Morning Report

What you need to know one minute before daylight
August 17, 2018

Tesla Seeks a Number Two Who Can Check Musk, Rest in Peace to the Queen of Soul, Walmart’s Best Sales Growth in a Decade, First-Ever Generic EpiPen and Free Med School at NYU

Good Friday Morning, Millennial Matt Writing The Morning Report Today. Cliff Will Return Monday. Daylight – Beyond the tweets – In a tip to the SEC,...
August 16, 2018

China Trade War Ending? New Zealand’s Avocado Prices, Dwyer Group Buys Mosquito Joe, MoviePass’s Ridiculous Claim and Weed Beer

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – Smart move to get the lawyer’s ready for Tesla as the SEC just served the company with a subpoena. Their shares...
August 15, 2018

Turkey Doubles Down on Tariffs, History of Abuse in Pennsylvania Churches, Tinder Sues Parent Company and Somerville Mayor Boycotts Samuel Adams

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – Note from Millennial Matt: Cliff is traveling for the rest of the week, so I’ll be writing the Morning Report. Cliff...
August 14, 2018

The SEC Should Not Regulate Market Tweets, Avital Ronnell, Coca-Cola Buying Stake in Body Armor Drink and The Meg’s Success

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – Is Twitter the right forum for Entrepreneurs to disseminate market-moving information in the first place? Andrew Sorkin of NY Times and...
August 13, 2018

Revlon CEO Drops Bombs, Wrangler Didn’t Make the Leap, Federal Deficit Getting Bigger, Corn That Can Fertilize Itself and Nominate Your 30 Under 30

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – If you ever hear, “it’s not like it used to be around here.” Say good – Wrangler Jeans will be for...
August 10, 2018

DoctorPreneurs be Thinking B2B, Quack from the Dead, The Selective Outrage Against LeBron James and Casper to Open 200 Stores

Good Friday Morning, Daylight – DoctorPreneurs be thinking B2B –Amazon will open a health clinic later this year for its Seattle-based employees. They will initially hire...
August 9, 2018

D.C. Soap Opera with Wall St. Flair, Rite-Aid and Albertsons Call of Merger as well as Sinclair and Tribune, Willow Creek Church Officials Resign and Tesla’s Three Worries

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – Tesla’s has three worries this morning, and no, the SEC is not on the list. Musk’s tweet on going private –...
August 8, 2018

Lior Ron to Head Uber’s Freight Business, Trump’s CEO Gang of 15, Papa John’s Misses Estimates and the 49ers Go All In on Jimmy Garoppolo

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – 15 CEO’s were invited to dinner last night with President Trump and guess how many showed up? 15, including Indra Nooyi,...
August 7, 2018

Papa John’s Numbers Come Out Today, Belly Laughs are Group Therapy, Alion Acquires MacB, The Avis Audition and MoviePass’s Heavy Slash

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – Papa John’s was Wall Street’s Drama Queen in July and will report their numbers today. Inside information: 4,700 franchisees require massive...
August 6, 2018

Snack Sales Sink Pepsi CEO, Siemens Buys Mendix, Bleacher Report’s Hania Poole Now Head of NCAA Digital and Sign Up for DoctorPreneur Event

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – This morning, the CEO of Pepsi of 12 years turned in her notice – not surprising because their projections for soda...
August 3, 2018

Heineken Buys $3 Billion Stake in China’s CR Beer, WWE’s Kane Wins Mayoral Race, Fortnite Phenomenon, Apple Hits $1 Trillion Milestone and the Golf Match You Didn’t Know You Wanted to See

Good Friday Morning, Daylight – Apple’s value now stands at $1 trillion, a milestone not even the late Steve Jobs could hit. Tim Cook rode Jobs’s...
August 2, 2018

Optimist Atlanta Fed, Cisco Buys Duo for $2.35 Billion, The Weinstein Clause, The Art of the Surprise Release and Omniome Raises $60 Million

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – We get it, CNN. The President does not like the Mueller probe. Let’s get down to some numbers that matter –...
August 1, 2018

Another Thomas Crown Affair, Google Censoring Itself, Throw Away Your Pre-Made Salads, Musk Can’t Terraform Mars and Sign Up for DoctorPreneur Event

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – Call Hollywood for another Thomas Crown Affair. The Swedish royal family’s jewels were stolen from a cathedral where they were on...
July 31, 2018

Copyrighting Aloha, Uber Doing Away With Driverless Trucks, Shocker – The TSA Watches Us, BP Sees Dividends Hike and Johnson & Johnson Acquires Zarbee’s Naturals

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – Note from Millennial Matt – Cliff will be traveling for the rest of the week so I will be writing the...
July 30, 2018

Call from the SEC, First Welshman to Win the Tour de France, Ritz Carlton Yacht Cruises, Member Media Hits and Princeton Event

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – Hit the ground running – the $100 billion Los Angeles-to-San Francisco bullet train has moved off the drawing board and onto...
July 27, 2018

Founder Fury, GrubHub Buys LevelUp, Facebook Acquires Redkix to Compete Against Slack and Go to Kick Axe this Weekend

Good Friday Morning, but not so much at Papa Johns HQ where yesterday afternoon the Founder filed a lawsuit against the company to obtain documents on...
July 26, 2018

Gwyneth Paltrow: Business Blogger Mogul, 23andMe and Glaxo Cook Up a Deal, Ducks in a Row, The King is Still in the Valley and Trade Cooks 2020

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – Why is every tech CEO in Silicon Valley doing the jig this morning? Facebook is down between 17 and 23 percent,...
July 25, 2018

DoctorPreneur Briefing Agenda, Steer Clear from the Movie Pass Stock Split, Podcasts are Here to Stay, The Crapo Bill and Facebook Moving Offices

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – Movie Pass announced a 1 for 250 reverse stock split, an accounting trick Entrepreneurs should not go near to get the...
July 24, 2018

Smelling a Chick-fil-A IPO, Privé Revaux Gets a New CEO, NY Times Darling Chef’d Shutting Down and Welcome New Member Catina Stavroulakis

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – Heads up to our friend Jordan Saxe at Nasdaq – I smell a Chick-fil-A IPO coming from a mile away. They’re...
July 23, 2018

Every Founder Deserves a Home Song, What’s Your Number to Exit – Lake Lanier or Monaco? and Brady Bunch Economics

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – Google “Good as I Was to You” and you will understand how Tesla’s suppliers feel this morning – Tesla, did you...
July 20, 2018

FCC Balks on Sinclair – Tribune Deal, Paramount Fires Amy Powell, Papa John’s Has No More Media, McKinsey’s Multi-Million Dollar Throwaway and a Letter with Smile Value

Good Friday Morning, Daylight – Right now it is so much of the Trump Show that networks across the board are changing their fall lineups so...
July 19, 2018

Hoity-Toity Premium Priced Tattoo Parlor, My Life in Ink Book, Hooters for Sale, Beltline Ballyhoo and Delta’s Ready When You Are, Amazon

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – In a city where high-end haircuts are upwards of $500, you knew it was a matter of time before an Entrepreneur...
July 18, 2018

Double Negative Damage Control, Lending Tree Buys Student Loan Hero, TV Facial Recognition Raises Big Dollars and Hire Talent Today, Ask Questions Later

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – As far as excuses go, it’s not one I’d recommend, but President Trump and team (after a crisis morning meeting all...
July 17, 2018

Move In On Over at Papa John’s, Intellinet Says Good Morning Vietnam, Big Hospital Case, Wild Einkorn Sows Margins and WeWork Give Up Meat

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – Papa John’s founder John Schnatter came to work yesterday morning and found out quickly the locks had been changed on the...
July 16, 2018

Last Man Standing in Bend, Oregon, Snob Margins, When Sally Met Thomas, Don’t Take Sleep Bait

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – With the last Blockbuster in America standing small in Bend, Oregon, Netflix reports its earnings today. By tomorrow morning, they will...
July 13, 2018

Huge Weekend in Sports, Goldberg Puts Gawker in the Trophy Case, Restaurant for Addicts, Goldman Sachs Acquires Boyd and PR Missiles

Good Friday Morning, Daylight – Founder of Bustle and Bleacher Report Bryan Goldberg won the bankruptcy bid on Gawker.com for $1.35 million, and he brought home...
July 12, 2018

A Big Slice of Bad PR and Pizza, Media Math, Carb Rinse, Another Major Medical Breakthrough and Twitter Comes Clean

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – John Schnatter, founder of the Papa John’s pizza chain, resigned right before midnight as chairman after using a racial slur back...
July 11, 2018

Chinese Coffee Shop Unicorn Raises $200 Million, Cirque de Soleil Acquires VStar, France Outlasts Belgium and 7-11 Turns 91

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – Starbucks had more or less propped its feet up on China, numbers so huge it almost made US a small player,...
July 10, 2018

Update on Amazon in Atlanta, IHOP Backtracks, Kavanaugh: Good for Business or Bad for Planet? and Groupon on the Sales Block

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – Ducks on the Pond – Amazon insider told me last night that Atlanta and Montgomery County (Washington DC) are in the...
July 9, 2018

Booksy is a Beauty, ADHD Drugmaker Rallies, SONOS Files IPO, Greyhound with an App Marks Up LOI and Hottest Biz Model at Purdue

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – Two Scoops – KemPharm’s stock soars 13 percent in premarket trading after ADHD drug trial meets primary endpoints for ages six...