Tag: The Apprentice

  • The Myth of Meritocracy and the Structure of Luck

    This recent Thinking Allowed podcast summarises a recently published book –Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy by Robert H. Frank The key message of the book is that almost everyone who succeeds (in education, or business for example) does so on merit – they are both hardworking and talented, but they […]

  • Lies, Damn Lies, and The Apprentice?

    Or is Alan Sugar some kind of Calvinist God? ‘One in four entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 24 months…. Already in this process I have invested £1.25 million pounds in 5 businesses, and they haven’t failed, and the reason they haven’t failed is because they’re being mentored by me’. Alan Sugar, introductory […]