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August 22, 2019

A Store Pricier Than Whole Foods, From China to Vietnam, and Hiring From The Starbucks Drive-Thru

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MARKETING A fast-food Twitter war appears to be selling a lot of chicken sandwiches:...
August 21, 2019

Managing Remote Employees, Figuring Out What’s Wrong With Your Website, and Even McDonald’s Has a Podcast

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. HUMAN RESOURCES A graduate from Y Combinator’s most recent class is selling technology that...
August 20, 2019

Zuru’s Knockoff Success, How Lehman’s Went Full Amish, and a Warning Sign in RV Sales

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MANAGEMENT It’s always interesting when big companies figure out things that most smaller companies...
August 19, 2019

Can You Predict Which Employee Will Quit Next? Do You Know How to Build an Email Newsletter?

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. HUMAN RESOURCES Can you predict which of your most important employees are likely to...
August 16, 2019

Cliff’s Piece of the Pie: An Update from Oxford Center’s Founder

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. SPOTLIGHT  Here’s an update from Cliff Oxford where he discusses entrepreneurship, the environment, and...
August 15, 2019

Virtual Restaurants, How Luxury Brands Send a Message, and Would You Rent Out Your Living Room For An Hour?

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. FOOD AND BEVERAGE With food delivery apps on the rise, so are restaurants like...
August 14, 2019

Advertising via Documentary, CBD Snake Oil Salesmen, and Fewer Restrictions in the Jobs Market

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MARKETING We are living in a golden-age for documentary filmmaking. So, marketers and advertisers...
August 13, 2019

Instagram-Friendly Storefronts and the Trend of Agile Management

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. RETAIL  Selene Cruz opened Re:store in San Francisco which gives storefront access to several...
August 12, 2019

Harley-Davidson Goes Electric, A Housing Boom in the Midwest, and Remembering the Worst Sales Promotion in History

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. SPOTLIGHT August 23 is our next Roundtable Intensive at Roam Innovative Workplace in Buckhead,...
August 9, 2019

‘The Breakpoint:’ Why Everyone Hates Customer Service. Plus: Easing Anxiety in the Waiting Room

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. CUSTOMER SERVICE New technology helps companies push their customers right to the “breakpoint,” which...
August 8, 2019

Google’s Monopoly, How Tinder Makes Money, and Someone Figures Out TikTok

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MARKETING While most brands have taken a wait-and-see approach, Chipotle has figured out how...
August 7, 2019

Vegan Butchers, Custom Sneakers, and the Amazon of Transportation

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. BUSINESS TRAVEL Gene Marks asks if it’s time to consider Airbnb for your next...
August 6, 2019

The Trade War Escalates, Introducing Your Website to Alexa, and The Best Little Steel Plant in America

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MANUFACTURING Located on former soy fields abutting the Mississippi, Big River Steel might be...
August 5, 2019

Retailers Discover Muslims, Startups Serving Startups, and What You Don’t Know About Your Food Delivery

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. HUMAN RESOURCES One in five food-delivery drivers admit to stealing some of the food...
August 2, 2019

More China Tariffs, Woodstock 50 Is Dead, and a Glassdoor for Gender Equality

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. TRADE President Trump announced he will impose another $300 billion worth of tariffs on...
August 1, 2019

Pricing Smart Diapers, Defeating Copycat Products, and Asking Tough Questions on Exit Planning

Jay Goltz (above) asks: How do you plan a succession if you don’t know when you want to leave? SPOTLIGHT Jay Goltz knows that every business...
July 31, 2019

Vaporized Trash, Livestreamed Funerals, and A Retailer Embraces Its Frenemies

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. RETAIL While competitors like Gymboree and Babies ‘R’ Us disappear, Carter’s keeps opening new...
July 30, 2019

The Middle Mile, the Power of Donut Shops, and the Three-Minute Small Business Loan

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. FINANCE Can your bank do this? Jack Ma’s MYbank is revolutionizing small business loans...
July 29, 2019

Innovating With Old Ideas, Managing a BYOD Office, and Selling Luxury Cars on Instagram

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. INNOVATION Is Amazon’s most revolutionary strategy its willingness to recycle old ideas? “Amazon, of...
July 26, 2019

The In-N-Out Double-Double Mystery, the Technical Recession in Manufacturing, and the Fanciest Head Shop in the World

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. REGULATION Defying the Trump administration, car manufacturers have cut an emissions deal with California:...
July 25, 2019

Is Your Safety Deposit Box Really Safe? Should You Rent Out Your Backyard? And When Is It Time To Fire Your Kids?

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. E-COMMERCE Somewhat under the radar, Etsy has staged a comeback: “The company, which launched...
July 24, 2019

Why Car Sales Are Slowing, What Tech Workers Get Paid, and How Amazon Is Getting Into Real Estate

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. THE ECONOMY After a historic boom, car sales are slowing: “Sales of new cars...
July 23, 2019

Impossible Coffee, Fixing Private Equity, and Toys ‘R’ Us Has a New Model

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. RETAIL Toys ‘R’ Us is coming back—but with a very different business model designed...
July 22, 2019

Sidestepping the App Stores, Monitoring Employees, and Is the Retail Apocalypse Overblown?

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MARKETING Tinder is sidestepping the “app store tax”: “The online dating site launched a...
July 21, 2019

Do People Still Want to Go to Movie Theaters? And This Week’s Other Deep Dives

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. It’s Sunday so we’re offering up some stories we think you may want to...
July 19, 2019

Paying $15 an Hour, Hiring Pot Smokers, and Starting Up in Prison

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. REGULATION On Thursday, the House voted to raise the federal minimum wage to $15...
July 18, 2019

Finding Time to Create a Digital Presence, Making Airplane Wi-Fi Less Terrible, Rebuilding American Manufacturing

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. SPOTLIGHT Do entrepreneurs and business owners need a social media presence? If so, what...
July 17, 2019

Free E-Mail Marketing, Bringing Manufacturing Home, and the Art of Restaurant Management

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MANUFACTURING Even without the tariffs, manufacturing in China can mean headaches for small businesses:...
July 16, 2019

There Are Too Many Restaurants, Why an Airline Is Telling Customers Not to Fly, and Gary Vaynerchuk Explains His Twitter Strategy

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. SOCIAL MEDIA Gary Vaynerchuk says it’s still worth building a following on Twitter and...
July 15, 2019

Venture Capital Is Choking Innovation, Retailers Take Risks on Amazon Prime Day, and ICE Raids Put the Restaurant Industry on Edge

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. RETAIL Amazon Prime Day has gotten bigger than Amazon: “Now in its fifth year,...