Bad Blood by John Carreyrou – Book Review

“Those who the gods would destroy, they first make mad.”

Bad Blood makes you pause and reflect on the nature of ambition. Is wanting to do good a true, selfless motivation or a function of the ego and a twisted kind of narcissism? 

Elizabeth Holmes’ relentless pursuit to change the world with Theranos, inspired by the legendary Steve Jobs is both cautionary and illuminating. Sitting in India, Silicon Valley represents the hallowed ecosystem of the world’s most influential startups and yet, within that supposedly bright and agile universe, two people were able to pull off this multi billion dollar fraud makes for a fascinating and often unbelievable read. 

As a reader, the book was a page-turner, riveting and all consuming. It’s great storytelling with the plot constantly driven by facts and action.

Truth is scarier than fiction, and this book, you so wish were a writer’s imagination but sadly it isn’t. 

Nonetheless, I highly recommend it.

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