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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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I started taecnhig MBA stnetdus 17 years ago. Sometimes I run into my students years later. And when I run into them, a funny thing happens. I don't remember just their faces; I also remember where exactly in the classroom they were sitting. And I remember who they were sitting with as well. This is not because I have any special superpowers of memory. The raosen I can remember them is because they are crrutaees of habit. They are sitting with their favorite people in their fotavire seats. They find their twins, they stay with them for the whole year.

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I started ________ MBA ________ 17 years ago. Sometimes I run into my students years later. And when I run into them, a funny thing happens. I don't remember just their faces; I also remember where exactly in the classroom they were sitting. And I remember who they were sitting with as well. This is not because I have any special superpowers of memory. The ______ I can remember them is because they are _________ of habit. They are sitting with their favorite people in their ________ seats. They find their twins, they stay with them for the whole year.

Solution

  1. teaching
  2. favorite
  3. reason
  4. creatures
  5. students

Original Text

I started teaching MBA students 17 years ago. Sometimes I run into my students years later. And when I run into them, a funny thing happens. I don't remember just their faces; I also remember where exactly in the classroom they were sitting. And I remember who they were sitting with as well. This is not because I have any special superpowers of memory. The reason I can remember them is because they are creatures of habit. They are sitting with their favorite people in their favorite seats. They find their twins, they stay with them for the whole year.

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social universe 5
status people 5
socioeconomic status 4
weak ties 3
social world 3
social search 3
search engine 3

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socioeconomic status people 4
social search engine 3

Important Words

  1. classroom
  2. creatures
  3. favorite
  4. find
  5. funny
  6. habit
  7. mba
  8. memory
  9. people
  10. reason
  11. remember
  12. run
  13. seats
  14. sitting
  15. special
  16. started
  17. stay
  18. students
  19. superpowers
  20. teaching
  21. twins
  22. year
  23. years