Theranos: trial of Elizabeth Holmes

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Re: Theranos: trial of Elizabeth Holmes

Post by Martin_B » Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:46 am

noggins wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:50 pm
An simple grifter would have cashed out earlier. A fool in too deep would have cracked up by now. No, I think she is one of those self-deceiving bonkers psycopath bullshitters*, like L Ron Hubbard, or [alive people who can sue] They aren't liars - a liar knows the truth - reality is whatever their ego demands in the moment.


(*please enlighten me with the correct term)
Not sure of the correct term, but McKeith? Paltrow? McCarthy?
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Re: Theranos: trial of Elizabeth Holmes

Post by Grumble » Tue Jan 04, 2022 12:17 pm

Guilty on four charges, not guilty on a couple and unable to reach a verdict on a few more.
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Re: Theranos: trial of Elizabeth Holmes

Post by FlammableFlower » Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:33 pm

Not sure if this is freely accessible - Chemistry World write up - but it makes some interesting points. Mainly though is the issue that
‘This “fake it until you make it” hype machine does sometimes work in Silicon Valley, where people can make a big push and magically catch up at the last second, but if you try to do that with human tissues and biomolecules it doesn’t work.’ Lowe states. ‘You can’t just wave your hands and pretend that you’ve solved a problem.’
and Theranos was essentially entirely based upon that rationale and that it took whistleblowers to bring it to an end shows the levels of fraud involved.

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