Super Pumped: The Battle For Uber
  • Super Pumped: The Battle For Uber
  • Super Pumped: The Battle For Uber
  • Super Pumped: The Battle For Uber
ISBN: 0393652246
EAN13: 9780393652246
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 3, 2019
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 2" H x 10" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.468279 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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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.

Award-winning New York Times technology correspondent Mike Isaac's Super Pumped presents the dramatic rise and fall of Uber, set against an era of rapid upheaval in Silicon Valley. Backed by billions in venture capital dollars and led by a brash and ambitious founder, Uber promised to revolutionize the way we move people and goods through the world. A near instant unicorn, Uber seemed poised to take its place next to Amazon, Apple, and Google as a technology giant.

What followed would become a corporate cautionary tale about the perils of startup culture and a vivid example of how blind worship of startup founders can go wildly wrong. Isaac recounts Uber's 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. With billions of dollars at stake, Isaac shows how venture capitalists asserted their power and seized control of the startup as it fought its way toward its fateful IPO.

Based on hundreds of interviews with current and former Uber employees, along with Read More chevron_right

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This book quickly draws you into the rise and near fall of Uber. It’s an excellent bit of journalism, and it reads like some of the most engrossing thrillers. I loved this book, and put it up with the best deep dives into a business or corporation alongside l Bad Blood by Carreyou, The Big Short by Lewis, and Flash Boys by Lewis, among others.