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

Rod’s Analysis

Politics & Economics
Faith and Culture

Current Features

Why the Golden Rule is the Secret of Success

From Rod’s Success Secrets. Click here for the rest of the ongoing series. To many people, the Golden Rule is very simple: he who has the gold makes the rules. They aren’t entirely wrong, of course. But that’s not the idea or the ideal. And if you want to... read more

A $1 Billion Prize to Cure Alzheimer’s?

House Republicans, intent on repealing and replacing Obamacare, are going beyond the Administration’s focus on costs and control: like Mike Huckabee recently, they are focusing on curing the underlying diseases. A key part of their strategy is a page out... read more

Hyperloop is Real

Two years after Elon Musk announced a new “fifth mode of transportation,” a lot has happened, however quietly. Some of the country’s most successful entrepreneurs are putting significant time – and in some cases cash – into making it a... read more

IBD: Biotechnology Firms Get Business Backing, Join Forces

by Sonja Carberry Investor’s Business Daily March 24, 2015, 01:43 PM ET Medical leaps benefit from a business push. How the disciplines work hand in hand to bring breakthroughs to light: • Stay curious. “It is only by immersing yourself in a field in a... 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