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Dror Poleg
Exploring the future of work, cities, and human communities — online and off. As seen in The New York Times, WSJ, FT, NBC, etc.

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Remote Losers

A bigger talent pool favors the lucky over the skilled.

Remote Losers
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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

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Remote Worship

A distributed culture can survive and thrive — even without Zoom.

Remote Worship
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The Talent Portfolio

Individual people are the next big asset class.

The Talent Portfolio
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Betting the Firm

The company of the future will look like a venture fund, and talent will become a truly investable asset.

Betting the Firm
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Invisible Talent Leaks and Outlier Employees

The cost of “office maximalism” is high. It’s also invisible.

Invisible Talent Leaks and Outlier Employees
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Let's get physical

The built world holds the key to humanity’s biggest problems, especially when people can live and work anywhere.

Let's get physical
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The Crypto Future of Work

Things are done differently in the world of blockchains and decentralized finance. And they offer a vision of what all careers and corporations could look like one day.

The Crypto Future of Work
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The Epic Opportunity

The love life of a 1960s Czech doctor offers invaluable career advice for 2020.

The Epic Opportunity
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The Long Chin

Your job must be performed in person? That will not save you from online competition. New data on the Long Tail offers some evidence.

The Long Chin
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Explicit Economics

In the future, we'll pay to work, get paid to consume, and gamble to keep our money safe.

Explicit Economics
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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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Raiders of the lost Bank

Want to know the future of work? Don't ask a Wall Street CEO. Ask a protocol.

Raiders of the lost Bank
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The Token Society

Cryptocurrencies will change the way we work, live, and love.

The Token Society
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The TINA Economy

Young people are tired of paying for the illusion of safety. Is there no alternative?

The TINA Economy
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Lovers and Leavers

Online performers are demolishing corrupt institutions and creating new opportunities and anxieties for everyone else.

Lovers and Leavers
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Winner Takes Most

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.

Winner Takes Most
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The Ponzi Career

The future of work is a pyramid scheme, where every person sells his favorite person to the next person.

The Ponzi Career
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The Talent Equation

In-person interaction contributes to creativity. But is it enough to offset a shortage of talent?

The Talent Equation
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NFTs and the Future of Work

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.

NFTs and the Future of Work