Friday, January 21, 2005
B! TALK DAILY: APPRENTICE 3--OFF TO A GOOD START
I guess nice DO guys finish first
So, we're off and running on Season III. And I'd say I was pleasantly suprised. The show clipped along at a much tighter pace and it was far more interesting to watch. I'm hoping they keep it up.
- Damian Penny and I agree with another blogger that Danny seems contrived--like the corporate "fun officer". He's the guy that gives "morale seminars" and organizes "funny hat days". I don't like him very much, and as someone who is supposed to be the creative one, he sure did flame out on the promotional side of the task. You know you're a marked man when DT calls you "a disaster".
- Stephanie--the chick who worked with Danny and then sold him out--should get smoked. As I said, I don't really like Danny, but that was just wrong. No character. She shoul dbe punted for that reason alone.
- I'm glad Carolyn (is she getting hotter or is just me?) noticed that Danny was "conveniently being made a scapegoat". He was--a la Stacie J. And she rightly gave kudos to Kendra for going against the group and saying Todd should be fired.
- They should re-jig the criteria for posting a loss. The Magna promotion was the most horrible one I've ever seen and they only lost by about 30 bones. I've always felt that the dollar figure is rather arbitrary and should only be one factor in the larger picture.
- Alex clearly isn't a CH reader. Lesson one--shut your mouth! He was almost on the chopping block because he volunteered that he put one less person on the cash.
- I really like the set up. I'm rooting for the "street smarts" group the whole way. I love their style. Case in point: Fatty Brian responding that the DT "kind stranger" story was true--"$%&ing awesome!". Classic. DT looked impressed by the vernacular.
I think I've figured out the winning formula. For the first 5 weeks or so, be competent, but not noticable. Just say little, don't volunteer to be PM and just make a solid but unremarkable contribution to the team.
Once the weaker ones are picked off, start to define yourself and showcase your talents. Build allies alog the way, and don't fall into the trap if you're in the Boardroom of selling out your colleagues--you'll pay for it later. In the final phases, work your ass off and box in and contain those that threaten you. Then win the whole thing!
Where's my application?
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