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The Epic Rise and Spectacular Fall of Adam Neumann and WeWork

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In “Billion Dollar Loser,” Reeves Wiedeman places the once exalted Silicon Valley founder in the context of contemporary capitalism.

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The Epic Rise and Spectacular Fall of Adam Neumann and WeWork

The Epic Rise and Spectacular Fall of Adam Neumann and WeWork

In “Billion Dollar Loser,” Reeves Wiedeman places the once exalted Silicon Valley founder in the context of contemporary capitalism.

“You Don’t Bring Bad News to the Cult Leader”: Inside the Fall of WeWork

“You Don’t Bring Bad News to the Cult Leader”: Inside the Fall of WeWork

Adam Neumann reimagined the millennial workplace as a capitalist kibbutz, and so dazzled Wall Street that his company was valued at $47 billion. He spent lavishly, and pressed forward even ...

Adam Neumann and the Art of Failing Up

Adam Neumann and the Art of Failing Up

WeWork’s chief risk-taker found a kindred spirit with an open checkbook: SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son. Now he’s walking away from the wreckage with more than $1 billion.

The WeWork S-1t Show: How the co-working giant went from a $47 billion valuation to talk of bankruptcy in just 6 weeks

The WeWork S-1t Show: How the co-working giant went from a $47 billion valuation to talk of bankruptcy in just 6 weeks

WeWork founder Adam Neumann picked the wrong time to be the visionary leader of a company with imperial ambitions and obscure finances. How WeWork's IPO went south.

WeWork: A $20 Billion Startup Fueled by Silicon Valley Pixie Dust

WeWork: A $20 Billion Startup Fueled by Silicon Valley Pixie Dust

The office-space provider’s 38-year-old CEO sells tech investors on his vision for communal workplaces that appeal to millennials—while critics call it an overvalued real-estate play.

Edward Norton on New York City’s ‘secret sin’ and the complicated legacy of Robert Moses

Edward Norton on New York City’s ‘secret sin’ and the complicated legacy of Robert Moses

Alexandra Lange and the actor/director discuss his new film, "Motherless Brooklyn," through the lens of urban planning geekdom.

Then WeCame to the End

Then WeCame to the End

What happened since August wasn’t the consequence of the kind of investigative journalism that felled Theranos, or the long-foreshadowed public tumble of an Uber. It was more akin to a ...

WeWork Has Bigger Problems Than Adam Neumann

WeWork Has Bigger Problems Than Adam Neumann

For instance, its business model. And convincing potential IPO investors of a $20 billion valuation is looking very difficult.

The WeWork mess, explained

The WeWork mess, explained

From the "next Alibaba" to a financial liability for SoftBank, here’s how the coworking startup got to this point.

2019’s 10 defining moments in venture capital

2019’s 10 defining moments in venture capital

Every year, the tech industry experiences moments that serve as guideposts for future entrepreneurs and investors looking to profit from the wisdom of the past. In 2017, Susan Fowler ...

WeWork calls time on free beer and wine at North American sites

WeWork calls time on free beer and wine at North American sites

Beer taps on every floor were once defined the money-losing startup before a bungled share sale sparked a reversal of fortune

The fall of WeWork’s Adam Neumann

The fall of WeWork’s Adam Neumann

The inside story of how the CEO went from the top of the world to out of his company.

How the Abduction of Patty Hearst Made Her an Icon of the 1970s Counterculture

How the Abduction of Patty Hearst Made Her an Icon of the 1970s Counterculture

A new book places a much-needed modern-day lens on the kidnapping that captivated the nation

WeWork and Counterfeit Capitalism

WeWork and Counterfeit Capitalism

Hi, Welcome to BIG, a newsletter about the politics of monopoly. If you’d like to sign up, you can do so here. Or just read on… I’m back! One of the themes of this newsletter has turned out ...