Bad Blood

John Carryeyrou's Bad Blood (a/k/a The Theranos Story) is an interesting read.  Even if you've been following Carreyrou's articles in the Wall Street Journal on this topic, it is useful to have the whole narrative in one place.  And, today, the narrative advances with word of Elizabeth Holmes' criminal indictment.

What a story: how the vaporware ethos of Silicon Valley enabled Holmes; how the FOMO (fear of missing out) paranoia fueled the deception; how Walgreen's and Safeway became true believers through the willing suspension of disbelief; and how George and Charlotte Schultz chose fealty to the Theranos story line over belief in their own grandson.

This will make a great movie. And people will have trouble believing it really happened.

 

 

 

 

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