Antonio Garcia Martinez
Antonio García Martínez is the author of Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley which went on to become a New York Times bestseller, named “Book of the Month” by Amazon.com, and reviewed by TechCrunch as “one of the best business books of the year” in 2016. This prescient book could’ve equally be titled “Silicon Valley Insider” as the author gives us a remarkable account of Silicon Valley culture and working on the early strategies for Facebook’s monetisation. As we re-examine our relationship with social media and Silicon Valley generally, Antonio will bring a unique and valuable perspective to Thinking Digital.
In addition to his work at Facebook, Antonio has been an advisor to Twitter, CEO/founder of AdGrok (a startup acquired by Twitter), and a strategist for Goldman Sachs. Currently, Garcia Martinez lives on a forty-foot sailboat on San Francisco Bay.