Blog Category: Success

Always Be Skeptical of the Experts

We have shut down the economy because of the experts. First the mathematical models said there could be up to 140 million deaths worldwide.  Then they said fewer, and fewer, and fewer,…

We have shut down the economy because of the experts. First the mathematical models said there could be up to 140 million deaths worldwide.  Then they said fewer, and fewer, and fewer, and we shut down the economy, and fewer, and they were wrong about the effect of the shutdown, and fewer… There is no […]

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Every Decision Is a Fear Decision or a Growth Decision

My dad became a broken man. His business zeroed out, his life savings were gone, he stopped sleeping. When nothing else worked, he went on lithium to stabilize the depression. He cried…

My dad became a broken man. His business zeroed out, his life savings were gone, he stopped sleeping. When nothing else worked, he went on lithium to stabilize the depression. He cried in super markets, at parent teacher conferences, in front of me. He wanted me to come home for Thanksgiving. It was my final […]

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Why Valedictorians Often Don’t Succeed

It’s Altucher’s Book Club time! This week, we recommend two books: “F*ck Whales” by Maddox and “Barking Up the Wrong Tree” by Eric Barker. I discuss both books in the video below.…

It’s Altucher’s Book Club time! This week, we recommend two books: “F*ck Whales” by Maddox and “Barking Up the Wrong Tree” by Eric Barker. I discuss both books in the video below. It also features one friendly guest appearance and my favorite game! In the video, you’ll find out why it’s stupid to follow your […]

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Don’t Be a Dick… And 10 Other Things I Learned the Hard Way About Leadership

They fired me. They fired me as CEO. Then they fired me as a board member. Then they took away my shares. And now none of them ever talk to me. I…

They fired me. They fired me as CEO. Then they fired me as a board member. Then they took away my shares. And now none of them ever talk to me. I started the company, I had the initial idea, I raised $30 million for it from A+ investors (i.e. “rich people”), I bought two […]

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93 Rules for Starting Your Business

No joke. This is going to be a bullet FAQ on starting a business. If you’re a lawyer, feel free to disagree with me so you can charge someone your BS fees…

No joke. This is going to be a bullet FAQ on starting a business. If you’re a lawyer, feel free to disagree with me so you can charge someone your BS fees to give the same advice. If you can think of anything to add, please do so. I might be missing things. If you […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Going Broke

I was so happy. In 1995. I was pre-ambition. I’d get into work at 10 a.m. Sneak out around 4 p.m. I had a one-room apartment and my only piece of furniture…

I was so happy. In 1995. I was pre-ambition. I’d get into work at 10 a.m. Sneak out around 4 p.m. I had a one-room apartment and my only piece of furniture was a foam mattress. It was summer and I had no air conditioning. I had no sheets for the mattress. So by morning […]

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Seven Reasons Not to Go to College (and a Solution)

I desperately needed to skip a year of college. I paid for my college. I borrowed too much money. But to graduate in three years I needed a 3.0 average. I had…

I desperately needed to skip a year of college. I paid for my college. I borrowed too much money. But to graduate in three years I needed a 3.0 average. I had a 2.99. THEY WOULD NOT LET ME GRADUATE! I went to a professor in a class (Fortran programming) where I had gotten a […]

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