Indeed. He was hoping to build enough credibility with Sugar on these tasks (despite none of them involving predicting markets) to get him on board, and hoping that Sugar's name built enough credibility to get other investors on board (with those folk having seen even less of Tom than Sugar).
(Original post by TheSownRose)
I don't know much (anything) about investment banking and hedge funds, but it seems to me that he was trying to skip the 'building a client base/reputation' step and go straight to the large investments. I wouldn't have thought that was the way to do it, but like I say, it's not something I do myself.
She didn't even tell us what she ought to have done instead on You're fired, maybe she just doesn't know
It's a shame, to go all the way to the final even though the idea meant no chance of winning, but hopefully she's enjoyed the experience and learnt from it.
Maybe... Nah, she deserved to lose with that idea - it was seedy.
The less time we had with that woman on the left the better
I think they were all pretty ridiculous, besides Ricky's. Jade's was seedy, Nick's didn't take into account that people aren't going to buy recipe by recipe, and Tom's was a huge gamble from someone completely inexperienced. LS could have given us longer on You're Hired by cutting down the boardroom to "Well, you're all useless apart from Ricky ... so he's hired." But no, we had to go through the farce of seriously considering Tom's idea.
I lol at Nick.
That's true, but he wouldn't want to publicise his involvement or even his desire to be involved on national television
(Original post by MrHappy_J)
I didn't think Lord Sugar would care about the ethics of calling people at home as long as it made him good money.
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