Here at Mashable Elizabeth Holme's obsession could not be stronger.
We have read the book, listened to the podcast, looked at both documentaries – and have had nothing but black turtlenecks in the last six days. (Okay, not really on the last part, but we have blinked less.)
While Alex Gibney's Therano's doc for HBO Invents took the Internet by storm after its last release Monday, we know Holmes aficionados two hours of film scraping the surface of this fascinating ex-CEO.
If you are new to Holmes craze, welcome! We are so happy that you are with us. Now that you are one of the crew, let us transform your knowledge a little beyond what the doctor covers.
Sorted from at least to most bizarre, check out 5 Elizabeth Holmes and Therano's facts that are not explored in Inventor: In addition to blood in Silicon Valley below.
5th Ramesh Balwani and Holmes shared a ridiculously expensive mansion while at Theranos.
The Inventors touched on the fact that these execs-loved ones loved a house when Theranos was thriving, but it does not fully go into why this house was so remarkable. According to Vanity Fair Balwani and Holmes shared a fully-blown manor house in Los Altos, California, approximately six miles away from Therano's headquarters. Los Altos has long been considered one of the most expensive housing markets in the United States, and of course Theranos was pioneering as it was time for the couple to pay monthly rent.
It is unclear how much it costs the company, but economic realities in the area show that it was not cheap. Between the house, several drivers and security features, Holmes and Balwani seem to have raised a ridiculous bill in their short time as Silicon Valley stars.
If anyone has copies of these receipts, let's see them. Please.
4th An Academy Award winner directed them Therano's PR videos ̵
1; and they can ruin his reputation
Inventor introduces Errol Morris, the director in charge of most of the footage you see under the movie, as the creator of these Apple commercials . In fact, he is a much bigger deal than that, and his role in throwing up Elizabeth Holmes is potentially harmful to his reputation.
Theranos hired Morris, an Oscar-winning documentary, to capture Holmes recordings for use in promotional materials. In the course of Inventors Morris & # 39; s off-camera questions for Holmes come across praise, credibility-competing studies – an appropriate tone for a PR job, but a potentially problematic look for Morris as a hard hit Documentary close to what would become one of the most published fraud cases in Silicon Valley history.
"The continued use of the footage slowly separates Morris's – and anybody else would be the truth-seeking documentaries – supposed objectivity", explains Emily Yoshida for Vulture .
"Morris's entire agreement is that he becomes deep, investigates insights out of his profession, that he can draw things out of authority figures that other journalists cannot, but he has also used this reputation for commercial gain. "
Of course, Morris was not the only one who was fooled. Holmes was able to convince her board, investors and the public about the product's viability for over a decade.
3rd Holmes would occasionally fall out of her (supposedly) false deep voice while drinking.
Inventor does not take a deep dive into the origin of Holmes' mysterious baritone voice, but The Dropout certainly does.
Based on the successful ABC Radio podcast of the same name, the Nightline documentary interviews a number of people close to Holmes. Former Chief Design Architect at Theranos Ana Arriola revealed how the employees learned about Holmes's true speaking voice.
"We didn't know it wasn't her voice much later," reminds Arriola.
"I think I was with one of the company parties, maybe she had a little too much to drink or not. But she fell out of a sign and exposed that it was not necessarily her true voice."  A former professor of Holmes supports the claim.
"When she came to me, she didn't have a low voice," says Dr. Phyllis Gardner. "She was like a typical undergrad."
2nd Holmes had a dog named Balto. He pokered over Theranos.
Holmes & Siberia Husky Balto – named after the heroic sled dog who delivered antitoxins to Alaska after a severe diphtheria outbreak in 1925 – would regularly go to Therano's halls with Holmes, even into sanitation laboratories. 19659002] "Holmes brushed it off when the researchers protested that the dog's hair could contaminate samples," writes Nick Bilton for Vanity Fair .
"While Holmes held board meetings, Balto could be found in the corner of the room where he freed himself while a frenzy assistant was left to clean up the mess."
Several sources have also reported that Holmes would insist on classifying Balto as a wolf when he shared the breed is typically small shed of wolf DNA.
According to Bilton, he said, "At meetings, in cafes, when someone stopped stifling the puppy and asking his race, Holmes replied soberly:" He's a wolf. "" Uh … okay then. "
1. Holmes and Balwani were able to spend the rest of their lives in prison.
The inventor serves primarily as a history of origin for Holmes, but this terrible narrative is still evolving.
As Gibney notes In the doctor's final act, Holmes and Balwani are led to criminal cases sometime later this year and face two counts of conspiracy to commit fraud and 9 counts of fraud each.
What Invents do not go into is how these procedures could play out. Each counter holds a maximum of 20 years' penalty and, regardless of the offer, Holmes and Balwani must be lawsuits and be found guilty of being able to stand up to 220 years in prison. 19659002] While these sentences could be served simultaneously on the recommendation of a judge – meaning that Holmes and Balwani would only spend up to 20 years in prison – they might as well be obliged to serve them They can also get lighter phrases depending on whether they are guilty of some things, and what a jury and judge decides is an appropriate verdict – there are a lot of unknowns here.
Whether their future punishment – if any crime is still to be seen. We just hope Balto has a place to live.