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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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Learning About Team Working From The Apprentice Week 2

Well The Apprentice week 2 was broadcast here in the UK last night.  While in previous groups there have been some strong personalities, the girl’s team demonstrated perfectly how not to operate as a team.  So what were the real learning points? People need to listen to each other rather than talk over each other […]

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The Apprentice: Series 5: Week 10

So we reached Week 10 of The Apprentice last night.  This week the teams had to select products and sell them on a shopping channel to the public.  The team selling most won the task. Sir Alan made it clear that the aim of the task was to see who could cope under intense pressure […]

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The Apprentice: Series 5: Week 9

Last night we reached week 9 of The Apprentice in the UK.  With only three weeks remaining and 7 candidates left the pressure is mounting. This week the teams were given a stand at the Baby Show in London.  They had to interview suppliers, choose two products and sell them at the Baby Show the […]

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The Apprentice: Series 5: Week 8

Well we reached week 8 of series 5 of The Apprentice last night.  The task for the teams was to re-brand Margate, an English seaside town, which like so many in the UK is struggling to keep attracting visitors. Empire was led by project manager Debra after a bit of debate with Howard.  Ignite were […]

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The Apprentice: Series 5: Week 6

In the week 6 of The Apprentice, the teams were given 10 items to sell.  They were required to do research, identify the gems and then sell.  As ever there were a few red herrings. This week Sir Alan chose two of the more vocal and potentially more confident candiadates to lead the teams.  Philip […]

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The Apprentice: Series 5: Week 4

In week 4 of The Apprentice, the teams were tasked with developing, producing and selling two natural beauty products. The teams were mixed up again, with Noorul leading what turned out to be the winning team and Paula leading the losing team.  The big learning point from this week was that it is often the […]

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The Apprentice: Series 5: Week 3

So we reached week 3 of The Apprentice here in the UK last night.  The task was to design a new piece of gym equipment that could be retailed under £30.  It was quite a challenge for both teams to come up with something different from what was already out in the market. The piece […]

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The Apprentice: Series 5: Week 2

In the second week of The Apprentice, the teams were tasked with providing a catering service aimed at people in the City of London. Unlike the first week, there were two obvious people to lead the teams.  Both had direct experience in the catering industry. As always there were plenty of learning points.  So what […]

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The Apprentice: Series 5: Week 1

In the first week of series 5 of The Apprentice in the UK, we were introduced to the teams.  As usual, many candidates made bold claims about what they could and would do. The first week task was to set up a cleaning service.  We saw the teams go through the initial forming stage, pitch […]

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