Morning Report

May 28, 2019

Five Months Paid Parental Leave, How Luxury Brands Help Counterfeiters, and Craft Brewers’ Aging Customers

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May 24, 2019

The Celery Shortage, a Documentary Targets Yelp, and a Startup Reviews Your Medical Bills (for Free)

REPUTATION MANAGEMENT A documentary, “Billion Dollar Bully,” accuses Yelp of extorting businesses: “Some of the stories in ‘Billion Dollar Bully’ are pretty compelling, irrespective of the...
May 23, 2019

Tiny Weddings, Google’s Mistake, and Teaching Factory Workers to Code

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. HUMAN RESOURCES   As companies automate, some are teaching factory workers to code: “Competition...
May 22, 2019

Capitalism Camp for Kids, the Love-Hate of Online Lending, and the Rise of Dollar General

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May 21, 2019

Google Glass Still Exists, Rent the Runway Gets Competition, and the Price of Tariffs Could Be High

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May 20, 2019

Confusing Regulations, the Decline of Community Banks, and Signs of Entrepreneurial Life in Flint

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May 19, 2019

Special Report From Cliff Oxford: Swamp to Shining Sea

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. I’ve noticed a trend where both people and companies are spending more and more on...
May 17, 2019

The Traffic Jam Whopper, Louis Vuitton vs. Pooey Puitton, and Jim Jacoby Talks Opportunity Zones

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. THE OXFORD INTERVIEW   Atlanta Developer and long-time Oxford member Jim Jacoby recently spoke...
May 16, 2019

Are Net Promoter Scores Bogus?

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May 15, 2019

A ‘Sober Pub,’ Uber Wins an NLRB Ruling, and How to Hire Ex-Inmates

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May 14, 2019

Funding Women, an In-Store Kitchen for Pets, and Helping Startups Fail

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May 13, 2019

Body by Bacon, a Honeypot for Hackers, and Putting the Cult in Culture

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. HUMAN RESOURCES Are corporate cultures becoming too cultish? “Many of the companies we celebrate...