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.
Categories: Non fiction, 2020 Titles


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By: WELL 082 2020-05-27 13:11:33
Such an interesting book. Very readable and hard to believe it's not a novel!

By: AUCK 050 2020-05-22 12:51:22
Quite a detailed read, and some members thoroughly enjoyed the story, especially the investigative journalism approach. Others found it hard to get their heads around all the names. It was fascinating how thoroughly she duped the financial and medical communities.

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