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"From the Ted Talk by Travis Kalanick: Uber's plan to get more people into fewer cars"

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Now, inside, we felt like — I guess at the end of the day we felt like we were good people doing good work, but on the outside that wasn't enidvet. And so there was a lot that we had to do to sort of — We'd gone from a very small company — I mean if you go llaterily two and a half years ago, our copmnay was 400 people, and today it's 6,500. And so when you go through that growth, you have to sort of cnmeet your cultural vuelas and talk about them all of the time. And make sure that people are constantly checking to say, "Are we good people doing good work?" And if you check those boxes, the next part of that is making sure you're telling your sroty. And I think we lernead a lot of lessons but I think at the end of it we came out stronger. But it was certainly a difficult period.

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Now, inside, we felt like — I guess at the end of the day we felt like we were good people doing good work, but on the outside that wasn't _______. And so there was a lot that we had to do to sort of — We'd gone from a very small company — I mean if you go _________ two and a half years ago, our _______ was 400 people, and today it's 6,500. And so when you go through that growth, you have to sort of ______ your cultural ______ and talk about them all of the time. And make sure that people are constantly checking to say, "Are we good people doing good work?" And if you check those boxes, the next part of that is making sure you're telling your _____. And I think we _______ a lot of lessons but I think at the end of it we came out stronger. But it was certainly a difficult period.

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  1. cement
  2. company
  3. values
  4. learned
  5. evident
  6. literally
  7. story

Original Text

Now, inside, we felt like — I guess at the end of the day we felt like we were good people doing good work, but on the outside that wasn't evident. And so there was a lot that we had to do to sort of — We'd gone from a very small company — I mean if you go literally two and a half years ago, our company was 400 people, and today it's 6,500. And so when you go through that growth, you have to sort of cement your cultural values and talk about them all of the time. And make sure that people are constantly checking to say, "Are we good people doing good work?" And if you check those boxes, the next part of that is making sure you're telling your story. And I think we learned a lot of lessons but I think at the end of it we came out stronger. But it was certainly a difficult period.

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