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Comment by lordvoldemort on Field-Building and Deep Models · 2018-01-14T23:24:09.852Z · score: 14 (4 votes) · LW · GW

I think the framing of the x-risk community as being a single company is off - eg. CFAR and OpenPhil are fairly different culturally, also having different focus (workshops vs. discerning who to fund) and size, among other factors.

Not that this analogy is perfectly correct either, but I think the x-risk community is much more like a group of startups within an incubator. We have units of people with unique cultures who are working toward a goal we all share (success here = saving the world), along with some subset of culture that ties us as a community (in startups: common knowledge of how pitching works, product-market fit, etc).