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Wild Ride - Inside Uber's Quest for World Domination-logo

Wild Ride - Inside Uber's Quest for World Domination

Adam Lashinsky

Fortune writer and bestselling author of Inside Apple's exposé of Uber, the multi-billion dollar Silicon Valley upstart that has disrupted the transportation industry around the world. Uber is one of the most fascinating and controversial businesses in the world, both beloved for its elegant ride-hailing concept and heady growth and condemned for CEO Travis Kalanick's ruthless pursuit of success at all cost. Despite the company's significance to the on-demand economy and the mobile revolution, and the battle for global dominance that Kalanick is waging against politicians and taxi companies all over the world, the full story behind Uber has never been told. It's a story that start-up founders, executives of traditional businesses, tech-savvy readers, and drivers and riders alike will find riveting. Adam Lashinsky, veteran Fortune writer and author of Inside Apple, traces the story of Uber's rapid growth from its murky origins to its plans for expansion into radically different industries. The company is fighting local competitors and lawmakers for markets around the world; it has already faced riots and protests in cities like Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and Mumbai. It fought, and lost, an expensive and grueling battle against rival Didi in China. Uber has also poached entire departments from top research universities in a push to build the first self-driving car and possibly replace the very drivers it's worked so hard to recruit. Uber is in the headlines every day, but so much about its past and its future plans are still unknown to the public. Lashinsky will offer a look inside Uber's vault in this informative, deeply researched book about the ur-disruptor and its visionary and fierce CEO. From the Hardcover edition.

Fortune writer and bestselling author of Inside Apple's exposé of Uber, the multi-billion dollar Silicon Valley upstart that has disrupted the transportation industry around the world. Uber is one of the most fascinating and controversial businesses in the world, both beloved for its elegant ride-hailing concept and heady growth and condemned for CEO Travis Kalanick's ruthless pursuit of success at all cost. Despite the company's significance to the on-demand economy and the mobile revolution, and the battle for global dominance that Kalanick is waging against politicians and taxi companies all over the world, the full story behind Uber has never been told. It's a story that start-up founders, executives of traditional businesses, tech-savvy readers, and drivers and riders alike will find riveting. Adam Lashinsky, veteran Fortune writer and author of Inside Apple, traces the story of Uber's rapid growth from its murky origins to its plans for expansion into radically different industries. The company is fighting local competitors and lawmakers for markets around the world; it has already faced riots and protests in cities like Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and Mumbai. It fought, and lost, an expensive and grueling battle against rival Didi in China. Uber has also poached entire departments from top research universities in a push to build the first self-driving car and possibly replace the very drivers it's worked so hard to recruit. Uber is in the headlines every day, but so much about its past and its future plans are still unknown to the public. Lashinsky will offer a look inside Uber's vault in this informative, deeply researched book about the ur-disruptor and its visionary and fierce CEO. From the Hardcover edition.
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Fortune writer and bestselling author of Inside Apple's exposé of Uber, the multi-billion dollar Silicon Valley upstart that has disrupted the transportation industry around the world. Uber is one of the most fascinating and controversial businesses in the world, both beloved for its elegant ride-hailing concept and heady growth and condemned for CEO Travis Kalanick's ruthless pursuit of success at all cost. Despite the company's significance to the on-demand economy and the mobile revolution, and the battle for global dominance that Kalanick is waging against politicians and taxi companies all over the world, the full story behind Uber has never been told. It's a story that start-up founders, executives of traditional businesses, tech-savvy readers, and drivers and riders alike will find riveting. Adam Lashinsky, veteran Fortune writer and author of Inside Apple, traces the story of Uber's rapid growth from its murky origins to its plans for expansion into radically different industries. The company is fighting local competitors and lawmakers for markets around the world; it has already faced riots and protests in cities like Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and Mumbai. It fought, and lost, an expensive and grueling battle against rival Didi in China. Uber has also poached entire departments from top research universities in a push to build the first self-driving car and possibly replace the very drivers it's worked so hard to recruit. Uber is in the headlines every day, but so much about its past and its future plans are still unknown to the public. Lashinsky will offer a look inside Uber's vault in this informative, deeply researched book about the ur-disruptor and its visionary and fierce CEO. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 38m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:09


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:54


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:47


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:27


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:18


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:09


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:43


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:53


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:51


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:34


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:54


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:28


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:24


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:55


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:46


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:51


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:19


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:26


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:16


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:36


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

00:37