Elizabeth Holmes, Grandiosity, and Denial
A Psychoanalytic Exploration of Theranos' Rise and Fall (Vol. 2; Issue 13)
The unfolding of Elizabeth Holmes, and her brilliant, pin-prick-blood-analysis concept, dramatically illustrates how the key psychoanalytic ideas of grandiosity and denial dangerously collide. Holmes, who dropped out of Stanford after two semesters, founded the now-debunked company, Theranos, when she was 19 years old. The tale unfolds in three basic ph…
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