Thursday August 13, 2020

The Plan B candidate takes over at Uber

Uber’s new chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi has strong credentials and an ability to bring a fresh set of values to an organisation that has been struggling of late

3rd September, 2017
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Dara Khosrowshahi: the surprise new chief executive of Uber Picture: Rex

In 2000, the story goes that Google made a pitch to the late Steve Jobs to become its chief executive and prepare the search engine company for an initial public offering. As fate would have it, Jobs was otherwise engaged and busy preparing to launch the iPod, which would help transform the fortunes of Apple.

Plan B was put in place, the search widened, and eventually Eric Schmidt, then chief executive of Novell and once of...

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