Derek Sivers

Programmer, writer, avid student of life. I make useful things, and share what I learn.

Anything You Want

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Book Summary:

In this book, I tell you everything I learned from starting, growing, and selling CD Baby, compressed into an entertaining and useful one-hour read.

No secrets held back, I share the biggest mistakes, keys to its success, and the philosophies behind the big decisions.

Called “40 lessons for a new kind of entrepreneur”, it’s 10 years of experience in one hour, designed to be immediately usable for your own business or project.

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(NOTE: the audiobook is read by me, and I recommend that version the most.)


“I love this book! Derek is a phenomenal teacher. Whether detailing the fascinating rise of CD Baby, or explaining catastrophic (but common) founder mistakes, he makes the complex simple. Moreover, he makes it all actionable. If you want a true manifesto, a guidebook with clear signposts, and a fun ride you'll return to again and again, you have it here in this book. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.” -- Tim Ferriss

Anything You Want is a business book like no other. Derek Sivers built a business a different way, a human way. He did it with no investment and a series of apparently crazy principles. And they work. They worked for him and they might work for you. A brilliant book.” -- Seth Godin

“One of the best hours you’ll ever spend will be reading Derek Sivers’ new book, ‘Anything You Want’.” -- Forbes Magazine

A #1 best-seller in all of its categories on Amazon, with over 100 5-star reviews.

Amazon #1 in all its categories

Preview chapters:

I Miss the Mob

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Start now. No funding needed

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Don't punish everyone for one person's mistake

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If it's not a hit, switch

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Hell Yeah or No

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Obvious to You. Amazing to Others

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A Real Person, a Lot Like You

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