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  • Bad Blood

  • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
  • By: John Carreyrou
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,335
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,551
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,538

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' worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Off the chart expose’!

  • By Angela Lauer on 06-23-18

Fascinating Story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-18

Fascinating story. One of the most engaging business stories I have ever read. It is very interesting to follow the full history and understand how something so unbelievable could happen.

  • Adaptive Markets

  • Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought
  • By: Andrew W. Lo
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 20 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 131

Half of all Americans have money in the stock market, yet economists can't agree on whether investors and markets are rational and efficient, as modern financial theory assumes, or irrational and inefficient, as behavioral economists believe - and as financial bubbles, crashes, and crises suggest. This is one of the biggest debates in economics, and the value or futility of investment management and financial regulation hang on the outcome. In this groundbreaking book, Andrew W. Lo cuts through this debate with a new framework.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most therapeutic book I’ve read

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-09-18

Everything and nothing

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-15-18

There are some very interesting ideas, but I found many things too broad. For example, he say the efficient market is a special case of the adaptive markets. As such, it seems so broad that it seems to lack much usefulness.

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