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Strayer Trailblazer: Dara Khosrowshahi
August 31, 2018
Dara Khosrowshahi has officially clocked one year as CEO of Uber. He is disrupting the transportation market and leading one of the world's most valuable private companies. That's why he's our trailblazer of the week!
Strange Bedfellows? What Tech PR and Sci-Fi Have in Common
Mar 29, 2019
How To Raise Money For Your Digital Business
In this edition of the 'Trailblazer's Series', we've got three tips from Cheddar CEO and Strayer professor Jon Steinberg on how to keep track of your finances and raise capital.
Oct 5, 2017
Why Great Leaders Are Forged in Crisis
Dara Khosrowshahi has a lot on his hands. He entered Uber at a time where the reputation of the company was under great scrutiny and internal problems were rampant. Now he's facing a power standoff with former CEO and founder Travis Kalanick. How can the new CEO lead in such turbulent times? Nancy Koehn, Harvard Business School professor and author of the new book, "Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times," joins us to give tips on exactly what should be done.
Nov 28, 2017
What You Need to Know About Softbank's Investment in Uber
Uber's valuation is reportedly down. That's according to Softbank's offer to buy shares of the ride-sharing company at a 30 percent discount. Axios' Dan Primack breaks down what this pending deal could mean for Uber. The Japanese firm is leading a group that will purchase billions of dollars worth of shares from employees and investors at a $48 billion valuation, and invest about $1 billion in Uber at the previous valuation of $68 billion. Primack says most of this investment will go to early shareholders. The "unofficial" reason for the investment at the old valuation is that is the price Saudi Arabia's public investment fund bought in about a year ago. Potential sellers, such as early investors and employees, have 20 business days to give Softbank an answer during the tender process. Primack called Softbank's price at a 30 percent discount an "opening bid," and doesn't see any way this deal is accomplished at this starting price. Ultimately, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi needs this deal to get done because it's tied to governance changes, says Primack. It will give Khosrowshahi and the board more control, and former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick less control.