The James Altucher Show

Ep 94 - A.J. Jacobs returns with a Family Reunion Update


A. J. Jacobs is creating the world's largest family reunion. You may remember A. J. from his first interview on The James Altucher Show a year ago. If you know A. J., you'll know why this is the one event you don't want to miss. He's a master at creating a huge media splash. The Global Family Reunion is set for June 6, 2015 at The New York Hall of Science, on the grounds of the World's Fair. James is a featured speaker along with George H. W. Bush, Dr. Oz, and too many others to list here... plus Morgan Spurlock ("Supersize Me") will be creating a featured documentary of the entire event. James and A. J. talk today about world peace and why when someone is part of your family, you tend to be much more tolerant of them. "Delusional opportunism is a wonderful thing and sometimes it pays off." A. J. is a master at marketing and he tells James some of the hacks he's using to get the word out. This entire experiment will eventually become a book. They talk about their personal writing styles and techniques. AJ says that even if he's stuck, he'll just start typing. It's important to get the movement of your fingers over the keyboard. You can throw out those first 20 minutes, but it's key to get going.   They talk about the origin of the human race and how closely we are related to Neanderthals.