Morning Report

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...