Parents' Guide to

Rooster & Butch

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Unorthodox investors share business savvy in reality show.

TV A&E Reality TV 2018
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This interesting and lighthearted series underscores the idea that the average person can be successful in business if that person has the right ideas and is truly committed. But while Rooster McConaughey (who happens to be the brother of actor Matthew McConaughey) and Butch Gilliam reject the corporate culture represented in similar shows like Shark Tank, they still apply the same fundamental business practices major corporations use when choosing what to invest in, including the 30-second pitch, doing the necessary research, and valuing companies. Meanwhile, some of the entrepreneurs demonstrate that they don't fully understand some of the concepts behind what they need to do to succeed.

For entertainment's sake, Rooster & Butch plays up the idea that the two men are rough around the edges thanks to a lack of formal business education and living in the rugged world of West Texas. In addition to some stereotyping, it goes out of its way to create silly, strange, and awkward situations to test entrepreneurial hopefuls. But if you look past all this, you will find two very savvy men who understand the business world, but who choose to make decisions based on the character and integrity of a businessperson before considering a proposal. Business-minded folks who choose to tune in might come away with some interesting food for thought.

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