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The Resource The cult of We : WeWork, Adam Neumann, and the great startup delusion, by Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell

The cult of We : WeWork, Adam Neumann, and the great startup delusion, by Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell

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The cult of We : WeWork, Adam Neumann, and the great startup delusion
Title
The cult of We
Title remainder
WeWork, Adam Neumann, and the great startup delusion
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by Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell
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eng
Summary
"The definitive inside story of WeWork, its audacious founder, and what its epic unraveling says about a financial system drunk on the elixir of Silicon Valley innovation-from the Wall Street Journal correspondents whose scoop-filled reporting hastened the company's downfall. WeWork would be worth $10 trillion, more than any other company in the world. It wasn't just an office space provider. It was a tech company-an AI startup, even. Its WeGrow schools and WeLive residences would revolutionize education and housing. One day, mused founder Adam Neumann, a Middle East peace accord would be signed in a WeWork. The company might help colonize Mars. And Neumann would become the world's first trillionaire. This was the vision of Neumann and his primary cheerleader, SoftBank's Masayoshi Son. In hindsight, their ambition for the company, whose primary business was subletting desks in slickly designed offices, seems like madness. Why did so many intelligent people-from venture capitalists to Wall Street elite-fall for the hype? And how did WeWork go so wrong? In little more than a decade, Neumann transformed himself from a struggling baby clothes salesman into the charismatic, hard-partying CEO of a company worth $47 billion-on paper. With his long hair and feel-good mantras, the six-foot-five Israeli transplant looked the part of a messianic truth teller. Investors swooned, and billions poured in. Neumann dined with the CEOs of JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs, entertaining a parade of power brokers desperate to get a slice of what he was selling: the country's most valuable startup, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and a generation-defining moment. Soon, however, WeWork was burning through cash faster than Neumann could bring it in. From his private jet, sometimes clouded with marijuana smoke, he scoured the globe for more capital. Then, as WeWork readied a Hail Mary IPO, it all fell apart. Nearly $40 billion of value vaporized in one of corporate America's most spectacular meltdowns. Peppered with eye-popping, never-before-reported details, The Cult of We is the gripping story of careless and often absurd people-and the financial system they have made"--
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11008155
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Brown, Eliot
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  • 333.33/875
  • B
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  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HG4061
LC item number
.B76 2021
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1979-
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Farrell, Maureen
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True
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  • Neumann, Adam
  • WeWork (Firm)
  • Business enterprises
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WeWork, Adam Neumann, and the great startup delusion
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The cult of We : WeWork, Adam Neumann, and the great startup delusion, by Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-431) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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25 cm
Edition
First edition.
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xiii, 446 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780593237113
Lccn
2021011990
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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color illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)on1249707025
  • (OCoLC)on1258118059
Label
The cult of We : WeWork, Adam Neumann, and the great startup delusion, by Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-431) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 446 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780593237113
Lccn
2021011990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1249707025
  • (OCoLC)on1258118059

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