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BBC Young Apprentice – Corrupt and Corrupting (A personal view)

Tweet      BBC – The Young Apprentice The protesters camped outside St Pauls are trying to stimulate a debate about business and the framework of free market capitalism within which it operates. Whether you regard this as an issue of ethics, politics, economics, social equality and justice, or even a combination of them all, […]

The Apprentice Special – Dara Obriain’s Greatest Hits and Apprentice Slips

Tweet    The Apprentice Special – Dara Obriain’s Greatest Hits and Apprentice Slips Dara Obriain is much more fun on You’re Fired than Adrian Childs. Mind you some may say that root canal surgery is more fun than Adrian Childs. Dara is delightfully sceptical about the whole Apprentice process; not I think especially fond of […]

The Apprentice Episode 11 – Jedi ‘Yoda’ Jim – clever he is

Tweet    The Apprentice Episode Eleven – Jedi ‘Yoda’ Jim – Clever he is Apprentice dilemma: win the task or win the Boardroom?  On the first of these, the two person team-Logic this week comprised the nicest and most imaginative ever candidate with perhaps the best.  On the second, we have the best manipulator in […]

The Apprentice Episode 11 – Five Go Off To A Safe House

Tweet    The Apprentice Episode 11 – Five Go Off To A Safe House The first thing to say about this programme profiling the final five is that every single one of them comes out better through these individual profiles than from anything we have seen them do in the previous 10 weeks. This does […]

The Apprentice Episode 10 – Helen of Ploy

Tweet  The Apprentice Episode 10 – Helen of Ploy True story: waiting last night at Wembley for Take That to take the stage my teacher daughter Ruth was talking about some school fund-raising activities at her school last week. She has a form of 30, year 7s i.e. 11/12 year-olds, all girls, at a good […]

The Apprentice Episode 9 – The Melody Lingers On.

Tweet  The Apprentice Episode 9 – The Melody Lingers On. Solipsism is the philosophical theory that only the self exists; or can be proved to exist. More generally the dictionary defines it thus: extreme preoccupation with and indulgence of one’s feelings, desires and thoughts; egoistic self-absorption. Question: how do you stop Melody talking other than […]

The Apprentice Episode 7 – ‘Allo ‘Allo Meets French Retail Resistance

Tweet    The Apprentice Episode 7 – ‘Allo ‘Allo Meets French Retail Resistance Helen is the best listener I have seen in 7 series of The Apprentice – over 100 candidates. Rarely for a beautiful woman she can also take a compliment without that mock-embarrassed demur of someone who knows only too well how attractive […]

The Apprentice Episode 7 – Blowin’ In The Wind

Tweet    The Apprentice Episode 7 – Blowin’ in The Wind Being off school can blight your life. It all depends on what you miss. Long Division; the Past Historic; Dovetail Joints: no sweat, you’ll catch up, you’ll get the hang of it, you’ll pick it up from the repeats and action replays. But if […]

BBC: The Apprentice Episode 6 – Steptoe vs Pickfords

TweetThe Apprentice Episode 6 – Steptoe vs Pickfords Best decision of the week: when Tom and Jimmy (some mouse that Jimmy) wanted to quit a job half way through because it was taking longer than they thought and wouldn’t make money, PM Helen immediately and decisively said “no – we can’t leave a client with […]

The Apprentice Ep 5 – Double Bubble

TweetThe Apprentice Episode 5 – Double Bubble Metaphor of the week: “ he had his head so far up Jim’s bottom that he couldn’t see the wood for the trees”. Now I neither have, nor entertain any aspiration to acquire any knowledge, intimate or generalised, about the terrain in question but if there is anything […]