Book Review: The Gig Economy


Title: The Gig EconomyThe Gig Economy: The Complete Guide to Getting Better Work, Taking More Time Off, and Financing the Life You Want by [Mulcahy, Diane]

Author: Diane Mulcahy

Genre: Business

Version: Audiobook

Overall Rating: 4/5




Book Synopsis:

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.

My Thoughts: I found this book to be extremely interesting. I’ve been listening to a lot of business books but I love how this one was more focused to people actually looking to transition into more of a gig or consulting life instead of the economics and business structure of it.

I think if this is something your considering it’s worth picking up, if your already in midst of it then it’s still worth picking up because she takes the time to list some decent resources.

My one complaint was towards the end it started to feel more pitchy and focus on the economics, I felt it started to loose the tone she set up in the beginning.


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