While there is disagreement about its numbers -- its own estimates of a million rides a day are disputed -- what is not in dispute is that Uber may have achieved the seemingly impossible: as a tech company in the business of consumer data collection, it has cracked the Chinese market.
The good ole days of unquestioned leadership, enforced hierarchy and kingship are ending. Millennials are different. Leaders today face a gaping generational chasm which translates into a tough challenge - and a unique opportunity to become a better leader.
The full participation of persons with disabilities in community life is being threatened by the outsourcing of paratransit systems to private, often multinational, discount operators who claim that they can deliver the service for less than it costs cities and states.
Shrum and Christie discuss whether John Kasich got overshadowed this week and if the GOP has "crazies" in the base (McCain's word) or simply has "a crazy base." Also: Senate Republicans go off on Kerry over Iran -- was he "fleeced" or do they believe in "unicorns?"
Uber is here, it's a fact of New York life. The only thing the city planned to do was cap its growth -- which it would still be allowed to do. With all the hysterical reactions you'd have thought Fidel Castro was marching on Wall Street.
Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division issued an important Administrator's Interpretation that provides clear and timely guidance on the question of who is properly considered an "employee" and covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act, and who is not.
That a taxi-hailing app is an important "disruptive innovation" is a distraction from the serious failure of the U.S. to invest significant dollars in transportation infrastructure, particularly new transit that is less polluting.
Like, probably, most New Yorkers, I hadn't thought much about Uber. That is, until Uber, the yuppie-slinging, app-based company that lets you hail a r...
Big data is threatening to crush local democracy across the country -- and if it succeeds, it may distort local transit and infrastructure development for decades to come.
Uber and Airbnb's customers, non-employee employees and stakeholders rightfully have an expectation of the harmonization of the terms of trade irrespective of borders. Herein lies one of the greatest existential risks to the asset-less economy.
Some version of the Gig and Sharing economies are here to stay. As policymakers, we need to ask the right questions, discuss the appropriate rules of the road, and know when we need to get out of the way.
The people of not only Broward but all of South Florida want and should demand the car service Uber.
Being in the therapy business, I'm constantly monitoring my own psychological state, probably not unlike physicians who regularly check their pulse. Lately, I'm monitoring a growing sense of being watched. I don't think I'm becoming paranoid, yet, but it's starting to feel that way.
Literally is supposed to mean "literally." It now mean "figuratively." Although this phenomenon started many decades ago, LBL believes that only recently has the word "figuratively" finally given up the fight and slunk back to wherever it originally came from.
A chance Uber POOL ride to the airport sparked a conversation about a doctor's retirement plan that most definitely needs patching up.