Well, most of you are not. I've been surprised to get a few tweets, you know who you are.
Anyway, not only is random Yale Law professor Amy Chua at the World Economic Forum; she's on a panel at the World Economic Forum.
An extraordinarily asymmetrical panel, with former Treasury Secretary/Harvard president/ Chief White House Economic Adviser-turned random Harvard professor Larry Summers, where she actually utters this line in public:
I certainly never expected to talk about my parenting skills, or lack thereof, at the World Economic Forum.Whoa, we agree on something! Good thing her book just came out last week, otherwise, whatever would she talk about?
The killer part? She also manages to make Summers sound like the sympathetic voice of reason:
"In a world where things that require discipline and steadiness can be done increasingly by computers, is the traditional educational emphasis on discipline, accuracy and successful performance and regularity really what we want?" he asked. Creativity, he said, might be an even more valuable asset that educators and parents should emphasize. At Harvard, he quipped, the A students tend to become professors and the C students become wealthy donors.With this combination of extraordinary combination of backdrop, self-serious self-regard, and laughable cluelessness, I think we can now safely say that Amy Chua is to parenting what Wai Lana is to yoga.
"It is not entirely clear that your veneration of traditional academic achievement is exactly well placed," he said to Ms. Chua.
From the Wall Street Journal's Davos Liveblog [!]: Larry Summers says 'Tiger Mom' Amy Chua may be wrong [wsj]
Previously: Wai Lana: Clown Princess of Yoga