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Hello! I am Kaden

ABOUT ME

I’m a postgraduate student in the London School of Economics (LSE) with an avid interest in philosophy, effective altruism (EA), and entrepreneurship. Currently, I’m pursuing a MSc in Philosophy of the Social Sciences.

Prior to LSE, I was the Head of Operations and Content Strategy of Jumpstart Magazine, Hong Kong’s first and only print magazine focusing on the startup ecosystem. I oversaw every aspect of the company, including content production, marketing strategies, expansion to Singapore and China, and the development of new revenue models.

Previously, I read moral and political philosophy at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), where I was the top student two years in a roll. While I was an undergraduate, I co-founded Effective Altruism Hong Kong (EAHK), the first EA chapter in Asia. We organised the first EA Global Conference in Asia, 5 giving games, 8 keynote presentations, 20 monthly community meetups, and more, educated over 300 students about EA.





My Skills and Passion

Philosophy

Specialised in Moral and Political Philosophy

Social Impact

An Active Member of the Effective Altruism Community

Innovation

Kept a Keen Eye on the Startup World and Technology

Digital Marketing

Experienced in Facebook Ad, SEO, Google Analytics, and More

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Looking into the Burgeoning Hong Kong Startup Scene with GOGOVAN, Hong Kong's Unicorn Valuation Delivery Platform

GOGOVAN is often said to be the pride of Hong Kong. In every densely populated city, there is a large fleet of delivery vehicles, as well as a high demand for...

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The Future of Hong Kong as a Leading Fintech Hub. Interview with WeLab, Hong Kong's Unicorn Valuation Online Lending Platform

Fintech, in recent years, has become a buzzword in both the financial industry and the startup community, signifying an unstoppable transformation...

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A Look into Klook –
Hong Kong’s own US$30 Million Series B In-Destination Services Booking Platform

Travel tech is a very competitive industry. Yet, Hong Kong-based startup Klook outshines others and became Asia’s leading platform for booking travel activities...

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Is AI a Threat to Humanity? 4 Facts You Should Know

The dystopian vision of sentient machines rise against the human creator is a leitmotif in sci-fi fictions. Are these mere fictional imaginations? Or should we be deeply concerned with...

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Act vs Rule Utilitarianism: A Critique of Harsanyi’s Assessment

Act-utilitarianism states that we should always perform the act that maximizes the total sum of wellbeing. This seems, prima facie, the best way to maximize the total sum of wellbeing. However, John Harsanyi...

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Does the Use of Enhancement Drug Diminish Our Agency?

The use of performance enhancing drug calls individuals’ contribution to their achievements into question. The seven times Tour de France winning cyclist, Lance Armstrong lost all his titles after being found out...

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My Experience



London School of Economics (LSE)

MSc in Philosophy of the Social Sciences

September 2017 - Current

Founded by Sir Karl Popper, the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method in LSE is ranked by The Philosophical Gourmet Report – a survey report by a group of leading experts in the field – as No.1 in the world to do graduate work in philosophy of the social sciences, No.2 in decision theory, and No.3 in political philosophy.



Jumpstart Magazine

Head of Operations and Content Strategy

January 2017 - August 2017

Jumpstart Magazine is the first and only print magazine in Hong Kong focusing on the startup ecosystem. We have a unique readership of 21,000 entrepreneurs and investors in Hong Kong. I became the first employee of the company after its acquisition. For the first three months, I single-handedly managed the company’s operations and actively involved in every area of the business, ranging from content production to business partnership, from digital marketing to team building.



The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

September 2014 - December 2017

I was the top student of the department two years in a row. I was the inaugural winner of Man Yuek King Memorial Prize in Philosophy 2017 and the final winner of the External Examiner’s Prize in Philosophy 2016. I was also a research assistant of the Department of Philosophy and the publication secretary of the Society of Comparative Literature. The title of my graduation thesis is “Moral Demandingness of Consequentialism: Optimality, Blameworthiness and the Scalarnesss of Value”.



University of Cambridge

Research Supervision

June 2016 - August 2016

I have completed a dissertation on “the Ethics of Global Poverty” with one-to-one supervision from a Cambridge academic. I was awarded the highest letter grade for my research.



Effective Altruism Hong Kong (EAHK)

Co-founder/Director

July 2015 - December 2016

Effective Altruism (EA) is an intellectual and social movement that promotes compassion guided by data and reason. Effective Altruism Hong Kong is the first EA chapter in Asia. We hosted the first EA Global Conference in Asia, with Peter Singer as one of our speakers. In addition, we also organsied 5 giving games, 8 keynote presentations, 20 monthly community meetups, and more, educated over 300 students about EA.

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