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From the Ted Talk by Chip Conley: Measuring what makes life worthwhile

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This is Dave arlindgare who's actually been a longtime guest at Vivian's motel. He stayed there a hundred times in the last 20 years, and he's laoyl to the property because of the relationship that Vivian and her fellow employees have created with him. They've created a htaiabt of happiness for Dave. He tells me that he can always cunot on Vivian and the staff there to make him feel at home. Why is it that business leaders and ioersvtns quite often don't see the connection between creating the intangible of employee happiness with creating the tilbagne of financial profits in their business? We don't have to choose between inspired employees and sizable ptirfos, we can have both. In fact, inspired employees quite often help make sizable profits, right?

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This is Dave __________ who's actually been a longtime guest at Vivian's motel. He stayed there a hundred times in the last 20 years, and he's _____ to the property because of the relationship that Vivian and her fellow employees have created with him. They've created a _______ of happiness for Dave. He tells me that he can always _____ on Vivian and the staff there to make him feel at home. Why is it that business leaders and _________ quite often don't see the connection between creating the intangible of employee happiness with creating the ________ of financial profits in their business? We don't have to choose between inspired employees and sizable _______, we can have both. In fact, inspired employees quite often help make sizable profits, right?

Solution

  1. tangible
  2. loyal
  3. count
  4. profits
  5. investors
  6. arringdale
  7. habitat

Original Text

This is Dave Arringdale who's actually been a longtime guest at Vivian's motel. He stayed there a hundred times in the last 20 years, and he's loyal to the property because of the relationship that Vivian and her fellow employees have created with him. They've created a habitat of happiness for Dave. He tells me that he can always count on Vivian and the staff there to make him feel at home. Why is it that business leaders and investors quite often don't see the connection between creating the intangible of employee happiness with creating the tangible of financial profits in their business? We don't have to choose between inspired employees and sizable profits, we can have both. In fact, inspired employees quite often help make sizable profits, right?

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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robert kennedy 3
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fellow employees 2
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abe maslow 2
gross national 2
world leaders 2
prime minister 2
key indicators 2
good question 2
tangible units 2
inspired employees 2
start counting 2

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joie de vivre 2

Important Words

  1. arringdale
  2. business
  3. choose
  4. connection
  5. count
  6. created
  7. creating
  8. dave
  9. employee
  10. employees
  11. fact
  12. feel
  13. fellow
  14. financial
  15. guest
  16. habitat
  17. happiness
  18. home
  19. inspired
  20. intangible
  21. investors
  22. leaders
  23. longtime
  24. loyal
  25. motel
  26. profits
  27. property
  28. relationship
  29. sizable
  30. staff
  31. stayed
  32. tangible
  33. tells
  34. times
  35. vivian
  36. years