Future of Work- From South Africa, to South Dakota, to Seoul: Empowering Independent Workers Around the World

April Rinne, a new economy advisor and investor who has traveled to 100 countries and worked in half of them, sees the Internet as a great leveler. It lowers barriers to entry, Rinne explains, in terms of applying to jobs, being self-employed, and starting a business. “It’s never been easier to be your own boss,” Rinne says. This plays out in different ways and at different times in various countries around the world, depending on the level of Internet penetration in a particular country, as well as pre-existing regulations and social safety nets.