Category: Life in Perspective
42 Posts
POSTED ON October 21, 2014 BY James Altucher

Claudia is a little upset at me. She doesn’t like when I give out my phone number. “You’re going to get too many calls,” she said. Ok, but I want people to text me with questions for our “Ask Altucher” podcasts. But sometimes I pick up the call. Last night I got a call from… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 20, 2014 BY James Altucher

My daughter is reading my favorite book. “I’m on page 112,” she says, “of The Choose Yourself Stories”. This is my collection of more personal stories about my life. I never marketed it. Just put it out there. But she found it. Now she has a lot of questions like, “Why did you always want… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 13, 2014 BY James Altucher

90% of the feedback I got about “Choose Yourself” was about one thing: How to bridge harsh reality with the world of imagination: how to become an Idea Machine. For my whole life I felt like a stray dog, dashing around until I could survive in the jungle. But I was lost and it took… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 09, 2014 BY James Altucher

On Quora someone asked, “should answers be categorized by expert / non-expert?” My response: There is no such thing as an expert. First, a couple of anecdotes. In 1799, George Washington caught a cold. He was coughing and he had a fever. This was considered an emergency. The greatest American alive was sick! Blood was… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 06, 2014 BY James Altucher

I have an amazing tool/app that makes my work 100x more productive. It’s called a phone. That sounds sarcastic. I’m not being sarcastic. It’s the truth. A lot of times people send me emails and then I forget about them or I never respond to them or I respond to them weeks later. I now… Continue Reading

POSTED ON June 17, 2014 BY James Altucher

My first night in my first apartment in NYC I woke up with cockroaches everywhere. I went to the bathroom and the entire floor was swarming with them. I panicked and screamed because I was a little baby and never saw this before. My only piece of furniture was a foam futon. I had a… Continue Reading

POSTED ON June 11, 2014 BY James Altucher

Time is not money. All the slick guys in their suits, peppering their lingo with “time is money!” Hurry! Money! It’s not true. I feel bad for them. Cheapening their time like that. I know this because I’m the master at losing money. I have very clever ways of making my money explode into dust.… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 16, 2014 BY CEOEditor

The Economist is out with a first class post on Barrick Gold founder Peter Munk. Munk’s tale How a former refugee from the Nazis made and lost several fortunes Apr 19th 2014 | From the print edition YOU can’t be right all the time. In a 1995 profile of Peter Munk, the founder of Barrick Gold,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 04, 2014 BY Brent Hogarth

“Everyday we have an opportunity to create a living masterpiece.” – Michael Gervais “That’s what I’m f%&*ing talking about!” was not the typical conclusion of the presentations at San Francisco’s Wisdom 2.0 conference – where Zen teachers, such as Eckhart Tolle or Jon Kabat-Zinn, spoke on the role of mindfulness in the tech community —… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 30, 2014 BY James Altucher

It’s really humiliating to ask for money from people. When I was a venture capitalist I hated everyone who asked me for money. And I hated my partners who pretended like they had the ability to make important life or death decisions over people. All we really wanted to do was make a lot of… Continue Reading

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