Happy Labor Day to the Gig Economy

Labor Day is the traditional end of summer holiday, filled with picnics, last trips to the beach and big retail sales.  How ever you choose to celebrate this weekend, be sure to raise your glass at some point to all of us who labor, since that is what this holiday is...

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...

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...

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