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November 18, 2019 23 min

It was one of the most valuable start-ups in the United States, with bold plans to revolutionize how and where people worked around the world. Today, we look at how the dream of WeWork crumbled — and explore the story of the man responsible for the wreckage.

Guest: Amy Chozick, a writer at large for The New York Times covering the personalities and power struggles in business, politics and media.

For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. 

Background reading:

  • Adam Neumann had an inexplicably persuasive charisma and a taste for risk. Then he found a kindred spirit with an open checkbook.
  • WeWork is preparing to eliminate at least 4,000 employees, cutting nearly a third of its work force in an effort to staunch further financial losses.
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