Will Travis Kalanick make a Jobs-style comeback at Uber? When will "Uber: The Movie" hit the cinemas? What's Uber's endgame? Why is his Twitter handle "Rat King"? NY Times tech reporter Mike "is that a bicycle bell?" Isaac graced Amsterdam with a visit and we could finally ask him all these burning questions that had haunted us since his book "Superpumped: The Battle for Uber" came out. Prepare for an hour of musings about tech journalism and a crash course on "Dunglish".Show notesMike Isaac on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MikeIsaacMore info about Super Pumped: https://www.mike-isaac.com/Dutch translation of his book, De Strijd om Uber, available here: https://www.bookaroo.nl/boek/mike-isaac/de-strijd-om-uber/
On the program today, Mike Isaac, author of Super Pumped - The Battle for Uber. Award-winning New York Times technology correspondent Mike Isaac’s Super Pumped presents the dramatic rise and fall of Uber, set against an era of rapid upheaval in Silicon Valley. Backed by billions in venture capital dollars and led by a brash and ambitious founder, Uber promised to revolutionize the way we move people and goods through the world. A near instant “unicorn,” Uber seemed poised to take its place next to Amazon, Apple, and Google as a technology giant. What followed would become a corporate cautionary tale about the perils of startup culture and a vivid example of how blind worship of startup founders can go wildly wrong.
Technology Reporter, The New York Times; Author, Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber
In Conversation with Molly Wood
Host, "Marketplace Tech"; Co-Host, “Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly”
This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on September 10th, 2019.
Kara and Scott bring on NYTimes reporter, Mike Isaac, to talk about his new book "Super Pumped: the Battle for Uber". They pick his brain about all the Silicon Valley drama around the ride-share company. Scott's win is Walmart for taking action in the gun-control debate. Mike comes prepared with his own fail and calls out Twitter for the hacking of Jack Dorsey's account. Scott is predicting that weWork doesn't ever actually go public. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices