Make people happy

Taxibeat on 10 September, 2012

It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on Earth has ever produced the expression “as wonderful as a taxi ride”*.

Until now.

Looking at the distribution of ratings of Taxibeat rides, it shouldn’t be surprising if you heard someone in Rio de Janeiro or Athens use such an expression soon.

This is the aggregated experience of our users in tens of thousands of rides. Two out of three chose to rate their experience and thus help future users – 67%! – a far greater degree of participation compared to similar rating systems.

Simon Sinek argues that what matters is not what you do, is why you do it. This graph depicts why we do Taxibeat. It is our way of making people happy. Introduction of choice, transparency, meritocracy, disintermediation, access to information, openness, taste and hard work creates this results.

This is what motivates us, along with our belief that the good guys win in the end 🙂

*Paraphrasing the first phrase of “The long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul” book by Douglas Adams