Bad Blood

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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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The best I’ve read in a long while5 star

Wow! Every letter was so captivating that I found it difficult to let go while I worked. Thank you carryrou. 55


Awesome5 star

I read this and I absolutely love it I totally recommend this 55


The title3 star

The title is antidisestablishmentarianism and its android app is the antidisestablishmentarianism way to much antidisestablishmentarianism 35

BioSherlock Holmes

Bad Blood5 star

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. 55


"Thank You Carryrou"5 star

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" 55


Excellent5 star

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. 55


Great Read!!!!5 star

Read this book in three days. It was hard to put down!! 55


Better than Fiction5 star

Riveting page turner. Well-written and researched. Looking forward to the HBO documentary and the movie. 55


Excellent5 star

Reads like a thriller 55


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Bad Blood5 star

This book was a non-stop intense ride through a story that was the very best I have ever read. When I think about it being non-fiction, it becomes even more enticing! It is so compelling, that I couldn’t let it rest for more than a few hours. Unbelievable that these people were able to ensnare the amount of money and the so very big names into the belief in a company that had truly nothing to offer to the public. 55


Must read!5 star

I had never heard of Elizabeth Holmes until yesterday when I clicked on a news link from my FB feed. I instantly wanted to know more and Google got me to Carreyrou’s account of the rise and fall of this company. I read the sample and just had to read the rest. I don’t usually buy ebooks too often but this one is well worth the money. You will not be able to put this book down. I finished this book in less than 24 hours because it was so interesting and so well written. Carreyrou is an excellent writer. I can’t recommend this book enough! 55


Fantastic look into a company built on Paranoia and Lies5 star

This is an amazing and detailed look into Theranos, its young and naive CEO who strove for success no matter who she hurt or what damage it did and its manchild of a president/COO who tried to rule the company and its employees through fear and intimidation. Definitely worth a read 55


Very interesting5 star

Couldn’t put it down, looking forward to the movie. 55

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Couldn’t Make this up5 star

Well written and meticulously researched. These cases of fraud are always shocking, but none others like this. The scope, scale and brazenness of this deception boggle the mind. I only hope that criminal indictments of the darling couple soon follow. 55

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