Friday, June 28, 2013

Free Book: Choose Yourself! by James Altucher

James Altucher, in case you didn't know, was the founder of Stockpickr.com, which he started for almost no money and sold around a year later for about $10,000,000. He also has an extremely popular blog, JamesAltucher.com. His latest book, Choose Yourself!, was recently published, and is unlike any other success-oriented book you have read. The subtitle says it all: Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream.

Altucher has very radical ideas about college (a waste of money and time), employment (it's all over unless you have your own business), retirement (forget about it), and government (read the book). It is very informative and an enjoyable read. He describes how to choose yourself from a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual standpoint. These are his own opinions of course, and what has worked for him.

However, if his book doesn't help you (or even if it does), you can't beat the price ... free. Here is how it works. You can buy the book, either the paperback edition or the Kindle edition. Then you get a copy of the receipt along with secondary verification that you read the book (such as taking a picture of yourself reading the book), and email it to him at the email address on page iv of the book (that's the page number on the printed edition, the Kindle will have it in the very first section). Then he refunds your money.

Basically he is paying you to read his book. A very innovative way of getting your book distributed.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Startup Quote of the Week: 'Running a startup is like being punched in the face'

Running a startup is like being punched in the face repeatedly, but working for a large company is like being waterboarded.

- Paul Graham, co-founder Y Combinator

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Startup Quote for the Week

"Don’t worry about failure, you only have to be right once."

- Drew Houston, Dropbox

How to Bypass Long Security Lines at the Airport

Here is an interesting start-up (actually a company bought out of bankruptcy recently) that provides a great service for start-up founders who do a lot of traveling, and a great service for anyone who travels, for that matter.

The company is called CLEAR, which gives flyers the ability to just swipe their finger and CLEARcard to bypass the long lines at airport security. What a great idea!

You do need to register in person after you sign up with your passport, but once that is done, you are all set to go.

Would you like to get two months of service for free? Click on this special link:


The following is a video from the company's website: