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

Most Important Political Facts of the Week – Nov. 20, 2015

Most important political fact of the week: Hillary has imploded in Colorado. Colorado is a formerly-reliable red state that the Democrats turned blue late last decade, in part due to massive expenditures by software magnate and LGBT activist Tim Gill. Whole books have... read more

Humanity’s Best Days Are in the Foreseeable Future

by Matt Ridley  I took part in a Munk debate on 6 November, in which Steven Pinker and I argued that “humanity’s best days lie ahead” while Malcolm Gladwell and Alain de Botton argued against us. It was entertaining. Here’s the text of my opening statement: Woody... read more

Why Does America’s Oil Output Refuse to Collapse?

U.S. oil output isn’t dropping. And that is…more than a little interesting. Given the collapse in oil prices — very recently we were told that $250 oil would be the new normal — many predicted that U.S. frackers would be run out of business.... read more

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

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