Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley

Category: Book
By (author): Garcia Martinez, Antonio
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Business
  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / E-Commerce / Internet Marketing
  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
  TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: July 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 1.22in
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From The Publisher*

The instant New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback and featuring a new afterword from the author--the insider's guide to the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, the inner workings of the tech world, and who really runs Silicon Valley

"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

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. 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. 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. In Chaos Monkeys, 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. 

Review Quote*"An irresistible and indispensable 360-degree guide to the new technology establishment.... A must-read."
Review Quote*"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."
Review Quote*"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."
Review Quote*"Brilliant."
Review Quote*"This year's best non-business book about business.... Garcia Martinez is a real writer.... A classic tale, well told."
Review Quote*"There are some books that are just too good to miss.... In his insider-tells-all book, García Martínez discusses everything from goofy stories to cultural secrets about some of the country's most powerful and influential businesses."
Review Quote*"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."
Review Quote*"[García Martínez] is, by his own account, a dissolute character.... He is nonetheless, by the end of his account, a winning antihero, a rebel against Silicon Valley's culture of nonconformist conformity.... The reader can't help rooting for him."
Review Quote*"Unlike most founding narratives that flow out of the Valley, Chaos Monkeys dives into the unburnished, day-to-day realities: the frantic pivots, the enthusiastic ass-kissing, the excruciating internal politics.... [García] can be rude, but he's shrewd, too."