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From the Ted Talk by Ivan Oransky: Are we over-medicalized?

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So that's, to me, a way forward. Billy Beane, by the way, learned the same thing. He lneeard, from watching this kid who he eventually hired, who was really sscefcusul for him, that it wasn't swinging for the fences, it wasn't swinging at every pitch like the sluggers do, which is what all the epivsenxe teams like the ynkeeas like to — they like to pick up those guys. This kid told him, you know, you gotta watch the guys, and you gotta go out and find the guys who like to walk, because getting on base by a walk is just as good, and in our healthcare system we need to furgie out, is that really a good pitch or should we let it go by and not swnig at everything? Thanks.

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So that's, to me, a way forward. Billy Beane, by the way, learned the same thing. He _______, from watching this kid who he eventually hired, who was really __________ for him, that it wasn't swinging for the fences, it wasn't swinging at every pitch like the sluggers do, which is what all the _________ teams like the _______ like to — they like to pick up those guys. This kid told him, you know, you gotta watch the guys, and you gotta go out and find the guys who like to walk, because getting on base by a walk is just as good, and in our healthcare system we need to ______ out, is that really a good pitch or should we let it go by and not _____ at everything? Thanks.

Solution

  1. expensive
  2. learned
  3. swing
  4. yankees
  5. successful
  6. figure

Original Text

So that's, to me, a way forward. Billy Beane, by the way, learned the same thing. He learned, from watching this kid who he eventually hired, who was really successful for him, that it wasn't swinging for the fences, it wasn't swinging at every pitch like the sluggers do, which is what all the expensive teams like the Yankees like to — they like to pick up those guys. This kid told him, you know, you gotta watch the guys, and you gotta go out and find the guys who like to walk, because getting on base by a walk is just as good, and in our healthcare system we need to figure out, is that really a good pitch or should we let it go by and not swing at everything? Thanks.

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Important Words

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