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Dror Poleg

Dror Poleg is an Economic Historian, researching technology's impact on how people live and work. His insights have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and beyond.

In keynotes, books, podcasts, and workshops, Dror helps the world's largest financial institutions, technology firms, and property owners figure out what happens next.

Every week, Dror shares his analysis and predictions with more than 20,000 subscribers across the globe.

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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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Housing Is the New Office

Can an oversupply of offices create an oversupply of housing? (Generally, no. Occasionally, yes.)

Housing Is the New Office
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Airbnb is WeWork

You can change a giant market even if you don't control it.

Airbnb is WeWork
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Airbnb's Double Disruption

Airbnb is a housing company. Always has been. Landlords, property managers, and brokers should start paying attention.

Airbnb's Double Disruption
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Kanye Capitalism

Investors will put up with as much as they can for as long as they can.

Kanye Capitalism
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How To Speak Venture

A letter from FTX's most conservative investor explains why they'll do it again.

How To Speak Venture
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Financial Hits and Misses

In a complex world, success only makes sense after it happens.

Financial Hits and Misses
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Reasonable FOMO

A more competitive market means a stronger need for unsustainable incentives and more "dumb" bets by smart investors. Here's how to make the most of it.

Reasonable FOMO
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Don't read. Listen.

I am traveling this week, so no long newsletter. But I wanted to let you know that some of my recent articles are now available in audio format. Instead of reading, you can listen. I am reviving my old podcast and will post all audio versions there. Below are a

Don't read. Listen.
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Outsourcing Volatility

Over time, creative destruction becomes faster, less predictable, and harder to contain.

Outsourcing Volatility
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The Vader Paradox

The more new content there is, the more likely we are to consume old content.

The Vader Paradox
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The Race Between Complexity and Control

A networked world is a less predictable world. There are ways to make it more predictable. But you're not going to like them.

The Race Between Complexity and Control
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The Ant That Went to Mars

Humanity is becoming an online species. As a result, we'll become crazier than ever. Our survival depends on it.

The Ant That Went to Mars