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James Altucher is a successful entrepreneur, chess master, investor and writer. He has started and run more than 20 companies, including StockPickr, and sold several of those businesses for large exits. He has published 11 books, and is a frequent contributor to publications including The ... more


Why The Stock Market Dropped: My Two Cents
The stock market (the Dow Jones index) fell 1400 points in the past few days and I started to see the usual “Dr. Doom” style pundits begin forecasting doom and gloom.
The Most Amazing Story About Bitcoin You’ve Ever Heard
Supply is fixed or growing slowly. And demand is rising, so the biggest buyers (and the retail buyers) have to buy on the exchanges now. That's why bitcoin has gone up from $6,000 to $8,200 in the past few weeks alone.
Do Self-Help Books Really Work? My Answer…
I don’t write self-help books. Most of my books are about how pathetic I’ve been, how pathetic I am, how pathetic I will be. Some of the things I do are insane. But insanity makes for a good story.
What I Learned From The Best Networker In The World
This man has a close network of 10,000 people that he keeps in close contact with. He was going places. Unfortunately I ruined his life.
Everything You Need To Know About Bitcoin
The underlying technology of Bitcoin which involves heavy amounts of cryptography, financial know-how, and basics of contract law, plus the “blockchain” have 100s of use-cases that we have only just begun to play with.
Sir Richard Branson: How He Found A Gap In The Market And Became The Billionaire Founder Of Virgin
“A business is simply coming up with an idea that’s going to make people’s lives better,” he said.


AMZN Amazon.com Inc.
AOL AOL Inc. (now part of VZ)
BKS Barnes & Noble Inc
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc.
GOOG Alphabet Inc. (Google)
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
SLV iShares Silver Trust



Latest Posts
12 People Who Found Success Later In Life
Here is a picture of some people who accomplished much late in life. I admire all of them. I’m 50, and one day I’m going to figure out what I want to do with my life.
I Miss Nothing…
They fired me as CEO because I was so bad. A few months later they kicked me off the board of directors. I lost a ton of money and all my friends.
How James Altucher And Ramit Sethi Helped Me Earn $50,000+ In The Past 40 Days
Today I’m just republishing a post from the Choose Yourself Facebook group that is too good not to share. Thanks to Ian Luebbers for being brave, for writing this and for letting me share it on my site)
Is Donald Trump A Socialist?
The last time I called the President of the United States was in 1980. I needed to speak to him about something important. My birthday was coming up.
10 Ways I Deal With My Own Procrastination
While I was writing this post, I procrastinated pretty heavily. No surprise. But here are the 10 things you should do to make your life more productive via procrastination.
The Force Will Awaken In 2016
This has been the worst year of my life. So bad I thought I would die, over and over. But then wonderful things happened. Things that will change me forever.
I Lived Nowhere And With Nothing For The Past Year – This Is What Happened…
A little over a year ago I threw out almost everything I owned. Since then I’ve been living out of a single bag. And then I took off.
My Triumphant Return To The Place Where I Saved The World: The NYSE
I’m going to visit the New York Stock Exchange as a tourist. Last time I was there I felt like killing myself.

Work Experience

Board Member
Corporate Resource Services, Inc.
October 2012 - Present (6 years 2 months)
Formula Capital Investments
2010 - Present (8 years 11 months)
212 Ventures
February 2000 - July 2011 (11 years 7 months)
CEO /Founder Then Board Member
December 1999 - June 2001 (1 year 7 months)
Wireless software
August 1998 - October 1999 (1 year 3 months)
January 1995 - September 1999 (4 years 9 months)
We were a website design company focusing on entertainment companies.
Online Producer
August 1994 - August 1997 (3 years 1 month)
Home Box Office, TV


Carnegie Mellon University
Computer Science
Cornell University
1986 / 1990
Computer Science


The Power of No: Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance, and Happiness
James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher
Hay House, Inc.
How many times have you heard yourself saying yes to the wrong things—overwhelming requests, bad relationships, time-consuming obligations? How often have you wished you could summon the power to turn them down? This lively, practical guide helps you take back that power—and shows that a well-placed “No” can not only save you time and trouble, it can save your life.
40 Alternatives to College
James Altucher
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Don't want to go to college? Don't want crushing student loan debt? Afraid you won't be able to get a job otherwise? 40 Alternatives to College will save you money, geet you greater experience than college would have, give you adventures along the way that you will remember forever, and grant you the satisfaction of having chosen the life you want to lead.
I Was Blind But Now I See: Time to Be Happy
James Altucher
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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.
Trade Like Warren Buffett
James Altucher
Warren Buffett has had one of the longest and most successful investment careers of all time. While he's considered the "world's greatest value investor," there's another side to Buffett that is not very well known. Although Buffett has gained recognition for his value investing approach to the markets, the fact is that nobody—over the past fifty years—has traded and invested with a more diverse group of strategies than 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.
Trade Like a Hedge Fund: 20 Successful Uncorrelated Strategies and Techniques to Winning Profits
James Altucher
Learn the successful strategies behind hedge fund investing. Hedge funds and hedge fund trading strategies have long been popular in the financial community because of their flexibility, aggressiveness, and creativity. Trade Like a Hedge Fund capitalizes on this phenomenon and builds on it by bringing fresh and practical ideas to the trading table. This book shares 20 uncorrelated trading strategies and techniques that will enable readers to trade and invest like never before. With detailed examples and up-to-the-minute trading advice, Trade Like a Hedge Fund is a unique book that will help readers increase the value of their portfolios, while decreasing risk.
Choose Yourself!
James Altucher and Dick Costolo
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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.