July 2011

Four Lessons from Four Apprentices

Last week, the final of “The Apprentice” was watched by 10 million viewers, Alan Sugar selected inventor Tom Pellereau as the winner of the £250,000 investment.

Before the finalists disappear from our awareness, let’s just consider some simple lessons that can help point the way to success and failure in the corporate world.

Now, I’m well aware that what we see on TV isn’t the whole truth about the individuals, their personal qualities and behaviours. However, what we did see can be used to illustrate certain points.

Lesson 1. Fancy talk is not enough