WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork

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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.”
15 episodes
Super interesting insight into the world and creator of WeWork. If you care about how that went down at all, a must listen.
It's a pretty shallow dive (in that it doesn't go very deep into analysis, as another commenter has said) into the founding and failure of the WeWork brand. There's an element of schadenfreude about it, as it is a story of maximum hubris, and while I think the production could have been more stark and the style more authentic, it was entertaining, which I think as the intent.
I binge-listened this series. First of all, I like the fact that there are podcasts that have a limited amount of episodes. Story told, done! Here the story is told, mostly I feel, by just going over the timeline of the company. What kept me wondering after this series is 'How could this all happen in plain sight?'. Journalists, investors, banks, celebrities, tv-shows, lawmakers, auditors, ... what are the processes that makes it non of the mentioned rang the alarmbel any sooner? This should be a follow-up of this series!

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    Jan 15th, 2020
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    Mar 6th, 2020
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