Morning Report

May 22, 2019

Capitalism Camp for Kids, the Love-Hate of Online Lending, and the Rise of Dollar General

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. STARTUPS Worried that your kids are falling for socialism? Send them to capitalism camp:...
May 21, 2019

Google Glass Still Exists, Rent the Runway Gets Competition, and the Price of Tariffs Could Be High

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May 20, 2019

Confusing Regulations, the Decline of Community Banks, and Signs of Entrepreneurial Life in Flint

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. REGULATION With the Trump administration rolling back environmental regulations, more than a dozen states...
May 19, 2019

Special Report From Cliff Oxford: Swamp to Shining Sea

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. I’ve noticed a trend where both people and companies are spending more and more on...
May 17, 2019

The Traffic Jam Whopper, Louis Vuitton vs. Pooey Puitton, and Jim Jacoby Talks Opportunity Zones

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. THE OXFORD INTERVIEW   Atlanta Developer and long-time Oxford member Jim Jacoby recently spoke...
May 16, 2019

Are Net Promoter Scores Bogus?

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MANAGEMENT Often used to measure customer satisfaction, Net Promoter Scores have developed a cult-like...
May 15, 2019

A ‘Sober Pub,’ Uber Wins an NLRB Ruling, and How to Hire Ex-Inmates

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May 14, 2019

Funding Women, an In-Store Kitchen for Pets, and Helping Startups Fail

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May 13, 2019

Body by Bacon, a Honeypot for Hackers, and Putting the Cult in Culture

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May 10, 2019

Breaking Up Facebook, Learning From Dr. Bronner’s, and When Co-Founders Get Pregnant

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May 9, 2019

Liquid Death, Kombucha Competition, and the Profit Motive

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May 8, 2019

Voice Ads, Wine-and-Weed Tours, and, Yes, Groupon Still Exists

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. SPOTLIGHT At Cliff Oxford’s request, this week’s Commerce Dinner and Entrepreneur Briefing have been...
May 7, 2019

Disappearing Gig Workers, Tracking Cookies, and Telling Your Parents You’re Selling Weed

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MARKETING Google is looking to limit the use of tracking cookies, which could entrench...
May 6, 2019

Team-Building Nightmares, Helping 40-Somethings With Dating Apps, and a Small Giants Recap

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. DAYLIGHT   Last week, at the Small Giants Summit in Detroit, Steve Palmer, the...
May 3, 2019

From Malls to ‘Alls’ and Study Finds Pessimistic Entrepreneurs Outlast the Optimists

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May 2, 2019

P&G’s Plan to Survive Retail Climate and Is Slack Destroying Productivity?

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May 1, 2019

A New Forbes Small Giant, The Future of the Tomato, and ‘Shark Tank’ Redemption

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. DAYLIGHT   The 2019 list of Forbes Small Giants is out, and one of...
April 30, 2019

Blue-Collar Women, Amazon’s Automated Firings, and the Raisin Industry’s Dilemma

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. DAYLIGHT   The Verge has uncovered evidence that Amazon uses artificial intelligence to fire...