WILL YOU BE 1% BETTER TODAY?

WILL YOU CHOOSE YOURSELF?

YES, YES I WILL!

Hi, I'm James

I’m an entrepreneur and angel investor. I’ve achieved the rank of chess master. And I’m the author of the Wall Street Journal best-selling book “Choose Yourself.” I’ve started 20 companies, 17 of which have failed. But I’ve learned a lot along the way.

If you’ve ever been stuck—in a job you hate, in a house you can’t afford, in a life you don’t want, in your own depressed mind, anything— I want to help you.

Why? Because I get it. I’ve been there. And I want to tell you how I freed myself so maybe you can start to free yourself, too.

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That was many years ago and a lot has happened since then. I now get to do what I love every day. I get to write books that mean something to me, and I get to share my thoughts on this blog. I get to interview really incredible people on my top-10 rated podcast, “The James Altucher Show.” I contribute articles to sites like The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo! Finance, and Business Insider.

And it’s all in pursuit of my greatest mission: to help other people choose themselves, too.


How to Bleed in the First Line

Because I grew up ugly, I was always insecure about first impressions. “Ugly” was my boot camp for bleeding as fast as possible. Vulnerability buys freedom. Freedom to look how I want,…

Because I grew up ugly, I was always insecure about first impressions. “Ugly” was my boot camp for bleeding as fast as possible. Vulnerability buys freedom. Freedom to look how I want, to say what I want, to do what I want. I like to study first lines. They have to be powerful: a few […]

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12 Things I Learned From Eminem About Persuasion

I walked out of the TEDx conference 20 minutes before my talk and I was planning on just going to the airport and flying home. I’m a quitter. I was terrified. I…

I walked out of the TEDx conference 20 minutes before my talk and I was planning on just going to the airport and flying home. I’m a quitter. I was terrified. I did not want to give my talk. My plan was to go home and just never return any of the angry calls from […]

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Is College Still Worth It? (Wherein Hasan Minaj Calls Me Out)

Hasan Minaj called me an a**hole on “Patriot Act” last night. Here’s the video. Start around 4:00 to see ME. But the entire show is worth watching. I’m a big fan of…

Hasan Minaj called me an a**hole on “Patriot Act” last night. Here’s the video. Start around 4:00 to see ME. But the entire show is worth watching. I’m a big fan of the show and I like the simple format. This episode was about whether college is worth it. I think by the end of […]

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