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Facts and curiosities that you did not know about “Super Pumped: the battle for Uber”

Facts and curiosities that you did not know about “Super Pumped: the battle for Uber”

The first installment focuses on the rise and fall of Travis Kalanick, the ambitious Uber CEO who would ultimately be fired in an extraordinary meeting, and his troubled relationship with his mentor, Bill Gurley. (Paramount Plus)

With Uber you can have a private driver at the door of your house or in the place where you are. However, few know its history and how Travis Kalnick, its co-founder, built a company that today is found in more than 700 cities around the world. However, his beginnings were not easy at all, since he had a thousand and one problems to face with governments, permits, and above all, with the leaders of taxi associations, among others.

In Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber They tell us about the management of the company, as well as the rise and fall of Kalanick, its ambitious CEO who was fired from his own company due to his unethical decisions. As is known, the story is based on the book of the same name published in 2019, by the journalist from the New York Times, mike isaac. Learn a little more about facts you didn’t know about this original production of Paramount+ which is giving a lot to talk about.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, American actor, currently 41 years old, is the protagonist of "Super Pumped: the battle of Uber".  (Show time)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, American actor, currently 41 years old, is the protagonist of “Super Pumped: the battle of Uber”. (Show time)

1. Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber is an anthology series, which means that each season will explore other stories that have shaken the business world. For example, the second episode will focus on Facebook and will also be based on the book of mike isaac who is just typing.

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two. The title of the series and the book super-pumped was taken from one of Uber’s 14 founding principles, which, according to Mike Isaac, were created from Uber’s obsession with Kalanick in turning Uber into a company like amazon.

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Despite his little resemblance to Kalanick, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was always the first choice to play him.  (Show time)
Despite his little resemblance to Kalanick, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was always the first choice to play him. (Show time)

3. According to the series, super-pumped it means “to be super enthusiastic”, because it is what Kalanick wanted from his workers so that they can achieve great things.

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Four. The book’s author began writing about Uber in 2014, just as the company was getting off the ground, and Kalanick wowed him with his determination and his disregard for what people thought of him. His intention was not to leave the image of Kalanick as an evil man, but as an intelligent person who changed the world of transportation and knew how to deal with the negative until his fall came.

5. mike isaac He was not very involved in the decisions of the series, but he was as a consultant, and also had a cameo playing himself as the journalist who interviews Kalanick’s mentor, Bill Gurley, this also being his acting debut.

"Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber" premiered on May 12, 2022 on Paramount Plus.  (Show time)
“Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber” premiered on May 12, 2022 on Paramount Plus. (Show time)

6. Despite its little resemblance to kalanick, Joseph Gordon-Levitt he was always the first choice to play him. And although the actor was never able to meet the real Kalanick, he was surrounded by the people closest to him, in order to get to know him better and understand him from another perspective.

7. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Travis Kalanick are from the same city and suburb of Los Angeles, so he didn’t have to modulate his way of speaking, as he does almost exactly the same as the original. However, what he did put a lot of thought into was how far he walks. The real Kalanick had a lead surrounding his office because of it.

"Super Pumped" was a story taken from journalist Mike Isaac
“Super Pumped” was a story taken from journalist Mike Isaac’s book of the same name. (Show time)

Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber premiered on Thursday, May 12, 2022 by Paramount+ and its production belongs to Showtime, a subsidiary of the Paramount Global media conglomerate.

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