#14 - WeWork, weed and wild ambition | Curio

#14 - WeWork, weed and wild ambition

25 mins | Jul 25, 2021

Today's episode from 26th July 2021. On today's show: Why a unicorn and a lot of weed don't mix. We've got never heard before insights into WeWork from a new book exploring the startup and its founder. Later on, what has happened to your brain over the course of the lockdown and how you can mend it. The excesses of the office-leasing group and its charismatic co-founder Adam Neumann are well documented. But, as Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson explores - Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell’s “The Cult of We” still finds fresh insight. Here, he examines how this new book adds even more colour to the well-known story, whilst also revealing how a decade of low-interest rates and private capital allowed famous start-ups such as Uber and WeWork to avoid the public market whilst enabling private investors to underwrite their profits. Life under covid has left many of us struggling. Luckily, we are designed to bounce back. As the world starts to open back up, Dana Smith examines how pandemic stress has affected our brains. Here, she provides easy ways to improve your mental health after the stress of the pandemic. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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