Now 13 series old, BBC TV show The Apprentice needs a shake from up Alan Sugar to better fit with its entrepreneurial leaning and investment prize.
Have you found yourself confused about Lord Sugar’s double hiring at the end of this year’s series of The Apprentice? I’m not.
A massive part of building a business is building a brand and a culture – think Starbucks, Nike and Cadbury.
Entry to, and victory on, The Apprentice is tough as entrepreneurs battle for success. So why has 2015 winner Joseph Valente decided to fly solo? He explained his goals to Real Business during a Black Cab Entrepreneurs ride.
With three The Apprentice 2017 candidates fired in the latest episode, Lord Sugar isn’t taking any prisoners. Knowing the process first-hand, 2014 winner Mark Wright has predicted his final five.
As this year’s series of The Apprentice continues, former winner Mark Wright has given us his weekly review, with the latest episode calling on contestants to show their advertising acumen.
Two tours of Bruges, 32 tickets to sell and a battle for the highest profit. Week six of The Apprentice emphasised how not to treat staff, as project managers Sarah-Jayne Clark and Elizabeth McKenna tried to guide their teams to victory with somewhat contrasting leadership styles.
A map of London, questionable knowledge on Jewish traditions and a race for one of the country’s few remaining “original” Amstrad computers – in week five of The Apprentice, candidates battled in Lord Sugar’s favourite product task, which, this year, was all about him turning 70.
Profits aside, week four of The Apprentice was a close one to call. Both teams made awful decisions that suggested they’re complacent – a no-no in business.
It’s impossible to hide from reality TV these days, especially in the world of business. But what relevance and value does it have in today’s economy?
From Elizabeth’s very own version of “The Robot” to the Jeffrii Siimon debacle – week three of The Apprentice put the lads to shame once again, with the girls scoring a hat-trick, and a clear one at that.
Not getting involved and refusing to let your actions do the speaking are by no means good qualities for an entrepreneur, both of which have popped up in the latest season of The Apprentice.