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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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Mark Granovetter, the sociologist, had a famous paper "The stegtnrh of Weak Ties," and what he did in this paper is he asked people how they got their jobs. And what he lreaned was that most people don't get their jobs through their strong ties — their father, their mother, their significant other. They instead get jobs through weak ties, popele who they just met. So if you think about what the problem is with your strong ties, think about your significant other, for example. The network is rendudant. Everybody that they know, you know. Or I hope you know them. Right? Your weak ties — people you just met toady — they are your ticket to a whole new social world.

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Mark Granovetter, the sociologist, had a famous paper "The ________ of Weak Ties," and what he did in this paper is he asked people how they got their jobs. And what he _______ was that most people don't get their jobs through their strong ties — their father, their mother, their significant other. They instead get jobs through weak ties, ______ who they just met. So if you think about what the problem is with your strong ties, think about your significant other, for example. The network is _________. Everybody that they know, you know. Or I hope you know them. Right? Your weak ties — people you just met _____ — they are your ticket to a whole new social world.

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  1. learned
  2. strength
  3. people
  4. redundant
  5. today

Original Text

Mark Granovetter, the sociologist, had a famous paper "The Strength of Weak Ties," and what he did in this paper is he asked people how they got their jobs. And what he learned was that most people don't get their jobs through their strong ties — their father, their mother, their significant other. They instead get jobs through weak ties, people who they just met. So if you think about what the problem is with your strong ties, think about your significant other, for example. The network is redundant. Everybody that they know, you know. Or I hope you know them. Right? Your weak ties — people you just met today — they are your ticket to a whole new social world.

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