Why “I Was Blind But Now I See” is My Best Book Ever (and now on Kindle). I’m not going to brag. The purpose of this post is to inform on three things: A) A lot of . copies Contents Contents Dedication Acknowledgments About The Author I Was Blind But Now I See The 10 Commandments of James-ism What is This. But in “I Was Blind But Now I See” there’s a lot of original material, even if some material is based on some of my blog posts. I describe more.

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This altufher might be the most pointless book I have ever read. I don’t want to be mean, but Altucher’s outlook on the world is incredibly simplistic and his recommended solutions to the world’s greatest problems usually involve nothing more than “don’t do it” or “abolish it.

The first half of this book was so frustrating to read, I almost stopped.

Here are just a few examples of his recommendations. Academia burdens students with a massive debt. Many new students go into college with no idea what they want to do for a career. Don’t go to college. Altucher’s lawyer only prints off legal forms for the author to fill out. The author asks if that isn’t something he could have learned on the job.

This is chock full of problems. Just off the top of my head: I, for one, wouldn’t want to be admitted to a hospital only to find my life depends on a doctor who is getting on-the-job training, but has been too busy thus far to study any medical texts — doctors don’t have loads of free time when at the hospital. Presidents have been largely incompetent. Their ability to affect change is extremely limited, being largely confined to making recommendations to the U.

Congress and trying to shape the legislative agenda. The author fails to mention that the President is in charge of the managing the entire federal bureaucracy and appoints his own cabinet, which is then approved by Congress.

The President and Congress are ineffective. Abolish the Executive Branch and Legislative Branch.

Instead we will have an internet voting system to pass every single bill. This is just plain absurd. Who will write the bill? Who will suggest the bills?

How will Americans have time to sit and read these bills, especially considering that most bills are hundreds of pages long and require legal opinions? Who is ultimately responsible for the federal government?

Unemployment is crippling the country. Does he think this isn’t obvious? I can’t believe I bought a book that acts npw this is a novel suggestion. The second half of the book is designed to give the reader practical advice.


This section is WAY too long because Altucher often takes the opportunity to go on long-winded angry rants and use unnecessarily graphic language oozing pus.

Essentially, his advice is: Try and be happy; Get rid of things that make you unhappy; Try to make your day as smooth as possible I completely disagree with this attempt to make things blond and easy ; Cut “crappy people” out of your life; Be honest; Wake up early; And stop being so angry.

So the secret to being happy is to wake up early, don’t hang around “crappy people,” and just be happy. This isn’t exactly mind-blowing information. Now Altucher does make u decent suggestions.

He recommends renting instead of buying a house because the housing market is wildly unpredictable and not worth the risk of going underwater.

He also has some great advice for people who have been fired, such as establishing a network of past business contacts, cutting daily expenses, and keep a daily routine to stay busy. Oh, noa he also says that people who criticize his works must have been molested or otherwise had a terrible childhood.

That’s certainly not the case with me, and I’m shocked a self-help author would be so dismissive and wildly inappropriate. You might develop vlind short-lived crush on an author while reading his book. I found the book funny, useful, and thought-provoking The best parts, however, were the lessons learned from wax entrepreneurial start-ups and failures.

I Was Blind But Now I See : Time to Be Happy

Anyone who owns a business will appreciat Warning: Anyone who owns a business will appreciate these parts. The content is great. On the topic of “crappy people”, I’ve taken some immediate steps that have happily reduced my exposure to negativity Overall, buf is a book about thinking and acting differently than the mainstream People who are into self-help more so for the lulz. I get the sense that this is mostly just a collection of blog posts. It didn’t say anywhere in the book, but I notice in some places he didn’t bother to edit where he refers to “this blog,” “this post,” wsa on and so forth.

Then there’s the fact that the writing is often irreverent and unpolished, like a good blog post. You might find this to be a problem! No but really, I think I enjoyed this a lot more than I would have had it been written by someone who actually knows anything about personal development, health and wellness, career strategy and what have you.

Altucher mostly just draws from his own personal experience, and the good thing is that he’s clearly batshit. He’s had more success than everyone, and he’s experienced more failure than everyone except me, and he’s lived to tell about it – but he’s way worse for the wear. It is a series of his blog posts on many different life subjects, such as whether to own a house or rent his take: He’d rather shoot himself in the head with a shotgun then have a mortgage againwhether to attend college they’re scams se, and how to succeed in life do something new every day, start a business, etc.


I don’t agree with nearly all of his advice, and he is prone to hyperbole, but his writing is always engaging, his self-honesty is incredible he truly bleeds on the pag Fun book. I don’t agree with nearly all of his advice, and he is prone to hyperbole, but his writing is always engaging, his self-honesty is incredible he truly bleeds on the page when discussing the multiple times he’s gone bankrupt, his divorce, losing tens of millions of dollars he earned, and so on.

All in all, he’s an amazing man, an amazing writing, and in some ways a freak of nature. Definitely worth byt read. One of the strangest and most personal self-help books you’ll ever encounter. You can get it e-mailed to you free if you sign up on his website: Jul 15, C. This book is a very long “rant” with no real support to stand on. It gives one man’s opinions and frustrations about the world with no genuine resolve.

The section on self-publishing a book is helpful. Eee 01, J. I enjoyed the jakes half of this jow it’s worth skipping over some of the rants. There’s gold in there altuchwr you have to dig. I agree with a lot of what he says so it’s kind of preaching to the converted. Self help for a blogging generation. Why am I so enamored with James Altucher?

Jakes what he says, he is a genius, with an IQ way above most people we interact with on a altuucher basis. altkcher

I Was Blind But Now I See : James Altucher :

He has both right and left sides of the brain developed. James loves to read. Brutally, terrifyingly, unreasonably, completely honest. He will tell you things about his life, both inner and social, that most people would never dare to do.

I know only one other person on this planet who doe Why am I so enamored with James Altucher? I know only one other person on this planet who does the same. My respect for that also. He is an idea machine who that encourages us to become idea machines too. See which ones you can combine. Who encourages you to stretch jjames mind alyucher this way? Drinking or shopping buddies? These are the parts of our lives that make us grow, these moments where we get to explore who we are and also who we are becoming and who we can become.

How beautiful to take the time to explore this. I am grateful to be on the receiving end of this advice. Now my brain is busy with what I will put on my list.

James has picked for his spouse an incredibly intelligent woman, someone who waa his peer and whose accomplishments he is proud of. And he says this regularly, not jamex in this book.

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