10 Things I Learned from James Altucher about Minimalism, Failure, and Not Giving Advice


10 Things I Learned from James Altucher about Minimalism, Failure, and Not Giving Advice

James Altucher is an extraordinary man with extraordinary perspectives on everything from smart business to living a satisfying life — and how they intertwine. Here are 10 things he taught us on episode 540 of The Art of Charm. [Photo by Joao R] James Altucher’s appearance on episode 540 of The Art of Charm was so chock full of wisdom … Read More


in Art of Business, Art of Personal Development, Entrepreneurship, Productivity, Self Mastery

How to Influence Someone’s Memory and Affect Their Decisions


How to Influence Someone's Memory and Affect Their Decisions

The strongest skill any modern communicator can develop is the skill to influence other people’s memory — and therefore have an impact on their decisions. Here, we look at three ways to use this power for good — never evil! [Photo by Roman Boed] The concept of being able to influence someone’s memory doesn’t really make sense, does it? How … Read More


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A Skeptical Look at Confirmation Bias


A Skeptical Look at Confirmation Bias

How powerful is confirmation bias? As skeptic Michael Shermer says: “It’s the mother of all biases.” In truth, we all believe in things we can’t prove. If you’re intelligent, well-educated, and good at pulling facts, you’re going to be even better at confirming your own beliefs than someone who’s less intelligent or well-educated. [Photo by Colonel Robert Wilson] Our brains … Read More


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What Happens When I Compare Myself to “Successful” People


Here are 13 reasons why you shouldn't compare yourself against the success of others. With your unique perspective, can you think of more? Share with us!

What? How? Whatever, man. I was listening to a podcast this morning (Ask Altucher) and the question James Altucher was answering was: “How much is my writing worth?” As the host read aloud the details, it turned out this guy had started writing because that’s what he really wanted to do, and people had liked it more than he expected, … Read More


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