Archive by Category "andrew yang"

Smart People Should Build Things

September 18, 2014
Earlier this year, Harper Collins published Andrew Yang’s book Smart People Should Build Things, which that lays out a problem with massive ramifications – that top graduates in the U.S. are not building things. The question the book asks is this: what if the same level of talent that is currently heading to financial services, […]

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[EXCERPT] The Qualities We Need

[EXCERPT] The Qualities We Need

September 2, 2014
Check out the latest excerpt from “Smart People Should Build Things” as seen on FastCompany.com. Purchase your copy today at www.SmartPeopleShouldBuildThings.com! A friend told me about a young Princeton graduate she knew named Cole. Cole studied mathematics and went to work for a hedge fund directly out of school. He’s now making well into six figures […]

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Message to All VFA Applicants

Message to All VFA Applicants

May 15, 2014
Thank you for considering applying to become a Venture for America Fellow. Your interest says a fair amount about you as a person– enterprising, motivated, and looking to have an impact. My belief in you and the potential of our country’s best and brightest is why I founded Venture for America. I know that what […]

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[Excerpt] Professional Services as Business Training

[Excerpt] Professional Services as Business Training

January 23, 2014
There’s fewer than two weeks left until the release of “Smart People Should Build Things” by our Founder, Andrew Yang! We’ve released a handful of excerpts over the past few weeks, and you can check back for even more between now and the February 4th release. To pre-order your copy today, visit SmartPeopleShouldBuildThings.com! As we’ve […]

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[EXCERPT] Talent Allocation is a Zero-Sum Game

[EXCERPT] Talent Allocation is a Zero-Sum Game

January 14, 2014
VFA Founder and CEO Andrew Yang will release his first book, Smart People Should Build Things, on February 4th, 2014. Check out the most recent excerpt below on the chosen paths of talented young people, and check back for more in the coming weeks. You can also pre-order your copy today at SmartPeopleShouldBuildThings.com! Excerpted from […]

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[Excerpt] Smart People Should Build Things:The Prestige Pathways

[Excerpt] Smart People Should Build Things:The Prestige Pathways

December 17, 2013
VFA Founder and CEO Andrew Yang will release his first book, Smart People Should Build Things, in early 2014. Check back between now and the February 4th release date for more excerpts. You can also pre-order your copy today at SmartPeopleShouldBuildThings.com! Excerpted from SMART PEOPLE SHOULD BUILD THINGS by Andrew Yang Let’s imagine a very […]

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Smart People Should Build Things

Smart People Should Build Things

December 3, 2013
We couldn’t be more excited for our founder, Andrew Yang, to publish his first book, Smart People Should Build Things, in early 2014. In Smart People Should Build Things, Andrew lays out where our talent is going, how one develops as an entrepreneur, and discusses possible solutions (including Venture for America!) for the problems in […]

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Businesses take time to build

Businesses take time to build

February 22, 2013
After over a decade working in startups, Andrew Yang has learned many important lessons about what it takes to build a business. But according to him, what entrepreneurs really need to found a successful organization is patience and willingness to dedicate time to the idea. In his recent article in the Huffington Post, Andrew discusses […]

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Andrew Meets President Obama

May 23, 2012
Last month, Andrew Yang was one of twelve past White House Champions of Change who were invited to meet President Obama in Washington, D.C., and the White House recently sent us pictures from the big day! Read more about Andrew’s visit and the other Champions of Change in The White House Blog. President Obama addressing […]

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