Book recommendation: Loonshots

I think this book could be par­tic­u­larly in­ter­est­ing to peo­ple in­ter­ested in en­courag­ing more high qual­ity EA pro­jects.

It’s all about how to nur­ture break­throughs and new ideas. I found it to be very in­sight­ful.

From an Ama­zon re­viewer: “Loon­shots are “widely dis­missed ideas whose cham­pi­ons are of­ten writ­ten off as crazy.” Through dozens of en­gag­ing sto­ries told with in­sight and wry hu­mor, Bah­call de­scribes how loon­shots (such as radar, the in­ter­net, and Pixar movies) come about, how to nur­ture them, how to cham­pion them, and how to keep from in­ad­ver­tently kil­ling them.”

Recom­mended. It could be quite benefi­cial to ap­ply the ideas from this book to effec­tive al­tru­ism, in par­tic­u­lar many of the ideas seem rele­vant to nur­tur­ing new ideas for top EA pri­ori­ties like biose­cu­rity, build­ing effec­tive al­tru­ism, global pri­ori­ties re­search etc.

Audible: https://​​­​​pd/​​Loon­shots-Au­dio­book/​​1250203058

Ama­zon: https://​​www.ama­​​Loon­shots-Nur­ture-Diseases-Trans­form-In­dus­tries/​​dp/​​1250185963/​​