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Adam Neumann

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This video from a wild WeWork party shows the moment a bottle is thrown at former CEO Adam Neumann’s glass office

Video shows a glass bottle hurled through WeWork's headquarters during a rowdy company party. Former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann encouraged a constant hustle — and party — culture. A WeWork representative claimed the incident was an accident. LoadingSomething is loading. Former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann and other employees threw bottles of alcohol th...
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WeWork founder Adam Neumann once said he wanted to be’president of the world’ and also the person that countries called to solve disputes, new book says

WeWork founder Adam Neumann hoped to be countries' first call to solve problems in war, a book says. He also said he'd run for "president of the world" if anything, according to "The Cult of We." He had an exit installed in his office so he wouldn't see staff in the main lobby, the book says. LoadingSomething is loading. WeWork founder Adam Neu...
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WeWork’s earliest sales efforts involved pitching random people at Starbucks and poaching competitors’ customers with offers of free rent, new book reveals

When it first started recruiting tenants, WeWork pitched people at Starbucks, a new book reports. The company's CEO Adam Neumann also authorized heavy discounts that targeted competitors' customers. Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell broke down WeWork's early sales strategies in their new book. LoadingSomething is loading. In its early days, WeWor...
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‘Activate the space’: WeWork founder Adam Neumann made staff sit at empty desks, throw parties, and play The Notorious BIG when investors toured buildings, new book says

Before tours, WeWork told staff to fill empty desks so it seemed business was booming, a book says. Staff threw parties to create an illusion of community for investor tours, "The Cult of We" says. Neumann reportedly told staff to play the Notorious BIG song "Juicy" when he came with investors. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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WeWork founder Adam Neumann once argued to Elon Musk that getting to Mars would be easy but “building community” there was the hard part, new book says

WeWork founder Adam Neumann told SpaceX CEO Elon Musk getting to Mars was easy, a new book says. "The Cult of We" adds that Neumann said building community on the Red Planet was the hard part. Musk "was unimpressed and lectured Neumann," who wanted to collaborate on Mars plans, the book says. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Founder Adam Neumann and his wife used WeWork’s elementary school to host weekend dinner parties and left a mess for teachers to clean up, new book says

The third floor of WeWork's Chelsea office was once home to a school that "resembled a meadow," served vegan lunches, and taught Hebrew alongside daily meditation . According to a new book out Tuesday, the elementary school was also the site of dinner parties hosted by former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann and his wife. Authors Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell wrote that the parties often left the classrooms a mess for teachers to clean up on Mondays before students arrived."Teachers arrived on several different Monday mornings to see waste strewn around the floor," the book said. "Chairs were in the wrong classrooms; nothing looked the way staff had le...