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"From the Ted Talk by Stanley McChrystal: The military case for sharing knowledge"

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So we did, and a lot of people got upset about that, but as we passed that information around, suddenly you find that irfotanimon is only of value if you give it to ppeloe who have the ability to do something with it. The fact that I know something has zero value if I'm not the person who can actually make something better because of it. So as a consequence, what we did was we cegahnd the idea of information, instead of kngodewle is power, to one where sharing is power. It was the fundamental shift, not new tactics, not new weapons, not new anything else. It was the idea that we were now part of a team in which information became the eeistsanl link between us, not a block between us.

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So we did, and a lot of people got upset about that, but as we passed that information around, suddenly you find that ___________ is only of value if you give it to ______ who have the ability to do something with it. The fact that I know something has zero value if I'm not the person who can actually make something better because of it. So as a consequence, what we did was we _______ the idea of information, instead of _________ is power, to one where sharing is power. It was the fundamental shift, not new tactics, not new weapons, not new anything else. It was the idea that we were now part of a team in which information became the _________ link between us, not a block between us.

Solution

  1. information
  2. changed
  3. people
  4. essential
  5. knowledge

Original Text

So we did, and a lot of people got upset about that, but as we passed that information around, suddenly you find that information is only of value if you give it to people who have the ability to do something with it. The fact that I know something has zero value if I'm not the person who can actually make something better because of it. So as a consequence, what we did was we changed the idea of information, instead of knowledge is power, to one where sharing is power. It was the fundamental shift, not new tactics, not new weapons, not new anything else. It was the idea that we were now part of a team in which information became the essential link between us, not a block between us.

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Important Words

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  2. block
  3. changed
  4. consequence
  5. essential
  6. fact
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  8. fundamental
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  10. idea
  11. information
  12. knowledge
  13. link
  14. lot
  15. part
  16. passed
  17. people
  18. person
  19. power
  20. sharing
  21. shift
  22. suddenly
  23. tactics
  24. team
  25. upset
  26. weapons