The Economic Case For A Nontraditional Career Path

02/25/2014 08:33 am ET | Updated Feb 25, 2014
  • Andrew Yang Fast Company
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FOR MANY YOUNG PEOPLE, LAW SCHOOL OR A JOB IN FINANCE SEEMS LIKE A SAFE BET. IN HIS NEW BOOK, SMART PEOPLE SHOULD BUILD THINGS, VENTURE FOR AMERICA FOUNDER ANDREW YANG ARGUES THAT THE ECONOMIC POTENTIAL OF INDIVIDUALS AND AMERICA ALIKE INSTEAD RELIES ON RISK TAKERS WHO CHOOSE A DIFFERENT PATH.

Who was the eighth employee at Google back in 1999?

I don’t know either; I tried to Google it and couldn’t find out. But I’m pretty confident that the eighth employee joined before the company was cool, built some amazing things, and had an incredible experience--and is now loaded.

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