This week's Apprentice
was very, very good! Our two teams were asked by Levi's to design a catalogue prototype. Apex seemed fixed after Kelly was transferred from Mosaic. They idea for the catalogue was a paper wheel which would guide people towards the proper jeans. In order to push the point their jeans were for real people, they used themselves as models. Very good idea. Moasic did a mini catalogue that would express the jeans themselves. Wes
(their leader) was weak in the face of Maria, who virtually took over the task with tactics like being rude to the rest of the team, telling Wes to "back off", and expelling the rest of the team from the room during the photo design.
In the end, Mosaic lost due to the fact that they forgot regular people when doing their catalogue. They also forgot to include photos of models posting with their butts. Mosaic added insult to injury by not wearing the product in their presentation. Apex however, was not problem free. Ivana
felt that Jennifer
took too much credit for the product after not understanding it all. In the boardroom, everything came out. In short, it was a bloodbath for Wes, who was cited for bad leadership, and Maria, who was cited for not getting along with others in work.
In the end, Maria
and Wes were fired. I'm glad they are gone.