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We asked our community what resources they would recommend. Here’s what they said.

Effective Altruism (EA)

Community Building

Career Advice

  • Pollinate: "thoughts on work, life, learning, and everything in between."

  • 80, 000 Hours List of evidence for how to be successful in any job.

  • Ask A Manager Blogs on a variety of topics from the chief of staff for a successful nonprofit.

Finding Jobs

Resources on Objectives and Key Results (OKRs)

Health and well-being

Management and Leadership


  • Village Global: Venture capital podcast.

  • Haseeb Qureshi's blog: “The Breaking Into Startups Podcast is a platform featuring inspiring stories of people who broke into tech from non-traditional backgrounds.”


  • Amazing Marvin: “Marvin incorporates principles from behavioral psychology to help you beat procrastination, feel in control and finish your to-do list.”

  • Focusmate: “Focusmate virtual coworking helps you get things done.”

  •“Daily Progress & Accountability. Every night Complice compiles your day’s actions alongside each of your goals, making it easy to reflect on the progress you have made. ”

  • Habitica:“Habitica is a free habit and productivity app that treats your real life like a game. Habitica can help you achieve your goals to become healthy and happy.”

  • How to get things done - David Allen: “Allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax.”

  • So Good They Can't Ignore You (by Cal Newport): “In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed-preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work-but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping.”

Setting boundaries

Setting up organizations

Thinking well about-

International Development

  • GiveWell’s criteriafor how they recommend extraordinary nonprofits in the international development space.

  • Esther Duflo's TED talk: On randomized controlled trials.

  • Poor Economics: “Poor Economics shows that creating a world without poverty begins with understanding the daily decisions facing the poor.”



  • Slate Star Codex: A project by Scott Alexander, a psychiatrist on the US West Coast that covers topic areas within science, medicine, philosophy, politics, and futurism.

  • RationallySpeaking: The bi-weekly podcast of New York City Skeptics.

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