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'Wonder Woman' just keeps smashing all kinds of records

Patty Jenkins' <i>Wonder Woman</i> continues to trail-blaze through history, and Jenkins is well on her way to shattering another record.<p>As of Wednesday, <i>Wonder Woman</i> had earned over $600 million at the box office worldwide, and it is on track to become the top-grossing female directed live-action film ever.<p>…

Movies

Africa’s “Shark Tank” for startups is Rwanda’s new show “Face The Gorillas”

African startups can now score capital commitments real time―so long as they convince a venture capitalist to give it to them in front of a live audience.<p>That’s the format for <i>Face The Gorillas</i>, a Rwandan IT pitch series that runs several times a year on local TV, YouTube, and at select events.<p>The …

Wildlife

7 Tips For New Marketing Managers (Who Want To Win)

So you're a new marketing manager? Congratulations! Now, it's time to make sure you're successful.<p>Are you a new marketing manager?<p>For starters, keep in mind that pretty much everything you do will be seen by customers. That's the nature of your job, after all.<p>As a result, you carry a lot of weight …

Marketing

Should You Reinvent An Industry As A Business Idea?

No one has ever come up with a business idea entirely by themselves. Mark Zuckerberg revolutionized social media with Facebook, but Facebook was not …

Entrepreneurship

IT'S WAR: Walmart is telling vendors to stop using Amazon's cloud

Walmart has issued a warning to tech companies it does business with: don't use Amazon's cloud services.<p>Amazon has quickly emerged as the dominant player in cloud-based storage and computing power with its Amazon Web Services program.<p>Now, Walmart is turning up the heat as it aggressively invests in …

Amazon Web Services

3 Ways to Get People to Buy Your Product (Especially if They're On the Fence)

Leads are the lifeblood of any small business.<p>Without paying customers, a business cannot grow revenue and succeed over the long run. And without enough leads, a business won't have prospects to convert into those valuable customers.<p>In a poll of small business owners, my company found that growing …

Marketing

Why Marissa Mayer Should Be the Next CEO of Uber

An open letter to the Uber Board and investors.<p>Now that Uber's founder Travis Kalanick resigned as its CEO, it's time to fill those shoes with a dynamic business visionary that could take the company to the next level. I join others who feel the ideal candidate for this post is Marissa Mayer. She …

Leadership

Why Are Corporations So Bad At Working With Startups?

<i>This is the first of three stories in a series I’m calling “Corporate Innovation Tour.”</i><p>For the past few years, <i>Fortune</i> has been obsessed with the …

Startups

The Differences Between Running a Small Company vs. a Big One

Does size matter when it comes to the CEO role? Yes, but it's all relative.<p>Is it easier to run a small company than a big one? What skills are needed at different stages of a company? Can a big company CEO succeed at a smaller organization and vice versa? Here are some answers from five CEOs (plus …

CEOs

Self-driving shuttles are coming to the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is a hotbed for self-driving car research, so it stands to reason that students and faculty should use self-driving vehicles to get around, right? The university clearly thinks so. Mcity (the university's public-private partnership) is launching a free driverless shuttle …

University of Michigan

Artificial Intelligence Smart Assistants: The Next Big Thing in Computing?

We’re almost halfway into 2017 (I know, can you believe it’s end of June already?) and one of the big themes emerging so far is the rise of the AI-powered digital assistants. Rapid improvements in key underlying technologies — voice recognition and natural language processing – are making these …

Automation

Know your worth: How to negotiate compensation at a startup

Have you ever felt you were worth more than you were being paid?<p>I hear you. And, I want you to know that you may never quite feel compensated for your complete worth. That’s a conversation to have internally. The number on your paycheck doesn’t define your full worth. The quality of your …

Startups

New Challenges for Marketing Leaders of the Future

Technology is transforming how we communicate, and marketing efforts have to be constantly refreshed to just keep up. New platforms and features are released constantly, and marketers everywhere are rushing to adapt in an attempt to cut through the noise and clutter. These emerging trends are going …

Marketing

2017 Mid-Year Content Marketing Checkup

The months of June and July are the perfect time to reflect on your content marketing strategy. What’s working? What isn’t? What needs to change …

Digital Marketing

Amazon's Real Agenda Behind Whole Foods Bid

There’s always a fine line between creative disruption and creative <i>destruction.</i> Such is the beastly nature of capitalism.<p>Amazon.com Inc.‘s nearly $14 billion bid for Whole Foods is about more than just acquiring a means to sell high-end food products online. It’s about busting the supply chain in …

Amazon

The Perfect Food Delivery Startup? David Chang Thinks He’s Got The Secret Sauce

The man who started Momofuku explains why his latest project, Ando, will succeed where similar startups have failed.<p>Behind two opaque white glass doors on a storefront on Manhattan’s 14th Street, a team of sous chefs is chopping, marinating, and frying food for the Flatiron lunch crowd. A young …

Restaurants

Want to Build the Next Airbnb, Instagram, or Slack? This Online Startup School Will Show You How

Thousands of startups around the world finally have access to the world's most powerful startup accelerator.<p>Y Combinator is one of the most successful startup accelerators in the world. Every year they take two batches of 100 companies and offer them in-person instruction from Y Combinator partners …

Startups

What happens if astronauts get sick in space?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Doctors can't make house calls to the International Space Station, but even if they could, Earth's routine practices like setting up an IV, taking a blood sample or even keeping a wound clean are incredibly difficult.<p>Consider heart attacks. Even the healthiest astronauts could suffer …

Medicine

Starting a Wine Business? Here are the States with the Lowest and Highest Excise Tax Rates

If you’re planning to start a wine business — winery, wine shop, wine retail, restaurant, wine bar etc, it’s important to factor in your state wine …

Wine

Who Needs A Hospital, When This Self-Driving Doctor Comes To You?

A new concept called Aim brings the doctor to you, in a self-driving car.<p>Even those of us fortunate enough to have good health insurance will often put off seeing a doctor when we probably should. Often it’s simply a matter of logistics. We feel like we can’t take the time off work, or arrange …

Health Care

Inside Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence Comeback

<b>Yoshua Bengio has never been one</b> to take sides. As one of the three intellects who shaped the deep learning that now dominates artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Is FourKites Tracking Technology a Game Changer for Small Trucking Companies?

The bigger trucking companies like UPS and FedEx employ expensive and sophisticated tracking technology to pinpoint where a package is at any point …

Small Business

5 things that are killing your productivity

Do you have days when you feel like you’ve been working non-stop, but can’t recall what you actually accomplished?<p>In today’s work culture, we usually blame email, social media, and meetings for our depleted effectiveness. And to be sure, you’re not going to get a lot done if you are obsessively …

Productivity

Tesla Model S goes a record 560 miles on a single charge, Elon Musk is not impressed

Tesla's Model S, in its most luxurious, P100D variety, officially has a 337-mile range.<p>But if you drive very, very carefully, you can extend that by more than two hundred miles, as recently shown by two Tesla enthusiasts.<p>The practice is called hypermiling, and it involves driving in such a way as …

Autos

The iPhone was made because Steve Jobs hated this guy at Microsoft

The design of the original iPhone has surprising origin story.<p>The now iconic design came about because of a personal grudge Steve Jobs had against a Microsoft exec.<p>Speaking at an event Tuesday, Scott Forstall, who lead Apple's iOS software division under Jobs, recounted the surprising history …

Apple

Make $50,000 Per Month Through Facebook Advertising With These Top Tips

Develop a strategy that can propel your business forward.<p>There's nothing more rewarding than smashing through sales plateaus, and Facebook ads can help push your business to new heights. However, throwing money at the platform or creating a lot of ads isn't going to make a massive difference. You …

Entrepreneurship

How to Determine What Your Company's Burn Rate Should Be

Use these pointers to know your risk tolerance.<p>One of the hardest decisions entrepreneurs make when they start a company and raise outside capital is figuring out what an acceptable "burn rate" is. That is, how much should your company be willing to lose in cash every month as you make investments …

Venture Capital

Two Ways To Share Equity With Your Team

Sharing equity with your team can be a powerful motivator, and there are two basic ways most firms do it.<p>In a prior article, I talked about the reasons why it might be time for you to share equity with your team.<p>But that brings us to today's topic, which is how you can give equity to your team.<p>In …

Finance

4 Toxic Habits that Keep 'Wantrepreneurs' Down

Most never make the leap. Are you different?<p><i>Entrepreneur has an affiliate partnership with Hurdlr so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase</i><p>We’re all familiar with the term <i>entrepreneur</i>, that self-driven business owner who spits in the face of fear and risk. Lately, you may have also …

Entrepreneurship