Uber Board Member Readies Legal Army for Game of Thrones
Uber board member Shervin Pishevar launched an odd assertion to the media this week. It was a letter he had drafted every week earlier, supposedly to rally and encourage legal professionals preventing on behalf of Travis Kalanick, who faces a battle with the enterprise capital agency Benchmark.
The letter, titled, “Shervin Pishevar’s Views on Benchmark,” was written as that battle begins in courtroom with a Delaware decide confronted with deciding whether or not the go well with ought to go to arbitration. The letter presents little perception into the battle itself. But it does ooze self-righteousness. To learn this letter, you’d assume the destiny of the Allied forces trusted him rallying the boats to go to Dunkirk.
He asserts that “we find ourselves swimming in the crucible of one of the grandest business and moral battles of our generation.”
“We write with the souls of thousands of lives saved,” he says.
He channels his internal Jefferson and Hancock, saying “we devote our actions to a just cause; to defend what is right…” He apparently forgot to preface that with “We hold these truths to be self-evident.”
He morphs into half Churchill, half Shakespeare in Henry V: “Let us strike tomorrow with the complete and fulsome braveness of our convictions. Let our simply trigger give pause to those that would ever dream of ever emulating the shameful shenanigans of these sanctimonious hypocrites who fling filings and letters de haut en bas; when it’s we who’ve the upper ethical floor and our letters and submitting will hail down upon their platforms, exposing them as bitterly barren barons of ethical turpitude.”
He winds up his final pitch with the time honored custom of quoting a phrase nobody understands: “And because the summer time units, we allow us to be steward of fact who in unison proclaim: fiat justitia ruat caelum.”
For these of us who skipped the Latin class, that final bit means: “Let justice be done though the heavens fall.”
Justice can be a promise to by no means write a letter like this once more. With this type of bloviated language reeking of entitlement, self-aggrandizing and pomposity, is it any marvel Uber has the issues it has? It is, in the beginning, a transportation firm that will get individuals from Point A to B. It is just not a battle towards the White Walkers for the longer term of the Seven Kingdoms.