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In the War for Talent, crypto is an unconventional weapon. We need to spend more time thinking about collateral damage.
2008 turned "wealth" into a bad word, and undermined trust in financial and political institutions. The 2020s are offering an alternative approach.
Technology is nothing but an opportunity to change. The final outcome is (still) up to us.
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.
Cheap money and power-law profits are killing venture funds and birthing venture firms.
As work becomes more personal and creative, demand for alternative personalities will increase.
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.
Technology enables us to make a living by being ourselves. But it also incentivizes us to become whatever the market needs us to be.
New ownership technologies can also help spread the risk of making bold bets.
The footsoldiers in the war for talent are about to take a pay cut.
The real variants are the people we've become while working remotely.
A bigger talent pool favors the lucky over the skilled.
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
A distributed culture can survive and thrive — even without Zoom.
Individual people are the next big asset class.
The company of the future will look like a venture fund, and talent will become a truly investable asset.
The cost of “office maximalism” is high. It’s also invisible.
The built world holds the key to humanity’s biggest problems, especially when people can live and work anywhere.
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 love life of a 1960s Czech doctor offers invaluable career advice for 2020.
Your job must be performed in person? That will not save you from online competition. New data on the Long Tail offers some evidence.
In the future, we'll pay to work, get paid to consume, and gamble to keep our money safe.
The internet gives more people an opportunity to win. But it forces everyone to play the game.
Want to know the future of work? Don't ask a Wall Street CEO. Ask a protocol.
Cryptocurrencies will change the way we work, live, and love.
Young people are tired of paying for the illusion of safety. Is there no alternative?
Online performers are demolishing corrupt institutions and creating new opportunities and anxieties for everyone else.
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.
The future of work is a pyramid scheme, where every person sells his favorite person to the next person.