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Thriving in the Gig Economy by Marion McGovern

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Introduction

In the summer of 2015, I had a bit of an out-of-body experience. Three different inquiries came to me because of my experience building and running M Squared Consulting, a company I started in 1988 and sold in 2005, and for which I served as a board member until 2014. M Squared was an innovator in its day, being one of the first companies in the nation to match independent expertise to client project needs. We were in the Gig Economy before that ever became a term of art. Having been out of the company for two years, I was intrigued when I received this series of calls in the space of two months.

One overture came from a venture capitalist ...

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