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Peter_Hurford comments on [CEA Update] Updates from January 2017 - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Peter_Hurford  (EA Profile) 14 February 2017 12:05:47AM 1 point [-]

In addition to Will, this team consists of Emma Gray, Executive Assistant, and Roxanne Heston, Press Officer. This month they have been mainly focused on setting up the processes for the new team and helping to devise strategies to help build Will’s influence and connections.

I don't have any problem with this, but stating it so clearly and bluntly comes off to me as kind of cultish.

Comment author: BenHoffman 16 February 2017 09:16:45PM *  3 points [-]

I think this is admirable honesty about an influence-based strategy with a key person dependency. This makes it possible for people to look for ways to reduce risk, increase the upside, and point out possible downsides.