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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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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?
The One Habit That Keeps 99% Of People From Getting Rich
I’m the author of the WSJ Bestseller, “The Power of No!” But I am the worst at saying “No”.
10 Things I Learned From Wyclef, Greatest Rapper Of All Time
I met with Wyclef Jean, the main rapper for the Fugees and I had some questions for him on life and success. Here's what I learned...
Howard Marks: Billionaire Investor On Market Cycles (How To Survive The Bad Days & Win The Good Days)
Howard Marks is #374 on the Forbes richest list. He co-founded Oaktree Capital Management and is worth $1.9 billion. Hear my discussion with him on how best to invest.
Interview: John C. McGinley On Throwing Yourself At Risk And Rejection
This interviewy touches on all aspects of life... everything from having a dream to fulfilling it and then seeing your life rotate. Something I think a lot of people can relate to.
Interview: Noam Dworman On The Risk Of Censorship
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.
Why The Stock Market Dropped: My Two Cents
The stock market (the Dow Jones index) fell 1400 points in the past few days and I started to see the usual “Dr. Doom” style pundits begin forecasting doom and gloom.
Interview With William Shatner: Live Long And… Lessons From An Intergalactic Legend
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. So I brought William Shatner on and asked him everything...
A Message To My Younger Self
There’s nothing wrong with regret. There’s nothing wrong with wondering how your life would have been different and better. This is what I wish I had known about money and more...
Yuval Noah Harari: 21 Lessons For The 21st Century
I've recommended Yuval Harari's book "Sapiens" more than any other book in the past 5 years. His new book, "21 Lessons for The 21st Century," covers so much more...
The Best Advice I’ve Ever Received
My podcast producer, Steve Cohen, only speaks in quotes. But one of these quotes was the advice I've ever received...
Interview: Do Your Skills Measure Up? I Ask LinkedIn's Dan Roth
Dan Roth is the Editor and Chief at 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.
The Most Amazing Story About Bitcoin You’ve Ever Heard
Supply is fixed or growing slowly. And demand is rising, so the biggest buyers (and the retail buyers) have to buy on the exchanges now. That's why bitcoin has gone up from $6,000 to $8,200 in the past few weeks alone.
Do Self-Help Books Really Work? My Answer…
I don’t write self-help books. Most of my books are about how pathetic I’ve been, how pathetic I am, how pathetic I will be. Some of the things I do are insane. But insanity makes for a good story.
What I Learned From The Best Networker In The World
This man has a close network of 10,000 people that he keeps in close contact with. He was going places. Unfortunately I ruined his life.
Everything You Need To Know About Bitcoin
The underlying technology of Bitcoin which involves heavy amounts of cryptography, financial know-how, and basics of contract law, plus the “blockchain” have 100s of use-cases that we have only just begun to play with.
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