You may have already seen the excellent movie adaptation of The Big Short, but the book is even better and worth reading, too. The story John Carreyou tells in Bad Blood is incomplete without the context of the 2008 financial crisis. In one way, Silicon Valley was hermetically sealed off from the worst of it; the tech industry there underwent a massive boom in 2010. But in another, even though it didn’t hit until four years after Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford to found Theranos, those who would have benefited most from the dream the company hyped as reality—full-scale blood testing with the simple prick of a finger, at home and your local drugstore—were those who were hit hardest by the collapse.
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