The future of work is a pyramid scheme, where every person sells his favorite person to the next person.
In-person interaction contributes to creativity. But is it enough to offset a shortage of talent?
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.
Remote work will do to the office what e-books did to stores. And that's bad news for most cities and offices.
Testing random ideas is a robot's way of being creative. And it can do so faster than any human.
Once some companies embrace remote work, all companies are forced to embrace remote work.
The shift to remote work could kill office culture. For employees in some industries, that's pretty good news. First among these industries is finance. The culture at some of the world's largest money managers is notoriously harsh, particularly towards younger employees. Many companies have individual bullies and offenders. But in
We don't want virtual meetings to feel more real. We want better masks.
If data is the new oil, free countries can pull ahead by accumulating less of it.
First, a couple of updates: Rethink with your ears: The audio version of Rethinking Real Estate is now available on Audible. Get it here. Rethink in Korean: Later this week, the Korean-language version of the book will be published — and will be available for purchase here. Last week, I spoke
Offline in the 2020s is like online in the 1990s.
This week's newsletter is made of video and voice. Text will resume next week. I am sending this from my new website, which you are very welcome to visit and share: DrorPoleg.com. WeWork in PublicWeWork is rumored to be looking at going public again. The WSJ reports that the
2020 is over and things are finally going back to normal. Or not. A recording of my keynote at CBRE Ireland's Market Outlook event.
Immigration is a vexed issue. It was at the heart of some of the greatest political upheavals of the past few years. Within the field of economics, the debate around immigration tends to focus on the bottom line: Are destination countries better off by letting people in? To date, the
Online filter bubbles create offline filter bubbles.
Virtual currencies have a soothing message for physical assets.
My latest piece in The New York Times, available here: The Future of Offices When Workers Have a Choice
In February, I was in London to launch my new book. It was weeks before a pandemic overwhelmed the West. My keynote at the launch focused on contagion of a different sort — a contagion of abundance. I contended that the world was on the cusp of a new era where
The world's hottest workplace chat app is bad for business but good for society.
It's not about travel, it's about housing.
Remote work makes it easier for new types of employees to join the talent pool.
The "robber barons" of the 21st Century are the people who used to sit next to you at the office.
I am still working on the weekly article. It’ll be ready by Sunday, I hope. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this photo from Incheon airport and this quote from Erich Fromm’s Art of Loving: Modern man has exceedingly little self-discipline outside of the sphere of
Initially, economic anxiety spares those who can work remotely. Then, it spares no one.
My baby daughter taught me that sharing a space is the best way to ignore each other and produce great work.
The balance between creativity and conformity is being disrupted, with dire consequences for cities. A hundred-year-old theory helps explain why.
Students of international relations have been concerned with the return of the Middle Ages for a while. Political scientists have observed the relative decline in the power of nation-states and the growing importance of supernational military and trade organizations. These organizations — the UN, WHO, WTO, NATO, even the EU — are
The Big Apple has seen it all. But it hasn't seen this.
The internet was supposed to make cities redundant. Its moment might finally be here.
The disruptors of office and lodging are seeing the world reborn in their image.