Tag 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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Do you really want to win The Apprentice?

Have you ever been to a job interview and just didn’t fancy it? Does the reality of what it might be like match your earlier expectations? So far, BBC’s Apprentice has only really considered things from Lord Sugar’s perspective. It’s … Continue reading

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Would you take advice from a Dragon?

This week, the Dragons were pretty impressed with Jessica Ratcliffe. They made no investment, but she did get a job offer from Peter Jones! Jess had “parked” her university course to set up an online game exchange business. Duncan Bannatyne was … 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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