Leaving behind everything to chase our dreams is terrifying. Could you give up everything and dedicate yourself 100% toward one goal? Judy Joo tells us how she went from working as a high-paid Wall Street analyst to going back to school in order to learn how to be a chef. http://www.stansberryradio.com/James-Altucher/Latest-Episodes/Episode/645/Ep-30-Iron-Chef-Judy-Joo-How-She-Quit-Wall-Street-To-Choose-Herself
Emotions evoke an action, often an irrational one. Irrationality is not all bad. Dan Ariely examines some of the positive effects irrationality has on our lives and offers a new look on the irrational decisions that influence our personal lives and our workplace experiences.
Drew Curtis, the founder of Fark.com, an Internet news aggregator and edited social networking news site joins James. With 45 million monthly downloads and 3 million unique visitors per month, it has an extremely loyal fan base. He has chosen a different path from most web startups. He shuns most advertising and is not interested in selling Fark and cashing out.
My guest is New York Times best-selling author Mark Ford. You might recognize Mark by his pen name, "Michael Masterson," but I also wouldn't be surprised if you've never heard of him. Unlike other business and financial "gurus," Mark is intensely private and has deliberately kept a low profile over the past 30 years. He has been a silent force behind the careers and ideas of many of the smartest people in investing and entrepreneurship.
Dave Berg spent 18 years as Jay Leno's co-producer of The Tonight Show. Dave gives us all some great insight... You'll hear in his voice how much love and respect he has for Jay, who he called the hardest-working man in all of show business. The inside stories are fantastic.
As James and Moisés Naím dive into this conversation, they talk about a shift in power from West to East and North to South, from presidential palaces to public squares, from corporate giants like Microsoft to Google, to today's unknown startups. In The End of Power, Moisés argues that power is not merely shifting and dispersing, it is also decaying. Those in power today are consistently at risk of losing it faster and easier than ever before.
David Levien is an American screenwriter, novelist, director, and producer. Best known as the co-writer of Ocean's Thirteen and Rounders. James and David Levien talk about the art and the science of writing books and screenplays, producing and directing movies, plus making this your full-time career. Eventually he teamed up with his longtime best friend Brian Koppelman but the road to success was tough.
Sam Shank originally thought he wanted to be a Hollywood film director so he moved out to California to find his fame. He managed to get a job with the legendary director Wes Craven and worked on the now famous movie Scream. Quickly he learned that his reality wasn't anything like his dream. His entrepreneurial spirit kicked in quickly and he decided to create his own destiny so he moved to the center of the dot-com world, San Francisco.