Blog Category: Success

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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10 Things You Can Do With Zero Talent Or Skill

I couldn’t get out of bed. I’d try to play with my kids. I’d try to read. To learn! Anything. Any f***ing thing. Nothing. Ugh. “Kids always make you happier!” Everyone would…

I couldn’t get out of bed. I’d try to play with my kids. I’d try to read. To learn! Anything. Any f***ing thing. Nothing. Ugh. “Kids always make you happier!” Everyone would lie to me. What a piece of BS that is. When I saw my kids I would think, “They just lost their shot […]

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Why Do Some People Always Succeed In Life?

“Why Do Some People Always Succeed?” someone asked me. There’s pain baked into the question. This a question wrapped around a question. The inside of the question is: “Why do I often…

“Why Do Some People Always Succeed?” someone asked me. There’s pain baked into the question. This a question wrapped around a question. The inside of the question is: “Why do I often fail?”. Those people who ALWAYS succeed…it seems wrong. How did they get that way? It seems creepy. I’ve finally been given permission (there […]

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