And, at the end of all that drama — and this is only a partial
list (as of the time of this writing Techmeme has had 280 posts
about Uber in 2017) — Dara Khosrowshahi, the very
successful, very stable, and very well-compensated CEO of
Expedia, jumped at the opportunity to take the helm, beating out
GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt and and Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg
Whitman for the honor…it’s an honor, right?
In fact, I think Khosrowshahi is a great choice for CEO, and
understanding why goes a long ways towards explaining why the Uber
job remains an attractive one, even after the worst seven-month
stretch in startup history.