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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
Title remainder
secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup
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John Carreyrou
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Language
eng
Summary
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 revolutionise 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 John 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. The biggest corporate fraud since Enron is a 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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Award
  • 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
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Holmes, Elizabeth Anne
  • Holmes, Elizabeth
  • Theranos (Firm)
  • Theranos (Firm)
  • New business enterprises
  • Securities fraud
  • Fraud
  • Hematologic equipment industry
  • Fraud
Target audience
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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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063050746
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 339 pages
Isbn
9781509868070
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029857002
Label
Bad blood : secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup, John Carreyrou
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063050746
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 339 pages
Isbn
9781509868070
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029857002

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