The Gig Economy: The Complete Guide to Getting Better Work, Taking More Time Off, and Financing the Life You Want

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AMACOM, Nov 15, 2016 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
Today, more than a third of Americans are working in the gig economy--mixing together short-term jobs, contract work, and freelance assignments. For those who’ve figured out the formula, life has never been better! You, too, can learn how to embrace the independent and self-sufficient world of freelance!The Gig Economy is your guide to this uncertain but ultimately rewarding world. Packed with research, exercises, and anecdotes, this eye-opening book supplies strategies--ranging from the professional to the personal--to help you leverage your skills, knowledge, and network to create your own career trajectory--one immune to the impulsive whims of an employer looking only at today’s bottom line. Learn how to:• Construct a life based on your priorities and vision of success• Cultivate connections without networking• Create your own security• Build flexibility into your financial life• Face your fears by reducing risk• And much more!Corporate jobs are not only unstable--they’re increasingly scarce. It’s time to take charge of your own career and lead the life you actually want. Start mapping out your place in the gig economy today!
 

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Very good look into a not so distant future The Gig Economy was a very enjoyable read. It fit exactly with what I believe is true about the way the world of work is changing. Full time jobs are not as ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Getting Better Work
14
Taking More Time Off
84
Financing the Life You Want
141
The Future Gig Economy
187
Acknowledgments
201
Notes
205
Index
221
Free Sample From THE ECONOMY OF YOU
229
About AMACOM
243
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DIANE MULCAHY is a Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation and an Adjunct Lecturer at Babson College, where she teaches "Entrepreneurship and the Gig Economy," a popular MBA course that Forbes.com named one of the top ten most innovative business school classes in the country. Her work in venture capital and entrepreneurship has been featured on NPR and in the Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, Fortune, Forbes, The New Yorker, The Economist, and other national media.

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