Katerra’s collapse, Bill Ackman’s SPAC merger plus Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi | E1226





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00:00 Intro
00:59 News – Softbank-backed Katerra goes down
09:40 Squarespace – Save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain https://squarespace.com/twist
11:15 The risks of moving faster than a market can evolve
14:38 Slingshot theory
17:08 Bill Ackman’s SPAC merges with Universal Music
19:14 Interview – Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi
22:56 LinkedIn – Post your first job for free https://linkedin.com/twist
24:25 Driver Stimulus
35:00 Drivers as Uber’s customers
36:18 UserTesting – Request a free trial at https://usertesting.com/twist
37:59 Push a button and start working
38:59 A safety net for independent contractors
41:49 UberEats, an antifragile business
47:09 Choosing the right take rate
50:08 Vaccination Strategy for Drivers
53:06 Path to profitability for the rideshare business
56:10 UberFreight’s strong growth, digitizing an offline process
59:24 The local commerce opportunity

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