Myth-Making

Myth-Making

Update: 2019-01-23291
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On the premiere episode of The Dropout, you'll meet a young Elizabeth Holmes. Convinced of her own destiny even as a young child, she would come to drop out of Stanford in her late teens, intending to mold herself after the great tech icons of our time. Her obsession with Steve Jobs -- down to his signature black turtlenecks -- would become particularly pronounced as she launched her company Theranos.



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Commentsย (15)

Steven Moreno

Greed makes people blind to reality.

Apr 24th
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Pickle Head

Hmmmm fishy business ๐ŸŸ

Apr 9th
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Michael Jakubowicz

wonderful example of how much blind faith everyone has in pedigrees

Mar 26th
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Brooke Venning

this investor talking about how it would be presumptuous of this 20-something yr old girl who has no business background but her family USED to be in business and they have a hospital named after them so she magically has aptitude in both areas... ๐Ÿ˜‚. Wtf? I'm pretty sure that, though you may inherit a degree of your parents' intelligence, you don't inherit talent for things that generally take quite a bit of education. ๐Ÿ™„

Mar 22nd
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Agam Gujral

Brooke Venning it's also about the creativity she has, all you need is creativity to be successful, we mediocre lack that indispensable skill.

Apr 22nd
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Agam Gujral

Brooke Venning i agree, however, genes can be a huge factor, you can inherit the talents of ancestors, however, this may be very rare. Nice Point Btw

Apr 22nd
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Rudy TheCat

Another dangerous and pathetic sociopath.

Mar 22nd
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Minotaur

Rudy TheCat Agreed. As someone whose health depends on accurate blood tests, I hope this woman does 20 years in prison and reflects ob her actions and lies.

Jun 15th
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PanamaJoe

Excellent, a great addition to the book if youโ€™ve read it. Very interesting clips from depositions etc. and itโ€™s all

Feb 14th
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Heather Boylen

is anyone else having problem with it playing at 9:10 mark?

Jan 30th
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Nicola Gastaldi

Heather Boylen Yes, me too. On any podcast platform, even on iTunes.

Jan 30th
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mary trujillo

this is a great pod cast! very informative!

Jan 29th
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Matthew Cibellis

o m g keep it up. this is truly great. im so glad to listen to the b.s. being exposed and commenting along the way about this generational honesty gap.

Jan 27th
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