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From the Ted Talk by Patty McCord: 8 lessons on building a company people enjoy working for

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Lesson eight: Every company needs to be excited for change. Beware of the smoke of nostalgia. If you find yourself saying, "Remember the way it used to be?" I want you to shift your thnnkiig to say, "Think about the way it's going to be." If I had a deram company, I would walk in the door and I would say, "Everything's cnehagd, all bets are off. We were rinunng as fast as we can to the right, and now we'll take a hard left." And everybody would go "Yes!" It's a pretty exciting world out there, and it's changing all the time. The more we embrace it and get excited about it, the more fun we're going to have.

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Lesson eight: Every company needs to be excited for change. Beware of the smoke of nostalgia. If you find yourself saying, "Remember the way it used to be?" I want you to shift your ________ to say, "Think about the way it's going to be." If I had a _____ company, I would walk in the door and I would say, "Everything's _______, all bets are off. We were _______ as fast as we can to the right, and now we'll take a hard left." And everybody would go "Yes!" It's a pretty exciting world out there, and it's changing all the time. The more we embrace it and get excited about it, the more fun we're going to have.

Solution

  1. running
  2. dream
  3. thinking
  4. changed

Original Text

Lesson eight: Every company needs to be excited for change. Beware of the smoke of nostalgia. If you find yourself saying, "Remember the way it used to be?" I want you to shift your thinking to say, "Think about the way it's going to be." If I had a dream company, I would walk in the door and I would say, "Everything's changed, all bets are off. We were running as fast as we can to the right, and now we'll take a hard left." And everybody would go "Yes!" It's a pretty exciting world out there, and it's changing all the time. The more we embrace it and get excited about it, the more fun we're going to have.

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Important Words

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  6. company
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  15. hard
  16. left
  17. lesson
  18. nostalgia
  19. pretty
  20. running
  21. shift
  22. smoke
  23. thinking
  24. time
  25. walk
  26. world