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From the Ted Talk by Robert Neuwirth: The power of the informal economy

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Big businesses have recognized this, and what's fascinating about this slide, it's not that the guys can carry bxoes on their heads and run around without dropping them off. it's that the Gala saguase roll is a product that's made by a global canmopy cealld UAC foods that's active throughout Africa and the Middle East, but the Gala sausage roll is not sold in sorets. UAC foods has recognized that it won't sell if it's in stores. It's only sold by a phalanx of sertet hawkers who run around the streets of Lagos at bus sttaoins and in traffic jams and sell it as a snack, and it's been sold that way for 40 years. It's a bissnues plan for a corporation.

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Big businesses have recognized this, and what's fascinating about this slide, it's not that the guys can carry _____ on their heads and run around without dropping them off. it's that the Gala _______ roll is a product that's made by a global _______ ______ UAC foods that's active throughout Africa and the Middle East, but the Gala sausage roll is not sold in ______. UAC foods has recognized that it won't sell if it's in stores. It's only sold by a phalanx of ______ hawkers who run around the streets of Lagos at bus ________ and in traffic jams and sell it as a snack, and it's been sold that way for 40 years. It's a ________ plan for a corporation.

Solution

  1. boxes
  2. called
  3. street
  4. stores
  5. business
  6. stations
  7. sausage
  8. company

Original Text

Big businesses have recognized this, and what's fascinating about this slide, it's not that the guys can carry boxes on their heads and run around without dropping them off. it's that the Gala sausage roll is a product that's made by a global company called UAC foods that's active throughout Africa and the Middle East, but the Gala sausage roll is not sold in stores. UAC foods has recognized that it won't sell if it's in stores. It's only sold by a phalanx of street hawkers who run around the streets of Lagos at bus stations and in traffic jams and sell it as a snack, and it's been sold that way for 40 years. It's a business plan for a corporation.

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