- Producer16/02/2017A Tale of Two DistilleriesHibiki, Yoichi, Hakushu, Yamazaki, Taketsuru; words that are often whispered over dark oak counters. These are some of the finest whiskies in the World, and yes, they are Japanese. Many of you may not have heard of them. Some of you might...
Comments17/02/2017 #20 CityVP 🐝 ManjitIt is weird in a way for someone like me trying to understand a market in which I am not a participant (a 100% bonafide teetotaler) but I do lay claim to fame that my first occupation or paid work of any sort was as a barman. I lasted all of three weeks in that role and can now proudly attest that if there was a title for the "world's worst barman" it is me - I will still give credit to the owners of the "Oldfield Tavern" they did try to do the best to keep me by offering me "wash up" duties, but in terms of drink I was washed up.
What this buzz does give me is a cameo into the mind of entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurs story is always a good way of developing an understanding of how markets form and how enterprise emerges, perhaps in more unlikely ways than we can plan. What this story shows me is how an eye for detail is a theme that I do see pop up in entrepreneurial stories a.k.a. Taketsuru "meticulous eye for details". It is also interesting how much of mindset is governed by knowledge of product and how this knowledge is different between a promotion to get people simply using a product or service, and an education which is knowing the details of a market. That knowing of details is another facet of an entrepreneur, which I find an interesting observation point.
As @Milos Djukic recently buzzed a video of Richard Feynman, I come back to what Feynman saw in a good scientist, which is the power of noticing. The power of observation I firmly believe is a trait of great entrepreneurs and how this mitigates risk. Great buzz as always and insights that I can direct towards my red learning.16/02/2017 #19 Dean Owen#18 I knew you'd be a tough convert! You just have to try the Yoichi Single Malt when you are there! For decades the Japanese liked their whisky done "Mizuwari" i.e. with ice and water, or even topped up with soda. I've also been served whisky with Oolong tea which was surprisingly refreshing, and very dry. These days it is on the rocks. The Japanese tend process alcohol quite fast, hence the red faces and very rare hangovers (something to do with enzyme induction). But Yoichi Single Malt is a perfect sipping whisky, taken neat. Your brain cells will not only survive, they will be in a state of exuberance.16/02/2017 #18 Ken BoddieLooking forward to testing your claims in April, Dean-san. As one who was brought up to appreciate a twelve year old single malt whisky (or several) in my foggy uni days, I know the importance of 'John Barleycorn" and the source water, which combine to give us 'uisge beatha' (the water of life). But these days the occasional whiskey (preferably Scotch malt) needs to be 'smooth and well aged' (somewhat like myself, haha). The questions are:
Do our Nippon cousins serve the mature taster's market or the 'Scotch and coke' undifferentiating abortionists?
Have my liver and stomach recovered from the abuse of my youth sufficiently to permit passage past the palate, without enforcing a bile rebellion?
Can I afford to lose any more brain cells? 😟16/02/2017 #14 Neil SmithIt's not something the tourist board shouts about but quite a few of Scotland's best distilleries are Japanese owned. In many cases the incomers took over companies that were on their knees due to traditional, British mismanagement and lack of investment and they have produced a revival and renaissance of some of the county's finest brands. That they have done this with great support for local communities and a very hands off approach to the product is entirely to their credit. If anyone is interested in more information then the book "Raw Spirit" by Iain Banks is well worth a read.16/02/2017 #6 Gert Scholtz@Dean Owen A fascinating look into the history of Japanese whisky. I would never have guessed that some of the finest are made in the land of the rising sun. Interesting how something superior often comes out of rivalry – in this case between the houses of Suntory and Nikka.16/02/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 GallagherInteresting history about Whiskey (s) - I had no clue Japanese produced Whiskey but then again I don't drink it. Wow, worth 6.7 billion, why was I not his favorite granddaughter? ;-) We went to a gin/vodka distillery this summer. They took us back to show us how they brew, it smelled like oatmeal brewing. I had a Russian Mule, first time I ever tried one. My husband prefers a Manhatten when we go out to dinner. Orson Wells, omg... forgot about him!16/02/2017 #1 Paul Walters@Dean Owen Ah Dean san here is a subject close to my heart !!! Great informative piece and I know a few of the brands mentioned and they are terrific. had no idea that the now own Jim Beam !!! Also that @Jim Murray was such an authority on whiskey !!! ( Claim the credit Jim!!!) Thanks for this
- 08/01/2017An infographic about Universal Basic Income. We can get political about this and we can get emotional about this, for me either we have an economy where automated systems produce value and we invent robots as consumers, or we need to figure out how an economy operates with a large swath of human beings losing jobs to automation.
Automation will probably (in the immediate future) wipe out more paid jobs than the economy can create to catch up, and what the economy creates will require time for workers to get re-educated and trained for the new kind of work that emerge - this is an interesting dilemma as automation increases.Universal Basic Income: The Answer to Automation? (INFOGRAPHIC)futurism.com 57% of the world's jobs are at risk of being automated. Universal Basic Income may be our only way out. Here's...
Comments08/01/2017 #1 Chas ✌️ Wyatt@CityVP 🐝 Manjit, Foxconn in Taiwan plans to reduce its labor force to 3% through robotics (the manufacturer of the iPhone). You may also be interested in this article about Finland's current experiment with Universal Basic Income~ http://inhabitat.com/finland-to-provide-2000-citizens-with-free-basic-income-next-month/
just as a side note, I find it ironic that a site with futurism as its name has outdated software (LOL).
- 24/12/2016The United States Of Unicorns: Every US Company Worth $1B+ In One Mapwww.cbinsights.com Collectively, US unicorns are worth approximately $372B. Combined, these companies have raised just over...
Comments24/12/2016 #1 Mohammed Sultan@Juan Imaz,These billions reflect how these unicorns were able two offer the two things that are mostly required by today's customers.They are very aware that to disrupt their markets,that requires continuous disruptive innovations to change their users daily habit.They have excelled in offering the two things that are mostly required by the customers in these states;value through convenience and quality and their genuine service which is founded on the value of the intelligence.Adopting different strategies to deliver these two things not only carried along a well established image but also ensured that the image they crafted in their users mind is consistent with the vision they created for their companies.
- Producer14/12/2016What's Keeping You from Entrepreneurial Success?Two years ago I decided to become an entrepreneur and I was thinking about a few reasons why I didn't do it sooner and some of the obstacles I faced so far.I've been helping other entrepreneurs with Social Media strategies and noticed some of the...
Comments15/12/2016 #14 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat tips and observations @Adel de Meyer. My husband has been in business for himself for almost 14 years now. Through failures which happen to everyone he's learned and it motivates him to re-prioritize. If a person's ego is too large they will miss opportunities, so the ego must stay in check. Thanks, this is great info for those who are just beginning or are second guessing themselves.15/12/2016 #13 Sushmita Thakare JainThe road to success as an entrepreneur has enough barriers as it is. Don't let bad habits or bad people make it more difficult. Clean up your act and clean up your life.
Well summed up, cleaning up can surely help.
I understand it very well, thanks for sharing will be sharing it ahead! ☺14/12/2016 #10 Asesh Datta@Adel de Meyer. Thanks for the interesting post. Entrepreneurial success is not only what you have listed, but an attitude to 'start up' and be passionate about that. Today's entrepreneur do not need manpower as a board member but an all rounder to understand the business process with a concept. With the use of digitization our 'walk the walk' has become at the speed of light and still there are barriers and hurdles. Start up failures are more than the successes. Why and want went wrong? May be capital and preparedness before launch. Thanks and reagrds14/12/2016 #9 Renée 🐝 Cormier#1 When you have a resistant spouse, you need to find a supportive business partner. Not everyone has the courage and strength to be an entrepreneur, but all spouses like to eat, so find someone who complements your skill set and strengths and who fuels your ambition. That should help. @Graham🐝 Edwards you will like this post.
- 02/12/2016State of StartUps - First Round Capital 2016 Report - I love the layout and focus of this report - asks good questions and provides interesting responses from founders. - Found this via Alfredo CunhaFirst Round State of Startups 2016stateofstartups.firstround.com State of Startups...
Comments02/12/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitHi @Tifany Rodio it might be worth reaching out to Alfredo Cunha. His gmail is listed in a startup directory https://www.startus.cc/people/alfredo_cunha - I could not find him on beBee. He is Brazilian, educated in São Paulo and now works in Dublin, Ireland as a investment advisor/entrepreneur. It would be good to see someone like him on BeBee, so worth a try for you to see if you can connect with him and in doing so see if knows about beBee.
- 02/12/2016A new connection for me a.k.a. @Ross Campbell has interesting buzzes on entrepreneurship. While he also submits buzzes on social media (my orange learning hive), the wisdom that caught my eye is his thoughts around entrepreneurship and that in terms of my learning is the learning journey less traveled that I personally observe through my red learning hive. https://www.bebee.com/bee/ross-campbell?t=postsRoss Campbell - beBeewww.bebee.com Public profile of Ross Campbell on beBee. beBee is the only social affinity network specialized by sector. Join and get...
- 26/10/2016Évariste Galois (French: [evaʁist ɡaˈlwa]; 25 October 1811 – 31 May 1832) was a French mathematician born in Bourg-la-Reine. While still in his teens, he was able to determine a necessary and sufficient condition for a polynomial to be solvable by radicals, thereby solving a problem standing for 350 years. His work laid the foundations for Galois theory and group theory, two major branches of abstract algebra, and the subfield of Galois connections. He died at age 20 from wounds suffered in a duel.
Shorter video more educational !Galois: Biography of a Great Thinker Évariste Galois was a great mathematician who led a short, tempestuous life. He made fundamental contributions to a number of fields in math, including...
Comments26/10/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitIf Galois Theory http://www.math3ma.com/mathema/2015/8/31/what-is-galois-theory-anyway is a difficult proposition for mathematicians, think what it is for ordinary mortals like us who have not even confronted math anxiety http://www.vocativ.com/229603/math-anxiety-phobia/
- Producer19/10/2016Marketing Case Study Panasonic 4For building the brand strategy, all the philosophy of co-founders, core significant components. In particularly, whole their stories telling us the secret of the foundation on each brand. Each brand has their own story, and there driving of history...
Comments20/10/2016 #15 Kohei Kurihara#12 In terms of software, behind to the global trend, but listen, here is massive elders country, that means, evolving bunch of issues for assisting robotics, or other critic issues. On my prediction, we're one of the laboratory in the world, and human assistance technology will be rolling out in near future.20/10/2016 #9 Kohei Kurihara#2 Thank you for your feedback. Yes, after the WWⅡ, almost ourselves in the crunch time to survive on the burnt ruins. Entrepreneurship lead the future flourish, people followed them to regain for the generation. I've talked with some predecessor, who ever undergone those days, they all energetically to create something as Japanese spirit!20/10/2016 #8 AnonymousKōnosuke Matsushita also known as the "god of management."
"On April 27, 1989, at age 94!, Konosuke Matsushita, founder of Panasonic, departed the world he had changed so much."
"Learn about the founder of Panasonic and how he developed his business into a leading global corporation" at panasonic.com
http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/konosuke-matsushita.html20/10/2016 #6 Kohei Kurihara#5 Yes, Konosuke Matsushita, contributed also to foster the future business, or honorable social person in Japan. The graduates of his school concerning Japanese politics, business or other center of our components. His history is reminded us to do for all the public!20/10/2016 #5 Anonymous#1 @Kohei Kurihara, I love Technics brand. Technics is a brand name of the Panasonic Corporation for premium hi-fi audio products.
And one of the best ever marketing slogan: Technics - "The Science of Sound".
I often use this ultimate slogan in different versions: The Science of Knowledge, The Science of Silence, The Science of Fractals, The Science of Social Networking...
Kōnosuke Matsushita (1894 – 1989) - Japanese industrialist who founded Panasonic.
A great person deserve no less.
"Matsushita Leadership" by John P. Kotte
cc. @John White, MBA19/10/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 I thank you very much Kohei for introducing this subject. This enables me to incorporate what I am reading into my own learning journey, and had I not touched upon this buzz, I would never have learned about the founder spirit and values of Konosuke Matsushita. http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/konosuke-matsushita.html
I am a phenomenal advocate of founder values, that includes the values of the two founders of beBee e.g. @Juan Imaz and @Javier 🐝 beBee - and if they look at the way Panasonic have laid out the history of their Founder - they can project in their own minds how that history may unfold for beBee but that an entrepreneurial path cannot be predicted today - but does flow from the original seeds of founder values.
Founders like those of Toyota understood that to sustain their value, they would emulate the principles that Henry Ford utilized to finance the company through its profits. The founders of HP are cited as creating the HP Way (which today is credited as a human resources philosophy) but when we look at HP's 1966 objectives we can see that the HP Way was led by first focusing on creating contribution i.e.profit and then leveraging the business from that strength.
Apple and Microsoft today carry massive cash reserves. They don't want to get caught in the trap of short-sighted lending policies. This is how these companies insulate themselves. Henry Ford discussed this back in 1926 in his classic called "Today and Tomorrow" http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/355407.Today_and_Tomorrow
- Producer22/08/2016On The Behavioral Part of Behavioral PharmacologyResearch DesignIndependent variable: drugDependent variable: behaviorBetween-subject designs: different subjects are the source of experimental controluses many subjectsexpensivefastgroup averagesdependent variable only measured onceWithin-subject...
Comments02/09/2016 #7 Lisa 🐝 GallagherAll so complicated, that is unless, someone like you is putting this all together on producer from your phone @Gerald Hecht?! You deserve a medal just for that. So drug testing goes through 4 stages? Are they fairly certain that the drug will be marketed by the time it hits phase 4? I heard phase 3 can take up to 3 years?23/08/2016 #5 Gerald Hecht#1 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich definitely not here! I may be able to advise when we start getting dispatches from the outside again; the vet school at LSU has (probably had) a hyperbaric chamber; I would give myself sessions when it wasn't in use; always seemed invigorating (but this is anecdotal), like "dialysis for the brain"...
- Producer11/08/2016What Do Predictive Analytics Consultants Do? - Part 1I am often asked about the kinds of Analytics I perform as a consultant to address the questions my clients pose. The “real question” behind this is: What kind of Analytics do I get to engage in? The focus of this article is on what kinds of things...
- Producer13/08/2016Marketing & Big Data: The Good the Bad and the Ugly (Redux)The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession. —Sherlock Holmes  Big Data is here, has been for some time, and will probably be here for some time to come. In the article, I’ll tackle...
Comments13/08/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI have a penchant for talking about 21st Century thinking and analytics for me is a great example of this, so I really welcome the quality of these buzz's because it is so much easier and even fashionable to talk about social media or leadership or even happiness, when the nitty gritty of everyday processes are being informed by the very thinking elucidated here. It might be popular to say correlation is not causation but to really understand that saying is another matter entirely. I am bit by bit gaining a better handled how to think analytically and statistically through each buzz I read from Jeffrey Strickland.
- 29/07/2016While looking through the interests of Dilba Balbi I found her interest in ZBB. What is ZBB? It turns out it is a really simple idea but one that I had not considered before - it is called Zero Cost Budgeting and it has been around for more than 50 years, had its moment in the 70's and now is beginning to revive as a business idea again.What is Zero-Based Budgeting (ZBB)? An introduction to the history and concept of Zero-Based Budgeting (ZBB) and how it conceptually differs from traditional budgeting...
Comments29/07/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitFive Myths and Realities about Zero Based Budgeting http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/strategy-and-corporate-finance/our-insights/five-myths-and-realities-about-zero-based-budgeting
- Producer14/07/2016Why Data Analytics is like SoccerThere is no fully automated Data Science. You need to get your hands dirty. Kamil BartochaI started playing soccer when I was in the 9th grade and continued to play for 32 years. I also coached three teams. My passion was goaltending (goalie),...
Comments15/07/2016 #6 Donna-Luisa EversleySuccess is really no accident, for it to be attained and sustained. Data analytics for me is a challenge, but I have found I know more today than I did a few years ago, and its because I'm never discouraged when faced with a challenge, and youtube can be a great teacher . Thanks for this @Jeffrey Strickland !
- Producer22/06/2016beBee will represent the EU in Silicon Valley as the "next EU unicorns"It's my pleasure to inform you that beBee has been selected in the top 15 EU scaleups! beBee will represent the EU in Silicon Valley as the "next EU unicorns"Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) is a mission that seeks to connect the dots...
Comments16/08/2016 #75 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman#74 Thank you for this @Javier 🐝 beBee. This is a nice concise description that I can use for my WordPress followers. I have a weekly post on my blog called Tuesday Chatter. One of my features in Tuesday Chatter is "As the Honey Drizzles", which is about beBee. I have had some followers ask me to describe beBee and this is perfect.
I am also an author for another blog, which is increasing my followers rapidly, as it creates a ping back to my blog. More exposure for beBee!! Yipbee! Make it a great day.15/08/2016 #74 Javier 🐝 beBeeFor those who are asking me what is beBee :),...... beBee is about professional networking through personal interests and hobbies. Take golfers, for example. It is the same concept but applied to all professions and personal interests or hobbies. Personal interests generate much more professional engagement and better business opportunities."28/06/2016 #60 Rafiqul IslamBest wishes for BeBee! Being a StartUp Global Link always with BeBee!
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- Producer06/07/2016Framing the FrameJim Murray took my original clanky post on Framing, and reworked it to his flowing and superb style of narrative. Thank you Jim. Here is the reworked version: Behavioral economics is the study of decision making in an economic and...
Comments08/07/2016 #22 Gert Scholtz#21 @Phil Friedman Thank you for your detailed comments Phil. The way I look at it: The intrinsic value of a share, as based on asset value of the company and / or expected future cash flows, is a constant at the time of a share split and it would be illogical to ascribe a higher value based only on the intrinsic value at the time of the share split. However, a share split does result in the share being more tradeable and more liquid, and this may well result in an increase in perceived value. So yes, the reference in the article is not totally correct. Thanks for reading and have a great day!07/07/2016 #21 Phil Friedman@Gert Scholtz, to my mind, this is a major problem in the behavioral sciences, including empirical economics. Namely, very simple rational analysis is often overlooked. To wit, you say, "In the most common form of share split, one share is replaced by two, each with halve the value of the original share, yet together still the same value. For example a share of $80 would split into two shares of $40 each. Often there is a perception of increased value created when companies split their shares. Yahoo announced their share split and the share price surged 16% the next day." There is nothing surprising or noteworthy about this. The mistake being made is in ASSUMING that the perceived value of a stock in as a share of something real, for example, the assets of the company. The fact is that nowadays the stock market is nothing more nor less than a parimutuel betting window. When a stock is split, everyone PERCEIVES that the total value of each pair of resulting shares is greater than the immediately prior value of a single pre-split share, NOT because they think the inherent value of the share has increased, but because they expect that post-split the shares will almost immediately begin to appreciate -- which is born out by the Yahoo example you give. That the author you refer to is simply mistaken when he implies that the perceived of the split shares accrue to the shares, when in fact, it accrues to the perceived greater potential for short term appreciation. Otherwise some good points covered and made. Nice piece, Thank you for sharing. Cheers!07/07/2016 #16 Ken BoddieOK @Gert Scholtz and @Kevin Pashuk, since we're on the subjects of psychology, marketing and engineers, let's look at how we can psycho-analyse a glass of water.
The optimist says it's half full, the pessimist says it's half empty, and the engineer says it's twice the size for which it should have been designed. 🤓07/07/2016 #13 Ken BoddieInteresting 'psychonomical' precis, @Gert Scholtz. Engineers have been designing road pavements on a similar principle for decades. Pavements, for example, all fail, due to repeat loading and associated material fatigue or differential strain accumulation. This is unfortunately inevitable and all pavements have a finite life, estimated as part of the design process, after which they will require some form of remediation or reconstruction. This concept is invariably sold positively, whereby designing on a 95 percentile basis (rather than say 90 percentile or 80 percentile) is most often described as a 95% chance of exceeding the estimated design life, rather than a 5% chance that failure will occur before the anticipated design life. Perhaps this might also explain why there are so many psycho engineers running around out there? 😰07/07/2016 #10 Brian McKenzie#9 I specialize in breaking things. I will subvert, overthrow, derail and destroy - just like the enemy will - because I don't play by your 'rules' nor do I abide by the sunny pedantic optimism.... and I have been right on too many counts to be ignored..... One time I helped overthrow South Korea in a war game...... because that is what the enemy would do...... there were more than a few pissed off and embarrassed O-5's and O-6's on that one. (Luckily the Admiral loved it)
- 06/07/2016Brexit and the rest: it all adds up - Henry Mintzberg discusses imbalance in societyBrexit and the rest: it all adds up | Henry Mintzbergwww.mintzberg.org
- Producer15/06/2016Statistical ThinkingIt is difficult enough to be bamboozled by statistics and left empty headed by statistical process, without realizing that the real value of statistics is to think statistically. Before I can even begin to think mathematically, I need to pursue...