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The Apprentice 2008

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Scottish Business Owner

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What a strange episode, four people in the final is certainly a bit different. I felt sorry for Lucinda but ultimately I think most would agree that she wouldn't fit into the Sugar empire. I'm pretty sure she'll have many opportunities as a result of the show though.

It's gonna be hard to call the winner next week, I think they all have a chance although maybe Clare is a slight favourite. It's all gonna be over next week so we'll need to be finding something else to talk about :p
 
I never watch this usually, but have caught a few episodes as a result of reading posts here.

I have to say I can't stomach the sort of sycophancy that is involved in this type of game show. How can people lower themselves to this level, even for the media profile? It's positively demeaning.

I know where I would tell "Sir" Alan to stick it. However, I do like Lucinda.:)

It has to be said she's a strangely appealing character... But that's maybe just me working in the creative industries where such individualism is usually someone's stock in trade.

's right; she wouldn't have fitted in to the Sugar Empire. But that says more about the organisation than it does about her.

As I've said before; programmes like this need to be taken with a pinch of salt. Although they're promoted as reality TV shows they're not about reality or the way industry works. They're about entertainment.

Why would people lower themselves? Quite simply it's about the flim-flam game. Most of these people are in business and/or professional terms fakes, frauds and flim-flam artists: They may have had a measure of success. But almost invariably the only performance indicator they set any store by is money. And the problem with that is other assets like integrity, credibility and sound judgement go out the window.

They may have a talent for one aspect of business. But sadly that's often a talent for deception. Something that Sir Alan Sugar's business (and indeed many others) is built on.
 
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It's only a matter of time now before people start inserting random dates for their University studies on their CV... thanks BBC!

I was in Uni in 1986 to 1989...

He should have been escorted off and told never to set foot near the premises again.
 
It's only a matter of time now before people start inserting random dates for their University studies on their CV... thanks BBC!

I was in Uni in 1986 to 1989...

Were you? :D So was I! Hangin' round the Chemistry department trying to get off with this wee burd fae Singapore that worked as a techie there...:D

He should have been escorted off and told never to set foot near the premises again.

It's actually INCREDIBLY common! I think what that incident highlighted was that it's relatively easy to be caught out.

However there are many qualifications that it would be quite difficult to check. I for instance completed my training at a company that no longer exists under the mantle of a training scheme run by a union that no longer exists. My 'o' levels and Highers... In theory the old SCE was absorbed into the SQA. But the SQA can't find academic credit information for HN units I sat just 12 years ago; What hope have they of finding my highers?

Bear in mind that he merely claimed attendance at University; NOT that he'd graduated. Admittedly that's deceptive but then so was Alan Sugar's claim that what he was selling in the late 70's and early 80's was 'HiFi' equipment...

It's not as if he was sporting some dubious American college degree and trying to pass it off as the equivalent of a UK degree (See 'Dr' Gillian McKeith for more details). Nor was he passing off membership of some shonky association as an academic qualification.....

Personally, I'm with you on this one and would have kicked him out the door instantly... But Sir Al's a bit of a 'geezer'; barra boy that did well, little bit 'eeeeh' little bit 'oooh'... And it's HIM who's looking for someone to mould in his own image!
 
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Mmmmmmm

Not sure, I liked Lucinda Ledgerwood.....she was the best (in my opinion)

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