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The show is basically morphing in to 'Britain s Got Talent' - 'Britain's Got Dragons'.

The original shows and first few series were much better because it was more about the interesting or bizarre inventions. The Dragons used to be quite awkward and geeky or socially clueless and a bit rude.

The shows now are purely about the people not their ideas. They will be and idiot, mental or have a sob story. The Dragons are horribly rehearsed and fake, they are acting and all trying to be celebrities, they have lost the charm of being an odd-ball entrepreneur with insight. They are trying to be Simon Cowell.

It is only a matter of time before Simon Cowell is on the panel ...

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The show is basically morphing in to 'Britain s Got Talent' - 'Britain's Got Dragons'.

The original shows and first few series were much better because it was more about the interesting or bizarre inventions. The Dragons used to be quite awkward and geeky or socially clueless and a bit rude.

The shows now are purely about the people not their ideas. They will be and idiot, mental or have a sob story. The Dragons are horribly rehearsed and fake, they are acting and all trying to be celebrities, they have lost the charm of being and odd-ball entrepreneur.

It is only a matter of time before Simon Cowell is on the panel ...

I thought the mocking and patronising of the slightly deaf powered washing line bloke was appalling even if he was clueless. This kind of TV is cruel. Yet another programme that could be interesting and informative has decided to become "entertainment." I wonder how long the Dragons will be taken seriously. Actually I don't take them seriously now with all the staged shots in dark shadow of them climbing out of Range Rovers and trying to look "hard." Also why do "contestants" have to memorise their accounts. If it was a serious programme the Dragons could have been presented with a full business plan, accounts and cash flow forecasts before hand rather than relying on a few memorised fact. Bear in mind that months of due diligence follow after the show, if the applicant gets a deal with a Dragon.Somethings were odd. The explosive argument at the beginning over the valuation of the sub company, and then over a patent. Also Peter Jones offering £1M yet the contestants wouldn't discuss equity stake due to ongoing discussions with other investors. The other investors were only going to put in £250,000.

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I thought the mocking and patronising of the slightly deaf powered washing line bloke was appalling even if he was clueless. This kind of TV is cruel. Yet another programme that could be interesting and informative has decided to become "entertainment." I wonder how long the Dragons will be taken seriously. Actually I don't take them seriously now with all the staged shots in dark shadow of them climbing out of Range Rovers and trying to look "hard." Also why do "contestants" have to memorise their accounts. If it was a serious programme the Dragons could have been presented with a full business plan, accounts and cash flow forecasts before hand rather than relying on a few memorised fact. Bear in mind that months of due diligence follow after the show, if the applicant gets a deal with a Dragon.Somethings were odd. The explosive argument at the beginning over the valuation of the sub company, and then over a patent. Also Peter Jones offering £1M yet the contestants wouldn't discuss equity stake due to ongoing discussions with other investors. The other investors were only going to put in £250,000.

It should have been put to bed 3 years ago.

Who appointed this lot as Britains best business brains? The tall bloke last week - 'I'm behind Levi Roots'. No you're not. The Tv program was combined with him being a rasta that plays guitar - you had ****** all to do with it? What exactly did he do for the band Hamfatter?

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It should have been put to bed 3 years ago.

Who appointed this lot as Britains best business brains? The tall bloke last week - 'I'm behind Levi Roots'. No you're not. The Tv program was combined with him being a rasta that plays guitar - you had ****** all to do with it? What exactly did he do for the band Hamfatter?

That annoying-as-human-shit-up-your-nose woman, according to wikipedia, basically has a history of starting businesses which fail very quickly. Her wealth came from working for, taking over and selling a business her parents set.

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That annoying-as-human-shit-up-your-nose woman, according to wikipedia, basically has a history of starting businesses which fail very quickly. Her wealth came from working for, taking over and selling a business her parents set.

That should be her intro to the show.

Mortally ugly woman as well. Inagine if Bannatyne and her had kids?

The show has become a comedy program. Give it 5 years and Theo Profiterole will actually start to think he can control the tides.

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I have this great business idea for "Solar Powered Lawnmowers, for desert regions"!

Anyone want to send some cash! :blink:

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I have this great business idea for "Solar Powered Lawnmowers, for desert regions"!

Anyone want to send some cash! :blink:

Any left over cash could be sent to my new venture 'Greenland Ice Makers Ltd'

Say, 200k for 2% of the company?

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My application is already in folks. Dragons, let me present "The Vintage Radio Valve Company".

radiocityvalveradio2_small.jpg

Retro is so in darlinks, donchaknow!

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I have this great business idea for "Solar Powered Lawnmowers, for desert regions"!

Anyone want to send some cash! :blink:

For Dubai golf courses? Could be a goer..... ;)

You do the numbers, I'll do the presentation. HPC on Dragon's Den! What say you Mr Pin?

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My application is already in folks. Dragons, let me present "The Vintage Radio Valve Company".

radiocityvalveradio2_small.jpg

Retro is so in darlinks, donchaknow!

Don't get me started on those things!

Plenty of people ready to relieve you of £5k or more for an amplifier with a lighty-up valve in it! :o

And magic speaker cables that cost more than a car! :blink:

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Don't get me started on those things!

Plenty of people ready to relieve you of £5k or more for an amplifier with a lighty-up valve in it! :o

And magic speaker cables that cost more than a car! :blink:

I take it you're in then Mr Pin! Got a chinese valve maker lined up and a letter of intent from Dixons. Say 25% of the equity for £400,000? Cheques made payable to: Sir John Steed, Chelsea Mews, London

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It should have been put to bed 3 years ago.

Who appointed this lot as Britains best business brains? The tall bloke last week - 'I'm behind Levi Roots'. No you're not. The Tv program was combined with him being a rasta that plays guitar - you had ****** all to do with it? What exactly did he do for the band Hamfatter?

I've said it a million times on here, we are a trapped audience. You could stick a red and white hat on BBC1 primetime and people would buy it the next day but no-one outside the UK would hear about it. It's the same reason 20 million people used to watch Morecambe & Wise even though they are about as funny as a flaming arrow up your ass. There was no other choice. I welcome the dilution of this ridiculous influence by sattelite and 'tinternet.

Tall bloke should rehearse his acting skills. His moneysupermarket ads have more wood than a Swedish Porn film!

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That annoying-as-human-shit-up-your-nose woman, according to wikipedia, basically has a history of starting businesses which fail very quickly. Her wealth came from working for, taking over and selling a business her parents set.

All the dragon back stories of how they became successful have more holes in them than swiss cheese.

They run into this problem with women entrepreneurs because there's not a lot of proper self-made women entrepreneurs and if you are a self-made female entrepreneur chances are you've got your head screwed on well enough to give the self-promoting TV affairs a wide berth.

It gets so bad with the diversity that they end up with Jacqueline Gold from Ann Summers on these types of programmes as a 'businesswoman' rather than the daughter of a seedy pornographer who hit the big time.

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