Chaos Monkeys

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Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley
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Paperback edition
AuthorAntonio Garcia Martinez
Country United States
GenreBiographies, Business, Engineering
Publication date
June 28, 2016 (2016-06-28)
Media typePrint
Pages528 pp.
ISBN978-0-06-245819-3 (Hardcover)

Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley is an autobiography written by Antonio García Martínez.[1] The book compares Silicon Valley to the "chaos monkeys" of society. It details his career experiences with launching a tech startup, selling it to Twitter, and working at Facebook from its pre-IPO stage.[2]


Chaos Monkeys recounts Antonio Garcia Martinez's career path.[3] It starts as Martinez explains his quant work at Goldman, to an existing startup, to his own startup, and ultimately to larger Silicon Valley companies.[4] He writes about real situations and discloses the inside stories he believes fill every industry.[5] Garcia attempts to explain how advertising technology, startups, and venture capital work.[6][7]


Bloomberg Businessweek reported, "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.... [Garcia] can be rude, but he's shrewd, too."[8] In CNN's review, the headline says the book "compares Facebook's culture to fascism but fails to prove it".[9] TechCrunch wrote, "If you're in a startup or even plan to sue one, Chaos Monkeys is the book to read."[10]

Translated Book[edit]

Ukraine Антоніо Гарсія Мартінес. Хаос у Кремнієвій долині. Стартапи [uk] / пер. Анна Марховська. — К.: Наш Формат [uk], 2018. — 528 с. — ISBN 978-617-7552-51-1.[11] (in Ukrainian)


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