Oglethorpe College President Lawrence Schall discusses why he became an Uber driver and what the experience has taught him about the sharing economy. He speaks with Stephanie Ruhle and Erik Schatzker on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg)
In my day job, I run Oglethorpe University, a liberal arts college in Atlanta. Over the last 40 years, I’ve also worked in the bleached-white collar realms of law and real estate. This summer, I added a new line to my resume: Uber driver.
Oglethorpe College President Lawrence Schall discusses why he became an Uber driver and what the experience has taught him about the sharing economy.
The president of Oglethorpe University decided to moonlight as an Uber driver to learn more about the sharing economy, and now he shares what he learned …
Imagine you’re a student at tiny Oglethorpe University in Atlanta and you’re in need of a lift home because you’re in no shape to drive. So you pull out your smartphone and request an Uber car. When your ride arrives, your driver looks awfully familiar… probably because he’s the school’s president.
The young guy with dreadlocks emerged from the apartment building in Brookhaven dragging a rolling suitcase. I figured he was headed to the airport. The Uber driver, however, focused on the pillows he carried: His girlfriend might have kicked him out. We were both wrong.
Back in the early 1970’s, John Coleman was the President of Haverford College, a close neighbor of my alma mater, Swarthmore College. During his vacations, President Coleman often worked as a laborer, short order cook, or dishwasher. My favorite stories were about his service as a garbageman.
(Newser) – Lawrence Schall is not your typical Uber driver, given that he’s also president of Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. But as Schall explains in the Washington Post , he got behind the wheel this summer to educate himself about the burgeoning sharing economy.
Larry Schall, president of Oglethorpe University, is spending an unusual few weeks for a university president. He’s working as an Uber driver, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. He said he wanted to learn more about how Americans work these days.