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The centerpiece of Wingham Rowan’s presentation is an elegant idea: a “national e-market” for flexible labor. Having launched a business that runs online markets for microworking and microvolunteering, Rowan speaks knowledgeably about his concept. getAbstract suggests this talk to those interested in social change, worker empowerment, technological growth and economics.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why a market for flexible labor is necessary,
  • How such a market would work and
  • How this market would benefit everyone.

About the Speaker

Wingham Rowan founded Slivers-of-Time, a company that runs online microlabor markets.



Many people need flexible work schedules. Perhaps they have a volatile medical condition or care for an aging parent. These individuals struggle to find jobs. Meanwhile, businesses often need dependable workers for brief periods (like a lunch rush at a café) on short notice. A “marketplace for spare...

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