Meco Reads - Issue 23
The wealth ladder 💰 Pro-napping 💤 Working smart 🧠
Welcome to the 741 new readers! This is your fortnightly round up of links, learnings and newsletters from the web, curated by the team at Meco.
Happy April Fools' Day!
While the internet is flooded with predictable pranks from corporations, let's take a moment to remember when April Fool's Day produced original and surprising pranks. In 1961, the BBC famously aired a segment showing people harvesting spaghetti from trees in Switzerland, claiming they had an outstanding crop that year.
If you're too old for this escapade, don't worry - we've got you covered with some great reads this week. Learn how to master the art of napping, discover which jobs are most at risk from AI, and get insights on how to climb your career ladder.
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📖 5 Great Reads
It's tempting to prioritize easy and enjoyable tasks over tough ones with higher impact, but doing so can seriously limit your potential for success in your career. Will Larson provides practical tips to help you avoid these common career traps and focus on what's really important to ensure you reach your full potential. [Read more]
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been making significant strides, and many people are concerned that it will lead to job loss. In his article, Tomas Pueyo identifies which jobs are most at risk of disappearing and which ones are likely to flourish in a world of AI. He also explains the factors that determine whether a job is vulnerable to automation. [Read more]
Check out this heartwarming animated story that will give you the inspiration to conquer your fears and doubts and pursue your creative endeavors, whether it's drawing or any other form of art. It's a reminder that the path to success isn't always easy, but with persistence and belief, anything is possible. [Read more]
The "Ladders of Wealth Creation" breaks down the insanely complicated topic of building wealth into a less-daunting and actionable framework. The article explains that there are four ways (ladders) to make a living and offers actionable steps for climbing the ladders to level up your earnings. So whether you're just starting out or looking to take your income to the next level, this article is a must-read. [Read more]
Napping improves memory and focus, and reduces stress and fatigue - science is literally telling us to sleep! But be warned, napping isn’t as easy as it sounds, getting the timing wrong can lead to grogginess and difficulty sleeping at night. This article will keep you right when you want to master the art of taking a cheeky nap. [Read more]
🗞 4 Fab Newsletters for You
Stretch Letter gives tools and resources to experiment with your mental and physical performance. Bi-weekly, highly practical and guaranteed to teach you something new about your mind and body.
Mzungu is a newsletter for those consumed by wanderlust. Subscribe for beautifully written accounts of travel, art, and history.
Bay Area Times is the best daily newsletter on business and tech. Summarizing the news with one visual per story.
The Sunday Long Read gives the best longform journalism. Every Sunday. Each issue is carefully curated with stories that will bring you pleasure, make you think and teach you something new.
🤭 A Bit of Fun
Junior doctors share their wildest stories and moments from working in a hospital. Makes you realise how underpaid medical workers truly are
Check out the newest mega hotel in Dubai and the unexpected reality of staying there
90s websites served up serious vibes with loud, colorful, and busy designs. Explore the hallmarks of the 90s through these 14 iconic websites
Read about how the hitman John Wick transformed movies forever
One question that you may have considered with the AI buzz recently: does GPT-4 really understand what we’re saying?
Speaking of AI... One of our readers created a cool tool called Prompt Temps which uses AI to become your personal copywriter and help you effortlessly create great content
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