<aside> 💡 ABOUT OPENPRINCIPLES
At OpenPrinciples, we want to bring open-source and evidence-oriented approach to the process of personal and organizational development with principles.
We are a community of like-minded people who like to share our own and build on each others' principles, and use those principles to make great decisions and make fewer repeated mistakes so we can help the world more effectively. Join our Discord or follow our Calendar Events.
This site, OpenPrinciples.org, is a community-maintained database of work and life principles organized around books, problems, facts, and curators. The concept was inspired by Ray Dalio's book "Principles" and Bridgewater's "Coach" system.
Our Theory of Change (see image below) has helped our Fellows to become 44% more principled through the OpenPrinciples Bootcamp.
Our community is also doing researches and building tools to help people live a “Principled Life”. This including our Principles AI Assistant to help people digitize and automate the process of aligning their actions with their principles.
<aside> 🔥 WHAT ARE PRINCIPLES? Principles are virtues, lessons, mental models, habits, and methods learned through action and reflection.
Deduced principles are hence applied towards making better decisions for oneself and the world.
Principles are diverse and can be as general as “Be kind to others” to as specific as “Only eat two servings of lasagna at an Italian wedding”.
<aside> 🟡 Enjoying a book / podcast / blog? Use OpenPrinciples to condense your learning →
📚 Sources / Book List
<aside> 🔵 If you want a guide for problems that need principles, check out →
❓ Topics to Actively Research
<aside> 🔵 Have problems in life or work? Ask a question, or search or filter to find the principles applicable to you →
📬 Submit a Question
🔎 Find a Principle
<aside> 🟡 Want to learn/memorize some principles? Subscribe to your favourite principles and make a private copy of those principles
🔎 Find a Principle 🗒 Private Principles Template
<aside> 🟡 Got a principle to share? Put your principle in the OpenPrinciples system and get feedback from others. →
🎯 Add a Principle
<aside> 🔵 Would like to collaborate with your startup/friend groups to share and iterate on your principles? →
OpenPrinciples - Principled Team Template V1.1—
<aside> 👥 COMMUNITY The OpenPrinciples project is organized by Ti Guo and his friends, supported by the Effective Altruism Community, and maintained by a dedicated group of Principles / Mental Model collectors. Together we are improving this system (and ourselves) daily!
Join our Discord community to get feedback on principles!
<aside> ❗ CONTENT RULES Our hope for this system is to build a collective space for ideas and principles to better the Effective Altruism community and the world.
We discourage adding principles or referencing sources that discriminate against anyone on the basis of gender, race, religion, orientation, or political beliefs.
Any public principles/problems not conforming to these guidelines will be moderated by our editor team.