WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork


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.”


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E6·5 months ago
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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 ...
E4·5 months ago
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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...
E2·6 months ago
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