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HEY, STARTUP, YOU’RE A POLITICAL OPERATOR

UBER’S REGULATION WHISPERER Politics vet Bradley Tusk fought Uber’s high-stakes New York City campaign, creating a new road map for disrupters operating in regulatory gray areas.

IN MAY 2011, soon after Uber made its New York City debut, the ride-sharing startup faced staunch opposition from the Taxi and Limousine Commission and its advocates in City Hall. Travis Kalanick, the company’s notoriously hard-driving chief executive, was given the name of the one person he needed for the battle ahead—Bradley Tusk.

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