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More About the Author
writer. He has started and run more than 20 companies and is currently invested in over 30.
He is the author of 17 books, including WSJ best-sellers: 'The Power of No' and 'Choose Yourself'.
His writing has appeared in major media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Observer, Techcrunch , The Financial Times, Yahoo Finance and others. His blog, JamesAltucher.com, has attracted more than 20 million readers since its launch in 2010.
He hosts two super successful podcasts "The James Altucher Show" with guests of the caliber of Tony Robbins, Mark Cuban, Pieter Thiel, etc. and the daily "Ask Altucher" show with his wife and co-host Claudia Azula Altucher. Both shows have been downloaded over 12 Million times.
Join him at JamesAltucher.com or on Twitter @Jaltucher.
You can also text him questions on his personal cell phone (203) 512-2161 and he will respond on a future episode of Ask Altucher.
Top Customer Reviews
DON'T buy the book if:
1. You're strapped for cash - really everything is already on his blog for free.
2. Critical of poor editing or typos - Unfortunately since a lot of this is cut and pasted from the blog it has some glaring references to links etc that could have been cleaned up prior to printing. Also quite a few typos.**
3. If you haven't read his blog first. Read the blog first and decide if you want to buy the book based on the below.
4. You're hoping for him to expand on the blog... for the most part he doesn't do this much.
BUY this book if:
1. You like the blog and would like to try to capture a good bit of it all in one place without clicking around, or if you'd like to read somewhere without internet. i.e. most airplanes, camping, etc. I got it mostly for this reason (and the thought it might expand on the topics)
2. You like James' writing and want him to keep doing it. I felt good buying the book and basically throwing a few $$ to him. Also, I really think he's sincere in loving what he does. I appreciate it and want him to keep doing it, no better way to say that then buying the book.
3. You like the blog and want to genuinely share it with someone.Read more ›
If you are in the corporate world, go to page 83: "What You Need to do if You Were Hired Today." Read to page 89. Then read it again. Then read it again. He offers 10 rules. All of them are good. If you systematically implement all of them, you will stand out as a contender. But Pareto's 20-80 law holds true here as elsewhere. You won't implement all of them. So, implement 20% of them. That means two. Which two? #4 and #10. (Buy the book to find out the 10 rules.)
If your marriage is in trouble, go to page 101: "25 Dates Until I Met Claudia." Read to page 106. There, he describes the post-divorce singles scene. I can think of nothing I have read recently that is more likely to motivate you to work on your marriage.
What about college? He says not to go. He explains why from page 37 to 48. I also say not to go. I earned a Ph.D. But I have a variation: earn a degree; just don't go. If you want my strategy, search for "college," $11," and "YouTube."
His section on keeping your mouth shut at dinner parties except for asking an occasional question is good advice. It begins on page 155 and goes to 158. This may be the most difficult advice to follow in the book.
If you want to write a book, read his section on self-publishing. It will save you a lot of grief. It will also get you published. It starts on page 91 and goes to page 96. His stories on how little money successful authors make by letting a conventional publisher publish the book should be required reading in every school of journalism and every course on creative writing. It begins on page 96 and goes to 101.
Cherry pick this book. Chocolate-covered, of course.
James has an amazing ability to rattle and get readers to re-think the American "religions" like owning a home (no) or going to college (why?). James has gone through more highs and lows than most living things on the planet. He has an incredible gift to not only recall the experiences, but examine them in an objective, self-reflective manner and in some way, he is all of us at different times in our own lives. His lessons are strong, built on life stories. And as a muse and teacher he shares his worst and best of times with readers so they ultimately may be better. And happy.
Some of the the most thought-provoking elements of the book: "Be a Human" beginning on page 167. Why are we angry? James is correct that we are in a depressive cycle as we've been battered by a pretty tough decade. How do you rise above? How did he? "Success is a Sexually Contagious Disease," starting on page 107, hit home for me. I've battled all the challenges he raises like sadness, forgetting who you are, anxiety, thinking that "if I get this I'll be happy." But what is true happiness? James lays it out.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The author rambles about different things and I felt like wasting my time reading it.
I think there are definitely good ideas here, but it didn't feel useful for me.
I've never heard of Altucher before this book. I really don't remember how I was lead to this book either. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Richard D. Bradford
Good business book helps u see not to give up on your dreams. I was looking to find something to help with failing relationship.Published 9 months ago by a romantic heart
It was such a wonderful book. I was hooked. Took me a couple days to read. Wonderful stories and insightful information!! Great tips! Read morePublished 10 months ago by Author of ANIMAL FOREST COLORING BOOK
Really enjoyed the book. Read it on my iPhone cover to cover on a flight between Charlotte and Phoenix. Can't wait to share it with family and friends.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
It's a little weird at times, but going to the substance the message is clear and positive, Suggested if you are in puzzling times, especially at work.Published 13 months ago by Xpitality
What an amazingly human piece of work. I want to hug this guy and offer my sincerest thanks for his heart sourced testimony. This book will save lives.Published 14 months ago by Chris S.