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How To Know When to Quit Your Job

Author Annie Duke, on the power of walking away.

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Episode Notes

Victor’s job—at its core—is to change the world. But he feels like he’s plateaued within his large humanitarian and development organization, and is now on the verge of jumping ship. On this episode of How To!, Annie Duke, author of Quit: The Power Of Knowing When to Walk Away, helps Victor decide if he should recommit to his current job or move on to something else. She explains the cognitive biases that prevent us from quitting and reveals why most of us quit things far too late.

If you liked this episode, check out: “How To Uproot Your Life.”

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