So… which one of these is closer to reality? Fascinating, the gulf between them.
In the meantime, the article about the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is both tragic and disturbing. How do such fake valuations get passed along so easily? Or is that the case?
And then there is this:
In some ways, the near-universal adoration of Holmes reflected her extraordinary comportment. In others, however, it reflected the Valleyâ€™s own narcissism. Finally, it seemed, there was a female innovator who was indeed able to personify the Valleyâ€™s vision of itselfâ€”someone who was endeavoring to make the world a better place.
The old question: did history make the person, or the person make history? She came along at the right time to inherit $4 billion from investors and valuation of her company. And yet, it seems, it was vaporware all along.
And, is it worth giving up your soul, for twenty pieces of silver?