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John Carreyrou

Bad Blood

by John Carreyrou

Bad Blood

John Carreyrou

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Bad Blood is the story of how Elizabeth Holmes promised the world a medical miracle that actually operated on deception and lies.

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Bad Blood

by John Carreyrou

Bad Blood

John Carreyrou

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It's one thing to shell out $50 for something you see online, then realize you made a mistake. But how would you feel if you had invested millions of dollars into a device that promised to change the world, only to discover it was virtually useless?

This is precisely what happened to many otherwise savvy investors, as you'll see in the story of Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup Many venture capitalists bought into the revolutionary blood analysis device that Elizabeth Holmes and her startup company, Theranos, created. They all thought it was their ticket to fame and fortune. Unfortunately for them, what sounded too good to be true actually was.

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"Hyping your product to get funding while concealing your true progress and hoping that reality will eventually catch up to the hype continues to be tolerated in the tech industry."

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