I write a weekly newsletter about the economics of the future, with a focus on work, finance, and cities. As seen in The New York Times, WSJ, NBC, etc.
A new economic model is emerging. Here's why it makes sense.
A single currency is a perfect solution for a low-information world. We no longer live in one.
NFTs will not replace copyright law. They will make it redundant.
The 2020s will do to knowledge work what the 2010s did to unskilled labor.
You can't decentralize the web. You can only kill old winners and pick new ones. Here's how.
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In the War for Talent, crypto is an unconventional weapon. We need to spend more time thinking about collateral damage.
2008 turned "wealth" into a bad word, and undermined trust in financial and political institutions. The 2020s are offering an alternative approach.
Technology is nothing but an opportunity to change. The final outcome is (still) up to us.
The most precious resources of the 21st Century are human creativity and attention. The colonizers are coming to get yours. Here's how to save your soul.
Cheap money and power-law profits are killing venture funds and birthing venture firms.
As work becomes more personal and creative, demand for alternative personalities will increase.
Ultimately, remote work ushers some freelancers and employees into a global arena that seems to promise a higher ceiling, but a lower floor as well.
Technology enables us to make a living by being ourselves. But it also incentivizes us to become whatever the market needs us to be.
New ownership technologies can also help spread the risk of making bold bets.
The footsoldiers in the war for talent are about to take a pay cut.
The real variants are the people we've become while working remotely.
A bigger talent pool favors the lucky over the skilled.
Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts about last week’s piece about religion and distributed work. I am still working on a not-much-longer but a much-better-thought-out piece about the broader consequences of remote work. In the meantime, I wanted to share with you some personal bits. It’s
A distributed culture can survive and thrive — even without Zoom.
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