Elizabeth Holmes’ Downfall Has Been Explained Deeply — By Men

No one seems to have listened to the Theranos founder in her own words. Until Now.

Jul 31, 2018 · 8 min read
U.S. President Bill Clinton speaks as Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos listens during the closing session of the Clinton Global Initiative 2015 on September 29, 2015 in New York City — JP Yim/Getty Images

By Virginia Heffernan

Maybe Elizabeth Holmes, whom a grand jury indicted last month for fraud, never should have asked herself, “What would you do if you knew you could not fail?”

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