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From the Ted Talk by Ari Wallach: 3 ways to plan for the (very) long term

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Now, the reality is, for a lot of these problems, there are some technical fixes, a lot of them. I call these technical fxies sandbag strategies. So you know there's a storm cnoimg, the levee is broken, no one's put any money into it, you surround your home with sandbags. And guess what? It works. Storm goes away, the water level goes down, you get rid of the sandbags, and you do this sotrm after storm after storm. And here's the insidious thing. A sandbag strategy can get you rleeceted. A sandbag saertgty can help you make your qtleurary numbers.

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Now, the reality is, for a lot of these problems, there are some technical fixes, a lot of them. I call these technical _____ sandbag strategies. So you know there's a storm ______, the levee is broken, no one's put any money into it, you surround your home with sandbags. And guess what? It works. Storm goes away, the water level goes down, you get rid of the sandbags, and you do this _____ after storm after storm. And here's the insidious thing. A sandbag strategy can get you _________. A sandbag ________ can help you make your _________ numbers.

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  3. strategy
  4. reelected
  5. quarterly
  6. fixes

Original Text

Now, the reality is, for a lot of these problems, there are some technical fixes, a lot of them. I call these technical fixes sandbag strategies. So you know there's a storm coming, the levee is broken, no one's put any money into it, you surround your home with sandbags. And guess what? It works. Storm goes away, the water level goes down, you get rid of the sandbags, and you do this storm after storm after storm. And here's the insidious thing. A sandbag strategy can get you reelected. A sandbag strategy can help you make your quarterly numbers.

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