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What you’ll learn in my online course: Using Python to detect startup founder megalomania

Poster for the Apple TV+ series “WeCrashed”.
WeCrashed was a good podcast and a great TV miniseries.

One of the more ridiculous aspects of the S-1 Form that WeWork filed during their first attempt at an IPO was the fact that the name “Adam” (WeWork’s founder / personality behind the cult Adam Neumann) gets mentioned in it a ludicrous number of times. It’s not unusual for an S-1 Form to mention the founder’s name a couple dozen times, but nowhere near as many times as WeWork’s original S-1 did.

You could go through WeWork’s S-1 and count the number of times “Adam” appears in its text. You could load WeWork’s S-1 into a text editor and have it give you that number. But what if you had to do that for a dozen, or a hundred, or a thousand companies and create a list of the number of times each company’s founder was mentioned in its S-1? You will write a Python script to do just that in my upcoming course.

I’ll guide you through the process of writing that script and running it on not just the text of WeWork’s S-1, but also for other hot tech companies, such as Zoom, Uber, Lyft, and Slack.

It’s just one of the practical things I’ll cover in the Learn Python online course being offered by Computer Coach. Here are the quick details:

  • What: An introductory Python course!
  • Where: Online, via Zoom.
  • When: Monday and Wednesday evenings, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., starting Wednesday, September 7th.
  • How to enroll or find out more: Contact Computer Coach’s Kasandra Perez at or (813)-254-6459 to find out more about the course or register.
Banner: Computer Coach - Learn Python - Live, online, instructor-led - Starting September 7th 2022

For more details, see this post: I’m teaching another 5-week / 10-evening Python course starting September 7th!