Jeremy was more timely with his review of The Apprentice, but I thought I would give you my two cents.
If you missed the episode, the potential apprentices were divided into two gender based teams. Each week, there is a competition and the losing team has a member removed by Don Trump. The last apprentice standing gets a job running one of Trump’s companies.
The first competition was selling lemonade on the streets of New York. Each team was given $250 and the team with the most money at the end of the day won. The men doubled their money, while the women quadrupled their money.
The main reason the women crushed the men was they were selling lemonade for $5 a glass to the men’s $1 a glass. If the women’s team not argued for three hours about what they were going to do, they probably would have done even better.
My takeaway from this eposide is “People will pay for an experience”. I talked about this three weeks ago. The men were selling lemonade. The women were selling an experience. Customers smiled as they handed over their Abraham Lincolns to the ladies. Some may argue “sex sells”, but I honestly think it was more than that.
I, like Jeremy, will probably watch another eposide to see how else they test the contestants.