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From the Ted Talk by Jack Dangermond: How a geospatial nervous system could help us design a better future

Unscramble the Blue Letters

JD: Well, there's so many different opportunities to be able to work and contribute in the world. I was very lucky with parents who were servants and they taught me to be in sevrcie to others. This was a geart value gift. When I went to havrrad, there was also a philosophy there to be in public service, to be able to focus your life, to be able to give back. And Harvard has been a huge contributor to those in public sector. In the UK, Oxford and Cambridge had that same kind of philosophy of growing the next gonetairen that's in public service. So I think service is one of the etnemles. The second one is really being about sntiyag focused on your vision. For me, my vision was this idea of bningrig systems theories and science and technology together to be able to do better problem-solving. First with design and now whole organizations and society in general. That didn't just happen, it was thoughtful time spent by myself and with my wife to think about what we should with our life. And we were really lucky. We found this great thing that we were passionate about. We thought and visualized, "Yes, this is really something we could actually do." We had no idea where it would go, but at least we picked a segment of our interest to be able to fololw this passion and we lkecud out. And we didn't sell out, we lucked out. We were very futarotne to live very modestly for several decades to build up this organization and stay fusoecd on our pprouse. So my suggestion is, find something that you really love, that you really can contribute to, that really supports your idealism, and don't sell out for money or venture capital or borrow money, none of that actually wdnis up in being able to riaetn your idealism.

Open Cloze

JD: Well, there's so many different opportunities to be able to work and contribute in the world. I was very lucky with parents who were servants and they taught me to be in _______ to others. This was a _____ value gift. When I went to _______, there was also a philosophy there to be in public service, to be able to focus your life, to be able to give back. And Harvard has been a huge contributor to those in public sector. In the UK, Oxford and Cambridge had that same kind of philosophy of growing the next __________ that's in public service. So I think service is one of the ________. The second one is really being about _______ focused on your vision. For me, my vision was this idea of ________ systems theories and science and technology together to be able to do better problem-solving. First with design and now whole organizations and society in general. That didn't just happen, it was thoughtful time spent by myself and with my wife to think about what we should with our life. And we were really lucky. We found this great thing that we were passionate about. We thought and visualized, "Yes, this is really something we could actually do." We had no idea where it would go, but at least we picked a segment of our interest to be able to ______ this passion and we ______ out. And we didn't sell out, we lucked out. We were very _________ to live very modestly for several decades to build up this organization and stay _______ on our _______. So my suggestion is, find something that you really love, that you really can contribute to, that really supports your idealism, and don't sell out for money or venture capital or borrow money, none of that actually _____ up in being able to ______ your idealism.

Solution

  1. service
  2. generation
  3. follow
  4. bringing
  5. lucked
  6. purpose
  7. elements
  8. retain
  9. focused
  10. staying
  11. great
  12. fortunate
  13. winds
  14. harvard

Original Text

JD: Well, there's so many different opportunities to be able to work and contribute in the world. I was very lucky with parents who were servants and they taught me to be in service to others. This was a great value gift. When I went to Harvard, there was also a philosophy there to be in public service, to be able to focus your life, to be able to give back. And Harvard has been a huge contributor to those in public sector. In the UK, Oxford and Cambridge had that same kind of philosophy of growing the next generation that's in public service. So I think service is one of the elements. The second one is really being about staying focused on your vision. For me, my vision was this idea of bringing systems theories and science and technology together to be able to do better problem-solving. First with design and now whole organizations and society in general. That didn't just happen, it was thoughtful time spent by myself and with my wife to think about what we should with our life. And we were really lucky. We found this great thing that we were passionate about. We thought and visualized, "Yes, this is really something we could actually do." We had no idea where it would go, but at least we picked a segment of our interest to be able to follow this passion and we lucked out. And we didn't sell out, we lucked out. We were very fortunate to live very modestly for several decades to build up this organization and stay focused on our purpose. So my suggestion is, find something that you really love, that you really can contribute to, that really supports your idealism, and don't sell out for money or venture capital or borrow money, none of that actually winds up in being able to retain your idealism.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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