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Dave Lukas, The Misfit Entrepreneur_Breakthrough Entrepreneurship
328: Step Into the Arena of Life and Be a Victor, Not Victim with Former UFC Fighter and 7-Figure Entrepreneur, Eliot Marshall

Dave Lukas, The Misfit Entrepreneur_Breakthrough Entrepreneurship

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 49:28


This week's Misfit Entrepreneur is Eliot Marshall. Eliot is a former Brazilian Jujitsu title holder and UFC fighter turned entrepreneur. After retiring from UFC in 2011, he co-founded the Easton Training Center, a globally renowned martial arts school specializing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai kickboxing. Easton has expanded to 7 locations across Colorado. It currently employs over 150 employees and does over $6 million a year in revenue. Additionally, Eliot is also the host of the Gospel of Fire Podcast, sought after public speaker, and best-selling author of The Gospel of Fire: Strategies for Facing Your Fears, Confronting Your Demons, and Finding Your Purpose. And it's these things in addition to the lessons learned in building his business that I want to dig into with him today. www.EliotMarshall.com Eliot says that he was very lucky. It started with being born to 2 amazing parents in the USA. From there, it was a lot of failure. He first wanted to be a pro- basketball player and he failed. The he wanted to be the Brazilian Jujitsu world champion and failed. He then wanted to be an MMA champion and failed there. But, he has succeeded at staying in the game and using his failures to get himself to success. Talk to us about why you think you are so lucky? He walked into a mall in 1998 and met a man starting a new Brazilian Jujitsu school and started training with him. He got hurt and quit after a month and this led to his meeting his first girlfriend. A year later he came back and wanted to train with no money to pay offering to clean and help around the gym and the guy just so happened to need his first help and hired him. He lost his last fight in MMA and because he had downtime as he wasn't a winner and on to the next step, he has down time and found his first building for Easton training and got it. That kicked off the business. Other things have happened, but the story of Eliot is that every time something seemed to go wrong, it was the next step needed in his path to get where he has come. You have a chapter in your book called “Why the F$%k vs. What the F$%K,” explain what that means… A lot of people wake up and ask,, “What am going to do today?” That is the wrong question. The right question is “Why am going to what I am going to do today?” Once you are clear on why you are doing things. Why your day will look a certain way. Why your life will be a certain way. Then you can really design the life you want to live. Your why will enable you to have meaning and purpose. Everything starts with why. Once you know your why, you get can get through just about any how. How does someone find their power? It starts with passion. Your power exists in your passion. Putting all his energy into his passion for martial arts, Eliot not only created a massively successful business, but also found his power and that is teaching people that they can do anything if they put their mind to it. They can accomplish. But, he had to convince himself that he could accomplish first, and he did. Find your power and go share it with the world. You went through some mental health challenges. What did you learn to overcome them and how did you do it? He grew up in a bi-racial family and there was a lot challenge. His mom was Jewish, and dad was black. His house was vandalized often and even had swastikas painted on it. It was a rough childhood around him. His family was great. All he had was karate because it was based on results. But he grew up with a feeling that he was not safe. As he grew up and started to win in martial arts he started to equate people liking them with being able to beat them up. He felt a lot of pressure to perform and always win. It was 100% self-imposed. He wrapped his whole identity up into fighting and not being safe. When did you have your breakthrough and choose to change? Eliot had to break down first. He literally had a mental breakdown. It happened over a month having panicking attacks, not being able to sleep, having friends talk him off a ledge. At one point, he couldn't sleep for 2 nights and his wife said to him, “Why don't you do your day as if you had a good night's sleep. Just pretend.” At the 22 min mark, Eliot tells the story of what happened next. It's best to listen. He learned to focus on now and not worry about the past or the future. He learned to put little routines in place that made him better. Talk to us about the habits you have developed that help you succeed. Eliot meditates every day. You can find guided meditation on YouTube for free. Eliot uses mala beads as a trigger to help calm himself in time of stress. Eliot also has a gratitude practice that he does after meditation. He then goes through his pillars of who he is every day. He is and always will be a husband and father. He is a teacher. He is also a student. He is a fighter. He is a survivor. He reminds himself of this every day. “There is only 1 thing all of us have never failed at. And that is making it through your very worst day.” Talk to us about breaking through your mental limits…. Having a teacher or coach to help you is critical to help with breakthroughs. At least to accelerate them to happen faster. Eliot relates a story of one of his teachers and climbing sand dunes at 10,000 feet and carrying another up it. He had another time with a coach climbing a mountain and carrying a partner up the side of the mountain. The challenges were to get the guys to accept their death because it is possible in the cage in MMA. It was in these times of great risk that he learned he could do more. He learned that the biggest competition is with himself and it is being better tomorrow than you are today. Lessons learned from competing in MMA that have helped you in life and business? You have to walk into the arena of your life. You are going to get knocked down and going to lose. Fighters no this and accept it as part of the path forward. No matter what happens, you must get back up and walk into the arena of your life. ​ You built a very large multi-7 figure business that is based in a close contact sport. How did you make it through the pandemic and what principles have you use to build it? The business is better because of the pandemic. It made them figure out how to really make it happen and not only succeed but thrive. They had to close their schools. They brought together their team and started doing trying and failing until they got it right. Their systems and communication got better. Eliot and his partners took pay cuts to ensure everyone made the same or better and could stay in employed. “You can be a victim or you can be a victor. Things either happen to you or happen for you.” They established clear core values that everyone knew. They had a clear hierarchy and communication structure for getting things done. They had a clear vision for what they would do and how they would execute.   Best Quote: You can be a victim or you can be a victor. Things either happen to you or happen for you.   Eliot's Misfit 3: Get a morning routine that starts your day with success. Create your pillars. Who are you? What is unbreakable and cannot be shifted. Only compete with you. Don't care what the world things. Become the best.   Show Sponsors Magic Mind: 40% off subscription orders for the next 10 days and 20% off one-time orders at www.Magicmind.co/Misfit or us the promo code Misfit at checkout Ecom Automation Gurus: 15% discount off any of EAG's services. Go to www.ecomautomationgurus.com and mention Misfit Entrepreneur

The Nonlinear Library
EA - Supporting online connections: what I learned after trying to find impactful opportunities by Clifford

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 23:55


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Supporting online connections: what I learned after trying to find impactful opportunities, published by Clifford on November 4, 2022 on The Effective Altruism Forum. I've been exploring ideas for how the Forum could help people make a valuable connection over the course of 4+ months. In this doc, I share the different areas I've been thinking about, how promising I think they are and what I've learnt about them. Overall, I don't think any of the ideas meet the bar for focusing on connections via an online platform. My bar for an idea was that it could facilitate roughly an EAG's worth of quality-adjusted connections each year (~10,000). I'm now more excited about meeting this bar by targeting high-value outcomes (e.g. collaborations, jobs), even if that means a lower number of total connections. I cover: Overall take Why did we explore connections? What ideas have we explored? FAQ: Why don't you build a year-round Swapcard? Other ideas we didn't explore Overall take I'm more excited about targeting high-value outcomes that come from connections (e.g. collaborations, jobs) rather than trying to broadly facilitate conversations online. I wanted to find a product that could plausibly match a single EAG (Effective Altruism Global) in terms of the number of connections made in a year. A single EAG costs roughly 2 FTEs a year to run (excluding other costs) If Sarah (my colleague) and I are choosing what to work on, you could imagine that the alternative we're trying to beat or match is running another EAG. Note: this is a relatively ambitious target. I think it would be more achievable to build something that's still cost-effective but which has less potential for scale. For example, some of the ideas I explore below would be much more cost-effective than an EAG, because it's much cheaper to run online services than in-person conferences but would generate far fewer connections. [Related Forum post.] I've found it hard to compete with EAG on number of “connections”, where a connection means someone you feel you can ask a favour of (likely after a half-hour conversation). At an EAG, each attendee makes an average of 8 connections via lots of 1:1 chats in an environment (in-person) optimised for good conversations. To match this, we'd need 10% of our monthly active readership to make 4 connections a year, which isn't crazy but feels like a stretch as only 8% of that number have ever sent a message on the forum. I think it might be easier to compete with EAG on the downstream effects of connections, e.g. a person ended up collaborating on a paper, a person ended up getting hired. My best guess is that EAGs get outcomes like this for something like 1-5% of connections. I think it's much easier for the Forum to get 100-500 additional concrete outcomes (like collaborations or jobs) a year, than 10k connections. The rest of this contains details on what we explored, why and our assessment of each idea. Why did we explore connections? We thought we should work on connections because: Connections are valuable They are cited as an important reason that people get involved in EA in the Open Phil EA/Longtermist Survey 35% of people said personal contact with EAs was important for them getting involved 38% said personal contacts had the largest influence on their personal ability to have a positive impact We had some evidence that people are making valuable connections through the Forum, even though the Forum wasn't designed well for this The 2020 EA Survey revealed that a surprising number of people found connections through the EA Forum 5.9% of people said they found a valuable connection through the Forum, where 11.3% said this of EAG (an event optimised for connections) Having followed up with a subset of the forum users who said this, I think it's more like that ~2% of respondent...

The Nonlinear Library
EA - EA movement course corrections and where you might disagree by michel

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 39:58


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: EA movement course corrections and where you might disagree, published by michel on October 29, 2022 on The Effective Altruism Forum. This is the final post in a series of two posts on EA movement strategy. The first post categorized ways in which EA could fail. Summary Following an influx of funding, media attention, and influence, the EA movement has been speeding along an exciting, yet perilous, trajectory recently. A lot of the EA community's future impact rests on this uncertain growth going well (and thereby avoiding movement collapse scenarios). Yet, discussions or critiques of EA's trajectory are often not action-guiding. Even when critiques propose course corrections that are tempting to agree with (e.g., EA should be bigger!) proposed course corrections to make EA more like X often don't rigorously engage with the downsides of being more like X, or the opportunity cost of not being like Y. Proposals to make EA more like X also often leave me with only a vague understanding of what X looks like and how we get from here to X. I hope this post and the previous write-up on ways in which EA could fail can make discussions of the EA community's trajectory more productive (and to clarify my own thinking on the matter). This post analyzes the different domains within which EA could change its trajectory, as well as key considerations that inform those trajectory changes where reasonable people might disagree. I also share next steps to build on this post. Preface I was going to write another critique of EA. How original. I was going to write about how there's an increasingly visible EA “archetype” (rationalist, longtermist, interested in AI, etc.) that embodies an aesthetic few people feel warmly towards on first impression, and that this leads some newcomers who I think would be a great fit for EA to bounce off the community. But as I outlined my critique, I had a scary realization: If EA adopted my critique, I'm not confident the community would be more impactful. Maybe, to counter my proposed critique, AI alignment is just the problem of our century and we need to orient ourselves toward that unwelcome reality. Seems plausible. Or maybe EA is rife with echo chambers, EA exceptionalism, and an implicit bias to see ourselves as the protagonist of a story others are blind to. Also seems plausible. And then I thought about other EA strategy takes. Doesn't a proposal like “make EA enormous” also rest on lots of often implicit assumptions? Like how well current EA infrastructure and coordination systems can adapt to a large influx of people, the extent to which “Effective Altruism” as a brand can scale relative to more cause-area-specific brands, and the plausible costs of diluting EA's uniquely truth-seeking norms. I'm not saying we shouldn't make EA enormous, I'm saying it seems hard to know whether to make EA enormous– or for that matter to have any strong strategy opinion. Nevertheless, I'm glad people are thinking about course corrections to the EA movement trajectory. Why? Because I doubt the existing “business as usual” trajectory is the optimal trajectory. I don't think anyone is deliberately steering the EA movement. The Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) does at some level with EAG(x)'s, online discussion spaces, and goals for growth levels, but ask them and they will tell you CEA is not in charge of all of EA. EA thought leaders also don't claim to own course-correcting all of EA. While they may nudge the movement in certain directions through grants and new projects, their full-time work typically has a narrower scope. I get the sense that the EA movement as we see it today is a conglomeration of past deliberate decisions (e.g., name, rough growth rate, how to brand discussion and gathering spaces) and just natural social dynamics (e.g., grouping by inter...

The Unauthorized History of the Pacific War
Like Three Haystacks on Fire, with special guest Jon Parshall

The Unauthorized History of the Pacific War

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 94:10


Aboard the Japanese CVsWhat is the morning looking like at this point aboard the CVs?What are the Japanese briefed about?When do they launch?Who is the strike leader?Talk about the flight into Midway…Aboard the American CVsReveille for US aircrews is at 0300, breakfast at 0400, ready rooms shortly after thatTalk about the anticipation in the ready roomsNervous energy Aboard Midway islandSearch planes take off around 0415Americans prepare for the battle they know is coming todayPlanes fueled and armedBert Earnest and his two dollar bill At 0545 a search plane sees the incoming strike and radios “Many Planes Heading Midway” PBY search planes sight Japanese CVs at 0552 Because of incoming aircraft and CV sighting, Midway scrambles damn near everything with wings by 0600 Japanese Midway strikeGive us the run-down of the Japanese attack on the island and the aerial encounters with the American fightersBill Brooks and his Brewster engage Japanese as they come into the island around 0616What are the effects of the Japanese strike on the island?Who decides another strike is needed?Why?When does Nagumo get word of another strike being needed?Take us through his decision making here Aboard the American CVs0645 Pilots Man Your Planes!Dusty KleissDon HoffSpruance on orders from Fletcher decides to launch at 0700CV6 launches and orbits the TF awaiting CV5 and her birdsUS CV strike launch is discombobulated and unorganized (clusterfuck is a good term but we shouldn't say that)“Proceed on mission assigned” flashed to McCluskyHornet's strikeStanhope Ring versus John Waldron As the American CVs strike is being launched, the first attackers from Midway see the Japanese CVs…Bert Earnest and Harry Ferrier in 8-T-1 attack HiryuThe B26s attack Akagi at almost the same timeTalk about the near miss by the B26 on Akagi's bridge0800 VMSB-241 attacks Japanese fleetJapanese CAP proves to be incredibly deadly to these attacks While the Midway based aircraft are attacking the fleet, the Japanese are also attacked by a submarine Talk about the effects that the Nautilus attack on the fleet have as far as timing is concerned, and what do the Japanese do Nautilus' attack, while not successful, is HUGE when it comes to the events that soon followArashi… Around 0840 the American attacks ceaseTalk about Nagumo's timetable…What does it look like inside the hangar decks of the Japanese CVs right now?US VT attacks on Kido ButaiVT8 and VT6 shortly afterwards Let's once and for all dispel the George Gay myth… The Flight to NowhereWhere the hell is HAG?What happens to them?Could they have helped?Tease the cover up by Mitscher for Ring to be discussed at length in the next episode EAG flight and McClusky's decisionTalk about what is happening in the air right now What is McClusky thinkingWhat is happening to the SBD formation?McClusky's decision to continue the searchSeeing Arashi…Set up the attack of EAG on Kaga and Akagi from Japanese and US sidesWhat is going on aboard the Japanese CVs right now?PLANES ON THE FLIGHT DECKS MYTH!Flash warning to KagaMcClusky breaks doctrine and attacks Kaga Attack on Kaga and AkagiEarl GallaherDusty KleissDon HoffAboard KagaBriefly discuss attacks on SoryuTalk about the damage done to Kaga, Akagi and SoryuJust how bad is it? Discuss the Hiryu strikes on CV5 Afternoon strike on HiryuLots of AAA this time and CAPDusty KleissDon Hoff Wrap up June 4 and tease the next episodeJapanese lossesUS losses

The Nonlinear Library
EA - Open position at 80,000 Hours: Recruiter by 80000 Hours

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2022 5:36


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Open position at 80,000 Hours: Recruiter, published by 80000 Hours on October 20, 2022 on The Effective Altruism Forum. Summary We're hiring a recruiter to help us grow the 80,000 Hours team. Not being able to hire fast enough is one of our biggest bottlenecks as an organisation. The person in this role will directly address this by helping to identify potential candidates, run hiring rounds, and scale our recruitment processes as we grow. They'll be key to increasing 80,000 Hours' impact over the coming years. You might be a great fit if you: Have a strong understanding of effective altruism / longtermism. Have excellent organisational / project management skills. Are a clear communicator, both in writing and in person. Would enjoy interacting with and evaluating people. This is a full-time role. Ideally, you'd be based at our London office, but we're open to remote candidates (as long as you're able to work within UK working hours). We're willing to consider candidates who are available to start anytime between December 2022 and August 2023 — so please consider applying even if you're not available immediately. The starting salary for someone with one year of highly relevant experience is £59,200 per year. The role You'll be managed by Sashika Coxhead, our Head of Recruiting, and will have the opportunity to work closely with hiring managers from other teams. Initial responsibilities will include: Project management of active recruiting rounds. For example, overseeing the candidate pipeline and logistics of hiring rounds, making decisions on initial applications, and managing candidate communications. Sourcing potential candidates. This might include generating leads for specific roles, publicising new positions, reaching out to potential candidates, and answering any questions they have about working at 80,000 Hours. Taking on special projects to improve our recruiting systems. For example, you might help to build an excellent applicant tracking system, test ways to improve our ability to generate leads, or introduce strategies to make our hiring rounds more efficient. Depending on your skills and interests, you might also: Take ownership of a particular area of our recruiting process, e.g. proactive outreach to potential candidates, our applicant tracking system, or metrics for the recruiting team's success. Conduct screening interviews where needed, to assess applicants' fit for particular roles at 80,000 Hours. After some time in the role, we'd hope for you to sit on internal hiring committees. This involves forming an inside view on candidates' performance; discussing uncertainties with the hiring manager and committee; and, with the other committee members, giving final approval on who to make offers to. Who we're looking for You might be a great fit if you: Have a strong interest in and understanding of effective altruism and longtermism. Ideally, you have evidence of previous involvement with EA (e.g. being a member or organiser of a local or university group, attending a previous EAG or EAGx conference, volunteering or working with an EA organisation) and have a deep understanding of key EA concepts. Are highly conscientious and organised. You take pride in your attention to detail, can keep track of multiple moving parts within a project, and don't let things fall through the cracks. Ideally, you have previous experience successfully managing projects (e.g. running events or doing local/university group organising). Are a clear communicator, both in writing and in person. You're able to discuss uncertainties with hiring managers efficiently and can communicate clearly but sensitively with candidates. Are interested in thinking about people. You have strong interpersonal skills, love trying to develop accurate models of others, and would enjoy thinking abo...

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano
#161 - Como construir uma cultura organizacional? Peças essenciais → com Rogério Menossi da Time Produtivo

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 83:07


Comandante, quer aprender a como construir uma cultura organizacional? Neste episódio, Rogério Menossi e Marcelo Germano falam detalhadamente. Conheça os 5 passos para construir uma cultura organizacional e quais as peças essenciais que você precisa dispor na hora da contratação para ter um time de sucesso.

The ERP Advisor
The ERP Minute Episode 57 - September 27, 2022

The ERP Advisor

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 3:14 Transcription Available


This week at Dreamforce, Salesforce's user conference, Salesforce introduced Genie, a hyper-scale real-time data platform that powers the entire Salesforce Customer 360. Genie unifies all of a company's customer data across channels and interactions into a single, real-time customer profile, so every experience across the Customer 360 is more automated, intelligent, and real-time. Microsoft made a few announcements this week, beginning with its board of directors declaring a quarterly dividend of $0.68 per share, reflecting a 10% increase over the previous quarter's dividend. Microsoft then released a Work Trend Index Pulse report, “Hybrid Work is Just Work. Are We Doing in Wrong?” coinciding with the announcement of new capabilities in Microsoft Viva, its employee experience platform, designed to help empower and energize employees in a time of economic uncertainty. Microsoft Viva expanded its offerings to include confidential feedback capabilities, the centralization of communications, the utilization of AI to assist users, richer integration with Microsoft Teams, and more. The final announcement from Microsoft this week was the planned launch of Global Renewables Watch (GRW) in partnership with Planet Labs PBC and The Nature Conservancy. GRW will be a first-of-its-kind living atlas intended to map and measure all utility-scale solar and wind installations on Earth using AI and satellite imagery, allowing users to evaluate clean energy transition progress and track trends over time. A recent Gartner survey found that security and risk management, application and integration strategies, and infrastructure and operations are the top three technology priorities for midsize enterprises (MSEs) in 2022. As we prepare for Cybersecurity Awareness month and see an ever-increasing number of cybersecurity risks in the ERP space, EAG will be discussing the frightening topic of Ransomware, with special guest James McQuiggan of KnowBe4.https://www.erpadvisorsgroup.com866-499-8550LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/company/erp-advisors-groupTwitter:https://twitter.com/erpadvisorsgrpFacebook:https://www.facebook.com/erpadvisorsInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/erpadvisorsgroupPinterest:https://www.pinterest.com/erpadvisorsgroupMedium:https://medium.com/@erpadvisorsgroup

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano
#159 - Contratar líder experiente ou treinar alguém da equipe?

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 57:33


O que é melhor: contratar um líder experiente ou treinar alguém da equipe? Não tome uma decisão antes de ouvir ao episódio 159 do Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável! Marcelo Germano fala tudo o que você precisa fazer nessa situação. Os prós e contras de contratar um líder de fora ou promover alguém do time.

The Unauthorized History of the Pacific War

Sit Rep PTO late December 1941-January 1942Japanese are on the offensive everywherePhilippines are already on the way outWake Island, despite a gallant defense by the Marines has been captured and the planned relief had been called off December 22.The fact that Wake Island had been abandoned by Admiral Pye lit a fire under Nimitz to strike back.Morale was extremely low in the fleet due to the fact that Wake had been abandoned.  Capt McMorris, Pye's Chief of staff, said that retreating from Wake would be “unduly cautious” and a retreat would “destroy service and public confidence.  It is an opportunity unlikely to come again soon.  We are in great need of a victory.”Talk about the effect of Pye's retreat order on the Carrier ForceAubrey Fitch withdrew to his cabin so he would not hear the mutinous talk on the bridge.Fliers on Saratoga threatened to ignore the order and launch anyway.Intel officer Edwin Layton said, “To lose to an enemy that fought you and you fought well was one thing.  But to lose because your own Admiral was a nervous Nellie was another.” January 1942 was probably the worst month of the war in the Pacific as far as public knowledge and morale went. Admiral King wants to strike backIn a cable dated January 2, 1942 King told Nimitz that he was not pleased with the “half-hearted” deployment of the CVs.He desired “Hit and Run” raids in the Marshalls and Gilberts.Talk about surprise raids to hit the outlying Japanese bases.Even though King wants to strike back, Nimitz's advisers say don't do it What can Nimitz strike back with?Talk about the carriers and their availabilityCV experience or lack thereof What are the risks of utilizing the CVs at this juncture?Who is expressing doubt?Admiral Bloch 14th Naval District responsible for defending HawaiiWhat were the arguments against a raid or raids?Bloch said that deploying the CVs on raids would leave Hawai'i dangerously exposed to further Jap assaults or invasionIntelligence on the Marshalls and Gilberts was scarceLittle was known about the targetsDidn't think it was worth the riskWhy take the risk?CVs were all we hadWhy raid in the first place and why the outer ring?Morale boostJapan focused on going south. – this would hit them in their “rear area”“Turning Movement” not the same as flank attackPossibly may divert Japanese attention from Australia and the Coral SeaHitting the outer ring of islands was easier as there would be less of a threat from heavy Jap fleet unitsWould also protect Samoa and Australia by weakening the Jap airfields there The Marshall and Gilbert Islands RaidNimitz confers with Admiral Halsey about the upcoming strike.Halsey is enthusiastic (no surprise here)Says that CVs should strike like General Nathan Bedford Forrest said about cavalry, “get to the other fellow first with everything you have and as fast as you can and dump it on him.”Halsey says he will take Enterprise to the Marshalls himselfWhat strike isn't with risk?Halsey says it's important for the Navy's self-respectNimitz pulls the triggerCryptanalysts state to Nimitz that radio traffic indicated a large Japanese fleet movement south, thereby putting the proposed targets out of range of major enemy fleet unitsSet for Feb 1Will comprise Task Force 8 built around Halsey and CV6 and TF 17 under Fletcher and CV5.         TF8 will strike the Marshalls in the am and if possible strike again that afternoon with targets on Kwajalein, Wotje and Taroa (Moelap)TF17 will strike the Gilberts area with targets on Mili, Makin and Jaluit Task Force 8Due to radio intercepts, Nimitz ordered Halsey to strike deep into the Marshalls at Kwajalein and hit the targets as much and as often as practical.Halsey told his pilots on CV6 that they would stay all day and “raise a little hell in the Marshalls”.  Pilots were elatedFirst combat for Halsey & SpruanceWeather was clear, moon was high, no wind, no rain…perfect for flyingAircrews awakened at 0300Takeoff at 0445CV6 launches 37 SBDs and 9 TBDs armed with bombsVS6 to attack airfieldVB6 to freelance and attack targets of opportunityAs VS6 approached Roi island, Japs scramble fighters, Type 96 Claudes and AAA starts sprouting up as the SBDs go into their glide bombing runsVS6 CO Halstead Hopping's SBD is jumped by Claudes and is hit by AAA.  He drives directly into the drink.Emergence of Earl Gallaher and Dusty Kleiss. Wade McCluskey & Dick BestJohn Snowden gets an aerial kill on the Claude that shot down HoppingVS6 makes secondary runs on targets on the island with good successVB6They were held up and told to attack any shipping in the areaAttacked several ships, mostly cargo ships and hit several of them, including a minelayer.Second attack of VS6They gain altitude and circle to come around on the shipping initially hit by VB6Instead of glide bombing as they did on the airfield, the scouts come in high and dive in 70-degree dives on the shippingDusty drops his 500 pounder on a large vessel thought to be a cruiserDrills the cruiser dead center (the beginnings of an Dauntless dive-bomber deadeye)Roars across Kwajalein strafing the airfield as he goes, Snowden blasting away from the rear cockpitOther aircraft hit many of the ships in the harbor including a sub tender and a subVT6 attacksFirst TBD attack of the war, some successHarbinger of things to comeSecond attack of EAGBig E only 95 miles from Taroa, left her exposed to retaliatory strikes from JapsThe attack on Taroa was hotly contested by Japanese fighters and AAAVery heavy AAA, although not accurate and fighters who were all over the SBDsHalsey launches a 3rd attackThird attack is met by more Japanese fighters, many of the SBDs get shot up.Dusty Kleiss scores a hit on a hangar and is jumped by fighters on his way out.SBD gets shot up but he manages to force the fighters to disengageStands up in his cockpit to wipe the oil from his windscreen.  SBD leaking fuel from his wing tanks.4th attackWotje is hit by EAG SBDs and TBDsHit a ship in the harbor and other installationsHalsey advised to “Get the hell out of here”As CV6 is pulling away at flank speed she is attacked by Japanese Nell level bombersBig E's AAA guns start to bark at the incoming bombersCAP engaged but made no discernable impactJaps release ordnance from around 3000 feet and Captain George Murray handles the Big E like a speedboat, expertly dodging the incoming ordnanceOne last Nell, damaged by Enterprise AAA, turns around and heads back towards the ship. Pilot Lieutenant Kazuo Nakai intends on crashing his Nell into the Big E.Bruno GaidoBomber cuts the tail off of Gaido's SBD as it falls into the sea Combat Results1 sunken transport, the Bordeaux MaruAuxiliary sub chaser No 2 Shonan Maru sinkingSub I-23 damagedSub tender Yasukuni Maru damaged5 other ships damaged to varying degrees5 SBDs lost and 2 F4Fs Psychological ResultsAdmiral Ugaki furious “we're worse than the Americans—they didn't have warning we did”. Made us look ridiculous.Yamamoto: “They have come after us after all”. (We were supposed to negotiate a peace.)Historians downplay significance. Reinforce their forces everywhereMorale within the fleet skyrockets…finally a tangible retaliation to Pearl Harbor.Dawn February 5, Enterprise and Task Force 8 enter Pearl harbor to a hero's welcomeHalsey had Enterprise's crew man their battle stations in whitesBig E pulls into Pearl flying her battle colorsHorns blowing, sailors waving, bands playingNimitz comes aboard CV6 via bosun's chair and congratulates Halsey, who breaks down in tears.The man truly loved his ship, his crew and his NavyThe actual results of the Feb 1 raid were not much in terms of actual damage, but the pysch results were undeniable.True battle tested pilots in EAG Japanese ResultsUgaki, Yammamoto's Chief of Staff says, “They have come after all.”Forces Shokaku and Zuikaku to detach from Kido Butai and patrol Japanese home island waters for fear of a strike on the home land.Japanese move bombers closer to the outlying islandsDiverted Japanese strengthPlanted the seeds for Yamamoto's Midway operation Other RaidsWhile EAG hits the Marshalls on Feb 1, CV5 and Task Force 17 hit Jaluit in the Gilberts the same day.Feb 24 EAG hits WakeMarch 4 EAG hits MarcusMarch 10 TF 17 hits Lae and Salamau Wrap upOverall importance

The Nonlinear Library
EA - My Personal Story of Rejection from EA Global by Constance Li

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 34:26


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: My Personal Story of Rejection from EA Global, published by Constance Li on September 23, 2022 on The Effective Altruism Forum. I am the person rejected from EA Global who was anonymously featured in the Scott Alexander post about Opening EAG. I have decided to publicly identify myself and offer my story as an in-depth case study on the EAG admissions process. I've dedicated much of my life to EA principles since 2010 and yet I kept getting rejected from attending EAG. This experience brought up a lot of sadness and frustration as I felt like I was being pushed out of a community that I had always closely identified with. In the process of creating this post, I had a lot of time to reflect on EA as a personal identity vs a philosphy vs a community vs organizations. They are distinct from one another and yet are still tangled together. I will share many criticisms about the admissions process and will also be proposing some solutions to improving it. By posting my story, I hope to lower the barrier for an honest discussion about EAG Admissions, EA disillusionment, gatekeeping, community building, and solutions for improving EA communities and organizational processes. Goals: To allow reader to compare my application to the fact that I was rejected 3 times from EAG To offer more insight into the EAG admissions process by showing all my correspondences with CEA To critically discuss problems I see with the admissions process and propose some solutions To promote more easily accessible EA communities such as Gather Town To create a safer space for others to share their own stories so more experiences can be heard and accounted for Meet Up at Gather Town During EAG DC Since I had already blocked out my schedule in anticipation of EAG DC, I will be available most of this weekend (September 23 - 25) on EA Gather Town to video chat with anyone who wants to. Disclosures: This is my first forum post. Since I know this post could potentially come across as bitter, I want to say upfront that it's always easy to criticize the actions of others and imagine that one could do things better. I make no claim about being able to do a better job at conference admissions. Through sharing my perspective, I hope to contribute to a discussion that helps everyone create a better event. Please feel free to skip to the “Criticisms and Proposed Solutions” section if you want to skip my lengthy personal story. To optimize for both transparency and brevity, I have also created an appendix which I will link to throughout this post. TLDR Timeline Summary: 2001 - 2010 - Hadn't learned about Effective Altruism yet, but tried my best to do good for non-human animals 2010 - 2021- Discovered effective altruism and was engaged in EA work for 10+ years. Around 2012, I pivoted career paths because earning to give was the main EA recommendation at the time and went on to become a physician. I still pursued independent projects effectively and altruistically throughout medical school and residency, but was not directly involved in the EA community. Fall 2021- Decided to rejoin the EA community after EAGxVirtual Winter 2021 - Got rejection #1 for EAG London April 19, 2022 - Applied to EAG DC and heard no response (4 months) so assumed I was rejected July 2022- Made my original post as a reaction to a friend's facebook post about EA Disillusionment August 15, 2022 - Had a long video chat with a sympathetic CEA staff member, “X,” who saw my post and received feedback, tips for re-integrating with the EA community, and encouragement for reapplying to EAG DC August 18, 2022 - Attended my first EA NYC event because of my talk with X August 22, 2022 - Got official rejection #2 for EAG DC (felt sad, but figured it was because my application from 4 months earlier was not that great) Aug - September, 2022 - Continued ...

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano
#158 - Como ter uma empresa e franquia de sucesso? → Com Cleber Soares da Sorridents

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 84:53


Aprenda quais são os principais pilares de um franqueador de sucesso, o Cleber Soares, co-fundador da Sorridents, empresa que teve história contada até em filme! Neste episódio ele traz experiências da vida pessoal que usou para construir uma empresa de sucesso.

The Nonlinear Library
EA - The Next EA Global Should Have Safe Air by joshcmorrison

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 3:00


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: The Next EA Global Should Have Safe Air, published by joshcmorrison on September 19, 2022 on The Effective Altruism Forum. One of the coolest EA things I saw during the pandemic was the creation of the microCOVID risk tracker by an EA group house in San Francisco. To me, it was a really inspiring example of the principles of effective altruism in action — using rationality and curiosity to solve a concrete problem to make people's lives better. I was having a dinner party with some friends in last night with a theme of how we could improve indoor air safety, starting with our local community in New York. (Some background here on how my colleagues at 1Day Sooner and i think about the air safety problem). How can we get buildings to clean the air (by filtering it, mixing it with outdoor air, and sterilizing it with ultraviolet light) so that people don't suffer from pollution and pathogens? We were discussing what was feasible to accomplish politically and were struggling because a standard answer to “what air safety interventions are optimal for a space to adopt?” doesn't yet exist. We agreed that it would be uniquely valuable to recruit early adopters (e.g. tech companies, private schools, universities) to try out solutions and test them for effectiveness in reducing disease. If well-designed, this could generate experimental evidence on effectiveness and create a template for later adopters and governments to implement. An obvious place to start would be the EA community and trying to get EA spaces to implement air safety measures (like installing filters and upper-room UV light). There are a number of organizations that could fit the bill, and I'm aware of at least one that is exploring doing this in their own office. One suggestion that uniquely resonated with me was the idea that the next EA Global (after EAG DC) should make its air safe. (That is, it should have a respiratory infection risk level it tries to achieve, some surrogate targets it aims to measure, and a set of indoor air interventions that are reasonably likely to achieve the intended risk level). I don't think this will be easy and in fact I think it might be more likely than not that we fail. But part of what is valuable about EA is our commitment to learning from failure and improve over time. Trying to implement air safety interventions will teach us about the existing gaps that need to be filled, which will get us closer for the next EAG (and EAGx) until we get to a point where we're proud of our community for becoming safer and a better model for achieving good outcomes elsewhere. I recognize it already takes a tremendous amount of effort to run EA Global, and I appreciate the work CEA does putting these events on. So my intention is not to create additional burden. But biosecurity is a cause many EAs are passionate about, and air safety is one of the most promising interventions to achieve deterrence-by-denial of engineered respiratory biothreats. I feel like making our own spaces safe from pathogens is a challenge that our community can and should rise to and that doing so will have outsized benefits on our ability to accomplish future policy. If you're interested in helping with this, let me know. Thanks for listening. To help us out with The Nonlinear Library or to learn more, please visit nonlinear.org.

Soul of Business with Blaine Bartlett
Chris Adams, CEO & Founder of international luxury hospitality consulting firm Ellis Adams Group

Soul of Business with Blaine Bartlett

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 33:24


Join me and my guest, Chris Adams, CEO & Founder of Ellis Adams Group. Chris and his international luxury hospitality consulting firm EAG are currently opening 100 hotels during Q3 and Q4 of this year, partnering with Marriott International to transform locations for The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, W, Westin and Renaissance among others all over the world. He has worked on everything from the acclaimed Italian steakhouse Davio's in Atlanta to the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas and is heavily involved in the continued evolution of Marriott's beverage program. Chris is a disruptor of the hospitality industry and has climbed the ladder from pool attendant at The Ritz-Carlton to transforming Ritz-Carltons. He also has a spirit in the works with rapper G-Eazy.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Nonlinear Library

Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is:

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano
#157- Concessão de crédito para clientes: como analisar certo? → Com Cristoffer da Deps Tecnologia

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 83:28


Como sua empresa faz a concessão de crédito para clientes? Será que você aproveita todas as oportunidades? Aprenda com o Cristoffer Medeiros da Deps Tecnologia o passo a passo de como analisar certo e saber PARA QUAL cliente e QUANDO dar crédito!

The Nonlinear Library
EA - Save the Date: EAGx LatAm by LGlez

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 3:14


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Save the Date: EAGx LatAm, published by LGlez on September 8, 2022 on The Effective Altruism Forum. EAGx LatAm will take place in Mexico City at the Casa de la Bola Museum, 6th-8th of January. One of our goals is to connect the LatAm community with the broader international community. So, although this event is primarily for the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking EA communities, applications from experienced members of the international community are very welcome! What better way to start 2023? This will overlap with the EA Fellowships and Visitors Programme that we're running in Mexico 1st Nov- 30th Jan with the aim of kickstarting an EA Hub in the city. So expect great EA vibes on top of fantastic local (vegan) cuisine and fun cultural activities like city tours and regional dance lessons. Applications will open in October. Why EAGx LatAm? 1) The EA movement in LatAm has grown over the last couple of years, with new local and university groups in Mexico, Chile and Colombia joining already well-established groups like EA Brazil. This EAGx is an occasion to foster a sense of community and connect people who are facing similar opportunities and challenges. 2) Many people from Latin America experience barriers to attending international EAG(x) conferences in the US or Europe, including visa problems and inconvenient and expensive international connections. As a result, the international community is missing out on talent and insights from a sizable part of the population, while the LatAm community misses on opportunities and valuable networks. With this in mind, the conference aims to: -Raise the profile of EA in LatAm. -Create and strengthen connections between EAs within LatAm, the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking communities. -Create and strengthen connections between EAs in LatAm and the rest of the world. Who is this conference for? This conference is for you if you.: -Are from LatAm, new to EA and looking forward to learning more and connecting with like-minded people. Most of our talks will be introductory and cover a broad range of topics. -Are from LatAm, very much not new to EA, and excited to meet other members of the community. -Are an experienced member of the community from outside LatAm and keen to connect with EAs who might be under your radar. I don't speak Spanish, is this event for me? Yes! First of all, although the lead organisers (Sandra Malagón and Laura González) are also the coordinators of the Spanish-speaking community, we're in touch with the Brazilian community, and our goal is to welcome people interested in EA across LatAm and the world at large, regardless of language(s) spoken. Most talks will use English as a lingua franca, with the exception of a few topic-specific talks and workshops like “Community building in the Portuguese/Spanish-speaking world”, which will be run in the relevant languages. We will have a system of stickers or colour-coded tags for participants to signal the languages they speak. If you're unsure about whether to apply, err on the side of applying. If you have any questions or comments don't hesitate to write to latam@eaglobalx.org . We accept emails in English, Spanish and Portuguese :) See you in Mexico! The Organising Team Thanks for listening. To help us out with The Nonlinear Library or to learn more, please visit nonlinear.org.

Dave Lukas, The Misfit Entrepreneur_Breakthrough Entrepreneurship
Things Grow Where Our Minds Go, Success Secrets from Serial Entrepreneur and Former CEO of Keller Williams, Chris Heller

Dave Lukas, The Misfit Entrepreneur_Breakthrough Entrepreneurship

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 49:38


This week's Misfit Entrepreneur is Chris Heller. Chris is the former CEO of Keller Williams Realty International. Chris has been a driving force and innovator in the real estate industry for over 3 decades and personally has sold over 3400 homes and ranked top 10 in the USA year after year. He's currently the Chief Real Estate Officer of OJO Labs, where he is shaping partner strategies, creating a cohesive structure and adoption between real estate professionals, consumers, and OJO. But I didn't ask Chris on to talk about how to sell homes, although we may get into some topics around that. No, I asked him to come on to discuss how he built his incredible businesses and to discuss his best-selling book, Dominant Thoughts – Things Grow Where Our Minds Go. ​ https://chrisheller.co/ When Chris was a sophomore in college, his dad called him up and told he was going to get his real estate license and work selling time shares in Lake Tahoe for the summer. He was super introverted. He was thrown into the deep end, but he quickly became very good at it. He then moved to San Diego where he bought his first real estate. He got burned out going to school part-time working 7 days a week selling time-shares. He then got into working in marketing. Eventually, he started a company with his roommate. Within 6 months, he had 40 employees. They were growing fast and moved into an office space. Within 6 months of that, they were out of business? His roommate/business partner had gotten into drugs and became an addict. It was dysfunctional and Chris had to get out. He did. It was 1989 and a real-estate broker whom he had met previously reached out to see if he wanted to sell homes. He took to gig and ended up being rookie of the year and never looked back. He went on to become one of Top 10 agents in the country out of 30,000+. He then went to Keller Williams and became a top agent there. He moved into leadership building out their international business. He didn't know what he was doing but figured it out and made it successful. They then asked him to be CEO of the company, which he did. He left in 2017. He met another self-made billionaire, the founder of Loan Depot and after meeting with him multiple times, he was asked to be the CEO of a new company funded by Loan Depot. He started on the board at OJO Labs and eventually moved over to be CEO. You recently published Dominant Thoughts. Talk to us about our conditioning and the way we think determining our results… 90% of what it takes to be successful is how we think, how we approach things, and how we react to things. The strength of your mind is critical to succeed in life. Rules for Winning and Rules for Life – can you give us some of those? Under promise and over deliver. When you do this, you set yourself and the client up for success. Do the RIGHT thing. In all areas of life, even when it is painful, hard, or not what everyone else is doing. Find the joy in everything you do. Do not worry what others think. Do not let what others think take you off your path or keep you from doing the right thing. Best advice on how to train the brain and develop thought patterns to handle adversity? Chris used affirmations and visualizations to train his mind. “I'm never down. I'm either up or getting up.” Nothing forges steel like fire. Adversity and getting through prepares you and helps you to handle more of it. We all have fear. The issue is whether we let it control us or not. Move through your fear very fast. Acknowledge it, feel, but then move through it to the other side. The stronger the mindset, the better we are. How do you develop a strong mindset? Minimize negative inputs and maximize positive inputs. Don't spend time with people who are negative or sap energy from you. Spend as much time as possible with those that challenge you and make you better and fill you with energy. Strong body, strong mind. When we are physically in a good place, we are better equipped to deal with adversity. Be proud to earn your stripes. You talk about the one thing you can control to make the biggest difference in success, what is it? The honest answer is that there is more than one thing, but it is most important to show up mentally and emotionally prepared to take on the things you need to take on. Being present and not letting your mind be run by fears or insecurities. You also must develop discipline. Discipline is a muscle to be built. Your ability to follow a schedule and be disciplined day in and out helps to achieve mastery. The more discipline we are in area of life, the better that are of life. Principles for making decisions. What should people consider? 2 pieces. The first is why are we making the decision? The second is what are we getting out of it? You have to think through what the best outcome is for all involved. It is also importantly how quickly we can learn to make good decisions. Learning to make quick decisions and deal with potential consequences, is important. There typically never a “perfect decision.” What are some of the principles you've used to build great businesses? Lead by example. Being authentic and true to yourself. People appreciate the truth – whether is good or bad news. Help your people and don't be afraid to stretch them to help develop them. Empower them – even when they don't think they are capable. Where do you see the real estate market going over the next 2 years and what opportunities do you see that people should look for? Markets always go through cycles. The next cycle is a downward trend after a 10-year uptrend with the last 2 years being almost turbocharged. In the next stage, there be more inventory, the velocity of sales will slow and there will be price pressure to go down. This creates opportunities for buyers and sellers. But where we have been in a seller's market, things will shift. Things are relative. If a seller is selling their house for less, then they are buying a new house for less, etc. No one knows how much things will adjust, but we must be prepared for things to change and look for opportunities.   Best Quote: 90% of what it takes to be successful is how we think, how we approach things, and how we react to things...   Chris's Misfit 3: Don't be emotionally attached to the outcome. Be committed. Tell the truth. Simple, but important for all areas of life. There is never a good reason not to do it. Keep your integrity. Always be working on your “2 E's,” your effectiveness and efficiency. Where can you be more effective and more efficient. Show Sponsors Simple Texting: Free for 14-day trial and 500 extra free credits! Text “MISFITS” to 833-2TRY-SMS (833-287-9767) Ecom Automation Gurus: 15% discount off any of EAG's services. Go to www.ecomautomationgurus.com and mention Dave Lukas or The Misfit Entrepreneur podcast on the booking page when you schedule a call

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano
#156 - Como vender para o Governo participando de licitações e faturar MILHÕES!

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 62:29


A maior parte das empresas que poderiam vender MILHÕES para o maior comprador do Brasil, o Governo, não estão fazendo isso. Por isso, aprenda aqui com o CEO da Facilicita Licitações que já faturou R$ 9 milhões em um ano o passo a passo de como vender para o governo por meio de licitações 100% lícitas!

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano
#155 - 5 pilares para vender uma empresa e criar valuation num negócio → com Robon Marques da Rockseat!

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 91:15


Neste episódio o nosso convidado e o CEO da Rocketseat vai te contar como ele fez para vender a empresa por R$ 150 milhões usando 5 pilares para gerar valor num negócio. Estes fundamentos vão te ajudar a fazer sua empresa valer MUITO mais. Se você pretende vender seu negócio um dia, escute até o fim!

The Nonlinear Library
EA - Open EA Global by Scott Alexander

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 8:23


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Open EA Global, published by Scott Alexander on September 1, 2022 on The Effective Altruism Forum. I think EA Global should be open access. No admissions process. Whoever wants to go can. I'm very grateful for the work that everyone does to put together EA Global. I know this would add much more work for them. I know it is easy for me, a person who doesn't do the work now and won't have to do the extra work, to say extra work should be done to make it bigger. But 1,500 people attended last EAG. Compare this to the 10,000 people at the last American Psychiatric Association conference, or the 13,000 at NeurIPS. EAG isn't small because we haven't discovered large-conference-holding technology. It's small as a design choice. When I talk to people involved, they say they want to project an exclusive atmosphere, or make sure that promising people can find and network with each other. I think this is a bad tradeoff. ...because it makes people upset This comment (seen on Kerry Vaughan's Twitter) hit me hard: A friend describes volunteering at EA Global for several years. Then one year they were told that not only was their help not needed, but they weren't impressive enough to be allowed admission at all. Then later something went wrong and the organizers begged them to come and help after all. I am not sure that they became less committed to EA because of the experience, but based on the look of delight in their eyes when they described rejecting the organizers' plea, it wouldn't surprise me if they did. Not everyone rejected from EAG feels vengeful. Some people feel miserable. This year I came across the Very Serious Guide To Surviving EAG FOMO: Part of me worries that, despite its name, it may not really be Very Serious... ...but you can learn a lot about what people are thinking by what they joke about, and I think a lot of EAs are sad because they can't go to EAG. ...because you can't identify promising people. In early 2020 Kelsey Piper and I gave a talk to an EA student group. Most of the people there were young overachievers who had their entire lives planned out, people working on optimizing which research labs they would intern at in which order throughout their early 20s. They expected us to have useful tips on how to do this. Meanwhile, in my early 20s, I was making $20,000/year as an intro-level English teacher at a Japanese conglomerate that went bankrupt six months after I joined. In her early 20s, Kelsey was taking leave from college for mental health reasons and babysitting her friends' kid for room and board. If either of us had been in the student group, we would have been the least promising of the lot. And here we were, being asked to advise! I mumbled something about optionality or something, but the real lesson I took away from this is that I don't trust anyone to identify promising people reliably. ...because people will refuse to apply out of scrupulosity. I do this. I'm not a very good conference attendee. Faced with the challenge of getting up early on a Saturday to go to San Francisco, I drag my feet and show up an hour late. After a few talks and meetings, I'm exhausted and go home early. I'm unlikely to change my career based on anything anyone says at EA Global, and I don't have any special wisdom that would convince other people to change theirs. So when I consider applying to EAG, I ask myself whether it's worth taking up a slot that would otherwise go to some bright-eyed college student who has been dreaming of going to EAG for years and is going to consider it the highlight of their life. Then I realize I can't justify bumping that college student, and don't apply. I used to think I was the only person who felt this way. But a few weeks ago, I brought it up in a group of five people, and two of them said they had also stopped applying to EA...

The ERP Advisor
The ERP Advisor - A Whole Summary of Workday

The ERP Advisor

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 28:47


In 2005, Workday was established by the founder of PeopleSoft, Dave Duffield, to better serve the human aspect of ERP software solutions. Workday's pure cloud platform provides functionality across finance, human resources, planning, and analytics, making for easy-to-use, scalable solutions, built with the employee in mind. In this installment of The ERP Advisor, EAG will provide a whole summary of Workday.https://www.erpadvisorsgroup.com866-499-8550LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/company/erp-advisors-groupTwitter:https://twitter.com/erpadvisorsgrpFacebook:https://www.facebook.com/erpadvisorsInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/erpadvisorsgroupPinterest:https://www.pinterest.com/erpadvisorsgroupMedium:https://medium.com/@erpadvisorsgroup

The Nonlinear Library
EA - Gaps and opportunities in the EA talent & recruiting landscape by Anya Hunt

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 20:26


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Gaps and opportunities in the EA talent & recruiting landscape, published by Anya Hunt on August 26, 2022 on The Effective Altruism Forum. Thanks to Niel Bowerman, Habiba Islam, Lee McClenon, Holly Morgan, Steve Thompson, Kathryn Mecrow-Flynn, Ben Snodin and Yonatan Cale for their thoughtful feedback on a draft of this post (though note that they don't necessarily endorse our views, and all mistakes are our own)! Note that Anya currently manages recruiting for Open Philanthropy, but this post represents only her views and not the views of OP. TL;DR Over the past 6 months or so, we've seen an encouraging uptick in conversations and initiatives to solve commonly-felt pain points in EA recruitment. In this post, we: Give an overview of what we see as currently happening in the space in order to try and create common knowledge about what's happening Share our perceptions of potentially neglected areas of EA recruitment which we would be excited to see more people working on. Where relevant, we outline potential project ideas people could pursue, as well as risks that might come with working on them If, after reading, you're excited about pursuing any of the project ideas listed in this post or have ideas in a similar vein you'd like to explore further, feel free to DM Anya and she'll try to help if she can! The EA recruitment landscape today We think one of the best ways the EA movement can add value to the world is by directing talent towards critical, neglected problems. This year, there's been a notable and exciting increase in energy around outreach to new people who might be interested in EA. And lots of organizations are on the lookout for talented people to fill open roles (e.g. there have been ~2300 roles listed on the 80,000 Hours job board so far in 2022). Earlier this year, Katie spoke to ~20 people working on various EA projects to get a better sense of the current EA community talent and recruitment landscape. Here's what we observed across the community: Individual organizations trying to hire people. This looks like in-house recruiters and hiring managers recruiting for their own orgs (via e.g. asking other organizations for referrals, scanning public lists for potential talent and conducting cold outreach). This also looks like open roles being publicly advertised in the hopes that the right people will proactively apply (see 80K's Jobs Board, EA Work Club, the EA Newsletter's ‘applications due soon' section, the EA Forum's Who's hiring? thread, EA group newsletters, Effective Altruism Job Postings on Facebook, Tom Wein's list of social purpose job boards). Candidates publicly listing themselves in the hopes of being hired. See the EA Forum's Who wants to be hired? thread, Pineapple Operations' PA directory, 80K's longtermist census). Some candidate-focused matchmaking efforts. E.g. 80K's career coaching program might include introductions to orgs that are hiring, and some EA groups have career coaches who mostly advise on making career plans but can nudge specific folk to apply to particular roles. A number of organizations and affinity groups maintain CRMs and help direct people towards roles as one of their activities. Many EA groups and community-building orgs do some recruitment (e.g. managing their own CRMs, responding to various organizations' requests for referrals for individual roles and ‘signposting' people towards relevant opportunities). Beyond local EA groups, we're aware of the following organizations who do this : CEA's Groups team (identifying promising group organizers) and EA Global's stewardship program (connecting promising EAG attendees to mentors/opportunities) The Global Challenges Project (longtermist-focused outreach to students) EA Consulting Network (outreach to consultants) High Impact Professionals (support for workplace prof...

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano
#154 - Como fazer uma empresa crescer e ter sucesso no longo prazo → Com Rogério Salume da Wine

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 86:39


Quer saber como fazer empresa ter sucesso no médio e longo prazo? Confira conselhos do Rogério Salume, dono do maior clube de vinhos do mundo e saiba o que você precisa fazer para alavancar o seu negócio!

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano
#153 - Como aumentar as vendas no varejo? Faça sua loja vender milhões! → Com Dino Gueno

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 110:52


Quer saber como aumentar as vendas no varejo? Faça sua loja vender milhões aplicando estes 5 fundamentos do varejo no seu negócio! Os 5 fundamentos do varejo é uma técnica que já fez aumentar o faturamento de milhões de redes varejistas em diversos lugares do Brasil com a ajuda do mestre do varejo Dino Gueno! Neste episódio, ele é nosso convidado especial e irá te explicar como você também pode conseguir seu próximo milhão aplicando esta técnica milionária. QUEM É DINO GUENO? Dinomércio Gueno é empreendedor, palestrante, criador do método Redes Milionárias e autor do livro “A Loja que Vende”. Em toda sua carreira já fez mais de R$ 4 bilhões em vendas!

The Nonlinear Library
EA - Announcing the EA Gather Town Event Hall as a global hub for online events by Emrik

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 9:03


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Announcing the EA Gather Town Event Hall as a global hub for online events, published by Emrik on August 13, 2022 on The Effective Altruism Forum. The EAGT Event Hall (contact) is a virtual space neighbouring the main EA Gather Town (EAGT) for hosting conferences, talks, discussion groups, and more. It looks kinda like a game, but whatever, I think there are strong reasons to prefer this platform over alternatives. More on that later. We're testing the space for the first time with our unconference on Sunday 12:30 UTC. We'd appreciate it if you joined to help us test it out! You'll also be helping us kickstart something that might turn into a noteworthy part of EA infrastructure. Our hope is that this will be one of many online events organically hosted here by various EA groups around the world. The main point of this post is that having a central venue for online events will help build and maintain an always-active meeting place for the EA community. Events hosted in the Hall will help familiarise people with using the space generally for coworking together, making connections, and having valuable conversations. Insofar as EAG conferences produce value by connecting people from across the world who then fly back to where they live, EAGT produces value for many of the same reasons without having to pay for the flight ticket in advance. How does it work? When I step near another person's character, our audio and video connects and I can engage them in a heated debate on the monistic ontology of blueberry muffins. Alternatively, I could book Auditorium A and lecture an entire hall about it. When I'm next to one of the microphones, I can broadcast to the entire room, but I cannot hear anyone in the audience unless I right-click to "spotlight" them. This comes in handy when e.g. they have their hand raised and I want their question to be heard by everyone. The audience hearing range is limited to include the speaker and the two people sitting right next to them. This allows them to speak to their neighbours if they wish without disturbing anyone else. Example event: The Unconference The easiest way to explain what you can do in the space is probably just to take you through our agenda for the unconference as an example. Feel free to take notes, or contact us and we'd be happy to help organise something here or just answer your questions. Before the event, we've emailed a document with some information for the speakers to help prepare them for the event. 1. Courtyard & intro When first logging into the space, everyone will spawn near the Earth portal (see image) that links the EAGT Event Hall and the EA coworking and lounge space, where the community is usually found coworking, talking, or socialising. When the event starts, Nguyên will give an introduction (broadcasting from the stage in the image) and share some practical information (like the fact that you can raise your hand with 6 and put it down again with 0). We will then proceed through the door northeast of the stage. 2. Foyer & browsing From the Foyer, all the session rooms can be found. The full schedule is linked via the big blue poster but you can also see it on the signs above each room. Two sessions will be held in parallel, and the participants may decide for themselves which room to enter. They are also encouraged to just roam, connect, and explore the main space through the portal. 3. Session rooms & group discussions & embeddable Padlets Each session lasts 30 minutes, but how it's structured is up to the speakers. For example, they could talk for 5 minutes, have 5 minutes for taking questions directly from the audience, and then 20 minutes where each table discusses among themselves and jots ideas/feedback down on their Padlets (unique per table). There are a maximum of 5 chairs per table, because bigg...

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano
#152 - Como desenvolver e qualificar funcionários com Método Cumbuca

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 61:52


Como fazer o funcionário estudar? O Método Cumbuca vai te mostrar como desenvolver e qualificar funcionários co uma ferramenta gratuita (ou quase!). Toda empresa que quer manter-se no mercado precisa aprender as habilidades do futuro. E para isso, é preciso capacitar a equipe para as atualizações que acontecem cada vez mais rápido! Neste episódio você terá algumas ideias para criar uma cultura de aprendizagem na sua empresa que permita ter um time que sempre dá resultados.

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314: The Art of Buying a Business with Ryan Goral

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Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 44:19


This week's Misfit Entrepreneur is Ryan Goral. Ryan is the Founder of G-Spire Group, a company focused on helping entrepreneurs, executives and small business owners acquire companies. Ryan has over 15 years of experience focused on working with small businesses. In addition to providing creative financing solutions, Ryan's expertise is centered in adding value to entrepreneurs and executives with all aspects of executing their organization's growth and mergers and acquisitions strategies. Ryan has an MBA in Entrepreneurship and is credentialed with just about all the top M&A organizations out there. I asked him to come on the show because of his unique expertise in helping companies BUY other businesses. Many times, we talk about selling your business, but some of the best opportunities to grow your business or further its success come in the form of acquiring and it requires a different skillset and understanding to do it right – and that's where Ryan can really help. www.GspireGroup.com Ryan grew up in Colorado and played division 1 basketball at University of Denver. When he graduated, all he knew is he liked business and went through a few roles. He gravitated toward sales. He had a real interest in the buying and selling of businesses after seeing how things went when his dad sold his business. He wanted to find a way to help companies grow and build sustainable businesses to sell. He went into investment banking lending into mergers and acquisitions to get a good base. He got his MBA and then launched his first business, but it failed. He went back into M&A, and it became very clear that there was huge gap in smaller to lower middle cap businesses that have great operators needing the expertise of what the large businesses could afford. Ryan decided he would become a fractional M&A advisory to small and mid-sized businesses. Why should business owners consider buying other businesses to help them scale and grow? It's not right for every company. There is a process to understand when buying is a fit. For companies that would benefit from an acquisition, there are a couple things in play: Some companies need more or specific types of labor. Some may want to open a new market and buy there. Some may want to add on a synergistic product. The other thing is the lifestyle decision. For operators that have a business that can produce enough cashflow, they can hire an operator to run the business and create a better lifestyle. What does a good candidate to buy look like? It does depend on the buyer. The buyer must be ready and have their organization ready to manage and successfully complete and acquisition. At the 13 min mark, Ryan gives some examples of readiness and what makes a company attractive to buyers. Typically, clients are looking to enhance cashflow, add strategic management, grow their customer base, growth potential that is untapped, and products that compliment theirs. At the 15 min mark, we talk about the up-front work prior to doing an acquisition. What should a business do to make sure they are in the best position to succeed in completing and after an acquisition? The things people miss the most is preparing operations of the business to integrate and take on the additional demand. You need to make sure all your systems and processes are tested and in good working orders. Buyers overestimate the capacity that their team has and need to mindful of what their current teams can actually take on. It is very important to assess your team/human resource capacity as you strategize and plan for an acquisition. Talk to us about what is most important in setting up a deal and the structure for an acquisition… Structure may be more important than price. There are ways to structure a deal that addresses certain risks in a transaction. Ryan gives examples of scenarios and different structures. It is more about risk management than max leverage. What are some of the risks? Where are the mistakes made? Human resource capacity assumptions vs. reality. Leaving room for error/cushion in bringing more equity vs. leverage (debt). Buyers need to create a scenario where they have cash on hand just in case things don't go as planned. Make sure you understand the why and that it is good one – not just because you want to buy a business. Buyers must check their ego. If your why isn't aligned with the acquisition, then do not do it. Change is hard for both sides, so you have to be prepared for change management. Where do deals breakdown? If things are going right, deals breakdown before they become a deal. One in LOI, deals will breakdown toward the end because of diligence or not finding common ground on the purchase agreement. Things that are not expected by either side blow up deals. Not having your team or employees in a good place can derail a deal if a key employee threatens to leave, etc. At the 31 min mark, Ryan shares some other insights and tips. Entrepreneurs should strive to become an owner vs. an operator. Big lessons from your entrepreneur journey? Not having a focused, crystal-clear vision is something that derails entrepreneurs. There is a time and place to buy and sell a business. Timing is key. ​Any big lessons from playing sports at a high level that you've used in your entrepreneur journey? Ryan wasn't the most gifted athlete but had to work really hard. He expects it to be hard and is prepared for it. Business and sports parallel each other. In sports, you need to execute role well to help the team be successful. Business is the same. Great organizations become great when everyone is working together and executing their role at the highest level. Finding ways to work together and communicate are critical as well.   Best Quote: Entrepreneurs should strive to become an owner vs. an operator.   Ryan's Misfit 3: Growth and adapting are a necessary part of life. Growth requires courage. Pursuing excellence takes time and focus. It doesn't come easy. Don't take yourself too seriously. Enjoy the journey.   Show Sponsors Simple Texting: Free for 14-day trial and 500 extra free credits! Text “MISFITS” to 833-2TRY-SMS (833-287-9767) Ecom Automation Gurus: 15% discount off any of EAG's services. Go to www.ecomautomationgurus.com and mention Dave Lukas or The Misfit Entrepreneur podcast on the booking page when you schedule a call

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano
#151 - Vendas no comércio e varejo → As melhores técnicas REVELADAS! → Com Felipe Noronha da Doce e Magia

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 93:24


Todo empreendedor que tem comércio e varejo deveria escutar este episódio de podcast! Aqui você vai conhecer quais as técnicas de vendas que realmente fazem o faturamento de uma loja aumentar com a ajuda do Felipe Noronha, CEO da rede de lojas Doce Magia. QUEM É FELIPE NORONHA? Felipe Noronha é um comandante participante da turma 12 do Programa EAG e CEO da Doce e Magia e criador do método Tração e Varejo, que á ensinou técnicas de vendas que aumentaram o faturamento de milhares de empresários brasileiros.

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313: From Welfare to Millions, The Magic of Mindset and Action with Maat Petrova

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Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 49:47


This week's Misfit Entrepreneur is Maat Petrova. Maat has an incredible story. She went from having nothing and being on welfare to creating a multi-million-dollar business in just a few years. The business is called FemMagic and is a luxury feminine hygiene company. As she has grown the company, she has expanded to teaching and empowering women to accomplish their true potential. Now, I am not someone who can sit back and discuss feminine hygiene products. That's definitely not my area, but I can spot a unique entrepreneur that's harnessed their misfit side and made the most of it. And that's why I've asked Maat to come on today – to tell her story and share the lessons she learned going from essentially poverty to millions in a short few years. www.Femmagic.com​ Maat started off in New York as a single mom with 3 daughters who could barely pay her rent. She moved to Georgia after completing her graduate degree. What she thought would work in Georgia as services for holistic health, did not. So, she pivoted and went online in 2015. She started with online course she had worked on I grad school for self-care. A year later, she launched her first feminine hygiene product. In the span of just a few years, she went from making nothing to millions selling and making products from her kitchen table. What was the catalyst that turned things for you and put you on the path to success? It was the moment when she moved to Atlanta thinking she would have support and didn't have any. She had to put things on credit card to make things works. She had to make it work. She went back to NYC and hammered out a marketing campaign for her first program with the help of a few friends. She was charging $500/mo and just wanted 5 people. 10 people ended up signing up, so in one month she went from not being able to pay her rent to being able to pay rent and take care of her kids. Talk to us about mindset. How did you learn to think differently and not give up? It started with her first acknowledging her negative mindset, her darkness and traits that were counter to her desire. Most people find it hard to accept or look at their dark mindset and negative character traits. Their counter-productive mindset. When Maat was in grad school and working 2 jobs, she chose to use the last bit of her time to take a self-improvement course. The first question she was asked was “Are you happy?” She broke down in tears. She was not happy. She had not had a moment to stop and think in her life with everything she was doing and responsible for. Maat was angry. As the weeks went on, she learned about being proactive instead of reactive. How to harness her mind to stop emotional reactions. At the 13 min mark, she shares a story of how this came to use one day when she was running late with her kids, etc. At the 14 min mark, we have a discussion on changing mindset. You went through a big change in your teens that really changed you. Can you tell us about it? She grew up in an abusive household. This continued into her teen years. She created a identity for herself in her teens that was negative. She was 235 lbs., overweight, dressed baggy name-brand clothes which really couldn't afford, and was in the party scene. She had a step father who started having her watch positive videos and messages. It didn't have an immediate effect as she would watch a video and then go run the streets drinking and doing drugs with friends. She had no self-worth. The videos and audios seeped into her mind to a point where she started seeking those types of things our on her own. This led her to changing her life in high school to eating healthy, exercising, dressing who she was and being her true self. This helped to prepare her for the success she had years later. You've built your brand organically to multi-millions in just a few years. How did you do it? The way she started her business stemmed from her change in high school. The first product was an all-natural PH balancer for feminine hygiene to help women get in balance. She had the problem when she was pregnant with her first child and the same solution worked for her. So, she thought others could benefit. She shared it online without even having a website. Women started asking if they could buy it – so she started taking orders manually through PayPal. She had created a presence online with her showing herself being healthy and focusing on her well-being and that initial following was who began buying from her. She started the business at home. They still are to this day and are hand-made. She does use a fulfillment center where she sends the products for distribution. She has multiple employees, and her children are involved. Talk about how you market and drive traffic…. Maat started off with Facebook. She then created a business page. She wasn't sure it would work. She grew the business page to over 40k in just a few months. She then moved to Instagram, and this became the hub for her business, both for her personal and the brand. She kept the business page private and promoted it on her personal page. People had to ask her to be a follower. She was truly authentic and herself online. Best tips to sell online? Testimonials and reviews are critical to success online. Having honest 3rd party proof that your offerings are good is a huge different maker. The honest opinion and feedback also helps you to improve your offerings. As far as social media, make sure pics are clear and crisp. Imagery is cheap, do it well. Make sure to have your brand colors as part of your imagery. Color in general is good.   Best Quote: Most people find it hard to accept or look at their dark mindset and negative character traits. Their counter-productive mindset.   Maat's Misfit 3: Testimonials are key to success and validation of your business making you and your products more trustworthy. Make sure you have a strategy to collect them. Have a great product that meets a real need that is consistently needed. Find something that people need no matter what. Create an easy streamline process for customers. Give them an easy straightforward way to purchase from you. Bonus: Build an audience with the 80/20 rule. Maat gave a free service for an hour for 5 months and then charged for it. She had a waiting client base and instantly had a large business.   Show Sponsors Simple Texting: Free for 14-day trial and 500 extra free credits! Text “MISFITS” to 833-2TRY-SMS (833-287-9767) Ecom Automation Gurus: 15% discount off any of EAG's services. Go to www.ecomautomationgurus.com and mention Dave Lukas or The Misfit Entrepreneur podcast on the booking page when you schedule a call

The Nonlinear Library
EA - More Probably Good Content by Probably Good

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 1:13


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: More Probably Good Content, published by Probably Good on July 31, 2022 on The Effective Altruism Forum. Probably Good chiming in again to share more new content up on our site! This includes: A new career path profile for Civil Service Careers in Low- and Middle-income Countries The next chapter of our career guide: Method Efficacy A cause area profile on Global Health & Development Two new core concept pages: Leverage & Comparative Advantage As with our other recently released content, we aim to focus on helping individuals maximize their career impact based on their values, personal circumstances, and motivations. You can read more about our goals in our announcement post. We would always appreciate feedback on the new content or anything else! We'd also love for you to share ProbablyGood.org with your relevant networks, especially with people that might connect with Probably Good's approach and framing. Our team are around at EAG, so if you'd like to chat more about Probably Good or our work, feel free to reach out on swapcard. Thanks for listening. To help us out with The Nonlinear Library or to learn more, please visit nonlinear.org.

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano
#150 - Empreender franquias de sucesso: TUDO o que você precisa saber sobre franchising → Com Caio da Mais Top Estética

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 101:04


Que tal empreender franquias de sucesso? Saiba neste episódio TUDO o que você precisa saber sobre franchising com o mestre Caio da Mais Top Estética, uma das maiores franquias de estética das Américas! Em 2 anos ele abriu 400 franquias e vai te contar aqui como isso é possível... QUEM É CAIO RODRIGUES? Caio Rodrigues é o CEO da Mais Top Estética, franquia criada juntamente com sua esposa, Natália. Em 4 anos de franchising e muitos outros de empreendedorismo, ele aprendeu como construir ideias de negócio totalmente franqueáveis.

The Nonlinear Library
EA - Effective Altruism for Muslims by Ahmed Ghoor

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 8:57


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Effective Altruism for Muslims, published by Ahmed Ghoor on July 27, 2022 on The Effective Altruism Forum. TLDR: We are finally making progress on EA for Muslims. For the next few months, we have someone working 0.5FTE on furthering the project and preparing it to be launched as its own organisation. We've linked a doc outlining our strategy in more detail and added a lot of other interesting info and considerations regarding EA for Muslims. Anyone interested in assisting this project, or wanting to keep up-to-date with its development, can email Ahmed or book a time on his calendly. Announcement: Kaleem will be hosting the “Meetup and Breakfast: EA For Muslims” session on the Saturday morning of EAG San Francisco - if you're attending EAG, interested in joining the project or are interested in the topics in this post, please join! The “Why?” Scale Muslims are currently estimated to make up about 24% of the world population (1.8 billion people), and, being the fastest growing religion due partially to birth rates, the number of people in this altruistic community is set only to increase if current trends continue. The amount of charitable funding raised yearly through the Islamic institution of Zakat is estimated to be ~$550 billion . However, the total amount of charitable funding is likely much greater because many Muslims donate other forms of Islamic charity throughout the year, which does not count towards Zakat figures. Neglectedness To our knowledge, there are currently no organisations actively trying to direct Zakat, or other Muslim resources, to the highest impact evidence-based interventions, using frameworks advocated for by Effective Altruism. There have been no successful attempts to involve Muslim influencers in the EA community, or research and document the overlaps between ideas of effective altruism and understandings of Islam. The number of Muslims in the EA community is minimal. In the 2018 EA Survey, 7 respondents (out of 2607) identified as Muslim, and in the 2019 version, only 4 (of 1892) identified as Muslim.This is compared to 41 who identified as Jewish (before EA for Jews was started) and 209 that identified as Christian in the 2018 survey. Tractability Although community building within religious communities does pose some unique challenges, there are also comparative advantages. Individuals in religious communities are generally already convinced, by Scripture, that they should be dedicating a portion of their time and wealth to service. Therefore, not much energy needs to be given to convince the community to serve. It's simply the “How/Where” that is up for debate. There are several philosophical and normative overlaps between ideas of effective altruism and understandings of Islam, which means we don't have to distort or radically reinterpret religious texts to be in line with EA causes or principles (such as effective giving, animal welfare, or caring about the longterm future). Other reasons: There is a lot of overlap between community building in the Muslim community and community building in Africa and Asia (where Islam is a major religion in many countries). Work is currently being started in the African community building space, showing significant growth potential over the next year. These projects could, therefore, complement each other. Attempts to explore alternative “non-western” approaches to EA frameworks may benefit significantly from Islamic intellectual traditions, which itself inherited Greek philosophy and developed on it for several centuries. The “How?” Short-term Carry out the first phase of community building Focus on engaging Muslims already in EA (low-hanging fruit). Create a closed Facebook and Slack community group. Understand human resource capacity and skill sets within the community, which may inform, in co...

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano
#149 - Contrato entre sócios: como evitar os perigos mais comuns → Com Gilberto França

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 93:19


Você tem um sócio na sua empresa? E um contrato entre sócios? O contrato social é a melhor forma de evitar esses perigos mais comuns que podem arruinar a empresa e a vida de um empresário! Neste episódio do Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável o advogado Gilberto França vai responder às perguntas mais comuns de empresários que têm sócios na empresa e te chamar a atenção para aqueles pontos críticos, que provavelmente você não estava dando atenção… até agora! QUEM É GILBERTO FRANÇA? Gilberto é advogado especialista em direito empresarial e trabalha todos os dias com o objetivo de mitigar os riscos de empresários.

The Nonlinear Library
EA - When Utilitarianism is Actually ✨Fun✨ by Hamish Huggard

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 4:40


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: When Utilitarianism is Actually ✨Fun✨, published by Hamish Huggard on July 16, 2022 on The Effective Altruism Forum. Utilitarianism can be a bummer. The world has so many problems and there's so much you could be doing to help. Donating more. Advocating more. Researching more. This can make me feel like: I have to keep giving until there's nothing left for me Even then, I can never live up to my moral obligations I am therefore a bad person But utilitarianism goes both ways. Sometimes the balance is in your favour. Sometimes utilitarianism is ✨Fun✨. Some examples: You're hanging out with your utilitarian friends. Alice has a really nice looking muffin. By your best objective estimation, you would enjoy the muffin more. Alice now has to give you the muffin or be sent to

The Nonlinear Library
EA - My local EA group has an unfriendly and impersonal vibe (via r/EffectiveAltruism) by Tyner

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 1:54


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: My local EA group has an unfriendly and impersonal vibe (via r/EffectiveAltruism), published by Tyner on July 15, 2022 on The Effective Altruism Forum. I am not the original poster; cross-posting because I thought it could be useful feedback. "Hello, this is a bit of a rant about my personal experience with my local EA group. I've been showing up to my local EA group for about a year because the core principles resonate with me (effectiveness, the intrinsic value of life, etc.), but I haven't been able to build trust with these folks. Don't get me wrong, there are friendly members of course. However, I've found the "core" members to be quite unfriendly. They all know each other, and I've found it very difficult to feel part of their group. I find that a lot of what I say is met with dismissiveness and elitist attitudes. It is really exhausting when every conversation quickly becomes an impersonal philosophical debate about morality. Sometimes when I talk to these folks I start doubting myself, asking questions like "Why are they so hostile towards me? Is there something wrong with me? Am I dumb? Am I unfriendly? Am I a bad person?" However, there is plenty of evidence from other aspects of my life demonstrating that I'm a reasonable person. I'm afraid that showing up to local EA meetups is ruining my perceptions towards effectiveness and altruism. It just isn't an enjoyable vibe. I took a friend with me to the meetup once and following the meetup he quite earnestly said "I felt incredibly unwelcomed." I went to EAG and that was great. I met some amazing people who I've kept in touch with and it showed me that the wider EA community isn't as hostile as the local group in my city. Does anyone else feel this unfriendly vibe with their local group(s)? Are some local groups doing more damage to altruism than good?" Thanks for listening. To help us out with The Nonlinear Library or to learn more, please visit nonlinear.org.

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano
#148 - Plano de cargos e salários: como fazer? Só dicas importantes → Com Mari Azevedo

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 94:01


Trouxemos a especialista em RH, Mari Azevedo, para te mostrar como fazer um plano de cargos e salários que funciona tanto para a empresa quanto para o funcionário! Pare de promover os colaboradores errados e siga este passo a passo para construir um time incrível, capaz te fazer sua empresa chegar em outro nível…

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano
#147 - Empreendedorismo digital: 3 passos para ter sucesso na internet! → Com Alysson Costa

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 69:22


O sucesso na internet não é para todos que fazem empreendedorismo digital! Só quem seguir estes 3 passos descritos pelo Alysson Costa conseguirá ter um negócio online que deu certo! Assista até o final e entenda o porquê. QUEM É ALYSSON COSTA Alysson Costa é palestrante, autor best seller, criador do ecossistema de mentorias chamado Plano de Ação, estrategista digital e treinador de pessoas. Nese episódio do Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável ele vai compartilhar algumas experiências que o fez construir uma estratégia de marketing digital de sucesso para si mesmo e milhares de outros empreendedores digitais!

The Nonlinear Library
EA - Import your EAG(x) info to your profile & other new features (Forum update June 2022) by Lizka

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 8:28


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Import your EAG(x) info to your profile & other new features (Forum update June 2022), published by Lizka on July 1, 2022 on The Effective Altruism Forum. The Forum team is expanding to keep up with Forum growth, and we've been quite focused on hiring — we just welcomed Ryan Fugate and Ollie Etherington to the team. This post collects a number of new features and small improvements that have been shipped since the last update, as well as some in-progress improvements from broader projects the team is currently working on. Some of these were created by members of the Forum team, and some were contributed by community members to whom we're really grateful. As always, feedback is welcome — you can comment on this post with specific input, or request more features on the Forum feature suggestion thread. Summary EAG(x) application data can be imported to Forum profiles New profile features, including profile photos, an “About the author” box, and new fields in your profile Improvements to Frontpage customizability; hiding posts you no longer want to see, and better options for following and unfollowing certain topics New ways to discover content, including inflation-adjusted-karma-sorting of posts from all time Additional features on the “Draft post” page Misc. Import your EAG(x) application data to your Forum profile You can import your EA Global application data into your Forum profile. Profiles allow people involved in effective altruism to connect with each other. Having an up-to-date profile makes it easier for people to understand who you are and reach out to you for collaboration, advice, and more. The new form makes it easier for you to update your profile. Note that you can also go here to manually update your Forum profile and bio — which we encourage! More details We've been working on user profiles on the Forum, and have added some new fields. To save you work, we've added a form that lets you import data from your EA Global (or EAGx) application to your EA Forum profile. At the moment, you can only do this on a computer browser (we hope to make this easy to do on a phone in July). It will also only work if your Forum email address matches your EA Global application email address. (We plan on supporting email address changes on the Forum in the near future.) When you visit the form, you'll see something like this: If you want to import your EAG data, click “Overwrite and Submit.” Profile page (other changes) Profile photos You can now upload a profile photo, which will only be shown in two places unless you opt in to new experimental features. On your profile page: And on the map of community members: We may end up adding profile pictures to direct messaging (you'll see the profile image instead of the person's username), but we don't expect to add profile photos anywhere on the Frontpage or in the comments section. We've discussed adding profile pictures in the past, and are trying to be cautious about our approach. In particular, we hope that profile pictures will make the Forum feel warmer and make it easier to connect with other users, but we don't want to distract from serious conversations or increase the impact of various biases. So we'll be proceeding with care. We also want to encourage everyone to go for whichever option feels most comfortable for them, which can mean: Not having a profile picture Having a profile picture Having a profile picture — but not making it your face or a photo Having an entirely abstract profile picture On the online team right now, we have a whole variety: You can also add an “About the author” box to the bottom of your post If you want to encourage people to follow up on your posts, you can choose to feature something like this at the bottom of your posts: By default, this feature is disabled. To turn it on, go to your pr...

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano
#146 - Segurança da informação nas empresas: como prevenir riscos → Com Allan Andrade e Damião da Somaxi

Podcast Empresa Autogerenciável | Marcelo Germano

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 75:50


Você daria a chave da sua empresa para qualquer pessoa? Se você não pratica estas boas práticas de segurança da informação, seu negócio está sujeito a MUITOS riscos que você nem imagina... Aprenda com os especialistas Allan Andrade e Damião da Somaxi como prevenir riscos de vazamento de dados e proteger os maiores ativos da sua empresa. SOBRE A SOMAXI Allan Andrade e Damião são fundadores da Somaxi, empresa especializada em segurança da informação e LGPD. Os comandantes já participaram do Programa EAG e neste episódio de Podcast vão te ajudar a proteger os dados do seu negócio. Aprofunde-se sobre o assunto no episódio 126 sobre LGPD que também contaram com a ilustre presença destes comandantes!

Building HVAC Science - Building Performance, Science, Health & Comfort
EP80 What is PACE with Scott Ringlein (March 2020)

Building HVAC Science - Building Performance, Science, Health & Comfort

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 38:07


We're joined on today's podcast by Scott Ringlein, a Clean Energy & Sustainability Specialist & Consultant.   Scott was raised as a farmer and educated as an engineer with a first career path in the auto industry.   He ventured out on his own creating a second career in sustainability with a focus on energy efficiency, conservation, and renewable energy measures.    Listen in as Scott shares his journey and achievements which include work for the U.S. Department of Energy and the founding of The Energy Alliance Group of North America in 2012.    Scott helps us to understand PACE: Property Assessed Clean Energy. There are a lot of great resources on his website where EAG has a “four cores” approach to green and renewable solutions: Technology, Financing, Incentives and Services.   Learn more about the EAG here: energyalliancegroup.org     And contact Scott via: sringlein@energyalliancegroup.org Follow Scott on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/sringlein/ This episode was recorded in March 2020.

The Nonlinear Library
EA - Thoughts on naming EA conferences by Kaleem

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 2:11


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Thoughts on naming EA conferences, published by Kaleem on June 9, 2022 on The Effective Altruism Forum. TLDR: We should revise our events naming strategy because the way we do it now does not adequately convey important info. This is a short post expressing an opinion I hold having organised EAGxBoston, attended CEA's events retreat, and continue on providing advice to other EAGx organisers. EAG vs EAGx: It is worth having a discussion or getting some clarification about what the “x” in EAGx stands for. In the past, it seems like the community has typically considered EAGxs to be an event which is smaller in scale, less professionally organized, and aimed at a different audience compared to EAGs (maybe EAGs are for highly engaged and/or experienced members of the community, whereas EAGxs are for those who are newer to EA, like people who had just completed an intro fellowship). However a different interpretation of the distinction between the two might be seen similarly to the distinction between TED and TEDx events, where the “x” just denotes that the event is independently organized by people not employed by TED. It is worth sorting this out because if we plan on having a lot more EA conferences and events in the coming years, we should make it clear to potential organizers and attendees what their options are. Experience Level If the “x” is to denote non-CEA organized events, then we should create a signal for the level of engagement of the event (if that should continue to be a thing) – maybe EAGxSummit for highly engaged/experienced members, and EAGxConference for newer members. Cause Area specificity Another thing to probably start thinking about is a list of topic tags which can be affixed to the end of conference names, now that members of the community are thinking about cause-area-specific events – e.g. The 2024 EAGx Bio Summit, The 2030 EAGx AI Conference. I hope that the level of professionalism and polish of EAGxBoston 2022 will reset the EA community's expectation/understanding of the “x” in EAGx, and that EAs of all levels of experience and professionalism will be more excited to attend EAGxs in the future. Thanks for listening. To help us out with The Nonlinear Library or to learn more, please visit nonlinear.org.

The Nonlinear Library
EA - What's the theory of change of “Come to the bay over the summer!”? by Luise

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 10:48


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: What's the theory of change of “Come to the bay over the summer!”?, published by Luise on June 8, 2022 on The Effective Altruism Forum. Some EAs from the bay area like to invite people they find especially promising “to come to the bay over the summer” and “learn stuff and skill up”. It's often very unclear to the other person what exactly the summer activity is that is being referred to here and why exactly it has to be done in the bay. It was very unclear to me. I've come to the bay area now and it has had tremendous benefits for me. So now I'll try to lay out a theory of change for “coming to the bay over the summer” that helps other people assess whether this is something they want to do. I've specifically come to Berkeley, which is the general EA hotspot around here, and this is where my points are most applicable. Also, the effects of coming to the bay are pretty diffuse and hard to nail down, which is why I'm going to list a lot of factors. 1. All-year EAG There's lots of cool and impressive EAs around, especially alignment researchers. You can reach out to them and ask for a 1-1 chat, like at EAGs. There's three advantages coming to Berkeley has over EAG as well: Cool and impressive people are usually booked out at EAGs. Coming to Berkeley and, e.g., running into someone impressive at an office space already establishes a certain level of trust since they know you aren't some random person (you've come through all the filters from being a random EA to being at the office space). If you're in Berkeley for a while you can also build up more signals that you are worth people's time. E.g., be involved in EA projects, hang around cool EAs. 2. Great people Besides impressive and well-known EAs, the bay also has an incredibly high concentration of amazing but less-well-known EAs. Sometimes you simply chat with someone and it turns out to be hugely valuable even though you don't know the person and wouldn't have known to reach out to them. The average person you interact with here is probably smarter and has better models of EA than the average person where you are based. This means you get better input from the outside in all sorts of ways, including: Knowledge embedded implicity in EA culture. E.g., I learnt a lot about building my own models, considering weird ideas, and decreasing coordination costs with high trust through implicit EA culture Better ideas in general because smart people have smart ideas (often) Better input on your career plans and projects (which is where high context on EA is especially useful). Generally, if you have thoughts or ideas related to EA, talking to lots of people about them should likely be your immediate next step. You will rapidly improve, adjust, or discard them, and not talking to people will just slow you down a lot. Spicier takes that require a high level of EA buy-in. (Depends on you whether you think this is good.) Caveat: Berkeley EA is a subculture and like every subculture it's an echo chamber. There's implicit knowledge in this culture, but so is there cultural baggage that has somehow gotten caught in the echo chamber. Not every quirk of Berkeley EA is especially smart or rational. Some may be harmful. However, I maintain it's a better-than-usual echo chamber with better-than-usual quirks. 3. Networking Going to office spaces, dinners, parties etc. in Berkeley will give you a lot of networking. Networking is sort of the precursor to the last point, great people who give you great input. However, that's not the only thing networking affords you and hence I put it here as a separate point. Being networked also affords you favors, lets you exert influence on important decisions and if/how things are done in Berkeley EA projects, and by extension EA as a whole. Being networked also leads to serendipitous encounters with ev...

Served Up
Served Up: Chris Adams

Served Up

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 49:59


Hosts Bridget Albert and Julie Milroy welcome Chris Adams - CEO of Ellis Adams Group

The ERP Advisor
The ERP Minute Episode 40 - May 24, 2022

The ERP Advisor

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 3:25


SAP announced that their Annual General Meeting of Shareholder of SAP SE approved all proposals of the Executive Board and Supervisory Board, while also reelecting Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Hasso Plattner. Plattner expressed his excitement, stating, “It is the privilege of my life to have been able to create, shape, grow, and lead this company. I am looking forward to continuing to do so in the coming two years.” Feeding American is using Salesforce's Tableau software to gather and analyze data to understand where people with food insecurity live, what they need, what they prefer, and how often they need it. As part of this data-driven approach, Tableau will assist Feeding America in creating a massive, near real-time data set as a single source of truth for the entire network on the needs of over 38 million individuals experiencing food insecurity across the country. Epicor will be hosting their “Epicor Insights 2022”, allowing individuals the opportunity to engage with Epicor product experts and business leaders, industry thought leaders, and peers in the ERP industry. Be sure to lookout for content from EAG as we cover the conference, bringing you insights directly from the convention floor. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has attained Department of Defense Impact Level 5 Provisional Authorization for additional services, including Oracle Autonomous Database and Integration Cloud. Now customers in the defense and intelligence community can benefit from a growing list of secure cloud services to run their sensitive workloads. Oracle's Federal customers will benefit from Oracle cloud offerings being thoroughly reviewed and approved by leading technology officials. Register Here: https://www.erpadvisorsgroup.com/events/definitive-guide-to-cloud-erp-deployments 

The Nonlinear Library
EA - EA and the current funding situation by William MacAskill

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 35:54


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: EA and the current funding situation, published by William MacAskill on May 10, 2022 on The Effective Altruism Forum. This post gives an overview of how I'm thinking about the “funding in EA” issue, building on many conversations. Although I'm involved with a number of organisations in EA, this post is written in my personal capacity. You might also want to see my EAG talk which has a related theme, though with different emphases. As a warning, I'm particularly stretched for time at the moment and might not have capacity to respond to comments. For helpful comments, I thank Abie Rohrig, Asya Bergal, Claire Zabel, Eirin Evjen, Julia Wise, Ketan Ramakrishnan, Leopold Aschenbrenner, Matt Wage, Max Daniel, Nick Beckstead, Stephen Clare, and Toby Ord. Summary EA is in a very different funding situation than it was when it was founded. This is both an enormous responsibility and an incredible opportunity. It means the norms and culture that made sense at EA's founding will have to adapt. It's good that there's now a serious conversation about this. There are two ways we could fail to respond correctly: By commission: We damage, unnecessarily, the aspects of EA culture that make it valuable; we support harmful projects; or we just spend most of our money in a way that's below-the-bar. By omission: we aren't ambitious enough, and fail to make full use of the opportunities we now have available to us. Failure by omission is much less salient than failure by commission, but it's no less real, and may be more likely. Though it's hard, we need to inhabit both modes of mind at once. The right attitude is one of judicious ambition. Judicious, because I think we can avoid most of the risks that come with an influx of potential funding without compromising on our ability to achieve big things. That means: avoiding unnecessary extravagance, and conveying the moral seriousness of distributing funding; emphasising that our total potential funding is still tiny compared to the problems in the world, and there is still a high bar for getting funded; being willing to shut down lower-performing projects; and cooperating within the community to mitigate risks of harm. Ambition, because it would be very easy to fail by thinking too small, or just not taking enough action, such that we're unable to convert the funding we've raised into good outcomes. That means we should, for example: create more projects that are scalable with respect to funding; buy time and increased productivity when we can; and be more willing to use money to gain information, by just trying something out, rather than assessing whether it's good in the abstract. Intro Well, things have gotten weird, haven't they? Recently, I went on a walk with a writer, and it gave me a chance to reflect on the earlier days of EA. I showed him the first office that CEA rented, back in 2013. It looks like this: To be clear: the office didn't get converted into an estate agent — it was in the estate agent, in a poorly-lit room in the basement. Here's a photo from that time: Normally, about a dozen people worked in that room. When one early donor visited, his first reaction was to ask: “Is this legal?” At the time, there was very little funding available in EA. Lunch was the same, every day: budget baguettes and plain hummus. The initial salaries offered by CEA were £15,000/yr pre-tax. When it started off, CEA was only able to pay its staff at all because I loaned them £7,000 — my entire life savings at the time. One of our first major donations was from Julia Wise, for $10,000, which was a significant fraction of the annual salary she received from being a mental health social worker at a prison. Every new GWWC pledge we got was a cause for celebration: Toby Ord estimated the expected present value of donations from a GWWC pledge at aroun...

The Nonlinear Library
EA - Consider Changing Your Forum Username to Your Real Name by Patrick Gruban

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 2:12


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Consider Changing Your Forum Username to Your Real Name, published by Patrick Gruban on April 26, 2022 on The Effective Altruism Forum. I was positively surprised to find out that I was able to edit my username in the forum to be my full name. As I was previously under the impression that this was impossible, I wanted to share this and encourage users to consider switching to their full names. The suggestion in the how-to-guide is: In general, we think that real names are good for community bonding, and we encourage you to use yours. But it's not required. I think this is a good policy. I can imagine cases where using a pseudonym might make it easier to communicate openly without people outside the community being able to connect the post to the author. For most posters, especially the frequent posters, it seems relatively easy to find out who the author is. After meeting several users at EAGs I'm building up a mental database where I keep track of real names (used on Swapcard and emails), forum user names, and sometimes nicknames and Twitter handles. This seems unnecessary. Connecting names you saw in comments and posts to name tags at conferences makes it easier for people new to the community to start conversations based on what you read. It's also easier when you hear others refer to people by their real name. In a growing community that aspires to be welcoming, I think it's a good norm to make it easy for people to learn about the engaged participants. In addition to using the real name, I would also like to encourage adding a description to the profile. This can include the current organisation, group, university, cause area or GWWC membership. Similar to Swapcard at the EAG conferences, it helps to understand better where someone is coming from or is currently active. A counter-argument might be that readers might defer too much to people with impressive affiliations instead of focussing on the content. I would agree with that. However, currently, many pseudonyms seem to be known to engaged members, which leads to different levels of knowledge. Looking at the posts with the highest karma it's nice to see many using real names already and I hope to see more in future. Thanks for listening. To help us out with The Nonlinear Library or to learn more, please visit nonlinear.org.

The Nonlinear Library
EA - I burnt out at EAG. Let's talk about it. by Alastair Fraser-Urquhart

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 5:56


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: I burnt out at EAG. Let's talk about it., published by Alastair Fraser-Urquhart on April 23, 2022 on The Effective Altruism Forum. I spent my weekend at EAG London 2022, my fourth EA conference so far. Like always, it was an intense ride, but unlike always, I ran out of road at the end of it. I burnt out. My plan was to start EAG on the Friday, spend my time with lots of 1-1s, and then on Monday morning, head off on a retreat. Up until Sunday, everything was pretty good - I had a fun and productive time, and generally everything was panning out like the other conferences I'd been to. My first major mistake was on Saturday evening. I was massively tired when I got home, quite late after a bit of an afterparty, and because of this, forgot to set my alarm. I woke up really late on Sunday and realised that I'd missed some stuff already, and hadn't even left the house. But instead of getting up, I laid in bed and thought about quitting EA, saying to my boyfriend I wasn't going to go to any more of the conference, and generally panicking. I was pretty much over this by the time I got on the tube, but the first big red flag missed. However, the rest of Sunday was pretty good as well. The first 1-1 I actually turned up to was amazing - like emotional CPR - which is good, because otherwise I might well have just gone home, unable to do the rest of the conference. In fact, by the end of the day, I felt pretty great. I'd had a couple of really amazing 1-1s, been convinced on a very important issue that previously I'd been deliberately not confronting (getting an ADHD assessment), and those Beyond Burgers! I even ended up going to an afterparty (the Repugnant Conclusion, in case you're wondering), in pretty good spirits. When I got there, it wasn't obvious at all that there was a party going on inside, and I didn't want to ring the wrong bell at 1030. Normally, I'd have gone home awkwardly at this point (I spent about five minutes considering this), but eventually just rang the guy throwing the party and he let me in - not something I'd have done if I didn't feel really excited to do; and the party was spectacular. Just before I left the party I realised three things: I hadn't even packed for the retreat, I'd have to wake up at 8, and it was already 1am. That's when I decided to go home, and my feelings started going downhill. That meant going outside before the Uber actually got there was a big mistake, and to cut a long story short, I ended up waiting around half an hour for the bus home. The wait was not at all good, and my feelings really started running away with me. By the time the bus actually got there, the thought of going on the retreat the next morning was literally filling me with dread - it was too much effort, there would be too many people, and it would just be so hard. I rang one of my friends, also going on the retreat, distraught. There were two basic choices - go on the retreat, or not go. The trouble was, neither of them worked in my head -unstoppable force meets immovable object. Even though I had no words for how much I did not want to go, not going was, in my mind, a total failure, to be avoided at all costs. This became the crux of my burnout. Almost as soon as I got home, I finally broke down completely, and had a really bad night. It took till the next morning to send the "pulling out of the retreat" message , and it was genuinely one of the most difficult things I've ever done (I woke up at 8, didn't send the message till past 930, wrote in a separate app, and turned notifications off for Messenger before sending, so I didn't have to even see the reply). At some point in the morning I locked myself in the spare room, and didn't come out until the next day. Not pretty. I hope I don't regret putting this on the internet. This appears to be a symptom of A...