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Want to know the future of work? Don't ask a Wall Street CEO. Ask a protocol.
Cryptocurrencies will change the way we work, live, and love.
Young people are tired of paying for the illusion of safety. Is there no alternative?
Online performers are demolishing corrupt institutions and creating new opportunities and anxieties for everyone else.
The internet matches us with those who'd pay most for our unique combination of skills and characteristics. It also exposes us to anxieties that were previously reserved only for pop stars.
The future of work is a pyramid scheme, where every person sells his favorite person to the next person.
In-person interaction contributes to creativity. But is it enough to offset a shortage of talent?
Technology will make it possible to compensate each person according to their economic value. That’s pretty bad news for most people, and very good news for some.
Remote work will do to the office what e-books did to stores. And that's bad news for most cities and offices.
Testing random ideas is a robot's way of being creative. And it can do so faster than any human.
Once some companies embrace remote work, all companies are forced to embrace remote work.
The shift to remote work could kill office culture. For employees in some industries, that's pretty good news. First among these industries is finance. The culture at some of the world's largest money managers is notoriously harsh, particularly towards younger employees. Many companies have individual bullies and offenders. But in
We don't want virtual meetings to feel more real. We want better masks.
If data is the new oil, free countries can pull ahead by accumulating less of it.
First, a couple of updates: Rethink with your ears: The audio version of Rethinking Real Estate is now available on Audible. Get it here. Rethink in Korean: Later this week, the Korean-language version of the book will be published — and will be available for purchase here. Last week, I spoke
Offline in the 2020s is like online in the 1990s.
This week's newsletter is made of video and voice. Text will resume next week. I am sending this from my new website, which you are very welcome to visit and share: DrorPoleg.com. WeWork in PublicWeWork is rumored to be looking at going public again. The WSJ reports that the
2020 is over and things are finally going back to normal. Or not. A recording of my keynote at CBRE Ireland's Market Outlook event.
Immigration is a vexed issue. It was at the heart of some of the greatest political upheavals of the past few years. Within the field of economics, the debate around immigration tends to focus on the bottom line: Are destination countries better off by letting people in? To date, the
Online filter bubbles create offline filter bubbles.
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