Adam Neumann is the co-founder of WeWork, a company which provides shared workspaces to start-ups and freelancers. He used to sell baby clothes and admits he couldn't even afford a proper lunch until refocusing... and starting a multibillion-dollar business! Neumann admits he was initially obsessed with making money, but claims things began to progress better for his business after he changed his mindset and concentrated on more intrinsic joys.
WeWork (created in 2010 with his friend Miguel McKelvey), now has over 1.3 million square meters of office space spread across 253 cities; with London and New York being its most important markets. CB Insights ranks the company as the fourth most valuable "unicorn start-up" in the world. Its goal is to make the modern workplace more innovative. According to Neumann, people with the right ideas in the right setting, accomplish great things!
To show our appreciation, we bring you his top 5 quotes about success and motivation!
“Success is not just making money. Success is happiness. Success is fulfilment; it's the ability to give.”
“I try to surround myself with people smarter than me - if I'm the smartest guy in the room, I change rooms.”
“How do you change the world? Bring people together. Where is the easiest big place to bring people together? In the work environment.”
“The most precious resource we have is time.”
“If you are open-minded and you let the universe come in, you never know where things might go.”
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