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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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410 - AJ Jacobs: How I Reduce Stress Daily

11/15/2018
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AJ Jacobs traveled all around the world to say “thanks” to all the people involved in making his morning cup of coffee. Then he wrote about it in his new book “Thanks a Thousand.” He thanked everyone from the farmers to the truckers and so on. Then I did my own gratitude experiment (during this podcast). I called the professor who signed the letter that got me thrown out of graduate school. And I said “thanks…” I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I...

Duration:01:36:58

409 - Dan Schawbel: The Cure to Loneliness at Work AND How to Leverage Each Step of Your Career

11/13/2018
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Dan Schawbel has the ultimate life plan. He started as the youngest columnist at BusinessWeek, then he created his own personal branding blog, then he became an online contributor for Forbes, then Forbes Magazine (print edition)… He takes each thing he does and leverages it to get to the next level. Eventually, he’ll be a coach for c-suite executives. But for now (in this interview) I had him break down his life plan, tell me how to leverage each micro step further and further so you can get...

Duration:01:18:34

408 - James Frey: Breaking The Rules, Writing & Becoming Yourself Again

11/8/2018
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James Frey is a controversial writer. On purpose. He wanted to be “the most notorious writer in the world.” He ran off to Paris to be a writer when he was 21. He published a bestseller 12 years later ("A Million Little Pieces"). That’s 12 years of failure. He told me about those 12 years, his writing style, how he developed a voice, rehab, addiction, depression… but mostly about learning how to become yourself again. Links and Resources: Read James' books: "A Million Little...

Duration:01:22:47

407 - Charlamagne Tha God: Mental Health & Coping with Anxiety

11/6/2018
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Charlemagne got kicked out of two high schools. He was a class clown and his teachers said he was "disruptive." Now he gets paid to be disruptive and a class clown... on radio. "I took those so called flaws and made them my strength." And now he's the number one radio personality out there. He told me how he got there. And the anxiety he suffered from getting there. He just came out with a book about mental health called, "Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me." I write about all my...

Duration:01:06:02

406 - Howard Marks: Billionaire Investor on Market Cycles (How to Survive the Bad Days & Win the Good Days)

11/1/2018
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Howard Marks is #374 on the Forbes richest list. He co-founded Oaktree Capital Management and is worth $1.9 billion. I asked, “Do you hate being introduced as a billionaire?” He said, “I do. I don’t think that how much money I have sums me up and I don’t think it’s the greatest thing about me.” And he’s right. He can’t teach you how to be a billionaire. He can only teach you what he knows: investing strategies, market cycles, philosophy, psychology, and how he used all of this to create...

Duration:01:07:14

405 - John C. McGinley: When to Quit Your Dream & When to Go All In

10/30/2018
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John C. McGinley has been in 80+ movies, he’s been in six Oliver Stone movies and all nine seasons of “Scrubs.” And now, he’s celebrating the 3rd season of “Stan Against Evil,” where he’s acting AND writing. We talked about acting, improving, auditioning. We talked about the pressure and who should not get into acting… But then about 45 minutes in, I asked him about his experience parenting a child with down syndrome. Four days into his son’s life, John had to make life or death decisions...

Duration:01:38:13

404 - Noam Dworman: The Risk of Censorship…

10/25/2018
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I talk to Noam Dworman, owner of the Comedy Cellar about censorship, starting and running a small family-owned business, freedom of information vs. freedom of speech (which is more important?) and... Louis C.K.'s return to the stage. Some background: a few weeks ago, Louis C.K. showed up at the Comedy Cellar. Noam wasn't there. He got a text. "Louis's here." He saw it the next morning. Now everyone is asking Noam, "Where do you draw the line?" He's gotten death threats. I told Noam “When we...

Duration:01:00:48

403 - Robert Greene: The Laws of Human Nature... (Why We Are The Way We Are)

10/23/2018
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Robert Greene is one of my all-time favorite authors and brilliant thinkers. He just came out with a new book, “The Laws of Human Nature.” And I can already tell you this going to be one of my top recommended reads for the next 10, 20, 30 years. It’s the type of book that makes me feel like my IQ is actually going up while reading it. It explains all of this hidden science behind human behavior. It explains why we see so much irrational behavior around us and in ourselves. Then he tells you...

Duration:01:30:00

402 - Jocko Willink & Leif Babin: How Navy SEALS Lead

10/18/2018
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Jocko Willink and Leif Babin are both Navy SEALS. They just came out with a new book “The Dichotomy of Leadership" where they break down all the mistakes leaders do, all the ways they get lost in ego, all the ways they forget to gain trust from their teams and lose. They do they so you can win. People fail at leadership everyday. I fail at leadership everyday. I needed this book because it showed me some of my nature. And how I can counteract it. So I can achieve more. And my team can...

Duration:01:35:49

401 - Chip Conley: Is Retirement Dead? How To Find Your Calling (Even When You're 50+)

10/16/2018
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Chip Conley is the Head of Hospitality for Airbnb. He started working there at age 52. And quickly realized he was double the age of everyone in the room, didn’t understand the tech lingo, and was not there for the reasons he thought he was. “So I decided, ‘Gosh the only way I’m going to survive here is to be as much of a curious learner as the wise sage,” Chip said. And that’s what he did. Six and a half years later he’s still an advisor to the (now) billionaire founders of Airbnb. This...

Duration:01:06:53

[Special Edition] 400 Podcasts = 400 Yes's (Part 2 - Celebrating 400 Podcasts)

10/13/2018
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400 episodes = 400 “yes’s” from my heroes. “Yes’s” from Tony Robbins, Richard Branson, Tyra Banks, Tiffany Haddish, Garry Kasparov, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Tony Hawk, Arianna Huffington and the list goes on (by #392). But first, I had to say “yes.” And I'm glad I did. I hope this episode helps you find your next "yes." --- Part 2 features clips from my interviews with Tony Rock, Sherrod Small, Jocko Willink, Maria Konnikova, Steve Cohen, Ken Langone, Amy Morin, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Rob...

Duration:01:40:26

[Special Edition]: I'm Celebrating 400 Episodes! (Part 1)

10/11/2018
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I’m celebrating my 400th podcast episode. With a GIANT episode. I took clips from the last 100 podcasts and talk about what I learned from each one. It was so hard to pick which clips to do. There was over 12,000 hours of audio to pick from. So it was hard. But I got it down to 20-something clips. Thanks for celebrating 400 with me. And keep an eye out for when you start to see me get close to 500. I’ll throw a party and invite you. Thanks for listening. - James One other thing. If want to...

Duration:01:45:07

399 - Neil deGrasse Tyson: What is The Truth? The Real Science of Inquiry

10/9/2018
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“If the world ends it's because people in power didn't listen to the warnings of physicists,” Neil deGrasse Tyson said. Neil is the world’s window into physics. And he just came out with a new book “Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military.” He told me how physicists think. And this kind of thinking can be used to make you a better communicator, help you to avoid conflict, make smart decisions, but he also told me odd stories. Like how Columbus used...

Duration:01:04:51

398 - Ryan Holiday [LIVE] - Are You Doing Your Best Work? [Part 2]

10/4/2018
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Links and Resources Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue by Ryan Holiday The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living & The Daily Stoic Journal The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday Ego Is The Enemy by Ryan Holiday Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts by Ryan Holiday Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan...

Duration:01:02:18

397 - Ryan Holiday [LIVE] - How I Celebrated 5 Years of "Choose Yourself" [Part 1]

10/2/2018
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Links and Resources Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue by Ryan Holiday The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living & The Daily Stoic Journal The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday Ego Is The Enemy by Ryan Holiday Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts by Ryan Holiday Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan...

396 - Michael Ovitz: The Most Cut-Throat, Competitive Business in The World… How He Changed Hollywood

9/29/2018
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My favorite movies wouldn't exist without Michael Ovitz. Think: Jurassic Park, Ghostbusters, Schindler's List! But he believes "great projects always surface." So I had him tell me about all the projects he worked with. And the talent (Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd and more). He told me how he left the mailroom of one talent agency to start his own. Which THEN became the biggest talent agency in Hollywood, Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Later on, Michael went on to become the #2...

Duration:00:57:21

395 - Tucker Max: The Top 3 Rules for Writing [Part 2]

9/27/2018
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Tucker Max sold 3 million books to people who don’t read. He’s the first to go from blog to book to screenplay. And now that method of publishing is dead. But Tucker knows so many people want to write a book. And get it out there. So he started Scribe Media. So in this special part 2 of my podcast with Tucker Max, I ask him for his top 3 Rules of Writing. Links and Resources Scribe Media - scribemedia.com Tucker’s series of articles “Asshole to CEO” “I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell” by...

Duration:00:56:14

394 - Tucker Max: Speak Your Truth or Be Silenced [Part 1]

9/25/2018
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I’ve known Tucker Max for 2 decades now. 20 years ago, he emailed me for advice. I told him to quit his job. And he did. He’s the bestselling author of “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.” And I always tell people that if they want to study good writing, go read 10 pages of Tucker's books. “My stuff blew up... All I did was stand up and use my real name and tell my real stories about my real life.” So now Tucker wants to help other people get out there and tell their truth. This part 1 of my...

Duration:01:07:41

393 - Beth Comstock: 3 Rules for Spotting Trends & Getting Ahead

9/22/2018
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Beth Comstock was the Vice President of General Electric. And before that, she was President of Integrated Media at NBC. Both of those titles are proof that she figured out how to rise up in the most competitive corporate environments. She had to figure out how to spot trends, generate ideas, speak up, and so on. And she recently wrote about it all in her book, “Imagine It Forward: Courage, Creativity, and the Power of Change.” Links and Resources “Imagine It Forward: Courage,...

Duration:01:24:51

392 - William Shatner: Live Long And ... Lessons from an Intergalactic Legend

9/20/2018
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Captain Kirk has always been one of my heroes. So when Steve told me I'd get to interview the intergalactic legend, I immediately teleported back to my 11-year-old self. Star Trek made it possible for people to look up at the stars and wonder what else is out there. So I brought William Shatner on and asked him everything. He told me about the brief period in his career when he lived out of his truck, he told me what he's doing to live so long (he's 87), and then we had a BIG surprise....

Duration:01:02:57