2019 has come to an end and here we are skidding into 2020, hopefully without skid marks in our undies. Tons learned this year, hasn’t been my easiest, but can’t complain either… life, health, and all that good stuff. Explored and accepted a few opportunities which are aligned with values and the person I’d like to grow into.
Self aside, thank you to everyone who’s visited eBrand Me and contributed to its organic growth of more than 850% over last year’s traffic, with readers from the US, China, Japan, Canada, India, the UK and more. Without you guys, I’d be typing to a blank screen for my own satisfaction… (Narcissus wouldn’t have had a problem with that). Glad that you find the content useful and hope to provide more value in 2020. Goal remains the same… so neither one of us becomes part of the 50% of businesses which fail within the first five years.
Again, thank you from the bottom of my Haitian heart. Wish you and yours a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. To wrap up 2019, here are the top 5 posts published this year.
Louis Pasteur was an artist turned chemist born 1822 in Dole, France, who inspired Joseph Lister — and is best known for his explanation on how heat treatment made foods safer — from which the term pasteurization is derived. He is remembered for his breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of diseases, and created the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax.
How did the television come about? What innovations have been made to the device since? And what opportunities lie in its future?
The 1928 Hurricane, by National Hurricane Center estimates, was the second-deadliest hurricane to hit the mainland United States, exceeded only by the Galveston Hurricane of 1900. It was the fourth-strongest hurricane ever to hit Florida, tearing across the Everglades to giant, shallow Lake Okeechobee, where thousands of migrant workers were harvesting fall crops.
The eldest of three sons born to Daniel and Dora Salk, virologist Jonas Salk earned his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine in 1939 and became a scientist physician at Mount Sinai Hospital. In 1942, he attended the University of Michigan on a research fellowship where he studied flu viruses with mentor and fellow virologist, Thomas Francis, Jr.
Who were the Warners? Or better yet, who were the Wonskolasers? A family of fourteen, parents Benjamin (n. 1857) and Pearl (n. 1858) — denied proper education having been born Jewish under German occupies — migrated to the United States to achieve a portion of the “American Dream.”