Tony Hsieh and Brian Armstrong Show Us Two Different Paths Forward for Tech | by Alex Kantrowitz | Dec, 2020

The tech industry can sideline the press. But should it?

Zappos founder Tony Hsieh. Photo: FilmMagic/Getty Images

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Why People Can’t Stand Tech Journalists: An Interview With Casey Newton

Inc Magazine names Always Day One one of the best business books in 2020

I was thrilled to see Always Day One named among Inc.’s top 10 business books of 2020. It’s a joy to see it recognized, especially in the midst of a tough year. Here’s the story: “Your Complete Guide to the 10 Best New Business Books of 2020 And did I mention that Always Day One makes a great holiday gift? It’s selling at a 30% discount on Amazon this week.

This week on the Big Technology Podcast: Ex-Uber Exec Emil Michael on autonomous driving, Saudi Arabia, and company culture

Uber is facing a difficult moment amid the coronavirus pandemic. The service, built on the belief that people would forsake car ownership in favor of its ride-hailing service, is watching many of its customers buy cars and stay home. The new trouble for Uber comes after the company worked to right itself after years of turbulence under ex-CEO Travis Kalanick’s leadership. Emil Michael, the former Uber chief business officer and confidant of Kalanick, joined the Big Technology Podcast to discuss Uber’s business prospects, its culture, its current leadership, and its controversies.