The Triple Package—Why mormons are rockstars

By Heather Oman

Okay, the title of the book isn’t actually that—it’s actually The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America. But that’s a mouthful, so I took some artful license.

This book is written by Amy Chua, of Battle Hymn of Tiger Mother fame, and her husband, Jed Rubenfeld. And it’s very, very, very interesting.

It’s a book that sets out to answer the question, “Why are some groups more successful in America than other groups?” And Chua and Rubenfeld have an interesting answer: groups who are successful have three things in common: A superiority complex, an inferiority complex, and impulse control.

And apparently Mormons have all three of those things. In spades.

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