NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The gripping story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos—one of the biggest corporate frauds in history—a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley, rigorously reported by the prize-winning journalist. With a new Afterword.
“Chilling ... Reads like a thriller ... Carreyrou tells [the Theranos story] virtually to perfection.” —The New York Times Book Review
In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the next Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with its breakthrough device, which performed the whole range of laboratory tests from a single drop of blood. 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 $4.5 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work. Erroneous results put patients in danger, leading to misdiagnoses and unnecessary treatments. All the while, Holmes and her partner, Sunny Balwani, worked to silence anyone who voiced misgivings—from journalists to their own employees.
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At 19, Stanford dropout Elizabeth Holmes founded her own biotech start-up, Theranos, and cultivated her status as the next Steve Jobs. Theranos’ blood-testing device was poised to be the iPhone of health care—and by 2015, the company was worth $9 billion. But then things started to unravel…in spectacular fashion. Narrator Will Damron confidently delivers John Carreyrou’s damning portrait of the entire scandal, which the journalist initially broke in the Wall Street Journal. Like a Silicon Valley All the President’s Men with a dash of social media–style gossip, Bad Blood is utterly bingeable.
A great book. The time flew by as I was taken through the journey of this book.
Thought I was up for this
I love true crime and history, even books others don’t rate highly. I think my problem with this dry book is that there isn’t a lot of biographical information about Elizabeth or others. Without development it becomes dull. Too bad! Wanted to like this book. Can’t wait till it’s over.
READ not listen
I wanted to also read and not just listen to this book. How can I exchange or get my money back??