The POZCAST: Career & Life Journeys with Adam Posner

Jeff Wald: The End of Jobs: Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations

Episode Summary

My guest on episode 98 of #thePOZcast, Jeff Wald is the Founder of Work Market, an enterprise software platform that enables companies to efficiently and compliantly, organize, manage and pay freelancers (purchased by ADP). Jeff has founded several other tech companies including Spinback (eventually sold to salesforce) He is an active angel investor and startup advisor, as well as serving on numerous public and private Boards of Directors.    He is also a pretty smart cookie, Jeff holds an MBA from Harvard University and an MS and BS from Cornell University. Jeff is the author of "The Birthday Rules" and the just recently released book "The End of Jobs: Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations”.  Jeff was recently named “One of the 100 Most Influential People’ in Staffing” by the Staffing Industry Analysts. Now that we got the formalities out of the way, let’s dig into a real conversation about what the future of work is going to be and look like in these strange unprecedented times.  Be sure to check out Jeff's Book: The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations: For more, please visit

Episode Notes


2:00 - The Most Interesting Man in the world
2:26 - Brief Synopsis of Jeff Wald
4:15 - Early Failures / Stepping Stones
6:08 - End of Jobs - Key Takeaway
8:00 - Sensational Narrative
8:58- Office Space Culture
9:34 - Investments in People
12:04 -  Employee Retention / Labor Equation
13:32 - Employee as Brands Ambassador
16:34 - Current Events
20:28 - Work from Home or Work from Office?
26:33 - Flexibility in working
27:28 - Robotics is the future?
31:02 - Back to work picture
33:36 - Authenticity
36;17 - Best Piece of Advice
38:05 - Greatest Professional Accomplishment
40:56 - Jeff's North Star