• Bad Blood by John Carreyrou Book Review Goodreads
    Audiobooks,  Books,  Non-Fiction,  Sarah Slusher,  True Crime

    Bad Blood by John Carreyrou Book Review

    Bad Blood by John Carreyrou Book Review The lowdown from Goodreads Publication Date May 21, 2018 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…

  • The Dropout Really Into This ABC
    Music & Podcasts,  Podcasts,  Sarah Slusher

    The Dropout

    The Dropout Podcast by ABC Radio & ABC News Nightline Money. Romance. Tragedy. Deception. The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye? How did the woman once heralded as “the next Steve Jobs” find herself facing criminal charges — to which she pleaded not guilty — and up to 20 years in jail? How did her technology, meant to revolutionize healthcare, potentially put millions of patients at risk? And how did so many smart people get it so wrong along the way? ABC…

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