There’s a claim that EA is not talent-constrained nor vetting-constrained, but infrastructure constrained, which I think I agree with. There’s a difference between “people who set up the infrastructure” and “people who fill in the infrastructure”. I agree that it’s extremely important the first group has the best people possible, I don’t think it’s so important for the second group. With this post, I’m trying to be the “right person to set it up”, by describing one possible infrastructure.
Thanks for the clarification. I think we have different defintions of “people who set up the infrastructure” and “people who fill in the infrastructure”.
“people who set up the infrastructure” are not just people who come up with the idea but also who are involved in on-the-grounds getting your hands dirty setting up—e.g. setting up the initial concept, but then experimenting and refining the set-up as time goes on. This seems like fairly difficult work. This on-the-ground iteration requires a much higher time commitment and therefore I’d expect it to be harder to recruit for.
Another distinction is the leader / core organiser of the infrastructure, who doesn’t need to have set it up and so in some way is “filling the infrastructure” but probably needs to have certain skills. I think that this is also not going to be easy and requires people to pass some bar.