Numlock Sunday: Alison Griswold on WeWork and Scooters
By Walt Hickey
Welcome to the Numlock Sunday edition. Each week, I'll sit down with an author or a writer behind one of the stories covered in a previous weekday edition for a casual conversation about what they wrote.
This week, I spoke to my good friend Alison Griswold, a writer for Quartz and the writer behind one of my favorite newsletters, Oversharing. Her work covers the “sharing economy,” that faction of startups that cater to people looking to take something they own — a scooter, real estate, the backseat of their moving car — and open it up to the nearest, highest bidder.
Oversharing is a regular appearance in Numlock, and Ali and I had the chance to chat for a two-part interview that covers the current state of startups in the space, spanning the current state of Sharing.
This week: we talk about what went wrong with WeWork, and the state of the scooter industry. Next week: California’s controversial AB5 law.