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so did anyone watch the first episode of apprentice last night?

nathan
Friday, January 09, 2004

Great show. 

I've heard that attractive women have an easier time in sales than men, but 4x the lemonade?!

There's a growth strategy.


Friday, January 09, 2004

Well, at least one guy was busy trying to impress Donald Trump by selling lemonade for $1,000 a glass.  Of course all he did was waste time.

When we focus too far in the future, we trip over our own shoelaces.

The real Entrepreneur
Friday, January 09, 2004

Of course they sold 4 times the lemonade.  A man in a suit walks up to you in NYC your response is "what, do I look like I just fell off the turnip truck?".  A hot chick does the same and you think "hey, maybe if I buy some $20 lemonade I can nail this broad".

I heard Trump on Howard Stern and he made the claim that everyone of these people has a 200 IQ.  YEah sure.  I also doubt that the person is going to end up being tutored or even spoken to much, by Trump.  If one of the just-short-of-model women wins he will try to bed her and eventually lose interest.

Hilarious TV BTW

Name withheld out of cowardice
Friday, January 09, 2004

> Of course they sold 4 times the lemonade.

The women made 2 times as much (quadrupled heir money while the men only doubled theirs).

The women seemed to be selling theirs at $5 per cup+kiss (one customer said he counted that at $1 for the cup and $4 for the kiss), while the men were selling theirs at $1 per cup.

Christopher Wells
Friday, January 09, 2004

I sit corrected

Name withheld out of cowardice
Friday, January 09, 2004

No, I didn't watch it and don't plan on watching any future episodes.

I understand why broadcasting companies love these so called "reality" TV shows (cheap to produce), however, I don't understand why so many people seem to watch them. I suppose my problem is that I just don't understand human behavior very well since I have never understood the appeal of daytime soap operas.

Don't most people get to experience the broad spectrum of unsavory human behavior at work?

One Programmer's Opinion
Friday, January 09, 2004

I read about that in the paper today.  Usually I hate reality TV, but this was in the business section, not the entertainment section - so maybe there's something new to it.

Seems to me the women are cheating.  The competition is who can sell more lemonade.  Charging $4 just for a kiss strikes me as a mild form of prostitution.

Alyosha`
Friday, January 09, 2004

Mark has put up his thoughts online: http://www.marktaw.com/reviews/TheApprentice.html

Prakash S
Friday, January 09, 2004

How lame is this watching some business reality show? Don't you guys have a life?

Now Joe Millionaire, the Next Generation - that was some great television! That Swedish girl was really unbearable! Do you all think he is still with that Czech girl?

Tony Chang
Saturday, January 10, 2004

I don't have a life and from what I have seen of those who do, I'm not sure I want one...

name withheld out of cowardice
Saturday, January 10, 2004

According to Al Ries in "22 Immutable Laws of Marketing" Donald Trump used his dad's money to get rich.  Does anyone know if this is correct?

Scot Doyle
Saturday, January 10, 2004

Scot

To some extent true.  His dad was rich and Donald took it to a whole new level

Name withheld out of cowardice
Monday, January 12, 2004

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