The Triple Package by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld


A very interesting book that delves into why specific groups of Americans are abundantly successful. The book proposes a model to explain why these groups find success despite discrimination and other obstacles.  I felt that it was worth a quick look just to see if I could guess which groups they identified. This information is also interesting in pointing out why some groups within the U.S. are under achieving.

” … it makes sense that America’s successful groups are all outsiders in one way or another. … Paradoxically. in modern America, a group has an edge if it doesn’t buy into-or hasn’t yet bought into – mainstream, post 1960’s, liberal American principles.”

“In other words, there is a disconnect today between the story Americans tell themselves about how to think and how to live-and the reality of what the American economy rewards. Triple Package (successful) groups are taking advantage of that disconnect.”

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