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Theranos: How the cult of the entrepreneur went too far

Big Think
Big Think
8 months ago|74 views

The cult of the startup founder and our reverence for entrepreneurialism shouldn’t excuse wrongdoing, says Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter John Carreyrou. The story of the Silicon Valley startup Theranos is a prime lesson where the celebrated founder was able to cut many corners, put lives in danger, and commit fraud without anyone questioning her for years.