- Producer03/12/2016TELL MEmeI like it when people know what they are talking about and can sum it up clearly and susinctly. All of these private messages asking me to send an email to learn more BS about their special business opportunity do not move me!Albert Einstein said...
Comments03/12/2016 #3 David B. GrinbergExcellent points and wonderful images, Ben. I agree that brevity is key in today's frenetically paced mobile, digital and virtual Information Age. Let's also recall that the average attention span of most people is less than that of a goldfish, at least according to one recent study. Moreover, information overload online and off is fast becoming the rule, rather than the exception.
Thus, distilling any information, especially sales pitches, to a clear and concise statement is critically important. Thanks for the good advice, which I'm sharing on three hives. Keep buzzing, Ben!03/12/2016 #1 Robert CormackWe do seem to hate simplicity @Ben Pinto. It's seems a shame when people must realize how bombarded we are with information. Obviously, you sell more, convince more, persuade more with simple language. That seems to escape most marketers, and they lose business because of it. Thanks for the post.
- Producer03/12/2016Redo the buyer's credoBen at The Louvre's Egyptian Exhibit This refers to the buyer in a B2B retail / wholesale relationship with the vendor.Buyer's CreedShow me your WHEREs. (& wares)What are your WAYs? (& weighs)Tell me YOUR WHYs. (you're...
- Producer20/07/2016Fractals ForeverBe BRAVE,provide something NEW and magnificent for the others,then the whole WORLD is yours.Love is the essence of time. The moment when we start to believe that we are influential is at the same time the final moment for our own rigorous...
Comments31/10/2016 #131 Gerald Hechtprabhakar rajarapu I believe your time on this wheel has ended ...no worries though; yo have been reported to Javier beBee John White, MBA Deb Helfrich David B. Grinberg and they shall determine how to dispose of you and the record of harassing me which you have so thoughtfully left behind31/10/2016 #130 Gerald Hecht@prabhakar rajarapu I believe your time on this wheel has ended ...no worries though; yo have been reported to @Javier beBee @John White, MBA @Deb Helfrich @David B. Grinberg and they shall determine how to dispose of you and the record of harassing me which you have so thoughtfully left behind
- Producer27/11/2016Philosophical Observations 20Question everything! You are the gift, you live in that space between the giver and the receiver. You were sent into the world to make the world a better place. Remember who you are, and live your purpose. Loving...
Comments07/11/2016 #3 Phil FriedmanBen, I am suspicious of those who see "influencing people" as a life goal. But I do agree with you that we all need to work to keep the "I" out of our discussions, if we are to be part of a community in which discussion is intended to be a bridge, rather than a soapbox. Cheers!
- 05/11/2016The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. -Mahatma Gandhi
Be a strong person today - and forgive!
- Producer03/11/2016What Happened to Nice?I consider myself a simple soul, perhaps a little high maintenance because of my age but I am realistic with common sense goals. I grew up sheltered, an only child, always wishing for a brother or sister. I was not blessed with either but had many...
Comments30/11/2016 #153 Max J. CarterI think when I look at the concept of nice and life, I can't help but to feel that life isn't always nice even when it is being kind.
To me the fundamental difference between nice and kind is honesty.
Nice will let one be silent instead of honest in the interest of being nice. Kindness will say something honest because sometimes being nice is being cruel and allowing suffering to continue or be perpetuated which leads to suffering be inflicted on others as well.
Kindness is honesty in all things as it is unkind and cruel to lie for any reason even if its to be nice based on my experience.
Compassion is similar in action. As is mercy. . This is why I often say that I am nice until it is time to be kind, you know honest.30/11/2016 #152 Lisa Gallagher#106 Thanks @Jared Wiese and your right, most people are good. As for those who have rotten egos, it's become easy for me to ignore. My health means a lot to me ha ha. Toxic people attract other toxic people. Those of us who are sensitive to toxins know when it's healthy to just back off and stay away. :))09/11/2016 #151 Gerald Hecht#150 @Franci Eugenia Hoffman I will comment (albeit awkwardly) out of plain good manners (I was brought up that way; and, for the first few decades of my life anyway, was actually known amongst my friends and family as "Mr. Manners"); regarding anything I post or comment on, however, they are usually "stand alone/RES IPSA LOQUITUR thingies" --unless explicitly requesting engagement or posing queries, etc. I do however often read followup responses, and sometimes join in a discussion, if it seems necessary08/11/2016 #143 Claire Cardwell 🐝#131 @Gerald Hecht you are welcome - there's plenty more where that one came from. One family favourite is 'Just Be' now those not in the know think it's the quote from Buddha, but it's short for Just be off with you and scratch yerself! I would love to say that to Donald Trump!08/11/2016 #142 Christine Stevens#138 You can early or absentee vote in most jurisdictions with little or no issue. All you have to do in Virginia is work 30 miles away or kick up a fuss and say it is too hard to get to the polls. I know someone who works around the corner from her polling location, could literally go vote on her lunch break, and voted early.08/11/2016 #138 Jared Wiese#132 #136
"Difficulty" for the U.S., per Wikipedia:
"the US is no longer primarily an agrarian society, and Tuesday is now normally a work day throughout the country with most voters working. This has led activists to object to Election Day (ED) being on a Tuesday on the grounds that it decreases voter turnout. They advocate either making ED a federal holiday or allowing voters to cast their ballots over two or more days. Activists also encourage workplaces to allow their employees paid time off in lieu of such mandates and encourage voters to make use of early voting and postal voting facilities when available and convenient.
Several commentators have noted the irony of ED being a regular working day, while Veterans Day, which typically falls on November 11, is a federal holiday. Many have called for the holidays to be merged, so citizens can have a day off to vote. This would be seen as a way to honor veterans by exercising the democratic right to vote.
...[DE, HI, KY, MT, NJ, NY, OH, WV & PR] have declared ED a civic holiday. Some other states require that workers be permitted to take time off from employment without loss of pay. CA Elections Code Section 14000 and NY State Election Law provide that employees without sufficient time to vote must be allowed two hours off with pay, at the beginning or end of a shift. Democracy Day, a planned federal holiday to coincide with ED, was unsuccessfully proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate in 2005. It was later reintroduced in the Senate in 2014 and has not been enacted.
...Some employers allow their employees to come in late or leave early on ED to allow them an opportunity to get to their precinct and vote."
- 13/10/2016Generosity is doing something for someone else expecting nothing in return. - Simon Sinek
Look for ways to be truly generous today!
- 05/10/2016When asked GOT MILK? I replied I'VE HIVE!Got Milk?www.gotmilk.com Official "got milk?" website. Food and milk: a match made in sweet, salty, savory, spicy...
- 30/09/2016"I believe dreams don't have deadlines."~LL Cool J *Couldn't agree more* Many dreams come to life when we least expect them. Photo credit: Lisa Gallagher 2016