Trello: Spectacularly Unspectacular

This piece is my submission to the KPCB Product Fellows Program, in response to the following prompt: Describe, in a blog post or video, the last product you used that took your breath away. Please explain what the product is, why you loved it, and any broader analysis or information you think is relevant. This … Continue reading Trello: Spectacularly Unspectacular

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The Messy Business of Social Change – Ashoka U Exchange 2015

Originally published on Tulane University's SISE blog “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” Albert Einstein   This quote is one of many from “Who Cares?”, a documentary on social innovation and entrepreneurship screened at the 2015 Ashoka U Exchange. It may seem odd to hear it from … Continue reading The Messy Business of Social Change – Ashoka U Exchange 2015

“The Homeless”

Submission to Nick Kristof's Win-A-Trip Contest “When I was little, I wanted to make documentaries about the homeless,” I began, sharing with the TED audience the origins of my passion for helping others. Growing up in Los Angeles, I was accustomed to seeing homeless people sleeping under freeway underpasses or collecting bottles for the 5 … Continue reading “The Homeless”

Why I mourn for Mary Travis, lament for Mike Brown, and donate to African children I’ll never know

I believe I speak for most of us in saying that this last week has been wrecked by emotional havoc. Mary Travis - a Tulane sophomore and acquaintance of mine - took her life this past weekend to the shock and horror of those who knew her, and the Tulane community at large. Mary was … Continue reading Why I mourn for Mary Travis, lament for Mike Brown, and donate to African children I’ll never know

So nice

Written in December 2013 Today I was driving a few of my friends and I downtown for some Korean food, and, when stopped at a stoplight, handed a snack bar to a homeless veteran on the sidewalk. "You're so nice!" they crowed. "My parents always just tell me to turn away." So nice? I'm driving … Continue reading So nice

Welcome

Hi there! This is the place to start if you're new to or have never heard of effective altruism, as an understanding of most things in "General" and everything in "EA-Specific" is contingent on a comfortable knowledge of the concept and movement known as "effective altruism." Stumbled across this page at random? Give my "About" … Continue reading Welcome