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Andrew Yang Before His Run for President | 2015 Interview with Built To Sell Radio Podcast



Matt posts an interview from 2015 with Democratic Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang, prior to his 2020 Presidential run. This interview provides a deep dive into Andrew Yang’s former background and career.

From the original podcast page:

Andrew Yang is the Founder and CEO of Venture for America, a fellowship program that places top college graduates in start-ups for two years in emerging U.S. cities to generate job growth and train the next generation of entrepreneurs. Andrew has worked in start-ups and early stage growth companies as a founder or executive for more than twelve years. He was the CEO and President of Manhattan GMAT, a test preparation company that was acquired by The Washington Post/Kaplan in 2009. He has also served as the co-founder of an Internet company and as an executive at a healthcare software start-up. He has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Morning Joe, Fox News, TIME, Techcrunch, the Wall St. Journal, and many other media outlets. Andrew was named a Champion of Change and a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship by the White House for his work with Venture for America.

Andrew Yang had built Manhattan GMAT into an $11 million business when Kaplan Test Prep, an 800-pound gorilla in the education business, threatened legal action against his company. Rather than react defensively, Yang sought to build a relationship with Kaplan executives, who would eventually go on to buy Manhattan GMAT for more than 8 times EBITDA. Yang turned a potential crisis into a clean offer.

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Peter Yang
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Peter Yang

Andrew Yang is an honest guy…the way he talks u can tell he's a geniune guy! Yang gang 2020!

Jessica Alegre-Lota
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Jessica Alegre-Lota

Great find and thank you for sharing. We already know this but Andrew truly is amazing. Brilliant!!

Connie Liu
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Connie Liu

After you know him more, you cannot resist to love him as America President.

super blue
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super blue

Lucky he is not a Jew, LoL.

Knight Artoras
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Knight Artoras

Wow we so lucky to have him run as president!

matthew C
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matthew C

So if you search all other candidates’ past, all you will find are dirty deals. And he doesn’t have that history.

KaKit Man
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KaKit Man

Wow… he actually reflected on his decisions, and genuinely felt bad after finding out someone was not happy with the sell.

WOKE BEAST
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WOKE BEAST

Me thinks kingtut777 is just a filthy troll begging to swallow some long, thick Valerian steel

Technolibz
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Technolibz

O.M.G. a man consistent with his message and mission

daryl H
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daryl H

Greta Thunberg: "Imagine" how beautiful, with flowers braided in her hair, dancing round, in a Verdant Meadow, on a Mid-Sommer night in Sweden !!!

daryl H
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daryl H

IMPRESSED !!! … Bigly !!!

WOKE BEAST
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WOKE BEAST

Reply to kingtut777’s Really?????? …. Really.

BladeMasterz916
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BladeMasterz916

He remembered to take care everybody! This is the type of guy you want to be President! Never forgetting the lil guy! I worked at small tech startup that got bought out, so I understand.

kingtut777
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kingtut777

They did not mention FREE ORAL SEX.Very disappointed 🙁

Jim Maliones
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Jim Maliones

33:46…. he was presidential before he even knew it.

Bob Robertson
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Bob Robertson

Those racist cocksuckers at that anti-Asian racist publication Washington Post are probably now having a fit because more and more other news and media platforms are now beginning to recognize this man as Da Truth ! and are no longer blocking him and ignoring him. Hey Washington Post cocksuckers: once this man becomes president next year, you motherfuckers can each get on your knees and give this man a BJ, you pussies !!!

2GetherAs1
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2GetherAs1

Conspiracy#1: Yang was sent by silicon valley to save capitalism by giving the people more buying power. This way, we keep them rich and we become even bigger consumers. It's sounds like a nice thing if those rich fucks were actually nice. They know a huge portion of the UBI will go right back to them. Same people who are living paycheck to paycheck will still have a hard time as they don't know how to manage money. Hello new iPhone. Those rich bastards will be swimming in pools of money while we live in this illusion/fantasy thinking we are… Read more »

Danger Zone
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Danger Zone

Yang Gang motherfuckers.

N K
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N K

Let’s be honest. Yang’s Gimmick is a bit trash, but his plan is God’s Plan. Luckily someone told me to think harder.

kagazuki
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kagazuki

Stop saying "LIke"!!!!!

Sandy Bayes
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Sandy Bayes

Revealing! I now understand why Yang likes the Charter school model. This interview also gives us a view of Yang himself and his level of integrity within the business process. Thank you for this excellent, in-depth interview!

Gi Song
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Gi Song

Thanks for this video. I start to believe Andrew Yang will be the next president. And he should be the next president.

The Hacks-By-Jack Channel
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The Hacks-By-Jack Channel

Okay I have mission for all you entrepreneurs and Yang Gangers should you accept. Go print out T-Shirts that say More Yang For The Buck.

a moon
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a moon

2:15 lol he took the GMAT for fun and then went on to teach it. My boy Andrew Yang is WiCKED SMaHt

vinni3c
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vinni3c

I like Andrew but this was difficult to listen to with all the "likes", "umm", "ya know's". He's gotten a lot better public speaking in the past year fortunately.

mmmk
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mmmk

"he doesn't have a public record, I bet he is a Chinese Spy"

How can you hope to talk to someone who says that? His record is transparent and is made public from the start of his career… If there's a scandal about to breakout I'm waiting

j00ktau
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j00ktau

Yang speaks his mind = no scripting 👍🤯

Om Peace
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Om Peace

Excited to see the role these venture for American fokks will play in the campaign. I am sure that is being coordinated

Ron C
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Ron C

He has a Ted Talk as well about Venture for America
https://youtu.be/t383l_7-o4o

Lai Saevang
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Lai Saevang

More reasons to live Andrew Yang even more! Thanks Zach and Matt, another awesome video!! #YangGang

Phea Ram
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Phea Ram

Such a wonderful man! Can't wait for President Yang! #Yang2020. He will not only Make the US move forward but also the whole WORLD!

duinay3
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duinay3

"the teachers are more important than the principal" – now who would've thought that – brillant!

Geography Pro
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Geography Pro

Here's a serious question: why can't we do a gofundme to raise 1 to 2 million to do a year long test trial of ubi on a very small town population of 100 to 200 people. Here is my idea, we do this gofundme for Gilbertown,AL. Why this town. First, it is right the border of Ms. And Al. and centrally located in the south. Second, it is very far from other towns larger than 50,000 so we can better see how UBI directly impacts this town. Third, it has half Democrats and half Republicans so we cant say there… Read more »

bones007able
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bones007able

wow ….yang is the real deal… the critics be damned….