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"From the Ted Talk by John Maeda: How art, technology and design inform creative leaders"

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And I had a show in ______ recently where my friends invited me to come to London for four days to sit in a sandbox, and I said great. And so I sat in a sandbox for four days straight, six hours every day, six-minute ____________ with anyone in London, and that was really bad. But I would ______ to people, hear their issues, draw in the sand, try to figure things out, and it was kind of hard to figure out what I was doing. You know? It's all these one-on-one meetings for like four days. And it felt kind of like being _________, actually. I was like, "Oh, this my job. President. I do a lot of meetings, you know?" And by the end of the experience, I ________ why I was doing this. It's because _______, what we do is we connect __________ connections and hope something will happen, and in that room I found so many connections between people across all of London, and so leadership, __________ people, is the great question today. Whether you're in the hierarchy or the heterarchy, it's a wonderful design challenge.

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Original Text

And I had a show in London recently where my friends invited me to come to London for four days to sit in a sandbox, and I said great. And so I sat in a sandbox for four days straight, six hours every day, six-minute appointments with anyone in London, and that was really bad. But I would listen to people, hear their issues, draw in the sand, try to figure things out, and it was kind of hard to figure out what I was doing. You know? It's all these one-on-one meetings for like four days. And it felt kind of like being president, actually. I was like, "Oh, this my job. President. I do a lot of meetings, you know?" And by the end of the experience, I realized why I was doing this. It's because leaders, what we do is we connect improbable connections and hope something will happen, and in that room I found so many connections between people across all of London, and so leadership, connecting people, is the great question today. Whether you're in the hierarchy or the heterarchy, it's a wonderful design challenge.

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