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Marissa Mayer
I just don't think he knew. When your company scales that quickly, it's hard. Scale is incredibly tricky. I count Travis as one of my friends. I think he's a phenomenal leader; Uber is ridiculously interesting.feedback
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NEW Jun 28 2017
The latest person who has talked about Uber is Travis Kalanick: “If you call another employee at a company and say, Hey, would you like to work for me?' that's normal. But if that happens in the car service business–oh my god, the sky is falling!”. You’ll find on this page all the other quotes of Travis Kalanick and all the other people that have spoken about Uber. You can select these people and their quotes by date, by name, and you can easily have access to the articles from which they originated.
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Addison Lee

I've always managed to get some form of work, and they still offer shifts to me. The only downside is that if I am off sick you don't get sick pay, but Carl can still support me.feedback

Frances O'Grady

For me, the heartbreaking bit is the generation of workers who don't know any better – who think that this is normal.feedback

Tom Elvidge - Uber

Licensed drivers who use our app are totally free to choose if, when and where they drive with no shifts or minimum hours. The vast majority of drivers tell us the reason why they signed up to Uber is so they can control their hours and be their own boss. We're always acting on feedback from drivers, which is why we're investing in discounted illness cover and savings schemes alongside other improvements.feedback

Frances O'Grady

Surely it should be possible for workers to have the right to be represented by a union and also to have a right for unions to bargain on their behalf. Because in the end, particularly with vulnerable workers, banding together is your only chance of resetting that power and balance. I don't think governments of any colour can duck their responsibility or outsource their responsibility or use reports to delay. They should be getting on with the job.feedback

Frances O'Grady

Ten years on we are forced to take stock, and what's happened? We've gone backwards. My feeling is that the government needs to get its act together pretty fast. I am not overly optimistic on this front. But if they learned anything from that election campaign, then they should have learned there is a real appetite for real change in the workplace.feedback

Frances O'Grady

Yes it is about falling real wages, yes it is about people's anxieties about what sorts of jobs their kids are going to go into – but there are these immediate, urgent issues of some employers running riot with exploitative contracts that are not just robbing those workers of a decent job and livelihood but robbing the exchequer too.feedback

Margaret-Ann Seger - Uber

Thank you for creating a place so passionate about bringing affordable, reliable transportation to the whole world.feedback

Walter Isaacson

It's very hard right now to put Travis back in position. Then again, I've seen this movie before, which is what happened at Apple.feedback

Walter Isaacson

This is the wonderful thing about America, especially in the age of Oprah, you're allowed to get rehabilitated; you're allowed to have second acts. Travis is so interwoven with this company. I think his passion for it is what allowed it to grow.feedback

Nolan Hodges

Being a disabled veteran, I don't have many options. I can't stand for more than an hour, hour and a half at a time.feedback

Karen Reed

From everything I am reading through the app and emails Uber has sent out, [it] looks like the execs are making an effort to mend the huge gap between themselves and the drivers. Time will prove it all.feedback

Alan Hibben

The world is a dangerous place, and we've already seen what happens to a company like ourselves when there is a crisis of confidence. Nobody is perfect, but I fundamentally believe he can evolve into the leader Uber needs today and that he's critical to its success.feedback

Melissa Leonard

We are in a world that's very service-oriented, and you hope to get a good outcome when you tip.feedback

Michael McCall

Right now, it's gotten very strange in the world of tipping. Everyone is trying different things.feedback

Paul Linnee

One would have liked to see more transparency on how drivers are going to get these tips. If I got zero tip, tell me I got zero tip.feedback

Masayoshi Son

He should be CEO of a global business, and I had hoped to hand over the reins of SoftBank to him on my 60th birthday – but I feel my work is not done.feedback

Andrew Ng

I want all of us to have self-driving cars; conversational computers that we can talk to naturally; and healthcare robots that understand what ails us.feedback

Frederique Dame

I'm heartbroken, . I don't think people can comprehend the complexity of what it is to be the CEO of Uber, and how Travis is an inherent part of this company, by inspiring all of us daily to hustle and make things happen.feedback

Jack Dorsey

I let myself be in a weird position because it always felt like Ev's company. He funded it. He was the chairman. And I was this new guy who was a programmer, who had a good idea. I would not be strong in my convictions, basically, because he was the older, wiser one.feedback

Andrew Mason

I'm OK with having failed at this part of the journey. I'll now take some time to decompress ... and then maybe I'll figure out how to channel this experience into something productive.feedback

Parker Conrad - Salesforce.com

It's understanding the sort of complexities of growing a business and what's around the corner as you grow and the challenges that emerge.feedback

Andrew Mason

After four and a half intense and wonderful years as CEO of Groupon, I've decided that I'd like to spend more time with my family. Just kidding – I was fired today. As CEO, I am accountable. ... Groupon and you deserve the outside world to give you a second chance. I'm getting in the way of that. A fresh CEO earns you that chance.feedback

Steve Jobs - Apple

So at 30, I was out. And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating. I'm pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn't been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick.feedback

Steve Jobs - Apple

I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.feedback

Steve Jobs - Apple

But something slowly began to dawn on me. I still loved what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been rejected, but I was still in love. And so I decided to start over.feedback

Kate Bischoff

This is certainly a part of the workplace culture: toe stepping, don't be afraid to get in people's faces. Oh, we should hire the guy from Waymo' – that's not something outside the realm of possibility when you've created a culture that wants to ride the line.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

You have to have what I call principled confrontation. That is the thing we do that I think can rub some people the wrong way.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

If you call another employee at a company and say, Hey, would you like to work for me?' that's normal. But if that happens in the car service business–oh my god, the sky is falling!feedback

Paul Meeks

Snap is already public so unless something happens [Spiegel] is ok. But if it has one or two quarters where user growth is a disappointment he may have to resign. Part of the problem with Snap is not only the arrogance, but they're also a little mysterious. You don't know much about these guys and when they open their mouths they sound insensitive. [Speigel and Kalanick] have vision, but sometimes their arrogance and narcissism gets in the way. Whether it's by their actions or what they say, they seem to think they're God's gift.feedback

Paul Meeks

If you have blow away financial success, people will look the other way. But when you have a company like Uber that's not even public yet, that has to support that $68 billion valuation or it's under the gun like Snap...I do think the culture of the company, the leadership of the CEO how he or she is perceived is definitely significant.feedback

Andrew Pinnington

The major driving factor is strategic, to grab market share and extend into more geographic territories.feedback

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

I have seen this before where there's a personal tragedy. [Former Nike CEO] Phil Knight stepped out after his son died, but he got a second wind, came back, and pulled the rug from beneath [successor] Bill Perez, who was doing a good job.feedback

Peter Crist - Crist/Kolder Associates

Their DNA does not allow them to step back and be an independent board member. They still involve themselves. They still meddle. They still call someone three levels below and ask what's going on.feedback

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

He has this competitive streak. This is not a guy who's going to go softly into the night.feedback

Kerry Sulcowicz

The next CEO of Uber is going to do things differently, and Kalanick is going to have a hard time with that because of his emotional investment.feedback

Peter Crist - Crist/Kolder Associates

They'll swallow hard, close their eyes and they'll do it. But it doesn't change the fact that his influence and personality are still going to be quite evident.feedback

Claude Abi-Gerges

Delivery is something that my customers often ask about so it's exciting that we're now up and running with McDelivery in a selection of my London restaurants. The McDelivery service is designed with the customer in mind, bringing a new level of convenience. It's the next chapter in how we get freshly made, great-tasting food to our customers in a way that suits them and fits around their busy lives.feedback

Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer

When you're at war with customers, employees, service suppliers, you can't build up a business model, and Kalanick was at war with everyone. There is no business model in being at war.feedback

Michael York

Nobody is perfect, but I fundamentally believe he can evolve into the leader Uber needs today and that he's critical to its success.feedback

Farhad Manjoo - The Times

What happened at Uber is an indictment of everyone who enabled Mr. Kalanick's worst tendencies and practices.feedback

Aaron Schildkrout - Uber

Drivers are by far our most important partners. Historically, as we've been racing to keep pace with our tremendous growth, we haven't done the best job of honoring that partnership. That's about to change.feedback

Harry Campbell

There are a lot of things about Uber that tip the balance to the passenger side.feedback

Michael Ramsey

But the company is still really just stretching its legs and becoming the mammoth that he envisioned. Is this the time to take away the leader whose ideas are behind a lot of the progress?feedback

Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway

We look for three things when we hire people. We look for intelligence, we look for initiative or energy, and we look for integrity. And if they don't have the latter, the first two will kill you, because if you're going to get someone without integrity, you want them lazy and dumb. I mean, you don't want a spark of energy out of them.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

...I want employees to ask themselves whether they are willing to have any contemplated act appear the next day on the front page of their local paper – to be read by their spouses, children and friends – with the reporting done by an informed and critical reporter.feedback

Jared Carmel

Depending on the city you're in, both drivers and customers alike seem to prefer Lyft.feedback

Jared Carmel

It's one thing to have a CEO with a great vision ... but at this point and at this juncture in the life of Uber and the likely IPO that should come at some time in the near future, I think you need a C-suite with gravitas that understands how to run a public company.feedback

Vivek Wadhwa

This was a kick in the butt to Silicon Valley. The fact is, this showed that the VC's are the problem, the investors are the problem, the boards are the problem. It exposed the worst of Silicon Valley, and the world isn't tolerating it anymore.feedback

Walter Isaacson

This has happened for the past thousand years, whether it's the wild west of America or the frontiers around the world. What you have is people who are on frontiers who combine idealism and a sort of craziness, you know, a wackiness to them. And that's what pioneers do. What you have to do to make a sustainable culture is say 'who comes after the pioneer?feedback

Jean Liu - Uber

There's this sense of brotherhood, that we're in this battle together, let's show them the power of Asia. It's so inspirational.feedback

Steve Vassallo - Uber

It's very hard to bolt on. It's going to be a challenge for Uber. It's going to have to start at the board. It's going to have to start very quickly with the new management team. This is going to be jacking up the house and replacing the foundation.feedback

Audra Diers-Lawson

Uber has demonstrated that its problem is not only about a single figure–a reputational cancer that could have been cut away–but that the cancer has infected the rest of the body. Because the bad behaviors have extended beyond just the CEO, a new negative expectation is probably being formed and this is fundamentally damaging to the company.feedback

Brian Kropp - The Corporate Executive Board Company

A lot of companies try to talk themselves out of these sorts of cultural challenges. They'll write memos, send notes, make presentations, saying things need to change. But at the end of the day, if you're not spending money to try to change the problem, they likelihood that you're actually able to change the culture is incredibly low.feedback

Brian Kropp - The Corporate Executive Board Company

Uber's clearly in a situation where small changes, simple policy adjustments, those sorts of things, weren't going to satisfy the investor community, the customer base, and the employee base.feedback

Audra Diers-Lawson

In 2015, the company had the opportunity to genuinely mitigate the damage of his influence on the corporate culture and the company's reputation as the first wave of this crisis hit the public eye.feedback

Randi Melnick

Those are red flags. One more losing season and the coach does not have their confidence any more.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

If we are not tied for first, then the person who is in first, or the entity that's in first, then rolls out a ride-sharing network that is far cheaper or far higher-quality than Uber's, then Uber is no longer a thing.feedback

Brian Neider - Uber

At the end of the day, most of the users on Uber, they want to get from point A to point B. My mother, who lives in Florida [and] who is 65, she doesn't necessarily care who is the CEO of Uber.feedback

Brian Neider - Uber

I don't know if there is any one correct answer, and time will tell. In our opinion, it's just a matter of the board serving the interest of all stakeholders, including shareholders.feedback

Chris Lattner

Turns out that Tesla isn't a good fit for me after all. I'm interested to hear about interesting roles for a seasoned engineering leader! My resume is easy to find online.feedback

Alasdair Warren - Deutsche Bank

I think that the prospects of executing an IPO remain extremely good. I'm not sure that, necessarily that the change of CEO or a change in management of any kind is going to change that. My commentary is that as and when that business wants to come to market, there will be a very very strong demand for it, it's going to obviously be a very significant transaction.feedback

Susan Fowler

I would just like to say, just for the record, that I would like to be played by Jennifer Lawrence.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the President or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted to be exactly that. There are many ways we will continue to advocate for just change on immigration but staying on the council was going to get in the way of that.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

We call that Boob-er. Some people don't like to take responsibility for their own shit. ... They blame everything in their life on somebody else. Good luck.feedback

Mitchell Green - Lead Edge Capital

I think Travis [Kalanick] should stay at the company. I don't know if it should be in the CEO role. But he is a visionary. He has built an enormous business that is changing the way people live.feedback

Eric Holder

For Uber 2.0 to succeed there is nothing more important than dedicating my time to building out the leadership team. But if we are going to work on Uber 2.0, I also need to work on Travis 2.0 to become the leader that this company needs and that you deserve.feedback

Jennifer Chatman

Even though Kalanick was driving performance, the company is not sustainable in this form. The company is quite vulnerable to very, very expensive lawsuits. He couldn't stay.feedback

Pat Mastandrea

I would say that one person doesn't make a company. I think the Uber organization as a whole is doing a good job.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

As you all know, I love Uber more than anything in the world, but at this difficult moment in my personal life, I have accepted a group of investors' request to step aside, so that Uber can go back to building rather than be distracted with another fight. I will continue to serve on the board, and will be available in any and all ways to help Uber become everything we've dreamed it would be.feedback

Stephen Colbert

That is a low blow from a guy who looks like he's either got the meat sweats or is sweaty meat. What? Why? When? Sean, I have so many questions. If you go, who will not answer them?feedback

Stephen Colbert

Ow! What? Why? When? Sean, I have so many questions! If you go, who will not answer them?feedback

Jan Dawson - Jackdaw Research

Appointing a woman would certainly send a strong signal given the recent troubles, and that would be one of the easiest ways to cement a broad cultural shift away from the frat mentality that often characterized Travis Kalanick's tenure.feedback

Jeffrey Bussgang - Flybridge Capital Partners

Because companies have been able to raise capital from all of these sources at high valuations, there has been a delay in the growing-up process.feedback

Jeffrey Bussgang - Flybridge Capital Partners

Bill Gurley was not speaking as an individual Benchmark partner, but as someone who represented the interests of a broad group. He exerted leadership through influence by rallying other investors.feedback

Lenny Mendonca

The examples people cite of founders having all of the power are exceptions. If investors are worried about returns, they engage. They take control. And that's what happened at Uber.feedback

Arianna Huffington - The Huffington Post

The board is confident in Travis. Put very simply, change starts at the top.feedback

Joseph Holt

It's going to prompt some of the Silicon Valley tech bros to think carefully about who they select as their leaders.feedback

Greg Lamboy

You can have a disruptive technology without having a disruptive, chaotic culture.feedback

Leslie Miley - Slack

Until that changes, the people who get money and funding and access aren't going to change. There are many Travises in the wings waiting for their chance in the limelight. Silicon Valley is going to be Silicon Valley.feedback

Stephen Colbert

Introducing a cone of silence isn't the only change to White House briefings, because it's being reported that Sean Spicer may be out as press secretary. What? Why? When? Sean, I have so many questions, if you go, who will not answer them?feedback

Sean Spicer

You look at their IDs, and they are all clean-cut. Then you look at them now, and they are destroyed. You say, Is this the same person?feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

This morning (7th March) I told the Uber team that we're actively looking for a Chief Operating Officer: a peer who can partner with me to write the next chapter in our journey.feedback

Shannon Coulter

Women and people of color have gravitated to social media and were early adopters of it. Social media is actually a lever for social justice. It's a way of leveling the playing field.feedback

Shannon Coulter

I think it's ultimately healthy and positive even when I don't agree with it – it's healthy and positive that consumers are making themselves heard.feedback

Shannon Coulter

It's only in the last 15 years that women became aware of their own consumer power. And now, online, they can show that they're willing to flex it.feedback

Kate Bischoff

I do a lot of harassment training for companies. Sometimes after that training, the HR department gets complaints, people saying, I didn't want to stick my neck out, but now I know that it's a big deal.' I don't know if litigation comes out of that . . . . We might see more come out of Uber.feedback

Garrett Camp - Uber Technologies

In a highly competitive market it is easy to become obsessed with growth, instead of taking the time to ensure you're on the right path. ...I believe that our business can have 10x the impact it has today - once we have additional leadership and training in place, and evolve our culture to be more inclusive and respectful.feedback

Rachel Holt - Uber

These drivers are our most important partners, but we haven't done a very good job honoring that partnership.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

He said: 'Well, we're just going to replace them all with robots.' It was quite chilling. There was zero human empathy. It was as if he was saying: 'Duh. Who cares if they complain?' That was the moment I thought, I don't want to work here.feedback

David Bonderman

It is what it is. I don't really expect anything else from them. It would be nice to make more money.feedback

Steve Beck - cg42

There is no lock-in. There is not a meaningful distinction between services.feedback

Uri Levine - Moovit

It's not investors you should worry about, but Uber's employees, drivers and users.feedback

Lori Heino-Royer - Daimler Trucks North America

If Uber all of a sudden folded, my concern would be that people in corporate America would have an excuse not to take risks any more.feedback

Uri Levine - Moovit

Especially since I am not an investor in Uber I am not worried about this at all. Mobility is probably the most important infrastructure issue in the U.S. Communication has been solved. Transactions are easy to do here. But mobility is still a pain!feedback

Shawn Carolan - Menlo Ventures

I can't say Uber's fate won't effect the psychology of investors at all. But investors see a greater landscape that includes all kinds of great companies and deals that come with enormous risks and rewards.feedback

Santosh Rao - Manhattan Venture Partners

Investors are worried that Uber may be self-destructing to some extent. At such a high valuation it was priced for perfection.feedback

Fred Harman - Oak Investment Partners

She sows the seeds of trust and makes you feel her interests are aligned with yours. When you get down to making decisions, you can focus on how persuasive she is.feedback

Chuck Schumer

Republicans are drafting this bill in secret because they're ashamed of it, plain and simple. These are merely the first steps we're prepared to take in order to shine a light on this shameful Trumpcare bill and reveal to the public the GOP's true intentions: to give the uber-wealthy a tax break while making middle class Americans pay more for less health care coverage. If Republicans won't relent and debate their health care bill in the open for the American people to see, then they shouldn't expect business as usual in the Senate.feedback

Brad Stone

The original mission of the internet, was hijacked by a small group of right-wing radicals to whom the ideas of democracy and decentralization were anathema.feedback

Brad Stone

Uber and Airbnb have also come to represent, at least to some, the overweening hubris of the techno-elite. Critics blame them for everything from destroying the basic rules of employment, exacerbating traffic and ruining peaceful neighborhoods to bringing unrestrained capitalism into liberal cities.feedback

Brad Stone

It was a kind of entrepreneurial safe house, a place where like-minded obsessives could gather in front of a whiteboard and debate the intricacies of building internet companies.feedback

Leigh Gallagher - Fortune

On a family trip to Florence one year, he stood in front of the statue of David for eight hours, meticulously drawing it.feedback

Brad Stone

I Ubered home that night to my Airbnb, near the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris. Once back, I received a frantic phone call from my worried host, Ivan, whom I had never met in person (he was out of town and had left me the keys) but who wanted to make sure I was O.K. The next morning, he emailed: 'I was relieved to hear you yesterday on the phone. I hope you are well today despite the critical times in Paris.' He invited me to stay for as long as necessary until the travel situation in the city returned to normal.feedback

Brad Stone

Uber's lawyers and lobbyists, who had begged him, unsuccessfully, to seek compromise and testify with humility, began to whisper in reverent tones about a new political dictate that contravened all their old assumptions. Travis's Law. It went something like this: Our product is so superior to the status quo that if we give people the opportunity to see it or try it, in any place in the world where government has to be at least somewhat responsive to the people, they will demand it and defend its right to exist.feedback

Steve Beck - cg42

When you have a value system that is in some ways a benefit to you in the early days, when you're charging really hard, it can turn into a tragic flaw. Run fast, break things, and we can pick up the pieces later' is okay until it's not okay.feedback

Phillip Bezanson

There are a whole hose of variables that the government takes into account. Corporate culture is one. Tone at the top, pervasiveness of wrongdoing, how the company responded. Because we have so many different subject matter issues, an overall corporate culture assessment is a good thing. The DOJ will pay close attention to it. There's a lot in front of Uber at the moment. Just because they've crossed the recent threshold of the labor investigation, doesn't mean they're done with it.feedback

Phillip Bezanson

Just because they are doing their best going forward, doesn't erase liability for things they have done in the past.feedback

Kate Bischoff

I look at Uber as a workplace culture that has failed. So now we know, working at Uber is not always pleasant. It's difficult, it seems to have this bro culture. Each one of these individual cases now looks more credible. So yeah if they are treating drivers poorly, there's a natural human response to take that seriously. All the shoes are dropping now.feedback

Brooke Schneider

Even for those who have been dismissed for misconduct, the company wants to be careful not really to disseminate that information. It could be considered defamation. The investigation should be confidential, even though recommendations became public.feedback

Liane Hornsey - Uber

I want to get very, very serious here. I truly do not think companies do this well. This is where I've seen companies go wrong in the past. It is not just about hiring. We can hire as many people of color, or as many women engineers that we can absorb. But I have watched other companies hire many people, and those people leave.feedback

Elizabeth Ford

I am skeptical that they can change, but I really hope they prove me wrong.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

Her guidance has been invaluable to me personally over the years, and I know that in this new role she'll help take Uber to the next level.feedback

Veena Dubal

Families end up homeless, because they literally cannot make enough money to pay for their vehicles and to fulfill any of their basic living needs.feedback

Arianna Huffington - The Huffington Post

Uber is his life. He has taken full responsibility for what the company has gone through in the last few months and now he wants to be part of us turning a new page and together building the next chapter in Uber's history.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

He said, Well, we're just going to replace them all with robots. It was quite chilling. I don't think people look into it too much. But, you know, if they do, I'd have to advocate for myself, and I'd tell the truth, which is that, I'm an Uber and Lyft driver, I make less than minimum wage. My option is to sleep in my backseat, or to sleep on the street. Which would you prefer?feedback

Jonah Peretti

We wanted to bring those worlds online, and she was the perfect person to do it.feedback

Wan Ling Martello

I did not expect to be asked about Uber at that dinner, and I don't think it was on Arianna's agenda.feedback

Arianna Huffington - The Huffington Post

Knowing how to deal with crises without being overwhelmed – keeping one's head while people all around are losing theirs – is the most important leadership quality. In times of crisis, people often overreact and move into very dark places where they have a hard time seeing their way out. I was interested in not just what Uber had achieved, but in its future.feedback

Samuel M. Purington

Our model is about neighbors helping neighbors, versus a side hustle.feedback

Kevin de León

If the market is left to its own devices, it will not correct the inequities that exist.feedback

Phoebe Seaton

The lack of transit is a huge obstacle to economic opportunity.feedback

Ken Sawyer

Lyft has had a lot of interest since their last funding round.feedback

Mark Cuban

The Amazon Question. Can they get your groceries to you faster than you can get to the store to shop in an Uber/ Lyft world? Yes.feedback

Spiros Malandrakis - Euromonitor International

Scotch is extremely traditionalist, and uber-conservative when it comes to positioning and innovation – partly because it's a much tighter regulated industry.feedback

Farhad Manjoo - The Times

Ride-sharing, as an industry and a civic utility, is too big an idea to be left to a company like the one Uber is now. The company that wins this industry is bound to become one of the world's most powerful corporations. Its executives and culture will indirectly shape how we build cities, how we use energy, how we employ and pay people.feedback

Farhad Manjoo - The Times

So far, we've been failing at holding Uber accountable.feedback

Douglas Wigdor

It is shocking that Travis Kalanick could publicly say that Uber would do everything to support our client and her family in her recovery when he and other executives were reviewing illegally obtained medical records and engaging in offensive and spurious conspiracy theories about the brutal rape she so tragically suffered. Rape denial is just another form of the toxic gender discrimination that is endemic at Uber and ingrained in its culture. Hopefully, this lawsuit coupled with the changes recommended by the independent counsel will create real change and reform at Uber and elsewhere.feedback

Anand Sanwal - CB Insights

This is ambition porn at its finest. Uber continues to enter new verticals to feed the narrative that their total addressable market is massive. They are two independent businesses and we are both charging forward at 100 miles per hour.feedback

Todd Spencer

They realize there is a tremendously big market, if only they can find something that works.feedback

Bill Driegert - Uber

They are two independent businesses and we are both charging forward at 100 miles per hour.feedback

Bill Driegert - Uber

We are all in on this. We are in it for the long-term and we think we can make a difference.feedback

Mateusz Morawiecki

I would like international business models to be set in a way that would allow (us) to finance Polish hospitals, Polish pre-schools and Polish roads.feedback

Mateusz Morawiecki

We want a compromise between the taxi industry and the sharing industry. We need some requirements ... but on the other hand is it necessary to know every single street's location since everyone has GPS in his smartphone?feedback

Bradley Tusk

The way the COO job is written in the recommendations makes it a really powerful and important job.feedback

Joseph Bower

A committee is very implausible. You can't make decisions that way.feedback

Arianna Huffington - The Huffington Post

There's a lot of data that shows when there's one woman on the board, it's much more likely that there will be a second woman on the board. Oh, come on, David. Don't worry, David will have a lot of talking to do, as well. David has apologized to all Uber employees for a remark that was totally inappropriate and against the new culture we are building at Uber.feedback

David Bonderman

The comment came across in a way that was the opposite of what I intended, but I understand the destructive effect it had, and I take full responsibility for that. [...] I do not want my comments to create distraction as Uber works to build a culture of which we can be proud. I need to hold myself to the same standards that we're asking Uber to adopt. Therefore, I have decided to resign from Uber's board of directors, effective tomorrow morning.feedback

Steve Blank

I would now suggest to any startup, here are the Covington rules, and when you get passed 100 people, put these in place.feedback

Elizabeth Ames

I think it paints a picture of a company pretty out of control with no oversight from the board or basic controls.feedback

Ed Zschau

If the board can be recomposed a bit and get the company back on track, who the COO is will be an important signal as to whether people will want to work there.feedback

Erik Gordon

The Holder report could have been written by a law student who took an introductory corporate governance course. The board shares responsibility for the wreck.feedback

Joelle Emerson - Uber

It is so, so quintessentially rape culture that when a customer is sexually assaulted, you make a trip around the world to disprove that.feedback

Elizabeth Ford

The company still has so much toxicity. They would need to change everything about their culture and how they operate to make me want to work there.feedback

David Bonderman

Actually, what it shows is that it's much more likely to be more talking. Today at Uber's all-hands meeting, I directed a comment to my colleague and friend Arianna Huffington that was careless, inappropriate, and inexcusable. The comment came across in a way that was the opposite of what I intended, but I understand the destructive effect it had, and I take full responsibility for that.feedback

Elizabeth Ames

What she did took real courage. There are many women in companies and technical worlds (who) step up and talk about this problem. And often they are the ones that get tagged as being the problem.feedback

Emil Michael - Uber

I am proud that our group has made so much progress toward these goals and is a leader in the company in many of these categories. As an Egyptian immigrant who was taken under the wing of a great business leader like Bill Campbell, I have an abiding belief that we all should pay it forward by ensuring that our workplace represents all types of people.feedback

David Bonderman

I directed a comment to my colleague and friend Arianna Huffington that was careless, inappropriate, and inexcusable. Having worked with the company for some months on the Holder report, I recognize the importance of implementing the requirements of the report. Uber is examining the issues with its culture, making significant changes and working to right what has been done wrong, which is extremely important for the future of the company. I do not want my comments to create distraction as Uber works to build a culture of which we can be proud.feedback

Arianna Huffington - The Huffington Post

On this front, I want to say that for me, from the moment I joined the board, a personal and stated goal was to increase the diversity of the board, much though I love my white, male colleagues. So today, as you may have heard or you may have read from the email I sent out last night, I'm delighted to announce that we have been joined on the board by an incredible leader who also happens to be a woman: Wan Ling Martello .... the only woman member of the board at Alibaba and somebody I know you're going to love to get to know.feedback

Arianna Huffington - The Huffington Post

And as a result, the participation of women on the board went from 14 percent to 25 percent. [applause]. And there is a lot of data that shows that when there is one woman on the board, it's much more likely that there will be a second woman on the board. Oh, come on, David. Don't worry, David will have a lot of talking to do as well.feedback

Brian Chesky - Airbnb

Being humble is a key trait for successful leaders. Put people first, that is my mom's legacy. And make Uber 2.0 real so that the world can see the inspired work all of you do, and the inspiring people that make Uber great.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

During this interim period, the leadership team, my directs, will be running the company. I will be available as needed for the most strategic decisions, but I will be empowering them to be bold and decisive in order to move the company forward swiftly.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

The ultimate responsibility, for where we've gotten and how we've gotten here rests on my shoulders. There is of course much to be proud of but there is much to improve. For Uber 2.0 to succeed there is nothing more important than dedicating my time to building out the leadership team. But if we are going to work on Uber 2.0, I also need to work on Travis 2.0 to become the leader that this company needs and that you deserve.feedback

Liane Hornsey - Uber

This morning, employees were presented the recommendations from Covington & Burling that were unanimously approved by the Board on Sunday. Implementing these recommendations will improve our culture, promote fairness and accountability, and establish processes and systems to ensure the mistakes of the past will not be repeated. While change does not happen overnight, we're committed to rebuilding trust with our employees, riders and drivers.feedback

Seth Meyers

Haters and losers (stipulating that such terms are subjective, pursuant to relevant codes and libel laws) refuse to admit that Mexico (as well as its subsidiaries, LLCs and other related or independent entities) will pay ('pay' not being limited to actual disbursement of monetary funds) for the wall. (Reader acknowledges that 'wall' may be defined to include fencing, rivers, existing natural boundaries, scarecrows, do not enter' signs, dirt, hedges and/or unseen physical barriers that may or may not appear visible to the naked eye.).feedback

Mitchell Green - Lead Edge Capital

He just lost his mother, and his father is very ill. I wish people would also think about that.feedback

Mitchell Green - Lead Edge Capital

The performance of [Uber] remains remarkable. We would have thought with all this PR you would have started to see some negatives, slowdowns to the business. We've seen nothing at all, which is absolutely incredible. As far as valuation, a $70 billion valuation could have been $70 [billion], it could have been $65 [billion]. It's a group of 10 to 15 investors who put a random valuation on the company. ... When we'll really find out how much it's worth is when it goes public.feedback

Mitchell Green - Lead Edge Capital

I think Bill Gurley and David Bonderman and Arianna [Huffington] – who are on the board, leading this investigation – they are going to do the right thing. They are big professional investors.feedback

Mitchell Green - Lead Edge Capital

Unfortunately, Silicon Valley is kind of like Wall Street in the '80's and '90's ... like the 'bro culture' out there. I definitely don't condone it at all. Changes need to happen at Uber, and lots of other companies too. Facebook is a hard-charging culture, too. Working for [Amazon CEO] Jeff Bezos is no picnic either, I think. The reason they've built the business to where it is, and ran through regulations, is because of the hard-charging culture.feedback

Ryan Holmes

There is a lot of value being created by the companies that are disrupting a lot of incumbents. So if you look at what Uber is doing, it's consolidating the transportation industry and others, and I think that there is a lot of froth around this, but also I think there is a ton of opportunity and if you look at the long game I think they are going to pay out very well. Nobody's calling a 1 800 number and sitting on hold anymore.feedback

Douglas Brinkley

If Trump fired Mueller, it would be an act of uber hubris never seen before in American history. It would pale, compared to what Nixon did with the firing of Archibald Cox. . . . We would be in a constitutional crisis.feedback

Arianna Huffington - The Huffington Post

The process was longer than we thought and more painful than we thought, but this chapter comes to an end today. Our task now is to learn, rebuild, and move forward together to write Uber's next chapter.feedback

Cindy Schipani

That's where the culture comes from. It has to change at the top, and he has to recognize what he does, his actions, speak louder than anything put on paper.feedback

Andy Burnham

As Mayor I want to see many more people swapping their cars for bikes in Greater Manchester and I will take a positive approach to promoting cycling across our city-region. This scheme could help make cycling more accessible to people, but it is an untested idea in the UK and we will need to keep this under review. We're conscious that our city centre is a complex and busy area already, so TfGM has been working hard to establish a voluntary code of working with Mobike to make sure the service operates in a way that doesn't inconvenience other road users, pedestrians or city centre traders.feedback

Jennifer Chatman

He lacks the ability to set an appropriate tone for this organization. He lacks the kind of presence that's needed for a larger organization.feedback

Jennifer Chatman

This may be the moment for Uber where it needs to go to the next stage.feedback

Hanno Kirner

This is a strategic investment for both parties as we focus on innovating new mobility solutions for our customers. Collaborating with an expanding technology business like Lyft is going to help us both accelerate our ambitions.feedback

Lisa Klerman

Companies need to evolve and grow through different stages. We do see sometimes a startup mentality in the early years of a company's growth where they have difficulty sometimes adjusting to being a huge enterprise.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

I believe that folks who make mistakes can learn from them–myself included. And that also goes for Emil.feedback

Florian Bohnert

We track user's behaviour, and we can reward them for good behaviour or punish them for improper behaviour.feedback

Joseph Seal-Driver

I would like to be in at least three cities in the UK by the end of the year. An obvious place to go is London. That's where there are real problems with congestion and air quality, in particular.feedback

Yu Xin

No one really rode bicycles in Singapore, but the government wanted to encourage cycling to reduce congestion and promote healthier living.feedback

Joseph Seal-Driver

There are lots of campaigns by London boroughs that want the current scheme to expand, but they can't do it because they don't have the money. A lot of cities are asking us to come work with them.feedback

Cao Haoqing - Procter & Gamble

I've seen a few people ride Ofo or Mobike here, but not many. It's unsafe here because there are no bicycle lanes.feedback

Adam West

You may be the first president in history to go down because you can't stop inappropriately talking about an investigation that, if you just were quiet, would clear you.feedback

Liane Hornsey - Uber

Looking closely at our culture, it's absolutely a truism that every strength in excess can become a weakness. Uber is disruptive – and disruption demands the confidence to be bold. What I have seen, though, is that this has translated internally to what I would call a cult of the individual. We now need to expend genuine effort ensuring the individual is never more important than the team – not ever.feedback

John Leonard

But maybe it's kind of like a decentralized space race. Like Sputnik, but between the traditional car companies and their suppliers versus tech companies and their startups.feedback

Chris Brewer - Ford Motor

Come to think about it, who better to develop a self-driving car than a company that's been making cars for more than 100 years?feedback

Andrew Gilman

Can they use this report as an opportunity to turn the corner? Or is this just window dressing on the way to more bad behavior?feedback

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