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Shira Ovide

WeWork Takes the Startup-Mania Era to Its Logical Extreme

It’s amazing what can happen with a huge pile of outside cash, a touch of technology and a spin on a conventional strategy.

“Energy and spirituality” are nice, but they don’t pay the bills.

“Energy and spirituality” are nice, but they don’t pay the bills.

Photographer: David 'Dee' Delgado/Bloomberg

I confided to a colleague that the WeWork Cos. IPO filing on Wednesday reminded me of a lower-stakes Mueller report. Truly.

It was good for WeWork, as it was for President Donald Trump, that the public had a chance over years to process in small doses the wild events described in those very different tomes.