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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 funds, venture capital funds, and I'm a successful angel investor in technology, energy, and biotech. I've also lost all my money, made it back, lost it, made it back several times and openly discusses how I did it. That's why I've decided to do another podcast. AskAltucher is my brand new Daily Podcast. Ask me anything, business, investing, self-help, entrepreneurship, publishing, fitness, money, relationships, startups, breakups and so much more.

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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 funds, venture capital funds, and I'm a successful angel investor in technology, energy, and biotech. I've also lost all my money, made it back, lost it, made it back several times and openly discusses how I did it. That's why I've decided to do another podcast. AskAltucher is my brand new Daily Podcast. Ask me anything, business, investing, self-help, entrepreneurship, publishing, fitness, money, relationships, startups, breakups and so much more.

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My go-to podcast for forward momentum

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I'm at the age where a lot of my friends seem to be in a phase of "float" and don't know what to do with their lives. I suppose because I seem to have my act together, I'm constantly bombarded with requests for advice on what they can do to get "unstuck." I learned long ago to recommend books or classes to put the ball back in their court to take responsibility, but frankly, when someone is deeply stuck, they need something short and actionable... so now I simply recommend this podcast. James covers a lot of ground in only a few minutes a day... listen for a week and you'll get a great variety of advice on different topics. This is a podcast I can count on for a positive stream of information, and I highly recommend to anyone who wants to move their life forward.

I miss you!

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I loved this podcast. James and Claudia are so good together. Please make more episodes!

iTunes Ratings

413 Ratings
Average Ratings
367
27
9
2
8

My go-to podcast for forward momentum

By ATLGAL308 - Aug 19 2019
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I'm at the age where a lot of my friends seem to be in a phase of "float" and don't know what to do with their lives. I suppose because I seem to have my act together, I'm constantly bombarded with requests for advice on what they can do to get "unstuck." I learned long ago to recommend books or classes to put the ball back in their court to take responsibility, but frankly, when someone is deeply stuck, they need something short and actionable... so now I simply recommend this podcast. James covers a lot of ground in only a few minutes a day... listen for a week and you'll get a great variety of advice on different topics. This is a podcast I can count on for a positive stream of information, and I highly recommend to anyone who wants to move their life forward.

I miss you!

By petsitter2006 - Dec 22 2015
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I loved this podcast. James and Claudia are so good together. Please make more episodes!
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Ask Altucher

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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 funds, venture capital funds, and I'm a successful angel investor in technology, energy, and biotech. I've also lost all my money, made it back, lost it, made it back several times and openly discusses how I did it. That's why I've decided to do another podcast. AskAltucher is my brand new Daily Podcast. Ask me anything, business, investing, self-help, entrepreneurship, publishing, fitness, money, relationships, startups, breakups and so much more.

Rank #1: Ep 193: Should I Buy a Home?

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Should you buy a home?
No... Almost never.
Time is always more valuable than money and you're going to spend a huge amount of your time repairing your home.
Things constantly break and they're expensive in both your time and your money to get fixed.
Listen today as James debunks the usual myths like: you'll miss out on the appreciation... you get a tax deduction... or you'll never establish "roots."
If you want to ask James a question, you can contact him...
Ask a question at Askaltucher.com.
E-mail it to James@stansberryradio.com.
 
Or, text James at 203-512-2161.

Jan 19 2015

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Rank #2: Ep 202: Casey Neistat – How to Get to 13 Million YouTube Views

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Casey Neistat is an American film director, producer, and creator of popular YouTube videos.
While he has worked in almost every aspect of video making, he tells James that YouTube is his absolute passion.
He chose to leave mainstream media for YouTube, which is the opposite of most YouTubers' aspirations.
They talk about creative "ideas." Casey tells James that ideas matter very little – it's execution that matters.
They talk about risk, too, and Casey has a great take on it. He tells James, "The most dangerous lifestyle anyone can live is the lifestyle where you play it safe."
 
Casey probably disagrees with James more than anyone else James has ever interviewed.

Jan 30 2015

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Rank #3: Ep 246: How to Create 15 Sources of Income

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The average successful multimillionaire has roughly seven to 10 streams of income.
Becoming an entrepreneur often means that you only have one; it may be a very large income but it's usually from just one source.
James recommends working on multiple sources of income, and today he and Claudia talk about numerous opportunities available to everyone.
Nothing happens overnight. Find what you're knowledgeable about and start today.
You'll look back a year from now and discover you're on your way.
 
Regards,
David
 
P.S. Hi, James here...
My new book is finally out! It has taken me a year to put together all the skills I think are needed to create abundance in this new economy. I hope you write me with feedback and questions.
Here's what the initial reviews of this book have said:
"James Altucher did it again. I just finished and have to say it was a great read. Great insight into the future of wealth."
"I couldn't wait for this book to come out. It was well worth the wait! Very short and jam-packed with good ideas and advice for the budding entrepreneur. A must read!"
"This is the road map out. Very specific ideas to get you unstuck and to thrive in the 21st century. If you follow the ideas in this book you will receive 1000% or more in return on your investment."
I'm really grateful for the responses I've received. I feel we are quickly building a strong community of people who are deciding to "choose themselves."
 
If you want to get the book exclusively in hardcover, plus several other special reports and a subscription to my brand new newsletter, which is the equivalent of two additional chapters every month, claim your copy here.

Apr 10 2015

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Rank #4: Ep 186 Credit Card Debt

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“I lost my job and I’ve piled up a huge amount of credit card debt. I just got a new job but I’m only making $11/hr.  What should I do?”
James says – Stop making any payments on your credit cards. You can’t afford to pay.
I know this goes against what everyone else is telling you but James explains today why this individual shouldn’t pay.
He can’t…
Get prepared for the calls and the harassment but don’t worry.
Listen here today as James explains why.
If you have a question that you would like to ask James, you can either: 
Ask a question at Askaltucher.com.
E-mail it to James@stansberryradio.com. 
 
Or, text James at 203-512-2161.

Jan 08 2015

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Rank #5: Ep 191 How to Make Seven Figures a Year on Social Media

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Branden Hampton's a master of making money on social media and today James and Claudia ask him to help them understand it.
First off, James asks him what his top four social media sites are today.
Hands down, Instagram is number one today, followed by Snapchat, Twitter, and then in fourth place, everyone's "necessary evil" – Facebook.
They dig into what it takes to make a living off of social media.
For all Branden's best ideas, listen here. He's extremely open and willing to share his best secrets.
Follow Branden on Twitter - @CEO
If you want to ask James a question, just go to...
Ask a question at Askaltucher.com.
E-mail it to James@stansberryradio.com.
 
Or, text James at 203-512-2161.

Jan 15 2015

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Rank #6: Ep. 91 Tips on Writing

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Every day, questions come in to James about how to get better at writing.So today, James talks about several habits that he has adopted that have increased his creativity.Knowing James though, you know that his tips are always going to be out of the box.According to James, 90% of writing isn't even writing at all.

Aug 27 2014

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Rank #7: Ep 252: How to Use "The Force" in Your Life

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James is so excited that he can hardly handle it...
James has used "The Force" to help him solve a major business problem he experienced in one of his earlier companies.
He decided not to be angry, and he wasn't going to be scared. He calmed down and trusted that whatever happens, happens.
He wasn't going to waste time worrying.
Be calm, be honest, and do your best.
 
Regards,
David
P.S. As you can tell, James is fiercely committed to helping people lead happier, wealthier, and more fulfilling lives.
 
That's why he's working on a new project – one that introduces you to life-changing ideas, secrets, and techniques you have never heard of before. It's the perfect guidebook for succeeding in a rapidly changing America. Click here to learn more.

Apr 20 2015

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Rank #8: Ep. 112 Master Copywriting

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Do you enjoy writing or have an interest in learning how to write?Would you enjoy working from home or anywhere in the world?If you have the ability to create material that influences the way people think or act, then a career in writing could be the answer.Today, James and Claudia talk about how you can literally sell anything if you can master copywriting.If you are interested in learning the skills to succeed in one of the most lucrative professions, then look no further...Plus, find out what is on James' idea list for this week.

Sep 26 2014

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Rank #9: Ep. 109 Promote Yourself

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We're exposed to marketing and branding every day. In fact, there are even circumstances where we need to market ourselves, whether it is for a job, a relationship, an idea, etc. But are you marketing effectively?Today, James and Claudia talk about the importance of promoting yourself and the different exercises that will help you master the process. Do you have the skills it takes to promote a vision?Here you get the necessary tools and concepts for self-advertising and executing any idea.

Sep 23 2014

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Rank #10: Ep 185 Find Your Unfair Advantage

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You don't have to go to college to find your passion.
College doesn't make you smarter. You make yourself smarter by studying what you're passionate about.
Find a mentor and model yourself after them.
 
You have to find your passion and college is definitely not the place to find it.

Jan 07 2015

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Rank #11: Ep. 107 Find Your Passion

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Claudia is about to jump into Ask Altucher and forgets the question. It’s too funny. How often have we all done this? I know I do it almost daily. 
Anyway…Lindsay emailed us a great question. “I want to change, but I don’t know what my passion is?”
James jumps right in, questioning whether or not passion alone is enough to be successful. 
He suggests that you should rite down what interests you—no limits just start writing. The next step is to start combining these ideas and see what happens.
Don’t be disappointed if you try one or two things that fail. The technique is to try 10 or 20. 
Just keep trying.
 
And in today’s Second Segment, James gives us some writing tips. He discusses how to utilize “the cliffhanger”.

Sep 19 2014

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Rank #12: Ep 321: How to Deal With Unrequited Love

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Love can be tough – especially when it's unrequited or unreturned.
We've all been there...
Are you sure that what you're feeling is love?
If you truly care about someone, then you want the best for them. The best for them may not be the best for you.
Love is not a gift that has to be returned.
Regards,
David Newman
P.S. NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?
 
A great new resource shows a clever way to start a business, get a new job, find a retirement career, publish a book, make extra money in your spare time, and more.

Jul 27 2015

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Rank #13: Ep 245: How to Make Money With Your Blog in Six Months

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How can I make money on my blog is a question James gets over and over and over again.
So today he and Claudia call an expert in the field of SEO, Matt Capala, to learn some of the secrets.
James and Claudia visited Matt in his NYU class last week and since then he's helped Claudia optimize her new website.
Matt has dug into the Google algorithms to understand how you can best utilize their search engine, and today he tells James a few of the new updates coming.
James asks Matt if a new blogger can really make money on the web. As Matt says, first you need a ton of free content on your website, but it's much more than that. Google will give you free tools to help you get ranked and you should learn what they are and how to use them
Blogging like a pro is a real science, and Matt can help you get a quick education. He's written the ultimate beginners guide to SEO and he's giving it away free to James' listeners.
SEO Like I'm 5, (just click on the link).
This book will help you with:

•Where to start
•Which free platforms and tools to use
•How to build a search-friendly website
•How to build a killer content strategy
•How to monetize your website
•How to build a winning social media strategy
•How to make money online

And much, much more.
So if this is something you think you need help with, grab a copy of SEO Like I'm 5 today. 
It’s free for now, but soon it’s going back up to $10
Regards,
David
P.S. Hi, James here...
My new book is finally out! It has taken me a year to put together all the skills I think are needed to create abundance in this new economy. I hope you write me with feedback and questions.
Here's what the initial reviews of this book have said:
"James Altucher did it again. I just finished and have to say it was a great read. Great insight into the future of wealth."
"I couldn't wait for this book to come out. It was well worth the wait! Very short and jam-packed with good ideas and advice for the budding entrepreneur. A must read!"
"This is the road map out. Very specific ideas to get you unstuck and to thrive in the 21st century. If you follow the ideas in this book you will receive 1000% or more in return on your investment."
I'm really grateful for the response I've received so quickly. I feel we are quickly building a strong community of people who are deciding to "choose themselves."
 
If you want to get the book exclusively in hardcover, plus several other special reports and a subscription to my brand-new newsletter, which is the equivalent of two additional chapters every month, claim your copy here

Apr 09 2015

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Rank #14: Ep 319: How Do I Get Rid of Doubt?

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What is doubt?
James says doubts are all in your head. "If I X, then the result of Y may not be great" – that's a doubt.
Don't let doubt control you. Instead, use it as a tool.
Action is the only thing that will make you successful. Living in your head will never get you anywhere.
Listen to today's episode and don't doubt your decision.
Regards,
David Newman
 
PS – James was on Farnoosh Torabi's podcast So Money yesterday. It was a great interview and we thought you might want to listen.

Jul 23 2015

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Rank #15: Ep. 85 Getting Older

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Diet pills, cosmetic surgery, Botox... people are constantly looking for secrets to make them look younger. It's no wonder that so many individuals are obsessed with finding the fountain of youth because that is exactly what our society idolizes... "youthful beauty."But people often forget about all of the wonderful experiences that come with age.Today, James and his wife Claudia talk about several reasons why they find more happiness and confidence in their older years.It's time to stop fighting the inevitable and embrace a future where you can choose yourself for the "real you."

Aug 19 2014

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Rank #16: Ep 190 Travel The World on $50 a Day

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Can you really travel the world if you don’t have a bunch of money? 
The simple answer is yes…
Today James and Claudia call their new friend Matt Kepnes who just wrote the new book How to Travel the World on $50 a Day 
He shares with us many of the secrets he’s learned over his many years of travel. Such as a way you can stay with people with in countries around the world for free called couch surfing. 
Or a car sharing website that puts you in touch with people driving between cities and is looking for someone to share the cost of gas. 
For all these tricks and a bunch more just listen here. 
If you want to ask James a question just go to…
Ask a question at Askaltucher.com.
E-mail it to James@stansberryradio.com.
 
Or, text James at 203-512-2161.

Jan 14 2015

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Rank #17: Ep 178 Do I Need a Business Plan?

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You've got an idea; do you need a business plan to launch it?
James says yes sometimes, but not the kind of plan you're probably used to. Forget the PowerPoint with a ton of numbers, graphs, and charts. "And don't ever tell me that there's 1.3 billion people in China and your business only needs to attract 1% of these people to be a huge success."
Here's what you should include in your business plan...
Who are you?
Did you build and sell another business?
Can you come up with ideas and do you have business "sense"?
Can you sell your idea?
Simple, powerful slides, and please...
 
No smiley face curves.

Dec 29 2014

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Rank #18: Ep 276: How to Make $25,000 in 90 Minutes

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We're lucky... We're living at a very special time in history. Startup companies have so much cash that if you're smart, you can legally grab a bunch of it.
Greg Muender did. He became a part-time Uber and Lyft driver to help put his wife through medical school.
He was doing OK, making decent money, but suddenly an idea struck him. Why not write about his experiences and post it to Medium, a new blogging website?
He added a few affiliate links at the bottom and BOOM the cash started rolling in. He was making more money writing about Lyft and Uber than he was driving for them.
And that was just the beginning.
Listen to Greg's story in today's episode.
Regards,
David Newman
P.S. NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?
Great new resource shows clever way to start a business, get a new job, find a retirement career, publish a book, make extra money in your spare time, and more.
---------------------------Recommended Resources-----------------------------
AA Ep 217: How One Man Makes Six Figures With Uber
Greg Muender
Fatberry
 
Medium

May 22 2015

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Rank #19: Ep 254: More Myths, Part II

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Yesterday, James and Claudia covered a bunch of myths that have been drilled into us. Here's a link to listen to yesterday's episode if you missed it.
Today, they talk about the myths we believe in regarding money, family, government, wars, and religion.
Regards,
David
P.S. CHARTER SUBSCRIPTION OFFER EXPIRES TODAY
If you like James Altucher's work as much as we do...
I wanted to let you know that the opportunity to get a Charter Subscription to his brand-new newsletter... plus a hardback copy of his new book... and tons of other great resources... expires today.
As you probably know, Charter Subscribers always get the best deal, and this is no exception.
I strongly encourage you to take advantage of this today, before this deal closes forever.
 
It's all explained right here...

Apr 22 2015

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Rank #20: Ep. 97 Getting Fired

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When you get hired for any job, you go through the process of negotiating a salary, the start date, and many other factors…What people don't realize though, is that negotiating can be a powerful aspect of being fired as well. Getting fired can be incredibly scary and stressful, but there are some tips and tricks that you should keep in mind.Today, James and Claudia discuss the power of negotiating and how you can apply the skill for when you are fired from a job.Here you'll get the skills and concepts necessary for starting over and how to make the process less stressful.

Sep 05 2014

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