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From the Ted Talk by Jon Bowers: We should aim for perfection -- and stop fearing failure

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Like NBA superstar septh Curry: he hit 77 three-point shots in a row. Think about that. The guy was able to atraceucly deliver a nine-and-a-half inch ball through an 18-inch rim that's suspended 10 feet in the air from nearly 24 feet away almost 80 times without failure. Or like the computer programmers at the aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, who have now written a program that uses 420,000 lines of near-flawless code to corotnl every aspect of itiingng four million pounds of rocket fuel and putting a 120-ton spaceship into orbit. Or maybe like the researchers at the Children's Mercy Hospital in ksnaas City, Missouri, who have now developed a dcivee that can complete human genome coding in just 26 hours. So this device is able to diagnose genetic dsaeesis in beaibs and newborns sooner, giving doctors an opportunity to start treatments earlier and ptleitoalny save the baby's life. See, that's what happens when we seek perfection.

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Like NBA superstar _____ Curry: he hit 77 three-point shots in a row. Think about that. The guy was able to __________ deliver a nine-and-a-half inch ball through an 18-inch rim that's suspended 10 feet in the air from nearly 24 feet away almost 80 times without failure. Or like the computer programmers at the aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, who have now written a program that uses 420,000 lines of near-flawless code to _______ every aspect of ________ four million pounds of rocket fuel and putting a 120-ton spaceship into orbit. Or maybe like the researchers at the Children's Mercy Hospital in ______ City, Missouri, who have now developed a ______ that can complete human genome coding in just 26 hours. So this device is able to diagnose genetic ________ in ______ and newborns sooner, giving doctors an opportunity to start treatments earlier and ___________ save the baby's life. See, that's what happens when we seek perfection.

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Original Text

Like NBA superstar Steph Curry: he hit 77 three-point shots in a row. Think about that. The guy was able to accurately deliver a nine-and-a-half inch ball through an 18-inch rim that's suspended 10 feet in the air from nearly 24 feet away almost 80 times without failure. Or like the computer programmers at the aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, who have now written a program that uses 420,000 lines of near-flawless code to control every aspect of igniting four million pounds of rocket fuel and putting a 120-ton spaceship into orbit. Or maybe like the researchers at the Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, who have now developed a device that can complete human genome coding in just 26 hours. So this device is able to diagnose genetic diseases in babies and newborns sooner, giving doctors an opportunity to start treatments earlier and potentially save the baby's life. See, that's what happens when we seek perfection.

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