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Ep. 172 – Maria Konnikova: Am I a Con Artist?

Maria Konnikova - James Altucher

I can’t imagine walking into a situation like that… handing over $20,000. “You have too much attachment to money. Let me hold this in a jar,” the psychic would say. “I’ll give it back whenever you ask.” Then, of course, you never get it back. “It’s a slow building of a relationship, slow building of […] Read On…

Ep. 171 – Ryan Holiday: The Powerful Enemy of Your Success

Ryan Holiday James Altucher

“You used to be arrogant,” I said. He didn’t know. I later decided it’s arrogant to call someone arrogant on your podcast. Or anywhere else. I had a lot to learn. It’s a good thing we had 90 minutes left in the studio. And dinner plans after. “I’m sure other people must have told you […] Read On…

Ep. 170 – Gary Gulman: The Evolution of Talent (in 3 steps)

Gary Gulman, James Altucher

I was trying to cheer someone up. “The sun feels nice,” I said. “I don’t even notice those things,” he said. My friend was depressed. But I thought I could help. They say you can’t make everybody happy. But really, you can’t make anybody happy. I know this. But it doesn’t always stop me from trying. […] Read On…

Ep. 168 – Tony Hawk: Don’t Stand Still

Tony Hawk James Altucher

I was getting good at saying, “no thank you” to certain thoughts. Sometimes it was just conversations I didn’t want to have. Like this one I’m writing. If I were sitting with you, I doubt I’d say any of what I’m about to. I guess that’s why I ask questions. Because maybe you know something I don’t. […] Read On…

Ep. 167 – Greg Zuckerman: The Other Way to Choose Yourself

Lebron James Greg Zuckerman James Altucher

The last time I felt lucky was Friday when I overheard a woman crying nearby. I smiled inside knowing the closest I could come to feeling her pain is in the space between understanding and wondering. I didn’t ask questions. I didn’t want to be rude. I heard her say, “But she’s still with us.” […] Read On…