I don't even remember how I got turned onto this guy, but I'm loving what I'm seeing, hearing, and reading about James Altucher. I won't go into a long diatribe about why I like him–I will let you decide for yourself.
Take a look at this video.
It's lengthy (about 45 minutes), but it captivated me. Here's a guy who had $15 million after selling a business and 3 months later had $143 in his bank account. He then went on to create another business where he made millions, only to lose it all again. He's got some dark humor but he's very funny and engaging. This is what I learned from that 45 minute talk:
- Give, give, and give more
- Give to get to a “Yes”
- Over deliver (“surprise & delight”)
He's accomplished a lot doing just those 3 things. He's written a few books (there's a new one on Kindle right now called Choose Yourself! and he's got a unique deal) and has a blog that is fascinating – http://www.jamesaltucher.com/