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Surprised no new Apprentice thread to reflect the new series.

This year, not a job but a £250k investment with SurAlan sorry Lord Sugar as a sleeping partner.

Would'nt it be fun if the winner starts a BTL portfolio!

The first looser was "don't fit the mould" Ed The Accountant.

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Surprised no new Apprentice thread to reflect the new series.

Did seem a bit odd, thanks for starting one.

Nobody of the "caliber" of Stuart Baggs immediately spring to mind, but still, early days yet.

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Aren't these shows really just like all the other "reality shows" (Blind Date springs to mind) where it's really just a load of unemployed actors and people trying to break into TV presenting, in any way they can e.g. Kate Walsh: super serious business suit wearing business person on The Apprentice but showed her true colours when she got the gig on Channel 5?

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e.g. Kate Walsh: super serious business suit wearing business person on The Apprentice but showed her true colours when she got the gig on Channel 5?

This sounds intriguing. What did she do?

I think "Ladies' Man" Vincent might fill the role nicely

Has potential. :)

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Some points:

1st Week, £250 investment, magically fully equipped kitchens with juicers etc materialise, plus high footfall spots in Canary Wharf and outside Liverpool Street, complete with fast food vans. Can all that be rented/hired bought + raw materials for £250?

2nd Week. iphone Apps. Was very interested in this (at last something current!) however the main point of apps is to be able to monetize the apps after they go viral.

So the boys had got 300 downloads and lost. However they briefly discussed how they would make money with the application.

With the girls they didn't even discuss how to make money with their animal noises app!

The girls went viral overnight with over 1000 downloads. The boys or "logic" hadn't factored that the world might not be interested in silly British accents.

You might think that moral was you need to think globally, however a well thought out application designed purely for the UK market might get fewer downloads.

For example I thought straight away about a domain search and registration app, a website monitoring app (these exist) or a search engine optimisation/keyword app and of course you could imagine a house price/property bee type application which would check out Rightmove etc.. These would only work in the UK, but could immediately be monetized, and potentially make more money.

However it just amazed me that none of the team drew on their own experience or expertise to come up with an idea for an app. For instance the estate agent, couldn't think of an app.

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Surprised no new Apprentice thread to reflect the new series.

This year, not a job but a £250k investment with SurAlan sorry Lord Sugar as a sleeping partner.

Would'nt it be fun if the winner starts a BTL portfolio!

The first looser was "don't fit the mould" Ed The Accountant.

I saw who the 'original "Avengers" are the other day - you naughty little mason

This weeks show gets Su_gar (don't mention the allsorts) a liquorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) sher-bert award - cos as a kid I always felt sick after one.

Their 3rd degree 'soundbites' are conceited and listening to the junior masons you can tell it's not free speech but something they have been told to say!

Blue-berry souffle indeed! Voodoo - 'Jus Jus'

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Don't forget the salaries of 16 highly personable and energetic youngsters. (Minimum wage? :D)

Yeh I overlooked their salaries Durch, but I'd assume they were all partners and would split the profits (if any)!

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You'd probably be better passing on £250k investment and starting a business on your own with £50 that doesn't involve Alan Sugar.

If his recent form is anything to go by, he'll either insist on building a washing machine you can access your Facebook page from or it will turn out he has, in fact, already borrowed the £250k from a bank and spunked it on over-priced commercial property.

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No, you're quite right - and also I forgot they are in two teams, so only an eight-ways split on the "bumper harvest".

not very good businessmen though. They should have taken on minimum wage to do the juicing or better still created a "juicer apprenticeship" scheme and got a government subsidised work force.

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Iron Man

The Mighty Thor

The Hulk

Ant Man

The Wasp

They're all losers (casino tarts) from the start - giving up their jobs on such long odds-against (kil)winning

That's the sting in the tale

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It amuses me that on these so called tasks, they make out anyone can just be thrown into food prep, and can safetly use factory/industrial kitchen equipment.

No competency training for health and safety then?!?

I'm no butcher, but I'm pretty certain you can't just walk in from the street and be allowed to use a sausage making machine without any prior training.

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