Tonight, another amusing episode of The Apprentice has been required viewing at Chez Wilson.
I hate The Apprentice because of what it says about business and the myths it promulgates about what it means to be successful: all Gordon Gecko rather than Meg Whitman, Anita Roddick, Richard Branson etc. Any business that based it’s approach on The Apprentice would be rightfully failing by the end of the first week.
Here are my five pet peeves:
– Good business isn’t, and can’t be, run with such a focus on personality and internal politics.
– Whatever happened to a bit of sober, intelligent analysis and reflection?
– Business skill and acumen is rarely proven in a day. Sometimes it takes a year or more to judge a decision as successful.
– In Apprentice world, pigheadedness is confused with knowledge. Bullying equals leadership.
– Sir Alan is an attention seeking loon (thank goodness he has his brilliant chums).
But it’s great telly and it’s on at the same time as Big Brother. Nuff said. I’ll be tuning in next week and no mistake.