The Academy Awards and the Gig Economy

Since its Academy Award season, I thought  it would be appropriate to compare the Gig Economy to Hollywood.  Stephen Kasriel the CEO of Upwork  wrote an article in Fast Company last year called “Why the Future of Work will Look a lot like Hollywood.”   I...

Take Part in the Study of Type and the Gig Economy

You have the chance to participate in ground breaking research about how psychological type may factor in to the #GigEconomy.  Read on to learn more. People become independent workers largely for more flexibility and control in their life according to numerous...

Three Things to Know About Gig Economy Data

Last month, UpWork and Freelancers Union released their fourth annual “Freelancing in America” study and announced that the freelancing ranks continued to grow and reached 57.3 million participants. This compares to the 2017 MBO Partners “State of Independence in...

#CoolGigCompanies – Canopy, Co-working Differently

The trend of independent work is not just a story about the workers, but also the ecosystem that supports them.  In my #CoolGigCompanies series I highlight some of the firms that may not be as ell known as others, but are equally cool… In a tony residential...

Lessons from Dog Walking Gigs

How the observers of the Gig Economy might not always get it right. Last week the Wall Street Journal published an article about how getting a gig as a dog walker is just as hard as getting into Harvard. The piece detailed the plight of several would-be dog walkers...

Happy Labor Day to the Gig Economy

Labor Day is the traditional end of summer holiday, filled with picnics, last trips to the beach and big retail sales.  How ever you choose to celebrate this weekend, be sure to raise your glass at some point to all of us who labor, since that is what this holiday is...

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