Good morning, All,
There’s an expression that the many in the tech community have glommed onto as if it’s part of the startup manifesto: Ask forgiveness, not permission. We’ve covered this in the past, in other forms, but factoring in that tech is very much and has long been the domain of the alpha male, let’s face it: the concept of forgiveness is not really part of their lexicon. So while it’s a nice idea, honestly: it’s more a ‘whatever’ attitude. Asking permission is not what they’ll do and as for the consequences, it’s left to the world at large to deal with it.
Which is never a good idea. This arrogance is inviting regulation, and it’s never a good idea to catch the attention of the regulators.
Uber is the perfect example, and note to self: when a company has a name like Uber, it wreaks of Alpha, and speaks volumes. Uber is a technology solution, meaning, from their point of view, that they’ve absolved themselves of responsibility for the Uber drivers who are using th...