Morning Report

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

Quentin Tarantino Backs Up the Bus, Swamp Friends, No Fee Hedge Fund and SendGrid Files IPO

Good Friday Morning, Daylight – What are Friends For? – Good Times – Google, a major shareholder in Uber, has led a $1 billion-dollar funding round...
October 19, 2017
Atlantic Daylight

Amazon, Ga., OD in Denver, PayPal’s New Buddy, Venmo, Pluto TV is Free

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – The deadline for Amazon HQ2 is today, so I will give you a heads up where cities stand in the bid...
October 18, 2017
Seattle Morning

NFL Owners Sacked by Revenue Producers, Fantasy Flakes, Harley Hell, Truck Hero Buys Omix

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – If you want to get the picture of how fast they rolled over, think of Charlie Brown’s dog, Snoopy, on its...
October 17, 2017
Cosmic Morning

All the Gold in California, Netflix Neutron Numbers, What About Bob, Consulate Starts Another Cult of Customers

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – Huge News from Space – Astronomers call it a kilonova, the collision of two neutron stars, where the world’s jewels –...
October 16, 2017

Weinstein Wildfire, Fandango Buys Rotten Tomatoes and More Movie Tickets, CarHopper and Coverwallet Off to Races

Good Monday Morning,   Daylight –Not since “Kenny Boy” and Enron went down has there been a business blow up breached society as much as this Harvey...
October 13, 2017
Surfing Sunrise

Ralph Lauren Back on the Beach, Kroger Racetrack Mistake, Try Again Harvey, HR Training – Latte Shot is Not a Date

Good Friday Morning, Daylight – In a scene that sounds somewhere between “Return of the Jedi” and George Jones and Tammy Wynette singing “Holding On,” Fashion...
October 12, 2017
North Carolina Morning

Long Time Gone for Trump and Dixie Chicks, Hungry Jack and NAFTA, 30-Second Ad Fades, and Moira, Thank You For Asking

Good Thursday Morning. Sorry for getting this out a little late – the Weinstein Company Board is meeting to change the name of the company. I...
October 11, 2017
Turkey Flight Morning

Fantasy Business, Porsche Signs Up for Subscription, Apple Recycles “Amazing Stories”

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – If it is not the biggest “about face” ever in business, it was the fastest – Two weeks after defying President...
October 9, 2017
LAX Morning

RX Sold 30x EBITDA, California Circles Columbus, Split Shot Sinker Fees, HR Office Design

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – I know you probably didn’t miss that Kellogg bought protein-bar company RX for $600 million. What they didn’t say is RX...
October 6, 2017
Bac Lieu Province Morning

TSG Buys LuckyVitamin, Bruce’s Brand Born to Make Money, Spotlight on Shivanni, Corona Crowned the King

Good Friday Morning, Daylight – The Boss, “Springsteen on Broadway,” extends his brand again with a new gig in theatre, telling lots of stories with a...
October 5, 2017
Japanese Morning

SlideFire Slump, Lt. General Honore Sees Square in Puerto Rico, OptiNose High and Welcome Mullet Festival and Back to Wharton

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – You could call it running the table, but it is the one sales run none of us would want. Live Rounds...
October 4, 2017
Peru Morning

American Dream, Equifax Wins IRS Contract, King and Me, Thanks Harvey, Human Piece Hangs Heavy

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – Yesterday in broad daylight, the IRS awarded a fraud-prevention $7.25 million contract to Equifax to verify taxpayers’ identities and help prevent...
October 3, 2017
Madeira Morning

Goldman Finds A New Gold in Bitcoin, Catalonia is Silicon Valley of Spain, CarGurus Insider IPO

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – Walmart will begin offering same-day delivery to customers in New York City after buying Parcel, the Brooklyn-based company that handles delivery...
October 2, 2017
Dray Nur Waterfall Daylight

Founder Flounders at Uber, Mayday Call for AT&T in Puerto Rico, LetGo Raises $100 million and DreamJay Blocks Nightmares

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – Landing in London first thing this morning probably with not a wink of sleep and a stomach full of butterflies, Uber...
September 29, 2017
Istanbul Morning

Elon’s B.F.R., Whole Foods Data Breach, Angry Birds Fly High, Roku Rocks on Stock Market

Good Friday Morning, Daylight – Rocket Man Elon Musk spoke this morning at the International Astronautical Congress in Australia and said he figured out a way...
September 28, 2017
Daylight Around The World

Entrepreneur Reverie, Second Tier Strikes Back, United Derm Buys Vitalogy Skincare and National Parks Surge

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – Entrepreneurs’ Silent Reverie – Space. NASA’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft took this composite shot from 106,000 miles away, as it slingshotted past Earth...
September 27, 2017
Rocky Top Morning

Supersize Tweet, Personify Buys Wild Apricot, Cases Not Customers Canned Smith, Thank Annie for Events

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey showed how to think bigger, but not necessarily better yesterday when he supersized the character limit of...
September 26, 2017
Marsh Mornings

Amazon Amazing Hunt for $7 Billion Plus Indeed, Dan and Ann Pedigree, Dispatch Health Shows the How of On-Demand Health

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – Did you notice how Bezos undersold the announcement on a “second headquarters” to sell it big time, and word on the...
September 22, 2017
London Morning

Board Blows the War, New Member in Denver, Dotard and Rocket Man Reroute Three Airlines, and Activehours Changes Market

Good Friday Morning, Daylight – Of course, they did. London’s transport regulators, at 9 a.m. sharp this morning, said “no” to the renewal of Uber’s license...
September 21, 2017

Weird Deal Last Night, Meet Oct. 10, Waze Beeps at Tinder, CarLotz a New Used Car Lot

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – Right after Trump finished his hot under the collar inauguration speech, George W. Bush walked up to Hillary Clinton and said...
September 20, 2017
Los Cabos Daylight

Love Letters, Luxury Subs, “Mother” of New Movies, Deleting Gene Machine, Ag is the New Cool

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – Took Live Rounds yesterday from Vietnam Vets over my early critique of Ken Burn’s series Vietnam. Let’s say they were not...
September 19, 2017
Oregon Morning

Founder Hell Surf or Sale, Lebron-Bezos Merger Made in Heaven, Burns’ New Bureaucracy, and Dunn’s Deal

Good Tuesday Morning,   Daylight – The founder of Blue Bottle Coffee gave this reason why he decided to sell a majority interest rather than go IPO –...
September 18, 2017
Maui Morning

Rolling Stone Gone, Rubicon Revelations, Slack Stout on Recurring Revenue and Schneider’s List

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – The founder, Jann Wenner, is letting it go after 50 years – putting Rolling Stone magazine up for sale. He held...
August 23, 2017
Glacier National Park Morning

Plaza Up for Sale, Whole Foods Dance, Hallmark Up, NAFTA Surprise, Spotlight Quiz, Jeep on Chopping Block

Good Wednesday Morning,   Daylight – I have a lot of emotions and connections to this place, so I am going to make a bigger deal out of it than...
August 22, 2017

Trading Space, Wind-Down Deal, Cell Phone Number Hack, Nick Saban Style, Nashville Now

Good Tuesday Morning,   Daylight – Space brings out the best in us. We stood, stared, smiled and united in a big awe during Monday’s celestial spectacle. If you missed it, mark...
August 21, 2017

Sex in the Sky, Hell or High Water Entrepreneur Channel Goes Live in Nashville, United Claims Buys INETICO, Prodigy Peer Lender and Entrepreneur Entertainment Winner

Good Monday Morning,   Daylight – You think we are jaded about the solar eclipse, the Arapaho Plains Indians called it – Sex in the Sky...
August 21, 2017
Summer Sunrise in Nashville, Tenn.

Bitcoin’s $5K Run, Drug Dealing in the Philippines, North Korea in Reverse..for Now, Bezos Breakfast, and Netflix VPN War

Good Thursday Morning from Nashville,   My name is Michael Gargiulo. I am the CEO at Happy to be bringing you this edition of the Morning...
August 21, 2017

Big Ass Article, Fix Dick’s Sinking Sales, King Owns It All, Poncho is Best Company Name of the Year and Smilo Soothes $3.25 Million

Good Wednesday Morning,   Daylight – Our friends at Big Ass Fans in Lexington, Ky. are front and center of NYTimes this morning as an example...
August 15, 2017
Maine Morning

Action in Charlottesville, Entrepreneurs Overdose on Results, Cremation Business Will Rise, Rovio Goes IPO

Good Tuesday Morning,   Daylight – By last count this morning, three CEOs, including the founder of Under Armour, stepped down from Trump’s advisory council in response...
August 14, 2017
Maranda Donato & Grant Schuette

New Number 2 Duties, Grant on Wall Street, Guaranteed Founder Floor, Randall Rocks at Mill Town Concert and Spotlight Picture Perfect

Good Monday Morning,   Daylight – Maybe, General Kelly’s job, chief of staff for Donald Trump, is the most apt analogy for the role of our new colleague, Maranda Donato,...