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Framgångsagan that was a miljardbluff
"Framgångsagan that was a miljardbluff"

"Pod, ”The dropout” shows a healthy scepticism towards the Silicon valley-the myths"

"This is a kulturartikel which is a part of Aftonbladet's opinionsjournalistik."

"Elizabeth Holmes has an intense gaze, she never see the twinkle. Glow, the dark voice (who she trained) and the message seem irresistible. Despite the fact that her ”invention” – to take blood test in a simpler way – condemned as impossible according to the laws of physics teachers at Stanford, she manages to build a huge hajp around his hälsoteknikföretag Theranos, which is best valued at several billion."

"Recently released HBO Nordic The inventor: Out for blood in the Silicon Valley, a two hours long documentary film on Holmes, but far more fascinating and in-depth is the pod The dropout by Rebecca Jarvis at ABC radio."

"we follow Elizabeth Holmes, from her affluent childhood, through the time at Stanford university she dropped out to start company Theranos, until she, as a 19-year-old became the world's youngest, female billionaire (of self-earned money). "

"the Idea of a simpler and cheaper way to take the blood test got to Holmes early, and, like his idol Steve Jobs she hoped to revolutionize the world. The only snag was getting the idea to work in practice. When the time goes by without Theranos successful in delivering what they promised distorted the corporate culture from the sectarian salvation against the paranoid manipulation."

"Elizabeth Holmes continues to charm the money out of both small and large investors before the bubble bursts in 2015 after a review by John Carreyrou in The Wall Street journal. Now she awaits the trial, and faces up to 20 years in prison for, among other things, fraud."


"A strength of The dropout is its deep scepticism towards the Silicon Valley and the sick cult around success stories as Steve Jobs. When Elizabeth Holmes showed up, she was a breath of fresh air in a male-dominated industry, and the people loved the picture she painted of herself, the story she conveyed. "

"When we very much want to believe that something is true, there is a great risk that we turn a deaf ear against all the thunderous alarm bells. It showed Billy McFarland and his infamous Fyre festival, depicted in the Netflix documentary the Fyre, and it shows Elizabeth Holmes. Common for them both is the emptiness they radiate – behind his charming surface."

"2 april, the Track is finally back. Season seven is about the so-called Brandkärrsmordet where a man was sentenced to life based on a sjuårings testimony."

"In To live and die in LA is leaving Rolling Stone-the reporter Neil Strauss its journalistroll to actively search for the missing Macedonian actress Adea Shabani, and is, according to his own admission dödshotad in the process."

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