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HBO s Elizabeth Holmes documentary tells a bloody good story of a bad con job

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Mar 15, 2019 6:30 AM 1+ mon ago

HBOs Elizabeth Holmes documentary tells a bloody good story of a bad con job

AUSTIN, Texas--While watching new documentary The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, I constantly marveled at the film's effort to do the seemingly impossible: to present Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and CEO of Theranos, as a likeable person.

For one, that's an uphill battle for a Silicon Valley burnout whose crash-and-burn reputation precedes her. For another, this documentary comes from famed takedown artist Alex Gibney, who has previously focused his filmmaking lens on the obvious-villain likes of Enron and the Church of Scientology. Shouldn't we expect the worst?

In this interview moment, Elizabeth Holmes is asked by an interviewer to "tell us a secret." She takes a long pause and answers, "I don't have many secrets." The rest of the movie suggests otherwise.

Theranos used this image on a regular basis to promote its "nanotainer" concept.

Holmes in 2015 at ...

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