Good YouTube video where Reason’s Nick Gillespie interviews The Wall Street Journal’s John Carreyrou about the Theranos debacle.
The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos–and the apparent sheer corruption at the company’s core–will certainly be the subject of many books in the next few years, but this interview with The Wall Street Journal’s John Carreyrou is a fascinating introduction to the scandal. Carreyrou played a major role in exposing Theranos, to the point where he was targeted by the company and its employees for his reporting.
This anecdote about an all-hands meeting at Theranos from a Vanity Fair profile of Holmes gives an idea of just how much Carreyrou was hated by the company,
After he wrapped up, the leaders of Theranos stood before their employees and surveyed the room. Then a chant erupted. “Fuck you . . .,” employees began yelling in unison, “Carreyrou.” It began to grow louder still. “Fuck you, Carreyrou!” Soon men and women in lab coats, and programmers in T-shirts and jeans, joined in. They were chanting with fervor: “Fuck you, Carreyrou!,” they cried out. “Fuck you, Carreyrou! Fuck. You. Carrey-rou!”