Tara’s guest this week is Marion McGovern, founder of M Squared Consulting, one of the first gig economy companies in 1988. She’s also the author of Thriving in the Gig Economy, published by career press, as well as the co-author of A New Brand of Expertise: How Independent Consultants, Free Agents, and Intra-Managers are Transforming the World of Work.

Tara was eager to pick Marion’s brain about a subject she’s especially passionate about, the emerging new economy. They talk about exactly who falls into the gig economy. how “job” is actually a pretty modern concept, the challenges of navigating your personal safety net as an independent worker, and how she sees the gig economy evolving into the future.