Reinvent Yourself

I’ve reinvented my career, my interests, my life, many times over the past twenty years. This is the book I wish I had at the beginning of that long and often volatile journey. I found when I outsourced my self-esteem to only one outcome, disaster resulted. Reinvention was the key to ensuring that the outcomes in life were positive ones.

And now the entire world: technology, governments, the shifting landscapes of opportunity and success, are all turning upside down, forcing us to reinvent as individuals and as a culture. ,Along my own journey I have read and encountered dozens of other successful leaders, artists, entrepreneurs, and mentors who I have learned the art of reinvention from.

The Choose Yourself Guide To Wealth

UnknownThis is the field guide to the “New World” we live in. You can play by the old rules and get left behind, or you can use these new ideas and become wealthy.

This is not a book for the faint of heart. Read at your own risk, because sometimes the truth is hard to take. But for those who are ready to hear, James provides an updated map of the new territory for generating wealth and freedom.

This book is the eye-opener of the century, it is the guide to building, keeping, and investing your money and breaking free from the chains of rusted, old thinking.

The Power of No

Drawing on their own stories as well as feedback from their readers and students, James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher clearly show that you have the right to say no: To anything that is hurting you. To standards that no longer serve you. To people who drain you of your creativity and expression. To beliefs that are not true to the real you. When you do, you’ll be freed to say a truly powerful “Yes” in your life—one that opens the door to opportunities, abundance, and love.

The Choose Yourself Stories

These are the raw, best-written stories of James Altucher as he rides the roller coaster of wealth, poverty, abundance, romance, tragedy, comedy, and everything in between. From the depths of despair to revelation and honesty, these stories are James at his best in writing and rawness. He kept these stories under wraps until now.

Choose Yourself

The world is changing. Markets have crashed. Jobs have disappeared. Industries have been disrupted and are being remade before our eyes. Everything we aspired to for “security,” everything we thought was “safe,” no longer is: College. Employment. Retirement. Government. It’s all crumbling down. In every part of society, the middlemen are being pushed out of the picture. No longer is someone coming to hire you, to invest in your company, to sign you, to pick you. It’s on you to make the most important decision in your life: Choose Yourself.

Altucher Confidential (comics)

In the first comic book adapted from a blog with 300,000+ visitors per month, James Altucher reveals what it takes to be successful through his own blend of wisdom and wit packaged in neuroses. Guaranteed to invoke both love and hate from readers, the Altucher Confidential comic book shares James’ personal stories of success and failure in business and life.

40 Alternatives to College

Young adults have a lot of energy and should use it. But the problem is that college costs have risen 1000% in the past 30 years while healthcare has risen 700% and inflation has risen “only” 300%. Colleges have made use of the myth that you can’t get a job unless you have a college education. But a rose needs space to bloom. Here are 40 alternatives to help that rose bloom. And to help keep innovation, creativity, and youthful energy alive and well.

I Was Blind But Now I See

We’ve been brainwashed. We need to acknowledge this. We need to recognize who has been doing the brainwashing and work towards reversing its effects. Then, building from the core, we can learn who we really are, get success, wealth, and finally happiness. This book lays out the techniques to escape the zombie recruitment machine, expanding our personal frontiers, and finding the tools to build up the wealth of happiness inside.

How to Be The Luckiest Person Alive

Building from the core you can create the luck you need, the health you want, and find the wealth, success, and happiness you seek. This book describes the techniques I’ve used throughout my life to get the luck I needed to get through both the hard times and the great times.

The Wall Street Journal Guide to Investing in the Apocalypse: Make Money by Seeing Opportunity Where Others See Peril

The Wall Street Journal Guide to Investing in the Apocalypse provides readers with valuable information for investment success: the ability to see opportunity where others see peril. Whether a global disaster is natural or man-made, environmental or financial, every fearsome scenario contains the seeds of profit for the investor who stays calm and thinks rather than panics and runs.

Trade Like a Hedge Fund: 20 Successful Uncorrelated Strategies and Techniques to Winning Profits

Hedge funds and hedge fund trading strategies have long been popular in the financial community because of their flexibility, aggressiveness, and creativity. This book capitalizes on this phenomenon and builds on it by bringing fresh and practical ideas to the trading table.

Trade Like Warren Buffett

Given the fact that Buffett’s investment career has spanned five decades and multiple styles and disciplines, is it possible to Trade Like Warren Buffett? It’s impossible to trade exactly like Warren Buffett, but with author James Altucher as your guide, you’ll come close.

SuperCash: The New Hedge Fund Capitalism

Hedge fund manager James Altucher examines the many new types of investments that have been developed over the past few years. Through detailed examples and up-to-the-minute advice, Altucher reveals how you can take advantage of these investments and offers a dozen strategies that can be used to supersize your returns.

The Forever Portfolio: How to Pick Stocks That You Can Hold for the Long Run

Warren Buffett once said that his favorite holding period for a stock is “forever.” Now James Altucher shows how to find “forever” stocks—ones you can safely buy and hold for at least twenty years. These companies will profit from broad demographic trends and can ride out any short-term market fluctuations.

  • Shiva Chettri

    Your books, blogs and podcasts are all woth reading. I like it alot. Keep posting.

  • Nnamdi Okorafor

    I just read 50 Alternatives to College and I was Immediately filled with emotions of anger because I feel duped by the system; despair for all the misled youth out there; nonetheless inspiration to break out of the rat race. Thank you for such great work. My 2 cents: I think most poor especially inner city youth are forced into college because they can only get financial aid that way. So how do you advice said youth to travel and experience life before making the choice to go to college when they can barely afford to eat?

    • Dilsia Martinez

      I would like to recommend a short career like plumber or electrician. Believe me if I would have known I would have been a mechanic or an eléctrica with no student debt.

      • Kate Knolls

        I agree with this. Tradesmen may never get rich, but they’ll never go hungry.

  • Edward Schwartz

    I HATE TO READ! Besides reading a few books by Al Ries and Jack Trout, about 20 years ago – I have not picked up a book since. With that said I could not put The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth down! An amazing book, which I will buy many copies of to give to my family and friends.

  • Riaz

    James thanks for sharing, looking forward to read ‘Choose Yourself’.

  • Sumit Jhunjhunwala

    Dear James

    I have started doing The Daily Practice and it has been 15 days.
    I meditate for an hour daily and that sets everything in place and it also builds up the momentum for the daily practice in some way.
    I want to THANK YOU because I have learned a lot from your books and posts and I hope you will continue to share your experiences and lessons with us so that we can learn from them too.

    Thanks and Love

    • Hi Sumit.
      Good to see your investment in yourself. Which book are you talkin about btw?

      • Abhishek Sharma

        I think he was talking about “How to be the luckiest guy alive”

  • Pete Juratovic

    Hi James, Your Free Updates link at the top goes to a broken lead pages link. Don’t want you to miss out on any subscribers!


  • paststat

    hi james ,

    Trade Like a Hedge Fund: 20 Successful Uncorrelated Strategies and Techniques to Winning Profits is one the inspiration for building a quant screener , do check it out in your free time

    thx !


    Not paying your credit card bills can also result in wage garnishments and bank levies.Of course not all credit card companies will sue,but the junk debt buyers will and that is their business model.And do not tell the judge about vapor money or any of these exotic defense theories as you will certainly lose your case in an instant.

  • i just added your site to my favoites.I really enjoy reading your posts.

    • voiceOfUnreason

      This guy is great isn’t he? I read this site daily since I discovered it a few months ago. So much great and useful articles here. Kudos to James!

      • Karlo Bazdan


        I’d highly recommend Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth. It is an investment well worth your time and money.


        • voiceOfUnreason

          Awesome Karlo, thanks for that recommendation. I will definitely check that out. Kudos.

  • christidman

    Baron Wuffett may like stock that you hold forever but the concept is ridiculous. If you are in the stock market to make capital gains you have to sell the stuff, and the tricky part has always been to sell it before it crashes….and the second part to selling your stock is that you have to sell it to a person who is buying the stuff……and that is the problem. There are not enough people to buy out the people who would like to cash in their stock and retire……so the whole stock market system is a ponzi scheme

    Ponzi scheme – Wikipedia

  • Ratnakar Mittal

    Hi James, Could you publish a list of your favorite autobiography or biography and why you think it has value. Thanks

  • voiceOfUnreason

    Big fan Mr. James. Please keep up the great work!!

    • Jimmy Larson

      one question to ask….How can I get more bitcoin….starting with one bit coin?

  • Karlo Bazdan

    Hi James,

    Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth was my first. I won’t stop until I read them all. Next is Choose Yourself. Do you sell signed copies? If not, would you care to make an exception? Many thanks in advance.

    Kind regards,

  • Joe Brizzolara

    Hi all, I took James’ advice and self published a book on amazon about what an engineer really does. It is geared for students and parents of students investigating a career in engineering, but it also contains humorous stories about things that happened while doing work as an engineer. Thanks James!
    Have a few other things I’d like to write about too! Enjoy the read!

  • Loved your book ‘Reinvent Yourself’, James! You certainly provide an abundance of wisdom in this one. The chapter where you conversed with Wayne Dyer was my favorite.
    It was straight gold!

  • Ronak

    “Cryptocurrencies 101: How to Make a Fortune from Digital Currencies”
    Is this your book?

    • Equal Mann

      Good isn’t it!

  • Dawn Marie Foster

    Can anyone confirm that this site is authentic:

    Is this really an offering from James Altucher?

    • TrinityTA

      let’s see…
      1. you joined disqus just to make this comment, and you haven’t made one since.
      2. and it looks like an affiliate link you’ve posted here.
      3. conclusion: typical comment spam designed to make money for the poster whoever s/he may be.

      • Dawn Marie Foster

        Ummmmm…  I was inquiring about the authenticity of the link/site selling James Altucher’s subscription on James Altucher’s site so I wasn’t spamming anyone. I actually ended up falling for the James Altucher scam too! Then I’m accused of spamming–smh. Sent from my Samsung device

        ——– Original message ——–

  • Jorge Sung

    Well, I think that if someone wants to go to the heaven he or she needs to know the Bible, so at the same token I need to learn how to succeed in life like you have done so far by reading your books to get where you are now. Thank you so much for having your invaluable contribution to make that happens. I wish you will be good with all by the God’s blessing. Take care. Bye for now.

    Best regards,

  • Don Baker

    James is nothing short of a circus freak. If he’s as rich as he claims to be, why is he plastered all over the internet with ads SELLING investing information? Really. If I was as rich as he claims to be, why not offer this information for free? If he’s “that” rich, why isn’t he listed on any wealthiest persons lists? With all his new found wealth, I can’t find any mention of any contributions to any causes or organizations he’s supporting, not even the Jewish community! The Jews probably don’t want anything to do with him either. The bottom line is this. The ONLY money this freak is making is off the SELL of useless information whether it be from newsletters or from his above mentioned “comic” books! I can’t wait to see this poor bastard on a episode of “American Greed.” I bet his “parents” are proud of what they “produced.”

    • Marri connor

      Wow! You must give out your “nice” pills. The world needs lot’s of people who are hater’s like you. You must be jealous of James and his wealth and intelligence. You should go out and spread your love around! We need lot’s of examples like you.

    • Equal Mann


      It’s the failed and impotent shells of human beings who, having meddled with the unknown in order to selfishly seek to line there pockets with fortunes of cash, are most stunned and introspecting when they are necessarily, albeit unceremoniously, bounced back down to earth to lick there wounds akin to the return from a Mammoth hunt.

      In their newfound wilderness of pain they forget the suffering and betrayal and failures, that THEIR own choices and endeavours, have inflicted upon those who trusted in them to be who they knew them to be. Your unsuspecting victims who discovered a fraud in their midst akin to finding a stranger in the dark of their home.

      Their own enterprise and industrial ignorance. Not mine, not James’ and I’m pretty well informed that it had nothing to do with the Jews either who probably look upon James for what he actually is. I find that bigotry is a rare thing in close knit kinsman)

      These Chameleon, with camouflage in taters, expect to now be considered the victim, and attempt yet another metamorphosis into the blissful ignorance of the unknown.

      They rant and rave in their blame of everyone except their poor pathetic self.

      Refusing to accept their insignificance to the emerging new order of things,

      For reasons of natural selection there will always be a proportionate number of Neanderthal leftovers that are not able, for the common good of all, to evolve beyond their own dependant and naturally stagnant thinking.

      These types of sapiens do best to forgive themselves for not being a visionary or an innovator or a leader of men. To be at piece with their lot in life. BEFORE THEY DESTROY IT!!

      They should help themselves by realising their limitations before they destroy their self worth and any good reputation they command from others.

      They only need to accept responsibility for their own bad choices and get back on the Mammoth where they belong.

      Some are offered the guidance they need from the giving and unselfish. Help extended by the centres of influence who drive our race forward. Trouble is it’s wasted on bigots haters and backward thinking throwbacks

      For those thinking I’m a preacher or a do good Samaritan, you couldn’t be further from the mark.

      Personally I couldn’t give a flying fu-que what anyone else thinks. I’m a man and I accept my resposibilities and my limitations.

    • Shirley Valentine

      What concern is it of yours whether he is wealthy or not? Are you paying for his food or rent. The important think is that he is an inspiring Voice in America, one of the most known, unknown people there is. His books are very positive and empathic and if you cannot be grateful for that, then you are just human vermin. He does not tie your hands behind your back and force you to purchase his books. If you want to know the criminal element in our society then go no further than our corporations and government.

  • karla strickland

    I really enjoyed your post on not paying credit card debt the story about your father and mother in debt and advice to the man who wanted to end his life and all your valuable info! I find myself in his position at 58 at refuse to consider “it’s over” do to my age and gender. Im definately inspired and following your writings. Thank you James. Karla