Cheryl Hooper

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Marvel to give top Spider-Man billing to biracial teenager, Miles Morales

Secret Wars is in full spin at Marvel, despite delays, and there's only so much we know about what the Marvel Universe will look like once the dust settles. But one thing is clear: Miles Morales will be the Spider-Man in the title <i>Spider-Man</i>. Not in another universe, not in a cross-over; just... …

Sony Announces Two New PS4's

It was a busy E3 this year — so busy apparently, that new SKUs for both Xbox One and PS4 didn’t quite make the press conference cut. Microsoft announced it’s new 1 TB Xbox One a few days before its press conference, and Sony waited until today to lift the veil on what it calls the “ultimate gamer …

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Rebounding from Career Setbacks

<i>How well do you rebound from career setbacks? Take this self-assessment to find out.</i><p>Brian was a rising star at his company. He advanced through several senior management roles and was soon tapped to head a business unit, reporting directly to the CEO. But after about two years in the job, despite …

Alibaba Looks More Like GE than Google

Alibaba, the Chinese internet titan that filed for an IPO in the U.S. last week, could be the largest tech IPO in history. But Alibaba doesn’t look much like Facebook, Google, or even Amazon. Instead, it operates more like GE.<p>Spanning e-commerce, payments, messaging, business software, …

People Don’t Like Anything (or Anyone) Moving Toward Them

<b>The study:</b> In eight experiments, doctoral student Yanping Tu and three collaborators—Christopher K. Hsee of the University of Chicago and Zoe Y. Lu and Bowen Ruan of the University of Wisconsin—found that people feel more negative toward individuals, images, and sounds if those “stimuli” are …

Coaching an Employee Who Doesn’t Want Help

Is there someone on your team who you’d like to coach, but resists your help? A high-performer who could reach further? A hard-worker who could grow faster? The best managers know to coach their employees, but what if someone doesn’t want your help? How can you convince a hesitant employee that …

Finding Entrepreneurs Before They’ve Founded Anything

Venture capital is slowly but surely becoming a more data-driven business. Although data on private companies can sometimes be scarce, an increasing number of firms are relying on quantitative analysis to help determine which start-ups to back. But Bloomberg’s venture capital arm, Bloomberg Beta, …

Mobile Money Is Driving Africa’s Cashless Future

The evolution of African markets faces significant barriers: cost, distance, and a lack of infrastructure. Less than 30% of the population have bank accounts, and even fewer have credit cards. Informal retail and cash purchases are the norm, and that has its risks and costs. The amount of cash in …

How Philosophy Makes You a Better Leader

The goal of most executive coaching and leadership development is behavior change—help the individual identify and change the behaviors that are getting in the way of, and reinforce the behaviors associated with, effective leadership. But what about the beliefs and values that <i>drive</i> behavior?<p>The …

Oracle: The Worst-Governed, Best-Run Company Around

After 37 years in charge, Larry Ellison finally stepped down as Oracle’s CEO on Thursday. Except that he’s not really stepping down. The 70-year-old will stay on as the software giant’s executive chairman and also its chief technology officer — the latter title a formalization of a role he was …

Which is better: Lump-sum investing or dollar-cost averaging?

An influential study shows the best returns come from putting a lump sum of money into the stock market rather than investing a bit at a time.<p>But do we really have to follow this rule right now, with the stock markets looking peaky after a long run higher? I said no in a recent online column, but …

How much does it really cost to mine an ounce of gold?

A scan of major gold producers' earnings suggests the cost of mining gold has risen dramatically over the past few years.<p>Part of that is a true increase, owing to inflation and the expense of digging out tough-to-reach grades. But most of it is due to a change in the cost metric that gold miners …

C2MTL: 'The subconscious mind is the greatest resource we're given': Director James Cameron on creativity

James Cameron discusses sources of inspiration and creativity. He was interviewed as a part of the C2MTL Commerce and Creativity conference, a three-day event meant to spark visionary thinking in international business

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