Emerson Spartz

378San Juan, Puerto RicoJoined Aug 2020

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Founded Nonlinear.org (we're hiring!), a longtermist incubator.

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Thanks for sharing! If I were only interested in subscribing to 1-4, which would you recommend?

Lots of potential here! I've given 6 TEDx talks and would love to be helpful for anyone pursuing this  - feel free to reach out.

I agree and will use this opportunity to re-share some tips for increasing readability. I used to manage teams of writers/editors and here are some ideas we found useful:

To remove fluff, imagine someone is paying you $1,000 for every word you remove.  Our writers typically could cut 20-50% with minimal loss of information.

Long sentences are hard to read, so try to change your commas into periods. 

Long paragraphs are hard to read, so try to break each paragraph into 2-3 sentences.

Most people just skim, and some of your ideas are much more important than others, so bold/italicize your important points.

Love this! I used to manage teams of writers/editors and here are some ideas we found useful for increasing readability:

To remove fluff, imagine someone is paying you $1,000 for every word you remove.  Our writers typically could cut 20-50% with minimal loss of information.

Long sentences are hard to read, so try to change your commas into periods. 

Long paragraphs are hard to read, so try to break each paragraph into 2-3 sentences.

Most people just skim, and some of your ideas are much more important than others, so bold/italicize your important points.

Agreed - we reached out to some people in the group to see if they wanted to add their listings to the sheet!

We're trying to keep it super informal for now :)

Light touch curation, yes - we'd certainly appreciate a heads up on anything like this!

That depends on the funders! Give enough bounties, I'd expect an optimal bounty distribution to look power law-ish with a few big bounties (>10k-1m?) and many small ones (<10k).

I didn't think about it much - public might be better. I assumed some people would be hesitant to share publicly and I'd get more submissions if private, but I'm not sure if that offsets the creative stimulus of sharing publicly.

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