Theranos: The Limits of the “Fake It Till You Make It” Strategy | Morrison & Foerster

The trial, which lasted for 14 weeks, called into question more than just Holmes’ questionable business practices and investment solicitation; it was arguably a referendum on “fake it till you make it” practices, such as intentionally overstating, and thereby misrepresenting, a fledgling company’s current capabilities, success, or profitability, while banking on the notion that its aspirations will eventually follow the desired trajectory and become a reality. The case also highlighted the importance of investors doing adequate due diligence.

Source: Theranos: The Limits of the “Fake It Till You Make It” Strategy | Morrison & Foerster