Uber, Air BnB and Moneyball: The Truth About Disruption

Posted on Jul 3, 2014
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I came across this scene in Moneyball (great movie, you should watch it) and immediately knew he was describing the fight that Uber, AirBnB and every other really innovative startup is fighting.

Check it out:

My attempted transcription:

I know you’ve taken it in the teeth out there, but the first guy through the wall, he always gets bloody, always. This is threatening not just the way of doing business, but in their minds it’s threatening the game. But really what it’s threatening is their livelihoods, it’s threatening their jobs, it’s threatening the way that they do things. And every time that happens, whether it’s the government or a way of doing business or whatever it is, the people who are holding the reins, who have their hands on the switch. They go bat shit crazy. I mean, anybody who’s not building a team right and rebuilding it using your model, they’re dinosaurs. They’ll be sitting on their ass on the sofa in October, watching the Boston Red Sox win the World Series.