Archive for November, 2011
13 Unusual Facts About the Saddest Photo in the Great Depression
Posted by James Altucher on November 30th, 2011 at 8:55 am, Comments: 0
Last night I was on CNBC’s Fast Money. Everyone seems to want to talk about the impending Great Depression: Europe fails, contagion spreads it to here, all of our banks fail, everyone loses their jobs, blah, blah, blah. The world feels like it’s ending.
But it’s not. I listed my reasons why. I won’t list them again here. It’s not important. Innovation is happening. The economy is growing. And Europe is not going to disappear.
Look at the above photograph. That’s when the world was ending. But it wasn’t ending even then.
5 Unusual Things I Learned from Isaac Asimov
Posted by James Altucher on November 29th, 2011 at 7:47 am, Comments: 0
The second time the police were called to pick me up I was fifteen years old. I was originally going to type “the first time” but then I realized that I had gotten in serious trouble one time before. But that’s another story. First I have to confess to my kids about it.
How To Be the Best At Anything You Want to Do
Posted by James Altucher on November 27th, 2011 at 6:42 pm, Comments: 0
I’m writing this while sitting in a hotel room. To my left is the Pacific Ocean and all the magical San Francisco fog stuff people kept whispering to me about. About 12 floors downstairs Claudia is doing yoga in the gym.
About four feet directly behind me is a woman that is a complete stranger to me who is having an unbelievably long orgasm. There’s a wall between us. Hold on a second while I take a glass and listen against the wall.
Pearl Harbor Caused the Financial Crisis of 2008
Posted by James Altucher on November 25th, 2011 at 3:13 pm, Comments: 0
Pearl Harbor ruined my life. I’m going to cut right to the chase. When the Japanese invaded Pearl Harbor, provoking our massive WW II response, in a very direct way, it cause the financial crisis of 2008, my divorce, my potential poverty, and most other problems in my life.
Thank You, Claudia
Posted by James Altucher on November 24th, 2011 at 9:47 am, Comments: 0
Thanks for getting better from the Lyme disease. You’ve been sick since August and quite frankly, it’s been a real drag for me.
Thanks for coming to all of my talks. You’ve probably heard me say the same joke about Aaron Spelling 15 times in a row and you still laugh. But it’s really true, if I haven’t met you I would’ve either met the love of my life on “The Love Boat” or “Fantasy Island” since that’s what I was trained as a nine year old to believe.
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