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It’s Sunday night and I’m relaxing with Kim: indulging on our favorite weekend past-time—reality TV. My new favorite reality show is Bar Rescue. If you watch Bar Rescue and you know anything about me, that shouldn’t come as a big surprise. Bar Rescue features Jon Taffer, a veteran in the nightclub and bar industry, who specializes in turning around bars in a nosedive. Each episode chronicles Taffer’s attempt to save a bar that’s heading for disaster. Here are 9 things I love about Taffer and his approach:

  1. Taffer uses both bar science and common sense in his interventions.

  2. Taffer doesn’t intervene until the bar owner asks him for help.

  3. Taffer always starts by observing the situation with his own eyes.

  4. Taffer has been involved in hundreds and hundreds of bar ventures—experience matters.

  5. Taffer delivers the brutally honest truth at every turn.

  6. Taffer genuinely cares about improving each owner’s bar and it’s conspicuously authentic.

  7. Taffer brings in other specialists after he understands the bar’s salient challenges.

  8. Taffer stands his ground with his recommendations, regardless of the owner’s receptivity to his ideas.

  9. Taffer continues to measure the bar’s performance for several months after his intervention is complete.

Jon Taffer’s a real pro—there’s a lot to learn here.

Okay—now back to the mob wives reunion.

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