A National Bestseller"Chilling…Reads like a West Coast version of All the President’s Men." —The New York Times Book ReviewThe full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes 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.
Published by: Knopf | Publication date: 05/21/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 320 pages
The "extraordinary" (Financial Times) instant New York Times bestseller exposing how a "modern Gatsby" swindled over $5 billion with the aid of Goldman Sachs and others--a "must read" (Booklist) tale of finance run amok and "the heist of the century" (Axios).In 2009, with the dust yet to settle on the financial crisis, a mild-mannered Wharton grad set in motion a fraud of unprecedented gall and magnitude--one that would come to symbolize the next great threat to the global financial system. The scandal is known as 1MDB, and the man behind it, Jho Low, is a figure so preposterous he might seem made up. "An epic tale of white-collar crime on a global scale" (Publishers Weekly, starred review), Billion Dollar Whale reveals how this young social climber pulled off one of the biggest heists in history. Over a half decade, Low siphoned billions from an investment fund--right under the nose of the global financial industry. Low used the money to finance elections, purchase luxury real estate, throw champagne-drenched parties, and even to finance Hollywood films like The Wolf of Wall Street.Federal agents who helped unravel Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme say the 1MDB affair will become the textbook case of financial fraud in the modern age--and its fallout is already being credited for taking down the prime minister of Malaysia. With his yacht and private jet reportedly seized by authorities and facing money-laundering charges in Malaysia, an Interpol red notice, and an ongoing U.S. Department of Justice Investigation, Low has become an international fugitive.Billion Dollar Whale will join the ranks of Liar's Poker, Den of Thieves, and Bad Blood as a classic harrowing parable of the financial world, hubris, and greed.
Published by: Hachette Books | Publication date: 09/18/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 400 pages
The inside story of the clash of two of Wall Street's biggest, richest, toughest, most aggressive players--Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman--and Herbalife, the company caught in the middleWith their billions of dollars and their business savvy, activist investors Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman have the ability to move markets with the flick of a wrist. But what happens when they run into the one thing in business they can't control: each other?This fast-paced book tells the story of the clash of these two titans over Herbalife, a nutritional supplement company whose business model Ackman questioned. Icahn decided to vouch for them, and the dispute became a years-long feud, complete with secret backroom deals, public accusations, billions of dollars in stock trades, and one dramatic insult war on live television. Wapner, who hosted that memorable TV show, has gained unprecedented access to all the players and unravels this remarkable war of egos, showing the extreme measures the participants were willing to take.When the Wolves Bite is both a rollicking, entertaining read--a great business story of money and power and pride.
Published by: PublicAffairs | Publication date: 04/24/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 232 pages
Summary & Analysis of Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup | A Guide to the Book by John Carreyrou
PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2HGTp7xJournalist John Carreyrou uncovers the scam of a century in his riveting investigative book, Bad Blood. In it, he unravels the lies told by billionaire sweetheart Elizabeth Holmes, who found her success by selling a technology that never existed--for more than 10 years. Click "Buy Now with 1-Click" to own your copy today! What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include?
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Published by: ZIP Reads | Publication date: 06/12/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 232 pages
Flynn, lion alpha of the Bad Blood Crew, has had enough of fated mates. Every time one of his crew falls in love, a crap-ton of trouble rains down behind them. Besides, he’s…Flynn. Dominant. Uncompromising. Grumpy. Tactless. Hell, he likes things his way. The last thing he needs is a female who expects him to trip over his paws trying to make her happy. Flynn protects his people and keeps them alive—period. “Happy” is not in his vocabulary. Kira has been officially dead for twenty years—raised in secret after the Dragon House of Al-Maddeiri was wiped out in a clan war when she was only a child. But now her life is unraveling: her guardian is dead, and the magical binding that hides her true nature is breaking down. If the out-of-control magic doesn’t kill her, her enemies will. Her only hope is to hunt down the last surviving member of the Lion Guard—the one man who might have the power to save her. A lifetime ago, Flynn swore an oath to the House of Al-Maddeiri, to protect their princess with his life. Now she’s back from the dead, bristling with weapons and attitude—and wanting him to honor his promise. She might be the one woman who can take on the alpha of the Bad Blood Crew and change his mind about happily ever after—if she doesn’t get him killed first…Fall in love with the Bad Blood Shifters! Smokin’ hot shifter men with hearts of gold; the strong, passionate women who love them; secrets, lies and danger—and happily ever afters.
Publication date: 11/15/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 268 pages
Lissa Ramsey left home when she was sixteen, escaping her abusive stepfather. She found refuge with a backwoods Bear God cult that seemed harmless—until its new leader, Brother Damien, forced her into a terrifying ritual that unleashed something dangerous and bloodthirsty inside her. Now she’s on the run, staying just ahead of Brother Damien, but unable to outrun the “demon” that seems to be taking over her body. Until a giant, sexy bear shifter crosses her path…Grizzly shifter Tank Morrison vowed never to rescue another damsel in distress—not after the last one led him into a shifter hunter’s trap. He and his broken-down crew barely escaped the lab where they were tormented and experimented on, and all he wants is to be left in peace. But when he sees Lissa in the local diner, obviously on the edge of survival, something in her calls powerfully to his bear—and his heart. It doesn’t take Tank long to figure out what Lissa’s inner “demon” really is. When she loses control and gets arrested for assault, he feels compelled to bail her out and take her home with him. But Brother Damien hasn’t given up his hunt for the mate he created. When he brings his shifter army to take Lissa back, Tank risks everything to protect her. Now Lissa has to turn an unbonded group of crazies and misfits into a real crew—and a family—in time to save them both. It's going to be a Thanksgiving to remember for the Bad Blood Shifters... Fall in love with the Bad Blood Shifters! Hot shifter men with hearts of gold; the strong, passionate women who love them; secrets, lies and danger—and happily ever afters.
Publication date: 04/30/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 261 pages
Concise Reading offers an in-depth and comprehensive encapsulation of "Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup" by John Carreyrou; sharing the full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers. This summary helps you to save time and money while taking in the essence and wisdom of the original book; and also provides contemplative discussions that will allow you to appreciate the book even more. This companion book contains many tantalizing sections including:• Book Summary• Background Information About The Author• Discussion QuestionsAnd much more!Get your copy and start reading immediately!*Note: This is an unofficial companion book of John Carreyrou's "Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup".-It is designed to enrich your reading experience and NOT the original book.
Publication date: 06/28/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 124 pages
Ashmole Foxe investigates two cases, both involving poisoned relationships from the past. A wealthy man dies amongst his own guests and a series of murders occupy centre stage at one of Norwich’s main theatres.Foxe is approached by the mayor of Norwich and the manager of one of its oldest theatres, both wanting him to investigate sudden, baffling deaths. Foxe loathes the theatre manager, so he does all he can to avoid being drawn into the man's tale of ghostly apparitions and the murder of a has-been actor. Instead, he turns to the mayor’s request — to solve the killing of a rich merchant. In the end, of course, his curiosity is going to drag him into investigating both mysteries.How did someone stab the merchant as he was hosting a grand masquerade ball surrounded by his guests — without anyone seeing what happened? What has an actress dead for twenty years to do with the murder of someone who shouldn’t even have been in the current cast? Urged on by cryptic messages from a local Cunning Woman and supported by his extended household and the street-children of the city, Foxe is soon entangled in webs of secrecy and deceit going back into the past and outwards as far as London itself.“Bad Blood Will Out” is Book 4 of the Ashmole Foxe mystery series. Like the rest, it’s set in the fascinating world of 1760s England. The story shows how betrayal, greed, ambition and grief lead to a toxic mix of thwarted passions, grim obsession and slow-burning hatred. Before the end, it’s going to bring Foxe face-to-face with the most callous, cold-hearted and remorseless killer he has ever known.
Published by: Ridge & Bourne | Publication date: 03/07/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 236 pages
His former best friend is begging for Xander’s protection.He can’t help her. He can’t even help himself.Ever since he was Turned by his ex-girlfriend, Xander and his panther have been one homicidal rage from having to be put down. Now his only goal is to leave his beloved crew before they’re the ones that have to do it.Jenny will do anything to keep her baby son out of the hands of the Broken Hill Clan, who want to raise him to be a killer. Her last hope is to beg protection from her old friend Xander, the wildest of the notorious Bad Blood Crew—and the man who broke her heart.But Jenny’s keeping secrets—secrets that can rip Xander’s life to pieces all over again. Can Jenny trust Xander with everything? And can he become the mate she needs, before the Broken Hill Clan destroys everything they love?If you love hot passionate shifters, unlikely heroes, heart-pounding danger and some laugh-out loud moments, you’ll love the Bad Blood Crew! Grab Xander and Jenny’s story now, and start falling in love!
Publication date: 09/01/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 242 pages
By day, Jasmin Wildacre is an out-of-work chef who spends half her time cooking for her crew, and the other half trying to keep them from killing each other over eggnog and murdered inflatable snowmen. But by night, she’s the Demon Queen of the Amazon, the star attraction of an illegal cage fighting club. Making her opponents submit, fight after fight, is the only thing that keeps her jaguar from going postal. Brody Jameson has too many secrets, and all of them cost money to keep hidden. Cage fighting is the only way he can keep himself afloat, and only as long as he keeps winning. But when all his winnings are stolen, he has to team up with the Demon Queen to get them back. It doesn’t take Brody long to find his demon’s softer side, and to fall head over heels for the sexy jaguar. But where Jasmin comes from, the soft are weak, and the weak get crushed. Can Brody’s love pierce the armor around Jasmin’s heart before all his secrets come crashing down around him, and destroy them both? Or can courage and a little magic—and some Bad Blood badass—give Jasmin and Brody a Merry Christmas and a Happy Ever After?Fall in love with the Bad Blood Shifters! Smokin’ hot shifter men with hearts of gold; the strong, passionate women who love them; secrets, lies and danger—and happily ever afters.
Publication date: 06/08/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 243 pages