Reverse Strategic Thinking

Reverse Strategic Thinking

Familiarity breeds familiarity. Staying in the comfort zone creates idleness. Doing things using familiar thinking and procedures are recipes for continuing doing the same and the results shall then stay the same.

One way of beating familiarity is doing things in reverse. As much as this idea may sound odd; equally it is a great source for creative ideas and solutions. I wrote a presentation on Reverse Businesses which attracted considerable attention. I am not repeating here the examples discussed in the presentation, but rather adding more examples to reflect on the value of doing things in reverse.
The trigger for me to write again on this topic is the buzz that Geoff Hudson-Searle shared on bee. The buzz quoted the following:


Today’s most respected and successful leaders are able to transform fear of the unknown into clear visions of whom to serve, core strengths to leverage and actions to take. They enable us to pierce the veil of complexity and identify the single best vantage point from which to examine our complex roles. Only then can we take clear, decisive action.
William Rakow

The above quote made me think that it is great to envision the future. The normal procedure is to go in steps up the ladder to achieve the desired goal. How about then going in the reverse direction? Walking a step backwards from the goal to make sensible guesses of what could be the precursor to the final goal. Again, a step backwards till we reach the present time. I found an article that calls for exactly the same. I quote from the article β€œBackwards thinking is actually a type of cause-and-effect thinking. When you think forwards, you are looking for the effect caused by an event. A problem with this is that there can be many effects and it can be difficult to know which one will lead to the future in question. Thinking backwards is easier as, while effects can still have many causes, the route to the present from a future is often clearer than the route from the present to a future”. I may call this β€œReverse Strategic Thinking”.

Going in reverse is finding new support from several disciplines.

Reversing defaults by not hiding them, but in fact magnifying them to bring them to the attention of your customers. This can be hugely rewarding as is explained in my presentation β€œTurning defects into value”. I strongly recommend reading this presentation for full explanations of the merit of this reversed thinking.

Reverse Takeover (RTO) - Investopedia- A reverse takeover can also refer to an instance where a smaller company takes over a larger one. It is so named due to the fact that it is the lesser expected arrangement of the traditional takeover of a smaller business by a larger one

Reversed roles- such as the teacher become the student and the student becomes the teacher. This reversed arrangement shall expose each party to the concern of the other. I would suggest extending this approach to CEOs and workers so that CEO would know about the difficulties that workers face.

Reversed Pyramid Training- in which of following the normal procedure of starting with light weights we start with the heavy weight. The rational for this approach is because you are performing your heaviest set first, when you are completely fresh and you don’t need to replicate that set for the rest of the workout.

Reverse Questions Order- I suggest this as an extension of the concept of reversed pyramid training. Instead of starting exams with the easiest question to reverse the order by starting with the most difficult one as the minds shall be fresh then.

Reverse Marketing- the easiest example is reversing the push marketing to pull marketing. BeBee is doing this very successfully with its affinity hives with the hives acting as the attractants to bees as per their desires.

There are great opportunities for those people who are ready to reverse their thinking and step out of their comfort zones.



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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#93
Love your comment and the sense of your father Karen Wilson. I am honored to be connected with you now.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#91
Great comment Deb\ud83d\udc1d Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee and you share a great idea for exploring the many possible directions that are open to us to widen our perspective and see things with new eyes. The task-allocations that you used in assigning the duties of teams is fabulous and allowa for a 360 degrees view of the world. I find this an excellent ideas for team games that may applied in training.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#89
I am very pleased and thankful to you Jason Baudendistel

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#87
I say that a major part of the value a buzz has is hudged by the value of comments it attracts. Yes, and like you dear Edward Lewellen I am greatly enjoying the quality of comments on this buzz. I hope that dear would consider writing a book on dealing with emotional memories that distract us from going on with life.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #67

This buzz is full of insights and an eye opener as well. The comments add so much value to the buzz. It would take alot of training and being in the present to reverse our thinking and remove all past beliefs that may cloud our judgement and decisions. Thank you dear Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Edward Lewellen It's great to know that we can remove the emotion from a past event and that would help us feel better. You've got me thinking how I can train my mind to not allow any past experience make me feel low again.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#84
this is a great example on how to discharge memories from emotions as a way to discover the roott causes of what you experience. If so, how then we ask people to focus on the present with the realization that their emotional past control their present? Thank you dear Edward Lewellen for your great illumintion

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#82
So, this is in a way "dilution effect of memories" dear Edward Lewellen

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#80
You are so observant my friend David Navarro L\u00f3pez. I daresay that you have been a leading mark in Reverse Thinking. I enjoyed your quote because it adds great support to the need for inverse thinking. Our brains can be sometimes our prisoners.

David Navarro LΓ³pez

David Navarro LΓ³pez

4 years ago #63

I have been reading lately Dean Burnett's book "The idiot Brain". On the chapter dedicated to memory, a sentence kept me thinking "our memories are regularly tweaked and modified to suit whatever the brain interprets as our needs (however wrong that may be)" We use to give birth to our "thinking" based on the memories we store. But if our memories are biased by our previous knowledge, feelings and beliefs, thus, our ego, the decisions taken can be far away from what "reality" needs. So a reverse thinking strategy could give us a second chance to look better the circumstances surrounding, and probably take a different decision which was blurred by what we knew at first place when we took the first thinking path. This has been, in my case, the key of my lately successful vital events, and as you know, you have been the one who helped me to reverse thinking to make it happen.

Lance 🐝 Scoular

Lance 🐝 Scoular

4 years ago #62

#75
I think not Ali.🚫 I'm just an emoji hacker and just choose emojis from my phone that might provide some pictorial aspect to the text. The effect, of course, is in the eye of the beholder. And that effect may be different from my intetention.πŸ€”

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#73
Thank you dear Debasish Majumder and my response are in conformity with your comment.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#71
Believe me my dear friend your comment is worthy of a dedicated book. I love it. You wrote "On occasion, though, the human mind can, and needs to, be pushed beyond its normal limits to find new possibilities". In complexity science we call this state being on the edge or far-from-equilibrium. It is a disruptive state (or could be so). When we work near equilibrium we may get new ideas, but far from it we get the disruptive ideas. The beauty of your comment is its showing us in simple terms on how to push the mind to the edge of creativity. As little has been written on this topic before, I believe you have a great idea for a new book. If you would consider the idea I shall be very happy to write a forward or testimonial. Please do.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#70
I mean it as you are fully aware my friend Edward Lewellen

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#69
Thank you dear Lance \ud83d\udc1d Scoular. Will you be teaching a course on how to use emojis? This is a language on its own.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#68
Absolutely my friend . I enjoyed your comment for it justifies what I wrote in the buzz why forward thinking is different from from backward thinking. I salute your comment and I concur fully with you.

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

4 years ago #56

nice insight sir Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! i took more time to assimilate the idea you have narrated, as i have very little knowledge and intellectual efficacy to understand it. in my opinion, it is the subject of few who have the audacity to break the comfort zone to initiate a new design of zone and making it comfortable to many who may resort to, and obviously find another comfort zone for them, resulting many once more to embrace the persistence of comfort zone. thus, ultimately it is the comfort zone which eventually sustain. however, lovely insight. enjoyed read and shared sir. thank you for the buzz.

Lance 🐝 Scoular

Lance 🐝 Scoular

4 years ago #55

πŸ₯šcellent article. πŸ‘₯ed🐝🐀🐳πŸ”₯🚲

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#65
Absolutely, and I always look for thoughtful differences for I get to learn more from them my friend Tricia Mitchell

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#63
Yes, but human behavior is complex dear Tricia Mitchell. Small actions may have a butterfly effect. I remember reading a story in which a floor cleaner was approached by the CEO of a big firm. The CEO asked him about his work at the firm. The cleaner responded by: I am the one who keeps the floor clean so that your employees don't get sick, so that they report to work in good health, so that their productivity stays high and they produce more and the company makes more profits. A small step or word of kindness may have much more effect than we can imagine. In these cases we start by working backwards to find the basic reason. I am not saying you are wrong in any way my friend. All what I am saying is that backward thinking might be of help.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#61
will do

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #51

#60
Please tag me again, work and schedule are a bit hectic this time of year.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#59
Harvey Lloyd_ in fact I understood your point and I was supporting it. I am sorry if my comment sounded otherwise. I am planning to write a buzz on this great exhange of comments. Thank you my friend for opening new spaces of thinking.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #49

#58
Sorry for the confusion, i agree that working in a b-a process we can learn and become wise to ourselves. I was referring to the perspective of how we approach B-A. If we need a culprit then we will find one, if we need to meet our goal we will find ourselves. Having sat through many meetings when customers or projects are not going as planned.........I have experienced the right/wrong hours of discussions. This is the classic B-A styled meeting. My usual comment is that its all my fault, now can we set new goals to correct whatever deficiency. Your post is on point as usual. I was merely bringing up the fact that in the B-A process is what you make it. Great leaders realize that in execution the A-B process must mature and within this maturity we find the misunderstandings and correct them through a self awareness process.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#57
Great thoughts again and I wonder Harvey Lloyd "Maintaining focus on the goal demands that we steer clear of justification/judgement styled conversations with our team members I believe so unless we follow a stepwise approach. SOmetimes we find ourselves in turbulences and in these case do you believe that working backwards in a stepwise fashion will be helpful?

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #47

#56
The first assumption is that by choosing to move from B to A...A goal or situation has established we have hit a dead end or some need for deep change. The review journey from B to A is directly impacted by the level of responsibility you took in A to B. The more responsibility you had/have will create a greater temptation, within your self awareness paradigm, to defend the journey. Quite the opposite will occur if your responsibility was less. With less responsibility the temptation is to distance yourself from the problem, leaving the responsible individuals isolated. Traveling from B to A can be a very enlightening process, but within professional circles the process can become/develop into a witch hunt. Whenever we insert a stimulus towards a goal it self generates responses from those involved, complexity. When we start to see results from our personal/responsable stimulus we are experiencing the varying responses to stimulus by others. What part of my original stimulus caused person X to go north and person y to go south? B to A. This would be a very self aware review. This process would enhance my ability to restate to my southern friend a new direction and move towards the goal. Looking at who is wrong and right through an B-A process would establish that i need to let my southern friend know they are wrong. Not necessarily inviting them towards the goal. This all stated at the exclusion of office or professional politics. In general your post is pointing towards one of the major "empathetic" processes. Understanding your role in getting where you find yourself can only be done through empathy with others who were a part of getting there. Maintaining focus on the goal demands that we steer clear of justification/judgement styled conversations with our team members.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#55
This is a fascinating comment dear Harvey Lloyd. DO I agree with you on this "When we look at clutter and complexity as two of the words describing the process the goal is to simplify a journey so that we might better understand the future. We have to enter into the "backwards review" with the very simple fact, i am the common denominator in all the situations in which i engage"? Without hesitation my answer is yes. I wish to add a clarification here. If we go from A to B and then backwards from B to A we might follow the same path. SOmetimes, we don't because we have a hysteresis loop. The path is curved in one direction and is curved in the other and the two curves don't meet. This is noticed because we might change a situation by observing it. To look forward and backward may give us totally different pictures than we drew in our minds. We are the magnetic field that the magnetized iron is exposed to leading it to behave this way. For us to change a situation we are the magnetic field and we are responsible for the changes that we induced. Therefore, and again I concur with your great writing "We must be self aware before we begin a journey of "backwards". WIthout this key component it would stand to reason the same conclusion would be obtained whether moving forward or backwards". You opened my eye-mind to new thinking my friend.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #45

..."enable us to pierce the veil of complexity" @William Rakow ..."clear the clutter of strategies" Edward Lewellen These and many other statements suggest that something is causing the "need" for strategies of reverse engineering or operating solely on a future outcome. I would contend that a journey backwards suggests, we are allowing ourselves to become self aware. One of two stages present themselves based on our reasons for getting above the rhetoric and examining the journey. 1) To identify who broke it. 2) To identify at what point your own influence established a chain of events that have lead you to where you have landed. The singularity of myself would establish the first conclusion, someone broke it. (By the way i am still waiting to meet "someone", this individual has a lot to answer for through history.) But through professional relationships and attempting to understand my own influence on the situation i can become wise in my communications. When we look at clutter and complexity as two of the words describing the process the goal is to simplify a journey so that we might better understand the future. We have to enter into the "backwards review" with the very simple fact, i am the common denominator in all the situations in which i engage. We must be self aware before we begin a journey of "backwards". WIthout this key component it would stand to reason the same conclusion would be obtained whether moving forward or backwards. Great discussion with great minds.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#53
Interestingly, you wrote this comment my dear Tricia Mitchell while being engaged in a debate on this buzz on LI with a commenter who opposed some of the ideas in this buzz (if not all). I then found your very interesting comment. I am so happy with it because even when you disagree you express your differences elegantly. This is expressed in your solid comment by your writing "I may have misconstrued what you're advocating here, Ali, but that's what springs to mind when I read your thought-provoking buzz". Going from A to B doesn't always give the same result as going from B back to A because of what we call hysteresis loops. In complexity going from the base all the way up might lead to surprising results. SImple rules (simple workers) may interact and feedback to each other to form a complex domain with many troughs and peaks. Yes, the fitness peaks vary and we may need to move from one fitness peak to another as very brightly mentioned in your comment "...as life and business rarely go from hardest to easiest, but has peaks and troughs along the way". The only way to try to understand this complexity is going backward in steps so that we may find the basic rules that led to this complexity. Yes, we should never assume for it is the "simple" that may give us the "hardest" problems to solve and not necessarily the other way round. Too many great ideas that are worthy to stand out as discussions items in your comment my friend.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#49
You simply got right Lisa \ud83d\udc1d Gallagher and your idea should be exercised on many fronts. Kids in their imagination sometime take the role of parents and in doing so reveal to the parents what annoys them.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#48
Dear Edward Lewellen- it is comments of this quality that make beBee my platform of choice. I love your writing "... reverse thinking to help clear the clutter of strategies". This is a hugely important point. I wonder how wide its scope is, but soon deserves looking into. You highlight some glimpses, but they stretch my interest in the topic. I only became aware recently of the Reverse Pyramid Training. It surely deviates from conventional thinking. Being a neurologist in many ways my friend I wonder if the same extends the "muscles of our brains"! What is next and its familiarity is a great point and creativity is to turn familiarity into unfamiliarity. Again, a great point for further consideration.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#47
Kevin Baker- interesting example and we need to remember that the turtle can cross a lake, but a hare can't swim (some claim they may do when forced by fear).

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #40

Reversed roles, sort of like walking a mile in another's shoes and feeling it. This might be a great seminar strategy, teaching others to use reverse thinking in order to advance or change goals/outcomes.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Edward Lewellen- I would love your feedback on this one

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#42
I am tagging you Louise Smith for you are tagged in comment

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#40
May God bless you for your great efforts to help people out William \ud83d\udc1d Rakow. Be blessed.

Louise Smith

Louise Smith

4 years ago #36

#40
We will be thinking of you, your family and friends and hope for a reasonable outcome. Take Care William \ud83d\udc1d Rakow

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#37
Please tag me when you do.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#36
Thank you again Louise Smith for providing great examples of doing things in reverse and including reverse brainstorming. I avoided completely repeating the examples mentioned in my two presentations that are mentioned in the buzz. Reversed marketing, reversed selling, reversed psychology are just more examples of the same.

Louise Smith

Louise Smith

4 years ago #33

#25
β€œReverse Strategic Thinking” It seems to me that a lot of activities we do use this method. - conducting an experiment with results predicted but unknown then writing an academic paper about it using former research to introduce it - planning a week's menu then going to buy the ingredients - deciding on a holiday destination and a budget then researching famous tourist places, restaurants, hotels and transport I also like brainstorming as many solutions to a problem or action as possible, discounting the fanciful (negative) and considering the practical (positive). For often the practical are found by following the fanciful. A kind of Pros and Cons exercise from which clarity emerges.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#34
You read my thoughts extremely well Joyce \ud83d\udc1d Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee will have a response to your valid comment.

Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee

"fear of the unknown" Louise Smith buzz causes us to go back in thought to those moments when preconceptions paralyze us into those preconceptions. A new way of "thinking things through" emerges.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#29
Prior to your reading your comment Louise Smith I posted my previous question. Synchronicity works, doesn't it. Having read your comment twice I wonder if you should write a book on your teaching experiences as they seem to be diversified. I paused on this part of your comment "...if they don't have the same lustre for the teacher, for the students they are pearls "! Judging from my sporadic teaching experiences at different institutions I feel the need for greater info on this topic.

Louise Smith

Louise Smith

4 years ago #29

#25
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Who would you consider to be such a leader in the world today? "Today’s most respected and successful leaders are able to transform fear of the unknown into clear visions of whom to serve, core strengths to leverage and actions to take. They enable us to pierce the veil of complexity and identify the single best vantage point from which to examine our complex roles. Only then can we take clear, decisive action."

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

If your son/daughter has an exam would you recommend to him/her to start first with the easiest or most difficult question first? The buzz suggests an answer for you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

If your so/daughter has an exam would you recommend to him/her to start first with the easiest or most difficult question first? The buzz suggests an answer for you

Louise Smith

Louise Smith

4 years ago #26

"One way of beating familiarity is doing things in reverse. As much as this idea may sound odd; equally it is a great source for creative ideas and solutions." On first reading this seems counter intuitive. So I found I had to put that discomfort aside. Usually, I plan something carefully especially if it involves others and explaining their roles. However, sometimes with the right resources available, a digression can be instantaneous and lead in a different equally valid direction. Having been a teacher for a "lifetime" I learnt that both methods give good results. I taught Japanese which is quite complicated and a minefield for making errors even quite miniscule. Planning is comfortable and familiar and eases anxiety. A digression is magic whether teacher or student leads. The teacher needs the confidence and flexibility to seize the ball and run with it to touchdown. Some of these touchdowns have been the best lesson experiences in my working life. The energy of enthusiasm flows naturally and excites the students so they don't need to be pulled along. These experiences can inform future lessons and even if they don't have the same lustre for the teacher, for the students they are pearls !

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

William \ud83d\udc1d Rakow- you are quoted in this buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#26
Great and relevant quote Louise Smith buss as I quoted him in my buzz as well. William is a deep thinker indeed. You to Louise remind me of another example of reverse thinking. In complexity science once a new structure emerges the only way to try to figure out this emergence is by working backwards to identify the simple and interacting rules that led to complexity. Thank you for the inspiration.

Louise Smith

Louise Smith

4 years ago #23

I read this buzz by William \ud83d\udc1d Rakow and this was the part that interested me the most. ESP "Today’s most respected and successful leaders are able to transform fear of the unknown into clear visions of whom to serve, core strengths to leverage and actions to take. They enable us to pierce the veil of complexity and identify the single best vantage point from which to examine our complex roles. Only then can we take clear, decisive action."

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Louise Smith- I know you have an idea to add here. Thanks in advance

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
Again, one thought that an idea might appeal to you Geoff Hudson-Searle. It is related to your forthcoming article on leadership. I suggest an added attribute of great leaders is being able to stand out as reverse leaders. I have some thoughts and I hope this comment would inspire you.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
All readers should be thankful to you Deborah Levine for your your example, which serves as a great reminder for all of us. Thank you and I do hope to read buzzes and comments from you. You have knowledge that deserves greater exposure.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
"But who creates the context? The more mindful we are, the more we can create the contexts we are in". Isn't this what you are doing exactly with your profound comments Geoff Hudson-Searle? You are acting on the stage of wisdom.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
Again, the is an incredible example. You have the power of analogies Geoff Hudson-Searle on my previous buzz in which he referred to our societies as what I would call "reverse societies". The story of our societies now are reversed in that the hero protagonistt) is the anti-hero and anti-hero is the hero. You push the boundary of my mind and keep me puzzled to write about next time.

Geoff Hudson-Searle

Geoff Hudson-Searle

4 years ago #17

Thank you for your kindness, gratitude Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Have a lovely Sunday in deep imaginations and thoughts! :-)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
Fascinating questions Geoff Hudson-Searle and you make my imagination grow so rapidly. Every question you ask is a buzz on its own. I recall that in one of my buzzes that OI mentioned examples of creatures that grow younger as they get older. I have to find the link for the buzz. Your comment is simply one of the most ever comments that moved me and you too provoked my mind.

Geoff Hudson-Searle

Geoff Hudson-Searle

4 years ago #15

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I cannot help but feel you are testing the human authentication in this buzz, You and Iβ€Š andβ€Ševeryoneβ€Šare all actors, as William Shakesphere once said β€˜The world is a stage’. We are all playing roles on different stages in varied contexts. In one situation, you may play the role of a musician, while in other roles you may play a parent, a friend, a lover, a student, or a teacher. Your most authentic self is not who you currently are, but rather, whom you desire to become. You are the author of your life’s narrative. You have power to determine the stages of life on which you will perform, and the characters you will play. Whatever you decide is your individual goal, as Ellen Langer once said β€˜Social psychologists argue that who we are at any one time depends mostly on the context in which we find ourselves. But who creates the context? The more mindful we are, the more we can create the contexts we are in. When we create the context, we are more likely to be authentic. Mindfulness lets us see things in a new light and believe in the possibility of change.’

Geoff Hudson-Searle

Geoff Hudson-Searle

4 years ago #14

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Interesting enough in 1978, Ellen Langer, a Harvard psychologist, conducted an important study, Long-Term Effects of a Control-Relevant Intervention with the Institutionalized Aged, The goal of this study was not to get these men to live in the past; rather, it was to trigger their bodies mentally to exhibit the energy and biological responses of much younger persons. By the end of the five days, these men demonstrated noticeable improvement in hearing, eyesight, memory, dexterity, and appetite. Those who had arrived using canes, and dependent on the help of their children, left the building under their own power, carrying their own suitcases.

Geoff Hudson-Searle

Geoff Hudson-Searle

4 years ago #13

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Thank you Ali, I was pleased to inspire this incredibly thought provoking subject, it reminds me of a passage in β€˜The Queen of Air and Darkness’ chapter four, Merlyn mentions the Mafeking Night and the Boer War, which happened 1899-1902. Merlyn also mentions Victorian foxhunting and Henry the Third. King Arthur says β€œI wish [Merlyn] had been born forwards like other people.” But then it will make you think, Does Merlyn age in reverse? Does he physically grow younger as time advances like Benjamin Button? How does Merlyn experience memory? Does he see both the past, present, and future like an oracle or prophet? Or does he only see the present and future and not the past? The above passage makes me think that Merlyn "remembers" the future but does not remember the past. How does Merlyn experience time? Does he live backwards literally (i.e. if I spoke a sentence to him, he would hear it backwards)? Or does he go to sleep every night and wake up on the previous day with knowledge of all following days (like a twist on Groundhog Day)?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Vincenzo De Florio- because your comment on this buzz is of special interest to me

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Vincenzo De Florio

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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit

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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#8
What a great and relevant quote my dear Savvy Raj!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you for your appreciation, sharing and tagging me to your poem dear Savvy Raj. I shared and commented on your poem and you shall find my appreciation in the comment.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#4
You have a great story to tell them Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee. Because you lived a rich life with such "reversed roles and jobs" that you have such a passion for all beBees. You attend to tags and comments immediately (as demonstrated in your prompt response to my tag in this buzz". It isn't surprising that you have such a great passion to beBee and bees. I hope that you soon would share the story of your reversed roles and how they affected your managerial style. You could even write a book.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

4 years ago #4

#3
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I like the Reverse Strategy. I use to work as a doorman, an IT guy, a secretary, a product guy, a support guy, a salesman... whatever I can !

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
I believe the strategy of beBee is in full accordance with this buzz and therefore the honey is due to your sustained efforts Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee and your dedicated team.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

4 years ago #2

thanks Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee sweet honey to read on Sunday 🐝🐝🐝🐝

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee- beBee is mentioned in the buzz Geoff Hudson-Searle- you are mentioned in this buzz

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