Travis Kalanick and Uber have been in the news for the wrong reasons. The latest is that the 40 year-old Founder and CEO may be forced to go on leave temporarily or his role as a CEO may be curtailed.
Uber has been notorious for brash behavior and in fact that has been its culture, says Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Futurist, Founder and CEO of Greyhound Knowledge Group, a global strategy and transformation research, advisory and consulting group. He says that it is difficult to comprehend that Kalanick would have not noticed the brashness in employees in key positions in the firm.
“As a Founder-CEO, Kalanick has to take charge and the onus of what is going on within Uber. He cannot not have missed the culture within,” says Gogia. It also seeps in from the top to bottom with one instance of Kalanick’s record of brashness being recorded on video.
However, Kalnick apologized. But that does mean anything, says Gogia. He says that a startup can get away with a lot but that is not par for course when it becomes successful and is no longer a startups. Sensitivity has to kick in, he says.
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Sanchit Vir Gogia: Sanchit is the Chief Futurist, Founder & CEO of Greyhound Knowledge Group, a Global Strategy & Transformation Research, Advisory & Consulting Group. He also serves as Chief Analyst & CEO of Greyhound Research, a Global, Award-Winning, Independent Technology & Innovation Research, Advisory & Consulting firm. To read more about him, click here.
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