Bad Blood
John Carreyrou

by

Jack Shields

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Chapter 1

The book opens with a brief past presentation of Elizabeth Anne Holmes. She is described by the author as being the type of who aimed to become a r...

Chapter 2

In 2006, Elizabeth hired Edmond Ku to help her with the technical part of her prototype. He was disappointed when he first got in touch with the pr...

Chapter 3

Since the beginning, Elizabeth wanted to obtain the heights of success and brand recognition associated with Apple products. Following this philoso...

Chapter 4

In 2008, the company moved to a new building in Palo Alto. The entire moving process was coordinated by Matt Bissell, the head of IT. During this t...

Chapter 5

The Holmes family was good friend with the Fuisz family. The Fuisz had a son named Richard who was seen as a successful businessman in the medical ...

Chapter 6

At this point in the narrative, Carreyrou begins by describing the hiring of Chelsea Burkett, Elizabeth's best friend, at Theranos as a member of t...

Chapter 7

Since the Great Recession, Silicon Valley became a great target for investors because of the interest rate being close to zero, which prompted grea...

Chapter 8

Even though Theranos had Walgreens and Safeway to support them, they were still lacking the technology requested in order to perform all the tests ...

Chapter 9

Safeway started showing big drops in terms of their profit, but CEO Steve Burd's secret plan was their partnership with Theranos. He redesigned man...

Chapter 10

The next step of Theranos was to test the devices on the army members in Afghanistan. For this, Elizabeth held a speech where she met James Mattis,...

Chapter 11

This chapter brings the reader back to the previous incident regarding Richard Fuisz and the patent scandal. Elizabeth was still angry and believed...

Chapter 12

During the time when Elizabeth founded Theranos, she was introduced to Ian Gibbons, who was a chemistry specialist, and who was immediately hired b...

Chapter 13

In order to create their website and to elevate her brand, Elizabeth Holmes hired TBWA/Chiat/Day advertising agency to help her. There, she met Pat...

Chapter 14

One day, Elizabeth asked Alan Beam and the other employers to join her for a test with the device. Everyone was curious to see what the results wer...

Chapter 15

The Journal started writing about the Elizabeth Holmes and her plan to open the first Theranos wellness center in one of the Walgreens store. With ...

Chapter 16

As a result of his grandfather position who was George Shultz, Tyler Shultz managed to get hired at Theranos in the laboratory where he met another...

Chapter 17

After the trial started, Richard and Joe Fuisz decided to accept David Boies proposal and admit that they did a mistake and the patent does not bel...

Chapter 18

As Alan Beam became more suspicious about the companies activities he decided to resign, but not before being asked by Sunny to sign the well-known...

Chapter 19

The person Adam Clapper contacted was John Carreyrou, a journalist at the Wall Street Journal and also the write of this book. After telling him th...

Chapter 20

Tyler Shultz is soon accused by Theranos of giving private information to a reporter. It seems like Elizabeth and Sunny found out that there is an ...

Chapter 21

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss with the Theranos representative and confront them regarding the information they gathered. When the day ...

Chapter 22

July 2015 was a great month for Theranos as they were approved by the FDA for their herpes virus finger stick test and also the population was now ...

Chapter 23

Even though Rupert Murdoch, the owner of News Corporation, was one of the investors of Theranos, he stood away from all the arguing. Soon, Carreyro...

Chapter 24

Erika Cheung contacted Gary Yamamoto, a CMS field inspector regarding the laboratories of Theranos and the behavior of Sunny Balwani towards this p...

Chapter 25

In 2018, Theranos published another peer review scientific journal regarding the minilab. Even so, the information provided in those papers were fa...

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