James Altucher the Best-Selling Author of Choose Yourself and Host of The James Altucher Show On Entrepreneurship and Investing, Episode 6

James Altucher is the author of several Wall Street Journal Best Selling books, including ‘Choose Yourself.’ There he suggests that we write 10 ideas every day to become an ideas machine. James has reinvented himself several times. His first career change was when he left his full-time role at HBO to build a tech start-up. James has co-founded 20 companies 17 of which have failed on paper yet have given him several life lessons. He is the host of widely popular podcasts The James Altucher Show and Ask Altucher. James is a venture capitalist. And these days, you can find James doing stand-up in local clubs including Stand Up NY.

Listen to episode #6 especially if you’re curious about James Altucher’s thoughts on:

  • What it took for him personally to quit HBO and work in his business full-time
  • How to evaluate equity if you are interested in working for a start-up
  • Whether corporate skills are REALLY needed in a start-up
  • What kept James up at night when he was building his first business
  • How to get started in becoming your own ideas machine as he is widely known for suggesting to everyone
  • And, how James thinks about motivating his daughters as well as how you can think about doing the same thing in your home

In this episode, you’ll also hear how James Altucher thinks about making investment decisions based on his 3 tried and proven rules as a successful venture capitalist. Press play to hear this part 2 of a 2-part podcast episode.

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Melissa Llarena

Melissa helps movers and shakers up to those in the corner office rediscover what makes them unique so that they can land their dream job in a forward-thinking company where their ideas are listened to, valued, and supported.

She brings insights from having worked in 16-business units (including Human Resources) in NY, Paris, and London. Additionally, in her former corporate career, she worked on billion-dollar brands for P&G and on IBM for Ogilvy & Mather. Later, as the founder and CEO of Career Outcomes Matter, Melissa created a 3-step “sellable strengths” process which has been the centerpiece of her clients' results.

Melissa applies this method consistently to support mid-level professionals up to the c-suite to get into Fortune Global 500 organizations and agencies. She studied Psychology at NYU and earned her MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

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