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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
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    5 out of 5 stars 20,008

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shocking story of a meteoric rise and fall

  • By Jeff Koeppen on 08-14-18

Scandalicious

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Reviewed: 10-02-18

Hilarious investigative story about one of the promising biotech startup and its devious founder I couldn't believe it was true (but it was). I got hooked after a couple of chapters. It is the gossip girl startup version.

  • Startup Communities

  • Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City
  • By: Brad Feld
  • Narrated by: David Kaplan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
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"Startup communities" are popping up everywhere, from cities like Boulder to Boston and even in countries such as Iceland. These types of entrepreneurial ecosystems are driving innovation and small-business energy. Startup Communities documents the buzz, strategy, long-term perspective, and dynamics of building communities of entrepreneurs who can feed off of one another's talent, creativity, and support.

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  • Great content, horrible narrator

  • By Jordan on 10-22-13

Useful guideline

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Reviewed: 08-30-18

The book is easy to go through and gives me ideas and inspiration needed to start a community.