Ok, I finally have to bite and comment on the latest episode.
First off, I think The Apprentice is a brilliant show. While the contestants are competing for a job, not an entrepreneurial venture, many of the key traits that make entrepreneurs successful (or miserable failures) are being displayed, week in and week out, through the show.
I’m not going to give a summary of what has happened so far… the following will only make sense to someone who has watched at least the last 2 episodes.
They are down to the last two finalists, Kwame and Bill. As people, they both seem top-notch. When it comes to leadership, Bill is clearly ahead of the game.
When Kwame chose Omarosa to be on his team, I believe he sealed his fate.
Omarosa is the antithesis of what it takes to be successful in business, though she’d make a damn fine politician. (With business, the most successful people adopt an “it’s all my fault” attitude, whereas the most successful in politics adopt an “it’s all everyone else’s fault” attitude.) Kwame’s only way to save grace at this point, and the smartest move he could make, would be to show decisiveness and leadership by firing the destructive, whiney, and perpetual victim that is Omarosa… and leading his troops short one person. Even if he ends up losing, it’d demonstrate the only quality he has been short on up until this point. Anything less and he has already failed.