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JAMES ALTUCHER: ‘Warren Buffett is a f—–g liar’

VIDEO: Author and podcaster James Altucher has some provocative opinions about billionaire investor Warren Buffett. Altucher, who wrote a book about Buffett's trading methods, says that average investors should think twice before taking Buffett's advice to heart.
JAMES ALTUCHER: ‘Warren Buffett is a f—–g liar’
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Wall Street’s ‘Eat What You Kill’ Motto Is The Only Way To Live

[credit provider=”screenshot via YouTube/Trophycruelty” url=”http://gothamist.com/2012/03/13/photos_donald_trump_sons_awesome_at.php#photo-1″] An anonymous commenter named “Frank” wrote on an article I wrote yesterday, “Every time Altucher opens his mouth or posts commentary, he subtracts from the sum total of all human knowledge.”Frank is absolutely right and I congratulate him for recognising that. I do subtract from […]
Wall Street’s ‘Eat What You Kill’ Motto Is The Only Way To Live
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HEDGE FUND MANAGER: My First Customer Is Dead

I was lonely and I wanted money. I was living in a one bedroom apartment in Astoria, Queens, NYC in 1995. I knew nobody in the area. I would write my phone number on two dollar bills and tip waitresses with them. Nobody called me. Everyone in Astoria is Greek. […]
HEDGE FUND MANAGER: My First Customer Is Dead
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JAMES ALTUCHER: This Is Why Multitasking Will Kill You

[credit provider=”Flickr/wanderingone” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/wanderingone/2428431834/”] I owe you an apology.If I’ve spoken on the phone with you at any point in the past four or five years then there’s a decent chance (75%) that I was playing chess online at the same time.
JAMES ALTUCHER: This Is Why Multitasking Will Kill You
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JAMES ALTUCHER: Lost?

I was completely lost, four years old, running around the department store looking for my parents who I was afraid had abandoned me.
JAMES ALTUCHER: Lost?
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JAMES ALTUCHER: How To Have More Common Sense

[credit provider=”prayitno via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4647661328/”] A lot of people who know me personally think I have ZERO common sense.For instance, Claudia says, “you went to freakin’ Carnegie-Mellon for a PhD and you can’t figure out how to operate a coffee machine”. To which I have two things to say:
JAMES ALTUCHER: How To Have More Common Sense
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JAMES ALTUCHER: 10 Unusual Ways To Get Into The 1%

[credit provider=”The Prophet, Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/26402663/”] At midnight my door opened and I saw the shadow of someone about 4 feet tall walk into my room and stand by my side of the bed.”I can’t sleep,” she said and she was smart enough to also say, “my mind is racing”.
JAMES ALTUCHER: 10 Unusual Ways To Get Into The 1%
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The Top 10 Lists Of All Time

[credit provider=”Wikipeda”] The world of bloggers seem to be firmly divided into two groups: those who hate lists and those who like lists. This being a list of two puts me firmly in the latter camp. Click here to see the top lists > Those who hate lists. I get […]
The Top 10 Lists Of All Time
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JAMES ALTUCHER: How To Use Gratitude To Get Rich

[credit provider=”Sparktography via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparktography/64946783/”] “Why am I totally dead broke again?” that’s what I thought the last time I had started a business that failed. I had no income.I had just lost a bunch of money investing in my own business. I was in danger of losing my home. […]
JAMES ALTUCHER: How To Use Gratitude To Get Rich
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JAMES ALTUCHER: Six Things I Learned From Charles Bukowski

[credit provider=”Bukowski.net” url=”http://bukowski.net/photos/bukowski028.php”] Bukowski was disgusting, his actual real fiction is awful, he’s been called a misogynist, a Nazi, overly simplistic, (and probably all of the above are true to an extent) and whenever there’s a collection of “Greatest American Writers” he’s never included.And yet… he’s probably the greatest American […]
JAMES ALTUCHER: Six Things I Learned From Charles Bukowski
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JAMES ALTUCHER: How To Deal With Crappy Bosses

[credit provider=”Sam Howzit via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/aloha75/3414721882/in/photostream/”] My boss wanted to publicly humiliate me. He came into my office with a bunch of my colleagues.I was very busy playing chess online but I could see he was serious so I clicked away that window and stood up.
JAMES ALTUCHER: How To Deal With Crappy Bosses
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27 Ways To Be Unhappy And One Way To Be Happy

I was happy the first time I kissed a girl. We were 18 (I was an old man by that time, imagining over a 1000 books on my parent’s bookshelves (“Candy” by Terry Southern, “Looking for Mr. Goodbar” by Judith Rossner, “Boys & Girls Together” by William Goldman, and on […]
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JAMES ALTUCHER: Lyme Disease Is No Fun

[credit provider=”Wikipedia”] In a few minutes, Claudia will collapse. It’s making me sad. Her normal schedule is to wake up around 4:30-5am, read with me for a while, and then begin her yoga routine which could last from 2-3 hours.But for the past six weeks she has not done yoga. […]
JAMES ALTUCHER: Lyme Disease Is No Fun
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JAMES ALTUCHER: From Porn Star To Painter

I had just turned 18 so of course I went to a video store and asked for an X-rated movie.I was old enough. I’m an adult. But…I told the guy…”it had to be something with a good story”. There’s a shame factor.
JAMES ALTUCHER: From Porn Star To Painter
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JAMES ALTUCHER: How To Be The Smartest Person On The Planet

[credit provider=”By baboon on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/baboon/110993877/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] I was the dumbest person in my graduate school program which is part of the reason I was thrown out. Stupidity plus immaturity and a willingness to show off both qualities is a bad combination. I thought I was a cowboy. I would show […]
JAMES ALTUCHER: How To Be The Smartest Person On The Planet
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I Woke Up Scared And Angry Today

5am. I haven’t opened my eyes yet. Please God, if you are a good and decent god, make sure that when I open my eyes that Claudia is not in the bed next to me. I want her DOWNSTAIRS and making my coffee. This second. I don’t care that she […]
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JAMES ALTUCHER: 6 Unusual Things I Learned From Hula Hooping

[credit provider=”Tony / Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonythemisfit/2592267101/”] I was living on my own after 10 years of marriage and my kids were visiting me every two weeks I didn’t know what to do with them.I didn’t have a door on my bathroom.
JAMES ALTUCHER: 6 Unusual Things I Learned From Hula Hooping
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The 100 Rules For Being An Entrepreneur

If you Google “entrepreneur” you get a lot of mindless cliches like “Think Big!” For me, being an “entrepreneur” doesn’t mean starting the next “Facebook.” Or even starting any business at all. It means finding the challenges you have in your life, and determining creative ways to overcome those challenges. […]
The 100 Rules For Being An Entrepreneur
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James Altucher: 10 Reasons You’re Probably Talking Right Now When You Should Be Silent

[credit provider=”Flickr/Abigail Batchelder” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/abbybatchelder/4444273994/”] Stop talking for a second. There’s already enough words on this planet. Everyone scaring everyone else. Everyone telling each other what they should do. How they can live a better life, what stocks should they should buy, how they can deal with their pain and suffering. […]
James Altucher: 10 Reasons You’re Probably Talking Right Now When You Should Be Silent
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JAMES ALTUCHER: 10 Unusual Things I Didn’t Know About Steve Jobs

[credit provider=”Dan Frommer, Business Insider”] I was standing right next to Steve Jobs in 1989 and it was the closest thing I ever felt to being gay.The guy was incredibly wealthy, good looking enough to get any girl, a nerd super-rockstar who had just convinced my school to buy a […]
JAMES ALTUCHER: 10 Unusual Things I Didn’t Know About Steve Jobs
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7 Things I Learned From The First Blogger

[credit provider=”Library of Congress” url=”http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3f06148″] I was first called Charlie Brown in 8th grade.I refused to stand up and say the Pledge of Allegiance with the other kids. I didn’t like being forced to do anything.
7 Things I Learned From The First Blogger
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The Problem With James Altucher

[credit provider=”Tech Ticker”] I am apparently in an internet feud with Jim Altucher.It is true that I started it by writing a blog post criticising Altucher for questioning Buffett’s motives for writing his acclaimed oped, “Stop coddling the Rich.”
The Problem With James Altucher
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How To Be A Human

“James Altucher is a f’ing idiot on parade” someone wrote on a message board the other day.
How To Be A Human
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Altucher’s Buffett Logic Is All Wet

I do not understand why anyone on Wall Street still pays attention to James Altucher. While many of his stock advice columns are beautifully written, they are not worth the paper that they are written on. Whenever I have bought a stock on his recommendation, it has moved dramatically – […]
Altucher’s Buffett Logic Is All Wet
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Buffett Has A “Hidden Agenda” When It Comes to Higher Taxes

[credit provider=”The Daily Ticker” url=”http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/buffett-hidden-agenda-comes-higher-taxes-james-altucher-185244171.html”] Warren Buffett wants the super-rich to pay more in taxes.In Monday’s New York Times, he writes that Congress has coddled the super-rich for too long and it’s time he and his uber-rich pals indulge in some “shared sacrifice.” Judging by your comments on our coverage […]
Buffett Has A “Hidden Agenda” When It Comes to Higher Taxes
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Dow 20,000 vs. ‘The End of America’: James Altucher Debates Porter Stansberry

[credit provider=”The Daily Ticker” url=”http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/dow-20-000-vs-end-america-altucher-debates-124712423.html”] When it comes to the market views (and hairstyles), James Altucher and Porter Stansberry couldn’t be more different.Altucher is perennially bullish and made a “Dow 20,000” forecast on The Daily Ticker earlier this year.
Dow 20,000 vs. ‘The End of America’: James Altucher Debates Porter Stansberry
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JAMES ALTUCHER: The Day I Lent A Billionaire Too Much Money

One time I was lying down on the sidewalk near the movie theatre at Union Square. I used to like lying on sidewalks right around five or six PM, when everyone is rushing from one place (work) to another (fun). Letting people walk around me. You might’ve seen me. It […]
JAMES ALTUCHER: The Day I Lent A Billionaire Too Much Money
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Magic, Sex And Outer Space

In 2002 I framed a $200 check from a company called thestreet.com. It was the first time I ever got paid for writing anything. When I went to get the frame, the guy said, “are you sure you don’t want to cash this?”
Magic, Sex And Outer Space
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The 6 Surefire Keys To Dominate Anything You Want

My dad wouldn’t let me watch the TV show “Mr. Ed”. I wasn’t allowed to eat “Captain Crunch” cereal. I had pretty relaxed parents when I was little. I was allowed to do most things. But “Mr. Ed” was bad. And “Captain Crunch” was bad.
The 6 Surefire Keys To Dominate Anything You Want
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James Altucher On The 10 Commandments Of The American Religion

If I stand in the centre of Times Square New York City and said something like “Moses didn’t part the Red Sea” or “Jesus never existed” everyone would just keep walking around me, ignoring what I said, etc. Whatever, they would be thinking, I have things to do, very important […]
James Altucher On The 10 Commandments Of The American Religion
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I Owe You: Life’s Balance Sheet

Having an inbox with over 200,000 emails in it and this second, 118,376 unread emails gives me a lot of material. I searched on the phrase “I owe you” to see who owes me and for what.
I Owe You: Life’s Balance Sheet
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All I Ever Wanted Was Money

All I wanted was money. My whole life. When I was 12 I read every book about Howard Hughes. How he had fingernails that were so long they curled around his fingers. He stored his urine and shit in bottles so they could be studied later. He only hired Mormons […]
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Why A Grenade Needs To Get Thrown At Me

I was at another dinner and the guy who bought and runs  a major chain of yogurt stores in the United States stared straight at me, past about five other people in between us and said, his face slightly red, his voice raised, “I’ve done two tours in Vietnam. Nobody […]
Why A Grenade Needs To Get Thrown At Me
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JAMES ALTUCHER: How To Eat What You Kill

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/rx2web/3826463288/”] An anonymous commenter named “Frank” wrote on an article I wrote yesterday, “Every time Altucher opens his mouth or posts commentary, he subtracts from the sum total of all human knowledge.”Frank is absolutely right and I congratulate him for recognising that. I do subtract from the sum […]
JAMES ALTUCHER: How To Eat What You Kill
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I Am The Bravest Man Alive!

Yesterday, 10pm, I was asleep and the opening of my bedroom door woke me up – my 9-year-old daughter was in a panic. “Something’s wrong with Josie!” Josie is her older sister. Like any concerned father I tried to keep my eyes shut, “What?” I murmured. “You have to come […]
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The Greatest Artist You Never Heard Of

There was a scene with prostitutes and homeless kids that we were trying to film for the 3am pilot where we were trying to get them all to fight each other. Jon Alpert, who had produced a bunch of documentaries for HBO was hired to be  my chaperone on this […]
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JAMES ALTUCHER: How To Spy On People

“I wish I could tie her up in a closet and only open the closet when I got home,” I said to Brian. “Then I would let her out and we could fool around and then when we were done I’d put her back in the closet.”
JAMES ALTUCHER: How To Spy On People
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JAMES ALTUCHER: The Power Of Becoming Invisible

I love the people around me. I love making friends through Facebook or Twitter or (now) Google+. But what would happen to me if I “killed myself”  in social media. And also killed exposure to the outside world other than for just work purposes.
JAMES ALTUCHER: The Power Of Becoming Invisible