Meet The World's Latest Self-Made Multi-Billionaire: Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos

Panther

Pigeon
Jnx said:
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No free pass for the smirking white guy!
 
BlueMark said:
I had good grades and great test scores and still got rejected from Stanford. I'm Asian American.

Fuck all these people.

If the recent controversy involving Harvard's admissions has taught us anything, it's that the top universities don't want Asians anymore.

Odd that the media has been relatively silent on this obvious racism. Little to no coverage. If it were against any other ethnic group (people with African, Middle Eastern, or even Mexican descent), there would be angry mobs at the front gate threatening to burn it all down.
 

Aurini

Ostrich
Cattle Rustler said:
Lol, I can tell Aurini hasn't been around Asians long enough.

Dude, last summer I figured a fool proof method to win over a Chinese mother, and convince her that you're not a loser, but rather, the perfect Ghuey Lao that her daughter desperately needs to marry:

Break up with the daughter.
 

BlueMark

Woodpecker
Gold Member
Dirtyblueshirt said:
If the recent controversy involving Harvard's admissions has taught us anything, it's that the top universities don't want Asians anymore.

Odd that the media has been relatively silent on this obvious racism. Little to no coverage. If it were against any other ethnic group (people with African, Middle Eastern, or even Mexican descent), there would be angry mobs at the front gate threatening to burn it all down.

It's not in the Asian cultural DNA to rebel against the establishment. The establishment probably understands that despite the affirmative action policies, Asian American tiger moms will do everything they can to send their kids (daughters included) through the academic gauntlet to secure a place at the table of the managerial class. Paying a ton for a house in a district with good schools, piano lessons, etc.

What Elizabeth Holmes' parents did with her, you'll find repeated a thousand times in school districts in California with 50%+ Asian American population.
 

BlueMark

Woodpecker
Gold Member
The old, real Silicon Valley is officially dead. Where intelligent, hard-working white and Asian men lose out in Stanford admissions and funding to this disgrace of a woman.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/02/inside-elizabeth-holmess-final-months-at-theranos

Flying first class, having a chauffeur, renting a mansion, and bringing a Siberian husky dog that wasn't potty trained to work.

But Holmes had other ideas. Despite the chaos, she believed that Theranos could still be saved, and she had an unconventional plan for redemption. That September, according to the two former executives, Holmes asked her security detail and one of her drivers to escort her to the airport in her designated black Cadillac Escalade. She flew first class across the country and was subsequently chauffeured to a dog breeder who supplied her with a 9-week-old Siberian husky. The puppy had long white paws, and a grey and black body. Holmes had already picked out a name: Balto.

...

In Silicon Valley, founders and C.E.O.s often embrace a signature idiosyncrasy as a personal branding device. Steve Jobs wore the same black turtleneck every day and tended to only park in handicap spots. Mark Zuckerberg went through a phase during which he would only eat the meat of animals he had personally killed. Shigeru Miyamoto, the Nintendo video-game legend, is so obsessed with estimating the size of things that he carries around a tape measure. It can get even weirder. Peter Thiel has expressed an interest in the restorative properties of blood transfusions from young people. Jack Dorsey drinks a strange lemon-water concoction every morning, and goes on 10-day silent retreats while wearing designer clothing and an Apple Watch. Holmes, too, had seemingly cherry-picked from her elders. She wore a black turtleneck, drank strange green juices, traveled with armed guards, and spoke in a near baritone. In an industry full of oddballs, Holmes—a blonde WASP from the D.C. area—seemed hell-bent on cultivating a reputation as an iconoclastic weirdo. Having Balto seemed to help fortify the image.


Immediately after returning to California, Holmes decided that Balto would hardly leave her side on the quest to save Theranos. Each day, Holmes would wake up with Balto at the nearly empty Los Altos mansion that she was renting about six miles from her company’s headquarters. (Theranos covered the house’s rent.) Soon after, one of her two drivers, sometimes her two security personnel, and even sometimes one of her two assistants, would pick them up, and set off for work. And for the rest of the day, Balto would stroll through the labs with his owner. Holmes brushed it off when the scientists protested that the dog hair could contaminate samples. But there was another problem with Balto, too. He wasn’t potty-trained. Accustomed to the undomesticated life, Balto frequently urinated and defecated at will throughout Theranos headquarters. While Holmes held board meetings with people like Henry Kissinger, Balto could be found in the corner of the room relieving himself while a frenzied assistant was left to clean up the mess.

Acting like everything is okay even as things started unraveling for Theranos. Still trying to play power mommy to her dog.

Yet through all of this, former employees of the company have told me, Holmes had a bizarre way of acting like nothing was wrong. Even more peculiarly, she appeared happy. “The company is falling apart, there are countless indictments piling up, employees are leaving in droves, and Elizabeth is just weirdly chipper,” a former senior executive told me. One former board member also noted that Holmes would come to board meetings “chirpy” and acting as if everything was “great.” She would walk up to people in the office who could have just testified in front of the S.E.C., or been questioned by lawyers at the F.D.A., and she would give them a hug and ask how they were doing. She was so confident that the company would be fine, executives who worked with her said, that she enrolled Balto in a search-and-rescue program. Holmes spent weekends training him to find people in an emergency. Unfortunately, huskies are not bred for rescue; they are long-distance runners, and Balto failed out.

Seeing herself as the victim and blaming others.

When I asked the former executive close to Holmes if she has come to regret what happened, the response surprised me. “Elizabeth sees herself as the victim,” this person said. “She blames John Carreyrou, she blames David Boies, and she blames Heather King.” Boies, the star lawyer, had sat on Theranos’s board, and represented the company during the Carreyrou crisis. King, Theranos’s general counsel for 15 months, overlapped with this period. (King now works at Boies’s firm.) Holmes, according to the former employees, blames the lawyers for giving her bad advice, and their inability to contain the bad press stemming from Carreyrou’s reporting.

:hamster2:

But surely now she's been disgraced and has become a pariah who is headed for abject poverty, right?

Holmes is currently living in San Francisco in a luxury apartment. She’s engaged to a younger hospitality heir, who also works in tech. She wears his M.I.T. signet ring on a necklace and the couple regularly post stories on Instagram professing their love for each other. She reliably looks “chirpy” and “chipper.” She’s also abandoned the black-turtleneck look and now dresses in athleisure, the regrettable attire of our age. Notably, she is far from a hermit. She tells former colleagues, according to the two executives, that she is greeted by well-wishers on the street who are rooting for her resurrection. It’s a stark contrast to many of her old colleagues. Former Theranos employees I have spoken to have relayed horror stories about their inability to find work after leaving the company, now with a permanent stain on their résumé.

:facepalm3:
 

SlickyBoy

Hummingbird
BlueMark said:
Holmes is currently living in San Francisco in a luxury apartment. She’s engaged to a younger hospitality heir, who also works in tech. She wears his M.I.T. signet ring on a necklace and the couple regularly post stories on Instagram professing their love for each other. She reliably looks “chirpy” and “chipper.” She’s also abandoned the black-turtleneck look and now dresses in athleisure, the regrettable attire of our age. Notably, she is far from a hermit. She tells former colleagues, according to the two executives, that she is greeted by well-wishers on the street who are rooting for her resurrection. It’s a stark contrast to many of her old colleagues. Former Theranos employees I have spoken to have relayed horror stories about their inability to find work after leaving the company, now with a permanent stain on their résumé.

Should be easy to find out who that is, though you can imagine how beta he must be. Got curious for a moment and tried to find the referenced instagram shots. Didn't find those, but discovered that unbelievably, she still has the Theranos-themed page up with old tweets from the glory days of the scam. Maybe her lawyer told her not to take it down to avoid the appearance of spoliating evidence, but either way it's a train wreck of delusion: https://twitter.com/eholmes2003



And as for Asians and education, once upon a time white many people used to behave this way too. Now, even in upper middle class white families who supposedly want the best for their kids, they bitch about too much homework. I've heard some white families move out of the area if there is too much homework for their kids! Case in point - no Asian (FOBs, anyway) parents write or even read articles like this about the woes of homework.
 
godfather dust said:
Corinth Arkadin said:
To this day, I still wait in vain for the story to break that Liz Holmes was [email protected] by a pack of crackhead Canadians looking to pipe up.

Could you explain...
Are you a crackhead Canadian? Nonsense post.

Maybe you should get used to terminology before you poast. Are you new to the internets?

Pro-Tip: You can google the usage of "Canadian" in the food service industry and see what it means.

Thanx For Playing.
 

Abelard Lindsey

Woodpecker
In the old days (70's and 80's) start-ups started in garages and ran "lean" until they became profitable enough to either do an IPO or be bought up by another company. Apple is the textbook example of this. I remember when Delorean Motor Cars folded in '82 that one of the criticisms of John Delorean himself is that he lived extravagantly and had an extravagant office in NYC when there was no reason for him to have his office there (the manufacturing facility was in Northern Ireland, the cars sold nation-wide). "Inc" magazine actually made a big deal about this extravagance and ended up saying the Delorean was not a "real" entrepreneur because of it.

We are a long, long way from the way the start-up scene was described in Richard White's book "The Entrepreneur's Manual".
 

Handsome Creepy Eel

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Catholic
Gold Member
BlueMark said:
Holmes is currently living in San Francisco in a luxury apartment. She’s engaged to a younger hospitality heir, who also works in tech.

If I was this "younger hospitality heir"'s father, I'd disown him and leave my entire inheritance to Mercy Corps.
 
Abelard Lindsey said:
That the Ivy League (including Stanford) discriminates against Asian-Americans is one symptom of it's intellectual and moral decline.

Bub - sit down - all universities, government offices - heck even large corporations discriminate against:

1) Asians (if you are somewhat Chinese, Korean or Japanese in heritage)
2) Whites

Instead they promote people on the new Social Justice oppression class:
- female
- Muslim/non-Christian including Jew (you gotta mention your grandparents being Holocoust survivors in your Harvard application)
- most non-White races - blacks being singled out due to slavery and racism even if your grandparents were millionaires already

Special spots are reserved for all of those groups pushing them to the front while Asians and non-Jewish Whites get shafted. Currently meritocratic Asians or Whites are thus truly exceptional hires at Ivy Leagues or big globohomo corporations. This is why James Damore had to be a genius-level nerd:

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Meanwhile other Google employees look like a freakshow and are just the useless eaters carried by the Damores and Yangs at Google:

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The same goes for scores and scores of companies and institutions where as a Mexican, black or Indian you get a literal diversity certification and your business gets a HUGE GIGANTIC LEG UP BECAUSE THE COMPANIES AND INSTITUTIONS ARE FORCED BY LAW TO HIRE A DIVERSITY BUSINESS OWNER - THERE IS A LITERAL SCORE THAT THEY HAVE TO KEEP! And it does not matter whether the business is more expansive or offers a service half as good as from the other guy - you still have to hire him or her or they/them/otherkin.

The universities are just a tiny fraction of the entire problem - they still accept good people, but you have the same issue as with Google. You have the White and Asian geniuses who sit in class with Michelle Obamas who could hardly string together 2 sentences and who could only study racial grevience class. At least back in the 1970s Jared Taylor said that every black guy on campus was not only super-smart, but a tough motherfucker on top of that. Most blacks in Harvard in the 1970s were as smart or smarter than all other applicants. But that is how a civilization collapses over time - at least the Chinese don't do any of the sort except financially based nepotism, but that isn't as destructive.
 

Abelard Lindsey

Woodpecker
Simeon_Strangelight,

The second image is quite a freakshow representation of Google's employees. Can you tell me where I might view it for myself? I'm in a mood for some entertainment.
 

BlueMark

Woodpecker
Gold Member
https://www.thecut.com/2019/03/why-did-elizabeth-holmes-use-a-fake-deep-voice.html

If you hunt around online, you can sometimes find YouTube videos in which Holmes can be heard using that real voice before catching herself and deepening it, but these videos have a tendency to be taken down after a day or two. This, of course, only makes me more interested. Holmes is obviously guilty of many more serious crimes, but faking one’s voice is just weird, and embarrassing, in much the same way that bad toupees are: they place one’s bodily insecurities center stage. Plus, now she’ll have to do this voice for the rest of her life (?), and it’s all I can think about. The internet’s reaction to the podcast, and to Bad Blood, John Carreyrou’s book about Theranos, suggests I’m not alone.

Where was the media wondering about the authenticity of her voice BEFORE the scandal happened?
 

AneroidOcean

Hummingbird
Gold Member
BlueMark said:
https://www.thecut.com/2019/03/why-did-elizabeth-holmes-use-a-fake-deep-voice.html

If you hunt around online, you can sometimes find YouTube videos in which Holmes can be heard using that real voice before catching herself and deepening it, but these videos have a tendency to be taken down after a day or two. This, of course, only makes me more interested. Holmes is obviously guilty of many more serious crimes, but faking one’s voice is just weird, and embarrassing, in much the same way that bad toupees are: they place one’s bodily insecurities center stage. Plus, now she’ll have to do this voice for the rest of her life (?), and it’s all I can think about. The internet’s reaction to the podcast, and to Bad Blood, John Carreyrou’s book about Theranos, suggests I’m not alone.

Where was the media wondering about the authenticity of her voice BEFORE the scandal happened?

https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/8the8u/elizabeth_holmes_speaking_in_her_real_voice_for_a/
 
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