Unbelievable but true
Rigorously reported and fearlessly written by prize-winning journalist John Carryrou. Bad Blood is a fast paced and gripping story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron. A tale of ambition and hubris, set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.
In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the next Steve Jobs. A brilliant Stanford dropout whose start-up promised to revolutionize the medical industry with its breakthrough device that performed the whole range of laboratory tests from a single drop of blood. Backed by high profile investors, Theranos was valued at more than $9 billion. There was just one problem, the technology didn’t work.
After the book came the podcast series The Drop Out, followed by the documentary ‘The Inventor’ and now a film staring Jennifer Lawrence is in the works. It’s a story that we just can’t get enough of!
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Read the book, want to learn more and hear the voices ? Listen to the Podcast series The Drop Out. ABC News takes listeners on a journey that includes a three-year-long investigation. You’ll hear exclusive interviews with former employees, investors, and patients, and for the first-time, the never-before-aired deposition testimony of Elizabeth Holmes, and those at the centre of this story.
6 episodes of 40 mins.Play
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Kate and Laura sit down to chat about the books read most recently by their book clubs. What did they make of them? Did they spark debate? And did they love them or loath them, they always they try to answer the big question: were they great book club books? Find out what Kate’s book club thought about Bad Blood.Play
What can we learn from how one medical start-up fooled Silicon Valley and the world? How did she manage to deceive some of the world’s cleverest minds – and is there something about start-up culture and the cult of the visionary leader which encourages charlatans? Evan Davis and guests discuss. The Bottom Line, BBC Radio.Play
Dr Phyllis Gardner who worked behind the scenes to expose Holmes, discusses why ‘fake it till you make it’ doesn’t work in medicine and the human cost of the fraud. Danny in The Valley Podcast.Play
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Reason TV sat down with John Carreyrou, the Wall Street Journal reporter who unmasked Holmes. An interesting summary and interview with the man who pursued and broke the story. June 2018.Watch
Hear the story from the inside with Tyler Shultz. Shultz’s decision to speak up about fraud inside Theranos led to his being fired by the company, pressured to stay quiet by his family, and served with $400,000 in legal bills before he was ultimately vindicated.Watch
A Q&A with John Carreyrou the author of ‘Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Start-up. By Kate Knibbs for The Ringer, May 2018.Read Article
Comparing what aspect of the story you’ll get from each medium, happy listening, reading, and viewing !Read Article
Tne Inventor Out for Blood in Silicon Valley
Academy Award winner Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, HBO’s Emmy-winning Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief) directs an HBO documentary investigating the rise and fall of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar healthcare company founded by Elizabeth Holmes. On various streaming platforms.Read More