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Bad blood : secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup

Carreyrou, John (author.). Damron, Will, (narrator.).

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  • ISBN: 0525642846
  • ISBN: 9780525642848
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (11 hr., 42 min., 2 sec.)) : digital
    remote
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York, NY] : Random House Audio, 2018.

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Participant or Performer Note: Read by Will Damron.
Summary, etc.: The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, 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. "Crime thriller authors have nothing on Carreyrou's exquisite sense of suspenseful pacing and multifaceted character development in this riveting, read-in-one-sitting tour de force....Carreyrou's commitment to unraveling Holmes' crimes was literally of life-saving value." -Booklist. 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.
Source of Description Note:
Online resource; title from title details screen (OverDrive, viewed May 30, 2018).
Subject: Theranos (Firm) > History.
Hematologic equipment industry > United States.
Fraud > United States.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Downloadable audio books.

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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 Carreyrou, John; Damron, Will (Read by)
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Bad Blood : Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup


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.

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