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Fri, Apr 16 2004

It's Not All About Money, Is It Mr. T?

You could see the light in Bill Rancic's eyes last night as he chose to head the Chicago project, after being hired by Donald Trump on the finale of The Apprentice. I enjoyed last night's installment the most, not because we found out who The Apprentice would be, but because Donald Trump himself showed more of his own personality than he did on the other shows. You know, this man could sit on the family fortune and be a poor little rich boy, but instead he takes the money out there and makes it work, not only for himself, but for others. And I'll bet he learned things (including about himself) from doing this show that he never would have learned in any other way. He may be privileged, but he refuses to sit still, and no matter how unconventional or controversial we may think his moves are, he finds way to push and challenge others, and more importantly, himself. I think he saw wonderful potential in Kwame, but he knew that Bill had made his own money. I think, in spite of all Trump's riches, The Donald chose the man he felt he could not have been himself, because he was born into wealth, but who he knew he would have been the most like if he had been born in a lower or middle class situation. With those two little words, "You're Hired," Trump showed us more about how he would have played the game if he'd been on the other side of the table in the board room.

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