By John Carreyrou
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PreviewElizabeth Holmes, the charismatic college dropout who patterned her life after Steve Jobs, founded the biotech company Theranos. At a $9 billion valuation, Theranos was set to revolutionize the blood diagnostics realm of medical technology with a machine capable of performing a battery of tests with only one drop of blood. The only problem: the technology was a fraud, leading to one of the most sensational corporate scandals of the century...rife with secrecy and coverups, threats, company mismanagement and the ultimate crash of a Silicon Valley giant.
About the AuthorA journalist with the Wall Street Journal since the late 90s, Carreyrou was the investigator that broke the story of the Theranos fraud. Born in Paris, France to a French journalist, his interest in the field was inspired from a young age. Carreyrou earned a B.A. from Duke University and worked for Dow Jones Newswires prior to his claim-to-fame career at The Wall Street Journal. He is the recipient of multiple awards; most notably the 2003 and 2015 Pulitzer Prizes, the 2003 and 2004 Peter R. Weitz Junior Prize and the 2015 Gerald Loeb Award.