Nancy Reagan’s Words for the Gig Economy

Baby Boomers will immediately get the reference, but in deference to those not born until after 1988, please permit me a bit of an introduction.  Nancy Reagan was of course, the wife of Ronald Reagan and the First Lady of the US from 1980—1988.  She was known for her...

Another Year of Gig Economy Data

MBO Partners recently released its 7th Annual State of Independence in America study.  This report looks at the world of independent workers, including self-employed workers, part-time independents, freelancers, contractors or temporary workers and seeks to understand...

Progress Toward Gig Economy Benefits

With all of the drama in Washington these days, you can miss the substantive work that may be happening.  With very little fanfare, corresponding bills in both the Senate and the House were developed by Senator Mark Warner (D – VA) and Congresswoman Suzan...

The Gig Experience

Accenture published  the results of its 2016 US College Graduate Employment Study in a report entitled, “The Gig Experience; Unleashing the potential of your Talent and your Business.” Accenture-Strategy-2016-Grad-Research-Gig-Experience The report...

Is the Gig Economy Working?

Last week, Nathan Heller published a great piece in The New Yorker, entitled, “Is the Gig Economy Working?” Since my new book, Thriving in the Gig Economy  is due out in July, I am very focused on everything that is being released on the topic.  Unlike...

Decision Theory and Digital Talent Platforms

Sheena Iengar is a professor at Columbia Business School who studies decision making.  In a recent Ted Talk she explained the concept of “Choice Overload” and the fact that the array of options being presented to consumers creates paralysis for some. She...

Disrupt HR

I am headed to Disrupt HR in San Francisco Thursday, 4/27.  check it out at http://disrupthr.co/san-francisco/ Leaders in the field will be talking about new ways to think about talent.  Presentations are like mini TED talks — 20 slides in 5 minutes.  I hope to...

The Gig Economy in Africa

A student of the #gigeconomy, I am always reading what is being said about it. Although we all know it is a global talent market, sometimes sitting in the shadow of Silicon Valley, you can forget that the rest of the world may not be moving at the same pace.  Last...

Endorsements Coming In for Thriving in the Gig Economy

A big thank you to all of my early readers who have offered up some great comments about my upcoming book, Thriving in the Gig Economy.  Here is a sample. “The new landscape of work may feel like the wild west — so we’re fortunate to have Marion McGovern as our guide....

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