/S/ Radcliffe B. Lewis, Policy Analyst
INTELLEXAEA Journal of Public Policy Reviews
From Jordan Limousines
Comment: Interesting. (D. Burney)
Subject: UBER CEO Kalanick Given the boot, no longer at the company
UBER CEO KALANICK LIED, CHEATED AND STOLE AND BROKE EVERY LAW HE COULD FIND. NOW IT’S ALL COMING BACK TO
BITE HIM IN THE BUTT
Silicon Valley has finally gotten its comeuppance. NO, breaking lots of laws
to build a “Disruptive” business is NOT OKAY.
Society and government have rules for a reason.
There was an UBER Board of Directors Meeting Sunday and Kalanick was not
invited to attend.
The Law Firm headed by former US Attorney General Eric Holder concluded
an investigation that lasted months and made 47 recommendations for sweeping
UBER had recently been trashed by the Anita Borg Institute, an advocacy group for
women in technology. Kalanick’s ex-girlfriend also trashed him and the senior people
around him as male chauvinist pigs, misogynists and tactless, clueless womanizers.
With Kalanick no longer at the helm, UBER’s ship is certain to run up on
the rocks and sink like the Titanic and the Hesperus.
UBER had a large staff and employee meeting earlier today and for the first time in eight
years, Kalanick was not in attendance.
UBER now has no CEO, CFO, President, VP, HR Director, Chief IT Engineer
Asia Pacific Director, COO or VP Driverless Car development, a total vacuum of
top leadership positions.
Even worse, the word is out that UBER is a dog and about to go under, losing
$3 billion a year. Nobody wants to work there, especially talented leaders holding
good jobs at major corporations.
Bribing governors, legislators, judges and regulators got UBER where it is today
(Not by any miracle of corporate greatness). Those politicians are all greedy and
will not tolerate the gravy train coming to a stop. They will step aside as regulators
swoop down on the UBER carcass like vultures.
This will be complicated by any new responsible leadership being hesitant to continue
breaking hundreds of laws every day and the weight of hundreds of massive lawsuits
pulling UBER down into the deep end of the pool.
We knew this day would come, and quite frankly, we are glad it did.
UBER’s hubris brought it down. The quote below is poignant and salient:"Inevitably, this will help drive the pendulum back toward better governance inside an organization," said Robert Siegel, a lecturer at Stanford University and venture capitalist at XSeed Capital. "Sometimes we conflate great business leaders with strong personalities with great governance."
Now it’s time for the solid core of passenger transportation in America, Limos, Cabs,
Buses and Trains to restore normalcy and decent, respectable business practices,
reliable transportation with vetted drivers and full 24/7/365 Commercial Livery Insurance.
This is a great day for America
Joe L. Jordan
P.O. Box 640
Kemah TX 77565-0640