Gigged

Gigged
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781250097903
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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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 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 exactly 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-time. Kessler wades through the hype and hyperbole to tackle the big questions: What does the future of work look like? Will the millennial generation do as well as their parents? How can we all find meaningful, well-paid work?

Gigged
  • Author : Sarah Kessler
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-12

"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

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Gigged
  • Author : Sarah Kessler
  • Publisher : INTERNATIONAL EDITION
  • Release Date : 2018-06-12

"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

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Gigged
  • Author : Sarah Kessler
  • Publisher : Random House Business Books
  • Release Date : 2019-05-02

_______ 'Excellent'Martin Wolf, Financial Times Books of the Year 'Essential'Daniel Pink, author of Drive 'Wonderful' Martin Ford, author of The Rise of the Robots _______ PROFIT INNOVATION GREED WELCOME TO THE GIG ECONOMY Between Uber drivers and Airbnb hosts, freelance jobs are becoming an increasingly prominent part of our economy. GIGGED goes

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Gigged
  • Author : Heath Gibson
  • Publisher : North Star Editions, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2010-09-08

A junior ROTC cadet at North Covington High, J.T. is at war—with himself, his enemies, and his past. But no matter how hard he throws himself into the intense demands of the military program, J. T. is unable to escape the traumas of his life. His father died

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Humans as a Service
  • Author : Jeremias Prassl
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-05

The crowdsourcing of work - the 'gig economy' - has been hailed as a 'sharing' revolution, enabling 'micro-entrepreneurs' to enjoy greater autonomy and flexibility in taking on 'gigs', 'rides', or 'tasks', while customers benefit from the ease, convenience, and affordability of 'work on demand'. Is this the future of work?

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Burn
  • Author : Heath Gibson
  • Publisher : North Star Editions, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012-08-08

William Tucker loves being a volunteer firefighter. After he rescues his crush, she undergoes a profound transformation for the better. He may not be able to meet his father’s expectations or protect his gay brother, but for those who need a second chance at life, William isn’t afraid

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The Burning Blue
  • Author : Kevin Cook
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2021-06-08

The untold story of a national trauma—NASA’s Challenger explosion—and what really happened to America’s Teacher in Space, illuminating the tragic cost of humanity setting its sight on the stars You’ve seen the pictures. You know what happened. Or do you? On January 28, 1986, NASA’s space

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The Gig Academy
  • Author : Adrianna Kezar,Tom DePaola,Daniel T. Scott
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-29

Ultimately, The Gig Academy is a call to arms, one that encourages non-tenure-track faculty, staff, postdocs, graduate students, and administrative and tenure-track allies to unite in a common struggle against the neoliberal Gig Academy.

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Temp
  • Author : Louis Hyman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-08-21

Winner of the William G. Bowen Prize Named a "Triumph" of 2018 by New York Times Book Critics Shortlisted for the 800-CEO-READ Business Book Award The untold history of the surprising origins of the "gig economy"--how deliberate decisions made by consultants and CEOs in the 50s and 60s upended the

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Play Nice But Win
  • Author : Michael Dell,James Kaplan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-10-05

WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER From Michael Dell, renowned founder and chief executive of one of America’s largest technology companies, the inside story of the battles that defined him as a leader In 1984, soon-to-be college dropout Michael Dell hid signs of his fledgling PC business in the bathroom of his

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Hustle and Gig
  • Author : Alexandrea J. Ravenelle
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-12

Choose your hours, choose your work, be your own boss, control your own income. Welcome to the sharing economy, a nebulous collection of online platforms and apps that promise to transcend capitalism. Supporters argue that the gig economy will reverse economic inequality, enhance worker rights, and bring entrepreneurship to the

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Henry Cow
  • Author : Benjamin Piekut
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-27

In its open improvisations, lapidary lyrics, errant melodies, and relentless pursuit of spontaneity, the British experimental band Henry Cow pushed rock music to its limits. Its rotating personnel, sprung from rock, free jazz, and orchestral worlds, synthesized a distinct sound that troubled genre lines, and with this musical diversity came

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A Rush of Wings
  • Author : Adrian Phoenix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-01-08

HIS NAME IS DANTE. Dark. Talented. Beautiful. Star of the rock band Inferno. Rumored owner of the hot New Orleans nightspot Club Hell. Born of the Blood, then broken by an evil beyond imagination. HIS PAST IS A MYSTERY. F.B.I. Special Agent Heather Wallace has been tracking a

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The Gig Economy
  • Author : Diane Mulcahy
  • Publisher : AMACOM
  • Release Date : 2016-11-15

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

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Capitalism in America
  • Author : Alan Greenspan,Adrian Wooldridge
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16

From the legendary former Fed Chairman and the acclaimed Economist writer and historian, the full, epic story of America's evolution from a small patchwork of threadbare colonies to the most powerful engine of wealth and innovation the world has ever seen. Shortlisted for the 2018 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book

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