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From the Ted Talk by Navi Radjou: Creative problem-solving in the face of extreme limits

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But the frugal innovation revolution in the West is actually led by cirevate eeeenrrrpntus who are cnimog up with amazing solutions to asrddes basic needs in the U.S. and Europe. Let me quickly give you three examples of startups that personally inspire me. The first one happens to be laecnuhd by my neighbor in Silicon Valley. It's called gvtrhie. They make these wireless srneoss digsneed like plastic rulers that farmers can stick in different parts of the field and start collecting detailed ioorfiamntn like soil conditions. This dynamic data allows farmers to optimize use of water energy while improving quality of the products and the yields, which is a great solution for California, which faces major water shortage. It pays for itself within one year.

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But the frugal innovation revolution in the West is actually led by ________ _____________ who are ______ up with amazing solutions to _______ basic needs in the U.S. and Europe. Let me quickly give you three examples of startups that personally inspire me. The first one happens to be ________ by my neighbor in Silicon Valley. It's called _______. They make these wireless _______ ________ like plastic rulers that farmers can stick in different parts of the field and start collecting detailed ___________ like soil conditions. This dynamic data allows farmers to optimize use of water energy while improving quality of the products and the yields, which is a great solution for California, which faces major water shortage. It pays for itself within one year.

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But the frugal innovation revolution in the West is actually led by creative entrepreneurs who are coming up with amazing solutions to address basic needs in the U.S. and Europe. Let me quickly give you three examples of startups that personally inspire me. The first one happens to be launched by my neighbor in Silicon Valley. It's called gThrive. They make these wireless sensors designed like plastic rulers that farmers can stick in different parts of the field and start collecting detailed information like soil conditions. This dynamic data allows farmers to optimize use of water energy while improving quality of the products and the yields, which is a great solution for California, which faces major water shortage. It pays for itself within one year.

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