Super Pumped

The Battle for Uber

Ranked #21 in Silicon Valley, Ranked #58 in Corporate Finance

In June 2017, Travis Kalanick, the hard-charging CEO of Uber, was ousted in a boardroom coup that capped a brutal year for the transportation giant. Uber had catapulted to the top of the tech world, yet for many came to symbolize everything wrong with Silicon Valley.

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...

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John Carreyrou Author, JournalistThe tale of Uber, the queen of the so-called ‘unicorns,’ is a parable about power―and the lengths to which some startup founders will go to amass it and hold onto it. Aside from being a delicious read, Mike Isaac’s account is also teeming with new revelations that will shock and outrage you. (Source)

Cz Binance @gautamchhugani Great book, recommended to all of our team. (Source)

Morgan Housel Reading Super Pumped, the Uber book. I’ve heard this story many times but it’s still amazing: (Source)

Steve Kovach Best book: Super Pumped, by @MikeIsaac (pictured) (Source)

Yashar Ali A fabulous book by the great @MikeIsaac (Source)

Aaron W. Gordon Read @MikeIsaac's book on Uber in one sitting, so props to him on that. It is truly a stunning work on just how much wealth can be generated and squandered by a gang of—to use his favorite word— douchebags solely based on the failures of American public transportation policy. (Source)

Kara Swisher Let us all fete @MikeIsaac for his great book “Super Pumped” on @Uber (Source)

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