In 2017, it's a common refrain. For example: It's how Donald Trump supporters justify supporting Donald Trump. And it's also how Travis Kalanick supporters still justify supporting Travis Kalanick.
Let's be clear: Kalanick is, in form and function, nothing like Trump. Kalanick is a legitimately successful entrepreneur who created a massive company out of thin air. Kalanick's also got plenty of faults, but he hasn't been accused of a fraction of the improprieties that Trump has (personally, and professionally).
They share, however, in a cult of personality among their supporters—as do other tech figures (see: Elon Musk). Their supporters look at these figures and their faults, and see greatness—not just alongside these faults, but because of these faults. Read more...More about Uber, Donald Trump, Travis Kalanick, Business, and Big Tech Companies
Uber users are keeping track of everything that's been happening at Uber's San Francisco headquarters, and it's affecting how they see the company—and whether they'll use the ride-hailing app.
According research by the media and technology firm Morning Consult, 57 percent of Uber users had heard a lot or some about "claims of bullying, sexism, and sexual harassment at Uber headquarters."Uber, Travis Kalanick, Uber Sexism, Business, and Sharing Economy'>