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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

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Will Damron

11 Hours 38 Minutes

Pan Macmillan

May 2018

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A New York Times besteller.

Winner of the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2018.

The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup founded by Elizabeth Holmes, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by 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 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.

In Bad Blood, John Carreyrou tells the riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.

Now a film, starring Jennifer Lawrence.

'Chilling . . . Reads like a West Coast version of All the President’s Men.' New York Times Book Review

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  • Regine L.

    Absolutely loved this book!

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  • Anonymous

    An interesting account of the Theranos scandal. With Holmes having been on trial and Balwani's due to start at time of writing, an updated version likely in the near future will make this a little dated.

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  • Shoshana G.

    Wow. What a story.

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  • Declan F.

    Wow great book

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  • Evelyn P.

    Fascinating read. Kept me very entertained on a long road trip. Enjoyed the narrator as well.

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  • Neringa D.

    Very engaging book! Great narration. I would highly recomend to everyone, who likes publicistic style books.

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  • Simon C.

    Fantastic!! A real page turner (if you could turn the pages) lol

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  • Anonymous

    Great book! Written in so dynamic manner that with every page you want more! Narrator was so easy and nice to listen to! Really recommend.

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  • Jordan G.

    The book is so interesting, it is very well researched to give you an idea of how the company ran and failed. The narrator was great to listen to

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  • Julie H.

    Fascinating, more like a fast paced novel.

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