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"From the Ted Talk by Jason Fried: Why work doesn't happen at work"

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So here are some examples. I've been asking people this qouisetn for about 10 years: "Where do you go when you really need to get something done?" I'll hear things like, the porch, the deck, the kitchen. I'll hear things like an extra room in the house, the basement, the coffee shop, the library. And then you'll hear things like the train, a plane, a car — so, the commute. And then you'll hear pepole say, "Well, it doesn't really matter where I am, as long as it's eraly in the mrnniog or late at night or on the weekends." You almost never hear someone say, "The office." But businesses are spending all this menoy on this place called the office, and they're making people go to it all the time, yet people don't do work in the office.

Open Cloze

So here are some examples. I've been asking people this ________ for about 10 years: "Where do you go when you really need to get something done?" I'll hear things like, the porch, the deck, the kitchen. I'll hear things like an extra room in the house, the basement, the coffee shop, the library. And then you'll hear things like the train, a plane, a car — so, the commute. And then you'll hear ______ say, "Well, it doesn't really matter where I am, as long as it's _____ in the _______ or late at night or on the weekends." You almost never hear someone say, "The office." But businesses are spending all this _____ on this place called the office, and they're making people go to it all the time, yet people don't do work in the office.

Solution

  1. money
  2. people
  3. early
  4. morning
  5. question

Original Text

So here are some examples. I've been asking people this question for about 10 years: "Where do you go when you really need to get something done?" I'll hear things like, the porch, the deck, the kitchen. I'll hear things like an extra room in the house, the basement, the coffee shop, the library. And then you'll hear things like the train, a plane, a car — so, the commute. And then you'll hear people say, "Well, it doesn't really matter where I am, as long as it's early in the morning or late at night or on the weekends." You almost never hear someone say, "The office." But businesses are spending all this money on this place called the office, and they're making people go to it all the time, yet people don't do work in the office.

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hour meeting 6
uninterrupted time 4
work day 3
real problems 3
long stretches 3
great work 3

Important Words

  1. basement
  2. businesses
  3. called
  4. car
  5. coffee
  6. commute
  7. deck
  8. early
  9. examples
  10. extra
  11. hear
  12. house
  13. kitchen
  14. late
  15. library
  16. long
  17. making
  18. matter
  19. money
  20. morning
  21. night
  22. office
  23. people
  24. place
  25. plane
  26. porch
  27. question
  28. room
  29. shop
  30. spending
  31. time
  32. train
  33. weekends
  34. work