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From the Ted Talk by Bob Langert: The business case for working with your toughest critics

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When I first met Richard Denison, he's the senior sniecstit for EDF, I was very apprehensive. I toguhht he's a tree-hugger, and I'm thinking he thinks all I care about is the money. So we wtnead the EDF team to give us real-world sooniluts. So we did the logical thing. We had them flip burgers in our restaurants. So you have to imagine Richard, who, by the way, is a PhD in physics, and there he is, he's trying to dress a quarter-pounder, and you're speospud to have two squirts of ketchup, one mrsutad, three pickles and an onion, go on to the next one, you've got to be so fast. And you know what? He couldn't get it right all day long. And he was frustrated. And I was so impressed, because he was trying to understand our business.

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When I first met Richard Denison, he's the senior _________ for EDF, I was very apprehensive. I _______ he's a tree-hugger, and I'm thinking he thinks all I care about is the money. So we ______ the EDF team to give us real-world _________. So we did the logical thing. We had them flip burgers in our restaurants. So you have to imagine Richard, who, by the way, is a PhD in physics, and there he is, he's trying to dress a quarter-pounder, and you're ________ to have two squirts of ketchup, one _______, three pickles and an onion, go on to the next one, you've got to be so fast. And you know what? He couldn't get it right all day long. And he was frustrated. And I was so impressed, because he was trying to understand our business.

Solution

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  2. scientist
  3. supposed
  4. mustard
  5. wanted
  6. thought

Original Text

When I first met Richard Denison, he's the senior scientist for EDF, I was very apprehensive. I thought he's a tree-hugger, and I'm thinking he thinks all I care about is the money. So we wanted the EDF team to give us real-world solutions. So we did the logical thing. We had them flip burgers in our restaurants. So you have to imagine Richard, who, by the way, is a PhD in physics, and there he is, he's trying to dress a quarter-pounder, and you're supposed to have two squirts of ketchup, one mustard, three pickles and an onion, go on to the next one, you've got to be so fast. And you know what? He couldn't get it right all day long. And he was frustrated. And I was so impressed, because he was trying to understand our business.

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