Draws on real-life stories and figures, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and Steve Jobs, to examine the qualities a good leader requires in order to inspire and motivate people.
In your pocket is something amazing: a quick and easy way to summon a total stranger who will take you anywhere youd like. In your hands is something equally amazing: the untold story of Ubers meteoric rise, and the massive ambitions of its larger-than-life founder and CEO. Before Travis Kalanick became famous as the public face of Uber, he was a scrappy, rough-edged, loose-lipped entrepreneur. And even after taking Uber from the germ of an idea to a $69 billion global transportation behemoth, he still describes his company as a start-up. Like other Silicon Valley icons such as Steve Jobs and Elon Musk, hes always focused on the next disruptive innovation and the next world to conquer. Both Uber and Kalanick have acquired a reputation for being combative, relentless, and iron-fisted against competitors. Theyve inspired both admiration and loathing as theyve flouted government regulators, thrown the taxi industry into a tailspin, and stirred controversy over possible exploitation of drivers. Theyve even reshaped the deeply ingrained consumer behavior of not accepting a ride from a stranger--against the childhood warnings from everyones parents. Wild Ride is the first truly inside look at Ubers global empire. Veteran journalist Adam Lashinsky, the bestselling author of Inside Apple , traces the origins of Kalanicks massive ambitions in his humble roots, and he explores Ubers murky beginnings and the wild ride of its rapid growth and expansion into different industries. Lashinsky draws on exclusive, in-depth interviews with Kalanick and many other sources who share new details about Ubers internal and external power struggles. He also examines its doomed venture into China and the furtive fight between Kalanick and his competitors at Google, Tesla, Lyft, and GM over self-driving cars. Lashinsky even got behind the wheel as an Uber driver himself to learn what its really like. Uber has made headlines thanks to its eye-popping valuations and swift expansion around the world. But this book is the first account of how Uber really became the giant it is today, and how it plans to conquer the future.
A leading economist reveals the methods that enabled him to predict current financial crises while drawing on parallels from other countries and time periods to offer advice on how to make sense of present-day challenges and prepare for the future.
Explains how to transform ideas into action, offering a step-by-step approach to launching great products, services, and companies and demonstrating how managers can unleash a creative approach to business at established companies.
The Microsoft co-founder shares the story of his life while revealing the lessons he has learned throughout his influential career, covering topics that range from his partnership with Bill Gates and his ambitions for private space travel to his world-changing initiatives and his battle against lymphoma. 80,000 first printing.