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Marco Torregrossa (Author's Website)

Marco Torregrossa is a former policy officer in the EU Commission and a lawyer by training, specialised in new forms of collaborative self-employment, cooperative solo-entrepreneurship, digital work on platforms and the impacts of flexible labor regulations on the future of work. More about Marco at https://about.me/marcotorregrossa

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Platform Strategies for Business in the Digital Age

04/09/2019 |
Platform Strategies for Business in the Digital Age

The world’s 6 most valuable companies by market capitalization (Amazon, Apple, Alibaba, Microsoft, Alphabet, Facebook) and 70% of the $1 billion+ unicorn startups (Didi, Airbnb, Uber) operate digital ecosystems that match buyers & sellers, and gain enormous market share from network effects. Yet, only 3% of established companies have adopted active platform strategies. But things […]

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The WorkerTech Ecosystem

19/08/2019 |
The WorkerTech Ecosystem

This is an abstract of a presentation on WorkerTech I’ve delivered at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health on August 9, 2019 in Helsinki. What is WorkerTech? Digital service offerings that harness technology to provide the self-employed with personalized benefits and greater access to protections and rights. They combine the flexibility of self-employment with the […]

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Platform Economy: The 4 Key Business Models

01/11/2018 |
Platform Economy: The 4 Key Business Models

Platforms are hot these days and all over people’s mouths. However, it’s helpful to start by clarifying what platforms are NOT. Platforms are not just a piece of technology or a suite of software products. People typically confuse a platform with a mobile app or a website. Rather, it’s a holistic business model that creates […]

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How the Platform Economy Gives Superpowers to Freelancers

31/08/2018 |
How the Platform Economy Gives Superpowers to Freelancers

One headline caught my attention a couple of weeks ago: The New York City’s subway system has reported that, for the first time in 30 years, weekday growth was strongest outside of the traditional morning and evening rush hours. The New York subway administrators were puzzled. They surveyed commuters and asked: aren’t you going to work any longer? […]

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Working Together in the New Economy

09/07/2018 |
Working Together in the New Economy

European Freelancers Week (#EFWeek), the world’s largest annual festival celebrating independent work and helping millions of Europeans discover the Freelance Economy, will return for its third edition in October. We invite all freelancers, coworking spaces, and organizations to host local events or offer special deals for freelancers. Preregister now! This years’ theme “Freelancers Assemble! Working Together in the […]

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How a CryptoWork Platform Functions, in Practice

22/05/2018 |
How a CryptoWork Platform Functions, in Practice

Further to my previous post on Can Blockchain and Cryptonetworks Unite a Fragmented Freelance Economy? people asked me how would a freelancers’ platform powered by the blockchain work in practice. This is, in other words, what I broadly call a CryptoWork Platform. My contention is that you can not understand a CryptoWork Platform or any blockchain platform if you […]

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