Wild Ride: Inside Uber's Quest for World Domination, Adam Lashinsky
  • List: $17.50  |  Sale: $12.25
    Club: $8.75
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Wild Ride: Inside Uber's Quest for World Domination

Author: Adam Lashinsky

Narrator: Adam Lashinsky

Unabridged: 7 hr 37 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Published: 05/23/2017

Genre: Business & Economics - Corporate & Business History

Synopsis

In your pocket is something amazing: a quick and easy way to summon a total stranger who will take you anywhere you’d like. In your hands is something equally amazing: the untold story of Uber’s meteoric rise, and the massive ambitions of its larger-than-life founder and CEO.

Before Travis Kalanick became famous as the public face of Uber, he was a scrappy, rough-edged, loose-lipped entrepreneur. And even after taking Uber from the germ of an idea to a $69 billion global transportation behemoth, he still describes his company as a start-up. Like other Silicon Valley icons such as Steve Jobs and Elon Musk, he’s always focused on the next disruptive innovation and the next world to conquer.

Both Uber and Kalanick have acquired a reputation for being combative, relentless, and iron-fisted against competitors. They’ve inspired both admiration and loathing as they’ve flouted government regulators, thrown the taxi industry into a tailspin, and stirred controversy over possible exploitation of drivers. They’ve even reshaped the deeply ingrained consumer behavior of not accepting a ride from a stranger—against the childhood warnings from everyone’s parents.

Wild Ride is the first truly inside look at Uber’s global empire. Veteran journalist Adam Lashinsky, the bestselling author of Inside Apple, traces the origins of Kalanick’s massive ambitions in his humble roots, and he explores Uber’s murky beginnings and the wild ride of its rapid growth and expansion into different industries.

Lashinsky draws on exclusive, in-depth interviews with Kalanick and many other sources who share new details about Uber’s internal and external power struggles. He also examines its doomed venture into China and the furtive fight between Kalanick and his competitors at Google, Tesla, Lyft, and GM over self-driving cars. Lashinsky even got behind the wheel as an Uber driver himself to learn what it’s really like.

Uber has made headlines thanks to its eye-popping valuations and swift expansion around the world. But this book is the first account of how Uber really became the giant it is today, and how it plans to conquer the future.

Recommended

Tim Cook The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level, Leander Kahney
Tim Cook
by Leander Kahney

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Jonathan Cowley
Published: 04/16/2019

Hatching Twitter A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal, Nick Bilton
Hatching Twitter
by Nick Bilton

List: $17.50

Sale: $12.25

Club: $8.75

Narrator: Daniel May
Published: 11/05/2013

Billion Dollar Whale The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World, Bradley Hope
Billion Dollar Whale
by Bradley Hope

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Will Collyer
Published: 09/18/2018

Creating Magic 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney, Lee Cockerell
Creating Magic
by Lee Cockerell

List: $17.50

Sale: $12.25

Club: $8.75

Narrator: Lee Cockerell
Published: 10/14/2008

Never Lost Again The Google Mapping Revolution That Sparked New Industries and Augmented Our Reality, Bill Kilday
Never Lost Again
by Bill Kilday

List: $26.99

Sale: $18.89

Club: $13.49

Narrator: Rob Shapiro
Published: 06/19/2018

Salt Sugar Fat How the Food Giants Hooked Us, Michael Moss
Salt Sugar Fat
by Michael Moss

List: $22.50

Sale: $15.75

Club: $11.25

Narrator: Scott Brick
Published: 02/26/2013

The Everything Store Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, Brad Stone
The Everything Store
by Brad Stone

List: $24.98

Sale: $17.49

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Pete Larkin
Published: 10/15/2013

Business Adventures Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street, John Brooks
Business Adventures
by John Brooks

List: $22.50

Sale: $15.75

Club: $11.25

Narrator: Johnny Heller
Published: 08/26/2014

American Icon Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company, Bryce G. Hoffman
American Icon
by Bryce G. Hoffman

List: $22.99

Sale: $16.09

Club: $11.49

Narrator: Pete Larkin
Published: 06/04/2012
{"id":"1699116","ean":"9781524750947","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Wild Ride: Inside Uber's Quest for World Domination","subtitle":"Inside Uber's Quest for World Domination","author":"Adam Lashinsky","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Adam Lashinsky","ubr_id":"1699116","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"17.50","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"11.38","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Adam Lashinsky","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 11 hr","abr_length":"Abridged: "}