The board made its move. Travis is out. The job openings at Uber now include CEO, among the many other c-suite openings. Power, in all walks of life, shifts constantly based on a host of tangible and intangible factors, so a change in leadership at Uber after eight years of operation and after eight months of public turmoil probably isn't that shocking.
Silicon Valley often has a hard time reading political tea leaves. The logic that drives tech and venture capital tends to be the diametric opposite of what drives decisions in Washington, and neither side seems capable of understanding how the other thinks.
Wang Zhao | AFP | Getty Images The reset has finally come. Uber's board unanimously accepted the recommendations in a report by former Attorney General Eric Holder following an investigation into the company's culture. Longtime CEO Travis Kalanick may take a leave of absence to deal with a personal tragedy.
There are some immutable laws of nature, like gravity or the rotation of the earth. Or that weird smell in Terminal C at LaGuardia. But how nations organize themselves is not one of them. Empires rise, and empires fall. Sometimes civil wars cleave nations in two. Sometimes multiple nations join together.
It'd been twelve hours, but I was still seething. This happens in our line of work so it won't be the first time or the last, but we'd been misled by a potential client, deliberately used for free work and connections, and then jilted at the aisle. "They're sleazy and weak.
Here's how the conversation used to go between the owner of a professional sports team to the Mayor and Governor: Owner: Look guys, I need you to step up. Our stadium is twenty years old. It doesn't have the amenities our fans want. It's outdated. Antiquated. Makes our city look bad.
You're Mike Pence. You're a career politician, which means you've wanted to be President for as long as you can remember. You were picked-unexpectedly-to be Donald Trump's running mate, but he treated you poorly during the campaign (even randomly wandering offstage during the announcement of your selection).
Let's fast forward from the concept of impeachment to its reality. An indictment is a legal process. But while impeachment proceedings may look like a trial, as with everything else in Congress, it's a political process-which means Republicans will face a variety of tough choices. (1).
Because I'm: (a) introspective; (b) analytical; (c) for some reason love quizzes and stupid online tests; and (d) very neurotic, I tend to assess where my life stands far too often (which makes Yom Kippur even more boring because I've already done all the self-examination you're supposed to do to help fill the time and forget how hungry you are).
After the House narrowly approved legislation repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, House Democrats loudly proclaimed that dozens of Republican lawmakers will lose their seats in the 2018 elections as a result. While I, personally, hope the Senate completely rewrites the bill (or fails to pass anything at all), claims of the House GOP's impending doom may be exaggerated.
A few years ago, my kids introduced me to a video game called Subway Surfers. The object is pretty simple: you're a graffiti artist in the subway system, a police officer is chasing you, and you have to avoid him by jumping on top of and over trains, over or under barriers, and dodge a variety of other obstacles.
Engineers, programmers, and a bevy of talented people are drawn to diverse, dynamic cities like Austin, Seattle, San Francisco and New York. That helps turn those those cities into tech hubs as startups beget other startups and the ecosystem (venture capital, legal, marketing, etc...) fills in around it.
Anyone interested in politics and not living under a rock (or without WiFi) knows that the first seminal tell-all, insider account of the 2016 presidential elections is now available for download or purchase. Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign is a blow-by-blow account of the failed Clinton campaign, chronicling every misstep, bad decision, and fatal flaw that ultimately led to the election of Donald Trump.
For those of you who no longer shop at Ikea, today is 4/20, a very special day in the world of cannabis. On 4/20, we celebrate the existence, product, development and culture of marijuana. It's kind of a counter-cultural holiday, like Devil's Night in Detroit, but with less fire and looting.
Phil Jackson fancies himself a flower child of the 60s. The nickname (The Zen Master), the meditation retreats, the house in Woodstock, and the history of LSD use all help craft the impression that Phil is about peace, love, evolution and understanding.
"If they cut taxes, pass a massive infrastructure bill and avoid a ground war, he probably gets re-elected-just like most presidents do. Or, the investigations could find that he conspired with the Russians. That would lead to impeachment, imprisonment, and, at least technically, treason can be punished by death.
Monday's lead editorial in the New York Times about the perils of the sharing economy was no different from usual. It echoes the rhetoric we hear regularly on college campuses - to the point where students in exceptionally privileged environments like Middlebury College now physically prevent outside speakers who don't share their (progressive) views.
Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images Speculation over a White House staff shakeup is sending tremors throughout Washington. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is reportedly on the chopping block, while Senior Advisor Steve Bannon--who was removed from the National Security Council earlier last week--is battling with Trump's son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner, who is consolidating power and influence.
Something feels off. It has for a while now. People feel unsettled, uneasy and unsure of what's next. We see it in our day to day lives, and we've seen it globally with Brexit, Donald Trump and the upcoming election in France. Is it because people feel unsafe?
It was always an awkward conversation. As a New York City transplant to Chicago (for about six years), Chicagoans would invariably raise "The New York-Chicago rivalry" with me.