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 has labeled him a “philosopher-capitalist”, Gawker describes him as “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

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Current Features

Martin’s Theory of General Election Endorsements

by Rod D. Martin August 26, 2016 This year – like every year – we are faced with imperfect candidates between whom we must choose. As I write this, the context is Donald Trump, whom many conservatives find appalling, and against whom I fought in the primary. But I... read more

Rod Martin’s “The Week” – August 13, 2016

A Note From Rod   Trump’s Travails Can He Win? Assange Fingers Hillary “Founders of ISIS” Shredding the First Amendment 495 Years Since Cortez   Dear Friends, For a variety of business, political and family reasons, I haven’t written... read more

Innovation and Its Enemies

by Matt Ridley August 12, 2016 On Monday (8/08), British Prime Minister Theresa May announced what is being called the “Frackpot” – to redirect some of the future profits of shale gas production to households, rather than councils. [Note that in the UK and... read more

Banning Preaching

by Rod D. Martin August 12, 2016 You’ve probably never heard of the unelected Iowa Civil Rights Commission. But just before last month’s Republican National Convention, it announced that Iowa pastors may not preach any sermon in a service “open to the public” which... read more

You Can Forget About China Overtaking the US Economy

by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard May 8, 2016 China panic has abated. The Shanghai Composite index of equities is back above 3,000. The much-feared devaluation never happened. The yuan has strengthened against the dollar this year, to the consternation of Western tourists.... 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