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From the Ted Talk by Martine Rothblatt: My daughter, my wife, our robot, and the quest for immortality

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MR: I went to Glaxo Wellcome and after three temis being rejected and having the door slammed in my face because they weren't going to out-license the drug to a satellite communications expert, they weren't going to send the drug out to anybody at all, and they thought I didn't have the expertise, finally I was able to paesrude a small team of people to work with me and develop enough cberiiitdly. I wore down their resistance, and they had no hope this drug would even work, by the way, and they tried to tell me, "You're just wasting your time. We're sorry about your daheutgr." But fnalily, for 25,000 dollars and agreement to pay 10 pcnreet of any revenues we might ever get, they agreed to give me worldwide rights to this drug.

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MR: I went to Glaxo Wellcome and after three _____ being rejected and having the door slammed in my face because they weren't going to out-license the drug to a satellite communications expert, they weren't going to send the drug out to anybody at all, and they thought I didn't have the expertise, finally I was able to ________ a small team of people to work with me and develop enough ___________. I wore down their resistance, and they had no hope this drug would even work, by the way, and they tried to tell me, "You're just wasting your time. We're sorry about your ________." But _______, for 25,000 dollars and agreement to pay 10 _______ of any revenues we might ever get, they agreed to give me worldwide rights to this drug.

Solution

  1. times
  2. percent
  3. credibility
  4. daughter
  5. persuade
  6. finally

Original Text

MR: I went to Glaxo Wellcome and after three times being rejected and having the door slammed in my face because they weren't going to out-license the drug to a satellite communications expert, they weren't going to send the drug out to anybody at all, and they thought I didn't have the expertise, finally I was able to persuade a small team of people to work with me and develop enough credibility. I wore down their resistance, and they had no hope this drug would even work, by the way, and they tried to tell me, "You're just wasting your time. We're sorry about your daughter." But finally, for 25,000 dollars and agreement to pay 10 percent of any revenues we might ever get, they agreed to give me worldwide rights to this drug.

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