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Frederique Dame


I joined Uber as a product manager when the company was just starting out. We had 80 people on staff, and operations in fourteen cities. Everything was still in spreadsheets, the business was growing fast, and we were just trying to get through each day without breaking things. We had to figure out how to balance short- and long-term goals to scale efficiently. I remember our team working through New Year’s Eve to get us through our biggest night of the year, and drive people home safely. I learned that passion and impact are at the heart of bringing out the best in people when you’re working towards a common goal.