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56: James Altucher - $15 Million to Zero and Back, Investing, Passion, and Creativity

By Sam Marks / Johnny FD

James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, bestselling author, venture capitalist, and podcaster. He has started and run more than 20 companies, some of which failed, several of which he sold for large exits. More important, James has been inspiring people by speaking on topics including stress, fear, anxiety, money, and relationships. During the show, James will share how he quickly lost $15 million, overcame depression and suicide including how he rebuilt his financial wealth and happiness. You'll learn about his strategies for investing in 30 companies and creative process for keeping the perfect work-life balance.   Links: Jamesaltucher.com @jaltucher Where are we: Dublin, Ireland - Sam & Johnny FD New York - James Discussed: The Article Discussed: Facebook Shareholders What Do You Do After You Make a Zillion Dollars Podcasts: The James Altucher Show & Ask Altucher Here are a few of our favorite episodes: Ep. 217 – Tony Robbins: Be Fulfilled: Just Start Asking Yourself These 2 Questions Ep. 6 – Dr. Wayne Dyer: A Test to See If You Are Ordinary   Book: The Power of Intention - Dr. Wayne W. Dyer Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari Reinvent Yourself - James Time Stamps: 06:42 - The problem with business hustlers 08:55 - Getting lucky with SkyCig 10:14 - Being better than competitors 14:53 - Being vulnerable through writing 17:50 - Losing 15 million 21:16 - Building websites for companies 23:14 - Overcoming depression and suicide 26:42 - Angel investing in 30 companies 32:14 - Financial wealth and happiness 39:51 - Most intimidating moments 41:27 - Writing down 10 ideas per day 42:45 - Bring laughter into life 47:50 - A life predicated on success 51:10 - Walking across Ireland with a backpack 52:46 - Living a minimalistic life 54:08 - Taking care of yourself   If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven’t’ already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here!   Copyright 2017. All rights reserved. Read our disclaimer here.

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