April 28, 2022

Guest Comment: The tangled web of Elizabeth Holmes

Louisville Business First, April 27, 2022

In a spectacular fall from grace, after a four-month trial in San Jose, California, Elizabeth Holmes was convicted early this year on federal criminal charges of defrauding investors in connection with her failed blood testing business, Theranos.

How did Holmes go from being the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world and a celebrated entrepreneur, appearing on magazine covers and being one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People,” to convicted felon? What lessons can be drawn from this contemporary Greek tragedy, which will be the subject of a feature film starring Louisville native and Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence as Elizabeth Holmes?

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