The Rich Employee
James Altucher: The most interesting man in the world – Forbes
Mr. Altucher is simply practicing what he preaches. Over the last half-decade, this former tech entrepreneur, venture capitalist and financial pundit has reinvented himself as a gimlet-eyed self-help guru, preaching survival in an era when the American Dream — the gold-embossed college diploma, the corner office, the three-bedroom home — seems like a sham. – NY Times
This guy has risen from the ashes so many times he’d make a phoenix jealous. – CNBC Make It
He seems to have figured out the secret of life. – Fox 5 Good Day New York
I always get the sense, when he’s talking about the down periods, that despite the hopelessness he describes, there’s always hope. – Psychology Today
Income is now permanently going down versus inflation for the average employee. Industry, knowledge, and management are all being outsourced cheaply or to technology. Many people, though, mistakenly think that the solution is entrepreneurship. That “entrepreneurship is the pathway to riches”. This is not true. Being an entrepreneur does have great upside but also it has a well-known rate of failure of 85%. There is no way to predict your way out of that 85%. 85% of all startups fail. But, you can become a rich employee with the mindset and techniques described in this book. Not only that: companies in this new century will only succeed if they encourage their employees to develop a Rich Employee mindset.
Written by the author of The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth which USA Today has called “One of the 12 Best Business Books of All Time” and also the author of WSJ and USA Today bestseller Choose Yourself, which Forbes recently called one of the “Top Five Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read”.
- From a New York Times profile on James Altucher (August 6 2016):
“By writing candidly about his own triumphs and flameouts, Mr. Altucher ‘shows readers how they can succeed despite their flaws, not because of a lack of flaws,’ said Tim Ferriss, author of the best-selling “4-Hour” self-improvement series. ‘This is hugely refreshing in a world of rah-rah positive-thinking gurus who are all forced smiles and high-fives.’”
“A talk he gave at a London church last year drew about 1,000 people, and fans have organized “Choose Yourself” meetups in cities around the world. On LinkedIn, where he publishes original free essays, Mr. Altucher has more than 485,000 followers and is ranked the No. 4 “influencer,” after Bill Gates, Richard Branson and Mohamed A. El-Erian, the financier and author.”