Donald Trump, You’re Fired!

May 23, 2007

What goes around comes around Donald. For six seasons now Trump has “fired” a different aspiring business person every night in his television show “The Apprentice”. Television viewers have now fired Trump as the show’s ratings have fallen by nearly two thirds since the first breakout season.

Some may disagree with me but the end of “The Apprentice” is a sad day in TV land. As I’ve mentioned before, I think there were many business lessons to be learned from the show, it was one of two TV programs that I watched regularly.

I think I learned more from the failures of the people on the show than I did from the winners. One way to get experience is to try something and make mistakes yourself. Another way is to watch someone else mess up and learn from their mistakes. I’d rather learn at the expense of someone else, but that’s just me.

“The Apprentice” was a window into the world of competitive business people fighting their way to the top. I thought it was extremely educational watching them apply a wide variety of leadership, marketing, social, and organizational skills to the task at hand. I was fascinated by this unique view into the efforts of successful business men & women striving for greater achievement and am sad to see the end of the show. However, in business the bottom line makes or breaks a venture and unfortunately the numbers caught up with “The Donald”. The other viewers have spoken. Trump, you’re fired!


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2 Responses to Donald Trump, You’re Fired!

  • Jeremy

    I also enjoyed the show, although this last season in LA just didn’t do it for me. The whole living in tents thing and some of the challenges were pretty lame.

    It is a shame to see it go though, it was one of the few tv shows I actually looked forward to every week.

    At least Hell’s Kitchen is coming back, I’m waiting for someone to really go off on Gordon.


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