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Should Travis Kalanick return as Uber's CEO?

Despite being ousted as CEO, some believe Travis Kalanick is making a Steve Jobs-ian move to come back as Uber's CEO. Since his departure from Uber, Kalanick has worked to grow his stake in Uber while finding ways to maintain influence or control over day-to-day operations. Some in Kalanick's camp think he's the only person capable of running Uber. Others think he is the last person who should be in charge of fixing Uber's toxic culture. He's the one who made it. What do you think?

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The search for Uber's CEO is not going well. Several high profile candidates—like Meg Whitman—have publicly dropped out. Uber's board is split between Kalanick's camp, who have their own preferred candidates (which include Kalanick) and the group of investors who originally pushed him out. 

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Some people see Kalanick is the only person who can run Uber at this stage. His hard charging style may have created a toxic culture, but it was a winning culture. It's impossible to deny the massive growth Uber has seen over the years, and as Uber's competitors become emboldened, it's only Kalanick who can ensure Uber ends up on top.

But once he returned from the South Seas, his ardor for meddling in the company did not end. According to numerous insiders, the pugnacious entrepreneur has continued to try to involve himself in daily operating decisions, so much so that top execs have been mulling how to get help from the board to rein him in.“Travis would have to blow it up completely to get his job back,” said one major investor familiar with the cap table of Uber. “And maybe he is crazy enough to do that, but he’d better bring a lot more ammo.”
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But that's a very rosy view of Kalanick and Uber. Many let out a sigh of relief when the news broke that Kalanick was out as CEO. Uber's success is thanks to its people—not Kalanick. It was the engineers, designers, drivers and everyone else in the company that made it possible for Uber to dominate effectively create and dominate the ride-sharing business. 

Kalanick is a distraction at best and will likely be a PR nightmare for years to come. It's time to bring some adults into Uber and the first step to doing that is making sure Kalanick stays out.

“Who knows what could fall out of the closet over there?” said one person, reflecting the concerns of many candidates who have spoken to Uber, including Whitman. “There could be even more skeletons.”
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Should Travis Kalanick return as Uber's CEO?
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