WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork

Wondery

Since Jan 2020·17 episodes

The founders of WeWork thought they were on the brink of making history. The company was valued at $47 billion dollars, it was ready for a huge IPO, and its charismatic CEO Adam Neumann thought they were going to change the world. Adam had a prophet-like vision for WeWork that he sold to some of the world’s savviest investors -- but did his vision ever match the company's reality? Hosted by David Brown of the hit podcast Business Wars (and former host of NPR's Marketplace), WeCrashed is a six-part series about the rise and fall of WeWork. It’s a story of hope and hubris, big money and bigger screwups, and the lengths people will go to chase “unicorns.”

Episodes

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TRAILER·1 month ago
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TRAILER·3 months ago
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TRAILER·4 months ago
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E7·4 months ago
In an in-depth interview with NYU Professor Scott Galloway, host David Brown asks about the future of Softbank, which high-flying company might be next to stumble, and what went wrong at WeWork. And they answer an all-important question: what's the difference between a "unicorn" and a donkey?Chec...
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TRAILER·4 months ago
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E6·5 months ago
Adam Neumann’s fate lays in the hands of the WeWork board. Even if he’s removed as CEO, Adam still holds the cards to ensure he’s not walking away empty-handed. Meanwhile, rank-and-file employees just want to know whether they’ll have a job tomorrow. This is the final episode in our six-part seri...
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E5·5 months ago
When Scott Galloway gets his hands on WeWork's IPO filing, he can't believe it. Starting with the words “We dedicate this to the Energy of We,” the document sometimes looks more like a glossy brochure than a dry rundown of the company’s financials. The prospectus raises fears about the company's ...
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E4·5 months ago
Masayoshi Son, the head of Softbank’s Vision Fund, gives billions to WeWork. “Masa” has just one instruction for Adam Neumann: dream big. Adam and his company go on a spending spree. They buy up everything from companies to buildings to new homes. Big dreams can be a good thing — unless they...
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E3·5 months ago
Adam Neumann is flying high...literally. His company is worth billions. He’s being welcomed into a very exclusive club of real estate moguls. Yet even he must acknowledge that the “Spirit of We” is starting to fade as the company grows, especially among the rank-and-file employees. Some WeWorkers...
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E2·6 months ago
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