WeWork's chief executive Adam Neumann told employees he had been "humbled" by the aborted initial public offering of his lossmaking property group, admitting he needed to learn lessons about running a public company.

In a webcast on Tuesday, hours after WeWork shelved its eagerly-anticipated listing, Mr Neumann expressed his contrition over the handling of the IPO process, according to people who saw the presentation.

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The 40-year-old co-founder said he believed he knew how to run a private company, but that he had since received feedback on the role he