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This episode can be a touchy subject for some individuals, so we ask that you to listen with an open mind.

Today, James discusses his position on religion and what he personally believes and follows.

We all have our own standards and expectations, but as James describes, we also all have the same golden rule... to treat others the way that you would like to be treated.

Find out what he has to say about "the universal bible."

Direct download: Ep67_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 11:01am EST

Thinking about changing careers? Or maybe you are looking for your first job?

Today, James shares several tips that will help you nail the interview process.

Plus, in standard Altucher fashion, his tips are "out of the box" and just crazy enough to work.

Listen as James gives some simple tips to ensure that the hiring manager remembers you over the rest of the people applying for the job.

Some of these tips might seem like common sense, but surprisingly they are forgotten by so many. Maybe your nerves are getting to you, and that makes you oblivious to what should be standard preparation for an interview.

Here is what you are going to learn:

•    What you need to do to prepare for an interview

•    How to calm your nerves before you make that first introduction

•    Tips on how to dress

•    How to make sure that you are ingrained in the memory of the hiring manager

Even someone that thinks they are a pro at interviews is guaranteed to learn something new from James' tips.

Here is where you will gain the confidence and knowledge that will bring you success in any communication process.

Plus, find out how James landed a job after having the worst interview ever.

Direct download: Ep66_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:16am EST

Angel investing is how you can turn $1,000 into $1,000,000.

Angel investing is an alternative to playing the stock market.

But what exactly is it and how can anyone get involved?

Today, James explains what angel investing is and several examples of when this type of investing could be beneficial to you.

Click here to listen.

James himself is an angel investor in 28 companies, so he knows what to look for in a company.

Plus, if you have a great idea but are lacking the financial means to build your company, James has some tips for you as well.

Here is where you are going to learn:

•    What is angel investing?

•    What is the difference between angels and venture capitalists?

•    When should you approach an angel investor?

•    What criteria do angel investors use to select entrepreneurs?

Direct download: Ep65_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:23am EST

We live in a time when the media is a huge part of our lives, and has evolved in so many forms. How do we keep up?

Should we keep up?

Today, James shares what he has saved on his Internet browser and what he spends his time reviewing.

You will probably be shocked with his answer.

Most of James' work is done online, but how much time does he spend on social-media sites?

James says one of his biggest responsibilities in life is to set a good example for his daughter... here is where you learn how the Internet plays a big part.

Direct download: Ep64_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 9:59am EST

We all have our favorite TV shows but what makes HBO's series so good?

Today, James shares his first-hand experience of what it was like working at HBO and why they produce the best content on TV.

Find out how they started and evolved into an entertainment empire. HBO seems to have figured out the key to success when it comes to creating addictive series.

People lose their minds with these shows. Here is where you get an inside look to one of the most successful cable networks.

Plus, learn how you can use strategies like HBO to create your own successful company.

Direct download: Ep63_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 9:06am EST

Are you a shy person?

Do you have a fear of speaking in front of a group?

For some individuals, public speaking is the least of their worries – sometimes they have trouble just interacting in more intimate settings, such as a dinner party.

Today, James explains how he was able to overcome being introverted and what he does when he is feeling anxious about talking to others.

Direct download: Ep62_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:05am EST

If you know anything about James, you know how important exercising his idea muscle is to him.

Today, James reveals the secret to his idea generation.

Are all the ideas good ideas?

Does he try to execute all of the ideas?

Here, you will get James' personal approach to coming up with good, bad, and great ideas and how to execute those great ones.

Direct download: Ep61_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL_EDIT.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 9:03am EST

Have you ever looked at a job description for a company but failed to apply because you thought you didn't meet the qualifications?

Every day, people sell themselves short and fail to apply for a job that they might be great at.

There are ways to get noticed without having the exact criteria a job is looking for. Today, James tells listeners several experiences where he was not qualified but was able to go around the gate-keepers and land a job.

Life is too short to not go after what you want. This is the episode that will give you unconventional ways to get noticed and prove that you are qualified.

Direct download: Ep60_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 8:29am EST


Even in a niche market, you need to stand out in order to get the most business.

Today, James and Aaron share several marketing steps that you should be doing to grow your business.

Whether you are self-employed or working as an employee in a company, you need to make your own business stand out.

James and Aaron go through two different business examples and the steps that you could potentially make in order to grow the businesses to millions of dollars in revenue.

If you are looking for a new and unique way to reach your intended audience, then this is the show for you.

Direct download: Ep59_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 8:31am EST

Are you feeling pressure to have children? Maybe you are reaching a certain age that people expect you to be raising kids already.

A lot of the pressure that you might be feeling is stemming from society, peers, family, or the media. But nobody controls your life. You have to take control and do what you feel is right.

Today, James talks about his own personal experience and how timing has nothing to do with having children.

There are several things that you will have to give up and, of course, many experiences that you will gain. You just have to decide what is worth more to you.

Direct download: Ep58_AskAltucher_AA-FINAL_EDIT.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 8:55am EST