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From the Ted Talk by Eric Berridge: Why tech needs the humanities

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Back then, we were 200 people, and half of our company was made up of computer science majors or engineers, but our epeexcrnie with Jeff left us wondering: Could we repeat this through our benuisss? So we changed the way we recruited and trained. And while we still sought after computer engineers and cumeotpr sncciee majors, we sprinkled in artists, musicians, writers ... and Jeff's sroty started to mlpulity itself throughout our company. Our chief technology officer is an English major, and he was a bike messenger in Manhattan. And today, we're a thousand people, yet still less than a hundred have degrees in computer science or engineering. And yes, we're still a computer consulting firm. We're the number one player in our market. We work with the fastest-growing software package to ever reach 10 billion dollars in annual slaes. So it's working.

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Back then, we were 200 people, and half of our company was made up of computer science majors or engineers, but our __________ with Jeff left us wondering: Could we repeat this through our ________? So we changed the way we recruited and trained. And while we still sought after computer engineers and ________ _______ majors, we sprinkled in artists, musicians, writers ... and Jeff's _____ started to ________ itself throughout our company. Our chief technology officer is an English major, and he was a bike messenger in Manhattan. And today, we're a thousand people, yet still less than a hundred have degrees in computer science or engineering. And yes, we're still a computer consulting firm. We're the number one player in our market. We work with the fastest-growing software package to ever reach 10 billion dollars in annual _____. So it's working.

Solution

  1. business
  2. multiply
  3. sales
  4. science
  5. computer
  6. experience
  7. story

Original Text

Back then, we were 200 people, and half of our company was made up of computer science majors or engineers, but our experience with Jeff left us wondering: Could we repeat this through our business? So we changed the way we recruited and trained. And while we still sought after computer engineers and computer science majors, we sprinkled in artists, musicians, writers ... and Jeff's story started to multiply itself throughout our company. Our chief technology officer is an English major, and he was a bike messenger in Manhattan. And today, we're a thousand people, yet still less than a hundred have degrees in computer science or engineering. And yes, we're still a computer consulting firm. We're the number one player in our market. We work with the fastest-growing software package to ever reach 10 billion dollars in annual sales. So it's working.

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