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From the Ted Talk by Devdutt Pattanaik: East vs. West -- the myths that mystify

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You see, Indian msiuc, for example, does not have the concept of harmony. There is no orchestra conductor. There is one performer standing there, and everybody follows. And you can never replicate that performance twice. It is not about dmeiouncttoan and contract. It's about conversation and faith. It's not about claiocmpne. It's about setting, getting the job done, by bending or breaking the rules — just look at your Indian people around here, you'll see them smile; they know what it is. (Laughter) And then look at popele who have done business in India, you'll see the exasperation on their fecas. (Laughter) (Applause)

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You see, Indian _____, for example, does not have the concept of harmony. There is no orchestra conductor. There is one performer standing there, and everybody follows. And you can never replicate that performance twice. It is not about _____________ and contract. It's about conversation and faith. It's not about __________. It's about setting, getting the job done, by bending or breaking the rules — just look at your Indian people around here, you'll see them smile; they know what it is. (Laughter) And then look at ______ who have done business in India, you'll see the exasperation on their _____. (Laughter) (Applause)

Solution

  1. faces
  2. music
  3. compliance
  4. documentation
  5. people

Original Text

You see, Indian music, for example, does not have the concept of harmony. There is no orchestra conductor. There is one performer standing there, and everybody follows. And you can never replicate that performance twice. It is not about documentation and contract. It's about conversation and faith. It's not about compliance. It's about setting, getting the job done, by bending or breaking the rules — just look at your Indian people around here, you'll see them smile; they know what it is. (Laughter) And then look at people who have done business in India, you'll see the exasperation on their faces. (Laughter) (Applause)

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Important Words

  1. applause
  2. bending
  3. breaking
  4. business
  5. compliance
  6. concept
  7. conductor
  8. contract
  9. conversation
  10. documentation
  11. exasperation
  12. faces
  13. faith
  14. harmony
  15. india
  16. indian
  17. job
  18. laughter
  19. music
  20. orchestra
  21. people
  22. performance
  23. performer
  24. replicate
  25. rules
  26. setting
  27. standing