PSYCHOLOGY TODAY, FINDING THE NEXT EINSTEIN: Where Can Smart People Have The Greatest Impact?

February 3, 2014
By Jonathan Wai, Ph.D.

Andrew Yang is an extremely smart person. In fact, his brainpower is off the charts. He scored in the top 0.5% on the SAT at age 12, was admitted to Stanford and Brown, got a 178 LSAT, and a 780 GMAT. He personally felt unfulfilled by a legal career after graduating from Columbia Law, so he ended up paving his own path, eventually founding Venture For America. In Smart People Should Build Things he tells his personal story, explaining how the idea for VFA came when he noticed a lot of smart people felt unfulfilled in their corporate and finance jobs and wanted to make a difference in American communities. Continue reading