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James Altucher is a successful entrepreneur, investor, board member, and the writer of 11 books including the recent WSJ Bestseller, "Choose Yourself!" (foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). He has started and sold several companies for eight figure exits. He's on the board of a billion revenue company, has written for The Financial Times, The New York Observer, and over a dozen popular websites for the past 15 years. He's run several hedge funds, venture capital funds, and is a successful angel investor in technology, energy, and biotech. He has also lost all his money, made it back, lost it, made it back several times and openly discusses how he did it in his columns and books.

James Altucher is a successful entrepreneur, investor, board member, and the writer of 11 books including the recent WSJ Bestseller, "Choose Yourself!" (foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). He has started and sold several companies for eight figure exits. He's on the board of a billion revenue company, has written for The Financial Times, The New York Observer, and over a dozen popular websites for the past 15 years. He's run several hedge funds, venture capital funds, and is a successful angel investor in technology, energy, and biotech. He has also lost all his money, made it back, lost it, made it back several times and openly discusses how he did it in his columns and books.
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James Altucher is a successful entrepreneur, investor, board member, and the writer of 11 books including the recent WSJ Bestseller, "Choose Yourself!" (foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). He has started and sold several companies for eight figure exits. He's on the board of a billion revenue company, has written for The Financial Times, The New York Observer, and over a dozen popular websites for the past 15 years. He's run several hedge funds, venture capital funds, and is a successful angel investor in technology, energy, and biotech. He has also lost all his money, made it back, lost it, made it back several times and openly discusses how he did it in his columns and books.

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391 - Yuval Noah Harari - Are You Imagining The Future Correctly?

9/18/2018
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This interview is probably the most thought-provoking interview I've ever aired. Essentially, Yuval Harari is the expert on human evolution. I've recommended his book "Sapiens" more than any other book in the past 5 years. And not only me: Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg's say it's their favorite book, too. And now Yuval has a brand new book, "21 Lessons for The 21st Century," which covers so many topics: "the myth of free will," perception, mental health, the rise of robots, algorithms,...

Duration:01:04:15

The (Threatening) Promise of New Technology

9/18/2018
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This is a clip from my full interview with Yuval Noah Harari, a brilliant author and expert in human evolution. In this clip, Yuval talks about the 3 major threats to humanity. But he also says it's not all bad. “I mean there are some very positive scenarios ahead of us..." I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Links & Resources: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari Sapiens: A Brief History of...

Duration:00:04:54

Someone Is Trying to Hack You

9/18/2018
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“Right now, there is somebody out there who is trying to hack you. And not just one," Yuval said. "Amazon is trying to hack you, Google is trying to hack you, Coca-Cola is trying to hack you, and the Russians, and the American government, and the Chinese, they are all trying to hack you right now." In this clip, Yuval explains the threat and what he says is "the best defense." If you like this clip, then you'll also like my full interview with Yuval Noah Harari. I write about all my...

Duration:00:07:26

Are We Actually Better Off? Questioning Evolutionary History...

9/18/2018
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Everything in history has either a good or bad connotation. The Agricultural Revolution: good. The Rise of Big Data: bad. But what if we're wrong? Yuval gave me an example. And showed me just how wrong we might be about our own human evolution. (Also, if you like what you hear, make sure to check out the full episode with Yuval Noah Harari. Thanks - James). I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Links &...

Duration:00:05:49

390 - Dan Roth: Do Your Skills Measure Up? I Ask LinkedIn

9/13/2018
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Dan Roth is the Editor and Chief at one of the largest social media platforms: LinkedIn. We talk about using LinkedIn to reinvent yourself, skill development, how to become a published writer, etc. Dan also knows the most obscure facts about people and the workplace that you'll want to hear. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Also Mentioned Dan Roth’s interview on ReCode My interview with Yuval Noah Harari...

Duration:01:22:39

389 - Brandon Webb: Mastering Fear (A Navy SEAL's Guide)

9/11/2018
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Brandon is a Navy SEAL. He’s experienced some of the most terrifying, life-threatening situations you can imagine. He’s also been through a divorce. So I like talking to him about that. And he also runs his own business (a media to commerce called the Hurricane Group). He’s not getting shot at anymore. But he still has to deal with fear: business fears, family fears, money fears, etc. “Fear is something we’re going to live with for the rest of our lives,” he said. So I had him break down...

Duration:01:01:52

Finding Your “Network of Wisdom”

9/11/2018
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I'm not alone in my problems. But it's easy to think I am. And that's scary. It's miserable. So, instead, I lean on my "network of wisdom." A group of people who I can call when I need to. I have my accountant, my doctor, my writer friends, my podcast producer and so on. For every fear, there's a person. -- This is a clip from my podcast with Brandon Webb, author of "Mastering Fear: A Navy SEAL's Guide" I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at...

Duration:00:09:27

My Biggest Fear Once Upon a Time

9/11/2018
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This is a clip from my interview with Brandon Webb, Navy SEAL and author of "Mastering Fear: A Navy SEAL's Guide." I like the book because the premise is really powerful. It's not about getting rid of fears. It's about learning practical tools to be able to handle fear... which is just part of life.

Duration:00:10:51

388 - Robert Cialdini [Anniversary Episode]: 7 Techniques To Influence Anyone Of Anything

9/6/2018
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Robert Cialdini is known as "The Godfather of Influence." People call him when they need to learn how to be persuasive & influential. And by "people" I mean some of the most powerful politicians, CEOs, and so on. The lessons Robert taught are still some of the most critical lessons I've learned on my podcast. So I'm excited to share it with you again one year later. Links and Resources Read Robert’s book, “Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade“ Read his New York Times...

Duration:01:11:02

Retirement Goals

9/4/2018
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This is a clip from my interview with comedian Bert Kreischer about retirement goals and relationships. He brings up a question I've never thought of before, but really, it's something everyone should ask themselves. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple...

Duration:00:05:46

What's Your "Natural Personality?"

9/4/2018
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When Bert Kreischer was little, he did some cute little kid thing on the baseball field. But his dad didn't think it was cute. Or appropriate. And Bert says that "who that kid was" is the core of his "natural personality." Which mirrors the fact that we all grow up somehow. And we all stay the same, too. This is just one of many moments from my interview with Bert Kreischer. If you like this, then please subscribe and check out the full interview. Thanks, James I write about all...

Duration:00:18:41

The Power of Perception - Bert Kreischer on "Finding Out He Was Fat"

9/4/2018
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Bert took his shirt off on stage. He did an hour special on Netflix called "Secret Time" and he's topless the whole time. Someone even wrote him a 5-page letter explaining why it offended her. Bert didn't care. But what I thought was even funnier than that is the fact that he says he didn't know he was fat. "I thought I looked good." Here's Bert on the power of perception. If you like this clip and want to hear more, subscribe and check out my full interview with Bert Kreischer. I...

Duration:00:19:31

Dad Issues & Drinking Problems

9/4/2018
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Bert Kreischer told me about his relationship with his dad. And he makes it sound funny (because he's a comedian), but then Bert says, "We all have issues with our dad." Which may or not be true, but at least, I feel comfort in hearing someone else share what they go through. Plus, Bert makes it funny. So there's that comedic relief. If you like this clip, check out my full interview with Bert Kreischer. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at...

Duration:00:10:55

Create Something You Want to Create

9/4/2018
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This is a clip from my interview with comedian Bert Kreischer where we talk about being creative and not being afraid to post what you want online. If you like this clip, check out my full interview with Bert Kreischer. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your...

Duration:00:06:02

387 - Bert Kreischer: Wanting to Be Liked & Learning How to Tell Hilarious Stories

9/4/2018
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Bert Kreischer is a comedian and storyteller. He said he had to learn how to tell stories because he wasn't "a hot chick." He needed a skill or a talent and then he'd be liked. So in the 9th grade, he started practicing. Now he's 45. And he's been doing stand-up for most of his life. In this interview, I ask him about his need for approval, what his dad thinks of his career, the changing landscape of TV and entertainment and how anyone can become a creative if they just use the right tools...

Duration:02:09:59

386 - Bassem Youssef: The Bravery to Speak Out (How He Risked Everything to Create An Impact)

8/30/2018
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Bassem Youssef risked everything to create an impact. He was living in Egypt. And a revolution was happening. Everyday, he would go to the streets of the protests and try to help the wounded. Then he’d go home. And watch the news. That’s when he saw how the media was lying to the people. So Bassem started a Youtube channel where he reported what was REALLY happening in his country. He did this with satire and comedy. He relieved the tension of the country. Egypt has 80 million people. And in...

Duration:01:10:23

385 - How Failure Turned Me Into An Idea Machine

8/28/2018
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I have a trick to getting unstuck. I do it everyday. It works. And I’ve done it everyday for 16 years. I’ve written about and done talks. And then I went on Carolina Millan’s podcast, “Beyond the Hustle.” She read my book, “The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth” and said it really changed her life. So I wanted to share the interview with you. So you can become an idea machine and start to create new opportunities for yourself too. Links and Resources The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth by...

Duration:00:51:26

384 - Maria Menounos: Finding Wellness: A Battle With Brain Cancer

8/23/2018
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Maria Menounos has two stories. Her career story and her brain tumor story. I asked about both. She’s accomplished so much. You’ve seen her on E! News, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood and the list goes on. “If i introduced you, it would take the full hour,” I said. And soon we were talking about her fight with cancer, her surgery, and taking time off to be well. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so...

Duration:01:05:45

383 - Rob Corddry: The Idea of Character Building

8/21/2018
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Rob Corddry is an actor and writer. He plays Joe in one of my favorite HBO shows, “Ballers.” He’s also been in “Hot Tub Time Machine,” and was a correspondent on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart. This is where Rob developed his iconic character: the likable jerk. I wanted to understand how he created this character. Because he looks like he’s having so much fun being it. And I think there’s something to that… to learning how to like the character your living. Links and Resources HBO’s...

Duration:00:55:39

382 - Joe Moglia: Double Reinvention: From Football Coach to CEO of TD Ameritrade & Back to Football

8/16/2018
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Joe Moglia completely reinvented himself. Twice… He went from college football coach to CEO of Ameritrade and then BACK to football (his first love). He was at the top of the corporate ladder. And decided to climb down for a coaching internship at the University of Nebraska. I wanted to know why he wasn’t afraid to change careers so drastically. And how he transferred the skills he learned from one industry to a completely different industry… creating a double reinvention. I write about...

Duration:01:22:42