For me, the most interesting part of this book by far is its main character. To do what she did at the age she did it is truly remarkable. The sheer audacity of it is mind-boggling. I wasn’t a fan of the author’s writing though. I thought at times he included irrelevant details about a person, at other times he put too much weight on his own perspective, and at other times put too much emphasis on what was basically hearsay.
What an amazing story, very intensive research based book. Well worth the read to be educated on the story. A bit of a slow read at times, it I believe this is necessary fo the overall story.
Captivating and very well written.
Eye opening on the darker side of Silicon Valley.
As a longtime Silicon Valley viewer, and even participant in, the “reality distortion field,” I could not put this down. The tactics are familiar. But the ethical lines crossed here were stupefying and I commend the whistleblowers for sticking to their guns. The reputations of those who bullied and intimidated them I hope are forever tarnished. And a lesson for all: trust, but verify.
Excellent read from beginning to end.
I read the book as if it's a fiction!
I still cannot believe how silicone valley gives such fraudulent initiatives to thrive :(
Bad Blood paints a vivid picture of the Theranos scam. It is an incredible story!
This read was great despite the disappointing, selfish and downright illegal actions of Theranos and it’s founder. At times the story read like it was made up it was so unbelievable! The entire time I could only think Elizabeth Holmes was the world’s best salesperson. Good for the honest people out there bringing this story to light especially with the harassment, scare tactics and personal costs. It’s a shame Elizabeth’s desires and wishes were not reality. What a game changer had it been!
I am a constant reader of many types of books. I am not a fan of this type of story but I saw the author on Jim Cramer’s show, “Mad Money” and , being in the medical field, it caught my attention. I am in awe of all that Mr. Carreyrou did to tell this story accurately. I could feel the fear and hopelessness of the people who were caught in Holmes and Sunny’s sites. Carreyrou acted as a true investigative reporter and professional by delving deeply and thoroughly into all parties and facts - leaving no stone unturned. After I finished the book I felt as though I was there as it happened. Started it this past Saturday and finished it the next day. Truly hard to put down. I can only hope this woman spends many years behind bars for all the lives she ruined and for the one that was lost. Thank you, Mr. Carreyrou for righting a grave wrong.
There are not many non fiction books that are real page turners, but John Carreyrou’s journey through the rise and fall of Theranos is just that. Very topical and a real cautionary tale for anyone who is interested in investing in “the next best thing”.