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Bad Blood

Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
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Jun 06, 2021Vanessa72 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Totally mesmerizing book about Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos. Elizabeth is the type of person that has remarkable ideas, ones that seemed to evolve from science fiction (i.e. Star Trek), and drive her to have her ideas created physically.…
Apr 29, 2021stewstealth rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Impeccably written account of a huge Silicon Valley fraud perpetrated by Elizabeth Holmes that catches some extremely wealthy and well known persons. Reads like a thriller. Worth the read if you are interested.
Mar 20, 2021Andreaquach rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Bad Blood, by John Carreyrou This tell all book unravels all the scandals behind the scenes of this Silicon Valley startup, Theranos. Theranos promised great blood testing technology that would change the medical world as we know it;…
Jan 12, 2021kathleenwyatt rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Absolutely riveting. A true story that has Trumpian overtones, as the heroine has a similar focused and sociopathic view of her mission. Her mission, by the way, is to become rich, but she has a believable story to tell about her…
Oct 30, 2020pateljh rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is scary book! Ordinary employees get threatened by firm's lawyers, private investigators and so forth. The company Theranos almost acted like a mafia boss to its employees. It is hard to believe two human beings, the main…
Sep 21, 2020mmyjer20 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I listened to this in the car. It was good. Seemed like a good investigation that sort of took over the authors life so quite a while. Interesting
Jun 08, 2020Liber_vermis rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
An astonishing account of youthful ambition with a technical idea that gradually transformed into a corporate monster that jeopardized the lives of its customers and its employees and hoodwinked many investors. The author reveals the…
May 16, 2020
4 stars. This book came recommended to me and it was a very interesting read. Carryrou is an investigative reporter with the Wall Street Journal and he started investigating the multi-billion dollar medical start up Theranos and its CEO…
May 15, 2020JANMAYS rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
DNF - Technical
May 03, 2020lukasevansherman rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Also check out the documentary "The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley."
May 02, 2020MaxwellPark_Library rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A stranger than fiction pager turner will keep you hooked until the last page. Exploring the life of Elizabeth Holmes and the rise and fall of her company Theranos.
Apr 10, 2020EucaryaM rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Amazing, must read!
Mar 04, 2020dixithanoop rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
The fact that I read this book indeliberately alongside another positively mind-bending book called "The CEO Next Door", which is all about the good and bad qualities of a CEO was advantageous at the least, and opportune at best! This book…
Mar 04, 2020tjdickey rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
It had been such a Cinderella story - the youngest female billionaire, whose tech start-up was going to revolutionize healthcare. Theranos had vocal support from Stanford profs, Silcon Valley royalty, and Cabinet officials (George Shultz,…
Feb 28, 2020ArapahoeJulia rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
A gripping true story about a start-up gone wrong, and about how the power of influence may sustain an idea longer than is warranted.
Feb 26, 2020ValinOR14 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
"A false positive might cause a patient to have an unnecessary medical procedure. But a false negative was worse: a patient with a serious condition that went undiagnosed could die." I definitely don't think Elizabeth Holmes set out to…
Feb 09, 2020
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Feb 03, 2020
Four words: Commit to the bit.
Jan 29, 2020
Bill Gates’ favorite book of 2018. A true-life thriller with a tragic ending, of a startup whose product didn’t work.
Jan 09, 2020
In this compelling work of investigative journalism, we learn the details of story that proves truth can be stranger than fiction. Readers follow the tale of Elizabeth Holmes, founder of a blood analysis company Theranos in 2003. She used…
Jan 04, 2020chascalz rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Great book 5 stars . A courageous journalist. I missed the Eliz. Holmes story originally -no TV, so it was all new to me. Amazing to see how certain companies operate- high-powered Board, Kissinger, Mathis, and vicious legal…
Dec 29, 2019kwsmith rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
When she was just 19 years old, Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford university and leveraged her family's "old money" connections to start Theranos, a Silicon Valley company that could revolutionize the blood diagnostic industry.…
Dec 06, 2019
february book club
Nov 25, 2019trantor rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This book does read like a medical thriller, and as dramatic as the works of Richard Preston. Bad Blood also highlights the real world damage done by over-zealous law firms, especially David Boies, (Boies, Schiller & Flexner) who's brute…
Nov 20, 2019bmonark rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A rare gem of objective, honest reporting. An amazing account of corruption in the Silicon Valley. Hope to see more of the same from John Carreyrou.