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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 eightRead more

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Ep 369: Product Hunt – Entrepreneurship Lessons From a Blazing Success Story

Oct 8 • 28:53
James credits at least some of his success to his guest's new company, .   Erik Torenberg a founding team-member at Product Hunt, co-founder of, and associate at Queensbridge Venture Partners joins James today.   Product Hunt seems like such an easy idea and an overnight success on the surface... but really it was years in the making.   But since its launch, it has...

Ep 368: The Best-Kept Secret in "America"

Oct 7 • 27:43
Do you need a vacation?
How about a place that has such a lingering bad reputation that it's the perfect place to get away to?
Today, James and Claudia call our good friend and the original co-host of Ask Altucher, Aaron Brabham, to find out why he's now living there and what else he has been up to.
I can't tell you where he is – you'll have to listen to find out. ...

Ep 367: Altucher interviews Altucher

Oct 6 • 01:00:04
James spent an hour interviewing his wife and business partner, Claudia Azula Altucher.
They went back to 1999, when Claudia first started to learn about yoga. She knew very little about it, but wanted a discipline that would be physical and get her into a "zone."
They went all the way back to Claudia's early childhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was raised by a very lov...

Ep 366: James Needs a Therapist for His Public Speaking

Oct 5 • 16:41
James gives his friend a call today to talk about a subject that scares the heck out of him — public speaking.
James asks Mitch about his philosophy on public speaking.
Mitch breaks down public speakers and presenting into three styles of music: The first is the "classical music approach," the second he calls the "jazz improve” approach," and the third he calls the "rock an...

Ep 365: Chris Brogan – What's the Real Value of Podcasting?

Oct 2 • 18:41
James gives his good friend a call today to talk about the real value of doing a podcast.
James asks Chris... Is podcasting worth the time and effort?
Chris says "no... and yes." There's no real money in it, but the other benefits are worth every second you put into it.
Podcasting helps you with all your other media by broadening your "umbrella." You can take your podcast an...

Ep 364: The Art of Fiction, with Screenwriter, Brian Koppelman, Part Two

Sep 30 • 27:16
Brian Koppelman is back today to continue the fascinating discussion he and James started on his last visit.
As Brian says, "Non-fiction books answer a series of questions, whereas fiction books raise a series of questions."
On the last show, James made a promise to Brian that he would read more fiction. Brian holds him to it today.
This is another amazing conversation betwee...

AA Ep 363: It's Time to Take Care of Your Own Needs

Sep 29 • 11:43

Ep 362: Should I Quit College and Pursue My Passion?

Sep 25 • 16:50
Today's question...
"I feel like the life I knew is falling apart before my eyes and my next steps are critical. I would deeply appreciate guidance and support.
Here is what's happening. I'm a twenty-year-old college student starting an online business, and last week I flew to New York City behind my parents' backs for a business event (with my own money) and they found out ...

Ep 361: The Best Salesman Ever

Sep 24 • 42:29
joins James and Claudia to talk about what it means to be a great salesman and
John has decided to take it to a new level.
Before you can sell you have to get in the door.
So he introduces himself with a very special gift.
Like the time he brought $7000 worth of Brooks Brothers clothes to a prospective clients hotel room and set it up to shock him.
It worked even better than he...

Ep 360 Jason Zook (aka Surfrapp) Sells His Future

Sep 22 • 41:04
Of all the assets that you could possibly sell, I bet you've never thought of selling your future . . . but Jason is doing just that.
Jason Zook (formerly JasonSurfrapp, Jason Headsetsdotcom and Jason Sadler) is a crazy-at-heart salesman . . . beneath that, he's an impressive content creator with a long track record of success.
He's not a painter or a musician, but no one wo...

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