It’s a great speech - when you’ve time it’s maybe worth adding a summary so people know if they want to read it.
Tl;dr Social status is very attractive to some people, maybe most, but you should know that it’s not as rewarding ultimately as it appears, due to a kind of hedonic treadmill. Relevance to EA: notice when you are making decisions based on how it will get you access to The Cool People rather than on what you value
I turned this into a question. Maybe someone will answer: https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/piLpBkxFyGcnvT6fA/what-is-meant-by-infrastructure-in-ea
I have trouble parsing what people mean when they say this word, and so do others.
I’m not sure what you mean by ‘bandwidth’, each time you use it.
You might also consider using Swapcard (the event app used for EA Globals) as a way to find companies with many EAs in them.
This post feels relevant: Dust off your CVs for the Big EA Hiring Round
I couldn't find the podcast on CastBox (which I use). I see that it's the 15th most popular medium for listening to podcasts in the US in 2019-20.According to the data I was using, it seems Pandora and Audible are the objectively best mediums to target next with the podcast, but I have a vested interest in you allowing me to listen to it on the app I use.
I've a truffle-cist, me
It's a broad question, but I think feedback that isn't tied to 'real world' events is out of scope. I'm thinking of how for example a startup might make a product, put it in front of users, and then find out some need they hadn't thought of in advance.
Talking with Yonatan has been extremely helpful to me. We've mainly communicated by Telegram voice notes and messages. He guided me through a jobhunt period, and helped me refine my plans, partly by giving feedback, partly by letting me ramble into a voice note until I had rubber-ducked myself into progress, and partly by introducing new frames for thinking about decisions I was making. It was useful to have someone to talk to who understood my motivations quite well (EA), but was at an objective distance (3000 miles), and who had relevant expertise and good thoughts.
Some things I appreciate about Yonatan:
As a result of our conversations, I feel I approached my jobhunt-related decisions in a 10x more systematic way than I otherwise would have, and I have more mental models to make future decisions with.
In summary, I highly recommend talking to Yonatan, in case he can help you.Background about me: I am a developer with 2 years experience, now in my second job.