Uber Everywhere: Uber Executive Board
Most companies can’t handle a year of widespread protests, several upper management sexual harassment lawsuits, discovery of a formal system for evading the police, hemorrhaging senior staffers, and more, but most companies aren’t Uber. You’ve survived this far, but the shareholders have just given a new set of goals to meet, your CEO step down, and actual competition is beginning to rise up in the form of new ridesharing services. The time of being able to get away with anything is ending and now Uber has to get serious if it wants to continue riding the wave of people needing fast and easy travel. Oh, and self driving cars. We are doing that, too.
“I love Uber more than anything in the world and at this difficult moment in my personal life I have accepted the investors request to step aside so that Uber can go back to building rather than be distracted with another fight,” — Travis Kalanick, stepping down July 2017