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James Altucher

James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, and bestselling author. He has founded or cofounded over 20 companies, including Reset Inc. and StockPickr and claims to have failed at 17 of them.
Expert Thoughts

10 Unusual Things You Didn’t Know About Steve Jobs

The late Steve Jobs, probably thinking about all the unusual things you don't know about him. (Facebook)

I was standing right next to Steve Jobs in 1989 and it was the closest thing I ever felt to being gay. The guy was incredibly wealthy, good looking enough to get any girl, a nerd super-rockstar who had just convinced my school to buy a bunch of NeXT machines (which, btw, were in fact the best machines to program on at the time) and I just wanted to be him. I wanted to be him ever since I had the Apple II+ as a kid. Ever since I shoplifted Ultima II, Castle Wolfenstein and half a dozen other games that my friends and I would then rip from each other and pretend to be sick so we could stay home and play all day. Read More

How to Succeed in Business

The 100 Rules For Being an Entrepreneur

Nope.

If you Google “entrepreneur” you get a lot of mindless cliches like “Think Big!” For me, being an “entrepreneur” doesn’t mean starting the next “Facebook”. Or even starting any business at all. It means finding the challenges you have in your life, and determining creative ways to overcome those challenges. However, in this post I focus mostly on the issues that come up when you first start your company. These rules also apply if you are taking an entrepreneurial stance within a much larger company (which all employees should do). Read More