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Bad Blood - Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (Paperback): John Carreyrou
Bad Blood - Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (Paperback): John Carreyrou

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Bad Blood - Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (Paperback)

John Carreyrou

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The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of a multibillion-dollar startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end. 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 tests 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 $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: the technology didn't work. For years, Holmes had been misleading investors, FDA officials, and her own employees. When Carreyrou, working at the Wall Street Journal, got a tip from a former Theranos employee and started asking questions, both Carreyrou and the Journal were threatened with lawsuits. Undaunted, the newspaper ran the first of dozens of Theranos' articles in late 2015. By early 2017, the company's value was zero and Holmes faced potential legal action from the government and her investors. In Bad Blood John Carreyrou tells the story of Theranos, and encourages us to consider the possible repercussions of our blind faith in a small group of brilliant individuals. Now to be adapted into a film, with Jennifer Lawrence to star.

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Imprint: Picador
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 2018
Authors: John Carreyrou
Dimensions: 235 x 154 x 30mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 339
ISBN-13: 978-1-5098-6807-0
Barcode: 9781509868070
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LSN: 1-5098-6807-0

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