Today Stephen interviews James Altucher. James is an American hedge-fund manager, author, podcaster, and entrepreneur who has founded or cofounded over 20 companies. He has published 20 books and he is a contributor to publications including The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and The Huffington Post.
Altucher’s first job after graduating was in the IT department at HBO. In 1998, Altucher left HBO, sold a company he founded, Reset Inc., for approximately $15 million, and used the proceeds to fund new internet investments. Altucher has said he began this period with $15 million and lost it all in two years, which led him to re-evaluate his approach to both business and life.
Altucher hosts The James Altucher Show, which has featured Tim Ferriss, Mark Cuban, and Arianna Huffington, among others. Altucher says it has more than 40 million downloads. James Altucher is the author of over 20 books, Altucher’s work has appeared on The Wall Street Journal best-seller list and USA Today’s list of best business books of all time in 2014.
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