James Altucher is a best-selling writer, and one of my favorite authors and podcasters.
But the first time I read his blog posts, I could not stand them.
His writing seemed masochistic. He was reliving dramatic failures: tremendous financial loss, loneliness, rock bottom. There was lots of caps lock and list-based article writing. The first time I read him, I stopped before I finished the first page.
Two years later, I’m reading all of his material. It turns out to be excellent.
Topics we discussed include:
- “bulletproof” coffee
- his bestselling book Choose Yourself
- do you need to first hit rock bottom in order reach your greatest potential?
- Poker vs. Chess
- Quora vs. Wikipedia