'Tiger Mom's' New Subject: Cultural Traits That Produce Success

Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 07:04 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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Amy Chua, known as "Tiger Mom" for her bestselling memoir, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," about being a strict mother, has written a new book with her husband, Jeb Rubenfeld, about three traits that have helped and hindered cultural groups in the United States.

"We said to ourselves … let's look behind the curtain, see what's going on in the families, in the culture, and see if we can identify what it is that's allowing them and allowing their children to do better," Rubenfeld told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"And we think we've figured it out, because these groups shared these qualities in common, and that's what our book's about."

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The new book is "The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America," published by Penguin.

"[The traits] almost seem contradictory. The first is a sense of exceptionality, that you're special in some way, and that can come from a parent or belonging to a group or a family," Chua said.

"The second quality is interesting. It's seemingly the opposite. It's a dash of insecurity — that is, this need that you're not quite your best yet. You still need to prove yourself. You haven't done enough yet.

"And the third is impulse control, which is discipline and grit and the ability to persevere."

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