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Business advice from Bill Cullen: lose weight

Lose a couple of stone and you might make money.

Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

IT MAY SOUND like the latest spouting of another of Ireland’s leading businessmen but Bill Cullen was actually offering some practical advice to a NUI Maynooth student this morning.

Asked a question by a world-weary business student, The Apprentice boss said that a positive attitude and letting go of past failures or regrets are key to entrepreneurial success.

When the 20-year-old pushed the issue, stating he had lost his life-savings from a failed business venture and couldn’t get away from his negativity, Cullen responded that he should get fit, healthy and lose a couple of stone to give himself a chance of making money.

According to another student attending the Business Landscape lecture and questions and answers session, the room fell silent after the well-intended remark – but the audience soon found the funny side, erupting into laughter.

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