205: A smarter way to make friends in a new city


You gotta shoot your shot

👯‍♀️ Here’s how a Canadian transplant went from newcomer to "The Gatsby of NY Tech”. Hint: it involved a lot of cold DMs and making helpful intros. (andrew.today)

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🤫 Another good reason to have friends: they can hold your secrets.

A 2019 study by Columbia researchers found that from hidden ambitions to quiet crushes to more unscrupulous concerns—confiding in others improves your well-being. (x.com)

PS - Would you fly to Tokyo on a blind first date? (x.com)