Bad Blood - John Carreyrou

Bad Blood

By John Carreyrou

  • Release Date: 2018-05-21
  • Genre: Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Score: 4.5
From 3,314 Ratings


NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER •  NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: NPR, The New York Times Book Review, Time, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post • The McKinsey Business Book of the Year
The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar biotech startup founded by Elizabeth Holmes—now the subject of the HBO documentary The Inventor—by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end.

“The story is even crazier than I expected, and I found myself unable to put it down once I started. This book has everything: elaborate scams, corporate intrigue, magazine cover stories, ruined family relationships, and the demise of a company once valued at nearly $10 billion.” —Bill Gates

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 revolutionize 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’s worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work.

A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.


  • Interesting Read!

    By KSchmel
    Compelling read from start to finish!
  • Bad Blood

    By AutoDidact1
    Excellent research, interesting writing, great story.
  • Great!!!

    By dumazzei
    Great. Couldn’t stop reading it. Let’s see how the movie turns out!!!
  • Bad blood is an amazing book

    By Buckeye reader
    Reads like part spy thriller and espionage tale and it’s hard to believe it’s true- very sad so many patients and employees suffered and amazing so many supposedly smart business people were bamboozled. Too bad the non-believers’ warnings were ignored and praise to the whistleblowers- or who knows how far this farce would have gone. Carreyrou great author- describes medical terms do lay people can understand and structures book so that while a page turner and suspenseful - reader never gets lost. Bravo
  • Chilling corporate scandal exposed in the most gripping fashion

    By iamnash
    One of the few books which I could not put down once I started reading. Five stars from me for the narrative, exposing the truth and the technical details.I picked this book as it stood as an intersection of a major corporate scandal exposed in a thrilling way. I started reading it and finished it in less than 6 days . The book highlights how important it is to stick to integrity, have the highest work ethics and be honest in everything which you do especially when you deal with patients and healthcare. Ian gibbons, Tyler Schultz and Alan Beam all stand as a testimony to do the right thing no matter in what situation you are in.John tried his best to provide both sides of the story which makes this book all the more grounded in reality
  • A Must Read

    By GeauxChrisGeaux
    There is so much more information in this book that can’t be found anywhere else.
  • Professional fact finding

    By jeffcspears
    The experienced author knew when the company line wax disingenuous. He found others reputable sources to develop the truth. It was a page turner hat will keep you attention.
  • Thank you, John Carreyrou

    By Growth LLP
    Because of this book, I am now reading again. This book is amazing. The investigative effort uncovering fraud and deception sheds light on how to not perform under pressure and deadlines (Elizabeth Holmes should be permanently exiled from organizational leadership). Alternatively, John Carreyrou demonstrates how to ethically perform under pressure, quarterbacking a cross-functional effort that educates, entertains, and delights. Thank you very, very much. GBMV
  • A true page turner

    By Desde Luego
    A fascinating account of the rise and fall of a company with cutting edge technology that was too good to be true.
  • Gripping, fascinating

    By pellyeahilikepell
    Seriously could not put this book down for two straight days. While at times it can be a little confusing keeping straight all the various individuals at play in this sprawling real-life conspiracy, it is so satisfying to see how it all plays out. Genuinely shocking and TRUE story that I’d somehow never heard of...highly recommended if you’re a non-fiction or even a true crime seems like every detail is present in this account.