Entrepreneurs are a breed apart. To say that entrepreneurs like to talk about themselves. They also say things like: “who me not in three minutes, you can convince yourself, is my money not worth it’. Lion’s den, the realityprogramma that since two weeks walking on Four, praises the entrepreneurship to the sky.
Five successful instances – the majority of blue suits wearing one of Bart Verhaeghe – rate assembly-line products that inventors come to pitch. If the …
Five successful instances – the majority of blue suits wearing one of Bart Verhaeghe – rate assembly-line products that inventors come to pitch. If the product, according to them, have sufficient potential, they can shares in invest. Judging by the first two episodes do they usually not, except if the product is edible. It says at least something about how hungry these lions are.
Admittedly, the authors who are in the lions ‘ den, car, present is not always the most steadfast ideas. This week there was one, he was called Paul-Henri, who the lions tried to convince to invest in a private helicopter. At moments the investor, the helicopter is not needed, wish Paul-Henri tourist tours top Flemish cities to organize.
But the lion’s share of the authors are not paljassen, they lay their soul on the table. Whether turnpantoffels, homemade granola or a strangely squashspel, each cherishing their products as their babies.
An idea can be pretty good and original, but if it’s not a lot of money quickly will yield, the investors are not interested. The power of the hard capital is right in front of the power of (conservative) creativity. And big money always wins. Either buy the investors a small creative idea for a major commercial product. Either they indicate the idea off. And this is the stocking off. No chance to correct or re-write.
So is Lions ‘ den the ultimate tribute to the most machistische way of doing business. It is either fail, or succeed. Everything in between is of no tel. Honestly? We look after our working hours on tv rather odes to creativity. That are more begeesterend than this game that the enthusiasm is suppressed.
Lion’s den is not, incidentally, by Four invented. The channel has bought it. It was invented in Japan and has been running for twelve years successfully on the BBC. That Lions ‘ den last week, less than 225.000 viewers knew to charm while Topdokters there just before nearly 600,000 had, says something about the Flemish viewers. They are a race apart and always choose the side of the underdog. And that is in this lions ‘ den completely lost.