April 12, 2012

Dance of the bees

I learned about it a couple of years ago: Bees cannot hear. (They wouldn’t make such a noice anyway if they could hear it. :-) ) Their means of communication is two special dances. The “round dance” provides the information that there is a feeding place in the vicinity of the beehive at a distance between 50 and 100 meters. The “waggle dance” is used to relay information about more distant food sources. The bees can find a food source with the help of the waggle dance even if there are hindrances they must detour around like an intervening mountain.

We, human beings, are generally not hearing handicapped. But we do not hear everything our business tells us. She reminds us all the time that we have to make the necessary investments to grow her. Unfortunately she does not have the ability to dance like the bees do. :-)

When we start a new project we list all the possible investments that could be required in case of a partnership. This list is helpful as we discuss with the prospective partners the road map for what has to be done to grow the company in the future.

If you are interested in how Rimski Korsakov describes the dance of the bees, please click here.

The oldie of the week:  The Carpenters – Kind of  Hush (1976)

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