Hi, I’m Ben.

I’m the founder of 80,000 Hours and helped to start the effective altruism movement.

80,000 Hours is a non-profit that provides free research and support to help people find careers that effectively tackle the world’s most pressing problems.

I’m the author of the 80,000 Hours Career Guide and Key Ideas Series. I write about career strategy, effective altruism, and using research to have a nice life.

See my full bio.

I write a monthly column about how to do more good with your career on the 80,000 Hours newsletter.

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Some of the writing I’m more proud of:

Some of my most popular writing & media:

See a list of everything I’ve written at 80,000 Hours.

Media requests

If you’d like to write about me or 80,000 Hours, email sashika.coxhead@80000hours.org.

Here’s a short interview with me on BBC Radio 4, here’s a longer interview with me by Sam Harris.

Also see my bio on LinkedIn, press photos & list of past media about 80,000 Hours, inc. interviews with me on SuperDataScience and Clearer Thinking.

Some other interests

Consulting & speaking

I consult on non-profit startup strategy, and currently advise the Global Priorities Institute at the University of Oxford, the Centre for Effective Altruism, and the Tianxia Academy. I was one of the first non-profit founders to go through Y Combinator. I do public speaking, and have given a TEDx talk.

Say hello

Contact me: ben at 80000hours.org

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