Entrepreneurial Inspiration: Travis Kalanick / Uber

A little excerpt about going against conventional wisdom, from “What Makes Uber Run” (Fast Company):

[Travis] Kalanick is not the kind of person who clings to beliefs, or even a fixed sense of himself. “He has an inner circle who he opens up to, and then an outward personality and image he projects of a hard-charging disrupter who takes no prisoners,” says a longtime friend. That duality, the friend says, “is part of why he’s been successful.”

According to friends and colleagues, the only ideology Kalanick subscribes to is contrarianism. “He really thrives when he can subvert the norm,” says someone who has known him for more than a decade. Another coworker tells me that Kalanick likes “poking conventional wisdom in the eye.”

22-year veteran of strategy: brand, business, organizational, communications. Certified in project management and regulatory compliance. Fan of dark tea, thick books, peace, and unity.

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