Bad Blood - John Carreyrou

Bad Blood

By John Carreyrou

  • Release Date: 2018-05-21
  • Genre: Small Business & Entrepreneurship
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 2,386 Ratings)

Description

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.

Reviews

  • The best I’ve read in a long while

    5
    By hectordav
    Wow! Every letter was so captivating that I found it difficult to let go while I worked. Thank you carryrou.
  • Awesome

    5
    By J.R_Beats
    I read this and I absolutely love it I totally recommend this
  • The title

    3
    By bzhtu
    The title is antidisestablishmentarianism and its android app is the antidisestablishmentarianism way to much antidisestablishmentarianism
  • Bad Blood

    5
    By BioSherlock Holmes
    The story of how an alluring and smart young narcissistic woman sociopath Elizabeth Holmes spun a personality cult around her concept of the ideal product that performed blood diagnostic medicine and how the rich and famous one by one fell to her allure to her spell by investing hundreds of millions of dollars on a company that never had a worthy technology capable of delivering on the wild and delusional dreams that were spun to them. No one with a serious medical or technical investing background ever performed any due diligence on the Compnay’s technology and secretly guarded product behind Theranos. If they had, this massive fraud would have been laid bare many years before the Wall Street Journal reporter in New York would have had to be the sleuth to slay the the lies that had by then snowballed into colossal proportions.
  • "Thank You Carryrou"

    5
    By OzzyDmr
    They may have chanted something else but millions who were somehow affected by this scandal and everyone who enjoyed this great book chants “Thank You Carryrou"
  • Excellent

    5
    By Chewyant
    Excellent and inspiring in the way of upholding honesty and integrity. Also, fascinating and a touch terrifying in how far corps are allowed to go. Highly recommend.
  • Great Read!!!!

    5
    By Tttsgsg
    Read this book in three days. It was hard to put down!!
  • Better than Fiction

    5
    By NataliaWorthington
    Riveting page turner. Well-written and researched. Looking forward to the HBO documentary and the movie.
  • Excellent

    5
    By Janehowze
    Reads like a thriller
  • Merry www

    1
    By k'live
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