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Publisher 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.

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
RELEASED
2019
October 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House Canada
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

moxiegrrl ,

A Powerful Must-Read!!! Riveting!!!

A well-researched and chilling true story about power, abuse of power, and a cover up of epic proportions. An eye-opening account of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos’ quest to overtake the medical testing sector by “selling” a useless device as a revolutionary product. An absolutely riveting story on the scam of the century. My hat’s off to Carryrou on his integrity, persistence and fearless quest for the truth! This book is a must-read!!!

sushigirl ,

Amazing 10/10

It took John is an amazing investigative writer. I could not put this book down. It took me 3 days to finish this book. That because I have a day job and housework to do. But every moment I have a chance to read the book I did.

My hats off to all the courageous people that talk to John. You guys are heroes. 🙌

I can’t wait to see the movie 🎥 I just hope to be as good as this book. What a roller coaster ride this book is. I just hope Elizabeth Holmes and her boyfriend Sunny Balwani go to jail.

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