My Epic Interview With James Altucher On Problem Solving. Investing. Bitcoin. AND Much More! 

A Family Office Association Video Interview With Angelo Robles

My Epic Interview With James Altucher on Problem Solving. Investing. Bitcoin. AND much More! 

This was one of my most wide reaching and long-form interviews with one of the most intelligent, creative people that I know (James Altucher). I had a series of very diverse questions (I share some below) for James. Many more to come later this year in our part two. 



James Altucher on Problem Solving. Investing. Bitcoin. AND much More! 

Featuring: James Altucher

James Altucher is a former American hedge-fund manager, author, podcaster and entrepreneur who has founded or cofounded over 20 companies. He has published 20 books and he is a contributor to publications including The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and The Huffington Post. 

Some of the Questions I asked James: 

  • Are we living in a simulation and why?
  • Will the FAANG's still be all powerful in 10 years? How about blockchain/Defi disruption?
  • Which FAANG will lose its market dominance first? 
  • Will China surpass the US and when (and why)?
  • Is Satoshi a number of intelligence agencies plus the IMF?
  • Was it wise for Elon to put Bitcoin on the Tesla balance sheet? 
  • What is your opinion on psychedelics use?
  • Everyone says to 'think for yourself,' this sounds great but how do you learn to 'think for yourself?’ 
  • Would psychology and philosophy classes help students think for themselves? Are finance and business classes behind the times? 
  • What do you think about cryogenics? Could we be brought back to life 'in just 10 years?’ 
  • In today’s world, what business could someone start (even someone graduating college) and scale to millions within one year? 
  • The impact of memes for the younger generation (religious like) and the extraordinary growth of Dogecoin. 
  • What did you learn in launching and running a hedge fund/FoF? 
  • What's the most important thing for an investor to ask a hedge fund PM? 
  • Do you think the Archegos family office blowup will impact family offices? 
  • Is Bill Hwang (founder of the family office Archegos) the most successful trader ever (until he wasn’t) 150x return on hundreds of millions in eight years? Explain to our audience how extraordinary this is? 
  • Do institutional investors severely limit great hedge fund managers to swing for the fences?  
  • What made you change your opinion about Bitcoin (2013)? 
  • Is Central Bank Digital Currencies a way that governments can control the people (through programmable money)? 
  • He who holds the gold makes the rules, new rule... he who controls the money supply makes the rules, so now are the true world leaders the central banks?  
  • Will China put up a firewall and try to take over the Bitcoin blockchain? 
  • Why is 10,000 hours to becoming an expert bullshit? 
  • Will NYC adapt and recover? You wrote a well known article that NYC is done... did you write that just to get attention? 
  • What do you think of investing in psychedelics?
  • What should family offices really know about hedge funds? 
  • The U.S. Government 'plunge protection team' what’s there REAL purpose? The government not wanting the stock market to crash? Is it only used when the stock market is crashing? Or to make the market get record highs, then stagnant? 
  • How will education be disrupted? 
  • About to enter the world of finance, shouldn’t college kids be learning about the metaverse, crypto, blockchain, NFTs, social tokens, etc., they must now be self educated, the value of YouTube, and when and how will colleges keep up? 
  • Advice to your younger self if you could go back time when you where 14 and 18? 
  • Will Vitalik Buterin (founder of Ethereum) be richest man in the world in 5 years 
  • Advancements in AI… Google’s Deep Mind etc., Adam Robinson on my podcast stated the U.S. Government has far more powerful AI then even Deep Mind. What do you think? Should we be concerned? 
  • What country first develops advanced quantum computing and will they then control the world and why?

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