#81 - WeWork goes public | Curio

#81 - WeWork goes public

20 mins | Oct 27, 2021

Today's episode from 27th October 2021. First this morning: Workspace sharing company WeWork has finally gone public after disastrously attempting to do so in 2019. We look at the notorious startup's IPO listing and ask whether anything in the industry has actually changed to prevent another spectacular collapse. Then later, a new book has techniques on how you can retrain your frazzled brain and find your focus again. We hear from its author on how to strengthen your attention. A failed IPO made WeWork the poster child for all the concerns for unicorns. But a few years later the office provider finally joins the public markets, having completed a merger with a blank-check firm. From Bloomberg Opinion, Chris Bryant explores how startup founders remain the kings of the cheap money era and unicorn numbers have exploded. Special-purpose acquisition companies add fuel to an incendiary mix. Focusing has felt particularly tough during the pandemic. Conversations stall, eyes wander away from Zoom calls, and our ability to feel present with friends and family has been reduced. But there is some good news. From the Guardian, Eleanor Morgan explores how we can train our brains like a muscle and learn to focus better. 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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