling Empty?Feeling Empty?More people than we realise, feel an inner emotional emptiness which can sometimes stick around for years.The feeling can come and it can go.People can even be in a relationship yet still feel empty. They can have a fulfilling job yet...
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    Deidré Wallace
    21/11/2017 #4 Deidré Wallace
    #3 Cyndi wilkins: Yes indeed, the lead up to Christmas and all that it entails can be a very difficult time for many people. ☹️
    Cyndi wilkins
    21/11/2017 #3 Cyndi wilkins
    Very important reminders as many feel this 'emptiness' very profoundly around the holidays...Thanks @Deidré Wallace;-)
    Deidré Wallace
    21/11/2017 #2 Deidré Wallace
    Mohammed A Jawad: Thank you for your insightful comment. Much appreciated.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    21/11/2017 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Ah, this worldly life is all an ordeal where there's goodness and sadness. Loneliness distresses but in presence of unshakeable faith there comes shimmering hopes, and when knowledge and wisdom are made allies, there are abundance of precious precepts that make life easier, virtuous and daring.
  5. ProducerSolomon Jones

    Solomon Jones

    21/11/2017
    How To Post Content to 5 Socialmedia Platforms Simultaneously(VLOG)
    How To Post Content to 5 Socialmedia Platforms Simultaneously(VLOG)I know what you online entrepreneurs are saying to yourselves. "Unlike most people I have a life". Who wants to sit behind a computer posting to socialmedia sites all day long. Even if that's not the case, maybe you have a heavy work load and need...
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    Solomon Jones
    21/11/2017 #6 Solomon Jones
    #4 Thank you kindly @Don Philpott☘️
    Solomon Jones
    21/11/2017 #5 Solomon Jones
    #3 Sounds like I'm going to learn something new. I'll have to check it out.
    Don Philpott☘️
    21/11/2017 #4 Don Philpott☘️
    @Solomon Jones - Nice! Enjoyed that.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    21/11/2017 #3 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #2 If you come check us out, Solomon, look me up in the Live Chat. If it's active I'm usually on it.

    myTweetPack schedules tweets while rotating through hashtags and mentions. It also auto-promotes from RSS/ATOM feeds, auto-curates by simply sharing to Twitter using #pack! . That effectively replaces the need for Tweet Jukebox.

    We use member-set micro-influencers for account growth. And, we monitor Twitter follow rules to trigger unfollows. That effectively replaces the need for Statusbrew

    Feeds can also, well, feed our email marketing modules.

    Right now, two dev teams are at work. One is working on browser notifications. Since we monitor Twitter follow rules to trigger unfollows, I thought it would be nice to give members notice when the system switches modes on them. We'll probably roll out general browser notifications to the membership at large after that.

    The other team is working on SMS (texting) modules to complement our email marketing system
    Solomon Jones
    21/11/2017 #2 Solomon Jones
    I prefer to use Twitter as the trigger site as well. I use Tweet Jukebox to post the content to my Twitter account and I use IFTTT to send that content to all my other social media accounts. Status brew is another awesome tool I use for Twitter to help me identify and wipe out all the dead accounts that I may be following. I have another post describing how I set that up. Thanks @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian for the heads up though. I'm going to have to check out that TweetPack.com site. Thanks again buddy.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    21/11/2017 #1 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    NIce, @Solomon Jones. I often suggest IFTTT, although I suggest using Twitter as the trigger rather than FB. myTweetPack.com lets members tweet rotating through a list of hashtags or mentions. Hashtags are the IF to post to other platforms that we don't support directly.

    IFTTT turns Twitter into a Social Media Server.
  6. ProducerSusan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Tuesday Tricksters: News -- Night
    Tuesday Tricksters: News -- NightThe Tuesday Tricksters seem to be everyone’s favorite: five pairs/groups of words known as homophones that sound alike (or almost, anyway), but are spelled differently and mean something different. They’re the toughest words in English to use...
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    Lisa Vanderburg
    21/11/2017 #3 Lisa Vanderburg
    Loved the bonus & buzz @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess! No newbies to me, but some Brits say 'Wednesday' and pronounce the first D followed by the N...quite hard to do..like stifling a yawn :)
    John Rylance
    21/11/2017 #2 John Rylance
    Nicks is what robbers do. He nicks jewellery. It is also what the police do. They nick criminals. Also the Police in all good!! crime films/ stories say when arresting someone "you're nicked" Well in the U K anyway.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    21/11/2017 #1 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    I never heard of Gneiss either.

    There are also what I cal pseudo-homonyms. Words like "new" and "nude" that cause confusion when pronounced quickly or with an accent. An aunt and uncle of mine where tripped up when they joined an excursion to a new beach
  7. ProducerSteve Blakeman

    Steve Blakeman

    21/11/2017
    'Stranger Things' teaches us 6 business & life skills
    'Stranger Things' teaches us 6 business & life skillsI've just finished binge watching Season 2 of the Netflix smash 'Stranger Things' and beyond the fact that it's rather excellent it also got me thinking about what we can learn from the characters which could help us in our careers. As it turns out,...
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    Roberto A. Foglietta
    21/11/2017 #1 Roberto A. Foglietta
    The lesson n° 1 - "The Crazy Ones - remember that iconic quote from Steve Jobs? This could well have been written with the character of Eleven in mind. She's quirky, uber-talented and somewhat scary at times but she is also undeniably brave and we all need the characteristics of a maverick like El on our team." - clearly explain why innovation and innovative company loves diversity, tolerance and refuses homologation. This last kills creativity and critical thinking.
  8. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    How These 3 Top CEO’s Use Social Media To Build Their Brand
    How These 3 Top CEO’s Use Social Media To Build Their BrandImage: http://www.8dimensions.net/blog/single/7 Article:  https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-these-3-top-ceos-use-social-media-to-build-their_us_583cbe69e4b0bb2962f177c4by John White, MBAWhen it comes to social media most top...
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    Daniel Marote
    21/11/2017 #14 Daniel Marote
    Ya a esto lo llamo predicar con el ejemplo @Javier 🐝 beBee y es súper importante!! Te felicito ;-)
    David B. Grinberg
    21/11/2017 #13 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos to @John White, MBA on the excellent article with advice that withstands the test of time. Nice feature of Javier and beBee too, very well deserved!
    Luana Diwie
    21/11/2017 #12 Anonymous
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    20/11/2017 #11 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #10 @Ken Boddie thanks. Much appreciated ... our australian super bee. Many thanks.... 🐝🐝🐝💪💪💪💪
    Ken Boddie
    20/11/2017 #10 Ken Boddie
    So let’s give our hurrah,
    To Javier Camara,
    Who visits our posts,
    Like there’s no tomorraw,
    It’s quite plain to me,
    He’s special, you see,
    ‘Cause he’s changed his name,
    To Javier beBee.
    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    20/11/2017 #8 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    Everything has a reason @Javier 🐝 beBee
    Hugo Chinchilla
    20/11/2017 #7 Hugo Chinchilla
    Great!!! Go, go, go @Javier 🐝 beBee
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    20/11/2017 #6 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Great job @Javier 🐝 beBee!!! 👏
    Claire L Cardwell
    20/11/2017 #4 Claire L Cardwell
    That's great @Javier 🐝 beBee!
    feriha joshi
    20/11/2017 #3 feriha joshi
    congratulations !!
    Esther R. Nieva
    20/11/2017 #2 Anonymous
    Great!!
  9. ProducerJim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Internal Customers are Just as Important as External Customers
    Internal Customers are Just as Important as External Customers Internal Customer refers to the interactions between all the employees who support the company and those who work on the front line with “The Customer”.Companies know who their external customers are, every employee is taught to embrace this...
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    Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    21/11/2017 #6 Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    #5 Yes they are @Franci 🐝 Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador if only companies management would realize it.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    21/11/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Spot on @Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador. Employees can be a company's most important asset.
    Edward Lewellen
    21/11/2017 #3 Edward Lewellen
    Absolutely on target, @Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador!
    Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    21/11/2017 #2 Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Many thanks @Harley King. However many companies need a Paradigm shift for culture to change.
    Harley King
    20/11/2017 #1 Harley King
    @Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador. In some respects, internal customers are just as important as external customers. People need to work together as a team. If employees are not courteous and friendly with each other, it will ultimately have a negative impact on the external customers. If management does not treat the employees well, they will not treat the external customers with courtesy and respect. If managers want a great customers service culture, they need to treat the employees in the manner they want the employees to treat the customer. Excellent article.
  10. ProducerSabrina Cadini

    Sabrina Cadini

    20/11/2017
    Integrity gives you real freedom
    Integrity gives you real freedom“Integrity gives you real freedom: You have nothing to fear because you have nothing to hide” ~ Adel De MeyerIf you don’t know Adel De Meyer yet, visit her website to learn more about the awesomeness about her, and start following her on all of her...
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    Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    21/11/2017 #2 Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Integrity is everything. Without trust you cannot have leverage over anything.
    Many thanks for a great bit of honey. Buzz on!!!
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    21/11/2017 #1 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Great Buzz. Beware, Never Sacrifice Integrity for Growth. You can lose it in the blink of an eye, yet it could take a lifetime to create again with others.
  11. ProducerGeoff Hudson-Searle
    Can you really fall in love with a robot?
    Can you really fall in love with a robot?Our company has just started to work with a new client who has developed a humanised robot, which they describe as a ‘social robot’. It is clear by my work to date with this company that advances in robotics and AI are starting to gain some real...
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    Mohammed A. Jawad
    21/11/2017 #21 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Truly, it's from human intelligence there's artificial intelligence, so robots remain sheer tools at our good command.
    Phil Friedman
    21/11/2017 #20 Phil Friedman
    #19 There is no doubt, @Jan 🐝 Barbosa, that robotic tools can often be helpful and represent huge improvements in the delivery of services. But we have to remember that they are tools, and not delude ourselves that they have something akin to human "intelligence". IMO. Cheers!
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    21/11/2017 #19 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Nevertheless... I see with good eyes the move of using robots to help the elderly... In cases of falls, monitoring their health, keeping company
    Brian McKenzie
    21/11/2017 #18 Brian McKenzie
    I will invest in the companies pushing the tech, but I will not have one in my house - I don't need nor want an AI widget anymore than an XX in my life.
    https://youtu.be/CeX8Bg_MqsQ
    Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    21/11/2017 #17 Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    To me AL if continued on the path and current course will lead the world to a path of destruction worse than mankind has ever seen.
    Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    21/11/2017 #16 Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    #15 Spot on @Phil Friedman AL is dangerous borderline stupid in many cases.
    Phil Friedman
    21/11/2017 #15 Phil Friedman
    With all due respect, Geoff, when you say, "A new study has found that humans have the potential to emphasize with robots, even while knowing they do not have feelings ...", I think you (and possibly the researchers you cite) confuse "empathize" with "anthropomorphize". The current BS propagated by the Prophets (Profits?) of Artificial Intelligence plays on our willingness and ingrained tendency to anthropomorphize all manner of animate and inanimate objects in our world, from automobiles to boats to plants to cute little parlor tricks (like Siri and Alexa) that use voice recognition, synthesized speech, and algorithms to create the appearance of conversation. I knew a fellow once who "loved" his inflatable sex doll and said she was even better than a human companion because she didn't talk. Proving that we can grow to love just about anything as long as we keep our ability to self-delude active and strong. Cheers! https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/artificial-un-intelligence
    Deborah Levine
    20/11/2017 #14 Deborah Levine
    This is truly weird stuff @Geoff Hudson-Searle. what strikes me the most is the creation of these robots by men for men in Stepford Wives form. The issue isn't just the interpersonal dynamics with the robots but whether they could replace real women who nearly as obedient, submissive, or servant-like. And if not actually replace them, change the dynamics between men and women and the expectations, particularly of men, of women's role. I wonder what these robots would look like if they were all designed by women?
    Yogesh Sukal
    20/11/2017 #13 Yogesh Sukal
    #12 @Geoff Hudson-Searle I have seen both movies, there are two ways to look upon it, if really humans got feeling for future AI's then thats a kind of evolution to us, Either we become so much subjective that even objective AI seems to be one of our kind or become to much objective that we dont care of any subjective experiences. As i mentioned in my following buzz

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@yogesh-sukal/science-philosophy-singularity-magic-of-absolutism

    The important is morality for humans and certain regulations or rules for AI's.

    Because if you see in the movies ex machina and her, how two AI's turned out to be, one with manipulative skills and one with love.

    Really enjoyed this contemplative buzz.


    cc : @David B. Grinberg @Deborah Levine @Susan 🐝 Botello @Phil Friedman
    Jim Taggart
    20/11/2017 #12 Jim Taggart
    This topic poses over time significant ethical, mental health and societal problems.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    20/11/2017 #11 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Falling in love with a robot will turn out fallacy in loneliness!
    Geoff Hudson-Searle
    20/11/2017 #10 Geoff Hudson-Searle
    #5 wonderful @Ignacio Orna :-)
    Geoff Hudson-Searle
    20/11/2017 #9 Geoff Hudson-Searle
    #4 I am smiling @Lisa Vanderburg absolutely, AI/deep leaning and IoT applications with any robot = intelligent learning and connectivity. The humanized robot that my client has built has operated with 20,000 people it can sense your mood, humor and even ask you difficult questions. As i said to @Brian McKenzie people are using and not using dating sites, people feel lonely from dating sites and their interactions, then we feel unhappy, lonely, isolated and anti-social, next best choice is Samatha the ios operating system.be careful what you wish for indeed, for society to seek Sam or Samatha we become very sad individuals in deed and i do not feel we are too far away. Thank you for your wonderful comments, very thought provoking indeed! :-)
    Geoff Hudson-Searle
    20/11/2017 #8 Geoff Hudson-Searle
    #3 - agree with you @Brian McKenzie watching HER left quite an impression on me, one that made me write this blog. The fact that technology is making us humans anti-social, lonely and isolated is also a true fact, i can see Samanthas everywhere at one point, but like you its going to be much fun watching the chaos or should i say madness? :-)
    Geoff Hudson-Searle
    20/11/2017 #7 Geoff Hudson-Searle
    #2 Thank you @Randall Burns for your openess and honesty. I understand your skeptism this was me 6 months ago, but working with the technologists and a humanized robot, makes you realise that this falacy is not the future, its now. I agree across the media the AI/deepleaning and IoT hype is quite immence and going by Cisco's latest report its clear only 1 in 4 will succeed. These facts do make you think, more than you can believe. :-)
    Geoff Hudson-Searle
    20/11/2017 #6 Geoff Hudson-Searle
    #1 thank you @Debasish Majumder for your kind comments and for the share on this weeks blog. Have a great week!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    20/11/2017 #4 Lisa Vanderburg
    Fascinating buzz @Geoff Hudson-Searle, and terrifying! The trouble with AI is the second letter, meaning (in theory) it'll learn. Who will it learn from? Us. That's fine is one's 'beyond reproach' but now for the rest of us, I suspect. It's crazy that people have to use dating sites at 7.6 billion, but maybe we're just no longer happy with ourselves? Maybe bots are what most want, but it's a 'be careful what you wish for' kinda thing.
    Totally enjoyed the read though; I remember feeling sorry for the bot in Bladerunner - the one that found out she wasn't human.
    Brian McKenzie
    20/11/2017 #3 Brian McKenzie
    "Samantha" from 'HER' Cheated on Theodore with a big University mainframe . Technology is apparently not an answer, but it will be fun to watch the chaos AI Lovebots create.
    Randall Burns
    20/11/2017 #2 Randall Burns
    Interesting read @Geoff Hudson-Searle but I am skeptical as to the time frame that you discuss. @Phil Friedman posted an article almost a week ago, https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/artificial-un-intelligence along these lines but from a very different perspective. granted it's ALL conjecture at this point but it does make one think...
  12. ProducerSusan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    American Grammar Checkup: Issues with Gender-Neutral Pronouns
    American Grammar Checkup: Issues with Gender-Neutral PronounsYears ago, I remember talking with a friend who was (and still is) deep into technology. I admired her ability to keep up with it, because technology moves so quickly, and I also remember mentioning something about being happy to work with a topic...
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    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    21/11/2017 #4 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Thanks for sharing my post, @David B. Grinberg!
    Nicole Chardenet
    21/11/2017 #3 Nicole Chardenet
    "They" and "Them" does seem weird when talking about one person. The whole gender pronoun thing is fraught with more meaning than it should be. I was out with two friends last week, one of them had a gender-fluid child (actually 'they' are grown and married, but my friend can't call them 'my daughter' anymore so...) We disagreed on the whole gender pronoun thing, mostly because my stance is that there should be one third set of pronouns to rule them all (them's that aren't male or female anyway) and the fairly extremist SJWs of the gender-fluid set (oh there I go sounding a bit like B.M. :) ) insist on a different set of pronouns for every label they come up with for themselves. My feeling is that a compromise is a third set of pronouns and my friend, wanting to support her child, goes with the multiple pronouns. Although she herself struggled with trying to be gender-neutral a few years ago when she tried to refer to her child as 'zie', one of the earliest gender-neutral pronouns to be invented. Now she has it easier with 'they' and 'them', as did I, although I struggled to refer to the young person as 'they' and 'them', I kept slipping up and using female pronouns because the last time I saw the person, well...she was a cute little teenage girl :) So she's still female in my head even though I try to make this accommodation for her mother (the party in question lives in the States now and I haven't seen them for many years).

    Your suggestions are spot-on and I think i will share these on Facebook and solicit comments from the mother of the Person Formerly Known As Female :) OTOH, I don't know that they would work too well for a document of any real length! Well, we as a society will work it out one of these days :)
    Ken Boddie
    20/11/2017 #2 Ken Boddie
    Guilty as charged, Susan. Ever since I attended a gender bias presentation at work I must admit to having overused ‘he/she’ without realising it could be ‘clunky’. Now I’ll attempt to use ‘they’ more often. I just hope ‘they’ aren’t the same ‘they’ who sent me to the zoo the other day. ‘They’ only had one animal ..... a dog. It was a shitzu. 😂
    John Rylance
    20/11/2017 #1 John Rylance
    To avoid pitfalls if not using a proper name then express in the plural. It appears to me put any of no or yes examples into the plural and they meet the criteria of 5.
  13. ProducerElisa White

    Elisa White

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    Get Unique CFO Email Database
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  14. ProducerSavvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    20/11/2017
    What was, is and might be!
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    Mohammed A. Jawad
    21/11/2017 #12 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #11 Glad to know that in many ways beBee has become a unique platform for unveiling of wisdom.
    Savvy Raj
    21/11/2017 #11 Savvy Raj
    #10 Diving into the comments here on beBee is a way to find concentrated wisdom and a way to gain perspective on issues we may not have considered.... this comment by @Jerry Fletcherresonates as many times when we take some time to read a captivating comment again we come up with fresh perspectives in the learning. Truly a successful communication is about taking time to listen in to understand than mere sharing... your comment here @Mohammed A. Jawad has much depth of reflections and addresses the need to take the pause to breathe in the understanding . And when expressions take flight we need a reconsideration of the ramifications . And that is then the play of balance , of proportions and disproportions that the self creates, adjusts and develops as per the needs of the times and like you mention ... perhaps cherishing our dual states in all its givings and misgivings in the wake of the state of one's sinews at that moment .
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    20/11/2017 #10 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Perhaps, when we unveil our identities step by step we all become cautious for every step to be taken. In remaining obscure, we hold fleeting thoughts and lives, and forget and refresh ourselves by the dawn and dusk in this very digital, global village. Somehow, social media keeps our sinews soaring and we cherish dual states, that is, virtual and real worlds in disproportionate manner.
    Savvy Raj
    20/11/2017 #9 Savvy Raj
    #8 .Thank you @Jerry Fletcher for your highlighting the depth of many of the comments on Bebee buzzes. It is no wonder that they continue to inspire us all.
    Fascinating , what is revealed in the strength of the interconnects.
    Jerry Fletcher
    20/11/2017 #8 Jerry Fletcher
    Savvy, Don't ever stop weaving your insights. Diving into the comments here on beBee is a way to find concentrated wisdom and a way to gain perspective on issues we may not have considered. Thank you for this helpful revisiting.
    Savvy Raj
    20/11/2017 #7 Savvy Raj
    #6 Maybe in our cosmic sense we can slow down and understand the essence of smooth.... Taking a moment to sense the wisdom in reflections.@Joel Anderson Thoroughly enjoyed your valuable inputs in the tapestry of thoughts.
    Joel Anderson
    20/11/2017 #6 Joel Anderson
    Smooth is fast. When we take the time to open our eyes to truly see, open our ears to hear, and open our minds to think beyond the moment we just might be getting somewhere. Far too often we allow the speed of things to cloud or hide the interwoven nature of things. The interactions, the inter-dependencies, the connections, the story's, the things we take for granted and yes, even the steps yet to come. May be a stretch but your writing made me think of humanity. We just may be like the Aspen tree(s). Where the roots are connected and interwoven and on the surface appear to be individual entities when in reality, they are one community. Maybe in our cosmic sense we can slow down and understand the essence of smooth. @Savvy Raj Keep making a difference: one person, one step at a time.
    Savvy Raj
    20/11/2017 #4 Savvy Raj
    #2 Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Personally delighted to share this one on and for Bebee , for all these comments , were a treat to interconnect . Many paths do lead us home enriched in the experience after all !Thank you .
    Savvy Raj
    20/11/2017 #3 Savvy Raj
    #1 Dear @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee I am so glad you think so as I was personally keen on seeing this word ,Tapestry somewhere in the Interweaving of thoughts as truly each of the comments had enriched my thoughts in their own special way .
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/11/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Dear @Savvy Raj- every quote in your outstanding buzz is a concentrated drop of honey. I salute you for putting many quotes in such a coherent manner. I enjoyed immensely your buzz and the great thoughts embedded in it. Shared proudly
    I thank you for my mention. I am truly privileged
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/11/2017 #1 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Love the way you have woven the warp and weft of conversations and ideas. A wonderful tapestry.
  15. ProducerDeidré Wallace

    Deidré Wallace

    20/11/2017
    Are You Closing Potential Career Doors Without Realising Why?
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    Deidré Wallace
    20/11/2017 #2 Deidré Wallace
    Thank you, John Rylance.
    John Rylance
    20/11/2017 #1 John Rylance
    Good advice.
  16. ProducerMahesh Kumar

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    20/11/2017
    Why Transcription Employment Will Not Go Out of Trend
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  17. ProducerMohammed A. Jawad
    Excessive Long Lunch Breaks
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    Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer
    19/11/2017 #1 Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer
    Workplace moral is so important, the problem also exists when people work in different departments they unfortunately don’t understand anything about the others roles and responsibilities.

    They should actually be asked to work in other departments so they can understand...
  18. ProducerLisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Hashtag, MeToo!  A Letter To My Former Boss
    Hashtag, MeToo! A Letter To My Former BossImage Source: https://www.dreamstime.comI was so excited when I accepted the position you offered me. You 'appeared' to be professional and quite friendly, that is, until you began to show your true colors.I'm guessing that your own job title (THE...
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    Ken Boddie
    19/11/2017 #18 Ken Boddie
    Hey, Lisa .....
    I can easily tell,
    This boss from hell,
    Was an unruly bully,
    And a creep as well.
    It appears to me,
    We can all agree,
    This bottom feeder,
    Sure ain’t no leader.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/11/2017 #17 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I don't understand how few men degrade themselves to this level. If they can not manage their "hands" touching others how they could even manage themselves?!!!
    You went through a hard experience @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher View more
    I don't understand how few men degrade themselves to this level. If they can not manage their "hands" touching others how they could even manage themselves?!!!
    You went through a hard experience @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher and emerged as victorious. Only if the battle was with a worthy man Close
    Cyndi wilkins
    19/11/2017 #16 Cyndi wilkins
    Rock on @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher...Me Too...I was eleven...Not an age where standing up for yourself is an option:-(
    Joel Anderson
    19/11/2017 #15 Joel Anderson
    Bravo.
    Pascal Derrien
    19/11/2017 #14 Pascal Derrien
    I am quite perturbed by the behaviours of many reps from my gender, I am sorry this has happened to you and other ladies :-(
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    19/11/2017 #13 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #10 Hi @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, don't feel sad (easy to say eh?) But, honestly, I'm not sad anymore. I think a bit angry that I never told anyone and held it in for so long. I'm just happy that it wasn't worse, it sure could have been, considering all the stories we hear. Even with the 18 year old that pinned me down.. he weighed like 200 lbs, all muscle and was about 6'1. I was scared shitless when that happened. Thank God for my good male friend who hid in the bushes that night.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    19/11/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #9 David B. Grinberg, thank you for your input, you made a lot of valid points. I want to believe that if this had happened to me today, I would have reported him. Amazing what fear can do- I think many women feel in a situation like mine, that they can deal with it. Also, I truly believe that many women feel others won't believe them. In the case of my ex-boss,he was very good friends with the Director of Human Resources.

    David, than you for being such a strong voice for women and others, you are a champion my friend.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    19/11/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #7 I think women are finally feeling they can speak out loud. I think there are many, many women who were touched inappropriately or worse and kept it in like I did. I really am over it, I just get a bit angry when I think of the 'shoulda, woulda, could'ves ' Thanks for your kind response @Debasish Majumder!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    19/11/2017 #10 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I commend you for sharing this post-@Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! I feel sad because of what you went through but I am so proud of you for writing about your horrible experience. Brava!
    David B. Grinberg
    18/11/2017 #9 David B. Grinberg
    Lisa, I commend you for writing so eloquently about such a personal and daunting experience. Speaking out about sexual harassment is critically important to raising awareness and revealing the colossal extent of this inexcusably persistent problem, which has too often been swept under the rug by harassers and their cowardly cohorts. That's why I strongly encourage all men to likewise speak out and take a public stand against sexual harassment, which is never permissible in the workplace or any place.
    More men need to let harassers know that their sordid behavior towards women is never acceptable -- period! Moreover, harassers need to know there will be harsh repercussions for the outrageous and reprehensible actions. Further, I think sexual harassers need to be called out by name and publicly shamed by women and men alike -- in addition to facing the full extent of the law for their illegal conduct. Thanks again for sharing your story. This brutish behavior must end ASAP.
    Debasish Majumder
    18/11/2017 #7 Debasish Majumder
    this post of yours drawn me till the final full stop madam @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! i felt utterly sad at the same time your self-esteem is of great pride to me. i enjoyed read and shared. thank you very much for the post madam.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    18/11/2017 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #4 Brutal brains, I like that term @Mohammed A. Jawad. Yes, women do need empowered. So many are abused in much more extreme ways, it's horrible to even hear of. When they report their abuse, the system needs to treat them as victims not liars (which happens in a lot of cases). If they are lying, it will come out in a court of law, until then, they are the victim. It's rare a woman would report false sexual abuse or harassment because they have to then share what happened to strangers (as in the law, a jury, lawyers and even health care). They feel violated all over again.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    18/11/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #3 Thank you, I think this was one of the toughest I've written.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    18/11/2017 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Ah, mad men berserk with brutal brains need lashing lessons. @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher it's a great exposure with bravery to empower oppressed women who silently suffer the pangs of parasitic people.
    Kazi Najib Ashraf
    18/11/2017 #3 Kazi Najib Ashraf
    A really brave article
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    18/11/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #1 Exactly, it is never okay for a man to touch or grope a woman. I'm glad you were able to nip what happened before he thought it was okay to touch more. And, I'm glad he understood your gesture & you are both still friends :) I wish my Ex Boss would have apologized instead of getting his ego so bruised because he then took it out on me in a passive aggressive manner. I loved what I did, hated him back then.
    Lupita 🐝 Reyes
    18/11/2017 #1 Lupita 🐝 Reyes
    Spot on @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher!!

    “It’s never okay for a man to touch you without your permission” yes!!! And not only in the workplace, but in any other place and any other kind of relationship! Once I was talking with a good friend in a coffe shop and he was so enthusiastic ystarted touching my knee with some “familiarity”. Then, after a minute or two, I touched his fingers that, by the way we’re very close to my shoulders, (we were sitting in a booth) and he was surprised!!! I just asked him: Are they real? While I was staring at my knee, then his fingers and then his eyes. He didn’t do that again. And yes, we’re still friends! Thank you Lisa!!
  19. ProducerPaul "Pablo" Croubalian
    True Confessions: A Chef's Guilty Pleasures
    True Confessions: A Chef's Guilty PleasuresRandall Burns inspired this post with his "Love Mussel" post. I shared it around. Many people told me, "Yeah, well, you guys are trained chefs! You always eat fancy-pants stuff."No, we don't, although I do feel slightly hypocritical saying that. ...
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    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    20/11/2017 #18 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #17 LOL, I'm with your uncle on that one, @Wayne Yoshida. I prefer canned to fresh
    Wayne Yoshida
    20/11/2017 #17 Wayne Yoshida
    #13 #15 Great set of confessions @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. I will have to read @Randall Burns story.

    Regarding the fear of what a chef will think, here is a story one of my uncles told us. He was the executive chef for all the Disney properties, and started with Walt when Disneyland opened all the way to the EPCOT era, Disneyland France and Tokyo.

    He would go to award dinners all over the place. He had a trophy case filled with some amazing victories. He told us about what they served at these banquets, and he said he could tell they served canned green (string) beans. . . and went on and on about that. But at the end, he said that he liked canned green beans, because of their saltiness and texture. Funny.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    20/11/2017 #16 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #14 hum, escargot pizza? I'll have to think about that one, @Nicole Chardenet.
    Randall Burns
    19/11/2017 #15 Randall Burns
    #13 HaHa! That's ok @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian Everyone who knows me calls me that. It is funny dealing with other people's anxiety when they're cooking for me, (or any other Chef), and what I tell them is,

    "Don't worry, I'll eat ANYTHING, and I'm just glad and appreciative that someone else is doing the cooking"

    I think most Chefs/Cooks feel this way.
    Nicole Chardenet
    19/11/2017 #14 Nicole Chardenet
    LOL! Love this. You are an eeeeevil man for your porn addiction, Paul. At least as far as your heart is concerned :)

    Coming from a French family where I was introduced to escargots at age five or six and since coming to eat anything that doesn't move fast enough (that'll learn ya, Jimmy Hoffa!) I also have these guilty addictions, although in recent years as I've become more weight-conscious some of them I just don't indulge anymore. But yeah, I still occasionally long for KFC or McDoggie's. Although, I'm actually so old I remember when McD's wasn't the cardiovascular reign of terror it is today, so if they could go back to menu offerings from the early days - a simple cheesburger, 'small' fries that's actually a small order, and a chocolate shake, I might indulge there. I've eaten only once at a Mackey D's in the last 10 years, and that was when I was on the road and desperate.

    We had a professional chef in the family - Pierre Franey, 'the 60-minute gourmet' who also helped me develop a more sophisticated palate growing up than my peers in Florida and Ohio had. When he still maintained a friendship with Craig Claiborne, the then-NY Times food critic, we used to have great meals at Craig's house, too. unfortunately the latter descended into alcoholism and ill health and turned away from many of his friends. Before that happened, the two of them would get together all the time in Craig's kitchen and invent all new dishes. True masters!

    As for me, the next time i'm in Montreal, I want to try an Escargots Pizza!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    19/11/2017 #13 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #6 I'm with you there, Randy Randy. (That's your new nickname BTW) But you must admit, we can put out stuff that others find complicated but actually takes us little effort.

    Example: I'm heading to my son's for dinner tonight. His girlfriend is stressed out. I think she's worried that the meal won't meet "chefs' standards." That's funny to me.

    Even in culinary school, after the Pastry course, a class graduation dinner at the school's dining room. The Professional Cooking side of the school was stressed out over serving a "Bunch of prissy Pastry Chefs."
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    19/11/2017 #12 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #8 Wrist on a charm bracelet might be the smartest thing
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    19/11/2017 #11 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #5 Yeah, I saw "Super Size Me" too. I didn't say it was good food... I said it was good
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    19/11/2017 #10 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #3 You're very welcome, @Laurent Boscherini
    Cyndi wilkins
    19/11/2017 #9 Cyndi wilkins
    Okay...I've been know to pop into MacDonald's while on a long drive...they are convenient and everywhere;..But I draw the line at the steamed hot dog at Costco...My stomach just churned thinking about what's in those things:-(

    But whatever it is that you enjoy @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian...never deny yourself a little indulgence...Man cannot live on 'air pockets' alone;-)
    Randall Burns
    19/11/2017 #8 Randall Burns
    I also wanted to say that I was laughing my ass off while reading through this, even the fourth time. Love the idea of the bell for the wife, around her neck, wrist, or toes?
    Nick Mlatchkov
    19/11/2017 #7 Anonymous
    #4 Indeed! Plenty of them.
    Randall Burns
    19/11/2017 #6 Randall Burns
    I've been dying to get to this post all day@Paul "Pablo" Croubalian but been busy at work. great post! Thank you for the plug and mention and I knew that a fellow Culinarian would understand that post. "Fancy" food? Really no such thing, there's expensive, exotic, rare ingredients, there's high end environments with expensive china, crystal, silver and wait staff with "an attitude" BUT if the food sucks, what's the point. You can have the "fanciest" nicest looking, beautiful work of art on a plate BUT if it is not produced WELL it is not worth the salt wasted on it. Now you could have the simplest most humblest dish but prepared with the best ingredients and impeccable techniques and taste, that dish is worth it's weight in gold. An example is the mussel dish from my article, very simple, humble, common ingredients, nothing "fancy" about it, BUT when you taste it... (no words to describe).
    Chefs/Cooks will eat anything and everything, especially when working, BUT our palates are very discerning and particular, I love grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches dipped into beef stew. (Made on baguette with extra sharp Canadian Cheddar, vine ripened tomato, fresh cracked black pepper, sea salt. Beef stew made with a Cabernet or Pinot Noir, Not that salted piss they call "cooking wine"). I've been known to eat fast food as well, I do LOVE Pizza!
    Brian McKenzie
    19/11/2017 #5 Brian McKenzie
    I quit eating McDonalds when I saw Biggie Size, that and the year old hamburger experiment 😲😨😫
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    19/11/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Fun post-@Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. We rarely eat at McDonald's unless we're traveling. I like their Egg McMuffins, fries, and coffee. The rest of their food doesn't appeal to me. I like Wendy's - do you have those in Canada?
    Laurent Boscherini
    19/11/2017 #3 Anonymous
    Thank you @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian for sharing again your excellent writing. That makes me laugh til the last line, such an funny and pantuagruélique reading!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    18/11/2017 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #1 Sounds like a plan if I ever get to South Africa, @Gert Scholtz
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #1 Gert Scholtz
    @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian If you like these foods - then one day @Ian Weinberg and I will have to treat you to a traditional South African Braaivleis - pronounced "sauff effrican bryfleis" - just so you get the lingo that goes along with the beers.
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  21. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    18/11/2017
    Bertrand Russell on Uncertainty
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    Gert Scholtz
    21/11/2017 #53 Gert Scholtz
    #51 @Lada 🏡 Prkic Your gracious comment shows how you live what Russell said: "The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge." Thanks for reading and commenting on the post, Lada - I certainly welcome you stopping by.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    20/11/2017 #51 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Many great thinkers and scientists married more than once. According to Russell's words, his yearning for love was fully satisfied when he was 80 and married his fourth wife. He also said that knowledge and love are closely intertwined and together produce a good life.
    If there is no certainty in knowledge, is there a love that is so certain and without a doubt? I think there is, nay I am certain.
    Thank you for stimulating post, Gert.
    Edward Lewellen
    20/11/2017 #50 Edward Lewellen
    #45 There are no perfect men, @Phil Friedman, only perfect intentions.
    Gert Scholtz
    20/11/2017 #49 Gert Scholtz
    @Phil Friedman "The only certainty is that we live constantly and inescapably with uncertainty. And we are better for it. " I agree. Thanks Phil, for the comments on the post, and especially for your list of top 10 Western philosophers.
    Gert Scholtz
    20/11/2017 #48 Gert Scholtz
    @Milos Djukic Thanks for commenting Milos and for sharing ...from a galaxy far, far away....:) @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador Thank you for your comment Franci.
    Gert Scholtz
    20/11/2017 #47 Gert Scholtz
    #41 @Ian Weinberg Thank you for reading Ian - and I appreciate your comments. I sincerely hope wisdom becomes (even of only a little) more over time - you will know as well as I do we need it in our environment.
    Gert Scholtz
    20/11/2017 #46 Gert Scholtz
    #40 @Robert Cormack That is a stand out line and I look forward to your article Robert.
    Phil Friedman
    20/11/2017 #45 Phil Friedman
    I believe, @Gert Scholtz, that uncertainty is an existential state that does not preclude action. In that state, we recognize that action carries with it the risk of being wrong, but that we can see the need to act on the best of the alternatives as we perceive them... I think. The only certainty is that we live constantly and inescapably with uncertainty. And we are better for it. Cheers!
    Milos Djukic
    20/11/2017 #44 Anonymous
    A great testimony about uncertainty.
    Luke: “I don’t believe it.”
    Yoda: “That is why you fail.”
    Thanks @Gert Scholtz.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    20/11/2017 #43 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Uncertainty is the first step toward certainty. Nice post @Gert Scholtz.
    Phil Friedman
    19/11/2017 #42 Phil Friedman
    #31 @Gert Scholtz, the following is my list of top ten. It is purely idiosyncratic, but based on what I deem to be level of original insight, lack of obscurity (save, perhaps for Wittgenstein), and contribution to reason and rationality. Plato, Aristotle, John Locke, David Hume, A.J. Ayer, Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Karl Popper, Noam Chomsky, Ian Hacking. Cheers!
    Ian Weinberg
    19/11/2017 #41 Ian Weinberg
    Howsit @Gert Scholtz Just flew in from Knysna. Scanned current posts and happpened upon your refreshing and inspirational contribution. I was beginning to get a little despondent with current posts - either just can't get my head around them or can't join the dots. But this is a great piece about a remarkable chap with IQ and EQ to boot! Just unfortunate that as a species we don't really get wiser with time - those Russel pearls apply more now to us than ever before. Mooi bly and have a great Jozie week!
    Robert Cormack
    19/11/2017 #40 Robert Cormack
    Thanks, @Gert Scholtz. I'm already thinking of an article around "I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
    Gert Scholtz
    19/11/2017 #39 Gert Scholtz
    #37 @Savvy Raj I think you strike at the heart of it Savvy, when you refer to "spaces in between of what is, was and the might be." A short and accurate description of uncertainty. Many thanks for reading and adding your good prose to the comments.
    Gert Scholtz
    19/11/2017 #38 Gert Scholtz
    #36 @Edward Lewellen What you highlight is the necessary tension between certainty of our core and adaptation to our roles. Once the dynamic tension is lost, adaptability reduces. Thanks reading and for a great comment Lewellen - one that made me think again.
    Savvy Raj
    19/11/2017 #37 Savvy Raj
    Quirky truths of certainity in the uncertainity! Is wisdom certain in itself ... or is it wise to be uncertain... of spaces in between of what is, was and the might be ? A very contempletive collection of Russell's reflections.... @Gert Scholtz View more
    Quirky truths of certainity in the uncertainity! Is wisdom certain in itself ... or is it wise to be uncertain... of spaces in between of what is, was and the might be ? A very contempletive collection of Russell's reflections.... @Gert Scholtz And great inspiration there in your conclusion with the benefit of doubt. Close
    Edward Lewellen
    19/11/2017 #36 Edward Lewellen
    @Gert Scholtz, I present regularly on the human mind and what I share is that we need Certainty to fulfill the stable part of ourselves, our Core Identity, the person we are when we strip away all the roles we play. We need Uncertainty for the constantly changing roles we play outside our Core Identity.
    Our roles thrive on Uncertainty because they are fluid. Yet, most people try to treat their roles as if they are stable and permanent. As soon as they believe a role to be stable, it changes. This, I believe, is the reason so many people can't find happiness and satisfaction; they are trying to fulfill roles that are constantly changing, instead of their Core Identity, which they have lost in the roles they play.
    Ken Boddie
    19/11/2017 #35 Ken Boddie
    I guess it all falls back on death and taxes, Gert 🤗
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #34 Gert Scholtz
    @Nick Mlatchkov I didn't notice Nick - but I will watch for the honey on the "Espinoza guy". Thanks.
    Nick Mlatchkov
    18/11/2017 #33 Anonymous
    Gert, did u notice the next honey is from a guy named Espinoza, which is also the name of another philosopher! lol
  22. ProducerDeb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Learning from our Experience
    Learning from our ExperienceFrom babies to old age,  life is a continual choice. One choice after another every day.With each choice is an experience of life.With each choice and experience, we create the opportunity to be conscious, learn, adapt and change moment by moment,...
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    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #19 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #10 thank you for engaging your passions @Debasish Majumder you are such a prolific learner and sharer.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #18 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #9 yes @Laurent Boscherini a gift, priceless - there is so much to be grateful for - thanks for connecting.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #17 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Yogesh Sukal loved your post about life and libraries and our stories #8
    There is so much we can learn from each of our stories when we stop and listen and we make it safe for each of us to share.
    Randall Burns
    18/11/2017 #16 Randall Burns
    #12 It's always great to read your stuff @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee And I don't really have any input at this point due to the fact that it is a complete post, and I'm still absorbing and digesting. I will get back to it though. ;-)
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #15 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #7 dear @Lisa Vanderburg yes I hear you , I see you, I sense you are a great at learning at about your life and uncovering your gifts.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #14 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #6 thank you for engaging @Carl E Reid - it all sounds so easy but is so hard to do.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #13 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #5 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee thank you for engaging. I agree with you it is not just about having information available but doing something with it to make a difference to our lives and others. There is so much information out there - how do we engage with that information to make a difference to our lives.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #11 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Mohammed A. Jawad #3 - loved your comment about righteous living. I wateched a video this morning about being aware enough to notice what is going on around us, and then energised enough to take care and do something about it if something needs doing- righteous living. Thanks for your interest.
    Debasish Majumder
    18/11/2017 #10 Debasish Majumder
    lovely insight @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz madam.
    Laurent Boscherini
    18/11/2017 #9 Anonymous
    #1 @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee, learning is still recreational for me, even if sometimes it has been less easy to be understood like that. It is a priceless and permanent gift from and to people and life.
    Yogesh Sukal
    18/11/2017 #8 Yogesh Sukal
    Learning is never ending autocyclic process but one has to stop and rethink the direction of learning,

    As life itself is library within a library

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@yogesh-sukal/the-life-library-within-a-library View more
    Learning is never ending autocyclic process but one has to stop and rethink the direction of learning,

    As life itself is library within a library

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@yogesh-sukal/the-life-library-within-a-library

    Hope you like it :) Close
    Lisa Vanderburg
    18/11/2017 #7 Lisa Vanderburg
    It is indeed perfect for fractals forever, serene @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee! Loved the buzz...it has a calming lilt to it that is most soothing for my life; watch, wait, react. That's what I do, but you help me to think I can do it from better place; thank you!
    Carl E Reid
    18/11/2017 #6 Carl E Reid
    Excellent article Deb. You're so right . . . Life is about choices and maximizing the learning experience from each choice.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #5 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    "If we choose to engage and learn from our experience, we create opportunities for rich learning that can make a difference to our lives and the lives of others at any age".
    Great message. Rich learning by livjing our experiences fully with our senses and brains.
    It is not only the availavbility of information; it is also living the experience of ennoying it. Thank you @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    18/11/2017 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Good insights to dig our conscience, aim for appropriate actions and gauge our performance.

    Life with all goodness turns into righteous living!
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #2 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Thanks for sharing in fractals forever @Milos Djukic - learning from our experience, can be an ongoing fractal in motion.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/11/2017 #1 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Thanks for reading and sharing @Laurent Boscherini - love to hear your stories about learning from your experience.
  23. ProducerAndrew 🐝 Goldman
    Not again!
    Not again!Some actions do piss us off. How it happens that there are things that we like and those that we hate? Besides, different people like different activities. And that is a great issue preventing most of the people from finding their true purpose. If...
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    Geoff Hudson-Searle
    18/11/2017 #7 Geoff Hudson-Searle
    Interesting read @Andrew 🐝 Goldman I guess its true to say at different times of our lives we will need and want different types of relationships. Neither is better or worse than the other, it is all a personal decision and one that you will feel guided to as long as you are following your heart. our childhoods taught us to value love; but our institutions, cities, and technology have taught us to fear commitment and put choice first. We are trapped in a self-perpetuating cycle of emotional distance with each other. Most of us really want love at some point, but our actions are at war with this desire. We maintain emotional distance because we fear commitment and rejection, not because that is our true self. We replace the feeling of true intimacy with short term flings, long term noncommittal hook-ups, and sex. We comfort ourselves knowing at least we’re not feeling the stinging pain of a broken heart, at least we don’t have to deal with real emotions. My belief is that we have trapped ourselves in a cycle that we are all complicit within.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    18/11/2017 #6 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    I always say the most important relationship you have is the one you have with yourself. Happiness is a choice to allow yourself to feel good, no matter where you are. It does not reside in any other place. People think that if they could do or have certain things, then they would be happy, but it doesn't work that way at all. What is happening around you is a direct reflection of your dominant emotion. Think about it. Miserable people are continually bombarded by miserable circumstances. They aren't unlucky. They are unwittingly creating their reality. Likewise, people with positive things happening in their lives are receiving those things because their general mood is positive. Guard your happiness. Eliminate negative talk and negative people from your life, choose better feeling thoughts and be conscious of your mood and emotions in every moment. I challenge those who read this to practice this for 30 days and see what changes happen around you. Check out Abraham Hicks videos: https://youtu.be/4Wv8W1HEKmA
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    18/11/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Being positive takes less energy than being negative. Happiness can be contagious - spread it around!
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    17/11/2017 #3 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Very true, with some folks being part of the environment grown up in, but you can change, takes will, inertia & PMA
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/11/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    We do become our environment, either positive or negative. Choose to be around positive people, not emotional vampires. Great message @Andrew 🐝 Goldman
  24. ProducerJoyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    The Saga of Cracks, La saga de las grietas
    The Saga of Cracks, La saga de las grietasLook painful? It is. I’d been sick for weeks. After I crawled out of that abyss, I regained confidence. Too much, I’d say. Remember that glorious feeling you get when the dimness of sickness leaves your body? I remember it, but it no longer...
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    Jerry Fletcher
    18/11/2017 #4 Jerry Fletcher
    Joyce. Even when you limp people don't acknowledge the pain. You are one kick-ass lady in my book.
    Don Philpott☘️
    17/11/2017 #3 Don Philpott☘️
    "I was like that choo-choo train, murmuring in my head, I think I can. I think I can. I know I can. I did." :)
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    17/11/2017 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Ah, what a painful past and still @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee you surpassed saddening situations with all courage. With such a show of mettle even sickness and hardships escape from a persevering soul like you. May the Lord of the humankind bless you with good health!
    Pascal Derrien
    17/11/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    Ah Joyce ..... I don't have anything smart to say :-( You are a hell of a driving force you know that :-)
  25. ProducerBirnoveanu Irina
    Happy customers?
    Happy customers?What we can do with nervous customers that affect the life's work of our employees?It is important to have happy customers but some people are difficult to extract from the shell of their anger.They come unhappy or are such preoccupied of their...
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    Birnoveanu Irina
    18/11/2017 #2 Birnoveanu Irina
    #1 Thank you Preston for your words!
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    18/11/2017 #1 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    @Birnoveanu Irina Great Buzz. I have also learned not to push hard on prospects. For example, "Less is More." I would rather have more loyal customers buying products with at a lower profit, than push hard and make a sale and make a large profit, but never see that customer again. If I lose that relationship, I am now in the hardest part of my entire part of business, "Getting Leads."
    I made this mistake years ago when I sold vacuums. I sold these for about 6 months. I noticed that the customers who I pushed hard to buy the product never called me again. Yet, the ones who I helped, truly help solved a problem, and even gave them a better price up front, became a returning customer. Sure I lost a big commission on the initial sale, but I made it up as they later would call me back for for vacuum materials when needed.
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