The James Altucher Show

Ep. 33 Noah Kagan: What It's Like to Lose $100 Million at Facebook


Noah Kagan, an American Internet entrepreneur and founder of AppSumo, joins The James Altucher Show. Noah gets asked the same question every time he gives an interview... "Why were you fired from Facebook?" But today... he shares it all with James and you get to hear the real story. Noah shares two secrets that he hasn't ever told in an interview before. He was fired as one of the first employees of Facebook and he left probably $100,000,000 behind if he had stayed. He tells James exactly what happened. Why he was fired. What he did afterwards. And... what he's doing now (its genius).Then... the interview veers in a different direction that changes James' life and maybe it will change yours as well. Noah tells James that one of the first steps to success is to get over your fears. Noah presents James with a challenge. It may sound simple, but he encourages all of the listeners to go out and try it as well. IT'S UNCOMFORTABLE. Going outside the comfort zone will put you in THE ZONE. THE ZONE is much bigger than the comfort zone. And James has found that he wants to live in THE ZONE even though it's scarier. You'll see that life is full of rejection, but what you learn from the experience is what will change your life for the better.