Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is not the first exec to deal with sexual
harassment and sexism issues. And he’s not the first to be accused
of stealing technology. He’s also not the first to anger customers
through cloddish statements. And he’s not the first to face
significant doubts about his ability to manage a fast-growing
But he is the very first speaker in the 15 years we have been
putting on our tech and media events to cancel his interview due
to the many embarrassing issues at his company. In this case,
because the report from former Attorney General Eric Holder on
Uber’s culture and management problems has been delayed until the
week of Code at the end of May.
This might be the first good decision Kalanick has made in months. Swisher and Mossberg would have skewered him.