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The inside story of the rise and fall of WeWork, showing how the excesses of its founder shaped a corporate culture unlike any other.

Christened a potential saviour of Silicon Valley's start-up culture, Adam Neumann was set to take WeWork, his office-share company disrupting the commercial real estate market, public, cash out on the company's $47 billion valuation, and break the string of major start-ups unable to deliver to shareholders. But as employees knew, and investors soon found out, WeWork's capital was built on promises that the company was more than a real estate purveyor, that in fact it was a transformational technology company.

Veteran journalist Reeves Weideman dives deep into WeWork and its CEO's astronomical rise, from the marijuana and tequila-filled boardrooms to cult-like company summer camps and consciousness-raising with Anthony Kiedis. Billion Dollar Loser is a character-driven business narrative that captures, through the fascinating psyche of a billionaire founder and his wife and co-founder, the slippery state of global capitalism.

©2020 Reeves Wiedeman (P)2020 Hachette Audio

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The story of Icarus in the startup world

The time just flew by! Well researched and very well narrated. I feel as if more scrutiny had to be aimed at the VCs behind WeWork or at the very least, the decision making processes involved. Adam I'm sure will be back one day.. hopefully more humble than before.

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  • 11-12-2020

Broken VC

An incredible story of hubris and emotional decision making trumping the fundamentals until gravity took over.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-11-2020

Would recommend

Very interesting and crazy story about WeWork. This book has great insights into the madness.

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