Discussion article for the meetup : [Boston] Goal Factoring
Goal factoring is a method for figuring out why you do the things you do, and for evaluating different ways of achieving the same ends. This lesson is based on material developed by the Center for Applied Rationality and Leverage Research.
Cambridge/Boston-area Less Wrong meetups are every Sunday at 2pm in MIT's building 66 at 25 Ames St, room 156. Room number subject to change based on availability; signs will be posted with the actual room number.
Our default schedule is as follows:
—Phase 1: Arrival, greetings, unstructured conversation.
—Phase 2: The headline event. This starts promptly at 2:30, and lasts 30-60 minutes.
—Phase 3: Further discussion. We'll explore the ideas raised in phase 2, often in smaller groups.
—Phase 4: Dinner. It's about a ten minute walk to the usual restaurant.