The world of work is changing. Gone is the idea of a job for life. Instead, traditional employment is more uncertain than ever, leading a growing number of people to seek roles in the gig economy instead.
Succeeding in the gig economy means shifting your mindset, acquiring new skills, and leveraging your knowledge and network to create your own career trajectory.
Get it right, and your fortunes are no longer tied to the whims of an employer.
Five years ago, before the Gig Economy was even a thing, my guest on the podcast today created and started to teach an MBA class called The Gig Economy. The class gained immediate traction and was named by Forbes as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Business School Classes in the country.
Diane Mulcahy is an active and enthusiastic participant in the Gig Economy. In between full-time jobs and consulting gigs in private equity and venture capital, Diane has been a Visiting Fellow at Trinity College in Dublin, an Executive-in-Residence at Babson College, and an Eisenhower Fellow. She has taken two different years off to travel around the world.
Diane is currently a Senior Fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and an Adjunct Lecturer at Babson College. She has previously written and published two books and a widely-read report on venture capital.
Her work has been featured in The Economist, The Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, The Irish Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, as well as numerous industry publications. Diane speaks and lectures at conferences and universities worldwide.
In this conversation, we talk about how to construct a life based on your priorities and vision of success.
Here’s my conversation with Diane Mulcahy, author of The Gig Economy, in episode 443 of Informed Choice Radio.