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🚗🤖Uber's path to transformation and the future of work

This week looks back at Uber's transformation and a few articles on the future of work.  It is a bit
🚗🤖Uber's path to transformation and the future of work
By Connected Paths (Riaz Kanani) • Issue #73 • View online
This week looks back at Uber’s transformation and a few articles on the future of work. 
It is a bit short this week and will be similar next week as I spend some time with the family and enjoy the sunshine currently spoiling the UK. In the meantime, enjoy below and go out and grab some sun ☀️
Cheers,

Uber's transformation
A year ago, Uber was in turmoil. Boardroom battles, a founder fighting with the board and eventually a surprise CEO appointment. Behind the scenes, there were signs of a poisonous culture and fall outs from their aggressive stance with the cities they were available in.
Fast forward a year though and it looks like the CEO is delivering on all fronts. 
Solving the culture makes everything easier at the coal face but is one of the hardest to achieve. Their aggressiveness in winning marketshare though seems to have been shifted to focus on their approach especially in how they communicate externally. 
That consistent more collaborative stance is helping. I am sure there are still fallouts internally from the shifting culture - changing that for a company the size of Uber will take time measured in years rather than months. 
That is likely to be one reason behind London’s decision to only allow its license to be renewed for a shorter timeframe than usual. They may have shifted their approach but will it last?
The New Yorker has a good look at Uber and its CEO. Read it here.
The future of work
McKinsey has released its research into the future of work and the impact AI will have on it. It suggests there will be significant changes with those with technological skills having the biggest advantage by 2030. Worth a read here.
The MIT has an excellent video on the future of work and automation. Watch it here.
Finally, Adair Turner, Chair of the Institute for New Economic Thinking gave a presentation on capitalism in the age of the robots. Watch it below or you can download the paper/presentation here.
Capitalism in an Age of Robots with Adair Turner - YouTube
Capitalism in an Age of Robots with Adair Turner - YouTube
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