Chaos Monkeys is a memoir of Antonio Garcia Martinez's time working as a coder at Goldman Sachs, as a startup employee and founder, and as a product manager at Facebook. Martinez began working at Goldman Sachs after college as a pricing quant, which is industry slang for a programmer who builds models for pricing credit derivatives. Quants had low status at the firm and Martinez became disillusioned with employees' reliance on the annual bonus and the gambling-heavy culture of the workplace. In late 2007, he applied for and was offered a job at Adchemy, a startup in California that was developing tools to buy advertising on Google's real-time bidding engine, the system Google uses to determine which bidder gets advertising space for every Google search. Please note: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. Inside this Instaread summary of Chaos Monkeys by Antonio Garcia Martinez: Summary of the book Important people Character analysis Analysis of the themes and author's style About the author 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Scholl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066392/bk_acx0_066392_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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