follows four professional buyers and their teams as they scour repossessed storage units in search of hidden treasure. these seasoned veterans have found everything from coffins to the ... See full summary »
Mike and Frank are pickers that travel the country and literally would go anywhere just for the prospects of finding antique gold. With the assistance of Danielle they often find themselves in a comedic pickle.
In ads for the series, the title style of the camera pointing down at the cityscape is used. In addition to the time slot being called out, casting a shadow on a building, two birds are added flying by. The birds are in silhouette, flying in an orientation traditional for a level-to-horizon camera shot, not for one pointing straight down where you should see both wings at all times. See more »
I'm not sure how scripted each of the episodes of this program is. I believe some of the customers are extras hired in case the CEO does a really bad job. But many of the companies represented here are strong companies needing no extra publicity, and CEOs are on busy schedule, so I can't believe that they'd do this just for the fun of it.
In any case, I was impressed with some of the CEO that appeared in the show. I have to confess that I haven't seen all the episodes, so I may have missed some, but here's some of the CEOs that caught my attention:
Coby Brooks CEO of Hooters: 'had real no-nonsense attitude about things, but you could tell that he cared about the employees (and many other things). I'm sure there will be a second coming of Coby Brooks in the future.
Rick Arquilla COO of Roto-Rooter: Again had real no-nonsense attitude, but sincerely thinking about the good of the company, and its employees.
Kim Schaefer CEO of Great Wolf Resorts: Someone who can walk the walk as well as talk the talk. Focused without being overly serious, and yet serious.
As you can see my preference is for CEO who have no-nonsense attitude but has good sense of humanity. Running a company is serious business, and I think flashiness is not a required component of CEO's style. Of course I'm not against any of the flashy CEOs that came on this show.
This is a really interesting show that shows what it takes to run a company. CEOs appearing here shows some quality of what it takes to be on top. And it shows even if the story IS scripted.
It's a great show that shows the picture from both sides. And maybe something like this should be taught in business schools. It's a kind study that is very much needed for every corporation. But I wouldn't know if I'd have the guts to go undercover in my own company whether its for a show or no show.
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