Silicon Valley travel prescription

 

Small Fry (Memoir) by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

A brilliant memoir by the daughter of the late Steve Jobs (Apple co-founder) whose story narrates her journey to integrate two entirely different worlds with parents who could not be more different in order to find her own unique identity and place in the world. A story about hardship, love, home and family.

ks to read this September is Lisa Brennan-Jobs' new book "Small Fry". A brilliant memoir by the daughter of the late Steve Jobs (Apple co-founder) whose story narrates her journey to integrate two entirely different worlds with parents who could not be more different in order to find her own unique identity and place in the world. A story about hardship, love, home and family

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Bad Blood: Secrets in a Silicon Valley Startup (Non-fiction) by John Carreyrou

One of the biggest corporate frauds since Enron, prize-winning journalist John Carreyrou, ambitiously tells the story of a young female CEO and Stanford dropout, Elizabeth Holmes, and her company Theranos who sought to change the medical world through the provision of instant blood testing. So powerful was the idea, concept and story, the company was initially valued at US$9 billion only to come crashing down on the stark realisation that there was no technology that could do this yet, despite Holmes’s persistent claims to the contrary. 

Endless testing at Walgreens led to inaccurate results putting patients at risk. Theranos struggled to get it right. 

A fine piece of good old-fashioned investigative journalism by Carreyrou, who interviewed more than 60 Theranos employees as well as test patients and doctors to get to the bottom of the story.

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