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Elizabeth Holmes learned all the wrong lessons from Silicon Valley

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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes seemed to embody the profile of an entrepreneur favored by venture capitalists. She dropped out of Stanford University, worked constantly, ignored detractors, emulated Steve Jobs, and wanted to change the world with her blood-test innovations. She also brought tech start-up growth tactics - such as "fake it till you make it" - to the world of patient health, adding pharmaceutical company logos to PowerPoint presentations implying endorsements that had not been approved.

But fellow Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and backers say she represented only the worst of start-up culture...

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