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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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Ep. 305 - Bill Beteet: The Pursuit… Sacrificing Everything You Know for What You Really Love

1/16/2018
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It’s weird. Normally, the people I interview on this podcast are at the end of their career. Bill is just starting. He spent years in law school. And then made up his mind (after a day of fasting) that he’s going to be a comedian. I wanted to know why… “I calculated it out,” he said. “I figured I can out work a lot of these guys. I cultivated this really huge love for stand-up and it imbued my life with meaning the more I sacrifice for it and the harder I pursued it.” I feel this podcast is...

Duration: 01:07:12


Ep. 303 - Jeff Goins: Real Artists Don't Starve

1/11/2018
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Jeff is the bestselling author of “Real Artists Don’t Starve.” I’ve wanted him to come on this podcast for over a year. Because he knows the secret to become a “thriving artist.” “That’s somebody who makes money so they can make more art,” he said. The key is to combine your art with a business sense (even if it’s just the basics). Start with your natural talents. Turn those talents into skill (through practice). Develop a business sense (more on this in the podcast) and figure out “what...

Duration: 01:22:07


Ep. 302 - Aaron Carroll: It’s All Relative: Nutrition Myths Debunked

1/9/2018
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Aaron Carroll is a pediatrician and the author of “Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully”. I threw every argument ever made about coffee, carbs, alcohol, MSG, BACON, antioxidants, the list goes on. He’s about to dismantle the rumors. And give you your control back. Show Notes: Read Aaron’s book “The Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully” Aaron writes for the New York Times, read his articles here. “Awaken the Giant Within : How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental,...

Duration: 01:19:22


[Special Edition]: I'm Celebrating 300 Episodes!

1/4/2018
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I’m celebrating my 300th episode. With a GIANT episode. I took all the best clips from years and years of podcast. And recorded some new “behind the scenes” thoughts and ideas about each clip (what I learned and why I loved this guest, how they helped me and how they can help you, too). You’ll hear advice and EXCLUSIVE stories from Mark Cuban, Tony Robbins, Arianna Huffington, Sara Blakely, Tim Ferriss, Ryan Holiday and the list goes on. THIS is episode 300! And I can’t thank you enough for...

Duration: 03:52:56


Ep. 299 - Paul Reiser: Find What You’re Drawn To, Even if It’s Hard

1/2/2018
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Why would anyone want to pursue a career in comedy? There are no benchmarks, no paychecks and definitely no guarantees. It’s too risky. Unless you have that pull... the one that tells you, "this is the right thing. This is what you're meant for." Paul Reiser knew. And never looked back. That’s what I want for everyone listening to this podcast. That's what I hope for you. Show Notes: some of Paul's work: "Stranger Things" "My Two Dads" "Mad About You" (Paul was in 160...

Duration: 01:07:05


Ep. 298 - Ryan Holiday: Competition is For Losers: Invent Your Own Category

1/1/2018
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If I compete with you, I’m a loser. It means I’m not helping anyone in a new way. Ryan said, “Competition is for losers.” He was quoting Peter Theil. Instead, you have to invent your own category… here’s how Show Notes: “Trust Me I’m Lying” by Ryan Holiday The Obstacle is The Way” by Ryan Holiday “Ego is The Enemy” by Ryan Holiday “The Perennial Seller” by Ryan Holiday “The Daily Stoic” by Ryan Holiday “The Daily Stoic Journal” by Ryan Holiday A famous writing technique...

Duration: 01:31:07


Ep. 297 - Rich Roll: Surrendering Does Not Mean Failure

12/28/2017
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“If you were on the outside looking in you’d probably think, 'This guy's got a really good life.' And on paper I did, but on the inside I felt like I was dying. I was depressed. I was unenthusiastic about my life because I knew I was in a career that was ill suited to me. But I just couldn’t see my way out of it,” Rich Roll said. He told be about the time he felt a tightness in his chest. He couldn’t walk up the stairs. He had to take a break halfway up the flight. Rich was 39 and...

Duration: 01:30:49


Ep. 296 - Linda Papadopoulos: Validation: Why It’s Dangerous…

12/26/2017
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We all have vulnerabilities. And I exposed mine to Linda because it’s a free therapy session. She’s a well-known psychologist and bestselling author born in Canada, living in the UK. I had to ask her about all her theories. And all her books. But mostly these 2: 1. “What Men Say, What Women Hear” 2. “Unfollow: Living Life on Your Own Terms” Because I am still outsourcing my self-worth to new measures. First, it was money. So I gave up Wall Street (for many reasons). And then it became...

Duration: 01:18:08


Ep. 295 - Jon Alpert: Behind the Camera: How to Be the Catalyst for Social Change

12/25/2017
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“This guy tried to kill me. He had a gun to my head,” Jon said. “We were leaving the country. We got intercepted.” Wait. What? I was interviewing Jon Alpert. He was trying to smuggle controversial footage out of Iraq. “I was basically a complete failure up until the moment that I started making films,” Jon said. He was constantly trying to make his community a better place, but his attempts were always unsuccessful. “I want to make this country better. And I’m not a good soldier. And...

Duration: 01:06:30


Ep. 294 - Jackie Martling: The Joke Man... I Talk with Howard Stern's Lead Writer

12/21/2017
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I started to get really itchy. Inside my head. I didn’t know how to scratch it. So I avoided it. Until I broke out into hives and finally forced myself on stage. I think it started when I interviewed Gary Gulman, one of the greatest comedians ever. It was over two years ago. And even though he was deeply depressed, I was jealous. Because he was living my dreams. He was scratching my itch. So I started to interview more comedians. And writers of comedy. I had so many questions. I...

Duration: 01:19:01


Ep. 293 - AJ Jacobs: Why We Experiment (And Why You Should Also)

12/19/2017
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I like the idea of experimenting for two reasons. A) widen comfort zone B) become a better person. I’ll tell you about A first then B. But first, let me reintroduce my good friend AJ. If you listen to this podcast then you already know who AJ is. But just in case, AJ Jacob’s is a professional at experimenting. All his books are experiments. Four are bestsellers. He told me about one he did with the comedian Jim Gaffigan. They looked up the oldest jokes in the world. From hundreds of...

Duration: 00:40:02


Ep. 292 - Tiffany Haddish: Stop Telling Yourself You're Not Good Enough

12/18/2017
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Got to interview one of my favorite comedians for the podcast, Tiffany Haddish, star of “Girls Trip,” her recent comedy special. "She Ready", and 20 years a stand up. I asked her what was the biggest change in her first few years of doing standup. (She's been doing it over 20 years). She said, "I learned to change the fear into fun". I think all of the above is great advice to achieve success in everything worth doing. I had a gift for Tiffany. It was a suitcase. I gave her a suitcase...

Duration: 00:49:14


Ep. 291 - Stephen Tobolowsky: Write Your Own Story Because We're All Living On Borrowed Time

12/14/2017
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If you’re reading this, you probably don’t know the name Stephen Tobolowsky. But I’ll give you some hints. Ned Ryerson. (From “Groundhog Day”) Jack Barker. (From “Silicon Valley”) Sound familiar? Stephen Tobolowsky is one of the main characters and actors in one of my favorite TV Shows, Silicon Valley. He also plays the MOST annoying character in Groundhog Day. He’s been in 200 movies and a thousand other things including Seinfeld, Thelma & Louise, Heroes and the list goes on. But he...

Duration: 01:47:45


Ep. 289 - Amy Morin: The Easiest Side Hustle You Can Start Right Now

12/11/2017
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You may remember Amy, she came on my podcast a few weeks ago. We discussed her book, “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.” I asked her why is it a book about what people DON’T do instead of SHOULD do. It seemed counterintuitive to me. But her reasoning made sense. The book wasn’t written for other people. It was actually just a letter to herself at first. And then she put it online. And it became viral… that led to a book deal. The podcast was really popular. But I feel like you...

Duration: 01:13:29


Ep. 288 - Mike Van Cleave: A Conversation About Cancer & Learning How to Discard the Meaningless

12/7/2017
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I got a call from my friend Mike Van Cleave a year ago. He told me had cancer. We hadn’t spoken for years. “It’s like mold in your refrigerator,” he said. “All of a sudden you’re like, ‘What the hell happened? It’s only been a week.” You never know who’s going to call you out of the blue someday with cancer. It’s scary, but luckily we don’t live with these thoughts in our minds. We only think of ourselves. “Will I get cancer?” And that’s important. These selfish thoughts keep us...

Duration: 01:20:19


Ep. 286 - Dennis Woodside: How Do You Know When Something is The Next Big Thing (Advice from Dropbox’s COO)

12/4/2017
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Dennis Woodside left Google, for DropBox. Everyone thought he was crazy. DropBox was this little tiny company. What was he thinking? “So you ask why I would go from Google to Dropbox. Just play the movie forward. Where’s it going to be in ten years? It’s logical to me that the company that pioneered this notion of putting your files in the cloud is going to have all kind of opportunities and going to solve problems for everybody in the world. A lot of people don’t think that way. They...

Duration: 01:02:58

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