Thursday, June 08, 2006

It wasn't Lee's age

We finally got some official insight into why Lee Bienstock was fired and Sean Yazbeck was hired.

From Trump University's "Lessons Learned":
What can we learn from this season?
Sean and Lee are both excellent leaders. But in the end, Sean's greater maturity made him this season's Apprentice. Remember, maturity is not a question of age. It comes from a winning attitude, enlightened leadership, attention to detail and the other traits we saw in Sean throughout this season.
It would have been nice if Trump had articulated these reasons at the final boardroom, but - at that time - he didn't provide any explanation for firing Lee and hiring Sean. The past few days there has been discussion of the fairness of selecting young candidates for the competition if their age prevents them from being hired. The statement above may be an attempt to address that issue.

7 Comments:

At 6/09/2006 11:56 AM, Blogger Mike Barer said...

I think Lee's defering to Lenny showed a lack of leadership. Mr Trump wants a strong leader who will bring vision to the company. Discussing descisions with trusted associate is acceptable, but they need to be trusted people who are experts in that particular field. Even then you need to show that you are the man in charge. I did not see that type of leadership from Lee in the final task.

 
At 6/11/2006 12:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at the Shabbat dinner where Dan and Lee spoke. Lee says the tailgate party wasn't the same day as the game.

 
At 6/11/2006 5:00 PM, Blogger Mike Barer said...

I hope that this blog will continue even though the show is in hiatus until January!

 
At 6/11/2006 10:03 PM, Blogger Realblondie said...

ha ha.. me too. does anyone know if there will be orthodox candidates on the next season?

 
At 6/12/2006 5:24 PM, Anonymous Hershel said...

I agree with Mike. Lee was more a schmoozer more than a leader. He needs to work on that. Besides, it's not good to give young people too much power. They need to earn it like the rest of us. I wouldn't want to work in a company where a 21 year old is gonna be telling me what to do.

And I'm not an old alter kaker, i'm 31!

 
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