Diane Mulcahy: The Gig Economy
Diane Mulcahy created an MBA course on the Gig Economy six years before side gigs and freelancing became commonplace. Forbes named the course as one of the Top Ten Most Innovate Business School Courses in the country.
Diane authored The Gig Economy, a bestselling book on Amazon that has been translated into five languages. It is featured widely in national media including CNN, Forbes, Huffington Post, and The New York Times.
In this podcast, Diane puts the spotlight on job-based, not gig-based education in our schools; and the emphasis on process, clock and the chair (jobs) versus results and deliverables (gigs). Times are changing, and she believes our education system and job training needs to catch up.
As more people turn to freelancing and gigs, they’ve shifted their priorities to short term skills training, flexible work schedules, and increased time with family
Diane speaks about the Gig Economy at industry conferences and corporate events around the world, and for organizations including AARP, Antenna, Catalant, Harvard Business School, Harvard Business Review, and MITx.
She is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and lectures at universities nationally, including Boston College, Brandeis, Dartmouth, Harvard Kennedy School, Northeastern, Northwestern, the University of Washington, and Virginia Western.