Virtual Book Club - Bad Blood:  Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

Virtual Book Club - Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

Mon, Apr 19
1:00pm to 2:00pm CT

Description

The Mayo Clinic book discussion group hosted by the Program in Professionalism and Values and the Lavins Center for Humanities in Medicine will facilitate a new discussion on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 1:00 CST.  Open to ALL Mayo Clinic staff and students at ALL locations.

This book speaks to themes related to Mayo Clinic Values, professionalism, humanism, hope, and healing.  We offer this opportunity to come together to share responses to the book and discuss its application to our work.

From the Publisher:  In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the next Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with its breakthrough device, which performed the whole range of laboratory tests from a single drop of blood.

 

There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work. Erroneous results put patients in danger, leading to misdiagnoses and unnecessary treatments.

 

Rigorously reported and fearlessly written, Bad Blood is a gripping story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron—a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.

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Contact
Contact humanitiesrochester@mayo.edu with questions.

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