Morning Report

June 4, 2018

US – North Korea Summit Seating Chart, Google Won’t Renew Pentagon Contract, Print Takes Another Hit, Best July 4th Junctures and Microsoft Buys GitHub for $2 Billion

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – NY Times went undercover and did one of those double-mock missions – backdoor investigation to discover Facebook had cut deals to...
June 1, 2018

North Korea’s Butler Negotiation Strategy, The Reality from Hurricane Maria, No Kremlin Irony and Tiffany’s Sales on the Rise

Good Friday Morning, Daylight – What an Entrepreneurial gift – Zuckerberg’s annual Facebook investor conference held yesterday where he used his super vote majority to shoot...
May 31, 2018

Warren Buffett and Uber – Never Meant to Be, Kendrick Lamar Accepts Pulitzer, Dick’s Gun Ban Didn’t Hurt Business and Sports Update

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – Just when I needed you most – Warren Buffett offered Uber a $3 billion investment, but talks fell apart. It’s hard...
May 30, 2018

Sweet Home Alabama, Fenway Partners Acquire Iconic, SoulCycle Pulls IPO, Katz’s Deli Now Delivers and Member Highlight John McCallum

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – Bird, an electric scooter sharing startup, is raising a new round at a $1 billion valuation. I test drove one at...
May 29, 2018

Starbucks Don’t-Waste-A-Crisis Strategy, Lebron vs. Golden State (Again), JAB Buys Pret A Manger for $2 Billion and June 13 Event at Porsche HQ

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – Starbucks is losing control of its Don’t-Waste-a-Crisis PR strategy to close all 8,000 stores for racial bias training with the pushback...
May 24, 2018

Brian Kemp’s Entrepreneurial Surge, Register for Event on June 13, DC Going to the Stanley Cup and Elon Musk is All About Rockets and Balanced Journalism

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – With Stacey Abrams being potentially the first African-American female governor in the country, Georgia Governor’s race is suddenly getting national attention,...
May 23, 2018

House Rolls Back Provisions of Dodd-Frank, Sweethearts Couldn’t Carry NECCO, Salesforce Public Art Project and New Member Annie Eaton

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – Sweethearts couldn’t carry the company – NECCO (New England Confectionery Company), the maker of candies like Sweethearts and Clark Bars, is...
May 22, 2018

JC Penny CEO Steps Down to Join Lowe’s, Starbucks Managers Walk Out, Sony To Take Control of EMI for $2.3 Billion, Remember the Nucleolus? and a 7S Session – Margaritaville-Style

Good Tuesday Morning, Daylight – Starbucks spent all day Monday walking back Sunday’s Always Welcome decision on non-paying guests which sparked a mini-revolt from store managers...
May 21, 2018

Starbucks Song – Don’t Toss Us Away, Picasso’s Hand at Porsche, MLP Payroll Buys 49 Percent of ABS Payroll, 10-4 Good Buddy on the Road

Good Monday Morning, Daylight – Starbucks made it official Sunday – any customer is welcome to use Starbucks spaces, including their restrooms, cafes and patios, regardless...
May 18, 2018

New $2.95 Uber Rides, Member Winners of Forbes Small Giants and Oxford Complimentary VIP with Malcolm Gladwell and Michelle Wolfe July 22 – NYC

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – Uber, can we just get it over with and fire anyone associated with the founder – Still considered one of Travis...
May 17, 2018

Scrapping the Private Office, Not Your Average HR Job Posting, Roadie Show, WeWork Acquires MissionU and Entrepreneurial Social Today

Good Thursday Morning, Daylight – Michael Bloomberg was considered an oddball in the 80’s when he deplored private offices and designed the “pit” where his desk...
May 16, 2018

Match Made in Silicon Valley, Biggest Pot Company on the Planet, No Time for Charlie, Namely Fires CEO and Deep Freeze Tomorrow Night

Good Wednesday Morning, Daylight – Match Made in Silicon Valley – A white paper passed around yesterday among major VC’s Orange County to San Fran is...