Today, with a just few taps on your smartphone, an Uber driver arrives to whisk you off wherever you’d like to go. Need help assembling that Ikea furniture? Hire someone on TaskRabbit. Feel like having curry for dinner? Postmates will deliver Indian food straight to your door. And now, more and more online platforms are connecting skilled workers with big companies for short-term contracts. Tech journalist and entrepreneur John Battelle interviews Work Market CEO Stephen DeWitt about a new labor model that may revolutionize how millions work globally. While DeWitt’s predictions can get a bit grandiose, getAbstract recommends businesspeople look beyond the buzzwords to find his unique vision.
In this summary, you will learn
- How the on-demand economy will change how companies find and work with skilled people,
- How the freelancing platform Work Market harnesses automation to improve job efficiency, and
- Why Work Market CEO Stephen DeWitt views his company as a “game-changing” platform for millions of people.
About the Author
John Battelle is a journalist and entrepreneur who founded Wired, NewCo Shift, and other media properties.