Bad blood: secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The gripping story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos—one of the biggest corporate frauds in history—a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley, rigorously reported by the prize-winning journalist. With a new Afterword.

“Chilling ... Reads like a thriller ... Carreyrou tells [the Theranos story] virtually to perfection.” —The New York Times Book Review

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 Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’s worth at an estimated $4.5 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work. Erroneous results put patients in danger, leading to misdiagnoses and unnecessary treatments. All the while, Holmes and her partner, Sunny Balwani, worked to silence anyone who voiced misgivings—from journalists to their own employees.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781524731656
9780593105061
9781524731663
9780525642855
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDbaef1559-c66a-350a-94da-a1c38154f67e
Grouping Titlebad blood secrets and lies in a silicon valley startup
Grouping Authorjohn carreyrou
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-08-17 04:41:46AM
Last Indexed2022-08-17 05:08:43AM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_point_value
0
accelerated_reader_reading_level
0
auth_author2
Damron, Will
author
Carreyrou, John
author2-role
Damron, Will
Random House Audio Publishing
cloudLibrary
author_display
Carreyrou, John
available_at_addison
Addison Public Library
Online OverDrive Collection
collection_addison
Adults
detailed_location_addison
2nd Floor- Adult Audio Books
2nd Floor- Adult Books
Online OverDrive Collection
display_description
"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"--
format_addison
Book
Book on CD
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_addison
Audio Books
Books
eBook
eBooks
id
baef1559-c66a-350a-94da-a1c38154f67e
isbn
9780525642855
9780593105061
9781524731656
9781524731663
itype_addison
Audiobook on CD
Nonfiction
eCollection
last_indexed
2022-08-17T10:08:43.811Z
lexile_score
-1
literary_form
Non Fiction
literary_form_full
Non Fiction
local_callnumber_addison
338.761 CAR
AUDIO BOOK 338.761 CAR
Online
Online OverDrive
owning_library_addison
Addison Public Library
Addison Public Library Online
owning_location_addison
Addison Public Library
Online OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn
9781524731656
publishDate
2018
publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Books on Tape
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Random House Audio
recordtype
grouped_work
subject_facet
Audiobooks -- Unabridged
Biomedical -- TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
Electronic books
Entrepreneurship -- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Fraud -- United States
Hematologic equipment industry -- United States
Holmes, Elizabeth, -- 1984-
New business enterprises -- Corrupt practices -- United States -- Case studies
Securities fraud -- United States -- Case studies
Theranos (Firm) -- History
True crime stories
Venture Capital -- Corporate Finance
title_display
Bad blood : secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup
title_full
Bad Blood Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
Bad Blood Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup [electronic resource] Carreyrou, John.
Bad blood : secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup / John Carreyrou
title_short
Bad blood
title_sub
secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup
topic_facet
Biomedical
Business
Corrupt practices
Entrepreneurship
Fraud
Hematologic equipment industry
History
Holmes, Elizabeth
New business enterprises
Nonfiction
Securities fraud
Technology
Venture Capital

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
external_econtent:ils:.b21631190Online1falsetrueCloud Libraryhttps://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/AddisonPublicLibrary-document_id-rvkpk89Available Onlinead
overdrive:5e6a98c7-5d22-4478-9f5e-7531c563bdaa-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook5falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:5e6a98c7-5d22-4478-9f5e-7531c563bdaa1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
ils:.b22062002.i143817222nd Floor- Adult Audio BooksAUDIO BOOK 338.761 CAR1falsefalseCheck ShelfApr 25, 2022aabrb
ils:.b21492955.i141125532nd Floor- Adult Books338.761 CAR1falsefalseCheck ShelfMay 24, 2022anf
overdrive:c44c8fcb-0a91-461c-ab6d-08d6fe2234bf1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books0falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
overdrive:c44c8fcb-0a91-461c-ab6d-08d6fe2234bf-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books8falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
external_econtent:ils:.b21631190eBookeBooksEnglishKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group2018352 p.
overdrive:5e6a98c7-5d22-4478-9f5e-7531c563bdaaeBookeBookEnglishKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group2018
ils:.b22062002Book on CDAudio BooksUnabridgedEnglishRandom House Audio[2018]9 audio discs (690 min.) : digital, audio ; 4 3/4 in.
ils:.b21631190eBookeBooksEnglishKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group2018352 p.
ils:.b21492955BookBooksFirst editionEnglishAlfred A. Knopf2018x, 339 pages ; 25 cm.
overdrive:c44c8fcb-0a91-461c-ab6d-08d6fe2234bfeAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishBooks on Tape2018

scoping_details_addison

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
external_econtent:ils:.b21631190Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:5e6a98c7-5d22-4478-9f5e-7531c563bdaa-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:5e6a98c7-5d22-4478-9f5e-7531c563bdaa1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:.b22062002.i14381722On ShelfCheck Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 20, 21
ils:.b21492955.i14112553On ShelfCheck Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 20, 21
overdrive:c44c8fcb-0a91-461c-ab6d-08d6fe2234bf1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:c44c8fcb-0a91-461c-ab6d-08d6fe2234bf-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse