Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Yay for Kendra!



Better late than never - I finally tuned into the latest The Apprentice last night in time for the grand finale.

I'm glad to say that both Marie and I picked the woman who had the right stuff- Kendra, from the book smarts team.

Why? Kendra and Tana were otherwise neck-in-neck, with not even Tana's unfinished college education proving a risk. Kendra's strength was how she dealt with people.

And it wasn't "dealing with people" as in "making them do what you want". She really liked her team members, and they liked her back. That's hard, if not impossible, to fake.

However, we still felt the tension as the extravaganza finale stretched on and on, because while we would choose Kendra over Tana any day... would Trump?

I think a lot of people feel like this sometimes: I'd choose so-and-so, but then I'm not a big billionaire tycoon like Trump. Maybe there are some "rules" or "secrets" he knows that I don't?

But no... common sense, it turns out, is quite common. And how you treat people will be one of the most important things about you, no matter where you are.

1 Comments:

At 6:39 PM, Blogger Jack Yan said...

Excellent point, Simon. After all, regardless of level, we are human. The difference that Mr Trump might face is the amount of phoneys that surround him. Hence, to stay at the top, he might need to have a better instinct in spotting the fakes—something which he might be good at doing since his rise was more gradual than meteoric.

 

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