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From the Ted Talk by Hamdi Ulukaya: The anti-CEO playbook

Unscramble the Blue Letters

But I got a loan, another loan. By August 2005, I had the keys for this factory. The first thing I did was to hire four of the oginaril 55 ppolee. I had Maria, the office magnear. I had Frank, the wastewater guy. I had Mike, the maintenance guy. And Rich, who showed me the plant, the production guy. And we had our first board meeting. Mike says, "Hamdi, what are we going to do now?" They look at me as if I have the mgiac answer. So I said, "Mike, we're going to go to Ace Hardware srtoe, and we're going to get some paints. And we're going to paint the walls outside." Mike wasn't isserpmed. He looked at me. He said, "Hamdi, that's fine, we’ll do that, but tell me you have more ideas than that."

Open Cloze

But I got a loan, another loan. By August 2005, I had the keys for this factory. The first thing I did was to hire four of the ________ 55 ______. I had Maria, the office _______. I had Frank, the wastewater guy. I had Mike, the maintenance guy. And Rich, who showed me the plant, the production guy. And we had our first board meeting. Mike says, "Hamdi, what are we going to do now?" They look at me as if I have the _____ answer. So I said, "Mike, we're going to go to Ace Hardware _____, and we're going to get some paints. And we're going to paint the walls outside." Mike wasn't _________. He looked at me. He said, "Hamdi, that's fine, we’ll do that, but tell me you have more ideas than that."

Solution

  1. manager
  2. store
  3. impressed
  4. magic
  5. original
  6. people

Original Text

But I got a loan, another loan. By August 2005, I had the keys for this factory. The first thing I did was to hire four of the original 55 people. I had Maria, the office manager. I had Frank, the wastewater guy. I had Mike, the maintenance guy. And Rich, who showed me the plant, the production guy. And we had our first board meeting. Mike says, "Hamdi, what are we going to do now?" They look at me as if I have the magic answer. So I said, "Mike, we're going to go to Ace Hardware store, and we're going to get some paints. And we're going to paint the walls outside." Mike wasn't impressed. He looked at me. He said, "Hamdi, that's fine, we’ll do that, but tell me you have more ideas than that."

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
food companies 2
business exists 2
ceo reports 2
corporate boards 2

Important Words

  1. ace
  2. answer
  3. august
  4. board
  5. factory
  6. fine
  7. frank
  8. guy
  9. hardware
  10. hire
  11. ideas
  12. impressed
  13. keys
  14. loan
  15. looked
  16. magic
  17. maintenance
  18. manager
  19. maria
  20. meeting
  21. mike
  22. office
  23. original
  24. paint
  25. paints
  26. people
  27. plant
  28. production
  29. rich
  30. showed
  31. store
  32. walls
  33. wastewater