Tag: Uber

Juan del Nido on his book, Taxis vs. Uber

| , February 21st, 2022

Interview by Diego Valdivieso https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=31529 Diego Valdivieso:  For those who have not had the opportunity to read your book and have a glimpse of the viciss…

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Review: ‘Uberland: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Rules of Work’ by Alex Rosenblat

Cheyne Anderson , May 29th, 2020

In Uberland: How algorithms are rewriting the future of work, technology ethnographer Alex Rosenblat tackles the political realities of the Silicon Valley mythos through one of its most…


Book Review: Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy by Alexandrea Ravenelle

Rose Deller , May 11th, 2020

In Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy, Alexandrea Ravenelle offers a new ethnographic study that examines working life for people in the gig economy…

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Juan del Nido discusses his dissertation about Uber

| , July 1st, 2019

Page 99 is home to one of the most linguistically precise segments of my dissertation, concerning the construction of a legal case against Uber in Buenos Aires, Argentina,…

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On Permissionless Innovation

Adam Fish , July 11th, 2018

Many libertarians in Silicon Valley are advocates for permissionless innovation. They eschew waiting around for permission from a nanny state. They are impatient and see themselves above the…


Creator brands: Brands that make culture

Grant , May 16th, 2016

At their most powerful, brands actually make culture. Creator brands, let’s call them. Nike changed the way we thought about exercise, fitness, bodies and diet in the 1970s…

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This is what we do to dreamers

Grant , May 6th, 2016

Let’s say you are starting a startup and today you are standing in front of a venture capitalist. With impatience in his voice, the VC says, “Tell me again…

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Dark Value, a new book published today

Grant , May 5th, 2016

I wrote this brief book in 2015 and promptly put it in a drawer and forgot about it. Then a couple of days ago  (May 3, 2016), Virginia Postrel posted…

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