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Netflix’s Hollywood guy on changing the movie business

Oct 3 2014 8:25am CDT | Source: The Washington Post

Netflix took on Blockbuster and the cable television industry, and now it has its sights on the movie business. The streaming giant says the old models in place for how entertainment reaches consumers need to change. And the only way to see real change is for Netflix to back its own production of movies and television shows. This week, Netflix announced its first drive into the film industry with deals to create and exclusively dist ...
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South Florida flooded with million-dollar home listings - slideshow

Oct 1 2014 1:02pm CDT | Source: South Florida Business Journal

Blockbuster home sales are becoming routine in South Florida as many cities in the region made Coldwell Banker’s list of most multi-million dollar home listings. The brokerage firm took a look at active luxury home listings throughout the nation and found many South Florida cites with the most buyers seeking seven-plus figure homes. Check out the slideshow above to see how South Florida cities ranked among those with the most home listings of over $1 million, over $5 m ...
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11 Charts That Should Make People Really Embarrassed About The US Healthcare System

Sep 23 2014 4:21pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

The health of people in the United States is plagued by conundrums. We spend more on healthcare than any other developed nation, yet we lead far shorter lives. A baby born on American soil is the most expensive in the world, yet our newborns have a lower chance of surviving past infancy than those born in eight other developed nations. The Affordable Care Act has made health insurance more accessible to the poor, yet bills for ...
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Lion King is best-selling production of all time

Sep 22 2014 5:52pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

New York (AFP) - Blockbuster musical "The Lion King" was on Monday named the most successful production in history, raking in $6.2 billion at the box office -- more than any other stage show or movie.The earnings come from ticket sales alone and do not include merchandise, recordings or revenue from the Disney film on which it is based.Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera," which opened in London in 1986, was previously the highest-gros ...
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Former Kraft Exec Shares 7 Steps For Achieving Massive, Meaningful Growth

Sep 18 2014 12:05pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Sanjay Khosla knows how to achieve massive revenue growth. And perhaps more importantly, he knows how to do so while lowering costs and raising profits. As president of developing markets for Kraft Foods (now Mondelēz International) from 2007 to 2013, Khosla helped to increase revenue from $5 billion to $16 billion in five years while increasing cash flow, make Oreo and Tang billion-dollar brands in new markets, and acquire major international brand ...
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Billionaire VC Peter Thiel Says Silicon Valley's 'Obsession' With Disruption Is Totally Misguided

Sep 18 2014 9:31am CDT | Source: Business Insider

It's hard to find a hotter business buzzword than disruption.  The theory, made popular by Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, refers to a strategy that scrappy, young companies use to topple giant firms, like Netflix did to Blockbuster or Microsoft did to IBM back in the day. It's now bandied about so often by aspiring entrepreneurs that it's become a cliche used to describe almost ...
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A Look Back At Why Blockbuster Really Failed And Why It Didn't Have To

Sep 5 2014 10:38pm CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

Blockbuster’s fatal flaw wasn’t one of intelligence or capability, but a failure to understand the networks that would determine it ...
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