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From the Ted Talk by Eddie Obeng: Smart failure for a fast-changing world

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Now how do we cope and deal with that? Well, we could just call it turbulence, or we could try and lraen. Yes, learn, but I know you guys grew up in the days when there were actually these things called correct arnewss, because of the answer you gave me to the horizontal line puzzle, and you believe it will last forever. So I'll put a little line up here which represents learning, and that's how we used to do it. We could see things, understand them, take the time to put them into practice. Out here is the wrlod. Now, what's happened to our pace of learning as the world has accelerated? Well, if you work for a corporation, you'll discover it's quite difficult to work on sfutf which your boss doesn't apoprve of, isn't in the sgeartty, and anyway, you've got to go through your mlnhoty metegnis. If you work in an institution, one day you will get them to make that decision. And if you work in a market where people believe in cycles, it's even funnier, because you have to wait all the way for the cycle to fail before you go, "There's something wrong." You with me? So it's likely that the line, in terms of learning, is pretty flat. You with me? This pinot over here, the point at which the lines cross over, the pace of change oevaertks the pace of learning, and for me, that is what I was dnecrsiibg when I was telling you about midnight.

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Now how do we cope and deal with that? Well, we could just call it turbulence, or we could try and _____. Yes, learn, but I know you guys grew up in the days when there were actually these things called correct _______, because of the answer you gave me to the horizontal line puzzle, and you believe it will last forever. So I'll put a little line up here which represents learning, and that's how we used to do it. We could see things, understand them, take the time to put them into practice. Out here is the _____. Now, what's happened to our pace of learning as the world has accelerated? Well, if you work for a corporation, you'll discover it's quite difficult to work on _____ which your boss doesn't _______ of, isn't in the ________, and anyway, you've got to go through your _______ ________. If you work in an institution, one day you will get them to make that decision. And if you work in a market where people believe in cycles, it's even funnier, because you have to wait all the way for the cycle to fail before you go, "There's something wrong." You with me? So it's likely that the line, in terms of learning, is pretty flat. You with me? This _____ over here, the point at which the lines cross over, the pace of change _________ the pace of learning, and for me, that is what I was __________ when I was telling you about midnight.

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  3. stuff
  4. answers
  5. learn
  6. point
  7. overtakes
  8. describing
  9. world
  10. meetings
  11. monthly

Original Text

Now how do we cope and deal with that? Well, we could just call it turbulence, or we could try and learn. Yes, learn, but I know you guys grew up in the days when there were actually these things called correct answers, because of the answer you gave me to the horizontal line puzzle, and you believe it will last forever. So I'll put a little line up here which represents learning, and that's how we used to do it. We could see things, understand them, take the time to put them into practice. Out here is the world. Now, what's happened to our pace of learning as the world has accelerated? Well, if you work for a corporation, you'll discover it's quite difficult to work on stuff which your boss doesn't approve of, isn't in the strategy, and anyway, you've got to go through your monthly meetings. If you work in an institution, one day you will get them to make that decision. And if you work in a market where people believe in cycles, it's even funnier, because you have to wait all the way for the cycle to fail before you go, "There's something wrong." You with me? So it's likely that the line, in terms of learning, is pretty flat. You with me? This point over here, the point at which the lines cross over, the pace of change overtakes the pace of learning, and for me, that is what I was describing when I was telling you about midnight.

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