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Uber’s CEO backtracks on Khashoggi remarks. Dara Khosrowshahi expressed regret over referring to the killing of the Saudi dissident journalist as a “mistake” during a recent interview, NBC News reports. Saudi Arabia is one of Uber’s largest shareholders.

Uber chief called the murder of Jamal Khashoggi 'a serious mistake'

I may be Dara's biggest public critic, but I really don't think he meant to dismiss the Kashoggi murder. Dara's a lot things I don't love: slow, bureaucratic, process obsessed, lacking in vision and boldness but in the two+ years he's been running Uber, I've never seen him be cruel, mean or insensitive

I may be Dara's biggest public critic, but I really don't think he meant to dismiss the Kashoggi murder. Dara's a lot things I don't love: slow, bureaucratic, process obsessed, lacking in vision and boldness but in the two+ years he's been running Uber, I've never seen him be cruel, mean or insensitive. There are things Uber doesn't deserve a do over for, but his apology and clarification here seem very genuine to me.

Dara Khosrowshahi on his worst day is still better than Travis Kalanick on his worst. A murder is more than a mistake, but Travis committed a million faux pas under his reign and never felt he needed to apologise for any of them.

The un-CEO. WeWork wants T-Mobile's John Legere to be its new CEO, the Wall Street Journal reports.

WeWork in Talks to Hire T-Mobile CEO John Legere

What a boys club! So SoftBank has been a big investor in Sprint for nearly a decade and they brought in Marcelo Claure to run Sprint about 5 years back. Claure and SoftBank's Masayoshi Son get along really well so Son had Claure come on as WeWork's COO. Now it appears that the Sprint-T-Mobile merger

What a boys club! So SoftBank has been a big investor in Sprint for nearly a decade and they brought in Marcelo Claure to run Sprint about 5 years back. Claure and SoftBank's Masayoshi Son get along really well so Son had Claure come on as WeWork's COO. Now it appears that the Sprint-T-Mobile merger has brough LEgere into SoftBank world and now they're looking and shuffling him over there. So incestuous.... Must be the hair!

Worth remembering that who's CEO explains at best a very small fraction of company performance, at least for mature firms. WeWork is younger, and there are exceptions to every rule, but in most companies CEOs aren't as influential as CEOs themselves like to think.

It make T-mobile away from innovation.

Would it make John un-carrier(ed)?

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What I learned from getting scammed by 12-year-old gamers online. Online role-playing games like Runescape and World of Warcraft shaped the childhoods of an entire generation. But they also gave those kids an early education in the risks and joys of a life spent mostly online.

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  • RuneScape was a HUGE part of my childhood. Today, I see how it influenced my interest in virtual economies, scams, and social media. In many ways, the game was a microcosm of the world/internet. @OldSchoolRS @RuneScape

  • Matt was part of the first generation of kids to grow up online; today it's even more sophisticated, with many kids essentially being socialized on games like Fortnite. But since Matt was a kid, the way we socialize online has evolved to be extremely different from the way we do IRL. I wonder if the

    Matt was part of the first generation of kids to grow up online; today it's even more sophisticated, with many kids essentially being socialized on games like Fortnite. But since Matt was a kid, the way we socialize online has evolved to be extremely different from the way we do IRL. I wonder if the skills are quite as transferrable today.

  • I'm not really sure the kids of today are gaining the kind of clever skills we did growing up in the 90s. Technology is far easier to use, and the internet has also gotten... well... dumber. However, it will be interesting to see how following generations compare and contrast with Xennials.

  • A separate do kids today learn how to read maps and visualise terrain. Make fire learn to camp. How about read a book make toys and use imagination to play. While computers can take the drudgery out of homework are they letting us the fundamental skills that make us think?

  • This is quite interesting to keep in mind when you're contemplating whether or not children should have access to online games