Eliot Brown

The Cult of We: WeWork, Adam Neumann, and the Great Startup Delusion
Jul 14, 2021  -  Online Event

The Cult of We by Wall Street Journal correspondents Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell is the definitive inside story of WeWork and its audacious founder Adam Neumann. Neumann transformed himself from a struggling baby clothes salesman into the charismatic, hard-partying CEO of a company worth $47 billion — on paper. Billions poured in, but in pursuit of its founder’s grandiose vision, the company spent money faster than it could bring it in which resulted in one of corporate America’s most spectacular meltdowns.

Eliot Brown

The Bertelsmann Foundation, Humanity in Action, the Institute for Canadian Citizenship in partnership with the John Adams Institute, invite you to a live online session of How to Fix Democracy, a series of interviews exploring why democracy is not delivering and how it can be reinvigorated. Journalist and author Eliot Brown will discuss his new book, The Cult of We: WeWork, Adam Neumann, and the Great Startup Delusion.

Together with host Andrew Keen, Brown will explore how the ‘Cult of We’ corroded capitalism and corrupted communitarian ideals. Keen visited the John Adams in 2018 to discuss his book How to Fix the Future.

Moderator: Andrew Keen

In collaboration with: Bertelsmann Foundation, Humanity in Action & Institute for Canadian Citizenship