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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. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    El verdadero rostro de Leonardo da Vinci - Christian Gรกlvez
    El verdadero rostro de Leonardo da Vinci - Christian GรกlvezLeonardo de Vinci - Cara a Cara La semana pasada estuve en la presentaciรณn del Libro Leonardo da Vinci - Cara a Cara , de Christian Gรกlvez. Ademรกs hicimos la retransmisiรณn del mismo con un Live Buzz en...


    Jorge ๐Ÿ Carballo Pรฉrez
    28/03/2017 #7 Jorge ๐Ÿ Carballo Pรฉrez
    Enhorabuena @Christian Gรกlvez reconocimiento a una pasiรณn. Me alegro muchรญsimo. Un Saludo !!
    Alberto Espinosa Machado
    28/03/2017 #6 Alberto Espinosa Machado
    Christian Gรกlvez nombrado experto mundial en Leonardo da Vinci
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    28/03/2017 #5 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #4 Asรญ es @Fernando ๐Ÿ Santa Isabel Llanos, lo acabas de resumir muy bien: CONSTANCIA, TRABAJO y PASION.
    Fernando ๐Ÿ Santa Isabel Llanos
    28/03/2017 #4 Fernando ๐Ÿ Santa Isabel Llanos
    Es un gran ejemplo de constancia, trabajo y pasiรณn por lo que hace, gracias por compartir @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    27/03/2017 #3 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Siegfried Woldhek came off the stage with a convinced disposition that he has found the real face or generational faces of Leonardo Da Vinci https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vXsynj1QkQ View more
    Siegfried Woldhek came off the stage with a convinced disposition that he has found the real face or generational faces of Leonardo Da Vinci https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vXsynj1QkQ It is highly compelling but does not put away the possibility that Woldhek is too certain and certainty requires confirmation. It is the same in science.

    Just because one scientist has developed a way of doing that works, it is not until the experiment is repeated by another scientist that we can add credence to the assertion that the real face of Leonardo has been found.

    History does get shaped over time and then re-shaped as well. This encourages me to view the Da Vinci History TV documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYBO0YyJ6RU [Run time 90 Minutes] Whether it is documentary or films, directors are open to interpretation and place their view on the face of Da Vinci and what his life was actually about.

    Christian Galvez is an interesting mind, he is among those who elevate my thinking and in that regard I welcome such people. Close
    27/03/2017 #2 SANDRA CORREA VASQUEZ
    ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’ฎ Leรญ el artรญculo, es muy interesente este tema, despierta mucha curiosidad tambiรฉn, el saber un poco mรกs del genio Leonardo da Vinci :)
  2. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    What Does It Mean To Adapt?
    What Does It Mean To Adapt?Ali Ananiย wrote the buzz, The New Mirrors of Social Media, which became a catalyst for dynamic exchanges across buzzes. Dr. Ali literally sparked a process which he describes as โ€œthe fractal of synchronicityโ€ from which its โ€œunintended rulesโ€...


    Sara Jacobovici
    04/03/2017 #21 Sara Jacobovici
    #6 @Pascal Derrien, please don't see this as a cop out answer because my intent is genuine. Your comment is not an either, or; both are taking place. We do have a core, us pre technological devices, non-sensory deprived, communicators, which we bring to this "new" form of communication. It is a new way of adapting because it isn't the "norm" of what we experienced before.
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/03/2017 #20 Sara Jacobovici
    #17 @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit wrote in comment on another buzz, "The word comment no longer does justice to people who think." Your comment @๐ŸŽญSeth Degyanskyโ™ป is the result of a thinker. Thank you for your very thoughtful comment. One of the things your comment reflects is how much change has taken place over a very short time and how much adaptation has been necessary. Thank you for the reminder, " The strength & influence of this digital bond needs temperance from natural connections to our common, original world of wonder."
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/03/2017 #19 Sara Jacobovici
    #16 Thank you @debasish majumder, for your energy and insight; 2 factors that contribute greatly to the discussion!
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/03/2017 #18 Sara Jacobovici
    #14 Thank you @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit for "thinking" out loud in the comment box. My "two great walk away today were" the following: "So we are sitting piggy in the middle between this dark web of genius and the mass angels of light internet." And, "The Internet when used mindfully is incredible - so it is we know the present position, what I love is the position of presence." Thanks, as always, for your links.
    ๐ŸŽญSeth Degyanskyโ™ป
    04/03/2017 #17 ๐ŸŽญSeth Degyanskyโ™ป
    Twenty-six years ago, as a university reference librarian's student assistant with not only access to my own e-mail but also duties to re-shelve microfilm & microfiche, I witnessed for three years a transition of paper & projection to bits & downloads. Nine years ago when I was hired to teach in a constructivist charter school, my job description included a book club to discuss reading on changes in learning due to digitalization; children born in the early nineties, millenials but not quite digital natives, perhaps knew the last of radio if not TV, while the digital native millenials I teach today were born into a hyper insta-streaming, uninhibited world of Netflix, Snapchat & Youtube. The challenge when the world's wealth of information is a click away? Attention Span. The answer? for teachers, planning - continuous planning. Over the past nine years I've adapted with: virtual projects based on Minecraft; gamification with products like Classcraft; live guests on Skype; and color-coded conjugation tables as mindmaps to help with basic, native grammar (I teach Chinese, French & Spanish to American middle & high school students in southeast Georgia). If you're not a teacher of young ones, and alternatively talk to grown-ups for a living, then despite, or even in spite of, vanishing paperbacks, overwhelming e-mail & unacquainted neighbors, my only suggestion is to not unadapt from the actual, real world - the sky, the rivers, the land and its living things. Mental hackathons, as in the committee of one - which twenty-five years ago the culprit was the name on your business card but now it's a half dozen social and professional account profiles - for me, succeed when I look up & out and check if I'm me still under my adaptations. Feeling connected is a new social bond that has replaced other structures. The strength & influence of this digital bond needs temperance from natural connections to our common, original world of wonder.
    debasish majumder
    03/03/2017 #16 debasish majumder
    Well, you yourself mentioned and made a clear dichotomy about sensory and motor. i am in dilemma whether who is predominant, sensory or motor! if my memory do not betray then i must say, it is entirely a mystery about how sensory works! rather i still feel intriguing how hydrogen makes the most prolific role to determine and even plays the predominant role to navigate us with a direction which surprisingly resonates with our available trait! however, lovely insight madam @Sara Jacobovici! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    03/03/2017 #15 Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    Over my life time the adaptation I have seen in technology and language has shifted from being abstract, theoretical, and technical jargon to being more descriptive and Sensory . over time we have see. Colour, images, sound, video, and touch screens emerge. So we have brought more senses into our technology so that we can make meaning and make sense and communicate via technology. It is a conundrum - technology pulls away from our lived visecrral sensiry experience of life AND we have adapted to that by making technology more Sensory and rich in the ways we can share meaning with each other. To be cont
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    03/03/2017 #14 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    What you have described here is the relationship to come that puts real meaning into the word renaissance. This is altogether a different relationship with the present incumbents of the internet, who do not view the internet as a web of relationship and in that regard use as much power of it for transformation as one's brain is used in the act of eating a cheese and ham sandwich.

    This is not a depressing reality it is simply a reality that we now physically walk around with as a pocket size instrument that is a most powerful supercomputer, in order to snap a selfie and play candycrush. Yet this is not an idealism expressed in this buzz because what it is we are talking about WE are doing. Today a handful of people are absolutely making the most of the medium that has been developed and we look ordinary to these people for they are breathtakingly beyond our own dimension of mind. So we are sitting piggy in the middle between this dark web of genius and the mass angels of light internet.

    I have determined who the future is and we are not excluded from that group but we are not part of larger movement either - because that movement is still developing in the form of grand-children whose minds will interface with these networked realities.

    If game shows were controversial in the 50's they are the staple diet that have evolved today into reality shows. The occupants of this media are occupied. This is why we focus today on personal brand, more to protect us from this occupation. Yet we also focus on learning and this is what is most renaissance about this buzz. My two great walk away today were just two words here :

    1: http://www.readybodies.com/tactile-vestibular-proprioceptive/
    2: http://cherringtonsawers.com/tactile-vestibular-and-proprioceptive-senses.html

    The Internet when used mindfully is incredible - so it is we know the present position, what I love is the position of presence.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    03/03/2017 #13 Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    Part 1 I love your work @Sara Jacobovici bringing us back to our rich lived Sensory experience and how we are learning to adapt and make new meaning through new tools. When the Internet arrived many years ago is all we had was black and white text on computers like a black and white book only hard and cold and plastic and metal. To be cont
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    03/03/2017 #11 Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    We have much to learn from coming back to our roots - our sensory experience.
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/03/2017 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    #6 Great question @Pascal Derrien. I need to spend some time on this and return later with a response.
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/03/2017 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    #4 I Thank you for taking the time to expand on the concepts @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Your comments provide a very valuable perspective.
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/03/2017 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 Well said @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Thank you for expanding on the ideas.
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/03/2017 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Beautifully written contribution and added value @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Thank you.
    Pascal Derrien
    03/03/2017 #6 Pascal Derrien
    we have adpated in conveying emotions in social media in a different way or is it the just the delivery mechanism because the core has not changed really ?
    Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    03/03/2017 #5 Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    We are survivors, both as individuals and as a community. We form meaning for ourselves and then seek a community of others who share a โ€œcommon senseโ€.

    This is amazing. Makes me ask, when does the term "survival" can possibly mean different personally and under common sense?
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/03/2017 #4 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Point 4/ Continued from Point 3
    If we fail to adapt our sense of understanding our community and its dynamism then we tend to rely on assumptions. This is a risky behavior in general and to the business community in particular. In this regard @Sara Jacobovici View more
    Point 4/ Continued from Point 3
    If we fail to adapt our sense of understanding our community and its dynamism then we tend to rely on assumptions. This is a risky behavior in general and to the business community in particular. In this regard @Sara Jacobovici wrote "And the meaning we find cannot be made on assumptions. We cannot assume that the meaning we have is shared by the social media community". This is in harmony with my buzz in which I alerted to the need of using new understanding "tools".
    I hope I understood you well enough Sara to warrant my zeal in writing such a lengthy comment. YOu wrote and you excelled. Close
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/03/2017 #3 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Point 2/ continued from Point 2
    Steps i and 2 are dynamic and change with dynamism of the community and environment. This is a continuing process. There, what the thinker @Sara Jacobovici wrote makes a great sense (understanding is a sense in itself), or a the sense of judgment improves the sense of understanding and the sense of adapting to change.Sara wrote "On social media, the language has changed. In order for us to survive, we must not only learn the language of our new environment but we need to form meaning to our adaptation if it were to become successful".
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/03/2017 #2 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Point2/ Continued from my previous comment
    The brainy @Sara Jacobovici went on to write "And herein lays the paradox: human beings are individuals who depend on a social construct. If we, as individuals, operate on the basis of developing strategies which are meaningful for our survival, it therefore follows that we, as a community, develop a common sense which is necessary for the survival of our community". Adjustment is then followed by understanding of the community. I may add here that the first step of adjustment helps in making step 2 of understanding better. So, if we understand the community better, we may communicate better.
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/03/2017 #1 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Sara Jacobovici- if my buzz linked and exchange of comments had some value then this buzz added tons of value to them. This is an amazing buzz with its depth. I started to draw a flowchart of its main points. I haven't finished yet; but I share here some of my "extractions" so far.
    You wrote "...in order as it were to compare our own judgment with human reason in general... Now we do this as follows: we compare our judgment not so much with the actual as rather with the merely possible judgments of others, and [thus] put ourselves in the position of everyone else..." You remind me here of the adjustment phase. Like birds adjusting their speed and angle of flying with adjacent birds so as not to collide with them, or as swans synchronizing their steps so as to make a dance. We need to adjust our steps with othersto understand them.
  3. ProducerCityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Emoji ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช  ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช Emoji
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  4. CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Sometimes different people grab hold of different aspects of a phrase. The phrase today is ulab and @Raquel ๐Ÿ Amorรณs buzzed today at https://www.bebee.com/content/1248676/1132968 about elab.es - a co-working outfit that has started up in Alicante. From what I have seen it is a good business model, but ULAB is not a new idea so meet Otto Scharmer who has taken the idea of U-lab to a higher level.
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    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    23/02/2017 #4 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #3 Dear @Raquel ๐Ÿ Amorรณs this is specially for you :-)
    Raquel ๐Ÿ Amorรณs
    23/02/2017 #3 Anonymous
    #2 Alicante location is one of the best places to live in Spain. Best beaches, great food, the sun, close to other locations like Madrid.. I invite you to look into other towns in the Alicante Region such my home town the city of Elche. :)
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    22/02/2017 #2 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #1 Way more than that @Raquel ๐Ÿ Amorรณs your buzz also gave me a chance to relate to your beautiful city of Alicante, via people I think have appreciated it as it should be appreciated :

    [A] Alicante as a destination
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoijDmrgk-E View more
    #1 Way more than that @Raquel ๐Ÿ Amorรณs your buzz also gave me a chance to relate to your beautiful city of Alicante, via people I think have appreciated it as it should be appreciated :

    [A] Alicante as a destination

    [B] Alicante as a region

    People do not spend any time seeing that dynamic approach is different from a linear approach. [ Lineal Relaciรณn vs. Dinรกmica Relaciรณn ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž ] Close
    Raquel ๐Ÿ Amorรณs
    22/02/2017 #1 Anonymous
    Thanks for sharing this and relate it to my buzz @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
  5. ProducerCityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    StraightjacketThere are days when I ask myself why conduct a learning journey online, when I can write to documents on my computer and then have a small collection of connections that are linked to me by email.ย  These are days when I have not slept well and make...


    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    01/03/2017 #13 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    The week prior I watched the 2nd installment of Season 1 of Black Mirror and it was fantastic. It was difficult to understand at first because it was about all these people watching video's and riding bicycles. Once I saw the core of the show, which I won't link because I don't want to write a spoiler alert, it was terrific. If the first episode "The National Anthem" imprinted itself with the pig scene, the second "15 Million Merits" was the rousing speech by Daniel Kaluuya. Kaluuya is also a part of an Oscar worthy movie that is topping the box office right now - the movie being "Get Out". http://www.vulture.com/2017/02/daniel-kaluuya-on-get-out-how-racism-is-like-horror-films.html

    Last weekend I watched the 3rd Episode "A History of You" but this one disappointed because it went beyond dystopia into the realm of absurdity. The plot depended on us believing that a person who had committed an infidelity would keep the record of it, when this particular show was based on the ability to wipe that record out. There were some dystopian realities that could still be drawn from it but the plot overshadowed that meaning. That being said 2 out of 3 so far is not a bad score for quality viewing.

    On Friday I will be watching the first of the four episodes filmed for Season 2 called "Be Right Back". I will be back to reference the next two episodes which make up for half of season 2. I might even watch both of these episodes over successive days, rather than successive weeks this time. What I am absolutely sure of is that I am really glad I got to hear about Black Mirror - the review for it above set some high expectations, and so far those personal expectations I have for Black Mirror are really being met.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    22/02/2017 #12 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #11 That Tausif is finding flow between an appreciation of surprise and delight and our energy moving in a virtuous cycle. Too often surprise is viewed as a negative and self-talk moves us into a viscous cycle. Intelligence about our emotions is not emotional intelligence where we have managed to take the whole and cut it into parts - which we then label as particular types of intelligence. The whole includes the positive and the negative flows that informs the colour of our emotions vs. black and white.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    22/02/2017 #11 Tausif Mundrawala
    First of all being honest with oneself is the sign of a person been self-aware. We should constantly learn and should outperform ourselves but there are times when we reflect on our body of work which surprises us later that- Are we capable of penning such wonderful writings? Thanks for this buzz, @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Harvey Lloyd
    22/02/2017 #10 Harvey Lloyd
    #9 I would say that Trumps success is neither good or bad in and of itself. As a reflection of why he won is daming. Trump is an outcome not a great leader. Our country has become enthralled with itself and political correctness along with other Alice and Wonderland beliefs.

    Your post though is telling. Even you of consciousness have your moments where your stream of thoughts become discombobulated. But you write here that you found yourself after rereading. This is the process in which we have lost. The electorate only joins a cause and emotional train. No facts or introspection of thought. The political wars are polarizing our thoughts with each soundbite.

    I find that in the afternoon and evening hours my logic sometimes fails me and my writing reflects the disconnect. Nothing after 4PM is ever posted, emailed or suggested. I will reread in the AM when all the functions are fresh.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    22/02/2017 #9 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #7 Dear Harvey I think I will simply call it Freudian dystopia meeting Seinfeld's Bizzaro World and it is easy to get bound in this straightjacket. Perhaps all of this may transform humanity because as a human race, we tend to go to destructive places before we build constructive answers, as illustrated by the common reality of "history repeating itself". At least there is hope for methodical reasoning produced by Bruce Tuckman - that classic "forming-storming-norming-performing" https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_86.htm or that other well worn phrase that there is "method in the madness". One thing for sure, more than ever, the lunatics are not only running the asylum, but they are showing the inhuman face of corporate behaviour, a face that is the chief qualm I experience when I see the words "successful personal brand" a.k.a. Trump succeeded.
    Harvey Lloyd
    22/02/2017 #7 Harvey Lloyd
    We speak of freedoms in many contexts outside of ourselves. But the internal freedoms more or less make up or take off the "straight jacket". I am challenged by all of the rhetoric on each of the extremes. I know that the answers are not there. I also realize that these extremes draw crowds. Crowds that act from emotion and not logic. It seems very freeing to just act without conscious within our words and actions and see the crowds line up on either side.

    There is a price to pay for this freedom. I do not want it controlled as it places an arbiter on free speech, but non the less a price will be paid somewhere down the line.

    Great thoughts.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    22/02/2017 #6 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    An interesting thread is from Steve Blakeman who introduced me to the Netflix show "Black Mirror" and this was a series of vignettes all made with a new cast that talks about the dystopian reality of media - and remarkably this series was first broadcast in 2011. I watched the first show of Season 1 (There are 3 Seasons) and I found it captivating and insightful.

    Dark Mirror Buzz by Steve Blakeman
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    22/02/2017 #5 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #1 #2 #3 #4 The irony is bait. We know this guy is throwing out bait because that is what he is saying and that is his chief hook, but I find myself biting and the moment I did, I have entered into this media asylum

    Look at the New York Times picture of Milo in a business suit - it is vaudeville politics and the threater of the absurd, where the lunatics are running the asylum.

    The net effect is not unhappiness, it is confusion and immersion into a media quicksand. I do think the New York Times article was interesting but not because of Milo, but it exposes the heightening of this circus and the signal I read in this, is that this is not the ending of this nonsense, it is an escalation point.


    This kind of media puts me into a straightjacket because the more I dip into the more the impulse ties me to it. I had this experience when I sat with my mom to watch her Indian TV soap shows - before I knew it I was addicted to total nonsense - it took a deliberate decision to jolt me back onto terra firma, because this kind of media is parasitic, it consumes.

    The redeeming value of this mediation into immaturity is it recalls what Guy Debord said about the "Society of the Spectacle" 50 years ago.

    Two days ago I am glad to see someone at the New York Times address one my favourite media philosophers [he unfortunately commit suicide]


    GUY DEBORD talked about the straightjacket long before I inadvertently found myself in one. The good news here is I want to get back to freedom. The irony is that the word "Milo" is as distracting to me as the words "successful personal branding". Milo has succeeded in this regard.
    Pascal Derrien
    22/02/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    Never heard about Milo before today, it seems very US centric I lasted less than 5 minutes watching it, looks like this is entertainment and biz circus rather than .....anyway :-)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    22/02/2017 #3 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I can relate to the mental straightjacket. I think many people, Milo included get so caught up in the Rhetoric that appeals to them, they are then able to relate to a certain aspect of society. I think Milo is a very disturbed person and jumps on whatever train he thinks will accept him. I'd rather be a loner than a follower. He may be witty but darn, he was hanging with the wrong crowd. Did I hear something on the news yesterday about Milo and pedophilia??? I can assure Milo Trump would have zero tolerance for him... his ties to Breitbart kept him motivated well and er... some really bad stuff by the sounds of it. When we stop thinking for ourselves and allow information bias to overload our brains, we are no longer independent thinkers. The fake pearls, really??? I know, glam... LOL
    Dean Owen
    22/02/2017 #1 Dean Owen
    Apologies for opening up a different path but Milo has occupied my mind for the last few days and I am conflicted, especially with regard to his strong beliefs on freedom of speech and creative expression, a subject that is of particular relevance to many of the recent posts on censorship. I have since reaffirmed my (minority) views that advocate safe space. It has also been a remarkable experience to watch this Brit, who has only been in the States for 18 months, and a typical Brit you might likely encounter at a London house party (there is always one), bore his way into the limelight so quickly. I am eager to see how this pans out, especially in light of the last 48 hours and the "video tape" that lead to his resigning from Breitbart just a few hours ago. His has dug his grave, but I suspect this is not the last we see of him.
  6. CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Trumpets of the Trumpeter - A post that I have written at LInkedIn. It isn't about Donald Trump but in the end it is about who created the Donald and the difference between the image and visual age.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Trumpets of the Trumpeters
    www.linkedin.com We all know in retrospect that the unthinkable happened, that which even the late night comedians had not or could not predict, that a celebrity...
  7. ProducerCityVP ๐Ÿ 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...


    Milic Bogdanovic
    14/02/2017 #18 Milic Bogdanovic
    I remember that fairly well, I was following Jobs and Wozniak for a while, and used Apple Lisa in school (UWM) at the time, a friend worked for Apple for a while, and came back to finish his diploma. The biggest reason I like Jobs was NeXT computer, the "black" cube; great design set the stage for future Apple products. I will read the article, for sure, thank you for the link. The other product I was expecting Jobs to push was Rhapsody OS.

    The yellow box I tried at a show, I was able to design a word processor in about ten minutes, by dragging and dropping objects. An incredible tool that never seen the light of day. The reason I think was that Bill Gates paid jobs off to not release Rhapsody. For this, he, Jobs, got Microsoft office and one hundred and fifty million dollar loan. This strictly my opinion.

    "Defining features of the Rhapsody operating system included the Mach microkernel, a BSD operating system layer (based on 4.4BSD), the object-oriented Yellow Box API framework, the Blue Box compatibility environment for running "classic" Mac OS applications, and a Java Virtual Machine."

    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    13/02/2017 #17 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #16 This Indian magazine called DNA did a nice piece on that

    What Steve Jobs did when he was fired from Apple by Vivek Kaul
    http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-what-steve-jobs-did-when-he-was-fired-from-apple-1254757 View more
    #16 This Indian magazine called DNA did a nice piece on that

    What Steve Jobs did when he was fired from Apple by Vivek Kaul

    Sculley was a corporate guy, Jobs is an entrepreneur that would die in a corporate machine, and this is a volatile mix, the blessing for Jobs was not that he got fired, that was merely bad medicine - the blessing was that he felt so ashamed he tried to apologize to David Packard, and it is Packard who mentored him during his dark days. The blessing was he got to work with creative folk at Pixar and that Apple had started working with the NeXT computer project - a project which Jobs cancelled as soon as returned to Apple and actually saved the company - they were just weeks from going out of business by the time Jobs saved them.

    I give credit to Jobs for transforming and growing as an entrepreneur but Sculley's role is best mythic, just as we learn more if we go read Shakespeare about the human condition. Those lessons that Steve Jobs learned the hard way other entrepreneurs can learn the hard way also. The Sculley story serves as a WARNING to founders who limit their own companies by hiring a CEO who has limitations.

    If this warning is not heeding, it would be a shame for any other entrepreneur to repeat the same mistake. Jobs had no reference point when he made the mistake of hiring John Sculley and he never forgave or reconciled with Sculley, and said openly that he made a big mistake in hiring him. This is the most important and critical lesson that comes from hiring a Sugar Water CEO. Close
    Milic Bogdanovic
    13/02/2017 #16 Milic Bogdanovic
    The fact that the person Jobs hired to help him turn Apple around was indirectly responsible in making Jobs succeed in anything he would attempt in the future was priceless and justice for Jobs. I mean Scully did Jobs a favor, he gave Jobs resolve, spite. By God Jobs used it at first at NeXT and then at Pixar, so when Jobs got a chance to take Apple back, he was ready to conquer the world, and he did, it's a shame of his untimely death, love to have seen what he would have done next.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    13/02/2017 #15 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #14 It is true that Jobs had to leave and that the competencies he learned at NeXT and Pixar were critical, as was the mentoring he received from people like David Packard, and Packard was no angel either but he instilled him a business sense that was missing on his first time around at Apple, and Jobs did listen to charlatans in his first time at Apple, even breaking trust with Steve Woznaik who did have an honour code. These are interesting lessons in trust.

    Sculley had the keys to the magic kingdom and the interesting thing is Jobs recognized he had made a huge hiring error. It is an error which was one of his last messages to his board, as he was creating the Apple University that getting the right leaders on board was absolute key. Sculley helped him to recognize B-Players the second time around or what he called Bozo Leadership and that led to his No-Bozo rule. Google did not make that mistake in hiring Schmidt.

    For sure Jobs was difficult and challenging but we absolutely swallow the mythologies of Jobs, but they are stories that make us think - and if this lens we put on him does not serve us to think, then we are merely practicing idolatry. None of us actually know this guy, but it is a fascinating story for our own tiny embers of imagination, yet we are far from being these crazy ones.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    13/02/2017 #13 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #12 Sculley should have written another book called Apple to Sugar Water. He should even get Walter Isaacson to ghostwrite it. Apparently he co-founded a company called Misfit in 2011 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misfit View more
    #12 Sculley should have written another book called Apple to Sugar Water. He should even get Walter Isaacson to ghostwrite it. Apparently he co-founded a company called Misfit in 2011 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misfit_(company) - Very appropriate. Close
    Dean Owen
    13/02/2017 #12 Dean Owen
    I read Sculley's book Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple a while back thinking it would be good to hear his side of the story, but the book did him no favours. I still came away thinking the guy was a douche.
    Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    13/02/2017 #11 Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    #9 Jim recommended the book to me, I didn't mistake you for Jim promise! :)
    Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    13/02/2017 #10 Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    #9 haha, yeah I am a Jim fan. and yes, there are a lot of marketers but i think Seth is one of the most philosophical ones out there. jobs was the ultimate marketer though. the stories about how the 1984 ad and the one you reference above came about are priceless
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    13/02/2017 #9 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #8 Sandra what I love about your response is that you must surely hold Jim Murray in great regard that this is who you were thinking of when you tagged the response - this is precious. I have a Springsteen documentary on HBO on my PVR that I still have to watch. With Seth Godin, he is like Jim Murray - he comes from the world of marketing and for me I will reference that but Seth Godin sits at the periphery of my own learning journey and if there is one thing our world a lot of, it is marketers. Just the acumen of Steve Jobs and his role as a marketer is plenty for me to dine alone just as a statistical n=1.
    Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    13/02/2017 #8 Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    #7 True, well said. @Jim Murray recommended Springsteen's biog so may give that a go. About to read some Seth Godin too.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    13/02/2017 #7 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #6 Dear Sandra, a biography either takes an individual off their pedestal or adds even more size to their myth, at the end of the day those that reach mythological scale will be washed clean of all that detracts from the iconic image. The same is true with John Lennon. I did purchase the Isaacson biography but that is not where I relate with Steve Jobs.

    It is at his commencement speech where he talked of connecting the dots backwards - this is something that I find affinity with and the good news is that our dots will not become the subject of any immortalization because with the billions born in and then born out we go with the dust of time. The greatest learnings of life are the regrets - and so there is an endless stream of associations where we actually can do what we mostly do with biographies - we step into larger shoes in order to see a bit of our own-selves in our small sandles.

    The one big thing metaphor that we find at beBee is Honey. So this is the particular shoes I have slipped into here because there is more liquid sugar in our world than there is true honey and this honey is not the kind that mankind steals, it is the one that sits in the core of our trust, our foundation, the most meaningful essence of our life. Imagine what it must feel like that when John Sculley and his board ripped Apple out of the hands of Steve Jobs, how that alone as a human effect is profound in its pain.

    There is a tonne of pain in Jobs story, as there is in John Lennon's story but in both cases they took this as raw material to create fundamentally bigger realities. It is not that I want to create those bigger realities but I know our farting begins right at the beginning of our journeys, whereas look at what Lennon and Jobs went through - it is human to fart but not at that scale, but joking aside if these stories don't move our stomach and work on our mind, then what I think here is just a time passing playtime.
    Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    12/02/2017 #6 Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    Nice buzz Manjit. I take it you've read his biography by Walter Isaacson. I'm not normally a fan of biographies, but this one was impossible to put down. I only became a fan of Apple recently, but more than the products, I admire the man behind them - Steve Jobs.
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    12/02/2017 #5 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #4 You are a splendid friend dear @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit. I greatly enjoy your words of honey coming from your land. BTW you may know that hot milk with a spoon of honey dissolved in it is a great way for me to fall asleep within five minutes? So, you come from the land that ends sleepless nights.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    12/02/2017 #4 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #3 Dear @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee it is modern man who sells the honey and strips the hive and then turns/burns that honey into liquid sugar.

    I would never associate you with sugar water, you my friend are the land of milk and honey - the land itself - a golden honey.
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    12/02/2017 #3 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Thank you for writing this superb buzz dear @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit. I loved the story of Steve Jobs. Equally I liked what you wrote " His commencement speech was not a motivational video stemming from lack, it was the stuff of bitter life lessons that we either unexpectedly face or we wisely pay attention to so as to not repeat the same mistake".
    By the way I don't drink or sell sugar water. What I believe is bad for me isn't good for others. If not then I am not a real human.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    12/02/2017 #2 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #1 The irony here Josรฉ is that sometimes we have to lose our business in order to see our business. Steve Jobs, William Hewlett and David Packard are all connected in the story of Steve Jobs and that is why I honour all three - but that is another story for another time ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Josรฉ Ramรณn โœŒ๐Ÿผ Lรณpez
    12/02/2017 #1 Josรฉ Ramรณn โœŒ๐Ÿผ Lรณpez
    Greeeeeat Jobs! And very inspirational.
  8. ProducerCityVP ๐Ÿ 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.ย  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...


    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    11/02/2017 #9 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #8 To Yoda, there is no try, only do.
    Pascal Derrien
    11/02/2017 #8 Pascal Derrien
    a great recap on how we got there but where do we go from here ? :-)
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    11/02/2017 #7 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    10/02/2017 #5 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/02/2017 #4 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #2 What a great buzz this is dear @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/02/2017 #3 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    A must read buzz- it is a genuine time investment
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    10/02/2017 #2 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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, Brand Ambassador @beBee 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
  9. ProducerCityVP ๐Ÿ 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.ย  They prefer Netflix for entertainment, I prefer video for educational and...


    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    06/02/2017 #14 Lisa ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    06/02/2017 #13 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    06/02/2017 #10 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/02/2017 #6 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Dear @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    05/02/2017 #5 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 โ˜บ thanks for the share
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    05/02/2017 #3 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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.
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/02/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Dear @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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.
  10. ProducerCityVP ๐Ÿ 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.ย  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 ๐Ÿ Manjit..Appreciate your post very much. Thank you. ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    03/02/2017 #2 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    02/02/2017 #1 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Reading this @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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.
  11. ProducerCityVP ๐Ÿ 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.ย  Those that today control moments are no different to those that controlled moments yesterday.ย  Learning for me is an evolving tapestry, best not digesting a media...
  12. ProducerCityVP ๐Ÿ 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.ย  I refute that I am either of these labels, but we live in a world where people like...


    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    28/01/2017 #14 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    28/01/2017 #13 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    28/01/2017 #12 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Good thinking to join authenticity and brand @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ beBee
    28/01/2017 #11 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    28/01/2017 #10 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    28/01/2017 #9 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Thank you @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee. That is precisely why addressed my question.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    28/01/2017 #8 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee 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 ๐Ÿ beBee
    28/01/2017 #6 Javier ๐Ÿ 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
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    28/01/2017 #4 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Branding and authenticity- how do they relate to each other in your opinion @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit?
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    28/01/2017 #3 Lisa ๐Ÿ 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 โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    28/01/2017 #2 Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 (1875โ€“1964), "My Little Book of Prayer", 1904.
    Claire L Cardwell
    27/01/2017 #1 Claire L Cardwell
    Very good points to ponder here @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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.
  13. ProducerCityVP ๐Ÿ 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...
  14. ProducerCityVP ๐Ÿ 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.ย  The problem I immediately realized is that of the 42 hives I want to utilize for my...


    @Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    26/01/2017 #19 @Julio Angel ๐Ÿ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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    26/01/2017 #18 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #7 BTW Dear @Lada ๐Ÿก 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.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    26/01/2017 #17 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    This is brilliant, CityVP. I see an interesting Hive๐ŸTalk in the very near future.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    26/01/2017 #16 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    25/01/2017 #13 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #3 I echo Deb's comment. Wow now I have a prefect guide to all your hives. Thank you @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit This is a brilliant idea from the most learned mind. And the Learning continues !
    @Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    25/01/2017 #12 @Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    Dear @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    25/01/2017 #11 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    25/01/2017 #10 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #6 Dear @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    25/01/2017 #9 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    25/01/2017 #8 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿก Prkic
    25/01/2017 #7 Lada ๐Ÿก 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.
    " โ€ฆlife today is not about who we really are, but what our brand is perceived to beโ€ฆ.โ€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, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/01/2017 #6 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Good work and clustering @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    25/01/2017 #5 @Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    Good job, just with that planning you can cover so much. Congratulations @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Gert Scholtz
    25/01/2017 #4 Gert Scholtz
    @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    25/01/2017 #3 Deb ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit

    But then I just might continue to be fine with my current raison d'รชtre - just cause. But boy do I admire the breadth of your structure.
  15. ProducerCityVP ๐Ÿ 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.ย  There has to be a sweet-spot between the...


    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    12/01/2017 #6 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #5 Dear @Dean Owen & @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

    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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    09/01/2017 #4 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #3 Dear Chas [ @Chas โœŒ๏ธ 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 โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    09/01/2017 #3 Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit! the subject matter is truly intriguing. enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/01/2017 #1 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    This is a very interesting buzz dear @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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.
  16. ProducerCityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Learning Journey 56
    Learning Journey 56Today, 4th January 2017 - I begin my new learning journey - Learning Journey 56.ย ย  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 ๐Ÿ Manjit's journey.
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/01/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Dear @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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.
  17. ProducerCityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    HNYIt is a good time to connect the acronym "HNY" for Happy New Year with the word "HONEY".ย  CityVP Manjit 30th December 2016I wish everyone much honey. As New Years go - you alone can decide which one is going to be happy.ย  Moreover you alone can...


    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    02/01/2017 #18 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit! Close
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    01/01/2017 #16 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    01/01/2017 #13 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    01/01/2017 #12 Franci๐Ÿ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.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    31/12/2016 #11 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #10 Awww Dear @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    31/12/2016 #10 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    31/12/2016 #9 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    31/12/2016 #8 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    31/12/2016 #7 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    31/12/2016 #6 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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!!!
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    31/12/2016 #5 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    31/12/2016 #4 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    I know you will enjoy much honey, @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit.
    Gert Scholtz
    31/12/2016 #1 Gert Scholtz
    @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit Wishing you much honey!
  18. CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 โ–บ http://bit.ly/iTunesPhilosophers โ—„ Watch Behind The Scenes โ–บhttp://bit.ly/Philosophers-BTS โ—„ "It does not matter how slowly you go as...
  19. ProducerCityVP ๐Ÿ 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.ย  She has always been a private person.ย  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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    09/12/2016 #2 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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.
  20. ProducerCityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    19/11/2016 #6 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/11/2016 #5 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #4 @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    17/11/2016 #4 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/11/2016 #2 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ 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.
  21. ProducerCityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    02/11/2016 #14 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Oops darn tiny, phone keyboard, dont, not font
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    02/11/2016 #13 Lisa ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ 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, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/11/2016 #9 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    02/11/2016 #8 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    02/11/2016 #7 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Rossi
    02/11/2016 #5 Tony ๐Ÿ Rossi
    Spot on as usual, @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    02/11/2016 #3 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    02/11/2016 #1 Franci๐Ÿ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 ๐Ÿ Manjit.
  22. ProducerCityVP ๐Ÿ 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.ย  It is also tragic because one of the young cast members who played the young...
  23. ProducerCityVP ๐Ÿ 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.ย  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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    08/10/2016 #23 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    08/10/2016 #21 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    08/10/2016 #20 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #17 Dear @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee 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, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/10/2016 #17 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #15 Technology is simply a catalyst for those state- love this
    Joel Anderson
    07/10/2016 #16 Joel Anderson
    Nicely done.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    07/10/2016 #15 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #14 Dear @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee 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, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/10/2016 #14 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #11 I meant in my previous comment to say that even people were classifying brains as big and small for long times dear @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    07/10/2016 #13 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    07/10/2016 #12 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    06/10/2016 #11 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #5 Dear @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee 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.
    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, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    06/10/2016 #5 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    My dear @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit- an Arab poet said long times ago "I am wondered by some people having big bodies and yet the minds of birds".
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    06/10/2016 #4 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    06/10/2016 #3 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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.
  24. ProducerJosรฉ Brito e Silva
    Caricatura de Vinicius de Moraes
    Caricatura de Vinicius de MoraesVejam mais...


    Maria Luiza Freitas de Oliveira
    06/09/2016 #9 Maria Luiza Freitas de Oliveira
    Show de bola esta ilustraรงรฃo. Acertou em cheio!
    Juan Imaz
    04/09/2016 #8 Juan Imaz
    muito bom trabalho @Josรฉ Brito e Silva !
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    03/09/2016 #7 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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
    Josรฉ Brito e Silva
    03/09/2016 #6 Josรฉ Brito e Silva
    #5 Tens toda razรฃo. A arte, de certo modo nos concilia, seja ela antiga, moderna ou contemporรขnea, expondo nossas contradiรงรตes: o velho nรฃo รฉ tรฃo velho assim e o que parecia novo, muitas vezes pode nรฃo ser tรฃo novo como ver os olhos do gosto individual.
    Quando falo no consumo, digo do consumo sem qualidade, sem alma, sem poesia, sem reflexรฃo, sem ter o ser humano como principal...Um โ€œconsumo vazioโ€, o โ€œconsumo pelo consumoโ€.
    Um amigo meu, diz que vive sempre com um pรฉ no passado e outro no futuro, porque o โ€œpresente รฉ uma chatice monumentalโ€.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    03/09/2016 #5 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #4 "mรบsica 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.
    Josรฉ Brito e Silva
    03/09/2016 #4 Josรฉ Brito e Silva
    #3 Hoje, no mundo inteiro, existe a chamada "mรบsica de consumo", que mobiliza uma indรบstria poderosa e, em muitos casos abrem mรฃo do conteรบdo poรฉtico, estรฉtico e musical. Nรฃo que nรฃo temos bons novos artistas, existem sim uma geraรงรฃo de grandes e talentosos artistas mas, ainda assim, quando quero ouvir mรบsica - o quรช faรงa todos os dias-, sem saudosismo barato, bebo na fonte do passado.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    03/09/2016 #3 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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
  25. ProducerCityVP ๐Ÿ 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.ย  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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    09/08/2016 #9 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    08/08/2016 #7 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #5 Thank you and I am glad you find the dialogue between the @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit and myself of value
    DILMA BALBI -๐Ÿ“ƒ Engenharia&gestรฃo
    08/08/2016 #5 DILMA BALBI -๐Ÿ“ƒ Engenharia&gestรฃo
    Nice reading both of you @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit and @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...Smart points of view you guys give to us.. I am really learning from you. Thanks
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    07/08/2016 #4 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #3 My dear Ali @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee if nature did not do that as well, there would be no life on Earth :-)
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/08/2016 #3 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #2 Dear @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Manjit
    07/08/2016 #2 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #1 Dear @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee 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, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/08/2016 #1 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    One thing I shall stick by that every buzz of dear @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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
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