June 28, 2017

Don’t just blame Uber. Blame yourself

Uber Sign Over Uber Office, Oak Park, Michigan, May 1, 2017
Copyright: lindaparton / 123RF Stock Photo

Perhaps CEO Travis Kalanick knew that nothing would deter enough customers from using Uber. That’s just terrible, we muttered as we Ubered our way home. Oh sure, some people joined the #deleteuber trend, but for how long?

In recent weeks, an independent investigation has coincided with a massive executive shakeup at the ride-hailing service.

According to Vanity Fair , Uber’s appetite for change may be driven by money types who are tilting the company’s valuation downward. However, “there’s still a large appetite for the stock,” notes Vanity Fair.

The reason is us.

Research tells us that people are more conscious these days about the ethics of companies whose products they use. Fifty-six percent of Americans, says one survey , insist they’ll stop buying from unethical companies.

Despite constant evidence that Uber’s ethics resemble the emperor’s new pink jumpsuit, there doesn’t seem to be much evidence that revenue has been affected. In fact, the company claims that revenue tripled last year […]

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