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
7 Reviews
A National Besteller

"Chilling…Reads like a West Coast version of All the President’s Men." —The New York Times Book Review

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.
 
 

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User Review  - Paulslibrary - LibraryThing

It's been a while since I've read a book so engrossing I had a hard time putting it down. Exceptionally well written and researched book. Once Theronos's deceit was made public their fall was just as ... Read full review

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User Review  - nyiper - LibraryThing

This was exactly like reading an exciting novel---a case of life being stranger than fiction---and frankly, horrifying that one young woman could wreak such havoc on so many people's lives with her ... Read full review

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Contents

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

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The miniLab
The Wellness Play
Who Is LTC Shoemaker?
The
Acknowledgments
Copyright

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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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