Monthly Archives: October 2010

Apprentice Mel: Are they horrible people?

Melissa Cohen’s exit from BBC’s Apprentice episode 4 is the most dramatic yet. She dispenses with the usual programme etiquette of shaking hands and hugs when she gets fired. Instead she rounds on her “colleagues” in front of Lord Sugar and … Continue reading

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Do the fans give the X factor?

How shopping in Oxford Street results in massive growth in confidence but only one new jumper for the X factor contestants. Talent is nowhere without confidence. Continue reading

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What happens if you mess up?

It’s all very well writing about leadership and integrity in business and in the community, but what happens when we get it wrong? What happens when we totally blow it? Is there hope after a disaster? Well it’s true that our … Continue reading

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How does Surgeon Apprentice get the chop?

It was good to see Karren Brady and Nick Hewer getting more air time in Episode 3 of BBC’s The Apprentice. They are Lord Sugar’s unbiased eyes and ears. They don’t miss much. For the edited highlights we get to … Continue reading

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Is love a drug?

Have you ever fallen in love? Head over heels? Then you’ll know what I mean about “love” in this context being like a strong draught of opiate-like euphoria. “The Times” reported recently that “falling in love” has powerful pain relieving … Continue reading

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How did they survive and then escape?

Would it be fair to say that Chile has dramatically raised its status in world esteem? 33 miners survived a world record time trapped deep underground. How did they survive? And how did those incredible engineers get them out? It … Continue reading

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How to win your task: Stella Apprentice

The contrast between success and failure on BBC’s The Apprentice Episode 2 could not be more clear. Head girl Stella led the boys to victory, while Laura led the girls of St Trinians to nothing. Stella’s team won the task of designing a beach … Continue reading

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