Me in 10 seconds
I'm a musician, programmer, writer, entrepreneur, and student — though not in that order.
I'm fascinated with the usable psychology of self-improvement, communication, business, philosophy, and cross-cultural 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.
Deeply happy and anti-drama, my favorite fable is 塞翁失马.
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.
In 2011, he moved to Singapore and published a book which shot to #1 on all of its Amazon categories.
His new company is Wood Egg, publishing annual guides to 16 countries in Asia.
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- February 20
- The best thing I ever created: http://www.shutterstock.com/blog/the-best-thing-i-ever-created-derek-sivers
- February 20
- Transcript of my “office hours” chat about outsourcing, profit, publishing, and having an unfair advantage: http://drt.fm/office-hours/derek-sivers/
- February 17
- Great video interview (or download audio) with Bob Baker: http://www.diycareermanifesto.com/2014/02/derek-sivers-interview.html
- February 14
- Audio interview. Good conversation. See the overview, and download it for later listening: http://www.enchantinglawyer.com/journey-self-employed-successful-business-owner-derek-sivers/#more-520
- February 6
- How will this game end? http://sivers.org/game
- February 3
- Imitate. We are imperfect mirrors. http://sivers.org/mirror
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