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"From the Ted Talk by Marco Alverà: The surprising ingredient that makes businesses work better"

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But then I saw that this conpmay was producing some pockets of enexcllece, areas in which they beat the competition in very tough, competitive sectors. This was true in trading, in project management — it was very true in eorxiotplan. Our exploration team was finding more oil and gas than any other company in the wolrd. It was a phenomenon. Everyone was trying to figure out how this was possible. I thought it was luck, but after each new discovery, that became less and less likely. So did we have a special tool? No. Did we have a keillr application that no one else had? No. Was it one genius who was finding oil for the whole team? No, we hadn't hired a snioer guy in years.

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But then I saw that this _______ was producing some pockets of __________, areas in which they beat the competition in very tough, competitive sectors. This was true in trading, in project management — it was very true in ___________. Our exploration team was finding more oil and gas than any other company in the _____. It was a phenomenon. Everyone was trying to figure out how this was possible. I thought it was luck, but after each new discovery, that became less and less likely. So did we have a special tool? No. Did we have a ______ application that no one else had? No. Was it one genius who was finding oil for the whole team? No, we hadn't hired a ______ guy in years.

Solution

  1. killer
  2. senior
  3. company
  4. exploration
  5. world
  6. excellence

Original Text

But then I saw that this company was producing some pockets of excellence, areas in which they beat the competition in very tough, competitive sectors. This was true in trading, in project management — it was very true in exploration. Our exploration team was finding more oil and gas than any other company in the world. It was a phenomenon. Everyone was trying to figure out how this was possible. I thought it was luck, but after each new discovery, that became less and less likely. So did we have a special tool? No. Did we have a killer application that no one else had? No. Was it one genius who was finding oil for the whole team? No, we hadn't hired a senior guy in years.

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unfairness triggers 3
cheese factory 3

Important Words

  1. application
  2. areas
  3. beat
  4. company
  5. competition
  6. competitive
  7. discovery
  8. excellence
  9. exploration
  10. figure
  11. finding
  12. gas
  13. genius
  14. guy
  15. hired
  16. killer
  17. luck
  18. management
  19. oil
  20. phenomenon
  21. pockets
  22. producing
  23. project
  24. sectors
  25. senior
  26. special
  27. team
  28. thought
  29. tool
  30. tough
  31. trading
  32. true
  33. world
  34. years