Virtual currencies have a soothing message for physical assets.
I just wanted to share with you a piece I wrote for the New York Times, published this morning. Check it out and let me know what you think! If
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
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.
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.
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.
America's residential system incentivizes people to act like bigots. Technology offers hope — and a few more reasons to worry.
Cities are trying to out-internet the internet. Most of them will fail.
Real estate is still a zero-sum game. But only for landlords.
This week, we officially kick off a series of interviews about the history and future of cities. Our first guest is Greg Lindsay, who has an encyclopedic knowledge of all
The distribution of people in offices, homes, and cities will be governed by the rules of the online world. The consequences are disturbing.
This week, I was planning to write a series of short and unrelated takes. Somehow, the various takes ended up connecting and became a short essay. You can nibble each
Three media empires offer important lessons about the future of offices, homes, and cities. It's been a busy month for media empires. Two weeks ago, the New York Times parted
Apple generates more profit from the App Store than all of Manhattan's landlords generate from rent. It also offers some important lessons about why some tenants will stop paying.Why
Transportation and communication go hand in hand. Until the 19th Century, the speed of delivering a message was equal to the time it took a man (or woman) to carry
It was an ugly week. Let's start with some poetry: “I was leaving the South to fling myself into the unknown . . . I was taking a part of the South to
A presentation from Dror Poleg, author of Rethinking Real Estate. This is a recording from a virtual event at a large investment bank, June 4th, 2020.
Forget about getting things done. Most work can be done elsewhere. An office is necessary because it allows people to socialize and learn. Over the past few weeks, I've heard
Facebook is one of the largest companies in the world. It employs 45,000 people. Yesterday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared his views on the company's future: Over the next 5-10