We fight for
[Pragmatic Solutions] to the world's most pressing problems
The Collins Institute
We created the Collins Institute for the Gifted, a new educational paradigm designed to make bring quality, affordable, and unbiased gifted education to scale.
We promote—through awareness campaigns and policy advocacy—a soft landing to demographic collapse and work to support those who wish to have children (or grow existing families).
The Pragmatist's Guide Series
The Pragmatist's Guides offer pragmatic approaches to key challenges humans face, from finding purpose to finding a spouse and navigating complex organizations.
We work to connect mission-driven, action oriented individuals to people, opportunities, and information in a manner designed to amplify their impact.
A New Type of Effective ALTRUISM
The Pragmatist foundation was created to serve as a nexus for an alternate approach to maximizing the positive impact people can achieve with their lives optimized around long-term impact at a civilizational level.
Specifically, we aim to lay the foundations for a diverse, technophilic, interplanetary empire for the descendants of man.
Rather than making incremental improvements to the status quo, we focus on planting the seed that will blossom into the next great civilization.
We do this by coalescing like-minded families, providing high-quality, affordable gifted education, democratizing nepotism to allow for a truer meritocracy, and supporting reproductive technologies ranging from from genetic screening to artificial wombs.
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Originally a neuroscientist focused on brain-computer interface, an interest in entrepreneurship drove Malcolm to Stanford University, where he got his MBA and co-founded an art commission marketplace. Malcolm subsequently became Director of Strategy at South Korea's most desired source of early-stage capital (as measured by government survey at the time), raised a search fund, and acquired a number of companies (with a focus on Travelmax). Collectively the companies he directly ran brought in over $70M in annual top line revenue and paid back over 50% of the invested capital in dividends in two years of operation before he stepped into an indirect advisory capacity.
In his spare time, Malcolm lectures on management techniques and writes (having published three Amazon bestselling books). Right now he is working on launching a new model of K-12 education (the Collins Institute for the Gifted).
The companies Simone currently operates include: (1) A hybrid corporate travel management company and wholesaler, with teams distributed across North and South America, which specializes in entertainment and production travel; (2) ArtCorgi.com (a 500 Startups-funded art marketplace I co-founded); and (3) the Pragmatist Foundation.
In the past, Simone worked in VC, private equity, cyber security, and online content, managing over 20,000 writers as Director of Marketing at HubPages (the 45th-most-visited site in the US during her tenure).
Simone co-wrote the Pragmatist's Guide series with Malcolm and leads the Pragmatist Foundation's daily management. She has a graduate degree in Technology Policy from Cambridge and an undergraduate degree from GW where she was valedictorian..
We are not at the moral nexus of human history. There is no past iteration of man present society believes to be largely "right" and there is no reason to believe our time is any different. As such, it is our responsibility to take a pragmatic approach to all issues, exploring them from a first-principles approach, questioning common assumptions, and updating our beliefs when presented with sound evidence.
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