John Carreyrou On Chronicling The Rise And Fall Of Silicon Valley’s Greatest Grifter, Elizabeth Holmes, In ‘Bad Blood’

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For many who have witnessed Silicon Valley’s tech boom up close, the story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos crystallized a lot of the reservations people have about Silicon Valley in general (and by extension, modern American capitalism as a whole). Theranos’s founder, Holmes, a former college dropout who was indicted this week for criminal fraud, was initially touted as the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire, with a net worth of $4.5 billion. That was before...


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