The Rideshare Guy Mobility Report is a monthly piece that explores the world of rideshare & mobility through the lens of its workers. Written by Harry Campbell, author of The Rideshare Guide, and Tom Mourmouras, founder of Naxos Mobility.
The Regulators Strike Back
In the beginning, hot startups like Uber and Airbnb followed cliched Silicon Valley tropes: move fast and break things. Ask for forgiveness, not permission. And though it hurts to hear those phrases now, for many of these fast-moving startups, the bulldozer strategy worked well.
Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s disruptive style made him and his early buddies a lot of money, but eventually proved incompatible with the rest of “society.” Now, Uber 2.0 is led by adults who appear to be running a much tighter ship…all while building scooters and flying taxis where 19th-century Californians once built ships.
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