Ethics book club: Bad blood - Secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup (Fully Booked)
Wed 03 Jul 19 at Williamsons Tavern, London

CFA UK’s Ethics Committee is launching a new series of events to further promote professionalism and the value of ethics. The Ethics Book Club, launching on 3 July 2019, will offer members a chance to get together and discuss the impact and ramifications that recent high profile ethical dilemmas have created. The first book to be discussed is ‘Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup' by John Carreyrou.

 The first book club will dicuss 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 revolutionise 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 billion, putting Holmes’s worth at an estimated .7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work.

We recommend that you register for this session as soon as possible and give yourself enough time to read the book in preparation for the event.

You can purchase a copy of the book here.


When and where?

Wednesday 03 July 19

Registration: 18:00
Event: 18:00 - 20:00

Williamsons Tavern, 1 Groveland Court, London EC4M 9EH
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Member - £0
Non-member - £50

This is eligible for 1.5 CPD hours