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"From the Ted Talk by Seth Godin: The tribes we lead"

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So let me tell you about the three cycles. The first one is the factory cycle. Henry Ford comes up with a really cool idea. It enables him to hire men who used to get paid 50 cnets a day and pay them five dlarlos a day. Because he's got an efficient enough farctoy. Well with that sort of advantage you can churn out a lot of cars. You can make a lot of change. You can get roads built. You can change the fabric of an etinre country. That the essence of what you're doing is you need ever-cheaper labor, and ever-faster machines. And the problem we've run into is, we're rnuinng out of both. Ever-cheaper labor and ever-faster menhcais. (Laughter)

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So let me tell you about the three cycles. The first one is the factory cycle. Henry Ford comes up with a really cool idea. It enables him to hire men who used to get paid 50 _____ a day and pay them five _______ a day. Because he's got an efficient enough _______. Well with that sort of advantage you can churn out a lot of cars. You can make a lot of change. You can get roads built. You can change the fabric of an ______ country. That the essence of what you're doing is you need ever-cheaper labor, and ever-faster machines. And the problem we've run into is, we're _______ out of both. Ever-cheaper labor and ever-faster ________. (Laughter)

Solution

  1. entire
  2. cents
  3. dollars
  4. factory
  5. running
  6. machines

Original Text

So let me tell you about the three cycles. The first one is the factory cycle. Henry Ford comes up with a really cool idea. It enables him to hire men who used to get paid 50 cents a day and pay them five dollars a day. Because he's got an efficient enough factory. Well with that sort of advantage you can churn out a lot of cars. You can make a lot of change. You can get roads built. You can change the fabric of an entire country. That the essence of what you're doing is you need ever-cheaper labor, and ever-faster machines. And the problem we've run into is, we're running out of both. Ever-cheaper labor and ever-faster machines. (Laughter)

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Important Words

  1. advantage
  2. built
  3. cars
  4. cents
  5. change
  6. churn
  7. cool
  8. country
  9. cycle
  10. cycles
  11. day
  12. dollars
  13. efficient
  14. enables
  15. entire
  16. essence
  17. fabric
  18. factory
  19. ford
  20. henry
  21. hire
  22. idea
  23. labor
  24. laughter
  25. lot
  26. machines
  27. men
  28. paid
  29. pay
  30. problem
  31. roads
  32. run
  33. running
  34. sort