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June 18, 2018

The Theranos Scandal: What Happens When You Misunderstand Steve Jobs

We’ve long known that Elizabeth Holmes was in trouble, and last Friday federal prosecutors brought criminal charges against the founder of Theranos for defrauding investors and deceiving patients and doctors. In Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner John Carreyrou, who two and a half years ago first raised questions about the blood testing company’s technology, plumbs the appalling depth of Holmes’ deceptions. One of the greatest of those deceptions—or was it a delusion?—was Holmes’ portrayal of herself as the next Steve Jobs…

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