California’s Prop 22 – The Devil is in the Details

As a California voter, I hate the proposition process.  I have always felt it was inappropriate for the masses to legislate, since that is what we elect our state representatives to do. Unfortunately, those representatives don’t always do a good job.  They passed a...

The Gig Economy Deserves Better

The recent passage of #AB2257 shows just how ill-conceived #AB5 was, and how little the lawmakers understood about the gig economy. I may not write laws, but I write books.  When I submit a manuscript to my editor, I am thrilled when the suggested changes  are minor;...

“Agency” and the Gig Economy

Deloitte Research and the MIT Sloan Management Review published an interesting report recently entitled “Opportunity Marketplaces.” Their premise is that companies should create internal talent platforms  which are employee directed and enable workers to  develop new...

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. ...

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...

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