Meco Reads - Issue 35

Money vs meaning 💰 8 vital friends 👯 Solo dates 💌

Welcome the the 35th edition of Meco Reads, a weekly(ish) round up of the most interesting reads and newsletters from around the web, curated by the team at Meco.

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“Some of your friends are great listeners… but they’re not always there when you need them. Others are intensely loyal… but just not that great at helping you out of a jam”. No one friend can cover all the bases, you need multiple types of friend to feel truly fulfilled in your relationships. [Read more]

Have you ever met an otherwise intelligent person who believes something outlandish? Scientology, a flat earth, alien built pyramids or even a magazine horoscope - people genuinely believe in this stuff. This essay helps us understand why this happens more often than we’d expect. [Read more]

Most people struggle with striking a balance between making money and finding meaning in their lives. Do you focus on making money now so you can do what you love later? Or do you pursue working on something you love now? Casey examines three approaches and their potential pitfalls. [Read more]

“If there was an Olympic category for most insights per minute, Marc Andreessen would be a guaranteed medalist”. Andreessen co-founded Netscape, where he created the first web browser, helped form the early internet and is now a prolific investor. He sat down with David Perell to discuss writing, Silicon Valley history and book recommendations. [Watch now]

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