Their thesis is that when three distinct forces come together in a group's culture they propel that group to disproportionate success They are: a superiority complex, (as with Mormons, Chinese,or the Igbo Nigerians); insecurity (eg immigrants); and impulse control (such as the temptation to give up in the face of hardship, and inculcating habits of discipline from an early age). Offers a new, enjoyable, and controversial way to look at success.
Why do Jews win so many Nobel Prizes and Pulitzer Prizes? Why are Mormons running the business and finance sectors? Why do the children of even impoverished and poorly educated Chinese immigrants excel so remarkably at school? It may be taboo to say it, but some cultural groups starkly outperform others. The bestselling husband and wife team Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, and Jed Rubenfeld, author of The Interpretation of Murder, reveal the three essential components of success - its hidden spurs, inner dynamics and its potentially damaging costs - showing how, ultimately, when properly understood and harnessed, the Triple Package can put anyone on their chosen path to success.