#22 – “On paper, Uber has a brilliant business model…” – Tom Hutley – Tom the Taxi Driver – a London Cabbie, a Youtuber, an author and now a Geoguesser Record holder

A very special guest coming in live from inside his electric taxi in London. We discuss the Knowledge, Uber and other factors affecting the world of London taxi drivers.

Subscribe to his channel and like the vids: https://www.youtube.com/user/thutley
A couple of my favorites:
London Taxi Driver PLAYS Go Cabbies! GB: https://youtu.be/tnPuFtAAvd8
Taxi Driver SMASHES London Geoguessr Record!: https://youtu.be/PnbLvDTNE2I

Tom’s website for Tours etc: https://www.tom.taxi/

You can catch the video version of the conversation here: https://youtu.be/wJytbdPkPxE

Timestamps:
2:10 – Tom introduces himself
04:40 – The Knowledge
06:47 – How Tom passed the Knowledge
10:34 – Tom’s book
12:44 – Addressing weaknesses
18:18 – Uber
27:30 Taxi unions and price considerations
33:24 – Are their changes on the horizon in the trade?
37:00 – What’s on the horizon for Tom?
43:02 – A dilemma for Transport For London
46:10 – Wrap up and goodbyes
47:55 – Tom’s final words of wisdom

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