Think the growth of the gig economy is hurting your business? That may be true if you're a taxi company... but if you're a growing startup, the gig economy might be the answer to your demand spike needs. The following is from Keith Leimbach, the CEO of Liveops, a company that provides managed, flexible workforces and, with 20,000 independent agents, is the largest marketplace for call center workers in the world.
Most people feel they go the extra mile, are willing to pay the price for achievement, who understand one of the brutal truths about success... and then there's Paweł Poljański, a pro cyclist on the BORA-Hansgrohe team who is competing in the Tour de France. Two days ago he posted the following photo, one you won't be able to un-see. Yep.
"I hate Lance Armstrong," a friend said. We were talking about the Tour de France, and I had mentioned I found Lance's daily Tour updates for Outside to be sharp and insightful. "Who cares?" my friend replied. "He cheated. F--- him." When I worked at a book plant, a press operator made what turned out to be a $120,000 error. In every other regard he was an great employee with an outstanding twenty-year record. Aside from that incident, he went on to maintain that level of performance.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".