Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

Bad Blood

By John Carreyrou

  • Release Date: 2018-05-21
  • Genre: Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Score: 5
5
From 7 Ratings
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Description

The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.

"Crime thriller authors have nothing on Carreyrou's exquisite sense of suspenseful pacing and multifaceted character development in this riveting, read-in-one-sitting tour de force....Carreyrou's commitment to unraveling Holmes' crimes was literally of life-saving value." -Booklist


In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work.

A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.

Reviews

  • Fantastic look into a company built on Paranoia and Lies

    5
    By Subz1987
    This is an amazing and detailed look into Theranos, its young and naive CEO who strove for success no matter who she hurt or what damage it did and its manchild of a president/COO who tried to rule the company and its employees through fear and intimidation. Definitely worth a read
  • Very interesting

    5
    By BendYourTaxes
    Couldn’t put it down, looking forward to the movie.
  • Couldn’t Make this up

    5
    By K Noisewater
    Well written and meticulously researched. These cases of fraud are always shocking, but none others like this. The scope, scale and brazenness of this deception boggle the mind. I only hope that criminal indictments of the darling couple soon follow.

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