- Producer30/10/2017Skills of the Future: 10 Skills You’ll Need to Thrive in 2020 [Infographic]Technology is advancing at such a rapid pace that in 2020, about 5 million jobs will be replaced by automated machines. Self-driving cars will gradually change the way we travel, and artificial intelligence (AI) will soon make decisions for us. We...
- Producer29/10/2017The Value of Knowing Your LimitationsEven when you say, "The sky's the limit.", you have set a boundary. That's not necessarily a bad thing. Being process oriented; aware of, connected to and engaged with the process, enables us to achieve...
Comments30/10/2017 #12 Sara Jacobovici#11 Remember @CityVP 🐝 ManjitI , i refer to this as synchronicity. I feel upset and frustrated that you are going through this difficult time. It hurts to be human. The irony of it all is that, how we respond to that hurt has the potential of making us better human beings. So I no have doubts that, in spite of your difficulty, we will continue to be able to hear you thinking out loud. Wishing you much healing30/10/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#10 It is indeed interesting the things we take for granted and not only one's hand but even if it is just one finger. I have recorded this moment in a LinkedIn post called "Hands On" https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/hands-cityvp-manjit/ Since I think out aloud, it is indeed a frustrating constraint at present - and thus it is quite ironic that I have read your post here today about "limitations".29/10/2017 #10 Sara Jacobovici#7 First let me say how sorry I am to hear that you are going through this difficult time with your hands @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Your attitude and insight into this experience is invaluable. I wish you much strength and healing! Second, your condolences and kind words are very timely and appreciated. Thank you.29/10/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 ManjitIt is my first opportunity to offer my belated condolences regarding the passing of your mother. I know from your prior writings and web presence how much reverence and love you have for your parents. The blessings of a long life of your mother is one to be treasured, I look back at the life of John Lennon and it was marked by the loss of his mother killed in a road accident, and so it is not a given that the mother-child relationship completes it full arc. Death ultimately is the ultimate limitation of life and you have always been fascinated by limitation, otherwise you would not have such a respect for time sense.
I look at my present limitation which are my hands that are presently affected by the kind of work I am doing, so I restrict my typing at present to a few moments like this. Under this context limitation for me means :
Cutting off Choices
Recognizing my Capacity
Engaging with Purpose
These three things are defined by this present limitation that limit how much typing I can engage while feeling pain in my wrist, palm and fingers. The obvious thing to do is to change the work I presently am engaged in, but in a peculiar way this present limitation is very instructive, which gives one more meaning, one which has let me write this note.
Endure this Moment29/10/2017 #6 Randall BurnsGreat post @Sara Jacobovici Inspiring really. It comes down to a matter of perspective and sometimes it's just a matter of stepping back and taking a fresh look at circumstances, your comment of,
"Once I was able to view my limitations as part of the process, rather than as a block to my ability to move forward, I regained control. I used compartments as a means to organize, while being able to understand how each compartment related to the others."
Yes we all have limitations but acceptance is the first step in coping and sometimes possibly overcoming them, sometimes not but that's ok too, as long as we're making an effort. I know I've told you this quote before, I use it on my Cooks as I'm trying to mentor them and break them out of their perceived limitations,
"The only way to recognize and determine the boundaries of the possible is to go beyond them into the realm of the impossible"
I agree that we all have some limitations that are insurmountable, recognition and acceptance are needed to cope with them, we also have ones that we can overcome, it is a constant struggle but a labor of love.29/10/2017 #3 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeLoss off .other is a bitter experience. To emerge as a stronger person from such tragedy is amazing. Your buzz reflects your new strength dear @Sara Jacobovici. You explain emphatically how you did that. I am not surprised are you are process-oriented. You described the process how you became stronger elegantly.
I assure you your abcence was felt and we are all happy to enrich us again with your sublime contributions.29/10/2017 #1 Debasish Majumderi felt sad that you lost your mother. that is perhaps the limitations we are forced to confined with as we cannot forget the root as well we can realize how past propound on us. yet, i feel smug that this is perhaps the limitation which enable us to realize that we are mortals and we have to act according to the available circumstances. lovely buzz @Sara Jacobovici! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
- Producer11/10/2017Intelligence Rocks - Trust Your MindIntelligence rocks. It really does. It rocks my world. I get so much satisfaction through my exploratory mind and how driven it is to know more, understand more, connect more. It took me a while to own my intelligence and I am still working on it....
Comments11/10/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Dunja Rado-Quite interesting buzz. You wrote "I recently started using my intelligence more, for discernment of what I like and dislike, what I agree and disagree with, what I feel is helpful and what I feel is detrimental". So, emotional intelligence is part of using the mind. I would add also imagination as you show the photo of `Einstein and he is the one who called for imagination. The mind feeds from imagination and feelings. Do you agree?
- Producer20/09/2017If you want to try language exchange, it will be easy with these appsLearning a foreign language is not that easy. Losing interest, investing a lot of money and not having time are some of the reasons why we might shelve our plans to continue with our studies. However, nowadays Internet offers countless opportunities...
- Producer05/09/2017Living Life FullyUpon reading the book titled Life Mastery: The Fully Functional Life! by Edward Lewellen I couldn't stop reading it from cover to cover. The book touches our hearts and stirs our minds with it depth and relevance to a huge issue- why people...
Comments16/09/2017 #66 CityVP 🐝 ManjitIf anytime the best suggestion would be to read the book, this book is it. I have already encountered several reviews and articles about Edward's book and they definitely point to this one being a very practical guide. Instead of a conversation about the human condition or views about human psychology, so much of what I have read points to penetrating practical insight born of lived realities. I can see why @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee praises this book - it gets to the heart and nub of the matter and I look forward to reading it also.16/09/2017 #65 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#64 great my friend @Pamela 🐝 Williams. Enjoy your vacation. You are right to say that you have a goal for vacations. Is it for leisure or running away from a memory or coplete relaxation or for visiting new places or whatever. Your plans change accordingly.16/09/2017 #64 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsA timely recommendation @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I'll be going on vacation soon and always make reading a book a goal. (Yes I even have goals for vacations). @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador provided the means; my Kindle which I don't use enough. Looking forward to it!13/09/2017 #61 Yolanda Ávila MárquezI like your analogy @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee : see the life of people as a fruit.
I also think that most people live focused towards the outside and do not cultivate their interior.
I also think that most people live Life without a purpose: we should all give meaning to our own life.
I Take note of the book you recommend.
I'm going to recommend you one too:
'Harmonic Wealth: The Secret of Attracting the Life You Want'
Regards07/09/2017 #59 Edward Lewellen#27 Yes, Tausif, I see the same. I had a family call me one evening to come help their 10-year-old daughter. She had been constipated for a long time. The medical doctors had given her several prescriptions to cause her to eliminate the waste. None of them worked. The girl was in intense pain. I used my methodology called Dynamic Visualization with her. Within 15 minutes she was able to eliminate the waste! Even in "small" matters, we can have Mastery of our life!07/09/2017 #56 Edward Lewellen#21 Dear @Louise Smith, for some people, all that structure can become smothering and confining, as if they have no options. If that's how you feel/felt, you'll enjoy my post from a few years back, http://trans-think.com/the-7-words-you-cant-say-on-tv/. Let me know what you think!07/09/2017 #55 Edward Lewellen#52 Yes, Joanne! That's a great example of the same situation seen with the negative emotions clouding the facts and without. One of the most profound examples I saw was a man about 40 years old who was raised by his stepfather. The stepfather was abusive physically and mentally while raising this man. The effects of the abuse were becoming more and more evident at this point in the man's life, which is typical. More than any other area, it was affecting the relationships he had with his wife and children. Once I helped him gain the ability to view situations as an "Intellect without Emotion", he instantly changed. As he reviewed what happened to him without the emotions, he saw the stepfather in a totally different way. He saw the man's fear and began to feel compassion for him. Since then, this husband, father, and business owner has told me his life has transformed! He is able to be "present" when with his family and he is more kind and compassionate with his staff. Before experiencing "Intellect without Emotion", he exhibited the normal traits of someone who is abused; he passed the abuse on to others. Since changing, he has become a Transitional Generation!07/09/2017 #52 Joanne Gardocki#50 Thank you, @Edward Lewellen, for the clarification of Intellect without Emotion; it seems like seeing things from another perspective on the surface. I appreciate your time and thoughtful reply. I was just reading a share about mock interviewing. The candidate showed a great deal of defensiveness over moving and changing careers fairly often. Her answer to a "tell me about yourself" question defended moving and she lost an opportunity to talk about her job skills and career growth from the moves. The coach then asked how she would answer the question if the defensiveness emotion was removed. She immediately said she would not be the person she is today if she had stayed in the same place she wouldn't have grown. She went on to present her growth and job skills with confidence. Is this also an example of how you see the process working? @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, it looks like I also need some assistance with tagging.
- Producer04/07/2017Emergent ThinkingIt amazes me how simple things lead to emergent thinking. I mean thinking that we didn't plan for or anticipate. Equally surprising is that emergent thinking comes from simple things such as observations and experimentation. For a reason I...
Comments07/07/2017 #77 David B. Grinberg#76 @Phil Friedman, you make excellent points, as usual, and provide important context about tagging and its history in the "Lumpy Kingdom" (credit @Jim Murray for quote). However, at the risk of disagreeing with your admirable judgment, I consider myself more infamous than "established" as a writer. Nonetheless, I appreciate your kind words. Further, I would save "established" for experts such as yourself, Phil, Jim and others. But I digress (again)...Thus, a few points about tagging IMHO:
1) Regardless of where one likes or loathes being tagged, the simple solution is to hit the delete button on your notifications. This only takes a nanosecond, thus I'm not sure what all the fuss is about.
2) As beBee continues to grow I've noticed many new bloggers on Producer. This is great, but it also means more content on Producer, which may make it less likely that all bees will see your posts, unless they specifically subscribe to your blog or specific hives where content is posted (and you actually visit those hives often).
3) I don't mind being tagged, even if it may appear annoying at times. It means a fellow bee out there thought of YOU and respects YOU enough to alert you to their content in the hope YOU will engage. That's a high compliment in my opinion.
4) If any particular bees are stinging too much with tags, you can go to their profile page to block their notifications. You can also politely message them asking to please refrain from the tags.
Therefore, due to the aforementioned reasons, I don't see any big problem with tagging.06/07/2017 #76 Phil Friedman#75 Cyndi and all, not to stomp on dead cockroaches, but for the record, tagging a group of fellow writers and users in the comments of a post began on LinkedIn as a response to the LI algorithm choking down distribution to an author's connections and followers -- who by self-election were supposed to receive notices of such posts. Most of the tagging on LI was mutual and it was an unstated understanding that nobody was obligated in any way to respond. It was not considered an offensive hack, unless you consider reasonably well-established writers like @Paul Drury, @David B. Grinberg, or me offensive. Wait! Don't answer that question.
The core point is that the technique was a response to an unreasonable policy on the part of LinkedIn to tamper with an author's distribution, notwithstanding that such distribution was supposed to go to those users who had explicitly requested to receive them.
Somehow, the practice was transferred here to beBee, where it is much less necessary since @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Juan Imaz are committed to distributing 100% of a writer's posts to 100% of his or her followers 100% of the time. As I say, not arguing the point, just filling in some history for those who might not be aware of it. Cheers!06/07/2017 #75 Cyndi wilkins#68 "It is not tagging per se that Cyndi objects to, but rather having certain people tag her."
I did not say that either, but I think I'm getting the point you are trying to make...In my original statement I said that I find excessive tagging cumbersome...however, I would not 'unfollow' someone because of it. And yes, I did state that I am open to the tag by Ali...as I know he is one that uses the option sparingly...Not a judgement of others use it more frequently...just my personal choice.
To that end your last line resonates with me..."And I see it more as a matter of to each his (or her) own. Cheers!"06/07/2017 #73 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#71 I think I finally have to agree. It took a while. I have people tagging me on things I have absolutely no interest in or know nothing about.. I have taken to ignoring such tags hoping they will stop. I want to support people on this site, but when my knowledge is scanty on a subject, how can I? I have nothing valid to add.06/07/2017 #72 Lada 🏡 Prkic#52 As regards promoting (sharing) without reading the whole post, we can never be sure that the post has been read all the way to the end. Many people share posts just because of the author's name. I see it many times here, within closely related groups where authors support one another.
I sometimes share a post even the topic is not interesting to me, but it might be interesting and relevant to someone else on the network. What is relevant to me may not be for other people and vice versa.
The other thing is an excessive tagging. There have been written many posts on that subject. At first, I felt uncomfortable if I didn't respond to tagging. But after a while, I decided not to feel obligated. It would be unfair to share or give a Relevant if I did not read a post, due to lack of time or subject of the post. Not to mention commenting.
Because of the rapid growth of posting on Producer, it is getting harder and harder to notice posts from people with whom I often engage and whose posts I appreciate. I'm glad if these people tagged me.06/07/2017 #71 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeYes, dear @Simone Luise Hardt and yu raise a very relevant point. Not worthy may be in my respective for several reasons. SOmetimes, I am tagged to a buzz that is completely outside my domain of interest or I have no experience to judge. If I tag you toa buzz on thermodynamics would you be interested dear Simone? Would I be honest if I promote a buzz of which I have no experience and share it by writing it is a great buzz?
So, I should have elaborated more and I thank you for giving me the opportunity to clarify my thinking.06/07/2017 #68 Phil Friedman#56 #67 Thank you, Ali and Cyndi, for the clarification. If I understand you correctly, it is not tagging per se that Cyndi objects to, but rather having certain people tag her (since it is, by her own words, okay for Ali to tag her anytime). Fair enough.
And Ali seems to object to being tagged on "irrelevant" material, because he won't comment on such but feels badly because he won't. Again, fair enough -- although I'd point out that 1) it is difficult to judge what is relevant and what is not, and 2) being tagged does NOT (to my mind) create an obligation to respond.
My point is that I, like you, prefer not to be tagged by authors with whom I do not regularly interact. But it is a problem that is fully within one's personal power to correct. Therefore, I question the need to call for creation or acceptance of a general policy to deter tagging. And I see it more as a matter of to each his (or her) own. Cheers!06/07/2017 #67 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#66 Thank you @Cyndi wilkins- I totally agree with you. In fact I gave tagging as an example of the possibility of losing trust if a bee tags irrelevant materials. I intended to highlight the need to keep trust and if I am requested to share a buzz that is not worthy and I do then I lose my trust. So, I felt not very good to share because I turned down a request. I appreciate your comment and I hope that we always respect personal choices.05/07/2017 #66 Cyndi wilkins#65 I find this buzz speaks for itself in voicing one's preferences without pointing fingers or telling anyone else what to do...Personally, I would not 'unfollow' someone because it...The only thing that would prompt that for me is 'trolling' or people who just plug their name into the comment section with link bombs to their own posts without regard for the author they have intruded upon...But those are just my personal opinions and I find no need to explain it really...If I have an issue with it, then it's my problem...and it is within my power to disengage...No harm done;-)05/07/2017 #64 Phil Friedman#63 Ali, I agree that it is your prerogative to not want to be tagged and to not respond when people do so. And I reiterate that it is within your power and the dictates of social media etiquette to ask people not to tag you ... or if they won't respect your preference to unfollow them and thereby prevent them from tagging you. What I do not understand is why it bothers some people (not necessarily you) if others go about tagging each other, as long as they leave me (and you, if you say so) out of it. Cheers!05/07/2017 #63 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#61 I don't know if your experienced daily tagging for topics that are of no interest to you or slightly interesting. I feel not too good about being tagged and not acting. For me tagging is a responsibility. I tag sometimes a bee to a buzz that is of interest to him/her. I don't mind at all and in fact I am grateful to people who tag me to buzzes that they know interest me. Tagging is a responsibility for me and if I tag repeatedly a bee to content for whom he has no interest I lost trust. As I said before I don't need to tag my followers because they shall be aware of my buzz when I share it with them twice.
SOmetimes I am tagged to a buzz and when I read it I fins that it is of no interest to me. Two more tags and I lose trust for the source of the tags. Like a bee waggling dance to a food source (buzz) and find it poor. Will bees trust that bee again?
I know tat some fellows agreed with my attitude and some simply didn't. But I shall continue tagging only when necessary.05/07/2017 #62 Phil Friedman#60 Lyon, I don't think my comment in #47 below is snarky at all. It is based on philosophical views developed previously in more formal circumstances. But it is a genuine expression of my belief about the subject. Now, if you want snarky, see #61 below. :-).
BTW, if you are a fan of snarky exchanges, you should read some of the installments of my "beBee vs beBee" series or my "He Said He Said" series, co-authored with my curmudgeonly cohort @Jim Murray. Cheers!05/07/2017 #61 Phil Friedman#56 #54 Perhaps I am being obtuse, but could you explain your objection to other people "tagging" those whom they choose. I understand if you don't want to be tagged excessively or, for that matter, at all.
I don't care to be excessively tagged myself, especially by people with whom I don't interact much. But -- if being tagged annoys me, I simply ask the person involved to stop or I un-follow them so they cannot tag me.
But I don't think to tell other people what to do if it does not directly affect me. True, some of the tagging is directed at boosting the exposure and so "popularity" of some posts and/or authors... but so what? It does not affect anyone else unless we see this all as some sort of competition.
Your further thoughts on this would be appreciated. Cheers!
- Producer28/06/2017The Manager who could Lead: Leaving a Leadership LegacyThe true test of your leadership is after you have gone. Do you remain in the hearts of your followers? Is the baton passed on to follow the vision or does it die with you? We see today, people are still being inspired by the world’s greatest...
Comments01/07/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#8 Couldn't agree more Brigette! He was the only person who I worked for that was a true leader. Most of my managers were average. I guess I can call myself lucky, I only had one toxic boss... what a mess that was and still is from what I hear. I was lucky to make some great friends and keep them even though I left the office 3 years ago. We even started a club and meet once a month. So, from a toxic boss came a few great relationships!29/06/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat points about being a true leader @Brigette Hyacinth! This one stood out: "Humility is a critical leadership success factor. Leading with humility means focusing on others and practicing the servant leadership. True leaders always aim to serve rather than be served." I've had one leader in my life who truly stood out and that was our director of Respiratory Therapy. He was kind, quiet, had a lot of humility, led by example and was extremely intelligent. Our department or as we'd be called today, our team functioned quite well as a team because of his excellent leadership skills. When I was pregnant he was flexible with me, something that wasn't so common back then. To this day, I'm grateful to him for hiring me and training me exceptionally well. We had many good times even though the job was highly stressful due to the nature of this type of career. Sadly, I learned he passed away from cancer about 5 years ago, he wasn't that old.29/06/2017 #2 David B. GrinbergThank you, Brigette, for another buzzing blog about the foundations and fundamental of great leadership. I would say that our King Bee @Javier 🐝 beBee exemplifies all the important points you make above. I'm share this post in several hives. Again, your expert advice, astute analysis and important insights are always most appreciated. Thanks for all you do -- and keep buzzing!
cc: @John White, MBA @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood @Lance 🐝 Scoular @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Mamen 🐝 Delgado
- Producer10/05/2017Cycling of Ideas WastesThe number source of time is wasted time. The number one source of energy is wasted energy. I add that the number one of customers is wasted customers and the number one of ideas is wasted ideas. I am finding support to my additions in the...
Comments14/05/2017 #26 Tausif MundrawalaI always make it a point to jot down the ideas or something relevant in my diary. Some years back I made a list of must read books. In that list I have listed 'The White Mughal' written by William Dalrymple and after a year or two to my astonishment I was reading that book. Some goes with ideas we need to note them down so that we can revisit those ideas and at the correct moment we can act on it. Again an excellent masterpiece ,Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee12/05/2017 #24 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#21 Absolutely true you and your quote correct. We give our existence for a while on earth no value if we only produce waste and not finding a way to turn the waste into something useful. Thank you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador View more#21 Absolutely true you and your quote correct. We give our existence for a while on earth no value if we only produce waste and not finding a way to turn the waste into something useful. Thank you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador for writing such an interesting comment. Close12/05/2017 #23 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#20 Smashing comment @Jerry Fletcher and I enjoyed reading "Simply by mentally walking through the notes and observations there is a bridge to a different time and different minds" How true and expressive of reality this is!. I love the way you keep your notes even we get lost sometimes in which binder to find them. At least we know they are there. Ideas grow chaotically till we find a way to self-organize them or they may do this job for us!!!12/05/2017 #22 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#19
We use chip clip all the time to seal bags of powdered milk, chips and many other food items. I didn't know the story behind it till I read your comment @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA. This is a great idea of the value of simple ideas that find great potential. You have an entrepreneurial quality Jean as you know the value of not discarding ideas till their day comes. Love comment12/05/2017 #21 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorWe are a wasteful society @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. There are landfills full of waste, we have waste in our seas and oceans, we have waste in junkyards and boneyards. We even have waste floating around in space. We must learn more about utilizing waste and especially using ideas rather than throw them away. I agree it is time to wake up for them.
“If you have an opportunity to make things better and you don't, then you are wasting your time on earth.”― Roberto Clemente12/05/2017 #20 Jerry FletcherAli, thank you once again for stirring the "little grey cells." My example is from a file I have kept since I started speaking about 1990. Every time I attend an event locally, nationally or internationally I listen to the other speakers, make notes and gather their materials. When I return home I review those items, and build a list of "possibilities" based by what I saw and heard. The data has accumulated in three ring binders over the years. Some "possibilities" are done immediately. Others sit in the 3 ring binders until I take one down from the shelf. Like Paul's closet cleaning it has become a treasure trove over the years. Simply by mentally walking through the notes and observations there is a bridge to a different time and different minds. If you'll pardon me, I have a little reverie to enter. The only question is, "Which Binder?"11/05/2017 #19 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA"Business", said Tom Peters, "Is about people. It's about passion. It's about bold ideas, bold small ideas, or about bold large ideas." I have an Ideas Journal to jot them down as they come to me. I regularly refer to it for additional inspiration. And while an idea may not be viable, at the moment, it could be in the near future. I say don't discard an idea regardless how odd it may seem. I can remember sitting on a beach at 11 years old, sharing a bag of chips with my sister and thinking wouldn't it be great if there was something to keep the bag closed when you've eaten your share and began chatting about it with family. I came up the idea to use paper clips. Et Voila! Not too many years later the 'Chip Clip' was invented. Proving, that even the oddest ideas can be used effectively. Thanks for another interesting article, Ali. As always you make us think.11/05/2017 #18 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#17 I am glad you cleaned your cupboard @Paul Walters and revived a long-forgotten idea. @Gert Scholtz wrote a beautiful buzz on his experiences waiting for the publisher to publish his first book. Valuable things show their value by keeping us waiting for hem.11/05/2017 #17 Paul Walters@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Wasting time is for me right up there with sloth and procrastination. However during my time wasting phase I cleared out a long forgotten cupboard and found an idea from 10 years ago. An idea for a book. That book is now a trilogy and two more followed. I am now wasting time writing the next one. Would you be so kind as to write to the publishers and tell them that I have a cold and they should get their promised manuscript soon...well maybe not soon but sometime10/05/2017 #15 Yogesh SukalThank you for informative @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee the ideas which seems not tobe useful may inspire some solution to entirely different problem.
as Einstein proposed general relativity as four dimensional space-time fabric.
extension of same to fifth dimension, Kaluza–Klein theory (KK theory) is a unified field theory of gravitation and electromagnetism built around the idea of a fifth dimension beyond the usual four of space and time. It is considered to be an important precursor to string theory.
and many physicist lost faith and questioning string theory, but in that case these new cases may be ideas for futuristic problem which we are not able to percieve now.10/05/2017 #13 Gert Scholtz@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee An example of turning a “waste” idea into a valuable one is happening close to me at the moment. A person I know realized that with the rise in coffee shops and coffee consumption, a big amount of ground and filtered coffee is thrown away every day. If the coffee waste is collected, it could be used in the form of coals or brickets to fire up stoves and fireplaces this coming winter. It would help the recycling of waste and save trees usually used for firewood. If this will be viable and will work still remains to be seen…. I thought an interesting way of turning what is literally a “waste” idea into something beneficial.10/05/2017 #12 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#11 You left no mask dear @Sara Jacobovici hiding the reality. Yes, the mask of pre-determining the value of an idea or whatever. Instead of enhancing the value of an idea we tend to have misconception and reject the opportunity for a breakthrough. Your comment resonates very strongly with me.10/05/2017 #11 Sara JacoboviciYou are forcing us to look at our behaviours in a very honest manner @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. We waste time, energy, ideas, relationships, as a result of losing sight; we don't see the value because it is masked by what we have already decided has value. If the two, our expectation and what is taking place, do not fit, then we "trash" it without any hesitation. The individual who is open to seeing the idea for what it is and can be, does what the CEO in your example did Dr. Ali, works the idea from the inside out; finds the fit and enhances the idea's value. Another thing that is often painfully wasted as a result of this tunnel vision, is potential. When an idea or person is not given the opportunity to thrive, not only is its worth in the moment wasted, but its potential for the future.10/05/2017 #10 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#9 You flow with wisdom @Harvey Lloyd. You go with the flow of wisdom. "The main lesson, be present in the moment you find yourself". Also, "but we find opportunity and wisdom by being present".
What Could I say? Your wisdom overwhelms me, Harvey.10/05/2017 #9 Harvey LloydTime can be seen from two contexts, a measurement instrument that we use to tell if we are ahead or behind; Or, a river in which we exist on. If we see time as a measurement then we can only measure it in the sense of not enough or plenty.
Seeing time as a river of ever changing opportunities, is a teacher of wisdom. The main lesson, be present in the moment you find yourself.
Consider the fact that if humans didn't exist is time a factor? We created time so that we might understand and measure our world and identify cycles of action. Unfortunately we have also adopted time as a performance indicator within our own intrinsic value. Its part of the equation. When we extricate time from our equation we still set the alarm, attend appointments on time, but we find opportunity and wisdom by being present.
Your post describes the opportunity that was produced as one looked at their existence within time, they were present at the moment the idea birthed.
It's not what you do with time that is important, it's is who you are within it that influences you and those around you.
- Producer16/04/2017On: 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...
Comments20/04/2017 #29 Gerald Hecht#28 Thanks @Milos Djukic Did you hear about the protest March for Support of Science in Boston yesterday? The proposed budget cuts to all branches of research in the US are being decimated (NIH, NSF, CDC, etc.)...its kind of sickening...what is going on in this ...well it used to be that the ellipsis would be followed by: "This Great Nation".19/04/2017 #27 Gerald Hecht#25 @Melissa Hefferman Hey Melissa...you ALWAYS make me think! I wish you'd do it more often...I'll let you know if I fall and don't have the number for niner-one-one...or if I don't have one of those "thingies" that are marketed to folks like me who tend to not have one of "those thingies" when they fall!19/04/2017 #26 Gerald Hecht#24 @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt Its a REAL lot to think about ...isn't it (especially the more ya think about it)...its hard enough to think about what to make to for dinner!
I remember having points taken off of an English Composition Exam for ending a sentence with a "split infinitive"; all I could think was: "That is something I won't put up with."19/04/2017 #25 Anonymous#22 well, you certainly always make me think, thinking is good. I'm such an idealist, even if The World's not, whatdoyado. I'm learning to shut up more, that's hard for me, I like to converse, I suppose my issue is finding more people who do too, without the spitting. I am now reminding myself not to spit. ;-)19/04/2017 #24 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt#21 legally and logically it is an undeniable statement. It is apt for the Constitution and a basis for seeking justice.
I think i asked a basic question question. Bit more than anyone can chew including me :)
Its really really hard to find the right answer for this, even Gandhi in his Experiments with Truth had to really explore through life changing experiences.
The Framers of the Constitution had life changing experiences.
Maybe such people develop a better perspective.
I think i was just curious and careless. Lot to think about.19/04/2017 #23 Gerald Hecht#15 @Harvey Lloyd oh; well that's continually occurring isn't it; hasn't it always...there is a curator for Merriam-Webster's Dictionary who has a new book out called "The Secret Life of Dictionaries"...I can't think of her name now...I think that it is in the preface that she writes: "American English is the biggest whore of any human language...it takes something from every language it sleeps with, and its slept with them all...and always will." While no expert in American English...sorry, I'm not in a "self-defense thingie"...I meant that "AS AN EXPERT IN AMERICAN ENGLISH"... I advise all humans to make the effort to become comfortable with it...a transcendentally awesome time is guaranteed!!! Keeps you in shape to...it changes faster than Cher or Mick or Beyonce or Lady Gaga, etc...19/04/2017 #22 Gerald Hecht#20 @Melissa Hefferman Yeah, you know in my experience, true experts rarely (if ever) in doing their "expert thing"...i.e., I would not expect an "expert liar" to tell the truth...I would not expect an expert brain surgeon to do a "false procedure"...I don't expect "expert "satirical, social commentary type" comedians to tell jokes. I do however expect chameleons and cuddlefish to change colors as a means of self defense, I expect spitting cobras to spit poison for the same reason, I expect human beings to lie frequently in the course of their daily affairs --also for the same reason.
I suspect that whether it be chameleons, cuddlefish, or humans...an inability to perform these "thingies" would be (as experts in behavior put it)..."bad" and would produce "undesirable results" with regard to the whole "self-defense thingie"
A number of great artists (working in a variety of media) have been credited with having "come up with" the following quote: "Mediocre Artists Borrow, or Make Allusions To The Works of Others...Great Artists, On The Other Hand...Steal.'
Many people are fascinated with this statement, some people are very focused on historical accuracy --making tremendous efforts to trace the true origins of the statement.
Overwhelmingly, artists who (while already acclaimed) make the statement...experience a maintenance/increase in their perceived expertise...publicly making the statement.
I don't know, I remember that for a brief time, during my first semester of college, I had a group of friends who didn't like my style of guitar playing, piano playing, cross harp style of harmonica playing, singing...so I did something about it...it required considerable effort --but I felt that I had to do it...and I did! I got new friends!19/04/2017 #21 Gerald Hecht#19 @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt I can only speak for myself on this...and I agree with you --why would something that is self evident require any elaboration...I can't see how it would --I am also unclear as to how one would add "faux/filler elaboration" to bring the document up to some "agreed upon length" or something.
I wasn't present in Philadelphia when the framers were drafting the original documents...I do have empirical evidence attesting to the expertise in the relevant topics by at least two of those guys; 1) Ben Franklin, 2) Thomas Jefferson...apparently it was their intent to frame (hence "framers", I guess) from an "apriori stDarting point" in which the aforementioned truths were self-evident and then "frame" (or let flow from that) the subsequent logical statements. There really is no other way to make a logical argument of any kind...most people, if attempting to do so, end up producing really awful "poetry" and/or really interesting "word salad" (used here in the Psychiatric sense) --a hallmark symptom in arriving at a differential Dx of some variety of florid psychosis.
When it comes to the quality of writing in documents like 1) the "Declaration of Independence" or Abraham Lincoln's reminder of why it was written (along with the document resulting from the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia) some "4 score and 7 years ago" from his delivery of 2) the" Gettysburg Address" on the battlefield of the same name during the American Civil War...you and I both should live to be "so guilty" and to have such "bad habits".
On the other hand, as stated earlier, I was absent from the proceedings --for all I know they in fact did "perceive those truths to be self evident".19/04/2017 #20 AnonymousI'm a fool and know this so yay good for me! I can play piano, which has about as much utility as everything being about American politics/history. Did the rest of history disappear? Just kidding. Really though, I likely rarely understand you though I do perceive you a rare expert in your discipline so I ask you, why do we rarely say what we mean and mean what we say? Innuendos seem to birth many of the pointless arguments in Life. I believe there are experts, and they can teach, they can help, let's try that. And I did read Nichols article, it surely held some truth, some comments seemed to exemplify this, and so I sigh and say, what's the point? Let's learn and do better. No?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.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 ................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.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.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.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.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.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.
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Comments25/02/2017 #20 Gerald HechtThis 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!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".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.
- Producer23/02/2017Drowning 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...
Comments06/03/2017 #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. Close25/02/2017 #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.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.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!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.24/02/2017 #44 John RylanceTides 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.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.24/02/2017 #42 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAYour 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.24/02/2017 #40 Jeet SarkarThe 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.24/02/2017 #39 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsThank 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 you24/02/2017 #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!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 comment24/02/2017 #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.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 @beBee24/02/2017 #34 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsDrowning 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 buzz24/02/2017 #33 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Laura Mikolaitis wrote a splendid buzz which as @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador 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.
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Comments23/02/2017 #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.
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- Producer08/01/2017We 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...
Comments09/01/2017 #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!09/01/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI 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.08/01/2017 #2 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsI'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.08/01/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThinking 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 moreThinking 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
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- Producer30/11/2016Do 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...
Comments09/12/2016 #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.30/11/2016 #15 Renée 🐝 CormierHmm. 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.30/11/2016 #14 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#13 Interesting that you brought up maps, @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess, 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.30/11/2016 #13 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar GoddessWell, @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.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.30/11/2016 #6 Lisa 🐝 GallagherInteresting @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.30/11/2016 #4 Deb 🐝 HelfrichVery 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.'30/11/2016 #3 David B. GrinbergThanks 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.
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Comments28/10/2016 #2 Maureen McCannSam, 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.
- Producer07/10/2016Learn more so you won't fossilizeI'd never done this before. I was interviewing for a new role, and was supposed to interview with the person who best knew the role - not the person who the role reported to, or the COO of the company. The person I was interviewing with was the...
Comments09/10/2016 #5 Janet LentzGreat 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.07/10/2016 #2 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand AmbassadorOne 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.07/10/2016 #1 Joyce RedlonThank 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!
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