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Masayoshi Son's WeWork troubles undermine his sharp reputation

It is easy to invest in tech unicorns but hard to make those investments pay off

| Japan

Turns out, Adam Neumann is no Jack Ma.

A year ago, as SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son was raising his stake in WeWork owner The We Company, he called Neumann's office-sharing startup his "next Alibaba." That description was as heavy with meaning as it gets in Silicon Valley circles.

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