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From the Ted Talk "Seth Godin: How to get your ideas to spread"

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Before I can do that I've got to tell you about sliced bread, and a guy named otto rwoeedhrd. Now, before sliced bread was invented in the 1910s I wonder what they said? Like the egettras invention since the telegraph or something. But this guy named Otto Rohwedder invented esdlci bread, and he focused, like most inventors did, on the patent part and the making patr. And the thing about the invention of sliced bread is this — that for the first 15 arsey after sliced bread was available no one guboth it; no one knew about it; it was a complete and total failure. And the reason is that until Wonder came along and fiuergd out how to spread the idea of sliced bread, no one wanted it. That the success of sliced bread, like the success of almost everything we've talked about at this conference, is not always about what the patent is like, or what the factory is like — it's about can you get your idea to spread, or not. And I think that the way you're going to get what you want, or cause the change that you want to change, to happen, is to figure out a way to get your ideas to pdresa.

Open Cloze

Before I can do that I've got to tell you about sliced bread, and a guy named ____ _________. Now, before sliced bread was invented in the 1910s I wonder what they said? Like the ________ invention since the telegraph or something. But this guy named Otto Rohwedder invented ______ bread, and he focused, like most inventors did, on the patent part and the making ____. And the thing about the invention of sliced bread is this — that for the first 15 _____ after sliced bread was available no one ______ it; no one knew about it; it was a complete and total failure. And the reason is that until Wonder came along and _______ out how to spread the idea of sliced bread, no one wanted it. That the success of sliced bread, like the success of almost everything we've talked about at this conference, is not always about what the patent is like, or what the factory is like — it's about can you get your idea to spread, or not. And I think that the way you're going to get what you want, or cause the change that you want to change, to happen, is to figure out a way to get your ideas to ______.

Solution

  1. figured
  2. rohwedder
  3. years
  4. sliced
  5. spread
  6. greatest
  7. otto
  8. part
  9. bought

Original Text

Before I can do that I've got to tell you about sliced bread, and a guy named Otto Rohwedder. Now, before sliced bread was invented in the 1910s I wonder what they said? Like the greatest invention since the telegraph or something. But this guy named Otto Rohwedder invented sliced bread, and he focused, like most inventors did, on the patent part and the making part. And the thing about the invention of sliced bread is this — that for the first 15 years after sliced bread was available no one bought it; no one knew about it; it was a complete and total failure. And the reason is that until Wonder came along and figured out how to spread the idea of sliced bread, no one wanted it. That the success of sliced bread, like the success of almost everything we've talked about at this conference, is not always about what the patent is like, or what the factory is like — it's about can you get your idea to spread, or not. And I think that the way you're going to get what you want, or cause the change that you want to change, to happen, is to figure out a way to get your ideas to spread.

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tv industrial 5
fashion business 4
million dollars 3
frank gehry 3

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Important Words

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  2. bread
  3. change
  4. complete
  5. conference
  6. factory
  7. failure
  8. figure
  9. figured
  10. focused
  11. greatest
  12. guy
  13. happen
  14. idea
  15. ideas
  16. invented
  17. invention
  18. inventors
  19. knew
  20. making
  21. named
  22. otto
  23. part
  24. patent
  25. reason
  26. rohwedder
  27. sliced
  28. spread
  29. success
  30. talked
  31. telegraph
  32. total
  33. wanted
  34. years