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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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Crossing the Bank

A single currency is a perfect solution for a low-information world. We no longer live in one.

Crossing the Bank
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Crypto Quentin and Non-Fungible Taylor

NFTs will not replace copyright law. They will make it redundant.

Crypto Quentin and Non-Fungible Taylor
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GitHub for X

The 2020s will do to knowledge work what the 2010s did to unskilled labor.

GitHub for X
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Crypto and the Conservation of Centralization

You can't decentralize the web. You can only kill old winners and pick new ones. Here's how.

Crypto and the Conservation of Centralization
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Friday!

🐣 We have a new baby boy, so no newsletter this week. 🔐 The first cohort of Hype-Free Crypto is sold out. To get on the list for January, reply to this email or drop your email here.   🚀 The 10th cohort of Future-Proof Real Estate kicks off next week. There's never been

Friday!
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Invisible Hierarchies

In the War for Talent, crypto is an unconventional weapon. We need to spend more time thinking about collateral damage.

Invisible Hierarchies
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Money and Beauty.

2008 turned "wealth" into a bad word, and undermined trust in financial and political institutions. The 2020s are offering an alternative approach.

Money and Beauty.
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Crypto Rorschach Test

Technology is nothing but an opportunity to change. The final outcome is (still) up to us.

Crypto Rorschach Test
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Clones and Colonizers

The most precious resources of the 21st Century are human creativity and attention. The colonizers are coming to get yours. Here's how to save your soul.

Clones and Colonizers
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Andreessen Pulls a Bezos

Cheap money and power-law profits are killing venture funds and birthing venture firms.

Andreessen Pulls a Bezos
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Leaving Yourself at Home

As work becomes more personal and creative, demand for alternative personalities will increase.

Leaving Yourself at Home
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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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Selling Your Soul to Yourself

Technology enables us to make a living by being ourselves. But it also incentivizes us to become whatever the market needs us to be.

Selling Your Soul to Yourself
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Naked Capitalism

New ownership technologies can also help spread the risk of making bold bets.

Naked Capitalism
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Remote and Indispensable

The footsoldiers in the war for talent are about to take a pay cut.

Remote and Indispensable
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The Office Leak Hypothesis

The real variants are the people we've become while working remotely.

The Office Leak Hypothesis
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Remote Losers

A bigger talent pool favors the lucky over the skilled.

Remote Losers
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Listed.

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

Listed.
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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