To say that Travis Kalanick has upset a few people with his low-fare transportation service Uber is putting it mildly.
Among the people frothing at the mouth about either Uber or Kalanick himself are cab drivers in Madrid, Spain; cab drivers in Berlin; drivers in New York; financial lenders in New York; and, in some cases, Uber's own drivers, who number about 1 million worldwide. Some have protested low wages.
In Paris, anti-Uber protestors rioted in the streets in the summer. This month in Toronto, fellow protestors blocked city traffic, interrupted government activity, started a fight and demanded a meeting with the chief of police.
What's all the shouting about?
It starts with an Uber ride from Manhattan to New York's LaGuardia Airport. The normal city-regulated metered cost: maybe $50-$60. The same ride in a Uber car: maybe $25-$30.
But that's just the beginning.
Uber is swamping the New York transportation market and wants to swamp markets everywhere.
But more Uber disruption looms.
Kalanick vows to continue increasing the population of Uber cars everywhere and further drive down the price of going from Point A to Point B.
Auto industry analysts believe that Uber's lower fares will convince some consumers -- especially those in urban settings -- that they no longer need to own their own vehicle.