Marcus Lemonis’ “The Partner”

Marcus Lemonis of “The Profit” has a new series on CNBC called “The Partner”.  I really want to love this show but two episodes in, the jury’s still out for me.  The concept is good – Marcus is looking for someone to be his business partner and to help him shoulder the load of work he’s taken on via “The Profit”.

I love Marcus Lemonis’ “The Profit” and the concepts of “people, process, product” that he promotes.  It’s clear that he takes this seriously and it carries over into “The Partner”.

On paper, the candidate’s credentials were very impressive.  However, their credentials aren’t necessarily translating to their actions.  I’m sure this is in part due to the presence of the cameras, as well as the enormous time crunch.

I was particularly disappointed in Chuck Brewer, who was “fired” this week.  I predicted that he and Peilin Pratt were the candidates to beat during the first episode.  However, he displayed no personality and his personal branding campaign was weak.  It was definitely the right decision to fire him this week.

Erin Cobb is a great candidate but something about his personality rubs me the wrong way.  Perhaps he’s a bit overconfident?  I really like Peilin and I think she’ll be in the final two.  I’m also biased in her favor because I love candy (she and her husband have an online candy business)!

I suspect that Marcus will keep the non-profit candidate Julianna Reed for a while because she’s the underdog.  She’s definitely impressed me more as time goes by, but I’m still skeptical that she has the gravitas to be the partner.

I believe this series only has three more episodes so I intend to stick with it.  I’m curious to hear your thoughts on it.

Marcus Lemonis’ “The Partner”

What I’m watching

So I’m now working on season two of “The Knick”.  Shout out to my co-worker who recommended it.  I was hesitant to watch because of the creepy medical stuff but it’s a great show.  Clive Owen plays the Jon Hamm character and I loathe him almost as much as I loathed Don Draper.

The show is set in 1900 and it’s an interesting overview of the times from the perspectives of progress, race, gender, etc.  My favorite characters are Algernon, Sister Harriet, and Lucy.  My favorite storyline so far was the woman with syphilis and how they dealt with her disfigurement.  I’ll report back once I finish season two.

We have to talk about Billions.  Just loving this show as a guilty pleasure.  Damien Lewis is great as is Maggie Siff.  I also love the father of the US Attorney.  Paul Giamatti is overacting his role and I wish he would tone it down.  He’s too short and fat to be jumping around and carrying on in order to command respect.  It comes off as ridiculous.  I think this season is only ten episodes but it’s been renewed for a second season already.

I loved the Metallica episode last week.  I knew when Axe was telling his friend about letting go of loser stocks he meant letting go of loser friends, which is exactly what he did. I would never want to be that rich because then you never truly know who has your best interests in mind.  I’d be happy with $10 million!

I was so glad to hear that Marcus Lemonis of “The Profit” is doing well with that show and will be on a new show called “The Partner”.  He has a nice demeanor and he conducts business in a way that everyone could benefit from watching.

What I’m watching