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"From the Ted Talk by Charles Leadbeater: The era of open innovation"

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This is the prhase that I've used in some stuff which I've done with a think tank in London called Demos, where we've been looking at these pleope who are amareuts — i.e., they do it for the love of it — but they want to do it to very high standards. And across a whole rgane of fields — from software, astronomy, natural sciences, vast aeras of leisure and culture like kite-surfing, so on and so forth — you find people who want to do things because they love it, but they want to do these things to very high standards. They work at their leisure, if you like. They take their leisure very seriously: they acquire skills; they invest time; they use technology that's getting cheaper — it's not just the Internet: cameras, design technology, lrseuie technology, sbfdrrouas, so on and so forth. Largely through globalization, a lot of this equipment has got a lot cheaper. More knowledgeable consumers, more educated, more able to cocennt with one another, more able to do things together. Consumption, in that sense, is an expression of their productive peatintol. Why, we found, people were ittsreneed in this, is that at work they don't feel very expressed. They don't feel as if they're doing something that really matters to them, so they pick up these kinds of activities. This has huge organizational itmnoilpicas for very large areas of life.

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This is the ______ that I've used in some stuff which I've done with a think tank in London called Demos, where we've been looking at these ______ who are ________ — i.e., they do it for the love of it — but they want to do it to very high standards. And across a whole _____ of fields — from software, astronomy, natural sciences, vast _____ of leisure and culture like kite-surfing, so on and so forth — you find people who want to do things because they love it, but they want to do these things to very high standards. They work at their leisure, if you like. They take their leisure very seriously: they acquire skills; they invest time; they use technology that's getting cheaper — it's not just the Internet: cameras, design technology, _______ technology, __________, so on and so forth. Largely through globalization, a lot of this equipment has got a lot cheaper. More knowledgeable consumers, more educated, more able to _______ with one another, more able to do things together. Consumption, in that sense, is an expression of their productive _________. Why, we found, people were __________ in this, is that at work they don't feel very expressed. They don't feel as if they're doing something that really matters to them, so they pick up these kinds of activities. This has huge organizational ____________ for very large areas of life.

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  2. areas
  3. phrase
  4. leisure
  5. range
  6. interested
  7. amateurs
  8. connect
  9. surfboards
  10. implications
  11. people

Original Text

This is the phrase that I've used in some stuff which I've done with a think tank in London called Demos, where we've been looking at these people who are amateurs — i.e., they do it for the love of it — but they want to do it to very high standards. And across a whole range of fields — from software, astronomy, natural sciences, vast areas of leisure and culture like kite-surfing, so on and so forth — you find people who want to do things because they love it, but they want to do these things to very high standards. They work at their leisure, if you like. They take their leisure very seriously: they acquire skills; they invest time; they use technology that's getting cheaper — it's not just the Internet: cameras, design technology, leisure technology, surfboards, so on and so forth. Largely through globalization, a lot of this equipment has got a lot cheaper. More knowledgeable consumers, more educated, more able to connect with one another, more able to do things together. Consumption, in that sense, is an expression of their productive potential. Why, we found, people were interested in this, is that at work they don't feel very expressed. They don't feel as if they're doing something that really matters to them, so they pick up these kinds of activities. This has huge organizational implications for very large areas of life.

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