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"From the Ted Talk by Leticia Gasca: Don't fail fast -- fail mindfully"

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On the night we invented Fuckup Nights, we never imagined that the mvemneot would grow this big. We are in 80 contuiers now. In that moment, our only intention was to put the topic of failure on the table. To help our friends see that failure is something we must talk about. It is not a cause of hliuiamiotn, as it used to be in the past, or a cause of celebration, as some people say. In fact, I want to ceosnfs something. Every time I listen to sioicln Valley types or students bragging about fniialg fast and often like it's no big deal, I cringe. Because I think that there is a dark side on the mantra "fail fast."

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On the night we invented Fuckup Nights, we never imagined that the ________ would grow this big. We are in 80 _________ now. In that moment, our only intention was to put the topic of failure on the table. To help our friends see that failure is something we must talk about. It is not a cause of ___________, as it used to be in the past, or a cause of celebration, as some people say. In fact, I want to _______ something. Every time I listen to _______ Valley types or students bragging about _______ fast and often like it's no big deal, I cringe. Because I think that there is a dark side on the mantra "fail fast."

Solution

  1. humiliation
  2. confess
  3. silicon
  4. failing
  5. movement
  6. countries

Original Text

On the night we invented Fuckup Nights, we never imagined that the movement would grow this big. We are in 80 countries now. In that moment, our only intention was to put the topic of failure on the table. To help our friends see that failure is something we must talk about. It is not a cause of humiliation, as it used to be in the past, or a cause of celebration, as some people say. In fact, I want to confess something. Every time I listen to Silicon Valley types or students bragging about failing fast and often like it's no big deal, I cringe. Because I think that there is a dark side on the mantra "fail fast."

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failed entrepreneurs 4
failed business 3
common reaction 3
officially closing 3
failing fast 3

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