Rod D. Martin

Entrepreneur. Futurist.
Philosopher Capitalist.

Meet Rod

Rod D. Martin, founder and CEO of The Martin Organization, is a technology entrepreneur, futurist, hedge fund manager, author and conservative activist from Destin, Florida.  Fox Business News calls him a “tech guru”, Britain’s Guardian labeled him a “philosopher-capitalist”, Gawker called him “another of Peter Thiel’s brilliant nonconformists,” and George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management introduced him as “America’s foremost [conservative] expert on online politics.”

 

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“Rod is one of our nation’s leading minds.  He possesses a more complete understanding of America than most executives have of their own businesses.  He’s smart, original, and very committed — a combination that one rarely finds.”

Peter Thiel

Founder of PayPal, 'America's leading public intellectual.' - Fortune

Rod is a mentor, a wise counselor, a brilliant strategist, a visionary, and a builder. He is one of a precious few souls the world could use far more of.

Dr. Harald Ott

Ott Laboratory for Organ Engineering and Regeneration, Harvard Medical School

Featured Writing

An Election About Something

(Originally published as part of “Letters From Rod – November 9, 2014″.) People wondered if Republicans would win the Senate this time.  In fact, they won everything that wasn’t nailed down. Take Arkansas.  37 year old Republican Tom Cotton... read more

On Optimism and Pessimism

I am a boundless, if realistic, optimist. What do I mean by that? First, I am certainly not a pessimist. To be a pessimist requires rejecting the sovereignty of God, His promises to work all things together for the good of those who love Him, and His loving, intensely... read more

How the PayPal Mafia Redefined Success in Silicon Valley

Being a part of this was one of the most incredible things I’ve ever done or will ever do.  I will forever be grateful to my dear friend Peter Thiel for including me in the journey.  And this is one of the best stories I’ve ever read about that time and... read more

Latest Articles & Op-Eds

An Election About Something

An Election About Something

(Originally published as part of “Letters From Rod – November 9, 2014″.) People wondered if Republicans would win the Senate this time.  In fact, they won everything that wasn’t nailed down. Take Arkansas.  37 year old Republican Tom Cotton... read more
On Optimism and Pessimism

On Optimism and Pessimism

I am a boundless, if realistic, optimist. What do I mean by that? First, I am certainly not a pessimist. To be a pessimist requires rejecting the sovereignty of God, His promises to work all things together for the good of those who love Him, and His loving, intensely... read more

Latest From Rod’s Blog

Is “Christ Everything I Need”?

Is “Christ Everything I Need”?

I visited a friend’s church this Sunday morning. One of the songs we sang posited that “Christ is everything I need,” and went on to say that, having met Jesus, nothing else in this life could ever satisfy me. I thought about that for a second. And I... read more
Ebola: Rick Perry’s Coming Out Party

Ebola: Rick Perry’s Coming Out Party

Personally, I like Rick Perry a lot, I suspect his hands are being tied by Federal agencies beyond his control, and I think responsibility for the following lies with Barack Obama, possibly in its entirety, certainly far more than with Rick Perry. However, our guest... read more

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