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Smart People Should Build Things

The Qualities We Need

Andrew_Yang | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Andrew_Yang

We need people willing to take risks and, yes, to occasionally fail. Like, real-world consequences fail.

The War for Talent

Andrew_Yang | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Andrew_Yang

One reason why the hyperallocation of talent to certain industries, regions and firms goes ignored is that it combines narratives no one wants to talk about. Our economy has progressed from making things to supplying financial services.

Entrepreneurship Isn't About Creativity

Andrew_Yang | Posted 03.31.2014 | Small Business
Andrew_Yang

I sometimes compare starting a business to having a child. You have a moment of profound inspiration, followed by months of thankless hard work and waking up in the middle of the night.

The Prestige Pathways

Andrew_Yang | Posted 02.16.2014 | Education
Andrew_Yang

The requirements are clear: you have to have good grades, be able to perform some cognitive tasks with words and numbers in the form of case studies that you should prepare for and practice, and hopefully look good in a suit.

Smart People Should Build Things

Andrew_Yang | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Andrew_Yang

I knew that there were promising startups and growth companies all over the country that needed talent to expand and thrive. I knew firsthand that there was an army of talented, ambitious, somewhat directionless young people who'd love to work for a startup.