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Hi I'm James Altucher host of The James Altucher Show. I've been a successful entrepreneur, investor, board member, and the writer of 11 books including the recent WSJ Bestseller, "Choose Yourself!" (foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). I've s...Show More

28:53 | Oct 8th, 2015

James credits at least some of his success to his guest's new company, Product Hunt.   Erik Torenberg a founding team-member at Product Hunt, co-founder of, and associate at Queensbridge Venture Partners joins James today.   Product Hunt seem...Show More

27:43 | Oct 7th, 2015

Do you need a vacation? How about a place that has such a lingering bad reputation that it's the perfect place to get away to? Interested? Today, James and Claudia call our good friend and the original co-host of Ask Altucher, Aaron Brabham, to fi...Show More
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1:00:04 | Oct 6th, 2015

James spent an hour interviewing his wife and business partner, Claudia Azula Altucher. They went back to 1999, when Claudia first started to learn about yoga. She knew very little about it, but wanted a discipline that would be physical and get her...Show More

16:41 | Oct 5th, 2015

James gives his friend Mitch Joel a call today to talk about a subject that scares the heck out of him — public speaking. James asks Mitch about his philosophy on public speaking. Mitch breaks down public speakers and presenting into three styles o...Show More

18:41 | Oct 2nd, 2015

James gives his good friend Chris Brogan a call today to talk about the real value of doing a podcast. James asks Chris... Is podcasting worth the time and effort? Chris says "no... and yes." There's no real money in it, but the other benefits are ...Show More
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27:16 | Sep 30th, 2015

Brian Koppelman is back today to continue the fascinating discussion he and James started on his last visit. As Brian says, "Non-fiction books answer a series of questions, whereas fiction books raise a series of questions." On the last show, James...Show More

11:43 | Sep 29th, 2015

Today's question is a tough one, as one of our listeners writes in... "My girlfriend has decided to concentrate on her career and wants to take a break from our relationship. How can I support her while satisfying my own needs?" James and Claudia d...Show More

16:50 | Sep 25th, 2015

Today's question... "I feel like the life I knew is falling apart before my eyes and my next steps are critical. I would deeply appreciate guidance and support. Here is what's happening. I'm a twenty-year-old college student starting an online busi...Show More

42:29 | Sep 24th, 2015

John Ruhlin joins James and Claudia to talk about what it means to be a great salesman and John has decided to take it to a new level. Before you can sell you have to get in the door. So he introduces himself with a very special gift. Like the ti...Show More

41:04 | Sep 22nd, 2015

Of all the assets that you could possibly sell, I bet you've never thought of selling your future . . . but Jason is doing just that. Jason Zook (formerly JasonSurfrapp, Jason Headsetsdotcom and Jason Sadler) is a crazy-at-heart salesman . . . benea...Show More

34:24 | Sep 18th, 2015

Derek Coburn is the master at networking. Derek says, "Going to networking events is a waste of time." You can go to networking events two or three times a week and never realize how much time you're wasting. Traditional networking isn't working an...Show More

12:53 | Sep 17th, 2015

Everyone at some point in their career hates their job. For some people it's just temporary, but for others, it gets so bad that they quit. If you decide to quit, everything suddenly changes. The stability of your old job is gone. Now you're on you...Show More

11:21 | Sep 16th, 2015

Do you know what the secret mistake that most first time entrepreneurs make? If you’re an entrepreneur than its so to know it. If you don’t you could already be out of business and not even know it.   Listen to James and hear his secret.

18:28 | Sep 15th, 2015

Most books are "business card" books. A "business card" book is a book that helps the author establish credentials. It works as a business card. But today, James wants to talk about "braingasm" books. Your brain has an orgasm while you're reading t...Show More

12:33 | Sep 11th, 2015

Just don't do it. In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week, Claudia and James felt it was very important to record this podcast. Claudia, being a victim of living through her mother's suicide when she was just a teenager, is passionate about pr...Show More

13:42 | Sep 10th, 2015

This question came in from the Choose Yourself Facebook group: "I've been passed over for my next promotion. I feel like 'the poor employee' instead of "the 'rich employee.'" James says being "The Rich Employee" is a mindset, and this person is alr...Show More

16:12 | Sep 9th, 2015

Get ready – this one is going to be very controversial. You went to college. You took out huge student loans to get your degree. You can barely make ends meet, and your monthly student loan bills are now due. What can you do? Ask for help. Listen...Show More

14:51 | Sep 8th, 2015

Should you "fire" a really terrible customer? Well, that depends... If that customer happens to be 99% of your business, you have a big problem. But today, James addresses what to do with those customers who won't break your business. You could de...Show More

55:23 | Sep 4th, 2015

Do you want to be a professional speaker? Does having to get up on stage in front of a group of people scare the heck out of you? Today James and Claudia invite Brian Rashid to join them to give us a couple of quick tips to help you if you want to b...Show More

13:58 | Sep 3rd, 2015

Why did James self-publish his new book, The Rich Employee? He wanted total control over the marketing. The old way of the legacy book publishers is to get the author to march around the country doing book signings at the few book stores that still...Show More

15:22 | Sep 2nd, 2015

Why did James feel that he had to write his new book, The Rich Employee? He wanted to set the record straight. For the average employee, income is going down while inflation goes up. Industry, knowledge, and management are all being outsourced chea...Show More

1:02:20 | Sep 1st, 2015

Chris Brogan was gracious enough to allow us to repost an interview he did today with James to talk about, everything…including the release of James brand new book; The Rich Employee that hit the Amazon bookstore today. They jumped onto a platform n...Show More

56:05 | Aug 31st, 2015

This weekend Dr. Wayne Dyer passed away. James wants to recognize the influence Wayne Dyer has had on his life. We're very sad about his passing. Here is one of the last interviews Wayne Dyer has done and it is with James...  During that interview...Show More

50:16 | Aug 28th, 2015

A few months ago Frank Curzio interviewed James on his Top 10 iTunes podcast Wall Street Unplugged. We thought a lot of our new listeners might have never heard this interview and so I decided to publish it today. I really think you’ll enjoy this i...Show More

24:45 | Aug 27th, 2015

Most small businesses fail. In fact, about 85% of them do. Is it the business, or is it the people behind the business that fail?   Listen here today as James talks about how not to fail as a small startup business.

12:01 | Aug 26th, 2015

Why do anything if you're going to die anyway? It's an evolutionary thing. Our brains have been setup to reward us for those things that trigger well-being. When the chemical dopamine is triggered in your brain,  it makes you feel great.   Listen...Show More

21:57 | Aug 25th, 2015

China is having problems... The Fed may raise interest rates next month. And the market is down about 10%. But this is not 2009. The world is not falling apart. Today James gives you some companies you may want to think about.   Listen here tod...Show More

13:08 | Aug 24th, 2015

Before you start your podcast, should you have a specific niche in mind? James says no – you can do whatever you want, whenever you want. If it works, great. If not, then you can close it down and start another. Just do it for fun. Listen here tod...Show More

1:06:51 | Aug 21st, 2015

I've been saving this recording for the day when James' schedule became so crazy he just couldn't record your daily dose of Ask Altucher. Today is that day... This is a presentation that James gave recently at the NJ Tech Meetup. WARNING: This rec...Show More