LMU Playa Vista Campus building

John Carreyrou: "Bad Blood"

LMU Innovation Symposium Keynote Speaker
March 24, 2022
5 - 6:15 p.m.

Join us as we welcome two-time Pulitzer Prize winner John Carreyrou to LMU’s Playa Vista Campus for a discussion of his New York Times bestselling book, “Bad Blood,” the story of multibillion-dollar biotech startup Theranos. He is also the creator of the podcast “Bad Blood: The Final Chapter,” the definitive account of Elizabeth Holmes’ recent trial and verdict.

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About the Symposium

The LMU Innovation Symposium: Transforming Business in the Digital Age brings together industry and academic experts from multiple disciplines to discuss how innovations in technology, data, ethical decision making and strategies have an impact on people, planet and profit. Presented by LMU College of Business Administration and LMU External Relations. Register for the symposium>

Confirmed Panelists

Panel 1: Collaboration between Academia and Industry to Train Future Leaders

Panel 2: Organizational Values and Ethics in Technology and Analytics

About "Bad Blood"

John Carryrou

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely viewed as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup promised to revolutionize the medical industry by making it easier and faster to test blood for diseases. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’ worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: the technology didn’t work. “Bad Blood” is the riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley. 

For his extensive coverage of Theranos, Carreyrou was awarded the George Polk Award for Financial Reporting, the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism for beat reporting, and the Barlett & Steele Silver Award for Investigative Business Journalism. “Bad Blood” was named one of the best books of 2018 by NPR, New York Times Book Review, Time, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and was the recipient of Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

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Getting Here

LMU Playa Vista Campus map

The Playa Vista Campus is located at The Brickyard complex in the Playa Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles. A free shuttle service from the LMU Westchester campus is open to the public, and is a convenient option for people commuting between campuses. You can board the shuttle at the University Hall flagpoles, or at Lawton Plaza, just opposite the library. The campus is located on the second floor, and is accessible via Elevator Lobby 1 on the east side of the building, opposite Playa Vista Central Park and above Sweat Yoga.  The pedestrian entrance is just west of the corner of S. Lake Center Drive and W. Waterfront Drive.

Paid parking is available at the venue, subject to the property's posted rates. Public entrances to the parking structure are located on W. Waterfront Drive and S. Lake Center Drive. Free street parking is available around complex, but may be limited at peak times.