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Thriving in the Gig Economy: How to Capitalize and Compete in the New World of Work Paperback – Illustrated, July 24 2017

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?The new landscape of work may feel like the Wild West?so we?re fortunate to have Marion McGovern as our guide. Thriving in the Gig Economy is a rich and useful handbook that addresses every aspect of the new free agent terrain.?
?Daniel H. Pink, author of
Drive and A Whole New Mind

"Informative and easy to read, with a wealth of useful tips, great ideas and cautionary advice for anyone interested in making the jump to the gig economy. Having just recently made that decision myself I have found Marion?s guidance to be timely and invaluable."
?Dirk Sodestrom, Former Managing Partner of M Squared Consulting

?I've known Marion professionally for over 25 years and watched her gain the respect of her peers entrepreneuring and innovating in the Human Capital world through many changes in the economy from the dotcom boom to bust and back to boom. Her insights on what we are now calling the Gig Economy are invaluable whether you are in the midst of running a business, getting back in the managerial game, or just trying to keep up with all the changes happening in the employment world.
Thriving in the Gig Economy will provide invaluable insights and resonate with entrepreneurs, managers and senior executives.?&#8232;
?Karen Behnke, Founder, Juice Beauty

"This is your go-to source for a font of information about the gig economy?how to build your brand, set your price, find work that matches your skills, manage employment risks, and master the ecosystem that supports this fast-growing sector."
?Wayne F. Cascio, PhD, Distinguished Professor, University of Colorado, and Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership, Editor, Journal of International Business Studies, The Business School, University of Colorado Denver

Thriving in the Gig Economy is a must read for anyone considering becoming an independent consultant, a newly established consultant or a seasoned consultant that truly wants to thrive, not just survive, in this evolving Gig Economy. Marion McGovern?s entrepreneurial zeal and expertise establishing and running a successful business focused on this marketplace long before the term ?Gig Economy? was coined, coupled with her latest research on how this evolving economy is growing and changing, provides the reader with the tools, tips, techniques and resources to truly thrive in the Gig Economy!?
?Jeff Hayes, President and CEO of CPP, Inc.

Thriving in the Gig Economy is a must read for anyone entering or re-entering the workforce in a non-traditional way. But if you are an entrepreneur thinking of starting your own company to ride this new wave or are an executive at a traditional firm, this book has valuable insights for you as well. McGovern has written a meticulously researched description of how the dynamics of the workforce of today and tomorrow have and will continue to change.?
?Tony Earley Jr., Chairman, PG&E

About the Author

Marion McGovern was the founder and CEO of M Squared Consulting, one of the first gig- economy talent intermediaries before the term was even coined. She also founded Collabrus, a company focused on independent contractor compliance. McGovern is the author of A New Brand of Expertise: How Independent Consultants, Free Agents, and Interim Managers Are Transforming the World of Work. She sits on several private company and nonprofit boards and actively mentors entrepreneurs in the human capital space.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Career Press; 1st edition (July 24 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1632650959
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1632650955
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 363 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 1.27 x 22.61 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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Marion McGovern is the founder of M Squared Consulting, a specialty consulting firm that uses independent consulting talent to meet the needs of clients to help them solve critical business problems. Founded in 1988, M Squared was a gig economy business before the term was even coined. She also started Collabrus, a subsidiary, which is a professional employer for independent consultants while they are on engagements to ensure compliance with employment laws. In 2005, she completed the sale of the companies to The Kelly Group, a publicly traded company in South Africa. She remained a Director until 2014, when Solomon Edwards purchased M Squared.

An expert in the dynamics of the senior independent talent market, she wrote a book, A New Brand of Expertise, in 2001.She has followed that in 2017 with Thriving in the Gig Economy. Thriving focuses on senior level independent talent, but also on the digital talent platform environment, personal branding in the digital age, and the eco system that surrounds the gig economy, from productivity apps to insurance platforms to co-working space.

A gig economy participant herself, Marion’s primary gigs are her roles as a corporate Director. For the past 14 years, she has been on the board of CPP Inc., the publisher of the Meyers Briggs Type Indicator, where she is chair of the Audit Committee. She recently joined the board of The Front Porch. The Front Porch is a billion dollar Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) with facilities in 3 states that provide a spectrum of services including retirement communities, elderly housing, skilled nursing and dementia care. She recently stepped down as the Chair of ReSurge International, a humanitarian NGO that provides reconstructive plastic surgery to the poor around the world and training for the next generation of plastic surgeons in developing countries. She is also a Director of the Alliance of CEOs. In that role, she facilitates peer education with a group of 10-12 CEOS on a monthly basis. She taught Human Resource Management at the University of San Francisco for 7 years. On a totally different note, she developed and now manages a small apartment building in San Francisco.

McGovern has a BA from Boston University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. She is s member of YPO, the NACD and SHRM.She lives with her husband in San Francisco. They have three wonderful, grown children and a delightful Labrador named Lucy.

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