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Dror Poleg

I'm a writer and speaker focused on the future of work, finance, and cities. My clients include some of the world's leading financial and technology firms and my insights have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and beyond.

Every week, I share my analysis and predictions with more than 20,000 subscribers across the globe.

Featured Posts

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In Praise of Ponzis

A new economic model is emerging. Here's why it makes sense.

In Praise of Ponzis
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The Winners of Remote Work

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.

The Winners of Remote Work
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No Floor, No Ceiling

The internet gives more people an opportunity to win. But it forces everyone to play the game.

No Floor, No Ceiling
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Rise of the 10X Class

The "robber barons" of the 21st Century are the people who used to sit next to you at the office.

Rise of the 10X Class

Recent Posts

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Focus, Remote, and Volatility

This week, I wrote about urban planning, remote work, asynchronous work, focused work, and the productivity of American volatility. All the pieces are below.

Focus, Remote, and Volatility
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Urban Information, Async Work, and Airbnb's New Fund

Happy Friday! I am on my way home after two great keynotes in Windsor and Boston. As you know, I'm writing a daily newsletter on LinkedIn for the next couple of months. This week, I wrote about asynchronous work, cities as information networks, Airbnb's new OMG! Fund, lessons from the

Urban Information, Async Work, and Airbnb's New Fund
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All About Remote

Happy Friday! 🚀 The upcoming cohort of Hype-Free Crypto is starting next month. Learn more and apply here. As you know, I'm writing a daily newsletter on LinkedIn for the next couple of months. This means my regular newsletter (this one) is a little quieter. This week, I wrote six pieces

All About Remote
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Emergence, Winning, Airbnb, and Regulating Crypto

Happy Friday! 🗞 I spoke to the Wall Street Journal about hype cycles and Ponzi schemes in the crypto market. 🚀 The upcoming cohort of Hype-Free Crypto is starting next month. Learn more and apply here. As you know, I'm writing a daily newsletter on LinkedIn for the next couple of months.

Emergence, Winning, Airbnb, and Regulating Crypto
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Unavoidable Pyramids

In the future, every business will be a Ponzi scheme for 15 minutes.

Unavoidable Pyramids
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Crypto Winter, Chinese Money, Liquid Buildings, and American Sidewalks

Happy Friday! As mentioned, I'm writing a daily newsletter on LinkedIn for the next couple of months, so my regular newsletter (this one) will be a little quieter. A few pieces from the past week: Apple Won't Go Back to the OfficeApple wants employees to spend three days a week

Crypto Winter, Chinese Money, Liquid Buildings, and American Sidewalks
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Tokenizing Real Estate

Join me at 9 am ET tomorrow (Wednesday) for a Zoom conversation with Julian Kwan, Founder & CEO of InvestaX, about tokenizing real estate and his experience setting up a digital assets exchange in Singapore. Sign up for free here. Best, Dror

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Elon, Land, and Stablecoins

I haven't written for a couple of weeks. I've been down with some Covid-like virus. The good news is I'm feeling better, and you get three articles this week instead of one. The upcoming cohort of Hype-Free Crypto begins in 10 days. Join us for a hands-on introduction to Blockchains,

Elon, Land, and Stablecoins
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Harberger's Office

A radical tax system can make cities more vibrant and affordable. Crypto can help.

Harberger's Office
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Freedom and Flatbread

I am on vacation for a couple more weeks, and so is the newsletter. This evening, we're celebrating Passover, in which we commemorate the Exodus from Egypt and the emancipation of Jewish slaves. This year, I am celebrating with my extended family after being kept apart by deaths, births, and

Freedom and Flatbread
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The Military-Industrial Memeplex

When memes collaborate, humans make bad decisions.

The Military-Industrial Memeplex
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Abrogation Theory

In a world with unlimited information, thinking for yourself is irrational.

Abrogation Theory
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Gays, Jews, and Geniuses

The 21st Century will enable more outcasts and weirdos to flourish. The world needs to get ready.

Gays, Jews, and Geniuses
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My Enemy's Money is My Friend

A world in which information flows freely is much more dangerous for tyrants than it is for America. And the same is true for money.

My Enemy's Money is My Friend
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Regulation, Abstraction, and Discord Grinders

🚀 Looking for a Corporate Crypto Course? Give your team a hands-on introduction to Blockchains, Decentralized Finance, and Web3 with our private corporate cohorts. Learn more here. This is the 3rd issue of Hype Free, a newsletter about the future of the internet and digital assets. If you're not yet a

Regulation, Abstraction, and Discord Grinders
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Crypto and the War in Ukraine

How are cryptocurrencies being used in the war in Ukraine? How will recent sanctions affect the evolution of crypto markets? What are the main insights and dilemmas highlighted by this conflict?

Crypto and the War in Ukraine
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Apeing into War

Crypto tokens don't just finance wars. They incentivize more people to join the fight.

Apeing into War
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Global Money, Global War

A crowd with a bank account meets an army with an overdraft.

Global Money, Global War
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The Meme Leak Theory

China is banning memes. America is developing immunity.

The Meme Leak Theory
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Hype-Free Web3

Demystifying the future of the internet and digital assets.

Hype-Free Web3