Entrepreneur, Author, Angel Investor
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James Altucher is a successful entrepreneur, chess master, investor and writer. He has started and run more than 20 companies, including StockPickr, and sold several of those businesses for large exits. He has published 11 books, and is a frequent contributor to publications including The ... more


This Is Your Brain On Stock Market - Part 2
Our cognitive biases make us sell stocks whenever everyone else is selling. Cause us to buy stocks when everyone else is buying. This is called “herd behavior.”
This Is Your Brain On Stock Market - Part 1
What happens when you go broke?
93 Rules For Starting Your Business
I’ve started, advised, invested in, been on the board of dozens of businesses. Many billions in exits. Here is by bulleted guide on how to start a business.
How Did Jeffrey Epstein Make His Money?
A case study on Occam’s Razor and conspiracy numbers.
Everyone Is An Entrepreneur — No Excuses!
Many people think they are not cut out to be an entrepreneur. But that's not true. Any one can be one...
Why People Hated Me So Much Because Of My Bitcoin Ads
In August 2017, when Bitcoin was at $3,500, I went on CNBC and said Bitcoin would be worth $1 million. Then I spent about $60 million on ads.


AMZN Amazon.com Inc.
AOL AOL Inc. (now part of VZ)
BKS Barnes & Noble Inc
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc.
GOOG Alphabet Inc. (Google)
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
SLV iShares Silver Trust



Latest Posts
How I Went From $0 To $15 Million And Then… Ugh
A stockbroker from Prudential kept calling me. He wanted to help me sell my company. He wanted a 5% cut. “OK,” I said and next thing I knew I had offers for millions.
The Only Thing That Makes Me Happier
I didn’t have a job. It was snowing every day. I never left my tiny home because I was afraid I’d cry outside. I had no infrastructure inside me to find hope. But then something happened...
Don’t: The B.S. Of The American Religion
I’m afraid to go against the American religion. But Warren Buffett said, “You have to say no a lot!”
An Opera Singer + Iraqi Dinars = Immortality
I was MCing a comedy show the other night. This is what went down...
12 People Who Found Success Later In Life
Here is a picture of some people who accomplished much late in life. I admire all of them. I’m 50, and one day I’m going to figure out what I want to do with my life.
I Miss Nothing…
They fired me as CEO because I was so bad. A few months later they kicked me off the board of directors. I lost a ton of money and all my friends.
How James Altucher And Ramit Sethi Helped Me Earn $50,000+ In The Past 40 Days
Today I’m just republishing a post from the Choose Yourself Facebook group that is too good not to share. Thanks to Ian Luebbers for being brave, for writing this and for letting me share it on my site)
Is Donald Trump A Socialist?
The last time I called the President of the United States was in 1980. I needed to speak to him about something important. My birthday was coming up.

Work Experience

Board Member
Corporate Resource Services, Inc.
October 2012 - Present (7 years 2 months)
Formula Capital Investments
2010 - Present (9 years 11 months)
212 Ventures
February 2000 - July 2011 (11 years 7 months)
CEO /Founder Then Board Member
December 1999 - June 2001 (1 year 7 months)
Wireless software
August 1998 - October 1999 (1 year 3 months)
January 1995 - September 1999 (4 years 9 months)
We were a website design company focusing on entertainment companies.
Online Producer
August 1994 - August 1997 (3 years 1 month)
Home Box Office, TV


Carnegie Mellon University
Computer Science
Cornell University
1986 / 1990
Computer Science


The Power of No: Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance, and Happiness
James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher
Hay House, Inc.
How many times have you heard yourself saying yes to the wrong things—overwhelming requests, bad relationships, time-consuming obligations? How often have you wished you could summon the power to turn them down? This lively, practical guide helps you take back that power—and shows that a well-placed “No” can not only save you time and trouble, it can save your life.
40 Alternatives to College
James Altucher
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Don't want to go to college? Don't want crushing student loan debt? Afraid you won't be able to get a job otherwise? 40 Alternatives to College will save you money, geet you greater experience than college would have, give you adventures along the way that you will remember forever, and grant you the satisfaction of having chosen the life you want to lead.
I Was Blind But Now I See: Time to Be Happy
James Altucher
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
We've been brainwashed. We need to acknowledge this. We need to recognize who has been doing the brainwashing and work towards reversing its effects. Then, building from the core, we can learn who we really are, get success, wealth, and finally happiness. This book lays out the techniques to escape the zombie recruitment machine, expanding our personal frontiers, and finding the tools to build up the wealth of happiness inside.
Trade Like Warren Buffett
James Altucher
Warren Buffett has had one of the longest and most successful investment careers of all time. While he's considered the "world's greatest value investor," there's another side to Buffett that is not very well known. Although Buffett has gained recognition for his value investing approach to the markets, the fact is that nobody—over the past fifty years—has traded and invested with a more diverse group of strategies than Buffett. Given the fact that Buffett's investment career has spanned five decades and multiple styles and disciplines, is it possible to Trade Like Warren Buffett? It's impossible to trade exactly like Warren Buffett, but with author James Altucher as your guide, you'll come close.
Trade Like a Hedge Fund: 20 Successful Uncorrelated Strategies and Techniques to Winning Profits
James Altucher
Learn the successful strategies behind hedge fund investing. Hedge funds and hedge fund trading strategies have long been popular in the financial community because of their flexibility, aggressiveness, and creativity. Trade Like a Hedge Fund capitalizes on this phenomenon and builds on it by bringing fresh and practical ideas to the trading table. This book shares 20 uncorrelated trading strategies and techniques that will enable readers to trade and invest like never before. With detailed examples and up-to-the-minute trading advice, Trade Like a Hedge Fund is a unique book that will help readers increase the value of their portfolios, while decreasing risk.
Choose Yourself!
James Altucher and Dick Costolo
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
The world is changing. Markets have crashed. Jobs have disappeared. Industries have been disrupted and are being remade before our eyes. Everything we aspired to for “security,” everything we thought was “safe,” no longer is: College. Employment. Retirement. Government. It’s all crumbling down. In every part of society, the middlemen are being pushed out of the picture. No longer is someone coming to hire you, to invest in your company, to sign you, to pick you. It’s on you to make the most important decision in your life: Choose Yourself.