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My primary interest is in appreciating 21st Century values and through hives at BeBee I use the media space for my own personal learning and no other purpose, I want to learn about what works and what emergence is. What I describe as renaissance is work-in-progress and not a destination.
  1. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Sugar Water
    Sugar Water"What can I say, I hired the wrong guy" . . .I am massive believer in "Founder Values" and when these values are lost or belief is placed somewhere other than vision that is led by a thinker larger than it, mediocrity will follow."Sugar water" is a...
  2. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Day the Internet Lost its Imagination
    The Day the Internet Lost its ImaginationThe image from fakeposters.com does not capture the moment that the Internet lost its imagination.Β  That moment actually occurred within the first ten years of its arrival and no sooner as we had entered the new millennium the hope its founding...


    Pascal Derrien
    11/02/2017 #8 Pascal Derrien
    a great recap on how we got there but where do we go from here ? :-)
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    11/02/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #6 And not to mention having VC''s Peter Thiel's "sheeple" philosophy embedded in its investment.
    Brian McKenzie
    10/02/2017 #6 Brian McKenzie
    "Facebook" is also built on military technology - and you should look closely to their direct and published ties to NSA. Their interface does nothing more than put Cat memes and Girl Pics on software that the Military Intelligence used across the late 80's and early 90's known as 'Crime - Link' and 'LinkSys' - which gave a web like graphic note reference for organized crime and suspected spies - the info on your Facebook page, combined with your other social media footprints, is a spook's wet dream. Clueless, wandering, easily conditioned, unthinking, over-consuming under-living digitally connected consumers - aka Sheeple.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    10/02/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #4 That is the whole value of soul, for when learning flows through each other's souls, we are coated with that intelligence.
    Ali Anani
    10/02/2017 #4 Ali Anani
    #2 What a great buzz this is dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. On a personal level, I enjoyed the synchronicity of my shared buzz tonight on bright hopes and your buzz. No question I agree with you 100% and if not then I shall be contradicting my own words.
    I loved the way you highlighted imagination and the internet and the very "bright" summary of the history of the internet and two of its great founders.
    Your writing "So the net result is that the chief blockage to revitalizing imagination on the Internet is ordinary people". This is an outstanding challenge for people to agree with you, but I again agree. The hope isn't in the hands of billionaires trying to multiply their wealth; more it is in the hands of ordinary people. Shared very proudly.
    Ali Anani
    10/02/2017 #3 Ali Anani
    A must read buzz- it is a genuine time investment
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    10/02/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Dear @debasish majumder the wisest thing I learned to do is pour my heart out, look at it and then eat it again to see what it really tastes like and the resulting digestion is a value called learning. We are virtually programmed to share but you may notice something that Debasish that this is not called a sharing heart, but a sharing economy. It is people like me that represent the hope that Tim Berners-Lee had in providing his discovery http://webfoundation.org/about/vision/history-of-the-web/

    For sure the web has its place as the world's greatest shopping cart and selling tool but that is what separates joy from ploy. Remember the word PLOY is a part of the word EMPLOY.

    If what I say brings energy into the heart of a man who knows joy then we do not have to contemplate the dimming of hope but the brightness of joy. The joy of learning in my heart will remain greater than the ploy of hope. Earn joy in the employ of hope.

    So if a man wants to sell, then he makes a 100 cold calls to get 1 warm sale.
    Then compare this with hope, he has 10000 hopes to get 1 moment of joy

    Now my dear friend @Ali Anani must surely agree with me in absolute 100% agreement that hope is 100 times harder than selling !!!
    debasish majumder
    10/02/2017 #1 debasish majumder
    lovely insight @CityVP 🐝 Manjit! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
  3. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Journey of One
    Journey of OneThis is a rare picture from the inner sanctum of my home and this is a rare occurrence where members of family are willing to to watch the kind of things I watch.Β  They prefer Netflix for entertainment, I prefer video for educational and...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/02/2017 #14 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Dean Owen This isn't meant as an insult to those who find Tony Robbins to be inspiring but I find him to be a fake! He preys on those who are vulnerable while taking their money. If I recall one of his premises is that everyone can be rich if they 'think or do this or that." His net worth is 508 million. I've never heard of Seth Godin. As for your buzz @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, I like the idea of thinking, sometimes I do way too much of that and I realize it's time to get out and roam! I don't mind when others offer advice but I have found that in the end, I always make it my choice with regards to acting on it or searching out something more. We all offer advice and mean well but that doesn't mean what works for us works for others. I love your term, "Journey of one," my husband and I both have space to ourselves, he has an office in the Attic, my office is my kitchen ;-) I'm not sure we'd survive if we didn't have one on one time with ourselves. Space is healthy! I sort of enjoy me, myself and I. I do enjoy time with others as well... it just needs to be balanced and it is. PS: My son has a home theater in his basement. We watched a movie when we were visiting them in Colorado and it was awesome!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    06/02/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Dear Helena I welcome you most humbly to beBee. If you are still living in Wicken Village then you reside in a most beautiful village - others can see it here http://www.wickennorthants.co.uk/ View more
    Dear Helena I welcome you most humbly to beBee. If you are still living in Wicken Village then you reside in a most beautiful village - others can see it here http://www.wickennorthants.co.uk/

    We get so caught up in the cerebral chess game being played out now at the national and global level, that I personally want to keep one foot in the life of the village and the other in my urban dwelling. I want to smell the roses and then study uncertainty at levels I can reach. For sure that does not stop those who are attaining greater degree's of complexity understanding from understanding the grand forces at play on the global stage, but for sure there is absolutely no harm in understanding the nature of uncertainty at that level, as it is simplicity at the local level.

    The reality is that there are people with advanced minds thinking and creating things that make my jaw drop and then there is the manufacture of uncertainty, which means those boys in power won't stop being boys. They will create unintended consequences, the world will adjust to their meddling ways but after all that, if we have lost our own sanity, that does not do much good for the future - and it takes away from the blessings we still have and can enjoy. As the Chinese proverb says so well and with much subtle warning, we are indeed living in interesting times.

    Interesting also that one of our boys knocked on my bedroom door, apparently he thinks there might be a legendary comeback for the team he supports called the New England Patriots. I will now depart and see :-) Close
    Dean Owen
    06/02/2017 #11 Dean Owen
    #10 Seth Godin, another name I see often but have no clue as to who he is. Am I missing out by keeping these "self-development" coaches from my life? I did listen to this hallowed Tony Robbins just now and it appears that everything he says, and everything I have read from other life coaches, is pretty much common sense. I don't think there is an off the hanger way to live one's life. Everyone is different. Everyones definition of success is different. I feel I can learn more from talking to people without a voice. People in rural areas. People without access to the internet. Cultures that are very different from our own. We need to step outside of our goldfish bowl. You mention filter failure. I choose to filter out life coaches. Just wondering if I am missing out. Because I consider you a pillar of wisdom, if you say yes, I am missing out, I would seriously consider burying myself in Tony Robbins and Seth Godin.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    06/02/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #7 Tony Robbins is self-development for the masses who has forged for himself one of the most profitable personal brands in history. He is one stop shop motivational and personal change coach. He will take a complex discipline like neuro-linguistic programming and cut into bite size pieces for the masses.

    Malcolm Gladwell does the same thing when it comes to curating information from the academic field and presenting it to the masses

    Seth Godin does the same thing when it comes to media and marketing.

    Clay Shirky was smart enough to point out that we don't suffer from information overload, we suffer from filter failure. I don't come to the online space as place of information, but a place of abundance and to tackle abundance that is why I need a journey of one.

    So either we have life served up to us as it as always has, or we learn to navigate this complexity ourselves. It is what Helena Jansen van Vuuren has pointed out in her link - which is that the 21st Century is a time when there is an opportunity to deal with uncertainty. I don't care if Trump creates uncertainty and profits from mass marketing ignorance. My journey of one is about navigating, understanding and personalizing abundance, and understanding what that means for a growth mindset (a.k.a. Carol Dweck).

    That is why I focus on different colours, I am using my brains visual abilities to sort information flows - but not get lost in the abundance. If I keep following people I will be absolutely lost - instead I observe - and then we get to the same point you are at, which is hit the ground and explore - but the ground here is virtual bits, whereas your ground is physical, therefore ground travel is an excellent form of exploration.

    Certainty is abnormal, it is the mass population that has not evolved to handle uncertainty - how can it, when mass-marketing is about certainty.

    Now OODA loop and cup of tea anyone :-)
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    06/02/2017 #9 Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    Thought a bit more thinking does no harm. #4 https://youtu.be/f9m2yReECak
    Dean Owen
    06/02/2017 #7 Dean Owen
    Is there such a thing as too much information at your fingertips? I still find the best source of information is to hit the ground and explore. I keep seeing Tony Robbins name pop up in every social media feed. I have no idea who he is, but suspect he was the guy in Shallow Hal. Am I missing out?
    Ali Anani
    05/02/2017 #6 Ali Anani
    Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- you wrote in this beautiful buzz "My family is a constant group experience, so having the opportunity to have a Journey of One is a blessing". Well, we are equally happy to enjoy your journey and part of your privacy. You are a true inspiration
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    05/02/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 We were lucky! The person who sold that to us thought he was selling us a blind, and it was the perfect length between both walls plus when it folds away it looks like it is a natural part of the ceiling. We would have paid triple for it if the seller realized he was selling a projection screen :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    05/02/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    I am still thinking ☺ thanks for the share
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    05/02/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Thanks Sara. Equanimity is a fine flow. The BBC documentary "Century of the Self" is an eye-opener into how we are influenced and continue to be influenced in the 21st Century. It also makes it clear just how much Edward Bernays and Sigmund Freud's daughter Anna were to the legendary status Freud has and his impact on the American psyche. That he was implored to come to America while personally not liking America, shows us the vagaries of history in who we remember and who we do not.
    Aurorasa Sima
    05/02/2017 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    That must be the largest screen IΒ΄ve seen in a private environment.
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/02/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, honoured for the peak into the inner sanctum of your home. Just enough to respect your privacy but more than enough to reflect the words that inspire. Thank you for sharing your journey and being there to guide in mine.
  4. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Authentic BS [Brand Strategy]
    Authentic BS [Brand Strategy]What I like about the lead video from Suicide Sheep serves as the foundation of the society that I am now observe and am fascinated by.Β  That society gathers in small groups of friends, thus FRND Friend has an educational context here, because this...


    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/02/2017 #3 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    "The people who need our personal brand most is our own loved ones, not the people we work with"...Our prancing should be deep and go beyond the surface to be authentic... @CityVP 🐝 Manjit..Appreciate your post very much. Thank you. πŸŒΌπŸŒ·πŸ’
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    03/02/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 That is the problem, we are trying to find the authentic leader. We cannot find the authentic leader through marketing, but through learning. While the flow of society is pushed by marketing, I am going to go against the current with the pull of learning.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    02/02/2017 #1 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Reading this @CityVP 🐝 Manjit and watching the video by Jeff on Leadership BS I couldn't agree less. Finding a true authentic leader becomes challenging. A must read this book. Thank you

    The clip from American Beauty - Wow what a display of emotions. Fantastic acting and a great message too.
  5. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Valley of Messages & Messiahs
    Valley of Messages & MessiahsWhen we are in love with the moment the irony of a wasted life is lost on us.Β  Those that today control moments are no different to those that controlled moments yesterday.Β  Learning for me is an evolving tapestry, best not digesting a media...
  6. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Branded - Brandead - Braindead
    Branded - Brandead - BraindeadBefore I introduce a solid example of a very good personal brand, I need to explain two terms and their origins and what they have to do with the picture above.Β  I refute that I am either of these labels, but we live in a world where people like...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    28/01/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #3 Sometimes our head is turned by the people closest to us - and then how we get slapped back into reality either found the hard way or we see what the world is doing. For me great branding is supreme form of thinking, while personal branding is the neighbourhood prostitute if one is only selling themselves without recognition for what great branding is that makes great product and services, companies and legends.

    Selling is an excellence when it is a higher level of selling - the kind that I admire in truly great salespeople and thinkers who are visionary and innovative. These we recognize because their effects is what we lesser mortals call "disruption" - but they never labelled it that, because people like Steve Jobs could think beyond to what people did not even know they wanted. In wanting what they did not know they wanted we find the disruption. As lesser mortals we then put disruption on a pedestal and that is where the idolatry in personal branding begins.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    28/01/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Dear Claire if you are a human face the brand is important, the brand of your business, but if you are a human being, you are a human being, "people can be brands but brands are not people". http://www.forbes.com/sites/blakemorgan/2016/01/19/people-may-be-brands-but-brands-are-not-people-building-influence-in-the-digital-age/#2ff0cfd250df View more
    #1 Dear Claire if you are a human face the brand is important, the brand of your business, but if you are a human being, you are a human being, "people can be brands but brands are not people". http://www.forbes.com/sites/blakemorgan/2016/01/19/people-may-be-brands-but-brands-are-not-people-building-influence-in-the-digital-age/#2ff0cfd250df Nova Spivak IMHO is where the conversation is for the long-term regardless of who is actually calling the shots in the short-term. Close
    Ali Anani
    28/01/2017 #12 Ali Anani
    @Good thinking to join authenticity and brand @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Joining them purposefully is a challenge.
    For me, we need a brand acting like a tree- each leave has its authenticity, but in accordance with keeping the shape of the tree as a whole. This is what gives authenticity to the tree itself.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    28/01/2017 #11 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Personal Branding is a marketing tool. So you have more opportunities to succeed if you understand that. You are trying to compare people to brands. That is not the way in ny humble opinion. We are not inventing anything . Personal Branding helps you to be successful.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    28/01/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #4 #8 Dear Ali Anani it does not matter how brand and authenticity relate to each other for each is a conception, what truly matters is what joins those two nodes - which is the human being. There are many nodes we can compare, but the human being is incomparable - to say anything other than being human is unique is a mythology and who is to say if mythology is a lie or a trust created by brand? The moment we relate brand to authenticity we are all reciting a mythology.

    "ALL" is a very encompassing word and that can set up a confirmation bias. I don't need to relate authenticity to brand because personal brand is not a 21st Century insight, it is what dinosaurs think of life as it was taught to them. ALL dinosaurs are extinct except a few reptiles like crocodiles and crocodiles are often the most adept at personal brand viz Donald Trump.

    To be authentic as a human being does not require a brand, but to be authentic as a brand requires a niche mindset. I am a part of the 7 billion people not the 7 billion brands. Billions of these people quietly go on about their business and branding has helped create the world that they recognize, but personal branding - turning people into commodities is a niche mindset - and neither Javier or anyone here is entitled to ALL of my personal life. That is not the direction our world is moving towards.

    Being human is what people are interested in, not arguments about authenticity and brand. Or maybe the best decision is to shut up and become a PERSONAL brand - and join the groupthink, or as the saying goes "if you can't beat them, join them".

    Branding is important - until we make it personal branding - then it is a merely a very authentic niche of branding.
    Ali Anani
    28/01/2017 #9 Ali Anani
    Thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee. That is precisely why addressed my question.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    28/01/2017 #8 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Ali Anani you must be authentic to have a powerful brand. I showcase myself exactly as I am. beBee is the only platform that encourages to be both professional and personal. "Bringing our personal and professional passions together to create positive disruptions. "
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    28/01/2017 #6 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Slogans are slogans. They are marketing campaigns and they can change anytime. "Professional Engagement Through Passions" "Successful Personal Branding" "be Professional. be Personal. be Successful" . Whatever one we use for targeting different segments, ... beBee is beBee. beBee is unique, different and it is not FB and it is not LI. beBee will become a hub for social media. Matt explains very well in this video what beBee is https://www.bebee.com/producer/@msweetwood/bebee-is-all-about-personal-branding
    Aurorasa Sima
    28/01/2017 #5 Aurorasa Sima
    #4 IΒ΄m interested in the response to that.
    Ali Anani
    28/01/2017 #4 Ali Anani
    Branding and authenticity- how do they relate to each other in your opinion @CityVP 🐝 Manjit?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    28/01/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I was just talking to someone this evening about 'personal branding.' We both have long careers but our careers are diverse and shall I say, scattered? The subject of personal branding came up because neither of us have a desire to be an entrepreneur. I gave it some thought for a while and after weighing the pros with the cons, I decided it's just not for me. I would still prefer working for someone I admire and who cares about their employees. I wouldn't mind doing remotely on a part-time basis as well. So, the idea of a personal brand for myself, well... I would say what I'm most proud of accomplishing in my life, "Becoming a mother who raised 2 well balanced, compassionate children." Aside from all the jobs I had outside of my home, I still wear the title or 'brand' of mother, with the most pride.

    Jennifer Aniston clip, priceless and speaks for itself. I love Guy Kawasaki's suggestion of a Mantra versus a mission statement. Mantras do stick! There are many people like myself who use Social Media and aren't business people, aren't entrepreneurs, yet are working hard doing work many don't mention on Social Media and we must remember to keep them in mind- they may just be the majority.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    28/01/2017 #2 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, you have provided a lot of food for thought. I have always been a champion and identified with the maverick, nonconformist, rebel, renegade, rogue, freethinker, or whatever label one wishes to describe one that travels free from the pack. As far as slogans go, I prefer "Engagement Through Passions" over "Successful Personal Branding".
    " I would not be the ship that plies a wonted main, but I would be the tramp-boat and sail the port of the world. I would not be the beaten path, but I would be the by-ways, the undiscovered country.... I would not be of the ninety and nine, but I would be the one, and through the wilderness I would mark a new trail." ~Muriel Strode Lieberman (1875–1964), "My Little Book of Prayer", 1904.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    27/01/2017 #1 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Very good points to ponder here @CityVP 🐝 Manjit! I have never really thought of myself as a brand - more of someone who is trying to present the human face behind her business.
  7. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Victor Overmind
    Victor OvermindVictor Overmind means "Victor Over Mind" which equals Manjit a.k.a. Man (Mind) Jit (Victor) and it is the original Twitter profile that now has been replaced by two hives at beBee - the Yellow Learning Hive = CULTURE and the new Magenta Learning...
  8. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Hives of Manjit
    Hives of ManjitEarlier today Aurorasa made a suggested WONDER which triggered this buzz, and her suggestion was that I might want to consider linking my hives to my profile page.Β  The problem I immediately realized is that of the 42 hives I want to utilize for my...


    Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    26/01/2017 #19 Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    I will not be the one who defends the human resources, but there are also good as in everything.
    My university studies, already made of major, were of history by devotion and not of markets. I have fought with Advertising Agencies and Media, which are as Human Resources or worse. True, the translator can lead us to misunderstandings, my point of view is that the human we have to make it prevail over the market, but not rule out.
    That some play with a 70x30 and others a 25x75%.
    Have a happy day at the percentage you choose.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    26/01/2017 #18 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #7 BTW Dear @Lada 🏑 Prkic there is a contribution which you were responsible for which I would not have considered had I not come across your writings and that is the perspective of the engineer. That is why your latest buzz did not go into the Red Hive but instead into the Violet Hive.

    I also previously lumped engineering as a technical/work subject covered under the Indigo hive - now I have realized that this was a mistake because there is great value in observing the best minds in engineering and innovation is the intersection between design and engineering. Ironically @Milos Djukic and the way he thinks was automatically Violet Hive because it was originally about Emergence. https://twitter.com/emerigent yet I focused less on his engineering practices.

    BeBee is essentially a replacement of my Twitter accounts. I began trying to figure out how I can link the two - but to date it is way too much work to convert the old Twitter system to make it function well with the Learning Hives I have created here.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    26/01/2017 #17 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    This is brilliant, CityVP. I see an interesting Hive🐝Talk in the very near future.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    26/01/2017 #16 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #12 Yes Marketers are also have the human condition but they are also responsible for human conditioning. Al Ries once said "position the mind not the product". Human resource personal also have the human condition but they are also responsible for turning humans into a resource - so much so that some workers call the HR Department, the Human Remains Department.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    26/01/2017 #15 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit..wow. quite a detailed view of processing. Very interesting.. Wow
    Dean Owen
    26/01/2017 #14 Dean Owen
    All I can say is that I admire your brain @CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    25/01/2017 #13 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #3 I echo Deb's comment. Wow now I have a prefect guide to all your hives. Thank you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit This is a brilliant idea from the most learned mind. And the Learning continues !
    Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    25/01/2017 #12 Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I hope to learn all my life, that would be a very good sign.
    This afternoon he commented, the definition of success that the anthropologist Juan Luis Arsuaga brings, success, is to have more friends, than enemies.
    I think the marketers also have the human condition, right?
    Regards and excuse the translator.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    25/01/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #5 Dear Julio in crossing the path of translation - I have found we speak a universal language called learning. There is a difference between planning and customizing . Here we take what we are given and find ways of transforming it for own learning. How we learn is either planning which equals the group or crafting which is individual.

    We have largely lost the ability to craft because the 20th Century mindset is industrial - it is about giving us a product, a convenience, a consumption and a disposable society. Now look at how we consume information - there is little beauty in reading, little art in understanding, little imagination in personal innovation.

    Quoting success today becomes the paranoia of writing the word "success" everywhere - yet the moment we were born success was granted to us - and that success can be written as the word LIFE. Success as a word is marketing like a photocopier, but the word failure is real human emotions when that marketing machine fails us. I would rather be human than a marketing machine.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    25/01/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #6 Dear @Ali Anani I have taken your suggestion and have made an amendment above - I have added the word WONDER - and it is block capitals because these are the errors that shape us, the bumps, bruises and cuts that leave their story and when a great friend notices, that great friend should be honoured even more greatly - and thus the word WONDER now appears as a honour to your suggestion - or as it now reads as another suggested WONDER :-) When I now think of the word WONDER, I think of you.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    25/01/2017 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #7 Dear Lada the quote you picked is very resonant right now because I find personal branding to be such a tyranny and such a limitation. I created spectraneuron so I could personally get out of that straight jacket branding. The word branding comes from marking your cattle. Should not we who are open minded people shudder when we hear the word "HERD"?

    The branding piece is actually flowing here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/brands-hatch and here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/integrated-mythology

    In terms Victor Overmind, the first "brand" I created was Mark Zorro, then Emeri Gent and then Victor Overmind. Mark Zorro was created after I read Tom Peters Fast Company article "A Brand Called You" - I know that people's name are used as brands but as Nova Spivak says "people are not brands". So I thought why not be like that perfume on a shelf - do we really think that because a bottle of perfume has a human name on it that we are spraying that humanity on our body?

    So it comes down to the tyranny of brand and what is the tyranny of brand but distrust. Brand is a trust mark but personal brand is a distrust mark - it says trust me because there is plenty to distrust in society. Distrust runs high - and personal branding extenuates distrust. So it comes down to "life today is not about who we really are..." because we cannot trust who we really are.

    The one place where trust exists is within us and trust has no name other than as "human". If you look at the Spectraneuron above you will now encounter 14 Names - 14 bottles of perfume of which the Gray Learning is "CityVP Manjit". The question is what am I buying here - and it is not messages, or beliefs, or product or services - but the freedom not to buy, but to appreciate.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    25/01/2017 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #4 Dear Gert I coined the term spectraneuron because everyone has neurons but the spectra is the visible light - so a metaphor for diversity (or range). The most important part of a spectrum is the invisible spectrum. We are not taught naturally to be horizontal or lateral, our neurons are often subject to our interests, and our interests our subject to the silo we are accustom to - so life has developed in verticals (of which hierarchy is simply a structural representation of how our neurons fire - a.k.a. conditioning). Now just being horizontal in our thinking approach can be conditioning also, so when I first set up my twitter accounts for spectraneuron, I was observing the thinking of others. That equals appreciation. When add in metacognition - I am not only thinking about how I think but in relationship to the range I discover through appreciation - which flows into the spectraneurons.
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    25/01/2017 #7 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    The human mind works in mysterious ways. And I am in awe of how your mind works as well as of the whole concept of Spectraneuron. I had to explore your previous articles on LinkedIn to better understand your learning journey and your online monikers, dear Victor Overmind a.k.a. Manjit, a conqueror of thought.
    " …life today is not about who we really are, but what our brand is perceived to be….β€œ
    I am still reading those articles and try to comprehend their (and your) complexity. Am honoured that you think of my posts as worthy of your attention and learning process.
    Ali Anani
    25/01/2017 #6 Ali Anani
    Good work and clustering @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Clustering of your work isn't easy, but yu made it look so.
    I always wondered if you would make a typo. THis the only time I found one in your first line. You meant suggestion and not suggested. So, finally I "caught" you.
    Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    25/01/2017 #5 Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    Good job, just with that planning you can cover so much. Congratulations @CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Gert Scholtz
    25/01/2017 #4 Gert Scholtz
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit True to your learning approach to beBee, this is a very worthwhile post giving the structure of your many interesting hives. It shows how beBee can be used to foster knowledge. A question: where does the name Spectraneuron come from? Thank you Manjit.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    25/01/2017 #3 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    The compendium I had been waiting for has arrived. And now I may need a rethink of my commenting strategy which seems haphazard at best and attend to the puniness of The Commenting Philosopher hive's contents which have been assembled in a slapdash manner.

    I am simply impressed into this glimpse of how your mind organizes, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit

    But then I just might continue to be fine with my current raison d'Γͺtre - just cause. But boy do I admire the breadth of your structure.
    Aurorasa Sima
    25/01/2017 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    Are you like me a big fan of ManjitΒ΄s wisdom hive? And ... like me .. do you have trouble figuring out which buzz belongs in which hive?

    No more! City has kindly provided a "manual" with an explanation what each hive is about.
  9. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    YSSUP (Wise Up)
    YSSUP (Wise Up)I don't slide in easy with the elites and I stick out like a sore thumb with the working class, and if I am either finding myself between those two extremes since the middle class is where I get eaten up.Β  There has to be a sweet-spot between the...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    12/01/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #5 Dear @Dean Owen & @Ali Anani

    There was a couple of things I was thinking of when I wrote this,

    There is a new class drama in the US, because for a time people in the US only used the term middle class, as if the working class did not exist. It took 3 counties and about 70,000 votes in the Rust Belt to give the election to Trump. The elites sold the Middle Class and the Middle Class exploited the Working Class, for one cannot forget that in 2008 the housing loans given out where to people who could least afford them, by people who trusted the professional classes were looking out for their interest. So this is not about class division, but BS of the middle class to be spoiled by vicarious politicians and not see decades of mutual complicity.

    The title of the post is actually a play on these two stories

    1. That famous Russian Group that Putin for a time had jailed [LANGUAGE]

    2. The infamous SNL sketch about the infamous YSSUP moment everyone thought was game over. [FUNNY]
    Dean Owen
    10/01/2017 #5 Dean Owen
    Class structure is not as evident in China as it is in the U.K. Rich or poor, not much to distinguish in accents, manners, and clothes. I like that. Very glad to have left the class system behind when I left Europe. But I do enjoy looking back, mainly through period dramas like the excellent Parade's End.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    09/01/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #3 Dear Chas [ @Chas ✌️ Wyatt ] it is education that keeps the middle class so middle and that is what the joke here is about. Other than YSSUP is Pussy spelt backwards. The film Magnolia was brilliant and the choice of Aimee Mann's music to score that movie a brilliant choice. There is now a venerable collection of humour that is really about the grayness of middle class existence which includes Dilbert cartoons and here self-deprecation isn't a humility here it is a surrender.

    Whether it is Paul Thomas Anderson creating Magnolia or Sam Mendes & Alan Ball with "American Beauty" - or the various comedies that poke away essentially at middle class values (whether they be left or right which essentially means a democrat family does not want to marry a republican one and vice versa) or the writings of middle class malaise that just fizzle away in that mass https://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/16/us/observations-on-americas-middle-class-malaise.html?_r=0 or the fake outrage which fades away as media has the middle classes number - so it is with much fun I echo the wit and humour of the late and great Douglas N. Adams about the "useless third of Golgafrincham".
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    09/01/2017 #3 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, sometimes labels are delusional. I grew up in a rural area of the United States and my family would be classified as "lower-middle-class", yet, the reality was we were barely on the cusp of the poverty line. I have been a "working class hero" all my life and that song has a special resonance with me. Yet, I am the only one out of my family who went to college and I thrive on learning, even if I have a disregard for the educational system as it stands, itself. Thinking education would propel me out of the throngs of poverty was also a delusion- one in which I succumbed to. As a footnote, I have been a fan of Aimee Mann since I first heard "'Til Tuesday's" "Everything's Different Now". Nice choice; thanks for the reminder.
    debasish majumder
    09/01/2017 #2 debasish majumder
    lovely insight indeed @CityVP 🐝 Manjit! the subject matter is truly intriguing. enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Ali Anani
    09/01/2017 #1 Ali Anani
    This is a very interesting buzz dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. The dilemma of the middle is highly explored in your buzz. The middle class, the middle management and the middle boy- they share same issues. I enjoyed your reference to soccer as a way to discuss the middle class status. The eroding middle class is a worthy issue because the elite class and te poor class are the extremes. The middle class is where the two extremes meet and therefore may face turbulence and instability rather than acting as a balancing class.
    The erosion of the middle class means weakening the bridge between the extremes of classes and this shall weaken the whole system. I also believe because of their status this class could be the idea generator and initiator and its erosion shall further add to destabilizing any society.
    Shared the buzz because it is worthy of wide exposure.
  10. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Learning Journey 56
    Learning Journey 56Today, 4th January 2017 - I begin my new learning journey - Learning Journey 56.Β Β  During the prior learning journey [Learning Journey 55] I established new hives at beBee and consequently shifted from Twitter being the home base of my learning to,...


    Sara Jacobovici
    04/01/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    Benefitting from @CityVP 🐝 Manjit's journey.
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/01/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, you are part of my learning journey. I am grateful for everything I have read that is written by you, all your links and resources, including from this post (great stuff!) and from your perspective. Wishing you a wonderful journey ahead Manjit, whatever time the clock may show.
  11. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    HNYIt is a good time to connect the acronym "HNY" for Happy New Year with the word "HONEY".Β  CityVP Manjit 30th December 2016I wish everyone much honey. As New Years go - you alone can decide which one is going to be happy.Β  Moreover you alone can...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    02/01/2017 #18 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #17 Dear @Dean Owen I will be kicking the groove on Saturday January 28th 2016 HNY-Zhonggou style. Your comment also inspired me to add an opening paragraph to my post at LinkedIn called "Perpetual Inventory". Life for me is a freeform celebration, with the spice of meaning added in from time to time to change up its dance and flow. Much Honey to You.
    Dean Owen
    02/01/2017 #17 Dean Owen
    Just recovering from the New Year celebrations and will hopefully be fully recovered in time for the next, and bigger HNY celebrations which happen to occur here in just under a month! HNY @CityVP 🐝 Manjit View more
    Just recovering from the New Year celebrations and will hopefully be fully recovered in time for the next, and bigger HNY celebrations which happen to occur here in just under a month! HNY @CityVP 🐝 Manjit! Close
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    01/01/2017 #16 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #15 I only understood why my parents were so absolute in their over-protection of us when we lived in a similiar environment, but now I look back and realize what they protected us from. My mom and her best friend used to share duties taking their babies to the clinic - neither could afford time off work but also knew the visit to the clinic was a good thing for the health of the new borns.

    One mother gave absolute love and the other absolute protection. Two babies in the same pram yet living in two different environments. A toxic and dangerous environment can lay waste to the best intentions and create exceptions also. As my mom's best friend gave her boy all that she could give him, he eventually grew up and expanded his network of love. A network of love in a dangerous neighbourhood is something my mother kept us away from.

    Eventually, the baby was given absolute love became the leader of one of the two notorious gangs in our town, while we managed to find a way out and now fully appreciate who made the sacrifice so we could be sparred. Today, the baby that shared a pram with me is institutionalized, strangely in the off-spring that emanated from his philandering ways is a daughter who is an incredible woman, who loves her grandmother with such love, that she is the gift that came out of this mess - and she is the one who offers protection to that son's mother.

    The only places I have read about compassion for jerks is either in the Bible (turning the other cheek) or in quotes about Buddha about not accepting the "gift". We can even forget what it was like growing up in toxic environments but it is rare to get protection from that, and I am thankful for that good fortune. I have no idea about life's hardships other than watching from a bubble where my parents who took all the blows.
    Aurorasa Sima
    01/01/2017 #15 Aurorasa Sima
    #13 Positivity is a word that to each has a bit of a different meaning.

    I do not have a home right now, feel trapped in (the wrong corner of?) a country I donΒ΄t belong. Facing a severe health threat in a country where everything has a price tag.

    To me a positive person is never 100 % self-centered and only considers their own suffering/happiness. Yes, Yin and Yang. Both lives within us, sadness and happiness.

    BUT I fully and wholeheartedly disagree with the implication that being compassionate towards jerks is the right way to go always. Self-preservation is your very responsibility and if you are not (like many self-proclaimed positive people) feeling indifferent you can only digest so much negative energy and misery before it harms you.

    I grew up in a rough spot with loads of drugs and violence around me. Some of the people who grow up and survive in these conditions would not be able to receive your compassion before they understand that you are also capable of breaking their skulls.

    Call me mindful with an edge - I see no wrong in kicking some jerksΒ΄ butts to hell. You gotta spend your 100 energy points wisely.

    Help where help is needed and can be accepted. And have enough self-love to help yourself too and remove yourself from harmful situations if needed.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    01/01/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #12 Dear Franci, I personally cannot have an intelligent relationship with happiness if I do not at the same time have a sensitive relationship with sadness. The attitude I prefer is equanimity and then the flow of positive and negative are in relationship to that. How can we seek biological balance within us if we cannot sense our own equanimity.

    If someone is being a jerk then we can choose a compassionate response, which is a positive attitude, or we can return our own being or self to equanimity - where we neither view that response as good or bad and then we don't pick it up and take it with us.

    Why stockpile happiness like inventory when any positive balance may trigger unintended consequences - and from a state of equanimity, the positive and the negative are both valuable - the positive flows through us without imbalancing our internal hormones and the negative flows around us as our mind, spirit and body maturing our personal resilience.

    The three relationships equanimity produce are the one's which we as human beings do value :


    HARMONY with life outside of ourselves and HEALTH with life inside of ourselves. The multiplication of that is not a forced construct, it is an organic emergence - we emerge naturally. Yet I am a million miles from that reality sometimes - and I have proof of that - I can see it in the evolution of my own words and in the flowering of what we all call HOME. cc @Aurorasa Sima
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    01/01/2017 #12 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    HNY - I love this and your positive attitude. You love learning and I love learning from you. It's people like you that make beBee the place to be.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    31/12/2016 #11 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #10 Awww Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit You and few other beBees are one of the reasons I love beBee. My heart skips a beat for you guys. Do you know what that means. That's the bond I have built here. I hear people say this world is this and that. I tell you this world is what we make it. You and me and all the awesome people around us make this amazing world. Wishing everyone here an amazing 2017 and all the happiness in the world.

    I am in debt to beBee for I realise I don't need anything else when I love myself and the people around me.
    Happiness and Happy new year 2017
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    31/12/2016 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #5 Dear Fatima, you are the sweetest of all and I absolutely mean that. I don't think of honey as love, I think of honey as nature. The nature of honey is not questioned by a Honey Bee, but when it comes to real honey in nature, human beings are thieves. We steal their nectar and then replace those hives with sugar water. Then we take that natural honey and we industrialize it for mass consumption, and the end product that gets served is no more different to highly processed sugar - the nutrients, the richness of honey squandered by the mindset of the industrial age. It is not a question of who loves honey, but if we did love honey, how do we do that by respecting the nature of honey? Is honey golden because it is honey or because it sounds like money? As a tribal and communal being I wish you Much Honey!!! May you be as sweet as you are today on 31st December as you were on 30th December, in certain parts of the world it is already New Years right now. It is not the years that pass which is much honey, it is you and you knowing your own life and nature. I admire your fundamental nature, thus why I think of you as the sweetest of all.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    31/12/2016 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #4 Dear Deb, the online space is indeed the learning fields and whether one is flying, sitting or waggling - all of this is a part of the learning experience. The reality of humanity which is not the reality of actual bee's is that we are generally a superstitious bunch - superstition has stitched its way through human time and life. The human mind that is progressing into the future is learning from its fundamental nature of being an animal and also from its unique ability to recognize the machine. We are animal in our instinct and emotions, but we are a complex organic machine which apparently resulted from accident. I am not too fussed about the origins of our design, but I do know it relates to what it is and how we learn. The origins of learning is what unites us. Much honey to you whether the honey is years, months, days or operates in seconds and much honey from the "learning fields".
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    31/12/2016 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #3 Wishes in return Milos. One thing I learned this holiday season at beBee is from the greetings I saw expressed by Russian HNY bee's. One of their wishes Happy New Godom. When I looked at what the translation of Godom was, I learned that the Bolsheviks in the Soviet Union had banned Christmas - and as a result New Year celebrations became the big thing. What that has shown me is that a government can take away Christmas but no government can take away this desire for human beings to want to celebrate the beginning of new life at this time of the year. If HNY isn't in part a metaphor for rebirth, then what is it?
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    31/12/2016 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 The best to you Aurorasa. The way I look at HNY, it is not 2017 that has much honey, it is always in the here and now - this is what is the greatest distinction between being human and being a bee is - the metaphorical bee is a human being first, and that is who you are.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    31/12/2016 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Gert we have great affinity in our explorations much like the instinct of bee's to know what they are looking for. I wish you Much honey too!!!
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    31/12/2016 #5 🐝 Fatima Williams
    HNY Who doesn't love Honey. Especially when the honey is sweet and filled with learning fields as Deb says. To years of infinite honey and love. Happy 2017 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    31/12/2016 #4 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    I know you will enjoy much honey, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Because it is yours for the making, and you buzz around the learning fields with glee. May your days of 2017 lead to your days of 2018 and beyond....
    Milos Djukic
    31/12/2016 #3 Anonymous
    I wish you all the best dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit.
    Aurorasa Sima
    31/12/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    HNY to you too, dear Manjit
    Gert Scholtz
    31/12/2016 #1 Gert Scholtz
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Wishing you much honey!
  12. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    We live in a world where people still present the new side and the old side and taking sides is a really old business, done very well from the time of Zoroaster and this light vs dark thinking was further expanded into the consciousness through Christian philosophers.

    Where yesterday there was dissertation and debate, today today there is you-tube and rap, the former garners a few hundred people who can reason exercising their high capability and powers of argument, but the latter ends up with nearly 30 million hits e.g. A rap battle between Eastern and Western Philosophies

    The difference is a beBee that is like The Well http://www.well.com/ a.k.a. small and significant or a beBee that becomes bigger than Facebook and seeks a billion different perspectives as a global phenomena.

    It is OK to remain smaller and a niche player, otherwise one can embrace this diversity and become one with the masses - who clearly are OK with less than absolute values or principles. Niche is actually cool. but I am OK with mass scaling - a few will be really big, "huge" like Trump says, because all of this has always been a group behaviour.
    Eastern Philosophers vs Western Philosophers. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 4.
    Eastern Philosophers vs Western Philosophers. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 4. Download this song β–Ί http://bit.ly/iTunesPhilosophers β—„ Watch Behind The Scenes β–Ίhttp://bit.ly/Philosophers-BTS β—„ "It does not matter how slowly you go as...
  13. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    SatelliteI loved this idea that flew into my consciousness the moment I read it in an email from a friend I went to school with and who after a few decades I have been reacquainted.Β  She has always been a private person.Β  If I googled her name, the most I...


    Dean Owen
    09/12/2016 #3 Dean Owen
    #2 Personally I would have no issue if the powers that be wanted to take it a step further and have humans microchipped or something, but I realise I am one of only a few who feel this way. The Chinese govt tracks our moves with us having to give our passports in order to by train tickets and stay in hotels. No issue with that. I am a guest in their country. No point worrying about online privacy too, life is too short in my opinion. I do worry about abuse, with the NSA for example being able to turn on your webcam. I think we should all be concerned perhaps if all that information, street circuit TV cameras etc, were centralised and available to a single entity - the global neuronetwork in the hands of an evil mastermind. That is a bit Orwellian. It is a battle to be had, just that it is not my battle. I say develop the tools. It's all about intention. The development of the atom bomb was perhaps with good intent.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    09/12/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Other than what Nicholas Carr said in 2010 http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703748904575411682714389888 and what all that tracking creates as in gigantic corporations most of us have never heard of http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/17/technology/acxiom-the-quiet-giant-of-consumer-database-marketing.html

    All this means to me is that privacy is not what we don't want to reveal about ourselves on life, but engaging online in such a diverse way that anyone collecting that data cannot make head or tail of our variety - in other words we are the chief culprits of our own privacy violation when we are predictable as can be.

    Then there is those things that remain in our neurons and there is early work being engaged on mind-reading computer technology http://www.academia.edu/8305012/How_Mindreading_Computer_Work_And_How_It_Is_Useful_In_Different_Working_Areas which are only important to know because it changes the conception of what privacy is in the 21st Century.

    Zero online presence does not guarantee that people are not tracked - all video systems with facial recognition systems are engaging new levels of tracking as people go about their daily business on an urban street.

    I agree that this is nothing to get worked up about, but it is interesting to discover just how far we are down the line with neurotechnology and the scientific undertaking to one day understand the workings of the brain. Close
    Dean Owen
    09/12/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    Thought provoking. I do know so many people that have zero online presence. On satellites, I just perceive them as routers, a mere instrument much like a typewriter that allows us to communicate. The fact that in theory someone could take a peak into the wavelength, or undersea cable, or any point of the transmission journey really doesn't bother me as we can't really spend all our lives worrying. Really not much has changed since the 1980's. We could communicate then, but it is only more efficient now.
  14. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The 4P's of a 21st Century Existence
    The 4P's of a 21st Century ExistenceThe preamble for this individual observation begins with what I began writing at LinkedIn :https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/4ps-21st-century-existence-cityvp-manjitMuch of our existence today is still geared to the Power of Three, lives that live out...


    Sara Jacobovici
    19/11/2016 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    #6 I am impressed @CityVP 🐝 Manjit at your ability to navigate in different environments and "waters". Your comment here (as on LinkedIn) is very insightful. Your concluding statement is powerful indeed, "Your internal map takes you into the lives of people, whereas a generalist would and may could never view or dive into such finer private detail." The first thing that came to mind for me and is consistent with the map metaphor is boundaries. As difficult and challenging as it is, in my clinical work it is something that is clear and doable. Online/offline boundaries is a whole new form of challenge for me. Still working on it.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    19/11/2016 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Hi @Sara Jacobovici the great thing is I can split my observation of your comment between LinkedIn and here at beBee due to the differing contexts of each half of my buzz, thus showing the same comment can be viewed from many different angles.

    Whereas I observed on from your "On/Off" comment at LinkedIn, here I am focusing on your "Internal Map" and in line with what I said, that internal map has a unique territory that applies far more greatly to professionals in your line of work. That difference applies to why I split Private and Practical from Professional and Personal i.e. that which appears online and that which does not.

    In your case the practice (or practical) involves a high private side. In this case this privacy is based on discretion. It is also a part of who you are as a person, what would feel appropriate and not appropriate for you, will be different for others. Intelligent sensitivity not only fits into the practice but it speaks to what private is. Privacy does not just include the things you know, but the things you do not want to be exposed to.

    A highly developed nervous system will not be able to handle the emotional bandwidth of suffering and cruelty that is a part of this world. Caregivers are exposed to that to a greater visceral level than other professions and you are very intelligent in making sure that your emotional bandwidth is not overloaded - so privacy is not just about information but also the health of our own mind, spirit and body. That is testimony also to the detail and experience that constantly informs your internal map. Your internal map takes you into the lives of people, whereas a generalist would and may could never view or dive into such finer private detail.
    Ali Anani
    17/11/2016 #5 Ali Anani
    #4 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- I agree "ey are not because it is the tougher road to be practical about leadership and how it reaches a human being that we personally touch, and this mind, heart and will is not a formula or a prescription, it is a practice". This may be the reason why we have few great leaders. I wish this idea of yours would be discussed on a large scale
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    17/11/2016 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 Dear Ali Anani, when we push Leadership through this lens, what do we find in actuality? I find leadership thrives most in the practical and private. For sure we can espouse/profess theories of leadership and we can have our personal opinion about leadership - but leadership is foremost a practice, and its value happens in private interactions.

    Some may make a professional case study of those interactions and even if society constantly tries to define leadership, the absolute value of leadership is how it is delivered. If we as a society actually delivered on leadership, the trust ratings and the engagement ratings would be phenomenal. They are not because it is the tougher road to be practical about leadership and how it reaches a human being that we personally touch, and this mind, heart and will is not a formula or a prescription, it is a practice.

    Why not spend more time on the practice rather than the professional dance of storytelling. For sure we inspire people but inspiration is no guarantee of action. This goes back to the act that is professional and personal, and the reality that is practical and private. The idea that we one hand does not know what the other is doing means there is a place where authenticity does exist - and that authenticity is expressed as the practice of leadership as a private act and not as a performance art.
    Harvey Lloyd
    17/11/2016 #3 Harvey Lloyd
    We were in some economic mess a long time ago and an author coined the phrase, "You are an economy of one" This statement had a profound effect and follows your 4P. We can create our own economy both professional and personal.

    But we have to choose to do so. The 4P approach is a great starting point of creation.
    Ali Anani
    17/11/2016 #2 Ali Anani
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- your 4-Ps are sure joy to think about. I paused for a while reading this part of your buzz Just like that the history of the world changes but the world goes on even if it changes and life returns back to who we are individually. I cannot live in a media bubble of paranoia or a digital gratification of novelty or the money making machine that is called the 24 hour news cycle". Like an atom decides who we are, rightly you wrote life returns back to who we are individually. I simply agree and your 4-Ps are consistent with this notion. Shared
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/11/2016 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Your article has a number of threads to choose from that inspires a discussion. I am choosing the following one: "When that place has no digital extensions, there privacy exists - and I am aware of this truly offline experience." This is a real eye-opener @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. You have taken a concept which can be defined by its external physical realities as it applies to the world today and challenged me to look at its impact on my internal map. A strong image that comes to mind is in relation to "switching off". Technological devices are dependent on a power source to be "on or off"; so are we. The difference is that in between being on or off, we have experiences (these, too, can be argued to be places). Your use of the word "aware" is key. Awareness based on digitally acquired information and/or data provides a limited form or type of experience. Awareness based by the human's sensory system provides an unlimited potential of forming different types of experience. We can choice to have that "truly offline experience" because we have the capacity (sadly, I have to add for now) to navigate from that online experience to the offline experience; we can still make choices of where and how to be. We have more than a "power on or off" button.
  15. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    What is Your End Game?
    What is Your End Game?This is a question asked by someone I know in the offline world that is my daily face-to-face reality, which is a continuation of an observation I penned earlier today at LinkedIn...


    Mohammed Sultan
    02/11/2016 #15 Mohammed Sultan
    Dear @ CityVP Mangit,Your wisdom awakened joy in our journey.No body can determine his end game but we must keep going.People are stressed when they look for perfection in life because perfection is a moving target.The most beautiful thing among wise people who are able to turn their dreams into gold and silver is that they are not competing with others,but are challenging themselves.They have learned that their progress lies not in enhancing what is ,but in advancing what will be ,it's a STEP forward from what's obvious and well-known to what's ambiguous and unknown.When we know that this STEP is good for us ,we will recognize that the feeling and the more satisfying depth of understanding,are always there.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    02/11/2016 #14 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Oops darn tiny, phone keyboard, dont, not font
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    02/11/2016 #13 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I font have an end game because in my mind that means I'm working fsst and furious to reach the end of my life. I like the verse you put up from Ecclesiastes , very poetic, actually. I like your goal of a good nights sleep, everyone deserves thst !
    Dean Owen
    02/11/2016 #12 Dean Owen
    Looking sharp at 25 !!! I never considered an end game as I've always believed in living life up front, so it was the beginning game that I always thought about.
    Sara Jacobovici
    02/11/2016 #11 Sara Jacobovici
    Looking for the answer. @CityVP 🐝 Manjit describes his process.
    Sara Jacobovici
    02/11/2016 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    One of the things that comes to mind is the duality of being process versus product oriented. Sounds like you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit are describing a process. So the challenge of the question about "end game" is not that available to a process oriented person as we're in the game that is still playing in extra innings. I agree with @Irene Hackett, great music choice (as always). I want to add to the quotes that your buzz is inspiring with an Einstein quote (because you already made reference to Frankl): "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."
    Ali Anani
    02/11/2016 #9 Ali Anani
    Having a good night sleep is a sign that we ar in peace with ourselves and that happily we look for tomorrow. Enjoy your sleep @CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    02/11/2016 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #6 Dear Irene I would couple Wendell Berry's quote with the link above from Leo Babauta (Zen Habits) about "Achieving Without Goals" linked above.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    02/11/2016 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #5 Hi Tony, for the vast infrastructure of society the end game is either a sacrifice or an investment towards some future state, and that is the engine of the economy and that is the LinkedIn form of society. I hope that the beBee form of society is the one where craft and the knowledge age is kindled, especially the rekindling of craft - that means in one single a word, replacing future state end game with presence and appreciation. Not appreciative inquiry but appreciation which contains the whole and not just a positive spin, appreciation that makes us present to our existence.

    Appreciation is a NOW thing in the present moment and not what have you done for me lately, or living off old glories or dreaming of a better future. We want a better anything, it has to be a better NOW - and that is the chief thing that we individually can change because like @Sara Jacobovici references to Victor Frankl, our sense of making meaning reframes what better is the here and NOW. We can see what is wrong with the present but are we allowing what is right with the present to fully germinate?

    If my end game is to get a good nights sleep, it is a movement away from what keeps people up at night, but the infrastructure of society is what keeps people up at night, because we are more vested in keeping the machine running that may counter the flow of life. In a way there is evolution in this need to create an economic and operational world that is in our DNA, otherwise we would not have the extent of assets, product and services we are able to bring to market year in year out. It is OK if my end game changes to a market focus one day, but right now it is a life focus, because there is life around me that is well worth focusing on.
    Tony 🐝 Rossi
    02/11/2016 #5 Tony 🐝 Rossi
    Spot on as usual, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit! I believe in the focus being on the game that is getting us to an end, somewhere, someday. The end point does not need to be quantifiable or qualifiable, so long as it's positive and leaves the world a better place. :-)
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    02/11/2016 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 Yes, Irene that is a pic of me at 25. That is the great thing about life that we can be so different at 5, 25, 45, 65 and 85 - and even better when we appreciate what we have today. The worst legacy of all is that we did not bless our life when he had it, the best legacy is that generations will give rise to generations and the hope is that as the new generations arrive, that it points towards the needle of renaissance and not towards the needle of the dark ages.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    02/11/2016 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I believe in living each day and enjoy the journey of life. I am also glad the internet was not around when I was 25. I feel what I learned and the way I learned it makes the internet more meaningful - like the icing on the cake. A way of life is day by day where a goal means something that can come to an end. Enjoyable buzz, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit.
  16. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Ambassador Spock Has Died
    Ambassador Spock Has DiedThe latest installment of Star Trek movies "Star Trek Beyond" is going to be one that trekkies are going to love for the value of it as a memorial to Leonard Nimoy.Β  It is also tragic because one of the young cast members who played the young...
  17. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Big Mind and Small Mind
    Big Mind and Small MindFirst I must make it clear that how I view a big mind and a small mind is very different to how most people react to these words.Β  For me a big mind is a person who can think for themselves with a individual spirit, and a small mind is a person who...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    08/10/2016 #23 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #22 Thanks @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015 - the backdrop to the event that inspired this is my way of channeling frustration into creative energy. This is the third event of this type that has been organized at the college in over a year. None of them where we ready for and all of them I had suggested we not proceed. I am using Trello to help me organize it https://trello.com/b/8U4Hn7Np/area-contest - once I factor in a general indifference to this event from the student body, and that the time I will be spending on it means I cannot be on beBee for the next week (at least until Saturday) and being this morning I waved goodbye to my spouse, my kids and my grandkids who off to a vacation in Jamaica, and on top of this I am receiving officious rules that I must abide with. So now I await pictures that will begin rolling in this week of my family having fun in Jamaica. It is in this backdrop that the nature of your intuition response that makes this buzz so satisfying to me and that is where the mind compass (the eventual thing that emerged from this buzz) is also so helpful to me, because it will keep me focus on the enlightened mind compass and not upon the shadow mind compass. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/mind-compass I will be back at beBee next Saturday, time for me to do my bit for my college and officialdom, but now I am truly in the right frame of mind to remain creative rather than sob out the pettiness of a easy to engage pity party :-)
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    08/10/2016 #21 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #18 Dear @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015 Perspective for others, reflection for self one can choose either. Now if I reflect upon six hours of zen music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO-VDXpUNls View more
    #18 Dear @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015 Perspective for others, reflection for self one can choose either. Now if I reflect upon six hours of zen music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO-VDXpUNls now that can lead to things really deep, but six minutes of social media, not so much. Close
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    08/10/2016 #20 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #17 Dear @Ali Anani I am have taken the mind compass that I have surfaced here to my Paradox Wisdom Hive, and called this reflection "Mind Compass" https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/mind-compass
    Ali Anani
    07/10/2016 #17 Ali Anani
    #15 Technology is simply a catalyst for those state- love this
    Joel Anderson
    07/10/2016 #16 Joel Anderson
    Nicely done.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    07/10/2016 #15 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #14 Dear @Ali Anani let us think about technology. Both you and I are using it right now. This conversation does not unfold or grow without it, so we are using OUR big mind and OUR small mind (rather than "stretching and folding" here I use the a term that I love "THE POWER OF AND"). So there is no difference in the way we flow.

    What the observations that people have so far made has shown me that in stead of addressing two states of mind, I think it makes more sense to expand my thinking to FOUR states of mind and a FIFTH state that centers that compass. The two states that I will add are


    If I began this buzz simply talking about open mind and closed mind, the river of thought will begin to flow towards classification and categorization, instead of contemplation and consciousness. The FIFTH state is


    Technology is simply a catalyst for those states, and this is why we need to be patient for change, because change happens at the individual level. The duality of good and bad is the lens that people view change. TECHNOLOGY ACCELERATES DUALITY. So now I have (we ALL have) BIG MIND - SMALL MIND - NO MIND - CLOSED MIND - OPEN MIND - all of them being what we really are, but we brand and project what we identify with, not with that we are. I am all those minds, technology does not change that.
    Ali Anani
    07/10/2016 #14 Ali Anani
    #11 I meant in my previous comment to say that even people were classifying brains as big and small for long times dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. You wrote "A compressed mind is small, an expansive mind is big - it is OUR mind". I believe it should be both stretching and folding. My concern do we have a choice when the advancement of technology making the production and transportation as easy as it is? Individuals have become writers and publishers effortlessly. Mobile phones is one example of technology that is taking the attention of people away from serious reading. May be the shallow content is expanding that is of where most people spend their times. We are happy here with one thousand views and a song attracts millions of views. Is is education alone or it is the rising social media?
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    07/10/2016 #13 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #7 Dear Harvey, there are affinities that we have in the way each come to this world, and largely there are more similarities in our visceral human responses than there are differences, yet everything is subject to context. In your last paragraph, if this was a movie the end credits of "everything will be OK" is how we all want the story to be, but in our life the director of the movie is us.

    In my case the end credits do want to explore a different story, one where their is no end, and where there is no ending to the story, there is uncertainty. Most people do not want to live with a story that has uncertainty as an end credit. Yet uncertainty is a fascinating reality, because uncertainty equates with the Big Mind.

    That is why I have inserted the video of the famous quote by Marianne Williamson. As @Savvy Raj says in her observation below - this process of reflection which she called "the spirit of reflectivity". I see Savvy in her observation an openness to uncertainty - which means what? The pull of her exploration shifts her from small mind to big mind. A small mind is what is most natural to us.

    Such vulnerability can add a wave of extra discomfort. We generally don't want to touch uncertainty because psychologically we have an adult defense against it - which we learned as we grew. I am in full harmony with the idea of OK, but I also embrace the paradox of uncertainty. That is why I am not here to disparage the small mind because it is us and then I disparage myself. Marianne Williamson urges us to explore. This is what I am personally meditating upon, this is not a call for others to do the same.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    07/10/2016 #12 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #8 Dear @Gerald Hecht we are ALL conditioned by something or another and we ALL from time to time get focused in our tiny part of existence, that is life. There will be times when I participate in groupthink and there are times when my mind is elevated and far more free. Where I encounter others who are governed by objectives I do slide into groupthink, because the objective becomes all encompassing.

    My chameleon like characteristics are a part of who I am and that does not represent ALL. So when I meet an open minded response I am more than likely to be open minded with it and if a conversation becomes compressed and very tightly bound, I feel that tightness tightening me. In this regard here is a fingerprint or a footprint which is not ALL, it is who we individually are.

    At college sometimes I get stuck in the mud of groupthink because the conversation tighten into particular forms of hardness, but online here conversations can open up and flower. So while my experiences are not an ALL - the flow of human beings to move from small mind to big mind is a choice that ALL can make. Whether everyone makes it is an individual right. So I don't think that "you should be" because you should be is your life and not mine.

    I would drop a caveat that we should ALL be wary about using the words "ALL" or "NEVER". In that context ALL is sound, but not all is ALL. We both know that.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    06/10/2016 #11 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #5 Dear @Ali Anani the way I was looking at this is that we can get so super-concentrated as compressors of knowledge as we cram so much into our own minds - and how much of that is often a trading of information. Isn't it interesting that the moment we see the words "big" and "small" we cease to this as fundamental to our own being and instead view it as "them and us". There is beauty in the small as their are in molecules and wonder in the big as their is in the universe. A compressed mind is small, an expansive mind is big - it is OUR mind.

    In a technology driven of bits and bytes, we have generally become more atom than universe or at least. Information comes us at real fast, our focus shifts to the short-term and we begin living day to day. Then people like Marianne Williamson (see video above) and yourself come to this world and asks the question, does living small serve you?

    That is where I am today, still in the small, wondering if being bigger is truly the way. There are great securities and comforts and feeling of being in control in serving the small. In my first paragraph I said from the outset that I do not think of big and small the way most people do. Yet today it is a sign of our times and age that these simple words "big" and "small" are front loaded with meaning and in seeing an expression such as big mind and small mind, our reflex action takes us to big headedness and small mindedness.

    Going there does not serve me, it does not open my life to both realities, it merely creates a division where there should not be one, but because these words now exercise an emotional response or trigger within us - we cannot get back to the simple words "big" and "small" - when in this context that are our being, and what it is we personally choose to be.
    maria pilar pich pou
    06/10/2016 #9 maria pilar pich pou
    Gerald Hecht
    06/10/2016 #8 Gerald Hecht
    Big small we are in No Way Part of Any "All" (unless you think that I should be)...maybe I should go with a medium
    Harvey Lloyd
    06/10/2016 #7 Harvey Lloyd
    What an elegant way to discuss such a topic. @CityVP Manjit. Our world is becoming a very small place as we homogenize everything we see. The freedom to flow with natural events is being constricted by limited thinking. We all seem to be in some form of problem solving mode with all the latest skills. The ebb and flow of the natural order is not a problem, but yet a teacher. To see the world in this fashion though we must know and believe that in the end everything will be "ok" regardless of how nature takes us there.
    Savvy Raj
    06/10/2016 #6 Savvy Raj
    Enjoyed these reflections and insights here on the expansive spectrum of learning that can be beyond limitations of mind and in understanding in the spirit of reflectivity .Also reminded me of something I wrote in an earlier blog on learning, which came to mind as I was reading this. and feel the connect is worth exploring in time.Thank you for sharing .
    Ali Anani
    06/10/2016 #5 Ali Anani
    My dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- an Arab poet said long times ago "I am wondered by some people having big bodies and yet the minds of birds".
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    06/10/2016 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 I am not considering the small-minded here because what I am comparing here is a mind that encompasses a planet. This is not a judgement on small-mindedness but a contrast in the individual (which actually means WHOLE) and groupthink which may seem large but is much smaller in contrast. The Marianne Williams quote speaks in volumes how we dismiss what should be big. We often do not possess the humility to see that we are bigger than we think we are, but we can possess the narcissism to want to show others how small they are. We can be brilliant as a humble person and we can be brilliant as a narcissist, this is the contrast I am drawing upon - or at least that which is reflecting on the size of my own imagination. This not a finger pointiing about others, this is a self-reflection.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    06/10/2016 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Lets qualify that in the context of this buzz, the big mind is the one that is as big as the world and the small mind is as big as a popular brain. The greatest people I know usually have an associated humility.
    Aurorasa Sima
    06/10/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    That was what frustrated me most about social media before beBee (and maybe LI). Even great minds sometimes act and post smallminded on SM
  18. ProducerJosΓ© Brito e Silva
    Caricatura de Vinicius de Moraes
    Caricatura de Vinicius de MoraesVejam mais...


    JosΓ© Brito e Silva
    06/09/2016 #11 JosΓ© Brito e Silva
    #8 Valeu @Juan Imaz !
    Maria Luiza Freitas de Oliveira
    06/09/2016 #9 Maria Luiza Freitas de Oliveira
    Show de bola esta ilustração. Acertou em cheio!
    Juan Imaz
    04/09/2016 #8 Juan Imaz
    muito bom trabalho @JosΓ© Brito e Silva !
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    03/09/2016 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #6 Yes, this is what I mean by nutrition, the quality of consumption. Empty consumption has no nutritional value and this can stem from ignorance or indifference http://grist.org/living/breaking-were-ignorant-and-lazy-consumers-who-judge-people-for-doing-the-right-thing/ View more
    #6 Yes, this is what I mean by nutrition, the quality of consumption. Empty consumption has no nutritional value and this can stem from ignorance or indifference http://grist.org/living/breaking-were-ignorant-and-lazy-consumers-who-judge-people-for-doing-the-right-thing/ or even decadence http://www.conspicuousconsumption.org/ Close
    JosΓ© Brito e Silva
    03/09/2016 #6 JosΓ© Brito e Silva
    #5 Tens toda razão. A arte, de certo modo nos concilia, seja ela antiga, moderna ou contemporÒnea, expondo nossas contradiçáes: o velho não é tão velho assim e o que parecia novo, muitas vezes pode não ser tão novo como ver os olhos do gosto individual.
    Quando falo no consumo, digo do consumo sem qualidade, sem alma, sem poesia, sem reflexΓ£o, sem ter o ser humano como principal...Um β€œconsumo vazio”, o β€œconsumo pelo consumo”.
    Um amigo meu, diz que vive sempre com um pΓ© no passado e outro no futuro, porque o β€œpresente Γ© uma chatice monumental”.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    03/09/2016 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #4 "mΓΊsica de consumo" is a nice way of speaking about mass consumption. We want poetic content and we are interested in the aesthetic because we are poetic people, with aesthetic minds and hearts - which means that both of us are not consumers simply feeding from the machinery of economies.

    It also means that we can speak two different languages and still understand each other at the human level. Mass consumers may speak the same language but turn their language into superficial communication, and then so called experts tell us that we must communicate at Grade Six level so we can reach these consumers.

    I choose nutrition over consumption and this buzz represents the nutrition of great people and so I value it. Great people are timeless and so I value having access to history, because it is our choices that makes history come alive, for then we have made the old new again. So for me this making the old new again is far more than "sem saudosismo barato" it is the wellness of life in my blood and the flow of my neurons in my brain - and that is why I choose to view the mass consumer as an art form.

    I see this in this picture of Angelina Jolie http://blogdobrito.com/caricaturando-angelina-jolie/ and from that caricature with the big red lips of media consumption we either find people like us who think about life or we find those stuck in their 15 minutes of Andy Warhol fame - the people who want to kiss the red lips of Angelina Jolie more than they want to feel what it means to be alive. We either line our stomachs with mass consumption or we find the guts of our own nutrition as it feeds our mind and heart.
    JosΓ© Brito e Silva
    03/09/2016 #4 JosΓ© Brito e Silva
    #3 Hoje, no mundo inteiro, existe a chamada "mΓΊsica de consumo", que mobiliza uma indΓΊstria poderosa e, em muitos casos abrem mΓ£o do conteΓΊdo poΓ©tico, estΓ©tico e musical. NΓ£o que nΓ£o temos bons novos artistas, existem sim uma geração de grandes e talentosos artistas mas, ainda assim, quando quero ouvir mΓΊsica - o quΓͺ faΓ§a todos os dias-, sem saudosismo barato, bebo na fonte do passado.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    03/09/2016 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Enjoyed learning about the life of Vinicius de Moraes http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/latin/7454442/vinicius-de-moraes-rio-olympics-mascot-inspiration and I checked into a performance with him and his friends here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crruMnUlGcY I had no idea that the Olympic mascot was named after this artist until I read the Billboard article. So this has been my first exposure to this man - and from your share, I am now aware of this renaissance man

    We assume that people know the music greats but I was surprised when I mentioned the name of Elvis Presley to my kids, and they replied "Who is Elvis Presley?" - and this is all a factor of the latest music drowning out the past. There are boomers who have no idea of the names of performers who appeal to Millennials.

    What is however important here, is to learn about music and its association with other nations, not simply the music we may have grown up listening to. To me music is not about the track of my own life, that is a rather selfish and superficial way of looking and listening to music. To me music is the gateway to the ear - much more important before image makes us biased towards how the performer looks like. With the focus on my ear, I get to learn to listen more deeply and there is a greater delayed satisfaction in that compared to the instant gratification world we live in, a world where music has also become a source of instant gratification. Close
    Tifany Rodio
    03/09/2016 #2 Anonymous
    Esta estΓ‘ muito boa! Grande Vinicius de Moraes.
  19. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Under the Influence
    Under the InfluenceThat we are influenced in this world, that goes without saying, but to know ourselves is to know whether influence shall inform me or whether the influence shall conform me. "Under the influence" means being intoxicated.Β  I cannot complain about...


    Steve Brady
    10/08/2016 #10 Steve Brady
    #9 Dear CityVP, thank you for taking the time to reply so thoughtfully to my comment. This alone typifies the energy of meaningful connections. You have a depth in your social media interactions. that intrigues me and inspires more passion for learning....for "sober wisdom". I look forward to more meaningful interactions with you and reading your interactions with others.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    09/08/2016 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #8 Dear Steve, society has extended childhood through learned helplessness and illness through institutionalized perspectives, so much so that the popular subjects of social media are often adults operating on very simplistic notions, in many ways addressed in ways one would expect children to seek permission from their authority and a prisoner becomes adjusted to their prison. The person who brings Steven Brady towards transformation is Steve Brady and in your comment you have not made a statement of permission but action learning in saying "to the fact that healthy change is possible as we each take responsibility for our own learning and self-development". I can't say "Steve Brady, stand and change yourself" because I am not your master and for me the very meaning of being adult is observing whether the master-servant relationship has produced from it a smarter and wiser society. That you see the energy I do means we share a commonality but I do not view following as a commonality, I see following as an institutionalized design, and social media is led by new institutions that have become the new 800lb gorilla's. At least Google set out in its mandate to "Don't be Evil" - but as they have grown they have dropped that from their code of conduct http://time.com/4060575/alphabet-google-dont-be-evil/ The reality of transformation is that a platitude is not practice and practice is best what I learn rather than become institutionalized by. We are all under the influence rather than sober in wisdom.
    Steve Brady
    09/08/2016 #8 Steve Brady
    Dear CityVP I am fascinated by the paradigms you share in this post. The paragraph that includes the sentence, "It is an energy that I can utilize to shape the way I transform social media into energy media" hit me metaphorically "between the eyes". I have learned from you because you have articlulated concepts and a way of thinking that challenges the "follower gluttony" that seems to pervade much of social media. I view your posts as synchronicities in my life too. I seek to grow as a thinker, not just in the cognitive sense, but also the intuitive and visceral capacities as well. I am preparing to email some colleagues in an organisation I deeply support, about using social media to promote learning, awareness, and transformative attitudes that I hope will "wake" us up to the fact that healthy change is possible as we each take responsibility for our own learning and self-development. Thank you again for this post.
    Ali Anani
    08/08/2016 #7 Ali Anani
    #5 Thank you and I am glad you find the dialogue between the @CityVP 🐝 Manjit and myself of value
    Ali Anani
    08/08/2016 #6 Ali Anani
    DILMA BALBI -πŸ“ƒ Engenharia&gestΓ£o
    08/08/2016 #5 DILMA BALBI -πŸ“ƒ Engenharia&gestΓ£o
    Nice reading both of you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit and @Ali Anani...Smart points of view you guys give to us.. I am really learning from you. Thanks
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    07/08/2016 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #3 My dear Ali @Ali Anani if nature did not do that as well, there would be no life on Earth :-)
    Ali Anani
    07/08/2016 #3 Ali Anani
    #2 Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- I agree 100% to what you wrote "that is the kind of nonsense we participate when we make followership a quantity than focus on our own thinking as a quality". I addressed a question to you in response to your wonderful comment on my buzz on tears. I think indirectly and partially you answered my question here.
    This is a point I wish to highlight here. Being friendly and admirer of Manjit doean't mean we have to agree always. We differ to improve our thinking quality. We don't necessarily follow each others' thought and likewise; we don't differ for no reason.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    07/08/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Dear @Ali Anani It is perfectly said when you say "How they taste in one mind may taste differently in another." The value of appreciating a thinker is priceless, there is no futures market which says 1 Ali Anani is now equivalent to the going rate of 15,000 followers - that is the kind of nonsense we participate when we make followership a quantity than focus on our own thinking as a quality. In that single estimation of quality your presence here is priceless and we fellows in the fellowship of value creation. I look forward to the growing union of the priceless because that is the nation that has no boundaries, for the value in that citizenship is global and the elevation of that spirit is in the horizontal - and not the vertical silo of divisions, differences and distractions.
    Ali Anani
    07/08/2016 #1 Ali Anani
    One thing I shall stick by that every buzz of dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit is a "mini lab". Each buzz is a mind and eye opener to talk to ourselves and learn.
    This buzz is a clear example of what I say. I extracted the following gems from the buzz. They are coherent, consistent, have their persona and flavor. How they taste in one mind may taste differently in another.
    Since it is energy I look upon it as media flow and not a media show
    To turn social media into learning I needed to transform it into energy media. When we are on a diet we are engaged in a social action when we are conscious of how we look to others, but when we engaged in nutrition we are engaged in personal development.
    So the role of influence is no longer a given to me, for I want to treat media as an energy - an energy that does not negate relationship but which educates us and transforms us. If media is an energy that is transforming us, then it is solely ours. Everyone must take responsibility for their own learning and here influence is an interruption because we become followers
  20. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Observing the Dyadic Relation
    Observing the Dyadic RelationThe way to destroy my family and home is to insist on a many-to-many network, because that is a group view that supersedes the evolution of individual relationships.Β  The meaning of dyad is simply two of something and it is a word that I have come...


    Ali Anani
    10/08/2016 #37 Ali Anani
    #36 Fascinating people give inspiration to fascinating articles. No wonder you find this one fascinating dear @Sarah Elkins
    Sarah Elkins
    10/08/2016 #36 Sarah Elkins
    Fascinating article, @Ali Anani, and even more fascinating by the comments here!
    Sara Jacobovici
    07/08/2016 #35 Sara Jacobovici
    #34 Thank you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    07/08/2016 #34 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #33 Dear Sara, we are talking about the same thing because we are practicing the same thing. In a therapeutic one-to-one relationship with your client I am positive that you create a sacred space in which the dyad is given trust, discernment and discretion and in your work, you observe the individual, not imposing your pattern on that individual but hearing and seeing them fully. The strongest form of dyad therefore is active listening.

    There is an active deficit of listening in the world today and when that deficit aggregates into the group we may it call it the evil side of things, but for me evil is the deficit expressing itself at larger and larger dimensions. We may well be practitioners but if listening begins with self-awareness at the monadic level and expresses itself in the dyad - that to me is where the individual is before group interaction informs our intelligence ie to observe what is before we create a pattern around that.

    Sometimes by putting our hand on something and in trying to control it, we give life to that which would dissipate. Before the weekend, two of my daughters took issue with something and they huffed and puffed about it, but I understand their dyad, their personalities trigger each other and the catalyst of that often makes more noise than signal. Yesterday at a relatives party both are blissfully unaware of that noise, they moved on and that same dyad were operating on their dyadic catalyst of joy.

    We can touch things that would have disappeared and we don't remain with that which will transform - and these are the tiny differences which as a therapist you are even better at noticing than I am, to a much greater degree - so we both may see the same thing but our practice varies - in this the dyad is not who we are, it is what is.
    Sara Jacobovici
    07/08/2016 #33 Sara Jacobovici
    #31 #32 It's all in there @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. We're all talking about the same thing and in a way see it the same way. I think the challenge comes when we look at the evil side of things. It's one thing to look at improving relationships in dyads or families, it's a big jump for me to discuss famine and genocide. I'm not good at painting everything with the same brush stroke. What I do appreciate about this discussion is that I do get to "hear" how someone else "sees" things. This is invaluable to me in my learning journey. Thanks Manjit for creating that opportunity.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    07/08/2016 #32 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #28 Dear Sara, what I am saying is that there are two fundamentally important parts which inform each other but we have as a society a natural bias towards the group as a part and so we see the group as made up of individuals. We don't fully examine or be with the relationship before it transforms as a group being. I cannot understand why one would favour one or the other, when the two are the whole. There are a lot of lonely people in this world and the group bias treats lonely people as a group called lonely. I see the individual operating at a monadic capacity, just as if we choose self-reflection we are utilizing a monadic capacity. The individual is also in the dyad. As we become a group we move into the triad and triad maybe the optimal form of a group, but it is a group. To separate these two distinctions is like saying the ying does not have its yang - the two are totally a harmony of both - the individual and the group. If Jung is wise and I do think he is - his wisdom is in seeing the bias to the group.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    07/08/2016 #31 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #25 Dear Anees, appreciation is the wisdom here. One gets to a wise heart through the refinement and iterations of appreciation. Today appreciation is viewed through the filter of the group, whether we put a happiness lens on it or even a positive thinking lens on it. Appreciation is a most challenging pathway as to how our wisdom comes into being.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    07/08/2016 #30 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #23 Dear Sara, the group is who fundamentally are, we are tribal. Since I live in a communal household, I did not not just focus on the dyads in my own home because it gave me a new way of seeing, I also saw that Carl Jung saw something that definitely is missed when his personality types were summarized as a group tool. http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Jung/types.htm what became apparent is that Jung continually wrote about our tendency as a society to apply the optics of the group and that that imbalance between societal preference on the group. In psychological types it was not the types that he was trying to ascertain, but this inclination and resulting imbalance or bias towards the group.

    The following Huffington Post article illustrates the words "Sawubona" I SEE YOU and "Njikhona" I AM HERE. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/glen-pearson/africa-famine_b_922063.html We do not really live at the individual level, we intellectualize the individual level and then as a group we collectively exhibit empathy, but the underlying causes of poverty stems from us acting as groups and economically purposing and digesting as a group - creating an economic exploitation of other parts of the world.

    The natural bias is towards the group, Carl Jung clearly saw it and observed it, and that bias removes us from nature and places us in our own tribes. In the advent of the Internet, young people did not claim a liberation of the individual but acclaimed themselves as tribal. How can we be enthused about our tribal heritage and not see the link to genocide https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genocides_in_history in human history. In the last century the holocaust attempted to extinguish a certain group of people. That is the extreme case, just as a complete bias towards the individual would lead to another disastrous form of human suffering called anarchy. The group does see the individual but through a group bias. So now I explore my own dyads.
    Ali Anani
    07/08/2016 #29 Ali Anani
    #28 Thank you Sara @Sara Jacobovici. I agree and I checked even the literature today and found so many dynamic posts on whether a dyad or triad is a better one? The is no agreement, but this is the dynamics of discussions.
    At this minute I am writing a buzz on tears. How surprising are some new findings. They knock down many of our beliefs. Men shouldn't cry is a long standing one. Tears from onion are different from tears from joy or crying. Even on tangible things we differ; it is more difficult to agree on less tangible ones.
    Sara Jacobovici
    07/08/2016 #28 Sara Jacobovici
    #26 #27 I can't imagine this discussion focusing on right or wrong @Ali Anani. It's the dynamics that make the discussion vibrant. And your contributions are always dynamic Dr. Ali. We're looking at individual perspectives and experiences. In a way, if I understood correctly, that is what @CityVP 🐝 Manjit is stressing, the individual in the relationship. Differences and diversity in perspectives and opinions have the potential of forming something new.
    Ali Anani
    07/08/2016 #27 Ali Anani
    Part 2
    The dyad may have spheres of influence and they may intersect. The higher degree of intersection or overlapping, the stronger the bonding is. However; the overlapping of three spheres (Venn diagram-like) we have many other overlapping zones and more possibilities for sharing and findings areas of common interest.
    I have many other points. However; as we are living the experience what do we learn from it? Would it better to limit it between us or have Sara involved as well? Where do you find us learning more? @CityVP 🐝 Manjit adds his knowledge and many ore shall do the same? Group dynamics become dominant with the addition of more people and new scenarios appear. However; the triad of simple rules is what usually lead to emergent behaviors. Birds flying V-shape follow three simple rules. There is room for feedback, but I find this possibility much reduced in dyadic relationships.
    There are advantages to dyadic relationships, but I intend to go where there is built energy or self-energizing one and that surely favors the triadic connections rather than the dyadic ones. And I could be very wrong.
    Ali Anani
    07/08/2016 #26 Ali Anani
    Dear ANees Zaidi- thank you for the invitation to subscribe to this discussion. Dyads or triads has been an ongoing topic for discussion. I am still "brewing" my ideas. Le me explain some of my impressions. If you and I disagree on a topic then either one convinces the other or we continue to disagree. It is yes or no situation. However, if Sara @Sara Jacobovici joins us she might take your opinion and in this case it is 3 against 1 and their is a majority. Triads are not a yes or no and in other words it is not black and white.
    SImilarity breeds similarity and if you and I get to know each other well we may coalesce into one. We become like two oxygen atoms fused into an oxygen molecule. Triads may be linear or not. For example, you and I are a connection, but with Sara we may fall in an open loop or in a triangle. Stressed triangles are energetic and open "their arms" for others to relax the members of the triangle.
    Anees Zaidi
    07/08/2016 #25 Anees Zaidi
    #14 I wanted to participate in this discussion (my digital relationship) yesterday. But my daughter (my biological relationship) whose husband (wife/husband relationship) was busy in his own work (professional relationship) requested me to accompany her to market for few immediate requirements. I struck a balance by postponing my discussion for today and take her to the market. Now when I decided to go with her I viewed all these dyadic relationships working at one time and to workout a fine balance I opted to accompany her.

    Personally I do not see this as the resolution of relationships rather appreciating each relationship. These are my views subject to further exploration/refinement/correction. I would invite Ali Anani and Sara Jacobovici members of the Triad team to join the debate.
    Anees Zaidi
    07/08/2016 #24 Anees Zaidi
    #14 Dear brother @CityVP 🐝 Manjit all of us have multiple identities. Right, a woman is a wife, a mother, a sister, a grandmother, a teacher, a doctor, a engineer, her self and she is connected in the social world through her various identities. I do not intend to put her in a sole husband - wife relationship. What I look for is to explore and find how to make a balance in those interconnected relationship. A woman who is an engineer is back home after full day of work to find no milk in the house for her small kids. She immediately goes back to store and gets milk to feed and nurture her another relationship (child-mother). Don't we see a women out of her many identities works out a balance in her multiple dhips- she as 'herself', she an 'engineer' and she a 'mother'. She would have stayed back at home, took some rest than brought milk to feed hungry kids. But she did otherwise. When I say I look for what is 'missing' in relationship the intention is to find out that missing and fill it up through act of my balancing. And I do it as I appreciate my all dyadic relationships. All are important to me.

    Sara Jacobovici
    07/08/2016 #23 Sara Jacobovici
    Part 2/2 The knowing of the other in the dyad changes with age, need and experience and the changes of the individual changes the meaning of the dyad. This of course can relate to any and all relationships. That is why a strong foundation of values and meanings lies at the β€œheart” of the matter; the wise heart. Not a simple discussion, not a simple process, but definitely worth the effort. One example to illustrate the complexity; you write Manjit about the family, β€œdon't let the opinion of people who have no idea who we are, impose their will on us.” What happens when there is a member of the family who feels that the will of the family is being imposed upon him or her by a group who has no idea of who he or she is? We are born into our first group, the family and we carry that experience over into all other relationships and groups.

    I agree with your writing Manjit and appreciate how Fatima was able to put it all together in #20. A couple of questions: 1. Are we in didactic relationships within a group? 2. Is the entity β€œgroup” made up of didactic relationships or can we as individuals relate to an entity called a group?
    Sara Jacobovici
    07/08/2016 #22 Sara Jacobovici
    Part 1/1 A wise heart is the source or core of β€œthe dyad which is the relationship of meaning that gives meaning to a relationship.” A wise heart allows us to β€œsee” and observe, and to β€œhear” in silence. A human being comes forth from the union of 2. You need 2 to create life, you would expect that you would need 2 to help form and develop this human being. Often the first influence is the naming of the child, the second is the support of the dependent human being to develop its independence through the dependent relationship with the other. So here we go from the 2 to 1, the other. Yet, there is an expression that says, β€œIt takes a community to bring up a child.” Many to one.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    06/08/2016 #21 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #20 I must give you a gigantic metaphorical kiss Fatima because you are seeing the dyadic. There is no guarantee of a resolution because if we are trying to resolve a relationship we are engaged in the resolution which again is not the relationship. If we are not trying to fix the relationship but appreciate the relationship, the appreciation is what we learn from the dyad. The resolution is a formula and at the tribal level, we live in a world full of techniques, formula's and answers. Cease changing the other at the dyad level and what is revealed to us is the relationship. The unresolved then is no different to the resolved because we are appreciating the human being and not the flaws of the human being - and in that appreciation we see the human being, not the Manjit, or the Fatima or the father or the daughter. This is why I say many-to-many relationship destroy because the effort is to fix and improve and solve - all of which are group impulses and we may find answers to our humanity, but we can get very intellectual about humanity, while the practical wisdom of being a human being is not really being practiced. Now don't take my metaphorical kiss as a reward for insightfulness - for this is the tribal impulse in me talking. It is possible to observe the dyad in a social network but it is best observed at a one-to-one level - and from that you begin to realize just how rich each unique relationship is - and what I am saying here is for my practice. For you to copy, emulate or inspire from my practice means in a dyadic relationship you become a clone of me. It is not you having a relationship with a particular human being, it is the pattern you have applied that you may have learned from me. At the tribal, triadic, group etc etc level all of these things come into play, at the dyadic level what works for me is unique to me in that moment - appreciation is key at the dyad, not resolution.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    06/08/2016 #20 🐝 Fatima Williams
    I am fascinated with the way dyadic relationships work. Your explanation to the same is fathomable! Among everything you have so graciously explained these lines have registered deeply " It is releasing from within us the notion that we are doing something - the dyad is the human being meeting a human being and now capturing the diversity of the individual". If we were to look at each person at a dyadic level then the complexity in any relationship will be resolved is what I concur. I guess I'm on the same page as @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Thank you for this brilliant explanation. These comments are worthy of a whole new buzz.
    Ali Anani
    06/08/2016 #19 Ali Anani
    #18 I am currently "digesting" your valuable comments dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. You know your writing requires craeful attenton
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    06/08/2016 #18 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #9 Dear Ali @Ali Anani when you said "The dyad between you and your daughter is charged and isn't neutral and this made you willing to reach the other Fatima" you are addressing the evolution of the group. Stick with the evolution of the individual relationship and then we do not bring outside objects or comparisons into the dyadic relationship - for then we continue to observe the dyad with an external condition. At the triadic level where group is born - the other Fatima comes into being through a social response. Memory serves the group, but memories can inject themselves into a dyadic relationship to obsolete the dyad - why because then there is a three way relationship, the two human beings and the memories.
  21. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    DisruptionDisruption has become a popular word.Β  It is common to hear people announce the next disruptive force that has accompanied accelerated change.Β  Disruptive innovation was made popular through the work of Clayton Christensen who saw a trend in...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    02/08/2016 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Dear @Ali Anani the biggest AHA! I drew from my weekend study of plants is that the idea of network intelligence is far more akin to the idea plant intelligence than most people at this point even are beginning to realize. Network intelligence is built on the further development of artificial intelligence. Yet plant scientists are being chided today by other scientists in the human domain for using the words intelligence or even neurobiology to describe their field. So it is we are in this war of words and and traditional style intellectual battles - and none of us want to be sucked into the mind battles of yesterday - when all that does is consume our attention in the present, to understand accelerating change and digital evolution as we move forward.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    02/08/2016 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad
    With the digital, innovative disruption happening in this global village, we heartily wish to see the rise, flourishing and success of beBee.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    02/08/2016 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    With the abundance of diverse resources, means and outcomes, there's vivid disruption happening. ..not in one area, but in everything, everywhere. What this passing century is witnessing is the great digital disruption that's transhaping the whole world. Great divides are diminishing, nations are in collaboration, people of varying cultures and languages are in vicinity, communication and interaction has become faster and responsive, and the with the availability and ease of learning and sharing the world has become a singular platform, with rising, popular social media. Nothing is much obscure, and more and more there's a vast exposure of explicit knowledge, learning and wisdom. Perhaps, with the presence of social media and revolution of minds, there's more innovative disruption going on, and it matters most how the global audience and economy is going to absorb, digest and reciprocate.
    Juan Imaz
    02/08/2016 #2 Juan Imaz
    beBee is disrupting the professional social media. Great concept: disruption
    Ali Anani
    02/08/2016 #1 Ali Anani
    Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- this is a thinking post and where you ended I shall start. You wrote "Digital and personal evolution is what makes us the first of the new". I pondered on this and then find myself asking: the wind of change blows, but not all plants respond similarly. Flowers get blown off. Trees bend, break or hug each other to reinforce each other. Some plant seeds have wings and the wind carries them o pollinate somewhere else. The soil of some plants erodes, but the roots of other plants stabilize their soil. The strength is in having the self-purpose and the self-preparedness and the self-evolution to meet the winds of change. More to come, but I want to be one of the first few new
  22. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Virtue of Inspiration
    The Virtue of InspirationFor the second time within 24 hours my thoughts returned to Inspiration.Β  This time in regards to the practice of inspiration as a virtue.Β  Typically I have often seen inspiration serve as a medication rather than as a virtue, for it the foundation...


    Sara Jacobovici
    28/07/2016 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    #7 I appreciate you taking the time to add to your discussion @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. This particular line helped tremendously to understand your perspective, "It is this movement from vicious cycle to a virtuous cycle that I am addressing as virtue."
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    28/07/2016 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #3 Dear @Sara Jacobovici just like @Ali Anani I too focus on your expression ["the individual who is struggling can reclaim their innate ability/virtue to be inspired. This is part of health, not illness"]

    If you look at the Spectraneuron above, I saw that I wanted to include INSPIRATIONAL in that spectrum, but where? Instinctively I would see it as a GREEN WISDOM because that represents the spine of my development and what I learned most from writing my 90 day Physical Intelligence blog.

    Yet I have entered INSPIRATIONAL as VIOLET WISDOM for I see it as a form of emergence. The manifestation of inspiration works its magic over time, and here the relationship is between patience and inspiration, which appear to be an odd couple but form an intelligent partnership. The example you gave of an individual finding their way back is a journey, that reclaimation you describe of the innate ability/virtue to be inspired.

    This is what we learn most by watching professionals and why I now view the word EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT not as a symbol of crisis but a mindset of emergence. That the emergency rises in the moment must not distract us, indeed the pressure medical teams are under are to think under pressure and make split-second decisions that few of us are subjected to - and in that immediacy the work of healing begins. I can see why time sense appeals to you with greater vivid affinity and your violet wisdom.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    28/07/2016 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Dear @Ali Anani I do indeed consider abandoning short-termitis http://coylefinancial.com/Websites/coyleasset/images/TheObserverOct11DigitalEdition.pdf I cannot see the transformative effect of an immediate reactionary impulse, one that raises our heartbeat only to fade again. These are quick chemical releases in our body and then a return shift the other way. Short-termitis effects decision making in the way we consume news, the way we make business decisions and the way we react to stimuli . A long-term or shift in perspective that is a connection to the future, means that which has just inspired us, is stored as the electricity of transformation - rather than dissipate as a momentary flash of inspiration. Long-term evolution as I describe it is what is evolving in us. If we are then constantly evolving that is one more shining light that does not quickly snuff out. Is this not transformation, that we have noted the darkness and have chosen this evolution. Otherwise inspiration dissolves. We want our problems to dissolve not our inspiration - save this fire as a constancy of purpose and create this light as an eternal flame.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    28/07/2016 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #3 Dear Sara, the one big reason I am making a distinction between medicated inspiration and virtuous inspiration, is that as a medication inspiration can be a means to avoid a stigma. Instead of addressing the root cause, we begin using inspiration as a reaction without getting to the root of the inspiration.

    At the same time when we are inspired by a story of personal challenge where people are challenging the social stigma, we are still largely nonchalant about the contribution of caregivers. There is no point in looking for inspiration online and yet in a situation at a hospital complaining about the nurses and doctors or be indifferent about emergency workers/care givers.

    The third aspect is that the more honest we are about the challenges others face, the more we can awaken the value of professional help, the value of trained professionals in the care business, without surrendering our own duty of care. When inspiration is a medication we must take care that there is not a viscious cycle at work - where we get high with the inspiration and then low again with the stigma. There is a time when it is wise to seek professional help - and we need investment in that.

    It is this movement from vicious cycle to a virtuous cycle that I am addressing as virtue. This is inspiration that serves as a building block and not as a morality or a denial. There is still way too much stigma about cognitive health, about physical challenges and damaged psyche - but we are getting better at talking about the difficult side or receiving end of life - and at that point we pivot from the vicious cycle to a virtuous cycle. I too am open to and vulnerable to a vicious cycle as anyone here.
    Ali Anani
    28/07/2016 #6 Ali Anani
    #5 Dear brother @Anees Zaidi- may be you figure out my response from my buzz of today on Disruption of Thinking
    Anees Zaidi
    28/07/2016 #5 Anees Zaidi

    #1 Dear brother @Ali Anani humans evolve around values. Values provide them the evolutionary environment. Right from our birth we keep evolving absorbing the values we live in. Evolution is a organic process and therefore capable of decay if it absorbs bad values But again who decides a 'value' as good or bad. It is the environment we live in. A thought provoking post by @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I look forward to a rich debate.
    Ali Anani
    28/07/2016 #4 Ali Anani
    #3 @Sara Jacobovici- your comment has a heartbeat "inspiration is part of health, not illness".
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/07/2016 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    "The virtue of inspiration has a heartbeat." I think this says it all @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Any professional is a human first. Therefore any inspired human carries that virtue over into their professional lives. Uninspired professionals is not limited to one or two particular disciplines. In my work as a therapist, I often provide the environment in which the individual who is struggling can reclaim their innate ability/virtue to be inspired. This is part of health, not illness.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    28/07/2016 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    A simple beauty, an exemplar faith, flawless truths and anything that stands virtuous become inspiration. We abhor distraction and turn aloof from anything that nullifies human values.
    Ali Anani
    28/07/2016 #1 Ali Anani
    "What inspiration is built on determines whether it is a long-term evolution or a short-term creation"- do you consider this as a form of transformation @CityVP 🐝 Manjit? Do value over time change from one state to other? If we humans evolve do our value evolve as well? If so, which comes first: the evolution of values or us? Great buzzes are the ones that make the readers think and this one is.
  23. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    InspirationIt is a beautiful faculty of our supernal being that we can be inspired.Β  To breath in that which invigorates and renews us.Β  The limit of inspiration is to treat it as a lung rather than as a being.Β  Breathing is a two way process that expires as...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    11/08/2016 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #7 Dear Gert, like breath for sure. Yes we give the breath of life for those who cannot breath, but if we are drowning in our own media that is something that can be transformed by awareness rather than breath. So much so we attribute inspiration to the act of drowning rather than as an energy which we can convert into the energy of action. If inspiration is a continuous improvement then we have utilized the energy of inspiration, but if we make of it a medicine then we must change the way we breath, because there is plenty of energy giving media - why then drown in an overload, when inspiration is wasted and @Ali Anani's comment about turning inspiration back into gas is where I am with my thinking and action learning and more importantly the creation of a life in flow. Ali Anani's comment #8 is where I also am in viewing inspiration as an energy rather than a medication.
    Ali Anani
    11/08/2016 #8 Ali Anani
    If we are inspired but not breathing then we turn inspiration back into gas. If we are breathing but not transforming we are wasting the quality of our own breath, if we transforming but not inspired we are creating transformation that is not whole. If we are whole but continue to live in a divided village - then we continue to look for inspiration. This is the greatest waste of energy.

    Inspiration with no breathing>>>gas
    Breathing but no transforming>>> breath of low quality
    Transforming but no inspiration>>>partial transformation
    Partial transformation>>> not living as a whole

    A lot to think about your fractal approach in which the output becomes the input. Thank you dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for the inspiration and transformation
    Gert Scholtz
    10/08/2016 #7 Gert Scholtz
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit The way I understand your post is Inspiration must be from itself and for itself. True inspiration combines and transcends categories and disciplines and has no ulterior motive.
    Steve Brady
    10/08/2016 #6 Steve Brady
    #1 A vital point Anees, one that is so easily overlooked. Thank you for the wise reminder.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    28/07/2016 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #4 Dear Anees for me inspiration is a bit more than it being ours, which is important in owning inspiration, but there is also a difference I am reflecting upon between the virtue of inspiration and inspiration as a medication https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/the-virtue-of-inspiration and this is about how we touch inspiration and its short-term and long-term outcomes.
    Anees Zaidi
    27/07/2016 #4 Anees Zaidi
    #2 Well stated @CityVP 🐝 Manjit 'once Inspired you own that flow, it's yours' so true. Classificationof your hives for personal learning journey is brilliant. Was pleasantly surprised to find one of my buzz in one of your hive. Lot of rich content methodology arranged.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/07/2016 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Dear Anees when it comes to my divergent hives for my own personal learning journey, I also have convergent hives such as college toastmasters or tottenham which are additional forms of societal energy - where I speak of 10 personal energies and 1 societal energy - the hives below express this and the affinity here is for my own learning. I do not expect others to follow my divergent hives because they have not been built for following but presence, where the presence is my personal learning journey. Affinity that is convergent are not these hives, including the Brown hive which is exploration of my relationship to societal energy:



    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/07/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Dear Anees the important thing as a reminder for me is that I remind myself that I have memory. Once I remind myself that I have space between where memory has filled, then I can either transform the memory or keep reminding myself of the memory. The memory you acquired came through your senses and even if events, situations or moments were totally duplicate, how I sense the world is unique to how you sense it - but what we do with inspiration is work on memory and not reminder that we have memory. This means the inspiration we breath in is not working on the present moment, it is working on the past - or in the case of a dreamer in the future. It is the present that creates the future not our dreams of future which are pulled from memory, it is the present that transforms us because it renews the past and not our memories of the past - hence the word "renaissance".

    Inspiration is a part of flow - and the way Anees Zaidi flows is you breath in and out - your lung, your heart, your stomach, your brain i.e. everything that is within you. My flow is within me and this simple point can be squashed by what it is we know. What we can have in the present moment is an affinity - not my memory or perception of Anees Zaidi or my following of you - but my affinity with you is based in appreciation - appreciation of your flow, of your presence. Once inspired you own that flow, it's yours.

    My flows are here when it comes to my renaissance - and while hives have been defined by BeBee as collective affinity, my affinity is in my personal learning journey - so I see hives differently and accordingly affinity as 10 personal energies and 1 societal energy.
    Anees Zaidi
    27/07/2016 #1 Anees Zaidi
    Brilliant thoughts @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. We ('I' included) are very casual in using words 'inspire', 'inspired', 'inspiration'. Nothing is going to transform by just getting inspired. What is next? Do we take any affirmative action to get transformed? Most of the time 'No'. Your post is a strong reminder.
  24. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Image and Ideology
    Image and IdeologyThe world we exist in is largely based on image and ideology.Β  The world I want to live in is one I want to largely be based on close relationship and personal learning.Β  Image is a very open relationship where image is the relationship.Β  Ideology...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    25/07/2016 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #6 Dear Steve, a call is the basis of how society functions today, whether that be a call to action or even a call to arms, the call represents the desire of another to follow their behaviour. In this setting here at BeBee, I don't want to put out a call for anything. If people want to learn that is their decision, if they wish to recruit to earn that is their decision, if they wantto instill some form of action from another, that is their decision.

    Fellowship is not followership, the fellowship of BeBee will include the greater majority who may operate from the sell or tell or yell side of life, so I actually cease to be awake if I am making a call for anything. What I need to be awake to is how my desire to change others is in evidence and in that learning, I can stop trying to change others and instead think more deeply myself.

    That is why whether it is LinkedIn or here, there is no CV or resume that sells my work background, there is no focus on my part to create a brand, and what image there is that too I must put under the lens. I don't want people to follow my lead, I don't need to be put on a pedestal or showcased - if that is what happens that decision is for another to make, not for me to endorse. All of this then is covered under my own observation of my own practice.

    For sure I will put forth views but they are put forth in order for me to look upon the metacognitive value - and from that learning.
    Steve Brady
    25/07/2016 #6 Steve Brady
    A call to "wake up"
    Milos Djukic
    25/07/2016 #5 Anonymous
    #4 Thank you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, I will. Regards, Milos
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    25/07/2016 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 Dear @Milos Djukic I did check out comment 180 from the link. That is the great thing about wisdom, it reshapes itself through each insight. If it does not that is what I call being totally schooled.

    Millennials are not that much different from us other than it is baby-boomers who have left them with a legacy of baby-boomer indulgences like a massive national debt - and the bright one's are really bright, just like their older generation X and boomers.

    Be sure to watch the last video on this buzz. (the one with the spiritual face and DNA symbol on it), it is the kind of video I am sure @Gerald Hecht will probably relate to also.
    Milos Djukic
    25/07/2016 #3 Anonymous
    #1 ...#157
    Milos Djukic
    25/07/2016 #2 Anonymous
    Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, great news. Please check this one for more info https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/affinity-networking-is-on-the-line#c180 (my comments)
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    25/07/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Dear @Milos Djukic it may have taken several weeks but finally I have settled upon calling my Violet Wisdom hive "Fractal" as an exploration for my Personal Wisdom. This is ironic because my entire process is best adaptive and continuous, yet I have settled on this particular thought experiment. https://www.bebee.com/group/violet
  25. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Manjit & Many?
    Manjit & Many?I am fulfilling here a promise I made to Ali Anani that I will elaborate further upon the private discussion that transpired on 17th July and the outcome of that was the proposal of this title.My mother named me Manjit but my name could well be...


    Sara Jacobovici
    23/07/2016 #18 Sara Jacobovici
    I would like to add a couple of thoughts to your buzz @CityVP 🐝 Manjit in addition to the likes, comments and replies to your readers. One is in relation to @Deb🐝 Lange"s comment (and to your reply to her comment): "Words reaching across space like molecules or atoms populating the skies. When our words collide together they form fractals that reach out further and bounce back to us forming our relationships through space." To me this "sounds" like what happened "in the beginning", when creation took place through the "spoken" word; when words collided together forming...the other thought is in relation to your discussion of "counting". In Hebrew, the word for counting and telling a story is the same word. As always Manjit, thank you for your thoughts, insights, knowledge and links.
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/07/2016 #17 Sara Jacobovici
    #12 I was already prepared to share this before I saw my name mentioned in your comment @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. https://www.bebee.com/group/metaphor-046908
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    23/07/2016 #16 🐝 Fatima Williams
    The one is who I am, but not as "I am the One" - I like this particular line and this is such an insightful buzz that I should say I read to twice. I've never read relationships being explained at such an intense level. Thank you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit View more
    The one is who I am, but not as "I am the One" - I like this particular line and this is such an insightful buzz that I should say I read to twice. I've never read relationships being explained at such an intense level. Thank you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I'm glad to be here and I am learning each day. Things text books did not teach me at school and for that I am Thankful. Close
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/07/2016 #15 Sara Jacobovici
    #9 Wow! Any hope for a transaltion of your novel in the near future @Ali Anani?
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/07/2016 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    #8 Thanks for bringing my attention to @🐝 Fatima Williams' post @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I unconsciously responded to Fatima using your description, "an expression from the heart of Fatima" when I wrote, "I felt and heard your words coming straight from the heart @Fatima Williams." We are still very young in our social media relationships, engagements and expression. As long as there is a spilling over of the old into the new there is hope.
    Ali Anani
    23/07/2016 #13 Ali Anani
    #12 I have a lot to say dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, but may be for a little while I leave the floor for @Deb🐝 Lange and @Sara Jacobovici as they may have something to say. Will be back later today.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    23/07/2016 #12 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Instead of zeroing in wording between molecules and bits, I think we should take a leaf out of the movement that Jerome Feldman makes, which is molecules to metaphors https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/molecule-metaphor View more
    Instead of zeroing in wording between molecules and bits, I think we should take a leaf out of the movement that Jerome Feldman makes, which is molecules to metaphors https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/molecule-metaphor Now the question becomes how does that metaphor translate universally rather than temporally. When a metaphor enlightens me it opens the universe in my mind, but when a metaphor misses it's mark and is but a temporal illusion, then imagine losing Rumi. Ask ourselves another question, with all this movement of molecules to metaphor,how come the world has not seen arise another Shakespeare? The novelty of the new is not the appreciation of the universal. This is what perplexes people when they read the Book of Ecclesiastes where the author claims "that there is nothing new under the sun" - for this is a universal rather than temporal metaphor. Science tells us that there is plenty new under the sun but this paradox does not matter if all we are exercising is a momentary media. My mind is not wrestling with the naming of this but the living of this. The good news is that what we are now exchanging is making me feel more alive not less - but in the liberation of meaning it is the meaning that lives within us, enlightening our own molecules and that which become the molecules of our home. Home is not just bricks it is something we pass on to our kin and kind. @Deb🐝 Lange's molecules and @Sara Jacobovici's metaphors are a great contribution, but our life directions are guided as unique pathways. These pathways may form tapestries but the enrichment of diversity is our personal being. This is where I am live and as I understand the Earth as my home, I must know my heart as my home. What enters our heart are experiences and moments that are unique to us. At the Earth level we find commonalities but diversity moves our heart. Close
    Ali Anani
    23/07/2016 #11 Ali Anani
    #10 How about using the term "molecular bits" dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit? Aren't molecules "temporal bits and bytes" because once they react they are something different? Their existence may be transformed to something new? I know you have a big idea in your head
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    23/07/2016 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #9 Dear @Ali Anani, I think that @Deb🐝 Lange and her expression of molecules was very much true of the oral culture, the age where stories were transmitted across many generations, a bridge which kept our link to the ancients, that even archeologists would not be able to reassemble. Look at words today, they are not cross-generational but temporal. There is a return of narrative and there is a rekindling of storytelling but it has to go beyond digital expression. Today we are not dealing with molecules, we are dealing with digital bits. We pass these bits in a way where our bytes are temporal. The "many" are the molecules but the digital life we lead does not mirror that. It does mirror that if we expand our horizons, become more integrated with the many and recognize how our way of life becomes once again cross-generational. Ideas, products and thinking are all temporal - there is no oral transference about them - but Deb said "Words reaching across space like molecules or atoms populating the skies" and I want to focus on the universal. When an astronomer looks at two black holes colliding http://www.nature.com/news/the-black-hole-collision-that-reshaped-physics-1.19612 we see this message from the universe travel 1.4 billion years to us and so what astronomers are looking at is the communication of an event that occurred at the dawn of time. If the universe can connect with us over billions of years, how is it that digital media has become so temporal? This is what this buzz is about, I am not here to sell ideas, product or thinking. After I pass from this world, it would be nice to have my kids and their kids be the astronomers looking back at their ancestor - but our digital psyche is not built for that - instead we have traded molecules for temporal bits and bytes.
    Ali Anani
    23/07/2016 #9 Ali Anani
    #6 "Notice the breath after the pause. This noticing adds breath to our words:- that is your writing @CityVP 🐝 Manjit in your response to @Deb🐝 Lange. I took my breath and dded commas, but still in need to comprehend more.
    I muust say that I wanted to build on Deb's comment, but then shied off hoping to comprehend more your response. I still find Deb's metaphor quite interesting- words are molecules and their collision give different ideas, products, thinking and... We may vary the energy of the words by our breath. I wrote a novel in Arabic titled "Breath Prints" in which I showed how our attitudes, desires and actions affect our breath and its quality and that like fingerprints breath prints are.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/07/2016 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The obituary is going to find a larger place in the many-to-many world because such a world brings us even closer to the personal and away from traditional memes of publishing. In a buzz I read from @🐝 Fatima Williams View more
    The obituary is going to find a larger place in the many-to-many world because such a world brings us even closer to the personal and away from traditional memes of publishing. In a buzz I read from @🐝 Fatima Williams about her father https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fatima-williams/they-say-time-is-medicine-i-now-believe-it-s-a-myth This is not publishing as far as I am concerned but an expression from the heart of Fatima. If we begin to understand this nuanced difference between a publishing mindset and a personal expression or a personal learning, then we have taken steps into the 21st Century, because these steps are a new way of engaging and relating - and that is what I am exploring here. I ask @Ali Anani and @Sara Jacobovici to read Fatima's expression. Furthermore these expressions may represent a linkage to Fatima's yet unborn relatives - relatives who in a media that itself remains available for future generations, changes the very relationship - which is fundamentally different from existing mindsets. Close
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/07/2016 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #4 The human race has always lived in a many to many world but it is network technology that has enabled many to many communication. Yet we continue the inculcated habit of one-to-many (broadcasting) or many-to-one (following).

    It is here where fractals are interesting in how they form the web of life. I am adding Fritjof Capra's video "Systems View of Life" at the end of the buzz above. At the universal level beyond life there are more stars in the universe than their are people living on the Earth. I can become smarter and more aware of the web of life but there is also all these stars burning energy for no reason whatsoever. Is that not fascinating why nature would create massive energy that has not been designed for any life purpose?

    Human beings are afraid of burning energy like a star, we have instilled within ourselves that we must have purpose - yet the star and the person share a beginning, middle and end. I want to be more comfortable with this view of "many". At the same time the network of many-to-many allows me to spread my wings, but do we? Do we fly, do we have that joy of freedom within us? I do not think I do fully. At the same time the web of life requires meaning in our relationship.

    So we have both but our primary focus is on meaning and not simply being as a star is. We humanize the star instead of appreciating that nature allows freedom of energy also - and here appreciating many is still ONE even if we talking about MANY to MANY, it is when we separate one from many that we become conscious that many is different from us. We are the one's who are conscious of fractal dimension - whereas life does not need to apply meaning in order to grow and build up the fractal.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/07/2016 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #5 Dear Deb, our collective ruach is even more important than the words because in breath we are all alive. In our networked age we have access to words but the network is not what makes us breath or imagine all of our bodies inhabiting our space. In this particular space there are over 10 million bee's and the breath we share is what makes us "many", it is what makes me and you "many" and not just a part of the many, and only a fraction of this inhabited space knows us personally. That space is not filled with words but with breath - at some point 10 million Bee's of BeBee created their own space - and it is that action which is what I identify with. The fractal is breath and blood that forms humanity as structure from space. This structure is the tree of life and tree's are fractal. Deb, I see your breath in your words, that breath comes with each comma and full stop. This is also what I want @Milos Djukic and Ali @Ali Anani to focus on here. Notice the breath after the pause. This noticing adds breath to our words. This buzz is not about thinking. My practice at BeBee is about thinking, but this buzz is understanding my relationship as "many" before I am defined as a name. The fractal is breath, lungs like trees - and the breath is not the space between the words here, but in the comma and in the full-stop.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    22/07/2016 #5 Deb🐝 Lange
    Hmm interesting the time of the relationship one to many. I imagine all of our bodies inhabiting this place we call earth. As our words are also manifestations from each of one of us, our words also inhabit our space. Words reaching across space like molecules or atoms populating the skies. When our words collide together they form fractals that reach out further and bounce back to us forming our relationships through space.
    Ali Anani
    22/07/2016 #4 Ali Anani
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- From one-to-many to many-to-many there is a changing world. With fast changes so many other issues get destabilized. Yes, you need no proof that you are still the Man of Manjit. It is you and this is not easy to preserve.
    You are one who is loyal to his authenticity, but I wonder in this unity we have a fractal heart with a dimension other than one. It is a fractal dimension. Being authentic means being your own fractal with our own "dimension". That is a new definition for authenticity.
    I am proud to have my name mentioned and even more proud that my persuasion to publish this buzz succeeded. One -to-one- and now one-to-many. You threw Manjit the pebble in water and a new wave of thinking may be forming.
    Ali Anani
    22/07/2016 #3 Ali Anani
    Milos Djukic
    22/07/2016 #2 Anonymous
    Great post, thank you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/07/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Dear @Ali Anani I have now written what I had promised as pertains to our discussion last Sunday.
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