The boardroom music totally starts coming out of the sound system of the concert hall as Trump decides to get down to business. "Stefani, did James hold up his end?" Cut to Frank and Nikki making scared faces, for some reason, and Stefani's like, "He was a great partner." I bet he was. Trump kind of jumps the gun with his next pre-rehearsed point, all, "You're really talking James up, Stefani, maybe I should hire him! I should choose him, that's what you're telling me!" She offers that Trump might return to reality if he so chooses, but does this with her eyebrows, and Trump can't read faces, so finally he quiets down on his own and asks why he should choose Stefani instead. "Behind every great director is a great producer... that's me." With about a hundred Awesome Stefani Things in there during the ellipses. Cheering, good answer, Stefani was born for the boardroom. Trump tells James he's "creative" (not) and "always has been" (opposite of true), but that sometimes, "something seems to be missing." Is it the creative part of the fuckin' "creativity"? Soooo tired of that, I don't know if I mentioned that a hundred times already. James disagrees: fake creativity is not all that he's about. OMG is he about to say something concrete? Evince or claim to possess an identifiable skill of any sort? HA! Of course not. "I don't agree," he disagrees. "I'm creative, but I can plan and be strategic! I did that in business!" He put people into their proper places, as a leader -- which I love whenever he says this, and he always says this, because it's like: your skill is kindergarten crossing guard? Your life is the credits of Mission: Impossible? -- and then makes a BULLSHIT misstep about how that's what happened on this task. To review: he put Stefani -- his partner, not his employee -- on the task of not letting him fuck up. That's how he strategically delegated this final task. Telling somebody of whom you are not the boss that their job is to be the boss of you doesn't make you a leader, it makes you a douchebag. And thinking anything other than that is really creative, but not in a good way.
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: B | 675 USERS: B-
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