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The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject 2024-03-31T17:14:31.199Z

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Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-17T17:15:50.006Z · LW · GW

I would find forecasting videos would be interesting to watch.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-16T21:32:07.664Z · LW · GW

Thanks! Added.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-16T21:12:33.461Z · LW · GW

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Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-16T21:01:41.803Z · LW · GW

Thanks! Added.

Relevant note from the entry:

Me: I was hesitant to add a lecture series to this list at first. I changed my mind after listening to the first video, where Meehl provides interesting details (gossip, almost) about the life of an academic and the various personalities of his successful academic peers.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-16T02:37:55.147Z · LW · GW

Fundraising videos?

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-16T02:37:44.150Z · LW · GW

Sales tacit knowledge videos?

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-16T02:04:40.554Z · LW · GW

@habryka / @mods - would it be possible to pin (1) the 'Review Thread' and (2) this thread?

I think these will be the two most valuable comments on this post. The comment video submissions are a bit cluttered due to embeds and submissions are more accessible/navigatable through the OP.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on romeostevensit's Shortform · 2024-04-15T23:04:06.232Z · LW · GW

Adding to this: an interesting frame is to think about how subcultures develop illegible shadow structures beyond their legible structure and communities. Similar to how banks/bureaucracies do: https://www.bitsaboutmoney.com/archive/seeing-like-a-bank/

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-15T18:47:57.707Z · LW · GW

Review of: Elie Hassenfeld, Holden Karnofsky, Timothy Ogden, Rob Reich, Tom Rutledge, Brigid Slipka, Cari Tuna, Julia Wise: GiveWell's Public Board Meetings (2007–2020 have audio).

I'm a college student with only pretty low-stakes work experience. I listened to the first 5–10 meetings as I would a podcast last week. Some takeaways, emphasizing that I only just watched them last week:

  • It was interesting to follow the narrative of Holden and Elie getting started on the project. Like, anecdotes about people's experiences starting a startup are everywhere, but it was interesting hearing them actually talking about the struggles and business decisions they were making.
  • Holden worked 100h/wk in the first year; that's a lot of time spent on a project! (Then 60h/wk in the second, afaict.)
  • Interesting generally how assertive the business meetings were compared to everyday conversation.
  • I am familiar with GiveWell as a popular charity in the Rat/EA space, but I never really spent the time to understand the research methodology. It was interesting hearing the practical and strategic discussions between the founders and the board on the methodology. It also seemed to change every year in the first three years (I haven't watched beyond the first three years).
  • Interesting from a marketing and fundraising perspective to watch as GiveWell, which seems to have found its market now, tested and went about finding one. 
  • Interesting to instantiate generally 'what are board meetings? who are the people in board meetings? what are their skills?'
  • Discussions around productivity were interesting. I've learn 'productivity' skills to improve my time spent studying and working on projects. I was surprised to hear that this is something that was talked about in board meetings, let alone for 10s of minutes.

I would be curious to hear a review from someone with more business experience. If you are to go about watching them, I recommend starting from the beginning. I've tried watching a few more recent recordings before this past week and found them less engaging, maybe due to me having less context about the organization.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-15T16:22:41.618Z · LW · GW

[pasting a comment of mine on Zvi's recent monthly roundup]

If anyone has anecdotes as to why they think the videos have been useful to them I'd be curious to hear. I'm still unsure of their benefit; the interest could just be novelty/insight-porn (Andy Matuschak speculates something in this direction, though he too seems ambivalent). I wrote the post partly as a test to see if there is much use.

Do people really learn anything from these streams? People certainly claim to learn things from my note-writing stream. I can believe it, maybe, but I wonder to what extent people are deluding themselves. Certainly it’s extremely inefficient: what’s the insight-per-minute?

— Andy Matuschak, Could streaming help convey tacit knowledge? (Working Notes)

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on Monthly Roundup #17: April 2024 · 2024-04-15T15:53:59.544Z · LW · GW

Do people really learn anything from these streams? People certainly claim to learn things from my note-writing stream. I can believe it, maybe, but I wonder to what extent people are deluding themselves. Certainly it’s extremely inefficient: what’s the insight-per-minute?

— Andy Matuschak, Could streaming help convey tacit knowledge? (Working Notes)

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on Monthly Roundup #17: April 2024 · 2024-04-15T15:52:38.463Z · LW · GW

Post attempts to compile The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject. I notice I lack motivation to use this modality, and think it would be a poor fit for how I learn, and that it is relatively less tempting now than it would have been two years ago before LLMs got good. The problem is that you don’t direct where it goes and can’t interact, so they’re not so likely to be teaching you the thing you don’t know and are ready to learn. But many people benefit?


If anyone has anecdotes as to why they think the videos have been useful to them I'd be curious to hear. I'm still unsure of their benefit; the interest could just be novelty/insight-porn (Andy Matuschak speculates something in this direction, though he too seems ambivalent). I wrote the post partly as a test to see if there is much use.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-15T06:02:14.098Z · LW · GW

Glad to see that people find the post useful! I hope it will see many future contributions as well. In case interesting to anyone, I've just put together a google form to create an email list for those who would like to be sent lists of newly added videos every month or so.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on What are some ideas that LessWrong has reinvented? · 2024-04-13T23:10:43.571Z · LW · GW

Situating the Contributions of LessWrong to the Philosophy of Language by @Suspended Reason seems to address this topic in a pretty thorough fashion.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-06T02:24:26.669Z · LW · GW

Meal prepping Tacit Knowledge Videos?

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-06T02:23:56.238Z · LW · GW

Thanks! Added.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-06T02:23:48.027Z · LW · GW

Thanks for sharing! Added.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-06T02:23:36.609Z · LW · GW

I did not know 'conlangers' were a thing. Thanks for sharing and added.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-06T02:23:14.968Z · LW · GW

Thanks for sharing! Added. I'd be curious if anyone has this but for meal prepping instead of cooking a single meal.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-06T01:56:13.138Z · LW · GW

Tacit Knowledge Videos of eurogames.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-05T16:49:31.476Z · LW · GW

Agreed and added.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-03T22:19:12.912Z · LW · GW

Thanks sharing sharing this! I've added one and intend to add more of them when I have more time.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-03T22:18:37.893Z · LW · GW

Thanks! Added.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-03T22:17:26.926Z · LW · GW

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Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-03T22:17:21.146Z · LW · GW

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Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-03T22:16:50.645Z · LW · GW

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Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-03T22:15:56.162Z · LW · GW

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Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-03T22:15:45.119Z · LW · GW

Thanks, added!

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-03T22:11:11.750Z · LW · GW

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Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-03T22:11:04.009Z · LW · GW

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Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-03T22:10:31.919Z · LW · GW

Thanks Jared! I've added the channel as well as the book recommendation to the post.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-03T22:09:51.784Z · LW · GW

Thanks! Added.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-03T22:09:45.179Z · LW · GW

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Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-03T22:09:37.785Z · LW · GW

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Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-03T22:09:33.888Z · LW · GW

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Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-03T22:09:26.092Z · LW · GW

Thanks! I didn't add this as I couldn't readily think of a way to make it fit the format. But I've upvoted the comment to make it more visable.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-03T21:24:49.182Z · LW · GW

I've since created a requests thread where comments like these can go. Maybe the requests can serve as memory joggers for readers who've seen a certain type of Tacit Knowledge Video but don't recall the video after first reading the post.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on Things You’re Allowed to Do: University Edition · 2024-04-03T21:08:33.464Z · LW · GW

At my university library, you can use Bloomberg Terminal, which usually costs $2,000 per month, for free.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-03T20:31:11.372Z · LW · GW

I would be interested in hearing the thought processes behind experienced interviewers.

For example, Tyler Cowen has a few blog posts speaking to his interviewing tacit knowledge.

If there was something like this in a more information-dense video format, I would be keen to watch it.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-03T20:26:42.071Z · LW · GW

At one point I had watched a video on YouTube like Upright Citizens Brigade - ASSSSCAT Improv, but with the ASSSSCAT actors rewatching their performance and providing commentary on their thought processes. I would be delighted if anyone knows the original video or has a similar video they know of.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-03T20:24:15.514Z · LW · GW

I would be interested in more studying/learning videos. I found Andy Matuschak's very interesting.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-03T20:23:06.814Z · LW · GW

@Yoav Ravid: "I'd be interested in tacit knowledge videos about writing, if anyone knows any."

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-03T20:22:33.483Z · LW · GW

Requests Thread. Post requests for tacit knowledge videos below this comment.

This thread also serves as a memory jogger for those who might have seen videos of the requested types.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-01T16:23:30.428Z · LW · GW

Agreed. I added the link to speedrun.com/games to the post. From there readers can navigate to individual games and their respective leaderboards, click on a player, and watch the player's speedrun YouTube video.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-01T16:22:06.907Z · LW · GW

Added, thanks! (x2)

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-01T16:21:40.589Z · LW · GW

Added, thanks!

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-01T16:21:19.738Z · LW · GW

Thanks for sharing! Added to the post.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-04-01T15:53:09.306Z · LW · GW

I was on the fence as to whether or not to include those.

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-03-31T23:08:41.178Z · LW · GW

Domain: Heavy Machinery Operation, Farming

Link: FarmCraft101

Person: N/A

Background: No legible symbols of success, other than speaking standard American English like he’s been to college, owning a large farm, and clearly being intelligent.

Why: The channel is nice because he includes all his failures, and goes into articulate detail on how he debugged them.  I feel like learned some implicit knowledge about repair strategies. I particularly recommend the series of videos in which he purchases, accidentally sets on fire, and revives an ancient boom lift truck.

(I've since changed the formatting standards for this post; I hope you don't mind me reposting your information to make it more legible for new readers.)

Comment by Parker Conley (parker-conley) on The Best Tacit Knowledge Videos on Every Subject · 2024-03-31T23:06:42.475Z · LW · GW

Domain: Small Business, Heavy Machinery Operation, Construction

Link: Andrew Camarata

Background: He has no legible success that I know of, except that he’s wealthy enough to afford many machines, and he’s smart enough that the house he designed and built came out stunning (albeit eccentric).

Why: The YouTube channel of Andrew Camarata communicates a great deal about small business, heavy machinery operation and construction. Some of it he narrates what he’s doing, but he mostly just does it, and you say “Oh, I never realized I could do that with a Skid Steer” or “that’s how to keep a customer happy”.  Lots of implicit knowledge about accomplishing heavy engineering projects between an hour and a week long.  Of course, if you‘re looking for lessons that would be helpful for an ambitious person in Silicon Valley, it will only help in a very meta way. 

(I've since changed the formatting standards for this post; I hope you don't mind me reposting your information to make it more legible for new readers.)