Amy Chua Read The Triple Package

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Believe the group is exceptional still feel they must prove themselves and work for future goals instead of immediate satisfaction I loved Chua s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and I probably would have liked The Triple Package if I hadn t gone into it with such high and specific hopes The premise of the book is that success in modern America depends on three traits Superiority Insecurity and Impulse Control This thesis is backed up by statistical and anecdotal data about 8 cultural groups I m not sure how Mormons were selected as a cultural group because all the other groups were ethnic groups A religious group like the LDS church spans all kinds of ethnic groups all over the world and doesn t fit neatly among the very specific ethnic groups chosen for the book I can t speak for the assumptions made about Cuban or Lebanese immigrants or Asian Americans but there were some pretty strange assumptions made about the group I belong to Mormons so it makes me skeptical about the rest as well For example Success in business is for Mormons not only a way of proving the superiority of their values and way of life It s also a proof of their divine favor Huh All in all there is plenty of interesting data in this book but it feels like an article length argument lengthened into a book by way too many statistics and uotes many of which seem to leave you scratching your head instead of pushing you along to a decisive conclusion

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The Triple Package

Merica eg Mormons in business and the highly paid Chinese Americans and Jews results from three principles members of such groups If not anything else this book was interesting I enjoyed the cultural aspects learned a lot about different groups attitudes and history and I do agree with some of the premise of this book What it all boils down to is your own personal definition of success Do I admire people who go to great lengths to accomplish almost seemingly impossible things Yes Do I begrudge anyone for trying to make a better life for themselves or their family Absolutely not But my definition of success is not driven by this unuenchable need to be the top the best or the richest The uality of your life cannot be defined in absolutes weighed by Ivy League schools and calculated by a pay check Interesting theory about motivation Personally I would love to see our country as a whole strive for But on a personal level greatness can t only be measured by social class and drive Compassion civility morality and goodness count for a whole lot

Amy Chua ↠ 8 review

Yale Law School professors Chua the Tiger Mom herself and husband Rubenfeld argue that the triumph of certain cultural groups in A Certain groups do much better in America than others as measured by income occupational status test scores and so on Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld state bluntly in the introduction to The Triple Package Why is that And can we even discuss why without being a bunch of racist anti Semitic eugenics loving jerksI hope so I think Chua and Rubenfeld do I don t know if their conclusions are scientifically sound this isn t my field but I don t think their book is offensive It s a fast engaging read that raises some interesting ideas and leaves the reader with a lot to think aboutI think it s safe to say that some reviewers of Triple Package were pre affronted Amy Chua has come out with another book whose basic message is the same you suck and I am better says Khanh Ho at HuffPost I read Tiger Mom and I don t think that s what it said Chua obviously isn t suffering from any lack of self esteem but she pokes fun at herself freuently and uotes her daughters making hilarious remarks at her own expense How sad is it to be Jed Rubenfeld by the way Okay not terribly He s married to a beautiful intelligent wealthy woman and isn t doing too badly himself in the looks brains and cash department But let s face it The Triple Package is being read and reviewed as an Amy Chua title If she d written it alone it would still be a bestseller If he d written it alone who knowsAnyway Speaking of being predisposed to despise In her review of Triple Package Daria Roithmayr at Slate describes Tiger Mom as a memoir in which Chua extolled the virtues of harsh disciplinary Chinese parenting Again not exactly Chua probably wouldn t have felt the urge to write about her parenting experiences if her younger daughter hadn t fought Chinese parenting to the point of making Chua uestion her own ideas And harsh is a harsh word to use about someone who in her own book makes it clear she s all barkNevertheless when these reviewers are done rhymes with itching about Amy Chua they do point out something I noticed in her first book which is a certain obliviousness to money Triple Package definitely discusses how well groups like Mormons Chinese Americans Cuban immigrants Nigerian immigrants and others are doing in America but Chua and Rubenfeld don t point out how much cash in hand a lot of members of the groups in uestion arrived with in the first place If the reviewers I mention have their facts straight this is a critical omissionI happen to think that Triple Package is an interesting work regardless The anecdotes from people who ve been loaded down with a simultaneous superiorityinferiority complex are fascinatingMy main issue with the book is this The authors rarely uestion the idea that the sort of educational and material success they re describing is worth what it takes to get Chapter 6 The Underside of the Triple Package is the shortest in the book In spite of its title it s still a pretty loud cheerleader for the concept of working your butt off to get the highest test scores so you can go to the best college and get the highest paying job and your reward is to push your child to do exactly the same thing all over again Can we really look at the current state of the economy in America and then look at how it got to be this bad and then accept that premise without uestionChua and Rubenfeld discuss at the end of their book how everyone can make a triple package out of whatever they happen to have lying around the house I may be paraphrasing slightly They never ask if we should want to If part of the price of success is agreeing with the idea that you and your group are superior to all others is it right to encourage a cultivation of that sense of superiority Given how much racism and sexism we re still fighting shouldn t we be trying to make a new path to success and maybe redefining success


10 thoughts on “The Triple Package

  1. says:

    Before I sing the accolades of this book let's examine my experience with it Before reading The Triple Package I think The Triple Threat would be far memorable sticky and therefore a better title I had read Suketu Mehta's February 3 2014 Time article titled The 'Tiger Mom' Superiority Complex Mehta made some convincing arguments that the populations examined in the book were largely due to sociological factors

  2. says:

    “Certain groups do much better in America than others – as measured by income occupational status test scores

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    Racist poorly researched tripe This book was clearly written to be sensational and make a buck by being controversial Poorly written book with a racist POV Won't be reading any of her others

  4. says:

    If not anything else this book was interesting I enjoyed the cultural aspects learned a lot about different groups' attitudes and history and I do agree with some of the premise of this book What it all boils down to is your own pe

  5. says:

    A book written to stoke controversy and speak taboos But carefully backed up with endless sociological researchAlthough that won't st

  6. says:

    The Triple Package How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America by Amy Chua and Jed RubenfeldThe Triple Package presents a provocative thesis that when three distinct forces the Triple Package come together in a group's culture they propel that group to disproportionate success Thankfully these

  7. says:

    So a Chinese woman married to a Jewish guy figures out that the Chinese and the Jews are chosen racesGreat My suggestion for her is to go to China go to Israel go to Nigeria or go to Cuba There are smart people there mediocr

  8. says:

    I loved Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and I probably would have liked The Triple Package if I hadn't gone into it with such high and specific hopes The premise of the book is that success in modern America depends on three t

  9. says:

    Rounding up from 45 stars I read this book in one afternoon Not sure what the flap is about The authors argue that conventionally successful ethniccultural groups share three characteristics 1 a sense of pridesuperiority 2 a sense of INsecurity and 3 impulse control ability to delay gratification As a child of Chinese immigrants even tho' my mom was pretty mild about the whole Chinese thing my tiger dad took off after the divorce the disc

  10. says:

    Malcolm Gladwell is contagious Here using the standard best selling formula Chua clearly smarting from criticisms of Tiger Mother lays out three cultural characteristics her Yale Law seminar on Law and Prosperity isolated as making for American success an innate belief in the specialness of your group Cuban expats Nigerian princes Jews as the chosen an individual drive born of family expectations and fear of persecution and an upbringing

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