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The personal blog of Adam Nash



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Solve the Product Maze Backwardsadamnash

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:30:09 +0000

As the father of young children, I can tell you that there is a special place in my heart for restaurants that provide puzzles and crayons for small children to pass the time. On a recent trip out to The Counter in Mountain View, Jordan (who is 8)  was really struggling with a large maze … Continue reading Solve the Product Maze Backwards(image)


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Helping People Save is a Job Worth Doingadamnash

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:13:25 +0000

“Every day stuff happens to us. Jobs arise in our lives that we need to get done. Some are little jobs, some are big ones. Some jobs surface unpredictably. Other times we know they’re coming. When we realize we have a job to do, we reach out and pull something into our lives to get … Continue reading Helping People Save is a Job Worth Doing(image)


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Silicon Valley Home Prices, Stock Prices & Bitcoinadamnash

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:22 +0000

I’m writing this post with a bit of trepidation, because talking about Silicon Valley home prices these days is a bit dicey. The surge of the last five years has been shocking, and almost no one I know feels good about how difficult it is for people to buy a new home in Silicon Valley … Continue reading Silicon Valley Home Prices, Stock Prices & Bitcoin(image)


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The Millennial Definition of SuccessadamnashWealthfront Team, June 2014

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:30:01 +0000

It’s hard to believe in 2014, but when I first considered joining LinkedIn in 2007, most of my colleagues had trouble seeing the value in a platform built on top of what looked like an online résumé. At the time, when I was asked why I joined the company, I would tell them that it … Continue reading The Millennial Definition of Success(image)


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From Technology to Politics: Leadership Lessons from the Code Conferenceadamnash

Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:30:15 +0000

This past week, I was able to attend the inaugural Code Conference organized by Walt Mossberg & Kara Swisher.  One of the perks of the conference is, within close quarters, the chance to hear the leaders of huge, successful consumer technology companies. Satya Nadella, Microsoft Sergey Brin, Google Brian Krzanich, Intel Brian Roberts, Comcast Reed … Continue reading From Technology to Politics: Leadership Lessons from the Code Conference(image)


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Did You Like Being an Executive in Residence (EIR)adamnash

Mon, 19 May 2014 17:00:56 +0000

This is the fifth and final post of a multi-part series on being an Executive in Residence (EIR). The initial post outlining the full series can be found here. The previous post was “Challenges of Being an Executive-in-Residence (EIR)“ As I’m writing this post, I’m feeling a bit sheepish as I promised the to finish … Continue reading Did You Like Being an Executive in Residence (EIR)(image)


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ETFs as an Open Platformadamnash

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:00:48 +0000

This post originally appeared on the Wealthfront Blog on March 20, 2014, under the title “Wealthfront Named ETF Strategist of the Year.” This post summarizes the content of the speech I gave at the ETF.com event in New York when accepting the award. Today I am proud to announce that Wealthfront has been named the “ETF … Continue reading ETFs as an Open Platform(image)


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Make Things As Simple As Possible, But Not Simpleradamnashiphoneiphone-0iphone2GScreen Shot 2013-09-24 at 4.08.39 PM

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:00:03 +0000

It can scarcely be denied that the supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a single datum of experience. — Albert Einstein It has become fashionable of late, during the second coming of Apple, for … Continue reading Make Things As Simple As Possible, But Not Simpler(image)


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My Letter to Starbucks MobileadamnashMy girlfriend at Starbucks, Cambride, MA in 2000Home Screen

Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:30:05 +0000

Dear Starbucks, We’ve been close friends for years. I see you almost every day, some days more than once. I’ve visited you in over half a dozen countries, and there are probably half a dozen locations in Silicon Valley where you know me and my drink by name. I’ll be there for you when you … Continue reading My Letter to Starbucks Mobile(image)


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Google vs. The Teamstersadamnash350px-Optimusg1

Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:30:43 +0000

Yesterday, Google launched Chromecast, a streaming solution for integrating mobile devices with TV, part of another salvo against Apple.  Google vs. Apple has been the hot story now in Silicon Valley for a couple of years.  Before that, Google vs. Facebook.  Before that, Google vs. Microsoft.  Technology loves narrative, and setting up a battle of … Continue reading Google vs. The Teamsters(image)


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Challenges of Being an Executive in Residence (EIR)adamnash

Wed, 24 Jul 2013 19:25:27 +0000

This is the fourth post of a multi-part series on being an Executive in Residence (EIR). The initial post outlining the full series can be found here. The previous post was “How do you get an Executive in Residence (EIR) role?“ If you’ve made it this far in my Executive in Residence series, you might be … Continue reading Challenges of Being an Executive in Residence (EIR)(image)


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How Do You Get an Executive in Residence (EIR) role?adamnash

Mon, 22 Jul 2013 19:38:57 +0000

This is the third post of a multi-part series on being an Executive in Residence (EIR). The initial post outlining the full series can be found here. The previous post was “Should I be an Executive in Residence (EIR)?“ One of the most mysterious aspects of the Executive in Residence role is the relative obscurity … Continue reading How Do You Get an Executive in Residence (EIR) role?(image)


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EIR Series: Should I be an Executive in Residence (EIR)?adamnash

Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:00:34 +0000

This is the second post of a multi-part series on being an Executive in Residence (EIR). The initial post outlining the full series can be found here.  The previous post was What is an Executive in Residence (EIR). The most common question in relation to the Executive in Residence role has been a simple one: Should … Continue reading EIR Series: Should I be an Executive in Residence (EIR)?(image)


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EIR Series: What is an Executive in Residence (EIR)?adamnash

Fri, 05 Jul 2013 20:46:16 +0000

This is the first post of a multi-part series on being an Executive in Residence (EIR). The initial post outlining the full series can be found here. One of the first things I learned when I accepted the role of Executive in Residence at Greylock Partners was that almost no one actually knows what that … Continue reading EIR Series: What is an Executive in Residence (EIR)?(image)


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The Executive in Residence (EIR) Seriesadamnash

Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:00:15 +0000

It’s hard to believe, but it is now exactly six months since I left my role as an Executive in Residence at Greylock Partners, and joined Weathfront as COO. Diving into a startup is all encompassing, but over the past few months quite a few people have asked me questions about the Executive in Residence (EIR) … Continue reading The Executive in Residence (EIR) Series(image)


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Home Storage & Network Topology (2013)adamnashhome_storage_topology_2013

Mon, 20 May 2013 03:32:27 +0000

In 2011, I wrote a fairly popular blog post outlining my home solution for storage & backup: Build a Resilient Home Storage & Backup Solution Since it has been almost two years, I thought I’d update the information with some improvements. Updated Network Topology In 2012, I had a chance to update our network infrastructure, … Continue reading Home Storage & Network Topology (2013)(image)


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Behavioral Finance Explains Bubblesadamnashbubble chart

Tue, 14 May 2013 20:31:27 +0000

Note: This post ran originally in TechCrunch on April 20.  As a courtesy to regular followers of my blog, I’ve reposted the content here to ensure that longtime readers have access to it. “Bubbles are beautiful, fun and fascinating, but do you know what they are and how they work? Here’s a look at the … Continue reading Behavioral Finance Explains Bubbles(image)


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Home Media / AV Configuration (2013)adamnashHome Office MediaLiving Room Media

Mon, 25 Mar 2013 01:21:35 +0000

From time to time, friends and family will ask me how I configure the devices in my house for media.  Since I just got this question again last week, I thought I’d take a moment to document it here.  In the past, I’ve documented my storage & backup solution, my time machine setup, as well … Continue reading Home Media / AV Configuration (2013)(image)


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Is the “Tesla Clause” a Good Idea?adamnashmodels_coldweathertesting10

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:54:30 +0000

Todays’ news is filled with discussion and analysis of Elon Musk’s aggressive response to the negative review of the Model S sedan in the New York Times. Stalled Out on Tesla’s Electric Highway (New York Times, 2/8/2013) A Most Peculiar Test Drive (Tesla Blog, 02/14/2013) What makes Tesla’s response so ground breaking is that it … Continue reading Is the “Tesla Clause” a Good Idea?(image)


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Blackberry’s Impossible Missionadamnash

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 22:38:16 +0000

Today, Research in Motion Blackberry announced with great fanfare their new Blackberry 10 operating system and devices.  Unfortunately, the market has shifted so radically in the past few years, it’s not clear to me what path exists for any meaningful success for Blackberry. Blackberry is on an impossible mission. Why Blackberry? I used a Blackberry for … Continue reading Blackberry’s Impossible Mission(image)


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First Day at Wealthfront & DisclosuresadamnashWF Logo New

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 06:34:24 +0000

Tomorrow is my first day at Wealthfront, and I couldn’t be more excited. As many long time readers know, personal finance has always been a passion of mine.  However, now that I’m moving from this being a personal passion to a professional role, there are some important disclosures that have to be made. First, it … Continue reading First Day at Wealthfront & Disclosures(image)


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