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From the Ted Talk by Leticia Gasca: Una nueva manera de hablar del fracaso en los negocios

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In fact, I'll admit that when I hear students or poelpe from Silicon Valley brag about failing fast or frequently, as if colisng a business were no big deal, the truth is, it worries me a lot. And it worries me because I think that behind the mantra of failing fast, or "fail fast" as they say in Silicon vellay, there's a dark side. On one hand, when we insist to entrepreneurs that failing fast is the only option, it's possible that we're promoting mcdoireity — that eprnuetreenrs don't give their maximum effort, and that they give up when faced with the most minor difficulty. I also think that when we talk about failing fast, we're minimizing that neavigte impact that closing a bssuiens has. Of course, I believe falinig fast is a gaert way to accelerate learning and avoid wasting time. But we can't deny the negative consequences that exist behind the death of a business.

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In fact, I'll admit that when I hear students or ______ from Silicon Valley brag about failing fast or frequently, as if _______ a business were no big deal, the truth is, it worries me a lot. And it worries me because I think that behind the mantra of failing fast, or "fail fast" as they say in Silicon ______, there's a dark side. On one hand, when we insist to entrepreneurs that failing fast is the only option, it's possible that we're promoting __________ — that _____________ don't give their maximum effort, and that they give up when faced with the most minor difficulty. I also think that when we talk about failing fast, we're minimizing that ________ impact that closing a ________ has. Of course, I believe _______ fast is a _____ way to accelerate learning and avoid wasting time. But we can't deny the negative consequences that exist behind the death of a business.

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  3. closing
  4. valley
  5. failing
  6. people
  7. entrepreneurs
  8. great
  9. mediocrity

Original Text

In fact, I'll admit that when I hear students or people from Silicon Valley brag about failing fast or frequently, as if closing a business were no big deal, the truth is, it worries me a lot. And it worries me because I think that behind the mantra of failing fast, or "fail fast" as they say in Silicon Valley, there's a dark side. On one hand, when we insist to entrepreneurs that failing fast is the only option, it's possible that we're promoting mediocrity — that entrepreneurs don't give their maximum effort, and that they give up when faced with the most minor difficulty. I also think that when we talk about failing fast, we're minimizing that negative impact that closing a business has. Of course, I believe failing fast is a great way to accelerate learning and avoid wasting time. But we can't deny the negative consequences that exist behind the death of a business.

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