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The Triple Package : What Really Determines Success - Jed Rubenfeld

The Triple Package

What Really Determines Success

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Published: 29th January 2014
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Exploding the conventional wisdom of success, The Triple Package is an eye-opening examination of how three cultural traits enable some groups to outperform others

Why do Jews win so many Nobel Prizes and Pulitzer Prizes?

Why are Mormons running the business and finance sectors?

What is it about Chinese immigrants that mean they earn such high incomes?

It might be taboo to say it, but some cultural groups consistently excel and achieve disproportionate levels of success. But why? Drawing on groundbreaking original research and startling statistics, The Triple Package uncovers the secret to their irrefutable success: i) a superiority complex, ii) insecurity, iii) impulse control. Examining these three components one by one, Amy Chua (bestselling author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother) and Jed Rubenfeld (bestselling author of The Interpretation of Murder) explore the motivational drive that leads to the rise - and sometimes fall - of cultural groups with lessons that we can all learn.

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 everyone strive for the Triple Package?

Provocative and probing, The Triple Package will completely transform the way we think about success.

About the Author

Amy Chua is the John M. Duff Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Her first book, World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability, a New York Times bestseller, was selected by the Economist as one of the best books of 2003. Her second book, Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance - and Why They Fall, was a critically acclaimed bestseller. She is the author of the international sensation, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. She is one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. Jed Rubenfeld is the Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Rubenfeld has also taught as a visiting professor at both the Stanford Law School and the Duke University School of Law. He is also the author of the bestselling Richard and Judy best read The Interpretation of Murder and The Death of Instinct.

The Triple Package is backed up with reams of research and qualifications. They tiptoe mirthlessly over cultural egg shells yet still manage to stir up controversy -- Will Pavia * The Times * Chua and Rubenfeld's explosive new meditation on success, The Triple Package, has already begun to enrage people, even those who, by their own admission, haven't read it but have simply heard about how shocking it is -- Katie Roiphe * Financial Times * The book is not racist - it is well-written; seductive * Independent * One of the most controversial books of recent years ... the authors are to be commended for dealing with a controversial subject, and for revealing some deep truths. It deserves a wide audience -- Matthew Syed * The Times, Book of the Week * A lot to find interesting ... They draw on eye-opening studies of the influence of stereotypes and expectations on various ethnic and cultural groups ... The authors' willingness to pursue an intellectual inquiry that others wouldn't is bracing -- Emma Brockes * Guardian * Provocative ... If you care at all about the social pressures underpinning success and failure, or relish fresh perspectives on how societies really work, you will want to read this -- Jenni Russell * Sunday Times * The authors have already been accused of racism, mostly by people who haven't read the book ... Powerful, passionate and very entertaining -- Allison Pearson * Daily Telegraph * The Triple Package is provocative but it is certainly not racist -- Kwasi Kwarteng * New Statesman *

ISBN: 9781408852248
ISBN-10: 1408852241
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 29th January 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 12.3  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1