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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.
04.28.21 | Shop Talk looks at 19 things rich people rarely do—thanks Readers Digest. But first, our Business Birthday celebrates Italian Industrialist Ferruccio Lamborghini. Caught My Eye from John looks at a transparent plexiglass swimming pool suspended 10 stories above ground in London. Caitlyn Jenner announced plans to run for Governor of California but has yet to announce any policy positions. Manscaped is a new sponsor, just in time for you gentlemen to take care of business down below. Listen up for a special Focus Group offer.
05.04.21 | A Tennessee CEO is fired after harassing a young man for wearing a dress to his prom. Sam Johnson, former CEO of VisuWell, said the young man looked like an idiot and things escalated from there. Another CEO, Justin Zhu of Iterable, finds himself out of a job as he was dismissed for micro dosing LSD. He said he was experimenting in order to boost his focus. A demonic Chihuahua, Prancer, finds his forever home and both dog and human seem to be adjusting well.
04.27.21 | Mark Cuban continues to employ one lesson he learned from his mentor decades ago. The first thing he does after he sits down for a meeting is write the word “listen,” on the top of the page. It has done him well all these years later. But first, a Southwest Airlines pilot exposes his genitals in the cockpit, and Kellogg’s launches a gay cereal.
04.21.21 | Shop Talk shares a riff from Ellen about gay cartoon characters that is spot on. We also look at the cost and waiting lists for backyard pools. But first, our Business Birthday is Ivan Combe of Clearasil and Odor Eaters fame. Caught My Eye looks at how a cell phone repairman handles an odd request and straight women who like gay porn. Tim shares a story with John about a yard sale item that found a good home.
04.20.21 | A New Jersey high school principal and wrestling coach is listed as the head of a company whose stock is trading at levels that give it a valuation of more than $100 million—and all it owns is a single deli in NJ. Something is not adding up. Also, a Bethel, CT coffee shop has its Pride flag stolen, burned, and returned and the town is rallying around the shop owners. Finally, Michael Dubin of Dollar Shave Club fame offers some sage business advice.