Thriving in the Gig Economy Update

“Thriving in the Gig Economy” – Research Update

So the work continues on my upcoming new book, Thriving in the Gig Economy.  It has been an interesting adventure in the word of publishing; editors seem intrigued, but some editors say my subject is too narrow, while others say it is too broad.  I guess it just goes to show you can please some of the people some of the time…

What is interesting to me though is the reaction I get when I discuss my work thus far with just about anyone. In two words, the response is, “at last.”  The managing partner of one of the biggest professional services firms in town seemed relieved that someone would finally make sense of this world for her.  Some of my Alliance of CEOs cohort working deep in various on-line spaces were thrilled to hear about the digital talent marketplace for data scientists.  I , of course wondered, since they are the perfect target for the service, why was it I had to be the one to tell them…

Even some of the players aren’t always aware of new developments in the space.  I was happy to introduce a new platform for consultants to secure professional liability insurance to several firms who had no idea such a web site existed.  Similarly, one digital platform US sales manager was delighted to hear about an industry conference coming up in the fall.

I am not saying I know everything about the gig economy world.  Although I am fairly certain, no one has a total handle on it. In fact,  I welcome any insights you may have or suggestions of avenues to pursue as I continue my exploration of the wonderful world of the professional end of the gig economy.

 

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