SOLVED : – Finance Discussion Questions/2022



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Second, answer the following questions. In your initial response to the topic you have to answer all questions:

1.    Can you identify some early red flags in WeWork’s corporate governance structure and leadership? What can startups learn from WeWork’s missteps?

2.    How closely should tech/startup investors examine a company’s long-term revenue plan before investing? Do you see WeWork’s botched IPO as a failure by the company, a failure by investors who had overinflated their initial valuation, or both? What do you think contributed to the inflated valuation in the first place?

3.    Do you think SoftBank’s takeover will be effective? Beyond layoffs, what are some strategies WeWork can implement to recover its losses even as it plans for growth?

4.    Reflection – the students also should include a paragraph in the initial response in their own words, using finance terminology, reflecting on specifically what they learned from the assignment and how they think they could apply what they learned in the workplace or in everyday life.