‘Fake it till you make it’ will live on after Theranos

With more money than ever sloshing around in technology, a guilty verdict for Elizabeth Holmes won’t kill Silicon Valley’s most notorious start-up strategy

09 January 2022 - 00:00 By Parmy Olson


When Elizabeth Holmes went to court last year to face 11 charges of defrauding investors and patients through her disgraced biotech company Theranos, it looked like Silicon Valley itself was on trial. If the court came down hard on her, it could end the “fake it till you make it” mantra that seeded so many successful tech firms...

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