We’ve been watching the apprentice this series (on iPlayer, a day late, no TV license!). I’ve been amazed at the general idiocy the majority of the contestants have and am
not holding my breath hoping that one of them proves themselves to be worthy of a six-figure salary (not that anyone is really worthy of that much money imo).
However what really struck me during the last episode was the graciousness and humility that certain participants in particular (but most of them in some way) seem to lack. Most of them seem to be very negative about their peers, and seem to think that they are God’s gift to Alan Sugar (I refuse to call him lord!).
So I’m wondering, is this how big business works? In order to earn big money do you have to be ruthless? Do you need to think you’re the ‘best of the best of the best, sir’? Or do the participants just think they need to behave like that? Whilst I realise that some of it is just what makes good tv, and is probably slightly distorted from their true character, I feel that having a large ego seems to be essential to getting on the Apprentice.
So does big money make you ungracious? Or do only the ungracious make big money?
And I’m curious to know what it is Mr Sugar is looking for? Will he find it in this bunch of argumentative, self-embracing, often incompetent (bar one or two) nincompoops? Or should he maybe be looking for a different attitude from his employees? It would be nice to see him use these requirements in his recruiting:
“And what does the Lord (not Sugar) require of you? To act justly and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God”.
Do any of the participants act justly and love mercy? I can think of a few that definitely don’t. Someone this week said something along the lines of, “if you screw it up, it’ll be your head on the line, not mine”. Thank goodness that is not God’s attitude towards us.
Maybe Alan wouldn’t make so much money recruiting the Micah 6:8 way, but he might just make the world a nicer place.