Is there something you want to learn, but you can’t figure out how to approach it? An approach you know should work but can’t seem to implement? Or something you’ve poured dozens of hours into and aren’t seeing the progress you should? I can help you unlock whatever is blocking you to make progress on your learning goal (your real goal), whatever that is. The first two hour session is free, after that it is $200/hour with sliding scale available.
Is there a specific question you’d like an answer to, that you don’t have the time or expertise to pursue yourself? I can research them for you. Prices start at ~$100/hour, although are subject to heavy adjustment based on length of project, how intrinsically interesting I find the question, what my competing priorities are at the time, and whether you are a corporation, non-profit, or individual.
Not sold? A previous manager writes:
From managing Elizabeth at Reserve, I would strongly recommend her as a researcher to other companies, and even more so to startups, that need help making difficult highly complex decisions.
Early on at Reserve we faced many very complex challenges – e.g. navigating a labyrinth of legal issues, identifying product-market fit, and making major strategic decisions about how to fundraise. A major recurring bottleneck to make decisions was that we lacked information on various key unknowns, and so to find this critical information we tried out hiring Elizabeth as a researcher. Initially her scope of research at Reserve was pretty limited, but we quickly realized that her skill and autonomy meant she could do alot more for us and so we kept giving her larger and larger research tasks and she quickly became a pivotal member of the team.
Elizabeth has high agency at learning about an extremely wide range of topics and enjoys research work, and so she happily took on any research challenge that we gave her. She’s very competent – I remember we needed background info on someone, and she found a lawsuit against them hidden away on the internet. She will also research to any depth that you want – she can do 1 hours worth of research on something and then report back, or 5, or 10 hours. Best of all she’s highly autonomous and needs very little oversight, so once she knows what you need she can independently make decisions about what’s worth researching, and at what point is it best to stop and report back, which makes her especially well suited to a startup.
Knowledge Boostrapping Project
If you’d like to support the Knowledge Bootstrapping Project without a specific reward, congratulations on being a person of such fine taste and morals. Allow me to direct you to my paypal and patreon.
Please e-mail me elizabeth-at-this-domain to talk specifics.