The Gig Economy and AB5

As the author of Thriving in the Gig Economy, I have gotten a lot of inquiries in the last month asking me whether the gig economy will crumble in California given AB5. For those who don’t know, AB 5 is the law signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom that will...

Books for a Disruptive World

At the National Association of Corporate Directors Summit last week, Admiral James Stavrids, the former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO gave a talk on global risks.  When asked how we as Board members can be most prepared, his answer was to read books, and think...

An Escape Room for the Board Room

Escape rooms have become a very popular entertainment option in the last decade, where participants play an escape game to collectively discover clues, solve puzzles and ultimately achieve the goal of escaping the room.  By the end of 2017, there were over 8000 venues...

Politics and the #GigEconomy

I suppose I should be happy that the #gigeconomy is at least being mentioned by some of the presidential candidates.  That said, I am disappointed with their frame of reference. Mayor Pete has been the one who has proposed allowing gig workers to unionize.  In so...

New Data on the Gig Economy: 5 Takeaways

July 1, 2019 | Blog | 0 comments My favorite source of gig economy data, The State of Independence in America, recently announced its 2019 findings. When I was writing my most recent book, Thriving in the Gig Economy, it seemed like a new report was being released...

Life Sci Hub GIG Survey

Life Sci Hub is a #CoolGigCompany that is in a unique niche; they are scientists and specialized consultants for the Life Sciences community to staff clinical trials and drug development projects. It is a highly specialized community of very credentialed individuals....

#CoolGigCompanies – Gigworker.com, A New Resource for Gig Workers

Brett Helling  wants GigWorker.com to be for independent workers what Ridester has become for drivers in the rideshare business. Ridester is the “got to” resource for rideshare drivers and customers with how to guides, industry news, and specialized promotions for all...

A New Development in Independent Contractor Compliance

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today gave independent contractors a boost when it reversed a prior decision from the Obama era which had limited the definition of independent contractors.  This reversal should be a boon to some players in the #GigEconomy as...

The Government Shutdown and the #GigEconomy

There have been several articles so far this year about how furloughed federal workers are using the gig economy to make ends meet; A recent Fast Company article indicated that services offered on the digital talent platform, Fiverr, in the Washington DC metro area...

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