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  • Bad Blood

  • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
  • Written by: John Carreyrou
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
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In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose start-up “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 fund-raising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’ worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great and informative book

  • By Jonah Ferguson on 2019-06-29

Wow - Must Read!

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Reviewed: 2019-01-08

I knew a bit about the Theranos scandal but after reading this jaw-dropping page-turner book I was in absolute awe and disgust about Elizabeth Holme’s fraudulent tactics and sociopathic tendencies. The book is so well-written and the story so unbelievable you forget that it’s actually a true story. I applause and thank John C’s courage to push through Theranos’s startup mafia collective and get this story out to the public before any more lives were ruined.

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  • Zero to One

  • Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
  • Written by: Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
  • Narrated by: Blake Masters
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 229

The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won't create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren't learning from them. It's easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But every time we create something new, we go from 0 to 1.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing! I will probably listen 5x more

  • By Ryan McRae on 2019-08-21

Wow - Best book on startups and more

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Reviewed: 2018-06-05

I wish I read this book sooner, it’s one of my favorite books of all time. Amazing well explained information on startups, the economy, and human behavior.

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  • Think and Grow Rich

  • Written by: Napoleon Hill
  • Narrated by: Russ Williams
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 360

"Think and Grow Rich" is a motivational personal development and selfhelp audiobook written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by a suggestion from Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie. While the title implies that this book deals only with how to achieve monetary wealth, the author explains that the philosophy taught in the book can be used to help individuals do or be almost anything they want in this world.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best deceived stories

  • By Michael Gerth on 2019-03-15

Legendary Book Everyone Needs to Read

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Reviewed: 2018-01-27

This is the second time I read this book, but this time via Audible. Def worth the read multiple times and a life changer.

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