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Elizabeth Holmes (B): The downfall

Anand Narasimhan

By Professor Anand NarasimhanAnand Narasimhan and Nancy Lane

This case outlines the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her company Theranos. The company offered a technology with the potential to revolutionize the blood drawing and analysis industry. After dropping out of Stanford and building the company over a ten-year period, Holmes moved out of “stealth mode” and was soon touted as an iconic entrepreneur and the new Steve Jobs. The publication of a Wall Street Journal article, however, highlighted irregularities with the technology and Theranos’s claims thus bringing company under closer examination.

Learning Objective

Explore the role of the board in overseeing companies.
Keywords Analysis, Corporate Governance
Settings Theranos
Type Field Research
Copyright ©2017
Language English
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