Lessons from Dog Walking Gigs

How the observers of the Gig Economy might not always get it right. Last week the Wall Street Journal published an article about how getting a gig as a dog walker is just as hard as getting into Harvard. The piece detailed the plight of several would-be dog walkers...

The Growing Gig Economy In Kenya

I recently was on holiday in Kenya.  Given my interest in the #GigEconomy, it was hard not to notice the huge billboards advertising for Uber drivers once we arrived in Nairobi. So I decided to explore what was happening in the gig world in this part of Eastern...

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...

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...

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