“Smart People Should Build Things”

As early-stage companies continue losing bright minds to professional services industries – particularly finance, consulting and law – Andrew Yang is determined to reel those minds in.

Yang, founder and CEO of Venture for America, recently wrote, “Smart People Should Build Things: How to Restore Our Culture of Achievement, Build a Path for Entrepreneurs, and Create New Jobs in America.” In the book, Yang elaborates on his view of a basic solution to the country’s economic and social problems. The United States needs to get its most intelligent graduates back to building, he writes, as “new firms are responsible for most of the job growth and innovation in our economy.”

“What if 25 percent of our top graduates went to startups around the country each year instead of to Wall Street?” Yang asks. “How long would that take to generate thousands of new jobs, companies, opportunities, and even industries?”

“Smart People Should Build Things” is available on www.800ceoread.com for $21.59.

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