Me in 10 seconds
I'm fascinated with the usable psychology of self-improvement, business, philosophy, and intercultural relativism. I love seeing a different point of view.
Total introvert (INTJ). I thrive in solitude.
Minimalist. I prefer giving to getting.
California native. I now live in New Zealand, Singapore, and Belgium.
CURRENT UPDATE: Here's what I'm doing now.
Official Bragging Bio
Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek Sivers created CD Baby in 1998.
It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100M in sales for 150,000 musicians.
In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22M, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education.
He is a frequent speaker at the TED Conference, with over 5 million views of his talks.
Since 2011 he has published 34 books, including “Anything You Want” which shot to #1 on all of its Amazon categories.
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- Anything You Want
- Tales from my CD Baby experience: Entrepreneur lessons learned from starting, building, and selling CD Baby.
- Marketing Your Music
- Free e-book for musicians about promoting your music and navigating the music industry.
- Wood Egg Startup Guides
- 20 books about starting a business in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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- September 4
- Curious where I'm going with the “just tell me what to do” http://sivers.org/2do idea? See https://springismylove.wordpress.com/2015/09/03/derek-sivers-purge-the-vampires/ & http://videos.theconference.se/derek-sivers-how-to-like-people
- September 2
- I am such a Vi Hart fan: https://www.youtube.com/user/Vihart
- August 29
- “Just tell me what to do”: compressing books into directives: http://sivers.org/2do
- August 27
- Don’t worry about your ambition, about stepping on people’s toes. You’re just teaching them how to dance.
- August 20
- What’s the best way to achieve a new goal? http://www.npr.org/2015/08/14/431540456/what-s-the-best-way-to-achieve-a-new-goal
- August 18
- That great No Diggity riff http://youtu.be/3KL9mRus19o is from Bill Withers Grandma's Hands http://youtu.be/IxjNauWYFfc
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