Former Tribune Co. CEO Randy Michaels, the controversial chief executive whose boorish behavior and cronyism became a dark sideshow to his bankrupt company’s financial struggles, according to the New York Times in October 2010.
Seeing the recent flame out of Uber's public relations and the revelations of its company culture remind me of a similar corporate spectacle four years ago in the media world.
It's one you would think be top of mind for any start-up entrepreneur or executive leading a multi-billion dollar venture.
Travis Kalanick, meet Randy Michaels. He could probably give you some learned advice on mistakes to avoid.
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To underscore the business culture rule: What you are in private will show up in public, whether it's attitude, ethics, tactics or internal dynamics.
Uber has stirred up the media, the regulators, and the politicians. Now, it's even spooked the traveling public: How To Delete Your Uber Account. The momentum shifts.
The 2016 election year also marked LCT's own brand of anti-establishment activity.
Air rage among coach class passengers resenting first class occupiers is not rooted in reality.
In a nation so evenly split, why do so many fall into the trap of publicly alienating the other 50%?
Separating hype from human reality will challenge even the smartest driverless technology experts.
The more casual and coarse society gets, the more chauffeured service can gleam with a counter-couture-culture.