Antonio García Martínez
Antonio García Martínez is an American New York Times best-selling author and tech entrepreneur. He is a former product manager for Facebook, the CEO-founder of AdGrok, and a former quantitative analyst for Goldman Sachs.
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The story of the idealists, technologists, and opportunists fighting to bring cryptocurrency to the masses.In their short history, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have gone through booms, busts, and internecine wars, recently reaching a market valuation of more than $2 trillion. The central promise of crypto endures—vast fortunes made from decen...
Laura's book is part-drama and part-comedy, and very eye-opening about how some of the more insane and disruptive tech of recent years was created. – source
Antonio García Martínez2022-08-01T19:03:26.000Z
@Muay_Khaoboy The Bible is a very different book if you utterly exclude the Christian gospels. – source
Antonio García Martínez2022-05-01T20:26:06.000Z
A 'pseudo-event' is made-for-consumption media event, usually involving celebrities: entities known for their well-known-ness. These now seem natural, but were once odd: life once consisted of real people and events. Boorstin's book is outstanding. – source
Antonio García Martínez2022-04-10T19:15:06.000Z
Also recommended byDave Elitch
National bestselling author of APOCALYPSE NEVER skewers progressives for the mishandling of America's faltering cities. Progressives claimed they knew how to solve homelessness, inequality, and crime. But in cities they control, progressives made those problems worse.Michael Shellenberger has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for thirty years. Du...
The book that has dropped like a nuclear bomb in the SF political scene is @ShellenbergerMD's 'San Fransicko', about how progressive politics inevitably create a dystopia rather than the utopia of their imaginings. – source
Antonio García Martínez2021-12-31T18:31:23.000Z
Also recommended byPeter Boghossian
A startling and profound exploration of how Jewish history is exploited to comfort the living.Reflecting on subjects as far-flung as the international veneration of Anne Frank, the blockbuster travelling exhibition called “Auschwitz,” the Jewish history of the Chinese city of Harbin, and the little known “righteous-gentile” Varian Fry, Dara Horn ch...
One of the best books I read this year was 'People Love Dead Jews' by @DaraHorn, about the curious love of the gentile world for disappeared Jewish worlds, but rather less love for existing Jewish ones. – source
Antonio García Martínez2021-12-31T17:55:29.000Z
Just had a wide-ranging conversation with one of the current gods in my intellectual pantheon: @holland_tom. It's the most free-wheeling and interesting interview I've ever done. Can't wait to put it on Pull Request. In the meantime, read Tom's book! – source
Antonio García Martínez2021-08-07T18:21:06.000Z
This is a wonderful book, and much more cogent than the McLuhan version ('Gutenberg Galaxy'). Written by a Jesuit priest no less....but he captured the fundamental oral/textual divide like nothing else. – source
Antonio García Martínez2021-02-16T04:45:43.000Z
Also recommended byGenevieve Bell