Today With Sean O Rourke Friday 28 February 2014
The Triple Package – What Really Determines Success
by Amy Chua & Jed Rubenfeld (Bloomsbury)
Amy Chua gained notoriety in 2011 with a Wall Street Journal article called “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior.” The essay led to her developing her theory into a book, The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.
She is back with another book which she has written and researched with her husband, Jed Rubenfeld. Titled The Triple Package – What Really Determines Success, it sets out to answer the thorny question of why certain ethnic and religious groups in the United States so spectacularly outperform other groups? Why for example do Jews win so many Nobel and Pulitzer prizes? Why do Chinese immigrants generally have a high income? Or why are Mormons so prominent in business and finance?