his honesty, his heart, will pull you in, perhaps.
Altucher’s entrepreneurial career began in 1996 when he founded Reset Inc., a website design firm, while still working for HBO. His clients included the Wu Tang Clan,American Express, Con Edison, Time Warner, BMG, and Universal.
In 1998, Altucher left HBO and sold Reset Inc. for approximately $10 million, and used the proceeds to fund his new internet investments. According to Altucher, he began this period with $15 million in the bank and within two years had lost it all, which led him to reevaluate his approach to business and to life. During this time, Jim Cramer of TheStreet.com hired him to write about stocks and Altucher began trading for hedge funds.[
book links to amazon – $.99 or free pdf
one of my favs – a dad told his son he didn’t have to go to school for a year as long as he watched a movie with him – everyday that year..
at the end of the year – the bonding/learnings from that experience were priceless…
book ideas on slidedeck (my fav one is #40):
book links to amazon – $.99
book links to amazon – $.99
book links to amazon.. kindle 4.99, book 12.99
but he is paying people back if they read it
James talking about choosing yourself:
no one asked me anything – because all i was doing was
Are Student Loans Worth It? |
and nobody’s talking about it..
what James uses to self-publish his books:
I don’t want to miss the beauty that is playing hide and seek in each second.
[This is the only line I will live by today – JA].
Then suddenly I stopped being lonely. It was too difficult for me to keep being lonely. So I started being curious.
reinvent yourself poster:
tedxsandiego – released jan 2015 – choose yourself:
average kid laughs 300 times a day.. average adult 5 times
We are taught from an early age to not be ourselves. To be obedient. To fit in.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/nilofer/status/599092634339123200
from his 13 yr old daughter Mollie – may 2015 – posted on fb – THE POWER OF ART
You can’t make art if you are trying to be perfect.
And sometimes things are hard to say. And art gives you like a different language to say and explain things.
If you do it because you want people to like you then you’re always going to have disappointment. You can only create art if you love the art itself. And it’s not just art but maybe everything.
.@atroyn there is 0 healthy outlets for rage. Rage comes from fear. Figure out what u r afraid of and become friends w that fear.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jaltucher/status/685205447545098240
DON’T PUT YOUR LIFE ON HOLD
I thought I had to put my life on hold until I wrote and published a novel.
First I need to be something special, I thought. Mistakenly.
I turned down three great jobs. I was more and more miserable. I wrote four novels. Nobody would publish them.
Another time I thought I had to put my life on hold until I sold a business. Then I could “relax” and “get in shape”.
Another time…. and….another time…
And so on.
Eventually, instead of publishing a novel, I took the job I had turned down two years earlier and my life changed forever.
Another time, instead of first selling the business…actually, I did put my life on hold then. Unfortunately, the real world is not only filled with positive examples.
But I do know this: if I put my life on hold, then they win. They will destroy me.
I write this because I dealt with this 25 years ago. I dealt with this last year. I deal with this right now. Every day.
I process it, deal with it, by writing about it and seeing what “it” is.
Who wins? Who are “they”?
The people who are sitting in your heart right now. Weighing it down. Killing you. With their judgments about what is “right”.
With the rules and restrictions that disappear when we die or when we decide that they die.
And sometimes I see that person looking at me. In the mirror.