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Should companies avoid the word diversity if they want to be inclusive?

08.16.17Kelly McDonald’s latest book How to Work With and Lead People Not like You, launched Monday, and she joins The Focus Group to share her insights on working with others in a changing environment. Perhaps the White House could use a box of books? What Caught My Eye looks at two gay students who had their yearbook quotes pulled and Tim Gunn offers actionable advice on the best way to offer critique we all could use at home or work.

Has “Queer” culture lost its edge, and when is the right time to quit a job?

08.09.17The Focus Group this week explores two topics that are ripe for multiple points of view. What’s happening to gay culture and are there benefits of quitting a job? But first, The Million Mom’s boycott a Disney cartoon that features two mommies, a young couple buys up a private street in the Presidio—unbeknownst to the tony San Fran residents, and a town dedicated to cannabis is welcoming all in California.

Join Tim Bennett and John T. Nash on The Focus Group as they serve up LGBT News from around the globe

08.02.17 | Naughty landlords, a new LGBT animated short film, and lesbian polar bears are just the tip of the iceberg on this week’s Focus Group. Shop Talk explores ways to save some time and money on your job search. Join Tim Bennett and John T. Nash as they continue their tradition of “listen, laugh, and learn” every week on The Focus Group.

From DC Cupcakes to Trumps ban on Transgendered service members…sweet and sour

07.26.17 | Tim and John share LGBT News from around the USA—and sometimes the globe—on The Random Sample. They touch on the “B” in LGBT, escorts, refusal of service, hung cities, and new programming at LOGO. How’s that for random? Remember to subscribe, like and rate us on your platform of choice.

James Navarrete from The G Life

07.19.17 | Tim and John welcome James Navarrete from The G Life—the premiere luxury lifestyle site for the well rounded gay man to The Focus Group. But first, AOL Discs and LEGO Burgers Caught Our Eye. We celebrate a favorite guest of the show, Timothy Mahoney, during our Business Birthday. Shop Talk asks the question: How gay do you want your gay bar to be?

TV Producer Terence Noonan, and The One Interview Mistake That’s Easy To Fix

07.12.17 | Six time Emmy Award-winning Television Producer Terence Noonan joins The Focus Group. Having worked with some of the greatest names in TV, and continuing to discover new talent, Terence shares insights about hard work, persistence, and showing up. But first, our Business Birthday celebrates the greatest entrepreneur of the 18th century and Shop Talk explores the number one thing that can ruin your job interview.

What are Tim and John’s favorite Costco finds?

07.05.17 | It’s The Focus Group 4th of July Special! Aside from the usual banter, Tim and John revisit the best of their interviews with Frank DeCaro, Jim Colucci, Derek Hartley and Romaine Patterson. Then Tim and John go to Costco and share their 5 favorite finds-currently. Let us know what you found…if you are a Costco shopper.

Paul Hagen wraps up Gay Pride Month

06.28.17 | Paul Hagen, Editor-in-Chief of Metrosource Magazine, joins The Focus Group to put the cherry on the sundae of our June Pride programming. Paul always has a good time with Tim and John. But first, Vera Wang has a birthday, John recaps his Pride march in NYC, a Swiss café gives you a latte and a hummer, and a woman gets fired from her job for being a woman.

The Focus Group LGBT Business Spotlight

06.21.17 | Brian Roman, President of promotions and marketing company AdMark360, launches a new quarterly segment that spotlights LGBT owned businesses across North America. On our maiden voyage, we learn about beard and junk oils from John Dodge, founder of J&L Pogonotrophics in Chicago. Then, Michael Jones of Our Community USA, joins us to talk about producing LGBT business and service guides for over 40 US cities. But first, Tim and John talk NYC Pride and corporate exclusivity with listener Billy Kittner, show some hilarious “Planet of the Apes” toys from listener Rob in Florida, visit the Museum of Failures in Sweden, and wish William Scholl of Foot Care Fame a Happy Business Birthday.

Brook Altman, founder of Prowdr.com

06.14.17 | Brook Altman, CEO and Founder of Prowdr, talks about her latest venture and what it takes to build an LGBTQ welcoming lifestyle brand. Abercrombie and Fitch stubs their toe with a Pride tweet, birthday party cookies go wrong, and our business birthday, for the first time in 9 years, is…Donald J. Trump! Happy 71st. Shop Talk explores Philadelphia’s controversial push to add black and brown stripes to the Rainbow Flag.

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