80,000 hours to make a difference
William McAskill makes a clever plea to those young graduates who want to improve the lives of others: Want to change the world for the better? Here's the case for working in finance, rather than for a charity.
Mainstream career advice tells us to “follow our passion”, but this advice is dead wrong. Research shows that people who take this approach are ultimately no more likely to enjoy or excel at their jobs. Instead, if you’re looking for a fulfilling career, here’s a new slogan to live by: Do what’s valuable.