March 11, 2007 10:18 PM by Joe Reality
On Team Arrow, Surya told his other team members that he switched teams
because he recognized their talent and intelligence. For week eight,
teams were assigned the task of creating a half-time event to promote
GNC at a Los Angeles Galaxy soccer game. The team that best promotes
GNC as judged by a GNC executive will win the challenge.
Surya was project manager for Team Arrow, because they won the last task. Team Arrow came up with the idea of doing a boxing story. Kristine is the project manager for Team Kinetic. Team Kinetic came up with the idea of the GNC vitamin challenge, where four people dressed as GNC vitamins would compete in different challenges.
The GNC executive said Team Kinetic had done a good brand integration and was entertaining by incorporating Spanish & English, but Team Arrow had poor brand integration and he didn’t understand the concept. Team Kinetic won the task. For their reward, Team Kinetic got to play golf with Trump and Mark King,head of Taylor Made-adidas. Each team member also received a set of Donald J. Trump golf clubs.
Before the boardroom, Surya told Team Kinetic that he never should have left their team. In the boardroom, Surya selected James and Tim to face elimination with him. Surya Yalamanchili attempted to make the case that James should be fired for disloyalty. Trump said “You can’t really blame James. James did nothing to lose this task. You don’t like him. It doesn’t work between the two of you. It sort of doesn’t work between you and the team. I happen to think you’re going to be a very successful guy, but for now, Surya, you’re fired.”