James Altucher

James Altucher

James Altucher is the author of 13 books including several WSJ bestsellers including, Choose Yourself, The Power of No and Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth. He has started and sold two businesses and probably ran another 15 into the ground. He's run hedge funds, venture capital funds, and has angel investments in over 30 companies and sits on the board of directors of many companies including one public company with over a billion in revenues.

James has a highly trafficked blog at jamesaltucher.com and runs two podcasts, The James Altucher Show and Ask Altucher. James is a LinkedIn influencer and often writes for them, TechCrunch, Yahoo! Finance, the Wall Street Journal, and many other print and online sites.

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Latest from James Altucher

  • How to Survive Your First Year As An Entrepreneur

    How to Survive Your First Year As An Entrepreneur

    I loved talking to the skankiest prostitutes at three in the morning with a camera crew around me, fires burning in the street, sad, abused people clinging to scraps of life for their pleasures, bailed out prisoners and the drug dealers waiting for them to be released, homeless addicts with nowhere to go and they only weren’t freaks if you saw them at three in the morning . In short, … Read More

  • Secrets Of The Accidental Entrepreneur

    Secrets Of The Accidental Entrepreneur

    I was in a meeting with Uri Geller. You know who he is. He’s the psychic that bends spoons. He’s been doing it since he was a kid. Marvel Comics even did an issue once where Uri Geller was helping out Daredevil. The cover has Daredevil wearing an extremely tight uniform where you could see the outline of his genitalia (putting it delicately for SOPA Nazis). Daredvil was… Read More

  • Facebook Shareholders Suck…(Or, Why This Is Not Bubble 2.0)

    Facebook Shareholders Suck…(Or, Why This Is Not Bubble 2.0)

    Facebook shareholders suck. I know this because this past week I tried to help someone sell about 30 million shares of Facebook for $31 a share. These are weird transactions because never before in history has a private company so large ($80 billion in value) had so many random people buying and selling shares of it. On the one side are these semi-mythical demigods called… Read More

  • Should I or Shouldn’t I? (start a business)

    Should I or Shouldn’t I? (start a business)

    Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He is Managing Director of Formula Capital and has written 6 books on investing. His latest book is I Was Blind But Now I See. You can follow him@jaltucher. I cried the first day I was an enterpreneur. I left my great job at HBO to full time become CEO of the business I was running on the side. I… Read More

  • How Entrepreneurs Can Increase Productivity by 500%

    How Entrepreneurs Can Increase Productivity by 500%

    Through the years I missed investing in Google. I missed investing in Foursquare. I missed, I lost, I suffered, I cried. I could’ve started other businesses instead of the ones I did. I could’ve accepted job offers instead of lying in my hammock crying about failures. We all have stuff to complain about. What a waste! It’s hard not to spend most of the day angry or scared… Read More

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