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With deep reporting and graceful storytelling Sarah Kessler reveals the ground truth of a key part of the American workforce Her analysis is both astute and nuanced making GIGGED essential reading for anyone interested in the future of work Daniel H Pink author of WHEN and DRIVE The full time job is disappearing is landing the right gig the new American Dream? One in three American workers is now a freelancer This “gig economy” one that provides neither the guarantee of steady hours nor benefits emerged out of the digital era and has Capitalism uses cutting edge technology to screw workers Old Wine New Bottles Uber Mechanical Turk are innovative methods for pushing down wages shedding benefits putting all risk on workers in the name of being your own boss as an independent contractor You are scrubbing toilets for less money and security but guess what your an entrepreneur in the new economy Seasons in the Sun part of the American workforce Her analysis is both astute and nuanced making GIGGED essential reading for anyone interested in the future of work Daniel H Pink author of WHEN and DRIVE The full time job is disappearing is landing the right gig the new American Dream? One in three American workers is now a freelancer This “gig economy” one that Dark Fever provides neither the guarantee of steady hours nor benefits emerged out of the digital era and has Capitalism uses cutting edge technology to screw workers Old Wine New Bottles Uber Mechanical Turk are innovative methods for Believing In Faeries pushing down wages shedding benefits Buddho putting all risk on workers in the name of being your own boss as an independent contractor You are scrubbing toilets for less money and security but guess what your an entrepreneur in the new economy

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Ctly which hours he works each week to the Uber driver who starts a union to the charity worker who believes freelance gigs might just transform a declining rural town journalist Sarah Kessler follows a wide range of individuals from across the country to provide a nuanced look at how the gig economy is playing out in real timeKessler wades through the hype and hyperbole to tackle the big uestions What does the future of work look like? Will the millennial generation do as well their parents? How can we all find meaningful well paid work? Gig economy is about the use of assets in different ways I can give two uick examples of that Think about Uber which allows people to turn their private car into a temporary taxi The common business model for a taxi is uite different It used to be that taxi had to be a registered vehicle you have to pay to get the license to become a taxi driver buy insurance and so on Now the technology which has allowed cars to become taxis is part of what explains why people are temporarily becoming taxi drivers The second thing which is happening around the world is Airbnb which allows your house to temporarily become a hotel room Then it allows you to become temporarily a hotel owner This is a really radical new development and it’s actually great because it means we could have much higher capital efficiency Instead of all these cars lying idle now they are turned out to be taxis And when a house which lies empty because its owner is on holiday could be used as a hotel This is a fantastic development which helps us in getting a much higher utilisation rate out of our assets and it will increase its efficiency greatlyNext the gig economy allows everybody to be their own boss and play by their own rules It is an economy where you have apps that give out jobs like Uber or Airbnb Workers are changed into freelancers and generally speaking it’s a shift from full time employment whether that could be contract workers or temp workers or other things that aren’t traditional jobs Now it’s much easier to hire a freelancer than it’s ever been before There are online platforms offering easy ways to search for workers You can keep track of these people over if you hire a freelancer you can also watch a video of all the hours that they were working for you on their desktop to make sure that they didn’t do something different while they were supposed to be working for youWe all know that flexible works have some perks Some people become entrepreneurial they become creative than in the traditional office We also know that these jobs generally don’t come with sick leave vacation leave or retirement benefits healthcare or any other workplace supports And for many doing this kind of work leaves if you like to read my full review please visit my blog Blood Money (Alpha Force, provide a nuanced look at how the gig economy is Sid James playing out in real timeKessler wades through the hype and hyperbole to tackle the big uestions What does the future of work look like? 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Revolutionized the way we do business High profile tech start ups such as Uber and Airbnb are constantly making headlines for the disruption they cause to the industries they overturn But what are the effects of this disruption from Wall Street down to Main Street? What challenges do employees and job seekers face at every level of professional experience?In the tradition of the great business narratives of our time Gigged offers deeply sourced up close and personal accounts of our new economy From the computer programmer who chooses exa ‘Any economy is built by humans and this book is about them' I love this as a catchphase and as a good reminder to all of us working on these topics to always think about the human impacts I am involved in policy research in this area for work and it can get so big and messy that it’s easy to forget that we’re really talking about people at the beginning and end of the day I appreciated the human stories in the book most of all as Kessler spends enough time with the people working in this to give a sense of the pros and cons of on demand laborMy big regret with Gigged was that it doesn't uite get at what I think of as big uestion is the so called gig economy in general better than the alternative world where it didn’t exist? Kessler astutely points out that the problem was that the gig economy's much ballyhooed flexibility often seemed to apply to the company than to the employee It is clear that these aren’t great jobs in many ways but neither is the alternative So – if these jobs went away would we be better off? I don’t know for many of the specific apps but for uber and lyft I strongly suspect that they on average provide benefits to both drivers and riders I’m not saying we shouldn’t demand better – we should and can But if they simply went away that’s a significant income opportunity gone I’ve heard advocates for low income mobility who I am 100% aligned with on goals say in presentations that these companies have “created poor people” Baloney When lower income people drive for these companies they are choosing to do so and are making money The counterfactual or alternative world if the opportunity wasn’t available certainly wouldn’t involve anyone magically becoming wealthyKessler does give a useful summary of some of the real policy options we have to avoid some of the downsides of the gig economy While much attention has been paid to transformative options like universal basic income it seems to me that there is need for direct fixes like making benefits portable and clearly reuired for part time and certain kinds of contractor relationships – basically the you work for a company the they would kick in to a benefits account which could be combined with other sources to assemble complete benefits from multiple sourcesI was interested in the other gig economy specifics but my thinking keeps gravitating back to the transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft that are having huge impacts both positive and negative At the end of the day my working opinion actually reinforced by the book on reflection is that we as a whole are better off with these services These are not great jobs but many people are able to use the income to materially improve their financial situation And from a user perspective so many people are voting with their thumbs and dollars which shows just how big of an untapped demand there was for better on demand transportationLastly the book did remind me to be re annoyed at Uber for their years of basically lying about tips If you’re like me the first time a friend told you about Uber they said “and the tip is included” Uber did their best to perpetuate this idea but it’s just false It was years and years before they allowed tipping through the app in part to keep the nice illusion for their customers Tip your drivers everyone 2018 Reading Challenge Updatebook number 27 40scorecard see belowW 1420NW 1120NA 1420D 13F 18NF 8 Notes I'm trying to read 40 books this year To make sure I'm getting a broad range I'm tracking some metrics Open to if folks have suggestions My goal is to read books that arehalf by womenhalf not by white peoplehalf by non americansat least 3 that I don't think I'll like or agree with going inI'll also go for about half fiction and half non fictionThis year I'm also adding the What Should I Read Next categories since they should provide some good ideas and I love the recommendations I get from the podcast A classic you've been meaning to readX A book recommended by someone with great tasteX A book in translationO A book nominated for an award in 2018O A book of poetry a play or an essay collectionX A book you can read in a dayX A book that's than 500 pagesX A book by a favorite authorO A book recommended by a librarian or indie booksellerO A banned bookX A memoir biography or book of creative nonfictionX A book by an author of a different race ethnicity or religion than your own