I listen to a lot of podcasts. (If you don’t know what podcasts are, please find out more here.) They help make my commute more interesting. I learn a lot of new things I wouldn’t otherwise encounter. I’ve encountered new blogs to follow, new ideas to pursue, and strategies for work and life just by listening to podcasts.
One of the podcasts I listen to is the one by Tim Ferriss (who is the author of the 4 Hour Work Week). His guests are often phenomenal and I learn about top performers, their routines, idiosyncrasies, and other interesting stuff that they do to stay on top of their game.
He recently interviewed Will MacAskill, a 28-year old tenured Philosophy Professor at the Oxford University! That is just mind-blowing! Mr. MacAskill is perhaps the world’s youngest tenured Philosophy Professor. Not only that, he is also involved in a non-profit organization called 80,000 hours, which helps provide research-based career advice to people. He is the author of the book “Doing Good Better” and co-founded the “effective altruism” movement.
He is not driven by profits. In fact he has committed to giving away anything he earns over $36,000 each year! Continue reading