Bad Blood - Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

John Carreyrou

Key Facts & Insights: 1. The book is a detailed account of the rise and fall of the biotech startup, Theranos, and its founder, Elizabeth Holmes. 2. It exposes the damaging consequences of a culture of secrecy and deception in startup companies. 3. The narrative illustrates the importance of rigorous due diligence and corporate governance in startups. 4. The book calls attention to the role of media and investors in hyping up startups without necessarily verifying their claims. 5. It highlights the subtle but significant influence of charisma and personal narratives in the success of startups. 6. The book shows...

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