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Can Uber Be Saved? Here’s Why Rosabeth Moss Kanter Says Yes

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Uber is, in many ways, the quintessential startup story – one that will be studied, analyzed, discussed and debated for decades to come. But there is every chance the ride-hailing pioneer turned cautionary tale will be revered less for how it has harnessed technology to disrupt 21st century transportation than for the toxic culture that triggered its leadership crisis…

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Marco Bertini

Marco Bertini is a professor of marketing at ESADE and an authority on the psychology of pricing decisions and revenue growth. He was named to the 2017 Thinkers50 Radar list of scholars likely to shape the future of management.

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Why Uber Is Worth Saving, And How To Save It

With Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Uber’s roller coaster ride from ride-sharing pioneer to shunned bad boy should be a lesson to other disruptive startups: Fighting hard is good, while fighting unfairly loses you respect, customers, and perhaps your company.

“A company can fight hard against an entrenched industry like taxicabs. It can fight hard to get the rules changed,” says Rosabeth Moss Kanter, the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and chair and director of the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative. “But showing outright disrespect by trying to go around all of the rules is not a particularly good idea.”

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