By Antonio Garcia Martinez
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
An NPR most sensible ebook of the Year
“Incisive.... the main enjoyable company ebook i've got learn this year.... basically there'll be those who hate this e-book — that's most likely one of many issues that makes it this kind of nice read.”
— Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times
— Vanity Fair
Liar’s Poker meets The Social Network in an irreverent exposé of lifestyles contained in the tech bubble, from provocateur Antonio García Martínez, a former Twitter consultant, fb product supervisor and startup founder/CEO.
The truth is, Silicon Valley capitalism is particularly simple:
Investors are individuals with extra money than time.
Employees are individuals with extra time than money.
Entrepreneurs are the seductive go-between.
Marketing is like intercourse: simply losers pay for it.
Imagine a chimpanzee rampaging via a datacenter powering every thing from Google to fb. Infrastructure engineers use a software program model of this “chaos monkey” to check on-line providers’ robustness—their skill to outlive random failure and proper blunders ahead of they really take place. Tech marketers are society’s chaos monkeys, disruptors checking out and reworking each point of our lives, from transportation (Uber) and accommodation (AirBnB) to tv (Netflix) and courting (Tinder). certainly one of Silicon Valley’s such a lot audacious chaos monkeys is Antonio García Martínez.
After stints on Wall road and as CEO of his personal startup, García Martínez joined Facebook’s nascent ads workforce, turning its clients’ info into revenue for COO Sheryl Sandberg and chairman and CEO Mark “Zuck” Zuckerberg. pressured out within the wake of an inner product battle over the way forward for the company’s monetization method, García Martínez finally landed at rival Twitter. He additionally fathered childrens with a lady he slightly knew, devoted lewd acts and brewed unlawful beer at the fb campus (accidentally flooding Zuckerberg's desk), lived on a sailboat, raced game autos at the one hundred and one, and enthusiastically pursued the lifetime of an overpaid Silicon Valley wastrel.
Now, this gleeful contrarian unravels the chaotic evolution of social media and internet online affiliate marketing and divulges the way it is invading our lives and shaping our destiny. Weighing in on every little thing from startups and credits derivatives to special Brother and knowledge monitoring, social media monetization and electronic “privacy,” García Martínez stocks his scathing observations and outrageous antics, taking us on a funny, subversive travel of the fascinatingly insular tech undefined. Chaos Monkeys lays naked the hijinks, exchange secrets and techniques, and gear performs of the visionaries, grunts, sociopaths, opportunists, unintentional travelers, and funds cowboys who're revolutionizing our global. The query is, do we survive?
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