James Altucher

James Altucher Contributor James Altucher is the founder of Choose Yourself Media. More posts by this contributor How to quit your job the right way How To Win The Day

James Altucher is the founder of Choose Yourself Media.

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How to quit your job the right way

It’s too easy to slip into melancholy and gloom. Corporations want to ultimately fire you, whether you like your job or not. Their entire purpose is to create and squeeze the efficiencies out of you

How To Win The Day

Hal Elrod was dead for six minutes. The car he was driving crashed head on into a truck. His girlfriend, sitting next to him, was unscratched. The roof of the car sliced open his head, causing brain d

The Benefits Of Being A Total Zero

"There are three types of people," astronaut Chris Hadfield told me. "-1, 0, and +1." When a business fails it feels like a -1. When a relationship fails, often it's because I've been a -1. Certainly

The Six Things The Most Productive People Do Every Day

I admit I stole this title. Part of being productive is to piggyback on the shoulders of greatness. So I decided to write down what six things I do every day that help me with productivity. They make

Snoop Dogg For CEO Of Twitter

Snoop Dogg should become CEO of Twitter and I'm about to tell you why. But first, leave Dick Costolo, the outgoing CEO, alone. When Dick became CEO, Twitter was valued at about $3 billion (now it's

Hard-Core Career Advice For A 13-Year-Old

I'm ashamed because I felt the need to brag to my 13-year-old. But she asked for it. My daughter Mollie had a homework assignment for her guidance class that had her ask me what I do for a living. Thi

How Do I Know If I Should Take A Job At A Startup?

Imagine if someone asked "would you invest in this company?" Your answer is going to be similar. With a few additions. Here's the checklist I would follow.

10 Reasons To Stay At Your Job

I used to love my job. Love it. I worked for my favorite entertainment company in the world. I would've paid to work there. I made friends at work. And on weekends we'd even get together and pla

Waiting For VC

I spoke to the VC on Wednesday. He said he would have his decisions "fast." He said the great thing about his VC firm (as opposed to all of those "others") is that it has absolutely no problem making

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Dealing With Excuses

I didn't have any money so couldn't start a business. And even if I started one, I didn't have an office, or clients, and I was too shy to cold-call clients. I didn't have connections or rich parents

Louis CK And The Hare Krishnas Can Make You A Better Entrepreneur With This One Trick

Louis CK is the high priest of understanding our culture. I watch him every day. I watch the same routine over and over. I can spend hours breaking down every line of his routines. I watch him before

How To Get An MBA From Eminem

In 2002 I was driving to a hedge fund manager's house to hopefully raise money from him. I was two hours late. This was pre-GPS and I had no cell phone. I was totally lost. I kept playing over and ove

Why 2014 Is The Year You Change

I stopped going to classes. I had a scholarship that paid all my living expenses ($1,200/month) so I didn't want to quit (ugh, and get a job?). So I stayed a student but I failed every class I took fo

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Selling Anything

I've never read a book on sales. They seemed corny. Like many people, I always looked down on the concept of "selling." It seemed like something lower than me. To some extent, selling appears manipula

How To Sell Your Business And Make And Lose Millions

First I totally gave up. I thought there was no way to sell my web services business. It started when I was in the offices of Loud Records, run by Steve Rifkind. My company, Reset, was doing websites

11 Or 12 Things I Learned About Life From Day Trading Millions Of Dollars

I was a day trader for many years, and it almost killed me. I made money by making profits on my own money and also taking a percentage of the profits for the people I traded for. I traded up to $4

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Reinventing Yourself

Here are the rules: I’ve been at zero a few times, come back a few times, and done it over and over. I’ve started entire new careers. People who knew me then, don’t me now. And so on. I’ve

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Starting And Running Your Business

This is going be a bullet FAQ on starting a business. No joke. If you're a lawyer, feel free to disagree with me, so you can charge someone your BS fees to give the same advice. If you can think of an

Five Things Entrepreneurs Should Never Do

I'm breaking all the rules. I'm at a silent retreat for the week. No talking! My wife is two doors down. She said to me before we went silent for the week, "put your computer on airplane mode." It's i

How To Self-Publish A Bestseller: Publishing 3.0

Every entrepreneur should self-publish a book,<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/01/28/why-every-entrepreneur-should-self-publish-a-book/"> because self-publishing is the new business card</a>
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