Opinions

Sometimes we like to go jump into other topics, be it our thoughts on job growth, politics, or other areas of life. Every businessperson has an opinion. Here’s ours.

27Aug

Uber Recruiting Drivers During Paid Rides Is Awesome

Uber Vs. LyftTwitter exploded today (at least my feed did) with discussion about the fact that Uber pays teams of people to book rides via their competitor, Lyft, and then proceeds to recruit the drivers during those rides to leave Lyft and drive for Uber.

I think this is a brilliant strategy.

Before going any deeper on this, I want to be sure to say that I am not talking about the issue of ordering rides and then cancelling them. If either company does this on purpose, or encourages it in the slightest, that is totally below the belt and I am not supportive of that in any way, shape or form. Having said that, I do think rides are being ordered and cancelled by both. However, I don’t think either company is asking employees to do it. My bet is that these employees are so passionate about their employer, and want to beat their competitor so deeply, that they are actually booking and cancelling rides on their own accord. That’s tough to control but I would also bet both companies are being much louder about telling employees to stop this behavior.

Anyhow…
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29Jul
Tents - Night

Summit: Outside — From The Inside

Tents - NightMuch has been written about Summit, their events and the people that attend them. Summit, as a whole, now includes Powder Mountain and all of the property, employees and outdoor opportunities that come along with these terrific mountains of Northern Utah. They’ve been hosting events for years in different locations around the US but are now permanently based here with the PowMow purchase. As a result of that move, I live and work near their new home. As I’ve written previously, I think the future is brighter with Summit in town.

Many people, including those in the immediate area, throughout the State of Utah and beyond wonder, as I did, what goes on at Summit? Who attends? What do they do? How do you get invited? Being their new neighbor and introduced a few years ago by mutual friend Shervin Pishevar, it was time for me to finally experience Summit for myself. This post will share some play-by-play of what was going on, who was there, and my overall impression of Summit as an event, a gathering, and a new and important citizen of Northern Utah.

I’ll do my best to provide detail and opinions. I should note my ticket to Summit was not free and I have no financial or other interest related in any way to Summit. There is no doubt I want them to succeed, so my comments and opinions are definitely from a positive place. Having said that, I’ve been around the block a few times and don’t give them a pass on reputation alone. My opinions are my own and are unfiltered.
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