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.

An instant New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and San Francisco Chronicle
bestseller, as well as an Amazon and New York Times' Editors' Pick for July.

“There are some books that are just too good to miss.... In his insider-tells-all book, Garcia Martinez discusses everything from goofy stories to cultural secrets about some of the country's most powerful and influential businesses”

The Atlantic's Best Business and Economics Books for Summer

"You’ll read his book for the same reason you watch Silicon Valley: for entertainment, but also for that painful, necessary awareness that, somehow, this really is the world we live in."

Wired This Summer's Must Read Books

“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

“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.”

David Streitfeld
New York Times Book Review

“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.”

Bloomberg Businessweek

“An irresistible and indispensable 360-degree guide to the new technology establishment.... A must-read.”

Jonathan A. Knee
New York Times

“Traces the evolution of social media and online marketing and reveals how it’s become a part of our daily lives and how it will affect our future.”

Leonard Lopate
WNYC

“An unvarnished account… of Silicon Valley.”

CBS This Morning

"Feels darkly true.... Garcia Martinez is brilliant at describing the relaxed yet self-centered attitudes of high-powered Californians."

Hannah Kuchler
Financial Times

"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."

Margaret Sullivan
Washington Post

"Romps through Martínez's wild trajectory from Wall Streeter to pre-IPO Facebook employee, with the dramatic sale of his Y Combinator-backed ad-tech startup (to Twitter) in between."

Jillian D’Onfiro
Business Insider

"If you’re in a startup of even plan to sue one, Chaos Monkeys is the book to read."

John Biggs
TechCrunch

"This gossipy insider account from the former Twitter adviser, Facebook product manager, and start-up CEO dishes dirt while also explaining the ins and outs of Silicon Valley."

Neal Wyatt
Library Journal

Chaos Monkeys Antonio Garcia Martinez Book Cover

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.

Chaos Monkeys Antonio Garcia Martinez Book Cover

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

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