Book Club For Non-Fiction Books (Quarterly Event)
Member Price: Free • Non-Member Price: Exclusive event for members and their guests only
February 13, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Delight Roberts, an avid book reader and book club leader
Otter Bar, 2379 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
In this book club meeting, we will be discussing “Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup”.
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: NPR, The New York Times Book Review, Time, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post • The McKinsey Business Book of the Year.
The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the one-time multi-billion-dollar biotech startup founded by Elizabeth Holmes—now the subject of the HBO documentary The Inventor—by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end.
“The story is even crazier than I expected, and I found myself unable to put it down once I started. This book has everything: elaborate scams, corporate intrigue, magazine cover stories, ruined family relationships, and the demise of a company once valued at nearly $10 billion.” —Bill Gates
In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’s worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work.
A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.
- Free for members of The Koa Club and their women guests
- Participants responsible for their own purchase of food and drinks at the Otter Bar (no purchase necessary)
- Event limited to 20 registered women participants only