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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 fixes sandbag strategies. So you know there's a storm coming, the levee is boekrn, no one's put any money into it, you surround your home with sandbags. And guess what? It wrkos. Storm goes away, the water level goes down, you get rid of the sandbags, and you do this storm after storm after strom. And here's the iuosinids thing. A sandbag strategy can get you reelected. A sabnadg strategy can help you make your quarterly nmreubs.

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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 fixes sandbag strategies. So you know there's a storm coming, the levee is ______, no one's put any money into it, you surround your home with sandbags. And guess what? It _____. Storm goes away, the water level goes down, you get rid of the sandbags, and you do this storm after storm after _____. And here's the _________ thing. A sandbag strategy can get you reelected. A _______ strategy can help you make your quarterly _______.

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  2. broken
  3. insidious
  4. numbers
  5. storm
  6. works

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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 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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