I think I have given up on The Apprentice. When it started, I was trying to pull business lessons out of each episode. After the third week, I was finding it almost impossible. Businesspundit also had higher hopes for the show.
Consider this week. The teams had to sell Donald’s new product – “Trump Ice”. One team beat the other and Ereka got fired. They showed some of the selling, but it was edited to create the proper tension. What could you really learn from the teams?
I think there is a segment of reality television that plays to a viewer’s interest in learning. Trading Spaces, What Not to Wear, and Queer Eye For the Straight Guy all have that component. I think the World Poker Tour on the Travel Channel also has it.
I wanted to learn something from The Apprentice. I guess I’ll go buy Trump’s book instead.