- Producer20/11/2017How These 3 Top CEO’s Use Social Media To Build Their BrandImage: http://www.8dimensions.net/blog/single/7 Article: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-these-3-top-ceos-use-social-media-to-build-their_us_583cbe69e4b0bb2962f177c4by John White, MBAWhen it comes to social media most top...
- Producer20/11/2017Internal Customers are Just as Important as External Customers Internal Customer refers to the interactions between all the employees who support the company and those who work on the front line with “The Customer”.Companies know who their external customers are, every employee is taught to embrace this...
Comments20/11/2017 #1 Harley King@Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador. In some respects, internal customers are just as important as external customers. People need to work together as a team. If employees are not courteous and friendly with each other, it will ultimately have a negative impact on the external customers. If management does not treat the employees well, they will not treat the external customers with courtesy and respect. If managers want a great customers service culture, they need to treat the employees in the manner they want the employees to treat the customer. Excellent article.
- Producer20/11/2017Integrity gives you real freedom“Integrity gives you real freedom: You have nothing to fear because you have nothing to hide” ~ Adel De MeyerIf you don’t know Adel De Meyer yet, visit her website to learn more about the awesomeness about her, and start following her on all of her...
- Producer20/11/2017Can you really fall in love with a robot?Our company has just started to work with a new client who has developed a humanised robot, which they describe as a ‘social robot’. It is clear by my work to date with this company that advances in robotics and AI are starting to gain some real...
Comments21/11/2017 #15 Phil FriedmanWith all due respect, Geoff, when you say, "A new study has found that humans have the potential to emphasize with robots, even while knowing they do not have feelings ...", I think you (and possibly the researchers you cite) confuse "empathize" with "anthropomorphize". The current BS propagated by the Prophets (Profits?) of Artificial Intelligence plays on our willingness and ingrained tendency to anthropomorphize all manner of animate and inanimate objects in our world, from automobiles to boats to plants to cute little parlor tricks (like Siri and Alexa) that use voice recognition, synthesized speech, and algorithms to create the appearance of conversation. I knew a fellow once who "loved" his inflatable sex doll and said she was even better than a human companion because she didn't talk. Proving that we can grow to love just about anything as long as we keep our ability to self-delude active and strong. Cheers! https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/artificial-un-intelligence20/11/2017 #14 Deborah LevineThis is truly weird stuff @Geoff Hudson-Searle. what strikes me the most is the creation of these robots by men for men in Stepford Wives form. The issue isn't just the interpersonal dynamics with the robots but whether they could replace real women who nearly as obedient, submissive, or servant-like. And if not actually replace them, change the dynamics between men and women and the expectations, particularly of men, of women's role. I wonder what these robots would look like if they were all designed by women?20/11/2017 #13 Yogesh Sukal#12 @Geoff Hudson-Searle I have seen both movies, there are two ways to look upon it, if really humans got feeling for future AI's then thats a kind of evolution to us, Either we become so much subjective that even objective AI seems to be one of our kind or become to much objective that we dont care of any subjective experiences. As i mentioned in my following buzz
The important is morality for humans and certain regulations or rules for AI's.
Because if you see in the movies ex machina and her, how two AI's turned out to be, one with manipulative skills and one with love.
Really enjoyed this contemplative buzz.
cc : @David B. Grinberg @Deborah Levine @Susan 🐝 Botello @Phil Friedman20/11/2017 #9 Geoff Hudson-Searle#4 I am smiling @Lisa Vanderburg absolutely, AI/deep leaning and IoT applications with any robot = intelligent learning and connectivity. The humanized robot that my client has built has operated with 20,000 people it can sense your mood, humor and even ask you difficult questions. As i said to @Brian McKenzie people are using and not using dating sites, people feel lonely from dating sites and their interactions, then we feel unhappy, lonely, isolated and anti-social, next best choice is Samatha the ios operating system.be careful what you wish for indeed, for society to seek Sam or Samatha we become very sad individuals in deed and i do not feel we are too far away. Thank you for your wonderful comments, very thought provoking indeed! :-)20/11/2017 #8 Geoff Hudson-Searle#3 - agree with you @Brian McKenzie watching HER left quite an impression on me, one that made me write this blog. The fact that technology is making us humans anti-social, lonely and isolated is also a true fact, i can see Samanthas everywhere at one point, but like you its going to be much fun watching the chaos or should i say madness? :-)20/11/2017 #7 Geoff Hudson-Searle#2 Thank you @Randall Burns for your openess and honesty. I understand your skeptism this was me 6 months ago, but working with the technologists and a humanized robot, makes you realise that this falacy is not the future, its now. I agree across the media the AI/deepleaning and IoT hype is quite immence and going by Cisco's latest report its clear only 1 in 4 will succeed. These facts do make you think, more than you can believe. :-)20/11/2017 #4 Lisa VanderburgFascinating buzz @Geoff Hudson-Searle, and terrifying! The trouble with AI is the second letter, meaning (in theory) it'll learn. Who will it learn from? Us. That's fine is one's 'beyond reproach' but now for the rest of us, I suspect. It's crazy that people have to use dating sites at 7.6 billion, but maybe we're just no longer happy with ourselves? Maybe bots are what most want, but it's a 'be careful what you wish for' kinda thing.
Totally enjoyed the read though; I remember feeling sorry for the bot in Bladerunner - the one that found out she wasn't human.20/11/2017 #2 Randall BurnsInteresting read @Geoff Hudson-Searle but I am skeptical as to the time frame that you discuss. @Phil Friedman posted an article almost a week ago, https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/artificial-un-intelligence along these lines but from a very different perspective. granted it's ALL conjecture at this point but it does make one think...
- Producer20/11/2017American Grammar Checkup: Issues with Gender-Neutral PronounsYears ago, I remember talking with a friend who was (and still is) deep into technology. I admired her ability to keep up with it, because technology moves so quickly, and I also remember mentioning something about being happy to work with a topic...
Comments21/11/2017 #3 Nicole Chardenet"They" and "Them" does seem weird when talking about one person. The whole gender pronoun thing is fraught with more meaning than it should be. I was out with two friends last week, one of them had a gender-fluid child (actually 'they' are grown and married, but my friend can't call them 'my daughter' anymore so...) We disagreed on the whole gender pronoun thing, mostly because my stance is that there should be one third set of pronouns to rule them all (them's that aren't male or female anyway) and the fairly extremist SJWs of the gender-fluid set (oh there I go sounding a bit like B.M. :) ) insist on a different set of pronouns for every label they come up with for themselves. My feeling is that a compromise is a third set of pronouns and my friend, wanting to support her child, goes with the multiple pronouns. Although she herself struggled with trying to be gender-neutral a few years ago when she tried to refer to her child as 'zie', one of the earliest gender-neutral pronouns to be invented. Now she has it easier with 'they' and 'them', as did I, although I struggled to refer to the young person as 'they' and 'them', I kept slipping up and using female pronouns because the last time I saw the person, well...she was a cute little teenage girl :) So she's still female in my head even though I try to make this accommodation for her mother (the party in question lives in the States now and I haven't seen them for many years).
Your suggestions are spot-on and I think i will share these on Facebook and solicit comments from the mother of the Person Formerly Known As Female :) OTOH, I don't know that they would work too well for a document of any real length! Well, we as a society will work it out one of these days :)20/11/2017 #2 Ken BoddieGuilty as charged, Susan. Ever since I attended a gender bias presentation at work I must admit to having overused ‘he/she’ without realising it could be ‘clunky’. Now I’ll attempt to use ‘they’ more often. I just hope ‘they’ aren’t the same ‘they’ who sent me to the zoo the other day. ‘They’ only had one animal ..... a dog. It was a shitzu. 😂
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- Producer20/11/2017What was, is and might be!Times we live in today with so called modern connectivity challenges us in every step to conform and yet can completely make us feel alienated in the non conforming ... Many of us are feeling the pinch a jab of what reality is turning out to...
Comments20/11/2017 #10 Mohammed A. JawadPerhaps, when we unveil our identities step by step we all become cautious for every step to be taken. In remaining obscure, we hold fleeting thoughts and lives, and forget and refresh ourselves by the dawn and dusk in this very digital, global village. Somehow, social media keeps our sinews soaring and we cherish dual states, that is, virtual and real worlds in disproportionate manner.20/11/2017 #6 Joel AndersonSmooth is fast. When we take the time to open our eyes to truly see, open our ears to hear, and open our minds to think beyond the moment we just might be getting somewhere. Far too often we allow the speed of things to cloud or hide the interwoven nature of things. The interactions, the inter-dependencies, the connections, the story's, the things we take for granted and yes, even the steps yet to come. May be a stretch but your writing made me think of humanity. We just may be like the Aspen tree(s). Where the roots are connected and interwoven and on the surface appear to be individual entities when in reality, they are one community. Maybe in our cosmic sense we can slow down and understand the essence of smooth. @Savvy Raj Keep making a difference: one person, one step at a time.20/11/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDear @Savvy Raj- every quote in your outstanding buzz is a concentrated drop of honey. I salute you for putting many quotes in such a coherent manner. I enjoyed immensely your buzz and the great thoughts embedded in it. Shared proudly
I thank you for my mention. I am truly privileged
- Producer20/11/2017Are You Closing Potential Career Doors Without Realising Why?Are You Closing Potential Career Doors Without Realising Why?Social media has changed how we do business. Via social media we can build our brands, sell our products or our services, in ways that were not available or even conceivable, only a few...
- Producer20/11/2017Why Transcription Employment Will Not Go Out of TrendIf the word transcriptionist makes you think of people that quickly type doctors’ records, you only know about a small portion of the field. Transcription employment includes a diverse group of services such as medical, legal, business, educational,...
- Producer19/11/2017Excessive Long Lunch BreaksIt’s factual that employees are assets of an organization, and when they work hard and capably they ought to be appreciated and rewarded. However, when it comes to employees’ stance, they need to adhere to company’s rules and regulations.Well, what...
Comments19/11/2017 #1 Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand MarketerWorkplace moral is so important, the problem also exists when people work in different departments they unfortunately don’t understand anything about the others roles and responsibilities.
They should actually be asked to work in other departments so they can understand...
- Producer18/11/2017Hashtag, MeToo! A Letter To My Former BossImage Source: https://www.dreamstime.comI was so excited when I accepted the position you offered me. You 'appeared' to be professional and quite friendly, that is, until you began to show your true colors.I'm guessing that your own job title (THE...
Comments19/11/2017 #17 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI don't understand how few men degrade themselves to this level. If they can not manage their "hands" touching others how they could even manage themselves?!!!
You went through a hard experience @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher View moreI don't understand how few men degrade themselves to this level. If they can not manage their "hands" touching others how they could even manage themselves?!!!
You went through a hard experience @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher and emerged as victorious. Only if the battle was with a worthy man Close19/11/2017 #13 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#10 Hi @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, don't feel sad (easy to say eh?) But, honestly, I'm not sad anymore. I think a bit angry that I never told anyone and held it in for so long. I'm just happy that it wasn't worse, it sure could have been, considering all the stories we hear. Even with the 18 year old that pinned me down.. he weighed like 200 lbs, all muscle and was about 6'1. I was scared shitless when that happened. Thank God for my good male friend who hid in the bushes that night.19/11/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#9 David B. Grinberg, thank you for your input, you made a lot of valid points. I want to believe that if this had happened to me today, I would have reported him. Amazing what fear can do- I think many women feel in a situation like mine, that they can deal with it. Also, I truly believe that many women feel others won't believe them. In the case of my ex-boss,he was very good friends with the Director of Human Resources.
David, than you for being such a strong voice for women and others, you are a champion my friend.19/11/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#7 I think women are finally feeling they can speak out loud. I think there are many, many women who were touched inappropriately or worse and kept it in like I did. I really am over it, I just get a bit angry when I think of the 'shoulda, woulda, could'ves ' Thanks for your kind response @Debasish Majumder!18/11/2017 #9 David B. GrinbergLisa, I commend you for writing so eloquently about such a personal and daunting experience. Speaking out about sexual harassment is critically important to raising awareness and revealing the colossal extent of this inexcusably persistent problem, which has too often been swept under the rug by harassers and their cowardly cohorts. That's why I strongly encourage all men to likewise speak out and take a public stand against sexual harassment, which is never permissible in the workplace or any place.
More men need to let harassers know that their sordid behavior towards women is never acceptable -- period! Moreover, harassers need to know there will be harsh repercussions for the outrageous and reprehensible actions. Further, I think sexual harassers need to be called out by name and publicly shamed by women and men alike -- in addition to facing the full extent of the law for their illegal conduct. Thanks again for sharing your story. This brutish behavior must end ASAP.18/11/2017 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#4 Brutal brains, I like that term @Mohammed A. Jawad. Yes, women do need empowered. So many are abused in much more extreme ways, it's horrible to even hear of. When they report their abuse, the system needs to treat them as victims not liars (which happens in a lot of cases). If they are lying, it will come out in a court of law, until then, they are the victim. It's rare a woman would report false sexual abuse or harassment because they have to then share what happened to strangers (as in the law, a jury, lawyers and even health care). They feel violated all over again.18/11/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#1 Exactly, it is never okay for a man to touch or grope a woman. I'm glad you were able to nip what happened before he thought it was okay to touch more. And, I'm glad he understood your gesture & you are both still friends :) I wish my Ex Boss would have apologized instead of getting his ego so bruised because he then took it out on me in a passive aggressive manner. I loved what I did, hated him back then.18/11/2017 #1 Lupita 🐝 ReyesSpot on @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher!!
“It’s never okay for a man to touch you without your permission” yes!!! And not only in the workplace, but in any other place and any other kind of relationship! Once I was talking with a good friend in a coffe shop and he was so enthusiastic ystarted touching my knee with some “familiarity”. Then, after a minute or two, I touched his fingers that, by the way we’re very close to my shoulders, (we were sitting in a booth) and he was surprised!!! I just asked him: Are they real? While I was staring at my knee, then his fingers and then his eyes. He didn’t do that again. And yes, we’re still friends! Thank you Lisa!!
- Producer18/11/2017True Confessions: A Chef's Guilty PleasuresRandall Burns inspired this post with his "Love Mussel" post. I shared it around. Many people told me, "Yeah, well, you guys are trained chefs! You always eat fancy-pants stuff."No, we don't, although I do feel slightly hypocritical saying that. ...
Comments20/11/2017 #17 Wayne Yoshida#13 #15 Great set of confessions @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. I will have to read @Randall Burns story.
Regarding the fear of what a chef will think, here is a story one of my uncles told us. He was the executive chef for all the Disney properties, and started with Walt when Disneyland opened all the way to the EPCOT era, Disneyland France and Tokyo.
He would go to award dinners all over the place. He had a trophy case filled with some amazing victories. He told us about what they served at these banquets, and he said he could tell they served canned green (string) beans. . . and went on and on about that. But at the end, he said that he liked canned green beans, because of their saltiness and texture. Funny.19/11/2017 #15 Randall Burns#13 HaHa! That's ok @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian Everyone who knows me calls me that. It is funny dealing with other people's anxiety when they're cooking for me, (or any other Chef), and what I tell them is,
"Don't worry, I'll eat ANYTHING, and I'm just glad and appreciative that someone else is doing the cooking"
I think most Chefs/Cooks feel this way.19/11/2017 #14 Nicole ChardenetLOL! Love this. You are an eeeeevil man for your porn addiction, Paul. At least as far as your heart is concerned :)
Coming from a French family where I was introduced to escargots at age five or six and since coming to eat anything that doesn't move fast enough (that'll learn ya, Jimmy Hoffa!) I also have these guilty addictions, although in recent years as I've become more weight-conscious some of them I just don't indulge anymore. But yeah, I still occasionally long for KFC or McDoggie's. Although, I'm actually so old I remember when McD's wasn't the cardiovascular reign of terror it is today, so if they could go back to menu offerings from the early days - a simple cheesburger, 'small' fries that's actually a small order, and a chocolate shake, I might indulge there. I've eaten only once at a Mackey D's in the last 10 years, and that was when I was on the road and desperate.
We had a professional chef in the family - Pierre Franey, 'the 60-minute gourmet' who also helped me develop a more sophisticated palate growing up than my peers in Florida and Ohio had. When he still maintained a friendship with Craig Claiborne, the then-NY Times food critic, we used to have great meals at Craig's house, too. unfortunately the latter descended into alcoholism and ill health and turned away from many of his friends. Before that happened, the two of them would get together all the time in Craig's kitchen and invent all new dishes. True masters!
As for me, the next time i'm in Montreal, I want to try an Escargots Pizza!19/11/2017 #13 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#6 I'm with you there, Randy Randy. (That's your new nickname BTW) But you must admit, we can put out stuff that others find complicated but actually takes us little effort.
Example: I'm heading to my son's for dinner tonight. His girlfriend is stressed out. I think she's worried that the meal won't meet "chefs' standards." That's funny to me.
Even in culinary school, after the Pastry course, a class graduation dinner at the school's dining room. The Professional Cooking side of the school was stressed out over serving a "Bunch of prissy Pastry Chefs."19/11/2017 #9 Cyndi wilkinsOkay...I've been know to pop into MacDonald's while on a long drive...they are convenient and everywhere;..But I draw the line at the steamed hot dog at Costco...My stomach just churned thinking about what's in those things:-(
But whatever it is that you enjoy @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian...never deny yourself a little indulgence...Man cannot live on 'air pockets' alone;-)19/11/2017 #6 Randall BurnsI've been dying to get to this post all day@Paul "Pablo" Croubalian but been busy at work. great post! Thank you for the plug and mention and I knew that a fellow Culinarian would understand that post. "Fancy" food? Really no such thing, there's expensive, exotic, rare ingredients, there's high end environments with expensive china, crystal, silver and wait staff with "an attitude" BUT if the food sucks, what's the point. You can have the "fanciest" nicest looking, beautiful work of art on a plate BUT if it is not produced WELL it is not worth the salt wasted on it. Now you could have the simplest most humblest dish but prepared with the best ingredients and impeccable techniques and taste, that dish is worth it's weight in gold. An example is the mussel dish from my article, very simple, humble, common ingredients, nothing "fancy" about it, BUT when you taste it... (no words to describe).
Chefs/Cooks will eat anything and everything, especially when working, BUT our palates are very discerning and particular, I love grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches dipped into beef stew. (Made on baguette with extra sharp Canadian Cheddar, vine ripened tomato, fresh cracked black pepper, sea salt. Beef stew made with a Cabernet or Pinot Noir, Not that salted piss they call "cooking wine"). I've been known to eat fast food as well, I do LOVE Pizza!
- 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...
Comments20/11/2017 #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. Close19/11/2017 #36 Edward Lewellen@Gert Scholtz, I present regularly on the human mind and what I share is that we need Certainty to fulfill the stable part of ourselves, our Core Identity, the person we are when we strip away all the roles we play. We need Uncertainty for the constantly changing roles we play outside our Core Identity.
Our roles thrive on Uncertainty because they are fluid. Yet, most people try to treat their roles as if they are stable and permanent. As soon as they believe a role to be stable, it changes. This, I believe, is the reason so many people can't find happiness and satisfaction; they are trying to fulfill roles that are constantly changing, instead of their Core Identity, which they have lost in the roles they play.
- Producer18/11/2017Learning from our ExperienceFrom babies to old age, life is a continual choice. One choice after another every day.With each choice is an experience of life.With each choice and experience, we create the opportunity to be conscious, learn, adapt and change moment by moment,...
Comments18/11/2017 #13 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee#5 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee thank you for engaging. I agree with you it is not just about having information available but doing something with it to make a difference to our lives and others. There is so much information out there - how do we engage with that information to make a difference to our lives.18/11/2017 #11 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Mohammed A. Jawad #3 - loved your comment about righteous living. I wateched a video this morning about being aware enough to notice what is going on around us, and then energised enough to take care and do something about it if something needs doing- righteous living. Thanks for your interest.18/11/2017 #8 Yogesh SukalLearning is never ending autocyclic process but one has to stop and rethink the direction of learning,
As life itself is library within a library
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@yogesh-sukal/the-life-library-within-a-library View moreLearning is never ending autocyclic process but one has to stop and rethink the direction of learning,
As life itself is library within a library
Hope you like it :) Close18/11/2017 #7 Lisa VanderburgIt is indeed perfect for fractals forever, serene @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee! Loved the buzz...it has a calming lilt to it that is most soothing for my life; watch, wait, react. That's what I do, but you help me to think I can do it from better place; thank you!18/11/2017 #5 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee"If we choose to engage and learn from our experience, we create opportunities for rich learning that can make a difference to our lives and the lives of others at any age".
Great message. Rich learning by livjing our experiences fully with our senses and brains.
It is not only the availavbility of information; it is also living the experience of ennoying it. Thank you @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee.
- Producer17/11/2017Not again!Some actions do piss us off. How it happens that there are things that we like and those that we hate? Besides, different people like different activities. And that is a great issue preventing most of the people from finding their true purpose. If...
Comments18/11/2017 #7 Geoff Hudson-SearleInteresting read @Andrew 🐝 Goldman I guess its true to say at different times of our lives we will need and want different types of relationships. Neither is better or worse than the other, it is all a personal decision and one that you will feel guided to as long as you are following your heart. our childhoods taught us to value love; but our institutions, cities, and technology have taught us to fear commitment and put choice first. We are trapped in a self-perpetuating cycle of emotional distance with each other. Most of us really want love at some point, but our actions are at war with this desire. We maintain emotional distance because we fear commitment and rejection, not because that is our true self. We replace the feeling of true intimacy with short term flings, long term noncommittal hook-ups, and sex. We comfort ourselves knowing at least we’re not feeling the stinging pain of a broken heart, at least we don’t have to deal with real emotions. My belief is that we have trapped ourselves in a cycle that we are all complicit within.18/11/2017 #6 Renée 🐝 CormierI always say the most important relationship you have is the one you have with yourself. Happiness is a choice to allow yourself to feel good, no matter where you are. It does not reside in any other place. People think that if they could do or have certain things, then they would be happy, but it doesn't work that way at all. What is happening around you is a direct reflection of your dominant emotion. Think about it. Miserable people are continually bombarded by miserable circumstances. They aren't unlucky. They are unwittingly creating their reality. Likewise, people with positive things happening in their lives are receiving those things because their general mood is positive. Guard your happiness. Eliminate negative talk and negative people from your life, choose better feeling thoughts and be conscious of your mood and emotions in every moment. I challenge those who read this to practice this for 30 days and see what changes happen around you. Check out Abraham Hicks videos: https://youtu.be/4Wv8W1HEKmA
- Producer17/11/2017The Saga of Cracks, La saga de las grietasLook painful? It is. I’d been sick for weeks. After I crawled out of that abyss, I regained confidence. Too much, I’d say. Remember that glorious feeling you get when the dimness of sickness leaves your body? I remember it, but it no longer...
Comments17/11/2017 #2 Mohammed A. JawadAh, what a painful past and still @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee you surpassed saddening situations with all courage. With such a show of mettle even sickness and hardships escape from a persevering soul like you. May the Lord of the humankind bless you with good health!
- Producer17/11/2017Happy customers?What we can do with nervous customers that affect the life's work of our employees?It is important to have happy customers but some people are difficult to extract from the shell of their anger.They come unhappy or are such preoccupied of their...
Comments18/11/2017 #1 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven@Birnoveanu Irina Great Buzz. I have also learned not to push hard on prospects. For example, "Less is More." I would rather have more loyal customers buying products with at a lower profit, than push hard and make a sale and make a large profit, but never see that customer again. If I lose that relationship, I am now in the hardest part of my entire part of business, "Getting Leads."
I made this mistake years ago when I sold vacuums. I sold these for about 6 months. I noticed that the customers who I pushed hard to buy the product never called me again. Yet, the ones who I helped, truly help solved a problem, and even gave them a better price up front, became a returning customer. Sure I lost a big commission on the initial sale, but I made it up as they later would call me back for for vacuum materials when needed.
- Producer17/11/2017Moments — startups are not just for Ys and Zs anymore."What's really bothering you?""Don't get me started — not taking advice and living in a fantasyland are the 2 that immediately come to mind.""Sounds like that other startup we were dealing with a while ago." "Yeah — it's the 'I'm the entrepreneur...
Comments17/11/2017 #8 Jerry FletcherGraham, The fact that experience can make a difference as you and @Phil Friedman point out is never more prevalent than when the new organization begins to seek funding. The order in which folks I know in the investing arena read a business plan is 1. Title page (your positioning statement should be there) 2. CVs of the company's officers, 3. Overview and then the rest. In my experience 80% of the decisions to fund are made on those few pages. Experience, market knowledge and proven capabilities count more than just about anything else.17/11/2017 #7 Mohammed A. JawadIt's nasty when egoistic entrepreneurs who by their infant ideas coupled with measurable monies think that they can march forth, capture markets and pocket profits. But, without censure and counsel, they decide and demand campaigns from consultants and simply ignore their wise strategies.17/11/2017 #5 Phil FriedmanI am sympathetic, @Graham🐝 Edwardss, to what you're saying here. My trademark tagline for two decades has been, "... because experience always matters."
I strongly believe in the truth of that because I've found that half the battle is knowing what NOT to do. Only experience can train you to recognize potential paths of action that will ultimately lead nowhere or to a dead end -- thereby enabling you to avoid wasting valuable and limited resources pursuing those paths.
Another verity which I cite often -- for example, in my book "Ten Golden Rules for Successful New Build Projects" is that much of the time solid experience trumps "creative brilliance" when the goal is to produce a product or run a profitable business.
Good piece. Solid advice. Cheers!17/11/2017 #1 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianNIce. I'm living proof that fifty-somethings can function in a start-up environment. I actually have another in the works and my wife thinks I've gone off the deep end.
I do not believe I know everything! I know a lot of stuff a lot, and a lot of other stuff a little. Luckily, I have a varied advisor group and a wide selection of experts as myTweetPack members who aren't shy about sharing their wish lists, thoughts, and suggestions.
- Producer15/11/2017Going Southern - Regional DiversityWe often think of diversity as race, ethnicity, gender, and religion. Sometimes we add generational diversity, but rarely do add our diverse geography. Yet, our regional differences account for much of the controversies, culture clashes, and...
Comments17/11/2017 #19 Deborah Levine#17 Yes, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher our history is full of immigrant stories that need to be told and retold. I didn't know about the Finnish contribution in Ohio - amazing. I wonder where the laborers went when they left Ashtabula. Wouldn't it be amazing if we could track down some of their descendants!17/11/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI love how descriptive your video is @Deborah Levine. Enjoyed learning of your own journey from Bermuda to the South and why you chose that region. I grew up in Ashtabula, Ohio, a large port City long ago. We had many Finnish and Italian settlers who lived among each other within neighborhoods.
"As early as 1872 one of the Finnish section gangs had been at work in Ashtabula Harbor laying track for the Ashtabula, Youngstown, and Pittsburgh Railroad.6 This labor crew was composed of twenty-five men and a female cook; among their number were Andrew Bloom and Kalle Kotka. The latter, a lad of about twenty, was killed by a train in the gravel pit of the A. Y. & P. Railroad on November 8, 1872, and thus became the first Finn to find his final resting place in Ashtabula.7 The Finnish laborers remained in the Harbor for only a short time but their presence did evoke the following comment from the Ashtabula Telegraph:" - http://www.genealogia.fi/emi/art/article222e.htm Interesting article!
Thank you for sharing this, I will now share it with others :)17/11/2017 #16 Brook Massey#11 @Deborah Levine, in general, I do believe that the two cultures are distinct. Genetically, many Appalachian folk are of poor Scottish or Ulster-Scot descent. Historically, in the Civil War, obviously, most southern residents sided with the south. While, most Appalachian residents sided with the north: West Virginia splitting from Virginia and NE Tennessee trying to breakaway from Tennessee.16/11/2017 #12 Deborah Levine#10 Yes, @David B. Grinberg, today's overlap of demographics, history, and geography is a vital part of understanding what is happening not only in a region but in national shifts both culturally and politically. I make the combination and confluence a basic element of my diversity training. How can I not?16/11/2017 #11 Deborah LevineThanks for the feedback @Brook Massey#9 Appalachian culture is indeed one-of-a-kind. I write about that more in the book, Going Southern. Years ago, when I was studying Appalachia in my urban planning masters, there was a claim that Appalachians are distinct not only in their culture but are a distinct DNA group. Would you agree?16/11/2017 #10 David B. GrinbergNice blogging buzz, Deborah. I also like the video. I think geographic diversity overlaps with demographic diversity, a phenomenon dating back to the Civil War. However, this has become more pronounced today with Hispanics/Latinos and Asians being the fastest growing populations in the USA. In fact, any one group could largely be concentrated in a specific region. Thus, your thesis makes perfect sense!16/11/2017 #9 Brook Massey@Deborah Levine, most of my life has been spent in the hills of Kentucky. I did live a while in Alabama, though. The Appalachian culture of much of Kentucky, is a little different from Southern. You describe our Alabama experience perfectly. Appalachia is a less genteel, a little rougher. People talk fast and move slow.15/11/2017 #1 Harvey LloydWow, can i say wow. For a "come here" as i have heard the label stated in southern states, meaning you ain't from here, with politeness, you really hit some highlights of southern culture. Southern Pride is something that is evolving but hasn't gone anywhere. We take God and country very seriously, not always correctly but very seriously. I added the read to the list. Thanks.
Ps. i would have loved to have seen the group when you played the music.
- Producer15/11/2017Without Some Method, Any Creative Process Is, Sadly, Only Madness.I’m always busy. If I’m not busy doing work for my clients I’m busy marketing my business. It’s like a cyclone or hurricane that has been swirling around me since the early 1970s.I’ve been in this hurricane for so long that I truly believe I would...
Comments17/11/2017 #11 Cyndi wilkins"Everybody needs some sort of method or structure to work within. Not having this structure will invariably reduce the chances of actually getting anything done."
If you could read my mind love...what a tale my thoughts would tell;-)
Great piece @Jim Murray...A very succinct recipe for layering the groundwork in the creative process. One ingredient at a time...16/11/2017 #7 Randall BurnsGreat post @Jim Murray, very helpful. I'm working on something now and will consciously apply these tips. I understand the "compartmentalization", I find it useful for when I have a variety of ideas which I keep in a "vault" on my desktop, working and adding to them as the thoughts come to me although when I have something in the "forefront", like the one I mentioned I will work on that from start to finish.
Insightful and helpful contribution, Thanks.15/11/2017 #2 Kevin PashukThanks for the cultural reference of the musician who cannot be named... I cut my musical teeth on Gordon's work, and modeled my guitar playing after the wonderful finger-picking and chord patterns of his songs. He was actually the first professional musician I ever saw in concert, in the intimate gymnasium of Dryden High School, in North Western Ontario. I still play his tunes, including the epic Canadian Railroad Trilogy. Now that's compartmentalization at work...
- ProducerLeading Revolutionary ChangeFor the rest of us to profit, we need the leadership of “greater fools.” Most people spend their life trying not to be the greater fool. The greater fool is someone with the perfect blend of self-delusion and ego to think that he can succeed...
Comments16/11/2017 #2 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand AmbassadorWOW: LEADING CHANGE HERE AT APICS: We sincerely hope you will join our Savannah Chapter membership, and you can do so via à http://www.apics.org/apics-for-individuals/membership-application/welcome View moreWOW: LEADING CHANGE HERE AT APICS: We sincerely hope you will join our Savannah Chapter membership, and you can do so via à http://www.apics.org/apics-for-individuals/membership-application/welcome. And, APICS Memberships are FREE for students. Close16/11/2017 #1 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand AmbassadorLEADING CHANGE HERE AT APICS: We sincerely hope you will join our Savannah Chapter membership, and you can do so via à http://www.apics.org/apics-for-individuals/membership-application/welcome View moreLEADING CHANGE HERE AT APICS: We sincerely hope you will join our Savannah Chapter membership, and you can do so via à http://www.apics.org/apics-for-individuals/membership-application/welcome. And, APICS Memberships are FREE for students. Close
- Producer15/11/2017What about the girls who can't say no?Twenty years ago, my mother told me that men were going to have their comeuppance for all the rotten things they have been doing to women since God made little green apples. It turns out that my mother was not only a man hater but also a heck of...
Comments20/11/2017 #65 Brian McKenzieGee, take the shaming language out of that, and I get two incomplete sentences and 3 errant clauses. WTF would men ever be convinced to come back to that? Save that trype for the MRA Basement dwellers that believe y'all can change and are worth coming back to. #MGTOW is not about rebuilding the 1950's Leave it to Beaver BS - THAT is pure Trad-Con cuckery.
P.S. I am staring at 50, been mobilized for International American shit shows 9 times and have never married. I well know the stench and stain of what makes the world go around. I already covered my Vasectomy, and I continue to recommend it to men across the globe, I even help coordinate the med travel trips to help them get it done.
We're unplugging from the game, and training the generations behind us to do the same.19/11/2017 #63 Nicole ChardenetHey folks, one of the best and longest-running discussions on Quora is "What's something that sucks about being a man?" Lots and lots of good discussion by both men and women about men's rights, without a lot of misogynist or misandrist hysterics. Check it out! https://www.quora.com/Whats-something-that-sucks-about-being-a-man19/11/2017 #62 Nicole Chardenet#58 My sentiments entirely, Lisa! I refuse to dehumanize @Brian McKenzie the way he dehumanizes women. I refuse to not show him some sympathy just because it annoys him to not annoy me ;) And I will keep reminding you, Brian, as long as you keep coming back for more, that you have the power to reclaim your manhood any time you like. But it won't be easy and you can't do it without help. You're surely not going to find your stones in the any of the 'men's rights' groups or especially the, as someone already pointed out, the self-castrating MGTOW culture. Sounds like feminists here aren't willing to fight with you because they see you for the angry, confused, utterly (self) defeated manchild you are. I've said for a year now that women 'pwn' you, and we do...which is why you hide away in Nowhereisztan where the men are just as clearly pwned by women and their inability to control their thoughts about women as you.
In the end, you are *no better* than the extremist feminists you understandably loathe. Bitch, moan, whine complain all you want about how unfairly they treat men, but *you're* the one who ran off to your *own little 'safe space' where you never need be challenged by a woman again. Just one more commonality you share with your damaged sisters.19/11/2017 #61 Brian McKenzieIf you think having no contact or minimal contact with women - a full risk mitigation of their intrusion into men's life is 'rape' - you need serious counseling.
As for the Feminists ans SJWs inviting violence, assault, rape and murder into their lives with open excitement - look no further than post 2011 Sweden.
Evidence, Performance, Precedence and Forecasting - marriage / kids / dating / interaction with women is not worth the ROI vs ROE cost benefit analysis. Remember, y'all started the bicycle/fish rant, #MGTOW agrees: No MEN for you - but feel to gorge on the all you can get buffet of thugs, criminals, murders and f*ckboys. And know, we are no longer rescuing "Princesses".
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@brian-mckenzie/why-men-are-leaving-what-is-sharp-mgtow18/11/2017 #59 Lisa Vanderburg#57 well...I'm shamed! I asked earlier about the reply button? I can see mine didn't do it either :)
Sir; you are forever welcome and I am forever grateful for you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View more#57 well...I'm shamed! I asked earlier about the reply button? I can see mine didn't do it either :)
Sir; you are forever welcome and I am forever grateful for you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...you bring us all hope! Close18/11/2017 #58 Lisa Vanderburg#45 #53 Can you not see @Brian McKenzie that your comment 45 endorses rape? Tsk. That's gotta swing both ways.
I have not 'unfriended' you, nor will I. I know enough by now to see how entrenched you are in your position, and I feel sorry for you. BTW: I've had one death-threat already, so you don't 'scare' me. I'm curious as to why you bother to show up at all on other's buzz' just to re-hammer your ideals? I would expect a child to do that; not a grown man. You have not offered any explanation or even argument for you're extreme position, even though you have been asked with courtesy and empathy. I think you want to be heard; you want to be understood because you are in pain. I have no desire to 'shame' you. You will be welcomed if you PM me. And take up gardening....it's cathartic.18/11/2017 #56 Lisa Vanderburg#50 #51 You got some serious stones..allow me to polish them for you, darlin' @Nicole Chardenet! Yes to EVERYTHING you said, and with civility, grace and empathy! I have to admit I no longer even know if I'm radical, feminist, liberalist, any ist really? I'm a tad busy caring for my poor hubby's needs with 18 years of Parkinson's. Still, I DID marry him for his money; he bet me £40 then that I wouldn't :) What I did for that 40.................
Apologies to @Renée 🐝 Cormier for using her platform, but this business with @Brian McKenzie has to come out.18/11/2017 #52 Nicole ChardenetGreat debate here, folks. I would like to note that on Quora there are a *lot* of great discussions about gender relations, feminism, etc., participated in by men who have a far more rational and less emotional reaction than the angry MGTOWs et al. It's also peopled by women like myself sympathetic to their very real grievances. It's MGTOW without the hysterics and hostility. Check them out!18/11/2017 #51 Nicole Chardenet#45 Agreed, Brian. And I've had my trip to the vet too..when I was 39, a birthday gift to myself. There IS too much overgeneralization on both sides - in fact, I called a feminist friend on it the other night when she referred to men in general as 'the rapists'. It's one of the many gripes I have with certain branches of feminism that have never evolved and who have come to enshrine permanent victimhood for women. I don't identify with weakness and powerlessness the way they do. My own feminism is a bit too muscular for many.
One of the reasons why I've been more patient with you than I might customarily is because I see too much of my former self in you. I used to be angry, hostile, blamed everyone else for my problems and came to consciously recognize that I had come to hate men in general. But...I've gotten better, and I think turning fifty has had something to do with it...and also getting into Buddhism, mindfulness and meditation. I also do a lot more research on neuroscience, gender relations, relationships, emotions, etc. to better understand both men and women and be less judgmental. So, if I can do it, you can do it, although you will probably have a longer and harder path because you've alluded to a quite unhappy childhood that I didn't have. But I want to encourage you to stop generalizing like all those damn misandrist (misangrist? I typed that by mistake, corrected it, then wondered if it was maybe right the first way LOL) feminists. They've got their heads up their asses just as much as you and the MGTOWS ;)18/11/2017 #50 Nicole Chardenet#43 Lisa, I too understand the appeal of @Brian McKenzie's MGTOW movement, and I agree with your assessments that it's mostly angry, damaged men who have given up trying to deal with women...and they have some quite legitimate gripes and complaints, along with the other haters in the Red Pill groups, the MRAs, etc. Women are forever bleating on about how we want men to discuss their feelings, and then when we hear what we don't like...we slap them down over and over again and shut them up with accusations of being misogynist pigs. Then a whole whack of women vote for a self-confessed pussy-grabber and THEN wonder why the Harvey Weinsteins and Bill Cosbys of the world think misogyny and male entitlement is okay. And we wonder where the angry ragebabies come from. Well, some of them are decent men who gave in to the hopelessness, like Brian, and go to their own forums to lick their wounds and completely ignore the ocean of information about women that would teach them how to get along with women better and to see things a bit more from their perspective...but women will have to do the same, and that means not reacting like hissing cats every time they hear a *legitimate* criticism of women, feminism, and the selective victimhood of too many feminists.
The Left in general wouldn't listen to some of the more reasoned voices on the Right on a number of different issues - gender, sexuality, race, immigration, and of course those problematic Muslims - so now the conversation has emerged on *their* terms...twisted, ugly, blind, and exactly what the Left ordered.18/11/2017 #46 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#34 thank you @Lisa Vanderburg. I may have a "twisted" view on this issue raised by @Renée 🐝 Cormier.
I believe in the freedom of choice. We are all have sexual desires. I experienced those desires in my life. I always made a point. If zI have the choice to ask the girl had the free choice of saying no. Never again ask the same girl.
If we don't respect the choice of assking and of being turned down then we respect nothing.
- Producer15/11/2017The Judgement Boomerang.The Judgement Boomerang.The Judgement Boomerang is a great term which Amanda Ray uses rather aptly - and she is absolutely right.I have certainly noticed how it works and you may have too.This is what I have found:1) Lets say you are driving down...
Comments15/11/2017 #2 Deidré Wallace#1 Kevin Baker: Thank you for your complimentary comments. Much appreciated as always. And yes, you are so right - "This happens constantly to everyone, aware of it or not." This is why bringing awareness to what we do, how we act and behave, is so important for our personal development and of course, our relationships too.
- Producer15/11/2017Preparing for an AuditBased on the category of an audit, there may be differing levels of significance, preparation and personnel involvement, but, on the whole, an internal audit, customer audit or a regulatory authority audit, there are various aspects common to each...
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