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    Where did the $1000 come from that the other team awarded? Was that mentioned last night?
    Ahhh . . . I meant to mention that in my previous post as well, but I was afraid I had babbled on enough as it was!

    The teams were each given $2,000 seed money. Remember, the objective was to "design and construct a game of chance or skill" to attract customers to the casino and increase their gambling revenue. Each team was even given the services of a Taj Mahal carpenter to assist with building their casino game! (Remember Troy tracking down the carpenter? He was able to recycle an existing wheel, so they saved money on new materials. ) Amy's team didn't utilize this at all! All they seemed to do was hire some models to pass out forms and tie black & white balloons to the car!

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    I'm not sure if each team was "given" the services of a Taj Mahal carpenter. I believe they were given the services of the Taj Mahal and were given a contact there that would be their go between.

    One group used that to their advantage in a way that allowed them to secure exclusive access to the VIP's. I get the feeling this was done while the boys were watchig the show.

    The other group used that simply to get a table and something to draw a name from. Later to get a microphone.

    The bit mistake was very likely the rental. As the little piece from Donald Trump said, "think big". They should have ditched the car dealer and gone right up the tree to the car manufacturer. Some effective phone calls into the marketing arm of Chrysler may have come up with a car to GIVE AWAY! (And with a Hemi no doubt)

    And then if it didn't pan out... try something else. The rental was a no win situation.

    In fact, the giving away a "chance" for $1000 was also a fairly no win situation. What sealed the deal for them was that they were able to directly market to a group of people that were there for the express purpose of gambling. Amy's team was just grabbing anyone they could.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcdeatherage
    .......the Tiger started to be a good idea (what an absolutely beautiful animal), looked like it was gonna backfire since it was taking people off the gaming floor but then probably helped Troy and Co since the only people still gambling at this point were the VIPs...
    Yes, the tiger WAS gorgeous. I assume he was well-fed before coming out. But I couldn't help but think of Montecore (Siegfried & Roy).

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    I'm not sure if each team was "given" the services of a Taj Mahal carpenter. I believe they were given the services of the Taj Mahal and were given a contact there that would be their go between.
    Actually, TCW, they were indeed given a carpenter to utilize. According to Trump's dossier for this task, "Each team will have the services of a Taj Mahal carpenter to assist that team in building its casino game to its specifications."

    I never heard or read any mention of either team being given a contact at the Taj Mahal to serve as their go-between. I think each team was responsible for making their own contacts, including those in the casino itself. I think Kwame's team took full advantage of their bus ride to do exactly that -- they made several contacts and appointments. (Although each team was offered the services of a carpenter, I think it was each team's responsiblity to seek him out. I remember Troy saying something about tracking down the carpenter and asking him what the biggest thing was that he had ever built (the wheel), but Amy's team was never shown to have even discussed using a carpenter.)

    I do agree with you, though, that Kwame's team used their contacts to good advantage -- from the carpenter to the "wonderkid" manager to the costumed dancers to the VIP registration desk. Bill hit the nail on the head from the beginning -- success in this task was based on quality, not quantity. He knew it was more important to attract the gamblers who would spend the most, not the most gamblers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapsuleCorpJX
    I mean seriously, who the hell thinks of Chrystler as their first choice in rental luxary prize? I would think Mercedes or BMW first.
    Ummmmm who the hell thinks a rental car is a prize anyway?

    Chrysler OR Mercedes.
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    BTW, the Crossfire is a Daimler Chrysler ... and was designed by the Mercedes team ...

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    Exactly! It was Amy's idea, so why didn't Katrina defend herself? Why did she say it was her idea when it was really Amy's? What, did she want to be fired?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juls
    BTW, the Crossfire is a Daimler Chrysler ... and was designed by the Mercedes team ...
    That's not the point. I don't think, "Oh! Daimler Chrysler! They make Chryslers, don't they?" I think, "Let's get a Mercedes."

    Yes, they might be designed by the same people, but the image and brand name that go with the two separate car companies are not even on the same playing field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justvisiting
    Yes, the tiger WAS gorgeous. I assume he was well-fed before coming out. But I couldn't help but think of Montecore (Siegfried & Roy).
    I think the tiger still had a piece of Roy in between his teeth.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen Kaos
    Exactly! It was Amy's idea, so why didn't Katrina defend herself? Why did she say it was her idea when it was really Amy's? What, did she want to be fired?

    Im not sure why either. Im thinking she wasnt really paying attention to Amy when she said that - by that I mean, she was in defensive mode and was to busy choosing her next words or strategy. Although they say the boardroom session go for up to 2 hours. What happens in the other 1hr 55m ???

    Why didnt DT call her on it? (or did they edit that out)

    DT: What do you mean you cant remember a key decsion? I mean this was a major part of your strategy. You CANNOT REMEMBER?

    What would Amy say to that?

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