• Thicker than Water

  • By: Tyler Shultz
  • Narrated by: Tyler Shultz
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (12,207 ratings)

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Thicker than Water

By: Tyler Shultz
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Publisher's summary

From the hero whistleblower of the infamous Theranos scam, Thicker than Water is a look at never-before-revealed details behind closed doors at the company, revealing a cautionary tale of corporate bullying, gaslighting, ego, and wealth running amok in Silicon Valley.

Tyler Shultz had been in the workforce for less than a year when he emailed Elizabeth Holmes, his employer and the CEO and founder of Theranos, with concerns that the company’s lab practices were faulty, ignored quality control, and were potentially dangerous to patients. The COO fired back with a dismissive and insulting email, to which Tyler replied: “Consider this my two weeks’ notice.”

From there, his life spun out of control at the hand of Elizabeth, her team of high-powered lawyers, and the patriarch of Tyler’s own family George Shultz - one of America’s most prominent statesmen - who sat among the top of the Theranos board of directors. And yet, Tyler forged on. To protect his own conscience, the honor and reputation of his grandfather, and the health of patients worldwide.

Thicker than Water is Tyler’s as-told-to story - a harrowing and heartbreaking roller coaster of biomedical drama, family intrigue, and redemption - that will ultimately make you feel as though you are at a dinner party, seated next to a brilliant friend with one hell of a story.

Selected audio clips are courtesy of Bloomberg.

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  • Thicker than Water
  • "I had no idea what I was getting myself into."
  • Thicker than Water
  • "I was totally captivated..."
  • Thicker than Water
  • "There were hardly any red flags when I was an intern."

About the Creator and Performer

Tyler Shultz is the CEO and co-founder of Flux Biosciences, Inc., a bay-area start-up that aims to bring medical grade diagnostics into the homes of consumers. In 2017, he was named to the Forbes "30 Under 30" Health Care list. He holds a degree in Biology from Stanford. After Shultz blew the whistle at Theranos, he became a source for a series of articles in The Wall Street Journal exposing the company’s dubious blood-testing practices. He was subsequently featured in the The New York Times-bestselling book Bad Blood by John Carreyrou, as well as Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary The Inventor.