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Old 01-13-2011, 03:05 PM   #57
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Originally Posted by OrientBlau View Post
There's a reason for this. It has to do with the different (or more efficicent way) way numbers are interpreted and calculated.

http://www.gladwell.com/outliers/outliers_excerpt3.html
That is total
That guy didn't put much thought in his theory and it shows.

If that was true, that the secret is just in how you pronounce numbers, American born Chinese (ABC) would be no better than their American counterpart. I can tell you for a fact that ABCs don't, save a few rare exceptions, count in Chinese for the most part.
But look at the college acceptance rates... it's dominated by ABCs, not foreign Chinese students off the boat.

It's definitely in the genes and in parenting.

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