HTE 038: Most Things In Life Fail. It's Ok. w/ James Altucher

James Altucher on Hack The Entrepreneur Dec 22nd 2014


Today’s guest is one of my all-time favourite writers. I never go more than a few months without rereading his book Choose Yourself.

He is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, bestselling author, blogger and podcaster.

He has founded or cofounded over 20 companies and 17 have failed. He sold one for $15 million and spent all of the money — all of it. Then he built and sold another within its first year for $10 million.

He fails quickly. He fails frequently.

He claims Entrepreneurship is a sentence of failures punctuated by brief success. He is invested in about 28 private companies. He advises about another 50 private companies — companies ranging from $0 in revenues to a billion in revenues.

This conversation is long than usual but you will not even notice because not a second is wasted.

Now, let’s hack…

James Altucher.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • How James makes his sound better during a podcast (maybe I should have edited this part out)
  • Exactly how to make a living in six months, a great living within two years and be rich within three to four years.
  • Success can be measured today or it can be measured in decades.
  • The important thing is to always be thinking of giving to others.
  • Most ideas that people have are bad (and this is ok).

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