Tipping Point’s perspective and viewpoint has been shaped by many influential thinkers and organizations. Our emphasis on science and mankind’s relationship with nature is informed mainly by the writings and musing of Richard Dawkins, but also leans heavily on the great synthesizing talents of Yuval Noah Harari. Mr. Dawkins has authored many engaging and informative books, including The Selfish Gene, and The Blind Watchmaker. We recommend any of his works, as he masterfully explains profound concepts in language comprehensible to all.
Mr. Harari, playing both historian and visionary, has authored Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, and Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, which take his readers on an entertaining journey from man’s earliest origins to well beyond our modern civilization. Pete Singer, considered by many to be one of today’s greatest moral philosophers. is a leading member of the Effective Altruism movement, and provides great clarity on the subject in his book, The Most Good You Can Do. He, like Dawkins, communicates with great clarity, and with flawless reasoning.
Perhaps most inspirational to us is William MacAskill's book, Doing Good Better. MacAskill emphasized the value of analytical giving through the principle of counterfactualism, amplifying our awareness that effective giving requires careful consideration.
Lastly, we have profound respect and admiration for those that work to illuminate the effectiveness of charities, holding the non-profit sector accountable for distributing the good they promise. Organizations such as GiveWell and Charity Navigator make it easier for us to assess the efficiency and impact of giving by leveraging the great work they do.