Morning Report

What you need to know one minute before daylight
May 19, 2017
Pragser Wildsee, Italy at Dawn

Mouths Wide Open at Google Conference, Deal Done at Ray’s, Lead with Revenue, Baby and Cheddar Pulls in $19 Million

Good Friday Morning,   Daylight – Google Grabs the Future – A lot of people are nervous in Silicon Valley this morning, and it is not...
May 18, 2017
Sunrise in Anniston, Ala.

Skip the Shiny Objects Syndrome, Sirius in Serious Talks to Acquire Pandora, ServiceNow Buys Qlue, Let’s Be Friends Better Than a Fight

Good Thursday Morning,   Daylight – Which is going to be more important for Entrepreneurs in the next six months – focus or the economy? I’d...
May 17, 2017
Bavaria Sunrise

ESPN Moves SportsCenter to Back Row, Buffett Lifts American, Sinks Delta, Netflix Dustup with France, ANT Moves IPO

Good Wednesday Morning,   Daylight – Trying to catch traction in a digital age and keep its position as the king of sports, ESPN unveiled yesterday...
May 17, 2017
Bavaria Sunrise

Cyber Hell Scales, PBR chases NASCAR Brand for Fans, Sprint Starts Talks to Buy T-Mobile and Dyson Sucked into Battery Investment

Good Monday Morning,   Daylight – Don’t breeze by Friday’s “Katrina” of cyberattacks because it is not over. Another wave will hit this morning when employees...
May 12, 2017
Morning Sunshine in Holland

Snap’s Rose Garden Turns to Tall Weeds, RoboKiller, Sportdecals Re-acquired by Founders, Friendly Reminder

Good Friday Morning,   Daylight – Good luck on reading the tea leaves of this economy with the boom and bust of industries, depending on the...
May 11, 2017
Late Morning Liopetri, Cyprus Potamos Beach

Whole Foods Hell, Disaster in a Snap, Cockroach Labs Gets a Lift, Dropoff Picks $8.5 Million

Good Thursday Morning and two examples of what it looks like when the bottom falls out.   Daylight – With investors stomping on the floor and...
May 10, 2017
May Morning Snow in Montana

Trump Entrepreneurial Tricks or Team, Maple Joins Deliveroo, Delta’s Low Dive, G1 Goes IPO Show

Good Wednesday Morning. Charlie Brown and ‘Peanuts’ sold to DHX Media for $345 million.   Daylight – We all have heard that HR consulting cliché – Hire...
May 9, 2017
Oregon Daylight

Woodstock Capitalists Concert, Caterpillar Buys Yard Club, Three Times a Cluster, 5 Star Hotel with Bad Weather

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – At his “Woodstock for Capitalists” annual company conference that basically wrapped up yesterday, Warren Buffett had a blunt message for CEOs,...
May 8, 2017
Daylight San Diego’s Balboa Park

Lending Club Steps into No Man’s Land, Razor Sharp Sales, Tesla’s Fantasy Valuation, Low-Ball Offers

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – An Answer on Aisle 7 – In a river of fog forever with Amazon, retailers have been trying to pull a...
May 4, 2017
Riva del Garda, Italy Daylight

Whirlpool Buys Yummly, Tequila Talks Land, Next Insurance is Digital Insurance, NYTimes Cashes in on Business Model

Good Thursday Morning,   Daylight – On a day where most of the media sector was on the ropes, New York Times stepped above the pack...
May 3, 2017
West Texas Sunrise

Angie’s List Sold, Car Sales Head South, Airbnb Throws Us Under Bus, ReThink Medical Gets New Shot

Good Wednesday Morning,   Daylight – Looking at sales numbers heading south, you can count on this: two months is a worry, three months is a...
May 2, 2017
Oregon Mountains on the Oceanfront Sunrise

Whole Foods – Austin, We Have Problems, Shake Shack Hires CFO, lululemon Departs with Head of Digital and Cruise Cliques Ride High

Good Tuesday Morning. A deal was reached last night between screenwriters and producers, averting a strike that would have thrown TV and film production into chaos...
May 1, 2017
Suwannee River Sunrise

New Funeral Niche, NY Gawker on Uber, Party City Gets Offer, No-Nup, Then Kiss the Roommate

Good Monday Morning,   Daylight – Monday morning is as good as any to bring up this emerging, new and big time business niche – post-mortem...
April 28, 2017
Sunrise on the Horizon

Science Blows Up Social Media, California Weather and Relatives, Dropbox Profit and 3 Big Brands Take Live Rounds

Good Friday Morning,   Daylight – With Entrepreneurs having a boat load of curiosity and fascination with anthropology, you want to know a huge archaeological finding...
April 26, 2017
Wet Winter Brings Cactus Superbloom, Death Valley, Calif.

Entrepreneur Crickets, Amazon Smiles on Nashville, Upland Buys RightAnswers, Square Hires YikYak, Fun at New HQs

Good Wednesday Morning,   Daylight – A group of investors, led by former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on...
April 25, 2017
The Kitty Hawk Flyer, Sonoma County, Calif.

Flying Future, Ritz Big Brand Hit, Whole Foods Up for Sale, Shopping Malls Entertain a Strategy

Good Tuesday Morning,   Daylight – With all the overdrive PR hype on self-driving cars, the flying car has so far been under the radar, but...
April 24, 2017
Lighthouse Mornings - New England

Go For Broke Strategy Sinks 3, Jimmy Choo is on Sale, Costco is Cool, Gannett Buys SweetIQ

Good Monday Morning,   Daylight – A rare go-for-broke corporate gamble at McDonald’s parallels a routine Entrepreneurial play: insane timelines, new hires and a mad mission...
April 21, 2017
Daylight - Lac Bleu Italy

Mike’s “Dandy” Deal, Laura Boone Lights, Wendy’s scorches Hardee’s to a Crisp and SeatGeek Buys TopTix

Good Friday Morning, Daylight – Two whopper deals signed by members this week – forever life-changing deals for the Entrepreneurs. Laura Boone of Turner Boone signed two multi-million dollar...
April 18, 2017
Grand Canyon of the East - Linville Gorge, N. C.

Under Armour Stormy Side Gigs Push Company Underwater, Harlem French Connection, Walmart is in Final Lap to Buy Bonobos

Good Tuesday Morning,    Daylight – I am going to go out on a limb here and predict Under Armour’s first quarter results will be the...
April 17, 2017
Daylight at Lake Spaulding in Nevada County, Calif.

Delta Doubles Down, Houston’s Deep Dive, IB Scams Companies < $100m

Good Monday Morning. China’s GDP growth beats expectations – up 6.9 percent in Q1.   Daylight – This weekend, Delta signed off on paying passengers up...
April 12, 2017
Old Landmark Castle Daylight

Tesla’s High or Red Tide, Rental Real Estate Sink or Swim Call, Vizio and Vanity Fair Cancel Parties, Magic Leap Buys FuzzyCube Software

Good Wednesday Morning. BlackBerry might be back. The company was awarded $814.9 million in an arbitration dispute with Qualcomm. Trading halted first thing this morning.  ...
April 11, 2017
Mornings in Montana

United CEO Munoz’s Midnight Letter, Shoney’s and Whole Foods Bar, Story Stocks Sell High

Good Tuesday Morning,    Daylight – Do you remember the clips of car wrecks in Driver’s Ed to scare teenagers to drive straight? United Airlines now...
April 10, 2017
Bled, Slovenia Lake Sunrise

Delta’s Joint Venture is Not with Customers, FDA Approves 23andMe, Spotify Skips Roadshow and Francisco Loads Up on R2Net

Good Monday Morning,   Daylight – “Things got out of control” is how the Delta’s CEO described the near customer civil disobedience in the aftermath of...
April 7, 2017
Mount Sutro San Francisco

Car Sales Crashing, Subprime Car Loans Cry, 7-Eleven Expansion, Patent Trolls in Texas

Good Friday Morning,   Daylight – Cars sales in March took a dive, and we wanted to know – like yesterday – is this downward spiral...
April 6, 2017
Post Morning Storm Scotland

Yik Yak Yard Sale, McAfee Back as Johnny Depp, Kicklighter PR, Magnolia Medical Blossom

Good Thursday Morning,   Daylight – Startups for Sale or Rent – Here is the Yik Yak shutdown news: Sequoia Capital is out on the street,...
April 6, 2017
Pacific Coast Slackline

Panera’s Pie in the Sky Sale, Spotify Spots Artists’ Paid Tiers, Slackline Full-Fledged Sport and Solvati Says I DO

Good Wednesday Morning,   Daylight – The owner of Caribou Coffee, Peet’s Coffee and Tea, Keurig Green Mountain and Krispy Kreme has closed the deal and...
April 4, 2017
Daylight at Becco di Mezzodi Italy

Culture Index, Panera Up for Sale, Ronco Brands Files for Mini IPO

Good Tuesday Morning,   Daylight – Loaded with algorithms, collaborative data and 29 years of scientific research, the graph below shows who we are looking to...
April 4, 2017
Shot of the Year

Searching for a Pot of Gold, Seattle’s Silver Bullet, Cloudera Files S-1

Good Monday Morning,   Daylight – The hottest item in Seattle this morning is not coffee, but a ticket to attend Amazon’s Seattle HQs for a...
March 29, 2017
Zion Park Utah Sunrise

The Robots are Coming, Darden Swallows Up Cheddar’s, Spotify Scientists New Hires, Funnel Mistakes

Good Wednesday Morning,   Daylight – The Robots are Coming – Investment Giant BlackRock laid out an explicit and ambitious plan yesterday to consolidate a large...
March 28, 2017
Route 1 Big Sur

Deal Stumbling Blocks or Stepping Stones, Raiders Move and Silver Lake Selling Spree

Good Tuesday Morning,   Daylight – Evo Payments International, an Atlanta-based payments processor, is considering an offer on the table that values the company close to...