George presents the results from VersaCorp. From the actual rides, they made $651.29. But on top of that, they sold advertising, which added $3,450, for a total of $3,680 in profit. George is clearly impressed with the advertising idea, and particularly with the use of their past relationships from other tasks. Well, Trump asks Carolyn, how did Protégé do? She says that they concentrated solely on the transportation angle, "unfortunately." Their profit was $382.68. Now, it's interesting, because that makes it sound like VersaCorp made twice as much as Protégé from rides alone, but the Protégé number is profit; it's not clear how much they put into expenses generally, and we know they put $300 into that incentive program. So the prepaid cards may not have been quite as much of a flop as it seems like they were -- Protégé, for instance, may have had $400 in expenses (about what Protégé had) and $300 in incentives, so they may have grossed something like $1300 or $1400, as compared to the $650 that VersaCorp made from the rides. In other words, it looked to me like it did take the advertising for them to get beat, and had they known enough not to give such hefty incentive payments, I think they clearly would have made more on rides than the other team, partly as a result of selling the prepaid cards. I could be totally wrong, but that's my sense of it. It's hard to break it down perfectly. Okay, I'm actually guessing, I admit.
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