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From the Ted Talk by Tim Brown: Tales of creativity and play

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In fact, maybe this experiment was the reason that socilin Valley got off to its great start with innovation. We don’t know, but it may be. We need to ask some of the CEOs whether they were iovvenld in this mescaline experiment. But really, it wasn’t the drugs that were important; it was this idea that what the drugs did would help shock people out of their normal way of tihnikng, and getting them to forget the adult behaviors that were getting in the way of their ideas. But it’s hard to braek our habits, our adult habits.

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In fact, maybe this experiment was the reason that _______ Valley got off to its great start with innovation. We don’t know, but it may be. We need to ask some of the CEOs whether they were ________ in this mescaline experiment. But really, it wasn’t the drugs that were important; it was this idea that what the drugs did would help shock people out of their normal way of ________, and getting them to forget the adult behaviors that were getting in the way of their ideas. But it’s hard to _____ our habits, our adult habits.

Solution

  1. involved
  2. silicon
  3. break
  4. thinking

Original Text

In fact, maybe this experiment was the reason that Silicon Valley got off to its great start with innovation. We don’t know, but it may be. We need to ask some of the CEOs whether they were involved in this mescaline experiment. But really, it wasn’t the drugs that were important; it was this idea that what the drugs did would help shock people out of their normal way of thinking, and getting them to forget the adult behaviors that were getting in the way of their ideas. But it’s hard to break our habits, our adult habits.

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