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Was WeWork a tech company? A trillion-dollar business? A way of life? With the benefit of hindsight it’s easy to say, emphatically, “No.” But looking back at the lofty goals and investor enthusiasm that propelled the We Co. to a $47 billion valuation, we’re left wondering if the people involved have learned anything. Here to talk with us about it is Wall Street Journal reporter Maureen Farrell, who co-wrote the new book “The Cult of We: WeWork, Adam Neumann and the Great Startup Delusion.” Plus: Simone Biles, the Food and Drug Administration and polyamory pedantics.
Here’s everything we talked about today:
- Read an excerpt from “The Cult of We”
- Revisit our previous episodes on WeWork and SPACs
- “WeWork Prepares For A Second Act — Banking Its Future On The Rise Of Remote Work” from NPR
- “Simone Biles withdraws from women’s team gymnastics at Tokyo Olympics as ROC wins gold” from CNN
- “CDC reinstitutes mask recommendations for some vaccinated people” from The Verge
- “FDA says its ‘working as quickly as possible’ to review for full approval of vaccines” from ABC News
- “Biden Projects Final F.D.A. Vaccine Approval Within Months” from The New York Times
- Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s pro-vaccine (but anti-mask) Washington Post op-ed
- “Sallie Krawcheck on what the pandemic means for women’s finances” from Marketplace
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