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  • Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream
  • By: James Altucher
  • Narrated by: James Altucher
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (301 ratings)

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Choose Yourself!

By: James Altucher
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Summary

The world is changing. Markets have crashed. Jobs have disappeared. Industries have been disrupted and are being remade before our eyes. Everything we aspired to for "security," everything we thought was "safe," no longer is: College. Employment. Retirement. Government. It’s all crumbling down. In every part of society, the middlemen are being pushed out of the picture. No longer is someone coming to hire you, to invest in your company, to sign you, to pick you. It’s on you to make the most important decision in your life: Choose Yourself.

New tools and economic forces have emerged to make it possible for individuals to create art, make millions of dollars, and change the world without "help." More and more opportunities are rising out of the ashes of the broken system to generate real inward success (personal happiness and health) and outward success (fulfilling work and wealth).

This audiobook will teach you to do just that. With dozens of case studies, interviews and examples - including the author, investor and entrepreneur James Altucher's own heartbreaking and inspiring story - Choose Yourself illuminates your personal path to building a bright, new world out of the wreckage of the old.

©2013 James Altucher (P)2013 James Altucher

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Please listen to this book

I was recommended this book by a post from Chris Brogan and I downloaded the audio version. I like listening to books while I walk to work every day.
I got also the written version but I really like the audio since its read by James itself and he is a very down to earth guy and funny also.
The contents and ideas are not new in the sense that other authors are writing about the massive change in our economy and labour panorama but what makes this book unique is that they are really simple techniques and ideas to implement in your life that anybody can follow.
The whole thing sounded to me more like a chat with a dear friend while having coffee than a lecture. James is not standing on a perfection pedestal and he talks about his dark moments where he lost everything. And that's the kind of advice that I find so relevant to this moment in time in our world.
Hope you enjoy it!!

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Most authentic writer ever

James is the man. A true inspiration and he touches on a lot of great things. A big one for me is admitting fault.
It's the funniest self help book going (he mentions more than once how he hates self help books) A must read for people early in their writing career or people going through a tough time.

Thank you so much James!!!

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Funny, real and useful

The principles are simple. James Altucher guides you through a series of real life stories that help to concrete his actual experience with these simple steps of choosing yourself.

Before I was halfway I had already started to implement some of the suggestions.

Clever and funny

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Refreshing and real

Short, full of real life and delivered with his own trademark style. I’ve got this book after listening to his podcasts.

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Simple ideas you can implement to get started on choosing yourself

Want to feel better? Improve your prospects and kickstart your brain? This book is a great starting point. Using examples from his own experiences James is able to guide you through a way to de lutter your mind and improve your outlook.

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Wish he had read the text instead of having a conversation with himself about the text

One of the main points of books is that the text has been proof-read and been written with some precision and care. Early on in this audiobook, James Altucher proclaims that he will not stick to the script and instead discuss everything he wrote, because he says this feels more “natural” to him. The result, in my opinion, is that he rambles a lot, the spoken text is uncontrolled, and wastes a lot of time on pointless stories (which he often tries to force into the theme if choosing yourself - sometimes successfully, and sometimes not). My argument is that there should be little difference between whether the text is spoken or written/read - having a conversation is one thing, but this is an audio BOOK, not a radio show or an unscripted podcast.

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Finished in 2 sittings

Wish it was longer I enjoyed it so much. Really interesting stories about James's business and life experiences. Tons of useful tips and information and made me feel good about things in general . Highly recommend to everyone.

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Engaging

I love the way the author has decided to tell the book rather then read it. It made a world of a difference.

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Excellent Audiobook

What did you like most about Choose Yourself!?
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Who was your favorite character and why?
James Altucher has done a great job

What does James Altucher bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Yes, the narration was next level

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
all about the book is awesome

Any additional comments?
Lovely books

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convo on self!

listened for 2 chapters and had enough when the author and orator started explaining how he is being questioned by his partner whether he needs the toilet or not. waffle, rubbish and gumf!

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