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GigX Charter Member Angelo Ponzi interviews our very own Matt Spooner, GigX’s Fractional Chief Business Development Officer, about what it is to be a fractional executive, his role on the GigX team, and how GigX is revolutionizing the fractional workforce and gig economy.
Angelo: Now, before we start, I want to read this from your LinkedIn page. I think it puts things in perspective. "… Read
By Robert Curtis and Matt Spooner
What is AB 5?
California Assembly Bill 5, or AB 5, is a new law taking effect on January 1, 2020, that amends certain provisions of the California Labor Code. AB 5 creates a stricter standard for determining when workers are considered independent contractors rather than employees.
This law requires a three-part test, commonly known as the “ABC test… Read
By Robert Curtis
The gig economy
The gig economy is a term often used to describe longer-term freelance arrangements and independent consulting assignments. It started to ramp-up around 2007 during the global economic downturn and has rapidly grown. While sources vary in their estimates, a 2018 Gallup poll referenced by Small Business Labs stated that over one third of all workers “… Read
By Chuck Lee, Co-founder of GigX, Inc.
For me, fall is always a reset. The heat of summer begins to fade into anticipation of cooler weather and the beauty of an orange backdrop in the landscape. Kids are back at school, and the workforce is hitting it hard after family vacations. And football (American football, that is) is about to kick off and dominate our televisions and… Read
By Bill Ellermeyer, Executive Career Strategist, Ellermeyer Connect
The iconic CEO of GE, Jack Welch, once advised: “Change before you have to.”
No Gold Watch
The way we work today is different from the way our parents worked. Seldom do we hear of someone retiring after 30-40 years with the same company and getting presented with a gold watch. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of… Read
D-Day had a rocky start with huge hurdles to overcome
“Despite all the best of plans… anybody that’s been in war knows that things are really going to go wrong, and boy did they go wrong on D-Day,” said General Jack Keane, U.S. Army (Ret.), during an interview about the Normandy invasion.
On June 6th, 2019, the U.S. and its Allies paused to commemorate and pay tribute to the 75th… Read
I attended a business conference in the mid '90s whose keynote speaker was Roberto Goizueta, the Chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company. At that time, Goizueta was a rock star, having built the company into one of the most celebrated global brands with unprecedented shareholder value.
As he approached the podium, Goizueta reached into his pocket. The video zoomed in as he held out… Read
With 2019 hitting its midpoint, analysts are identifying viable trends in the business ecosystem. With the rise of globalization and mobile workforces, fractional leadership and employment have seen an unprecedented increase in popularity for hiring entities around the world.
Chuck Lee, Co-founder of the GigX Fractional CxO Network, is an innovative thought leader in the gig economy.… Read
By Angelo Ponzi, Fractional CMO, The Ponzi Group
Creating a global brand and messaging strategy makes good business sense. Done right, it has the potential to dramatically expand your consumer base—not to mention your bottom line. Even if your brand is currently limited to the local or regional scene, it’s never too soon to start thinking globally. A brand’s image or reputation is only… Read
Following a successful launch in January 2019, GigX has joined Executive Next Practices (ENP) Forums as a Strategic Partner. With this exciting new relationship, GigX aims to illuminate the rising trend of hiring fractional CxOs to fill leadership positions.
GigX is the leading fractional CxO Network with an expansive database of experienced C-level and director-level professionals… Read