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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

by John Carreyrou


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525431992
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/2020
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 59,028
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

JOHN CARREYROU is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal. For his extensive coverage of Theranos, Carreyrou was awarded the George Polk Award for Financial Reporting, the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism in the category of beat reporting, and the Barlett & Steele Silver Award for Investigative Business Journalism. Carreyrou lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.

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Table of Contents

Author's Note xi

Prologue 3

1 A Purposeful Life 12

2 The Gluebot 26

3 Apple Envy 44

4 Goodbye East Paly 61

5 The Childhood Neighbor 82

6 Sunny 101

7 Dr. J 122

8 The miniLab 144

9 The Wellness Play 165

10 "Who Is LTC Shoemaker?" 181

11 Lighting a Fuisz 199

12 Ian Gibbons 213

13 Chiat\Day 227

14 Going Live 243

15 Unicorn 263

16 The Grandson 278

17 Fame 303

18 The Hippocratic Oath 321

19 The Tip 336

20 The Ambush 362

21 Trade Secrets 376

22 La Mattanza 390

23 Damage Control 403

24 The Empress Has No Clothes 423

Epilogue 443

Acknowledgments 453

Notes 457

Index 503