Elizabeth Holmes (A): The visionary of Theranos
Case Study

Elizabeth Holmes (A): The visionary of Theranos

2 pages
July 2017
Reference: IMD-7-1917

This case outlines the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her company Theranos. The company offered a technology with the potential to revolutionize the blood drawing and analysis industry. After dropping out of Stanford and building the company over a ten-year period, Holmes moved out of ‚Äústealth mode‚ÄĚ and was soon touted as an iconic entrepreneur and the new Steve Jobs. The publication of a Wall Street Journal article, however, highlighted irregularities with the technology and Theranos‚Äôs claims thus bringing company under closer examination.

Learning Objective

Explore the role of the board in overseeing companies.

Keywords
Analysis, Corporate Governance
Settings
Theranos
2003-2016
Type
Field Research
Copyright
© 2017
Language
English
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