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Bad Blood

Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

John Carreyrou

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the next Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with its breakthrough device, which performed the whole range of laboratory tests from a single drop of blood. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Ti...
Publish Date
First Published in 2018
Goodreads rating
I don’t read a lot of page turners. I often find myself unable to put a book down—but they’re not the kinds of books that would keep most people glued to their chairs. Still, I recently found myself reading a book so compelling that I couldn’t turn away.      source
Bad Blood by @JohnCarreyrou is an incredible book that should be read by each and every player in the startup/Silicon Valley ecosystem.      source
The book “Bad Blood”, about the Theranos fraud, is an indictment not just of Holmes and her co-conspirators, but Silicon Valley culture as a whole. All its worst stereotypes and tendencies animated by dislikable characters. Recommended reading!      source
Fantastic book. Well, I just finished the audiobook -- it was riveting -- I knew Theranos was a massive scam, but I didn't know just how dangerous, vengeful, and nefarious the whole con was.      source
Is Elizabeth Holmes a Sociopath? @JohnCarreyrou sits down with VF to talk about his incredible book, and to explain how Holmes is currently trying to raise money for a new startup!      source
Finished “bad blood” on the Theranos scandal. Wow. Just wow. It’s a must read for everyone in tech and startups. Just 1-click buy it :) Amazing how far charisma and social proof got them. Here’s the NYT review of the book      source
1st book of Summer by @JohnCarreyrou Fast read, a very interesting narrative including a collection of people who were either good guys or bad guys in ways that was very unexpected. Strong recommendation 👍🏻      source
Amazing books about human nature. Thanks to ⁦@bradleyhope⁩ ⁦@TomWrightAsia⁩ ⁦@JohnCarreyrou⁩      source
I recently finished Bad Blood (the Theranos book): it was the fastest I ever finished an audiobook over 10 hours long. Seriously could not stop listening.      source
Bad Blood - Book review Bad Blood is not a book about a wildly failed, scandalously weird startup! It is the story about the Human Mind - of Greed, Ego, Vanity, Craziness and the unstoppable lust for power & money. Must read!!! Check pic for my detailed review...      source
BAD BLOOD by @JohnCarreyrou is the best book I’ve read all year - it reads like a thriller, and if it was fiction you wouldn’t believe it. Now I need to get a Theranos Edison or Minilab device for my museum - if anyone knows where I can find one, please let me know.      source
Bad Blood by @JohnCarreyrou is an amazing book. Reminds me of the Feynman quote: "For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled." Sometimes it just takes a while for reality to win...      source
@mokagio I loved that book!      source