Former shoe salesman whose trendy office empire is taking over the world

Mail Online | 6/27/2019 | Tom Leonard In New York For The Daily Mail
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Call this work? The 'office' looks like a funky boutique hotel, with booze on tap at reception, psychedelic velvet sofas for meetings and arcade games in the canteen to waylay those searching for a cup of tea.

If you really must concentrate, there are glassed-off conference rooms and private phone booths.

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As for the boss, he's the one weaving towards your desk on a skateboard, giving high-fives to everyone as he goes.

If this sounds like something out of a Hollywood comedy, you have clearly yet to sample the delights of the truly modern office — as designed by perhaps the most successful new company in the world.

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The brainchild of two eccentric but driven billionaire entrepreneurs, Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey, it quite simply wants to change the way the whole world works — at least for those who are behind a desk.

Started from scratch just ten years ago, it is already valued at a staggering £40 billion. Astonishingly, it is Manhattan's largest tenant and in London is second only to the British Government.

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WeWork has also created a vast new office 'campus' at Liverpool Street in London and is building a new base in Waterloo. The latter has skateboard 'half-pipe' ramps in the foyer and offers free beer and prosecco.

Last week, we learned that even the fusty old world of High Street banking has caught the WeWork bug. HSBC is planning to house more than 1,000 of its London staff in the U.S. company's flexible workspace in Waterloo.

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That's a lot of complimentary fizz potentially heading down the gullets of our financial services industry.

How has it grown so successful so quickly? The idea is a simple one.

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As new forms of technology continue to spring into existence, traditional patterns of work are being rendered obselete. Today, office meetings often take place at the push of...
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