gig economy

155. The Gig Economy and Why Government (and Big Business) Are So Inefficient | Rob Biederman

Rob Biederman Catalant cofounder

Rob Biederman (@biedermanrob) is the co-founder and CEO of Catalant, a company that connects companies to talent and knowledge in real-time and is focused on rewriting the future of work and helping Fortune 100 keep up with the pace of innovation. Prior to Catalant, Rob focused on venture capital and financial markets.

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In today’s episode we discuss:

  • How the gig economy is affecting corporations and will unfold
  • What the government can and should do about employee rights and work
  • The future of work as autonomy looms
  • Ways to improve government productivity through incentives
  • How the job market changes in the world of outputs
  • The issues and importance of universal healthcare
  • Why Rob is skeptical on the timeframe for self-driving
  • How we need to shift our views on education to support our future
  • What are Rob’s thoughts about Uber and gig workers
  • Why Rob isn’t that worried about privacy
  • What the DMV would do differently if it were a business
  • Why corporations are so damn inefficient


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