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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
2020
January 28
First Published in 2018
Goodreads rating
4.44
ISBN
9780525431992
Recommendations
13
Recommendations
Aug 20, 2018
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
Jun 28, 2018
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
Oct 01, 2018
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
Jun 09, 2018
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
Jul 03, 2018
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
May 26, 2018
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
Dec 31, 2018
Amazing books about human nature. Thanks to ⁦@bradleyhope⁩ ⁦@TomWrightAsia⁩ ⁦@JohnCarreyrou⁩      source
Jun 21, 2018
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
Dec 16, 2018
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
Jun 22, 2018
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
Jun 23, 2018
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