Buzzstorming more than Brainstorming

We seek for finding ideas blossoming to give flowers enriched with nectar and pollen so that they may get pollinated and spread fast. We brainstorm to get better ideas with greater potential to flourish.

Seeking an idea is not different from a bee seeking a new location. Great ideas carry us to new locations with new challenging landscape. Do we have the fitness to occupy the peaks of the new landscape? How do we know it is the fittest?

It is amazing how that the "bee-flower" metaphor may help us in answering these questions. When the space is filled with competition and movement becomes very restricted one option we have is to find a new location where we may have enough space to move more freely. We need new ideas to take us from the red ocean to the blue ocean. We may split groups like bees do and go in swarms finding a new location. Bees don't assume and are patient. They don't rely on one opinion. They scout different possibilities before choosing a new home. To do that they take first a temporary shelter like a tree branch. They stay there till they find a new home spacious and kind enough to attend to their needs. They send hundreds of scouts to find new places to live. Now, the bees have to select on place to live as we have to decide on one idea to work on. The scouting bees do a waggle dance that has significance. The dance points to the direction of the potential new home and its suitability. Not only have that, the scouting bees try by their waggling danced to attract the maximum number to its new-found location. The scouting bee that gets a critical number of bees wins. Still amazing is that the duration of the dance is proportional to how far the new-found would be home is. Depending on the richness of the food source, she may perform up to 100 waggle runs in a single dance.



In holding buzzstorming sessions the bees' model may serve us very well. The person who finds a great idea is the most authorized one to defend and do waggling dances to attract others to it. He/she needs to dance to his/her idea to show which direction it shall take us. Group storming suffers from peoples' tendency to conform. However; the bee avoids this as each bee is responsible for attracting others to its flower. Who is better equipped to do that than the owner of the idea?

Sara Jacobovici commented on my previous post by writing "I think your ebook should be titled Formulas for Success Ali Anani. This buzz, "strategy formulation" is an example of another formula you created. With your permission I would like to summarize it in the following way: Boundaries/space (where you stand, what your capacity is) over Direction (which way you are heading) minus Rationalized Fear ("ignorance based fear") plus Sense of Time = Positive Strategic Positioning. Is there a better way to describe this post with the same formula? I tend to believe it is also applicable to buzzstorming. I formulate this as "Strategy Consistency".

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Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

One step at a time. Do it well and make it big!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
We all want beBee to be the only or the optimal choice dear Mohamed Amroussi. Thank you for your good words

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
Indeed, Franci Eugenia Hoffman- as I said our sweet ome is beBee

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
I surely look for that Javier C\u00e1mara Rica. Home sweet home is beBee

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #20

#24
Paul \ exactly !! I WANT TO DO SO MANY THINGS ! slideshare is so poor !!!

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

"Bees don't assume and are patient. They don't rely on one opinion. They scout different possibilities before choosing a new home". Perfect observation of we bees, Ali Anani.

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

5 years ago #18

Ali Alani, Javier, et. al, I am not sure what the objective is, but I HATE slideshare. Instead, I have converted PowerPoint slides to jpegs and loaded them into long posts as photos on bith beBee and LinkedIn. To view, the reader simply scrolls down the page. You can provide a photo with a link to take the reader to hyperlinked material if you want, although only one hyperlink per slide. See below example: Maximizing Throughput on Fixed Assets and Overheads https://www.bebee.com/producer/@phil-friedman/maximizing-throughput-on-fixed-assets-and-overheads via @bebee_EN

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #17

#19
thanks Paul \

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #16

#17
we have to do something to convert pdf to online presentations ( like slideshare but in a better way ;)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
I compiled few of my buzzez in an e-book, which I published on slideshare. As beBee doesn't accept pdf links or formats I had to do that away from my "home base" dear Javier C\u00e1mara Rica.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #14

#1
Ali Anani, I think It would be great compiling all bee-buzzes !!! :-)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#12
It is embarrassing that your name doesn't highlight dear @CityVP Manjit. I have full endorsement of your post. In my next post, which I would love you to read, you shall find an unimaginable example of what nature may teach us.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
Thank yu dear Anees Zaidi and I fully appreciate your your words. In few minutes I shall go straight to your post to learn from you.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #11

In order to fully appreciate buzz from nature we need to be fully cognoscente of the meme of buzz from marketing. Buzz today is a marketing behaviour. I do prefer the buzz of nature yet I also know that nature has not been a core agent of my life formation, for I was born with a sibling called television. Brainstorming itself needs us to consider quality of lightning which itself is nature.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
A bee with appreciation from other bees gets more encouraged to buzz and waggle dance with new ideas. Thank you for making such an encouraging and heart-lifting comment

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

5 years ago #9

Sometimes, reading your posts make me feel so engulfed and ultimately I realize that you keep unfolding novel ideas, like an enlightening lecture! Aha…you come up with special stories for buzzing bees!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
Sara Jacobovici- just by you commenting and initiating ideas is more than enough. You flatter me with your humbleness.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
As I am reading your reply Sara Jacobovici an idea started waggling in my mind. When bees dance do they do so in a certain fashion? How do they celebrate finding a new location (idea)? Now, I have changed my mind on my next buzz and it shall be something like "Bees Dancing Orbitals". My initial thoughts is that the formula of success id repeated with a different face. The "rhythm of ideas"- your concept- is rhyming. You propelled me in space and time. Are you and I having "Idea symbiosis relationship"? It looks like it. Your opinion of this post matters most to me because I reference you in it. I am glad you find it useful. Keep propelling me.Thank you.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #6

Forgive me Ali Anani. I was so taken by your writing that I neglected to thank you for your generosity of mentioning me in your work. I am truly flattered.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #5

Breathtaking Ali Anani. "Seeking an idea is not different from a bee seeking a new location. Great ideas carry us to new locations with new challenging landscape." This concept follows up your concept of what I refer to as the rhythm of ideas, the bees "sleeping patterns change to one with a rhythm" and if the bees are "stressed they lose their communication ability such ability to dance meaningfully." (https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/ideas-sleeping-patterns). You definitely give us the potential to transcend the simple and limited act of brainstorming by enabling us to understand the capacity of ideas through their ability to propel us forward in time and space.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#4
Chas Wyatt- many times writing on same ideas cast different lights. The bees don't see red color and unlike bees we don't see ultraviolet light. This way we may see same issue, but in different colors and perceptions. So, go ahead and write my friend.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
Love your suggestion dear Laurent BOSCHERINI. Will surely use, with your permission dear Laurent.

Laurent Boscherini

Laurent Boscherini

5 years ago #2

Thank you Ali Anani for sharing your relevant article so educational. May I suggest you : Consistent Resilience Strategy !

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I plan to publish two to three more buzzes before compiling all buzzes in an e-book for free distribution. May be I have prolonged my buzzes, but I tried to cover as many aspects as possible of the bee-flower metaphor.

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