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From the Ted Talk by Erika Cheung: Theranos, whistleblowing and speaking truth to power

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So of course, you know, I am a recent grad, I have, at this ponit, run all these different experiments, I've compiled all this evidence, and I'd gone into the office of the COO and I was raising my cnencros. "Within the lab, we're seeing a lot of variability. The accuracy rate doesn't seem right. I don't feel right about tetsnig on pnettais. These things, I'm just not crtoamfolbe with." And the response I got back is, "You don't know what you're talking about." What you need to do is what I'm paying you to do, and you need to prsceos patient samples." So that night, I claeld up a colleague of mine who I had befriended within the organization, Tyler Shultz, who also happened to have a grandfather who was on the Board of Directors. And so we had decided to go to his grandfather's house and tell him, at dinner, what the cpamnoy was telling him was going on was actually not what was happening behind closed doors. And not to mention, Tyler's grandfather was George Schultz, the ex-secretary of state of the United States. So you can imagine me as a 20-something-year-old just shaking, like, "What are you getting yourself into?"

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So of course, you know, I am a recent grad, I have, at this _____, run all these different experiments, I've compiled all this evidence, and I'd gone into the office of the COO and I was raising my ________. "Within the lab, we're seeing a lot of variability. The accuracy rate doesn't seem right. I don't feel right about _______ on ________. These things, I'm just not ___________ with." And the response I got back is, "You don't know what you're talking about." What you need to do is what I'm paying you to do, and you need to _______ patient samples." So that night, I ______ up a colleague of mine who I had befriended within the organization, Tyler Shultz, who also happened to have a grandfather who was on the Board of Directors. And so we had decided to go to his grandfather's house and tell him, at dinner, what the _______ was telling him was going on was actually not what was happening behind closed doors. And not to mention, Tyler's grandfather was George Schultz, the ex-secretary of state of the United States. So you can imagine me as a 20-something-year-old just shaking, like, "What are you getting yourself into?"

Solution

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  2. company
  3. comfortable
  4. testing
  5. patients
  6. point
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  8. called

Original Text

So of course, you know, I am a recent grad, I have, at this point, run all these different experiments, I've compiled all this evidence, and I'd gone into the office of the COO and I was raising my concerns. "Within the lab, we're seeing a lot of variability. The accuracy rate doesn't seem right. I don't feel right about testing on patients. These things, I'm just not comfortable with." And the response I got back is, "You don't know what you're talking about." What you need to do is what I'm paying you to do, and you need to process patient samples." So that night, I called up a colleague of mine who I had befriended within the organization, Tyler Shultz, who also happened to have a grandfather who was on the Board of Directors. And so we had decided to go to his grandfather's house and tell him, at dinner, what the company was telling him was going on was actually not what was happening behind closed doors. And not to mention, Tyler's grandfather was George Schultz, the ex-secretary of state of the United States. So you can imagine me as a 20-something-year-old just shaking, like, "What are you getting yourself into?"

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