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James Altucher interviews the world’s leading peak performers in every area of life. But instead of giving you the typical success story, James digs deeper to find the “Choose Yourself” story—these are the moments we relate to… when someone rises up from personal struggle to reinvent themselves. The James Altucher Show brings you into the lives of peak-performers: billionaires, best-selling authors, rappers, astronauts, athletes, comedians, actors, and the world champions in every field, all ...
 
Hosted by Adam Posner, where he interviews top experts, entrepreneurs and thought leaders from the world of Entrepreneurship, Talent Acquisition, Personal Growth and other world-class amazing humans on their insights into their own career journeys and personal growth. The goal of #thePOZcast is to showcase amazing humans who share their stories to inspire you to harness your inner tenacity to drive your life and career forward. Adam Posner is the Founder and Managing Director @ NHP Talent Gr ...
 
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Sara Blakely is a self-made billionaire. She’s the founder and creator of Spanx. I interviewed her in January 2017 - over 800 episodes ago! - but all of her advice (learned directly from DOING) is still impacting me today. I had to re-listen. And I hope you do too... Some people are inspirations for life. Sara is one of those people. Sara Blakely i…
 
0:55 - Dad's career influence 2:40 - Learn to move forward 4:04 - Moment to go into Wrestling 7:31 - Defining character / The storyline 9:30 - Hot take on Ricks 12:06 - Moment of Success 13:44 - Energy on the stage 17:26 - Comparison with dad 19:15 - Toughest Opponent 21:03 - Getting into Podcast (2013) 22:55 - Engaging in a podcast 24:15 - Pulling…
 
“Terrorists have moms,” he said. Jeffrey Schilling was kidnapped in the Philippines and held hostage for 7 and a half months. The terrorists said they were torturing him. But Chris Voss didn’t fall for it. Chris is a former FBI hostage negotiator and the author of Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It. “Find a way t…
 
1:31 - The Better Future 2:18 - How to manage expectations 6:39 - Relationship with Money chains 9:52 - Borrowing other people's art 12:03 - Peter Tunney's Asset 13:08 - Fatherhood 16:08 - Inspiration for Art 18:18 - How Peter wants to be remembered 19:39 - A Meaningful project 21:16 - Greatest fear 24:03 - Christopher Reeve Foundation 29:00 - Sing…
 
Today, we're joined by the one and only Raymond Baker, author of the eye-opening book Invisible Trillions: How Financial Secrecy is in periling Capitalism and Democracy, and the Way to Renew our Broken System. That's a lot in the subtitle, but it's also a massive topic that's often swept under the rug because - as Raymond details - essentially ever…
 
Brett Johnson committed tax fraud and credit card fraud from a desk inside the FBI offices for almost a year before going on a cross-country crime spree, stealing $600,000 in four months, making the US Most Wanted list, going to Disney World, getting sent to prison AND THEN ESCAPING! But let's back up… In today's episode of The James Altucher Show,…
 
James sits down with legendary journalist Cal Fussman to discuss the life and career of the iconic Larry King. Cal, who knew Larry for over 30 years, shares personal anecdotes and insights into the man behind the microphone. Cal and James begin by discussing Larry's early days in radio, where he got his start as a disc jockey in Florida. From there…
 
1:12 - How Adam met Drixxon 2:51 - Background story 4:46 - Entrepreneurial spirit 6:36 - As a Black Entrepreneur 8:34 - The Flipside - Working with the sister - The 'Why' - Early lessons learned - Finding black businesses - The news! - The response video - Big takeaway - What scares Drixxon - Who inspires/motivates Drixxon - Single greatest piece o…
 
When Elon Musk tweets a one-character reply to your article and 2.3 million people view it, you've hit viral gold. That's what happened with Trung Phan's article about the worst tech predictions ever on the Sat Post substack; a retrospective look at some of the most inaccurate predictions in the technology industry. Some of the predictions discusse…
 
In this episode, James sits down with Mike Baker - a former CIA agent and author of the bestselling book Company Rules. With years of experience in covert operations and leadership, Mike shares his unique insights on strategy, corporate culture, and the importance of breaking the rules. Whether you're a startup founder or a seasoned CEO, this episo…
 
Is it possible to time the crypto market? I talked to Tascha from @TashaLabs, one of the smartest people I know in the crypto space. You definitely have to check out her website, Tasha Labs, and sign up for her newsletter. We talk in great detail, not only about how you value a cryptocurrency, not only how you can time the crypto market, but about …
 
1:19 - Current state of Venture Capital 2:13 - Disruption 4:55 - Target Demographics 6:37 - Military Life / Biggest Effect 8:58 - Leadership Mindset and Approach 9:55 - Longevity of the Firm 11:26 - Define Culture 13:37 - Pandemic Effect 16:44 - Any skill to be good at 17:58 - Bridge building 1828 - Social Entrepreneurship 23:09 - Key of Balancing …
 
Uri Levine was frustrated by traffic jams on his commute and found validation that the problem was widespread. His solution was to co-found Waze, the crowd-sourced GPS navigation platform which became a major competitor to Google Maps before being acquired by Google for $1.4 billion. But Uri's new book, Fall in Love with the Problem, Not the Soluti…
 
2:23 – First impression of President Clinton 8:47 – Coolest thing about being in the White House 9:45 – One key takeaway from Politics World 11:20 – from White House to Recruiting 13:14 – Dedicate work to your Mentors 14:11 – Connecting People 16:34 – The Long Game 17:47 – Candidates come back to good recruiters 18:16 – Similar about Politics and R…
 
Steven Pressfield's newest book, Govt Cheese a memoir, must jump to the top of your reading list. Both gut-wrenching and laugh-out-loud funny, his brutally honest story is a compelling page-turner. Steven's writing career spans many genres and formats, but it almost never materialized. From US Marine to advertising copywriter, schoolteacher, tracto…
 
Think of this as a step-by-step guide to building literally your own real estate empire! Roy “Rolly” Weaver did his first real estate transaction fresh out of college with ZERO dollars to his name and, leveraging his earnings, built a portfolio including an apartment building, a hotel, and resort-town cabins which continue to earn him hundreds of t…
 
2:20 Growing up 4:56 - Sensing negativity as a kid 8:36 - Activism or Passivism 9:50 - Black/White Teacher 11:53 - Reaction on leaving college 13:39 - Entry into the Music/Rap industry 15:33 - Hip Hop influences 20:25 - Behind the scenes / The creative process 23:16 - Skill Set perspective 26:10 - The biggest misconception 28:25 - Early takeaways o…
 
Alex Banayan's story would have made a perfect chapter in Skip the Line: A college student hacks his way onto a game show, uses his wit to win the showcase, sells the prizes, and uses the proceeds to fund his business ambitions! Alex's bestselling book The Third Door takes readers on an unprecedented adventure—from hacking Warren Buffett’s sharehol…
 
1:30 – 2022 Half Time Show 2:44 – Things that could go wrong 4:57 – Eminem’s viral video 5:54 – Todd’s Career Journey 7:04 – Todd’s establishment 9:19 – Consumer Psychology / The Aha Moment 10:20 – In-house role 11:31 – Power of Internships 14:10 – Flexibility and non-working environment 15:09 – Meeting with Indra 16:30 – Credit to confidence 18:54…
 
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, joins The James Altucher Show to discuss technology and how different systems handle disorder. As humans evolve, technology is constantly being upgraded and replaced with new concepts and ideas. Today, we use technology in almost every aspect of our lives, but do we reall…
 
Gabriella Rosen Kellerman, M.D., has served as chief product officer and chief innovation officer at BetterUp, founding CEO of LifeLink, and an advisor to healthcare, coaching, and behavior change technology companies. Martin Seligman, Ph.D. is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, director of the Positive Psychology Center, and former pre…
 
1:26 - The word 'Glamping' 2:28 - The inspiration / Early work in Africa 4:30 - Bringing this concept into the US 5:55 - Building a business / Early lessons 7:55 - Point of losing confidence 10:14 - Selling a business 11:43 - Reason for the disparity 14:33 - Voice for Female Founders 16:44 - Work for Entrepreneurs in Africa 21:47 - Obstacles on the…
 
Jon Morrow might be the most successful copywriter on the web, and he's definitely the best indexed on the web. Jon (the owner of Smart Blogger) and James take today's 80 minutes to unravel the current market conditions for getting paid to write content, how to learn to do it, and how rapidly the market is going to shift over the next 5 years. In J…
 
1:47 – Coaching and Dating advice 4:47 – Getting into Podcast 5:29 – Shows on dating 7:30 – Moving to Corporate World 9:36 – Early Influence as a Podcast Host 13:12 – Preparation for a show 15:00 – Pandemic Episode 18:33 – Conspiracy Theory 19:29 – Prediction and Future Trends 23:11 – Russell Brand Show 24:10 – #1 Guest 26:53 – Star Struck 27:50 – …
 
"If you listen to only one podcast this year, this has to be the one." That's what James wrote after interviewing Peter Thiel in 2014 and, to begin 2023, we've remastered this classic episode for a new audience to experience. To one degree, this time-capsule episode immediately dates itself: Discussion about whether Uber can grow outside of San Fra…
 
2:22 - Young Hung Lee story 3:44 - Social Anthropology 4:46 - Curiosity about people 5:30 - Early Life accident & recovery 12:21 - First Sector - New Media 13:00 - Hard Lessons Learned 14:06 - Capitalizing on my strengths 15:33 - Agency recruiter = Rollercoaster ride 17:00 - Moving to inhouse 19:50 - A responsibility 20:56 - Leaving Head of Talent …
 
1:58 – First Day of Shooting 3:08 – Feeling after getting off the plane 4:11 – From Everything to Nothing 4:44 – The Thing that was missed the most 5:40 – 10 Million Dollar Business 6:08 – All about Flex 7:20 – Appreciate most after the show 8:05 – Being a Girl-Dad 8:42 – Takeaway Lessons for Daughter 9:24 – What people don’t know about Grant? 11:2…
 
Today's episode with Dr. Brian Keating - concluding our conversation from last week - also acts as a fitting bookend to our previous episode with Jordan Harbinger. Brian and James delve into the perils of fame-seeking ambition and how their world views have changed after recently cresting age 50. Brian also gives some business ideas he's been rumin…
 
1:30 - Early interest in medicine 4:24 - Family Reaction to Asian Medicine 5:12 - Early mistakes in Business 6:43 - Role of Money in life 7:50 - Evolution of technology 9:28 - Transition into Entertainment 11:45 - Element of Philanthropy 13:42 - 'to give back' feeling 14:59 - How to choose projects based on non-profit and commercially viable 16:51 …
 
Fan favorite guest Jordan Harbinger joins today for an agenda-free discussion that winds up centering around ambition, the importance of lived experience, family life, and how artificial intelligence is changing the job descriptions of content creators and media personalities. Enjoy our episodes with Jordan? Check out The Jordan Harbinger Show! Her…
 
2:25 – Key early life lessons 4:34 – People Leadership 7:40 – Decision to switch from a day job 11:08 – Early Faith and Success 12:06 – Union and Balance between Values 16:23 – Biggest Opportunity for the need of Leadership’s support 18:08 – Leverage Critical Mass 19:33 – Strengths to look for in Women 19:57 – Motherhood phase 21:22 – Balance work/…
 
Our conversations with astrophysicist Brian Keating Ph.D. are always wide-ranging, topical, and a little spicy (served with a side of bad puns). Today's conversation begins amidst the 5-week University of California Graduate Student Union strike, where Brian was unable to communicate with his graduate research assistants without a picket line being…
 
Our end-of-the-year recommendation series continues this week with friend of the pod Jason Feifer! In honor of the eight nights of Chanukah (not really), Jason has come loaded with 8 recommendations to take you into 2023. Listen on to hear why Jason made these picks and find out what the heck "machatunim" means! Jason's 1st Recommendation: If you h…
 
2:25 - Early lessons from the first company 5:24 - Frame a project as a Failure 6:18 - Experience at Virgin and Goldman Sachs / Tough Lessons 9:19 - Working at the White House (The Culture) 17:25 - Mark Cuban and Research 19:40 - Working Relationship with Mark 21:12 - Lesson learned from Mark Cuban 22:08 - Unconscious Bias 25:58 - Scalable Assessme…
 
1:43 – Childhood days / Starting from the bottom 3:24 – Emancipated from parents 4:34 – Reaction/Contact from Mom 5:51 – Turning psychological trauma into positive 7:03 – A turning point 9:53 – Relationship going down the hill 11:34 – Move into Corporate America 14:00 – Right way to approach 15:36 – Two extremes of people 19:19 – First Coaching Exp…
 
Dan Martell’s work ethic propelled his business forward…and destroyed his life. His constant attachment to the job ruined his friendships and ended his engagement with his fiancé. Did any of this stop him? Yes, yes it did. Dan now preaches his “Buy Back Your Time” method, coaching CEOs and entrepreneurs on how to lead and grow their companies while…
 
Whenever A.J. Jacobs comes on the podcast, you better buckle up. Our longtime friend (and occasional co-host) is always deep in the middle of a long-term experiment on himself and you never know what he's going to bring to the table. On today's episode, (jealous of our recent recommendation podcast with Amy Morin?) A.J. arrives in an 18th-century m…
 
1:55 - Parents' Profession 3:03 - Entrepreneurial activities as kid 4:56 - Crazy New thoughts & strategies 6:04 - West Coast to East Coast 7:18 - Entrepreneurial Vibes 9:07 - Why Microsoft? Interview Process 16:00 - Rounds of Interviews 18:35 - Origin Story / Problem with The Office 21:12 - Opposing Viewpoints 23:00 - Start of Firefly 24:29 - Produ…
 
When Dan Martell was 14 years old, his parents gave him up to the foster care system. At age 15, he ended up in a car chase with the police while driving a stolen car with a handgun inside and tried to end his life. While in rehab after a stint incarcerated, he focused his attention on a 486 computer and Java programming handbook and never looked b…
 
Our favorite boat-dwelling, social working, Maine-to-Florida transplant - bestselling author/podcaster/psychotherapist Amy Morin, LCSW - makes her eagerly awaited return to the podcast to wrap up 2022 and help ring in the new year with James. The duo present their favorite book, show, and activity recommendations from the next year and we get the d…
 
0:01 – Prized Possession 2:11 – Getting into Investment Banking 3:07 – Entrepreneurial Spirit 4:02 – Entry in the Spirit Industry 4:50 – Best Bagel in the country 6:05 – Taste test Wine or Alcohol 6:26 – Early Life Lessons 7:40 – Competition for shelf space 10:02 – The Downhill 11:37 – Safety Net / Room to fail 13:30 – Alignment with Influencers 15…
 
Enjoy the second half of our episode with Dr. Andrew Huberman (one of the world's leading neuroscientists), who tells us how to create happy chemicals in our brains (naturally) and feel good more often. Here's a list of what we talked about: How to optimize your brain to be as happy as possible, as energetic as possible, and as smart as possible Ho…
 
Part of enjoying life is taking care of your brain. So I wanted to invite Dr. Andrew Huberman (one of the world's leading neuroscientists) back on to tell us how to create happy chemicals in our brains (naturally) and feel good more often. Here's a list of what we talked about: How to optimize your brain to be as happy as possible, as energetic as …
 
1:31 - NorthStar for Business 3:30 - Finding Your Purpose - 'Why' 5:29 - Reason for leaving Grad school 7:05 - Aware of employees' feelings 9:24 - Programmer to Project Manager 10:58 - The Secret sauce 16:30 - Role of Collective Personalities 19:46 - Cultural Add 21:58 - How to manage Individuals (introverts/extroverts) 24:19 - Pro-fit Program 26:2…
 
How do we get better crypto exchanges and custodians, both in terms of being more responsible and more regulated? Coming out of the FTX debacle, the media spotlight is highlighting the cracks and flaws in the current system. While the crypto industry is doubling down on ways to make key management and self-custody a lot easier with ideas like socia…
 
1:12 – Getting into Professional sports 2:11 – Rewind to day one/internship days 2:31 – Fondest memory / Early Lessons 4:30 – Payroll and affordability 5:48 – Thoughts on free Internships 7:02 – Change over time 8:19 – Ticketing is the first step 9:02 – Social Listening 9:44 – Knock on the door 10:38 – Transitioning into Merchandising 12:30 – Prize…
 
Omid Malekan, the former Crypto advisor for Citi Ventures, has a lot of ideas about the direction of decentralized finance and cryptocurrencies. Today, Omid and James piggyback on last week's interview with Google finance lead Antonio Reza to discuss the industry fallout from FTX's fraud and bankruptcy filing. The pair discuss how we can develop be…
 
1:31 - Servant vs Authoritarian Leadership 3:34 - Path to Military 5:56 - Transition from Military to Civilian Life 8:05 - Leadership during Disaster Relief 10:08 - Employment in High-stake areas 12:16 - Transferable Skills 13:48 - Mental Health Plaque 15:54 - Pre and Post Training 17:06 - Leadership Legacy - The Book 19:54 - True Leadership = Self…
 
"Voters are ready to move on and they want to know how you're going to solve the future problems and the current problems, not dispute past arguments." - Phillip Stutts Political operative and campaign manager Phil Stutts joins James live on YouTube for a 2022 election recap. Listeners may recall Phil's two most recent appearances on the podcast wh…
 
1:39 – The Universe Plan / People are Meant to Connect 2:40 – Amy Malin Story 5:50 – The Transition period 7:53 – Faith in Humanity 8:49 – Two Poles of NYC 9:18 – The Right Direction / The Spark 11:44 – First Break 14:27 – First Media Company 15:08 – Meetup with Husband 16:44 – Managing PTSD 20:36 – True Hearts Niche 22:10 – Meaningful and Real Inv…
 
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