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The Gig Economy

The Complete Guide to Getting Better Work, Taking More Time Off, and Financing the Life You Want
Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
4.5 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From Uber to the presidential debates, the gig economy has been dominating the headlines, and for good reason. 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!

The Gig Economy is your guide to this uncertain but ultimately rewarding world. Succeeding in it starts with shifting gears to recognize that only you control your future. Next is leveraging your skills, knowledge, and network to create your own career trajectory - one immune to the whims of an employer.

Packed with research, exercises, and anecdotes, this eye-opening book supplies strategies - ranging from the professional to the personal - to help you:

  • Construct a life based on your priorities and vision of success
  • Cultivate connections without networking
  • Create your own security
  • Take more time off
  • Build flexibility into your financial life
  • Face your fears by reducing risk
  • Prepare for the future
  • And much more

Layoffs...recessions...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.

©2016 Dianen Mulcahy (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC

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interesting and informative

An interesting look at economics with a touch of "self-help" and motivation. Very relevant and informative. Not too political or opinionated.

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the best next economy book Gig!

Thank you so much for confirming the belief of many, this book literally explain the ins and outs formally of the gig economy that's already come and is coming more and more be prepared!

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mind changing

this book just changed my mind set
I'll definitely re listen to it again do all the exercises discuss the ideas with my family and most probably leave my current job 😁

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Great practical information

This book encourages people to take time to reflect and plan the future you want.

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Vocal performance is not a good gig for her

Her delivery is breathy and artificial. She sounds like the “Welcome to Atlanta” voice and n the Atlanta airport. Hard to concentrate on the content because of her delivery.

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A must read for everyone of working age

This book is full of life changing information that will shift your mindset from fear to empowerment regardless of job market conditions.

It provides tools and exercises to help you assess your current mindset and guide you through a complete transformation from fearful powerless employee to empowered entrepreneur.

I can go on and on about this book. I’m recommending to everyone I know and it should be taught in high school curriculum.

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The present & future of our workforce

If you are worried and/or interested about the future of jobs, read this book!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-14-19

Very interesting book

So much valuable information inside this book, has opened my eyes to the strategie, now time to finally take action in my own business!

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  • HIYA_BKS
  • 02-28-17

Better work, or just some work?

Well narrated, with useful illustrations. No gigs in medicine or government. Different outsourcing chores vs specialisms.

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  • Paul Davies
  • 06-11-17

Good ideas and concepts

I got a lot of good ideas from this book. The performance was very good also.

Only down side is that many of the comments are US-centric and not relevant for people living outside of the United States. An international version of this book might be an improvement.