President & Co-Founder at Peak Prosperity
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Adam is the President and Co-Founder of Peak Prosperity. He wears many hats, but his basic job is to handle the business side of things so that his fellow co-founder, Chris Martenson, is free to think and write.

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Running Out Of Room
The idea of an 'industrial economy' is an extremely recent human invention. And we’ve staked quite a lot on its continuation.
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Tim Jackson: The High Price Of Growth
Modern society is addicted to and engineered for perpetual economic growth.
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The Cardinal Sin Of Investing: Permanent Impairment Of Capital
The excessive build-up of debt in the system -- and the absolute dependence on its continued expansion to keep the economy from imploding -- is, of course, seen as the prime risk to future growth.
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Van Halen, M&Ms, And The Next Market Downturn
No brown M&Ms and a Van Halen show was set up smoothly. Otherwise, don't perform until the entire venue is scrutinized for other missed requirements. The lesson from Van Halen's wisdom is that having good indicators is key to achieving success.
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Patrick Byrne: Why Cryptocurrencies Matter
Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com, details out the promising potential of cryptocurrencies and the blockchain, as well as his thoughts as to whether they will be able or not to evade subversion by the world central authorities.
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What To Do With Your Cash?
It's unknowable exactly how much longer our unsustainable markets can remain at their record levels. But there is one thing we know for certain: we're closer to their day of reckoning than we've been at any point over the past seven years.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

HOG Harley-Davidson Inc.
LNKD LinkedIn Corporation
SPX S&P 500 Index
TTNP TITAN PHARMACEUTCLS
TWTR Twitter Inc
YELP Yelp Inc.
YHOO Yahoo! Inc.

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Work Experience

President & Co-founder
Peak Prosperity
June 2012 - Present (5 years 6 months)

Run all aspects of one of the world's most popular resources for understanding the future of the economy and what steps to take to build a more prosperous future (this is the next evolution of the business formerly known as ChrisMartenson.com)

General Manager
ChrisMartenson.com
July 2010 - June 2012 (2 years)

Responsible for all business strategy and operations for this well-regarded & fast-growing start-up, plus I partner with one of the greatest minds in the emerging econoblogging space. Given my professional skill set and my personal interests, it's a dream job.

Vice President, Marketing
Yahoo!
November 2009 - June 2010 (8 months)

Promoted by CMO to coordinate the Marketing function for Yahoo!'s North America region (largest in both scope and revenues). Had particular focus on rebuilding the company's B2B marketing capabilities.

Head of Global Marketing & Americas Product Development, Yahoo! Mobile
Yahoo!
January 2009 - November 2009 (11 months)

Promoted to lead all inbound and outbound marketing-related efforts for Yahoo!'s mobile business, as well as product development for its most strategic region. Oversight included Product Marketing, Consumer Marketing, B2B Marketing, Partner Marketing, Trade Marketing, Mobile Sites, North America Product, and Latin America Product - a team of over twenty-five. Reported directly to SVP in charge of Yahoo!'s mobile business unit. Member of CMO staff.

Senior Director, Product Development & Product Marketing, Yahoo! Mobile
Yahoo!
September 2006 - January 2009 (2 years 5 months)

Responsible for general management of the mobile version of yahoo.com. Oversaw Engineering, Design, Product Development and Product Marketing. Reported directly to Executive Vice President.

Global business responsibility across the entire product lifecycle: business strategy, consumer insights, product requirements & development, go-to-market, and maintenance/evolution.


 

Director of Marketing, Yahoo! Broadband
Yahoo!
January 2004 - September 2006 (2 years 9 months)

Led the Marketing team responsible for monetizing and retaining Yahoo!’s rapidly growing base of 15+ million premium broadband subscribers and mobile users. Set targets & strategy, designed new marketing vehicles and programs, drove infrastructure development, and scaled solutions across Yahoo!’s portfolio of telecom partners (including AT&T, Verizon, Rogers Communications, British Telecom, Verizon, BellSouth). 



 

Senior Manager, Network Marketing Solutions
ahoo!
September 2002 - December 2003 (1 year 4 months)

A new position created to grow substantial incremental advertising revenue within key Yahoo! target industries. Served as critical coordinating catalyst between Yahoo! Media Sales and Yahoo!'s Business Units to develop go-to-market strategies, design & launch new market need-driven solutions, and oversee major trade marketing initiatives. 



 

Brand Manager, Yahoo! Finance
Yahoo!
April 2001 - August 2002 (1 year 5 months)

Led marketing function for largest financial site on the Web (over 10 million unique users per month). Areas of focus included acquisition campaigns for Yahoo!'s financial premium and fee-generating services, customer insights, and brand awareness initiatives.

Highlight accomplishments include designing and launching the inaugural partnership with Intuit/TurboTax. 

Director, Product Marketing
CNET Networks
September 2000 - February 2001 (6 months)

Promoted to lead new department charged with determining the Customer Loyalty strategy (increasing frequency, recency, and value of repeat visits) for the Web's leading online comparison shopping service. 

Recruited and managed a team of Marketing Managers responsible for implementing customer loyalty initiatives. 


 

Education

Stanford University Graduate School of Business
MBA, general management
1997 / 1999
General Management, Entrepreneurship Club (Operations Chair), The Reporter (News Editor), Europe Club (Social Chair), Challenge for Charity (Team Captain), Women In Management
Brown University
BA, Archaeology
1990 / 1993

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