This is an experimental post/set of posts. While many of our favorite podcasts talk about starting a new business, few actually get into the details of how to run a real business. I recently founded a company that raised over $100 million from “top tier” venture capitalists and needed to quickly become operational across NYC … Continue reading Starting Up: How to get a venture funded business operationalRead More
James Altucher sat down with self-help and entrepreneurship guru Gary Vaynurchuk. They discuss why you need to develop a business around your passion, patience, the art of documenting and much more!
Marcus Lemonis is a self-made millionaire, serial entrepreneur and the front man of CNBC’s popular series, “The Profit”.
Since an early age Marcus has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and passion. When he was twelve he started his own lawn mowing business to generate enough money to open a candy store. After he graduated college, he started in automotive sales and managerial positions which ultimately led him to get involved in the camping and RV business.
Today he is the CEO of Camping World, a company specializing in products and services for RV owners. On “The Profit” Marcus lends his expertise and experience to help struggling businesses get back on their feet. Since the show premiered in 2013, he’s invested $50 million of his own money into the businesses featured on the show. On each and every episode Marcus uses his 3P formula, People/Process/Product, to analyze the pitfalls and how to improve the product and process.
James and Marcus discuss the importance of the 3P’s and much, much more.
James Altucher sat down with personal finance guru, Ramit Sethi to discuss his new book, Your Move: The Underdog’s Guide to Building Your Business. This is part 2 of their discussion. Check it out for awesome thoughts on the crutches we use as a society that hold us back from pursuing our ideas, the nuances we discover only after DOING, how Ramit deals with being busy, and how to meet more successful people.Read More
James Altucher sat down with personal finance guru, Ramit Sethi to discuss his new book, Your Move: The Underdog’s Guide to Building Your Business. Ramit is best know for his New York Times bestseller I Will Teach You to Be Rich. They get into everything from morning routines (or lack there of), avacado toast, and perhaps most important, how to find business ideas and start making money. Enjoy!Read More
“You will fall. And when you fall, the winner always gets up, and the loser stays down.”
In this episode, Tim discusses another frequently requested question from listeners. He has gathered some of the best advice about coping with frustrations and roadblocks, and — ultimately — learning how to turn failure into success.
These conversations are extremely valuable because they show you there is more than one way to achieve your goals. After more than 200 conversations with the world’s top performers, you start to spot certain patterns. These are the shared habits, hacks, philosophies, and tools that are the common threads of success, happiness, health, and wealth. Behind each success story is usually a lesson on how to overcome failure. Aside from Tim’s own take on the topic, this episode includes conversations with:
Where’s the line between stubbornly pursuing an idea that isn’t working and the patience and persistence needed to actually make it work? In other words — when should you give up and quit and when should you push on?
Since this is something Tim has struggled with, I came to the conclusion that I should reach out to people who might have a better answer. So, Tim sent the question to the following entrepreneurs, authors, and innovators:
Their answers are a thorough overview of how to assess your own ideas and opportunities, and determine which ones are worth pursuing. Enjoy!Read More
Tim visited the Googleplex — the Mountain View-based headquarters of Google — and had a public chat. I was interviewed and made sure that we covered some ground that has not been discussed before. There were questions such as:
What has been the most important Stoic teaching that I’ve come across?
How do I manage the many requests I receive?
What are the factors or elements that have led to the success of the podcast?
Where do I see myself in five years?
If I could pick three people — alive or dead — to be in my personal board of directors, who would they be?
How do I experiment with my dog training?
What are my recommendations for longevity?
How do I fight insomnia?
Ryan Holiday (@RyanHoliday) is a strategist and writer. He dropped out of college at 19 to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, and later served as the director of marketing for American Apparel. His company, Brass Check, has advised clients like Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as many prominent bestselling authors. Holiday has written four previous books, including The Obstacle Is the Way, which has been translated into 17 languages and has a cult following among NFL coaches, world-class athletes, TV personalities, political leaders, and others around the world. Ryan lives on a small ranch outside of Austin, Texas, and his latest book is Ego Is The Enemy.
Ryan and Tim cover a lot in this conversation, including:
Meltdowns and how Ryan handles them
Workaholics Anonymous — How it works, what worked for him, what didn’t
The tipping points for his last book, The Obstacle Is the Way
External versus internal obstacles
Sherman versus Grant leadership and “success”
Howard Hughes versus Elon Musk
Thinking of “first principles”
If you only have 5 minutes, listen to what Ryan believes is one of the biggest threats to your creativity.
Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) is a legendary figure in Silicon Valley — and worldwide. Even in the epicenter of tech, it’s hard to find a more fascinating icon.
Marc co-created the highly influential Mosaic Internet browser, the first widely used graphical web browser. He also co-founded Netscape, which later sold to AOL for $4.2 billion. Then he co-founded Loudcloud, which sold as Opsware to Hewlett Packard for $1.6 billion.
He’s considered one of the founding fathers of the modern Internet, right alongside pioneers like Tim Berners-Lee, who launched the Uniform Resource Locator (URL), Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), and early HTML standards.
This all makes him one of the few humans ever to create software categories used by more than a billion people. He’s also one of the few who’s established multiple billion-dollar companies.
Marc is now co-founder and general partner of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, where he’s quickly become one of the most influential and dominant tech investors in the world.
In this interview, Tim digs into some fun things Marc has not discussed in many places, including:
His epic debate vs. Peter Thiel
Rules for investing
The future of bitcoin
Favorite books, documentaries, and movies
And much, much more
If you only have 5 minutes, here’s what Marc misses most about the mid-90s Internet (and what he’d like to bring back).
Please do say hi to Marc — he’s very active on Twitter at @pmarca.Read More