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Reality TV Lessons

Oct 06, 2009
Posted by Molly Nelson - What can we learn from reality television - other than that, say, not everyone should be out on the dance floor in sequin-covered spandex?  Up until recently, I would have insisted that reality shows didn't leave viewers with any useful lessons, and were only a primer in bad life decisions.  (I doubt that even aspiring fashion designer viewers of "Project Runway," my one reality show weakness, take much from the show since they don't have the benefits of workroom/runway critiques or Fashion Week exposure.) 

However, this OPEN Forum take on ABC's "Shark Tank" does manage to cull some useful lessons for entrepreneurs from this reality show. 

I stand (or rather, watch) corrected.  Please share any other tips you've gleaned from "Shark Tank" in the comments!