Bad Blood

By John Carreyrou

  • Release Date: 2018-05-21
  • Genre: Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Score: 4.5
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From 1,933 Ratings

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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.

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Reviews

  • Excellent

    5
    By Chewyant
    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.
  • Great Read!!!!

    5
    By Tttsgsg
    Read this book in three days. It was hard to put down!!
  • Better than Fiction

    5
    By NataliaWorthington
    Riveting page turner. Well-written and researched. Looking forward to the HBO documentary and the movie.
  • Excellent

    5
    By Janehowze
    Reads like a thriller
  • Merry www

    1
    By k'live
    W w
  • secrets and lies series

    5
    By deception&mystery
    What is the name of the book where the girl gets stabbed to death bc the other girl didn’t like her dating her ex?
  • Fantastic read

    5
    By Herman212
    The book is very well written. I started reading this on vacation and couldn’t put it down. I finished the book in 1.5 days.
  • Bad Blood

    5
    By Cutie Rudy 55
    Riveting from cover to cover. Outstanding investigative reporting that kept me enthralled and hungry for the next page. An easy read even though about such a lofty scientific premise. Absolutely loved it!!
  • Interesting story, poor writing

    3
    By Nick93737
    For me, the most interesting part of this book by far is its main character. To do what she did at the age she did it is truly remarkable. The sheer audacity of it is mind-boggling. I wasn’t a fan of the author’s writing though. I thought at times he included irrelevant details about a person, at other times he put too much weight on his own perspective, and at other times put too much emphasis on what was basically hearsay.
  • fact intensive book

    3
    By Finne atl
    What an amazing story, very intensive research based book. Well worth the read to be educated on the story. A bit of a slow read at times, it I believe this is necessary fo the overall story.

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