Taxi 4.0 - The Post-Uber Era

September 29, 2015
Hosted by Nancy Lin

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The medium salary for U.S. Taxi drivers is only $33,034, according to Under threat from Uber and driverless cars, the traditional taxi industry is facing a bleak future. In this episode, I will speak with Dr. Sheng-Tsung Hou, the Director at the Center for Service Innovation and Mobility Design (SIMD), who has spent years studying the taxi industry in Singapore, Taiwan and Japan. We will discuss the innovative system in Singapore which Uber emulated as well as the turnaround story of a Taiwanese taxi company that became the first ride-hailing firm in the world to go IPO. He will share his thoughts on Uber's next move and what taxi companies can do to compete in a world of increasing digitalization and monopolies.


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“Business Reinvention with Nancy Lin” keeps you up to date on emerging trends and business innovations that could transform your industry. The show helps you make sense of new technologies and business models to understand their implications. Nancy Lin is a thoughtful and engaging host with a knack for asking questions that draw out unexpected insights. Her in-depth interviews with experts empower you to think innovatively and offer you inspiration and business lessons.

Nancy Lin

Nancy Lin is an executive coach, a business consultant and the founder of Change Agent SF ( She works with leaders at fast-growing companies to transform the way they look at their business and leadership. She helps companies align people strategy with their business strategy. Nancy brings to her executive coaching and podcast a strong understanding of business, having worked for Yahoo, DHL, Johnson & Johnson and Pepsi. Her insightful probing approach and passion to unleash potential helped companies uncover hidden opportunities, topple conventional thinking and achieve growth in US and international markets. Through the online radio show, she continues to encourage innovative thinking and empowers the audience to overcome their business challenges.

Nancy’s diverse experience also includes international development work, training impoverished farmers in rural Tanzania and expanding professional midwifery education for young indigenous women in Mexico. She is a motivational speaker and has spoken at Google, Visa and HP. Some of her articles are available at BizReinvention dot com.

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