This week, one of America's most hotly anticipated fraud trials began when the woman once known as the youngest, self-made female billionaire, Elizabeth Holmes entered a courtroom to face the jury who will decide if she spends the next 20 years in jail.
At just 19 she founded bio-tech company Theranos in Silicon Valley, where she was frequently referred to as 'the next Steve Jobs' for her plan to revolutionise healthcare with a new blood testing technology she claimed to have invented. The only problem was, it didn't work.
The Quicky speaks to an expert in human behaviour to find out how such a young woman was able to convince some of America's most highly respected businesspeople to invest hundreds of millions of dollars, and how it all came crashing down.
Host/Producer: Claire Murphy
Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane
Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri
Dr Jennifer Wilson - Behavioural scientist, holistic risk strategist, and psycho-cybersecurity expert
This episode of The Quicky uses some grabs from the 2019 HBO documentary, The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley, and this TedMed Talk from 2014.
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