Memorable class clowns in high school.
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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.
02.27.24 | An industrious remote worker signed up for clinical trials related to the flu and dysentery. In four weeks, he made $9,400 and thinks if you have the time, it may be worth the effort. But first, a rainbow crosswalk in Florida to honor those gunned down at the Pulse Nightclub is damaged by a “patriot.” Finally, Krispy Kreme pulls off a brilliant marketing idea around the recent AT&T service outage.
02.28.24 | Shop Talk explores finding more meaning at work with a few tips on creating a more positive approach to your job. Caught My Eye shares some owner disappointment with rust spots appearing on Tesla’s new Cybertruck that has only been on sale for three months. Also, head to Sandusky, Ohio to visit the newest Federation Headquarters. Yes, it is a Star Trek themed do good non-profit and the Sandusky location also sells themed merchandise. Leonard Riggio, Executive Chair of Barnes & Noble, is our Business Birthday.
02.21.24 | Shop Talk discusses a woman, Lauren Bauer, who wrote an article about her recent frustrating interviewing experience. She posted her experience on LinkedIn and ultimately withdrew from the hiring process. Caught My Eye shares an interesting story about voice talent Mel Blanc and lets you know that you can buy bagged ice from McDonalds. Domingo Ghirardelli, founder of America’s second oldest chocolatier, Ghirardelli, is our Business Birthday.
02.20.24 | A popular and respected school principal in Oklahoma City is forced to resign for safety reasons when the far-right exposed his side gig as a weekend drag performer. Shane Murnan says to work in education again he would probably have to leave Oklahoma. Then, the gay CEO at Neiman Marcus is accused of only hiring women, gay men, and discriminating against straight white males. Finally, the inventor of Pop-Tarts dies at 96.
02.14.24 | The haters are starting early this year. Caught My Eye this week deals with Oreo brand cookies coming under fire for their support of PFLAG. A far-right group is threatening to ruin Oreo like they did Bud Light and Target in 2023. Also, in Italy, a statue has been recreated of the emperor Constantine based on unearthed fragments. The statue is large and magnificent. Tim and John also talk about Super Bowl advertising and where some of the ads scored on the USA Today Ad meter. Charles Latham Sholes, inventor of the typewriter and QWERTY keyboard, is our Business Birthday.