Chaos Monkeys - Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley-logo

Chaos Monkeys - Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley

Antonio Garcia Martinez

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Incisive.... The most fun business book I have read this year.... Clearly there will be people who hate this book - which is probably one of the things that makes it such a great read." - Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times "Eye-popping." - Vanity Fair 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 contrari

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Incisive.... The most fun business book I have read this year.... Clearly there will be people who hate this book - which is probably one of the things that makes it such a great read." - Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times "Eye-popping." - Vanity Fair 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 contrari
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Incisive.... The most fun business book I have read this year.... Clearly there will be people who hate this book - which is probably one of the things that makes it such a great read." - Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times "Eye-popping." - Vanity Fair 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 contrari

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dan John Miller

Length:

15h 33m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

38:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

44:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

28:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

44:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

22:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:53


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

25:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

15:37


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

13:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

24:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

11:23


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

24:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

20:39


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

24:56


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

10:59


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

39:45


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

17:08


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

21:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

12:40


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

12:52


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

30:07


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

24:31


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

00:35