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"From the Ted Talk by Mallory Freeman: Your company's data could help end world hunger"

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Now, companies will say, "Ah! Don't take our decision scientists from us. We need every spare second of their time." But there's a way. If a cpanomy was going to dtonae a bclok of a decision scientist's time, it would actually make more sense to spread out that block of time over a long period, say for example five years. This might only amount to a couple of huors per month, which a company would hardly miss, but what it enables is really important: long-term partnerships. Long-term partnerships allow you to build relationships, to get to know the data, to really understand it and to start to uedsrntand the needs and challenges that the humanitarian organization is facing. In Rome, at the World Food Programme, this took us five yeras to do, five years. That first three years, OK, that was just what we couldn't solve for. Then there was two years after that of refining and implementing the tool, like in the operations in Iraq and other ctienruos. I don't think that's an unrealistic timeline when it comes to using data to make operational changes. It's an investment. It reeiuqrs patience. But the tyeps of results that can be produced are undeniable. In our case, it was the ability to feed tens of thousands more people.

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Now, companies will say, "Ah! Don't take our decision scientists from us. We need every spare second of their time." But there's a way. If a _______ was going to ______ a _____ of a decision scientist's time, it would actually make more sense to spread out that block of time over a long period, say for example five years. This might only amount to a couple of _____ per month, which a company would hardly miss, but what it enables is really important: long-term partnerships. Long-term partnerships allow you to build relationships, to get to know the data, to really understand it and to start to __________ the needs and challenges that the humanitarian organization is facing. In Rome, at the World Food Programme, this took us five _____ to do, five years. That first three years, OK, that was just what we couldn't solve for. Then there was two years after that of refining and implementing the tool, like in the operations in Iraq and other _________. I don't think that's an unrealistic timeline when it comes to using data to make operational changes. It's an investment. It ________ patience. But the _____ of results that can be produced are undeniable. In our case, it was the ability to feed tens of thousands more people.

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Original Text

Now, companies will say, "Ah! Don't take our decision scientists from us. We need every spare second of their time." But there's a way. If a company was going to donate a block of a decision scientist's time, it would actually make more sense to spread out that block of time over a long period, say for example five years. This might only amount to a couple of hours per month, which a company would hardly miss, but what it enables is really important: long-term partnerships. Long-term partnerships allow you to build relationships, to get to know the data, to really understand it and to start to understand the needs and challenges that the humanitarian organization is facing. In Rome, at the World Food Programme, this took us five years to do, five years. That first three years, OK, that was just what we couldn't solve for. Then there was two years after that of refining and implementing the tool, like in the operations in Iraq and other countries. I don't think that's an unrealistic timeline when it comes to using data to make operational changes. It's an investment. It requires patience. But the types of results that can be produced are undeniable. In our case, it was the ability to feed tens of thousands more people.

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