Derek Sivers

Entrepreneur, programmer, avid student of life. I make useful things, and share what I learn.

Presentations

Next Bank Asia : Disrupting Banking

Next Bank Asia : Disrupting Banking

Length: 16 minutes.   Date: 2012-05

Addressing a room of bankers in Singapore about eliminating friction and serving tech entrepreneurs.

Uncommon Sense

Uncommon Sense

Length: 47 minutes.   Date: 2011-08

All of my business advice for entrepreneurs. A quick summary of almost everything I've learned. One of my most popular talks.

Anything You Want cartoons

Anything You Want cartoons

Length: 16 minutes.   Date: 2011-07

Philosophies on life and business, 7 chapters from my book, turned into short little animations.

Why You Need to Fail

Why You Need to Fail

Length: 15 minutes.   Date: 2010-12

The importance of failure - for effective learning, growth mindset, and quality through experimentation.

TEDxNUS - 9 stories in 18 minutes

TEDxNUS - 9 stories in 18 minutes

Length: 22 minutes.   Date: 2010-10

9 short stories to a TEDx crowd at the National University of Singapore.

The Art of Profitability

The Art of Profitability

Length: 27 minutes.   Date: 2010-09

Examples of 8 profit models from the book “The Art of Profitability”

Keep your goals to yourself

Keep your goals to yourself

Length: 3 minutes.   Date: 2010-07

Psychology tests show that announcing your goals makes you less motivated to accomplish them.

Rails Conf Keynote

Rails Conf Keynote

Length: 44 minutes.   Date: 2010-05

Short stories about programming, accents, quirks, delegating, confabulation, instinct, etc.

Successful SxSW: the Tao of the Conference

Successful SxSW: the Tao of the Conference

Length: 5 minutes.   Date: 2010-03

Advice for musicians on how to get the most out of the SxSW Music Conference.

Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy

Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy

Length: 3 minutes.   Date: 2010-02

First follower. How to start a movement. My most popular talk.

The opposite may also be true

The opposite may also be true

Length: 2 minutes.   Date: 2009-11

Japanese addresses, Chinese doctors, Nigerian music, and an upside-down map.

Berklee College of Music keynote

Berklee College of Music keynote

Length: 10 minutes.   Date: 2008-09

6 things I wish I knew the day I started Berklee. Lessons apply to other aspects of life, too.