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6 Learning Points From The Apprentice 2011 Final

So we reached the end of the process on The Apprentice 2011 here in the UK last night. After 12 weeks of varied tasks Tom emerged as the person who was going to be Lord Sugar’s business partner. As is always the case there were many learning points that arose. If you are going into […]

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Business and Leadership Lessons From The Apprentice Week 11

So we reached the semi-final stage of The Apprentice last night. With just five battling it out for a place in the final it was always going to be tough. The task itself was pretty tough too.  Set up a brand new fast food restaurant.  With a bigger team this would have been hard but […]

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Business and Leadership Lessons From The Apprentice Week 10

So we were down to the last six in The Apprentice UK last night. The teams were tasked with buying stock, selling it, noticing what was selling, re-investing in what was proving popular and making as much as they could. Melody was team leader on one team and Natasha on the other team. Natasha’s team […]

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Business and Leadership Lessons From The Apprentice Week 9

Week 9 of The Apprentice UK last night and the teams were tasked with producing, packaging and marketing a new biscuit to 3 of the largest UK supermarkets. Zoe took the project manager on one team and Helen on the other.  Both had relevant experience so that seemed like a wise choice. It was a […]

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Business and Leadership Lessons From The Apprentice Episode 8

Week 8 of The Apprentice UK and the teams were sent off to Paris to sell British goods to the French. Tom and Susan were the Project Managers this week and Susan led her team to a resounding victory. Once again we had plenty of nuggetts of learning. Taking All The Glory Is Fine Short […]

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Business and Leadership Lessons From The Apprentice 2011: Episode 7

Well it was episode 7 of The Apprentice UK last night.  This week the teams were tasked with creating a new magazine. With the decline in the print market and more and more free publications, the challenge was to come up with something that was going to be of interest to those spending on advertising. […]

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Business and Leadership Lessons From The Apprentice 2011: Episode 6

In week six of The Apprentice UK 2011, the teams were given the challenge of making money from other people’s rubbish.  It was a tough task but despite this both teams turned in a profit and there was only a few pounds between the winning and losing team. So what can we learn about business […]

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Business and Leadership Lessons from The Apprentice UK 2011: Week 5

Last night was week 5 of The Apprentice UK 2011.  The teams were set the task of developing and marketing a new pet food.  As always there were business and leadership lessons to be learned.  Here are my favourites from this week. You Cannot Prepare Enough For A Presentation One of the team members Leon […]

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Business and Leadership Lessons From The Apprentice 2011: Episode 4

It was week 4 of The Apprentice here in the UK. The task this week was to source and sell beauty products. Unlike last week there was a clear winner. And as always there were lessons to be learned too. Be Passionate About A Product You Want To Sell Both teams wanted to offer the […]

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Business and Leadership Lessons From The Apprentice UK 2011: Episode 3

So we are into week 3 The Apprentice 2011 here in the UK .  For the first time we had mixed teams with a narrow victory in the end. The teams were tasked with buying 10 items for a top London hotel.  The team who got the items at the lowest price won.  As always […]

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