Three Things to Know About Gig Economy Data

Last month, UpWork and Freelancers Union released their fourth annual “Freelancing in America” study and announced that the freelancing ranks continued to grow and reached 57.3 million participants. This compares to the 2017 MBO Partners “State of Independence in...

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...

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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