Chaos Monkeys Revised Edition by Antonio  García Martínez audiobook

Chaos Monkeys Revised Edition: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley

By Antonio García Martínez
Read by Dan John Miller

HarperCollins 9780062458209

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982538910

  • ISBN: 9781982538903

  • ISBN: 9781982538927

Runtime: 16.22 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Liar’s Poker meets The Social Network in an irreverent exposé of life inside the tech bubble, from industry provocateur Antonio García Martínez, a former Twitter advisor, Facebook product manager, and startup founder/CEO.

The reality is, Silicon Valley capitalism is very simple:

Investors are people with more money than time.

Employees are people with more time than money.

Entrepreneurs are the seductive go-between.

Marketing is like sex: only losers pay for it.

Imagine a chimpanzee rampaging through a datacenter powering everything from Google to Facebook. Infrastructure engineers use a software version of this “chaos monkey” to test online services’ robustness—their ability to survive random failure and correct mistakes before they actually occur. Tech entrepreneurs are society’s chaos monkeys, disruptors testing and transforming every aspect of our lives, from transportation (Uber) and lodging (AirBnB) to television (Netflix) and dating (Tinder). One of Silicon Valley’s most audacious chaos monkeys is Antonio García Martínez.

After stints on Wall Street and as CEO of his own startup, García Martínez joined Facebook’s nascent advertising team, turning its users’ data into profit for COO Sheryl Sandberg and chairman and CEO Mark “Zuck” Zuckerberg. Forced out in the wake of an internal product war over the future of the company’s monetization strategy, García Martínez eventually landed at rival Twitter. He also fathered two children with a woman he barely knew, committed lewd acts and brewed illegal beer on the Facebook campus (accidentally flooding Zuckerberg’s desk), lived on a sailboat, raced sport cars on the 101, and enthusiastically pursued the life of an overpaid Silicon Valley wastrel.

Now, this gleeful contrarian unravels the chaotic evolution of social media and online marketing and reveals how it is invading our lives and shaping our future. Weighing in on everything from startups and credit derivatives to Big Brother and data tracking, social media monetization and digital “privacy,” García Martínez shares his scathing observations and outrageous antics, taking us on a humorous, subversive tour of the fascinatingly insular tech industry. Chaos Monkeys lays bare the hijinks, trade secrets, and power plays of the visionaries, grunts, sociopaths, opportunists, accidental tourists, and money cowboys who are revolutionizing our world. The question is, will we survive?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Brilliant.” Financial Times
“Too good to miss.” Atlantic
“Eye-popping.” Vanity Fair
“A must-read…An irresistible and indispensable 360-degree guide to the new technology establishment.” New York Times
“Michael Lewis was never a top Wall Street bond salesman, but in Liar’s Poker he captured an era. Chaos Monkeys aims to do the same for Silicon Valley, and bracingly succeeds.” New York Times Book Review
“Reckless and rollicking…Perceptive and funny and brave…The resulting view of the Valley’s craziness, self-importance, and greed isn’t pretty. But it’s one that most of us have never seen before and aren’t likely to forget.” Washington Post

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Antonio García Martínez

Author Bio: Antonio  García Martínez

Antonio García Martínez has been an adviser to Twitter, a product manager for Facebook, the CEO/founder of AdGrok (a venture-backed start-up acquired by Twitter), and a strategist for Goldman Sachs. He lives on a forty-foot sailboat on the San Francisco Bay.

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 16.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English