The Theranos story uncovered in Bad Blood is unbelievable, shocking, fascinating and at points scary.
John Carreyrou’s groundbreaking work is a must for Startup founders and employees but honestly, everyone will find this book completely enthralling. There are a few ways you can legally listen to the audiobook for free.
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Why listen to Bad Blood?
I was blown away listening to Bad Blood, this thriller sounds like straight up fiction and grips you from the first few minutes. The meteoric rise of Elizabeth Holmes, from Stanford dropout to the cover of Forbes, Fortune, and Inc whilst raising almost $1billion dollars in funding should be the inspirational entrepreneur story of the generation. The truth is a much more alarming tale of people willing to do anything to succeed, no matter who gets hurt. Which for a medical tech company dealing with actual patients is a very dangerous game to play. The colossal lies and unbelievable twists and turns in Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup will leave you speechless.
How to listen to Bad Blood
A New York Times best seller.
Winner of the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2018.
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 revolutionise 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’ worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: the technology didn’t work.
In Bad Blood, John Carreyrou tells the riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.
Now to be adapted into a film, with Jennifer Lawrence to star.©2018 John Carreyrou (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio
“Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Carreyrou presents meticulously researched, clearly written evidence of the fraud perpetrated by business wunderkind Elizabeth Holmes. The former CEO of the once-renowned Silicon Valley startup, Theranos, bilked investors of millions and potentially risked the lives of patients around the world with a groundbreaking diagnostic product that did not work reliably. Will Damron is the perfect choice as narrator. His precisely articulated style makes the entire effort sound as if it is a cloak-and-dagger spy novel.” (AudioFile)
“Chilling…Reads like a West Coast version of All the President’s Men.” (New York Times Book Review)