Day 86: How to Become a Questions Machine (Part 5)

Credit: Dina Litovsky for The New York Times. James are you in a cab right now? I’m heading to NYC and will attend a stand-up tonight? Please let me know.

As I continue to listen, read, and watch James Altucher everyday to prep for a once in a life-time podcast interview — this is how I would introduce James or so I think if my nerves don’t get the best of me…

Welcome James Altucher to an Interview with Melissa Llarena. James is the author of several Wall Street Journal Best Selling books including ‘Choose Yourself’ where he suggests that we write 10 ideas everyday to become an ideas machine. James has co-founded 20 companies 17 of which have failed on paper yet have given him winning lessons. He is the host of widely popular podcasts The James Altucher Show and Ask Altucher. He is a chess master and helped behind the scenes on “Deep Blue” the AI which beat the World Chess Champion, Garry Kasparov in a historic match. James is a venture capitalist. And these days, you can find James doing stand up comedy in local NYC clubs. Welcome James and happy early birthday.

You intrigue me. Your writing is relatable and provocative. You’ve risen back up from the ashes several times personally and professionally. And the way you are grabbing life by its horns is inspiring. You do things sober that require most people a bit of liquid courage to even think about.

Here are some questions that I’d love to ask you:

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