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Written by Nick Heer.

Gene Munster Is the Asshole of the Week

Harriet Taylor, CNBC:

Allegations of widespread sexual harassment and bad behavior at Uber are “unfortunate and inexcusable,” but Uber is not going to change its company culture, nor should it, said Gene Munster, Loup Ventures managing partner.

Speaking from a hypothetical Uber investor’s perspective, “I would like to see the people that actually did this be held accountable, but I wouldn’t like to see the culture change, as crazy as that sounds,” he said. (Munster is not an investor in the company.)

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“It can be changed, but it is dangerous. What got Uber to where they are today is their intense culture, and their vision is to have transportation as accessible as running water, and to continue that vision and to impact the culture is something that’s dangerous.”

Munster’s message is clear: a destructive corporate environment is fine, so long as it builds a ubiquitous business. What an asshole.