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Uber CEO Seeking “Leadership Help” After Tantrum

“I must fundamentally change…and grow up,” says Kalanick.

by on Mar.01, 2017

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is apologizing after an angry spat with one of his drivers.

In the latest crisis to hammer the giant ride-sharing service, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says he need “leadership help” in the wake of a confrontation with one of the company’s drivers.

Uber has seen a wave of customer defections in recent weeks, as a result of a series of issues, including sexual harassment claims. Kalanick, who has often feuded with critics, touched off a new storm this week as a dashboard video surfaced showing him engaged in a heated argument with an Uber driver who had complained about a cut in the fees he was receiving.

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“Some people don’t like to take responsibility for their own (problems),” Kalanick says in the video, which was published by the Bloomberg news service. “They blame everything in their life on somebody else. Good luck!” he shouted as he slammed the vehicle’s door.

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Uber CEO Quits Trump Business Advisory Panel

CEO Travis Kalanick bows to pressure amidst travel ban protests.

by on Feb.03, 2017

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick moves to soften criticism of the ride-sharing's ties to Trump.

Already reeling from a threatened boycott against his company, as well as mounting internal opposition, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned from President Donald Trump’s economic advisory panel.

The move was linked to the new administration’s controversial Executive Order on travel and immigration that critics have denounced as a “Muslim Ban.” That triggered a wave of protests across the U.S., as well as attacks on Uber which, some critics claimed, was lending its support to the new president.

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“Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the president or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted to be exactly that,” Kalanick reportedly advised his staff in an e-mail.

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Ford Joins Increasing Chorus Condemning Trump Immigration Order

“We do not support this policy.”

by on Jan.30, 2017

Ford Chairman Bill Ford is one of the latest to criticize Trump's immigration plan.

With protests continuing around the country in response to Pres. Donald Trump’s Executive Order on immigration and travel, the U.S. business community is being drawn into the fray, Ford Motor Co. among the latest companies to take a stand.

The second-largest domestic automaker issued a statement Monday morning cosigned by Chairman Bill Ford and CEO Mark Fields declaring, “Respect for all people is a core value of Ford Motor Company, and we are proud of the rich diversity of our company here at home and around the world. That is why we do not support this policy or any other that goes against our values as a company.”

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Demonstrations were underway at more than 30 U.S. airports over the weekend to protest restrictions placed largely on Mideasterners of the Islamic faith. But while it is typically rare for the business community to be brought into such political turmoil, the latest fracas touched off by the inauguration of Trump has left fewer and fewer on the sidelines.

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