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Meet Tim Bennett and John Nash, co-hosts of The Focus Group, their weekly broadcast that invites you to share in a friendship spanning 30 plus years, while serving up the savvy side of nine to five. Together Tim and John bring to life the show’s motto of Listen, Laugh and Learn with entertaining banter and unique voices.
07.07.20 | Mark Cuban of Shark Tank fame thinks the number one interview question asked in this new era will be: What did you do with your time during the pandemic? He suggests learning or honing your skillset to get a jump on the competition in the job market. But first, Walmart plans to create 160 drive-in theaters in its parking lots across the USA. Then, Away, the famed luggage/travel brand tackles a leadership issue that we believe has yet to surface fully.
07.08.20 | Shop Talk this week explores a father’s letter to his kid: The 9 money and life lessons most people learn too late in life. But first, Legos and hotdogs Caught our Eye and the inventor of Cocoa-Cola is our Business Birthday. Our partner Deep Discount is celebrating Ultraman Day, July 10th, with a Blu-Ray Exclusive of the series with never before released content.
07.01.20 | The iconic Stonewall Inn in NYC recently received some financial support from The Gill Foundation to help with operating costs. It is so important to be visible and maintain historic landmarks like The Stonewall Inn, so thank you to The Gill Foundation. But first, Wally Amos of chocolate chip cookie fame is our Business Birthday and John revisits some comedy albums from another time. Tim wonders what space smells like and promises John a new cologne, Eau de Space.
06.30.20 | Systemic racism bleeds into parts of our culture without many of us being aware. Case in point, NPR covered a story about the 100 plus-year-old jingle of the ice cream truck. Then, Eskimo Pies are getting a new name and Wal-Mart comes under fire for co-opting Black Lives Matter.
06.24.20 | Shop Talk this week looks at how June Pride Celebrations have had to pivot in our world of social distancing. Virtual Prides anyone? Also, companies are trying to navigate their support as parades and other gatherings are canceled. But first, The Pomodoro Technique and an iconic bus removal are the subjects of Caught My Eye. Chuck Taylor of Converse High Top Fame is our Business Birthday.