The Gervais Principle—Los Angeles LW/​ACX Meetup #189 (Wednesday, June 15th)

Note: we’ll be meeting indoors this week at my place. Optionally, you can also hang out outdoors. Please dress warmly if you want to spend time outdoors.


The Gervais Principle by Venkatesh Rao, Parts I through III


(Only read the first three parts: “The Office According to The Office” through “The Curse of Development”)

Comprehension/​Discussion Questions: https://​​​​the-gervais-principle-at-lar/​​

Comments from Vishal: https://​​​​document/​​d/​​1tzKP-l1NvVc6ABij-gioIcoob4ec29ENXE_JrFFHBQI/​​edit?usp=sharing

Comments from Max:
You do not need to have watched The Office. I had never watched it when I first read these. But if you want to watch the clips referenced in the essays, see: https://​​​​gervais-principle-clips/​​

Budget at least 80 minutes for the reading. If you choose to read fast you will finish sooner. If you get sucked into Office clips on YouTube you may need (much) longer

INFOHAZARD WARNING: https://​​​​infohazard-warning-for-the-gervais-principle/​​

Location: 3266 Inglewood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Note the following:

1) I will start kicking people out ~10-10:30 pm.

2) For parking: use street parking. Do not park in the driveway of the house. Street parking is free and doesn’t require any permits.


6:30PM − 7:00PM—Gathering/​Chatting
7:00PM − 7:20PM—Surprise of the Week
7:20PM − 7:30PM—Food Ordering & Discussion of new meetup format
7:30PM − 8:30PM—Group Discussions
8:30PM − 10:30PM—Hanging Out

Contact: The best way to contact me (or anybody else who is attending the meetup) is through our Discord. Feel free to message me (T3t) or Vishal directly. Invitation link: https://​​​​TaYjsvN

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