Buzz Ride, Memoirs of a Ride Share Driver
Pat M. White, the author of the book “Buzz Ride, Memoirs of a Ride Share Driver” a nocturnal journey through one of the most beautiful but dangerous cities in the country joins Enterprise Radio.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Pat M. White discuss the following:
- Can you explain the meaning of the title of the book “Buzz Ride”?
- What inspired you, a successful businessman, to take up being a rideshare driver?
- Tell us about the entrepreneurial nature of Uber or other sharing services and how and if people can make a living.
- You write that it was an interesting transition from being an executive to being someone’s driver. Can you explain how that went?
- Can you share what a typical night is like for a driver?
- You were a rideshare driver for 90 days…did the experience meet or exceed what you thought it would be? How were you feeling when the experiment ended after three months?
- What did you–as a resident–learn that was new about the city of Chicago?
- What were some of your more…interesting…experiences?
Pat is a lifelong Chicagoan and author of the new book BUZZ RIDE. He began his professional career in 1979 as a runner on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Then he became a retail stock broker for several of Wall Street’s largest and most prestigious firms. After sixteen years as a stockbroker, he made the decision to pursue his MBA in management. He then joined the university as an employee in the College of Business, focusing on executive education. His next job assignment was as the director of the university’s for-profit media company.