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"From the Ted Talk by Fields Wicker-Miurin: Learning from leadership's missing manual"

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He's been a ccelotlor all of his life, starting when he was four or five in the early 1960's. Now, just think of the early 1960's in China. Over a lifetime, through everything, through the cutralul Revolution and everything afterward, he's kept collecting, so that he now has over eight million pieces in his museums documenting camtnoorprey Chinese history. These are pieces that you won't find anywhere else in the world, in part because they document prtas of hiotrsy Chinese choose to forget. For example, he's got over one million picees documenting the Sino-Japanese War, a war that's not talked about in China very much and whose heroes are not honored. Why did he do all this? Because he thought a nation should never repeat the mistakes of the past.

Open Cloze

He's been a _________ all of his life, starting when he was four or five in the early 1960's. Now, just think of the early 1960's in China. Over a lifetime, through everything, through the ________ Revolution and everything afterward, he's kept collecting, so that he now has over eight million pieces in his museums documenting ____________ Chinese history. These are pieces that you won't find anywhere else in the world, in part because they document _____ of _______ Chinese choose to forget. For example, he's got over one million ______ documenting the Sino-Japanese War, a war that's not talked about in China very much and whose heroes are not honored. Why did he do all this? Because he thought a nation should never repeat the mistakes of the past.

Solution

  1. collector
  2. history
  3. cultural
  4. parts
  5. contemporary
  6. pieces

Original Text

He's been a collector all of his life, starting when he was four or five in the early 1960's. Now, just think of the early 1960's in China. Over a lifetime, through everything, through the Cultural Revolution and everything afterward, he's kept collecting, so that he now has over eight million pieces in his museums documenting contemporary Chinese history. These are pieces that you won't find anywhere else in the world, in part because they document parts of history Chinese choose to forget. For example, he's got over one million pieces documenting the Sino-Japanese War, a war that's not talked about in China very much and whose heroes are not honored. Why did he do all this? Because he thought a nation should never repeat the mistakes of the past.

Important Words

  1. afterward
  2. china
  3. chinese
  4. choose
  5. collecting
  6. collector
  7. contemporary
  8. cultural
  9. document
  10. documenting
  11. early
  12. find
  13. forget
  14. heroes
  15. history
  16. honored
  17. life
  18. lifetime
  19. million
  20. mistakes
  21. museums
  22. nation
  23. part
  24. parts
  25. pieces
  26. repeat
  27. revolution
  28. starting
  29. talked
  30. thought
  31. war
  32. world