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Travis Kalanick's Downfall Shows How Necessary Accountability Is to Strong Leadership

Here's a new look behind the scenes at the ousting of the former Uber CEO

In the months leading up to former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick stepping down from his post, it seemed like every week some new story emerged detailing the different ways the company was struggling, from implementing new cultural mores in the wake of ...

by Nina Zipkin  | January 28, 2018 08:00:00
Run & Grow

Steve Jobs Was an Arrogant You-Know-What. Jeff Bezos and Larry Ellison Aren't Teddy Bears, Either

These five controversial leaders who are/were polarizing, and why that may have been what made them so successful

We all like to fantasize about great leaders being ideal models of humanity in every category: They’re strong, smart, noble, calm . . . right?They're easy to get along with, and, what's more, almost anyone who meets them sees plainly that they’re cut out ...

by Jayson Demers  | January 11, 2018 08:00:00
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Why Apple's Tim Cook Once Threatened to Remove Uber From the App Store

The ride hailing company also collected data from

Do you use to unsubscribe from unwanted email subscriptions? If you've ever taken a ride with Lyft, information about your trips may now be in the hands of Uber.The New York Times, in a Sunday profile of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, reported that the app-based ...

by Angela Moscaritolo  | April 27, 2017 12:00:00
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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Launches Investigation Into Sexual Harassment Claims

Former U.S. Attorney General will lead an independent investigation into claims made by former employee

In response to a blog post by former Uber engineer Susan Fowler in which she detailed claims of sexual harassment, CEO Travis Kalanick sent an email to his employees regarding an investigation into what she described.In the memo, obtained by The New York Times, Kalanick wrote ...

by Nina Zipkin  | February 23, 2017 12:00:00
News and Events

(Infographic) More Than Half of World’s Most Powerful Are Entrepreneurs

Forbes cited 39 founders and executives of some of the world's biggest companies for their global influence

Larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff BezosOf the 74 men and women who made the list of World’s Most Powerful People compiled by Forbes, 53 percent are founders and executives of the biggest companies in the world.The highest-ranking among the 39 entrepreneurs is ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 19, 2016 10:00:00