Author Topic: Bad Blood (Theranos story) - John Carreyrou  (Read 4308 times)

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Re: Bad Blood (Theranos story) - John Carreyrou
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2018, 02:14:40 PM »
Finally: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/15/theranos-chief-elizabeth-holmes-arrested-on-federal-criminal-charges-.html

This is a witch hunt. Weak journalists with fake news trying to stop strong businesswoman from making America great again. Jeff Bezos did it to not pay taxes. The blood test was really great. And used on the biggest crowd. She should be immediately pardoned.
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Re: Bad Blood (Theranos story) - John Carreyrou
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2018, 12:09:12 PM »
Morgan Housel on some lessons form Theranos:

http://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/theranos-lessons/
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Re: Bad Blood (Theranos story) - John Carreyrou
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2018, 12:40:16 PM »
Just finished the book. It was quite a story!

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Re: Bad Blood (Theranos story) - John Carreyrou
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2018, 05:09:22 AM »
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Re: Bad Blood (Theranos story) - John Carreyrou
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2018, 11:13:09 AM »
I'm about 2/3 of the way through Bad Blood, and it's pretty amazing just how much of a fraud Theranos was from the start and how much of a con woman Holmes was. Really sleazy stuff, especially considering it touched healthcare. Also less in the spotlight, but just as guilty seems to be exec Sunny Balwami, who seems to have enabled and encouraged the whole thing from the start.
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Re: Bad Blood (Theranos story) - John Carreyrou
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2018, 11:30:18 AM »
I'm about 2/3 of the way through Bad Blood, and it's pretty amazing just how much of a fraud Theranos was from the start and how much of a con woman Holmes was. Really sleazy stuff, especially considering it touched healthcare. Also less in the spotlight, but just as guilty seems to be exec Sunny Balwami, who seems to have enabled and encouraged the whole thing from the start.

I noticed last night the book is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars with over 600 reviews on AMZN.

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Re: Bad Blood (Theranos story) - John Carreyrou
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2018, 01:09:46 PM »
I also enjoyed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juhATwufdbc as an inversion exercise.

Hindsight is 20/20 but there is something different about her compared to other speakers like Reed Hastings. It's hard to describe the differences in writing but they're real...

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Re: Bad Blood (Theranos story) - John Carreyrou
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2018, 12:07:25 PM »
Finished reading it during the weekend. Good book. I gave it a B+ in my notes.
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Re: Bad Blood (Theranos story) - John Carreyrou
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2018, 04:53:50 PM »
great book, especially enjoyed the "inside baseball" of reporting the story from Carreyrou's prospective.