TRAVIS KALANICK 02

Broadcast date:  June 22, 2017

Travis Kalanick co-founded Uber to revolutionize the way we move around cities. However, he finds himself leaving Uber as CEO at a critical time for the company.

Join Mike and Chad as they deconstruct how Travis thinks. From dialling for dollars to rapid scale. The episode goes deep into Travis' 8-year tenure at Uber discussing the Good and the Bad.

Travis Kalanick Interviews

Fireside Chat with Travis Kalanick and Marc Benioff
Dreamforce Video
Published Sep 17, 2015

Virtuous Circle: Fireside Chat with Travis Kalanick and Arianna Huffington
Internet Association
Published on Nov 10, 2016

Chad's book recommendations

Wild Ride: Inside Uber's Quest for World Domination
Adam Lashinsky

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Simon Sinek

Uber Movement Site
Lets Find Smarter Ways Forward

Scandals this year

  • January: Drivers were protesting against President Donald Trump's executive order that barred travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US.
  • February 21: Scathing blog post alleges sexism and gender bias inside Uber
  • February 22: New York Times article 'Inside Uber's Aggressive, Unrestrained Workplace Culture' published
  • February 23: Uber finds itself in a bitter legal fight with investor Google
  • February 28: Dashcam video shows Kalanick in a heated argument with an Uber driver
  • March 3: Report reveals details of Uber's 'Greyball' tool
  • March 17: Leaked data shows Uber's self-driving cars still rely heavily on human

Amazing Achievements (8 years)

  • 6B revenue, 60B valuation
  • 12k employees
  • Massive Scale
  • Created millions of flex jobs
  • Massive data play
  • Fights against regulators and old taxi monopoly