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Zoe tears up Edna’s MBA

How can someone as qualified as Edna lose out in the end-of-episode Boardroom duel on BBC’s Apprentice? Edna has an MBA she tells us. It’s her closing gambit to impress Lord Sugar, as she and Zoe are the final two … Continue reading

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Vincent van Cloche

Was this week’s painting of the Apprentice “team” a masterpiece or a mess? When I heard the task was the annual “buy things you’ve never heard of”, I knew we were in for a challenge. The show did not disappoint. … Continue reading

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What happens in Baggs v Sandeesh?

Lord Sugar deftly pitches Stuart Baggs (I’m young) against wide-eyed Sandeesh Samra in the latest episode of BBC’s addictive Apprentice. This week’s two team leaders are equal but opposite. Their performances were equally poor, being separated by less than £40, but for diametrically … Continue reading

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Apprentice Alex: “it’s a total mess”!

This week’s task on BBC’s Apprentice was about advertising a cleaning product. The losing team picked “Germ-o-nator” as a brand. It didn’t exactly clean up. Both teams were very poor, but somehow we’ve been there before with this task. And … Continue reading

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How does Joel model leadership?

Don’t read this if you are out of touch with your sensitive side! But Channel 4′s Undercover Boss USA shows Joel Manby as a great model of leadership. It’s the usual format with Joel, CEO of Herschend theme parks, going … 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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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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Ever had a bad hire?

Ever recruited someone who turned out to be a “dud”? I have. More than once. The problem is, and we’ve all done this, some people are a little economical with the truth on their CV. References stack up, but were … Continue reading

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The Apprentice: how to get fired

Desperate Dan is the first to get the chop in BBC’s new series of The Apprentice. But where did he go wrong? The first clue is to watch Karren Brady. When she stares in disbelief and starts taking notes, you can … 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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