The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley – Documentary Review
By Daniel Godin (DanielGodin.ORG)
Before watching this documentary I was vaguely aware of Theranos and it’s apparent fraud. This documentary really shined the light on it’s founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes, who was trying to find a way to make blood testing more affordable and faster, while only using a fraction of blood.
I think what this documentary does best is show how much people can deceive not only others, but themselves into believing something is true, when it isn’t. Watching Elizabeth talking to media and others really gave me an uncomfortable feeling. There is something there that isn’t right, but it’s not easy to put a finger on it.
I recommend this documentary to anyone who is interested in business or silicon valley or a view into the nature of a true believer, despite obvious evidence.
⅘ – Recommended.