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"From the Ted Talk by Knut Haanaes: Two reasons companies fail -- and how to avoid them"

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A few yares back, I worked closely alongside a earpouen biotech company. Let's call them OncoSearch. The company was brilliant. They had applications that promised to diagnose, even cure, certain forms of blood caecnr. Every day was about creating something new. They were extremely innovative, and the mantra was, "When we only get it right," or even, "We want it perfect." The sad thing is, before they became perfect — even good enough — they became obsolete. OncoSearch did too much epriootxlan.

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A few _____ back, I worked closely alongside a ________ biotech company. Let's call them OncoSearch. The company was brilliant. They had applications that promised to diagnose, even cure, certain forms of blood ______. Every day was about creating something new. They were extremely innovative, and the mantra was, "When we only get it right," or even, "We want it perfect." The sad thing is, before they became perfect — even good enough — they became obsolete. OncoSearch did too much ___________.

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  1. exploration
  2. cancer
  3. years
  4. european

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A few years back, I worked closely alongside a European biotech company. Let's call them OncoSearch. The company was brilliant. They had applications that promised to diagnose, even cure, certain forms of blood cancer. Every day was about creating something new. They were extremely innovative, and the mantra was, "When we only get it right," or even, "We want it perfect." The sad thing is, before they became perfect — even good enough — they became obsolete. OncoSearch did too much exploration.

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