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Dror Poleg

I am an economic historian exploring technology’s impact on how people work and live. My insights have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and beyond.

I wrote an award-winning book that predicted the rise of flexible work and the reshuffling of offices and homes. In keynotes, courses, and workshops, I help the world's largest financial institutions, technology firms, and property owners figure out what happens next.

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

Featured Posts

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Keeping NYC On Top

In early 2021, I was asked by Scott Rechler and RXR to write down my views on New York City's future. These included my predictions about the impact of remote work, the validity of existing economic theories, and what the city must do to become more attractive. I wrote the

Keeping NYC On Top
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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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The Office as a Choice

My latest piece [https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/04/upshot/work-office-from-home.html] in The New York Times, available here: The Future of Offices When Workers Have a Choice [https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/04/upshot/work-office-from-home.html]

The Office as a Choice
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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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The Future of Cities & Human Capital — on the Prof G Pod

Happy Friday! Earlier this week, I spoke to Professor Scott Galloway about the future of cities, income inequality, TikTok, the Digital Dollar, and how anyone can scale their career. The podcast episode is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google, or wherever you get your podcasts. The interview with me begins

The Future of Cities & Human Capital — on the Prof G Pod
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Cannibalizing the Dollar

The U.S. should launch a digital currency to compete with the dollar, not to mimic it.

Cannibalizing the Dollar
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Cars and the Urbanizer's Dilemma

To remain attractive, cities must do things that upset landlords and drivers.

Cars and the Urbanizer's Dilemma
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The Machine Whisperer

Machines can generate art. But telling them what to generate is an art in itself.

The Machine Whisperer
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The Money is the Message

Distorting the cost of money messes up all economic and social communication. But it also conveys an important truth.

The Money is the Message
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A Bicycle of Inequality

Computers multiply the powers of the human mind. But they affect each person differently, very differently.

A Bicycle of Inequality
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How to Create More Taylor Swifts?

Remote Work and Artificial Intelligence offer two ways to better allocate talent.

How to Create More Taylor Swifts?
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Remote as a Corporate Need

We tend to think of remote work as a perk demanded by picky (or lazy) employees. But the only reason that remote and flexible work is becoming more prevalent is that capitalism itself requires it. We are at a stage of industrial development that requires organizations to become more flexible,

Remote as a Corporate Need
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Retiring from Unemployment

Leisure is more enjoyable when work is no longer an option.

Retiring from Unemployment
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Quiet Quitting, UBI, and Psychic Inequality

You can redistribute money, but can you redistribute meaning? The entertainment industry offers some lessons.

Quiet Quitting, UBI, and Psychic Inequality
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Perks and Harbingers

A row at Saville Row, a transport miracle, Gorbachev, and modular work.

Perks and Harbingers
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Remote Work is Europe

What happens when you integrate multiple cities and countries into a single labor market? Europe offers important hints about the future of work.

Remote Work is Europe