Travis Kalanick was in court this week, taking the stand as Uber fights a messy lawsuit with Google’s driverless car spin-off, Waymo. Waymo alleges that the ride-sharing company stole trade secrets from its competitor to further its own driverless car technology.
There was some drama during proceedings when the court was played a clip from the movie Wall Street, in which the lead character, Gordon Gekko, delivers his famous “greed is good” speech. The clip, which was sent to Uber’s former CEO Travis Kalanick, is part of a strategy by Waymo’s legal team to portray Kalanick as a Gekko-like figure for whom, in the words of attorney Charles Verhoeven, “winning is more important than obeying the law”.
Can you tell the difference between Gordon Gekko’s lines from Wall Street and comments made by Silicon Valley bad-boy Kalanick? Take our quiz to find out.