Merge to Emerge

Merge to Emerge

The merger of companies and the merger of electron orbitals share many common grounds. Whereas the merger of orbitals lead to successful bonding between two atoms, the merger of two businesses leads to a new and gigantic corporation to emerge, but mostly not to surviving ones that wouldn't fall apart and collapse. Culture problems, opinions and the sudden change in the work environment are among the reasons to blame for these failures.
So, why atoms merge their orbitals so that an emerging molecular entity survives? One simple reason is that it is the loss of self-ego. When orbitals of atoms merge it is not anymore me, it is always: the togetherness spirit that leads surviving new entities. When atomic orbitals merge, their self-ego disappears and the new molecular orbital is the new entity with no tears crying over the past. This is what lacks in business merges that lead only to transient states with many embedded "pockets of memory" so that the past overwhelms the present and soon the promising emerging entity dissolves in every pocket of memory.

What applies to businesses is extensible to our personal interests. This is a key issue that we fail mostly to understand. We might have interests that if they would merge they would lead to the emergence of new us. This is only possible if the "orbitals of Interests" overlap to produce "molecular Interest" with no regret over the past or overriding the old interests over the emerging ones. We have compatible desires, conflicting desires, and neutral desires, charged desires, modest desires and extreme desires as well. How can we merge our desires and interests so that a better desire would emerge and create a new entity for us?

Merge to Emerge

Merging interests purposefully and genuinely is a great way to make progress in life. I believe there are enough stories on beBee that would make all of us realize the value of merging to emerge a new person. I give one example of Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. Her writings tell us about some of her great sufferings. But she managed to merge her interests for writing and her personal sufferings in creating new business models, ideas and even now writing poetry. Being a researcher and a poet might seem to be conflicting interests; but it is the merging of these two interests that make her write unique poetry. May be one day she would start a training business on writing scientific poetry in partnership with @debasish majumder. I am sure there are many examples of beBee authors who have combined interests in a way that resulted in the emergence of new business ideas. I don't wish to discuss the authors' personal stories, but I do invite them to share them. For example, Lisa Gallagher rich writing invokes the idea of inviting her to share her stories.

On a personal level I suffered (and still do) from my awful handwriting. My love for writing conflicted with me unable to read my own handwriting sometimes! I had conflicts of interests. I learn computer science so as to use the computer as a writing tool long times ago. Rarely now I use a pen to write as the keyboard and voice recording are my main tools for writing. I started a business on computers. I may claim that I succeeded because I have never looked back at my problems of poor handwriting and the new me lasted because the merge of my conflicting interests was genuine.

I was in Turkey last week. I found new spots that filled my heart with new interests such as photography. I discovered new interest because of my failure to capture some great scenery. I am looking now to combine this interest with other interests so that a new molecule would emerge. The journey has begun.

Let beBee be the landscape for meeting and merging of interests with the hope the emerging new ones will stand the test of time. BeBee isn't sharing of profiles or affinities; more is how to make these interests merge and new possibilities emerge accordingly. This is a noble goal that is worthy of pursuing.


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Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#51
Character is our practice- what a great insight by dear Edward Lewellen for this great quote. Again, I called for developing a Character Quotient and I feel the potential practical applications now more than ever before.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #39

#50
Dear Ali Anani talks about character, what is character but our practice.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#49
My dear CityVP Manjit- , you are spot on. I wrote a presentation titled "Comments have Moment(ums) and your comments are not only packed with wisdom, but also have momentum. They carry us into new thinking, visions, undiscovered land and are illuminating. Yes practise what you call for. It is rarely that I respond immediately to your comments because they have depth and I need to swim in their ocean before responding. You are a distinguished man of wisdom.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #37

#48
Dear Ali Anani IMHO comments are comments, practical wisdom is practical wisdom. When I read your thoughts it is through the lens of practical wisdom. Wisdom has x-ray vision, whereas comments are exactly that, opinions expressed as they have always been expressed since the dawn of newspapers through commentators or commentaries. Comments speak to the world, practical wisdom is meditating on the thinking we observe, to inspire the thinking we think. It is not a Manjit Style but phronesis - something that goes back to the world of ancient Greeks. Happiness comes through virtues is what Aristotle thought about and we just happen to share that virtue. Note how Socrates saw life as questions, this is what I refer to as the good old days :-)

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#47
Sara Jacobovici. Our friend Manjit has his own style of writing and I call it the Manjit Style. There is always a surprise for the reader. One more thing is having to read a comment at least twice if written by Manjit because there is something deep behind his words to mine.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #35

#45
As always beautifully articulated from beginning to end CityVP Manjit. "...our balance is a dance between the familiarity of time and the open minded wonder of space." This line holds a special place for me. Thanks Manjit! (On a lighter note, it also gives a new meaning to "Fiddler on the Roof".)

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#45
Dear Sara Jacobovici or our "Spectroneuron" to respond to. I am just enjoying this dialogue.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #33

#44
Dear Sara, before Ali Anani introduced me to electron orbitals, I had very little conception about this idea. Where you say "each space acquires its own state" is what most resonates with me. I can equate time with certainty and in that, the flow from uncertainty, but the conception of space as it is in an electron orbital speaks even more to me. We are not predictable orbits in a world manifested with predictable orbits. What you call "moved by" is to me magic. We share moments of magic and we grow in that magic because like electrons our own path is no longer predictable - like magic we can appear at one point, disappear and appear at a totally different point - we are not bound by ideologies, we are not bound by politics, we are not even bound by certainties. The magic are the questions that move us. This is all space. Yet we are also appreciative of time, time sense, time appreciation, time intelligence. So we know our own terra firma, we know how to become grounded in our discovery. We know the time bounded nature of humanity and the eternity of space that is alpha (cosmos) and omega (quantum). It is here where our balance is a dance between the familiarity of time and the open minded wonder of space. We are electrons of intelligence and lovers of life - for we touch our flow through space, cosmos or quantum.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #32

#42
Dear CityVP Manjit. The following is an attempt to verbalise what I experienced when I read your "comment". I apologise for the rough edges. I have often been moved by your writings, be they articles or comments. This one seems to have moved me into the experience of the integration between time and space. In that space I experience memory, mythology and storytelling as manifestations of time. In this way, each space aguires its own state. "The mythology in electron orbitals is the atomic symbol." Thinking is the energy equivalent to the energy in the space of orbitals. In this way, I am thinking that we are born into the space of the unknown and the imitations/images which occur, take place in the flow from uncertainty to certainty.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#42
Genius response dear CityVP Manjit for she is more directly involved in this brain-raising (and not only hair-raising) response.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #30

#23
Memory and communication is at the heart of what Sara Jacobovici engages in helping people overcome great challenges in her profession. It is also at the heart of projections of success, of the values we attach to the creation of meaning. This is the world as we know it. A part of Sara's motivation to be involved in this merging of minds is the creation of space, that space being to think. Having enabled a space to think, we also need other spaces to process, and we indicate that in our comments when our mental bandwidth is exhausted. In her comments Sara spoke metaphorically, and metaphor is its own space. If we combine memory and communication does it always lead to facts and truth? At an individual level there maybe a aha moment, yet that is another space that precedes insight. In our society the predominant outcome is mythologies. We are a society born of mythologies, whether that is in arts or science. The mythology in electron orbitals is the atomic symbol https://tearstonegraphics.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/atomic.jpg That symbol is a philosophical reality born of mythology when it pertains to electron orbitals. I am reflecting here that space is important at the human dimension as it is in the sub-atomic level. We do fill this space with the mythological, we do fill it with the philosophical and then a host of emotional components and societal mythos - which is actually an essential part of human storytelling. Where I find myself to be philosophical, I must create space for the unknown - then I have a learning journey. If I am operating from the field of memory, I have already learned that, but does my mind have space for the new? I may well be an imitative being and imitation is the natural expression that fills our society. Am I merely image/imitation? I am that if I am filled with certainty flowing through my body. My response to your question is my total uncertainty.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #29

#23
Memory and communication is at the heart of what Sara Jacobovici in helping people overcome great challenges in her profession, it is at the heart of projections of success, of the values we attach to the creation of meaning. This is the world as we know it and we must acknowledge it, but a part of Sara's motivation to be involved in this merging of minds is the creation of space, that space being to think. Having enabled a space to think, we are now existing in making space again, and if we do not we articulate that, because as human beings we need time to process. Sara spoke metaphorically, a metaphor is its own space. Let us now combine memory and communication and does it always lead to facts and truth? At an individual level there maybe a aha moment, yet another space that precedes that insight. In our society (and this is not philosophically speaking) the predominant outcome is mythologies. We are a society born of mythologies, whether that is in arts or science. The mythology in electron orbitals is the atomic symbol https://tearstonegraphics.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/atomic.jpg That symbol is a philosophical reality born of mythology when it pertains to electron orbitals. I am reflecting that space is important at the human dimension as it is in the sub-atomic level. We do fill this space with the mythological, we do fill it with the philosophical and then a host of emotional components and societal mythos - which is actually an essential part of human storytelling. Where I do find myself to be philosophical, I must create space for the unknown - then I have a learning journey. If I am operating from the field of memory, I have already learned that, but does my mind have space for the new? I may well be an imitative component that itself represents the predominant i.e.imitation. Am I merely image/imitation? I am that if I am filled with certainty flowing through my body.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#38
My brother Anees Zaidi

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#35
Sara Jacobovici- I value too your connection

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#34
Dear Jean - what to say and I am lost of words? You described the journey of learning so ably that I consider your comment as an integral part of the buzz. It is beautifully expressed. It is like a bouquet of flowers touching i may spoil its entity. I want to say Big Thank You, dear Jean

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #25

#34
Thank you for your mention. I value our connection.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#32
Thank you Juani S\u00e1nchez Serrano-S\u00e1nchez for your concise comment. I enjoy comments that reflect reading carefully a buzz before commenting on it and surely your comment is the perfect example of what I mean.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#29
Will let you know Lisa Gallagher, and shall dedicate it to you

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

5 years ago #22

#27
Thank you Savvy Raj , your writing is beautiful by the way!

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

5 years ago #21

#26
Great analogy Ali Anani comparing clay to our flaws. Let me know if you re-write it!

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
Thank you dear Savvy Raj. You and Lisa are great examples of ladies with hearts and minds for others.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#25
What makes a genuine difference is sharing personal experiences because they are authentic dear Lisa Gallagher. Your comment prompts me to rethink and rewrite one of my few years old presentation. The core message of it is that we were created from clay, and so we all and I quote you "We are all flawed in one way or another but again, that's part of being human". Absolutely correct you are Lisa. No clay is perfect and we were born from an imperfect clay. It is how we emerge out of an imperfect clay. A lot to ponder on my dear Lisa.

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

5 years ago #18

#24
Ali Anani, I really hope one day that term is removed from the DSLR. Thank you for sharing my rejection as you put it. This is why I love interacting with so many people like yourself Ali because you understand and see people as they are, human beings. We are all flawed in one way or another but again, that's part of being human. I'm humbled by your words because I don't think we view ourselves the way others may. You are also a bright light that shines and you've made such a difference through your writings for so many! Again, thanks Ali, my friend.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
Dear Lisa Gallagher- it was not accidental that I mentioned your name in the buzz because I am aware of your experiences and readiness to share. I felt dizzy while reading this pat of your comment "I detest the term 'mental illness," because that leads others to *believe* the person is crazy....". I share your rejection of this term. Your merged your disinterest with some appalling terms and misunderstanding with your interest in writing stories that made you the person you are. You are a in the bright spot of selected story genre because of your bravery to emerge as a truly strong person. I love your thinking and humanity as reflected for others.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

CityVP Manjit highlighted the memory and communication elements. Being a great philosopher (at least this is one dimension that I see of you Manjit), how would you relate your comment with that of Sara's? I am eager to read your response, assuming you have a little time to spare?

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
Savvy Raj- Your metamorphic and poetic words are great and touching. Your sense is poetic and is filled with beauty, including the consistency of your thinking and expressing flow. Great to read your comments and buzzes

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

5 years ago #14

Contemplative article by Ali Anani. Do you want to merge to emerge?

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

5 years ago #13

Great buzz Ali Anani! I love the idea of 'merging to emerge.' I will share a secret, I too, have bad handwriting and I'm so thankful for the keyboard! Thanks for mentioning me. I write stories that are diverse but as you know one area that I feel very strong about is an illness that has been stigmatized for way too long- Anxiety Disease and Panic disorder which I have shared that I do suffer from. There are many mental illnesses that people suffer from and a label or a stigma is attached. I detest the term 'mental illness," because that leads others to *believe* the person is crazy if they are not educated about the many disorders that affect the brain. It's hard for me to understand why, when people are afflicted with an illness of the brain or disease that causes physical symptoms, it's an illness, yet those afflicted with an illness that affects much of what can't be seen are called mental patients? I would like to see the every illness classified as such, AN ILLNESS. Labels would begin to disappear and maybe others would become more informed. Maybe one day I will find the right people to collaborate with and we can tackle this issue. I think it would take Physician's to make noise about this along with things like TED Talks, infomercials, and talk shows that focused on the stigma and the illness. A gal can dream, right? Thanks Ali!

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #12

My dear Ali Anani, the first problem of any merger is that there is not enough space created for the merger. A merger needs space to emerge, but in mergers and acquisitions that space is filled with certainties, ego, speculations, fear and other inputs which does not allow a new entity to emerge. We also do this here at beBee. I have always created sufficient space for emergence, for I cannot see any other way of emerging in my learning journey. There is nothing linear about my learning journey, it is fully dimensional, abstract and metamorphic. We largely have not learned how to create this space, so we orbit and at the utmost try to be orbital - in that we only orbit - we are only used to circling the Sun or the moon circling the Earth - most are too uncomfortable getting closer to the bizarre and emergent. Create orbitals with plenty of space and then let magic happen - this is who I am - the only form of atomic orbital that I know. My favourite expression from Jiddu Krishnamurti is that the "observer is the observed". In terms of emergence, let it be.(bee).

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
Sara Jacobovici in which he differentiated the purpose from the process. No matter what, iI hve always found communication + Memory in your comments, Sara

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#14
Sara Jacobovici- memory and communications is the...and I am using words which you suggested for my book title...the success formula. Absolutely, and I find your two comments of amazing values. You know I avoided using the word fractal- from small individual interests scaling up to societal and corporations interests the success formula is the same, or the scaling factor is the same: memory and communications. Memory so that it is not going to be a random walk and communication so that the scaling rules be the same.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #9

Part 2/2 Communication: Everything, at all levels, atomic and sub-atomic vibrates. This vibration is a form of communication. Merging of atoms takes place as a result of what has been communicated. Failure of business merges is a direct result of failure in communication; before, during and after the merge. You say and ask, "We have compatible desires, conflicting desires, and neutral desires, charged desires, modest desires and extreme desires as well. How can we merge our desires and interests so that a better desire would emerge and create a new entity for us?" My answer would be; we do these through communication. Leaders, current and future, need to communicate to the "corporate body" that the mutual interests of its needs and growth will be addressed by the merge and to put in place a mechanism of exchange of ideas. But not linearally "across the board", rather by mimicing the atomic orbital, we communicate "spherically".

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #8

Part 1/2 Welcome back Ali Anani said, "...So many concepts, ideas..." Two things I would like to focus on are memory and communication. (I will refer to the atomic processes as metaphorical as I am not knowledgeable in this matter.) Memory: You write, with atomic orbitals there are "no tears crying over the past. This is what lacks in business merges that lead only to transient states with many embedded "pockets of memory" so that the past overwhelms the present and soon the promising emerging entity dissolves in every pocket of memory." Your description is right on. Often there is the added component of fear of the unknown and a reluctance to let go of the familiar. What memory exists in the atomic processes of merging? The process must have an embedded memory of movement and engagement. Maybe that is what is lacking in business; if there isn't an embedded memory of the foundation of the company, its vision, its projected growth, then there is disengagement in the process rather than the natural process of engagement to emerge from the merge.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I love your comment Anees Zaidi, my dear friend. Purposeful mergers and egoism serves no real purpose. I am glad we are both highlighting not the merger of corporations; more the merger of interests to enhance them. I thank you dear brother for your kind wod as well

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
Nice hive Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD and I joined. Thanks for sharing my buzz in this new hive. It is timely. Engaged performers may lose heart Apply the Hawthorne Effect The Hawthorne effect refers to a phenomenon in which employees change their behavior as a result of showing them your interest and appreciation. I wonder here if we have the Interest Effect in that interests change their course and work better if merged properly and so that new interests emerge and stay.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#9
Yes, business mergers fail due to many reasons with culture standing as a prime reason dear Qamar Ali Khan. I wanted to highlight here the value of merging our interests and doing what you wrote " a careful pre-merger analysis is the key to assure the success or otherwise of a merger". I also add intentions because if self-ego prevails mergers fail.

Qamar Ali Khan

Qamar Ali Khan

5 years ago #4

A fascinating post Dear Ali Anani! The power of merger is absolutely magnificent. The only condition is the compatibility of the objects, being merged, with each other. Everything cannot be merged with each other. Sometimes, we misjudge and miscalculate the merger and its process. That might also be the cause of failure. In scientific labs, such mergers are tested in a very calculated way and in a controlled environment, and even then, all atomic or cellular mergers do not achieve the desired result. In my personal opinion, a careful pre-merger analysis is the key to assure the success or otherwise of a merger.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
Thank you dear debasish majumder?

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
Will check now and thanks in advance Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Well, let us see what you dearMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD will produce together. I enjoyed your helium example. By the way, there are many possibilities for merging atomic orbitals (I believe 34 of them) so imagine the possibilities of merging our interests.

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