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NewWorldScrewWormFly31 karma

I was an early Uber employee who left (for a lot of the obvious reasons, namely, it was a nightmare place to work) before 2017, but your book captures the atmosphere perfectly. I stayed up all night reading it the day it arrived. Congrats on a great book.

Out of curiosity...are there any odd/absurd/sad behaviors about TK or the rest of senior leadership that you left out for lack of context or relevancy?

NewWorldScrewWormFly26 karma

these enormous all-out internal political battles that probably resulted in fantastic amounts of burned capital and waste.

Growth burned something like $40m the summer of 2015 trying to sign up drivers at gas stations. The name of the project, of course, was Project Superpump.

NewWorldScrewWormFly11 karma

Hi professor,

Since you obviously have a penchant for making policy and advice as simple as possible, I'm curious about your thoughts on another simple policy: giving poor people money. Do you support a non-means-tested Universal Basic Income? Why or why not?

Thanks! (and Go Maroons - A.B. '12)

NewWorldScrewWormFly11 karma

I was really surprised it didn't make it in. Scout's honor, it's true.

NewWorldScrewWormFly10 karma

Better to do it yourself than to IPO and ::looks at Uber:: let the market do it for you