How Elizabeth Holmes sold the idea of Theranos to employees, investors: Nightline Part 1/2

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  • Published on Jan 24, 2019
  • Holmes' technology promised to run hundreds of tests from just a drop or two of blood, but it was a promise she would never fulfill.
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    'Nightline' documentary, podcast: 'The Dropout,' the story of Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos --- abcn.ws/2SYNUY7

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  • Jessica Loza
    Jessica Loza 11 minutes ago

    Imagine laying on your bed at night and listening to that voice behind you..😂😂😂

  • crystal B
    crystal B Hour ago

    She's a sociopath. Sociopaths use their strengths to get what they want. All the arguing about whether this was female/white privilege are moot points. No, shit. If she had been a black dude, there would have been the same argument by those who still can't let affirmative action go...
    TBH anyone with any knowledge would be skeptical of this from the gate. If it ain't blood sugar or hemocrit...or a simple antibody test, it probably ain't ever gonna happen. I didn't know anything about this until it blew up, but she literally sold a fairy tale.

  • Pinky Linky
    Pinky Linky Hour ago

    I can't stand this woman ...when is her trial? She should be going to jail soon?

  • madblade
    madblade Hour ago

    Proof that people are gullible idiots that believe what they want, that's why Apple is so successful selling garbage to idiots.

  • Fernanda Mendez
    Fernanda Mendez Hour ago

    The voice?

  • Vivian Huang
    Vivian Huang 4 hours ago

    I feel like Theranos is just like my middle school research projects. I would like make an “invention” but like half-assed explaining how it works

  • Alex Vidakovic
    Alex Vidakovic 5 hours ago

    The way she looks and nods the head, to me, painfully obviously suggests mild sociopathy.

  • helenevienna
    helenevienna 5 hours ago

    Are you a self made billionair now if you were given investment money? Lol that is such an arrogant thing to say

  • Tara Gragg
    Tara Gragg 6 hours ago

    Statisticians. Love them.

  • Tara Gragg
    Tara Gragg 6 hours ago

    This is worse than that guy who tried to sell Uber yachts and mansions back in the early 2000s.

  • Tara Gragg
    Tara Gragg 6 hours ago

    Who stole it from her?

  • Kenny Fernand
    Kenny Fernand 6 hours ago +1

    give me 0.01% of that money and I will thrive. won't drop out of college but.........

  • Pasta Zi Bearlid
    Pasta Zi Bearlid 7 hours ago

    She honestly needs to blink. Her eyes look like they'll pop out any minute now.

  • Matthew Caldwell
    Matthew Caldwell 8 hours ago

    This is how stupid silicon valley is. Put a pie- eyed psychopath in a turtleneck and their own messiah myth will have them shoving money at her.

  • JackassHill
    JackassHill 9 hours ago

    It just goes to show you that the wealthiest, most powerful people in this country aren't necessarily intelligent. Where an unsuspecting consumer can be fooled by a telemarketer, these people were fooled on a much larger scale. To make an investment like that w/o consulting technicians and engineers to validate whether or not this technology was feasible, they invested their money into a righteous idea. Others then followed them like lemmings.
    I thought the best part of the whole doc wasn't even the Theranos content. It was the lie detector experiment. Even though one knew they were lying, they could pass a lie detector, because they were lying for a philanthropic purpose. They were of clear conscience, and as such there was no internal conflict. To me, that experiment alone was a greater breakthrough than Theranos' actual technology ever came close to being.
    I do think that many great inventors, especially in Silicon Valley, are mentally unstable people. You have to be, to some degree, to sell investors at such a magnitude on an intangible idea. The investors are making high stakes bets. Not necessarily on the technology. They're betting on people. The inventors, themselves. Though I believe Holmes has serious mental health problems, it's very possible that she whole heartedly believed in what she was doing. She was the ultimate salesman, and the wealthy and powerful pushed their chips into the pot of a lunatic.

  • Pro Gamer
    Pro Gamer 10 hours ago

    She looks like robot

  • Greg Murphey
    Greg Murphey 10 hours ago

    Another phony, sick person who far from "changing the world", makes the world far more insane and meaningless than it already was because of losers like this.

  • Mayank Gupta
    Mayank Gupta 11 hours ago

    She reminds me of Zuckerberg

  • Karadjordje
    Karadjordje 12 hours ago

    She’s so unlikable I cannot believe so many people bought in to this bitch

  • John Rife
    John Rife 13 hours ago

    Her board of directors was loaded with conservative heavyweights. Of course she was a liar.

  • John Rife
    John Rife 13 hours ago +1

    Im glad Betsy Devos lost money.

  • brickscity77
    brickscity77 15 hours ago

    Psychotic Ass Bitch

  • twounits
    twounits 17 hours ago

    How fucken stupid can people be. Seriously.

  • lady yaya
    lady yaya 18 hours ago

    Her eyes suggested she was pretty crazy, lol. Everyone overlooked it. The lady is a sociopath

    • JackassHill
      JackassHill 8 hours ago

      Well, Michael Jackson talked and dressed like Mickey Mouse, and had plastic surgery to make himself look like a Caucasian woman, but people to this day still don't believe he was a fruit cake. It's natural for people to look past the red flags, because they want to believe in something. Jonestown, Davidians, etc. They've bought the ticket, and rationalized their allegiance.
      I don't know if Holmes was a sociopath, but there are some interesting studies and hypotheses on the role sociopaths play in industrially successful societies. I don't have a doctorate in psychology or anything, but I've known people who I suspected of being sociopaths. Though charismatic and influential they may be, from social point of view, if we're talking about the social laws they do not adhere to, I view them as half-human. If you're looking for efficiency in the world of business, they can be invaluable. From an interpersonal perspective, either walk away, or put a bullet in their heads. I'm in the Byron camp. "To live is to suffer. To survive is to find some meaning in the suffering."

  • FC Yu
    FC Yu 18 hours ago

    👍

  • thehotsixer1
    thehotsixer1 19 hours ago

    Anyone who invested in her company deserved to looses their money, they didn’t do even basic homework on this company. They would have know the claims were bullshit.

  • Bobby P
    Bobby P 19 hours ago

    I have a rock that keeps tigers away

  • D Me
    D Me 20 hours ago

    I've discovered a revolutionary & fun way to collect DNA: Handjobs! Anybody wanna invest? I can look just as crazy as this bitch.

  • Alkhemist 95
    Alkhemist 95 20 hours ago

    She always looks pike she just woke up and day dreaming with those fucking eyes.

  • Ravishing Beast
    Ravishing Beast 21 hour ago

    She's hot in a strange way, and only occasionally. So I guess she mirrors her product in sizzle and effectiveness.

  • Smooth Operator
    Smooth Operator 22 hours ago +1

    Hey everyone I made a time machine. You can't see it or use it or anything but it's real and it works trust me. Give me money now plz

  • Like Wow
    Like Wow 23 hours ago

    crazy eyes

  • A M
    A M 23 hours ago

    I want to make her prolapse as long as she doesn’t have a penis because her voice sounds like “stone cold Steve Austin”

  • Jarkko Vaananen
    Jarkko Vaananen Day ago

    Her father was a vice president for Enron, a company that also went to shit after rampant fraud and corruption. Apple doesn't fall very far from the tree apparently. 😅

  • Dang Shame
    Dang Shame Day ago

    Is something wrong with Tyler? Why the f is he smiling and laughing during his deposition.

  • Lucia Sosa
    Lucia Sosa Day ago

    how do you take it this far... lol.... it was already in Walgreens and it didn't work? .............what, how do you trust anything else on the shelves now?

  • Rebecca Logan
    Rebecca Logan Day ago

    She is so scary 😱😱😱

  • DreamingCatStudio
    DreamingCatStudio Day ago +1

    Huh sounds familiar. Hypnotized by an image and hype, unable or willing to verify facts, in denial when truth emerges...voila! Our current president.

  • NOYGDB Inc
    NOYGDB Inc Day ago

    Lol that woman is just so odd looking 👀

  • lynx yellow
    lynx yellow Day ago

    The problem is a lot of media endorsed her, just like the "health" guru Belle Gibson in Australia - be it FORTUNE or Vanity Fair, one the person gets the status of celebrity, people will just believe her.

  • fireball39279
    fireball39279 Day ago +1

    A bug eyes bitch!

  • Kevin Lazaro
    Kevin Lazaro Day ago

    She looks like Angela from the office in the thumbnail

  • Mjollnir1983
    Mjollnir1983 Day ago +3

    Should have taken those chemical engineering classes..

  • Dell Jaafar
    Dell Jaafar Day ago

    Thanos wife

  • zaberfang
    zaberfang Day ago

    She looks like Zuckerberg.

  • kaveena md
    kaveena md Day ago

    That's why you shouldn't drop out of colg 😂😂

  • cc cc
    cc cc Day ago

    She doesn’t blink😱

  • Rosewtr_
    Rosewtr_ Day ago

    It looks like the name of the company is a combo of The Greek Gods Thanatos and Hera .
    Neptune is also so strong in this one, the fact that ppl had difficulty discerning the truth...the blue dot in the logo also seems to point to neptune.
    Interesting.

  • Rosewtr_
    Rosewtr_ Day ago

    Was she a twin?

  • Asian Lives Matter

    Look at her eyes and ears..damn

  • Mali Maslacak
    Mali Maslacak Day ago

    Hey, if she was really trying to make/invent what she was saying, than give her a break! Nobody would've invest that kind of money in a blood analyser, even if that means saving a lots of lifes, but so many rich people spend their money on villas, cars, airplanes, drugs and God knows what, but nobody is investing in things like that Theranos thing.
    What if she really wanted to make a world a better place?
    Media LOOOOVES villains and we, masses are swallowing this kinds of stories like it's Gods nectar!
    Is she really that bad as everyone says? Was she making that horrible thing by trying to make something that will help so many people?

  • Debra Elkins
    Debra Elkins Day ago

    Why are people afraid to speak up ? You have a voice . Use it. Took someone smarter than Elizabeth to bring her down . 😀

  • Debra Elkins
    Debra Elkins Day ago

    Her eyes gave it away for me 😵

  • R C Bennett
    R C Bennett 2 days ago

    Why would anyone believe a start-up company with no well-known doctors or pathologists on staff would be way ahead of lab companies e.g. Quest Diagnostics or Lab Corps that have been around for decades? And why believe a 19 yo that has no medical experience or degrees in science but is now claiming to be an inventor? So many red flags that investors just ignored.

  • Herve B
    Herve B 2 days ago

    I havent even watched the whole part 1 video and I'm equally disturbed that none of the employees wanted to come forward and be a whistle blower except for one guy related to George Schultz who was being scammed for millions of dollars. WTF? Corporate culture just brainwashes people.

  • jimbob1096
    jimbob1096 2 days ago

    How does a company last 15yrs with no product?

  • Guy8t4
    Guy8t4 2 days ago +1

    Crazy ass looking blue eyes!

  • Warren
    Warren 2 days ago

    Well I have a test that can tell a couple with 50% accuracy whether they're going to have a girl or boy. I just need a connect of high profile board members to join me.

  • David Weise
    David Weise 2 days ago

    This is the exact same thing as Fyre Festival

  • jan smith
    jan smith 2 days ago

    I think more people were in on this con game to take money away from those investing huge amounts of money into this company. The Forbes cover where she is holding the blood vile with her fingers out like an ok sign is the sign of the Illuminati!! All of the board members are most likely Illuminati cult members!! There is more to this. Dig deeper. Yes! She is a con man (woman) but she did not run this con all by herself!! The Illuminati are all about blood sacrifices. Google “Illuminati you tube” also do it will all the names of her board members. They are all connected. Look up Traits of a Sociopath. Her eyes give her away that she most likely falls into that category.

  • Warren
    Warren 2 days ago

    This was the greatest fraud since Enron.

  • Warren
    Warren 2 days ago

    Was she in the movie Big Eyes?

  • Ansh Shukla
    Ansh Shukla 2 days ago

    Watching her not blink a single time, brings water to my eyes lol

  • Don Diego Vega
    Don Diego Vega 2 days ago

    I’d never believe a woman whose eyes were wild open like that! Never! Any chick who has that blank expression has mental problems! Sorry ladies, but it’s a fact.
    This woman lies. Why are people fooled by her? It’s so PC to see a woman business leader. And she speaks like a motivational speaker. It’s empty, but people love it.

  • Carol DiRenzo
    Carol DiRenzo 2 days ago

    I really can't handle her fucking face.

  • lil tommy
    lil tommy 2 days ago

    is that a man? Or was she born a male? I think it's very possible. Fucking California.

  • Patrick Gonzalez
    Patrick Gonzalez 3 days ago

    pissed of this conwoman is not in jail!! Hundreds of millions of dolars menwhile young black men doing 10 years for smoking pot !!!Ufffffff

  • christelisland
    christelisland 3 days ago

    This woman fascinates me. And repulses me. I'm in awe and horrified all at the same time. Amazing how much money and how many people she fooled....

  • Tony Linh
    Tony Linh 3 days ago

    Because their morons..!

  • Vanessa Mraz
    Vanessa Mraz 3 days ago

    How do I got here ? Ok I'm trap now, can't stop watching...

  • Abhishek Das
    Abhishek Das 3 days ago

    She looks crazy. She might be crazy. No wait, she definitely is crazy.

  • T T
    T T 3 days ago

    Here's the thing: Her idea/vision is not only good, it's great! But her integrity is the scam! She wanted attention rather than "changing the world". Technology might just catch up one day, but it'll be a person of excellence to introduce this when the time is right.

  • Sam Lutfi
    Sam Lutfi 3 days ago

    Fyre fest for nerds

  • Serap serap
    Serap serap 3 days ago +3

    Dropping colleges, not a good idea I guess. If you finished school, you might figure out that your idea would not work.

  • Sevipants19
    Sevipants19 3 days ago +1

    I’ve had tubes and tubes of blood taken and it’s not a big deal!!

  • Chala Brooks
    Chala Brooks 3 days ago

    There is something obviously wrong with this woman.🤔 She was very secretive and manipulative. Plus, when she was called on her BS, she lashed out like a cornered animal.

  • James Long
    James Long 3 days ago

    A manipulative narcissistic sociopath. Lock her up !

  • SewPsychological
    SewPsychological 3 days ago

    Last year the first time I heard her voice I thought it was the devil speaking.

  • I have an incredibly small penis, but

    This bitch needs to comb her damn hair.

  • Theo Nick
    Theo Nick 3 days ago

    Wish she could pull it off. She could have saved millions of lives. Trust no one !

  • MrsDeWinter
    MrsDeWinter 3 days ago +2

    I still don't understand why this technology was supposed to be so important? What difference does it make to take a couple tubes of blood? It's not that big of a deal.

  • MrsDeWinter
    MrsDeWinter 3 days ago

    She looks unhinged to me.

  • DarkonXBL
    DarkonXBL 3 days ago

    *I'd still smash tho*

  • aerodevelopments
    aerodevelopments 4 days ago

    DeVos. LMAO.

  • Wittski Whiskey
    Wittski Whiskey 4 days ago

    So she thought no one would remember her real voice? This bitch is deranged and dangerous.

  • Tom
    Tom 4 days ago +1

    A so-called genius. Really, just another sociopath.

  • Hoodie God Cesar
    Hoodie God Cesar 4 days ago +1

    She looks mad creepy yo

  • lop lop
    lop lop 4 days ago

    tfw you hardcode all your “machine learning” in hackathon and still win the prize

  • morgan badd
    morgan badd 4 days ago +1

    “ We would’ve held them accountable in the strongest way “ AKA If you wasn’t related to yo granddaddy we would blow yo cap back blue 😂😂😂😳😳

  • Maria Gradilla
    Maria Gradilla 4 days ago

    Good for him he stuck to his ethics !

  • Jared Dimitri
    Jared Dimitri 4 days ago

    Why was she photographed with jared leto?

  • Berta Bello
    Berta Bello 4 days ago

    Fascinating story of deceit and fraud.

  • exas4791
    exas4791 4 days ago

    To have a non-working medical device used by one’s own military, is so...... treasonous.

  • Marco Rosales
    Marco Rosales 4 days ago

    She's an evil hottie.

  • Rili Jing
    Rili Jing 4 days ago

    Her eyes are so freaking big and it's scary as hell

  • 李玙
    李玙 4 days ago

    fake tech do fraud, Some scientist also makes fraud too...

  • Dorian Lovell
    Dorian Lovell 4 days ago +2

    Hades lives inside her voice. Gaaawwwd. She looks constantly high - with dilated pupils. I don't doubt she WAS high - cocaine perhaps. TOTAL SOCIOPATH ✔

  • megamillionfreak
    megamillionfreak 4 days ago

    Employees have bills to pay and need to make money in order to survive. They don’t give a shit, they’ll go along with anything, especially if it’s not them who’ll do any time. Zero risk, paychecks coming in. I’d sign up for that deal, too.

  • 700gsteak
    700gsteak 4 days ago

    She has the eyes of a psychopath. Lol she didnt even bother to brush her hair on the day of her court appearance.

  • Star Gazer
    Star Gazer 4 days ago

    i see a #Ho. nothing else.