Smart People Should Build Things: How to Restore Our Culture of Achievement, Build a Path for Entrepreneurs, and Create New Jobs in America
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We've got a problem—our most talented and educated young people aren't building things. They're not starting or joining innovative companies that are addressing crises in education, energy, or transportation. Meanwhile, in recovering cities such as Detroit, New Orleans, and Baltimore, promising startups and growth companies representing the next generation of job creation are desperate to attract the talent they need to expand and thrive.
“Yang’s pitch for entrepreneurship as a viable alternative to more structured careers is enticing.”
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About the Author
Andrew Yang is the founder and CEO of Venture for America, a fellowship program that places top college graduates in start-ups for two years in emerging US cities (Detroit, New Orleans, Providence, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Cleveland, Philadelphia, among others) to generate job growth and train the next generation of entrepreneurs. Venture for America is regarded as one of the leading social innovation initiatives in the country today and has a goal of helping create 100,000 new US jobs by 2025. Andrew has worked in start-ups and early-stage growth companies as a founder or executive for more than twelve years. He was the CEO and president of Manhattan GMAT, a test preparation company that was acquired by the Washington Post Company/Kaplan in 2009. He has also served as the cofounder of an Internet company and an executive at a health care software start-up. He has appeared on many media outlets, including CNBC, Fox News, Time, Techcrunch, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times, and was named a Champion of Change by the White House for his work with Venture for America, as well as one of Fast Company's "100 Most Creative People in Business." He is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Brown University and lives in New York City with his wife and son.
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