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80,000 Hours was founded at the University of Oxford as a nonprofit with the mission of  helping as many people as possible lead fulfilling, high-impact careers. Their efforts have been featured on the BBC, the Washington Post, and NPR, and their research has reached millions, reshaping thousands of careers for the better.

About the authors

Benjamin Todd is the co-founder and Executive Director of 80,000 Hours, where he's spent the past five years investigating what makes an extraordinary career. He has a Master’s degree in Physics and Philosophy from Oxford, has given a TEDx talk, has published in Climate Physics, and speaks Chinese, badly.

What will I learn about?

80,000 Hours is full of practical knowledge and tools to help you plan a career that's fulfilling and does good, including:

Career Pitfalls to Avoid

Success & Satisfaction

What makes for a dream job, and why “follow your passion” can be misleading. 

How to set yourself up for success at every stage of your career.

High Impact Opportunities

When to challenge the conventional wisdom to achieve maximum impact.

How to compare global problems in terms of their scale and urgency. 

Specific Actionable Steps

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