Can ‘We’ Work? Perspectives on WeWork’s IPO

Can ‘We’ Work? Perspectives on WeWork’s IPO

WeWork combines an impressive trajectory with significant risk. Other public companies offer valuable insights about its business model, liabilities, governance, and valuation.  Welcome to the desert of the real. Jean Baudrillard coined the term in 1981 to describe a...
What Might Kill WeWork?

What Might Kill WeWork?

The company’s business model makes it vulnerable. Here’s how. Traditional hotel companies have high operating costs and require heavy investment in design, fit-out, and (sometimes) the acquisition of whole buildings. Their business is built on strong...