Fintech Podcast Episode 135 Understanding Effective Altruism And Why Amazon’s Echo Just Grew Eyes

Episode 135

Brian and Mike back at it for an intense discussion about altruism and how people think about donating money and charity. In the first part of the conversation, Brian and Mike initially discuss their favorite product of the week then spend time on Amazon’s new announcement about the new Echo with a camera. Brian takes a bullish stand on how new Echo will impact the fashion industry which he writes more in detail here. We took a deep dive into the effective altruism – which seeks to answer the simple question: “how can we use our resources to help others the most?”

Brian’s product of the week:
Victor Scheinman -16 year old student invents Emvi, a voice recognition system in the 1950s:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYEhE11gqGw&t=14s

Mike product of the week:
A curated directory of resources & tools to help you build your Startup:
www.Startupstash.com:

This week’s special shout outs are:

Nathan Kontny CEO Highrise
https://m.signalvnoise.com/speed-reading-2ff843053cc6

Chad Grills Founder of the Mission
https://medium.com/the-mission/you-wont-win-until-they-start-betting-against-you-a97a3141690e

Shaunta Grimes How to know what to write about.
https://medium.com/startup-grind/how-to-know-what-to-write-about-bf539223ba32

Show note links:

https://www.samharris.org/podcast/item/being-good-and-doing-good
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/
http://readmultiplex.com/2017/04/26/the-amazon-look-will-transform-the-closet-and-the-fashion-industry/
http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/

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