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- Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
- By: John Carreyrou
- Narrated by: Will Damron
- Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose start-up “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 fund-raising 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.
Shocking story of a meteoric rise and fall
- By Jeff Koeppen on 08-14-18
John Carreyrou tells a fascinating story of a Silicon Valley charade that is aided by luminary if incurious investors and tough knuckle legal tactics.
- Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money
- By: Nathaniel Popper
- Narrated by: Robert Fass
- Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
A New York Times technology and business reporter charts the dramatic rise of Bitcoin and the fascinating personalities who are striving to create a new global money for the Internet age.
Informative, but dry
- By Tomer on 05-10-16
Great introduction to Bitcoin
What made the experience of listening to Digital Gold the most enjoyable?
Digital Good provides a clear and engaging history of bitcoin, and Nathaniel Popper does an excellent job of distilling the theoretical advantages and drawbacks of bitcoin as a currency. Highly recommended.
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