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Old heads on young shoulders

BBC’s Young Apprentice kicks off the 2011 series just like any other. The difference is: the candidates are all about 16. Are these young pretenders any better or any worse than the usual assortment of desperate hopefuls? Skip the first … Continue reading

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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 have to be nasty to win The Apprentice?

Or do you have to be a workaholic? Early twenties perhaps, or win nearly every task? This year’s Apprentice was the best ever! The new format looking for a £250k investment rather than a salaried job, was a winner. Because if … Continue reading

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Giving the nod to Lord Sugar

If you have an annoying trait it gets mercilessly thrown back at you on BBC’s Apprentice. By Episode 10, inventor Professor Tom Pellereau’s incessant nodding has started to grate on us, and Lord Sugar in particular. How bizarre then, that on this … Continue reading

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Miss Ellie miss-fires

In BBC’s Apprentice Episode 5 there are some serious sackings going on! After about 30 seconds we knew that Vince wasn’t going to make it through. Chosen as project manager by Lord Sugar, Vince had to invent some dog food with the … 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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Stuart gets the sack

What a bizarre, and ultimately swift exit! Stuart Baggs, “the Brand” gets short shrift from Lord Sugar in the semi-final of 2010 Apprentice. But the odd thing is, we have had weeks and (seemingly endless) weeks of Stuart’s assent, culminating … Continue reading

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