- Producer13/12/2017Emergence and InteractionsIs there a difference between a person living alone in a place and same person living with thousands of other people in same place if the community doesn’t interact whereby every person lives as if he/she was the only person in the place? The...
Comments14/12/2017 #17 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI have met the intellectual who was too smart to handle delicacy of their sensitives and who have to resort to drink (alcoholism) in order to shield themselves from their own capacity for felt-experience. I have seen the innovator shunned for having a thought that was ahead of their time and even Benoit Mandelbrot was pillared and mocked for originally voicing his mathematics he called fractals. Over time the intellectual alcoholic may find a way of adjusting to their feelings, the innovator become realistic about human capacities for tolerating change and the scientist whose name is rescued from the scrapheap of history. All of this is also a part of emergence and interaction.
This is why we both embrace the word paradox and more to the point why we welcome life as a producer of variety. For sure when processes become extreme, there are societal adjustments, whether they be war, revolution, disaster or politics. Then there is the emergence of our humanity, which is very nascent and at a very early development - one that will face its true first test when artificial intelligence itself emerges. What lies beyond these emergence's are infinite possibilities. As future tellers we can only make predictions that will look ridiculous when the future that we predict actually emerges. However at the personal level all of this is an investment in our own individual learning - and here within us, we shape that emergence or the emergency we create from it.14/12/2017 #15 Isabella M H WesolyIn our circles of work (what I'll call) 'group think', can mean that people who've great ideas sometimes get excluded because their thinking is slightly different, e.g. progressive, peaceful, not-anti-this-or-that but promoting alternatives. In this, the breakthrough can more readily come (with the emerging ideas) by detaching completely and creating a new strategy or reviewing the exisitng one.
As you state @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
~ 'It is safer to belong to either the lucky powerful few or the few who have the brains to distinguish themselves as niche. '
Bees may not have very large brains, but they certainly are very clever! Like birds of a feather, they 'stick together'
I wonder if there's a differece between loyalty, devotion and the laws of magnetism.13/12/2017 #14 Joanne GardockiI agree that animal societies do not display the same magnitude of disruption in the context mentioned. However, looking across predator/prey interactions in the food chains small disruptions can have huge, long lasting repercussions. Populations of snowshoe hare are closely linked to predator populations and may be an apt model for Pareto Rule or the 80/20 Rule as an example of natural oscillation. Perhaps we are not looking closely enough at animal societies for possible analogies. What is it that triggers the birth of a new queen ant? The disruption causes swarming ants with wings and the start of a new colony. Lions and other pack animals with alpha leaders experience disruption with change of leadership. There are challenges as the dominant rule weakens and pack members must choose sides eventually. What is out of balance is brought into alignment in one way or another. Thank you again for such inspiring material and the rich comments drawn into the discussion.13/12/2017 #13 Joanne Gardocki#8 Wonderful thought provoking buzz, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, so many thoughts vie for expression. The comparison of bacteria and protein microcosms to human behavior is fascinating though I could not access the full article on bacteria. In looking at my own interactions, my contribution is different depending on the group; leader, follower, support, creator, niche all flow seamlessly depending on what is needed. #9 @Mohammed A. Jawad's comment, "With scanty or no interaction, people, in fact, live disconnected lives." has me pondering how few people actually see/know/understand the complete human being next to them. Yet we influence the group. In answering the question, "Are we entering the age wherein it is safer to stay away from the crowd of averages? Survival is not being in the crowds, but away from them?" I would say interaction on many levels that allow maximum individual growth and positive contribution to community will win out as both individuals and society as a whole evolve. I feel we are seeking a delicate balance.13/12/2017 #12 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#11 good point and question @Debesh Choudhury. When I consider forests and how they prospser after a huge fire blaze. I may say that the value of life becomes more evident. Forests and human societies may share here the same experience. The heavier the price is, the more life and sustaining it become valuable. After the World War 2 and Hiroshima humans learnt so many lessons, but only having disrupted life extensively.13/12/2017 #10 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#9 Very true what you said @Mohammed A. Jawad. There are people glued to their mobiles interacting with the virtual world because they feel lonely. Even at home, we may find wife and husband not talking to each other, but both busy seeking a way out of their loneliness by contacting old friends or virtual new ones.13/12/2017 #9 Mohammed A. JawadGood, inspiring post!
There are more damaging divisions and doldrums that are happening in this surpassing age of media, and the proof of this is that we oftentimes see people living in vicinity and still are drowned in anonymity. With scanty or no interaction, people, in fact, live disconnected lives.13/12/2017 #8 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeYes dear @Debasish Majumder- you bring good points. Let me say first people will change when they feel the pain of the current situation is greater than the pain of change. They trade more pain for less pain. However; is the reverse true for changing in good times? The answer is reflected in your comment. Human interactions lead to asymmetry and the luck ones tend to flock alone.13/12/2017 #7 Debasish Majumdernice proposition sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! in terms of intellectual prowess, it perhaps yield loneliness. more we reach high, we tend to remain isolated, which can act as a bliss for us. unless we align with the same wave length, we remain away from the ordinary folks, equally that of the birds which are seen in the sky. surely their numbers are meager comparing to their whole fraternity. but perhaps they equally align with the same feathers, means feeling comforted with the group they are flying. even the advent of social media gives comfort to one who is alone aligning with many of same wave length in the virtual world. however, lovely buzz sir. enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.13/12/2017 #5 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#4 That's the first thought that came into my mind when you said the average depth is 170 cm. I thought, what if the person happens to reach a spot (basically waddle to it, since they can' swim) which is deeper than 175 cm? For me, the answer lies in your question, either that person should not go into the water body at all, as they don't know how to swim else, maybe add themselves to the niche, people who brave the waters with floating tubes and life jackets.13/12/2017 #4 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#3 Great points @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal. if somebody's height is 175 cm and can't swim. Is it enough for him to know that the AVERAGE depth of water is 170 cm and that he can swim safely. What if the maximum depth (the tail) is 185? Will he survive? Sometimes we sink in the average.
I do appreciate your thoughts.13/12/2017 #3 Proma 🐝 NautiyalI do believe in the theory of finding one's niche and sticking to it. Being average is not a bad idea. It provides safety and security. As they say, with great power comes great responsibility. People who like to live a comfortable life in their own space, just like everyone else (in their community) can happily do so. But for those who thirst to stand out of the crowd and embrace power and the ability to do something better than the average, then that's fine, too.
- Producer11/12/2017The Interface Theory: Why Humans Are Not Wired for TruthLet me tell you something about a theory I find fascinating. Long story short, a few years back I stumbled upon an alternative way to look at the world which is called "Interface Theory." Put it shorty, at this moment you look at the words typed on...
Comments14/12/2017 #8 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWe won't really grasp the nature of this interface theory or what Donald Hoffman is saying until it is a natural part of daily life to enter a holographic reality where we can enter immersive environment that our brains will feel like truth - and that is where optical illusions prove that what our brain thinks of truth is not truth. How disorientating will it be to walk into a three dimensional environment such as a holographic chamber and see three dimensional representations of our ancestors that were in the past documented into this "reality".
Even without this virtual reality there is the question of consciousness that existed before we were born and which will exist after we die - and that consciousness is an inheritance, a changing copy of the DNA that gets passed through successive generations. We are led to believe that after we pass from this world there is some magical transportation system for our collective memories to reassemble itself in a place called heaven. This spiritual equivalent of having phantom limbs is something we cannot know until the life we travel through has reached it's common destination.
I am more interested in the practical questions that reading about interface theory has evoked in my own thinking than I am to argue for or against this theory as a philosophical point of view about the nature of truth. I am OK to leave truth at the practical level that Jiddu Krishnamurti left it which as a talk given called "Truth is a Pathless Land" http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/about-krishnamurti/dissolution-speech.php12/12/2017 #6 Yogesh SukalOften Perception are true but incomplete. One has to dig more for absolute truth. Going fundamental is one way to go near.
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@yogesh-sukal/science-philosophy-singularity-magic-of-absolutism View moreOften Perception are true but incomplete. One has to dig more for absolute truth. Going fundamental is one way to go near.
I happy to receive your thoughts on the same. Close12/12/2017 #4 Ian WeinbergAll our sensory organs are programmed to perceive artifacts which by association, become representative of of an extended matter-energy environment. Thereafter, through a process of collective interaction with fellow humans and general consensus, we integrate the incoming information into a subjective model of the environment. This raises several questions regarding our origins and purpose of it all. For we share the same sensory portals with less evolved animals, many of whom have more developed and sophisticated sensory organs. Yet we have far more integration potential as a result of our burgeoning cerebral cortex. Not only has this resulted in much redundant cortical potential insofar as pure survival (in the evolutionary sense) is concerned, but it has provided an unprecedented capacity for abstraction and motor co-creation of that artifact-perceived environment. For me this raises the following questions: Did atrophy and deterioration of sensory portals trigger an increase in cortical integration potential or did the increase in cortical integration potential result in redundancy and thus downgrading of sensory faculties? Is there an element of intelligent design in this apparent departure from a purely evolutionary process?12/12/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI am saving this for tomorrow but your introduction to interface theory does have me intrigued.
- Producer18/11/2017Bertrand Russell on UncertaintyIs there virtue in uncertainty?Bertrand Russell was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist and Nobel laureate. He campaigned against the wars of his time, and he was an eccentric and...
Comments11/12/2017 #56 Harvey LloydI enjoy philosophy and have read a little Bertrand Russell, this was a great thought on uncertainty. Late but would add that uncertainty implies choice. There is more than one. If you take away choice then uncertainty can't survive.
Choice becomes a timeline. When does the choice need to be made, immediately, or this something i can ponder. Giving uncertainty a chance to breath within us is crucial. The reason for choice is that many things hinge off of the choice that others maybe relying on or the choice was gratuitous within the scope but undecided from the start.
Uncertainty and its outcome can only be proven in the future.
Great thoughts i am glad @Milos Djukic brought it forward.09/12/2017 #55 Sara JacoboviciThanks to @Yogesh Sukal for bringing my attention to your buzz @Gert Scholtz. My apologies for the late response. You can sure package a great idea Gert. This buzz is no exception. Your closing paragraph says it all: "I see uncertainty as that state of mind in which alternatives and different possibilities permeate as viable alternatives. It is a valuable precursor to resolute determination and committed action. It is the awareness that "fact" may not be so, and perception might be temporary and contingent. Perhaps it is an intuitive and tacit acknowledgment that others might think differently. Maybe uncertainty is the seedbed of renewal and creativity."20/11/2017 #51 Lada 🏡 PrkicMany great thinkers and scientists married more than once. According to Russell's words, his yearning for love was fully satisfied when he was 80 and married his fourth wife. He also said that knowledge and love are closely intertwined and together produce a good life.
If there is no certainty in knowledge, is there a love that is so certain and without a doubt? I think there is, nay I am certain.
Thank you for stimulating post, Gert.20/11/2017 #45 Phil FriedmanI believe, @Gert Scholtz, that uncertainty is an existential state that does not preclude action. In that state, we recognize that action carries with it the risk of being wrong, but that we can see the need to act on the best of the alternatives as we perceive them... I think. The only certainty is that we live constantly and inescapably with uncertainty. And we are better for it. Cheers!19/11/2017 #42 Phil Friedman#31 @Gert Scholtz, the following is my list of top ten. It is purely idiosyncratic, but based on what I deem to be level of original insight, lack of obscurity (save, perhaps for Wittgenstein), and contribution to reason and rationality. Plato, Aristotle, John Locke, David Hume, A.J. Ayer, Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Karl Popper, Noam Chomsky, Ian Hacking. Cheers!19/11/2017 #41 Ian WeinbergHowsit @Gert Scholtz Just flew in from Knysna. Scanned current posts and happpened upon your refreshing and inspirational contribution. I was beginning to get a little despondent with current posts - either just can't get my head around them or can't join the dots. But this is a great piece about a remarkable chap with IQ and EQ to boot! Just unfortunate that as a species we don't really get wiser with time - those Russel pearls apply more now to us than ever before. Mooi bly and have a great Jozie week!19/11/2017 #37 Savvy RajQuirky truths of certainity in the uncertainity! Is wisdom certain in itself ... or is it wise to be uncertain... of spaces in between of what is, was and the might be ? A very contempletive collection of Russell's reflections.... @Gert Scholtz View moreQuirky truths of certainity in the uncertainity! Is wisdom certain in itself ... or is it wise to be uncertain... of spaces in between of what is, was and the might be ? A very contempletive collection of Russell's reflections.... @Gert Scholtz And great inspiration there in your conclusion with the benefit of doubt. Close
- Producer28/10/2017On Seeing Beyond Looking!“Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.” Dag HammarskjoldSwedish Political Leader, Secretary General Of The United Nations These above words may...
Comments28/11/2017 #16 Savvy Raj#15 I sincerely appreciate your comments my dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams for I find so much reflection in your perspectives as well . Great to know you liked the post and the so called challenges to the reader but to be honest I was now considering it also from the perspective of a dance as well, the first tentative step that may propel you ahead or may keep you in check and hesitation... it truly depends on two important things , trust and the ability to let go of all that weighs you down . For then the path appears as you take your step .. After all trust is the matter of the heart and dance so much so.. Like they say .... dance first and think later 😊27/11/2017 #15 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsWow, @Savvy Raj the depth of this buzz is intense and I love the challenges you throw at us the reader. To fly and explore the unknown you must first be ready to let go of the ground beneath your feet. I am absolutely the kind of person who loved exploring the unknown but as long as I was in my known closed environment my mind could not work with my body to do a simple act of writing. Moving away from the mind-made and man-made restrictions, allows one to think, act and explore the known and the unknown. Precisely what Mr. Manjit is talking about with the famous guys. Sometimes the people around us may not know the way of what we can provide but that does not mean we can't go about providing value and sharing the goodness we have. To be a visionary kind, one as to let go of custom beliefs and restrictions to use all the opportunities life throws at us.
Sorry for coming in late but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and would never comment on any buzz without reading it. So Thank you for this gem :)29/10/2017 #13 Savvy Raj#10 Your response to this buzz has opened up new directions of thoughts in the offing . There is much to be delibrated on the many thoughts you have interweaved in your words that I enjoyed reading your reflections . So thank you for your sharing them @CityVP 🐝 Manjit
History is indeed full of examples of visionary leaders who have seen ahead of their times and forged ahead.
Is the ability to think beyond and believe in the unknown influenced by the situation and circumstances of ones life and times .Or can nature endow a certain stream of consciousness in coorelational of utter randomness that flashes in relational wavelength across and beyond dimensions bending time and space to envision the unforeseen...
I liked in particular your share of Einstein's famous quote that God does not play dice with the universe .While Einstein may have had his reasons to reject the idea of quantum mechanics and while there may be much evidence today to support it ... it is perhaps yet to find an allignment to many important theories of physics. And to envision all life and living occurs amidst this randomness and potential possibilities.29/10/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWe who see the world this way are cut from the same cloth, but metaphorical clothes make the human as much as clothes make the man at the concrete level the world actually communicates. The problem with visionaries is that often they stumble onto a vision through trial and error and thus luck and mistake is the basis of this formation, but the abstraction in leadership which can envision the road ahead is not a common thing. While we celebrate people like Steve Jobs for having excelled at this capacity to see what others at his time could not see, there are many people who see something that the rest of the world has not caught up to. We call this kind of person as being ahead of their time. This does not serve the poor soul who find themselves shot down for being ahead of their time - and this is even more true in the field of scientists and intelligentsia. How many times as an innovative mind been punished for seeing things differently and how many times have we seen these people end up doubting themselves, rather than coming to terms that their gift is something the world is not ready for or the people of a particular time do not yet welcome. None of this is pie-in-the-sky, because history has shown when bright minds saw something the rest of us did not. Had Einstein been born in the time of the Spanish Inquisition, he would have burned by the Spanish - fortunately he shared his mind at the right time, but yet some of things he envisioned were finally proven decades after his death. Then there were things in quantum mechanics that even Einstein found it bizarre to think about, when he said "God does not play dice with the universe".29/10/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador" Who are you? Are you more of the visionary kind?"
"Or are you the more cautious realist who weighs your options before every step?"
I like to think of myself being a little bit of both. I enjoy stepping out of the box, yet I believe some caution is necessary - mostly the use of common sense will suffice.28/10/2017 #3 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee"Creativity stems from the acceptance of your authentic self. It is a never-ending journey of endless possibilities that is much beyond the pursuit of a hobby or craft and can be a habit of a lifetime".
Very well-said @Savvy Raj View more"Creativity stems from the acceptance of your authentic self. It is a never-ending journey of endless possibilities that is much beyond the pursuit of a hobby or craft and can be a habit of a lifetime".
Very well-said @Savvy Raj.
You remind me in your introductory paragraph of a driver of a car. If the driver looks just in front of him he fails to see the two lines defining the lane. If he looks far he can see the boundaries of his lane. Close
- Producer29/10/2017Interdependence and MetaphorsIf we draw our history paths and what happened to us we shall find that many turning effects started from small events that caused a diversion of our paths. Small things we do today may be influential over time in reshaping our lives. These...
Comments01/11/2017 #61 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThre are two extremes dear @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA. One extreme is no planning at all. The other is very strict and rigig planning. In between there is flexible plan ing or adaptive planning. In between is not the mid point between the two extremes. It depends, as you mentioned, on many factors such as our knowledge and experience as well as the type of project we work on. I dare also add our level of intuition. So, I agree with your comment and the need to have adaptive planning or what you termed loose planning.
Thank you also for your consideration of the fish metaphor. It helps in understanding the value of loose planning.01/11/2017 #60 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMARegarding the future, while we can't predict it, we should certainly not let that deter us from planning; albeit loosely. Again, while none of us can predict anything except 'death and taxes', with age and experience and the fact that most of us have discovered life can regularly present us with unique scenarios which can, as they say, 'put a crimp in our style', I believe - to a point - we can predict some things simply based upon our range of experience and knowledge. Plus we, hopefully, learn to have a back plan to our #1 plan. And, P.S. I loved the fish post; it was the perfect metaphor.31/10/2017 #59 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#58 thank you again dear @Susan 🐝 Botello. I agree completely with you. You remind me of farmers who decide to plant a crop because weather expectations will be good for selected plants. The farmer does his best. Suddenly the weather turns against all expectations. The farmer loses his crop. Yes life with fulfilled expectations shall be dull. On the other hand it is always a risk. We have to accept realities. In the case of the farmer he would be better off to vary his crops so that he does not lose all his crops.
But the wind can not read.
But I can read your wisdom.31/10/2017 #58 Susan 🐝 Botello#57 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I have made the mistake of thinking something was simple when it was actually complex and thinking something was complicated when in actuality was simple. The outcome is not in our control. I do my best to consider all within my power with each step. It's doing the best I can--that is all I can do, after all. Sometimes, I must wait for factors to realize themselves before me before I can take action and other times I feel I must take action expediently. It obviously depends on the situation. I agree with you and my expectations turn out unexpected outcomes. I think that is what can make it a bit of an adventure along the way. If we have control and know everything then life would be a bit dull. At least that is how I think. Congratulations on the views on LinkedIn!31/10/2017 #57 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#56@Susan 🐝 Botello- feel the warmth of your comment. Whatever decision we make it is mostly a guess with varging degrees of certainty. Also, same decision shall have different consequences depending on the issue we are considering. If the system or issue is complex. Same decision will have different results than if it was simple or complicated. In complex system a decision is a trial and is subject to error and this is the way for us to learn and adapt.
I am disussing this issue in my next buzz.
For the first time a buzz of mine has more views on LI than beBee. In fact more than double. On LI it has so far more than 4120 views. Did I know or expect ir? Surely not. Just one example of when to publish is a guess. That is why I care now to write a buzz hoping the readers will find it useful. Apart from this I have nlo control. So I publish regardless of the possible number of views. This is one example of no matter what how cautious we are we have no control on the outcome. Just enjoy the moment by reading great comments such as yours.31/10/2017 #56 Susan 🐝 BotelloLove your article @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I tell myself 'Watch your step' along the path and course of life where everything is connected. I take care in decisions I make and work on being better at it, and I have a ways to go. Sometimes it takes compassion to see what our eyes cannot see and vision to imagine where the steps we make can lead others who may follow and cross our path. You did it again, Ali...you made me think deeply. You are a very talented writer. Thank you for sharing this great article!31/10/2017 #55 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#54 @Cyndi wilkins- yes the integrity of balance in our minds and bodies is amazjing. Didtort the balance in one and the whole system reacts. Your example of homeostasis is an example of stabilizing feedback. There are also types of reinforcing feedback. Our bodies have both types.
You have a great point in referring the damage we have in our bodies and the damage we cause to the environment. Yes and nature is our tutor. It has the experience to how to react best to such situations. We can see this in an innured tree and how the tree rescts to such damage. You open my mind to n÷w possibilities.30/10/2017 #54 Cyndi wilkinsInteresting you should use the metaphor of the 'root system' to describe the network of all living things being interdependent...as maintaining a healthy root system is dependent on integration and proper balance of all it's functioning parts, so too are we humans our own bodily gardeners cultivating good health through the process of homeostasis...
If areas of our body and/or mind are repeatedly assaulted with injury or neglect, there will be a dying off in that area of the system sending off a signal to the entire network of an imbalance in need of assistance to help restore proper flow to the affected branch...a process responsible for the development of chronic disease if left unattended.
Maintaining the health of the body has become even more daunting as we are living on a planet with an unhealthy ecosystem caused by our own overuse of pesticides and chemicals that have created a dysfunction in the natural order of things...Mother Nature will most assuredly survive...and if we begin to pay more attention to helping to mend the damage done...inside and out...perhaps we will too.30/10/2017 #52 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#51 @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal the paradox in the beauty of your comment is that it is realistic and emotional at the same time. I refer back to the comments of @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador and @John Rylance. It is our perception. Yes we involve our hearts in making decisions. But with the healthy perception we may influence our hearts.
We have no ability to predict the future or control it. However we may increase the probability of it being delightful by thinking and feeling positively today. This way we may attract the future to us.30/10/2017 #51 Proma 🐝 NautiyalI completely agree, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. It makes a lot of sense to focus on the present to bring out the best in us instead of worrying about the future. One way I perceive it at least try to perceive things is that if there is something worrisome (probably) lying in the future, then why worry now and lose the chances of being happy in the present moments.
However, being human, it is an extremely difficult task to thing so sensibly, all the time. After all, the heart ends up making most of the decisions, most of the time. So, in this case, I have learnt a second thing. Only think of positive things, what we think we can make.ot happen. Positivity never goes unanswered. So if we are happy all the time, if we find silver lining in everything, life and God will both bless us for being so grateful.30/10/2017 #49 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#48 change of perception has two directions @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. The changes its perception towards us and we change our own perception. No matter what it is our perception that change us mostly. In the case of the child at school as discussed by @John Rylance the perception towards him may feedback to the perception of the child to the world or it may not to a great extent. Surely a child is still developing and he is not immune to the perception of the world towards him. He might be victimized. But at the end of the day I agree with you Franci it is our perception is the determining factor.
Do you agree?30/10/2017 #48 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador#44 The way we perceive has everything to do with everything, IMO. And perhaps, our perception is not correct and then maybe it is. How we perceive a situation won't change the situation but we can change how we think about the situation. Like you said @John Rylance, seeing something in a new light.
How we change our own perception is up to us, which is a thought-provoking subject, in itself. Our friend, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, has touched on this in many of his posts. Here is one of his quotes that stands out for me: " It is unfortunate that we make a simple life so complex and still hope that our plans would work. We aren't trying to shoot a bird while flying; more we are making the bird fly chaotically and still hope for shooting the bird."
Ali Anani, PhD30/10/2017 #46 John RylanceI think I should have said perception rather than perspective. A possible answer to your question is seeing someone in a different environment.
When I worked with children experiencing behaviour problems often if we moved the child to a different school (afresh start) they would improve their behaviour, while in our opinion remaining the same child, what changed was the perception of them by those around them. We called becoming the child they wanted to be rather than the one they have become. #45
- Producer20/10/2017Blockchain and Farm-to-fork Solutions for the Food Life Cycle (Video)On October 5th, I had the opportunity to present my insights, and host a panel discussion around Blockchain and Farm-to-fork Solutions at the Blockchain Solutions Forum, as part of the IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona.The entire event was...
Comments22/10/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitFirst I had to look into what an ICO was and learned about "Initial Coin Offerings", through this I discovered that there is a whole underbelly here between people who view blockchain as a mature practice and this article gives voice to visions regarding how this approach can be championed by large corporate organizations.
The Techcrunch article "WTF is an ICO?" shows me the other side. From this I can literally look at this as two sides to the bitcoin. The great visionary side that introduces how blockchain can revolutionize the supply chain and make a difference in the food value chain, and then their is cautionary tale of a new technology that does cut out middlemen like traditional financiers and bankers whose mindsets are predicated on regulation.
As far as I have been learning the resilience of the blockchain approach are interested participants who are the eyes and ears of a self-regulated system and this is competing with systems where the eyes and ears have traditionally been the province of a third party financial or government regulator. I personally don't want to focus my attention on the "Wild West" side of Blockchain, just as I am not interested in what happens in the black market that has developed in traditional financial markets.
What surprises me is why the majority of people are not paying attention to the evolution of blockchain. Maybe it is a fear that this is the domain of people who are technically sophisticated Digital Ubermensch or the space is so complex that people fear learning about blockchain. The post here shows practical applications,so that is a good starting point for newbies like me.
WTF is an ICO?
- Producer11/10/2017Dispersion of Attention- is it only an evil?Dispersion of seeds Dispersion of clay particles Dispersion of animals and microorganisms Dispersion of ideas, knowledge and attention Focusing of light and dispersion of light These examples of dispersion that seem distant...
Comments25/10/2017 #29 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#28 "Of all life forms though, only humans have the dual responsibility of dispersion and of enabling the environment in which the seeds can flourish". This is a great statement dear @Sara Jacobovici View more#28 "Of all life forms though, only humans have the dual responsibility of dispersion and of enabling the environment in which the seeds can flourish". This is a great statement dear @Sara Jacobovici. I would only add if the humans intend to. Unfortunately sometimes the seeds are mishandled and the adaptation can be for bad use.
No wonder @Randall Burns mentioned you in his buzz today in words that resonate with me. You deserve more. Close25/10/2017 #28 Sara JacoboviciNothing superficial about your buzzes @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. You uncover all the layers and have us look beyond the surface of any idea. This particular buzz had me see the word "adaptation" within those layers of your insights into dispersion. All life forms are responsible to disperse their seeds.But because no life form can rely on their seeds landing in an optimum environment, the seeds themselves have a potential to adapt to some of the challenges of the environment. Of all life forms though, only humans have the dual responsibility of dispersion and of enabling the environment in which the seeds can flourish. Thank you, Dr. Ali, for reminding us of that duality.15/10/2017 #27 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#26 Thank you @Harvey Lloyd for enriching the discussions with such a superb comment. This is a whole new idea- how to develop the seeds of ideas. I shall think deeply on this idea.
I wrote this buzz with the intention first to how to discover good seeds the same way bees look for new hives. I intended to title the buzz Seed Hives. Then I got carried away by the theme of this buzz. Will surely give both ideas a second thought.15/10/2017 #26 Harvey LloydI really had to think here about your ideas of dispersion and knowledge. The fertility of the soil or mind as you stated is the key to the seeds of knowledge. Social media has a difficult time in presenting this soil from a very one dimensional perspective. Many may gather the seed but we would never know it's outcome.
Within our circle of influence we can plant seeds and see immediately the acceptance, rejection or poor growth of an idea or thought. Social media can sometimes seem a casting of seeds from an airplane across vast distances.
When i observe my environment over time i develop a POV which may lead to the need for change or action. (Seed Purpose.) In essence this will cause the development of a seed. I found out a while ago within the development of the seed many hours of thought/understanding went into the development of the seed. This was not a shared journey but rather a personal research project that i embarked.
In casting the seed i realized that everyone else was experiencing the seed as a whole and were not a part of its developing parts. I gained a whole new respect in the roll out of a seed. It is a process that we must take the soil on the same journey we embarked. Consequently the soil usually shows us the best form of the seed needed by expressing itself and its resources (nutrients) available.
You have helped me many times in discovering how to roll out a seed @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee13/10/2017 #25 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#21 great thoughts my friend @David Navarro López. I wonder if it is a mixture of dispersion and aggregation because a mixture has different levels of homogeneity. I am still thinking about your great comment. As in my two previos responses I am planning to report my findings in my next buzz12/10/2017 #21 AnonymousTo achieve a "eureka moment", a birth of an idea, is, in my experience, a mixture of dispersion and focusing. Our brain is under a permanent rain of ideas, thoughts, emotions, coming both externally and internally, preparing the "soil" to let the "seed" to grow. The best ideas are coming when our brain is able to isolate itself from the "noise " to focus on one issue.
It is a paradox that to be focused one needs to be dispersed, don't you think?12/10/2017 #19 Jerry FletcherOur society is the result of dispersion. No idea held closely by a few has the power that unleashed knowledge can bring in my view. Even evil ideas profit from dispersion. Secret societies have done well ins some historic times but primarily because they shared parts of their knowledge via their.network and their good works. One that comes to mind is the Masons. But the organization that helped inspire our founding fathers was one developed by Benjamin Franklin. He started the Junto, an early networking group that shared ideas, books, trade secrets and business development...a hybrid of what we would call a Trade association today not unlike a Chamber of Commerce in some ways.12/10/2017 #18 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#16 my friendv@Edward Lewellen- you are right and spot on. One reason people love being with groups is their feelings of stability and security. People who at least would like to be dispersed away from others don't feel the need for security or stability because they may come up with creative solutions to solve their problems. They are self-dependent. They know that in isolation theeir imagination and pondering of nature shall give them peace of minds to relax and then enjoy their emeging creative ideas.11/10/2017 #16 Edward LewellenSo, I wonder, dear friend @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, if, based on your post and the previous comments, the ability to disperse attention to unfamiliar/different areas is based on a sense of security within oneself? It seems to me that people who feel secure in their own person are the ones who are unafraid to listen and discuss new and different ideas. They are open to visualizing options and opportunities, like, "What if...?" Plants create enormous amount of seeds with the security that at least a few will become fertile. Humans and animals generate millions of sperm (seeds) with the security that it only takes one to create life. People I know who are secure in themselves openly discuss new and different ideas without the need to "win" an argument, with the intent of learning and growing. Insecure people close themselves off to new and different ideas, afraid that their fiefdom may come into question, so the agglomerate their "seeds" in the same "soil" in an effort to preserve what they have. However, maintaining the status quo isn't an option. We are either green and growing or ripe and rotten.11/10/2017 #13 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#11 Thank you so much for your revealing comment @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. I really like it because it is balanced. In particular
With that said, it doesn't mean joining is our only option. We have the ability to branch out in all directions if we opt to do so". This is why I tend to join hives of different interests.Yes, when I feel the need to focus I read buzzes from selected hives. However; I tend to read buzzes of different interests because I find this quite illuminating. Yes, I agree with you that beBee gives us choices and this is one of the greatest things about beBee. I am sure @Javier 🐝 beBee shall enjoy reading your thorough comment.11/10/2017 #12 Cyndi wilkins#8 I can assure you I will continue on my flight @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee;-) However, @Debasish makes a crucial point on the flip side of the coin...
"Naturally dispersion becomes a handy tool to suppress opinions which may not appear favorable for certain sections of people of the human society."11/10/2017 #11 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorI agree that dispersion can spark ideation and hone our creative senses. Sometimes our desire for a seamless existence leads to boredom and complacency. However, there are those that like to "belong" and feel they are included in a group that is to their liking. The Hives are intended to draw people with like ideas together and build camaraderie and unity.
With that said, it doesn't mean joining is our only option. We have the ability to branch out in all directions if we opt to do so. There are leaders and followers and we can't have followers without leaders. There are those that would rather scatter their ideas to produce more ideas and there are those that like to reap the benefits. I feel with beBee, we have the best of both worlds because we have options.
Great post and food-for-thought, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.11/10/2017 #9 Devesh 🐝 BhattQuality buzzes. Hopping from one to another.
Many comments may seem disconnected at first due a lack of reference and ideas still taking shape.
But one can link multiple buzzes by different writers where each writer can pose his/her expression as the core and do so rightly.
Ungrouped groupthink going on while we casually read and interact across different buzzes.
Creative output is exppnential.
Just like electric currents in parallel connections.
This buzz resonates in so many ways . Thanks
- Producer12/10/2017ANTIFRAGILE 2018As someone of you may already know, the last four years I organized a workshop called ANTIFRAGILE. Today I like to officially announce the launch of ANTIFRAGILE 2018 and the availability of its web page at...
Comments24/10/2017 #14 Sara JacoboviciDear @Vincenzo De Florio, thank you for the cc to this post and the invitation to participate in this tremendous initiative. Although I am unable at this time to make a personal commitment, I am privileged to be allowed to witness the growth and development of this system. Wishing you all the success!!14/10/2017 #13 Vincenzo De Florio#8 Thank you very much, @Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝! You made me think of Tomasi di Lampedusa, the author of Il Gattopardo (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Leopard), when he says "everything needs to change, so everything can stay the same". That's definitely no antifragility at all; more like a reshuffling of those in control. Thank you so much for leading my mind to this particular node, Flavio!13/10/2017 #10 Barry J Wilson@Vincenzo De Florio, thank you very much for tagging me on the announcement of this excellent initiative! I am very interested in collaborating with you and others and would like to explore Steering Committee membership with you. I believe that strong social systems are dependant on a firm understanding that society, environment and economy are tightly interconnected and as such building resilience requires a systems approach to planning and managing land use in combination with the forces of Mother Nature and new disruptors like Climate Change.13/10/2017 #9 Lada 🏡 PrkicThank you for tagging me, @Vincenzo De Florio. Given to the main topics of the workshop, I would like to suggest to you to invite @Vasco Gonçalves. He is involved in the research project called EVA Smart City. Here is one of his articles on this subject, https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/completely-new-smart-city-built-when-vasco-gon%C3%A7alves/13/10/2017 #8 Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝I like this theme @Vincenzo De Florio , if we see for example the Catalunya example, they want to get out from Spain but at the same time they want to continue with the same old structure of Government, economy - finance ... I would rather try something new if a region has really autonomy, so my conclusion is people in Catalunya thinks they will be independent to do whatever they want but the truth is not because the system is the same old one #7
- Producer12/10/2017De-emphasising Trust in Open Innovation and the Future-of-Work(This article was originally posted on the Guiri Business blog)I participated in several thought-provoking sessions at the PMCampBCN, Global Open Innovation Forum, Design Thinking, ICO, and Blockchain and IoT Solutions World Congress with...
Comments13/10/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitMy knowledge of blockchain is beginner level but I can comprehend the mental shift that makes it a transformational mindset. This buzz provides many segways for me to consider the mental model that accompanies this profound revolution, which goes well beyond just the implications to payment systems, but as well described here, well beyond to the core of leadership and how we adapt to both abundance and real time information. Blockchain has not even encountered the world of quantum computing and reading this, it feels like I am back at the starting line, and the challenge is looking at all of this anew and with fresh vision. Great stuff ! This is the kind of thing that I would expect the mind juices of @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Juan Imaz to contemplate the enormity of change that this encompasses, as learning to see within the present moment.
- Producer09/10/2017UX en los teléfonos ¿Por qué tienen los números dispuestos así?Hay algo importante sobre la imagen anterior. A pesar de la transformación significativa en la ergonomía y la modalidad del factor de forma física de los teléfonos, el diseño del dial-pad parece haber permanecido sin cambios desde 1963.Por lo tanto,...
Comments09/10/2017 #13 AnonymousEl estudio y la evolución está muy bien pero cuando algo funciona ¿porqué cambiarlo?
Nuestro cerebro ya tiene memorizado el orden de los números y yo por lo menos no miro cuando marco a números de teléfono familiares o cuando me van dictando aunque es cierto que sujeto el móvil con la mano izquierda y marco con la derecha.09/10/2017 #12 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI could have saved time on google translate if I had clicked your original link :-) and discovered the original was in English
https://uxdesign.cc/re-designing-the-smartphone-dial-pad-2df226ec620f View moreI could have saved time on google translate if I had clicked your original link :-) and discovered the original was in English
This is a fantastic piece by Sajid Saiyed because it not only helps to envision why most of us take design for granted and thus not take the next step of discovery, but it also articulates the importance of design thinking and how easily and lazily we can continue with the old meme or design and not update design to new context or new use.
The history of design also provides an awareness about creative thinking and the implications of this to innovation. Thus instead of viewing this as history I have absorbed this buzz as an exploration of "thinking" and how to think in the context of the future and not simply copying what was done yesterday. It also asserts the value of design in our age and brings back memories of the rotrary phone for people like me old enough to remember that !
I also note that using the example of ATM's some contexts do not translate to adoption. While so many people have adopted the ATM, banks realized that there were many older customers whose custom and habit still required a bank teller. The same thing is going to be true about credit cards, where current payment technologies should have eliminated but there is some custom and practice which sticks, no matter how smart the UX or design concept that is put forward now. Close09/10/2017 #10 Adela GarciaLo que yo daría por poder contestarte con una imagen!!!!
Es que yo tengo un teléfono de baquelita y que funciona, y es el que más utilizo, porque está en mi mesa de trabajo!!!
Me ha parecido muy interesante esta información, gracias @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín View moreLo que yo daría por poder contestarte con una imagen!!!!
Es que yo tengo un teléfono de baquelita y que funciona, y es el que más utilizo, porque está en mi mesa de trabajo!!!
Me ha parecido muy interesante esta información, gracias @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín!!! Close09/10/2017 #6 Ignacio OrnaCuriosidades de un Mundo insólito y que no deja de sorprenderme. The telephone call https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYhQVrXBgxU View moreCuriosidades de un Mundo insólito y que no deja de sorprenderme. The telephone call https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYhQVrXBgxU Excelente investigación y excelente artículo a la vez que muy bien documentado Close09/10/2017 #2 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar¿Y si yo te dijera que utilizo la mano izquierda para sujetar el movil cuando leo artículos, y deslizo con el pulgar de dicha mano? Escribir utilizo los dos pulgares normalmente (aunque aveces meto el dedito😅, menos mal que no soy la única, mal de much@s...😁😂😂). Me encantan los telefonos de dial rotativo, en negro son tan bonitos.
Reconozco que el dial digital es mucho más rápido (la destreza que cogí marcando cuando llamaba a los anuncios de busqueda de empleo, no se si reirme o llorar... 😂😂).
No habia caido en que el teclado es similar al de las calculadoras.
Esto se estudia en IU, molaaaa, es investigación también 😀
- Producer14/09/2017Visualized LeadershipThe last few days have seen me engaged with a wave of email exchanges with Harvey Lloyd on many topics related to using the DiSC Profile in leadership, negotiations; reverse thinking, risk handling and team-building. All commentors on my last...
Comments22/09/2017 #141 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#140 your comment is one of the driving reasons that triggered my mind to come up with a modified DiSC graph @Joanne Gardocki. In a weeks tjime I shall publisg this work. Yes it is not the same to be high or low on D for example. The two have different behaviors. I hope the modified graph will show this fact.17/09/2017 #140 Joanne Gardocki#134 "D" Decisive from DiSC inventory would equate to (PtC)Competitor and using anger/threats as a means to control. @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee when you mention a "D" that is motivated by survival may "bite" if touched, I believe we have crossed over to a DiSC "I" type, (PtC) Predator, that is motivated by Fear and operates from survival mode.17/09/2017 #137 Joanne Gardocki#134 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, the discussion with Stephen Willis was part of an e-mail conversation discussing some questions I had about PtC types and concepts. I will paraphrase the original.
The model I find most helpful is viewing relationships or interactions as energy exchanges. Any four quadrant model has participants using lower energy emotions in win/lose power struggles with others. I draw parallels between Power through Collaboration, DISC inventory and concepts on control dramas from a book series, The Celestine Prophecy, by James Redfield. Collaboration and liquid leadership are being modeled in video games and children’s movies (Inside Out (2015), Dinosaur (2000)), lending support, in my option, to the conclusion we are at an evolutionary crossroads.17/09/2017 #136 Joanne Gardocki#135 Thank you, @Harvey Lloyd , Servant Leadership does sound like a good fit for a fifth element. I just read this post to LinkedIn http://www.pdx-consulting.com/leaders---top-tips-from-dolphins-blog.htm which has a quardrant model and talks about dolphin characteristics in leadership. Dolphin strengths include empathy, open, creative, visionary. The model is missing a forth "lower" form as I would place dolphin on the ascendended Servant Leadership. The article references a graphic that "shows a snap shot of advancing growth mindset worldviews (or evolving styles of consciousness). They come from research by Frederic Laloux and Ken Wilber (also referred to by others simply as spiral dynamics)."17/09/2017 #135 Harvey Lloyd#132 I am unfamiliar with the PtC concepts and discussions. Given your question though i would propose that yes, a fifth element has emerged. Servant Leadership. This concept embodies the whole of leadership through serving with guided influence based on the broader principals of corporate responsibility (Internally and Externally).
Humans are the caretakers of organizations. Some leaders "take control" but control is elusive as you view the dynamics of an organization. I believe the popularity of personality profiling has gained review because our servant selves don't like what we see when the controlling leader herds creativity down a stifling path.
Servant leaders harness the best of humanity in each of their team members. I agree when we discuss the collaborative leader as the best. I see this as a view from the outside looking in. The word collaborative does explain what we observe.
From an personal discipline though, i would call it servant leadership as a personal paradigm. This results to collaborative opportunity.
Your question has extended the thought process and made me think. Thanks.16/09/2017 #132 Joanne Gardocki@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, thank you for the innocent graph that pulls together complex issues. A few month ago I wrote Stephen Willis in the Power through Collaboration(PtC) group on LinkedIn with similar connections of DiSC profiles with the five PtC Types: Competitor, Preditor, Enslaver, Cooperator and Collaborator. There are an incredible number of parallels with four quadrant models. I am wondering if you are seeing an "ascended" fifth take shape in your discussions and musings? May your musings take you to places of wonder and back again to share with our world.16/09/2017 #131 Cyndi wilkins#128 Thank you for your kind assessment of my profile @Harvey Lloyd...I will work very hard to live up to that;-) In this I also agree...
"But more often than we expect its not really a power grab as much a scream of self preservation. To feel safe in a work or social environment, each of us require different signals. Also an environment i find safe can become very unsafe when i include my family."
You can bet your boots on that...How many people are easily manipulated when the well-being of their families is threatened. Most of us I'd imagine.
And I love your comment on Phil;s buzz...
"The skill of empathy can be deployed, but until we believe that we all share a journey and believe in each other it will be difficult to exact success from the
And to you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...thank you for allowing me to share a link to my buzz here...I would not do that without invitation;-)
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cyndi-wilkins/respect-simplicity-and-humility#c616/09/2017 #129 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#125 very true your comment is @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. @Harvey Lloyd and I are trying to understand more how best to relate the WPD factor to the DISC profile. Some profiles are very logical for example and to find a way to awaken their passion is one of the issues that we are looking into.16/09/2017 #128 Harvey Lloyd#113 @Cyndi wilkins Your comments would state that you are probably a high S within the DiSC profile. I share that letter with you. With D being my dominate letter.
So this is something we share as being vigilante in identifying folks who destabilize and environment, no matter how they do it. I would want to note it is the motivation of the power grab/destabilizing, as i see it, that requires investigation before determination. I agree with your comments surrounding the sociopath power grabber.
But more often than we expect its not really a power grab as much a scream of self preservation. To feel safe in a work or social environment, each of us require different signals. Also an environment i find safe can become very unsafe when i include my family.
My larger point in the DiSC discussion is that we have the tools to discern whether we are dealing with pathological power grabs or if we are dealing with self preservation. A secondary point would be that we can help folks in the area of self preservation and reduce their stress levels and increase their creativity. Again, though, it would be difficult for me to assist the person who i have measured as a power grabber, so i must investigate.
We are talking a very few interactions before we discern the motives. Now once we identify the motives have at it in what ever course of action seems appropriate. I am afraid these days in the hype of media we tend to label and act. Frankl advised us, there is a gap between stimulus response and, we should use it to form our own opinion. Media is working hard with their polarization and labeling to close the gap, so we might agree and by the soap powder from their advertisers.16/09/2017 #127 Harvey Lloyd#122 I have given your question some thought and it is a good question. I believe we may start with WPD within a cycle of proactive processes. This is often met with some push back as others give immediate thought to ideas. This has the effect of diminishing our WPD and causing us to stop. So this brought the question forward how do some continue to hold on to WPD within adversity? Real or perceived.
Following this line of thought i believe i would answer your question by stating that WPD is a result. WPD is the result of many cycles of empathetic execution of goals and roles within life whereby you pushed through on small items. With each item growing in complexity that you have applied WPD.
The shield of faith grows around WPD as the scale of goals grows. One of the major bastions of great leaders is they believe in their people, goals and abilities. WPD is met with resistance but the cycles of success have created a defense system around the excitement.
All this to say that DiSC is one of the defense weapons we can utilize personally to protect our WPD when executing around our goals. Through understanding communications we may be able to reduce the impact of comments by others to simple misunderstanding and proceed with WPD.
The better we communicate in a goal oriented environment, the more cycles our WPD will survive. The more cycles, the more faith/confidence our WPD will mature in to.16/09/2017 #126 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#59 Thanks so much for sharing my last buzz @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, sometimes I get notifications that state "So and so and 3 others shared your buzz," but I may not know who the others were. I was in a nostalgic mood last night. It's a good place to be!16/09/2017 #125 Lisa 🐝 GallagherYou made many valid points @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. You buzzes always amaze me because you mind is very deep. Without curiosity, I don't think I would enjoy life. It can lead us down paths we may have never dreamed of. Never lose the child within :)16/09/2017 #122 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#120 thank you @Savvy Raj for commenting with such positive spirit. I equally happy that your observation is consistent with mine in that we practiced here the true effect of feedbsck comments.
Yes and it is amazing when we make others feel our curiousity to learn and to accept differences how discussions progress. The discussions here exemplify the value of leading with WPD factor prevailing.
You bring a new question to my mind. Even though it may sound trivial, but delving into it shows it is not. I hope you, @Harvey Lloyd and all great commenters here would consider it. To what level high level WPD leaders would need to know about the DiSC profile of his/her team members?16/09/2017 #121 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#119 you truly remind us of the basics that we tend to forget @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Curiosity and fear. I have just commented on the latest buzz by @Cyndi wilkins and she too brings these two factors in her buzz. Please Cyndi provide the link to your buzz as it is not easy to do now as I am using mobile phone.
Fear deprives us of curiousity. Even a fearful child shall be less creative and imaginative child that is allowed to experiment playfully his curiousity as your grandson is allowed to do Deb.
Your comment also reminds me of a previous comment here by @Harvey Lloyd in which he attended to the fact that D people may act sometimes because of thei fear.
We need to "Trust our emotions". To what extent can we do this if we act out of fear?
You bring many new thoughts and I am happy that you joined the discussions Deb.
- Producer15/08/2017Order from DisorderIt amazes me that we can get free gifts from disorder. It amazes me more that we need to have a balance between order and disorder. In business, if a company is strictly controlled so that employees are "locked" in their positions they eventually...
Comments19/08/2017 #35 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#34 @Debesh Choudhury- is there a hope of filling a punctured balloon with air? Students who have no desire are like this balloon. Believe me it works.
As for sharing buzzes here on LI I am not sure that views conts up. When this buzz had here 600 views it had 1100 views on LI, If they add up then the number of views on beBee must have been more. But it is nice to get different comments from different platforms.19/08/2017 #33 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#32 Yes, and your comment gets hold of the main idea if the buzz @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. SOmetimes, we reorganize into better selves when exposed to high tensions. In my next buzz zI hope to write on away to write great stories. How the heros self-organize after reaching the peak of a tension they experience. This is their self-awakening.19/08/2017 #32 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, great information. This caught my eye, "More choices may mean more entropy and free of movement after which the system may self-organize into butter structures." I think you are very wise, because many times we do see systems organize into better structures. When people understand they can think for themselves without being chastised, the flow can be amazing. It also creates a better environment over all.17/08/2017 #28 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Javier 🐝 beBee- just a quick note. This is the first time the number of comments and views of any of my buzzes that are less on beBee than the shared ones on LinkedIn. The average number of views on my buzzes on beBee was 2600 Now, over the last twenty buzzes the number is less than 2000. On the contrary, views on LI moved up from an average of about 400 to more than 1000 lately.
I hope this trend is not experienced by other author bees. If yes, then it shall be interesting to find out why. Is it due to amy falling quality of buzzes? Is it because I am repeating myself? Whatever reason is, the trend may be worthy of your attention.
On a personal level, I am so happy to get the feedback I am getting and even more than I deserve. However; you may find it of value to gauge this trend.17/08/2017 #27 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#26 as nuch as you keep me alive with your support dear @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.17/08/2017 #26 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#25 you are a great bee @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee thank you for all you do for all of us. You keep the glue alive.16/08/2017 #25 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeBecause of your last buzz @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. in which you showed your great imaginative power and the comment below by @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, including a part on imagination I invite you to show a glimpse of your imaginative power here.
Your buzz I am referring to may be reached through this link
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@liesbeth-leysen/the-dragon-that-wanted-to-fly-to-australia16/08/2017 #24 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#23 I am truly privileged by your comment @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I thank you for sharing and placing the buzz in your hive Violet Hive. You brought order to the nuzz and your imagination with your powerful abstract thinking have found order in disorder. Your powerful mentioning of hives being a way of self-organizing is spot on. I expressed same and explained tis in my buzz " Fingerprint of Change"
I wrote in this buzz "The best theory is an applied theory. The conference achieved both through running two days of lectures on topics related to the activities of the workshops. This way the participants decided which workshop to attend depending on several factors such as their interests and their apprehension of the topic by the speakers. Thinking about it this is a self-organizing approach and inline with the modern theories of management. The participants dissolved themselves in the hives (workshops) of their interest. It also served as measure of the ability of lecturers to attract the bees (participants) to their hives. It is a pull mechanism and not a push one. This made the atmosphere of the conference attracting, inviting and highly engaging". I believe hives work on same principles.16/08/2017 #23 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe learning hives I utilize here are created on the basis of order emanating from disorder. The very learning pathways I have created here were due to my exposure to self-organizing systems, which began with Stewart Kauffman's observation that "order is for free". That idea was then pursued by Margaret Wheatley.
This is something that triggered a paradox wisdom based on imagination, from a very order based buzz by @Harley King about practical application of imagination. The education system takes great efforts to order our imagination rather than allow the natural disorder of imagination to bring forth order from disorder.
This is what allowed me to place Harley's buzz on Imagination in my White Hive but places this particular buzz on "Order from Disorder" in my Violet Hive. This buzz is also a practical application but one about complexity. When we read a paper on Complexity like this one http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/Papers/ELIS-complexity.pdf it is very helpful to find an orderly view, otherwise disorder simply leads to disorder.
The more orderly a mind is the more the resulting thoughts lead to disorder and such orderly minds produce concrete thinking that has its place in basic managerial functions. Abstract thinking stems from having the ability to coexist in disorder but we need an abstract mind to obtain the order within the disorder. High levels of leadership require greater abstraction.
We also have a problem because order and disorder is often confused with disorder as a medical description. If i suffer from a disorder that is not the same thing as what Kauffman described about self-organizing systems.16/08/2017 #22 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#21 Thank you @Mohammed A. Jawad. In chaotic systems we find the two order and disorder oscillating in layers. If management decides to apply to much control then it should expect that under certain rate of mistrust-building that soon the capacity of the organization to hold the negativity of over-controlling will only lead to chaos. You bring a hugely-important point which is we may generate disorder because of extended over-control.16/08/2017 #21 Mohammed A. JawadPresumably without a distinctive corporate culture the whole work atmosphere will oscillate between order and disorder. And the controlling management team, with gimmicks and politics, will do nothing except more planning and less execution. What then? There's always a residue of corrupt system that derails everything.16/08/2017 #20 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#19 Great point and you remind me of the great comment that @Magdalena-Maria GROSU wrote o the this bizz shred on LI. She makes very strong points and again they are an enforcement to your comment @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris View more#19 Great point and you remind me of the great comment that @Magdalena-Maria GROSU wrote o the this bizz shred on LI. She makes very strong points and again they are an enforcement to your comment @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris. Order is born out of disorder. In complexity science e have layers od order within the massive layers of chaos. Close15/08/2017 #17 Debasish Majumderthere should not be an iota of doubt that you are an hard core teacher who is master of initiating disorder to a platform to organize it into an order of your choice, which reflects you are phenomenal too sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View morethere should not be an iota of doubt that you are an hard core teacher who is master of initiating disorder to a platform to organize it into an order of your choice, which reflects you are phenomenal too sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! you are perhaps by all means an academia. wonderful post sir. enjoyed read and shared. thank you very much for such lovely insightful share. Close15/08/2017 #16 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#13 Absolutely correct dear @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador "how they can toot their own horn rather than seek the needs of the consumer". Feedback must come from customers and their feedback should focus all efforts to organize works. I am 100% in accordance with your comment.
- 05/08/2017Fractal Geometry
Michael Frame, Benoit Mandelbrot (1924-2010), and Nial Neger
August 5, 2017
Comments06/08/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe underlying resource is magnificent. To make what is tremendously inaccessible to lay audience or as Michael Frame et al say "This is a collection of pages meant to support a first course in fractal geometry for students without especially strong mathematical preparation, or any particular interest in science.", is quite commendable ! cc @Milos Djukic
- 04/08/2017TECHNOLOGY IS REINVENTING HUMANITY
- Dr Jordan Nguyen, TEDxSydney 2016 Runtime 11:38
I met Jordan, this amazing Aussie dynamo, yesterday.
If want to see how he is "Navigating the Future" set aside 12 minutes with a coffee and be amazed.Technology Is Reinventing Humanity | Jordan Nguyen | TEDxSydney As advances in augmented and virtual technology reinvent our relationship with ‘reality’, we are continually confronted with ever-more complex ethical and...
Comments04/08/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.wow I would say yes to meeting my past self to understand myself better!04/08/2017 #11 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#1 thanks @Lance 🐝 Scoular listening with my coffee now ;-)
- 27/07/2017Cosmological Entropy Problem(s) by Prof. Daniel Terno This talk is organized as an official event of the Workshop on Frontiers of Quantum and Complexity Science, and supported by the John Templeton Foundation...
Comments27/07/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI watched the first 27 minutes so I am half way through. Love the way he opens the talk with talk of heat death and doomsday scenario's and delivers his presentation with touches of humour without actually tearing that theory to bits. It also shows me just how difficult this subject is with variation in how different physcists or cosmologists view entropy. Thankfully he does not deep dive into equations and Prof Daniel Terno's presentation style is excellent. Just from this talk I can see how complex thinking in the field of economics can lead us to an out-of-control national debt in America, and how complex thinking in the realm of physics can lead to cell-phones that work, so on that ground I can see how the future is being invented in the fields of advanced technology and breakthrough science. It also shows me just how precarious it is to apply this thinking to leadership, especially where leadership is based on advancing practical wisdom. I look forward to listening to the second half of Terno's talk !
- Producer25/07/2017Habits Are Spontaneous ReactionsThe issue of alignment is worthy of more attention. I mean the alignment of employees with their peers and their alignment with the firm’s goals. We see this issue in the formation of self-organized shadow organizations within organizations....
Comments27/07/2017 #28 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThank you dear @Tausif Mundrawala. The issue of leaders is a complex one. Just ask in buzz for readers to define leaders and see the wide range of comments you shaa receive. Adaptation is surely is an attribute as you outlined in your comment26/07/2017 #27 Tausif MundrawalaI think leaders can't be define by a specific standard or benchmark like what we read about generals, military statesman, political leaders etc. Leaders are created by the circumstances which occur in front of them. How well they could strategize and execute their plans accordingly in order to fare well of the authority they are been presented by all agreed ones. Leaders are been created by the ones who have a shared goal and who all agree to make one among them the highest authority. My comment on the recent buzz of Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee was basically on this aspect where in reality this small firm is doing well. Again an excellent buzz to reflect upon.26/07/2017 #26 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@CityVP 🐝 Manjit has responded to this buzz in a great buzz that offers new insights. I urge readers of this buzz to read Manjit's buzz to expand on different perspectives. Here is the link to Manjit's buzz
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/structure-space26/07/2017 #22 CityVP 🐝 ManjitDear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee instead of taking this thread off into a totally new tangent, I have written a Paradox Wisdom to parallel the thinking you have put forth in this buzz. That does not mean I challenge this, only that what i have written in "Structure and Space" is a totally different frame or reference point. See https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/structure-space26/07/2017 #19 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#13 Absolutely for very focused alignment means having one state and this means entropy is reduced and the possibility of spontaneity goes down. I always say we need spontaneous leaders to allow for the flow of many ideas that create many possibilities. You are spot on @Alan Culler26/07/2017 #18 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#12 Great comment @Sara Jacobovici. I love this idea ""available states". You know you have a great point here. Spontaneity occurs when we have negative free energy. This is Gibbs Free Energy. The other name for it is "Available energy". So, available states is in synchronicity with available energy. The available states increase entropy and the chances for spontaneity increases. You have put your fingers on a great idea. Write a buzz on this, please. You have a wonderful mind.25/07/2017 #13 Alan Culler@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and @Harvey Lloyd
While alignment is crucial for getting things done in organizations, extreme alignment can be the enemy of spontenaety and autonomy, both of which are required for innovation.
So how do leaders eschew the either/or world of extreme alignment?- " you're either with me or against me." How do leaders enter the both/and world that balances alignment and spontenaety - capitalizing upon the tendency of human systems to self-organize to the long term benefit of the organizations?25/07/2017 #12 Sara JacoboviciGreat perspective @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. The line which has left me thinking is: "Spontaneous reactions occur when a system loses energy to the surrounding and if the available states for the reactants increase." The part that is an eye opener for me is, "if the available states". My gut says, herein lies spontaneity; in the "if". Not knowing then is a precursor. Broken down even more, we find, "available states". This contributes to the unknown which leads to the spontaneity until the available states become known. What is interesting to explore is what makes a state available; what factors in the surround form that state? I think I will pause here Dr. Ali and wait for your feedback.25/07/2017 #11 Alan Culler@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
So many excellent ideas on this buzz and the comments that follow:
Alignment: Much of my work in the last 37 years had been called leadership alignment- getting a leadership team "on the same page" in implementing change. The secret to it is bringing th hallway discussion into the room - getting what you call a"alternate states" and Wilfred Bion called "pairing" into general discussion and resolution.25/07/2017 #9 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeWell, @Harvey Lloyd- motivating others to work with spontaneity is a way of storing energy in others. As for energy and thriving matrix - I love this coupling and makes a lot of sense to me.
"This moment in time decays from our original view into a evolving energy draw until such time as we can influence"- there is a huge idea in this line: energy evolving. This is a superb way to look at energy. Since we our bunch of energies and the tem evolving energy is new to me, but strikes my mind with its beauty.
You never stop amazing your readers with your penetrating comments25/07/2017 #8 Harvey Lloyd#7 The second law coupled with time would state that energy not used is depleted anyway. Yesterday's energy is gone. I don't believe as humans we can store the style of energy like plants.
Time is an opportunity to act within, once the time has decayed we cant use our energy in the same way. Nature offers us an opportunity to see the matrix of time, energy and thriving.
But nature lives from day to day, finding resources that exist within the time scale and not necessarily stirring, but fortifying their survival.
So as humans we should recognize that the energy of the moment we find ourselves will begin decaying as soon as we see or understand. This moment in time decays from our original view into a evolving energy draw until such time as we can influence.
- 24/07/2017A look at the basics of #AIArtificial Intelligence: Understanding the Hype – Towards Data Science – Mediummedium.com “By far the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.” — Eliezer...
Comments24/07/2017 #6 Phil Friedman#5 Milos, with all due respect, I believe it is an ontological error to overlook the emergence of sentient intelligence in such discussions of self-organization in the universe. You will note that the discussion to which you refer looks to phenomena in the non-sentient physical world for its conceptual model(s). Therefore, I submit that your view (if the reference represents your view) is actually the expression of an axiomatic assumption in your ontological outlook, rather than a supported conclusion. IMHO, of course. :-) Cheers, my friend!24/07/2017 #4 Phil Friedman#3 There is absolutely nothing wrong with sharing, but don't you agree that one should take care represent correctly where the shared post originates? Of course, that requires to actually read the post one is recommending and sharing. IMO, networking is a lot more than simply clicking the share button. Cheers!
- Producer10/07/2017Dancing SensesHumans are dancing bodies- molecules in their bodies dance. The cells in their bodies dance. The molecules making up the cells dance. The atoms forming the molecules dance. The particles forming the atoms such as electrons dance. Dancing is on...
Comments12/07/2017 #36 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Magdalena-Maria GROSU started a discussion thread on this buzz on LI
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4972340/4972340-629066312575055462512/07/2017 #35 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#32 The buzz that you wrote today and linking to this buzz is more than enough for me to feel the sincerity of your words. I rarely share a buzz more than platform, but I shared your buzz o three platforms and to my followers because it is a great buzz. i invite readers of this buzz to read to the very sound buzz of Sara in the link below:
I plan to respond to your buzz in my next buzz and also elaborate more on this great comment of yours. I say that you are spot on with your comment and I shall share some proofs of its soundness.12/07/2017 #34 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#31 Dear @Sara Jacobovici- I feel from your words the degree with which you like abuzz of mine. This time I felt the warmth more than ever before. As this buzz proved to be a challenge to write, I assure you your comments relieved me more than you can imagine. I say thank you.12/07/2017 #33 Lisa Vanderburg#31 Thank you, lovely @Sara Jacobovici! I try and read the responses - usually after I've commented as I can't be trusted: a huge Scotsman in a group I was talking with once had such a strong accent, I inadvertently picked it up his accent (a natural mimic) until he got a bit miffed and said, 'R ya taakin the pis'?12/07/2017 #32 Sara JacoboviciDear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, I trust that you will not see the cliches but know of my sincerity when I say that, first, I am truly moved, emotionally and physically, by your buzz and, second, that your buzz has left me with thoughts literally moving about my head in a whirl!! I not only read your buzz but the great discussion it inspires. So I have been reading and following the links and videos and have a list of thoughts that I will add to the questions you posed in a comment in another buzz, pull it all together and see what comes out. In the meantime, I just want to add one thing that I was attaching to your ideas while I was reading and that is the concept of memory, as in cellular memory. At that level, the memory can only come from movement and so it must be with human memory. As you point out, we are made up of cells, everything moves and so memory occurs. We have discussed the concept; where there is life, there is movement, in past buzzes. I think this buzz, Dr. Ali, reinforces that concept perfectly.12/07/2017 #31 Sara Jacobovici#11 I do read the comments of the readers of an @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee buzz @Lisa Vanderburg as it never ceases to amaze me how Dr. Ali's work inspires some of the best insights into the discussion. And it is because I do get to read the comments, I was able to read yours. It definitely resonates with me. Thank you.11/07/2017 #28 Tricia Mitchell#27 my pleasure dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I appreciate you enhancing my knowledge. It brings to mind the nights when I would blend with the music, happily lost somewhere between the lyrics, beats and memories that 'anthems' evoked. Strangers would ask what I was smiling at. I'd truly found my bliss point. Enjoy your joyful night ☺11/07/2017 #26 Tricia MitchellI love this buzz. The contrast between the peace lily & reed diffuser image and the psychedelic looking video, the calm stillness versus the kaleidoscope of colours, sound & movement; the link back to your slime buzz; the spiritual aspect - I'm working my way through the FB video... It's delightful and reminds me of the whirling dervishes discussion we had about blending spirituality heaven and earth.
"We are fractal dancers"
A truly fascinating buzz.11/07/2017 #25 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#24 Thank you for your dancing cat metaphor. I shall explore it @Jerry Fletcher. Truly, whatever new idea we may have somebody else must have thought about it. The difference is in experimenting this idea. Great and mind-provoking comment, indeed.11/07/2017 #22 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#20 You are very correct @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. If you would review the lengthy research video in the buzz (the linked one as I couldn't embed it in the buzz) you shall find that the type of dance affects differently the spiritual souls. This research by the way is done by Indian reserches in which they used thermo scanning to study the effect of type of dance on the dancers' spiritual state. Not all dances are the same.
When we affect the energy field of the earth by polluting it it shall in turn affect ours and we may end up dancing madly and deprived of human spirit.11/07/2017 #20 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#8 A nations wealth does not equate with the dance of life if that nation fracks the earth, sends chemical pollutants into the water system, emits damaging gases into the atmosphere, creates weapons for profit that enable destabilized regions, cuts down forests without thought of recycling, reducing the variety of seeds in favour of for-profit seeding, ignores soil nutrition in favour of volume, uses fear and hate as principle instruments of control, controls its working population with the drug of superficial entertainment, engages hypocrisy of laws against corruption while creating national debt as the 1% get richer, and do I have to go on and on about what can potentially get in the way of the dance of life.
The dance of life is for the beautiful souls in the world and there are beautiful souls and these beautiful souls are imprisoned in a really ugly and soul-sucking system - a system that is in need of the dance of life - a dance that takes time to form and then to live unencumbered by human foolishness and short-term thinkers - and when a nations wealth equates with the dance of life, we will all surely know it because there would be no questioning about the dance of life, for it will be as natural as air and not polluted air.11/07/2017 #19 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#18 Basically, we should trust our senses @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. However; we have a proof to trust our senses even more when we see the invisible. The combination of senses such as seeing and hearing even serve our trust more. So, at least there is proof you are right in trusting your senses and calling others to do the same.11/07/2017 #18 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee that is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. How wonderful to have technology to shine a light on the invisible. I don't need proof like this to sense energy, I trust my felt sense. Although other people with less developed felt sense and more highly developed sense of sight want visible proof of the unseen. Perhaps that helps some activate the felt sense. There must be so much more that is invisible to our sense of sight.
- Producer09/07/2017Can one learn to be creative?In the past few days, I have been drawn to a number of readings that focus on spirituality, creativity and the science behind both. Is the universe trying to tell me something, those who believe in the concept that we are can control what happens to...
Comments09/07/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI did find http://www.creativejeffrey.com/report103/index.php Report 103 interesting. I am open minded to swim in his ungodly.com site but I am cool with seeing life a bread and butter and acknowledge Baumgartner's originality. The last thing a rebel like me needs is to invest in another rebel - especially when I have begun to learn to be a socially good little boy.
I am open minded about religion also, for it has served a useful purpose in organizing civilization. For sure there has been a highly destructive use of religion which has not been a good thing but the essence of my walk here is about my creative rather than destructive response - so it is my focus here is creativity in the way I evolve in it, and certainly not creativity that may invoke the sleeping rebel more settled within me. As that great idiom expresses well "Let sleeping dogs lie" :-)
Comments06/07/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThank you for connecting Eduardo. I find this creative timeline of current and future technologies interesting because there are going to be many people who will not know these technologies. For many people they will see whatever is sold at the high-street level, but this graphic really brings home the incredible amount of accelerated change that is happening. It is truly astounding.
- 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!
- 25/06/2017A great person deserves no less: Prof Benoit MandelbrotRemembering the father of fractalsphys.org Benoit Mandelbrot, the mathematics professor at Yale who coined the word "fractal," passed away on October 14 at the age of 85. His death recalls the complicated history of his life's work -- the details of which, like fractals themselves, depend on...
- 25/06/2017Beautiful fractals help solve wiggly problemsphys.org When Harry Potter first went to Hogwarts, he caught his train from Kings Cross, platform...
Comments02/07/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThis is the first time I have head someone describe wiggly problems so I need to think more about what the author is saying here and how this can be applied.
I have heard of "wicked problems" and this is something that has begun to be applied in the world of strategy and is highlighted in thinking such as Anti-Fragile by Nicholas Taleb.
The first question this article places in my mind is What would make wiggly problems different to wicked problems?
HBR - Strategy as a Wicked Problem
Horst Rittel had defined wicked problems way back in 1973 and this is outlined in the link below also
In other words there is now an extensive body of work exploring wicked problems but I have not heard of wiggly problems before or how they differ from wicked problems.
- Producer01/07/2017A Metaphor for Bees and BuzzesSara Jacobovici mentioned repeatedly that she is an integrator and process-oriented. I find myself more complexity-oriented. Are the integrator and process-oriented miscible with each other, or are they on opposing poles? Are they like honey and...
Comments03/07/2017 #48 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#47 May be to see what quality of coffee your clients prefer. Does that give you any clue about them @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven. I am serious and the questions that pops up is can we link what people drink with what they want? If not, why then the common phrase "he isn't my cup of coffee"? A topic that may be is worthy of further investigation.02/07/2017 #46 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#45 I like comments that I just don't know what to respond to. This one of yours @Sara Jacobovici falls under this category.
I am thinking and thinking on your statement " I am thinking that the act or process of separating is necessary only when integration kicks in. If left on its own, separation becomes divisive and gets "allocated" out of the process". I am thinking now and I am waiting for an inspirational ideas to cloud my mind. This is a very thorough idea and I am thinking.02/07/2017 #45 Sara JacoboviciThanks for your last comment @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, much appreciated and very grateful for your mention of me in your buzz. As always, I am commenting after a few reads. Of course a comment can't do justice to the depth of your insight. I will make it easy on myself and use your concluding statement as my beginning. You write: "The more we understand complexity, the more we tie this complexity with adjustment of processes the more successful we shall be." The conscious awareness of what is taking place around us and its dynamic interaction with what is internally taking place is the active ingredient that will enable us to "understand", "adjust" and "succeed". Your buzz made me stop and think about the difference between separating and dividing. I am thinking that the act or process of separating is necessary only when integration kicks in. If left on its own, separation becomes divisive and gets "allocated" out of the process. Always, so much to think about and to take in. I will pause for now and look forward to our future exchanges.02/07/2017 #43 Sara Jacobovici#41 Thank you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. All I can say is that I get so caught up in your work and the discussions it inspires that I don't even realize that I am doing it until it is brought to my attention. Thank you for the many opportunities you provide for thought provoking exchanges.02/07/2017 #42 Sara Jacobovici#29 Love your comment @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I believe your thought process is an example of "diverging into the intricate complexity". As well I appreciate your added dimension into what I call the language of creative thinking, when you write, "Metaphor helps us ground complex thought and so I see metaphor as a way of converging to what we know in comparison."02/07/2017 #39 Sara Jacobovici#17 Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, I am beyond words. Here I am, enjoying my "process" of reading a Dr. Ali buzz, which means also scrolling down to read the discussion. I remember a line from @CityVP 🐝 Manjit's comment and then I see it quoted in your reply, tagging me to bring it to my attention. Then I move on to read @Deb 🐝 Helfrich's comment and ask her the question if what she had said in her last line of her comment could be considered a definition of "adaptation." Then I read in your reply to Deb's comment, your perspective of her comment incorporating the idea of adaptation. I just had to share this "process" that has taken place (and I am still not finished reading). I have to confess, I did have my coffee first before I started engaging.02/07/2017 #37 Sara Jacobovici#14 Hi @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. I just finished commenting on the directions of complexity and process so insightfully described by @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, saying that I imagined that the direction for either can change depending on the interaction in the moment. Then I read your experience of the directions as being opposite in nature to that described in Manjit's comment. I also want to highlight your last line, "I dwell in complexity in order to devise a new process that suits a specific niche." I wonder if that can be one definition of "adaptation"?02/07/2017 #36 Sara Jacobovici#13 Right on it @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! I had to read @CityVP 🐝 Manjit's line a few times as it, literally, "moved" me. This definitely makes sense, but my gut reaction is that the description, "With the complexity view one has to zoom outwards and in the process view one can zoom inwards"., reflects a snapshot of a moment in the dynamic interaction of us humans in the world. The reverse can occur as a result of another interaction. I don't imagine either to maintain one direction.01/07/2017 #33 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#29 I hope that Dr. @Vincenzo De Florio and Dr. @Milos Djukic would read your line "The actual science outlined in this buzz diverges into turning the coffee cup into a fractal. In the fractal we can look for patterns that is self-similar but in the metaphor we look for meaning that a metaphor may unpack for us". Fractal coffee in which we zoom in and out on hour coffee and see what we haven't seen before.01/07/2017 #32 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#30 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich- Astonishing mind and no wonder you extracted a huge wisdom "Decide to step into the magnificent capacity of all life on Earth or stay submerged in our current world of non-organic structures". SO eloquent and I shall be surprised if you don't expand on this great idea.01/07/2017 #30 Deb 🐝 Helfrich"an hour glass where we [...] are physically the meeting point in the middle between the vast cosmos and the vast quantum."
That is an astounding metaphor, especially in conjunction with "Converge and diverge at the level of the known is as narrow a parameter as operating in visible light"
We humans have done so much to structure our world, when we look historically. But we've achieved just a tiny fragment of the infinite that truly surrounds us.
For me, right now, it all hinges on the fulcrum of one decision:
Decide to step into the magnificent capacity of all life on Earth or stay submerged in our current world of non-organic structures.
As I've decided to shout: "I DEMAND A LIFE-CENTRIC WORLD"
Comments23/06/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 ManjitMy word Vincenzo! This resource extends to nearly 900 pages and that does not even include Steven Wolfram's notes, and the way it has been placed online is the best form of digital navigation I have seen, what a way for him to share his life's work. I am saving this link to my desktop, what a great reference source to have at one's finger tips. Marvelous !
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21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGY
INNOVATION & FUTURE
CEO : Complexity - Emergence - Opportunity
Hives mapped per Spectraneuron Release #57 -9th December 2017