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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

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Why Colleges Are Going Down The Drain: A True Story
The way colleges are run these days leaves me to question if they have a future. Here was my own recent experience with one such college...
My New Gambling Addiction: Betting On The News
Newspapers are evil. I know... I wrote for five of them.
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.
Bitcoin Could Be At $1 Million By 2020
Is Bitcoin heading back to its highs and will it ever replace gold as the ultimate commodity?
Seven Things I Learned From Chess
Chess got me a girlfriend, it got me into college, it got me into graduate school, it got me my first job, it helped me raise money, it got my company sold, and it’s opened doors when previously they seemed locked to everyone around me.
The Ultimate Guide To Going Broke
I spent 20 years going broke over and over again. I hope it doesn’t happen again. But the good news is, I'm now an expert. Here's what I've learned...
Seven Reasons Not To Go To College (And A Solution)
Most people think you need a degree to get a good job. But that's not true. More and more companies like Google have already announced they are looking at skills instead of degrees.
Don’t Buy A Home! But Do Buy Real Estate
The worst decision I ever made was buying a home. Or two. I had thought it was a great investment, but it isn't. Real estate however, can be. Did I just contradict myself? No and here's why...
When Did Social “Networks” Turn Into Social “Media”?
Facebook loves it when we are angry and fighting. Every Facebook argument thread can buy Mark Zuckerberg another cup of coffee. The result? I miss my Facebook friends.
The Real Cost Of The College Admissions Scandal
News just broke that wealthy, famous parents, including actors, bribed colleges into accepting their children. But what’s the real cost of the college admissions scandal?
11 Reasons To Quit Your Job In 2019
Here are 11 reasons why 2019 is the year you should quit your job.
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