Elizabeth Holmes, Sunny, Theranos finger prick blood testing
Elizabeth Holmes, Sunny, Theranos finger prick blood testing
Finally finished this audiobook and can stop angry yelling at my phone 😂
This story was so bonkers. And I can‘t believe they were able to stay in business and get away with everything for so long! Talk about a psychopath. I‘m glad they were discovered before hopefully anything to fatal happened. Sometimes truth is crazier than fiction!
I know I‘m late to the game in reading this book, but I‘m literally sitting there yelling at my phone!! How was this a business for 15 years!! Why was it not caught sooner?! What a toxic work environment. Why did people keep working there?!
I‘m 59% in and I‘m super curious if this is the reason a bunch of Walgreens had to close.
What a impressive scam artist that conned so many (including Henry Kissinger and George Schultz). She started this scam company at age 19, and people invested millions of dollars. She claimed that with her invention, multiple blood tests 💉 could be done with one drop of blood 🩸. She and the president of Theranos are going to trial this year and face 20 years in prison. Slow at times, but it revs up when the truth is discovered. 3/5🩸s
This book is shocking. And the fact that Holmes was able to keep up the whole charade for so long is even crazier. Carreyrou has done a great job writing the book and reporting the whole scam. i still can't believe she was able to pull this off for so long. Also her TedMed speech is just comedy now.
Like most people, Greg had been taken aback by Elizabeth's deep voice when he'd first met her.... When Greg thought about it, there was a certain logic to her act: Silicon Valley was overwhelmingly a man's world. The VCs were all male and he couldn't think of any prominent female startup founder. At some point, she must have decided the deep voice was necessary to get people's attention and be taken seriously.
Another book down for #booked2020. I decided to use this one for #liveandlearn since pretty much every aspect of this was foreign to me—silicone valley, startups, shareholders, not to mention the medical technology of drawing blood. In fact, I wouldn‘t have even read this book if it weren‘t for #newyearwhodis because I would have thought the subject matter just wasn‘t for me. But what a wild ride it was! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Elizabeth Holmes is a real piece of work. I had to stop listening to look up an interview, since the book references her deep voice.
All I can say is wow, watching her speak about something that is now clearly a sham is wild! And she looks just like the psychopath she is—the big eyes and way she speaks without opening her mouth adds to the overall image. #newyearwhodis
Everyone else‘s nightstand looks like this, right? With a teetering pile of books and e-readers (all of which you‘re simultaneously reading) that balances precariously on the edge, and you hope you don‘t knock anything off in the dark when reaching for the light? Show me your #booksonthenightstand !
#bookreport for the first week of 2020!
I‘m rereading 5 Days on my kindle, reading Little Women (and loving it) for #classicschallenge2020, and listening to Bad Blood for #newyearwhodis.
I finished my first book of 2020 last night, which was great but devastating. I‘m still collecting my thoughts.
One of the best books I have ever written. Dealing with the medical startup, Theranos, which claimed to offer portal blood tests analyses of using a few drops of a patient‘s blood but was found out to be a giant fraud. Like mystery novel and brilliantly written. Must read.
I had a weird reading year. I had bouts of reading malaise. I fell off the Litsy bandwagon and I don‘t why. I stopped puzzling (which means no audio-puzzling). I couldn‘t get into any audio by the end of the year. I basically spent about 70% of my year hopefully one-clicking romance. I did find some great new romance authors (a topic for a different post). And I missed my GR mini-stretch goal by 5 (100/105) and I‘m ok with that!
1. Mostly relaxing & reading although I have to cook something for a book tour review & I might need to make a coffee run soon. 😉☕️
2. Hmmm... Probably the tagged book for non-fiction & Where the Crawdads Sing for fiction.
3. Tagging my 3 newest followers are @e.queue @Princess-Kingofkings & @Lunaglassart 🤗😘
I have a feeling the tagged book is going to be VERY popular @Cinfhen ! Most of these were read this year but here is my #top10ofthedecade #nonfictionedition.
Chosen because of impact on me, highlightablity and whether I've gone out to buy more by the author.
Founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes ran Theranos like a cult. I‘m not sure if she‘s a sociopath or just deeply delusional. Her technology that was to allow dozens of lab tests to be analyzed from a few drops of blood never worked. Employees who acknowledged this were either fired or told they didn‘t know what they were doing. Holmes, who will go on trial in 2020, seems remorseless. Excellent investigative journalism.
A gripping story of Elizabeth Holmes fraud and the people impacted directly. However I was irked by the authors use of "describe physical appearance", but this person was really smart.
It's as if people who aren't perfectly attractive and put together can't be assumed to be intelligent in his mind.
It reads like fiction, but it's not. This book covers the absorbing, unbelievable story of Elizabeth Holmes and her fraudulent "revolutionary" lab company, Theranos, told by the investigative journalist who broke the story. The potential impact to patients' health is horrifying, as Holmes touted lab tests that gave massively inaccurate results. Yet she pulled the wool over the eyes of many intelligent, prominent people.
House cleaned✔️ Work & emails ✔️ Kids‘ homework✔️
Time for my 📚 🛋 🍭 (and, 😯 this book is fascinating!)
Expanding on his exposé of Theranos, Carreyrou briefly details Elizabeth Holmes' background and her founding of Theranos. The sketchy details that mar the beginning of this endeavor are presented as they develop, and it makes this story even more astounding/horrifying. This book is very readable despite the science behind it (or science allegedly behind it). Carreyrou makes real and human the people who were chewed up and spit out by Theranos.
Excellent book. Can't believe what they got away with.
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
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.
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.
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. 😊
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
I‘m about halfway through the audiobook- it just gets more and more unbelievable! 😳😳😳
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 🤞
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.