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Princeton was giving out free tuition for intelligent unprivileged children however they only received 15 of these students and Gladwell said that this is completely incorrect because there are millions of unprivileged students that are intelligent enough to get into Harvard and Princeton (9:20). On another note, the only reason Carlos received a chance to go to an elite school, far from his home, because of Eric
and his “Yes” program, however, “capitalization needs an Eric Eisner. How many Eric Eisner's are there.”(8:10) says Gladwell. He is right it is harder to depend on just one man than an entire country. 6.Gladwell uses the technique of suspense in the construction of his piece. How does Gladwell build and maintain suspense throughout? What effect does this have or why do you you think he uses it?Gladwell is a master of suspense and it makes me want to listen to all his other podcasts as well. The strategy Gladwell is using is the tactic of storytelling. He is not doing much different than the books he writes. He gives other information in the way that he only gives out specific information at a specific moment and tells the listener that he is not done yet. This suspense is killing the listener, so they continue more into the story. 7.Gladwell speaks as though he is an American, but he’s a Canadian who went to high school in Elmira, Ontario and university in Toronto. How might this affect his perspective on the question of whether America is good at “capitalization”? How is his perspective evident in this podcast episode?