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Robert Winner


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Author and Yale law professor Amy Chua’s new book, ‘The Triple Package,’ lists eight cultural groups that are most prone to success.

Chua, a law professor at Yale University, and her husband, co-author Jed Rubenfeld, list these groups as the most likely to succeed in America: Jewish, Indian, Chinese, Iranian, Lebanese-Americans, Nigerians, Cuban exiles and Mormons.

Chua and Rubenfeld explain that the “cultural groups” have three traits in common, the so-called “triple package”: a superiority complex, insecurity and impulse control.


What are your thoughts on the triple package theory? Would this be true in places other than America? If not ... why only in America?


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    Jan 16 2014: Haven't read that book. Would be curious to know how the" triple package "works.
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      Jan 16 2014: Amily, The article stated that these are traits "common" to these groups. I do not see them work as a package. I do see how if examined individually they could be contributors to success. I am sure there is much more to be considered.

      Perhaps the "triple Package" is a come on to get you to buy the book ... It is a good hook.

      Thanks for the reply. Bob.

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