Important People in Bad Blood

John Carreyrou
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Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes is the individual whose attitudes, values, and actions are the focus of its narrative and the trigger for the development of its themes. She is the founder and head of Theranos, an organization that, in the early 2000’s, became one of the fastest growing tech companies in America, alongside Facebook, Spotify, Twitter, and Uber. Elizabeth Holmes aspired to greater success than those companies, tying her ambitions to a determination to benefit as much of humanity as possible. This, she maintained, would be done by providing easy, open access to technology that she claimed would streamline the process, and ease the trauma associated with, blood testing for medical purposes.

The narrative portrays Elizabeth as being idealistic, competitive, and ambitious from an early age, and suggests that in having those qualities, she was not that much different from other entrepreneurs in the tech field, including her...

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