When Elizabeth Holmes was 9, she dreamed of becoming a billionaire. At the age of 19, claiming to revolutionize the health care delivery system, she founded Theranos, a blood testing company. 11 years later, in 2014, her startup company was valued at $9 billion and her net worth was nearly $5 billion. It seemed her dream had come true. But in 2018, she was indicted by a grand jury on many accounts of fraud and Theranos was shut down. What happened?
Holmes was not the first one to engage in the tactic of "fake it until you make it." It worked for Thomas Edison, not to mention for some other innovative Silicon Valley companies. Her rise and fall was thoroughly detailed in this book by Wall Street Journal's investigative reporter, John Carreyrou. Please join us in our discussion by registering here . This program is conducted in Mandarin Chinese.
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