Standing on Feet of Clay

In one of his comments on my last post titled "BeBee Is to be persistent", @Javier CΓ‘mara Rica wrote "beBee is competing with giants, but some of them are giants with feet of clay". Β I found myself imagining somebody walking with feet of clay in a hot sunshine. The clay dries up and this person having his feet breaking into pieces.
There are businesses that have feet of clay. They give many promises which they can't fulfill. As soon as those businesses are exposed to the sunshine of reality they lose their customers. Loss of customers means loss of revenue and drying up only to shatter into pieces. Those businesses shall never have feet to stand on again.

Research has established that more than 75% of business developmental ideas come from customers. Losing customers means losing their ideas as well. Customers abandon a business to a competing one and in the process provide them with their ideas. This way the original businesses not only lost its customers, but also strengthened their competitors.

The relationship between a business and customers shall survive if both parties find it beneficial. The bee-flower positively symbiotic relationship serves as a great metaphor for businesses-customers relationship. The bees need the pollen from the flowers to as vital source of protein in the diet of adult bees, but it is also important as a feed for the young bees. Pollen structure varies and the plants bees favor certainΒ pollenΒ because they have the right structure. Not only that, beesΒ need nectar and some plants Re able to offer both pollen and nectar. In return, the bees pollinate plants. Businesses have to offer the customer something of value to attract them. The more they may offer, the greater they shall attract the customer. Every business should ask itself "what pollen and nectar" may I offer the customer bees? Answering questions like this one are of vital importance if the businesses shall not have feet of clay.
It is difficult to grow many plants that attract bees in clay soils. Businesses should look for the right type of soil to decide what plants to grow so that they may offer customers with the right pollen and nectar. Only then those businesses shall get their honey.
I find the beBee platform serves a great metaphor and model for growing healthy businesses.

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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#19
Laurent BOSCHERINI to read your assuring comment, notably that is comes from a great brain..

Laurent Boscherini

Laurent Boscherini

5 years ago #15

Thank you dear Ali Anani for sharing your relevant thoughts. In the cycle of business there is no such thing as victory or defeat: there is only movement in it's a perfect timing structured and well scheduled. It's vital to understand how the business cycle works in order to see the danger of it not working. Maybe that's why beBee is so dedicated to encourage all feedbacks and be able in real time to set constant improvements, to lead a fruitful commitments from its bees and in its corporate leadership, as a key element of success.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
I couldn't agree more with you dear Anees Zaidi. Yes, building efforts on cracking clay is a recipe for failure. You are spot on dear.friend

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
I am sorry for the late response dear Daniel Paz because I didn't receive notification of your comment. I am so happy that you find the buzz relevant. Much obliged to you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
You are correct and me too trying to navigate my way. Next I am talking about being a bee and not a wasp

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #11

#11
Daniel Paz will explain it better :)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
Javier C\u00e1mara Rica I realized that, but I can't understand that a not a single post reached 100. This is an issue for me because if I drop from 2000 views to less than 100 then I should stop and ponder on why. Or, may be Sunday is a different day as I hardly received notifications today. Thank you for your prompt response.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #9

#9
views shown are only when you reach 10 , 100 , 200, 1k, 2k, etc..

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Javier C\u00e1mara Rica Just wondering why all posts uploaded few hours ago have about ten views. Is it no reades or the system is down? This is also a test to see if comments increase by 1

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
and I am sweeping the last drop of your honey-like comment dear Pamela

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
ans I am sweeping the last drop of your honey-like comment dear Pamela

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#4
Sara Jacobovici I honestly believe that you and I are like the bee and flower- we need each other and we benefit each other. Thank you

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #4

"It is difficult to grow many plants that attract bees in clay soils." This says it all for me Ali Anani.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
Javier C\u00e1mara Rica Was useful is an understimatin of the great inspiration of your comment. I am of the opinion (and Sara Jacobovici is well aware of) that we need mobile and living metaphor. I believe I found a great one as outlined in this post. I can't thank you enough dear Javier

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
Javier C\u00e1mara Rica

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #1

Nice buzz ! I am happy that my comment was useful :)

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