Elizabeth Holmes – The Inventor

After watching the HBO documentary about Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos, I’m all in everything about how she pulled the wool over so many eyes and got so many people (mostly older men points out my wife) to hand over their wallets. It’s a cautionary tale for the fast & loose culture of Silicon Valley that is starting to bump up against more traditional and heavily regulated industries such as medicine, banking, and transportation. Think of CRISPR, cryptocurrency, Space-X and Tesla as examples of projects that need to take extra care as they innovate so as not to lose the public’s trust.

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The week that was (03-22-19)

Jelly Belly, the California-based jelly bean company that was a favorite treat of Ronald “just say no” Reagan, debuted a cannabis-infused jelly bean. The national pharmacy chain CVS announced that it began selling CDB products in 8 states.

Worlds collided over at Porsche where they announced they will be releasing an all-electric 911 car bringing into question what makes for a “genuine Porsche.”

Louis Vuitton is making basketball shoes.

An Italian politician who vocally opposed a new law making some childhood vaccinations mandatory was recently hospitalized after contracting chickenpox.

A driver in rural Massachusetts followed his GPS a little too closely and ended up driving his jeep deep into the forest where it got stuck.

A truck carrying a load of salami and bacon caught fire in Northern California, it must have smelled delicious.

Students at Switzerland’s Bern University of the Arts discovered that the type of music you play to cheese will effect its taste. Apparently “cheeses that were played hip-hop music were described as slightly sweet.”

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