Choose Yourself by James Altucher

The world is changing. Markets have crashed. Jobs have disappeared. Industries have been disrupted and are being remade before our eyes. Everything we aspired to for “security,” everything we thought was “safe,” no longer is: College. Employment. Retirement. Government. It’s all crumbling down. In every part of society, the middlemen are being pushed out of the picture. No longer is someone coming to hire you, to invest in your company, to sign you, to pick you. It’s on you to make the most important decision in your life: Choose Yourself.

New tools and economic forces have emerged to make it possible for individuals to create art, make millions of dollars and change the world without “help.” More and more opportunities are rising out of the ashes of the broken system to generate real inward success (personal happiness and health) and outward success (fulfilling work and wealth).

This book will teach you to do just that. With dozens of case studies, interviews and examples–including the author, investor and entrepreneur James Altucher’s own heartbreaking and inspiring story–Choose Yourself illuminates your personal path to building a bright, new world out of the wreckage of the old.

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5 Responses to “Choose Yourself by James Altucher”

  1. chartist says:

    I disagree with Altucher about one thing, there is a boom on the horizon: the rise of the Chinese middle class.

  2. Diablo says:

    This is the same clown…umm, i meant ‘guy’, who said the djia would be at 20K at the end of 12K. caveat emptor.

  3. Cooter says:

    This framework is very powerful, especially if applied early on in life.

    I would only add that pursuing True Wealth must also include rehabilitating the environment and reversing the decline in biodiversity.

  4. BottomMiddleClass says:

    The book, meh. His blog is where you should go. For example:

    “My site,, had 24 hours before it was going to go out of business and then I would probably have to kill myself. I had passed the 2 year point on a life insurance policy where it was now ok to kill myself so that my kids would still get the $4 million in the policy. It was Martin Luther King Day, 2007. He had a dream.”

  5. 4whatitsworth says:

    This is how I have lived my live and it has really worked out. The puzzling thing to me at this moment in history is that there are so many people who believe is just the opposite and go in to huge debt for college, want a job without risk, and think that large government is the answer to their problems.