1. Uber has no cars, Airbnb owns no hotels
This one is prevalent across tech conferences as a way of essentially saying: ‘tech companies are disruptive, the sharing economy is real and your company could be going the way of the black cab if you aren’t careful’.
The issue with this cliché is that it reinforces the "winner takes all" attitude that Silicon Valley often peddles, pushing companies to fail fast with little regard for burn rate, the security of what it is building or other, unforeseen consequences. It is also, quite simply, a tired example that is best left behind as we move into the new year.