Archive for ‘The James Altucher Show’

Ep. 176 – John Wallace: The Power of Humility

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He denied Bill Clinton’s phone call. He just lost the NBA finals championship. “I was inconsolable,” John Wallace said on my podcast. “I didn’t want to talk to anybody. I didn’t want to talk to Bill Clinton. I didn’t want to talk to my mom…” “But doesn’t that make you a sore loser?” “You show […] Read On…

Ep. 175 – Rich Cohen: The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones

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Mick Jagger fooled around with Keith Richards’ girlfriend. I wouldn’t be able to work with someone after that. But maybe that’s why I’m an author. And not a rockstar. The Rolling Stones became a new band every 5-7 years. They were “perpetual amateurs.” That’s one of the keys to staying alive as an artist. Or as […] Read On…

Ep. 174 – Dr. Sanjiv Chopra: The Art of Well-Being

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I heard her yell, “that’s my journey right there! I’m going to be a mom! And a doctor!” The lantern flew. “Angels! Angels!” She yelled. She passed me a lantern from the balcony above. She must have laid on the ground to reach her arm to mine. “Don’t lose the wax. That’s what makes it fly.” […] Read On…

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

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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

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“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)

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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…