Last month I sat down with Dr. Arun Sundararajan, NYU Stern professor and author of The Sharing Economy: The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism. Over the course of our spirited discussion, we touched on the emergence of hybrid institutions and the ongoing tug-of-war between community and brands.
The London rain has followed me back to Napa, and so have my thoughts on London and the black cabs. The popularity of Uber has an inverse relationship to that of the black cab, and the iconic taxis are losing ground. Do they face extinction? Last week I asked to hear from the fans of [...]
What would be a more warm and welcome sight to a city tourist – another geo-clueless ‘ride-sharing’ driver or a native, highly trained black cab? Quite possibly, the realization that it’s got Uber. As an on-demand transportation service, Uber is more than just a household name: it’s the very definition of a glocal enterprise, with [...]