Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 21, 2018 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER •  NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: NPR, The New York Times Book Review, Time, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post • The McKinsey Business Book of the Year
 
The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar biotech startup founded by Elizabeth Holmes—now the subject of the HBO documentary The Inventor—by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end.

“The story is even crazier than I expected, and I found myself unable to put it down once I started. This book has everything: elaborate scams, corporate intrigue, magazine cover stories, ruined family relationships, and the demise of a company once valued at nearly $10 billion.” —Bill Gates


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.
 

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This is narrative nonfiction that reads like a thriller. Elizabeth Holmes founded Theranos, a Silicon Valley biomed startup that ultimately achieved a $6 billion valuation. However, that valuation was ... Read full review

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I really disliked this book. Part of the reason was the content--it was nonstop stories of how Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes went against medical ethics, lied, cheated, bullied, perpetuated all ... Read full review

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Contents

Cover About the Author Title Page Copyright Dedication Authors Note
Prologue
A Purposeful Life
The Gluebot
Apple Envy
Goodbye East Paly
The Childhood Neighbor
Sunny
Ian Gibbons
ChiatDay
Going Live
Unicorn
The Grandson
Fame
The Hippocratic Oath
The

Dr
The miniLab
The Wellness Play
Who Is LTC Shoemaker?
Lighting a Fuisz
The Ambush
Trade Secrets
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About the author (2018)

JOHN CARREYROU is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal. For his extensive coverage of Theranos, Carreyrou was awarded the George Polk Award for Financial Reporting, the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism in the category of beat reporting, and the Barlett & Steele Silver Award for Investigative Business Journalism. Carreyrou lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.

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