Started and ran a successful small business. Work history in private equity and venture capital. These days I help clients make better decisions using the appropriate statistical tools.
Interested in art, history of ideas, emotional intelligence, commercial/business history, 20th-century mathematics (AT, AG, DG, CT), literature, and history of science.
I chose the Give Directly charity because it has a very low cost ratio. The founders also measure the outcome of their donations on the recipients as well as on a control group, providing solid evidence of the efficaciousness of their intervention. After what Bill Easterly called "a trillion wasted aid dollars" proving effectiveness couldn't be more important. If you think you know of a better charity or want to voice downsides of GiveDirectly, I'd like to hear from you.