Lecture & Talk-About: “Success in America” with Amy Chua “Tiger Mom” & Jed Rubenfeld – Feb 4

Join “Conversations New York” (CNY) at this Lecture & Talk-About afterwards.  Amy Chua, “Tiger Mom” & Jed Rubenfeld “Success in America.”  To RSVP, learn more about the event, and find payment information, visit 92nd Street and Y:   (Attendance at the lecture is not required to participate in the conversation afterwards. )

Please RSVP at CNY meetup.  Thank you.  http://www.meetup.com/Conversations-New-York/events/161167482/

Lecture:  “Mormons have recently risen to astonishing business success. Cubans in Miami climbed from poverty to prosperity in a generation. Nigerians earn doctorates at stunningly high rates. Indian and Chinese Americans have much higher incomes than other Americans; Jews may have the highest of all. Husband-and-wife team Amy Chua (author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother) and Jed Rubenfeld—both Yale professors—discuss their new book, The Triple Package, and expose the three unlikely traits that explain the rise and fall of cultural groups in America, in a talk that could transform the way you think about success and achievement.”

Talk-About:  For those who wish to further discuss this topic after the event, CNY will host a Talk-About.  Talk-Abouts are a way to continue the conversation, find out what others thought about the event, and share perspectives.  Please find Yen (see member profile picture) after the event in the lobby if you wish to join us.  The Talk-About will be held in a coffee shop or restaurant nearby and will be free.  Yen will moderate the session, and it will be structured with questions to get the conversation going, but will lean towards free-flowing discussion.   Thank you.

Proposed Agenda 
7:30 pm  –  Meet in 92Y lobby and introductions.

9:45 pm   –  Meet again at the 92Y lobby and we will walk across the street to “Lex Restaurant” where I have reservations under the name “Yen.” 1370 Lexington Ave. (between 90th & 91st).

Success in America – What are the common traits?

About the Moderator:  Yen is a naturalize American citizen.  He was born in Taiwan, Republic of China, but came to the US as an Argentinian citizen.  While growing up, he saw his parents build several small businesses with little to no formal education.  Yen is a parent of two sons and a graduate of the US Air Force Academy with a BS in Applied Physics but worked mainly in aviation and in national crisis response as a supervisor, trainer, and examiner in the public and private sectors.  Currently, he is a manager at Lyhun Realty

About the Founder:  Ron Gross is the founder of “Conversations New York.” He’s been organizing exciting, important CONVERSATIONS for 20 years, and currently holds them regularly on the Columbia University campus and elsewhere through the city. He’s the author of 23 books on LIFELONG LEARNING. He was recently honored for lifetime achievement in the field by the International Society for Self-Directed Learning. The late Buckminster Fuller said of Ron’s work: “If humanity is to pass safely through its present crisis on earth, it will be because a majority of individuals are now doing their own thinking. Ronald Gross’ work has pioneered in improving the climate for such thinking in the United States.”

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