Accidental New Yorkers: Grandparents Relocate

Today I’ve stumbled across a great article in the New York Times.

It’s called “Accidental New Yorkers: Grandparents Relocate.”

Turns out, instead of spending their golden years baking in the sun,
a growing number of seniors are choosing a grittier spot to play out
their third act — New York City. Read more »

Finally, someone is getting it half-right

In my Taxi Business Monthly Transformation Program I talk a lot about becoming successful in our industry. A lot of it has to do with doing what no one else is doing. Think about this way: if you do what everybody else is doing, you’ll get the results everybody else is getting. These results will be average by definition. If you want to get extraordinary results, you need to be doing extraordinary things – things that no one else is doing. Read more »

[Interesting Article]: Why the hotel industry doesn’t really mind Airbnb

The taxicab industry is locked in a contentious legal and public relations battle with ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. Sites like Priceline and Expedia have all but eliminated the travel agent business . And the newspaper industry has no love lost for Craig’s List, which has almost single-handedly destroyed the value of their once-lucrative classified ad sections. The disruption of these so-called “sharing” apps, websites and services draws constant scorn and legal threats from the entrenched, established industries whom they disrupt. Read more »

[Taxi News]: Forget Uber, this newer on-demand car service will save you a fortune

Technology blogs toss around the word “disruption” so frequently that in most cases, it has lost all meaning. Where Uber is concerned, however, the company’s on-demand car service is nothing short of disruptive. It’s a complete game-changer that has taxi companies up in arms, and for good reason: Uber is better and smarter. Read more »

[Taxi News]: Ford is experimenting with its own Uber-like app — and a vehicle to go with it

The rise of Uber does not bode well for car-makers. The ride-hailing service, and other apps like it, have made it increasingly easy in major cities to get around town without owning a car. They promise the convenience of personal cars without the monthly car payment, the speed of car travel without the hassle of parking when you arrive. Read more »