This week Sir Alan challenged the business novices to set up beauty treatments on the rather unaware public in Birmingham.
Sorry just a quick post this week
I would like to start by wondering why when someone offering you a treatment, surrounded by camera crews and Nick Hewer or Karren Brady doesn't realise perhaps a filming of The Apprentice is taking place. By putting two and two together did the public not think that perhaps the treatments they were going to receive was of that by amateurs...just throwing that out there.
Funny Moments of the Week
Jim - entering the treatment room and looking like we was about to kill someone with wide scary eyes
Nick - Cutting in with his expertise, just because he couldn't restrain himself from watching Felicity's team stupidity
Glenn - his rather odd approach to selling beauty products
Leon - worried about being called gay due to his involvement with all the beauty products and tanning
Tom - his face sideways his very thin, and he reminds me of Mr Bean.
This week on the Apprentice Sir Alan Sugar challenged the wannabe candidates to create a Mobile Phone Application or more commonly known as Apps as Lord Sugar so kindly pointed out to those technophobes.
This challenge should have been the opportunity for all the candidates to shine as they all work within this technical driven world of work, but many left their creative ideas in the bin.
Ideas didn't seem to flow successfully and with any form of creative flare.
Both Apps showed minimal promise and likelihood to catch on, but these app lovers will buy any free Apps through pure boredom and something new to add their high tech phone (mini computer).
In the world of the apprentice behaviour is often bizarre and crazy but week 2 has once again delivered some of the oddest behaviours
Vincent - Who has consistently displayed himself as confident and oozing potential dramatically failed and cracked under the pressure.
I know that doing presentations are always scary and tense but he cracked like Humpty Dumpty - yes he did have a big fall.
Other candidates can exploit his presentation weakness to set him up for a firing.
Glenn - his idea for a slang app just seemed to odd to be true. A risky move in this current world of political correctness.
Minute racial slurs could be seen - but really it was a harmful joke.
I can't help but love a good welsh farmer impression.
Edna - I am still not liking this lady. I shouldn't make snap judgements but something about her still makes me cringe. Her attitude and projection of herself is awful considering her work within the psychology field. Being The role as Project manager did her no favours.
Gavin - Now Gavin seems capable and confident, however his constant moaning about not getting the right roles and jobs within the group must stop. Constantly saying you are great without any actions or proof of this will stop his pursuing any further.
Zoe - Who is this?? Haven't seen her for the first two episodes, she needs to pip up fast.
Leon - he should have been on the chop in my opinion, his idea of success was not shown and he just didn't preform. Being dominated by Jim showed his weakness and inability to lead,, but perhaps he may now buckle down.
He was confident, strong and took no prisoners and he was sneaky, this weeks Apprentice to watch was Jim.
Faced with the possibility of being taken into the boardroom, Jim fought his corner.
He scared Leon good and affirmed himself as dominant male as be backed Leon into a corner expressing his pure strength and confidence. It is as if Leon saw his display of strength pre-boardroom and gave in to his demands to leave him out of the boardroom.
If this is how Jim is going to fight for his spot in Week 2, I imagine that he will most probably make it to the final 5.
Melody is showing promise through her rational head and knowledge. Although not likely to win the overall competition her skill set is already proven to be strong and business minded.
Quote of the week!
Nick Hewer - on the comedic value of apps
"I don't know if I am just too old and not getting this"
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Series 7 of Lord Sugar's Apprentice is back on our Television screens and it is 'packing punches'
With a new prize of £250,000 to start a business with Sir Alan, the stakes are higher and there is much more to prove.
The series already feels different, more passion and drive, however with this comes more idiots and wannabes.
The two women above Helen and Melody first caught my eye as they exchanged a brief evil stare. Helen (left) put herself up for project manager and did Melody (right) who won the role for the first week. Helen glared at Melody as she was denied the task and her ideas for the name of the team (Venture) were similarly shot down, here is some tension to watch throughout the series.
Similarly Edna above showed a high level of evil stares and bitchy looks throughout the program. She got my disapproval within the episode as she come across well in how she acted and worked in a team. She may soon become someone we hope to get rid of.
Although not listened to exclusively, Susan shows promise for the series.
Team Logic (the boys) was headed up by the confusing and rather odd Edward
The self-hating Accountant pushed himself up for project manager and barely made it into anyone's expectations that he was capable and a rational adult.
Unable to tell what an Orange looks like didn't help his corner.
Complaining about being short and the youngest candidate didn't make him a favourite it seemed.
His use of short confusing phrases was noted by Sir Alan, however he was entertaining, just hopeless within the task.
Glenn (above) got a little bit red when he felt the team wasn't going far, and raged up in the kitchens amongst Orange squeezers to assert his male dominance.
Thank god Jim was there to diffuse the situation for us.
I was really cream crackered the other day when I went on a mad cleaning spree. I 'Xhaused myself out from going at it like a crazy OCD robot. I cleaned and I cleaned once more.
I did this because I really happy and I like to have a clean when I am happy, and when there is nothing in the back of your head to have time to enjoy the simple things like cleaning.
I hoovered most of the rooms in my flat, tidied, dusted and made everything look right in perfect right angles, except the circular table which really annoyed me as well as being made out of glass which shows the dirt clearly.
Similarly I found myself scrubbing the kitchen floors until I was ready to drop off to sleep. I was on my hands and knees scrubbing like Cinderella, except for fun as nobody forced me too.
I only managed to half the floor in an hour as it was that dirty, I made the cream floor, change from browny-grey to cream again, and that was a sense of achievement, which does sound odd I know.