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The show today is all about a “Gumption – Taking Bubba Gump from Movie to Restaurant”  A great book by my guest Scott Barnett, Founding CEO of Bubba Gump Shrimp Company.  If you have ever worked in the restaurant business or for that matter eaten in a restaurant this book is a must read.

Written in a cinematic style, this book is about the creation, growth, and sale of the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. The concept began when Paramount Pictures reached out to see if there was interest in creating a restaurant based on the movie Forrest Gump. It is also the personal story of the author’s growth as a CEO and creator of restaurant concepts. A host of situations are described such as restaurant concept creation, high stakes boardroom confrontations, and escaping corrupt officials in foreign lands. The narrative is partly an unvarnished peak behind the everyday scenes of restaurants, movie studios, and Wall Street. There is also an almost step-by-step recounting of how the Bubba Gump concept and others were created and operated. Lessons can be learned on unorthodox methods used in moving from traditional approaches to untried ways of doing business.

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Scott Barnett

About the Author:

Scott Barnett is the founding CEO of the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurants. He has given talks on service, management techniques, leadership, and financial performance metrics. He has actively consulted with a number of restaurant companies worldwide, and he is a recognized expert on transactions, branding, concept development, and overall operations. He lives in Solana Beach, California.

Later in the second half Marty Johnson from Johnson’s Garden Center will joins us.  We’ll welcome Marty back from his EPIC bike ride along the Great Rocky Mountains from Canada to the Mexican Border; he just finished a 2750 mile bike race called Ride the Divide in 27 days.  Then we’ll tell you all about “MoonLight Madness” at Johnson’s today from Noon until Midnight.  10% off everything, 50% off all plants, 75% off clearance Items and much more.  Sale at both locations, more info at www.johnsonsgarden.com

Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
2011 Rombauer Carneros Merlot
rombauer-vineyards-carneros-merlot-2009This wine is deep red/black with a bright crimson hue. Aromas of ripe blood plums and cherry intertwine with subtle, well-integrated notes of oak. This medium-bodied wine is soft and subtle on the palate with flavors of plums and cherries at the forefront, leading to a lifted, aromatic finish that displays a distinct freshness.

This is a classic example of extremely well made Merlot from a great producer…this is what Merlot should taste like!

Grab a bottle at Jacob Liquor Exchange quick…the 2011 Merlot will soon be gone.

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