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"From the Ted Talk by Jeff Skoll: My journey into movies that matter"

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One of those businesses was a computer rental business called Micros on the Move, which is very well named, because people kept stealing the computers. (Laughter) So I figured I ndeeed to laern a little bit more about business, so I went to Stanford Business School and studied there. And while I was there, I made friends with a fellow named Pierre oyamidr, who is here today. And Pierre, I apzoilgoe for this. This is a ptoho from the old days. And just after I'd graduated, preire came to me with this idea to help people buy and sell things online with each other. And with the wodism of my Stanford degree, I said, "Pierre, what a stupid idea." (Laughter) And needless to say, I was right. (Laughter)

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One of those businesses was a computer rental business called Micros on the Move, which is very well named, because people kept stealing the computers. (Laughter) So I figured I ______ to _____ a little bit more about business, so I went to Stanford Business School and studied there. And while I was there, I made friends with a fellow named Pierre _______, who is here today. And Pierre, I _________ for this. This is a _____ from the old days. And just after I'd graduated, ______ came to me with this idea to help people buy and sell things online with each other. And with the ______ of my Stanford degree, I said, "Pierre, what a stupid idea." (Laughter) And needless to say, I was right. (Laughter)

Solution

  1. apologize
  2. omidyar
  3. photo
  4. pierre
  5. wisdom
  6. learn
  7. needed

Original Text

One of those businesses was a computer rental business called Micros on the Move, which is very well named, because people kept stealing the computers. (Laughter) So I figured I needed to learn a little bit more about business, so I went to Stanford Business School and studied there. And while I was there, I made friends with a fellow named Pierre Omidyar, who is here today. And Pierre, I apologize for this. This is a photo from the old days. And just after I'd graduated, Pierre came to me with this idea to help people buy and sell things online with each other. And with the wisdom of my Stanford degree, I said, "Pierre, what a stupid idea." (Laughter) And needless to say, I was right. (Laughter)

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good people 7
global warming 4
slide show 3
public interest 3
media company 3

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