#002 Meet James
James Altucher is an investor, entrepreneur, and bestselling author. He’s also the host of a podcast called The James Altucher Show.
You may have heard about him recently as his article about New York City being dead attracted a lot of attention. It even led to a rebuttal from Jerry Seinfield who insists New York isn’t dead.
It’s not the first time James has made headlines though. Forbes once referred to him as “The Most Interesting Man in the World.” At the time, he was living in Air B&Bs and only owned 9 possessions.
He’s been a millionaire. And he’s been broke. He’s also experienced debilitating depression and anxiety to the point of even being suicidal at times. He talks openly about these struggles in his writing and in his podcast.
James is so brilliant and is also one of the best interviewers I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.
Some things James and I talk about:
“The world is changing. I’m calling it ‘The Great Reset.’ The ‘old normal’ wasn’t really that great. We were just used to it. So everybody wants to go back to the ‘old normal’ and calls it the ‘new normal’ with just some small changes.
“I’ve been on planes, restaurants, and in meetings, and most people don’t even realize I’m wearing pajamas. It doesn’t even matter what pajamas I’m wearing. I’ve tried all brands and designs and patterns.”
“Most of the time when I want to try something new, I start off with experiments. There’s little to no downside in terms of money or time and huge, huge, huge potential upside.”
“You only have so much mental real estate. But if 99% of your brain is rented out already to the people you hate and who hate you, you’re not going to really achieve much in the world.”
Links and Resources
James’ book – Choose Yourself
Pre-order James’ book –Skip the Line
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/altucher/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/jaltucher
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/JAltucher.Blog