Nick Bilton in Vanity Fair writing about life inside post-expose Theranos. Elizabeth Holmes gonna Elizabeth Holmes:
Despite the chaos, she believed that Theranos could still be saved, and she had an unconventional plan for redemption. That September, according to the two former executives, Holmes asked her security detail and one of her drivers to escort her to the airport in her designated black Cadillac Escalade. She flew first class across the country and was subsequently chauffeured to a dog breeder who supplied her with a 9-week-old Siberian husky. The puppy had long white paws, and a grey and black body. Holmes had already picked out a name: Balto.
It gets worse. Read the piece.
And, it goes without saying, if you haven’t ready John Carreyrou’s book Bad Blood, do. It appears to finally be out on paperback.
I got to the end and wondered – how successful could we all be if we each had just one tenth of Holmes’ self-assurance? Remarkable. And dangerous, of course.