Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
** Please note the earlier time & different location of this month's Book Club!**
This month's Book Club will be held at 5:00 in order to take advantage of Peter's gracious invitation to watch a related documentary at his house before the discussion.
Peter lives locally and we will direct message his address to those who RSVP positively.
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.
Carol will be moderating this month. Hope you can join us for some thoughtful discussion.
This month is book selection month. Please bring one book to recommend.
Upcoming books are:
August - Machines Like Me: A Novel by Ian McEwan (Carol)