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
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A National Bestseller

"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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Elizabeth Holmes is a con artist who was described as being the next Steve Jobs with her blood testing technology that would allow people to test their blood at home using a single drop of blood. Only ... Read full review

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Add Bad Blood to the top of your to-read list. Bad Blood tells the terrible story of Theranos and its founder, Elizabeth Holmes. She took the Silicon Valley habit of vaporware and “fake it ’til you ... 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

Dr
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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