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From the Ted Talk by Tanya Menon: The secret to great opportunities? The person you haven't met yet

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The other side of it is how we are actually filtering. And we do this automatically. The minute we meet someone, we are looking at them, we meet them, we are initially seeing, "You're interesting." "You're not interesting." "You're relevant." We do this automatically. We can't even help it. And what I want to encourage you to do instead is to fghit your filters. I want you to take a look around this room, and I want you to itfindey the least interesting person that you see, and I want you to connect with them over the next coffee berak. And I want you to go even further than that. What I want you to do is find the most itnriiratg person you see as well and connect with them.

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The other side of it is how we are actually filtering. And we do this automatically. The minute we meet someone, we are looking at them, we meet them, we are initially seeing, "You're interesting." "You're not interesting." "You're relevant." We do this automatically. We can't even help it. And what I want to encourage you to do instead is to _____ your filters. I want you to take a look around this room, and I want you to ________ the least interesting person that you see, and I want you to connect with them over the next coffee _____. And I want you to go even further than that. What I want you to do is find the most __________ person you see as well and connect with them.

Solution

  1. break
  2. irritating
  3. identify
  4. fight

Original Text

The other side of it is how we are actually filtering. And we do this automatically. The minute we meet someone, we are looking at them, we meet them, we are initially seeing, "You're interesting." "You're not interesting." "You're relevant." We do this automatically. We can't even help it. And what I want to encourage you to do instead is to fight your filters. I want you to take a look around this room, and I want you to identify the least interesting person that you see, and I want you to connect with them over the next coffee break. And I want you to go even further than that. What I want you to do is find the most irritating person you see as well and connect with them.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
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Important Words

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  3. coffee
  4. connect
  5. encourage
  6. fight
  7. filtering
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  10. identify
  11. initially
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