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Offline fuzzyMarmot

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Bad Blood
« on: July 03, 2018, 03:42:34 AM »
The book Bad Blood:
Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
came out several weeks ago. It's about how Elizabeth Holmes founded Theranos, executed a master fraud, and became a billionaire before everything unraveled. I highly recommend it to skeptics, because it illustrates how even very smart and powerful people can succumb to deception and pseudoscience. It hits on a lot of issues discussed on the SGU (manipulation of scientific studies, failures of government regulation, motivated reasoning, etc.).

Offline Sawyer

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Re: Bad Blood
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2018, 10:34:22 PM »
Bumping this.  I second the nomination of Bad Blood as must-read for skeptics.  It is uncanny how long Holmes was able to keep the cash flowing in with a completely unworkable technology.

Plus any book that confirms Henry Kissinger is an idiot gets bonus points from me.  Yes, I'm not joking, he is actually mentioned in this book.   :P