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Monthly Archives: February 2008

There was no single lesson that I could get in this task. Usually in every single episode Apprentice I watch, I always try to digest the key word that really prominent in the task, but not this one. There is no challenging part in this task. The type of the task was almost the same like in the 1st and 4th episode.  

The task itself was really straight forward, they must ran horses and carriages in central park and the team who made the most money wins. Both teams already learned from their experiences in the previous task. They didn’t need to worry about the complicated things to win this task. All they had to do was, called their contacts and asked them to help them in the name of charity.

One thing that really interesting in this episode was no body got fired. This was the first time in Apprentice history. Donald Trump really had a difficult time when he had to eliminate one person from the group EMPRESSARIO because there was no single flaw in each person job.  They really could get along on each other as a team and each person did a great job. So because Donald Trump was felling charitable, he didn’t fire one person. In my opinion, he did that just because he could not find any reason to fire someone.

I hope the next episodes, Donald Trump will not give this kind of task anymore. This type of task can not show each person skills and knowledge. They might also already run out contacts =P For the last, I also hope Piers and Omarosa are on the next line to be fired xD

Wow I am really amazed with the men team, HYDRA in this task. After Donald Trump gave the task of creating a living window display for the new Vera Wang mattress product, my opinion was the same with Trace Adkins, they completely screwed. They didn’t even know who Vera Wang was until they have given this task. Fortunately, they successfully managed to follow the clue from Vera. The task itself was judged based on three things which are creativity, brand imaging, and entertainment value.

HYDRA managed to think outside of the box compare with EMPRESSARIO. They able to show the romantic things with showing Cleopatra and Marc Anthony live in the modern world. EMPRESSARIO itself was kind of playing safe and got the wrong direction. The bride thing was kind of giving the impression of playing safe and of course it wasn’t so creative. I think they got the brand imaging part and entertainment value, but not the creativity (oppose with George opinion that they only got the brand imaging part only).

From my opinion, there are two strong players in HYDRA. The first is Piers Morgan. Even though I don’t like his leadership in the previous episode (5th), but he gave a great contribution to his team. In this task for example, he able to get what kind of symbolic thing that this product wanted to emphasize from the interview in the executive meeting. And the second is of course Trace Adkins. He always can get a great and strong slogan. He is the creative brain of HYDRA. No wonder if he can make so many hits single on the top of the country music chart.

In summary, the key word that really prominent in this episode was creativity. Try to think outside of the box, and the men team did.