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From the Ted Talk by Lucie Pinson: How to stop banks from investing in fossil fuels

Unscramble the Blue Letters

When we set out to solve the issues of the world, we might want too much at once. The end of poverty, a pceeaufl world, a healthy planet. But how do you climb an unscalable mnuaotin one step after another? The most inomtrpat thing is to iefidtny the SMART demand. Smart as in S.M.A.R.T. Something that is specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound. Something that you can realistically achieve based on the resources you have, your target and the balcane of power between you and your target. You don't want something that requires more than 12 to 18 months to achieve because you will lose momentum. Victory slles, defeat does not. However, you don't want your ojebcvtie to be too easy, either, because if it's too easy, it's not likely to change anything in the way the system works. And we want the seytsm to change. So you want your objective to be disruptive and transformative to bring you closer to your final goal.

Open Cloze

When we set out to solve the issues of the world, we might want too much at once. The end of poverty, a ________ world, a healthy planet. But how do you climb an unscalable ________ one step after another? The most _________ thing is to ________ the SMART demand. Smart as in S.M.A.R.T. Something that is specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound. Something that you can realistically achieve based on the resources you have, your target and the _______ of power between you and your target. You don't want something that requires more than 12 to 18 months to achieve because you will lose momentum. Victory _____, defeat does not. However, you don't want your _________ to be too easy, either, because if it's too easy, it's not likely to change anything in the way the system works. And we want the ______ to change. So you want your objective to be disruptive and transformative to bring you closer to your final goal.

Solution

  1. identify
  2. peaceful
  3. important
  4. system
  5. balance
  6. mountain
  7. sells
  8. objective

Original Text

When we set out to solve the issues of the world, we might want too much at once. The end of poverty, a peaceful world, a healthy planet. But how do you climb an unscalable mountain one step after another? The most important thing is to identify the SMART demand. Smart as in S.M.A.R.T. Something that is specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound. Something that you can realistically achieve based on the resources you have, your target and the balance of power between you and your target. You don't want something that requires more than 12 to 18 months to achieve because you will lose momentum. Victory sells, defeat does not. However, you don't want your objective to be too easy, either, because if it's too easy, it's not likely to change anything in the way the system works. And we want the system to change. So you want your objective to be disruptive and transformative to bring you closer to your final goal.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
financial institutions 6
coal plants 5
fossil fuels 3
alpha coal 3
climate change 2
small group 2
big banks 2
friendly nudge 2
smart objective 2
coal projects 2
french banks 2
coal sector 2
french financial 2
coal exit 2
exit policy 2
stop financing 2
financing coal 2
coal mines 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
coal exit policy 2

Important Words

  1. achievable
  2. achieve
  3. balance
  4. based
  5. bring
  6. change
  7. climb
  8. closer
  9. defeat
  10. demand
  11. disruptive
  12. easy
  13. final
  14. goal
  15. healthy
  16. identify
  17. important
  18. issues
  19. lose
  20. measurable
  21. momentum
  22. months
  23. mountain
  24. objective
  25. peaceful
  26. planet
  27. poverty
  28. power
  29. realistically
  30. relevant
  31. requires
  32. resources
  33. sells
  34. set
  35. smart
  36. solve
  37. specific
  38. step
  39. system
  40. target
  41. transformative
  42. unscalable
  43. victory
  44. works
  45. world