Blog Category: ideas

How To Make Millions With Idea Sex

Stan Weston had an idea that would change the lives of little boys forever. And then he made a really bad decision. He knew that girls liked to play with dolls. But…

Stan Weston had an idea that would change the lives of little boys forever. And then he made a really bad decision. He knew that girls liked to play with dolls. But boys had no dolls to play with. Boys liked guns and action. Dolls + Action == ?? He made a doll based on […]

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How To Learn How To See

I was angry at my sister and it was late at night and we were driving on a highway. So I drove onto an off-ramp, stopped the car, and told her to…

I was angry at my sister and it was late at night and we were driving on a highway. So I drove onto an off-ramp, stopped the car, and told her to get out. It was dark and there was no sidewalk and cars were coming by. She got out. I drove off. There was […]

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The Magic of Idea Math

In mid-2002 I was so depressed I simply ran out of ideas. Depression scorches the earth of your brain. I would sit in it at 3 in the morning in the dark.…

In mid-2002 I was so depressed I simply ran out of ideas. Depression scorches the earth of your brain. I would sit in it at 3 in the morning in the dark. Lord of my crumbling kingdom. Every day I went a little more broke and there was nothing I could do about it. Going […]

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Life Tastes Best When You Eat What You Kill

An anonymous commenter named “Frank” wrote on an article I wrote yesterday, “Every time Altucher opens his mouth or posts commentary, he subtracts from the sum total of all human knowledge.” Frank…

An anonymous commenter named “Frank” wrote on an article I wrote yesterday, “Every time Altucher opens his mouth or posts commentary, he subtracts from the sum total of all human knowledge.” Frank is absolutely right and I congratulate him for recognizing that. I do subtract from the sum total of all human knowledge when I […]

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An Idea I Had that Went Down the Drain

I was in the process of separating from my ex-wife and the pain was bordering on suicidal. At the same time my whole family was moving into a new home right at…

I was in the process of separating from my ex-wife and the pain was bordering on suicidal. At the same time my whole family was moving into a new home right at the bottom of the worst housing crisis in the century. At the same time I owned a bunch of stocks  and they were […]

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10 Things I Learned While Trading for Victor Niederhoffer

I traded for Victor Niederhoffer for about a year starting in 2003. I was up slightly more than 100% for him, primarily trading futures using a quantitative approach. During that period I…

I traded for Victor Niederhoffer for about a year starting in 2003. I was up slightly more than 100% for him, primarily trading futures using a quantitative approach. During that period I had one down month: June 2003. Victor was a top trader for George Soros before starting his own fund in the ’90s and […]

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