THE TRIPLE PACKAGE ~ How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America
Book review and technical detail THE TRIPLE PACKAGE ~ How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America Amy Chua , Jed Rubenfeld
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|Title||THE TRIPLE PACKAGE ~ How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America|
|author||Amy Chua , Jed Rubenfeld|
|Publishing Date||1st January, 1970|
Husband and wife advisers at Yale Law School analyze why some cultural groups in the United States are about added acknowledged than others. Chua fabricated after-effects in 2011 with her arguable acknowledged book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, which assorted the high-expectation attitude of a assertive affectionate of Chinese mother with that of the almost airy appearance of best added mothers in America. This book explores the affidavit why some groups, such as those of Asian heritage, are afterwards disproportionately to their numbers in the citizenry at large. (Yes, tiger mothering has article to do with it.) Why do Asian-Americans boss admissions at the Ivy League and added top universities? Why are so abounding Nobel Prize winners Jewish? Why are there so abounding Mormon CEOs? Why are Nigerian-born Americans overrepresented amid doctorates and MDs? Chua and Rubenfeld (The Death Instinct, 2010, etc.) altercate that anniversary of these groups is able with a “triple package” of ethics that calm accomplish for a almighty agent active associates to aerial ante of success: Anniversary angle their accumulation as appropriate (think of the Jewish abstraction of “the called people”); anniversary has absolute in them an crisis about their ability that can alone be palliated by achievement; and anniversary is accomplished the ethics of actuation ascendancy and adamantine work. The authors affirmation that the U.S. was originally a triple-package nation. However, while Americans still appearance their country as exceptional, in the aftermost 30 years, the added two genitalia of the amalgamation accept gone out the window, replaced by a accepted ability that ethics egalitarianism, self-esteem and burning gratification, creating a exhaustion for added motivated groups to fill. On a awful bad-tempered subject, the authors footstep carefully, abetment their assertions with copious notes. Though calmly and cogently argued, this book is apprenticed to be the atom for abounding potentially acrimonious discussions.
"That certain groups do much better in America than others—as measured by income, occupational status, test scores, and so on—is difficult to talk about. In large part this is because the topic feels racially charged. The irony is that the facts actually debunk racial stereotypes. There are black and Hispanic subgroups in the United States far outperforming many white and Asian subgroups. Moreover, there’s a demonstrable arc to group success—in immigrant groups, it typically dissipates by the third generation—puncturing the notion of innate group differences and undermining the whole concept of 'model minorities.'"Mormons have recently risen to astonishing business success. Cubans in Miami climbed from poverty to prosperity in a generation. Nigerians earn doctorates at stunningly high rates. Indian and Chinese Americans have much higher incomes than other Americans; Jews may have the highest of all.Why do some groups rise? Drawing on groundbreaking original research and startling statistics, The Triple Package uncovers the secret to their success. A superiority complex, insecurity, impulse control—these are the elements of the Triple Package, the rare and potent cultural constellation that drives disproportionate group success. The Triple Package is open to anyone. America itself was once a Triple Package culture. It’s been losing that edge for a long time now. Even as headlines proclaim the death of upward mobility in America, the truth is that the oldfashioned American Dream is very much alive—butsome groups have a cultural edge, which enables them to take advantage of opportunity far more than others. • Americans are taught that everyone is equal, that no group is superior to another. But remarkably, all of America’s most successful groups believe (evenif they don’t say so aloud) that they’re exceptional, chosen, superior in some way.• Americans are taught that self-esteem—feeling good about yourself—is the key to a successful life. But in all of America’s most successful groups,people tend to feel insecure, inadequate, that they have to prove themselves.• America today spreads a message of immediate gratification, living for the moment. But all of America’s most successful groups cultivate heightened discipline and impulse control. But the Triple Package has a dark underside too. Each of its elements carries distinctive pathologies; when taken to an extreme, they can have truly toxic effects. Should people strive for the Triple Package? Should America? Ultimately, the authors conclude that the Triple Package is a ladder that should be climbed and then kicked away, drawing on its power but breaking free from its constraints.Provocative and profound, The Triple Package will transform the way we think about success and achievement.
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