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Title: Bad Blood
Authors: Carreyrou, John
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 339
Year: 2018
Language: English
Description: 'If at first you don't succeed, try, try again' ... in the case of Elizabeth Holmes' biotech startup, it was more a case of 'lie, lie again'. When the teenage Stanford dropout first launched her company Theranos, with its revolutionary blood testing system in 2003, the world was her oyster, propelling her to become Silicon Valley's first female billionaire entrepreneur. Even while the technology failed to deliver over the next decade, the hype continued and the coverups began.

A compelling exposure of potentially life-threatening corporate fraud, this is a notable example of investigative journalism and a mesmerising story of the power and seduction of greed and ambition.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"A stunning expose, well-researched and written."

"An incredible story of how a woman used charm and charisma to fool others."

"This book should appeal to all non-fiction readers. I still think about it."

"Great discussion: medical, ethical, greed, vanity …"

"Extremely interesting – mind-boggling really."
Categories: Non fiction, 2020 Titles

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