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Thinking & Life skills (Learn, know, grow)

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This Hive is about: (1.) LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT: Inquiry, Introspection, Creativity, Imagination, Exploration, Experiential; (2.) LIFE SKILLS: Logic/Reasoning, Philosophy, Psychology, Arts, Science, Neuroscience applications, Awareness of emotion, Soft skill (Life, business and relationships coaching/facilitation)
  1. ProducerGerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    On: Some Stuff
    On: Some StuffA couple of days ago I was tagged by a fellow bee who had posted a synopsis/review of the latest book by Tom Nichols called “The Death of Expertise”.Upon reading the piece (and later, the actual book); a single snippet stood out for me, as one that...


    Gerald Hecht
    19/04/2017 #18 Gerald Hecht
    #7 @Michael O' Neil There is a neurological test called the "mirror tracing thingie" (or something like that, lol)...perhaps the old analog versions are by now updated with apps or studying different knot techniques on You Tube ...I already know one person who failed...FWIW...I've shaved in the shower without a mirror (by feel) for as long as I can remember...decades....I know my face as well as a blind date who is visually impaired.
    Gerald Hecht
    19/04/2017 #17 Gerald Hecht
    #6 @Ian Weinberg Well, in all seriousness...I suspect you favor a drop stitch when closing the separate layers of dura/pater mater...subarachnoid incisions...let alone violations of sinus/ventricle integrity...I once had a student who swore they knew the technique from having watched it numerous times on a You Tube Video... it was "only" a rhesus monkey...but at least it was alive when I offered him my rejoinder..."okay its all yours"...left the "theater", scrubbed out...and met some mates at the "Deacons"... ( oh yeah....you are on my list of the personal brands of "honesty" and "integrity"} as well.as the neurosurgeon of choice of all of my human primate loved ones....including myself.

    Which reminds me, for the last week or so when I turn my head from side to side, but not up and down, I ................
    Gerald Hecht
    19/04/2017 #16 Gerald Hecht
    #11 @Milos Djukic Suffice it to say your personal brand is on my list as well...in fact at times your honesty (sometimes brutal --usually in "pointing out " a seeming contradictions between statements of mine in earlier posts/comments when compared with later statements...correctly calling for a more considered/thoughtful explanation of evolution in my thinking...even at moments when I simply lack the energy to do so) equals your integrity as evidenced in your unfailing energy in preserving the original philosophical approach to natural science. You could very well be preserving the true spirit of this area of human endeavor, which would (I've no doubt) be lost to future generations....however few there may be....if they are not following your posts on the subject.
    Harvey Lloyd
    19/04/2017 #15 Harvey Lloyd
    #14 I was really referring to the belief system for humanity at that time was meaningfully or inadvertently included by reference Honesty and integrity are subject to definition. When written they were defined by the belief systems of the age. The systems have now become subverted from the original.

    I would not even venture to define this two words in today's culture.
    Gerald Hecht
    19/04/2017 #14 Gerald Hecht
    #12 @Harvey Lloyd Are you referring to the fact that they were "Deists" (in the original sense of the term (as opposed to the "Time Magazine Brand's" notorious "Is God Dead? Issue"... I think that makes the "Second Sentence of the Declaration of Independence Brand" even more honest, and possessive of even more integrity...the ideal of continual improvement via the wording in the Constitution/Amendments thereto...at their best --do nothing but improve on this, i.e., replacing the word "people" for the word "men"...etc.

    To the extent that this endeavor be subverted...the "Framework for the rule of law brand" will have to be removed from my list for having become a brand that is no longer possessive of honesty and integrity.
    Gerald Hecht
    19/04/2017 #13 Gerald Hecht
    #10 @Gert Scholtz You have hereby been added to my (sadly short) list of honest people --honest with a deep sense of integrity. I don't care about any other brand categories...I saw to today --several times and on both conventional and SM legitimate journalists and their publishers...that the monetary value of the Ivanka Trump brand has increased tremendously over the past several weeks...interestingly she is a part of the current Executive Branch (Presidential) Administration...she works for the Chief Executive/Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America...has an office in the West Wing of the White House...and still has the time and energy to apply her expertise to the quality of her shoes/jewelry/fashion accessories....her name is not in my list.
    Harvey Lloyd
    17/04/2017 #12 Harvey Lloyd
    "...that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

    Not to get spiritual, but the writers wrote from a standard of belief that is incorporated and limiting the rights to that belief.

    In post modern society we no longer have the belief as it was written so equal now means something else. And is described by the individual.

    Good stuff. I enjoyed.
    Milos Djukic
    17/04/2017 #11 Anonymous
    #5 You are most welcome! Thank you @Gerald Hecht, my friend and the fellow bee :) Yes, it was helpful.
    Gert Scholtz
    17/04/2017 #10 Gert Scholtz
    @Gerald Hecht Certainly when it comes to the medical profession I would seek out expert advice, and not only one expert but a few. But you know that already because of the valuable advice you have given me. Of myself I can only say I am an expert at not being an expert :). Thanks Gerald.
    Michael O'Neil
    16/04/2017 #8 Anonymous
    And when it comes to being well dressed, JFGI "Windsor knot" doesn't tie it for you. You have to be able to do that for yourself, or failing that have a dresser.
    Michael O'Neil
    16/04/2017 #7 Anonymous
    #6 It's the same as tying a necktie. You don't need a mirror. That also seems to capture expertise for me. The ease of reproducibility of a quality result. Accuracy in that the knot is well formed, the tie falls straight, and hangs at the sartorially elegant length.
    Ian Weinberg
    16/04/2017 #6 Ian Weinberg
    @Gerald Hecht There is a DIY section on Google on doing your own craniotomy. The only problem is tying the stitch knots in front of the mirror - everything is reversed!
    Gerald Hecht
    16/04/2017 #5 Gerald Hecht
    Thank you kindly for sharing @Milos Djukic ...it seemed like trying to comment on your Tom Nichols post wasn't...I don't know; maybe this longer form post (neurosurgery, of course is just used an example--insert any profession requiring years of training and practice) will help.
    BTW...you were "the fellow bee" mentioned at the very beginning.
    Gerald Hecht
    16/04/2017 #4 Gerald Hecht
    #2 @Laurent Boscherini yes; and even taking into account the truth of Von Braun's statement...the second part of that is that "one test result" is but a first step; hence the critical importance of extreme precision in "Methods Sections" and "Recipes"...
    ...the results of the first scientific test or first prepared dessert are meaningless, unless they are reliably replicated by others...especially if "the others" aren't necessarily expert "scientists" or "chefs"; just people who followed the directions...and got the same results.

    the writing of the methods/recipes are perfectly precise, AND the result was not a fluke,

    Truth is revealed (technically, it's more like sculpture --another piece of untruth has been "carved off")...
    ...in science (when it's done correctly), TRUTH is this "thingie" that's LEFT...when all the lies have been chiseled away.

    By definition it doesn't "run on faith" (other than faith that whoever wrote the original method/recipe was being as precise as possible).

    Personally, if the topic is one that I'm interested in, I don't even read the results...I don't wanna know.

    Yet notice how many things these days claim to be science...but have titles like "Researchers prove that deficiency of "X" causes "Y"; or

    "Our new drug has been proven to cure _____."

    It seems that the fields of Marketing/Branding/SEO are trying to digest everything in sight.

    Once people accept that program as reality...students=consumers and thoracic surgeons=service providers , etc.
    It's time to "turn out the lights"
    Gerald Hecht
    16/04/2017 #3 Gerald Hecht
    #1 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli regarding the PART I stuff; referring to the idea/ideal that no individual or institution is "above the law" ...that they have equal rights.

    I do believe that (no laughing please) is true...should be true.

    It seems like it's increasingly becoming "the exception" rather than "the rule", however --in actual practice, and in fact, that is a source of increasing frustration and outrage for me.

    In fact, the gut feeling that the spirit behind that idea is "fading away" is MORE upsetting to me than people relying on search engine results to choose an expert in something like an extremely tricky surgical procedure (when only the highest levels of expertise will suffice for survival and subsequent recovery).

    Complete indifference to the "rule of law", on a global scale, is much worse, IMO, than individuals who really cannot differentiate extraordinary Branding success from...umm, reality.
    Laurent Boscherini
    16/04/2017 #2 Anonymous
    Thank you @Gerald Hecht for sharing your insightful prism, very relevant.
    "One test result is the worth one-thousand expert opinions."
    Werner Von Braun
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    16/04/2017 #1 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Gerry, it sure is galling :) All that info at the fingertips, exploited by many not for learning but showing off or pulling a fast one on unsuspecting audiences. God knows how much of it is valid/validated. All those Google Gurus. (the users/self proclaimed adepts). All those 'experts in minutes'. All that old wine in new bottles. All that white labelling. But when it comes to emergency measures folks do seek and find experts (unless foolhardy to the extreme or trying to make a fast buck by engaging mediocrity for a certain consideration handed over, under the table, depending on the situ)...but yeah, them 'virtual experts' do bug the hell out of the docs by their half knowledge and doubts based on it ;) Coming back to the first part - 'all men are created equal' - sounds like the mother of all generalisations. They simply aren't. Colour, caste, creed, race, religion, ability..etc., speak for it. But the laws of the land, rights, and such, do apply to all equally. No denying that.
  2. ProducerTausif Mundrawala
    Dive Deep in the Waters
    Dive Deep in the WatersDive deep in the waters, break yourself freefrom being a pauper.explore its depths,by traversing throughits length and breadth.Each ushered tide,brings with it a shiftwhich helps to move with glide.Purge yourselfof all the impurities,by announcing...


    Tausif Mundrawala
    11/03/2017 #33 Tausif Mundrawala
    #32 I am honored and elated by your feedback. Thanks, @Christina Glazar
    Christina Glazar
    11/03/2017 #32 Christina Glazar
    Beautiful including the illustration ...
    Tausif Mundrawala
    27/02/2017 #31 Tausif Mundrawala
    #30 Thank you so much, @Pascal Derrien for your kind co-operation.
    Pascal Derrien
    27/02/2017 #30 Pascal Derrien
    Kool :-)
    Tausif Mundrawala
    27/02/2017 #29 Tausif Mundrawala
    Thank you so much, @Milos Djukic for sharing this poem in this wonderful hive of our bees.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    27/02/2017 #28 Tausif Mundrawala
    #26 Thank you so much @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee for reading my poem and commenting on it. Thank you so much.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    27/02/2017 #27 Tausif Mundrawala
    #25 Sir, you have been a guiding force for me in this fantastic journey of beBee and would like it to be continued in future. I am blessed to have such wonderful connections and you are one among many.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    26/02/2017 #25 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Pretty much a poem that echoes the essential backbone in learning through which eventually emanates life wisdom.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    26/02/2017 #24 Tausif Mundrawala
    @David Navarro López, @Milos Djukic, @Michael Hrubos, @Mike Macioci
    Tausif Mundrawala
    25/02/2017 #23 Tausif Mundrawala
    #21 The intent with which I wrote is poem is achieved. Thank you so much, my friend, Devesh.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    25/02/2017 #22 Tausif Mundrawala
    #20 I am speechless. Thanks for this wonderful message.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    25/02/2017 #21 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    I am deep diving in your words and enjoying every bit of it
    Gerald Hecht
    25/02/2017 #20 Gerald Hecht
    This feels like that time I was Scuba Diving...and I was deep enough to make a controlled ascent...my tanks ran out...when I woke up on this dock...I SAW HER! SHE SAVED MY LIFE...It's been 5 years; still I will search the ends of the earth; there will be no other --her, her, her!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    24/02/2017 #19 Tausif Mundrawala
    #18 What else could one ask for than being appreciative of one's work. I highly regard you ,Gert and was anxiously waiting for your response. Wish granted.
    Gert Scholtz
    24/02/2017 #18 Gert Scholtz
    @Tausif Mundrawala Many poignant verses Tausif. This one sticks in my mind: Purge yourself, of all the impurities, by announcing the seizure of insecurities.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    24/02/2017 #17 Tausif Mundrawala
    #16 Thank you so much, Sir. The appreciative note means a lot to me. I can't thank enough to all of you, wonderful bees.
    siraj shaik
    24/02/2017 #16 siraj shaik
    #15 @Tausif Mundrawala awesome expressions.. "quality evaluation (related poetry): when appreciations shared by the maestro @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and the best collective nectar contributors @Sara Jacobovici @debasish majumder @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt (positive comments from them are like pats and applauses). Also there are some more who are perfectionists whose engagement (at least a word mentioned in comments spaces are worth..) and hoping surely they will also join to contribute potential value to this superb poem".
    Tausif Mundrawala
    24/02/2017 #14 Tausif Mundrawala
    #7 By sharing a name of my progeny, your feedback is quite similar to what I receive from her. My friend ,you have always proved yourself indispensable in the intellectual circle and your feedback mean a lot. Thanks once again for acknowledging it as one of the best poems.
  3. ProducerAli Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Drowning in the River of Time
    Drowning in the River of TimeThe complexity of human behavior is evidenced by the controversial concepts we have on many issues. One issue is time. The definition of time varies. Another issue is our focus on the past, present and future times. What is gone is gone. Others...


    Laura Mikolaitis
    06/03/2017 #52 Laura Mikolaitis
    "If thoughts are negative and they become a little bit more negative everyday then something damaging might become catastrophically damaging in the future." - Excellent connection, @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View more
    "If thoughts are negative and they become a little bit more negative everyday then something damaging might become catastrophically damaging in the future." - Excellent connection, @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. This is an insightful post and offers a good dose of perspective that can be applied to the many tiers of life. Having found myself in the pool of negativity, I can attest to the ill effects of constantly swimming in its waters. Sometimes swimming against the tide can be exhausting and it may mean finding new ways to get to the other side. The same with our thoughts. If we continually think negative thoughts, then our actions and effects thereof may also be negative. But when we dip our toes into a new body of water and start to feel the positive effects of doing so, then we can slowly swim more comfortably and explore new shores.

    Time doesn't wait for us, that is for sure. And even the best-laid plans aren't always on solid footing. We have the ability to change and hopefully the self-awareness to be able to recognize when the tides of change are necessary. It can be a slow and arduous process, but like you've said "Remember what is small today and manageable could become huge and very impacting tomorrow. Don't wait for the tide of time to drown you." How true. Excellent insight, Ali. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and Deming's Funnel experience - very interesting. Close
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/02/2017 #51 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #50 Thank you @Emily🐝 Bee. you are a queen bee. I am encouraged by your words and feel the push to keep moving.
    Emily🐝 Bee
    26/02/2017 #50 Emily🐝 Bee
    Awesome, insightful and relatable Buzz. Time always seems to be against me, but then has my back when I really need it. Go figure!
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/02/2017 #49 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #47 @Paul Walters- very interesting idea- we may live the moment, but crowd our future. We see same thing happening everywhere. We may live the moment, but crowd our future. Yes, we may spend all our earnings today, but then we shall have our future crowded with demands that we can't meet. WOW! I feel this ideas can be expanded on a lot.
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/02/2017 #48 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #46 @Cyndi wilkins- so, based on your comment the supply and demand of time define the price of time. This is a special case as the supply of time is only 24 hours a day. So, demand increases and supply decreases from a fixed amount. THis is similar case to land. The supply of land is mostly constant (we may fill sea water to make more land) and the demand is always increasing. The result is bursting of land prices in many countries.
    Paul Walters
    25/02/2017 #47 Paul Walters
    @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Once again a gem of a piece! After living on a tropical island for the last five years I discovered something from the Balinese. They live not for today but for the moment!!! Their philosophy is that , yesterday is gone and tomorrow is a mystery so live for the moment. All well and good and a philosophy I truly admire but perhaps the town planners should abandon this practise as with the increasing amount of traffic on the roads there is not a lot of 'forward planning' Oh well I guess we cant have it all!
    Cyndi wilkins
    25/02/2017 #46 Cyndi wilkins
    The only thing I can add to this beautiful buzz @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, is when one realizes they are running out of it...TIME becomes much more precious.
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/02/2017 #45 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #44 Great observations are there in your comment. I loved the way you dear @John Rylance described the mirrors as possibilities of problems may attack us from all directions and the need to keep the mirrors clean. Yes, time doesn't move linearly if we consider it as a river.
    John Rylance
    24/02/2017 #44 John Rylance
    Tides ebb and flow, there are high and low tides, for this reason it might be a mistake to assume the tide of time is a constant forward movement. The flotsam and jetsam of life can stay with us, it may go never to return, or we may need to ensure we deal with it successfully if it does return. To pick up on your analogy of car mirrors, we need them all, problems or good things can come at us from any angle, so we need to see in all directions, so that we can embrace or reject them accordingly.
    Yes we can't go back in time, but we can (with rear mirrors) stop the past catching up with us.
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/02/2017 #43 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #42 @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA- your quote of the profound comment of Abraham Lincoln is spot on. It says a lot. Blindness to see tomorrow is a recipe for disaster on the personal and business levels is true as you rightly mentioned in your comment.
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    24/02/2017 #42 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    Your comment, Ali, "If we only take the value of the present time things may look quite different from the future. When the future arrives it shall leave little room for correction" has value not only in our personal lives but in our businesses. Time after time we've seen companies planning only for profits today; failing to see the 'big picture' of tomorrow when those plans could eventually topple their organization. Abraham Lincoln said "You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today". As always, thank you for a thought provoking share, Ali.
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/02/2017 #41 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #40 You summed the buzz beautifully dear @Jeet Sarkar and as beautiful as your mind is.
    Jeet Sarkar
    24/02/2017 #40 Jeet Sarkar
    The cars' window metaphor is just outstanding sir @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! i loved it! Yes, past (experience) is something which triggers you to do much better than previous. Present help you to built the floor under your feet more strongly which ultimately leads into a good future. Overall, you can say it is a good development! Thank you for sharing this lovely buzz.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    24/02/2017 #39 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Thank you dear @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee You are a very humble person and I have not seen such simplicity in the current world. To just be able to know an idol like you gives me the joy of being in the Now where I get to learn and know more from you. I am not a fan of movie stars anymore. I am a fan of my favourite bees on beBee.
    I am not a master of time
    But I am learning not to drown in time
    And Now to move in time.
    Thank you
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    24/02/2017 #38 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #37 you made my day @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, thank you. It is my pleasure to support a superb bee on its golden honey tour!
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/02/2017 #37 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #35 A grand ambassador of beBee should have your grandness dear @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. I thank you for writing such a grand comment
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/02/2017 #36 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #34 WOW! @🐝 Fatima G. Williams- you are truly a great person to connect with. Your comments stand out as buzzes on their own. You make me feel I am "moving in time". Can we define synchronicity as two souls moving together in time? If yes, I know why we move together in time. Your movement along the past, present and future times is admirable. Blessed you are.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    24/02/2017 #35 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    very inspiring and a very good reminder to be more present thank you @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    24/02/2017 #34 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Drowning in the river of time
    As you go down
    You feel the need to go back up
    You realise the need to keep swimming
    You start swimming upward
    To stay afloat
    To enjoy the present time
    To plan for usefulness of the time
    Time available in the Now and the future.
    You see yourself drowning
    You identify what's dragging you
    Whats causing the weight
    So you shake it off
    You plan and swim against it
    Finally moving in time

    Thank you @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for ride on the river of time through this intriguing buzz
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/02/2017 #33 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Laura Mikolaitis wrote a splendid buzz which as @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman sees track with this buzz. The link is
    Take my word. This buzz is worthy of your reading time. I invite all readers of this buzz to read also the buzz of Laura.
  4. ProducerDeidré Wallace

    Deidré Wallace

    What Is The Greatest Gift That We Can Give One Another?
    What Is The Greatest Gift That We Can Give One Another?What Is The Greatest Gift That We Can Give One Another?If we as human beings can begin to accept, that most people operate from a place of pain, from a place that needs healing, then we would make our lives a lot easier.Our lives would be made a lot...


    Deidré Wallace
    23/02/2017 #5 Deidré Wallace
    Thank you Siraj Shaik, for sharing my article. Much appreciated.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    23/02/2017 #4 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    "Judging others isn't good for us and it certainly isn't good for us if we are to continue living in a civilised society." This is something I profoundly believe, as well, @Deidré Wallace

    If someone is on the planet, we should respect their right to participate in their own life. Structures and rules should be about fairness in access to space, resources, and community.

    How we get to this stage is really to see the hurt of all these wounds, forgive and move on, and then grow a new generation of humans who aren't taught to judge in the open and explicit way we currently conduct our society.
    Deidré Wallace
    22/02/2017 #3 Deidré Wallace
    Thank you debasish, for letting me know. Much appreciated.
    Deidré Wallace
    22/02/2017 #2 Deidré Wallace
    Kevin Baker: Thank you for sharing my post. Much appreciated.
    debasish majumder
    22/02/2017 #1 debasish majumder
    lovely insight @Diedre Wallace! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
  5. Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Right now there is a small group of affiliates who are outproducing an ENTIRE company because they are focused on a very specific set of actions.

    Daily action which are producing unbelievable results.

    In fact, 100% of the participants in this group are winning. They are making sales. They are recruiting people into their organizations. They are making a significant impact in the lives of those around them.

    And they’re making it look easy.

    ⇒See what they are doing HERE
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    The Art of Building Predictable Skill
    www.empowernetwork.com The Art of Building Predictable...
  6. ProducerBernard Poulin

    Bernard Poulin

    We Need To Think Our Own Thinks
    We Need To Think Our Own ThinksFrom Apr 2, 2015For a visual artist there are 2 types of worlds out there : the studio world and “other” worlds. Most of the time, the former is separate from the others. But for consideration of subject matter harvesting, some times they link up.My...


    Bernard Poulin
    09/01/2017 #7 Bernard Poulin
    #4 The colored pencils are a perfect medium in Bermuda. . .
    Bernard Poulin
    09/01/2017 #6 Bernard Poulin
    #2 To discover or not to discover, that is the question. :)
    Bernard Poulin
    09/01/2017 #5 Bernard Poulin
    #1 Some of us are just ahead of the game , I guess. :) Think on!
    Dean Owen
    09/01/2017 #4 Dean Owen
    #3 Thanks for tagging me @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I would have missed it as the feed is supersonic these days and anything posted in the Western Hemisphere is likely to get overlooked unless it is shared during my day. Always fascinated by the minds of artists. But for me, an artist can be technically brilliant, but just like singers, if they don't have soul, their voice/canvas will be will not be engaging. Looking through Mr. Poulin's artwork, I am taken in by the warmth. Absolutely delightful. The book sounds interesting indeed. I spent my early years reading books that provoked thought, upset, and disrupted. These days I prefer books that take me on a journey, like being a passenger in Disney's Small World. So no offence dear Bernard Poulin, I am however tempted by your Colored Pencil Techniques series!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    09/01/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I was drawn in by the metacogntive attraction of the title of this buzz and then the graphic. Once I got reading, I noticed the word "nude" and I checked back a little for a moment thinking, I hope this is not bait and switch.

    No worries, this was a delight to read from top to bottom. While this buzz is about the authors book, the attraction for me here is the worldview of an artist. There is a chasm between the "studio world" and the "other world's".

    When it comes to "encouragement", I will draw a quick distinction in my own mind between the artist and the anarchist. The artist absolutely consumes and eats the object of their art - they pull from the very fabric of life, and so the artist takes in a lot to emit a little art. We only see the end product and not what went into the end product that is art.

    The anarchist is different, she or he does not want rules to be imposed on them and does not want to be told what to do, which for me is interesting in that there is a relationship that exists between the anarchist and art - one is about creating rules, which kind of paradoxical considering anarchists don't believe in rules - and so it seems that there is a split in the world of anarchists - but the link back to art is the paradoxical.

    So now I observe this buzz, just like a painting - a metacognition of Bernard Poulin. This observation is not for me one between the studio and the other worlds, it is the observation of many worlds I observe. I more am more than delighted to welcome Bernard to beBee, as I am delighted @Dean Owen lead me to Lyon Brave, likewise I welcome hearing Dean's observations regarding Bernard's buzz.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    08/01/2017 #2 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I'm with Deb, intriguing Bernard. I'm an observer (and I do stare, but try not to get caught). I like to go to a local park and just observe people, try to decipher their expressions and overheard conversations. Ever notice how you can tell which ones are actually thinking, contemplating and those that just seem to walk through the world oblivious of all that is going on around them?
    In actuality I'm told I think too much...which never made sense to me.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    08/01/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Thinking my own thinks is my definition of success - it says so right on my website. Along with the fact that I suspect that the meaning of life is to learn to use our own thinking equipment.

    I am very intrigued by this book, @Bernard Poulin View more
    Thinking my own thinks is my definition of success - it says so right on my website. Along with the fact that I suspect that the meaning of life is to learn to use our own thinking equipment.

    I am very intrigued by this book, @Bernard Poulin, very intrigued. Close
  7. ProducerBerta Perez

    Berta Perez

    ¿Y si viviéramos como si fuésemos libres?  /  What if we lived like we were free?
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    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    18/01/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    life is meant to enJOY, yes!
    Berta Perez
    29/12/2016 #1 Berta Perez
  8. ProducerRajneesh Sharma

    Rajneesh Sharma

                                                       Help Your Employees Shake a Bad Mood
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  9. ProducerElizabeth Bailey
    Do you learn and think in straight lines or in circles?
    Do you learn and think in straight lines or in circles?This is something I've thought about a lot lately.  How do we learn and think?I learn in straight lines. I like to find a beginning and start there. If I'm learning a language I start with "Hello, my name is..." I think of learning like laying a...


    Elizabeth Bailey
    09/12/2016 #22 Elizabeth Bailey
    #21 I have never thought about it that way. It certainly makes a difference in a group setting as you bounce off other people's ideas. Thank you for adding a new dimension to this post @David Navarro López
    David Navarro López
    09/12/2016 #21 Anonymous
    #14 In fact, lines and circles are two dimensions. If you add a third dimension to a circle, it becomes a globe. Definetly, we learn in "globe" mode, as we get information from all possible directions. When attending a training, you get not only what is taught, as well the lecturer attitude, the atmosphere, the others' attitude, comments, our own previous knowledge.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    30/11/2016 #20 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #19 Like I said, details confuse me. I need things to be very uncluttered. Thanks for responding to my comments. There is a lot to be said for people who need more information and gain clarity by looking at details. We all have our place in the world.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    30/11/2016 #19 Elizabeth Bailey
    #18 I'm working on that, but I do enjoy doing the 80% .
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    30/11/2016 #18 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #17 Yes.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    30/11/2016 #17 Elizabeth Bailey
    #15 Thank you for commenting @Renée 🐝 Cormier Sounds like you are great person for someone to have in their corner. Do you focus on 20% that counts and ignore the 80% ?
    Elizabeth Bailey
    30/11/2016 #16 Elizabeth Bailey
    #13 So nice to get to know you better @Susan 🐝 Rooks Some of the best things happen spontaneously and for some reason, they give me so much more joy. Enjoy :-)
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    30/11/2016 #15 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Hmm. I might be somewhere in the middle. A little of both, maybe? I definitely like things to be as uncomplicated as possible and people who natter on endlessly without making a concise point get on my nerves. My spacial perception is terrible and too many details and steps confuse me. Having said that, I can be very resourceful, a great problem solver, independent thinker and very entrepreneurial. What's your opinion, @Graham🐝 Edwards? I think Graham learns in circles.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    30/11/2016 #14 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #13 Interesting that you brought up maps, @Susan 🐝 Rooks, as I used the words globe and continent-shaped. I think circular learning is more about learning things spatially, in relationship, via representation. And linear directions are certainly part of the ease of recalling some of the most ridiculous things.

    I have always had a great sense of direction, probably good since I traveled so much as a consultant, but I shun maps and the existence of GPS is outside my world right now. Even something like getting in an elevator and knowing which way to turn when I got to my floor. It floored me when colleagues would have to walk out and look in order to know which way to go.

    I think I learn in 3-D. Back to spatial learning. I also love to pace while talking.

    Finally, the newish work on embodied cognition is very self-evident to me, I think precisely because I don't learn in a straight line.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks
    30/11/2016 #13 Susan 🐝 Rooks
    Well, @Elizabeth Bailey, you've given us quite a question! Thank you!

    I am pretty sure I think in circles; until the last few years no one would have ever called me organized. Straight lines were not for me! And although yes, I'm more organized . . . I am sure others might walk into my small place and wince. The one time straight line thinking works for me is with maps, especially trying to get to a place I've never been before. I don't much like getting anywhere late, so I like to go simply from here to there with a minimum of fuss.

    Otherwise, I'm fine with being spontaneous and wandering around -- in my thinking and in my doing.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    30/11/2016 #12 Elizabeth Bailey
    #8 I'm glad you enjoyed it @Donna-Luisa Eversley I think, like your teachers, it took me a while to understand it was just a difference in people. Most likely if circle / image learning was mainstream those of us who learn by words and straight lines would be the ones finding it tough.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    30/11/2016 #11 Elizabeth Bailey
    #6 Then you are probably able to embrace most things that come your way @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher ? Thank you for your comment.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    30/11/2016 #10 Elizabeth Bailey
    #5 Then I look forward to reading your posts @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris and see how you explain things.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    30/11/2016 #9 Elizabeth Bailey
    #4 Wow, thanks for explaining that to me @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, I wondered how it was done. What a good way to learn. I shall try and implement it.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    30/11/2016 #8 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Elizabeth Bailey...I learn in circles, and growing up it was hard as my teachers tried to get me on the straight line. I'm also a picture learner and images are easier than words. I can do the lines and words now, but it took me a long time to accept my differences were great and did not make me less of a person.
    Thanks for this.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    30/11/2016 #7 Elizabeth Bailey
    #3 Agreed on that @David B. Grinberg, so glad we are all different.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    30/11/2016 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Interesting @Elizabeth Bailey. I think I'm a mix of both. I'm scattered at times, spontaneous and I can usually learn from fragments of my past if it's something that just makes sense. On the other hand, I need facts, I'm a hands on learner first and foremost. However, there are certain things that I need step by step instruction. I guess it just depends on the circumstance I'm facing.
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    30/11/2016 #5 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Spiral learning is the one for me, combining both straight lines and circles, in a harmonious, more or less intuitive manner. Thank you for sharing!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    30/11/2016 #4 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Very circular learner right here, @Elizabeth Bailey. Although I represent it a bit more like what I know right now is the 'globe', if I sit in a class, I wait to hear the entire lecture, get the entire scope of the new information, and then I integrate the whole of the new info into my world. I simply do not understand asking questions during the process.

    Once something is integrated, I have a map to retrieve it. Maybe it could be said I learn in continent shaped chunks, rather than train tracks. I do very much agree with your statement "they seem to be able to remember all these odd unrelated pieces of information and when they've got enough of them just put them together with an amazing grasp of the subject"

    They may strictly speaking be unrelated bits of info, but I learn the relationships, rather than the facts, and that leads to a quicker emergence of a 'concept.'
    David B. Grinberg
    30/11/2016 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for such an interesting and thought-provoking post, Liz. I think the best outcome is to possess some combination of thinking in straight lines AND circles. I don't think this has to be an either/or choice, although I'm sure most people excel at one over the other. If not, then at least know what you excel at, in addition to your limitations. Then, as you suggest, seek out assistance and guidance as needed.
  10. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy
    45 small changes that will make a huge difference today
    intentionalemployee.com Small changes can make a world of difference. You can apply this rule to every aspect of your life. Here we identify 45 small changes to make in your...
  11. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy
    Prosper where you are planted
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  12. ProducerRajneesh Sharma

    Rajneesh Sharma

                                                                    Think Positively About Stress
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  13. Yael Mendez

    Yael Mendez

    Yael Mendez
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  14. Yael Mendez

    Yael Mendez

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  15. ProducerSam Lark Jr

    Sam Lark Jr

    How To Add Value To Your Network: Make Introductions
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    Tony 🐝 Rossi
    31/10/2016 #3 Tony 🐝 Rossi
    Always add more value than you expect in return on the front end. It absolutely pays off in the long run, but it's also about being a good human.
    Maureen McCann
    28/10/2016 #2 Maureen McCann
    Sam, I love that you wrote about this topic and gave your hive the tools to be able to do this themselves.
    This week I had the opportunity to introduce a number of people to one another using the strategy you used in the above example. Connecting professionals to one another can have mutual benefit for the two people you are connecting, and for you, the connector.
    When you can demonstrate a willingness and an openness to bring people together, you signal to others that you see the potential and opportunity in connecting others.
    To use an example from my line of work: When a job seeker turns down a job but recommends a qualified professional instead, that job seeker connects the two and if there's a match, has helped both secure their separate needs. (Even if there isn't a match, both appreciate the good will). If there is a match, the employer has found someone to fill their need and the job seeker has a job. Now both feel very positive about the connector and chances are good, they'll look for ways to help return the favor.
    Wayne Yoshida
    27/10/2016 #1 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks Sam -- you put the Networking part into our Networks!
  16. ProducerBrandon Marshall
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    Brandon Marshall
    09/10/2016 #6 Brandon Marshall
    #5 Thanks, Janet! I appreciate your encouragement.
    Janet Lentz
    09/10/2016 #5 Janet Lentz
    Great post about staying current. No one enjoys learning new software or new ways of doing things, but I have found that embracing change and running with it is a good strategy. Often it is for the better. I like the comment about looking ahead at what might be needed in the future.
    Brandon Marshall
    07/10/2016 #4 Brandon Marshall
    #2 Thanks, Larry! Business is always changing, so to keep up with business, we have to be always changing, too. I agree 100% with your assessment.
    Brandon Marshall
    07/10/2016 #3 Brandon Marshall
    #1 There's always room to grow--you never know when an opportunity will arise that requires you to be growing right now. Thanks for your encouragement, Joyce!
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    07/10/2016 #2 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    One needs to be careful with the attitude expressed as you might find yourself retiring unexpectedly earlier than you thought. Fact is companies can be disrupted anytime and the company needs to be adapting and growing, even if you don't think it makes sense for you.
    Joyce Redlon
    07/10/2016 #1 Joyce Redlon
    Thank you Brandon. Your attitude is mine as well. I have been with a wonderful company for 20 years and am happy with my job. Even so , I went back to school and finished my degree in Consumer Science & Merchandising just five years ago. In addition to my "day job" I market and resell on my own website as well as other eCommerce platforms. Never stagnate, always learning, keep doing something new!
  17. ProducerRajneesh Sharma

    Rajneesh Sharma

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  18. ProducerRajneesh Sharma

    Rajneesh Sharma

                                            The Best Way to Solve Recurring Work Problems
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  19. ProducerAdam Crane

    Adam Crane

    Interviews are Auditions!
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  20. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy
    38 Quotes on Change to Motivate You to Change Your Life Today
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  21. ProducerRajneesh Sharma

    Rajneesh Sharma

    When Taking a Risk Is Safer Than the Status Quo
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  22. Producerdebasish majumder
    VULTURES' PLIGHT!I have seen how vultures catch its prey I noticed these creatures with utter dismay Little creatures are in flurry To save themselves from severe acrimony None appeared to save them from mundane design Where survivalists for the...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    19/09/2016 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Excellent buzz @debasish majumder. I particularly loved these two lines, "Where empathy, a unique quality- Shed tears for injustice and agongy" What a strong message, thank you for sharing.
    mohammed khalaf
    16/09/2016 #1 mohammed khalaf
    Very wise counsel and good buzz . If I may add the mere thought of guests as objects with which one can manipulate in some way is a gross misperception of humanity --ultimately one with such a belief will see that we are only "doing things to ourselves".
  23. Producersiraj shaik

    siraj shaik

    When it's for growth thinkers just welcome it and change makers add value to happen.
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  24. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
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  25. Dapo Adeleke

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