How to Find Two Million Dollars in the Morning

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“Oh! I forgot to tell you. I accidentally made two million dollars this morning,” Dave told me. We were standing in his kitchen. We had been hanging out for awhile when he suddenly realized he had this story to tell me. “How could you accidentally make $2mm?” “James, its really funny. This friend of mine […] Read On…

Ep. 163 – Jesse Itzler: 6 Simple Steps to Becoming Self-made

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“Everyday is a new day.” …unless you have a routine. Then it’s just “eat, sleep, shit, repeat,” like they say in Billions. “Don’t you want to create memories? Don’t you want to build your life resume and get as much out of life as you can?” Jesse Itzler said on my podcast. He’s the co-founder […] Read On…

The One Thing I Will Always Regret

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I regret passing the crying woman on the staircase inside the Chelsea Hotel. For three floors, as I was walking up, I kept thinking of things to say to her but then I just walked right by her and heard her weeping. I used to regret starting Vaultus, my wireless software company. I lost everything […] Read On…

I Just Spoke To Bill Gates For a Half Hour

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I just wasted the last half hour talking to Bill Gates. He was talking all about his philanthropy. He flattered me. He said “Billions of children are dying in Africa.” Suffice to say, at the end of it, he encouraged me to make a donation to a charity that doesn’t really exist. “Maybe donate 80% […] Read On…

Is Donald Trump a Socialist?

The last time I called the President of the United States was in 1980. I needed to speak to him about something important. My birthday was coming up. Jimmy Carter was President then. I wanted to visit with him and interview him. I had been calling up every politician for months and trying to interview […] Read On…

How to Be the Luckiest Person Alive, Again

I am mentally ill. And I’m in a mid-life crisis. I’m dishonest. And I’m a horrible father. And I think with my dick. Thanks to all the kind strangers these past few days who wrote me these insightful facts about myself. Here is the evidence: I don’t spend all my money on useless things. I […] Read On…

How Minimalism Brought Me Freedom and Joy

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I have one bag of clothes, one backpack with a computer, iPad, and phone. I have zero other possessions. Today I have no address. At this exact moment I am sitting in a restaurant and there’s no place for me to go to lie down. By tonight I will find a place to lie down. […] Read On…