Adam Neumann, WeWork co-founder and former chief executive, with his wife Rebekah Paltrow Neuman, in New York City. Photo: AFP
Wee Kek Koon
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Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

WeWork co-founder’s scandalous succession plan was commonplace in imperial China

  • Among the dubious practices Adam Neumann is accused of is giving vast powers to his wife in the event of his death
  • For many widows of Chinese emperors, assuming control after their husbands’ had died was par for the course

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Adam Neumann, WeWork co-founder and former chief executive, with his wife Rebekah Paltrow Neuman, in New York City. Photo: AFP
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A sign marks the location of a WeWork office facility on August 14, 2019 in Chicago . Photo: Getty Images/AFP

To share or not to share, that is the question raised by the turmoil at WeWork amid the delay in its initial public offering

  • WeWork shook up the world of co-working spaces with more amenities and efforts to create communities for its tenants
  • The company has expanded at such a rapid pace that it’s become one of the biggest office tenants in places such as Manhattan and central London
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A sign marks the location of a WeWork office facility on August 14, 2019 in Chicago . Photo: Getty Images/AFP
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