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The Resource Bad blood : secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup, John Carreyrou

Bad blood : secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup, John Carreyrou

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Bad blood : secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup
Title
Bad blood
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secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup
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John Carreyrou
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eng
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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 the face of pressure and threats from the CEO and her lawyers. 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. Here is the riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a disturbing cautionary tale set amid the bold promises and gold-rush frenzy of Silicon Valley"--
  • "The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos--the Enron of Silicon Valley--by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end in the face of pressure and threats from the CEO and her lawyers. 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 an early 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. Here is the riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a disturbing cautionary tale set amid the bold promises and gold-rush frenzy of Silicon Valley"--
Summary
Recounts the story behind Theranos, the medical equipment company that misled investors to believe they developed a revolutionary blood testing machine, detailing how its CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, perpetuated the lie to bolster the value of the company by billions
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  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
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10677386
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Carreyrou, John
Dewey number
338.7/681761
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9995.H423
LC item number
U627 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Theranos (Firm)
  • Hematologic equipment industry
  • Fraud
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Finance
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Biomedical
  • Fraud
  • Hematologic equipment industry
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / General
  • United States
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adult
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secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup
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Bad blood : secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup, John Carreyrou
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Bad blood : secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup, John Carreyrou
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1 online resource.
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9781524731663
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computer
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