Category: Life in Perspective
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POSTED ON May 21, 2015 BY James Altucher

Pierre Levegh killed 88 people in a car race. Even I am not that bad a driver. I’ve only almost killed one person. Maybe two. Pierre tried to get ahead of the Aston Martin in front of his Mercedes, made a sharp turn, flew into a wall, exploded, pieces flying everywhere, his skull crushed on… Continue Reading

POSTED ON May 12, 2015 BY James Altucher

I can’t believe how I’ve gotten away with what I’ve gotten away with even though I’m so stupid. I was having a weird argument yesterday with my ex-wife. I was trying to say, “I’m stupid” so she was disagreeing and accusing me of lying. So I kept insisting. “I got bad grades all through high… Continue Reading

POSTED ON May 05, 2015 BY James Altucher

“I hate everyone I work with,” I told my astrologer / therapist. “I feel like everything I say is fake just so people can like me.” I had clients calling me at 4 in the morning asking for advice. Then they would forget to pay their bills. Years later I was calling new clients in… Continue Reading

POSTED ON May 04, 2015 BY James Altucher

I feel I need to make a post about this. Tell a story. Make it poignant. But it’s really all I want to say: Get. Keep. Grow. It’s really hard to do those three things. It’s three different skills. Like with money. Getting it. Keeping it. Growing it. I’ve succeeded and failed at all three.… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 29, 2015 BY James Altucher

I had to interrupt him. I was too curious. I thought I would die if I didn’t ask. Whenever you are curious about something, don’t forget to ask a question. Curious. Question….Curious ==> Question. The only things you will ever remember are the questions you ask when you are curious. Curiosity is the ONLY technique… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 23, 2015 BY James Altucher

“There are three types of people,” astronaut Chris Hadfield told me, “-1, 0, and +1″. Chris Hadfield spent 166 days in space in the space station ISS. While there he also sang “Space Oddity” and uploaded (or can you say “downloaded” in this case) the video to YouTube where it was viewed 25 million times.… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 20, 2015 BY James Altucher

Rich Roll was having a heart attack on his staircase. He was fat. He hated his work. He was unhappy. A few years later he ran, swam, biked, 703 miles in seven days when he was 45 years old. When he was 40 he had a job he was unhappy at but he was still… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 17, 2015 BY James Altucher

Not everyone can be a Mark Zuckerberg! Not everyone can be an Elizabeth Holmes, who dropped out of Stanford at 19, started a business in a basement, and is now a multi-billionaire. Not everyone can be a Bill Gates. Or a Beyonce (although Claudia wants to be Beyonce in her next life. Which I hope… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 10, 2015 BY Tommy Humphreys

Moving eulogy for Paul Reynolds, the late Canaccord Genuity boss, via GlobeandMail.com: Paul Reynolds When Paul Reynolds decided to do something, he went full bore. He turned his laser-like focus and boundless energy to the task at hand. He loved a challenge. A few years ago, on a warm summer night in Whistler, a close… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 07, 2015 BY James Altucher

My mom told me I looked disgusting. I was eating cereal. Reading a book. In a few minutes I would go to school. She had just woken up. Walked into the kitchen. Saw me. Said her thing. Not the worst thing in the world. Not something you can’t overcome. I was maybe 16. I liked… Continue Reading

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