Category Archives: What TV can teach us

Apprentice series 8 episode 2 – “There’s no point doing Market research if we’re just going to ignore it.”

  Week 2 in The Apprentice house and it’s the product design task. This is one of the toughest tasks in the whole process. People train for years to get to grips with the principles of product design. Individual productsContinue Reading

Mad Men Season 5 Episode 1 – Marry in haste repent at leisure

This is part of a series of posts on Mad Men and what we can learn from it – it is not a comprehensive re-cap of each episode. To find out why I’m doing this, have a read of It’s aContinue Reading

The Apprentice, Series 8, Episode 1 – Shut up, just shut up, shut up

      And so it’s back. It may no longer be the toughest job interview in the world, but The Apprentice is still 16 weeks worth of gruelling tasks, delivered to our tellyboxes each Wednesday for our entertainment. We’veContinue Reading

The Apprentice, Series 7, Episode 7 – R.E.S.P.E.C.T

I’ve decided to launch a new magazine, it’s going to be called Ego and it’s going to be full of things that I think people will like, even though they’ve been telling me that they want something else – yeah?Continue Reading

The Apprentice Series 7, Episode 6 – This Time, It’s Personal

Week 6 in The Apprentice mansion, and it’s the well known logistics task – hang on, what? Are my eyes deceiving me or is this a new sort of task? I’ve had a look through previous series and I can’t find aContinue Reading

The Apprentice, Series 7, Episode 5 – You can’t fool all of the people all of the time.

If I didn’t know better, I’d think that I’d seen a preview of this week’s episode of The Apprentice before writing yesterday’s post on naming products and companies. Naming Rule 3 – don’t depend on people being clever. Cat Size?Continue Reading

The Apprentice, Series 7, Episode 4 – Show Me The Money

Task 4 and we are well into tenuous link territory*, with the teams being taken to The British Museum before being told that they were going to have to sell spray tans to the good people of Birmingham. The keyContinue Reading

The Apprentice, Series 7, Episode 3 – Knowledge is Power (if you use it wisely)

Hurray! It’s the shopping episode! I love the shopping episode. And once again, we are faced with a whole raft of candidates who appear never to have seen the programme before. From failing to identify products, to failing to pickContinue Reading

Mad Men: Season 1, Episode 3 – when life gives you lemons, change the face of advertising

This is part of a series of posts on Mad Men and what we can learn from it – it is not a comprehensive re-cap of each episode. To find out why I’m doing this, have a read of It’s aContinue Reading

The Apprentice Series 7, Episode 2 – More By Luck Than Judgement

My good pals over at Prospect Networking loved my write-up of episode one so much they asked if they could publish episode 2 on their site.  You’ll find it, just a click away with lots of other useful business content.Continue Reading