We’ve been pondering how life imitates art or to put it another way, how does behaviour amongst the Apprentice candidates mirror activities in the everyday world?
In previous weeks of the Apprentice we’ve seen a few candidates step up one week only to be able to easily hide the following week – Steven, Felipe…..you know who you are.
We’ve also had a few candidates try and distract attention from themselves by criticising others – Pamela vs Ella, Lindsay vs Sarah, etc
This reminds us of this week’s announcement by the government about High Speed 3 linking Northern conurbations for “just a few £ billion”…..doesn’t that strike you as a great way to distract attention from the even more ridiculously expensive High Speed 2? By pushing the debate onto 3 isn’t it likely 2 will get an easy ride and make it onto the winner’s podium with more chance of success?
So it’s not just TV illusionists that use distraction, if it works in government and the Apprentice it might just work in business too? We think its best placed for confusing competitors and some years ago had great success putting up prices when everyone else was dropping theirs!
We can’t wait to see who’s next to try a bit of distraction in the board-room.