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84 of The Best Podcast Episodes for James Altucher. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about James Altucher, often where they are interviewed.

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84 of The Best Podcast Episodes for James Altucher. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about James Altucher, often where they are interviewed.

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James Altucher Talks About Being an “Idea Machine”

The Unbeatable Mind Podcast with Mark Divine
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In the second part of this interview, James Altucher and the Commander talk about business and how to live minimally. James is a well-known entrepreneur, author of Reinvent Yourself, and the founder of Choose Yourself Financial.

Learn how:

  • Bitcoin has been misunderstood in the past, but is here to stay.
  • Anything “remote” is going to be a hot idea for a business going forward.
  • You can exercise your imagination muscle by writing down ten ideas a day –– even the bad ones.

Listen to this episode to get a better idea of what the future can hold for business and investing.

Jun 18 2020



James Altucher Talks Business and Overcoming

The Unbeatable Mind Podcast with Mark Divine
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James Altucher is a well-known business personality. He started off in the creative industries, and is an author and expert on entrepreneurship and investing. He has written many books, including The Power of No: Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance, and Happiness. Today he talks with Mark about coming back repeatedly to succeed at business.

Learn how:

  • James had skills in the ‘90s that very few others had, but he would have done better with an actual product.
  • On writing, you should be afraid of the reaction when you publish. That’s how you know it’s a new idea or new writing.
  • To fulfill the four core values every day: physical, emotional, creative, and spiritual. They all go together and you can’t have one without the others.

Listen to this episode to get more insight on how to reinvent yourself and create your future.

Jun 11 2020



Become An Idea Machine With James Altucher: Create, Experiment & Adapt

The Rich Roll Podcast
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“If you don’t give yourself permission to create a new world, chances are nobody else will.”
James Altucher

The dystopia is here.

Chaos, confusion, fear and anger. Horrific racism. Generations of pain fueling rioting and violence. Death and illness. Faltering systems and leadership failures. Market crashes and jobs lost.

Communities are divided. Home lives are disrupted. Meanwhile, cities all across America are literally on fire.

How we can right the ship? Deal with these cataclysmic shifts? And move forward productively?

We can crash and burn. Or we can adapt -- a remaking of society that begins with personal reinvention.

James Altucher is a virtuoso of this process.

A prodigious intellect and abundantly talented polymath, James is a comic, chess master, entrepreneur, investor and prolific writer with over twenty books to his name, including the Wall Street Journal bestseller Choose Yourself. He's also a fellow podcaster and an unconventional thinker with an idiosyncratic lens on pretty much everything from creativity to finances.

James and his writing have appeared in major media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New York Observer, Techcrunch, and The Financial Times. His blog,, has attracted more than 20 million readers since its launch in 2010. And The James Altucher Show ⁠regularly appears in the top 100 podcasts on iTunes.

On the subject of self-experimentation, James' latest unconventional move was releasing his latest self-published book, Think Like a Billionaire, on Scribd.

Most compelling is James' relentless devotion to constant reinvention. Making his fourth appearance on the podcast, today we explore the importance of this trait ⁠and the habits that enable you to adapt and thrive in rapidly changing times ⁠— more critical now than ever.

Recorded pre-pandemic in mid-February, this conversation is the last in my stash of episodes banked before quarantine.

Nonetheless, I suspect you will find our discourse highly applicable to our current moment -- packed with tactics and strategies you can deploy to better acclimate to the rapidly changing circumstances that face us all.

It's about how to make better decisions. And ultimately, how to create opportunity out of calamity.

The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

James is one of my most favorite people. He’s a natural and gifted conversationalist, his ideas are easily deciphered, and packed with the perfect amount of humor and data-backed insight.

To some degree, we are all being called to reinvent ourselves right now. May this conversation help serve that process.

Peace + Plants,

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Jun 01 2020

2hr 2mins


James Altucher ON: How To Build Relationships That’ll Elevate Your Career & Create Financial Abundance In Your Life

On Purpose with Jay Shetty
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The depth and thoughtfulness of this impromptu discussion shows the brilliance of Altucher, who is a leader in entrepreneurship, a bestselling author, and a leading thinker of our time. 

Jay Shetty and James Altucher dive into topics like effective relationships & expectations, a healthy view of money, and finding joy during the hardest parts of life. Altucher is known for his ability to speak honestly on defining values and discovering passion, and in this episode he excels at both. Text Jay Shetty 310-997-4177

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May 25 2020

1hr 39mins


365: James Altucher - How To Become An Idea Machine (The 10,000 Experiment Rule)

The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk
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#365: James Altucher - How To Become An Idea Machine

  • "Vulnerability equals freedom."
    • "You need to say something interesting. You need to step outside of your comfort zone."
  • James started writing in 1990 after a girl he liked chose to date a writer instead of him.
    • He wrote 3,000 words a day and yet didn't publish anything for 12 years.
  • Why write about your flaws?
    • Watch the movie 8 mile... "Eminem shares all of the negative aspects of himself. He left his competition with nothing to say about him. He beat him to the punch."
    • "I don't hit publish unless I'm worried. Am I afraid? If yes, then publish."
    • "All good writing has to have a story."
  • Commonalities of people who sustain excellence:
    • Physically healthy - They are in shape
    • Emotionally healthy - They have good relationships
    • They are extremely curious - "Ken Langone came in my comedy club and asked tons of questions. He's so curious."
    • They are very creative
    • They have a "ready, fire, aim" approach - Sara Blakely started Spanx and got a $300K order and hadn't figured out how to manufacture her product yet.
  • Creativity/Idea generation is a muscle - If you don't work it, it atrophies.
    • Write 10 ideas a day.
    • Quantity is more important than quality. "He who has the most ideas wins."
      • You'll have a lot of bad ideas. You have to get through those to get to the good ones. Quantity is important.
      • "Writing 10 ideas a day changed my life. I wasn't depressed anymore."
  • Write ideas for companies and share with them... They might call you.
  • Being an "intrapreneur" within your company - Think of ideas that can help your company and share with the CEO.
    • "Success is always on the other side of can't."
  • Great entrepreneurs focus on reducing risk
  • How to speak to powerful people?
    • Realize they are just people
    • Humor is key. "Laughter is the way to level the playing field."
  • Developing a skill - Deliberate practice
    • The "10,000 Experiment" rule
    • The key to getting good is to experiment
    • Be in the top 1% of doing experiments
  • Work your idea muscle every single day - The neurons will be re-wired
    • Share your ideas to help other companies
  • Over-promise AND over-deliver. Do both. Everyone else under-promise with the hope to over-deliver. Don't do that. Overpromise upfront and over-deliver.

May 17 2020

1hr 10mins


1454: Never Bet Against America, Optimism & Preparation, James Altucher Part II

Creating Wealth Real Estate Investing with Jason Hartman
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“Never bet against America,” says Warren Buffet. Jason Hartman agrees with Buffet and reminds you to align yourself with those in a position of power. Be optimistic, and prepared. There are several ways to be a prepared investor from an emergency fund to understanding the depths of your rental insurance. 

James Altucher is back with Jason Hartman to discuss his moves in the stock market, and why he favors certain positions. As well, this pandemic will accelerate our development with technology and how we perceive colleges vs certificates.  

Key Takeaways:

[3:00] An emergency fund is a good, prudent idea. 

[4:30] Check your policies for insurance against lost rent.

[6:00] The insurance business is the only business with a negative cost of capital.

[9:26] Buffet said, “Never bet against America”

[10:00] Buffet video:

[13:10] We, the proverbial We, all live better now than the richest people of the past. 

[21:39] Don’t buy SPY “the spider”, go with RVT instead. Royce Value Trust Inc

[22:20] Anything that was going to happen in ten years, will happen tomorrow

[25:00] Altucher shares his preferences on stocks based on some forced trends bound to happen in the next ten years.

[28:45] Florida has “luxury weather.”

[32:30] 40 alternatives to college, with James Altucher. 



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May 05 2020



James Altucher and Joe De Sena: What are They Doing Now?

Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind!
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Entrepreneur, chess master and angel investor James has had a number of great successes, used his winnings and then found himself back at zero again. Each of these times he used his creativity and ingenuity to find another opportunity and make it happen. Life is like an ultra marathon with many peaks and valleys to ascend and descend. Enjoy it all! Sometimes it's not even about being the smartest, but about being the most agile.

LESSONS 90% of communication is non-verbal Be able to play with possibility not certainty Three skills to money: making it, keeping it, growing it Investment decisions and deciding correctly Combine skill sets to create something unique Podcasts are the wild west of radio When you get knocked down, keep getting up Take “two steps back” to observe your situation Exercise your creativity muscle daily | write 10 ideas a day Enjoy difficult situations You don’t have to be the smartest, be the most agile

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TIME STAMPS 1:25 GONEROGUESNACKS.COM intro 3:15 Changing behaviors 6:00 The backdoor into the Ivy Leagues 10:00 College Card start-up 12:00 Changing business climates in quarantine 13:30 Shifting to the remote landscape 15:00 Owning a comedy club 16:15 HBO & building websites for Fortune 500 18:15 Three skills to money 20:15 Going broke & 9/11 21:05 GONEROGUESNACKS.COM break 22:20 Software to model the stock market 23:30 Writing financial books 25:20 Combing skill sets to forge something new 27:00 The Wild West of radio 28:45 bad economy & uncertainty 30:34 Taking two steps back 31:30 Exercising creativity & 10 ideas a day 36:00 How to start a podcast 39:45 Cultural ultra marathon runner

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CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena. Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are at his comedy club, social distance of course. Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty * 300 is a number we honor here at Spartan ;)

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Apr 28 2020


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Comedian, investor and Hyenas enthusiast James Altucher is in with the cuzzies to talk making and losing fortunes, art in comedy and buying Greenland, plus one of the crew hits the nets.

Mar 19 2020

1hr 14mins


922 In Order to Be Successful You Must Do This: James Altucher

The School of Greatness
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Want to be successful? You gotta fail first. 

If you want to accomplish anything great in life, it's most likely not going to be an easy path to get there.

Sometimes, things fall into place for us. But more often than not, things fall out of place, and we find ourselves sitting in failure. Sometimes it's our fault, sometimes it's not, but whatever the case, failures are hard to handle.

I myself understand failure. I used to live on my sister's coach. My injury immobilized me, and for months, I wallowed in self-pity. Finally, I realized that my failures and hardships didn't hinder me from greatness. My sister kicked me out, and I learned to fight for myself again.

My guest today knows all about failure and how it can set you up for success.

In addition to having incredible hair, James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, author, venture capitalist, and podcaster. He has published 20 books, and he is a contributor to publications including The Financial Times and The Huffington Post. He is also the host of The James Altucher Show in which he interviews innovators, creators, and just all around amazing people. James has founded or cofounded more than 20 companies, 17 of which have failed, but he hasn't let this slow him down.

Failure is a big part of James' story. In fact, I believe that anyone who is remotely successful has probably experienced an extraordinary amount of failure in their life. Why? Because overcoming failure is a step towards success.

At one point, James lost almost all his money. He was completely broke. He had less than two hundred dollars in his bank account. But somehow, he was able to build his business back up, and change that two hundred dollars into fifteen million.

Want to learn his secret? Then tune into Episode 922 and get ready to be blown away by entrepreneur, author, and hair inspiration, James Altucher.

  • When was the last time you cried? (6:01)
  • What are you proud of yourself for and what do you regret as a father? (10:08)
  • What is the one thing that has changed your life the most drastically? (13:06)
  • What do you attach your self-worth to now? (30:17)
  • Why do people either love or hate money? (34:06)
  • What is the pathway to becoming financially free without letting money control you? (42:30)
  • What’s the best investment you’ve made over the last 5 years? (46:10)
  • Is there anything you are afraid of people knowing about you? (54:48)

  • What James remembers experiences the attack on 9/11 in the streets of New York City (13:06)
  • What to do when you make a lot of money (24:37)
  • How to manage major fears that stick with you (26:18)
  • How to healthily think about your money (31:15)
  • The best place for a Millennial to invest their money right now (50:00)
  • Plus much more...

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Mar 02 2020

1hr 11mins


James Altucher: On How To Improve

Big Questions with Cal Fussman
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Cal and his old pal talk about unique ways to think about self-improvement that call us to step aside and try something new to add to our existing skill levels. The conversation questions whether you can get more out of yourself by spending 10,000 hours doing different things as opposed to mastering one thing over the same time period. The back and forth will make everyone wonder about how they can find the most in themselves while getting the most from their own time.

Feb 25 2020

1hr 7mins