RSVP for our Books on Tap discussion at our Meet up page Stratford Bookclub & Social Hub. Don't forget to stop by the library to borrow a copy of the book. We'll get settled, order food/drinks, and catch up with everyone at 7pm on Tuesday, December 18th at The Sitting Duck Tavern. Our book discussion starts at 7:30pm. Cheers!
We usually meet upstairs at the Sitting Duck. If stairs aren't for you we can arrange to meet on the first floor just let us know.
Join us to discuss John Carreyrou’s Bad Blood. It is the story of Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "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 fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work.
A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.