Morning Report

What you need to know one minute before daylight
February 20, 2017

Capgemini Buys Idean, Adee Borrows Bees, Cattlemen Whine, Deal Storm Weekend

  Good Monday Morning,   Daylight – Talk About a Long Weekend – Buffett had one for a change, as he pulled the plug Sunday morning...
February 16, 2017
Yellowstone National Park

Boats and Banks, Boiling River, Purple Hull Peas, Hive Jive

  Good Thursday Morning,   Daylight – Tech strikes fear in the heart of Banks and Boats – Not exactly Silicon Valley bank, but The Central...
February 15, 2017
Lava Lake, Montana

Smile Brands Buys Two Dental Companies, Bull Durham in Biz, Why Bankers Don’t Get Gates and Money Well Wasted

Good Wednesday Morning,   Daylight – Standing on the corner of Livingston, Montana is when I realized I had thrown an interception, announcing Monday I was...
February 13, 2017

Silicon Pier, Delta Hash and Friday Doubles

Good Monday Morning, “Hello.” A little pushback on Jay Z. Overexposure happens. Quite fine – as a very qualified performer, Adele runs the table at the...
February 10, 2017

Hallmark Moment at Member Three, Rejection Letter, Houghton Beats Harvard

Good Friday Morning,     Daylight – Stuff You Need to Know – A few minutes past 2 a.m. this morning, Tom Price was confirmed as...
February 9, 2017

Jose Cuervo IPO’s in Ole Mexico, Pittsburgh Uber Breakup, GoDaddy Crisis

Good Thursday Morning. Twitter is flatlining this morning, which means stock price is falling through the floor – not only deep revenue miss, but user count...
February 8, 2017

Chief Lee Plenty Wolf vs. Pipeline Pricks, Run like a Deere, Wild Wings Turns off Fast Growth

Good Wednesday Morning,   Daylight – Sneaky and Low – With total attention focused on the travel ban and really nothing else, the U.S. Army stepped away...
February 7, 2017

Buckhead Beach Bare, Tiffany Tantrums, Uber Flying Cars, Hate Mail

Good Tuesday Morning,   Daylight – Today at 11 a.m., Boston will celebrate New England’s Super Bowl victory with a parade that rolls through the streets...
February 6, 2017

Looking for a Place to Fall Apart, Glory Days and PR Pets

Good Monday Morning, and the New England Patriots are champs again, erasing a 25-point deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in the first Super Bowl...
February 2, 2017

Eventbrite Buys Ticketscript, Knock 3 Times, Facebook Home Run, Falcons Win by 10

Good Thursday Morning. Yesterday, we had a big miss on revenue with Under Armour. Here’s a hit.   Daylight – Numbers on a Tear – Facebook’s...
February 1, 2017

Farmer Blues at Fancy Under Armour, Return Path Acquires ThreatWeave, Greenway Medical Re-Deals, Two Hand Touch Born Again

  Good Wednesday Morning,   Daylight – As far as misses go, this is about as big as it gets – Under Armour missed both top...
January 31, 2017

When Donald Met Sally, Neon Moons and Pictures Paint the Story, UberCloud Rises

Good Tuesday Morning and Good Lord, last night Trump fired Sally Yates, acting attorney general for the United States. I’ve watched Mrs. Yates build a spectacular...
January 30, 2017

Super Bowl Ad $5 Million, Bike Shop Bites the Dust, “La La Land” Pushback

  Good Monday Morning,     Daylight – This weekend, the leadership of Starbucks huddled and got to the bottom of why they have to tweak...
January 27, 2017

Ant Financial Spreads to America, Google Leaves the Craps Table, Hungryroot Makes Healthy Comfort Food

  Good Friday Morning. All you need to know this morning is Ant buys MoneyGram.   Daylight – Ant Marches to America – I could write...
January 26, 2017

R. Thomas, A Wonderful Life, Sanu Stock Price Rises Up, Member Mike G. Swings for the Fence and Buys

  Good Thursday Morning,   Daylight – Yesterday, luck shined as we stood on the Nasdaq exchange at 9:30 a.m. when the bell rang and history...
January 25, 2017

New York, Nasdaq and Name Change

  Good Wednesday Morning,   Daylight – My first cousin, Sonny from South Carolina, sent me a text last night and asked how was my day...
January 24, 2017

Three-One-Zero Loans, Sesame Credit Score, Jay Z Sells Tidal, NYC Restaurant Ghosts

Good Tuesday Morning – landed last night in a New York rainstorm, so I just jumped in a cab rather than taking Uber. The Yellow Cab...
January 23, 2017

Full Throttle, Sundance Shutdown, Imagine 3 Destinations, Celtic Testing Rides the Rocket

Good Monday Morning. We rise up to the Atlanta Falcons playing the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. With Aaron Rodgers and football royalty Packers...
January 20, 2017

High Noon Show Time, Oracle Buys Apiary, Sleepless in Switzerland, Red Monkey Foods

  Good Friday Morning,   Daylight – At high noon today, Donald Trump takes the oath of office as the 45th President of the United States....
January 19, 2017

Ant Financial Grows, Cold in Davos, Repair Cafe is Real, Netflix on Fire, Pipedrive Flies

Good Thursday Morning,     Daylight – What is happening in Davos is not staying in Davos. They are talking about the rise of one company...
January 18, 2017

French Bees, Chuck E. Cheese and Letgo is the New Craigslist

Good Wednesday Morning. I don’t think you would ever know it without the Morning Report, but a lot more is happening in the world this week...
January 17, 2017

Davos Darlings are Dingalings, WalkMe Buys Abbi, Falcons Fever in Vegas, TED Talks at Oxford

Good Tuesday Morning,   Daylight – Another Level of Wining and Dining – The world’s most expensive networking event starts this morning at the snowy resort of Davos...
January 16, 2017

MLK Dreamer and Doer, Manhattan Real Estate Rattled and Car Splurge

Good Monday Morning. We honor the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., visionary, dreamer and doer of all time. We need a MLK and JFK today....
January 12, 2017

CNN Suicide Watch, Dropbox Rises, Ted Baker Hottest Hand in Fashion, Fitbit Fib

  Good Thursday Morning. Two news conferences yesterday: President-elect Donald Trump and Ray Kelvin, founder of Ted Baker. The latter had a lot more to do with...
January 11, 2017

Citrix Buys Unidesk, Open Outcry Trading, Bronco is Back and Lattner Jumps Ship to Elon Musk

Good Wednesday Morning,   Daylight – Yesterday, past and future trades crossed each other when the New York Stock Exchange made it official that by the...
January 10, 2017

Trello Hits Tech Triple, Bigger Bar Tabs, Golden Tree Raises $500 Million for Risky Fund, Neiman Marcus Marks Down IPO

Good Tuesday Morning,     Daylight – Clemson University and Trello are in “La La Land” this morning. Clemson won the college football national championship with...
January 9, 2017

Yarn Queen in Deep Water, SIB Nails Sales This Year and Arrogant Ale Enters Germany

  Good Monday Morning. I’m in “La La Land” – Golden Globe winner last night. I was a late bloomer on culture, but came around.  ...
January 6, 2017

Shake Up at Shake Shack, China Deletes NYTimes App, Doubling Down on Magazines

Good Friday Morning,   Daylight – This came out of nowhere yesterday – Shake Up at Shake Shack – CFO Jeff Uttz said he will retire...
January 5, 2017

BMW Steals the Show and Style, Silicon Crime, and Beaver Burgers on the Way

Good Thursday Morning. A different show than above, but yesterday, BMW stole the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with its version of Tango, visualization technology...
January 4, 2017

Facebook Buys Eye Tribe, French Fries Work, Kelly Bus Rolls On and Jeremy Joiner Shines

  Good Wednesday Morning. Tesla came clean early yesterday on the fact that it missed its Q4 number for total cars produced. Planned was 25,000 versus Actual...