Predicting the Future of Work

Predicting the Future of Work

What does the future of work hold? Will AI and robots take over? Is on-demand labor the future? These are all questions that Jeff Wald has been researching for years, and today he's on the Leverage Podcast to discuss his findings with Nick. Jeff shows us how we can use data and trends from the past to predict what the future of work will look like and how we can best prepare. For entrepreneurs, this knowledge will help you allocate resources in the right places and get set up for the 4th Industrial Revolution, or as Jeff calls it, the 1st Service Revolution.

Nick and Jeff get into the nuts and bolts of labor, discussing everything from how COVID will change work trends to the proper allocation of on-demand and full-time labor, all backed by data and historical trends. But it's not all about the future of work—Nick and Jeff also discuss what it means to leave a legacy as a business owner, how Jeff and his team felt about being acquired by ADP, and a $10 million contest Jeff is running with fellow labor experts.

This episode was recorded earlier in the summer of 2020.

Jeff Wald

Jeff Wald

Serial Entrepreneur, Labor Expert, Author & Founder

Jeff Wald is a serial entrepreneur and the Founder of WorkMarket, a freelance management system that enables companies to organize, manage, and pay their extended workforce. He is an expert on labor and the future of work, and the author of The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations. Jeff is also a speaker, Angel investor, startup advisor, and graduate of Harvard Business School and Cornell University.

Leverage is an on-demand outsourcing platform that helps business owners and entrepreneurs scale without the pain, cost, and risk of hiring. With a team of vetted experts spanning across all areas of marketing and growth, we serve as an agile extension to your team—allowing you to get more done in less time.

The goal of the Leverage Podcast is simple: to learn from the best and discover how we can all be more productive, build a more fruitful business, and live a better life.

Leverage’s Founder and CEO, Nick Sonnenberg, is the host of the Leverage Podcast. With a background in data science, high-frequency algorithmic trading and business efficiency consulting, Nick has an innovative mind and is obsessed with learning from the people around him. Join him each week as he interviews fellow entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and leading experts to discuss everything from marketing secrets to new technologies to life as an entrepreneur.