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  1. ProducerGennaro Cuofano

    Gennaro Cuofano

    Blockchain: Why Distributed Search Engines Can End Google Supremacy
    Blockchain: Why Distributed Search Engines Can End Google SupremacyJanuary 10th, 2009, a guy named Satoshi Nakamoto (it was only a pseudonym) sent an email to Hal Finney, a man from Santa Barbara:β€œNormally I would keep the symbols in, but they increased the size of the EXE from 6.5MB to 50MB so I just couldn’t...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    05/12/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #3 I will continue to check it out and just commented on https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gennaro-cuofano/how-bebee-is-hacking-its-growth-with-the-hook-model-case-study
    Gennaro Cuofano
    05/12/2017 #3 Gennaro Cuofano
    #2 thank you, Manjit for taking the time to checking it out! Really appreciated :)
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    05/12/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Fourweekmba site https://fourweekmba.com/gennarocuofano/ looks really good, well done Gennaro ! Great intro also to Blockchain, an area that I find bewildering and yet now increasingly intriguing.
  2. ProducerNess Campagnaro

    Ness Campagnaro

    SPICE GIRLS: Jewellery Designer Duo Making Waves  - The Banda Islands and Beyond
    SPICE GIRLS: Jewellery Designer Duo Making Waves - The Banda Islands and BeyondWhen people ask me 'How did you start your jewellery business and why Bali?' I grab a bottle of wine and say 'you better stay the night!' When people say 'Oh, I see, you were in the right place, right time,' I reply, 'No, I put myself there.' There...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    01/12/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Loved the line "Bali would be my greatest teacher, my most difficult assignment, my longest catwalk" because that encapsulated the account of your life that you have written here. What I learned from reading this is that you do not fit into any box, but have weaved your life experiences with your inner resilience. I can see how your life path created that resilience but in your words how that resilience was also there in who you are. Great read !
    Gert Scholtz
    01/12/2017 #1 Gert Scholtz
    @Ness Campagnaro Well done to you Ness. An honest account of life, modelling, entrepreneurship and Bali. My read of the day.
  3. ProducerYogesh Sukal

    Yogesh Sukal

    Oh dear Math
    Oh dear MathOh dear Math What you have done to us Me, many & Max Planck With you for quite while And without you getting momentarily blank In the process of resolving statistical fuss Iterating, converging for alpha, beta and gamma...


    Yogesh Sukal
    12/11/2017 #11 Yogesh Sukal
    @Ian Weinberg I would like to connect your comment with @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris comment that recent advances like AI, machine & deep learning which are more data driven than any governing rules. that will certainly makes little-bit wiser than today, but not sure how much that going to tweak the fundamental rules behind our current evolved math .
    Yogesh Sukal
    12/11/2017 #10 Yogesh Sukal
    Thank you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador for reflecting on the post. @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Even you commented in mathematical language as you and math are 2 in 1. I am glad you liked it.
    Yogesh Sukal
    12/11/2017 #9 Yogesh Sukal
    #4 @Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar Then You are really blessed Irene :D
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    12/11/2017 #8 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    I think there is a bit more to A.I. than just Math :-) After all, Math has been around for millennia, but A.I. came about only fairly recently...
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    12/11/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I haven't given much thought to math for a long time. Your poem has excellent rhythm and is very clever. Nicely done, @Yogesh Sukal.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/11/2017 #6 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Math and me were two in one. But I am not doing any math of late. Thanks @Yogesh Sukal. Loely buzz
    Pascal Derrien
    11/11/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    I am, I was and will forever be terrible at maths I find the maths environment way too constrained but it is great for people who excel at it seems :-)
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    11/11/2017 #4 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    Dear Yogesh, mathematics and me, are incompatible πŸ˜…
    Ian Weinberg
    11/11/2017 #3 Ian Weinberg
    Great buzz @Yogesh Sukal But are we getting wiser? A piece that I wrote several years ago - "Mathematical modelling is essential in evolving and unifying any proposed physical theory. However when the symbolic representation of the physical environment becomes integrated within a mathematical language in which the language itself is governed by its own rules, a situation may arise in which the mathematics becomes an end in itself and no longer accurately reflects the extended physical environment. "
  4. ProducerLada 🏑 Prkic
    An Intriguing Parable of How a Small Town Cleared All Debt
    An Intriguing Parable of How a Small Town Cleared All DebtSeveral years ago I found on the Internet a funny parable about the debt cycle. Lately, I stumbled upon it again and decided to share this humorous tale.Β There are many versions differ in the name of the place where this tale and somewhat a riddle...


    yehia abd el atty
    30/11/2017 #23 yehia abd el atty
    Agriculture is the origin of industry. This is the origin of economic solutions. It's
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    12/11/2017 #22 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    #21 Gert, thank you for reading and commenting. I also found this tale interesting to discuss.
    We can think of this parable in several ways, and this is what makes it so intriguing. You described the way where $100 is considered as a loan or an actual short-term payment.
    But, I don't think the hoteliers’ book was squared off because there was no actual $100 transaction and for that reason, all debt is not balanced out.
    I'm glad we have different opinions. :-) That makes the thread more interesting.
    Gert Scholtz
    11/11/2017 #21 Gert Scholtz
    @Lada 🏑 Prkic Very interesting parable Lada – thank you for posting it. To me it illustrates how money introduced into a system, even if only for a short period of time, acts as an exchange instrument and resets the system. The liquidity introduced by the visitor, has the effect of repaying and cancelling out all debts, even though nothing of tangible value was produced, and the local town economy did not grow. I refer to the liquidity introduced by the visitor, as his $100 to the hotelier could have been a loan, or an actual payment for the room which shortly after he reimbursed/refunded when the visitor did not want the room any more. Either way the effect is the same and the final balance in the hoteliers’ book is squared off.
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/11/2017 #20 Sara Jacobovici
    Great share and discussion @Lada 🏑 Prkic. Thank you.
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    11/11/2017 #19 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    #14 I apologize for not commenting on time, but I'm trying to find some time between cooking, ironing and vacuum cleaning. :-)
    I would like we look at some facts a little more closely.
    A.) The hotel owner has a debt to the butcher.
    B.) The prostitute owes him the cost of the room.
    By the "borrowed" $100 bill, the hotel owner cleared his debt to the butcher, as everyone else in the circle did with the same bill changing hands. Every debtor was just passing money to their creditor.
    When the prostitute gave the hotel owner $100, it seemed that all debt cleared.
    BUT, in fact, he is out $100 because he gave the money back to the tourist and didn't actually charge the cost of the room. The fact that he owed and claimed the same amount of money is not relevant to this argument.
    Can we agree on the tricky part of the tale?
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    11/11/2017 #18 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    #15 Not tainted, just "borrowed." :-))
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    11/11/2017 #17 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    #13 Thanks for sharing, Debasish and @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Manjit, hope your hands are getting better.
    Harvey Lloyd
    11/11/2017 #16 Harvey Lloyd
    #1 I believe the story to be viable. Especially if we can start our economic viewpoint from this simple story.

    Economist all to often look at complex theory of dealing with your story here at the 320 million level. (Approx. Pop. USA). By starting from this very fundamental end we can begin to understand if we assume the pig farmer filed for bankruptcy protection and broke the chain.

    Realizing that the breakdown would stop the machine we call the economy, now enter the Federal reserve and treasury. By adding features to the story we can begin to see better how various institutions intergrated into the economy.

    For me the key is credit. From consumer to commercial and even federal debt. Understanding the debt cycle will blow your mind. Do a search on google for, β€œMonitary Policy Documentary”. There both left and right videos avaible.

    Great post and discussion starter.
    Ken Boddie
    11/11/2017 #15 Ken Boddie
    Interesting tale, Lada, but you realise that the $100 is tainted.
    'Taint the hotelier's, 'taint the butcher's, .......
    Phil Friedman
    11/11/2017 #14 Phil Friedman
    #9 Yes, the cycle would have ended with the hotel owner having $100 in equity. But the paradoxical flavor is introduced precisely because the $100 that starts the cycle of debt retirement is borrowed and then repaid. β€” thereby retiring all the debt without adding any real value.
    Debasish Majumder
    11/11/2017 #13 Debasish Majumder
    lovely buzz @Lada 🏑 Prkic! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    11/11/2017 #12 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    #8 It sounds nicer. :-)
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    11/11/2017 #11 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    #6 Thank you for reading and commenting, Robert. Like your town, the small town in the tale represents a closed economy.
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    11/11/2017 #10 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    #5 Thanks for sharing and commenting @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I'm sure you see the paradox in this tale.
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    11/11/2017 #9 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    #3 Yes, all debt could have been zeroed by the residents, but it didn't. Would it be the difference for the hotel owner if he started clearing debt with earned $100?
    Brian McKenzie
    11/11/2017 #8 Brian McKenzie
    Is the difference between a Night Butterfly and a Prostitute only 100.oo ?
    Brian McKenzie
    11/11/2017 #7 Brian McKenzie
    Economies of scale do not run on production, fabrication, logistics or communication as they do on CHURN. When you finally see that, you will realize the whole grand affair is nothing more than a cheap cheesy game show.
    Robert Cormack
    10/11/2017 #6 Robert Cormack
    Cute tale, @Lada 🏑 Prkic, and probably not far off the mark. Since moving to a small town, I'm amazed how everyone is everyone's customer. It's a self-contained unit with a similar cycle. The next town over has the usual Walmart, Canadian Tire, Winners, etc., but we all shop locally whenever we can, especially during the warm months when we can buy fruits and vegetables. I'm not quite sure how Walmarts turn main streets in small towns into ghost towns. The locals here build loyalty with good service and reasonable prices. I guess if you don't, your customers end up at Walmart. Another parable. Thanks for the post.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/11/2017 #5 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Back to square 1, but but deceptively every person circulated the money and at keast showed seriousness in paying off the debt. Nice sharing @Lada 🏑 Prkic
  5. ProducerRinki Sharma

    Rinki Sharma

    Everything You Need to Know About Top 9 Bitcoins Contenders
    Everything You Need to Know About Top 9 Bitcoins Contenders Today, cryptocurrencies are revolutionizing the traditional payment method. Since 2008, when pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin (a blockchain based cryptocurrency), a rapid increase of codebases and digital cash companies is...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    05/11/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Hi Rinki, link did not work when I tried it. Did find another article - thanks for introducing this subject :
  6. ProducerChris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Designing an effective Self - Assessment Compliance Program
    Designing an effective Self - Assessment Compliance ProgramThe overriding objective of an internal self – assessment program is to provide management with reasonable assurance that key controls are in place and operating in compliance with their design and intended purpose. The intention is to ensure a...


    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    28/09/2017 #7 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Purpose-driven ” self-assessment program tailored to organization-specific requirements is the need of the hour. Thank you @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA The flow chart is a circle and should be organized in an innovative way.
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/09/2017 #6 Harvey Lloyd
    #5 On point. I did service several large organizations whereby the systems were seen as constant improvement and they were a part of the process. It was awesome to watch and listen to the employees discuss their enthusiasm within the system.
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    27/09/2017 #5 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    #4 Fully concur @Harvey Lloyd. 2nd line compliance/ assurance internal reviews I've designed are more collaborative/collegial in nature and execution - where did we go wrong previously ? what lessons can we learn? where can we improve processes? Idea being to get the shop in good order before audit (3rd line) visit. Demonstrtaes a lot of value in practice.
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/09/2017 #4 Harvey Lloyd
    https://goo.gl/7zDXjF The speed of trust book was an interesting read. I introduce this book only as a balance to your post. Internal review processes can become mechanical and somewhat punitive in outcomes. This is how i have experienced most of these processes.

    But i see and understand the need for such processes. Especially an organization that has many levels and the need to extend authority throughout the layers with monitoring and efficiency. I would humbly suggest that these processes should include a framework of continuous improvement and efficacy.

    We have many processes that we do only because that what was done last year and the year before etc.. Sometimes we need to look at understand the goals of our policies and make sure the resources we are utilizing to perform these are getting the intended results. All to often these policies are seen as drag nets to catch evil doers. I don't believe they were written for that purpose but as we get down through the levels managers tend to expend the resources and a fundamental need to show findings is tied to how well they performed the process.

    A police officer that does 4 hours of speed monitoring activities and comes back having written no tickets is thought to have been at the donut shop all day.

    All processes should build trust and demonstrate the purpose or goal of the organization.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    27/09/2017 #3 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Management should realize that there are certain areas that should be under tight control and others much less so. For example, control on the creative staff is not welcome. However; it is another story when it comes to financial control. In today's business this is a hugely important issues for organizations may control their expenditures, but not their revenue. By controlling costs they also minimize risk. Great buzz @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/03/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Excellent tips
  7. ProducerChris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Designing an effective corporate Financial Authority Delegation
    Designing an effective corporate Financial Authority DelegationImplementation of a well-managed delegation of authority provides the mechanism to properly regulate key financial transactions within the organization. In considering an appropriate delegation of financial authority framework which is β€œfit for...


    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    27/09/2017 #4 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Thnaks for the comment @Harvey Lloyd. An effective internal controls systems ensures that there are strong preventative and detective controls in place to prevent the common "contract splitting" arrangements you allude to. Collective decision making e.g. (Tender Committees) plays a role in operationlizing this. Best practice dictates that no corporate executive (irrespective of seniority) should have authority to award significant value contracts in his own capacity.
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/09/2017 #3 Harvey Lloyd
    First let me state my humility in understanding any corporate governance at this level. I visited the corporate environment for a few years out of High School and realized that the complexity was way to cumbersome for me to live within. The context of this post i generally understand and realize that within large organizations the need for trust and verify is great as we cut across countries, states and people.

    But humbly i must ask the efficacy of these at the edges of the organization. I can only imagine, like the game of telephone, by the time the policy is enforced in front of the customer it is quite different than intended. I state this only as i have experienced these policies in providing services to large corporations.

    Contracts over a certain amount went up the chain 1 step while larger ones went up 2 steps. Having a great relationship and quality service my customers would break jobs into smaller jobs and issue multiple contracts to keep the approvals local.

    WIth another customer i wanted to begin performing services they had written a large contract so strict that only one contractor could get the contract. SO i have seen the end result of these policies that in theory should work, but in the field adaptation tends to subvert the process. In most cases to the benefit of the organization.

    The main thing i saw benefit in the policies was if someone was to subvert the system they took the risk of failure with whomever they made the agreement. Getting caught would mean termination without question. So the risk insured compliance to success and not just buttering up pockets, in most cases.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    27/09/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Great buzz @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA. You nailed the whole issue down by writing β€œfit for purpose” . All financial delegations must serve the purpose. Within this framework businesses shall not go astray.
  8. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The great problem in understanding the relationship from data to wisdom is accelerated change and how that enables granular insight through systems. Back in 2006 we saw people begin to challenge the notion of a wisdom hierarchy or DIKW - Data, Information, Knowledge, Wisdom It will be interesting to discover where these paths culminated ten years later.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Data, Information, Knowledge: a sensemaking perspective
    www.anecdote.com The relationship among data, information and knowledge is often depicted as a pyramid. With data at the base, it’s converted to information and information converted to knowledge. This metaphor of a pyramid or ladder to explain these concepts is...
  9. ProducerLevin George

    Levin George

    Why Is Web Research Important & Why to Outsource It?
    Why Is Web Research Important & Why to Outsource It?Outsourcing web research work incorporates the extraction of the data from different online sites that are identified with the data to be looked. Web researchers are the expert specialists that have the mastery to mine the data from various...
  10. ProducerSteve Jones

    Steve Jones

    GDPR – just another Y2K scare story
    GDPR – just another Y2K scare storyGDPRΒ is coming – 25thΒ May 2018 is when the UK will bring a host of new rules and clarification around a whole load of other regulations that anyone doing business in Europe will have to adhere to. I’ve heard many people compare GDPR...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    25/07/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 For sure it will be tremendously beneficial for society to be that much more about mindful about data practices. Take the example of spammers, they don't care if 99.9% of people are mindful and careful in their practices, they are seeking the 0.1% who are not.

    It is not just about the criminals. there is also whole legal operations that take advantage of lax standards, at the same time the setting of standards is not a panacea, not if they are rigid and not adaptive to an ever changing and evolving space.

    The key benefit about thinking a little better about how to gather store and use personal data beyond safety, is learning. As a N of 1, I read your buzz because it reminds me of this duty of care and yet I am still speeding/rushing along the information highway as fast as everyone else. So this reminds me to slow down even more at least to check my online blind-spots.

    At the heart of social engineering is the idea that people are the weakest link in security. Knowing this I personally try to make my inbox as minimal as possible and am cognoscente of my password usage.

    Online I am not out here to layer another coat of opinion or sell a point of view, my baseline is metacognition, to think about one's own thinking. Here you and I have great commonality in purpose because awareness is certainly central to all of this.
    Steve Jones
    25/07/2017 #2 Steve Jones
    #1 I was simply trying to raise awareness around how we consider 'personal data'. I don't have all the answers and I'm not a Cyber Security expert. People, not hackers, remain the biggest security risk. However if we all start to think a little better about how to gather, store and use personal data, it will be beneficial to all society. Yes there will always be criminals, but the regulation has driven behaviour in the past and it will again...given time. Having said that there is without doubt a growing divide between Europe and US with regards to privacy, to the point that I wouldn't want any of my data being held in US servers...(probably too late).
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    25/07/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    A culture of privacy is a good idea and my data is should be mine but the unintended consequence of regulating that makes personal data even more valuable in the black market. Add to that Trump in America is doing the exact opposite and is even trying to do away with net neutrality, the initial attempt at protecting peoples data may yield greater adverse effects than good, and here it is not privacy of data which is the key word but whether the system being introduced is as Nicholas Taleb describes it "anti-fragile". My initial reaction to this new legislation is that it focuses a lot on data protection but not enough on contingency of those forces that will up the ante on the way they go about data breaches. The quickest way into a system is through social engineering, and the very act of enforcement can open new attack windows, so I would be interested to know how GDPR is designed to combat the emergent threat coming from people who are improving their techniques to attack systems.
  11. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    Why I’m Going To Start Following The Money And Not The Bullshit
    Why I’m Going To Start Following The Money And Not The BullshitLast night, my partner Charlene Norman and I went to a networking event put on by Business Link Niagara, which is a business publishing company that owns one of the mags I hope to get published in soon.It was held in the bar of a Boston Pizza...


    Lyon Brave
    07/09/2017 #16 Lyon Brave
    "What I took away from this great little mini-tutorial was that the world is one huge interconnected financial system." I wish you would elaborate on this more.
    Lyon Brave
    07/09/2017 #15 Lyon Brave
    I think following the money can lead to a lot of bullshit.
    Jerry Fletcher
    30/07/2017 #14 Jerry Fletcher
    Like I always say, "If you want to build a business: Go where the money is. Sell what they want to buy. Do it again."
    Martin Wright
    28/07/2017 #13 Martin Wright
    Ones personal perspective so greatly colours how you see this. for some money is a tool, for others it is the grail. But for some it is the means by which they explore their dreams and allowvthe world to benefit without imposing a feeling of indebtedness.
    mohammed khalaf
    28/07/2017 #12 mohammed khalaf
    The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."
    Peter Altschuler
    28/07/2017 #11 Peter Altschuler
    #10 Luckily, @Jim Murray, you have a geopolitical alternative that your southern neighbors do not. We have to deal with the daily dose of duplicitous disasters that Das DopenfΓΌhrer inflicts on the nation. If it were only a sideshow, we could all move along to the center ring to see the main attraction. Yet the center ring is overrun with clown cars full of people dressed in suits who have titles like Sen., Rep., and Secy. And just as in the lobby of The Grand Hotel, "People come, people go, nothing ever happens."

    The cult of personality is especially pernicious at the moment, and it's global. If Trump were an anomaly, we all might feel better. Instead, we've got Putin, Sisi, Erdogan, Duterte, and other aspiring totalitarians who all have earned Das DopenfΓΌhrer's praise (without any disagreement from his steadfast supporters).

    Confronted with that, we are forced to pay attention to the goings-on at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and under the dome down the road. If we don't, there will be no press that can follow the money, no power to overcome the oligarchs, and no hope for a nation whose citizens abandoned their birthright.
    Jim Murray
    28/07/2017 #10 Jim Murray
    #8 What this piece was really about was an admission that I, like many other people, was suckered into to going after personalities. And while I may still do that from time to time because all these clowns are such easy targets, in principle, there's really nothing to be gained, or any new awareness to be had by pointing out how totally dysfunctional the current White house has become. It 's part of my dis-engagement and moving on to other things that are more interesting, especially in my own country.
    Phil Friedman
    27/07/2017 #9 Phil Friedman
    If what you're saying is that political conflict is not about ideals, but about money, I think you're both right and wrong. Some are, no doubt, chasing money but some -- the more dangerous variety -- are chasing raw, unadulterated power. Power is the ultimate objective, even for many who chase the money. Cheers!
    Peter Altschuler
    27/07/2017 #8 Peter Altschuler
    When was the world any different, @Jim Murray? Emperors and potentates didn't conquer worlds for their land but for their wealth (though often that wealth was derived from the land). Those who controlled the land controlled the trade routes, controlled the source of goods, and also controlled the flow of goods, the prices, and the people involved.

    When city-states evolved, trade was the linchpin of success. Payment -- in kind or in gold or in just about anything else -- was the start of economies. When empires came border to border, treaties were enacted to regulate trade and the movement of people and merchandise. And, if you didn't have an empire of land and of natural resources, you could make a decent living in transport and the lending of money. That was the power of Venice for centuries.

    In one form or another, there have always been politicians or, at the start, the aristocrats and courtiers who represented local interests (which were also their own). Over the millennia, the political class made the shift away from aristocracy to merchants and bankers -- the ones who better understood that policy affected their lives and their livelihoods. It's a thread that goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden: knowledge for the "price" of an apple.

    But, in or out of politics, all of the players wanted one thing in common, and it was easy for them to tell you what it was: "Show me the money."
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    27/07/2017 #7 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    And while the political world continues its BS debate, both sides influenced by less than the 1% who hold the wealth, the other 99+% dig for pennies between the cushions too captivated by the BS to realize its the money that matters.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    27/07/2017 #6 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #4 Read it as that which is powered by greed and not need dear Manjit.

    Radix malorem est cupiditas. Love of money is the root of all evil say many.
    Jim Murray
    27/07/2017 #5 Jim Murray
    #3 Thanks @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I will check it out for sure.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/07/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 Money is not a diseased. People who have diseased mindsets are a disease. These people create economic dis-ease.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/07/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Now you have spoken to Allistair pay attention to the documentary "The Forecaster" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC5Y89GtMz0 View more
    Now you have spoken to Allistair pay attention to the documentary "The Forecaster" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC5Y89GtMz0 and when taken in its full context, you will begin to see just how much of political reality is a byproduct of economic decision, and Martin Armstrong was held in contempt of court for 7 years for creating a pattern recognition system that provided insight into global events BEFORE they happened, because he studied money flows and the psychology behind that which results him being described as the "Forecaster". Close
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    27/07/2017 #2 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Politics is but a symptom of a disease called money (and its greed-powered flow) at the global scale Jim. Petrol=Money; Outsourcing=Money; Cheap toxic (read plastic) exports =Money; Weapons=Money...it's a long list.
    Milos Djukic
    27/07/2017 #1 Anonymous
  12. Producer🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    So Close Yet So Far – The Edinburgh Dream
    So Close Yet So Far – The Edinburgh DreamIt’s time like this in our life we realize the value of losing or gaining something that is just one step away! For those of you who know me pretty well virtually or if you don’t please do read β€œMy Journey” would know that I am on an...


    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    19/07/2017 #4 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Thank you for the genuine advice dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit , @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and @Jerry Fletcher The more I think about it the more clarity I get and sitting here on this beautiful rainy day all I want to do is count my blessings and name them one by one.
    Jerry Fletcher
    19/07/2017 #3 Jerry Fletcher
    Fatima, I'm reminded of a question my PhD daughter asked me, "Dad, why didn't you ever get your MBA?" My response was, "Honey, I didn't have time. I was too busy running advertising accounts and then you came along and life sort of got in the way. Besides, in my business I got a practical MBA because I had to understand all kinds of businesses." She brought that up last week when she was headed to New York and a meeting with a slew of other CIOs saying the reason she was invited was her ability to assess risk...practically.

    Yes. You have to decide and it is not easy but education must stop somewhere because the need for practical experience must be met somewhere along the way. You and only you will know when it is time to leave academe. Stay in touch.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    19/07/2017 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    I agree with Manjit, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, it is easy to offer easy wisdom from afar, but this decision has to be written deep within you.

    Now practically speaking, since I know you are not shy, the partial doesn't mean you have to miss out on participating in the classroom via skype or google hangouts. You can ask to be partnered with a buddy onsite, who makes sure to set you up to participate in real time, virtually. Or perhaps even approach professors directly, so that they can actively include you in any discussions.

    Or maybe, you can arrange for the partial for two years to be one full year onsite. Stating an empowering case for the learning and relationships that only happen in real life, guaranteeing the administration that with the additional year to arrange funds, you are prepared to work to be able to pay the second year's fee.

    This sort of brainstorming is part of the entrepreneurial way, as is creating a winning pitch deck to explain the non-standard way you'd like to go about applying this scholarship.

    Approach this dilemma from the vantage point of your future business-person self.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    19/07/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Sometimes the silver lining is not where we thought it was, other times we voice an objective so passionately that someone recognizes our passion but the world of academia and the world of entrepreneurship are not exactly parallel lines.

    It is a splendid experience to have come so close to an Edinburgh MBA scholarship, and that effort was acknowledged by the lady who phoned and so this is bagged as a life experience. Entrepreneurship is not a road paved with success, there are some failures on the way which challenge an individual about persisting and moving on. Other times there is a temporary loss such as Steve Jobs losing his company when the Board parted company with him, only to find new roads which brought Jobs back to the original one he was on.

    Resilience is what is key and perseverance is core, entrepreneurship tests a person in a very different way than an MBA does. How does one explain the number of entrepreneurs who preferred practical action rather than serving academic time?

    Then are academicians who question the whole premise and value of an MBA education in an increasingly VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) http://www.mintzberg.org/blog/mbas-as-ceos and maybe only an MBA can come up with acronym like VUCA. It should not be me saying "don't give up", it should be one's own conscious saying "this is who I am".
  13. Farshad Asl

    Farshad Asl

    #Action #Leadership #Entrepreneur Farshad Asl
  14. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    Changing Your Thinking As A Key To Business Growth
    Changing Your Thinking As A Key To Business GrowthThis post was inspired by a project that we are currently involved in where the necessity of the business owner and her staff to change their thinking is going to be critical to their long term success. An important part of the...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    11/07/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    This is the kind of brand focus and business purpose that I enjoy hearing about. It makes "Bulletproof" come alive and that is the most essential part of any business startup, that it begins with founder value, then the foundation and then builds from there. It is clear you understand the value Bulletproof provides to your customers and at the same time you are successfully nurturing the "Bulletproof" brand. Kudos to you both, I look forward to seeing Bulletproof evolve as a business as this process keeps on unfolding like this.
    Jerry Fletcher
    11/07/2017 #4 Jerry Fletcher
    Jim, Among my clients, the one thing they bring to the table that is in common is change. The management consultant coaches his clients on how to find the change agents in their companies. The software guys built a product that allows a digital approach in what, up to now, has been an analog industry. The IT Consultants are preaching and delivering Digital Transformation. The Certified Financial Planner is transitioning his business to a model that provides services via smart phones. Reminds me fo a bumper sticker: Change or Rest In Peace.
    Jim Murray
    10/07/2017 #3 Jim Murray
    #2 Thanks @Louise Smith. I'm sure Char will want to chekc that book out.
    Louise Smith
    10/07/2017 #2 Louise Smith
    This book with similar title to your post is the first therapy book I bought. I still love it and use the concepts all the time, even for business people!

    In Change Your Thinking psychologist Sarah Edelman clearly lays out how to use CBT to develop rational thought patterns in response to upsetting emotions and situations Explains how the use of CBT can help develop realistic thought patterns and gain a better response to upsetting emotions.
    Louise Smith
    10/07/2017 #1 Louise Smith
    Love the name Bullet Proof Consulting !
  15. ProducerHelena Jansen van Vuuren
    How (possibly) not to start a business or my find of the century
    How (possibly) not to start a business or my find of the centuryFriends knew that I was looking for a business opportunity and in response to a call I went to look at stock that factory clearance agents did not want or really did not know where or for how much to sell. Boxes and boxes to look at -...


    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    21/05/2017 #2 Anonymous
    #1 Thank you - pretty accurate - knew I could create an income although I was not sure of the how and needed to acquire a set of new skills. My son has a very enquiring mind (academics do) and would have pressured me for a point by point business plan. I would not have been able at that time to say where I would find the time to learn to build a website, make jewellery, learn photography and how to approach social media. Social media is the last and current learning curve.
    Happy to say that I have his full support now.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    21/05/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    My take on reading this story. This is a hard part where instinct moves us but emotion keeps us waiting. The emotion of buyers remorse is where impulse rather than instinct were at play, so this story is not about buyers remorse. The instinct on seeing the pearls was entrepreneurial but this story for me speaks to the emotional response to risk. In this case not being clear how the instinctive purchase would be turned into a viable commodity simply created entrepreneurial pressure.

    The hiding of the pearls coupled with the slow burn of figuring out how to turn them into product did produce a gap. The emotional battle between questioning our own instincts and not being criticized for that decision is the management of risk, but the desire to find a solution stems from absolute pressure. It is interesting that the initial instinct remained alive, though doubt clearly crept in and this is where the lesson is how our emotions work on us.

    Today we are so afraid of negative emotions that we fail to see how such emotions can forge or shape a mind that is instinctively entrepreneurial. Entrepreneurs are associated with risk, but they take intelligent risks, many entrepreneurs I have known are actually conservative in nature - they don't like wasting money but they also learn to trust their instincts. Where others see nothing but downside, the entrepreneur makes a move but in this case the opinions of others and having to navigate a learning curve pushed the problem to the side.

    Yet the emotions would have kept working on the inside and when the solution finally arrived and the desire to convert pearls to product, that is the difference between cutting one's losses and turning instinct into innovation. Sometimes our negative emotions are helping us in the background - this is where instinct and pressure combine, and fortunately a solution arrived, and the rest they say is history.
  16. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    Food trucks are projected to be a $2.7 billion industry this year. My latest on Inc. Infograhpic by, @Brian Wallace.
    John White, MBA


    Gloria 🐝 🐾 πŸ’« β˜• (Glo) Ochoa
    10/05/2017 #4 Anonymous
    This is a GREAT new business that is cropping up! Had a friend take an old school bus and revamp it for BBQ and caterings. Totally took off with it!
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    10/05/2017 #3 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    There are about 15-20 new companies that started up here in downtown Savannah this year. We could use more in Bloomingdale, Georgia which is about 15 miles from the Port of Savannah
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    10/05/2017 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee - if you do get that van, there are many ways to think about how it could provide you some income. Of course, not suggesting you outfit a professional kitchen, but a delivery service from one of the big discount stores is something many in this community might be interested in participating in.

    And in my youth, my History teacher used to sell snow-cones out of the back of his station wagon during summer breaks. Shaved ice, syrup, and a little bell to ring and he had a nice little earner.....
    Brian Wallace
    10/05/2017 #1 Brian Wallace
    Thanks for sharing @John White, MBA!
  17. ProducerDonna Wood

    Donna Wood

    The Once and Future Company
    The Once and Future CompanyI highly doubt that Henry Wood ever thought that Henry Wood & Son would live to see a hundred years or longer. In 1790, Henry Wood began importing flour to Boston from Europe. In 1896, Sands, Taylor & Wood Co. introduced its American brand...


    Donna Wood
    17/04/2017 #11 Donna Wood
    #9 It was only a suggestion. I have a preference for imported scotch. :)
    Nick Mlatchkov
    16/04/2017 #10 Anonymous
    I really doubt every single American by the name of Wood is a distant relative of Sir John Wood! Quite a few simply are inheretants of some of his peasants ...
    Jerry Fletcher
    16/04/2017 #7 Jerry Fletcher
    The survivors, the companies that have long histories all are trusted. They are said to be honest, to have integrity and to be consistent in their beliefs and endeavors. Sometimes, across the years managers of lesser ethics can slither into a company but usually their actions out them and the company reverts to its basic principles. Seldom if ever does that happen in the financial products arena. I thought we'd learned. .
    Donna Wood
    16/04/2017 #6 Donna Wood
    #4 It's okay to be cut throat as long as it doesn't turn to bitterness. If it does turn to bitterness, you can always turn to Jim Beam which is as old as KAF. :D
    Donna Wood
    16/04/2017 #5 Donna Wood
    #3 We don't have KAF out here on the prairie, but we can get it if we want it. :D Genealogy is a hobby of mine. I didn't know my father's family, until I did the research.
    Lyon Brave
    16/04/2017 #4 Lyon Brave
    Honesty and purity are things I used to leave by, but then I realized we live in a world of liars and the nice guy does tend to finish last. Now I'm thinking about becoming a bit more cut throat and less sweet lol
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    16/04/2017 #3 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    I love it when the universe lines up. I had just finished making pizelles and banana nut bread and while making them I wondered what the story was behind this brand.
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    16/04/2017 #2 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    Oh, sorry, I forgot to say Happy Easter!
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    16/04/2017 #1 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    What a coincidence! Tonight I made banana bread and pizzelles using King Arthur flour and I thought to myself, I wonder what the story behind this brand is? Thank you for your timely post and thank you for delicious flour.

    I have been doing ancestry research and I am amazed at all the wealth of history this journey gives me about my ancestors, my husbands ancestors and I like to also look at what was happening in their worlds as far as business, religion and politics.
  18. ProducerWafa El-Amrani ✌
    Our relationship with money
    Our relationship with moneyOur relationship with money has nothing to do with the physical money we see and touch,Β  money is energy,Β  it has to do with our childhood love stories, which means that love and money have the same energy. Feeling worthy of love is the same...


    Wafa El-Amrani ✌
    05/05/2017 #18 Wafa El-Amrani ✌
    @Sara Jacobovici and @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I am so pleased to discuss with you such a delicate subject. How energizing you are ! God Bless you.
    @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee I am sorry for what you have been through it must have been very painful, I can imagine the bitterness of your experience, but the positive side, it certainly made you a stronger and wiser person.
    I believe that our negative experiences and mistakes are our best teachers, they are certainly painful and not easy to let go, but we learn so much from them, and may I add, we must be grateful to them because they made us who we are today. Our mistakes and failures go hand in hand with our success, they are all part of our journey when we accept them fully, when we do, it becomes a way to discharge them from their negative emotional charge so that they don't have anymore power over us, to be able to get unstuck unite all the parts of our being the light and the shadow wisely, to make us feel complete and start all over again, to find new ways to grow and peace with our consciousness.
    Thank you all, and have a great day.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/05/2017 #17 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Wafa El-Amrani ✌ you write simple and elegantly about such a complex state. I agree with @Sara Jacobovici about the need for movement to shift a state of fear and unworthiness. I Love her idea of doing self defense to restore the energy of safety. I brought much adundance to my life in many ways, including money earlier in my life. After a relationship with a person who pulled me down - he is a mysogynist and a narcissist- I lost my sense of self, and of self worth and was destabilised. It takes time to heal the energies of lack of self-worth. I also did physical activities. I took up InterPlay - play for adults based on improvisation with story telling, dance and movement. I trained to be a leader in InterPlay.I trained in Equine facilitation working with horses and nature. I pursued Buddhism for awhile (I am not a Buddhist) and did many retreats. I trained in work called InnerBonding to heal from the inside out. I developed my own research and work in the body and the senses. We are lucky there are so many pathways open to us we just need to take that step and the next one and the next and seek out people who have been there before us and who have overcome limitations. We can mirror those who practice self-care and we can restore our own self-worth. I wrote about the importance of Movement in this post. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@deb-lange/12-portals-of-perception-1-the-intelligence-in-our-sense-of-movement
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    04/05/2017 #16 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #15 First of all Sara's @Sara Jacobovici comment #14 is absolutely marvelous and I want to look at that further later, but here and now there is a line that I know that would be music to the ears of the co-founder of beBee @Javier 🐝 beBee and Wafa @Wafa El-Amrani ✌ it is where you say "as long as you are nourishing your soul with positive energy to be able to reinvest it in the realization of your dreams", Javier has made it very clear many times over that this is a central force and way of being that informs his own life and way as he and Juan move beBee forward.
    Wafa El-Amrani ✌
    04/05/2017 #15 Wafa El-Amrani ✌
    @Sara Jacobovici you are welcome, nice to meet you too ! Thank you for sharing your wisdom and light.
    Having children is a huge responsibility, it requires parental guidance and school at least until their majority. This scourge of poverty/ TV exists unfortunately everywhere in the world. In this state of poverty, TV creates in the innocent mind of our children more of lack of everything, which creates even more insecurity and unworthiness.
    Concerning the fear that prevents creativity in the mind, everyone has his/her own way to fill up the emptiness as long as it is with positive energy, the most important is to be aware and stop the ignorance to get in, because once ignorance gets in, it settles there and we become selfish and greedy and that is against the positive energy of abundance.
    You choosed self-defense that is good, others may choose yoga or meditation, others golf or other activities, it is healthy as long as you are nourishing your soul with positive energy to be able to reinvest it in the realization of your dreams. Thanks again Sara
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/05/2017 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    So glad you brought my attention to this buzz @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. A pleasure to meet you @Wafa El-Amrani ✌. I find your buzz flows with an authentic energy and glad to see this insight shared on beBee. Two things came to mind upon my first reading: one, the image of many North American homes whose families live in poverty, yet there is a television set in the center of the home. What messages about values and money do the children receive from the images on television which is a huge advertising and market industry? Two, you write, "When creativity does not occupy the mind, fear takes over the space and put it in a state of emptiness." Agreed. Except from my perspective, fear fills the empty space and prevents the individual from accessing other parts of their consciousness, whether cognitive or creative. As well, fear has the potential to numb or sustain a level of agitation which again prevents the individual from engaging in a healthy way. That is why being involved in an activity, that occupies the cognitive and physical parts of us, will keep the space filled dynamically and allow creativity in. The example I often use is engaging in self defense course. If we are living in an unsafe environment and feel at risk and there is nothing to fill that space except fear, we will potentially fall into a victim mindset. A self-defense course provides information both physically and cognitively which then empowers the individual to not react but respond. Thanks for the opportunity to exchange opinions Wafa.
    Wafa El-Amrani ✌
    04/05/2017 #13 Wafa El-Amrani ✌
    @@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee an honor to meet you, thank you very much !
    Yes, money is simply the echo of our own values. And we do have the choice between wanting to be poor and wanting to be rich, the history of trades before the creation of money by men explains this energy clearly.
    @ @Savvy RajSavvy Raj@Savvy Raj very nice to meet you :) concerning your teenager friend all people go through this life experience. When we go through financial crises, it is simply a call from our soul to remind us its absence so we can reconnect. When the ego takes control of our life, our soul send us the message through pain, sickness or crises of any type, to remind us where we come from, our Divine source.
    Savvy Raj
    04/05/2017 #12 Savvy Raj
    This is no act of coincidence after all .. thank you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for the kind mention . Such a precious post @ Wafa El-Armani
    Just yesterday I was conversing with a very intelligent teenager known to me who has lost her way due to financial mismanagement.The poverty consciousness which had set in needed to be adjusted back to the realisation of abundance .In many ways your post reminds me of the flow of our conversation .A pleasure to connect here.And looking forward to more learnings and sharings in time.😊
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/05/2017 #11 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #10 Thank you dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for tagging me to this beautiful buzz.
    @Wafa El-Amrani ✌- this is an excellent post and is packed with positive energy. I feel energized. Your perspective to money is simply outstanding.
    "Fear leads to poverty because it prevents financial creativity in the mind "- how true!!! I love this. Yes, some people have the money, but are deprived of the richness of using it properly, to give their lives a meaning and to energize themselves. Your wisdom is very high on the wisdom scale. Sgharing
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    03/05/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #9 Fatima @🐝 Fatima G. Williams and @Savvy Rajwill love your way of thinking. I also invite @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and @Sara Jacobovici who like Deb will do so in equal measure.
    Wafa El-Amrani ✌
    03/05/2017 #9 Wafa El-Amrani ✌
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit thank you for your beautiful message full of peace and light.

    When you find home, you find everything you need, actually it is where your heart is at peace no matter where in the world.

    I like how @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee described the Norwegian happiness the "hugge", this is what life is all about.

    Self-love is uniting all the pieces of the puzzle of our personality both the light and the dark, it is accepting ourselves completely, our 2 polarities, the bright side, our shadow, our mistakes, our past, our imperfections and life as it is in the present. It is the inner-connection of all parts of the self to become whole and complete.

    And when we do the inner work with acceptance and love, we suddenly find our real home. And our inner world will reflect on the outside world with health, wealth, love and abundance.

    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    03/05/2017 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    There is one thing reading about Morocco and an altogether different thing finding someone in Morocco who has a fascinating mind and here I mean buzzes recently produced about travelling to Marrakesh from @Dean Owen View more
    There is one thing reading about Morocco and an altogether different thing finding someone in Morocco who has a fascinating mind and here I mean buzzes recently produced about travelling to Marrakesh from @Dean Owen and @Paul Walters and the reason this is important is that it makes my world smaller.

    If all I do is look within my own backyard and the vast majority of people I interact with are from one particular region of the world (a.k.a. America) I am then focused on a narrow region of a very big world. A big world is comprised of billions of people we will never meet, and our human mind was not designed to know everybody. A small world is what I define as home and I am personally very happy to live in a small world and keep the big world out of that home, and here I mean the value of that word called privacy.

    My relationship with home changes the nature and value of money. The expenditure becomes being present. If one is not present within one's own home, how can we call the Earth our home? Our conception of home is as separated individuals but from our home we can create pathways and because we live in abundance, it makes presence that much more a greater currency and abundance a greater humility.

    In this currency when I spend time with a buzz like this, Wafa or Dean or Paul the wealth is perspective For sure travel does open up our imagination but home is not where I lay my hat, home is my nucleus, wealth is my flow, of which money is but one stream of flow. I love living in a small world. Close
    Wafa El-Amrani ✌
    03/05/2017 #7 Wafa El-Amrani ✌
    @@CityVP 🐝 Manjit Really sorry for the late reply I was away for a while. Thank you so much for the connection I do appreciate it.
    @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee it is an honor to meet you, I am sure we have so much to share. I am a fan of 'worthiness' and I am looking forward to read more of your elegant writings and perceptions.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    08/04/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    08/04/2017 #5 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #4 Thanks for connecting me @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I look forward to reading more of your work @Wafa El-Amrani ✌ I call our 12 primary senses portals, Openings to new perception. Then their are hues and tones of qualities of unlimited senses, such as our "sense" of money, our 'sense" of abundance, our "sense" of worth, our sense of .https://www.bebee.com/producer/@deb-lange/12-portals-of-perception-1-the-intelligence-in-our-sense-of-movement
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    07/04/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I should ask @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee to visit here because she is published to and you will enjoy her mind both as writers and elegant thinkers. I love the metaphor of money you describe and that the passage comes from your book. I look forward to reading more of your thoughts expressed here at beBee and thank you for connecting with me.
    Wafa El-Amrani ✌
    04/04/2017 #3 Wafa El-Amrani ✌
    @Harish Daniel and @debasish majumder, you are welcome.
    Harish Daniel
    04/04/2017 #1 Harish Daniel
    Excellently explained the fact thanks for sharing.
  19. ProducerHenrique Arake

    Henrique Arake

    Temer has sanctioned Brazil's new capital repatriation law (Law nΒΊ 13.428/17)
    Temer has sanctioned Brazil's new capital repatriation law (Law nΒΊ 13.428/17)Dear readers,How are you doing?Following his efforts against our severe financial crisis, Brazil's President Michel Temer has sanctioned a new law for capital repatriation (Law nΒΊ 13.428/17), that reopens the deadline for anyone interested in bring...


    Henrique Arake
    05/04/2017 #2 Henrique Arake
    #1 Dear Mr. Manjit,

    First of all, thanks for sharing my article; It's an honor to contribute to this discussion in an international level. That been said, Law nΒΊ 13.428/17 is not the first bill on this subject. It's an addendum, an extension of the effects of Law nΒΊ 13.254/16. The official justification is our economic crisis, but there are a lot of us that see this as a maneuver to give some political exposed persons a chance to legalize their money.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    03/04/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    It seems that freedom from prosecution is not the only motivation. This is the first time I have learned about repatriation laws, but I have quickly picked up on just how significant such a law may be. I read this piece on Donald Trump Capital Repatriation Plan https://www.fool.com/retirement/2016/11/05/donald-trumps-corporate-tax-repatriation-plan-woul.aspx and in the case of the United States, it does not make sense to have so much corporate assets sheltering itself from a nation. It seems Brazil is not alone in this flight of capital, but I can see what you are saying in the case of Brazil.
  20. ProducerCharles A Langdon Jr
    Digital Disruption's Impact on the American Economy, Era or Revolution?
    Digital Disruption's Impact on the American Economy, Era or Revolution?Digital, Digital Disruption, and Digital Transformation are bouncing around the social networks like super balls dropped into closed warehouses.Β The Digital issue is far bigger and misunderstood than the social networks, boards, leaders, or...


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    28/02/2017 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #2 Yes, that will be interesting to see how it pans out.
    Charles A Langdon Jr
    28/02/2017 #2 Charles A Langdon Jr
    #1 Franci, the thing about digital is that it changes human behavior. Unfortunately human response to digital has yet to develop social rules. A digital culture will evolve. I wonder what that culture will value.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    26/02/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Interesting post, @Charles A Langdon Jr. I haven't given much thought to Digital anything. I just know that it exists so I appreciate your article. I don't see it as a fad and I see it growing more and more in the future. I guess face to face marketing is becoming a thing of the past more each day.
  21. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    A Tale of Two Distilleries
    A 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...


    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    28/04/2017 #25 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Love this story, yet hate the alcohol. Sipping this stuff riles my taste buds. Always felt wrong about not being able to savor the stuff. But what is is--I have a sweet tooth instead.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    28/04/2017 #24 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Had to share this wonderful, tantalizing article again since we will be visiting the Bourbon Trail in Kentucky. Thanks @Dean Owen
    Dean Owen
    18/02/2017 #23 Dean Owen
    #22 That's one brilliant story.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    18/02/2017 #22 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #21 I in turn have to do an article on Alcoholics Anonymous where I was invited to support one of my brothers friends who had gone a year clean and now was receiving his medallion. As the session began we all stood up and I noticed that each member said "My name is --------- and I am an Alcholic".

    This affirmation was being repeated row after row, and at this point I turned to my brother and whispered "I am not saying that! - I'm gonna say I am a teetotaler" - he whispered back "the f' you will, try it and see". So in that moment as my moment came closer and closer I had to make a decision - do I speak for my teetotalling or should I speak in union with the alcoholics?

    Now it is my turn and I said with my teeth clenched "My name is Manjit, I am an Al-colic" and so it went down the line until everyone sat down. This is where my brother did give me a great lesson in life that is utterly unforgettable and poured wisdom into my bones , he whispered in my ear "shame on you that you think that you are better than them".
    Dean Owen
    18/02/2017 #21 Dean Owen
    #20 I had no idea teetotaler was spelt that way! I thought it had something to do with tea. I might have to do an article on tea though, perhaps Churchill's favourite, Lapsang Souchong.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    17/02/2017 #20 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    It 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.
    Dean Owen
    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.
    Ken Boddie
    16/02/2017 #18 Ken Boddie
    Looking 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? 😟
    Dean Owen
    16/02/2017 #17 Dean Owen
    #15 Will check with my supplier to see if he can get me some to taste!
    Dean Owen
    16/02/2017 #16 Dean Owen
    #14 Sounds like a book I'd love to read. In a few years the Chinese will be the ones buying up many distillers. I fear they will not be so professional. For the Chinese, it is ROI at any cost.
    Gert Scholtz
    16/02/2017 #15 Gert Scholtz
    #9 Three Ships is good- and so is Bain's Mountain Whisky. The main SA Brands.
    Neil Smith
    16/02/2017 #14 Neil Smith
    It'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.
    Fernando 🐝 Santa Isabel Llanos
    16/02/2017 #13 Fernando 🐝 Santa Isabel Llanos
    My favorite whiskey is hibiki, Thank you @Dean Owen
    Dean Owen
    16/02/2017 #12 Dean Owen
    #11 Neat is straight up, no ice. Often served with a chaser, usually a glass of water served separately.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/02/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #10 Well it is dinner time. Ok, but what is neat, lol
    Dean Owen
    16/02/2017 #10 Dean Owen
    #8 Bombay Sapphire gin, neat. Going to get me a glass now....
    Dean Owen
    16/02/2017 #9 Dean Owen
    #6 Well you probably know South Africa also produces premium whiskey, in particular Three Ships is always entered into the World Whisky Awards. I've not tried it. Any good?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/02/2017 #8 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #5 What's in a Bombay neat? It's always fun to try a new drink on occasion.
    Pascal Derrien
    16/02/2017 #7 Pascal Derrien
    Well I don't drink but I did not have the faintest idea there was such thing as Japonese whisky, sante :-) @Dean Owen
    Gert Scholtz
    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.
  22. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    An 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.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    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...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    08/01/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 It is the view of trust in the article about Finland which is interesting. The way that American corporations and institutions refer to trust is in comparison, a platitude and the actuality of that trust is actually distrust.
  23. Juan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    Juan Imaz
    The United States Of Unicorns: Every US Company Worth $1B+ In One Map
    www.cbinsights.com Collectively, US unicorns are worth approximately $372B. Combined, these companies have raised just over...


    Mohammed Sultan
    24/12/2016 #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.
  24. ProducerAdel de Meyer

    Adel de Meyer

    What's Keeping You from Entrepreneurial Success?
    What'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...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    24/08/2017 #21 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The irony is that an entrepreneur in a 9-to-5 mindset company can be a disaster and an entrepreneur who has managed to grow a company that transforms into a 9-to-5 mindset company, has the choice to start a new company or hire a bright minded and dynamic CEO or transform into a leader. We spend too much time venerating entrepreneurs and innovators, but don't consider how much tension they create if they appear and begin to change the way business is done. Good buzz regarding qualities that can be attributed to an entrepreneur. Ultimately in creating something with a sense of ownership, the challenge is keeping that sense fresh and relevant as on-going growth and scale.
    Tracey Sweetland
    24/08/2017 #20 Tracey Sweetland
    Some really good points in this article to help you focus on what you need to do to succeed as an entrepreneur.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/08/2017 #19 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Ego can be your best friend or your worst enemy :))
    Puneet Srivastava
    24/08/2017 #18 Puneet Srivastava
    #14 excellent point @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher... Ego sure is a big self-killer, in life, business & as well spiritual pursuits like meditation.
    Nice write-up @Adel de Meyer. Good wishes for the future.
    Kevin Baker
    23/08/2017 #17 Kevin Baker
    Great straight up advise
    Roy Daggs
    07/01/2017 #16 Roy Daggs
    I don't have a good idea yet. Just a good heart and love don't make any money.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/12/2016 #14 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great 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.
    Sushmita Jain
    15/12/2016 #13 Sushmita Jain
    The 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! ☺
    David B. Grinberg
    15/12/2016 #12 David B. Grinberg
    This post brings to mind some of my favorite sayings, Adel:
    1) No risk no reward.
    2) Those who never fall never climb.
    3) The harder I work, the luckier I get.
    4) What could have been?
    Thanks for the good buzz.
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    14/12/2016 #11 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    5. Becoming Mentally Stagnant !!! The dreaded enemy !!!! Fought with him and must admit in 2016 atlast conquered him !!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    Asesh Datta
    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 reagrds
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    14/12/2016 #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.
    Adel de Meyer
    14/12/2016 #8 Adel de Meyer
    #7 Great feedback, thank you Jan much appreciated! πŸ˜‰
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    14/12/2016 #7 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    @Adel de Meyer sharing great content as always !!! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Great Article !!! πŸ‘
    Adel de Meyer
    14/12/2016 #6 Adel de Meyer
    #1 hahahaha you hit the nail on the head! I do have a very patient partner now, the beginning was tough!
    Adel de Meyer
    14/12/2016 #5 Adel de Meyer
    #2 Thank you, Great to be here! πŸ˜‰ πŸ™Œ
    Adel de Meyer
    14/12/2016 #4 Adel de Meyer
    #3 Thanks so much for the warm welcome! πŸ˜‰
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    14/12/2016 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha...Seven sure, simple strategies for success!

    Welcome to the humming world of beBee! :)
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    14/12/2016 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Adel de Meyer welcome to beBee !