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The Resource Bad blood : secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup, John Carreyrou

Bad blood : secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup, John Carreyrou

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Bad blood : secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup
Title
Bad blood
Title remainder
secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup
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John Carreyrou
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of a multibillion-dollar startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end in the face of pressure and threats from the CEO and her lawyers. 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 tests 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 $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work. For years, Holmes had been misleading investors, FDA officials, and her own employees. When Carreyrou, working at The Wall Street Journal, got a tip from a former Theranos employee and started asking questions, both Carreyrou and the Journal were threatened with lawsuits. Undaunted, the newspaper ran the first of dozens of Theranos articles in late 2015. By early 2017, the company's value was zero and Holmes faced potential legal action from the government and her investors. Here is the riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a disturbing cautionary tale set amid the bold promises and gold-rush frenzy of Silicon Valley"--
  • "The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos--the Enron of Silicon Valley--by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end in the face of pressure and threats from the CEO and her lawyers. 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 tests significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in an early fundraising round that valued the company at $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: the technology didn't work. For years, Holmes had been misleading investors, FDA officials, and her own employees. When Carreyrou, working at the Wall Street Journal, got a tip from a former Theranos employee and started asking questions, both Carreyrou and the Journal were threatened with lawsuits. Undaunted, the newspaper ran the first of dozens of Theranos articles in late 2015. By early 2017, the company's value was zero and Holmes faced potential legal action from the government and her investors. Here is the riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a disturbing cautionary tale set amid the bold promises and gold-rush frenzy of Silicon Valley"--
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Carreyrou, John
Dewey number
338.7/681761
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9995.H423
LC item number
U627 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Theranos (Firm)
  • Hematologic equipment industry
  • Fraud
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Bad blood : secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup, John Carreyrou
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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Contents
A purposeful life -- The gluebot -- Apple envy -- Goodbye East Paly -- The childhood neighbor -- Sunny -- Dr. J -- The miniLab -- The wellness play -- "Who is LTC Shoemaker?" -- Lighting a Fuisz -- Ian Gibbons -- Chiat\day -- Going live -- Unicorn -- The grandson -- Fame -- The hippocratic oath -- The tip -- The ambush -- Trade secrets -- La mattanza -- Damage control -- The empress has no clothes -- Epilogue
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First Edition.
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781524731663
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rdamedia
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5E6A98C7-5D22-4478-9F5E-7531C563BDAA
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  • (OCoLC)1030992480
  • (OCoLC)on1030992480
Label
Bad blood : secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup, John Carreyrou
Link
http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=5E6A98C7-5D22-4478-9F5E-7531C563BDAA
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A purposeful life -- The gluebot -- Apple envy -- Goodbye East Paly -- The childhood neighbor -- Sunny -- Dr. J -- The miniLab -- The wellness play -- "Who is LTC Shoemaker?" -- Lighting a Fuisz -- Ian Gibbons -- Chiat\day -- Going live -- Unicorn -- The grandson -- Fame -- The hippocratic oath -- The tip -- The ambush -- Trade secrets -- La mattanza -- Damage control -- The empress has no clothes -- Epilogue
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781524731663
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
5E6A98C7-5D22-4478-9F5E-7531C563BDAA
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1030992480
  • (OCoLC)on1030992480

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