As the Elizabeth Holmes fraud trial continues, the exhibits being introduced by lawyers are becoming more and more bizarre.
Most recently was the submission to the court of handwritten notes Holmes and her boyfriend/co-worker, Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, wrote to themselves about how to run their business and how they planned their day.
The notes were written between 2005 and 2009, according to Holmes, the Wall Street Journal reported this week.
Holmes said of the notes that they were to help her focus. “Even if I didn’t have a natural instinct for business, that I could be taught to overcome that through a formula for success,” the WSJ reported her as saying.
Holmes' notes show a daily morning schedule that includes "thanking God than most things are not logical", "praying" and notes on what Holmes would order for lunch.
"I do not react. I am not impulsive. I know the outcome of every encounter," Holmes wrote to herself. "My hands are always in my pockets or gesturing. I am fully present."
Notes from Balwani entitled "Non-Negotiables" lay out his morning routine, as well.
"Every morning, I will force myself out of bed and spend 30 minutes (never a minute less) to write what I want from my day," he writes. "I will never meet with anyone for more than 5 minutes unless I have written down why I am meeting with them."
Balwani continues: "I will always give crisp, clean goals and feedback to my subordinates, even if they don't like it - especially if they don't like it. I will first write this down (goal & action) and help them focus on their actions and results, not politics."...