Driven to Disruption
Memoirs of an Uber Driver

Tuesday, February 27, 2017
5:30 - 8:30 pm
The Lounge at Iwan Ries
19 South Wabash Ave

Cocktails at 5:30, with the presentation at 6:00 for about thirty minutes, followed by discussion and general cocktail talk.
Reservations are required.

The author of this new book about the memoirs of an Uber driver is a native Chicagoan writing as     "P. M. White".  He started at the CBOE in 1979, then had a very successful career on Wall Street, and then in the summer of 2014 did a three-month stint as an Uber driver, in his silver Mercedes-Benz, on the streets of Chicago.

His original purpose for going on this adventure was to write a business paper on disruptive business technologies, using the ride-share industry as his research tool.  Within a short period of time, though, he realized that there was a book forming from his experiences.  So he began keeping a journal which became the source material for Buzz Ride.  Check out this review in the Indie Reader.

Come have a cigar or two and a cocktail or two or three and  listen to "Mr. White" describe his encounters-- some lurid, some dangerous, some enlightening -- and relate his conclusions about the ride-share business, the gig economy, and human nature.

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