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Getting fired can be good for business

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The boss belittled him on national television, calling his work "a total mess." And then he fired him. Wade Hanson frowned and lumbered out of the boardroom and into a taxi, yet another in a long line of "Apprentice" wannabes who had taken a figurative kick in the behind from Donald Trump. Was he dejected? Regretful? Nah. "I'm the most well-known real estate agent in Minnesota now," he said in an epilogue to the end of the Oct. 16 episode, in which his team went down to an inglorious defeat.He very well may be that. "I get stopped at the Starbucks now," said Hanson, 33, an agent with Re/Max Results in Woodbury, in the Twin Cities area. "(The show) increased my name recognition and my brand tenfold." And his participation in "The Apprentice" television program has led directly to new business in the form of property listings, he said. "One of the things I get (from clients) is, 'If you're good enough for D...