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From the Ted Talk by Adam Grant: The surprising habits of original thinkers

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The wrbay Parker founders, when they were trying to name their company, they needed something sophisticated, unique, with no neagtive associations to build a reaitl brand, and they tested over 2,000 piesibstioils before they finally put together Warby and Parker. So if you put all this together, what you see is that originals are not that different from the rest of us. They feel fear and dbout. They procrastinate. They have bad ideas. And sometimes, it's not in spite of those qualities but because of them that they succeed.

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The _____ Parker founders, when they were trying to name their company, they needed something sophisticated, unique, with no ________ associations to build a ______ brand, and they tested over 2,000 _____________ before they finally put together Warby and Parker. So if you put all this together, what you see is that originals are not that different from the rest of us. They feel fear and _____. They procrastinate. They have bad ideas. And sometimes, it's not in spite of those qualities but because of them that they succeed.

Solution

  1. negative
  2. retail
  3. doubt
  4. warby
  5. possibilities

Original Text

The Warby Parker founders, when they were trying to name their company, they needed something sophisticated, unique, with no negative associations to build a retail brand, and they tested over 2,000 possibilities before they finally put together Warby and Parker. So if you put all this together, what you see is that originals are not that different from the rest of us. They feel fear and doubt. They procrastinate. They have bad ideas. And sometimes, it's not in spite of those qualities but because of them that they succeed.

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