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Bad Blood
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup | John Carreyrou
The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by 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 testing 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 more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work. A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.
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bunch45
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Excellent book. Can't believe what they got away with.

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tullett94
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Interesting read, provides a thorough understanding of Theranos and downfall that came with it.

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #litsywelcomewagon 2h
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Coueriamb
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Wow. Just wow. I‘m not huge on Nonfiction but this is so bonkers wild from start to finish. The perfect storm of utter failure and ridiculous-ness it just... incredible.

I‘ve got to watch the documentary now.

#theranos #nonfiction #badblood #johncarreyrou

Itchyfeetreader Bonkers was the word for this one 3w
Coueriamb @Itchyfeetreader Right? Like you don‘t think it can get worse or more ridiculous and it DOES in SPADES. 3w
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Coueriamb
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1. I‘m behind by 12 books LOL. Hit a serious slump in summer. But I‘m bouncing back- just got through two books in the past five days.

2. My first name was my mothers maiden name

3. I‘m not huge on music but I guess Alt Rock?

4. Uhhh April‘s my birthday? Other than that May is when I started at my current job. Don‘t really celibrate much.

5. 🤜🤛

#friyayintro

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Avidreader25
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What a wild story! This is a nonfiction account of the rise & fall of Theranos and it‘s going CEO Elizabeth Holmes. From their false claims of successful blood testing with a single finger prick, to her faked deep voice, to the insane working conditions, constant employee turnover, threats, and lawsuits, it‘s almost unbelievable that this company was able to swindle investors out of billions of dollars. It‘s well written and fascinating.

ruthmoeller I enjoyed the podcast about her / her company! 1mo
Avidreader25 @ruthmoeller It‘s such a crazy story! 1mo
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Megabooks
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Afternoon, some unsweetened iced tea, and the poor woman‘s Theranos documentary. (The ABC 20/20 one instead of the HBO subscription one.)

I enjoyed Bad Blood, and I‘m not sure there‘s going to be any new ground broken on TV, but I just want to relax. 😊

essayareayaitch Don't forget to listen to the accompanying podcast 1mo
Dolly One of my top reads this year- last year (?) 1mo
Megabooks @essayareayaitch Yes! I had forgotten about it. Thanks! 1mo
Megabooks @Dolly It was late last year when I read it and definitely a favorite for me too! 1mo
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twohectobooks
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A fun and flabbergasting tale of a tech startup that managed to swindle a lot of powerful people. #capitalism strikes again.

This was my #bookclub‘s latest read and I‘m looking forward to our discussion. I‘ll probably end up listening to the podcast to refresh myself before our meeting which is still several weeks away.

Wish this had included a timeline and an org chart or something to keep it all straight.

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cjk
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I enjoyed everything I read in August. I don‘t have a clear favorite although Stay Sexy & Don‘t Get Murdered is the book I liked the least.
🔆3 🎧 books
🔆1 physical 📕
🔆3 e-📚
🔆1 short story
#Augustwrapup #Augustreads #Monthlywrapup

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twohectobooks
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Only one book from my #tbrbingo finished in August!

I‘ve been really plowing through #modernlibrarytop100 books lately, now that the end is in sight, so I wish I‘d included more of them on my bingo card. Ah well, still a chance I‘ll finish one of these lines by the end of the year!

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Redheadrambles
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August was all about getting through as many Booker Longlisters as I could manage and I surprised myself by how enjoyable this has been. I liked them all with the possible exception of the Obioma, however my top read for the month was the tagged book which reminds me I need non-fiction occasionally:)
September it is going to be all about the Atwood and playing catch-up on #Readharder2019

Cathythoughts I have that tagged book on kindle, but I‘m avoiding it... sounds good , must read soon 2mo
Tamra I‘m anxious to read 2mo
Nute Excellent reading accomplishments! 3w
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Redheadrambles
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I was predisposed to enjoy this one and it was everything I had hoped for. I knew this story from listening to a podcast called “The Dropout”. However to read the story told in all its excruciating detail from the WSJ investigative reporter John Carreyrou was still riveting. Just walk away Walgreens ! I cannot wait for the film version.

Redheadrambles #readharder2019 - Non violent true crime 2mo
cjk Stranger than fiction. 😳 2mo
BarbaraBB I am just listening to the podcast! 2mo
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Redheadrambles @BarbaraBB it‘s a good podcast I think, it‘s always good to hear people‘s voices and I think it helped me solidify who was who in the book. 2mo
Cathythoughts Good to know. I‘ll have a listen to the podcast first 👍🏻 2mo
ClairesReads So glad you loved this one too 1mo
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LiciaAZ
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At first, I was a little put off by the author (male) and every interviewee (mostly male) about their perspective of Elizabeth Holmes and the events surrounding Theranos in Bad Blood. However, it became pretty clear that she was the problem. There might've been some biases and sexism, but that had nothing to do with her decisions and deceit. ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

Leftcoastzen It‘s Cray cray! 2mo
MrBook Found you on GoodReads. 😊👍🏻👍🏻 2w
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PlayingBonny
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Listening to audio while I work, what with the three readathons and all. #newtsreadathon2019 #24b4monday #summersendreadathon ( @Clwojick )

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PlayingBonny
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Listened to this on audiobook today while I tidied and gardened. Really need to stop putting on interesting ones while doing stuff that can set off my nerve pain - I‘m suffering for it now. 😂 #newtsreadathon2019

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Tera66
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Ooooh, she is messy! I finished listening to this book while blanching and peeling peaches to freeze today. I found myself talking to myself in my car about how much trouble this lady is gonna be in all week. Some of the science kind of bogged me down but the author really explains things very well. Its a crazy story and a great book.

brit91 This is my favorite saying! Pretty much somes up everything lol!🤣 2mo
Tera66 @brit91 Same girl, but this lady took it too far. It was crazy! 2mo
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cjk
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A fascinating expose of a Silicon Valley fraud that went on for over a decade. I was equal parts incredulous and in disbelief that so many people, many of them powerful and world-famous, were duped by Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos for so long. Highly recommend.

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cjk
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1) sour gummy cola bottles
2) It‘s a tie between the outdoor furniture for the porch and the Dyson fan for the bedroom.
3) tagged and The Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
4) Tagging all Littens 😊
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs 😊

Eggs Thanks for playing 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Emilymdxn
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This engaged me and kept me awake during a nasty virus that had me off work and I‘m very grateful for that! It was exactly what I needed - exciting enough to be easy but meaty enough that I felt I was doing something with my time. I knew a bit about this before (quite late to the party reading it) but this story is WILD. Loses a few points for the writing style not being totally me (too journalistic for a long book?) but absolutely a great book

Izaday i so enjoyed this book. spent most of the book saying, HOW? 2mo
IamIamIam I watched the documentary and was fascinated by how long everyone kept swallowing what she was feeding!! Crazy! 2mo
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cjk
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I‘m about halfway through the audiobook- it just gets more and more unbelievable! 😳😳😳

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Emilymdxn
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Good morning all. I‘m still sick and looking likely to spend the whole weekend in my house shuffling between reading and Netflix. It‘s really annoying cause I was meant to be spending this time cleaning mostly so I‘m lazing about sick surrounded by dust and needing to change my sheets. Ugh.

At least there‘s plenty of food in the freezer and I‘m not in danger of running out of books. Here‘s to me being better by Monday 🤞

Jerdencon Feel better! 2mo
SamanthaMarie I hope you feel better soon. Always better to rest than push through. Also, yay for food in the freezer!! That can be so stressful when you are sick! 2mo
TrishB Hope you‘re on the mend soon. 2mo
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britt_brooke Hope you‘re better soon! 2mo
Megabooks Oh, I was hoping you‘d be feeling better! I hope you get plenty of rest this weekend!!! 💜💜 2mo
CarolynM Hope you feel better soon💐 2mo
Nute Sending warm hugs! Hope you feel better soon! Sometimes rest is needed more than anything else. Take it easy this weekend. 2mo
Dragon Get well soon! Positive energy heading your way 💐 🥣 🤗 2mo
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StephanieGeiser
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I finished this about a week ago but apparently forgot to post about it- oops!

In any case, I LOVED this book! I hadn‘t heard of Elizabeth Holmes or Theranos before this book was chosen for my book club‘s next pick. I devoured this book quickly and can‘t wait to watch the HBO documentary next! The author did a fantastic job of outlining the facts while making the science accessible to everyone. Highly recommended read.

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kindergartenkat
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All done with my #nonfiction2019 BINGO card!

mhillis Woohoo!! That‘s fantastic!! 🥳 2mo
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thereadingowlvina
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Update! 😁

✅ Something Inspirational ➡️ You Can Trust God To Write Your Story

✅ Something That Turned Out Unexpectedly ➡️ Out Of The Shadows

✅ Something With An Unlikable Character ➡️ Bad Blood

@Riveted_Reader_Melissa #nonfiction2019

Amiable Great job! 2mo
thereadingowlvina @Amiable Thank you!!! 🙂 2mo
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squirrelbrain
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This has been one of my favourite books of the year so far and, to me, Elizabeth Holmes is #elegantevil personified....

@Eggs

Cathythoughts I have this on kindle ... must read 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
ssravp This was so good. One of my favorites I‘ve read this year. 3mo
Eggs Good one!! I see some Fannie Flag back there... 3mo
squirrelbrain Yes @Eggs - and I‘ve got some earmarked for this month‘s challenges! 3mo
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thereadingowlvina
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This is one compelling read about the spectacular rise & shocking fall of Theranos, a $9b health tech co. I felt so indignant reading the deception by Holmes & Balwani! There are so much more backstory in this book which was well-written by Carreyrou. A must read!

Rating: 5⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2911254926

#nonfiction2019 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Booktastic I read this too - man, she is a piece of work! 3mo
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DebinHawaii
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#JulyWrapUp #JulyRecap
A little late in putting this together but it was a crazy week & month really. Still, with the #24by48 #readathon pushing me along with my library‘s summer reading program, I read or listened to 16 books in July. The tagged was my favorite. I had 3 non-fiction, 13 fiction, 2 audiobooks, 13 female authors & 3 males, & about 1/2 of East of Eden for the #EoE #buddyread. I‘d say it was an excellent reading month for me. 🎉📚🎉

Crazeedi Excellent!!👏👏 3mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A fabulous month! 💖📚💖 3mo
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MarriedtoMrT
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I know I am one of many saying the same thing but what is this fuckery? 🤯😤 I keep looking at the time stamp like, how can there be more? Why are there still so many hours? WHAT ELSE CAN HAPPEN???

The most telling thing for me is that when young Elizabeth is asked what she wants to be when she grows up she says a Billionaire. Despite what I‘ve seen in interview clips, it was never about helping or saving people. It was about accumulating power.

bookandcat I loved this audiobook lol. I went down the biggest Theranos rabbit hole after reading it. All the documentaries and all of the podcasts 😂 did a deep dive into trying to figure out what her original voice sounded like😂😂 3mo
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thereadingowlvina
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I feel soooo indignant reading this book! Elizabeth Holmes ruined many many lives! Those who've read this or is currently reading it, what are your thoughts???

#elizabethholmestheranos

WhatWouldJaneDo I read this, and watched the documentary and listened to the podcast. I can't believe she got away with this for so long! Scam artists like this are really fascinating to me because I can't imagine bs-ing like that for basically my entire life, and then adding in the medical aspect and it gets doubly terrifying. 3mo
thereadingowlvina @WhatWouldJaneDo I know! The lies and level of deception are unbelievable. Honestly, besides her pride and narcissism, I think she's delusional as well! 3mo
emilyhaldi I‘m listening to the audiobook right now!! 🤯🤯🤯 3mo
thereadingowlvina @emilyhaldi 😤🤯 I feel the same 3mo
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lkurgs
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“It was as if Boeing built one plane and, without doing a single flight test, told airline passengers, ‘Hop aboard.‘”

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Kimberlone
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Urgh, I had a whole review typed out for this but then lost it!

TL;DR version: this was a fascinating listen, and I‘m glad I did it on audiobook, as it felt like listening to an extra long podcast season. It still seems so unbelievable how dishonest and vindictive Holmes and Sunny were, and that neither of them are really experiencing adequate punishment for their fraud. Stray thoughts below 👇🏼

Kimberlone I think Carreyrou was trying not to verge into double standards about women‘s appearance, but I missed having any significant commentary on Elizabeth‘s very obvious affectations in appearance and persona. He comments upon her obsession with Steve Jobs and how that manifested in her presentation, but not on her hair or, more obviously, her voice. These were things that stood out to me so much watching the documentary. (edited) 3mo
Kimberlone Carreyrou did a great job of explaining how dysfunctional Theranos‘s company culture was - it makes me think that maybe had Elizabeth been more open to constructive criticism and not entrusted Sunny, that maybe they would have been more successful in creating the product she originally envisioned. (edited) 3mo
Dolly I think she mixed up “Dont take no for an answer” with “when someone says ‘no‘ fire them” 😂 3mo
Itchyfeetreader This is high on my list of most fascinating reads of the year. Her absolute unshakeable belief she was right and should not listen or adjust course in any meaningful way blew my mind (edited) 3mo
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ClairesReads
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WHAT A RIDE. The story of the Theranos scam is compulsively readable, absolutely unbelievable, but somehow true. Carreyrou reports this story meticulously, without losing his readers' attention to the detail. I still can't really believe that Holmes managed to convince so many powerful and respected people to invest and work in a business in pursuit of a product that fundamentally couldn't do what it proclaimed to. Such is the power of privilege.

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lkurgs
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I recently watched HBO‘s documentary—The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, and wanted to learn more about Elizabeth Holmes and what happened at Theranos. I highly recommend the documentary. I‘ll share my thoughts on the book and how it compares to the documentary in the next week.

Macnjen OH SOO GOOD. I had a TON of tags in my book about all the shocking stuff that was pulled during this time! Such a fast read! 3mo
lkurgs @Macnjen it‘s good, indeed! What a mind blowing story. I felt like at times I could scream at all the people who kept investing and not listening to those who warned them about Theranos. Greed and the potential of making big bucks are powerful blindfolds. 3mo
Macnjen @lkurgs I completely agree about wanting to yell at the those involved. Many times I had to stop and read those passages to my husband because I was SO SURPRISED!
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ClairesReads
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So late to this party but excited to be here for #readharder2019 a book of non-violent true crime

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sisilia
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Still about Bad Blood 😅 I realized that the book focused mainly on how bad Holmes and Theranos management was (yeah, we get it - they were horrible!). It would be nicer if the book focused more on Carreyrou‘s investigation process, just like the story about how Boston Globe‘s Spotlight team uncovered child sex abuse cases by Roman Catholic priests. That‘d be nice!

squirrelbrain I thought that some more about his investigation would have been really interesting, but it seemed as though many of his sources wanted or needed to remain anonymous so maybe it would have been difficult to write about in any detail without compromising someone? 3mo
Kimberlone Have you watched the HBO documentary The Inventor yet? Carreyrou is featured in the film and he explains how he becomes involved in investigating Theranos 3mo
sisilia @squirrelbrain Yeah, he had to protect his sources 3mo
sisilia @Kimberlone I‘m going to watch that soon 😃 3mo
CaramelLunacy I definitely would have found that interesting to follow along with the legwork! 3mo
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sisilia
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4⭐️ Despite the excellent writing, I read this book with severe agitation. How she had the audacity to lie and cover up while risking other people‘s lives is unthinkable 🤯 She is a great sales person I believe she could have been as successful as she wished to be if she could just accept her limitations and tweak it from there. Being humble never hurts

JanuarieTimewalker13 I feel someone that is diabolical probably is brain damaged in some way. It‘s the only way I can accept it. I‘m a bit scared to read this book. 3mo
sisilia @JanuarieTimewalker13 She was driven by money ☹️ It‘s so sad to see how greed shapes a person 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Is she behind bars? 3mo
sisilia @JanuarieTimewalker13 Sadly, no 😶 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 What?!!!!! Oh dear God...her bank account should be emptied and she should be sent into the woods....totally shunned by society. 3mo
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I started listening to this on Saturday while on a two hour drive. Really enjoying so far - going to keep listening while doing errands today.

TheRomantiCate I‘m dying to read this one!! They talked about it on My Favorite Murder and it sounds really interesting!! 3mo
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sophierayton
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Crazy! What a bunch of psychos. You always think (I always think) that big companies have their stuff together and their ethics steady; evidently that is not always so. I do hope the technology they seek to create does exist one day, but it needs to be done sensibly. Well done to the whistle-blowers and the brave journalists who have reported about it.

lele1432 After over a decade in corporate America, I can tell you the way some of these companies are run, (and with the people running them) it's amazing some of them are as big and functional as they are! 3mo
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sisilia
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My goodness, I‘m so irritated by this Theranos business. Grrrrr.... Elizabeth Holmes is Cathy Ames in real life!!! And Sunny and Fuisz... omg, this book is full of devilish characters, who are real people!!! 😱 I‘m halfway through, and that‘s my face expression 👆🏻while I‘m reading this 😤

catherine2 And STILL no one is in jail for any of it! 3mo
sisilia @catherine2 It‘s simply ridiculous 🤯 3mo
AlaMich It‘s a bizarre, fascinating, rage-inducing story. 3mo
sisilia @AlaMich Fun to read, although blood is boiling 😹 3mo
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sisilia
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Starting this Theranos drama. My husband just finished it a few days ago. His verdict: “Good writing, I bet you could just devour it in a day; but I wish it was about something positive instead.” Well, we shall see....

Kimberlone I just started listening to the audiobook! 3mo
Dolly One of the best books I‘ve ever read. I love contemplating how she convinced others to blindly believe in her. How did that happen? After watching an interview with her I thought she was a mess. This story will stay with me forever. 3mo
sisilia @Dolly The eyes! 👀😅 I questioned the same thing, too. She is probably a good sales person, but I also think that those guys were blinded by greed. The promise of a successful start-up; another Facebook, another Twitter 🙈 3mo
sisilia @Kimberlone How are you liking it so far? I‘m halfway and have to stop because of work 🤦🏻‍♀️ I think I can finish it by tomorrow; the writing is addictive! 3mo
Kimberlone @sisilia really enjoying it! I have already watched the documentary and listened to the podcast, so the book is great because there‘s so much more to the story to wxore 3mo
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DebinHawaii
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Stayed up late to finish & get it back to the library. Excellent non-fiction that reads like a novel. I caught the news specials & HBO documentary before going in but this book adds the details & cements my amazement of how this woman duped so many rich & powerful people with so few checking the science behind her claims. She & her lover/co-conspirator go to trial next summer & the HR professional in me now wants the Theranos HR head there too! 😤

Kappadeemom Please watch this comedian‘s impersonation of her 😂 https://www.instagram.com/p/BwvWgKuHQjj/?igshid=4sahghoeqqn6 3mo
DebinHawaii @Kappadeemom OK, that is perfect!!! 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
squirrelbrain I loved this one too! ❤️ 3mo
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MicheleinPhilly I loved this one but my utter hatred for this woman and her former boyfriend is creeping into irrational territory. 3mo
MicheleinPhilly @Kappadeemom 😂😂😂 3mo
DebinHawaii @squirrelbrain It was REALLY good! 😍 3mo
DebinHawaii @MicheleinPhilly Yes! I feel the same & I add to that hatred the (at the very least) complacent Human Resources person. I have very irrational feelings to HR people who do bad things! 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
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Niso
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A superb work of investigative journalism on how a crafty extremely privileged white blonde girl/psychopath scammed and handled some of the world most powerful policy and business elite (mostly a punch of old white men thinking with their dicks) and the dreadful ramifications on the health and welfare of millions if it wasn‘t for the bravery and commitment of a whistleblower and a journalist.

Highly recommended
#nonfiction #favourites #bookly

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janeycanuck
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Daaaammmmmmnnnnnnnn.

If you‘ll excuse me, I‘ll now be binging on the HBO documentary and the ABC podcast.

Leftcoastzen Well said ! I have not listened to the podcast. 3mo
janeycanuck @Leftcoastzen it‘s called The Dropout. 6 episodes in total. I suspect there will be a lot of overlap with the ABC documentary, if you saw it. 3mo
charl08 Still shaking my head on this one (they did what? Why didn't anyone stop this/ see through this sooner?!!) 3mo
LauraJ Hello puggy! 3mo
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squirrelbrain
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What a scary book! It‘s amazing how one woman can fool so many supposedly intelligent high-powered people, and more worryingly, fool the federal authorities too.

It‘s a really well written book that‘s difficult to put down - highly recommended!

(I notice that a trial date for Elizabeth and Sunny was set last week for August 2020)

BarbaraBB Great review. Now I finally want to pick it up! 3mo
Cathythoughts I have this on kindle... must get to it. Sounds good 👍🏻 3mo
Caroline2 Oh sounds goooood, stacked! 👍🏻 3mo
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thebluestocking
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As fascinating as everyone said it was. The story is obviously excellent, and the writing is too. I wish there was more about the internal thought processes of Holmes herself, but that wasn‘t this book. Followed this up with the HBO doc.

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CaramelLunacy
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I found this really fascinating. I picked it up as a companion to The Dropout podcast and enjoyed the more in depth version here. The sordid story of a massive fraud perpetuated by charisma, secrecy, harassment and threats - not only an expose on the breakdown of regulation, but also an indictment of the tactics used by prominent lawyers to "aggressively defend" clients perpetuating fraud by having whistleblowers followed and intimidated.

LeeRHarry I think she goes on trial next year - I will be watching with interest that‘s for sure! 3mo
CaramelLunacy @LeeRHarry Agreed, will be keeping an eye on that! 3mo
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CorLie
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Wow.
This is the story of how usually smart men with too much money for conned out of a ton of it. And a bit about the woman who conned them. And sadly not enough about the people who actually got hurt as a result. Still- great book. It read much more cleanly than most nonfiction (a lot less dithering) and I really enjoyed reading it. Recommend.

Macnjen So compelling! Read this in 3 days. 3mo
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Hestapleton
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Crazy town from start to finish. I find white collar pretty boring, but Carreyrou writes a fascinating story of deception and manipulation that I couldn‘t look away from. A great companion to the podcast “The Dropout.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Book 12/30 for #bfcr2

Lizpixie I loved this one! I can‘t believe she got away with it for so long. And they were all smart people she was swindling too🙈🙉🙊 3mo
Hestapleton @Lizpixie including our former secretary of defense James Mattis. 🙃😬 3mo
Leftcoastzen It‘s 🦇💩🤪.Hope there is some justice. 3mo
Megabooks I need to listen to that podcast! 3mo
CaroPi That book was amazing. I listened the audiobook. My house has never been cleaner 3mo
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CaramelLunacy
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After listening to The Dropout podcast, I decided to give the book about entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes and her mess of a biotech start up a try. It is fascinating how much of a mess they managed to make through bad corporate culture and bullying to ruin what seems like a great underlying idea...

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DebinHawaii
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My July 4th celebration is reading & napping as much as I can, couch time in front of the fan in my pjs & ahi poke & Maui chips for lunch. Just starting this one, but I've heard great things.

LeahBergen Yum! Happy 4th to you! 4mo
mel_darnold The poke looks delightful! 4mo
Megabooks That poke looks great! Hope you had a good 4th! 4mo
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Blaire You won‘t be able to stop once you start this one. 4mo
DebinHawaii @Megabooks @mel_darnold @Megabooks Thank you. It was delicious! 😋 4mo
DebinHawaii @Blaire I had to stop to finish up my chapters for a buddy read but It was hard & I am looking forward to picking it back up today! 4mo
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Gripping account of the unseen world behind Silicon Valley. 10/10