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Bad blood : secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup

Carreyrou, John (author.). Damron, Will, (narrator.). Read by Will Damron. (Cast).

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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 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 the author, working at The Wall Street Journal, got a tip from a former Theranos employee and started asking questions, both the author and the newspaper were threatened with lawsuits. Undaunted, the paper 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.--adapted from publisher's description.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library CD 338.7681 CAR (Text) 33892100620377 Adult Audiobooks Audiobook CD None 07/02/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0593105060
  • ISBN: 9780593105061
  • Physical Description: 9 audio discs (11 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
    sound disc
    sound recording
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Random House Audio, [2018]

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General Note: Compact disc.
Title from container.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Will Damron.
Summary, etc.: 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 the author, working at The Wall Street Journal, got a tip from a former Theranos employee and started asking questions, both the author and the newspaper were threatened with lawsuits. Undaunted, the paper 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.--adapted from publisher's description.
Subject: Holmes, Elizabeth 1984-
Theranos (Firm) History
Hematologic equipment industry United States
New business enterprises Corrupt practices United States Case studies
Securities fraud United States Case studies
Fraud United States
Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.)
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
Genre: Case studies.
Sound recordings.
Audiobooks.
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