Vincent Vitale

Vincent is Editor in Chief of Youngry. He loves to write about the NBA, Tech, Startups, and productivity. He's a traveling, foodie who likes to collect friends across the globe. He graduated from the world renown Missouri School of Journalism in '13. #StayYoungry

How to Make, Keep, and Grow Money: James Altucher

James Altucher is an American entrepreneur who has founded and con-founded more than 20 companies. However, he has also failed 17 of them. Not only is Altucher an entrepreneur, but he is a best-selling author, podcaster, venture capitalist, and hedge fund manager. With a website of his own and fame due to his Facebook prediction, […]

Interview with the Best Selling Author – James Altucher

James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, bestselling author, venture capitalist and podcaster. He has founded or cofounded more than 20 companies, including Reset Inc. and StockPickr and says he failed at 17 of them. He has published eleven books, and he is a frequent contributor to publications including The Financial Times,, [...]

How much a CEO should sell before hiring first sales person

“If you think you can you can, if you think you can’t, you’re right” Matthew Bellows Born 1989, Age 47 in 2016, married, 3 kids. I’d never met Matthew in person but heard great things about him from investors I really respect like David Cohen at Techstars who was an investor in my first company, […]

The NBA’s 70 million dollar problem

We’ve had an incredible NBA season this year. Harden vs Westbrook. LeBron chasing the ghost of MJ. Durant on the Warriors. Etc etc. There is however one glaring flaw in this season and that is directly tied to the new NBA collective bargaining agreement. Let me break it down. Paul George is the Indiana Pacers […]

Austin’s Best Place to Live (if you want to network)

“This day turned out dramatically different than I anticipated, I started the day thinking I was going to catch a coffee with my ex girlfriend, and now I am debating distributing Mezcal in London, I want to open up a Nandos in the States, I have a manufacturer connection in China and I’ve met a […]

Day 25 of the No Sugar Challenge

Not sure if you tuned in for week 1 of the no sugar challenge but Bridget was out on day 2. 25 days have gone by and I still haven’t eaten sugar. This brings me back to the point of what does not eating sugar even mean? Basically it means no processed sugars, or sweets […]

Are flavored crickets a sustainable future?

Aketta just launched new flavored crickets. The company says these flavored crickets are the future of sustainable food. The question is, can people get behind eating flavored crickets? This video of people eating crickets during SXSW is amusing, but how many people would actually buy crickets? That’s the question that needs to be answered. They have some […]

Week 1 Without Sugar! 40 day challenge.

If you haven’t read the original post, check it out here. The Spark Notes are, I’m going 40 days and nights without consuming processed sugars and I’m going to document the results with weekly articles. This is week 1! Day 1 without sugar 3/1/2017:  I made it through without any real struggle at all. I didn’t […]

Uber’s IPO Excitement Cools as Scandal Strikes

With the excitement of Snap Inc.’s IPO still fresh in everyone’s minds it is no surprise investors have started looking for the next initial public offering (IPO) opportunity. For some time investors have discussed a possible IPO announcement from Uber, a large privately held tech company. Unfortunately Uber’s IPO excitement has cooled recently following scandalous […]

When the Fight for the Catwalk Becomes a Fight for the Likes

Who is Naomi Goez? Naomi Goez, a 22-year-old FIDM student in Los Angeles, CA, recently found out that even professional opportunities could solely depend on social media reach and web traffic. What is this fashion design competition? Last week, Naomi received an exciting email letting her know she has made it to the last round […]

Snapchat IPO Recap

The last couple of weeks buzzed with excitement for the Snap IPO and Snap did not disappoint. In one day the tech company raised $3.4 billion during its initial public offering. That is a lot of money. So what led to investors placing $3.4 billion of faith into Snap? It could be Wall Street being […]

40 Days and 40 Nights Without Sugar: The Intro

That’s right! I’m doing it! The no sugar challenge, aka Lent. I’m going to go the next 40 days and 40 nights without consuming sugar, and I’m going to document the results on my body and mind. First let’s talk about how this got started. I moved to Austin, Texas from sunny Laguna Beach mid […]

Aketta is Changing the World: By Changing What We Eat

How many of you would be willing to eat a bug? No, not a Fear Factor gimmicky challenge to eat a bug, but choosing to eat a bug because it was packed with protein and better for the environment. One company is betting that people will be willing to. That company is Aketta. Aketta is […]

Growth Hacking with Facebook Groups

Last week I wrote about how to interview and hire a growth hacker. This week I’m writing about how to actually growth hack. One easy way is by utilizing Facebook. Yes, everyone has heard of Facebook I’m sure. For that one person that may not have heard of it, it’s simply the biggest social network […]

Coffee: Biohacking Weight Loss with Caffeine.

If you’re like me you enjoy any bio hacks you can get your hand on. If you’re also like me, you want to drop a few pounds around the waist. Maybe you just want to actually “fit” into your shirts again. You’re busy though. It’s hard to fit in a workout every day. (Unless you’re […]

How to Interview and Hire a Growth Hacker

As someone who has “growth hacked” the last 2 years, started a few companies in my (short) day, and is in love with marketing as a whole, I’m writing an article about how to sift through the BS. There is a lot of hype about this buzzword, and a lot of it just that, hype. […]

Is Brad Stevens the Best Coach?

Ladies and gentlemen, you’d think what we have here is a chicken or the egg scenario. If that’s your assumption than you’re incorrect. The question is simply, are teams great because of a great coach or do great players make a great coach? For instance is Phil Jackson a great coach? Or did he happen […]

Try and be like Russell Westbrook for a day. I dare you!

The last time someone averaged a triple double in the NBA was when Oscar Robertson “The Big O” did it back in 61-62′. That should give you some historical context for the season that Russ is having. He’s averaging a modest 31-10-10 and is playing every game as it’s his last. It’s working for him and […]

5 Hacks to be More Productive in the Morning

1. Start Waking Up Early. It may seem hard initially, especially if you’re used to being a hibernating forest creature. I’ve never been one of those people that can sleep for 10 hours and take 2 naps a day (Bridget) but it still isn’t easy to wake up earlier than you’re used to. I’ve also […]

How to Effectively Capture Great Ideas

A lot of people have great ideas but don’t capture them properly. I am here to teach you how to hack the brainstorm and idea creating process. If you have trouble brainstorming and setting the mood for a proper brainstorm session this article is the ultimate hack for this process.   #1 Carry a Notebook. […]

Prop 57

Proposition 57, the measure to show leniency on non-violent criminals and releasing a number of them on early parole for good behavior has long been one of the more polarizing topics. It directly divides those who view it as an economic issue or a moral safety issue. To better understand the topic, the background of […]

Why isn’t anyone talking about Steph Curry? Nike…

Remember 2 years ago? Steph Curry set the world ablaze with unstoppable 3 point shooting, dazzling crossovers, and then he capped it off with an NBA championship. Then last year he did even better. He improved statistically across the board and won the MVP unanimously. He made shots that couldn’t have been made by anyone […]

Letter from the Editor: Why I Moved to Austin

Well, it’s officially been a week. I packed my bags (really my fiancée did all of the packing) from sunny side Laguna Beach and moved “down south” although, Austin is as blue of a city as they come. My first week was filled with rain and also with my good friend Justin saying it was […]

An Alternative Networking Mindset: Just Make Friends

You’ll never be short of networking events around the OC area. Being the entrepreneurs that we are, we want to make sure that we’re milking every bit of value that we can out of these sessions, and one of the most effective ways to get that value is to network with other event attendees. You’ve […]

3 Strategies for Improving Your Business from The Inside

All businesses, especially startups, are constantly looking for ways to improve. Whether they’re refining established processes or innovating brand new products and services, everyone is looking to improve. Here are a few things that you can implement to improve your workings from the inside. Collect feedback from everyone. While customer feedback is important, it’s only […]

6 Ways Freelancers Can Maximize Productivity

If you’re a freelancer, you may be finding it difficult to juggle all of these different projects at once. It’s important to note that most jobs will only pay out when the final product is submitted, which means that poor productivity can be devastating to your schedule and income. Here are some tips that you […]

‘The OA’: TV Review

The OA is an American mystery drama web television series with science fiction, supernatural, and fantasy elements, which debuted on Netflix on December 16, 2016. Created and executive produced by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, the series is their third collaboration. The series consists of eight episodes, all directed by Batmanglij, and is produced by Plan B […]

La La Land

Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them […]

The Founder Movie

This biopic of businessman Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) chronicles his work transforming McDonald’s from a small burger chain in 1950s California to a global franchise. Along the way, he wrests control of the company from its actual founders, the McDonald brothers (Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch), who believe that Kroc‘s business decisions are stripping […]