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James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, author, venture capitalist and podcaster. He has founded or cofounded more than 20 companies. He has published 20 books, and he is a contributor to publications including The Financial Times and The Huffington Post
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How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big book cover
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
Kind of the Story of My Life
Scott Adams - 2014-12-30
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Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the strate...
James Altucher
@ApgDiscovery @ScottAdamsSays Yeah, definitely a great book. Plus "Win Bigly" to master the art of persuasion.      source
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Die with Zero
Getting All You Can from Your Money and Your Life
Bill Perkins - 2020-07-28
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A Common-Sense Guide to Living Rich….Instead of Dying Rich Imagine if by the time you died, you did everything you were told to. You worked hard, saved your money, and looked forward to financial freedom when you retired.   The only thing you wasted along the way was…your life.  Die with Zero presents a startling new and provocative philosophy as w...
James Altucher
#1 book for a unique view on personal finance, retirement, enjoying life, etc is @bp22 book: "Die With Zero". I am following his advice in terms of money to kids, etc.      source
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How I Built This
The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs
Guy Raz - 2020-09-15
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Based on the highly acclaimed NPR podcast, How I Built This with Guy Raz, this book offers priceless insights and inspiration from the world’s top entrepreneurs on how to start, launch, and build a successful venture. Great ideas often come from a simple spark: A soccer player on the New Zealand national team notices all the unused wool his country...
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Choose Yourself Book of the Day - "How I Built This" by Guy Raz (being released Sep 15). MUCH more accurate than other books about the unique building blocks to be a great entrepreneur. Guy has interviewed 100s of entrepreneurs on his excellent podcast.      source
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Bitcoin Billionaires
A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption
Ben Mezrich - 2019-05-21
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The fascinating story of brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss's big bet on crypto-currency and its dazzling pay-off.Planning to start careers as venture capitalists, the brothers quickly discover that no one will take their money after their fight with Zuckerberg. While nursing their wounds in Ibiza, they accidentally run into an eccentric charact...
James Altucher
@pravin310 @benmezrich Great book by a great writer. Always have fun speaking with Ben on the podcast.      source
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Bill Lee
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How Innovation Works
And Why It Flourishes in Freedom
Matt Ridley - 2020-05-19
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Innovation is the main event of the modern age, the reason we experience both dramatic improvements in our living standards and unsettling changes in our society. Forget short-term symptoms like Donald Trump and Brexit, it is innovation itself that explains them and that will itself shape the 21st century for good and ill. Yet innovation remains a ...
James Altucher
This is an incredibly valuable book for anyone looking to expand their creativity and innovation. The first read of it I just wanted to absorb the stories and new ideas. The 2nd was taking detailed notes on everything I didn't know. TONS of notes. The third read...ongoing now!      source
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Pity the Reader
On Writing With Style
Kurt Vonnegut - 2019-11-05
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The art and craft of writing by one of the few grandmasters of American literature, a bonanza for writers and listeners written by Kurt Vonnegut's former student.Here is an entirely new side of Kurt Vonnegut, Vonnegut as a teacher of writing. Of course, he has given us glimpses in his aphorisms, short essays, articles, and speeches. But, never befo...
James Altucher
@ericarhodes You'd maybe like this excellent recent book breaking down Kurt Vonnegut's writing style: This and "Consider This" by @chuckpalahniuk my all-time favorite books on writing.      source
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A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
Kurt Vonnegut - 1999-01-12 (first published in 1969)
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Slaughterhouse-Five is a satirical novel by Kurt Vonnegut about World War II experiences and journeys through time of a chaplain's assistant named Billy Pilgrim. It is generally recognized as Vonnegut's most influential and popular work. Vonnegut's use of the firebombing of Dresden as a central event makes the novel semi-autobiographical, because h...
James Altucher
@ericarhodes Slaughterhouse 5 in my top 10 books ever. I have a story about "Catch 22" and the Heller family if we run into each other again. Also one of my favorites.      source
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Hugh Howey - 2016-03-22 (first published in 2013)
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Wool  introduced the world of the silo.  Shift  told the story of its creation.  Dust  will describe its downfall. Juliette, now mayor of Silo 18, doesnt trust Silo 1, especially its leader, Donald. But in the world of the Silos, there is no black and white everything is shades of gray. Donald may not be the monster Juliette thinks he is, and may i...
James Altucher
@BobMuir @hughhowey Love the entire series. Great books.      source
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Hugh Howey - 2016-03-22 (first published in 2013)
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In 2007, the Center for Automation in Nanobiotech (CAN) outlined the hardware and software platforms that would one day allow robots smaller than human cells to make medical diagnoses, conduct repairs, and even self-propagate. In the same year, the CBS network re-aired a program about the effects of propranolol on sufferers of extreme trauma. A sim...
James Altucher
@BobMuir @hughhowey Love the entire series. Great books.      source
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Hugh Howey - 2013-03-12 (first published in 2012)
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For suspense-filled, post-apocalyptic thrillers, Wool is more than a self-published ebook phenomenon―it’s the new standard in classic science fiction.In a ruined and toxic future, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect the...
James Altucher
@BobMuir @hughhowey Love the entire series. Great books.      source
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Daymond John - 2020-03-10
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Backgammon for Winners by Bill Robertie
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Bold by Peter H. Diamandis
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Zero to One by Peter Thiel
The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday
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Mastery by Robert Greene
Chess by László Polgár
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Play Like a Girl! by Jennifer Shahade
Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
Influence by Robert B. Cialdini
Brain Rules by John Medina
Mindset by Carol S. Dweck
The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
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The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
Illusions by Richard Bach