In Praise of Mediocrity: An Excerpt From James Altucher’s Choose Yourself!

James Altucher, who has shown up on this blog a number of times — and who was having lunch with me when we saw a lady get a mouse in...

James Altucher Strikes Again

...the book was about a fellow named James Altucher, whom I’ve blogged about before. James’s relationship with money was fascinating and precarious. He grew up in a middle-class family that...

Is America’s Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem?

...me an “A.” ALTUCHER: “A.” DUBNER: Give me an “N.” ALTUCHER: “N.” DUBNER: Give me an “Oush”. ALTUCHER:“Oush.” DUBNER: Give me a “Zomorodi.” Manoush Zomorodi is joining us in the...

Freakonomics Radio: A Mouse in the Salad. What’s the Worst Restaurant Experience You’ve Ever Had?

and investor, what he thought the mouse signified. He had an interesting take: James Altucher: investor, game player, mouse-salad survivor. (Photo: Claudia Altucher) ALTUCHER: This is a growth issue, because...

Why I'd Rather Shoot Myself in the Head than Ever Own a Home Again

(Photo: iStockphoto) This is a cross-post from James Altucher‘s blog Altucher Confidential. His previous appearances on the Freakonomics blog can be found here . I had only one friend on...

Win Free Tickets to See Dubner on Stage in Brooklyn on January 14

...Dubner, his Question of the Day co-host, James Altucher, and their special guest Negin Farsad for an evening of conversation that will run from the ridiculous to the sublime (and...

Introducing “Question of the Day,” a New Dubner Podcast

...amount of information over the course of his eclectic career. James Altucher is an entrepreneur, investor and author. James also interviews people who intrigue him, for his James Altucher Show...

When Bad Spelling Is Good for Business

Mortage.com. Not Mortgage.com, mind you, but Mortage. As Altucher notes, “people can’t spell mortgage, but they are still getting loans.” This should cheer Altucher himself; his latest website is Stockpickr.com....