Since college I've updated away from the importance of planning out my career, and toward the importance of finding a thing that deeply excites me.
In particular, I've noticed that when I have jobs that seem good on paper (e.g. from an EA perspective) but I'm not excited about the day-to-day work of them, I tend to underperform. On the other hand, when I find something that really nerdsnipes me, not only do I tend to use it to do my job better, but I also tend to find an even better job next (with bigger EA impact, even if that application w... (read more)
I am quite curious to understand the funding situation among 'EA startup projects' better. Perhaps the survey Jade Leung recently conducted as part of her incubator project will help shed light on this.
My questions/confusions include:
CFAR's local bank sent out the following email to its clients a few minutes ago. I thought some of you might find it useful to know, especially the part where they claim no one will be getting these loans before next week.
Clients of Community Bank of the Bay,
The SBA issued its Interim Final Report on the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) on Thursday evening at about 6:00 est. Since then, we and other SBA Preferred Lenders have been reviewing the guidance, and have gotten clarity on some issues and found that others still remain u
we are in the process of signing an agreement with [an organization that has agreed to transfer the funds], should be finished in about a week / then they can accept the transfer
they have a bit nonsense fee structure, so they want 8% of transfers
under 25k USD, and 5% over 25k. I asked for a discount, but they
decided against it:
so it would be actually cheaper if you send us 25 thousand USD, pay
1250 fee and we s
They are not planning to hire the outgoing director as that person has already started a new job in a different city.
I've posted an update about my donation plans in the comments of the post that Carl linked above.
I’d like to give a quick update on my plans for the 2016 Donation Lottery winnings.
Of the $45,650, I’ve decided to give $21,000 to the Czech Association for Effective Altruism so they can hire one full time staff (or equivalent) for one year to manage the organization. I have not yet transferred that money, nor decided how to allocate the other $24,650.
I decided to support the Czech Association for Effective Altruism because I am impressed with their ability to execute difficult projects, I believe their projects have the potential to make a large positive... (read more)
Does anyone like "skeptical altruist"?
I didn't end up getting enough karma so I posted it in LW: http://lesswrong.com/lw/lgy/how_much_does_consumption_affect_production/
Hello, I'd like to post an article but I need 10 karma to do so and I haven't been posting comments so I don't have any. If you don't mind up-voting this comment to allow me to do that, please do!
If it helps, the post I've drafted is about some of the altruistic eating arguments I've seen:
I use one neoclassical economic and one intuitive appeal to argue that they could all be simpler and more accu... (read more)