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throughout the interview. The first example of his selective memory is at the beginning of the episode (6:34), Eisner brings up the topic of the “episode with the sneakers.” By how Carlos responds, he does not seem to remember. He replies with, “The, the being… Not wanting to play the sports with the other kids, that, that does ring a bell. But I don’t, I don’t, I don’t remember the sneakers.” Then, Gladwell mentions that memory loss occurs a lot with Carlos. To rise to the top, or attend a high class school in Carlos’ case, an individual needs more than just talent and skill. As Gladwell states, an individual needs a powerful advocate to ensure that they can rise to the top in life. Therefore, the significance of the title of the podcast episode is signifying how difficult it is to achieve your greatest potential throughout your life,
especially if you are at the bottom of the ladder. There are many roadblocks and challenges you will have to face to obtain your one way ticket out.
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English-language films, Malcolm Gladwell, Simon says, Eric Eisner