Updating “Thriving in the Gig Economy”

Perhaps because of AB5, the new law regulating independent contractors in California, I have been getting a lot of calls from journalists, think tanks and thought leaders about the #GigEconomy. (I even got one from a reporter in Iowa on the eve of the caucus. ...

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...

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...

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