If Uber was profitable, and/or had plans to go public, do you think it's 78 investors would've been ousted Kalanick? Dealbreaker has a great take on it:
If Uber had kicked off its IPO roadshow six weeks ago, guess who would still be CEO of Uber? Travis. Would shit still be brutally ugly at Uber HQ in the wake of the Holder Report and David Bonderman sexist-joking himself off the board? You betcha. Would Bill Gurley have had the juice to override Arianna and stage the coup that finally ousted Travis K? Not on your life, bro.
If Uber went public and was profitable, should Kalanick be replaced by someone who could fix the culture? Yes. That's assuming that this industry values anything above profits. Do you think Travis Kalanick and David Bonderman would have been forced out if their investors were seeing some returns? Bonderman could go either way, but I absolutely think Kalanick would still reign. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts monkeys.
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