#164: The Rise And Fall Of WeWork


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It is the coworking company that was once valued at over $50 billion, but then came spectacularly crashing down.

In this episode, we'll learn about the amazing rise and fall of the company that tried to make office space cool.

  • The questions that WeWork gets us thinking about
  • WeWork at its peak
  • The founding of WeWork in 2010
  • Who was Adam Neumann?
  • Who was Miguel McKelvey
  • How WeWork as a business worked
  • Making office space cool
  • WeWork attracting billions of dollars in investment
  • Meeting Mayoshi Son
  • The vision continues to grow, and The We Company is born
  • Was WeWork a tech company?
  • Burning through money
  • Things start to go wrong
  • Looking under the hood
  • The collapse of WeWork
  • The phoenix to rise from the flames?

Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/wework

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