Uber’s chief: ‘I need leadership help’

After a video of an argument between CEO Travis Kalanick and one of the ride-hailing app’s drivers made the rounds online, Kalanick apologized and said he has to ‘grow up.’

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The organization’s chief executive, Travis Kalanick, recently apologized after a video of him arguing with an Uber driver was shared online.

Bloomberg described the beginning of the video:

On this particular night in early February—Super Bowl Sunday—Kalanick is perched in the middle seat, flanked by two female friends. Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know” plays, and Kalanick shimmies. He clutches his smartphone as the three make awkward conversation. The two women ask when his birthday is, and marvel that he’s a Leo. One of his companions appears to say, somewhat inaudibly, that she’s heard that Uber is having a hard year. Kalanick retorts, “I make sure every year is a hard year.” He continues, “That’s kind of how I roll. I make sure every year is a hard year. If it’s easy I’m not pushing hard enough.”

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