Sarah Kessler is a deputy editor at Quartz, where she writes about the future of work. She was previously senior associate editor at Fast Company and before that associate editor at Mashable. Her writing has appeared in publications including Inc., Salon, and USA Today.
The workforce is changing, and Sarah Kessler is here to explain its evolution. In Gigged, she looks at the rise of the gig economy and what that means for not only employers and employees but the future of society. -- Books of the Month * Bustle * Kessler illuminates a great divide: For people with desirable skills, the gig economy often permits a more engaging, entrepreneurial lifestyle; but for the unskilled who turn to such work out of necessity, it's merely `the best of bad options.' . . . One of the most interesting stories in Gigged is about not a person but a company: an office-cleaning and handyman start-up called Managed by Q, which in 2014 changed its business model to start bringing previously independent contractors on staff. * Harvard Business Review * Kessler's timely book explores the personal, corporate and societal stories behind a massive tech-driven shift away from permanent office-based employment. -- Books of the Month * Financial Times * Silicon Valley is turning work into a frictionless transaction between buyer and seller, says the author of this provocative new volume . . . Read it because the gig economy affects everyone - employers, employees and consumers. If you use an app to search for, buy or sell services, you are enjoying a benefit that has been paid for by a (tech) venture capitalist intent on causing and exploiting disruption in the market. -- Book of the Month * Harper's Bazaar * Goes under the bonnet of the gig economy. -- What CEOs Are Reading * Management Today * A deep look at . . . our civilization based on work - and what's so often unsatisfying about living in it. * Washington Post * Argued convincingly * Fortune * A fair-minded analysis of the ever-morphing worldwide labour force * Kirkus Reviews * Sarah Kessler has a good claim to have been there at the beginning of a truly revolutionary moment: the start of the thing we now call the gig economy . . . Gigged does a valuable service in tracking the twists and turns of the workers of the gig economy. -- City AM Well crafted . . . a multitude of anecdotes supported by data and extensive reporting. * Forbes *