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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber over
Posted by: R Rees Williams
Date/Time: 25/06/15 14:35:00

For me this is simply about personal choice and adapting to change. Amongst other things, delivery of any services will be influenced by new technology, economics, resource constraints, market forces etc. Some of these (sat nav, iphones , apps) have opened up the London taxi market, predominantly serviced by black cabs, to new business such as Uber et al; The cause of much debate, worry and anger.

Are Uber the perfect solution…no! Is the Black cab trade dead…no! Are the regulators managing this change
effectively…probably not and in my experience, they rarely do (mostly down to lack of funding, resourcing etc|). The problem for me is the myopic view of some black cab drivers (exemplified by a prolific pro black cab poster currently serving a self-imposed exile) that they have an unqualified right to the market along with their archaic ‘call to arms’ response.

With regard to my opening statement, there is a fantastic book called ‘who moved my cheese’ which is a parable that helps understand the value of what we have and how to deal successfully with change. This, and similar messages, may help convert this real / perceived problem into an opportunity for some? Anticipate, adapt and enjoy change?

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Uber over 25/06/15 10:37:00 Robert Fish
   Re:Uber over 25/06/15 13:00:00 Charles Ryder
      Re:Re:Uber over 25/06/15 13:02:00 Alison Neary
         Re:Re:Re:Uber over 25/06/15 13:30:00 Will Watson
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber over 25/06/15 13:32:00 Robert Fish
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber over 25/06/15 13:33:00 James Robinson
               Garmin on a bike...25/06/15 13:41:00 Will Watson
         Re:Re:Re:Uber over 25/06/15 13:34:00 Charles Ryder
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber over 25/06/15 13:37:00 Alison Neary
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber over 25/06/15 13:46:00 Charles Ryder
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber over 25/06/15 13:50:00 James Robinson
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber over 25/06/15 14:06:00 Andrew Fairbrother
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber over 25/06/15 14:35:00 R Rees Williams
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Uber over 25/06/15 15:36:00 Julian Pavey

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