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James Altucher

James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, and bestselling author. He has founded or cofounded over 20 companies, including Reset Inc. and Stock Pickr and claims to have failed at 17 of them.He has published 11 books, and is a frequent contributor to publications including The Financial Times, TheStreet.com, TechCrunch, Seeking Alpha, Thought Catalog, and The Huffington Post.

Haters Gonna Hate: How Do I Handle It When People Trash Me?

I’ve had four death threats. I’ve had several major media outlets write articles trashing me (with hundreds of comments agreeing. Even two rap songs composed just to bash me). I’ve had people even show up unexpectedly at my house ready…

Snoop Dogg Should Become CEO of Twitter And Here’s Why

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 $26 billion). The site was constantly…

Are You The Exception or The Rule? Your Choice.

Not everyone can be a Mark Zuckerberg! Not everyone can be an Elizabeth Holmes, who dropped out of Stanford at 19, started a business in a basement, and is now a multi-billionaire. Not everyone can be a Bill Gates. Or…

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 work for…

A Quick Sell: Here Is How To Persuade Anyone Of Anything

You’re on the most important elevator ride of your life. You have ten seconds to pitch- the classic “elevator pitch”. Love or Hate. Money or Despair. And you may never get this chance again. As PM Dawn says, “I feel for…

Why Multitasking Is Your Biggest Problem

I owe you an apology. If I’ve spoken on the phone with you at any point in the past four or five years then there’s a decent chance (75%) that I was playing chess online at the same time. I’m…

The Law Of Attraction: How to Persuade Anyone of Anything In a Matter Of Seconds

You’re on the most important elevator ride of your life. You have ten seconds to pitch- the classic “elevator pitch”. Love or Hate. Money or Despair. And you may never get this chance again. Now there are plenty of “guidelines”, books…

10 Simple Ways To Deal With Haters

It’s easy to get anonymous people to hate you. It’s easy: Have an opinion. Be creative. Be yourself.That’s all it takes for them to start hating. But sometimes it gets worse. I’ve had death threats, legal threats, I’ve lost friends, even…

It’s Not Always That Difficult: Three Simple Ways Of Finding Success

Yesterday I spoke with Wayne Dyer on a podcast. The guy has sold over 100 million books, he’s just like JK Rowling only times five. And instead of being about a boy magician, all his books are about how people…

Personal and Corporate Branding

I got a death threat last week from a guy who is a senior at Brown University who didn’t think I could track him down. More on that in a second. The first thing I want to deal with is…

How To Be The Best Public Speaker on the Planet

I was scared to death. I thought I was going to cry. Polls say people would rather be dead than speak in public. Seinfeld joked that a guy giving a eulogy would rather be in the coffin. I’ve given 100s of…