A Metaphor for Ideas Testing

A Metaphor for Ideas Testing

We have seeds of ideas. But what do we mean by that? How understanding seeds invites for the selection of idea seeds up to their germination and wide scale plantation? This is an attempt to answer the genius questions asked by many great minds on my last two buzzes.

My search took me into many seeds of ideas that varied in shape, behavior, characteristics and I felt drowned in a sea of questions. This is a humble effort to share with all readers what I came up with so far.

The seeds of same plant might vary considerably. The seeds vary because of many climatic factors such as rainfall, temperature gradient, altitude and type of soil they come from. Our seed ideas may vary for the same topic considerably because we bees come from different cultures, levels of understanding, experiences and climates. We may have all what looks like similar seeds of ideas, but then ideas may produce widely different plants.

There are no assumptions to be made. We need to know the source of the seeds such as where they come from and if they were stored and transported correctly. The seeds of ideas are not different. Ensuring that the seeds after this initial screening are suitable for use may be only approved by testing the seeds in a small soil plot to observe their behaviors and what kind of plants they give. Only healthy seeds will produce plants that don't show yellowness, premature opening and other signs of unhealthiness. If the plants in the test zone are healthy only then we may use them on a wide scale.

Those understanding prompted me to suggest the following strategy in dealing with ideas seeds.

A Metaphor for Ideas Testing



Strategy to select and grow" ideas seeds"

beBee provides a great opportunity to test this strategic approach. Let us think backwards and ask:

A Metaphor for Ideas TestingWhy did a buzz go viral?

Because it exploded"

A Metaphor for Ideas TestingWhy did it explode?

Because it gathered so much internal pleasure

A Metaphor for Ideas TestingWhy did it build internal pressure?

Because it germinated so many mini idea seeds in the idea shell (pod)

A Metaphor for Ideas TestingWhy did the idea shall break?

Because it needed breathing space

Ideas are also like the bees in a crowded bees hive. Once a hive is crowded the bees leave it to find a more comfortable location. The bees in one colony may differ in behavior than the bees in adjacent hive. We bees (authors and readers) are in actuality ideas in a hive. This hive could burst out like some seed pods do sending the idea seeds into different locations, climates and soils and hives and they may grow into different "idea plants". If the shell is very hard or not crowded then the idea may reside in one hive with very little exposure.

The concept of beBee is consistent with the strategy model I suggested above. We may choose what idea we are interested in, where it comes from, its originator, the previous testing (discussions it has), and may explode into sharing to many hives where they may again grow healthily or not and only then their wide acceptance shall be possible.
These are my initial findings. The big question on what idea seed one should start with is continued in my next buzz.

This buzz is the testing soil for me to continue or not on this topic. Thank you for sharing your views.


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
Your comment is an honory PhD dear . I expanded on the idea of this buzz in my post of today on integrating two Spanish experiences. I am hoping with your feedback to develop this idea further. I am very thankful to you

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

5 years ago #20

I presume Ali Anani has begun a novel journey of innovative research on diverse abstract themes with a tincture of beauteous Nature and its surroundings as parables. Every post resembles a brief treatise and with the gracious comments flowing in there comes more provocation. I presume, with more strain to pen down short, revealing posts with pregnant ideas one day Dr. Ali will be more eligible to gain a doctorate of philosophy of his choice. :)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#25
Catalina \- you don't need any more brilliance with this brilliant synopsis of the buzz. I provided in my buzz of today :The Integration of Two Spanish Experiences" a strategic model to make the best of hives and any business. I wish I had read your comment before I published it.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
Jean - you are magnificent in your thinking and your comment shall serve in writing the synopsis of the few posts I am going to build on this one. Your comment is simply brilliant.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
Franci Eugenia Hoffman- I am for sure going to discuss minority hives and your posts about them. Is it better to be in a big hive or small one? Many questions shall be addressed soon.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#14
Lovely quote Teagan Geneviene and a great reminder of an old saying.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
You have opened many new venues for thinking this topic deeply Deb Helfrich with your writing I truly believe that the pace of the internet is removing most ideas and people away from the understanding of the source of the integrity of any given idea or person". I am going to highlight the value of your comment soon and I am grateful to you for opening a new window for consideration.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#12
Qamar Ali Khan- I enjoyed your comment immensely and I fully agree with the expansion you provided to the need to prepare the soil for ids to grow properly. I am surely going to refer to your comment in my forthcoming buzzes.

Federico Álvarez San Martín

Thanks Ali Anani ;)

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

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Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

I really like your model. A common sense approach to success. I love your idea of seeds because you have and are planting more seeds for thought. IMO, a crowded hive is a successful hive. Learn from it and create an offshoot with a slightly different twist.

Teagan Geneviene

Teagan Geneviene

5 years ago #10

It's a lovely post, Ali Ali Anani. The seed discussion is a feast for thought. It also reminds me of a favorite old saying... "They tried to bury us -- but they didn't know we were seeds."

Qamar Ali Khan

Qamar Ali Khan

5 years ago #9

This is a thought provoking buzz Ali Anani! Sowing the seeds of ideas is an amazing topic to be explored more. The resemblance of idea generation and the seed germination are really similar. Whenever we sow a seed, we have to do a lot of work before it. It includes some most required tasks as well. We have to prepare the land, we have to make sure the inputs necessary for the seed germination are in hand, we have to make sure the soil will suit the seed, we have to make sure the environmental effects will support the germination. If anything of these preparatory steps goes wrong, the seed will not germinate. Or if it's, the plant would be very weak and would not provide the required outputs to the farmer. Exactly the same is the case with idea germination and generation. An idea doesn't pop up from an idea seed by itself. It surely has a firm background before it takes place. I agree with all your thoughts Dr. Ali. Great buzz!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

What Controls Your Business' Power Level? This is the title of the post William King as inspired by this post. I am so happy to see such brilliance in doing idea metamorphosis. i shared the buzz by commenting: Whether I am raising or lowering the rods, is not the main issue here. Rather, the issue is how we may generate enough steam to make the voice of this tremendous and thought-provoking post loud enough to be heard by all businesses. William King- you exceed yourself with this great metaphor and the way you differentiated starups from established businesses. I DEMAND more from you. I am honored to be mentioned in this superb post. The link to the post: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-controls-your-business-power-level-william-king

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Nothing pleases me like reading a post inspired by one of mine. I am on the look out to reading your post William King

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
Absolutely and your hints are just superb Sara Sara Jacobovici. Next, I shall go back to many ideas that you and others suggested and see how they fit here, including your e-book suggestion.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #5

Very exciting Ali Anani. I am reluctant to say too much before your next Buzz. I will risk mentioning that I see 2 approaches found within this paragraph:1 - "We bees (authors and readers) are in actuality ideas in a hive. This hive could burst out like 2 - some seed pods do sending the idea seeds into different locations, climates and soils and hives and they may grow into different "idea plants". " And if I may hint at the idea that we look at a "theme" which we can all relate to and then have each perspective produce the variation. Where is my patience?! I will wait to read your Buzz. (Please note I will be unable to respond till Sunday night.)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#4
I know now why we are on the same wavelength dear Anees Zaidi questions and all the great comments we exchanged earlier. Thank you for your comment assured me that the buzz communicated what I aimed for.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
Thank you Javier C\u00e1mara Rica and your comment hits the nail on its top. I am now encouraged to go forward with the idea and I know few suggestions shall emerge. I thank you for your time to comment as this is an important first step. Much obliged to you.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #2

thanks Ali Anani. Once a hive is crowded, the bees will be able to mark some favourite authors. So you will be able to navigate trough the content of your favourite bees, filtering the others. You can also decide to jump or create a new more specific hive. Hives concept is extremely flexible for being used as wide or close you need ! :-) I love your model, and if you have an specific idea to be implemented, please feel free to let us know. I always want to reply you all but my time is limited !. Again, please feel free to detail your ideas. We will always appreciate it !

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I offer a strategic model for what beBee are trying to accomplish. I invite Javier C\u00e1mara Rica and beBee Team to share their minds and thoughts on this model and its relevancy

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