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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou (2018)

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou (2018)

Bad Blood is the story of the rise and fall of the Silicon Valley startup, Theranos, and its founder, Elizabeth Holmes.

The book details Holmes’s efforts to develop a revolutionary blood testing machine and the fraudulent claims she made about her technology.

Holmes deceived investors, government regulators, and the public with her claims of a revolutionary blood testing device.

The book also delves into the unethical behavior of the company’s executives and board members.

Carreyrou chronicles how Holmes used her charisma and ambition to attract investors, while her own employees questioned the accuracy of the technology.

Bad Blood also examines the cult of personality that Holmes cultivated around the company which made it difficult for employees to challenge her decisions.

The book reveals the consequences of Holmes’s deception, including the destruction of the company, the downfall of its executives, and the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in investor funds.

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