Sunday, July 20, 2014

BOBBEE BEE: THE MAKING OF A MASTERPIECE: POCKET FULL OF GHETTO POEMS

0039b51There are no foolish million dollar motives. And, no quests for a record deals or guest appearance on Love and Hip-Hop in Atlanta. 

This is simply pure-love for Hip-Hop and one man's desire to give back to the culture that raise him.

Truthfully, many people have forgotten that Hip-Hop, in its purest form, is simply poetry over African drums.

As a result, the creative mind behind the most controversial cartoon in America, Bobbee Bee "The Hater," is in the process of completing this year's most anticipated album entitled- Pocket Full of Ghetto Poems, which he "unapologetically" calls "a masterpiece in the making."

"Honestly, I think this album is going to shock a lot of people..." claimed the Managing Editor of Black Athlete Sports Network.

Why? Because, with a simple phone call, the young scholar, who while attending Winston-Salem State University, where he was known mostly for his ground-breaking lectures on Tuesday Nights, finds himself back in the presence of Supreme DJ Nyborn and Payroll Productions, where he hopes to record a Hip-hop classic.

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"Myself and Nyborn developed a good friendship in 2000, while working on a mix tape project when I was a part of rap group called the Makabees..."explained the independent filmmaker, who wrote and directed his first feature film last year with the help of his brother Terrence Graham.

"However, at this point, of my development, as an artist, I  feel I have perfected my craft.
bbsI am focus. I am smarter and wiser. Plus, since this is an extension of the movie soundtrack-I have allowed myself to write from my alter ego-Bobbee Bee "The Hater."


Unfortunately, however, while filming the Bobbee Bee "The Hater" The Movie, inflated egos and creative differences forced the young Black entrepreneur to dive into his latest project independently, which places all the pressure on his shoulders to produce something epic.

"With the state of Hip-Hop currently, it is a perfect time for me to drop an album, especially with the help and the assistance of the Internet, which allows people to express themselves freely to a global marketplace without trying to "sell their souls" to get a record deal.

With a level of confidence and studio time scheduled in August of 2014, those in the Hip-Hop community as well as the small town of Magnolia, NC patiently wait to see if this
wanna be rapper can deliver the "goods," and not disappoint them. 

"Seriously, I come in the spirit of the Ancestors. Besides, I am not a battle rapper, dope-dealer, or gang banger. But,  I am Hip-Hop." laughed the Black poetry writer.

"Plus, I have knowledge of self ... And, honestly,  I probably can rap better than 50% of the people, who claim to be rappers."

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With that said, Pocket Full of Ghetto Poems, which hopefully will be completed by the end of September contains 18 songs, which include:


1. Saturday Night Surprise 2. Jesus Christ: The Kid is Nice 3. Wanted Man 4. My Personality is Borderline 5. Revolutionary Suicide 6. Angels From The Sky 7. Real Hip-Hop 8. Mister Officer 9. Bang-Bang Boo-Boo 10.  Same Dude From High School 11. Heaven-N-Hell Collide 12. Magnolia Memories 13. Tell Me No Secrets 14. Rhyme Spitter 15. Where Are The Ladies At? 16. Black Woman Sings The Blues 17. In the Atmosphere 18. Pocket Full of Ghetto Poems


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Thursday, July 17, 2014

BOBBEE BEE: SEE THE MOVIE, GET THE SHIRT, AND THE BOOK!!!

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BOBBEE BEE:ISRAEL & IRAN: CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST:BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS

by  Eric D.Graham

War.
Is bloody.
And, deadly.
It produces ten thousand tears. And a town full of tombstones.

Plus, we all know that wars are easy to start. And difficult to end.

Despite all of that,during a recent speech at the United Nations on September 27, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel tried desperately to convince the United States that war was the only option, especially if Iran is allowed to develop its nuclear program by showing a poor drawing of a nuclear bomb. Netanyahu's elementary illustration actually seemed like a déjà vu' episode of Colin Powell's notorious presentation that convinced the world that Iraqi had weapons of mass destruction in 2003, which turned out to be a lie.

"Given this record of Iranian aggression without nuclear weapons, just imagine an Iran with nuclear weapons. Who among you would feel safe in the Middle East? Who'd be safe in Europe? Who'd be safe in America? Who'd be safe anywhere?" Netanyahu said.

Despite Nethanyu's paranoia that a nuclear Iran would lead to the destruction of Israel, the United States, and the rest of the world, the US still thinks it's a bad idea.


WAR IS A NECESSARY EVIL

And while Israel tries to conjure up more propaganda against Iran, the US must ask itself these two important questions before joining Israel down the road of no return. 1. Is war with Iran really necessary? 2. And if Israel decides to go to war, will they inform the US in advance.
With these two questions lingering in the mind of President Obama, he, in effect, must understand that going to war with Iran, would impact the energy markets, affect the global economy, increase gas prices astronomically within the US, increase terrorism as well as produce retaliation through strategic "missile strikes" in Iraq as well as in the Persian Gulf.
The war with Iran also would make war in Afghanistan impossible to fight.

President Jimmy Carter's former national security adviser Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski confirmed this during a recent interview, when he said: "The use of military force against Iran would be extremely problematic given the dispersal of Iran’s nuclear sites throughout the country and their proximity to urban centers. Since the US would be blamed for any Israeli strike, we should make it clear to Israel that American interests would be adversely affected by such a move." Brzezinski explained.



"Kremlin strategists would surely relish the thought of a US deeply bogged down in a war with Iran, which would trigger a dramatic spike in the price of oil, a commodity in plentiful supply in Russia. "Involving the Iranians in a military conflict would make our task in Afghanistan absolutely impossible. It would probably reignite the conflict in Iraq, would set the Persian Gulf ablaze, would increase the price of oil twofold, threefold, fourfold, and Americans will be paying five, six dollars a gallon at the gas stations. Europe will become even more dependent on Russia for energy. So what is the benefit to us?"


APOCALYPTIC END IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Brzezinski, who was the director of the Trilateral Commission from 1973 to 1976, also stated that while a nuclear Iran is a bad thing, it is not apocalyptic. Plus, he believed it wouldn't lead to World War III as Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu suggested at the U.N. General Assembly.

"Iran is not suicidal. It is not seeking to end itself, in a mass of Armageddon. Their goal is to keep their revolutionary idea alive."Brzezinski said.

Brzezinski, in effect, gave three clear reason why he felt it didn't pose an imminent threat to the national security of the US or Israel.


"First, the United States has the biggest defense budget in the world. Plus, the arms race is only with itself. Three, a former Mossad agency agreed that Iran's nuclear capabilities would not threaten the balance of power against Israel.Because, Israel has the best military in the Middle East. Plus, Israel has a deadly air force."

MULTI-DIMENSIONAL GAME OF CHICKEN

With that said, Barbara Slavin, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center, believes that Israel, Iran and America are playing a multi-dimensional game of chicken. And instead of having a full scale war, Israel along with US backing will more than likely continue to utilize sanctions, covet action or shadow wars, which includes assassinations, sabotage, and cyber attacks in order to retard the Iranians nuclear programs.

Despite these remedies to prevent war, the US still fears that Israel may not consult with them before deciding to take military action.

Why? Because, historically, Israel has a past of striking against its "enemies" without consulting with the US. They did it in Bagdad in 1981. Tunisia in 1985, Tunisia in 1988 and Syria in 2007.

UNBREAKABLE BOND WITH ISRAEL

This was made evident when Obama described the US bond with the Jewish state as“unbreakable today, unbreakable tomorrow, unbreakable forever...”

But Obama's friendship with Israel is going to be tested more and more as they continue to promote war with Iran.

As a result, some rumors have suggested that he has become increasing "unfriendly" toward Israel and to Jewish interest, especially with the perceived threat from Iran, which he quickly denied in front of the American Israel Public Affairs Council (AIPAC)

“As president I will never compromise when it comes to Israel’s security,” Obama said. This, however, wasn't just political rhetoric. Because, just last week, in a public signing ceremony,Obama backed up his words by signing a $70 million military aid deal for Israel.


“Let me be clear,” President Obama said, “Israel’s security is sacrosanct. It is non-negotiable. The Palestinians need a state that is contiguous and cohesive and that allows them to prosper. But any agreement with the Palestinian people must preserve Israel’s identity as a Jewish state, with secure, recognized and defensible borders. Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided,” he added.

Obama's tough talk, however, was only done in effort to secure the Jewish vote. Because, he is quite aware of the power AIPAC can have on a presidential election as well as on US foreign-policy.
“Special interest lobbies have become overly influential in US politics. Thanks to their access to Congress, a variety of lobbies — some financially well endowed, some backed by foreign interests — have been promoting, to an unprecedented degree, legislative intervention in foreign-policy making. Promoted by lobbies, Congress not only actively opposes foreign policy decisions but even imposes some on the president. The pending legislation on sanctions against Iran is but one example. Such congressional intervention makes it more difficult to ensure that US — not foreign — interests are the point of departure." said Bryzenzski, who has authored several books, which include America and the World: Conversations on the Future of American Foreign Policy and The Choice: Global Domination or Global Leadership (Basic Books, 2004).

THE ISRAEL LOBBY AND U.S. FOREIGN POLICY

The power and influence of the AIPAC on the US foreign policy, in fact, was explored and dissected by J.Mearsheimer, a political science professor at the University of Chicago and Stephen M.Walt, the academic dean at John F.Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, who co-authored the book THE ISRAEL LOBBY AND U.S. FOREIGN POLICY in 2006.


Here is an excerpt from the book:

This situation is deeply worrisome, because the Lobby's (AIPAC) influence causes trouble on several fronts. It increases the terrorist danger that all states face—including America's European allies. By preventing U.S. leaders from pressuring Israel to make peace, the Lobby has also made it impossible to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

This situation gives extremists a powerful recruiting tool, increases the pool of potential terrorists and sympathizers, and contributes to Islamic radicalism around the world. Furthermore, the Lobby’s campaign for regime change in Iran and Syria could lead the United States to attack those countries, with potentially disastrous effects. We do not need another Iraq.

At a minimum, the Lobby’s hostility toward these countries makes it especially difficult for Washington to enlist them against al Qaeda and the Iraqi insurgency, where their help is badly needed.

There is a moral dimension here as well.
Thanks to the Lobby, the United States has become the de facto enabler of Israeli expansion in the occupied territories, making it complicit in the crimes perpetrated against the Palestinians.

This situation undercuts Washington’s efforts to promote democracy abroad and makes it look hypocritical when it presses other states to respect human rights. U.S. efforts to limit nuclear proliferation appear equally hypocritical given its willingness to accept Israel’s nuclear arsenal, which encourages Iran and others to seek similar capabilities. 

Moreover, the Lobby’s campaign to squelch debate about Israel is unhealthy for democracy. Silencing skeptics by organizing blacklists and boycotts—or by suggesting that critics are anti-Semites—violates the principle of open debate upon which democracy depends.

The inability of the U.S.
Congress to conduct a genuine debate on these vital issues paralyzes the entire process of democratic deliberation. Israel’s backers should be free to make their case and to challenge those who disagree with them. But efforts to stifle debate by intimidation must be roundly condemned by those who believe in free speech and open discussion of important public issues.
Finally, the Lobby’s influence has been bad for Israel. Its ability to persuade Washington to support an expansionist agenda has discouraged Israel from seizing opportunities including a peace treaty with Syria and a prompt and full implementation of the Oslo Accords... that would have saved Israeli lives and shrunk the ranks of Palestinian extremists.


Denying the Palestinians their legitimate political rights certainly has not made Israel  more secure,and the long campaign to kill or marginalize a generation of Palestinian leaders has empowered
extremist groups like Hamas, and reduced the number of Palestinian leaders who would be both willing to accept a fair settlement and able to make it work. This course raises the awful specter of Israel one day occupying the pariah status once reserved for apartheid states like South Africa.

Ironically, Israel itself would probably be better off if the Lobby were less powerful and U.S. policy were more evenhanded.
 
While Mearsheimer and Walt made excellent points against AIPAC's influence on US foreign policy, US involvement in Israel's war with Iran should be hot-bedded topic as we prepare for the next up-coming debates between President Obama and Mitt Romney.

BOBBEE BEE: BASKETBALL, BIGOTRY AND A BILLION-DOLLAR BLOW-JOB PT.4


article-2613900-1D5F577D00000578-673_634x420NORTH CAROLINA-(BASN)-Despite the NBA banning Donald Sterling for life and fining him $2.5 million, the 80-year former owner isn’t going out without a fight, despite the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

And to be honest, I don’t blame him.


Why? Because, Sterling knows the “Goys” or Gentiles are relatively stupid people, according to their holy book, who are so in love with their sports, religion, talk shows and filthy movies, that they will forget all about his comments over time, especially as he hires four private investigation firms to look for dirt on the NBA’s other 29 owners  as well as on Commissioner Adam Silver and former commissioner David Stern.


bomaFor instance, despite ESPN’s columnist Bomani Jones exposing him back in 2006 in an article on Espn.com entitled Sterling’s racism should be news, shockingly, nobody seemed to care or even read it. Not even then- NBA Commissioner, David Stern, for that matter.


Jones, in fact, revealed in his writings that: Sterling was sued by the Department of Justice on Monday for housing discrimination. Though Sterling has no problem paying black people millions of dollars to play basketball, the feds allege that he refused to rent apartments in Beverly Hills and Koreatown to black people and people with children.


What’s even more disturbing? Sterling was sued for housing discrimination by 19 plaintiffs in 2003, according to The Associated Press.


In this case, Sterling was accused of trying to drive blacks and Latinos out of buildings he owned in Koreatown. In November, Sterling was ordered to pay a massive settlement in that case. Terms were not disclosed, but the presiding judge said this was “one of the largest” settlements ever in this sort of matter. The tip of the iceberg: Sterling had to play $5 million just for the plaintiffs’ attorney fees.


And the coup de grace? Neither that case, nor the more recent one, has qualified as big news.


pop_0007 Despite these revelations revealed by Jones, Sterling continued his racists ways and was exposed again in a recording leaked to TMZ, as he argued with his “personal assistant” V.Stiviano about her posting photos of herself with Black people on Instragram.

“In your lousy f**ing Instagrams, you don’t have to have yourself with — walking with black people,” Sterling says.
“If it’s white people, it’s OK?” the woman responds. “If it was Larry Bird, would it make a difference?”
“Admire him, bring him here, feed him, f**k him, but don’t put (Magic) on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me,” he said.
v.With such hatred spewing out of the mouth of Sterling toward his “alleged” mistress V. Stiviano, whom  claims that their relationship was one of a father and daughter, the 80-year billionaire’s jealousy of seeing her photographed with Black men, especially Magic Johnson, whom he bashed on CNN during the interview with Anderson Cooper, was steamed in what Dr. Francis Cress Welsing, the author of the Isis Papers, refers to as the fear of being genetically annihilated by people of color.

The fear of genetic annihilation, in fact, is the main reason; Zionists were ethnically slaughtering the Palestinians in 1948, which is still being practiced currently today.

jack & lucille johnsonFrom a sexual standpoint, this is what I call the Jack Johnson effect, the Tiger Wood syndrome, the Kobe Bryant backdrop, the Obama-Drama, where the fear of “the Big Black Buck’s” penis having the power to change the landscape of the global as well as the power dynamic in America and throughout the world.

Deepest and darkest thoughts


Why? Because, this fear of a Black planet continues to haunt and slowly creep into the consciousness of Caucasians as they blurt out their deepest and darkest thoughts from their sub-conscious mind.

The battle between the old and the new has, in fact, left many old white men and women being shamed and embarrassed by their words and ideas that are dancing in their demented minds, whether their coming from former Food Network’s cooking star Paula Deen, Don Imus, Pat Buchanan or Cliven Bundy, a Nevada rancher, who was captured on camera recently expressing his opinion that Black people were better off in slavery than we are today.

Why? Because, many of them feel they are losing their world to the false premise of “multi-culturalism,” which they believes erodes their European Identity, false Christian cultural and Zionist supremacist beliefs.

This “browning” of America, in fact, was made evident as Sterling slipped up, or got caught up, or set up, by speaking his mind, while chastising V.Stiviano, who seemed to be egging him on.
V: It’s like saying, “Let’s just persecute and kill all of the Jews.”
DS: Oh, it’s the same thing, right?
V: Isn’t it wrong? Wasn’t it wrong then? With the Holocaust? And you’re Jewish, you understand discrimination.
DS: You’re a mental case, you’re really a mental case. The Holocaust, we’re comparing with—
V: Racism! Discrimination.
DS: There’s no racism here. If you don’t want to be… walking… into a basketball game with a certain… person, is that racism?
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After reading this part of the transcript of Sterling’s conversation with V.Stiviano, most people, who are ignorant to the game being played, fail miserably to hear the jewels being dropped by the Clippers’ owner.

The Holocaust Card

holocaust-cardLet me explain; notice how Sterling tries to use the Holocaust Card to neutralize his racist views.

This is a standard procedure or tactic by most Zionist, who feel they have a monopoly on the word (Holocaust), while arrogantly overlooking other ethnic groups’ pain and suffering.

In effect, most people forget that over 20 million Chinese died in World War II.

Plus, students of history seemingly have lost respect for the African Holocaust or the Native American Holocaust in their quest to “shed tears” for the Jewish Holocaust only, even though it took place on foreign soil.

This, however is coming straight out of the play book of their founding father Theodore Herzl, a known atheist, who back in the 19th century, thought that “so-called” European Jews  could not assimilate into society. So, he reached out to create a place where they could be on their own.
Shockingly, that place was originally not Israel, it was Argentina.  Then Uganda, before he decided to use the Biblical claims of Moses to justify their thievery with the help of the Christian Right, who have faith in their fraudulent claims of them being the “chosen people of God,” when, in fact, they are actually Khazars or Ashkenazi, who descendants are from Germany.

pop_0009Not surprisingly, as Christian Hitchens, the New York Times Bestseller author, who wrote God is not Great – How Religion Poisons Everything, brilliantly stated: “…… the Holocaust has become a secular religion….”

wanderTo pig back off of that point, no puns intend, the author of the book The Wandering, Who?, Gilad Atzmo, who many would probably call a self-hating Jew stated, ““Thus the Holocaust religion is protected by laws, while every other historical narrative is debated openly by historians, intellectuals and ordinary people.


The Holocaust sets itself as an eternal truth that transcends critical discourse…

“As we can see, the Holocaust functions as an ideological interface. it provides its follower with a logos….To a certain extent, we are all subject to this religion; some of us are worshippers, others are just subject to its power. “Those who attempt to revise Holocaust history are subject to abuse by the high priests of this religion. The Holocaust religion constitutes the Western ‘real.’ We are neither allowed to touch it, nor are we permitted to look into it. Very much like the ancient Israelites who were to obey their God but never question Him, we are marching into the void.

This, however, is not some hidden conspiracy theory.


Why? Because, it is directly in our face now to be analyzed on all the mainstream news programs thanks to Donald Sterling and TMZ.


But due to our fear of being labeled  “anti-Semitic,” which is an oxymoron, it is not being discussed.
Yes, people are “scared to death” to discuss the “Jewish Power Dynamic,” whether it’s in sports, entertainment or politics.
Why? Because, in the USA today, speaking out against the evils of Zionism is career suicide. Just ask former White House correspondent Helen Thomas, who despite covering the White House for more than five decades, was forced to retire after being approached by Rabbi David Nesenoff, who approached her with a camcorder outside the White House and asked her opinion on Israel, in which she stated:

“I think they should get the hell out of Palestine….Remember these people are occupied and it’s their land,” Thomas said. “It’s not German and it’s not Polish.”
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Politics of Fear.

That, however, was in 2010.
paleBut, we saw evidence of this again, when Secretary of State John Kerry was shunned as if he was former President Jimmy Carter after he published his book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid when he warned that Israel risks becoming “an apartheid state” in the absence of a peace deal during a meeting with the Trilateral Commission.




sterling-money“What is called occupation is now more widely understood to be a form of annexation, the embodiment of apartheid in the sense that there’s a discriminatory dual system of law, giving legal protection to the Israeli settlers and subjecting the Palestinian population under occupation to a continuing existence without rights.


“Every increment of enlarging the settlements or every incident of house demolition is a way of worsening the situation confronting the Palestinian people and reducing what prospects they might have as the outcome of supposed peace negotiations.”




So, in retrospect, I guess it is safe to say, that Sterling was practicing a form of apartheid with his housing discrimination case against blacks and Latinos in Los Angeles in 2003.

With that said, maybe this is the culture which Donald Sterling was referring to when talking with V.Stiviano, which he said  was too BIG to CHANGE.
Breaking Down Donald Sterling: Bigotry, Basketball, and a Billion-Dollar Blow-Job pt.5 continues.
pop_0006Eric D.Graham, a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, where he received a B.A. in Mass Communication with a concentration in Radio and Television, with a minor in History, with an emphasis in African-American Studies, is currently the Managing Editor of Black Athlete Sports Network, where his articles appear daily along with his controversial cartoon character Bobbee Bee “The Hater.” Graham can be reached at lbiass34@yahoo.com or go to www.bobbeethehater.blogspot.com 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

BOBBEE BEE: COMBING TO A CITY NEAR YOU, SO HAIRY UP AND GET YOUR TICKET

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BOBBEE BEE THE HATER THE MOVIE will be shown on September 13, 2014 at 6PM at Johnston Community College in Smithfield, NC. PLEASE COME OUT AND SUPPORT OUR YOUNG PEOPLE and their hard work putting this film together!!!!

BOBBEE BEE: THIS IS CREW LOVE

movie makersBobbee Bee "The Hater" a.k.a The Bad Boy of "B-Movies" is back!!
After having his first independent film rejected by several movie festivals this spring and losing the Oscar for Best Picture to 12 Years a Slave, which was directed by Alfonso Cuarón, who won the Oscar for best director, as well as losing to Matthew McConaughey , who won the Oscar for best actor for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club at the 86th Academy Awards, the Ghetto "SuperStar" along with his crew is coming to Johnson Community College in Smithfield, N.C. on September 13, 2014 at 6PM in order to show his film to a new audience of moviegoers.

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So, make sure you bring your entire family out to see what the film festivals missed.

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Besides, if you don't laugh and learn something in the process, you're nothing but a Hater!! bb bz

BOBBEE BEE: CREATIVITY TECHNIQUES

 BY JEFF DAVIDSON (with additional information from Eric Graham)

1. Adopting the Mindset of an Innovator

In today's business world, if you want to progress in your career you must be an innovator; someone who can approach problems creatively, devise solutions to recurring time and resource issues, and figure better ways to get things done.

2. EUREAKA MOMENTS AND THE SLOW GRIND
Have you ever been standing in the shower, sitting in a steam room, or maybe lying in bed when, bingo, a tremendous idea beans you on the noggin? We've likely all had great notions come to us when we weren't thinking about anything in particular. Then "Eureka Effect."

3. All in a Day's Work
Remember, if innovating were easy, everyone would be good at it. Sometimes you have to step out of your own arena, abandon your comfort zone, and blaze new paths in order to get beyond the obvious


4. Brainstorming for Fun and Profit
Brainstorming is a wonderful technique to generate ideas, especially when you want to bust out of a rut or devise a new way of looking at things.  Usually conducted with several people, the goal of a brainstorming session is to encourage participants to speak freely.

A leader or moderator possess a question such as, "How can we accomplish XYZ?" Participants then speak up with their ideas.

Whenever you engage others in the problem or challenge you face, you increase the chances of deriving an innovative solution to a challenge.

So, go ahead and create you own Dream Team!


5. Getting Past the Haters
In the workplace, new perspectives, ideas, and innovations, even in cultures that seek to welcome them, may be greeted by some on your team or within your department with folded arms.

Haters, people who want to be totally convinced before they're willing to support you, may come in the form of bosses, coworkers, or staff.
I say don't let Haters dampen your enthusiasm or diminish your energy. Whether or not your idea is warmly receive the first time you introduce it, proceed as if the new idea will generate little interest. By anticipating potential naysaying in advance, you can present your case in a manner that will generate higher receptivity.
6. Confronting Old Power Structures

ACCORDING TO cartoonist Eric Graham, ...THE MY-WAY OR THE HIGHWAY THEORY GOES OUT THE WINDOW.

ESPECIALLY, IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING NEW AND FRESH TO ADD TO THE WORLD. IF YOU PERSITANT, YOU CAN CHIP AWAY AT THE OLD POWER STRUCTURE, WHO POSE AS THE GATEKEEPERS OF CHANGE.


7. Mastering the Art of Paying Attention
They say the devil went down to Georgia, but then the devil also is in the details. Either way, paying attention to the right minutiae can increase your ability to craft innovative solutions to on-the-job challenges.

8. A Little Planning, Please
It's useless to have a great idea, mount your horse, and ride-off in all directions. Like James Bond, you need to stay cool, calm, and collected to navigate the trickiest of situations-shaken but not stirred. It's prudent when you have a great idea to devise a plan for introducing it, stay focused, and win by acclamation.
 
9. Lessons from Worst-Case Scenario Thinking
You know what they say; an average man learns from his own mistakes, the wise men learns from the mistakes of others, and the fool never learns. You're no fool, right?

10. Staying Alert During Mundane Times
Captain Edward J. Smith, of the RMS Titantic in 1908 was quoted as saying,"When anyone asks me how I can best describe my experience in nearly forty years at sea I merely say 'unevenful.".....I have seen but one vessel in distress in all my years at sea. I never saw a wreck. I never have been wrecked, nor was I ever in any predicament that threatened to end in disaster of any sort."
This quote, ironically, occurred four years before Smith perished, along with more than 1,500 passengers and crew on the Titantic.

11. Work Diligently at Your Craft
Here are a few Questions, you need to ask youself as you work on your craft:
What is my product missing?
What can be done to create a better verison of the product I have produced?
Are my ideas really new?

12. Listening to That Little Voice
Everyone has a little voice inside of them. You know, the one that says, "Be on time," and "Don't litter," and "Call your mother." Listening to that little voice gets tougher as we're bombarded with more and more external messages. When we slow down, sit still, and silently reflect, the voice gets the speak. It tells us to go this way or that way, and whether to proceed at all.
13. Developing Concentration
Concentration skills are on the wane. Cell-phones, e-mail, and instant messenger capabilities haven't helped. When you're bombarded by multiple information streams, it's hard to sustain focus. Innovation and creativity suffer-as does decision making.

14. Find Some Breathing Space
Taking a breather is easier than taking time for reflection! While breathing is as vital to life as food and water, who thinks about the way they breathe? Breathing is essential on a physiological level as well as on a mental, spiritual, and emotional level. Proper breathing can be a means of achieving relaxation, balance, and peace in an increasingly hectic, overanxious world.

15. Changing Your Perspective
If you wear contact lenses this is familiar. Your standing by a sink or elsewhere trying to change your contact lenses. Just your luck, a lens slips out of your fingers. Your look down to retrieve the tiny little membrane, but you don't see it.
You look some more. You look sideways. You lean over for a closer look. You map out a perimeter of the area. You don't see the lens. Minutes pass and you're perturbed. Normally, taking out a lens requires only a few moments. You hadn't bargained on standing around for six or eight minutes in total frustration.

JEFF DAVIDSON IS THE AUTHOR OF NUMEROUS BOOKS INCLUDING THE 60 SECOND ORGANIZER, 2ND EDITION AND THE 60 SECOND SELF-STARTER AS WELL AS THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO MANAGING YOUR TIME. DAVIDSON, A RESIDENT OF CHAPHEL HILL, NC, IS ALSO A NOTED PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER.
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