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Diary of a Madwoman

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For me, the highlight of the must-delayed Theranos trial this week was the release of some of Elizabeth Holmes’ notes to herself during the throes of 2015. This is a business diary, it seems, and she appears to be coaching herself through the early fissures of her soon-to-be-ruined empire. Let’s partake, shall we?

Certain platforms – so fabulous – regular people… (Cramer) – Sorkin – mad man – tough

Ah, yes, Cramer. A regular person. He did the cloying Female Billionaires Changing the World segment. That Cramer. I guess she was only fond of “journalists” who sang her praises. She goes on………..

Board statement – independent look at accusations by board – making statements – no independent opinion. Unwise board – enter – without judgement –  Strategic mistake – WSJ – impression – fight – number accusations – made

Honest, this sounds more like the draft work of e.e. cummings than a broke-through-the-glass-ceiling superstar who is going to save humanity. But she isn’t done:

Weak accusations – endorses everything – happened – if – true – raise doubt – want – board looks into it – finds nothing to any of it – looked into it – have not looked at it independently. Haven’t addressed – doesn’t shake my confidence – my business judgement – no reason – this announcement – know a month from now – business judgement correct at the time. Never for sure.