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From the Ted Talk by Jim Hagemann Snabe: Dreams and details for a decarbonized future

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One of my big heroes is malocm McLean. I realize that Malcom McLean is not really known on social media today, but, in 1955, McLean invented a mtael box that cngeahd the world: the shipping cnieonatr. That invention reduced the csots of shipping cargo by more than 90 peenrct, and as a consequence ... global trade increased 200 times and lifted hudenrds of millions of people out of poverty by connecting them and their goods to global markets at very, very low cost. I'm sure McLean's invention started with a big dream to transform the transportation industry, and I know it took a lot of attention to details to chngae all of the equipment of all of the transportation companies worldwide to benefit from this container.

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One of my big heroes is ______ McLean. I realize that Malcom McLean is not really known on social media today, but, in 1955, McLean invented a _____ box that _______ the world: the shipping _________. That invention reduced the _____ of shipping cargo by more than 90 _______, and as a consequence ... global trade increased 200 times and lifted ________ of millions of people out of poverty by connecting them and their goods to global markets at very, very low cost. I'm sure McLean's invention started with a big dream to transform the transportation industry, and I know it took a lot of attention to details to ______ all of the equipment of all of the transportation companies worldwide to benefit from this container.

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Original Text

One of my big heroes is Malcom McLean. I realize that Malcom McLean is not really known on social media today, but, in 1955, McLean invented a metal box that changed the world: the shipping container. That invention reduced the costs of shipping cargo by more than 90 percent, and as a consequence ... global trade increased 200 times and lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty by connecting them and their goods to global markets at very, very low cost. I'm sure McLean's invention started with a big dream to transform the transportation industry, and I know it took a lot of attention to details to change all of the equipment of all of the transportation companies worldwide to benefit from this container.

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