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5 pieces of career advice, courtesy of Derek Thompson

Reporters work on their laptops as Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) speaks during a campaign event at Vernier Software & Technology May 9, 2008 in Beaverton, Oregon.  (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Reporters work on their laptops as Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) speaks during a campaign event at Vernier Software & Technology May 9, 2008 in Beaverton, Oregon. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Career advice as a genre is almost fatally flawed,” says The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson. But Thompson is asking you to trust him this time. He points out that your career is only “one-eighth” of your life and uses some surprisingly effective economics, psychology, and a little bit of existential math, to offer guidance on how to navigate your working life.

Thompson joins Here & Now‘s Anthony Brooks to share his advice.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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