Thank You, Top 5, & Happy New Year 2020 from eBrand Me


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…

A History & Evolution of Communication: Verbal, Written, Visual


These days, we have various methods for communicating. The internet, our cellphones, traditional pen and paper, television, radio and the list goes on. This wasn’t always the case. Early humans had their voice, even before the invention of “language” which is said to comprise of three parts: phonetics, grammar and semantics. While today we can…

Smart Cities of the Future: Self-Charging Cities


Following-up to  Smart Cities of the Future: Self-Healing Construction Materials, this week’s post explores self-charging cities. As of December 2018, 100 U.S. cities had committed and were on their way to the goal of being powered by 100 percent clean electricity. Across the globe, 1,000 smart city pilots are under construction or in their final…

Smart Cities of the Future: Self-Healing Construction Materials


It only makes sense to start this post with the accepted definition for smart cities. Briefly, they integrate technology into urban infrastructure, usually to improve sustainability, maximize efficiency and minimize energy usage. In a recent newsletter published by Abundance Insider’s Peter Diamandis, he writes that the U.S. Department of Transportation estimates a $542.6 billion backlog…

Everyone’s Chatting About Chatbots, But… What Are They?


[Repost with changes: Original article published in 2016] During this year’s [the 2016] F8 summit, an annual global developer conference held by Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg introduced the integration of chatbots in the Messenger platform. Called “Bots on Messenger”, it will allow businesses to deliver automated customer support, e-commerce guidance, content and interactive experiences.  It even grants companies…