Are they still draining the swamp? Will this kill or accelerate the flying Ubers?
"Uber’s chief product officer, Jeff Holden, has stepped down, the company confirmed to Recode. Holden, who joined the company from Groupon in 2014, is pursuing another opportunity — details are scant."
See the below on "controversial corporate values." I wonder how that's defined.
"Holden, who was known to many internally as an ally to ex-Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, led a number of different future-looking projects at the company. Before flying cars, he was helping to lead the self-driving effort. Several sources inside the company described him as a “visionary,” but said he had a harder time managing people.
Holden also notoriously helped Kalanick come up with some of the company’s more controversial corporate values — which have since been revamped under Khosrowshahi — such as “always be hustlin’,” “principled confrontation” and “toe-stepping.”
He was also one of the few holdouts left at Uber who was considered part of Kalanick’s inner circle."