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April 25, 2018

Protecting Dreamers a Win for Intelligence, Crypto Billionaire Sued by Sequoia, Halliburton Shipping Out of Venezuela and Finland Stops Cash Handouts

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – A federal judge ruled yesterday that protections for the young immigrants known as “Dreamers” must stay in place and that the...
April 24, 2018

New Riverboat Gambler, Flickr Buys SmugMug, Zelle Needs a Bell, Lunch with Linda and the Hottest Home in the Country

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – We have a new wheeler/dealer in business and it’s higher ed, as universities take a page from the car dealership playbook...
April 23, 2018

Big Boy Business Week, Ford Left the Building, Waffle House Sells Beer, fuboTV Raises $75 Million

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – Big Boy business week with the five tech companies: Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Twitter and Amazon will report earnings while all three...
April 18, 2018

SalesForce – My Friends Call Me Superman – Purse-Proud, People Facts Buys TRAK-1 and GKIC at Disney

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – It’s official. San Francisco now has the tallest building west of the Mississippi: the SalesForce Tower, along with a building boom...
April 17, 2018

Hedge Fund Labels Tesla the Next Enron, Musk Unloads on The Economist, Gas Station Hip is Gourmet Honey Buns, Not Gourmet Burgers

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – A big bet gone bad is a hip gas station – thinking customers would fill up their tank and go inside...
April 16, 2018

Pyrotechnical Exits and Firings, General Assembly Sells for $15.5 million, Sirius Radio Show June 24 and No Comment on Ex-Employees

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – I thought Entrepreneurs cornered the market on pyrotechnical exits and firings, but Trump/Comey raises the bar in a Tub-thump routine where...
April 13, 2018

A 180 Beauty, Wrong Number Two, Biased on Beirut Movie, Backpage Back to Jail and April Love

Good Friday Morning, Daylight – As far as 180’s go, it’s a beauty. President Trump asked Larry Kudlow (just left CNBC) and a couple others to...
April 12, 2018

Waffle House and Courthouse Don’t Work, Astroturfing New PR Strategy, Gargiulo’s Kill Bill Movement, Crayon Raises $5 Million and New Member Trends

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – What is the one thing out there that could crash this rolling, global economic expansion? No, it’s not Facebook who, by...
April 11, 2018

Tolls and Trolls on FB, Delta Dash in Biometrics, New Leaders at Met and VW, Charleston April 26-27 and Paul Ryan to Retire

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – Quick lesson for Entrepreneurs out of the Zuckerberg hearing is to never let a “team of experts” prepare you to be...
April 10, 2018

Zuckerberg’s Congressional Hearing, China Backs Off Auto Tariffs, Uber Buys Jump and Amazon Lobbies for Defense Contract

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – It’s never a good sign when your lawyer needs a lawyer. So, the stock market took a dive when the FBI...
April 9, 2018

Thrilla in Manila, Punt on Zuckerberg, Find Planet Nine and Denver Post in Open Revolt Against Owners

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – $82.00, annually the amount of money Facebook collected in advertising from each North American member of its social network in 2017....
April 5, 2018

Facebook Drops Bomb on Entrepreneurs, Hottest and Coldest Real Estate Markets in the Country and Entrepreneur Briefing Tomorrow on Small Giants, Big Data and Succession at the Top

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – What will they ask Facebook to do next – provide therapy counseling or a consumer behavior class on growing up? Yesterday,...
April 4, 2018

Grindr’s Free Lunch, Beijing’s Big Chill, Nigeria Goes Green and Clean and Spotify’s Spoof on Direct Listing

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – Beijing’s Big Chill set in last night with a second round of tariffs that China announced will rattle markets for the...
April 3, 2018

Spotify Begins Trading, NFL’s Cheerleader Handbook, Alibaba Buys Ele.me, Trump-N. Korea Solution and Register for Friday’s Entrepreneur Briefing

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – Ignore all the noise on the market going down due to Trump’s trade wars. Biggest reason – traders taking bull market...
April 2, 2018

Cambridge Analytica + BlackWater = Emerdata, Amazon I SPY Games, Airport Revisions and Walmart Punts on Retail

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – Backers and major players of Cambridge Analytica have set up a new data company called Emerdata and the newly appointed board...
March 27, 2018

Facebook Should Own Biz Model, Number Two Winner, Poems Not Podcasts on Growth and Sensodyne Toothpaste Sets Healthcare Trend

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – This massive backlash against Facebook and all the regulatory agencies like FTC piling on with potential astronomical fines are conveniently forgetting...
March 26, 2018

In Three-Ring Circus Musk Deletes SpaceX and Tesla’s FB Pages, Dark and Stormy Daniels, Jellyfish Companies and Fly Blade Raises $38 Million

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – Weekend was a three-ring circus – Elon Musk on Saturday morning deleted SpaceX and Tesla’s Facebook pages, (you want regulation –...
March 23, 2018

Dropbox Oversubscribed Last Night, Dig South Tickets Here, Five out of Six Grand Champions in South Carolina, ModCloth Sold to Walmart

Good Friday Morning, Daylight – Last night, Dropbox was oversubscribed with IPO takers at $21 a share and exceeded expectations on valuation for a fully diluted...
March 22, 2018

Major Moves by Two Entrepreneurs Who Get an “A” and “D”, NFL’s Jim Plunkett Reborn in Journalism and Entrepreneur Briefing Great Debates on April 6, Noon in Atlanta

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – Major moves yesterday by two world-changing Entrepreneurs, Mark Zuckerberg and Travis Kalanick. The dropout from Harvard gets an “A” and Kalanick...
March 21, 2018

Zuckerberg MIA, CA Outlaw Thing Has Gotten Out of Hand, Oldest Bar Brand in America and How Mulesoft Plowed to $2 Billion

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – We broke this story yesterday and it was not one I would have chosen.   Style – Our advice yesterday morning...
March 19, 2018

NY Times Bombs Hit Close to Home, L’Oreal Buys Modiface, Porsche Swingers, Manhattans and Self-Driving Cars

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – We heard the whispers on Wednesday, and then Saturday morning the NY Times dropped the bomb – Facebook and Cambridge Analytica’s...
March 15, 2018

Holmes’s Broken Halos Still Shine, DebateGate, Silver Lake Buys EDR, Salesforce Snaps Up Cloudcraze and TA Associates Take Major Stake in Confluence

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – For Entrepreneurs, the big news out of the blue from the Security Exchange Commission was not that it had charged the...
March 14, 2018

Bon Jovi Living on an Entrepreneur Prayer, GM’s Car Secret, Real Time Anti-Harassment Video Sales Surge at Tralient, Dick and His Deer Stand

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – Three quick things that are flipping business – GM has a pilot program under wraps that will start in the fall,...
March 13, 2018

Deans and Bankers New Kin, Biz Opp – One in Five Americans Now Have Tattoos, Time is on Clear’s Mind and Apple Buys Texture

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – Business school deans and M&A bankers have something in common this morning and that is they need to add a new...
March 12, 2018

PaintBar Loads up $9 Million for Sip-and-Paint, Gyms Don’t Lift Malls, Return of the HR Hug and High Heels Low on Sales

Good Monday Morning,   Daylight – I knew Brian Reynolds had gall when he was our first-ever sponsor, but he threw deep on Friday as his...
March 8, 2018

Manhattan Meetings, Catch a Falling Star, Peyton Unloads 31 Papa John’s, Croppers and Stringers

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – The new weather phenomenon called the Cyclone Bomb hit NYC yesterday and you could really tell Manhattan, a small swamp-like island,...
March 7, 2018

Amazon Falls for Lovers and Buys Game Spark, New Orleans Oxford Commerce Dinner, Hope Global Forum Speech and Member from Missouri

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – Word is out – Amazon and Bezos himself toured potential HQ2 candidate Washington DC/Northern Virginia area with follow-up visits to the...
March 6, 2018

Zagat Sold Cold, Dorm Life Reinvented, Snow Monkey Not Slow, Bojangles Fries CEO, ESPN Hires New President and Brooklyn-Manhattan Pizza War Breaks Out

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – Zagat, a fast-growth company founded in 1979 by husband and wife Tim and Nina Zagat, rose to prominence as the restaurant...
March 5, 2018

Scaramucci Scared Kelly Sinks Sale, Oscars Shot, Members Marry, Feb’s Five Double Dippers and ESPN Punts on FiveThirtyEight

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – The Oscars need to hire another company like Meeting Expectations to run the show because last night crossed over from just...
March 1, 2018

UFO Spotify on Wall Street, Stone Point Acquires Legal Shield, Hot Shot Divorce Lawyer Laura Wasser Says It’s Over Easy Like Tinder and Traveling Until Monday

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – Deals are flying off the shelf left and right, but none are quite like Spotify filing to go IPO. Live Rounds...