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Uber’s Travis Kalanick Is One of Time’s 100 Most Influential People

Excerpt from Time

Apr 24, 2014 9:30 am

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Kalanick demonstrates the '10 and 2' hand positioning he'd like all drivers to maintain. JD Lasicka / Flickr


I remember times in the past when, after seeing a Broadway show, I’d beeline for the theater exit and rush down to the corner to hail a taxi, only to be met by 15 other people doing the same — all scowling and flailing their arms into oncoming traffic.

I now can just leisurely power up my phone, press one button, stay for the curtain call and hop into my waiting car without a worry.

Simply put, Uber is rad. Its co-founder, Travis Kalanick, is super rad.

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