Category Archives: Dragons Den

It’s tough being a Dragon!

It’s hard to believe how few investment opportunities there are on BBC’s Dragons’ Den. Sure there are plenty of hopeless cases, but this exactly mirrors real life. The difference is that in the Den you get a short, sharp shock if … Continue reading

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Does telling someone to stop actually work?

Nope. Try watching this weeks Dragons’ Den when plucky singing Jackie McKay wants to keep on going. (25 mins in) 4 Dragons are resisting. Theo is quite harsh. Duncan lays it on thickest. The harder the language the more she … Continue reading

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Does head or heart win in Dragons’ Den?

Ralf’s cones game was the best episode of the series so far. We are taken from the sublime to the ridiculous! I love the pithy common sense Theo Paphitis gives to the emergency window smasher inventor: the kids just won’t be able … Continue reading

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What are the 3 Ps of Dragons’ Den?

How do you get them to invest in your idea? Last night’s episode of Dragons’ Den (from fashionable wellies to bike/pram) shows us exactly how to get an investment and how not to! The 3 Ps are: People Product Performance … Continue reading

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Does Theo Paphitis make sense?

In this week’s episode of Dragons’ Den (Rotaball) I think he does! The Rotaball’s inventer, like other entrepreneurs on the show, invokes incredulity in the Dragons.  This is what TP says: “Your first loss in business is sometimes your best … Continue reading

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Dragons’ Den v Mary Portas who wins?

If you pit one business show against the other this week, who wins it for you? To me Mary Portas Queen of Shops pips the Dragons! This week, Dragons’ Den looks at anything from submarines to rotating washing lines. The ideas … Continue reading

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Which is the best Dragon?

Did you see Dragons’ Den Series 8 Episode 1?       Which is the best Dragon? For me Deborah Meaden comes out as the most instructive Dragon this week. Why? She’s straight talking and adds incisive comment. The Den is sport for … Continue reading

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