Travis Kalanick

Uber’s Kalanick Canned

Following a seemingly never-ending stream of controversies, including claims of sexual harassment, wage manipulation, illegal operation in various cities, and custom software designed to dupe federal authorities, Uber has finally tossed its toxic CEO and founder Travis Kalanick. Kalanick was often seen as a cocky wunderkind whose scorched-earth tactics grew Uber into a global transportation goliath even as it upended traditional transit systems and the taxi industry. Although he will no longer run the company, he still has a seat on the board and controls a sizable number of shares. —ML