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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...
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Mark Zuckerberg’s reputation has gone from heralded genius to’worst Bond villain ever.’ So why do so many business school grads still want to be the next Zuckerberg?

Despite the declining reputation of Big Tech, many business school grads are setting out to become the next great tech founder. Tom Eisenmann, an entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, set out to examine why so many grads are attracted to startup's in his new book "Why Startups Fail: A New Roadmap for Entrepreneurial Success." But beyond providing a few interesting case studies, Eisenmann fails to deliver insight on what is driving the continued move towards these "ill-considered, ill-fated ventures." This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...