On Wednesday I shared here my analysis of Uber’s business model, making the case for Uber’s combative response to the California DMV over self-driving cars. The headline was ‘Why Uber Won’t Stop Testing Autonomous Cars in San Francisco.’ A few hours later, Uber ended the testing of autonomous cars in the city. What did I miss?
Author: Raz Godelnik
The California DMV told Uber it couldn’t test its autonomous vehicles in San Francisco without a permit, but the ride-hailing company has no plans to back down. An analysis of its business model proves why, argues 3p’s Raz Godelnik.
While companies seem to be moving forward, the challenges we face advance much faster in the other direction, 3p correspondent Raz Godelnik said while reflecting on the 2016 BSR conference.
There’s a new kid on the ride-hailing block, one that promises to take on Uber and Lyft with a simple proposition: Treat drivers better. But is it enough to disrupt the disrupters?
Both Noirbnb and Innclusive started with bad customer experiences with Airbnb, specifically centered around racial discrimination. But do these startups have a future?
The growing complaints about racial discrimination on Airbnb’s platform bring to mind a new territory the company has yet to explore – corporate social responsibility (CSR).
A Harvard University survey indicates that the majority of millennials don’t support capitalism. Can we learn something from the findings? Should we even take them seriously?
Are ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber a threat to buses and subways, or do they actually boost public-transit numbers? 3p’s Raz Godelnik takes a closer look.
According to a new study, almost 80 percent of young millennials (18-24 years old) “would be more motivated and committed at work if they felt their employer made a positive impact on society.” Is this for real, or just wishful thinking?
Earlier this week Uber drivers rallied in New York City against the company’s decision to cut fares by 15 percent for the popular UberX and UberXL services. As one driver put it: “They call us partners, but they’re treating us like slaves.”
As the end of the year quickly approaches, I started pondering what I’ve learned this year about the sharing economy. I decided to ignore for a minute what I’ve read this year and focus on a resource I’m always keen to learn from – my students.
According to ShopperTalk, in-store sales decreased 10.4 percent over Black Friday weekend (Nov. 26-29) compared to last year. If you’re not a fan of Black Friday this is good news, right?But before you run to open a local, organic bottle of champagne, you need to ask yourself if there is a real reason for celebration.
Last week I attended the New York City Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator’s demo day, where the accelerator’s latest cohort of startups presented themselves to a large audience of investors and venture capitalists. The presentations were great, but one thing caught my attention: None of the startups (well, except maybe one) could be considered a sustainable startup.