“James shows readers how they can succeed despite their flaws, not because of a lack of flaws. This is hugely refreshing in a world of rah-rah positive-thinking gurus who are all forced smiles and high-fives.” – Tim Ferris, author of The 4-Hour Workweek
“James is on a very personal journey. He’s telling you the story on Saturday, on Sunday he’s talking about how it failed, and on Monday he’s talking about doing it in a different way.” – Brian Koppelman, creator of Billions
“What I like about James and his book is you can tell he came from a roller coaster. He choose his own path to success without knowing the outcome. And what happens to him later – well…” – Dick Costolo, former CEO of Twitter
“James Altucher is scary smart.” – Stephen J. Dubner, author of Freakonomics
“He’s the Oprah of the internet.” – Kamal Ravikant, author and venture capitalist
I’ve reinvented my career, my interests, my life, many times over the past twenty years. This is the book I wish I had at the beginning of that long and often volatile journey. I found when I outsourced my self-esteem to only one outcome, disaster resulted. Reinvention was the key to ensuring that the outcomes in life were positive ones.
And now the entire world: technology, governments, the shifting landscapes of opportunity and success, are all turning upside down, forcing us to reinvent as individuals and as a culture. ,Along my own journey I have read and encountered dozens of other successful leaders, artists, entrepreneurs, and mentors who I have learned the art of reinvention from.
The journey has been intense. The obstacles were hard fought. And the adventures that led to me now finally sharing it all in this book has been both painful and exhilarating. I describe specific techniques, share stories, tell the stories of others, and give the ultimate guide to not only how but why it is critical for people to master the skills of reinvention.
What I’ve learned: change is the only constant. Companies decay, technologies disappear, governments change, relationships change and opportunity is a shifting landscape. Reading the stories and learning the critical skills taught in Reinvent Yourself is how I found my own way through the chaos of change and onto the path of new opportunity and success.
Again, this is the book I wish I had in my hands twenty years ago although I am glad that I am writing it now.
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