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First Year Experience Teaching Resources. Blood and Earth. In the course of his reporting, Bales began to notice a pattern emerging: Where slavery existed, so did massive, unchecked environmental destruction. But why?
Bales set off to find the answer in a fascinating and moving journey that took him into the lives of modern-day slaves and along a supply chain that leads directly to the cellphones in our pockets. It spread the story that the United States Army was using its devices on the battlefield and in Afghanistan — a fabrication. He introduces scores of characters and, after a while, it becomes hard to keep track of them.
In describing these many players he sometimes relies on stereotypes. In the end, Carreyrou got the Boies treatment — angry but ultimately hollow threats of a lawsuit.
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Holmes also pleaded with Rupert Murdoch — the power behind The Wall Street Journal and, as it happened, her biggest investor — to kill the story. The company also settled private suits. Federal regulators, already on the trail, found numerous violations, including sloppy lab procedures and unreliable equipment. Carreyrou has reported that Theranos is under criminal investigation and probably headed for liquidation.
The first line of defense should have been the board, and its failure was shocking.
Some of the directors displayed a fawning devotion to Holmes — in effect becoming cheerleaders rather than overseers. There is a larger moral here: The people in the trenches know best.
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The V. Even outsiders could have spotted red flags, but averted their eyes as if they wanted to believe. Fishy excuses — Holmes blamed a production delay on an earthquake in Japan — were blithely accepted. When a Walgreens team visited Theranos it pointedly asked for — and was denied — permission to see the lab.
A company consultant pleaded that the chain not go ahead with in-store clinics.