James Altucher

For some reason, I've turned myself inside out and all my guts have spilled onto my blog. One day I'll run out of stuff but not yet.


Why Do People Hate Their Jobs?

I limped out of the meeting and said, “excuse me”, and took the elevator down 67 stories, went to Grand Central, limped home, and never went back to work at…


The One Technique To Determine Who Should Be In Your Scene

I want to be under water and float and not move.


Will You Love Me Tomorrow?

I asked Claudia if she would still love me in 40 years. I don’t know why I asked. Maybe because she was making me coffee.


Why Louis CK Turned Down $500,000 and Invested in Himself

Louis CK turned down $500,000 a year from Conan in the early 90s so he could go broke instead. Conan wanted to hire him as…


I Prefer To Leave Early

The woman had tattoos etched beautifully over her arms and told me the story of each one.


The Ultimate Guide To Self-Sabotage

I’ve given up right before the finish line. It’s not as bad as people say really.


Are You Around The Wrong People?

I made a big mistake once again. I trusted the wrong people. It’s so hard to know which people to trust.


What Four Steps Make You The Exception To The Rule

Here’s the Rule: born, school for 12 years, college, grad school, job, sowing oats, marriage, kids, promotions, luxuries, retirement


The Periodic Table of Happiness

One is in a hammock and it’s raining. One owes a lot of money to the IRS, to other people, to an ex-wife, to the bank. To a girlfriend. To a friend of a…


The Ten Commandments of NO

Every time you say “No” an angel gets its wings.

I was talking to an angel recently who told me this. He begged me to say “no” more often. More…


Screw The Paleo Diet!

I’m feeling bad about the Neanderthals. But for $30 million I can buy one.

Seriously. Since we mapped the Neanderthal genome, for $30 million I can…