Andrew Yang, founder and CEO of Venture for America (and a Taiwanese American), will discuss his new book , “Smart People Should Build Things”, and asks: what if the same level of talent that is currently heading to financial services, management consulting, and law school instead went to startups and early-stage growth companies around the country? He believes that our ability to answer this question will determine the course of our economy and our shared future.

Andrew’s book has received glowing reviews from the likes of Jeff Weiner (CEO, LinkedIn), Arianna Huffington (Founder, Huffington Post), Tony Hsieh (CEO, Zappos), and Dave Gilboa (Founder, Warby Parker).

For the first 45 minutes, Andrew will discuss the pillar ideas in his book, and also talk about his own journey in the startup world, including 5 years as CEO of Manhattan GMAT. There will be a 15 minute Q&A session to follow.

This is a not to miss opportunity to hear from a pre-eminent and successful entrepreneur, so come out if you want to learn about entrepreneurship, creating jobs, participating in the rising tide of start-ups, or all of the above.

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Pre-order “Smart People Should Build Things” here.
Andrew will be available for a book signing following the discussion.

For all questions and media inquiries:

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 @ 6:45 pm
Sailthru Offices, 10 Hudson Square Building
(160 Varick St, 12F New York, NY 10013)

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