The latest is the report - neither confirmed nor denied by the company - that the EEOC is investigating it for alleged gender bias in pay and other matters. Here are the details from the LA Times.
All Uber has replied is that it has been proactive in employee matters. Those initiatives include revising employee performance reviews, publishing diversity/inclusion reports, and providing employee training and development.
In December 2017, Tony West parachuted into Uber from Pepsi as its new chief legal officer. From the get-go he has been struggling to eliminate aspects of the culture which get the company in public relations as well as legal messes. But, like many young tech companies, the culture could be resistant to change.
In the brisk-selling book "Disrupted," former Newsweek journalist Dan Lyons chronicles his unusual experience working at a software startup. It seems to be a play-out of Steve Jobs' reality distortion field.
In his book about Theranos - "Bad Blood" - The Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou depicts the same kind of delusional culture.
Investors should wonder what they are plowing their dollars into. Some startups seem to have no responsibility to report on their technology development and business performance in an accurate and transparent manner. Theranos' founder Elizabeth Holmes had been indicted for alleged fraud in how she presented the financial state of the startup to investors.
Reflection: Could big chunks of tech collapse from the weight of their reality distortion fields?
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