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...

#CoolGigCompanies: A Creative Friendship

Many people do not appreciate just how diverse the Gig economy is.  Not only are there a vast number of talented people with diverse expertise from animators to data scientists to web developers, there is a growing set of companies that serve these populations in...

The Growing Gig Economy In Kenya

I recently was on holiday in Kenya.  Given my interest in the #GigEconomy, it was hard not to notice the huge billboards advertising for Uber drivers once we arrived in Nairobi. So I decided to explore what was happening in the gig world in this part of Eastern...

#CoolGigCompanies – A German Spin on the Gig Economy

Management consulting is often a great training ground for entrepreneurs.  That was certainly the case for Jan Schaechtele and Christoph Hardt, two former McKinsey consultants who were somewhat frustrated with the traditional corporate model of consulting delivered by...

More Interviews about Thriving in the Gig Economy

It has been a busy week of interviews about my new book.  Here is a partial list: 7/12 –  Technomics, KGO,  Host Jason  Middleton; he half hour show will air in the second week of August 7/19 School for Start-ups Radio, Host Jim Beach; will air Tuesday July 25...

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