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  • Chaos Monkeys - Revised Edition

  • Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley
  • By: Antonio Garcia Martinez
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

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.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read/listen - Absolutely engrossing

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-25-19

A broad overview of a bro's Silicon Valley exp

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-27-18

This memoir follows a Wall Street quantitive analyst's journey into Silicon Valley as a modern ad man. It's bite, angsty, and aggressive.
I could see this as a good intro to Silicon Valley and the world of startup tech in the 10s for the non-technical reader, but for anyone with any experience in the field it's just a brogrammer's rant.

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