Fans of “Shark Tank” know there are some cringe-worthy momentsin which hopeful entrepreneurs convince the investors to do anything but pour money into their businesses.Like revealing that you’re unaware that your product is a potentialfire hazard.Yet there are other, less obvious missteps that can sabotage an ntrepreneur’s pitch.That’s according to Randi Zuckerberg, CEO of Zuckerberg Media and one of four investors on the new Oxygen docuseries “Quit Your Day Job.”In the show, which premiered on March 30, millennial entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to Zuckerberg and business successes Ido Leffler, Sarah Prevette, and Lauren Maillian.
There are times when you’re simply overwhelmed at work. You’ve got so much on your plate that none of it seems like it can be finished, and so none of it gets finished as you sit there panicking.Whether it’s the end of the day and you’re struggling with decision fatigue or fear of failure has your heart racing, there’s a quick way to collect yourself so that you can resume being productive, says Caroline Webb,Sevenshift’s CEO, a McKinsey senior adviser, and a former McKinsey partner.Her new book, “How to Have a Good Day,” is a collection of best practices she’s learned in her 16 years as a consultant.
When 671 people in banana suits packed into a concert venue in Austin, Texas at this year’s SXSW technology festival, it broke the world record for most people dressed as fruit in one location.”And we’re breaking the record for most Snapchatter’s at one event!” 26-year-old Cyrene Quiamco cheered into her smartphone camera, as a group of banana-clad social media stars hooted and bounced behind her.The clip, of course, showed up in @CyreneQ’s Snapchat Story as she took her followers behind the scenes of the bash which tripled as a startup launch party, corporate publicity stunt, and Quiamco’s birthday celebration. Even hundreds of miles from her friends and family in Arkansas, she felt surrounded by some of her closest allies and confidantes.
At 5 p.m. on Thursday, hundreds of thousands of anxious high schoolers found out if they were accepted or rejected into the Ivy League.Here’s what we know about who got in:Brown University accepted 2,919 from 32,390 applicants, according to a school representative. The admissions rate for the class of 2020 was 9%. Last year, Brown accepted 2,580 of 30,397 applicants, an 8.49% acceptance rate.
A gunman and state trooper are dead after a shooting incident at a Greyhound bus station in Richmond, Virginia.Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said in a press conference that a uniformed Virginia state trooper was talking to a man inside the station when the man drew a handgun and shot the trooper multiple times, leading two troopers nearby to return fire. The shooter died after being transported to the VCU Medical Center.The trooper who was shot, 37-year-old Chad Dermyer, was also transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. At a press conference on Thursday night, it was announced that Dermyer had died of his injuries.
When Tesla was founded 13 years ago, its ambitions were never to be just a one-hit wonder.The electric car maker has always dreamed big, especially since CEO Elon Musk arrived and took over in 2008. What started with the peppy Roadster in 2006 evolved to include the luxurious Model S sedan, which hit the streets in 2012, and the Model X SUV, a 2015 arrival.The master plan had always been to deliver all-electric mobility to the masses, and that’s where the Model 3 comes in.
Hillary Clinton had an angry confrontation with an activist who on Thursday accused her of taking money from the fossil-fuel industry.Clinton was shaking hands with supporters following a campaign rally at SUNY Purchase in New York when she was confronted by Greenpeace USA activist Eva Resnick-Day.“Thank you for tackling climate change,” Resnick-Day can be heard saying in a video from the interaction. “Will you act on your word to reject fossil-fuel money in the future in your campaign?”
Theranos’ proprietary blood-testing devices failed to meet the company’s own accuracy standards for an array of tests,according to a 121-page government eport released Thursday and obtained by The Wall Street Journal. The deficiencies were documented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services during its inspection of the controversial blood-testing startup’s Newark, California, laboratory last fall. The deficiencies documented include flawed quality-control tests, failure to establish written policies for blood collection and storage processes, using unqualified staff members to conduct tests,and failing to notify patients of their flawed test results for extended periods of time. The report’s findings are the first time performance records have been made public for the company’s proprietary blood-testing devices, according to The Wall Street Journal.
One of the biggest complaints about “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” from critics and comics fans alike is that it’s simply too miserable. The Zack Snyder-directed blockbuster is missing the fun element that draws readers to the comic books and masses to Marvel’s lighter-toned movies like “The Avengers” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.”Now the studio behind “Batman v Superman,” Warner Bros., is reportedly trying to remedy the problem for its future comic book movies.According to Birth Movies Death, the studio has requested reshoots of its summer DC Comics adaptation, “Suicide Squad,” that would give the film a playfulness that fans reacted positively to in its trailer.