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"From the Ted Talk by Baba Shiv: Sometimes it's good to give up the driver's seat"

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We also observe another thing, and that is, you folks not only are solving fewer plzuzes, you're also ptuntig less juice into the task — less effort, you're less persistent, and so on. How do we know that? Well, we have two objective measures. One is, what is the time, on aarevge, you're taking in attintmepg to solve these puzzles? You will spend less time compared to you. Second, you have 30 minutes to solve these; are you taking the entire 30 mitnues or are you giving up before the 30 minutes elapse? You will be more likely to give up before the 30 minutes elapse, compared to you. So you're putting in less juice, and therefore, the outcome: fewer puzzles solved.

Open Cloze

We also observe another thing, and that is, you folks not only are solving fewer _______, you're also _______ less juice into the task — less effort, you're less persistent, and so on. How do we know that? Well, we have two objective measures. One is, what is the time, on _______, you're taking in __________ to solve these puzzles? You will spend less time compared to you. Second, you have 30 minutes to solve these; are you taking the entire 30 _______ or are you giving up before the 30 minutes elapse? You will be more likely to give up before the 30 minutes elapse, compared to you. So you're putting in less juice, and therefore, the outcome: fewer puzzles solved.

Solution

  1. minutes
  2. average
  3. attempting
  4. putting
  5. puzzles

Original Text

We also observe another thing, and that is, you folks not only are solving fewer puzzles, you're also putting less juice into the task — less effort, you're less persistent, and so on. How do we know that? Well, we have two objective measures. One is, what is the time, on average, you're taking in attempting to solve these puzzles? You will spend less time compared to you. Second, you have 30 minutes to solve these; are you taking the entire 30 minutes or are you giving up before the 30 minutes elapse? You will be more likely to give up before the 30 minutes elapse, compared to you. So you're putting in less juice, and therefore, the outcome: fewer puzzles solved.

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puzzles solved 4
making decisions 3
stock market 3

Important Words

  1. attempting
  2. average
  3. compared
  4. effort
  5. elapse
  6. entire
  7. folks
  8. give
  9. giving
  10. juice
  11. measures
  12. minutes
  13. objective
  14. observe
  15. persistent
  16. putting
  17. puzzles
  18. solve
  19. solved
  20. solving
  21. spend
  22. task
  23. time