The Gist: Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld on The Triple Package, and Lance Armstrong.

The Key to My Success? Having a Deeply Held Sense of Insecurity and Low Self-Esteem.

The Key to My Success? Having a Deeply Held Sense of Insecurity and Low Self-Esteem.

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Feb. 17 2015 6:35 PM

What Cubans and Mormons Have in Common

Some cultural groups seem to have a knack for success. Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld have narrowed it down to three core traits.

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The tigress is back with another great book.

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Lance Armstrong has been ordered to pay $10 million dollars for lying under oath about doping. If he complies, he’ll send his checks to an outfit called SCA Promotions. Today on The Gist, the Dallas-based company’s general counsel, Jeff Dorough, explains its role in big sports money. Plus, Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld explain the core values highlighted in their new book The Triple Package. For the Spiel, filling out health care forms online until your eyes bleed.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.