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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…



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Episode 37

Mouse in the Salad

In restaurants and in life, bad things happen. But what happens next is just as important.

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Episode 64

The Days of Wine and Mouses

Do more expensive wines taste better? And: what does one little rodent in a salad say about a restaurant’s future? This is a “mashupdate” of “Do More Expensive Wines Taste…




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Episode 188

Is America’s Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem? (Replay)

The gist: If U.S. schoolteachers are indeed “just a little bit below average,” it’s not really their fault. So what should be done about it?

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Episode 12

Stupid Stuff: TMSIDK Episode 12

…things that seem stupid but aren’t and things don’t but are. Our panelists are: James Altucher, author and host of the podcast the James Altucher Show, who is an honorary…

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….



QE3? Not So Fast. Let's Debate the Merits of QE2 First

…Wolfers, and James Altucher. Justin Wolfers is a professor of economics at the University of Pennsylvania and a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, with wide-ranging interests across labor, macro,…



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Episode 26

Urinetown: TMSIDK Episode 26

…cockroaches, tattoos, pee, and more. James Altucher (host of The James Altucher Show) is our special guest co-host, with Mike Maughan (head of global insights at Qualtrics) as real-time fact-checker….


How to Eat What You Kill

(AbleStock.com) This is a cross-post from James Altucher‘s blog Altucher Confidential. His previous appearances on the Freakonomics blog can be found here. Life only tastes good when you eat what…



The Forever Portfolio

The Forever Portfolio, spotted this week in the Nashville airport. Our friend James Altucher has a new book out, The Forever Portfolio, which is an investment book — the subtitle…



How I Self-Published a Book, And How You Can Too

This is a cross-post from James Altucher‘s blog Altucher Confidential. His previous appearances on the Freakonomics blog can be found here. I just self-published a book called How to Be…



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Episode 26

Do Checklists Make People Stupid?

Also: What’s so great about New York City anyway?

Confessions of a Steve Jobs Fanboy

This is a cross-post from James Altucher‘s blog Altucher Confidential. His previous appearances on the Freakonomics blog can be found here. Photo: segagman I saw the news this morning when…



A Frog in the Salad

…said. “An unfortunate piece of organic matter has made its way through,” she added. In our podcast, Dubner’s friend James Altucher had an interesting perspective on how things like this…




Nine Ways to Guarantee Success (And Failure)

This is a cross-post from James Altucher‘s blog Altucher Confidential. His previous appearances on the Freakonomics blog can be found here. I really blew it and everyone knows it. I…




Jim Cramer [Hearts] Stockpickr.com

A few weeks ago, I posted here about James Altucher’s new website Stockpickr.com, a sort of stock-picking wiki. Jim Cramer, the mad genius behind Mad Money and TheStreet.com, where Altucher



Ten Things You Need to Do if You Were Hired Today

Photo: Thomas Northcut This is a cross-post from James Altucher‘s blog Altucher Confidential. His previous appearances on the Freakonomics blog can be found here. Last week, James wrote about the…





The Ten Commandments of The American Religion

This is a cross-post from James Altucher‘s blog Altucher Confidential. His previous appearances on the Freakonomics blog can be found here. (iStockphoto) If I stood in the center of Times…



Why I Hate (And Can't Live Without) My Phone

This is a cross-post from James Altucher‘s blog Altucher Confidential. His previous appearances on the Freakonomics blog can be found here. 203-512-2161 That’s my phone number. It has been for…



Friends With Cool Websites

My friend James Altucher has probably never had to have a resume in his life, but if he did it would include: teen chess whiz, computer-science guy, web filmmaker for…



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Sneak Peek of TMSIDK Season 3

…Smith, writer and podcaster James Altucher, “gritty” psychologist Angela Duckworth, comedian Eugene Mirman …and my Freakonomics friend and co-author Steven D. Levitt. Stephen J. Dubner, enjoying the facts. (Photo: Lucy…