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Super pumped : the battle for Uber / Mike Isaac.

By: Isaac, Mike.
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., [2019]Description: xx, 387 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780393652246 : (hbk.).Subject(s): Uber (Firm) | Taxicabs -- United States | Business | Information technology -- Economic aspects | United StatesDDC classification: 338.72
Contents:
X to the X -- The making of a founder -- Post-pop depression -- A new economy -- Upwardly immobile -- "Let builders build" -- The tallest man in venture capital -- Pas de deux -- Champion's mindset -- The homeshow -- Big brother and little brother -- Growth -- The charm offensive -- Culture wars -- Empire building -- The apple problem -- "The best defense ..." -- Clash of the self-driving cars -- Smooth sailing -- Three months prior -- #Deleteuber -- "One very, very strange year at Uber ..." -- ... The harder they fall -- No one steals from Larry Page -- Greyball -- Fatal errors -- The Holder report -- The syndicate -- Revenge of the venture capitalists -- Down but not out -- The grand bargain.
Summary: "A New York Times technology correspondent presents the dramatic rise and fall of Uber, set against the rapid upheaval in Silicon Valley during the mobile era. In June 2017, Travis Kalanick, the hard-charging CEO of Uber, was ousted in a boardroom coup that capped a brutal year for the transportation giant. Uber had catapulted to the top of the tech world yet for many came to symbolize everything wrong with Silicon Valley. In the tradition of Brad Stone's Everything Store and John Carreyrou's Bad Blood, award-winning investigative reporter Mike Isaac's Super Pumped delivers a gripping account of Uber's rapid rise, its pitched battles with taxi unions and drivers, the company's toxic internal culture and the bare-knuckle tactics it devised to overcome obstacles in its quest for dominance. Based on hundreds of interviews with current and former Uber employees, along with previously unpublished documents, Super Pumped is a page-turning story of ambition and deception, obscene wealth and bad behavior, that explores how blistering technological and financial innovation culminated in one of the most catastrophic twelve-month periods in American corporate history."
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-373) and index.

X to the X -- The making of a founder -- Post-pop depression -- A new economy -- Upwardly immobile -- "Let builders build" -- The tallest man in venture capital -- Pas de deux -- Champion's mindset -- The homeshow -- Big brother and little brother -- Growth -- The charm offensive -- Culture wars -- Empire building -- The apple problem -- "The best defense ..." -- Clash of the self-driving cars -- Smooth sailing -- Three months prior -- #Deleteuber -- "One very, very strange year at Uber ..." -- ... The harder they fall -- No one steals from Larry Page -- Greyball -- Fatal errors -- The Holder report -- The syndicate -- Revenge of the venture capitalists -- Down but not out -- The grand bargain.

"A New York Times technology correspondent presents the dramatic rise and fall of Uber, set against the rapid upheaval in Silicon Valley during the mobile era. In June 2017, Travis Kalanick, the hard-charging CEO of Uber, was ousted in a boardroom coup that capped a brutal year for the transportation giant. Uber had catapulted to the top of the tech world yet for many came to symbolize everything wrong with Silicon Valley. In the tradition of Brad Stone's Everything Store and John Carreyrou's Bad Blood, award-winning investigative reporter Mike Isaac's Super Pumped delivers a gripping account of Uber's rapid rise, its pitched battles with taxi unions and drivers, the company's toxic internal culture and the bare-knuckle tactics it devised to overcome obstacles in its quest for dominance. Based on hundreds of interviews with current and former Uber employees, along with previously unpublished documents, Super Pumped is a page-turning story of ambition and deception, obscene wealth and bad behavior, that explores how blistering technological and financial innovation culminated in one of the most catastrophic twelve-month periods in American corporate history."

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