The Apprentice 2018

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Re: The Apprentice 2018

Post by Raid » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:27 pm

I found it hysterical that they thought executives for a major retailer would want to get up and do a christmas dance. The whole "performance" bits that were seemingly forced upon them were utterly weird.

I'm astounded that Sugs didn't find the two on the branding side responsible for the failure. Even if the chocolates were bland because of poor recipe planning, the packaging was dreadful in every way. A kid with five minutes and a copy of powerpoint could make a more convincing looking product. That they then tried to say that their overuse of the word "seduction" in the first pitch was the fault of the market research when the word was on the packaging was hysterical. I think that if the "final five" wasn't part of the show's branding and format, all three would have gone.

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Re: The Apprentice 2018

Post by Sly Boots » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:18 am

All three should have gone honestly, absolutely disastrous performance all round. The packaging was garbage, matched only by the quality of the contents.

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Re: The Apprentice 2018

Post by Rusty » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:39 am

But to fire old staple face just because she was a shit cook... really? You want you new business partner to be able to cook chocolate?
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Re: The Apprentice 2018

Post by Wrathbone » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:58 am

Call me cynical, but Daniel is the only man left in the process which probably gave him a free pass, and the producers no doubt wanted Camilla to get grilled about the nut milk thing in the interviews so that Claude can make ribald comments.

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Re: The Apprentice 2018

Post by Raid » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:09 am

Rusty wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:39 am
But to fire old staple face just because she was a shit cook... really? You want you new business partner to be able to cook chocolate?
Her fault was that she didn't weigh the ingredients and then tried to guess them afterwards. That shows a pretty major lapse in common sense to me. I still don't think it was her error that lost them the task, and at this point I do find myself wondering whether she just didn't have a very good business plan.

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Re: The Apprentice 2018

Post by Sly Boots » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:29 am

Wrathbone wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:58 am
Call me cynical, but Daniel is the only man left in the process which probably gave him a free pass
This crossed my mind as well.

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Re: The Apprentice 2018

Post by Achtung Englander » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:07 am

its the knickers that won it
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Re: The Apprentice 2018

Post by Sly Boots » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:31 pm

I'm slightly surprised nut milk made it to the final, she's been in business for all of three months and while it might be a growing market there are already a tonne of different products filling it.

Sian I'm not overly surprised with, I've been tipping her for weeks to go the distance as while she's not massively stood out she's been capable throughout. Not massively convinced by a range of £50 bikinis though it must be said.

Glad the bullshit merchant Daniel didn't make the final, he seems friendly enough but it's been pretty apparent for a while the truth means nothing to him and he'd say anything if he thought it would get him what he wants. Rather Trumpian that.

Sabrina. Tennis camps. Meh, not shocked she was the first to go.

My biggest surprise was Khadija going as of that five I thought she was probably the safest investment, experienced in her field and making money, a decent investment would see her business grow quite quickly I think. I got the feeling that, in the end, the decision was more down to her aggressive personality than her business plan, rightly or wrongly.

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Re: The Apprentice 2018

Post by Raid » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:21 pm

Yeah, everything was mounting up against Daniel as more of his business plan came to light, but frankly I'm surprised that he really needs £250,000 investment given his product does actually seem to be successful. I suspect the reason he wasn't first out the door this week was the franchising, which Sugar seemed to respond to quite favourably.

And I agree that neither of the two finalists seem like a very attractive business proposition. The Nut Milk is going to be extremely difficult to get into supermarkets when they already have their own brand competition, and the swimsuits just don't seem very unique.

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Re: The Apprentice 2018

Post by Achtung Englander » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:12 am

Can't fault this season for totty that I fancied. I counted 3.
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Re: The Apprentice 2018

Post by Alan » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:57 am

Achtung Englander wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:12 am
Can't fault this season for totty that I fancied. I counted 3.
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Re: The Apprentice 2018

Post by Sly Boots » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:01 pm

Beat me to it :lol:

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Re: The Apprentice 2018

Post by Achtung Englander » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:51 pm

not good with names
- tennis girl
- the winner
- the yank

anyone of those 3 will do me just fine (shame I already spoken for... 8-[ )
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Re: The Apprentice 2018

Post by eny » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:22 pm

Nut Milk girl for me.... Proper hips on her...
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Re: The Apprentice 2018

Post by Hatredsheart » Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:41 pm

eny wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:22 pm
Nut Milk girl for me.... Proper hips on her...
And ofc she's skilled at milking nuts. Always good.
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