Wild Ride

  • by Adam Lashinsky
  • Narrated by Adam Lashinsky
  • 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Fortune writer and best-selling author of Inside Apple's exposé of Uber, the multibillion-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 listeners, 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.


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okay nothing to call an Uber about

The book was okay. But it came out right before the CEO was fired so we missed that whole story. And the performance was by the author which was a little shaky.
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- Michael Clark

Seemed to be a pretty good history of Uber

... although the author seems to be more interested in what social media says about the company than what the company is as a business. Just because of bunch of people whine on Twitter and Snapchat doesn't mean their points are legitimate or that the majority agree. Personally I love Uber as a concept, I use it more and more every month (sometimes between offices so I can make multiple safe phone calls), and more than anything I think it is amazing and wonderful and that the service has helped reduce drunk driving so much.
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- Mike

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-23-2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio