February 27, 2017
Memoirs of an Uber Driver
5:30 - 8:30 pm
The Lounge at Iwan Ries
19 South Wabash Ave
at 5:30, with the presentation at 6:00 for
about thirty minutes, followed by discussion
and general cocktail talk.
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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