- Producer14/01/2017Affinity Networking: Old school networking with an online twistBack in the day before the creation of Social Media Land a lot of business networking got done in bars and on golf courses and it was who you were having dinner with that was network. In the old school days you learned how to play golf just so you...
Comments15/01/2017 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad@Max🐝 J. Carter More than anything you have made us to recall our past and delve our memories to sum up something interesting about many patterns of networking during one's schooling days.
Let's revive our spirits to boost beBee and bolster it in brilliant ways! :)
- Producer15/01/2017The Dark Side of MindfulnessMindfulness is extremely useful in everyday life. Mindfulness and meditation can change your brain and help remove the "scars of life". It´s a powerful tool to help with depression and anxiety and can increase your level of happiness - and therefore...
Comments15/01/2017 #1 Mohammed A. JawadToo many things, busy life and work schedules, and fast paced worldliness has left human being 'a puppet in the age of machination and digital world'. Presumably, a little mindfulness to examine self and little mindfulness to remember the Almighty Lord is essential in one's life.:)
- A Nevada woman died from a bug that resisted 26 antibiotics — here's why it's so hard to develop new onesfinance.yahoo.com SAN FRANCISCO — A woman in Nevada died in September from an infection that resisted...
- Meet Mike Pompeo, the far-right Christian zealot with Islamophobe ties who will lead Trump’s CIAwww.salon.com Rep. Mike Pompeo is a Rapture-believing evangelical who sees "radical Islam" at work in small-town...
Comments15/01/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher"Pompeo surprised the committee when he said he would not comply with an order to torture and that he couldn’t imagine that Trump would ask him to do it. He insisted he would always comply with the law" It seems he is talking out of both sides of his mouth. He would not comply, but then he said, He would always comply with the law. Statement of confusion! So, if they changed the law and made torture legal, he'd comply. Not sure if anyone else noticed but I swear it sounded like Jeff Sessions who will be the next Attorney General had practiced his statements over and over... as in rehearsed. They can all say what they want to get approved, it doesn't mean they will abide by what they said. Our Political System just makes me ill. Mostly players with a 'few' good men/women.
- Robert Reich: 15 warning signs of impending Trump tyrannywww.salon.com As tyrants take control of democracies, they typically do these 15...
- Producer14/01/2017The Language of Peace, The Language of Positive RelationshipsThis article written some 6 years ago, is still highly relevant, considering the escalation of aggressive and even abusive rhetoric in our political system, and online.Words of Anger, and Language of Peace Recently, I came across some Facebook posts...
Comments14/01/2017 #1 Neil SmithTimely post Robert. The person or group insisting that the "other" is entirely at fault are also implying that they alone have all the answers therefore anyone who disagrees can be ignored or denigrated. The problem is that we don't really see too many people who have ALL the answers. To everything. Without respecting the right of people to hold opposing opinions it is very hard to have a debate and virtually impossible to alter anyone's thinking for the greater good. Alas I expect to see more stridency and less compromise over the next wee while.
- Producer12/01/2017Turning the mirror inward on leadershipYour sincerity cannot be faked if you want them to follow you. Your words must have conviction to inspire and motivate them to follow you. You do actually need to care, because even you know when your boss is just shining you on and it pisses you...
Comments13/01/2017 #2 Max🐝 J. Carter#1 Thank you @Mohammed A. Jawad I think for me I see it as balancing the ego to include being more selfless as part our identity. Choosing to embrace a service attitude as a part of who we are. In my mind this is how we can best become the servant leaders that lead by serving the needs the sum.
- Producer12/01/2017Knocked off the FenceIn November of 2015 my Bride and eldest son boarded a plane along with a small team enroute for Haiti. As part of a team from the Minneapolis based non-profit, Healing Haiti, their mission was, simply, to serve.They returned 8 days later. They...
Comments13/01/2017 #21 Paul Kearley 🐝@Aaron Skogen , you are going to fall in love with the people and the mission. It will challenge you and it will break your heart. Right after Hurricane Katrina I was on a mission trip to help the people of the southern US in the wake of the Hurricane. In the week I spent in Bayou la Battre, Alabama we did everything from working in a food kitchen to digging and helping people make sense of the destruction on their property and their lives. We were councillors, carpenters, caretakers and construction workers. We barely slept a wink in 7 days, and we were as energized on the last day as we were on the first day. And the people were amazingly awesome.
You have been given a gift that is priceless.13/01/2017 #20 Kevin PashukWhat an opportunity Aaron! Fascinating how your obstacles to go were removed. I am also a 'non-winner' (I got the prize for the most 'honest' golfer) so I truly appreciate the magnitude of your Heads and Tails win.
I predict this will be incredibly formative for you, and I look forward to hearing of your experiences.13/01/2017 #19 Aaron Skogen#15 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, I do know this happened for a reason. I'm excited (and admittedly a little nervous) to see where the path leads. One thing I know, is that this little "side trip" along my son and my paths will result in some more fodder for a few stories. As much as you look forward to reading them, I look forward to sharing. Thank you!12/01/2017 #10 Aaron Skogen#8 Thank you @Pascal Derrien. That fence, like most, was one i had built up in my own mind. A fence of indecision. Out of my "comfort zone" yet again. And although we never know where the road may lead, its sure fun to walk another new path. I agree, its a great journey. Thanks my friend!12/01/2017 #8 Pascal Derriengenerous souls :-) I have been to places far and wide and witnessed much misery sometimes I could help sometimes not. We are all on the same side of the fence it is just an optical illusion that makes us believe we are not... Once we realise that it does not have to be demonstrative a smile, a coin, a short conversation suffice you are on a great journey.... @Aaron Skogen
- 12/01/2017Just One GOP Senator Voted To Block Legislation Cutting Social Security, Medicare And Medicaid | The Huffington Postwww.huffingtonpost.com Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) voted for an amendment proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders...
- Producer05/01/2017I read something you wrote once and...I get these messages over Facebook and through Linkedin and occasionally here on beBee. More often then not it is someone waking up to the fact they are an Empath. I often spend a few hours with these people the moment they reach out. I talk about...
- Producer09/01/2017The DrivenJake felt great. It was a perfect Monday morning in early spring. A deep blue sky formed a canopy over the awakening life all around him. With great contentment and a generous helping of gratitude Jake surveyed his beautiful garden with the early...
Comments09/01/2017 #2 Aurorasa SimaYour piece of art reminded me a bit of Joostein Gardeners "Sophies World". It´s totally different, but what both have in common is that they make a complicated and sometimes dry topic interesting and approachable for everyone.
I´ll open an account and check the offering out.09/01/2017 #1 Mohammed A. JawadAh, what a human equation! Sometimes, we are a mixture of just wobbling emotions, berserk thoughts and chemical imbalances within our bodies. Is it the heart that needs wise counsel or mind needs a soothing dose of tranquility? Or best our bodies need capsules of chemical entities to balance the mayhem of chemical dysfunctions? Perhaps the level of treatment varies and by simplicity there's immense remedies from the precepts of patience.
- Producer08/01/2017Managing in difficult situations for an EmpathI have been mentoring Empaths for several years. I work with them at developing techniques for managing their ability to take on the emotions of others and wear them as their own. It's what an Empath does and it can make life difficult at times just...
- Producer08/01/2017Sacred Cows: The CEO’s BulliesThe term of Sacred Cow is used in business to define a very particular kind of worker or partner which every CEO should be aware not to have on his/her organisation. Their behaviour uses to be above any rule no matter (and specifically) if it comes...
Comments08/01/2017 #8 Anonymous#5 Exactly. One way or another is going to end. Luckily for me, until now I could "swing" this kind of issues and did not get caught in the "middle of any war", but it is really sad to see many talented people who could bring high value being forced to leave those companies in the mean time.08/01/2017 #7 Anonymous#4 I agree entirely with you. As usual, I like to write about things I have encountered and experienced personally. Sacred cows are more likely to be found than one can think, and the bad they do to the company most of the times is bigger than the cost of getting rid of them.08/01/2017 #6 Anonymous#1 It might be they act like this because of being scared, but in business life, I have found this situation more than once, and in no case, the inception was due to fear. In most cases, they achieved this strong position due to an initial well-deserved trust of the management, by having outstanding results or by having skills which others could not have at the time. After that, they converted it to their own profit, feeling "being more boss than the real boss".08/01/2017 #1 Ali Anani@David Navarro López- great insights and I am amazed by this term Sacred Cow for two reasons"
1- Sacred employees shall not behave the way they do if they were truly sacred, and
I find it a better way to described sacred cows by Scared Cows. Just by shifting the position of a in scared to read scared. I believe they do what they do because they are scared to lose their status. They have concern for their status and nothing else.
- Producer09/01/2017333 Freephone NHS UK Mental Health Crisis Hot-line Required !As part of my undercover work exploring Lancashire Care mental health services provision I have been testing out the crisis line available 24/7/365 which could be improved and refined somewhat, even when the vast majority of the call operators...
Comments09/01/2017 #2 Gordon PyeAfter being sat in a position where I had a clear view of the treatment cubicles corridor at Blackburn Royal A&E from 6pm till after midnight and observing the patients obviously paid to attend including an old guy with a sore foot seen twice and sent home with a Pot on, I arrived on Healey Ward at Chorley at 1am Saturday morning !
A middle aged woman with a Scouce accent on Yarrow who moved in high circles told me she was certain that he was the son of a Blackpool Chief Constable as he sounded just like him, when he did go home soon after it was by the back door through Charnock women's high dependency after a long wait for the usual Chris Miller Taxi. Perhaps not pure coincidence the oil price imploded around that time in October 2014, and one of the Agency Nurses injected me with an insulin needle to put me on crutches at the start of November, I was really Ill after that.09/01/2017 #1 Gordon PyeExplore my Understanding Your PTSD UK Page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Understanding-Your-PTSD-UK-713919378760093/
- 08/01/2017The Senses HiveThe Senses Hive This hive is dedicated to discover new understanding through our observations and experiences of studying the senses. I dedicate the hive in the honor of two significant great contributors to this field. The first to the late, Professor Sumantra
- 06/01/2017How President Washington's farewell speech is relevant todaywww.cbsnews.com President Obama cited George Washington's farewell address in announcing his own goodbye speech. In 1796, Mr. Washington's "warnings of a parting friend" cautioned Americans about the "wiles of foreign influence." Daily Beast editor-in-chief John...
- 04/01/2017Neo-Nazis Set Date for Armed March Against Jews in Montanaforward.com A date has been set for the neo-Nazi march in the hometown of "alt-right" figurehead Richard...
- Producer04/01/2017BLUE & GREEN LIVES MATTER: RESPECT OUR HEROES AGAIN!The most important lesson I’ve ever learned is to pay respect to our service men and women. In modern times, we easily want to disrespect these people. We magnify their errors, ridicule them on social media like Facebook and Instagram and rarely...
Comments04/01/2017 #2 Harvey LloydI appreciate this post. All to often we discuss the negatives of an organization without considering alternatives. If our honored veterans in blue and green were omitted then who would you call in time of defensive need?
I make mistakes everyday and can correct my position quite easily. Mine doesn't involve a gun, fire hose as a tool, nor does it involve rushing into situations everyone else is running from.
Thanks for your diligence in reminding us of our need for people who look out for us, and their challenges.04/01/2017 #1 David B. GrinbergBravo for this post, Lyon. I likewise think that our servicemen and women, as well as law-enforcement officials, do not get the respect they so rightly deserve. Moreover, I agree with you that the news media sensationalizes incidents between police and certain groups to paint a false narrative. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the news media focused on all of the exemplary work and service of police and the military, rather than only focusing on negative isolated incidents and blowing them out of proportion. Thank you again for this timely and important read. Keep buzzing! 🐝🐝✌️️👏
- 04/01/2017Trump's Immigration Policy Proposals and/vs Current U.S. Immigration Policy: What is the Difference? by Jim Craven/Omahkohkiaaiipooyyiiiwww.linkedin.com The privilege of opening the first trial in history for crimes against the peace of the world imposes a grave responsibility. The wrongs which we seek to condemn and punish have been so calculated,...
- 03/01/2017House Republicans just did something very, very dumb (and then undid it!)www.washingtonpost.com Not smart. At...
- Producer31/12/2016Avoid the Pitfall of Excessive PositivitySOCIAL MEDIA MAVENS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP ARE FOND OF PREACHING THE UPSIDE OF UNBRIDLED POSITIVISM, BUT ...We daily see posts on social media extolling 1) the virtues of getting outside of your comfort zone, 2) learning that positive attitude...
Comments02/01/2017 #103 Wayne Yoshida#102 Phil - exactly my point. Attitude / motivation is not enough - gotta kick in reality and actions to get it done. Sort of like my post about transferable skills -- https://www.bebee.com/producer/@wayne-yoshida/re-inventing-yourself-got-transferable-skills
And yes, there are all kinds of lessons from the Theranos / Liz H story in that article.
Happy New Year.02/01/2017 #102 Phil Friedman#101 Wayne, the Theranos/Elizabeth Holmes story is a fascinating study in how warped the investment capital market has become. And I recommend that everyone read the piece. Thanks for the link.
But back to the point, you say, " While a positive attitude can get anyone motivated..." However, while a "positive" attitude can help one stay motivated, I think the motivation itself does not derive from one's attitude, but from one's desire to achieve a given end. Moreover, be that as it may, attitude without action doesn't take you anywhere. And I don't think you have to believe that with a positive attitude you can accomplish anything or everything, in order to accomplish something real and valuable. Which is what I think you are saying as well. Thanks for reading and commenting. Cheers!02/01/2017 #101 Wayne YoshidaExcellent, Phil. This over positivity stuff is not limited to the social media universe. A while ago, I had to (mandatory requirement) attend an "accountability group" while doing a stint of unemployment. We all had to share our layoff experience with the group. One participant told us their story and said during the termination meeting, a supervisor said something about her having a lack of Microsoft Office skills, and said she "needed to get with it."
She said she was shocked to hear of this. . . . everyone in the group nodded their head and said that was a horrible thing to say and that should not have been a good reason to fire her.
I looked around and said, "Hey. Wait a second. Your supervisor said you lacked some basic skills. Shouldn't you think about how your boss made this observation/evaluation? What are you doing to improve yourself - especially the skills your boss nailed you for?"
I had to leave that group. Too much whining, too much hand-holding, not enough constructive criticism.
And this may be one of the core issues: While a positive attitude can get anyone motivated, everyone must examine and assess whether or not the basic skills are in place -- or not -- and proceed accordingly -- Including having a Plan A and a Plan B.
Anyone read the Theranos / Elizabeth Holmes story?
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/09/elizabeth-holmes-theranos-exclusive02/01/2017 #99 Phil Friedman#97 Mohammed, in the main, I agree. I would add, though, that even given all of the ingredients you cite, one can also use a bit of luck. Sometimes hard work and a positive attitude are just not enough. Thank you for reading and sharing this post. My best to you for 2017.02/01/2017 #97 Mohammed A. JawadThanks @Phil Friedman for this thought-provoking post with good counsel. Ah, in this fast-paced world, with the usage of social media platforms we come across lot of posts that are like 'sandwich solutions' for quick success. As if self-styled success gurus promoting their precepts. ...one post says how to prepare for startup business, another post speaks about growth and success for entrepreneurship. Presumably, what one requires is not just positivity but also needs determination, hard work, right decisions, effective planning and true commitments.
Nothing else but all positivism is like rosy dreams!01/01/2017 #96 Phil Friedman#89 Praveen, I feel for your friend. Although I have to say, from what you've outlined, he structured his business venture poorly by not recognizing contribution of hands-on labor. His agreement should have been for a sharing of profit going forward -- after payment to those who contribute hands on labor -- with him taking the lion's share of that profit for having the ideas and owning the company. I hope he gats it sorted out. Cheers!01/01/2017 #94 Phil Friedman#91 thank you, Mohammed, for the wise words. I say what I am moved to say, in the way I am moved to say it. And I have no need to "convince" people, for I am not being paid to convince them -- at least not on beBee. If someone, anyone can benefit from my sharing of experience, I am good with that. And if not, then no matter. Cheers!01/01/2017 #92 Phil Friedman#87 Aleta, thank you for reading and commenting. I agree with you that one can have the best of ideas for a business, plus do everything "right" yet still fail. Success in business always has a component of happenstance and luck, often called "timing".
As to seeking instant "success", one only has to realize that one of the attractions of social media is that people can instantly designate themselves to be entrepreneurs, gurus, ninjas, thought leaders, and the like -- all without having a clue. Cheers!01/01/2017 #91 Mohammed Sultan#86 There's no perfection in life Phil.Nobody has the manipulations to satisfy readers whose perspectives are different from him.To prove that what you are publishing is not a joke but worthy,find readers whose perceptions are like yours then set your content strategy accordingly.You need several manipulations and several impressions in readers mind,too.
When you integrate your creative marketing skills with the imagination of a story teller you will say little things in a big way.On social media,and beBee in particular,there'r many people who still believe in fairies and gods of nature ;of sun ,of thunders,of rainbows ,of trees,of hail...etc.So,find such analogies that can easily convey your instinctive feelings and love of nature,then readers got it ,because they understood it in their terms.
Phil,I'm little bet worry about readers personal brands in the future to go beyond brands with feelings to brands with natural spirits!01/01/2017 #89 Praveen Raj GullepalliDear Phil, great pointers for a sanity check...for both startups and upstarts! :) Being overtly optimistic in business can blind one to reality that eventually might bite. Being positive and saccharine in interpersonal interactions, may be second nature to some, an attribute of their belief system and may not be attractive to others. But we should learn to respect that and leave it at that. But that is not the focus here anyway. An acquaintance of mine who I have been helping with some brand related counsel, is on the verge of launching a unique app. All was going as per plan A (he had a plan B and C as backup). But December totally rocked his boat though. His two partners now want a larger share of projected revenues as they have been full time on the project whereas he only drove the project after his normal office hours! But the whole idea and strategy was his. He is really shocked and is on the verge of dissolving the firm and planning the launch afresh. Struggling for VC funding. He didn't see this coming. Positivity about partnership brought about blind faith too. He trusted the wrong folks.01/01/2017 #87 Aleta CurryOnce again, @Phil Friedman, you've shown that you really know how to get 'em talking. I'm glad you spoke to the overly-simplistic trite Internet meme pull yourself up by your bootstraps and try harder and you WILL succeed philosophy. At any point, even with careful planning and working oneself to death, the business of business can still end in tears and failure.
Interestingly, though, in my experience (and I have not been at it as long as you have; I've been working for over two decades, but not as a consultant) the bigger problem is that people don't want to work for it. they really resist groundwork. They want a magic pill; not even a magic formula. I think we can all offer formulae or at the very least, guidelines that will work if you've put in the planning, but that's too much like hard work. I'm supervising a 100-day challenge on another social network, and going by the preliminary responses I can already tell that a lot of people will drop out. Is it a sign of the times, or just the sort of people I attract? I dunno. Just call me
Aleta I-would-give-up-chocolate-but-I'm-no-quitter Curry31/12/2016 #84 Phil Friedman#75 Yes, Jim, very true. Which is why I say that excessive positivity is not always benign, but in the real world, can be actively harmful -- to family, friends, naive investors, and oneself. Thank you for reading and commenting. My best to you for the coming New Year.
- 27/12/2016Don’t let Seasonal Affective Disorder make you SAD this winter. Pathways can help.Coping With Seasonal Affective Disorder During the Holidays - Pathways Real Life Recoverypathwaysreallife.com It’s normal to feel moody every once in a while. However, not all moodiness should be considered normal. In countries that experience different seasons...
- Producer26/12/2016The Accrington Stanley Mob !After being sat in a position where I had a clear view of the treatment cubicles corridor at Blackburn Royal A from 6pm till after midnight and observing the patients obviously paid to attend including an old guy with a sore foot seen twice and sent...
Comments27/12/2016 #5 Gordon PyeWhen I was out in Aussie Stevie Nicks had a song in the charts Its a Fine Line Between Pleasure and Pain, If you do it once then you will do it again ?, can't find it on YouTube anywhere, and then there was perhaps the most famous London Jazz Scene female vocalist who died of an overdose after impressing a wider audience in Valerie !
Now the Eco-Nazis have stooped so low as to put watch batteries in Chocolate perhaps Buy One Get One Free Coop Santa Clause, often the only remaining general half affordable shop left in many small semi rural towns burn your toddlers throat after your older kids leave then lying on the carpet. Emergency visit to your local A&E to be misdiagnosed as only heartburn go to the chemists and buy some Gaviscon, a long agonising death unless the doctor is given the real X-Rays by the computer system first visit. My mates WW2 veteran in his nineties dad is close to vacating this life, and has decided not to allow them to take him back for anymore turned into a pin cushion corporate sponsored torture victim by Blackburn Royal !27/12/2016 #4 Gordon PyeIts almost certain that George Micheal was assassinated for being about to blow the whistle on celebrity promoted Charity Fraud and Embezzlement using an apparently innocent fine needle Diabetic Syringe containing Lethal Ricin, likewise Cilla Black, whilst Rick Parfitt was deliberately infected !
Read more at: http://www.clitheroeadvertiser.co.uk/news/crime/man-fighting-for-his-life-after-hit-and-run-1-830684127/12/2016 #3 Gordon PyeCounterfeit Mr Kipling Apple Pies !
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"
Copy of my correspondence with Lancashire County Council Standards department June 2014 after which my house was unlawfully entered and my food poisoned, car NSF wheel bearing tampered with. I toughed it out until September when I contacted Lancashire police and they arranged for me to seek asylum in Mental Hospital, I was originally taken to Blackburn but then transferred to Chorley !
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gordon-pye/my-open-letter-to-lancashire-county-council-june-201427/12/2016 #2 Gordon PyeNot Shit Sherlock Andy Murray is only a Global Sports Star because its almost certain he was instrumental in the Corporate-Nazi Arch Plan for the UK to become Stock Market Parasite Noah's Ark where Hand Guns would be Inconvenient if used in self defense when the Corporate Bankster Gangsters sent anyone to your home to duff you and your kids up for daring to cross them !
Explore https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gordon-pye/nazidaq-leg-irons-or-new-common-wealth-britain27/12/2016 #1 Gordon PyeMonty Python - Agente Bancario (Merchant Banker) - SUB ITA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X14umyJYEUE Pity you can#t get the full view of the Graph on the wall but then the Co2 drives Global Warming Scam based on Micheal Mann's St Trinians Hockey Stick was sunk at Copenhagen !