June Read: Bad Blood

June picked our June read : “Bad Blood” by James Carryou

Here is a teaser about the book from

Books like Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup are the main reason I do not read much fiction. Again and again, the reality surpasses the imagination. Had Bad Blood been fiction, many readers would have judged the plot to be completely unrealistic. To fool so many notorious industry and political (and probably intelligent) celebrities for so long could not happen in reality.

However, it did – in broad daylight.

Bad Blood is the story of Theranos, a Silicon Valley startup whose charismatic female founder, Elizabeth Holmes, over 15 years, managed to raise close to one billion dollars from prominent investors including Larry Ellison and Rupert Murdoch, won hotshots such as Henry Kissinger and James Mattis for her board and was appointed Ambassador of Global Entrepreneurship by President Obama before The Wall Street Journal, with deep-digging journalism, started a process ending up documenting that the company was not only based on lies, falsehood, bullying and fraud but also endangered human life.

 

 

Other suggested -including the a book by the Author Elena Ferranted whom
June gushed about at our April Meeting – H

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

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