Will WeWork Work Out Eventually?

A comprehensive, deep analysis of the embattled startup’s outlook

Andy Chan
Andy Chan
Feb 2 · 13 min read

The current State of WeWork

Delayed Lifeline Package

Offloading Unnecessary Costs

Freezing the Heat in Leasing

Selling Stakes from Expansion Bets

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Competition from All Angles

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Economic Outlook

Unproven Business Model in a Recession

Persistent Demand for Office Space vs. Slower Growth in Flexible Space Demand

Lower Temperatures for Venture Investment

The Analysis: WeWork’s Outlook

Financial Cauterization

Freeze any Goals for An IPO

It’s the specificity of the issue that makes the IPO a lot less improbable in years to come.

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Andy Chan

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Andy Chan

I write about human-centric management on Human+Business, Product Designer @ Anywhr, Co-Founder @ Hubblic, CS @ Goldsmiths, UOL

The Startup

Medium's largest active publication, followed by +733K people. Follow to join our community.

Andy Chan

Written by

Andy Chan

I write about human-centric management on Human+Business, Product Designer @ Anywhr, Co-Founder @ Hubblic, CS @ Goldsmiths, UOL

The Startup

Medium's largest active publication, followed by +733K people. Follow to join our community.

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