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Publisher Description

A Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller: This "vivid" inside story of WeWork and its CEO tells the remarkable saga of one of the most audacious, and improbable, rises and falls in American business history (Ken Auletta).

​Christened a potential savior of Silicon Valley's startup culture, Adam Neumann was set to take WeWork, his office share company disrupting the commercial real estate market, public, cash out on the company's forty-seven billion dollar valuation, and break the string of major startups unable to deliver to shareholders. But as employees knew, and investors soon found out, WeWork's capital was built on promises that the company was more than a real estate purveyor, that in fact it was a transformational technology company.

Veteran journalist Reeves Weideman dives deep into WeWork and it CEO's astronomical rise, from the marijuana and tequila-filled board rooms to cult-like company summer camps and consciousness-raising with Anthony Kiedis. Billion Dollar Loser is a character-driven business narrative that captures, through the fascinating psyche of a billionaire founder and his wife and co-founder, the slippery state of global capitalism. 

A Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller 

“Vivid, carefully reported drama that readers will gulp down as if it were a fast-paced novel” (Ken Auletta)

Business & Personal Finance
October 20
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

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Great book, needs to be a movie

It’s a great book to read, it’s light on financial details of WeWork but does a very enlightening job of showing how the founders were basically ordered to spend and grow if they wanted the big investment dollars, they were all big boy, big name “smart” investors and obviously are all playing the greater fool theory, the book shows it’s just now at a multi billion dollar level compared to couple hundred million dollar IPOs back when I was in this in the late 90s.