Business Development · Company Culture

Is Travis Kalanick’s resignation actually bad for Uber?

Olesya Mayorova QA Lead - Towards Mars!

Last updated on June 26th, 2017

Here are a few things we know about Travis Kalanick: He’s incredible at growing and monetizing a company. He also has bad optics, has made some hiring mistakes, and hasn’t developed a “good culture.” But the thing about those negatives is that they haven’t affected Uber’s bottom-line, at least not yet. So, as it stands, is Uber’s board making a mistake by firing the guy at the company who, above all else, has proven himself really good at making them money (optics be damned)? The NYT piece is probably the best I have read so far on this matter.

Pavel Levin Founder & CEO

June 27th, 2017

Investors suppose Uber outgrew Travis Kalanick. Time will show if their decision is short-sighted, just like in a case of Apple and Steve Jobs.

Nelson Hyde Chick Nelson Hyde Chick, Foil Flyer CAO, Chief Adrenaline Officer CTO, Chief Technology Officer

June 26th, 2017

Like Uber has ever made a profit?! Ten years from now when Uber is gone we will be asking ourselves how did we fall for such a con!

Pavel Levin Founder & CEO

June 27th, 2017

No, it's people that matter in the long run, especially CEO.

CV Subash Leadership Coach, ICF CoachMentor, EMCC MentorCoach, Consultant & Healer @ Regal Unlimited

June 27th, 2017

It may impact in the short run, as Travis was very aggessively business oriented. But in the long run it is the culture that may matter?