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...

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...

#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...

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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