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. 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....
|Title||:||Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup Reviews
Excellent book. It reads like a corporate thriller. Too bad that this actually happened.
Should be mandatory B-School reading
I read this book in one day. I had read some articles and/or saw TV shows on Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes, but my knowledge was pretty general. Once I started the book, I could not put it down. I canceled lunch with a friend so I could continue reading. I ordered pizza for the family so I could continue reading. The story is interesting and shocking. It is a story that every Board should read because ultimately it failed in its oversight responsibilities - wh ...more
What an audacious fraud!
Elizabeth Holmes must be the Queen of self-hype to get so many powerful (and allegedly smart) men to support this scheme (Jim Mattis! Henry Kissinger!). I would enjoy seeing both her and Sunny Balwani in jail, for what they'd done not only to their customers, but their employees.
Although I am not a fan of Wall Street Journal and the baloney they peddle in their opinion pieces, I was impressed by how their investigative department stood up against legal pressures from The ...more
Tips on how to make an unicorn:
- Be a sociopath
- Excel at sales&marketing
- Get some cool people on your Board
Tips to how to fake it till you make it?
- Hire a lot of lawyers
- Intimidate all your employees
- Pretend that you are a vocal proponent of a cause that you are actually against
How to make it as a woman in the tech world?
- Intese staring
What can fuck up your amazing future as a tech billionaire?
- Facts and data :(
I love any story that shows how sales&marketing can change ...more
Scandalous! A fast and addictive read about how a sociopathic college drop out who thought she was Steve Jobs charmed a bunch of old rich men into making her a billionaire. She’s a complete piece of 💩. Utterly amazing that this went down in our backyard of Silicon Valley. Can’t wait for J-Law to play her in the book-to-film adaptation!
Mind-blowing, un-put-down-able, MUST READ
I cannot remember the last time a book blew my mind as much as this book did. This is a non-fiction and the things that are covered reads like fiction. This is one of those "I couldn't make this sh*t up even if I tried" kind of book.
I decided to read this book because I have a bit of fascination with Silicon Valley Start-Ups and after finishing and thoroughly enjoying How To Turn Down A Billion Dollars: The SnapChat Story my interest was piqued by the ...more
Wow. Usually when things sound too good to be true, it's because they are. The Theranos device never made sense to me from the news reports. But the college dropout with the fancy connections managed to fool all kinds of famous and important people for years and years, and get about $1 billion in investments, publicity, etc. It's hard to say what's more breathtaking --her evil or their stupidity. And what does that mean about the leaders of government and industry that they are so gullible? Henr ...more
Eagerly awaiting for this book for well over a year, I ordered immediately on the release date. I have been actively following the Theranos scandal for some time but this book exceeded every expectation I had. The story is shocking and maddening in its own right but Carreyrou’s excellent writing and superb journalism makes this a truly engrossing read. When forced to put this book down, I have been unable to keep myself from sharing details with friends and family, building quite the waiting lis ...more