The End For The Ultimate Apprentice

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What do you say to a friend who was just fired by one of the most powerful people in real estate in front of millions of people?

Last night, my friend and college fraternity brother, Michael Languani, was fired from the Apprentice. I’ve watched Trump’s TV smash for the past few seasons, imagining what it would be like to go for his apprenticeship. When I found out that Michael was going to be on, I became giddy. We had partnered on b-school projects throughout college, and we were always at the top of the class. I could live vicariously through Michael and experience all of the trials and tribulations. If he could succeed, so could I.
I had no doubt that he could and should finish as a finalist in the competition. He made it to the top 10, top 8, top 6, top – wait, he’s done. My interest is now gone. My friend did not succeed.

Success is a tricky word, though. While he did not succeed in becoming a finalist on the show, he beat the odds by getting on the show, and again by making it as far as he did. He will no doubt find some kind of employment or entrepreneurial endeavor to drive him from here on. I would rather work with him again then any of the other people on the show, and I know he will continue to be successful in the long run.

Good luck Michael. We were pulling for you!

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Joshua Dorkin

Joshua Dorkin is a serial entrepreneur, investor, podcaster, publisher, educator, and co-author of How to Invest in Real Estate. He started BiggerPockets to help democratize the real estate investing landscape for himself and others, aiming to make it accessible for everyone, regardless of income or education. Today, BiggerPockets is the premier real estate investing website online with over one million members and reaching over 70 million people with the message of financial freedom through real estate investing. Joshua, along with his wife and three daughters, make their home in Denver, Colorado, and spend any time they can traveling, exploring, and adventuring. Read more about Joshua’s story in 5280 and


  1. Sorry to hear about your friend, but if Michael still wants to live the dream its available… have him call my recorded message for more information.


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