The New Yorker money issue, October 10. There’s some good articles about evolving, er, disrupting, business practices.
There’s several short articles under the Work For Hire heading. Plus some more from an earlier issue.
The Anti-Uber Juno promises to treat its drivers with respect. More importantly, they even get stock in the company, so when they get replaced by self driving cars, at least they still have something. They’re in a tough spot though, because nobody wants to fund them, expecting Uber to succeed. Especially those firms that have already poured billions of dollars into Uber, the first company to weaponize money. I’m not sure if Uber is literally the first to try outburning rivals, but they are doing it an extraordinary level. By the time Uber’s investors demand profits, its competitors will be out of business. Interesting point that unlike a Walmart competitor that tries to move into town and capitalize on unhappy employees, Juno can share employees with Uber. You can’t work in two superstores at once, but you can drive around with two smartphones.
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