- 06/12/2016Melt, just melt and do it:TO INFINITY AND BEYOND - A DISNEY Motivational Video “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of them all.” – Mulan A motivational tribute to Disney. Subscribe for more motivational...
- 06/12/2016HYGGE : L'art de vivre Cocooning ! | BY EMYbit.ly Aujourd’hui on part à la découverte de l’art de vivre des pays nordique : Le Hygge. Mot atypique imprononçable mais qui représente un mode de vie...
- 06/12/2016http://work911.com/smallbiz/lib/Business_Online/Blogging/ In our new section on blogging for small business, you'll find information on how to make a blog "work", comparisons of various blogging platforms, and more.
Bebee is a great platform for blogging, but you may want more control by having your own dedicated blog, hosted or not, or simply to try to increase the probability that your work will be found and read on the Internet.
- 06/12/2016Things to consider before building backlinks to your website - See more at: https://www.seoqualitybacklinks.com/blog/consider-before-building-backlinks#sthash.psWMBeJy.dpuf
- 06/12/2016NaNoWriMo Results – Why You Should Always Shoot for the Moonwww.petermorscheck.xyz “Shoot for the moon. If you miss, at least you’ll land among the stars.” – Norman Vincent Peale November’s now over, and with it, both “NaNoWriMo” (ahem – “National November Writer’s Month”) and...
- 06/12/201610 Ways to Recycle Content from Your Business Blog | Marketing Insider Groupmarketinginsidergroup.com Creating quality content takes a lot of time and energy. That’s not to say every piece you put on your blog is your best work. But we all have those posts… you know, the ones where we just hit the mark. Maybe it was the depth of research. Or maybe...
- Producer06/12/2016In Hollywood, Anxiety Is the New Alcoholism.This article first appeared in the National Post, December 12, 2002. Despite its age, it still resonates in terms of how well anxiety is portrayed and understood in Hollywood.In The Sopranos series, Tony Soprano describes his anxiety attacks to his...
- Producer06/12/2016“How many seas must a white dove sail before she sleeps in the sand?”Growing up extremely poor made it very difficult to escape the problems of prematurity, than from the problems of just being so tiny. I was recently asked during an interview, ‘why I’d have finally decided to author my upcoming autobiography,...
- 06/12/2016So, what's it like to be a (good) protege? I'm sure we all have some ideas about this. If you care to expand your understanding of this role, you can take a look at my latest blog post: . Also, if you have any suggestions for an image, please go ahead!Portrait of a Protege in the Data Science Pathwww.foxydatascience.com I have talked about the value of a mentor in data science in a previous post . The thing is that even the best mentor in the world is bound to be ineffective if she is working with someone who is...
- Producer06/12/2016We're Desperate for Real ConnectionNo Longer Virtual = True Engagement of Your Valuable NetworkIt all started with a call from Karthik Rajan. I woke up the morning after that call full of energy, motivation, and excitement. Mornings are slow for me; I love to sleep, so it's rare for...
Comments06/12/2016 #14 Phil FriedmanSarah, NLV is a great idea. I would love to attend, but believe that I will have to be in Taiwan at that time. But my best wishes go out to all of you for a successful conference.
It will be interesting to see whether "we're" desperate enough for "real connection" to come out from behind the constructed social media personas to meet face-to-face. I know that a couple of times I've had occasion to do that have been exceedingly fruitful.
I hope that as many people on beBee who can manage it will take advantage of this opportunity. Cheers!06/12/2016 #13 Aaron Skogen#2 Thanks @Deb Helfrich. Where there is a will, there is a way right? I think its a great opportunity to invest in yourself. Think of all the ways we spend our time and hard earned money, but how often do we take a step back, assess and invest in ourselves. It's going to be a great experience, of that I am certain!
Cheers, and thank you for the kind mention!06/12/2016 #8 Lisa Gallagher@Sarah Elkins I listened to the entire interview with you and @Chris Spurvey, I really enjoyed it. Many times if a youtube video is longer than 4-5 minutes I turn it off, in this case... I kept listening. Your enthusiasm is contagious. I clicked on @Sarah (Sally) McCabe's page and she is doing what I've told others I'd love to do. It's been a passion of mine for years for various reasons, that includes family members, my past experiences in the field of Health Care, I saw so many patients without family members who could have used an advocate and I also saw just as many patients with family members who also would have benefited from an advocate. Oh, how I wish I could attend and meet all of you! We have 2 trips planned for the year (2017) and lets just say the funds are a bit low. I have to admit, I'm struggling with this because I feel it would be very beneficial. If you don't mind, please PM me with your telephone number so we can chat. I have one idea to run by you that may help me to get there. No promises but who knows unless we chat? Thanks!!!06/12/2016 #2 Deb Helfrich" I know it takes a smidgen of courage to hit a publish button, share a meaningful comment, or in the case of NLV, make the jump, yet ultimately there are gifts hidden right out in the open."
I have to concur with this quote from @Aaron Skogen View more" I know it takes a smidgen of courage to hit a publish button, share a meaningful comment, or in the case of NLV, make the jump, yet ultimately there are gifts hidden right out in the open."
I have to concur with this quote from @Aaron Skogen. The rewards lie in taking a risk. Not coming up with a bunch of excuses and taking part in something that just might lead to some very big results.
And when you find someone doing something that they believe in so strongly, as @Sarah Elkins clearly does, it is pretty wise to come along for the ride. Close06/12/2016 #1 John White, MBASo, excited to be a part of the No Longer Virtual conference. My hope is that many other bees will be able to attend this great event and make face to face connections. CC: @Javier beBee @Pascal Derrien @Kevin Pashuk @Larry Boyer @CityVP Manjit @Deb Helfrich @Teresa Gezze @Bob McIntosh
- Producer05/12/2016Change: No Wimps OR Whiners AllowedYou’ve heard it before.Question: What is the definition of ignorance? Answer: Doing what I’ve always done and expecting a different result.That’s not so uncommon you know. It’s an everyday practice in more companies than you could imagine. I’ve seen...
- Producer05/12/2016People Love a Good StoryThe question that I get most often is: "Will you publish..." and then they list a genre. The answer that I usually give is that I have to read it to determine if I want to publish it or not. If it is a good story I don't care what genre it is...
Comments06/12/2016 #1 Deb HelfrichAn interesting story, @John Sliz about interesting stories. Even the solitary process of writing can be made into a captivating story if framed in the correct way. Here's to connecting more writers with viable ways to publish all those great stories that are begging to find their audience.
- Producer05/12/2016American Grammar Checkup: Money Down the Drain (Updated)I first published this post in February 2015, nearly two years ago, when I had about 20 followers on LinkedIn. I believe it's important to occasionally reprise a post, especially when the subject matter matters. And I never published it before here...
Comments06/12/2016 #10 Deb Helfrich#9 Certainly, Mohammed, not all of us are here solely to promote our professional interests. Quite a few of us are here to interact socially and meet people we would never be able to meet in our own communities.
I was speaking to the contingent of people who are here for business purposes, encouraging them to think about utilizing @Susan Rooks services in order to not send money down the drain.
I believe that potential customers will judge a business if their communications are not clear.
But I believe even more strongly that we all must be kind and understanding to everyone we interact with online, which includes remembering that English is a complex language and it is far from everyone's mother tongue.
The more each of us reads for meaning, rather than rules, the better we will all get along.
Thanks for answering my question so I had a chance to state my thoughts a little more clearly. That is what it is all about. Communicating clearly. And that is often not as easy as we think it is.05/12/2016 #9 Mohammed Sultan#7 Deb.I'm not demonstrating my skills but showing a show case that support my comment.I will never do that as i'm not also seeking any credits or jobs. I wish it's clear.Turn your eyes 5 cent.to the left and this may give an answer to your question.I fully appreciate ,thank you.05/12/2016 #7 Deb HelfrichI am honored to be mentioned, @Susan Rooks. And I am officially available for discussing a commenting strategy with anyone who thinks they might need to put some thought into the time they spend on social media. Most often, the reason we are here is to build a personal 'brand' that is meant to help us in our work lives. Why squander this opportunity to demonstrate our skills?
Grammar and spelling are the glue that binds what we type into meaning and sweating these details is part of our professional image. I think that we have been duped into keeping up a self-defeating pace on the internet. I think it is smart business sense for people who are using English as their primary business language to invest in making sure they continue to brush up on their skills, or to seek help with copy-editing.
Which brings me to the caveat I always have to add. No one should be discouraged from expressing themselves. Let's not judge others because usage is complicated. Both copy editing and copy-editing are correct - I had to look it up.05/12/2016 #6 Mohammed SultanWe have learned from our Mrkt research experience that we can reach a group of people with the same language but to approach a customer whose perception,thinking,feeling not like us requires modifications of your communication strategy to make him closer to the values and spirits of your brands. beeBe is both personal and professional brand targeted toward people of different cultures.The reader got your message because he understood it in his or her terms.For more than 20 years I had been working in marketing,advertising and market research with British executives who were able to learn the local languages because they were very close to their customers.They changed their perceptions to create several impressions in their audiences mind.They learned how to use simple words in a big way although it was hard to do.What was really surprising was when we, together,had language courses lectured by British teachers to improve our report writing skills.The British executives whose mother tongue is English were not only doing spelling mistakes but also used wrong propositions in words like bring up and bring about ,come across and come a long or come over..etc.The teachers suggested that we all study these by heart and turn them into active material and set our content strategy accordingly.Your creative article@Susan Rooks reminded me with Bernard Shaw's famous quote" The US and Britain are two great countries divided by a common language."There's real not imagined cultural differences that also explain why some American products have been unsuccessful in Britain and even in Canada ,its neighbor.05/12/2016 #3 Nan EinarsonHi, Susan - Thanks for re-publishing. I think your article is still very relevant. It seems the more things change, the more they stay the same! I see exactly the same issues today as there were back then! I, too, use the free version of Grammarly and find it very helpful, in all of my communications. I use it with Chrome.05/12/2016 #1 Phil FriedmanNo need to apologize, Susan, for republishing this. It is a great piece , with solid advice I would only add that I have a free version of Grammarly running as an add-inn to FireFox and it overlays itself on just about every online editor that I am using, including beBee and LinkedIn. It is very good at spellchecking, backed up by an integral grammar check, and always offers easy options. I am very impressed after a couple of months. Cheers!
- 05/12/2016Tom Brady 201st. N.E. Patriots Winlrbandassociates.com Not only was yesterday another win for the New England Patriots, but it was also Tom Brady 201st win. Furthermore, 201 wins is the most in the NFL history. Tom Brady 201st Since Tom Brady became a starter back in 2001, he has 201 wins in 264...
- 05/12/2016Hello. I am new to the BeBee service and would like to introduce myself. The best way to get to know me is to read my blog at Artlyst.
I have been blogging there for a couple of years so there's plenty of content on my journey as an artist. I am learning now to photograph to create better blog entries and am currently studying exporting.
I am excited to be here & make new connections. Please enjoy your read.A View Upon | From dance to performance art, media art and an interest in diversity of forms, expressions and stylesblog.artlyst.com
- 05/12/2016Cyber Monday Holiday Shopping Tipslrbandassociates.com Since many individuals wait to shop on Cyber Monday Holiday, they are looking for the best deals. Cyber Monday is the first Monday after Thanksgiving. Furthermore, it is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. In the first place, Cyber...
- Producer05/12/2016HOW TO AVOID EATING GRANDMA! (Punctuation saves lives)In today’s world of text speak, blogging and one line emails, is punctuation still important? Is it an unnecessary complication to our already complicated lives? Should children still be taught to punctuate correctly? In a few short years, the rise...
- Producer29/11/2016A Short StoryMy father had to deal with “being let go” in 1965. I had to deal with “being let go” in 2001. The corporate culture may have looked different but it is only a variation on the same theme; losing your job. In today’s corporate culture, the system...
Comments06/12/2016 #17 Sara Jacobovici#15 Thank you @Mohammed Sultan for your contribution. I would like to highlight 2 points you make: 1. Investing; "Beside investing in saving money, people should also think of investing in their emotional life...They should invest in something that makes them feel good about selves and make them ready for work." And 2. "dignity". We can't always depend on others to be treated with dignity but you remind us that dignity needs to start from ourselves. In this way, we posses it and so our dignity can't be taken away by someone else.05/12/2016 #15 Mohammed Sultan@ Sara Jacobovici.It's a creative short story on short-life work.Two messages behind your story,one for the employers who don't care about the loss of the professional dignity of their employees and the second for the employees who lost their jobs because of the early retirement.To the employers I would say; before you push people to early retirement,you should think of how to ensure that they get retired with dignity by reaping the benefits of their short- life work.And for the employees the message is; how they can accumulate the remains of their personal dignity by thinking of savings.Savings will be a crucial investment in what's remained and help a rapid bounce back from the shock of the early retirement. Beside investing in saving money,people should also think of investing in their emotional life by seeking self-renewal and social support;why not they devote their free time to something better than merely resort to their comfort zone,where the monster of early retirement ever grow.They should invest in something that makes them feel good about selves and make them ready for work.05/12/2016 #13 Alan CullerWhat a poignant story @Sara Jacobovici you have certainly captured all the emotions that are intertwined between work and self worth. I was fired once -it turned out to be one of the best events of my life -another door and a much more exciting one opened -I also quit and left the same day -tantamount to getting fired -which also turned out well. These taught me -I will survive. I work for myself now so on alternative days I have the worst boss ever and the best boss ever. My self is still too wrapped up in what I do, but at least every other day I get to do it for the best boss ever.
Thanks for sharing this story you have a gift at capturing emotion in a few lines. Keep writing. And thank you.
Alan05/12/2016 #11 Lisa GallagherGreat story @Sara Jacobovici. I think so many people do intertwine their work identity with their personal identity. I remember when I was new to the town I live in so many women would ask me "what I do for a living or what my husband did for a living?" I found that question to be so shallow. I joined women's groups and one in particular- a mom's club was so snobby and I was asked that question more than often than "how are you, it's nice to meet you.' Because I was new here I felt I had nothing to lose when I was asked for the umpteenth time where my husband worked- I replied, "He's a garbage man." The look on the woman's face was priceless. Not that there is anything wrong with being a garbage collector but in their minds it was a lowly job. I never went back to another club meeting after that day. There is so much more to a person than their title. Losing a job is never easy and harder for some depending on their age, so having a network of friends who care about 'you, the person,' is so vital.
- Producer05/12/2016Acting lessons Strange situations a man can witness taking the kid to the playground. It was a weekend afternoon I saw an animator who has a simple job - to teach the kids how to prepare and perform a small play. Kids were interested. My kid was delighted, so I...
- 05/12/2016I need to write a post tonight for Inc. Got a bit of case of writer's block. Any ideas on what I should write about? The HS sports post just kind of flowed, easy to write. However, now I need a business post for Inc., by tomorrow morning and I got nothing. Any suggestions on what I should write about?
Comments05/12/2016 #6 Ben Pinto@John White, MBA I believe there was a sitcom 1/2 episode about a coffee table book about coffee tables or maybe it was about coffee table books. I believe Seinfeld is chalk full of ideas since that show was supposed to be about nothing in particular. How about for a social profile choosing a profile pic of the genuine person versus using an avatar, or redesigning your moniker?
I recently made up a story about a writer's block which I produced here on beBee. It was well received yet was just a bare bones shell to be expanded upon at a later time.
I don't think you have writers block, just a subject matter block. I would love to see someone come up with stuff about how drones can revolutionize certain processes and what to use a drone for business-wise.
- Producer04/12/2016Prejudice and other violationsSo prevalent has it become that one can almost conclude that standing in judgement of each other has become our default mode. Closely allied to this latter mode, or in fact as a consequence of it, is prejudice. The prevailing levels of judgement...
Comments06/12/2016 #17 Mohammed Sultan@Ian Weinberg .When I read any post ,with the instinct of a researcher I always jump to give conclusions and recommendation,so please don't "prejudge" me as giving advice.One of the most dangerous facts is to become captive to our held beliefs and consider it as the right way to go and the best decision to take.When we become regularly tuned with our prejudgment we may lose our personal balance and start criticizing or blaming others,and even become unable to provide anything new.The more often we look at things in this way ,the more it become difficult to think about them in a different way.The danger is that our past experience may also become a trap and rigid way when we assume that the new problems can be solved in the same way we tended to use with the old ones.The question is always ;Are we able to see our past blinders and the new blinders resulting from our expectations about others? As @Phil once said in one of his comments on another post;Distorted thinking is contagious ...I will also add and when it becomes a habit it will spread.05/12/2016 #15 Harvey Lloyd@Ian Weinberg this discussion is an important one. Reading the thoughts of both yourself and @Phil Friedman have been challenging. I do believe the discussion embodies the current election craziness we sense at the center.
I hold the belief that as humans we must decern our environment and make decisions. Whether it be fatherly, family or professional. From the outside this could appear judgmental, not haveing all of the discerning pieces that went into the choice.
I read your post more from a perspective of general attitudes/perceptions. Your post stated many of the things we observe in social behaviours, in our post-election environment. Many of the folks who silently sat in awe of the past 8 years have been awakened and found a voice. Is this good or bad, is for another debate. However, it does exacerbate your thoughts here.
Thanks to you and Phil for haveing this enlightening discussion. I would make one further point though, consensus on the debate will have to happen at some point in the future. What we hold to be as close to the truth must be decided. The lines are being drawn and without a clear set of guidelines of "judgement" within our social understanding, it will not end well.05/12/2016 #14 Phil Friedman#13 Sorry, Ian but that is NOT what I am saying, nor is it what I said. What I am saying is:
First, I think that some of the inferences being made from your discussion are not validly drawn from what you say, but themselves appear to me to be based on prejudgments. For example, I do not take what you are saying to actually assert or support the view that there is no objective truth. You can correct me if I am wrong about that.
Second, what I am asserting is that we must have an intellectual commitment to the existence of objective truth of some kind whether or not we can ultimately know that truth perfectly. If not, then all science and other intellectual pursuits are meaningless.
Third, that what is subjective and often relative are our perceptions of truth (or fact), which perceptions may be more or less in alignment with underlying reality. Science and other intellectual pursuits represent for me an ongoing dialogue that seeks to move closer to that reality by exploring and exchanging, examining and discussing ideas and concepts. We don't "make" truth; we seek to discover it, albeit only more or less successfully, and always tentatively.
Fourth, the dialogue involved, of needs, requires making judgments all the time. And there is nothing wrong with being "judgmental" in that sense. But being "judgmental" in that sense is often confused with what I term "pre-judgment" -- or in other words prejudice based on irrelevant factors, not in any way related to whether a set of assertions or postulates may be more or less reflective of the underlying reality, the "truth".
Fifth, if you insist on conflating being judgmental (which is inevitable) with being prejudiced or pre-judgmental, you are doing a disservice to the cause of intellectual engagement and exploration, as well as opening up the door to the proponents of Universal and Absolute Relativism -- which is nihilistic claptrap. Cheers and thanks for being open to discussion.05/12/2016 #13 Ian Weinberg#12 Phil, please walk me through this: If I assert something to be true and it is true, then it represents the truth. Epistemologically it is the closest to fact. One assumes that my truth is developed from an honest and comprehensive reasoning of all available, relevant substrate. I understand from your response that other asserted truths relating to the same concept provide no further epistemological value if derived in the same manner. And further, if the truth of individual assertions be limited by subjectivity and it is acknowledged to be incomplete truth due to subjectivity, then it is an untruth because even if pooled with other subjectivity-limiting truths, there can be no further evolution towards truth. Concluding then, authentic fact is derived from an honest and comprehensive reasoning of all available relevant substrate which renders redundant the dialoguing of similar concepts derived in the same way.05/12/2016 #12 Phil Friedman#11 and while you're at it, consider if you will, The Liar's Paradox. Which amounts to how one evaluates the assertion by someone that all statements are lies. If the statement is true, then it must be a lie and therefore false. Or if true, then it belies the claim that all statements are lies. And so again it must be false. I believe that the problem with absolute relativism is akin to The Liar's Paradoex. cheers!05/12/2016 #9 Phil Friedman#8 No , Ian, I am asserting exactly the opposite of what you take me to be saying. Your interpretation is symptomatic of dogmatic relativism, which pretends to celebrate rational discussion, but which actually makes an a priori assumption that precludes consideration of any position other than your own. I did NOT say your assertion are grunts. I only said if your assertion that there are no absolute truths, than all assertions, including yours, are grunts. And so your position is its own reductio ad absurdum. That is a far cry from saying your assertions are grunts.05/12/2016 #8 Ian Weinberg#7 Phil, we are unlikely to arrive at absolute truth, which in itself is probably a relative concept . Our best effort at making sense of our environment is to use objective reasoning in the context of a given subjectivity, in an attempt to transcend the limits of our subjectivity. Additional to this is the engagement with other subjective folk in a constructive way so that more substrate becomes available for reasoning and evaluation and the subjective bias is diluted. The mode of engagement is fundamental because if we retain mutual sensitivity and remain in rapport we achieve, collectively, a more valuable outcome. By referring to my (and presumably other) assertions as just another collection of ‘grunts’ you expose your own modus of engagement in communication. You appear to be at a place where you are judging other points of view as ‘grunts’ and default to accepting your own judgement. It begs the question of what reasoning substrate your bias would allow you to place value upon for personal integration? There is a possibility that at the end of the day your epistemological compass would have shrunk you down to your own turf/comfort zone/world-view after disrespecting a whole host of external ‘grunts’ irrespective of their intrinsic value!05/12/2016 #7 Phil Friedman#4 Sorry Ian, without validi judgement -- whether or not we can ultimately determine which judgments are valid -- there is no truth. Without truth -- whether or not we can ultimately determine what is true and what is not -- there is only subjective grunting. And that includes your assertions here. So if I accept your assertions, then ipso facto they become meaningless, with no basis for accepting them over any contrary assertions. And, therefore, you will pardon me for choosing to ignore your grunts and choosing instead to stick with mine.
No, your position, like all attempts to assert absolute relativism, is self-nullifying as worthy of consideration. For such arguments are always their own reductios as absurdum. Cheers.05/12/2016 #4 Ian Weinberg#3 @Phil Friedman In a bigger context there is no real differentiation between 'pre-judge' and judge'. Both reflect the intrinsic biases of subjective belief. However it is the mode of communication which becomes the issue. In collective discussion, a non-judgemental sensitivity to where the opposing view originates can be termed 'dialogue'. All lesser levels of respect based on a challenge to an opposing view without regard for the context of the individual and sensitivity to their subjective space, will invariably result in a subjective-based challenge or response. This invariably incorporates elements of judgement/pre-judgement. In regard to daily choices, that is exactly what it is, choices. These should not be termed 'judgements'. They are preferences based on our subjective evaluations.05/12/2016 #3 Phil FriedmanIan, with all due respect, it appears to me that you here (although, perhaps, not in your own mind) conflate "judging" with "pre-judging".
The fact is, we of needs judge others every day, including 1) their ideas (whom should we listen to and believe, who shall influence us and our view?), 2) their social mores (whom shall we befriend, trust, establish relationships with?), 3) their rhetoric (for whom shall we vote, 4) their actions (with whom shall we associate, who is dangerous and who is not, to whom shall we entrust our money, our children's care and education?), 5) and their abilities (whom shall we hire and for whom shall we work?)
That is, however, far different from pre-judging people before we know of their ideas, social mores, rhetoric, actions, or abilities -- based solely on traits such as skin color or religion or nationality or ethnic origin, which are completely irrelevant to any of the matters that we do have to make judgements about.
Social media is a place where, as a community, we are in constant danger of being over-run by those who believe they can create their own reality, complete with self-ascribed personas, and live out a life that they create on their laptops or mobile devices, something like The Sims on steroids. While they gain succor from the concept that there are no truths, and that all is relative. And that, consequently, nobody is in a position to "judge" their ideas or what they say -- not judge what they do, because they do nothing other than live on social media.
To my mind, everyone has a right to speak. But not everyone has a right to be listened to or taken seriously. And nobody has a right to be free of being judged by others. The most we can expect is not to be pre-judged on irrelevancies. Cheers!04/12/2016 #1 Deb HelfrichIt seems to me that those of us who are interested in collaboration, empathy, and heightening our sensitivity, so that we may stay in a state of awe about the fundamental joy of life, just have to keep blathering on until we become a very peaceful majority. The narcissists and sociopaths cannot listen anyway, and that is a short-cut for figuring out who to avoid. If there is no capability to listen, to adjust, or consider then it is probably best to move along and find someone with the capability to listen.
You have asked a poignant question, @Ian Weinberg. Am I standing in judgement or am I seeking understanding?
I am willing to take responsibility for every single one of my interactions. I work to send everyone on their way with a smile after running into me. And when that doesn't occur, I am willing to listen to their why. I don't believe that I am unprejudiced; I put in the work to practice uncovering my own biases and self-deceptions.
- 04/12/2016If you have a blog, making an e-book from your posts can be a great way to get new life out of old content. Those evergreen posts from years ago may not be generating a ton of traffic anymore, but they could soon be earning you money and attention on the digital market.Why You Should Turn Your Blog Into an E-book (And How To Do it Easily)www.business2community.com E-books are great marketing tools. They’re informative, easy to put on the market, and inexpensive to produce. But the time and effort required to write an entire e-book is a huge obstacle...
- Producer04/12/2016Hair Today Gone TomorrowThe night before the funeral, with no consideration for the deceased, I lay restless in bed thinking of what fashion statement I was going to make at the crematorium. Heels and a hand bag was crass I decided, so I went with flats and a purse in...
- 04/12/2016Have you heard of MXNet? If not, here is an article I wrote this afternoon on it: . Enjoy!MXNet: A Language-agnostic Paradigm for Fringe Data Sciencewww.foxydatascience.com I have talked in another post about the new kind of data science that is becoming more and more popular nowadays. Namely, there is a kind of data science that leverages A.I. via a framework known...
- Producer03/12/2016What being a Bee means to meAbove all, I would like to thank the honour for being appointed as Bebee ambassador to Javier beBee and Juan Imaz and their team. As some bees already know, I’ve landed here due to Ali Anani who I first met at LI around 2013. After so much...
Comments04/12/2016 #22 Pamela L. WilliamsThere are so many words shared here that hone in on what beBee is and how it is different from other social media offerings.
@Zacharias Voulgaris "Being a bee is being urged to be creative and part of a global community where everyone is valued and respected."
@David Navarro López
"You can’t explain it, and is hard to know how it came to Bee.
You can’t describe it to anyone who never felt it before.
But you know you are. And other who are too, can see you are."
"We are free to feel and express ideas and share how much fun it is to type out a comment that is not meant to be a shield for an attack or accomplish anything other than being an honest expression of what occurs to us in the moment to contribute to a discussion."
They are all saying the same thing: It's safe to be your creative self, to let our minds flow, to express deepest selves, to find that community that is becoming rare in the non-virtual world.
Thanks David for sharing and for featuring @Ali Anani who is an inspiration to many Bees.04/12/2016 #21 Zacharias VoulgarisFor me it's more than a feeling (or a psychological state). Being a bee is more like embracing this era's zeitgeist, the idea of collaborative effort to tackle common problems, such as information overload, information streams of low veracity, and content farming (see LI). Being a bee is being urged to be creative and part of a global community where everyone is valued and respected.03/12/2016 #19 Franci Eugenia HoffmanI love the positive vibes I'm feeling from this buzz, as well as the comments. Your lines below reflect what beBee is all about.
"This lonely wolf, this lost bee, finally has found a hive on which it should bee.
Proud and happy to bee here.
This is just the beginning. Life ahead is promising.
Let us make our world a better place to “bee” in."03/12/2016 #16 David B. GrinbergKudos, David, on an excellent buzz. I know that countless number of users (bees) here share your sentiments. @Ali Anani is enough reason for anyone to join beBee. His intellectually stimulating writing and thought process is always a breath of fresh air. Also, kudos on being named an ambassador. I'm sharing this on three hives and posting in the "beBee Buzz!" group on LinkedIn. Keep up the buzz!
cc: @John White, MBA03/12/2016 #15 Anonymous#14 Quite an interesting exposure, thank you for your time. Above all, we can't forget that Bebee is not based on an algorithm. The result of it, whether pizza or hamburger is, it is directly connected to the quality and periodicity all of the bees are producing honey.
An appropriate environment has been created to produce this honey, but we, the bees, are each and everyone responsibles to produce it.
In addtion, we are not limited to one kind of "food" or another. Therefore the hives were created, to group people by their affinities.
To try to control and classify them intentionally would kill the very spirit of it. You can not put fences to the country, as we say in Spain, meaning, you can not limit what it emerges spontaneously. I would not like to be on a place where some people decides what is convenient and what is not.
In my case, I prefer home made cooking.03/12/2016 #14 Mohammed SultanDear @David Navarro Lopez .In the final analysis of what beBee means to me ,one is reminded not of the Spanish omelette of beBee's communications team but of being in love with Pizza Hut when I click at night for beBee,and to click for linked in during the day, when I tended to have a sandwich from Big Mac.Faced with such a situation we maybe in a need to do three things to develop beBee platform;
First;Review of all beBee pizza varieties(beBee contents) based on the actual users need.Second;Have a proper positioning of each type(hive) based on the quality of the producers.Third;The new brand strategy my suggest the introduction of a Pan Pizza( ie. like HBR for linked in ) beside the current types(hives) to give maturity to these hives and to expand it's use during the day (ie.Promote beBee as a lunch meal).Since families with kids have been a large target for Pizza Hut ,beBee may also consider hives for Business Kids to widen its users base.Here we may also add new varieties(contents) or drop the ones that showed no marketing potential in the past,whatever the scenario will be we have to do this without hurting the quality image of beBee contents or turning around the standards and specifications of the current contents.03/12/2016 #11 Deb Helfrich#8 That is exactly the sort of comment that makes me - and probably many others - feel at home on beBee. We are free to feel and express ideas and share how much fun it is to type out a comment that is not meant to be a shield for an attack or accomplish anything other than being an honest expression of what occurs to us in the moment to contribute to a discussion.
I do wonder about the scaling myself but them I think thoughts along these lines from @David Navarro López:
"I believe being a Bee is like being in love.
You can’t explain it, and is hard to know how it came to Bee.
You can’t describe it to anyone who never felt it before.
But you know you are. And other who are too, can see you are. "
This is a place for authentic human conversations and that will scale, I just know it will.03/12/2016 #8 CityVP ManjitDavid, remember this feeling and keep this post as a marker because it contains your visceral connection of what beBee felt like in its nascent and early years. Then I look forward in time, and how one retains this same visceral connection with scale. Whether it is the blitzscaling that Reid Hoffman addresses or the Unicorn that beBee definitely has the potential to be - the vision of emergence is how the actual scaling preserves the freshness and vitality of what we experience in the hear and now.
In this regard I have opened myself to exposure to diversity. My affinity is not a specialization or professionalization, but with variety and diversity. At a certain point we become a part of the furniture, we find "our place" but my affinity is with people finding their place in the uncountable flow. Where I live there is a rural village that got enveloped by an entire city - but that rural village kept its identity but also functions as a part of a humongous city. I like the village but I acknowledge the city and embracing that kind of scale, while still having our feet firmly planted in our own home, is what I find most fascinating with beBee.
We arrived here at the early part of beBee's development and I intend to scale with it - and then like a city recognize that I am still emerging as an individual, thought the city grows in its diversity and fill with millions of people we will never ever get to know. That for me is the greatest fascination of all - and along the way we will become the elders of this new virtual city, and thus this is what I celebrate most about beBee - not just the here and now but the emergence I am presently emerging in.