Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For November 19, 2015 Women's Entrepreneurship Systems Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—November 19, 2015, 428 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic term. Trust your Thursday is off to a great start; as always I hope you enjoy Thursday’s  holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video  by Lauryn Hill, a relevant quote from Erica Nicole, looking forward to enjoying a carbonated beverage with caffeine, like Coke, blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable event like birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details. 
         1. International Men’s Day—commemorating in over 70 countries the contribution of men to marriage, child rearing and being positive role models for children of both sexes.                                           
         2. Women’s Entrepreneurship Systems Day—commemorating since 2014 in 144 countries to promote of awareness of the contributions of female entrepreneurs to society and economic development.
         3. 1998 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1998 on a   run of two weeks in that position Doo Wop (That Thing) by Lauryn Hill. Here is a link to Lauryn Hill performing Doo Wop (That Thing):   
         4.  National Carbonated Beverage With Caffeine Day—celebrating another  great way to intake your caffeine by ways other than drinking coffee.
         5. Talk About Economies Of Scale—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1997 of the McCaughney Sextuplets, 4 boys and 3 girls born two months premature, who were the first sextuplets in history to survive and are 18 today.
On this day in:  
         a. 1863 President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, one the greatest, moving speech at all times at the opening of the Gettysburg Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.                                 
         b. 1959 the Ford Motor Corporation announced the discontinuation of the very unpopular Edsel.
         c. 1979 the Ayatollah Khomeini announced the release of 13 female and black hostages from the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.
         d. 1990 the pop group Milli Vanilli was stripped of its Grammy Award since the group did not sing any of the vocals.                                  
         e. 1998 Vincent van Gogh’s painting Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sold   at auction for $71.5 million.
Reflections on women entrepreneurs and why it is so critical their entrepreneurship is encouraged: ”The glass ceiling that once limited a woman’s career path has paved a new road towards business ownership, where women can utilize their sharp business acumen while building strong family ties.” – Erica Nicole, who left Corporate America to start YFS Magazine. 
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