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3 years ago

Grumpy and Grouchy Take a Fearless Stab At Forecasting 2019 And Beyond.

Jim Murray · So Happy New Year and welcome to volume 38 of Phil and my ongoing series of highly opinionated stuff.  This one is about 2019 and beyond and there's no top 10 list or resolutions anywhere to be seen. · JIM: Well 2019 is on us and all kinds of people are making predictions about ...

3 years ago

Blockchain and Contrarians...

Graham🐝 Edwards · Lately I've been investing some time to understand Blockchain — what it is and what it isn't; how it works and what does it mean for the future; should I get involved with it or stay a million miles away. As part of my process I wanted to blog about it for a number of reasons:  · ...

4 years ago

Why I Write

Randall Burns · Why I Write · I have been pondering this query/statement lately and truth be told I have to admit; · I am NOT a writer! · Having said that however I have to say that I’m NOT a lot of things; · - I’m not a Sailor · - I’m not a naturalist/biologist/environmentalist · - I’m not a ph ...

4 years ago

Is Social Media Killing Genuine Philosophical Thought?

Jim Murray · If you can believe it this is the 32nd Edition of this column started by Phil and I way back in the days when blogging in the Lumpy Kingdom actually got you some readership. Since then we have discovered that you actually reach more people on LinkedIn with op-ed blogs by posting ...

4 years ago

Welcome To He Said He Said Volume 30

Jim Murray · Wherein the Phil & Jim Plumb The Depths Of The Motivation To Be Part Of the Social Media Circus · This is the 30th edition of this column, which we started about 2 years ago over in the Lumpy Kingdom Of The MicroHamsters. I have to say that this has been for me one of the best p ...

4 years ago

A Story About My Friend, Phil Friedman

Jim Murray · I have made a lot of friends over the years, in the advertising business, in my consulting business and on line as well. · One of the best online friends I have is a guy named Phil Friedman. We met back on LinkedIn, before life went to hell for writers there when they stopped iss ...

4 years ago

HSHS Vol 29: Roses May Be Red, But Are Views Really True Blue?

Jim Murray · My brother from another mother, Phil, and I have been discussing the idea of page views and what they actually mean on LinkedIn vs beBee. Fact is this is one of the top 10 social media mysteries and it is one that is decidedly more a concern for Phil than it is for me. Hope you e ...

4 years ago

Volume 28...Wherein Grumpy & Grouchy Ponder Whether Or Not The Personal Brand Is Really A Thing

Jim Murray · This is the 28th edition of a conversation column Phil Friedman and I started 2 years agove over in the Lumpy Kingdom of the Not Yet Microsoft Hamsters. The main purpose of our mutual efforts is not unlike that of our individual efforts. The ask some questions and use out experie ...

4 years ago

The Real Value Of My Network(s)

Jim Murray · I’ve been thinking about the value of networks, specifically the ones I have on LinkedIn, Facebook and beBee. Actually, I have two networks there. One is part of the other. · The Larger Network · There’s the larger network of about 4200 people, all tolled, with whom I am linked, ...

4 years ago

Just a short note: When creeps become critics.

Robert Cormack · Phil Friedman mentioned something in a post not long ago. I'm paraphrasing here (forgive me, Phil). He was saying that he got into trouble responding to comments where the remarks were, let's say, acerbic. He replied in kind and got all kinds of flak for it. Last week, I posted " ...

4 years ago

Can You Really "Build" A Personal Brand?

Jim Murray · This is the 26 edition of this co-authored post that Phil Friedman and I started way back in the day over in the Lumpy Kingdom Of The Mighty Microsoft Hamsters, and have carried over here to beBee. As writers we get a lot of joy and personal gratification from these discussions, ...

4 years ago

Grumpy & Grouchy Try To Make America Great Again

Jim Murray · PREFACE: If you are a conservative and you read this, you might get the feeling that this is nothing more than just a couple of lefties spouting off. · But the fact is that Phil & I are both experienced entrepreneurial business people, which probably makes us more conservative th ...

5 years ago

Gullibility. Or How The Snake Oil Salesmen Pick Their Marks.

Jim Murray · A couple of days ago, my fellow warrior, Phil Friedman wrote a great post entitled: Self-Ascription, Self-Certification and Snake Oil. · https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/self-ascription-self-certification-and-snake-oil · In this post, which everybody should read, ...

5 years ago

Grumpy and Grouchy Reflect On Beeing beBee Brand Ambassadors…

Jim Murray · This is the 23rd edition of this column by Phil Friedman and myself, and it’s a bit of an auspicious occasion insofar as Phil has recently been named a beBee Ambassador. · Anyone who follows Phil knows that he is not only an outstanding writer and communicator but his is one of t ...

5 years ago

Tuna Fish, Pennies and Phone Sex. (Fiction)

Robert Cormack · I’m trying to write, and all I hear is my roommate’s girlfriend, Wanda, upstairs talking on the phone. “Don’t you know how to make a tuna fish sandwich, Crystal?” she’s saying. Crystal’s her roommate. If Phil didn’t leave Wanda here, she’d be back at her apartment now. “Go ho ...

5 years ago

Are We Willingly Killing Ourselves? Some Opinions About Stress From Some Guys Who Know It Well.

Jim Murray · This is the first in an occasional series of articles on mutually agreed upon topics. Sometimes it will take the form of a debate, sometimes just a sequential brain dump. But at all times it will be articulate, informative and hopefully engaging. · DON: Witnessing the phenomena ...

5 years ago

The Method In My Insight Sharing Madness

Jim Murray · “It always amazes me how willing you are to spend your time helping others write better.” · The Maestro, Phil Friedman · Since I arrived here at beBee several months ago now, one of the blogging streams I have created had to do with sharing insights on how to create better longer ...

5 years ago

Does Social Media Have a Future — Or Is It Just a Stepping Stone to the Next Big Thing

Jim Murray · Preface: Phil Friedman and I have been slamming out these posts since our days over in the Lumpy Kingdom of Microsoft Hamsters. This is our 21st post. Time flies when you are having fun. · To mark the occasion Phil had the idea to invite our fellow Beezers, Kevin Pashuk and Don K ...

5 years ago

How To and When To Tag Without Annoying People

Paul "Pablo" Croubalian · Old habits die hard. They're old habits because they work. Maybe I should use the past tense. · They're old habits because they worked.  · As in, they used to work. · As in, they don't work anymore. · As in, stop using them. · Some old habits no longer give their original benefit ...

5 years ago

Phil & Randy Launch The All Business Hive. And Jim Thinks It’s Just What the Doctor Ordered.

Jim Murray · Welcome to the 20th edition of He Said He Said, the collaborative effort by Phil Friedman and myself to stabilize US Canada relations. · This installment of He Said He Said is really more of a three way, where the new beBee All Business hive founders Phil Friedman and Randy Keho ...

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