Hi, I’m Ben.

I’m the CEO & 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 80,000 Hours’ Key Ideas. I write about career strategy, effective altruism, and research-driven personal development. See my full bio.

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Writing 

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 podcast where I introduce my story and that of 80,000 Hours, and here’s an even longer podcast where I introduce the ideas of 80,000 Hours in more depth.

Also see my bio on LinkedIn, press photos & list of past media about 80,000 Hours.

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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