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James Altucher interviews the world’s leading peak performers in every area of life. But instead of giving you the typical success story, James digs deeper to find the “Choose Yourself” story—these are the moments we relate to… when someone rises up from personal struggle to reinvent themselves. The James Altucher Show brings you into the lives of peak-performers: billionaires, best-selling authors, rappers, astronauts, athletes, comedians, actors, and the world champions in every field, all ...
 
Hi I'm James Altucher host of The James Altucher Show. I've been a successful entrepreneur, investor, board member, and the writer of 11 books including the recent WSJ Bestseller, "Choose Yourself!" (foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). I've started and sold several companies for eight figure exits, sit on the board of a billion revenue company, I've written for The Financial Times, The New York Observer, and over a dozen popular websites for the past 15 years. I've run several hedge f ...
 
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Part 2 of the GRIT episodes with Angela Duckworth, an American academic, psychologist, and popular science author, and the author of Grit. We both have so much to talk about, and equally curious about how to find your passion, have do you get persistent, how to learn fast, and my favorite topic of all, What is the deal with 10,000 hours rules!? Can…
 
Most things that you do, should fail. If you don't fail enough, means you're not doing enough experiments. The more experiment you do, the more interesting life, experience, and the more successful you'll have! In this episode, I share my stories on experiments, and how I learn from there, and where they all lead it too! If you like this episode, m…
 
Another Side Hustle Friday Episode! This time we are covering Ghostwriting with Joshua Lisec! According to Scott Adams, He is an expert on ghostwriting and getting published! Other than talking about ghostwriting, we also talked about Joshua's origin, and how he used the spoke and wheel approach with his ghostwriting business and build a career aro…
 
In this episode, Angela Duckworth, an American academic, psychologist and popular science author, amd the author of Grit, came on to talk about the concept of Grit is the combination of Passion and Perseverance, and also the power of learning, how to learn things quickly and efficiently. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and le…
 
Scott Galloway, professor of marketing at the New York University Stern School of Business, and a public speaker, entrepreneur, and author of his latest book, Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity, has been correctly predicted the podcast every time he came on! This time, he comes on again to predict what would the Post Corona World looks like! W…
 
I wanted to learn more about Online Sports Gambling. So I bought on Marc Edelman, the founder of Edelman Law, and also a tenured Professor of Law at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York, to talk about online gambling sport and betting on fantasy sports. Also, I wanted to pitch him some ideas and see it will wo…
 
To create a Side Hustle Business, you need to know and understand the basic economic principles. In this episode, I gave quick basic economic lessons on Warren Buffet, housings, relationship, student loan, and gold vs bitcoin! I hope this episode helps you understand the basic economy. If you have any question or feedback, tweet @jaltucher I write …
 
I am always curious about why does human has a brain, and what does a thought looks like in the brain? And what is a healthy brain? In this episode, I have the Northeastern Neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Berrett on to talk about her new book, Seven And A Half Lessons About The Brain. We talked about, why do human have a brain, and where does it stand …
 
There is so much complaining and whining out there these days, that's understandable given what was happening in 2020, It has been weird and hard. However, the world is getting more and more abundant, and it's important to have an abundant mindset in order to be an entrepreneur, to solve problems, to think of a better solution even in your personal…
 
I was invited to a "Seinfeld" centric's podcast's called This Podcast Is Making Me Thirsty. We talked all things about Seinfeld, breaking down episodes, and different comedian's writing styles! One thing that fascinated me the most was Larry David's leadership on the show! Listen to me analyze how he manages the team, casts, and crew! I write about…
 
It has been a little bit over a week since the election! In this episode, we have the 2020 Libertarian Vice Presidential Candidate, Spike Cohen, on to talk about his view and his journey on the elections! We also talked about everything from what the Libertarian Party would do if they were in the government, taxes, health care, and even privacy iss…
 
In this episode, I have Annie Duke, author and an American former professional poker player, on to talk about her new book, How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices. We started the podcast by just having a casual conversation, and we discuss everything from quitting, biases, decision making, and we even talk about her origin story! How…
 
I have gone broke so many times and made so many mistakes that I've wished that I never made. But, I strongly believe those are the times that made me who I am, and I learnt my lessons. So, I made a checklist to prevent me from going broke. I called it, the 15 Rules on How NOT to Go Broke. I hope you learnt something from the checklist that I made.…
 
Starting from scratch, we describe with Jeff Lerner of ENTRE Institute a step by step breakdown of how to make money using affiliate marketing. Also, go to https://millionairesecrets.com/jamesa to get the free book! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for liste…
 
I LOVE LUCY! Lucile Ball is truly a choose yourself person, I even wrote about Lucille Ball in my upcoming book, Skip The Line, (Pre-Order it here: http://bit.ly/STHELINE. I have my friend Darin Strauss, a best-selling American writer, to talk about his new book, The Queen of Tuesday: A Lucille Ball Story, writing, the new trend in media, and all! …
 
What Do I Do When My Candidate Loses??? 13 Things Mentally Strong People Do When Their Candidate Loses....with Amy Morin, author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, and the host of Mentally Strong People Podcast: https://amymorinlcsw.com/mentally-strong-people-podcast/ Podcast Notes here: http://bit.ly/13ThingsCandidate I write about all …
 
I was invited to attend a Panel at Propelify 2020 with Anthony Scaramucci, an American financier who briefly served as the White House Director of Communications from July 21 to July 31, 2017, about The Future is What We Make It. However, I was curious about his days in the White House, so I asked him a bunch of questions about it! I write about al…
 
Another Side Hustle Friday! This time we feature my good friend again, Brian Keating! This is another one that we started brainstorming ideas, and I say, "Jay, hit record, this will be a Side Hustle Friday Episode!" Brian Keating is the Chancellor’s Professor of Physics at UC San Diego. He hosts INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE (https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianK…
 
Very excited for this episode! Chuck Wendig, has my dream career, he is an American author, comic book writer, screenwriter, and blogger. He even wrote one of the official Star Wars (post-Disney) canons, Star Wars: Aftermath! In this episode, we talked about all things writing! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I…
 
Craig Gass, American actor, comedian, Voiceover artist, and impressionist is the most interesting person, and has to most interesting stories that I have ever known! He grew up around deaf parents and ended up learning an amazing impression skill! He shares the stories of how he got out of this addiction, that time he lived with the one and only Ed…
 
When we started recording, we were supposed to talk about 10 ways How The Universe Started with The Distinguished Professor of Physics at the Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences in the Department of Physics at the University of California, San Diego, Brian Keating but instead, we went right into a long brainstorming session, on how ways to wri…
 
Another Side Hustle Friday Episode! This episode did not go the direction that I thought it would go. It was supposed to be 5 businesses that you can start from YouTube, instead, it became an amazing guide on how to start your YouTube Channel so you can build any business from it, and how to have a successful life! I write about all my podcasts! Ch…
 
Every time when I talk to Jocko Willink, an American Retired Naval Office, Author, and Podcaster, I learn a million lessons from him. This time is no different! This time we talked about not having any excuses when you're trying to archive any goal, and also, his new book (extended version of the previous book) Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manu…
 
Part 2 on monetizing your podcast! In this episode, we talked about ways to monetize your podcast via merchandising, getting hired as a consultant through your podcast, speaking gigs, on and on! Also, enjoy Jay's episodic debut on the podcast! (Technically a second since this is a part of Friday's podcast!) I write about all my podcasts! Check out …
 
Once again! I have the best selling author, Ken Follett, on to talk about his new book, The Evening and The Morning. I "sat" down with him, and I selfishly drill him on his approach and technique of writing a book! How did he do it? How did his book manage to sell more than 160 million copies? I have to know! I write about all my podcasts! Check ou…
 
Another Side Hustle Friday! I sat down with Jay Yow, the Sound Engineer/ Producer of The James Altucher, to discuss ways to monetize a podcast, we spoke about why this is the best time to launch a podcast and our equipment set up for remote recording and interview. In this episode, we break down that's the different ways you can monetize through Ad…
 
I always wanted to learn to play music, even now, I just bought the Jazz Piano Book, and try to learn it! In this episode, I have neuroscientist, operatic soprano, author of How Music Can Make You Better, professor and podcast host, Indre Viskontas, on to talk about the relationship between neuroscience and music, what music trigger which part of t…
 
Ed Latimore, professional boxer, chess player, author, influencer, social media guru, and even physicist! In this episode, I talked to him about Ed about how he looks at things differently, and what makes him want to dabble into different professions, learning different skills, and how does he get out of his comfort zone! Before the podcast ended, …
 
I am a centrist, and I always try to have as many different sides on the podcast to talk about all the different issues from a different point of view, including Eric Adams, Andrew Yang, Dr. Jo Jorgensen, and more! In this episode, I have the former CIA officer, and conservative American radio host, Buck Sexton on to talk about the current issues, …
 
Another episode of Side Hustle Friday! What happens after you wrote your 30 days book challenge? Publish it, market it, sell it! I have recorded this episode with Steve Scott, back in 2017, and now I dusted it out and put it out there for you that have finished the 30 days book challenge, time to monetize it! I write about all my podcasts! Check ou…
 
Why are people afraid of change, new technologies, and, right now, election hacking!? I talk with Jason Feifer about why people are always more pessimistic than they should be and that optimism and skepticism are powerful tools to set you apart from the masses and find real success. Plus, Jason shares some fun stories about wild pessimism throughou…
 
Lockdown and social distancing are probably the best time for entrepreneurs out there! This episode, I have Marc Lore, President, and CEO of Walmart U.S. eCommerce, on to talk about his journey as an entrepreneur, the future of e-commerce, and how entrepreneurs should take advantage of that! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post an…
 
This is an important election. But forget about the personalities for a second. This is a step by step, a cocktail party guide to what all the relevant political philosophies are. Decide for yourself what you believe in, and what candidates, national, local, whatever, are most conducive to the philosophy you believe in. Also, now you armed yourself…
 
Another Side Hustle Friday! This episode, I have Dan Granger, the CEO of the LA-based ad agency, Oxford Road, on to talk about the podcast advertising industry. We started out talking about Star Wars, and then we segway into the amazing overview of the media industry and the podcast industry! We also talked about how the polarization in the country…
 
What's better than one therapist? Two! I love having therapists on the podcast, it's like ME getting a therapy session rather than doing a podcast! This time I have Lori Gottlieb, psychotherapist and author of the New York Times bestseller Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, and Guy Winch, Psychologist and three times TED Talks speakers, on to talk a…
 
I always learn when Ryan Holiday, author, and the founder of The Daily Stoic, is on my podcast. His new book, "Lives of the Stoics" is now THE book on how to apply Stoicism to make your every aspect of your life better, as well as learn the history of these great philosophers and the times they've lived in. I always learn something new when Ryan is…
 
How to detect the "trillion dollars" worth of B.S. out there! People argue pretty much about everything, everyone has their own argument and there's no end to it! How do you call B.S. on it! This is an episode where I summarize a chapter in the book by Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World, and the chapter is called, The Fine Art of Baloney Detection…
 
Another Side Hustle Friday episode! Online marketing changes every year, even every month! I want to learn online marketing from the best. So I called up Anik Singal, founder of Lurn.com and a digital marketing expert, to see what's the best tip, the best practice, and the most recent trend! He even created a special link for the listener to visit:…
 
After talking to Jim McKelvey, hearing what his data predicts for the election. I immediately called up my good friend, Phillip Stutts, to get an update on his latest data on the election. Phil has worked on campaigns for over 20 years. He knows the inside scoop. He surveys tens of thousands of people to find out what their top concerns are, what a…
 
Now is an interesting time, so I have the CEO of Whole Foods Market, John Mackey, on to talk about his new book, Conscious Leadership, and also his old book, Conscious Capitalism, which is also another must-read! We talked about all the up and down when he was starting Whole Food, the definition of capitalism, and what is considered as conscious ca…
 
It's time for another update on the state of US finance! After I wrote Why New York City is dead, doesn't seem like we have any solution for all the issue that I brought up in the article. So I called up my friend, Jim McKelvey, the founder of Square and the deputy chairman of the Federal Reserve, to ask him a bunch of questions. Will they bail out…
 
I am always impressed by John Lee Dumas and Kate Erickson on their for-pay community, Podcaster's Paradise. I have them on to talk about their podcast, how to build from scratch, and their approach of running such a successful for-pay community! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/pod…
 
What in the world is going on!? The media doesn't cover the news. They only cover the "opinion of the day". I want to know WHAT IS HAPPENING? So I called up Ian Bremmer, an American political scientist and author with a focus on global political risk, and also the president and founder of Eurasia Group, to figure out what's going on and what the fu…
 
Guy Raz has interviewed 100 of the greatest entrepreneurs in the world for his podcast and now his book, "How I Built This". This book is a must for EVERY entrepreneur's library. In this episode, Guy tells me some of the lessons and stories he's learned from the likes of the founders of Airbnb, Spanx, Ben & Jerry's, and dozens of other companies. I…
 
I have made mistakes my whole life as an Entrepreneur before I figured it out. Here are all the mistakes that I've made, and I hope you can avoid all of them and learn from them! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, pleas…
 
Another Side Hustle Friday! I have an idea to buy a lot of Instagram account with millions of followers and then point it to my account so I can do affiliate deals! And then I heard about, the Co-Founder of The Snow Agency, Daniel Snow! He did exactly that! Now he owns an agency and helped one of his clients from 30 thousand dollar revenue a month …
 
Sam Harris, author, Neuroscientist, and the host of the Making Sense Podcast came back on to talk about his new book, Making Sense: Conversations on Consciousness, Morality, and the Future of Humanity. We talked about racism, consciousness versus morality and how do you define morality. What is the baseline for human morality! He also recounted his…
 
I have another Choose Yourself person on the podcast! Ryan Long, a comedian, a podcaster, and filmmaker came on the podcast and talk about the methods that you used to get blown up in social media and the comedy scene. He also talks about how to see things from a different perspective! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and lear…
 
I wrote a viral essay on LinkedIn, which said that due to the Coronavirus's devastating effect on the city, NYC as we know it is dead, forever. A few days later, I woke up to find that the piece had received intense criticism from the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, who penned an op-ed against me in the NY Times, Mark Cuban, and even the mayor himself Bil…
 
Brooklyn Borough President (and possible next Mayor of NYC) Eric Adams is back on the show! I called him up and asked him, "How can we solve these problems? And how can ANY city solve the problems they are having now?" He took the challenge and shares solutions and his philosophy for running a city! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full…
 
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