He hasn't become this successful and indeed have so many friends by being a nasty man.People keep acting like Piers is some kind of successful businessman in the real world. He's NOT. He's a media personality now, and a former tabloid editor. The contacts he's made are there due to obligations created by something other than classic business acumen. Tabloid editors do favors for people, or conversely hold threats over heads, on a daily basis, and Piers held that kind of power for YEARS. People owe him--either for things he DID for them, or in some cases for things he did NOT do to them, but could have.However, do you honestly believe people are going to drop working with or him in the future?.Cmon thats just deluded, the real business work is more cut throat than this anyway, and Trump isn't like a shining beacon of fair play either and he's much worst but look at him now.
Not his efforts towards his charity. Nothing there for anyone to criticize.What exactly did Piers do that was so underhanded for his charity? What makes him mean spirited and nasty?
Of course "underhanded" and "mean spirited" are NOT the same thing. He can be the second without being the first. Does it have anything to do with who deserves the Celeb Apprentice title? Nope. Obviously Piers does. But that doesn't make him any less nasty. He's just successful AND nasty. He's a guy who knows a lot of people, and spent years building up a lot of favors, so he was successful compared to a bunch of mostly Grade B celebs (well, with some Grade A sports figures thrown in, but that's another subject), who weren't coming from jobs/backgrounds where they were able to have people en masse owing them favors.
I'm puzzled why we can't just see these folks like they are. Piers is a nasty piece of work, but also a smart man who deserved to win in a contest based on how smart you are. Trace is a charming man (with a nasty hidden background perhaps, but that's another topic), but his charm wasn't accompanied by the lifetime of contacts and obligation building that someone like Piers has.
Really, the only person who would have been a match for Piers at this was Gene Simmons. If he hadn't been such an egotistical jackass, and had actually stayed around.