The Resource Chaos monkeys : obscene fortune and random failure in Silicon Valley, Antonio García Martínez, (electronic resource)

Chaos monkeys : obscene fortune and random failure in Silicon Valley, Antonio García Martínez, (electronic resource)

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Chaos monkeys : obscene fortune and random failure in Silicon Valley
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Chaos monkeys
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obscene fortune and random failure in Silicon Valley
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Antonio García Martínez
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eng
Summary
Liar's Poker meets The Social Network in an irreverent expos ̌of life inside the tech bubble, from industry provocateur Antonio Garca̕ Martn̕ez, 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 Garca̕ Martn̕ez. After stints on Wall Street and as CEO of his own startup, Garca̕ Martn̕ez 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, Garca̕ Martn̕ez 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 contrarian unravels the chaotic evolution of social media and online marketing and reveals how it is invading our lives and shaping our future. Weighing in on everything from startups and credit derivatives to Big Brother and data tracking, social media monetization and digital "privacy," Garca̕ Martn̕ez shares his scathing observations and outrageous antics, taking us on a humorous, subversive tour of the fascinatingly insular tech industry. Chaos Monkeys lays bare the hijinks, trade secrets, and power plays of the visionaries, grunts, sociopaths, opportunists, accidental tourists, and money cowboys who are revolutionizing our world. The question is, will we survive?
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technical information on music
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Midwest
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García Martínez, Antonio
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338.4/7004678
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other
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Read by Dan John Miller
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  • Social media
  • Online social networks
  • Internet industry
  • Internet marketing
  • Digital media
  • Marketing
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adult
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Chaos monkeys : obscene fortune and random failure in Silicon Valley, Antonio García Martínez, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11663116
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (720 min.))
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Chaos monkeys : obscene fortune and random failure in Silicon Valley, Antonio García Martínez, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11663116
Publication
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unknown
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digital storage
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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unknown
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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MWT11663116
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (720 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11663116
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
11663116
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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