The Wave-Based Strategies

The Wave-Based Strategies


Do strategic thinking and poetry have a meeting point, or are they an ocean apart from each other? My eyes fell on a poem by Franci Eugenia Hoffman on bee titled "Clouds of Time" and the picture of molecular clouds jumped in my head. Is there a similarity between clouds of time and clouds of molecules? As soon as I started reading the opening lines of the poem:

You know, it wasn’t that long ago

Clouds of time scattered your mind

Life, indeed, not tied with a bow

There were the highs and also the lows

I found my thinking scattered. Time is like a wave with highs and lows. It is at this point the poem scattered my mind and I am trying to focus them again. Waves have series of troughs with each trough followed by a crest. Waves are phenomenal and have many hidden secrets. Birds use them to navigate their migration when flying over the sea. More stunning may be is the findings that flying birds don't follow a leader or the neighboring birds; instead, they anticipate sudden changes in the flock’s direction of motion zoologist Wayne Potts who first published on this observation added "once a change in direction begins in the flock, it then β€œspreads through the flock in a wave.” Birds follow sea waves and make their own waves while flying. Waves are everywhere. Birds follow them and make them. The propagation of this manoeuvre wave, as he called it, begins relatively slowly but can reach speeds three times faster than would be possible if birds were simply reacting to their immediate neighbors. Potts called this ability among flocking birds the chorus line hypothesis.

Life is about waves. Birds travel in waves. The stock markets move in waves. Our breath pattern is wave-like. Sound and light travel in waves. Molecules create waves. Water moves in waves and these are just few examples. The question that jumped to my mind is do we need strategies that move in waves and how? To answer these questions we need I searched other forms of flying and the two relevant examples I found are the Albatrosses and pelicans and how they fly. White pelicans, like turkey vultures, rise up on thermals (pillows of hot air), wheeling around in great circles–up, up, up. Then they drop, floating downward–losing altitude while gaining distance. Pelicans also take advantage of strong winds and wave action by a flight strategy called dynamic soaring. Actually, the true masters of this are albatrosses, which can fly for days without flapping. These birds take advantage of the slight air pressure differences created by rising and falling waves. They rise against the air backed up by the wave crest and then drop down again. Life moves in waves and when we feel desperate and fall in the trough we should remember it is this trough that shall eventually push us up to the crest. We don't need to follow the crowd and remain authentic by moving against the wind and we don't even need flapping. I wonder what the flapping butterfly effect would disappear when we fly without flapping!

The clouds are colored. Birds feathers are colored even though some of them have no pigment. It is the reflection of light waves that gives the feathers some very interesting colors.

From the cloud waves that reflect a wide range of colors to the flying birds that fly against the wind and without flapping their wings to save energy we may develop new thinking strategies of different colors..


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#53
Your comment is filled with beauty dear Savvy Raj

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#51
Your comment is my present for the day dear . Be inspired and move on my friend.

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

4 years ago #43

Aha...Ali Anani how well you hem bright ideas to beautify beBee with your waves of writings! Keep buzzing on to inspire us immensely. :)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#49
I am sharing a mindful buzz and your buss is self-supporting by its quality Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #41

#48
Thank you Ali Anani for your on going support and inspiration.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Sara Jacobovici picks the threads of lines from a comment on this buzz and weaves a mind-boggling buzz that is surely worthy of your reading time. Sara published the buzz this morning and titled "I Choose, Therefore I am." https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/i-choose-therefore-i-am#c4

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#45
My pleasure dear Sara Jacobovici. Between you and I there have been many times synchronicity and exchange of buzz ideas. I look with great anticipation to reading your buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Yes, you are right as when we have harmony inside then we may have it with the outside.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #37

#34
"Even in patterns we have choices". Very powerful line Ali Anani. You've inspired me to write and this line is connecting with your other comments from your other buzzes. Thanks again Dr. Ali.

David Navarro LΓ³pez

David Navarro LΓ³pez

4 years ago #36

#43
Maybe the key is finding out our inner waves and synchronising it with our surroundings. Just an idea.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#41
Thank you my friend David Navarro L\u00f3pez for you always add new ideas to buzzes. This time the idea of harmony is great to which I may add harmony with ourselves with the waves in us?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#40
Thank you Laura Donnelly for writing a beautiful comment and for your good words. Could you share with us some photos of the black birds while flying? Let's share the joy.

David Navarro LΓ³pez

David Navarro LΓ³pez

4 years ago #33

We have a lot to learn from nature, and I find wonderful you always find a way to point it out for others' enhancement. A concept jumped into my mind when I was reading your post. Harmony. The key could be then, not only being aware that life moves in waves but as well, to harmonise our movements with them instead of going against them. As usual, a mind provoking post. My sword is yours.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#25
I appreciate the kudos, . Thank you, kindly.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#32
Thank you dear Yogesh Sukal. I surely will read your suggested link with eagerness.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#31
WOW! I could have added this song along with the introductory part of the buzz and to foster my illumination resulting from the poem of Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman for this great inspiration.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#30
This comment moved every vein in my body dear Deb \ud83d\udc1d Helfrich. I am planning to write a buzz expanding on your comment. This is unbelievably a thorough one and responding in a comment is unfair. Next week I shall.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
Thank you dear Sara Jacobovici for your lovely sharing. This time it has a special value for me as you knew of my reluctance for sometime to write this buzz. Finally I did and now I am happy I did.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#26
I am overly joyful with your evaluation of the buzz and your grasping of its real meaning dear Sara Jacobovici. I invite people to ponder on brilliant observation "We are not wired to follow a particular pattern". Even in patterns we have choices. This is a hugely important finding and is worthy of building upon. I am deeply taken by your comment and I feel new thinking is on the verge.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#25
Your opinion and sharing count heavily with me dear . I am very pleased with your appreciation and sharing. Thank you

John Rylance

John Rylance

4 years ago #25

Often when things are going well we talk about riding on the crest of a wave. For over sixty years the Scouts' Annual "Gang Shows" have included this song written especially for the shows by Ralph Reader. "We're riding along on the crest of the wave And the sun is in the sky All our eyes on the distant horizon Look out for passers-by We'll do the hailing While other ships around us are sailing We're riding along on the crest of a wave And the world is ours. This is the chorus. There are at least two verses, but traditionally the chorus is just sung twice in the shows.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #24

#28
I am glad for your connecting the movement with the vibration debasish majumder. Your description is poetic.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #23

Ali Anani writes, " Life moves in waves..." Read this eye-opener of a buzz and find out how.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #22

I think this may be the first time I refer to a post of yours as "breathtaking" Ali Anani, but breathtaking it is. You have taken the concept of movement and added an important dimension to it with the form of a wave. One of the things which is striking to me is how you have magnificently described the flights of a number of different birds and how they form or handle their waves or interpret air or water waves. What I realized is that we humans have the ability to respond to different types of waves differently. We are not wired to follow a particular pattern. This eye-opener to our diversity in adaptation makes me more optimistic in experiencing my waves. Thank you Dr. Ali.

David B. Grinberg

David B. Grinberg

4 years ago #21

Kudos to Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman on her creative writing prowess and to you, Ali, for expanding on her poem with your always exemplary and thought-provoking analysis. I have shared this buzz in three hives.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
Thank you dear @deabsish for your very picturesque comment. I loved it

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

#21
mmmmm, I will Ali Anani!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#19
Thank you dear . Watch out for an article about you next week.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
will look it up John. Your previous commented kindled my imagination. I think now of wavy-grained trees and other examples. Ideas are popping up. Thank you

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

truly reflects nature's wisdom Ali Anani, of high value for everyone who reads it.

John Rylance

John Rylance

4 years ago #15

Ali, if you or anyone else is interested the 1950's crooner Donald Pears had for his theme song " In a shady nook by a babbling brook" it can be found on Google.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Thank you so much for the mention, Ali Anani. I believe life moves in waves and as we ride those waves, we experience what I refer to as life events. Some life events are pleasant and some are not so pleasant. But that's the way waves do their work by carrying us to different places in life and helping us grow. Personally, I experienced several life-changing events, which some were not so pleasant. However, I was confident that the next wave would carry me through to becoming a stronger person because of it. I still believe life works that way.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
Great example John and I feel relaxed just hearing the river flower over the pebbles. Please share any more example that may cross your mind. Thank you again.

John Rylance

John Rylance

4 years ago #12

Me too Ali. Your remark re waves in the sand somehow made me think of the river flowing over pebbles creating little waves and the sounds that prompted the phrase by a babbling brook. One of my favourite places to be, particularly if I'm sitting in a shady nook alongside the stream. #14

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
Thank yo John Rylance- yes, two great examples of waves. These are fingerprints we see on sand. I like it. SUrely, this is a great example. As for the bombers, yes they are examples of waves, but what waves they are? I would rather enjoy the waves drawn in sand. I greatly appreciate your comment, John.

John Rylance

John Rylance

4 years ago #10

Fantastic post. Wave upon wave of imagery. As always your post set me thinking. In this case the part played by the wind in creating wave patterns i e in sand dunes, the snow, even the dust. The other image was of wartime and the wave upon wave of bombers on their way to targets or the infantrymen storming an emplacement. The positive and negative aspects of the energy created by wave patterns.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Sheer beauty your words are . I loved it all and I felt like I am riding a wave while reading it. Changes are waves- what a beautiful image this is! Equally I enjoyed your saying change causes waves that "move" us for lng times. When we go in a trough we may "spin out" of control and this is the challenge we face. I aimed my post to highlight this point. I enjoyed greatly your ending lines and in particular our failure to put on our thinking caps. Bravo for writing a great comment my friend.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#9
More intriguing is your response Harvey Lloyd. I loved your comment and its sensibility. Like a wave I felt the flow of your comment. This part alone is worthy writing the buzz for me "If data or observation tells us that the trough is the beginning of something new why would we look upon the trough as a bad place to be and require assistance to get out"? Yes, a trough is not an easy place to be, but as you explained, it is the emerging from the trough that make success more valuable and enjoyable. Yes, we stay in a trough when we lose faith, persistence, creativity and endurance. we surf in waters that are wavy and we should understand that a trough is destined to be followed by a crest- unless we get drowned in the trough. Great comment which I enjoyed immensely.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #7

I found the post interesting, especially as it applies to one of your final statements, "Life moves in waves and when we feel desperate and fall in the trough we should remember it is this trough that shall eventually push us up to the crest." I read a lot about the trough and "why" you are there, along with how to get out in five simple steps. In review of many of my own advancements and the writing of many successful entrepreneurs there is always a trough before the success. If data or observation tells us that the trough is the beginning of something new why would we look upon the trough as a bad place to be and require assistance to get out? I have learned to embrace the trough. It's not an easy place to be, it challenges our values, self esteem and confidence. Within the trough we forge a new steel of existence that on the other side we can move closer to success. One thing becomes clear when working with team members they are defending the wave top they think they are on or they are growing by finding the trough. They will either back up to the top of the previous wave or learn and adventure to the next wave. None of this can happen when we don't experience the trough. "Lo though i walk through the valley of death..." or trough, removing the question "if" we will walk through this valley (trough) many times, rather implying we will emerge different on the other side, if we choose. All surfers eventually lose the wave. Complaining about the trough will not find the next one you can ride. Intriguing as usual Ali Anani

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#4
WOW! I am in full anticipation to read your buzz Deb\ud83d\udc1d Lange

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
Nothing surprises me anymore Deb\ud83d\udc1d Lange if we find synchronicity between us. However; this time I am surprised because of us going the full circle. I hope to read your buzz tomorrow to find more.

Devesh 🐝 Bhatt

Devesh 🐝 Bhatt

4 years ago #4

#5
thank you. As always

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
Thank you Devesh Bhatt

Devesh 🐝 Bhatt

Devesh 🐝 Bhatt

4 years ago #2

Lots of meeting points thanks :)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman- please note your inspiration in writing this buzz.

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