The Uber NYC office is not your average office, so of course we need someone amazing to run the show. With more experience in the transportation industry than most of the team, Nicole plays an integral role in keeping the Uber NYC office up and running.
We work with a lot of driver partners here at Uber NYC, and we’re pretty sure Matt is friends with each and every one of them. He helps ensure that you can find rides from New Jersey to the Hamptons, not to mention he’s just a “really nice guy.” Read on to learn more about Matt!
No Sleep Till Brooklyn, Beastie Boys Brooklyn’s Finest, Jay-Z Ready to Start, Arcade Fire The Suburbs, Arcade Fire Neighborhood #1, Arcade Fire Rebellion (Lies), Arcade Fire Keep The Car Running, Arcade Fire We Used To Wait, Arcade Fire Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains), Arcade Fire Wake Up, Arcade Fire Public Service Announcement (Interlude), Jay-Z
The complete First Set of Pearl Jam @ The Spectrum, 10/30/09 Gonna See My Friends The Fixer In My Tree Given To Fly Tremor Christ Untitled MFC Hold On Unthought Known In Hiding Deep Habit Cropduster Off He Goes Force of Nature Present Tense Got Some Do The Evolution The Best of The 718 Sure Shot, Beastie Boys Check The Rhime, A Tribe Called Quest No Church in the Wild, Jay-Z/Kanye Get It Together, Beastie Boys Award Tour, A Tribe Called Quest Who Gon Stop Me, Jay-Z/Kanye Rhymin & Stealin, Beastie Boys
From Mile 12, Final Encore of Pearl Jam in Toronto, 9/11/11 Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns, Pearl Jam (Mother Love Bone) Alive, Pearl Jam Rockin’ In The Free World, Pearl Jam (Neil Young)
“Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be
it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by
scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable
than my own meandering experience…I will dispense this advice now. Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked….You’re not as fat as you imagine. Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday. Do one thing everyday that scares you Sing Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours. Floss Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself. Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how. Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements. Stretch Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life…the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t. Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone. Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children,maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky
chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary…what ever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your
choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s. Enjoy your body,
use it every way you can…don’t be afraid of it, or what other people
think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.. Dance…even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room. Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them. Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly. Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future. Understand that friends come and go,but for the precious few you
should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and
lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you
knew when you were young. Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live
in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. Travel. Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will
philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize
that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were
noble and children respected their elders. Respect your elders. Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund,
maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one
might run out. Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you’re 40, it will look 85. Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth. But trust me on the sunscreen…”—Bad Lurhmann
Thirty additional subway stations now have wireless service allowing New Yorkers to make calls, send text messages and access Wi-Fi underground. In addition, wireless service brings a new level security with the ability to dial 911 in an emergency.
In addition to the current 36 stations, it is expected that the remaining 241 underground stations will have wireless service within 4 years.
Stations that are now currently connected include:
The City General Manager at Uber is by far the most demanding position Uber has to offer; it requires such a degree of talent, guts and leadership that the right person is difficult to find. As the leader of Uber in each city, the GM is responsible for the development and growth of our business in one of the major international cities. You are literally rolling out a new transportation system in your local metropolis.
UBER’S CORE The core of Uber is in the city team, led by a General Manager. They make the magic that is Uber, a reality. It’s a big deal and the qualities and capabilities required of an Uber GM mean you are an incredibly intelligent, talented and highly sought-after professional. Sound like you?
WHAT YOU NEED This is first and foremost a role for a strong marketer, focusing on reaching new users and extending the Uber brand to the masses. But as the city lead, you’ll also be responsible for operational excellence and maintaining ‘Uber’ quality throughout the rider’s experience. Customer support, local marketing, supply chain management, service quality management, social media, PR — all of these sit under the GM. Continual improvement and a quality focus are the name of the game. We believe in solving local problems with local solutions, so understanding your market and delivering custom messages is important. This is where creativity meets analytics head on. And it’s the cross of the analytical with the creative that makes the Uber GM an incredibly difficult job to fill. If you’re potentially one of the truly rare, gifted Uber GMs, I want to hear from you!
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
Work with Uber’s Launch team to launch Uber in your city
Initiate creative local marketing strategies and user growth campaigns
Manage deployment and quality of supply chain (i.e. Uber’s driver partners)
Represent Uber at local events and with local PR
Manage local regulatory concerns and local politics
Communicate product/process needs to HQ, work with product/engineering to deliver on them
Help scale our other cities through developing and sharing best practices
Continue to grow REVENUES and RIDERSHIP!!!
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW/HAVE:
6+ years of marketing or operations management experience (not quite there? Apply for Community Support Mgr or Operations Mgr instead!)
Data-driven decision mentality and sound business judgment through strong analytical thinking
Creative solutions driven mindset, with a *get shit done* attitude
Relevant experience in consumer service marketing is helpful
Stellar networking skills and the ability to make smart partnerships happen
Entrepreneurial DNA and fear tolerance of a honey-badger
Travel like a European diplomat: employees ride Uber for free
Ground floor opportunity: shape the strategic direction of the company
Make a difference: we’re not just another social web app: we’re moving real people/assets and changing transportation for the future
We have access to an amazing list of advisors and investors that we actively engage
COMPENSATION: Full-time salary negotiable based on experience, and equity compensation plan.
A eulogy for my Granny, Rachel Lehr, delivered by her dear friend and colleague Brian McLaughlin.
There was an expression that Rachel absolutely detested—the one that goes “no man ever said on his deathbed I wish I had spent more time in the office.” Rachel hated the premise. She saw nothing wrong with taking a busman’s holiday. In her spare time, she would listen to Supreme Court oral arguments or watch hours of reruns of “Law & Order.” And to show the lengths to which she would go to prove a point, she cleverly timed her departure to ensure that the record would reflect that DAG Lehr died in office, with her boots on, because retirement is for sissies.
It wasn’t that Rachel lacked a work/life balance. As many of you already know, she and Burt raised five amazing and wonderful children, and her grandchildren were the joy of her life. Anyone who did what she did could have rested on her laurels for the rest of her life, and everyone would have said that she was a remarkable woman who led a life well lived.
But Rachel was someone who delighted in defying expectations and confounding the conventional wisdom. She knew that she had a long second chapter of her life ahead of her, and so she finished college and went to law school.
Rachel loved being a lawyer, and especially being a Deputy Attorney General, and her pride and enthusiasm never wavered. She saw the law as it should be seen—as a calling, not a trade. She had a passion for the law, a passion for the environment, and a passion for public service, and her work reflected that passion.
The leading case for which Rachel is known is the Torwico case, in which she forcefully and successfully argued before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals that polluters could not hide behind bankruptcy law to evade their environmental responsibilities. (Truth be told, she once made me promise that I would mention Torwico at least once in any eulogy I delivered.) Rachel was nationally renowned for her expertise in environmental bankruptcy issues. When Senator-Elect Elizabeth Warren was a law professor, she once called Rachel for advice.
But it was Rachel’s zeal in a slightly lesser known case that earned her a nickname of which she was especially proud. The Heldor case went all the way up to the Third Circuit on the issue of whether when Rachel told a Bankruptcy Judge and her opposing counsel during a telephone conference call that she was making a motion, she was actually making a motion. Now I don’t think you need to have gone to law school to figure out how that case should have turned out. During oral argument, her adversary went on and on about how Rachel’s motion was not really a motion, as if it were all just a game of “Simon Says.” Finally, one of the judges on the panel leaned into the microphone and said to opposing counsel, “My G-d, she was a battering ram! What else did she have to do?” Of course, she won the case, and from that point on, her friends affectionately called Rachel “The Ram.”
Rachel faced her illness with her customary fighting spirit, and with optimism and great courage. We all felt that somehow, knowing her, she would manage to get an adjournment. But we have arrived at this sad day much sooner than any of us expected. We must take comfort in our many fond memories, and the hours of laughter that we shared. And so, dear friend, until we meet again, we love you and will miss you terribly.
In 2002 my good friend Eli Schleifer taught me how to edit videos on my PC using Avid Express. We were students at Columbia at the time and we took several hours of video on one of our annual spring break tours with our music group Pizmon. It took around 20 hours of editing to work our footage to a presentable 20 minute movie.
10 years later, Eli, with his partner Max Goldman and their extremely talented team, are enabling the world to make movies with their new iPhone app, Directr.
“When I step into the voting booth, I think about the world I want to leave my two daughters, and the values that are required to guide us there. The two parties’ nominees for president offer different visions of where they want to lead America.
One believes a woman’s right to choose should be protected for future generations; one does not. That difference, given the likelihood of Supreme Court vacancies, weighs heavily on my decision.
One recognizes marriage equality as consistent with America’s march of freedom; one does not. I want our president to be on the right side of history.
One sees climate change as an urgent problem that threatens our planet; one does not. I want our president to place scientific evidence and risk management above electoral politics.”—Bloomberg endorses Obama