Hope everyone has had a chance to listen to the lecture and process it. I end the lecture with two broad questions / concerns:
1. Do we need to reevaluate our understanding of the Uber business model? What is the innovation? Is that innovation easily imitable? And other such questions that go back to the core of the Uber business model. Was it venture capital sustained growth? Will shifts in the independent contractor status of its workers create new pressure?.
2. And coming out of all of those reconsiderations, the new question is simple: IS UBER SUSTAINABLE?
I would urge all of you to do some additional research around some of the issues raised in the lecture as you begin to think about your response here.