Last week while I was traveling in Seattle, I stopped off at Geek Wire’s offices to appear on their (excellent) weekly podcast.

One of the many things we talked about was whether or not Uber’s would-be savior Dara Khosrowshahi is changing the culture at Uber.

Khosrowshahi has a great reputation in Seattle, where his former company Expedia is based. There’s a real sense there of, well, Expedia didn’t have this culture, so clearly Khosrowshahi can’t be cut from the same cloth as Travis Kalanick, right?

I’m hard pressed to think of any company aside from Uber that has so abdicated the benefit of the doubt but keeps getting it nonetheless.

A few things...