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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (Hardcover, Deckle Edge)

| Alfred a Knopf Inc | 5/21/2018

ISBN-10 : 152473165X   ISBN-13 : 9781524731656   List Price : $27.95

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Overview

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER &;  NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: NPR, The New York Times Book Review, Time, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post &; The McKinsey Business Book of the Year
 
The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar biotech startup founded by Elizabeth Holmes&;now the subject of the HBO documentary The Inventor&;by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end.

&;The story is even crazier than I expected, and I found myself unable to put it down once I started. This book has everything: elaborate scams, corporate intrigue, magazine cover stories, ruined family relationships, and the demise of a company once valued at nearly $10 billion.&; &;Bill Gates


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.

A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.

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.

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 152473165X
  • ISBN-13: 9781524731656
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 352
  • Dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.00 (d)
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